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Matchmaker last race for pacing mare Camille

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Camille has made more than a million dollars on the racetrack thanks to her tenaciousness, which trainer Ron Burke deems priceless. He hopes the mare passes that quality to her offspring -- and she will get the chance following her appearance in Saturday's (April 25) $261,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker championship at Yonkers Raceway.   The Matchmaker will be Camille's final race. Then th...
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12 entered in Dexter; 4 take byes to final

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
With 12 horses entered in the Dexter Cup, an 8-horse elimination, worth $44,400, has been carded for Saturday, April 25, at Freehold Raceway. The connections of four horses took byes and will start in the final.   The 8-horse elimination, from the rail out, will feature Switchblade Hanover, Handover The Money, HA Taylor, Bavaro, Divisionist, Apostles Creed, Explosiveday and Sou...
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Nuncio wins Swedish debut for Melander

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio won his Swedish debut on Wednesday night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. With his trainer and co-owner Stefan Melander in the sulky, the 4-year-old son of Andover Hall was an easy two-length winner in 1:54.   The race was a distance of 1,640 meters (about one mile) and Nuncio started from post 9 in the second tier. Finishing second in the race was I Saw You while Disco A....
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Seduce A Stranger upsets in Meadows series final

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Seduce A Stranger took a usually suicidal path — four wide down the backside — but she made it work en route to a 15-1 upset victory in Wednesday’s $36,700 championship of the Daylon Miracle Trot for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The unusual scenario was set up by a hotly contested first quarter when the 2-5 favorite, She Glides, was parked five wide from post 9. She made the l...
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Serendipitious sets Buffalo track record

on 04/22/2015 2:00 AM
Serendipitious proved she was better than the boys in the $7,900 conditioned/optional claiming trot at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (April 22) and made sure her male counterparts won't soon forget it. Serendipitious, not only destroyed the field of geldings by five lengths, she went the mile in track record time of 1:58.1, the fastest ever by a trotting mare at the Hamburg half...
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Another gem of a win for Lucy's Pearl

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Lucy's Pearl, fresh off of a seasonal best 1:51.4 win in conditioned company one week ago and stepping up to the top class this night, scored a handy win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares in 1:52.1 on Monday.   Confidently handled by Wally Hennessey, the 4-year-old daughter of Well Said, owned by Elizabeth Novak along with trainer Ron Gurfein, darted first out o...
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Wrenn Jr. sweeps Northfield opens

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr., winner of more races than any other driver in North America in both 2013 and 2014 was at it again on Monday at Northfield Park. He won four races on the 15-race program including both the $13,000 Open Pace and $13,000 Open Trot.   Rockin Finish was impressive in winning the evening's Open Pace. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains the 6-year-old gelding for Canadian owne...
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657 horses nominated to Ohio Fair Conference

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
A total of 657 Standardbreds have been nominated to the Ohio Fair Racing Conference (OFRC), with 598 horses nominated for all 20 fairs that have joined the OFRC in 2015. The 657 nominated racehorses represent nearly 50 percent of the 1,324 eligible Ohio-sired 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers.   The OFRC is represented by 20 fairs in 18 counties throughout the state of Ohio and ...
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Harness Horse Breeders of NY: Support Morrisville

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Morrisville State College offers one of the most complete training programs for New York's next generation of horsemen through two and four-year degree programs and hands-on learning. The annual yearling sale held by the college is not only a learning experience in itself for students, but also raises funds to continue supporting this valuable program.   Entries for the Morrisville ...
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PH Supercam draws post 8 in Levy final

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The post position gods gazed at PH Supercam and mocked him. Defending George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series champ? Don't care. Won all four of his series starts this season, leading in prelim points? Big whoop. Newly-minted millionaire? You'd better bring more to the table than that.   The overseers of the open draw made sure PH Supercam is going to have it earn it. He sits in t...
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Scarborough cancels Friday card again

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Due to the continuing horse shortage in New England, the upcoming card for Friday, April 24, at Scarborough Downs has been canceled.   Live harness racing will be conducted at the Downs on Saturday at 4 p.m. (EDT) and on Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. post time. (Scarborough Downs)
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Shake It Cerry ready for 2015 debut

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Shake It Cerry, the 2014 Dan Patch Award Trotter of the Year, is ready to shake off the rust and begin a new campaign.   The 4-year-old female trotter, who closed out last season by winning her final nine races, will kick off this year in Friday's inaugural $51,100 Meadows Maturity for older female trotters at The Meadows. Shake It Cerry drew post No. 7 in the nine-horse field and i...
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JL Cruze, Donttellruss win Weiss finals

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The winning beat went on for JL Cruze as he captured the $30,000 championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males in 1:52.4 Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the $30,000 pacing female championship, Donttellruss led a 1-2-3 finish for the Burke Stable with a 1:52.1 triumph.   It may not exactly have been the maximum win in "cruze control” – it lo...
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RN Nate swings 24-1 hammer in Meadows series

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Pinned along the pylons in the stretch, RN Nate swerved sharply outside and roared home to pull off a 24-1 upset victory in Tuesday's $32,800 championship of the Visible Gold Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows.   Roger Hammer, driver, trainer, breeder and owner of RN Nate, was giving the Nuclear Breeze-RN Artist gelding a ground-saving trip but found himself sitti...
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Late sub Banca scores in French-American race

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
She was a late replacement, but Monica Banca was more than on time when it counted.   Filling in for originally-scheduled participant Robert Krivelin, Ms. Banca handily defended the honor of both country and gender, guiding Meadowview Arny ($7.40) to a decisive Tuesday afternoon win in Yonkers Raceway's French-American Friendship Competition.   Leading at every pylon in ...
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"40-minute Pick 4" on May 2 at Big M

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will begin it's live racing program on Saturday, May 2, with a special post time of 5:30 p.m.   In addition to the 12 live races contested at the Meadowlands on May 2, the Meadowlands will simulcast two races from Tioga Downs that will be offered as part of the Meadowlands live card through separate pool wagering, producing a 14-race program. The two races simulcast ...
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Camluck named to Western Fair Hall of Fame

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The Raceway at Western Fair District will have its 2015 Wall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, May 15, and for the first time the prestigious honor will go to a horse rather than a human recipient.   The incomparable Camluck, who has long resided at Seelster Farms in nearby Lucan, will be honored during a ceremony that night in recognition of his remarkable contributions both on...
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Harrah's Philly sees first sub-2:00 mile of '15

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Wood, Dittmar, and Iaquinta's Adventure Bound (Corey Callahan) took the first of two events for upper-conditioned level pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.   A 7-year-old son of Camluck, Adventure Bound was sent off the race favorite and did not disappoint, making every call a winning one, stopping the clock in a meet's fastest 1:49.4. It was the 27th vict...
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SBOANJ to hold annual golf outing July 13

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The annual golf outing to benefit New Jersey horsemen will take place this year on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey's fundraiser will once again take place at Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, NJ, featuring a round of golf, a prime rib dinner and chances for door prizes, silent auction items and a 50-50.   The fee is $18...
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Round 1 of Tie Silk Series contested at Mohawk

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Tarot (pictured) was one of the three sophomore trotters to win in the opening round of the Tie Silk Series on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 23 sophomore trotting colts and geldings were split into three $15,000 divisions for the first round of the Tie Silk. The trotters not only had to battle with each other Monday evening, but also heavy winds blowing in their face down ...
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