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JK She'salady suffers first career loss

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
Sassa Hanover and Moonlit Dance were upset minded three-year-old pacing fillies who beat their favored rivals in their respective $35,000 Fan Hanover eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   JK Shesalday, reigning Horse of the Year on both sides of the border, had a perfect 13-for-13 record going into the race, but Sassa Hanover played giant-killer and snapped her strea...
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No Bad Dreams takes Pompano feature

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
No Bad Dreams, given a picture perfect drive by Bruce Ranger, gave his competition a nightmare of sorts on Saturday night at Pompano Park, virtually wiring a classy field in the $9,500 Winner's Over Pace in 1:52.1.   The four year-old son of Dream Away, trained by 81 year-old Marc Aubin for Dan and Jacalyn Boddie, earned his seventh win of the year in 11 starts, defeating Raji's Blu...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit leads NA Cup elim winners

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
The finest three-year-old pacers in harness racing battled it out Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a trio of $50,000 eliminations for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The first Cup elimination saw the undefeated Wiggle It Jiggleit (pictured), as expected, prevail with yet another dominant performance. The other two elims went to In The Arsenal and Wakizashi Hanover.   Se...
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Bourbon Bay captures Tioga's top trot

on 06/13/2015 2:00 AM
After a relaxed mid-pack start, Bourbon Bay ($7.70) sustained a push to the fore en route to a 1:54.2 victory in Saturday (June 13) evening's $14,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs.   The 4-year-old Sand Vic gelding was away slowly, settling into the fourth spot after Tag Up and Go (Kyle DiBenedetto) and Its Payday Friday (Dan Clements) both broke stride in the early stages. After Awsome Valley...
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New England horseman Ed Billewicz, 58, dies

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Edward B. Billewicz (formerly of Lawrence, MA) passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 8, in New Jersey the result of a car accident. He was 58.  The son of Edward J. and the late Florence (Muenzner) Billewicz, he lived the first half of his life in Lawrence, graduating from Holy Trinity Grammar School, Central Catholic in 1974 and Lowell Technological Institute (now Lowell Univer...
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Caramore splits highlight Saturday Big M card

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night live racing at the Meadowlands offers 13 races led by three divisions of the second leg of the Caramore Pacing Series.   Caramore was the star of an emerging New Jersey Sires Stakes program in the early 1980s and is remembered with this series that blends the two New Jersey harness tracks, welcoming Freehold horsemen to race at the Meadowlands while their home track i...
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World Cup scores in 1:50.4 at Meadowlands

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
The elements came together perfectly for some fast times in East Rutherford, N. J., on Friday evening. With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and a great deal of humidity, the one-mile oval at the Meadowlands was lightning fast for the 12-race program.   The mile that had the grandstand buzzing came in the sixth race, upper-level condition trotting event. A field of seven accomplis...
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"Canepa," French Laundry win Goodtimes elims

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Canepa Hanover (pictured) put the entire 3-year-old trotting colt division on notice with another dominant performance Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A group of 13 sophomore trotting colts and geldings were split into two $30,000 eliminations for the Goodtimes Stakes. The first elimination featured New Jersey Sires Stakes champion Canepa Hanover and the Jimmy Takter trainee more...
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Bee A Magician sets Canadian record

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician (pictured) set a Canadian record in her return to Mohawk Racetrack Friday night for the Armbro Flight eliminations.   A fantastic group of 17 older trotting mares were split into two $35,000 eliminations to qualify for the $272,000 Armbro Flight final. Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, headlined the first elimination and continued her impressive 5-year-old season ...
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Repeat winners in Hoosier Park features

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino hosted a 14-race card on Friday that was highlighted by the $21,000 Invitational Trot and $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares. Both of the featured events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as Penn and Montenegro scored decisively in their respective divisions.   Penn, with Darrell Wright in the bike, rebounded from a second-place f...
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Favorites prevail in OHSS 3FT divisions

