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Il Sogno Dream takes 1:52.2 mark into Hill

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Beaver is happy with the way Il Sogno Dream returned to action this year -- bigger, better and faster.   A multiple-stakes winner in 2014, the 4-year-old Il Sogno Dream is among 10 horses entered in Saturday's $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial for older trotters at Scioto Downs Racino. The field also includes Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, and stakes-winner N...
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McIntosh says Go Daddy Go ready to battle

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
John Campbell and Bob McIntosh have proven to be a winning combination over the course of their thirty-year partnership. Their latest protégé promises to be a tough competitor this season. Go Daddy Go will be looking to continue his sophomore campaign in a winning fashion in the $78,767 Somebeachsomewhere for three-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk Racetrack.   McI...
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Bob Rosenheim, campaigned Temple Of Doom, dies

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
Bob Rosenheim, who owned a Standardbred farm near Saratoga Springs, NY, and campaigned the $745,917 winning trotter Temple Of Doom 3, 1:52.4f, died Monday, June 1. He was 78.   At age 2, racing out of the Jonas Czernyson, Temple Of Doom finished second in an elimination for the Peter Haughton Memorial, second in a Breeders Crown elim, and third in the Valley Victory final. At a...
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SBOA/NJ scholarship deadline is June 15

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
The deadline of June 15 is approaching for applications for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and the Backstretch Community Assistance Program 2015 college scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to the sons and daughters of New Jersey horsemen. Scholarships, valued at a total distribution of $7,500, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or fo...
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3YO pacing colts compete in NYSS Monday

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
On Monday June 8, the glamour division of the New York Sire Stakes, 3 Year Old Pacing Colts will be at Monticello Raceway. A total of 10 New York Sire Stake events are on tap for the days 14 race card, 4 divisions of Sire Stakes, 4 divisions of the Excelsior A, and 2 dashes of the Excelsior A series. The Sires Stakes events race for a purse of $30,450 per race, the Excelsior A's purses are $15...
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Briggs remembers Windsor in Weekend Preview

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
As time marches on and memories of days gone by are recounted, physical places often loom large in the stories of our lives. In the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Dave Briggs recalls his hometown track of Windsor Raceway, which was demolished earlier this week. Although harness racing is no longer a part of the Windsor, Ont., community, the sport is in the spotlight in Ontario this week...
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Barn Doll leads NYSS winners at Saratoga

on 06/04/2015 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting fillies were featured on Thursday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the season's first installment of the New York Sire Stakes took place at the Spa.   The defending stakes champion Barn Doll (Conway Hall) was the start of the show as the trotting star set a track record on Thursday. The Steven Pratt-trained filly made a power move late in the mile and scored...
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Star Keeper wins at Harrington; "Anaffair" at Meadows

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
John McGill's Star Keeper ($6.80, Jim Morand) capitalized on a perfect trip to score her 27th career win Tuesday in 1:54.4 in the $16,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   Morand, winner of more than 9,100 races in his career, positioned the 8-year-old Four Starzzz Shark mare behind pacesetter Jeremes Sweetheart, who led throughout. Star Keeper found daylight in the stretch and re...
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Maracasso takes Ontario Grassroots at Mohawk

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
Everything came together for 3-year-old pacing gelding Maracasso at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening as the John Williamson trainee earned his first ever victory in an $18,000 Grassroots division.   After sitting third through fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:23.2, Maracasso burst out of the pack in the stretch and reeled in pacesetter Mac Raider to earn the nose victory in 1:53. ...
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Spanish amateur drivers lead Americans

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
It didn't take long for the visiting Spaniards to break out to a substantial lead in the Spanish & American Friendship Competition. At Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (June 2) in the first of the three-leg amateur driving contest, the Spanish invaders finished one–two -three and opened up a big point lead, 29-13.   The star of the day was Jaume Riera after he guided Amalf...
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Dan Noble drives 4,000th winner

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
Dan Noble posted his 4,000th driving victory on Tuesday (June 2) when he piloted Tyd Theglyde to a 1:53.2 victory in the ninth race at Scioto Downs.   The 32-year-old Noble drove his first winner in 1999 and has won at least 100 races in each season since 2002. He reached the pinnacle of the sport in 2011 when his 773 victories topped all drivers in North America. Noble has 150 vict...
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JL Cruze back, faces Father Patrick in Graduate

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
After dominating winter events at the Meadowlands and Pocono earlier this year, JL Cruze is ready to face his toughest test of the season. He is heading to Saturday's (June 6) second round of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters at the Big M, where he will meet a field that includes two-time Dan Patch Award winner Father Patrick.   The race is the second of two Graduate divis...
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Bee A Magician, Natural Herbie in Hill Trot

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
On Saturday (June 6), Scioto Downs Racino will play host to plenty of stakes action featuring the $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial Trot. The field includes 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician.   Bee A Magician will ship to Scioto Downs after a second-place finish in the Maxie Lee to Father Patrick. With regular pilot Brian Sears listed to drive, Bee A Magician will try to ...
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Maple Leafs center to be drawmaster for NA Cup

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced Peter Holland, currently a center for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the guest drawmaster for the 2015 edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The Pepsi North America Cup post position draw will be held on Tuesday, June 16, at Mohawk Racetrack and Holland, 24, will be on hand to assist with the festivities. The media event will get unde...
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Hard Rock, Meadowlands present casino plan

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
At a press conference held in the Victory Sports Bar at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Wednesday morning, the Meadowlands and Hard Rock Entertainment announced a $1 billion plan for a casino at the racetrack property, if the necessary approvals are obtained. The proposed gaming facility would be built to the left of the grandstand.   Earlier this week New Jersey lawmakers introduced...
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Ontario announces testing for cobalt

on 06/03/2015 2:00 AM
At its meeting on May 28, 2015, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a General Directive ordering that all horses that have been selected to provide an Official Sample (blood) as defined by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) will also be tested for cobalt. Once the CPMA has completed the official testing, the ORC will subject the samples to enhanced testing for the ...
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Believe This Bob 1:51.2 Open winner at Tioga

on 06/02/2015 2:00 AM
On a dreary Monday evening which felt more like the last of April than the first of June, Mary Larrimore's Believe This Bob ($2.90) staved off two late threats en route to a 1:51.2 victory in the featured $14,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Coming off a handy 1:50.3 win the week prior, the 7-year-old Beach Romeo gelding made an early push to the fore, clearing That'll Be the Rei (Ji...
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EZ Noah back at Harrington, and winning

on 06/02/2015 2:00 AM
L&J Racing Inc.'s EZ Noah ($5.80, Tony Morgan) returned to Harrington Raceway a winner Monday with a 1:51.2 triumph in the $16,000 Open.   The Josh Green trainee had spent the year in the tropical Florida climate until recently, making his first start north of Florida this season. The 6-year-old Western Terror gelding set all the fractions in his wire-to-wire win over People Are...
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3-time Illinois Super Night winner King Johnny dies

on 06/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Prairie State lost one of its most popular Illinois bred horses of this century with the passing last week of King Johnny, the Illinois bred pacer who played a major role in the early development of driver Tim Tetrick.   King Johnny was the only horse to win the same Super Night championship three consecutive years at Balmoral Park, capturing the Dan Patch (later renamed la...
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Ill. legislative session extended; gaming talks alive

on 06/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Illinois legislative session, and possible passage of a gaming bill that would put slots at the state's horse racing tracks, was supposed to end on May 31. Instead, it has been extended into June, with the first scheduled overtime session on Thursday, June 4.   Illinois is facing a budget impasse and a gap of a whopping $3.5 billion. The budget impasse has already affected harne...
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