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Ontario grants stays to 2 suspended horses

on 06/29/2015 2:00 AM
Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) executive director Steve Lehman told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that stays have been granted to one trainer and two horses who had been suspended after recent positive tests at Mohawk Racetrack. The two horses—Melmerby Beach and Naked City—were both placed on the 90-day suspension list. Bill Elliott, the trainer of Naked City, also received an ind...
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More than 350 people tour Fair Winds Farm

on 06/29/2015 2:00 AM
Wagon rides, farrier exhibitions, equine clinic tours and exhibits of all sorts highlighted the 2nd Annual Fair Winds Farm Open House on Sunday, June 28. The Cream Ridge, NJ,farm threw open its gates and hosted a grand party with more than 350 guests who took wagon rides behind draft horses Rosie and Claire; watched farrier Tom Mulryne demonstrate hoof care while members of the Standardbred...
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Joe Larry N Curly fastest in NYSS at Monticello

on 06/29/2015 2:00 AM
It comes as no surprise that Jim Morrill Jr. continues to dominate the New York Sires Stakes, much like Wally Hennessy and Jeff Gregory have done on the past, on Monday afternoon (June 29) at Monticello Raceway. Morrill Jr. won five of the eight New York Sire Stakes Races. Blue Chip Farms stallion Roll With Joe had four sons enter the winner's circle for the afternoon.   In the...
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Quick Art, Remember Me VK win in DSBF

on 06/29/2015 2:00 AM
Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings highlighted the Monday program at Harrington Raceway.   Mo Coo Inc. and Jonathan Klee Racing's Quick Art ($4, Tony Morgan) took the first division in 1:53.2. Sent off as the even-money favorite from post position seven, the Artzina gelding assumed early command fro...
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Marohn hits grand slam at Meadowlands

on 06/28/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Marohn Jr. is in the midst of a breakout season and he can point to the opportunities he has been receiving as a major part of the reason why.  He cashed in on his opportunities on Saturday at the Meadowlands, finding the winner’s circle on four separate occasions on the 13-race program. As we are on the doorstep of the halfway mark of the calendar year, Marohn is on pa...
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Dube sweeps Yonkers features

on 06/28/2015 2:00 AM
Daniel Dube went "four-th” Saturday night, winning both halves of Yonkers Raceway’s soggy $42,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.  Great Vintage ($6.20) had nary an anxious moment in the weekly pacing feature, working around a returning P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) and strolling through fractions of :27.4, :57.1, 1:25.2 and 1:53.2.  Great Vintage whipped 19-10 choice P H ...
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Raji's Blue Line scores on Pompano closer

on 06/28/2015 2:00 AM
Raji's Blue Line, handled by Andy Santeramo, dug in late to score a courageous win in Pompano Park's $9,000 Winner's Over feature pace on Saturday night. The 7-year-old son of Artsplace, owned by Souren Hovsepian along with trainer Rod Lorenzo, had to survive four separate incidents during the mile before stopping the timer in 1:51.2. Abreathofreshart (Wally Ross, Jr.) was second in the...
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Buen Camino wins NYSS before power failure

on 06/28/2015 2:00 AM
While a power outage forced the abandonment of the last eight races on Sunday afternoon's 12-race program at Tioga Downs, the Purple Haze Stables, LLC's Buen Camino ($3.60, part of entry) was able to capture his $61,300 New York Sires Stakes event in advance of the mid-afternoon electrical issues.   The 3-year-old gelded son of Cash Hall and Baby Bella had no trouble clearing the fr...
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Callahan wins 5, Obrigado wins TVG Trot

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan got the jump on Driver of the Week honors, finding the winner's circle five times on Friday night at The Meadowlands. Callahan didn't waste any time, winning the first two year old event of the season at The Meadowlands, with the John Butenschoen trained Ideal Rocky, a Rocknroll Hanover colt that cost $47,000 at the Harrisburg yearling sale. Callahan and Butenscho...
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Breakfast with the babies at Meadowlands

