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SRF Elitlopp drawing to be held Tuesday

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
The celebrated Elitlopp in Solvalla, Stockholm, Sweden is one of harness racing's most exciting events in the world for those who love the sport of racing.   Offered through a raffle to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, this fabulous trip includes a five day-four night stay for two at a 4-star hotel in the heart of the Stockholm, a welcoming dinner and get together Thu...
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Dragon Again book full & closed for 2015

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm and the Dragon Again Syndicate have announced that Dragon Again’s book is full and closed for 2015. Sire of the richest pacer ever Foiled Again p,1:48f ($6,925,031), Dragon Again p,1:48.3 ($2,343,428) is perennially ranked among harness racing’s leading pacing sires in both speed and earnings categories. Standing his second Ohio season in 2015, he has been enthu...
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Mohawk showing Mayweather-Pacquiao--Free!

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
The much-hyped Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match joins the Kentucky Derby on Saturday to create a mega sports day and Mohawk Racetrack is the spot to catch all the action.   Racing and sports fans will be able to take in a full day of events, including live racing, Saturday at Mohawk for no admission fee.   Horseplayers will be able to watch and wager on the entire Kentuck...
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NY fines Pena $343,000 plus 3-year suspension

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board) took action against Pena after a comprehensive investigation of veterinary records determined that he was responsible for racing illegally drug...
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Cobalt policy adopted by regulators

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is formally notifying regulators and their testing labs of a new policy that would make it illegal to administer cobalt to a race horse.   The RCI Board of Directors last week voted to sanction trainers of horses that were found to have a cobalt level of 50 parts per billion (ppb) or greater of blood plasma or serum with a...
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Dancer bill to protect AC simulcasts now law

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Ron Dancer to protect the simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City casinos was signed into law today by Gov. Christie. The bill, S-2626/A-3972, allows casinos to negotiate with out-of-state racetracks for signal fees. The Borgata is the last remaining horse racing simulcast facility in Atlantic City. Current law limits the fee a casino can pay f...
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Classicality much the best at The Meadows

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
 Typically a closer, Classicality exploded to the early lead and never allowed a challenger near him as he captured Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Coming off a sickness scratch and a qualifier, Classicality moved so quickly to the front for Brian Zendt that he was ahead five lengths at the quarter. He scored effortlessly in 1:55.1, ...
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Drama in Tie Silk preliminaries

on 04/27/2015 2:00 AM
An action-packed round two of the Tie Silk Series took place Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Drama was not lacking in the two $15,000 second leg divisions that were contested Monday evening.   In the first division, Duh Bubbees clicked off a two-hole trip to win by a quarter of a length over the 4-5 favorite Covert Operative.   Driven by Sylvain Filion, Duh Bubbees grabb...
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Fast Movin Train surprises in Reynolds

on 04/26/2015 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit season got underway with a bit of a surprise.  Dismissed at 24-1, Fast Movin Train scored the upset in the $47,306 W.N. Reynolds Memorial, Tar Heel division for three year old pacers. The early lead was established by Colorful Speech, who reached the quarter in 27.1 before settling into a rhythm and gliding to the half-mile in 56.3.  At that time, Coaster committ...
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Rehab Mountain wins Miami Valley feature

on 04/26/2015 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old Rehab Mountain established a new lifetime mark winning the Sunday afternoon $15,950 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway. The veteran altered son of Duke Of York has been on a meet-long roll at Miami Valley, winning seven races with three place and one show finishes in 13 trips behind the Woebkenberg starting gate.   Trainer-driver Brad Hanners has guided his stable...
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Inittowinafortune, Whom Shall I Fear big Big M winners

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
For the past two weeks, Inittowinafortune has chased Radar Contact from the pocket and each time she came up short. That changed Friday night at the Meadowlands as the 5-year-old mare earned a hard-fought victory by a flared nostril in the featured $27,500 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap.   Inittowinafortune was released as the 4-1 third choice behind Radar Contact (3/5) and Ro...
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Daylon Miracle upsets in Meadows Maturity

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Daylon Miracle stalked 2014 Trotter of the Year Shake It Cerry from the pocket, then blew by the champ in the Lightning Lane to pull off a 5-1 upset in Friday’s inaugural edition of the $51,100 The Meadows Maturity for mare trotters 4 and older. In the first start of her 4-year-old campaign, Shake It Cerry led the field through a snappy 1:24.3 three-quarters but tired late and faded to fo...
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BBS Sugarlight wins Olympic Trot; Maven 6th

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
BBS Sugarlight is the newest international superstar as he won the Olympic Trot at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday (April 25), defeating a field that included Prix d'Amerique runner-up Voltigeur de Myrt and the American mare Maven. He immediately was invited to the Elitlopp and his connections accepted.   Driven by Peter Untersteiner, BBS Sugarlight is a 6-year-old g...
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Plenty of stars in action at Meadowlands

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Some of harness racing's biggest stars, including five Dan Patch Award winners, were in qualifier action Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where they were greeted by an unseasonably cold morning and stiff headwind in the stretch.   Three of the Dan Patch Award winners – older trotters Father Patrick, Market Share and Bee A Magician – met in the ninth of the day's 16 qualifi...
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After almost a decade, racing returns to Calgary

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
"They're off! And we're racing at Century Downs!" Track announcer Murray Slough's voice boomed throughout the new Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, as its first ever horse race began on Saturday afternoon (April 25). Saturday's card marked the long-awaited return of harness racing to Calgary for the first time since Stampede Park's final harness meet was held in 2006. ...
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Domethatagain wins Levy; Venus Delight in Matchmaker

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Domethatagain and driver Daniel Dube waited patiently for the last few yards of racing room to get ahead of the field to win the $529,000 George Morton Levy Series final for older pacers on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway in a time of 1:51.1.   Domethatagain, by Bettor's Delight-Road Sign, is trained by Rene Allard and owned by Allard Racing Inc., Robert Hamather and Bruce Soulsby...
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Penn upsets at 24-1 in Hoosier Park feature

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Penn turned in a sharp, front-running effort to pull off the 24-1 upset in the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. With Darrell Wright at the lines, Penn wired the field in 1:55.2 to earn his first victory of the season over a track rated 'good.'   In a talented group of 10, the Bobby Brower trainee wasted no ...
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Apostles Creed captures Dexter Cup elim

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Apostles Creed rallied from fourth place at the top of the stretch to win the $44,400 Dexter Cup elimination for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Brett Miller was in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter as the son of Credit Winner-Religulous stopped the timer in 1:59.4. Apostles Creed is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce McClel...
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Sparky Mark wins Pocono feature; Foiled Again 5th

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
Sparky Mark ($14.20), the next-to-longest shot in the field, made every pole a winning one in the $25,000 winners over pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night.   All-time money champion Foiled Again, having to go first-over after a rest of three weeks, finished fifth, beaten less than four lengths in the 1:49.2 mile.   The red-hot Brothers Allard, driver...
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Etruscan Hanover sets Don Mills stakes mark

on 04/25/2015 2:00 AM
The conditions might have been a bit chilly, but Etruscan Hanover was sizzling Saturday night to a Don Mills stakes record at Mohawk.   A field of eight 4- and 5-year-old trotters took to the track Saturday evening for the $44,400 final of the Don Mills Trotting Series. The series finale appeared to be a competitive contest on paper, but Etruscan Hanover would turn the final into hi...
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