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Campbell shuffling off to Buffalo for NYSS

on 07/10/2015 2:00 AM
Long time, no see.   That statement will be thrown out the window on Sunday afternoon (July 12) when Hall of Fame driver John Campbell makes an appearance at Buffalo Raceway for the first time in more than 20 years as he'll drive in the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The last time Campbell raced at Buffalo Raceway was back on July 5, 1992 when he drove in t...
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Krispy Apple takes Yonkers mare Open

on 07/10/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $5.30) left here a beast and returned just as ornery Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $48,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The 8-5 choice, ordered outside of her seven rivals, tucked into fifth…a job made much easier since the three horses directly inside of her were all off the gate. Set Me Up (George Brennan) laid dow...
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Drew Monti wins 4 at Buffalo Friday

on 07/10/2015 2:00 AM
Drew Monti continues to put up some impressive numbers at Buffalo Raceway as the 20-year-old had a four-bagger on Friday night (July 10) to highlight the action on the 13-race card. Monti, who combined to win 170 races total last season between Buffalo Raceway and Batavia Downs, upped his seasonal total to 126 in 2015 with the grand slam. He currently sits in second place in the driver's stand...
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NJSS for 2YOs showcased at Meadowlands

on 07/10/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of Jimmy Takter trained and driven trotters reached the winner's circle and the pacer Boston Red Rocks remained unbeaten as two-year-olds in six divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes were in the spotlight at the Meadowlands on Friday, July 10.   Silvia [$4.60] rallied in the final eighth of the mile to post her first career win in her second start, a $20,000 New Jersey Sire Stake...
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Montenegro holds off Color's A Virgin

on 07/10/2015 2:00 AM
Montenegro and Jason Dillander turned in a dominant performance to capture the co-featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, July 10. Using a sharp, gate to wire effort, Montenegro was able to hold off the rest of the field late in the lane to score in 1:51.4.   Leaving from post five, Dillander sent M...
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Woodbine approved for casino expansion

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
The Toronto City Council has voted in favor of a casino gaming expansion at Woodbine Racetrack, according to reports. The City Council approved the casino expansion in a vote of 25-19 following Wednesday's debate.   With slots and wagering on horse racing already on site and the potential for job opportunities, Mayor John Tory expressed his support for the Ontario Lottery and G...
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Campbell talks JL Cruze, Roland N Rock

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell has seen trotter JL Cruze raise his game to a new level and now he will see if pacer Roland N Rock can do the same.   JL Cruze and Roland N Rock both race Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. JL Cruze, who went from being unknown heading into this season to the number three ranked horse in harness racing, faces eight rivals in the $250,000 Graduate Series fin...
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Nip's Beach Girl fastest in PA Stallion 2FPs

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
There were six divisions of PA Stallion Series races for 2-year-old filly pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon each going for a purse of $20,000.   In the first division, it was Sue Oakes and Chuck Pompey's Nip's Beach Girl (Yannick Gingras) winning. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere brushed to the front just beyond the quarter pole, and was able to win comfo...
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Doherty, Papa win HHYF Gallo scholarships

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
As a racehorse, Gallo Blue Chip was one of the gamest and most determined campaigners in harness racing history. In his honor two determined students will receive scholarships that will help them make their own mark on history in the future.   Laura Doherty of Monticello, N.Y., has been granted a $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip scholarship by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The sti...
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Hambletonian Maturity entry & supplement info

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
The$433,000 (est.) Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-old trotters will be raced on Saturday, July 18, at the Meadowlands.   Supplemental declarations for the Hambletonian Maturity must be accompanied by payment of the supplemental amount ($50,000) and received in the Meadowlands Racing Office no later than 8 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 or at the Hambletonian Society's offices ...
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Bruce Nickells to be inducted into Hall of Fame

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Bruce Nickells, a trainer/driver who was associated with many top horses during his 70-year career in harness racing and who specialized in the developing of young pacing fillies into champions, was selected for induction into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame by the Screening Committee of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport's leading media organization, under a "Vet...
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Memorabilia auction to benefit Standardbred Retirement

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Shoes worn by See You At Peelers, honored as a divisional champion at two and three, are among the items that will be auctioned to benefit the horses in the care of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. More than 20 items of interest to fans of racing will be auctioned on eBay, starting July 12.   Suzanne D'Ambrose of Neptune, NJ, a volunteer with the SRF, will be conducting the 1...
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Budweiser Clydesdales at Hoosier July 15 & 17

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
The iconic team of 10 Budweiser Clydesdales will stable at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and make two free public appearances on Wednesday, July 15, beginning at 6 p.m. and Friday, July 17, beginning at 5 p.m. as part of their visit to Indiana. The appearances are open to all-ages and will include opportunities for visitors to participate in photos with the Budweiser team of horses in addit...
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Meadowlands Pace elims in Weekend Preview!

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
After Wiggle It Jiggleit finished second in the North America Cup final there were some who had one foot off his bandwagon. After Wiggle It Jiggleit's Hempt win they climbed back aboard, and now we'll see how the Indiana-sired gelding fares in Saturday's Meadowlands Pace elims. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at the elims and how owner George Teague Jr. and driver M...
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Somebeachsomewhere fillies dominate PASS

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania sired 2-year-old filly pacers took center stage at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon competing in five divisions worth just over $53,000 each.   The highly regarded Pure Country (Brett Miller) looked every bit the part in the first division. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere rated smartly off the speed duel which developed shortly after the half between second favo...
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Dominating efforts in Maine Sires Stakes

on 07/09/2015 2:00 AM
Tropical Trice continued her pursuit of Sire Stakes perfection as the Maine-bred daughter of Current Cast-Sharra Blue Chip won her second consecutive state-bred battle to remain undefeated in the sophomore program as the Maine Sire Stakes sophomore trotting divisions returned to Scarborough Downs on Thursday.   Driver Ron Cushing once again showcased the filly's tenacious ability while en...
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Purrfect Bags leads Delaware fillies in 1:53

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
A total of 21 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) pacing fillies completed their second leg of stakes action Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   Gigi Deo ($2.10, Ross Wolfenden) was a decisive winner in the first division with a 1:54.3 triumph over Little Sandyloam and Windy Pacific. Owned by J&T Silva and C&G Racing Stable and Deo Volente Farms, the Riggins sired filly ...
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Horseman, former racing official Doug Lough dies

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Horseman James "Doug" Lough, 56, of Springfield, Ohio, died July 2 in his home. Mr, Lough trained the good pacer Cambridge and in the early 1990s served as a patrol judge, riding in the starting car at Pompano Park, including the years of Breeders Crown competition there. He was born June 28, 1959, in Springfield. He was a 1977 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and attended The Ohio State U...
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Armbro Affair daughter wins Ontario stakes

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs hosted the Ontario Sires Stakes debut of the 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday evening (July 7) and driver Alfie Carroll piloted three of the novice trotters to Grassroots victories over the rain-soaked oval.   "The trainers had them all ready and they raced super,” said Carroll. "Made my night great, made it easy-- it wasn't really anything I did.” Carrol...
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Show Runner sets Running Aces track mark

on 07/08/2015 2:00 AM
The classy mare Show Runner paced the second fastest mile in the eight-year history of Running Aces on Tuesday night (July 7), eclipsing the track record for females by better than a full second with her 1:51 clocking. The 5-year-old daughter of Little Steven, owned by Piece Of The Action LLC, was facing all male competition in the featured $8,000 Open I Handicap that kicked off the program wi...
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