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
Overcast skies plagued the Saturday morning, June 27, edition of Breakfast With The Babies at the Meadowlands. Temperatures hovered around 70 degrees with just a hint of a breeze as the morning faithful feasted on bagels shipped in from Manhattan courtesy of Murray Brown.   Trotting fillies led off the babies and the first winner of the day was from the (surprise) Jimmy Takter barn. ...
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TVG's Simon Bray diagnosed with cancer

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
TVG analyst Simon Bray has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood, the television network said in a press release on Saturday.   Bray also released a statement:   "A month ago I was in the healthiest and best condition of my life, so it was surprising when I broke a vertebra in my back after one of my routine workouts. It was a rare fracture. My doctor therefor...
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'Wiggle It,' 'Wakizashi,'Artspeak win Hempt elims

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
The racing conditions were not pleasant--cool and rainy, the latter making the track "sloppy”--but the horses seeking places in four Championship races on next Saturday's (July 4) $1.8 million Sun Stakes Saturday overcame the challenging conditions to earn their spots for the big showdowns seven days hence at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The top three finishers in the three $25,0...
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Heated action in Sun Stakes Saturday elims

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
In addition to the Hempt elims Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, there were also elims for the Beal, Lynch and Franklin.   The top three finishers in each of three $25,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters return for the rich final.   Uncle Lasse, "not the favorite at 4-5” (how often do you see that phrase?), ju...
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Rockin In Heaven game in Summertime opener

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
Rockin In Heaven received the majority of the hype heading into the first leg of the Summertime Saturday night at Mohawk, but he needed every inch of determination to pull out the victory.   A field of 10 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings contested the $18,000 opening leg of the Summertime Series under rainy and windy conditions.   Rockin In Heaven was returning to...
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Dinky Dune best in Xpressbet at Balmoral

on 06/27/2015 2:00 AM
Despite a five-week layoff and a "sick" scratch last week, Dane May's Dinky Dune proved that he's a force to be reckoned with among this year's Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts as he rolled to a 2 3/4-length victory in 1:53.1 over five other state-bred sophomore pacing colts in Saturday's $8,000 Xpressbet Stake at Balmoral Park.   Given a perfect steer by drive...
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Moremercy Blue Chip fastest in NYSS 3FPs

on 06/26/2015 2:00 AM
There were three $56,125 divisions of New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   Defending champion Mosquito Blue Chip (Bettor's Delight) has picked up right where she left off as a 3 year old in 2015 and showed what she's capable of on Thursday. Bruce Aldrich Jr. piloted the sophomore filly to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:5...
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Plenty Saturday happenings at Meadowlands

on 06/26/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has 13 live races on Saturday with a number of supporting promotions planned as well.   On the track, a solid wagering card with the lure of the Hi-5 Jackpot wagers now both (races 5 and 13) well into six figures.There's a new face is in for the evening with top WEG driver Paul MacDonell making a rare New Jersey appearance. He'll drive trainer Mark Ford's s...
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NJ's Fair Winds Farm open house on Sunday

on 06/26/2015 2:00 AM
New Jersey's annual salute to the horse moves to Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge this Sunday, June 28.   Fair Winds will open its gates from 1 to 4 p.m. for the celebration of the Month of the Horse. Events are free and will take place rain or shine.   Fair Winds is home to dozens of mares and foals, and to the Hogan Equine operated by Dr. Patricia Hogan. Dr. Hogan will sh...
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Natural Herbie wins Hoosier Park feature

on 06/26/2015 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie extended his win streak to two at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as he captured the featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Trot, on Friday, June 26. Natural Herbie responded to a bump in class to score in 1:55.1 over a sloppy rated track after scoring last week in a condition trot. Opting for a trip off the pace, Natural Herbie was eased off the gate from p...
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Cinamony wins distaff pace at Yonkers

on 06/26/2015 2:00 AM
Cinamony (George Brennan, $11.40) eschewed an early seat and went the distance Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. A week after hitting town and matching the track record for her weight class, Cinamony—ordered outside all but one of her eight rivals—was an early third before working around Hot  List (Brian Sears). ...
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