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
A trio of sophomore trotting fillies captured their respective Ohio Sires Stakes divisions Friday night at Northfield Park. These contests--each sporting a purse of $40,000--are the second of a four-leg series for Ohio-bred 3-year-old trotting lasses.   In the first division (race one), favorite Dark Roast and driver Kurt Sugg scored an easy 1:57.3 triumph over rivals Soaring Flight ...
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Foiled Again tops $7 mil with 3rd Battle win

on 06/12/2015 2:00 AM
Harness racing's longest shining star, Foiled Again (#5, above), became the first three-time champion of Northfield Park's Battle of Lake Erie when he crossed the wire a winner on Friday. Approaching the start the 11 year old was already the richest Standardbred of all-time and became the first horse to earn in excess of $7 million with his triumph. With a purse of $175,000, this year's Battle o...
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An inside look at Battle of Lake Erie field

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
The Battle of Lake Erie, one of Northfield Park's premier races and a Grand Circuit event, is set for its 30th edition on Friday. The feature is scheduled as the 11th of 15 races with a 6 p.m. first race post time. This year's Battle carries a purse of $175,000, the largest in its history. The race is the fourth leg of the evening's pick 4, which has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, a...
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Mach Me Not, McTiny's Hope score at Pompano

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
Mach Me Not and McTiny's Hope shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, each reaching the winner's circle in their respective co-featured events.   Mach Me Not, the rugged 9-year-old daughter of Mach Three, turned the tables on her stablemate, Artful Impulse, in the $9,000 winners-over pace for the mares, using a quarter move to the top after Artful Impulse, zipped ou...
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Camels, ostriches, big carryovers Friday at Big M

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
While exotic racing featuring camels and ostriches is sure to draw a big crowd, horseplayers will be attracted to a pair of six-figure carryovers in the Jackpot Super High 5 wagers Friday night at the Meadowlands.   The fifth race carryover has grown to $149,789 and the 12th race carryover sits at $126,693.   Even though the jackpots have not been hit, the consolatio...
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Filly Maywood Pace set for Friday

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
One of Maywood Park's signature events, the $35,600 Filly Maywood Pace, will put a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing fillies in the spotlight as they do battle in race eight on Friday.   Leading the way in here is this year's Violet Stake winner Lex who comes into this tussle off a third-place finish while facing the top older distaffers on the grounds a...
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Russell Rice, former harness publicist, dies

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
Russell Rice, a longtime Lexington journalist and sports information director who moonlighted as publicity director at The Red Mile and Louisville Downs in the 1970s, died May 29 in Ormond Beach, Fla. He was 90. Mr. Rice was perhaps best known in Kentucky for his books about University of Kentucky sports, especially basketball and its legendary coaches Adolf Rupp and Joe B. Hall. Mr. Rice s...
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In The Arsenal making first start in Canada in Cup

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
Making his first start on Canadian soil in the second $50,000 North America Cup elimination on Saturday night, In The Arsenal will be looking to extend his sophomore win-streak after going three for three to start his campaign. In his first start of 2015, the American Ideal colt captured a New York Sires Stakes event in a tidy 1:50 before finishing on top in both his Art Rooney elimination ...
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Cambest, p, 1:46.1, dies at age 27

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
Cambest, the fastest Standardbred of all time with a mark of 1:46.1, died Wednesday, June 10, at Walnut Hall Ltd. In Lexington, Ky. He was 27. In his four-year racing career, Cambest earned $1,444,835. He achieved his world-record recognition at age five in a time trial on Aug. 16, 1993, at Springfield, Ill., pacing to the all-time standard with Bill O'Donnell driving for trainer Fred Grant...
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Ohio 3YOFP division at Northfield Friday

on 06/11/2015 2:00 AM
Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stake divisions for Ohio-bred sophomore fillies will be contested Friday (June 12) at Northfield Park as the co-featured events alongside the prestigious $175,000 Battle of Lake Erie. Post time for the evening's card is 6 p.m. (EDT). A total of 22 trotting fillies will go postward in races one, three and six, while 17 pacing fillies have been divided into two splits,...
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