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Canadian Hall of Famer Jack Kenney dies

on 03/17/2015 2:00 AM
On Saturday, March 14, John (Jack) H. Kenney, a longtime executive of Woodbine Entertainment Group (formerly Ontario Jockey Club), builder and innovator in the sport of horse racing passed away peacefully at the age of 79 at St. Michael's Hospital, in Toronto.   "Jack leaves behind a tremendous legacy, having urged horse racing into the modern era with his extraordinary contribution...
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Foiled Again leads 5 fields of Levy contenders

on 03/17/2015 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, who before too long is about to begin Bar Mitzvah lessons, is back, starting his season where he usually does…Westchester, NY. The 11-year-old wonder, harness racing's richest-ever horse ($6.9 million), begins his 2015 season Saturday night, leading 35 of the best Free-For-Allers into Yonkers Raceway for the opening round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. &nb...
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Terror Of The Nite one of 7 wins for Palone

on 03/17/2015 2:00 AM
Terror Of the Nite rolled to victory in a career-best 1:54.1 to notch his third straight in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Heavenly Knox scored in a sizzling 1:52.4 in the other $12,000 split in Tuesday's third leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The championship legs of the Walter Russell and three other current series at The Meadows are se...
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21 advance from Miami Valley Survivor Series

on 03/17/2015 2:00 AM
The Jeff Brewer Stable, which produced the winner of the initial Survivor Series at Miami Valley Raceway in 2014, dominated first leg action of the 2015 version by capturing three of the four elimination heats on Tuesday (March 17) night.   The field of 32 entrants was reduced to 21 with the top five finishers in each of the four elimination races advancing to second elimination rou...
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Arrangements announced for Jim Doherty

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
Arrangements have been announced for Hall of Famer Jim Doherty, who died Saturday, March 14, at the age of 74. Funeral services will be on Friday, March 20, at 10:15 a.m. from the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, N.J., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 400 Mt. Prospect Ave., Clifton. Private cremation to fol...
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She's All In upsets in Pompano open trot

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
She's All In, driven by owner-trainer Rick Plano, pulled off a mild (7-1) upset in the $12,000 Open Trot for mares on Sunday night at Pompano Park.   The 6-year-old daughter of Revenue Senjoyed a picture-perfect garden journey before tipping out at the head of the lane, wearing down the leader Blushing Hanover and then holding off the late surging Jailhouse Jessica, driven by Bruce ...
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Not Afraid continues Yonkers domination

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
It just isn't a fair fight.   Not even an assigned 12 hole ("11 hole” after a second-tier scratch) and taking a whole lot of Sunday afternoon cold, windy Westchester air could deter favored Not Afraid (Dan Dube, $4.80) from winning Yonkers Raceway's $55,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Out a long way and just minding his business through any number of lead changes, Not Afraid ...
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150K for broadcasting as USTA meetings end

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
The final committee meetings of the 2015 USTA Board of Directors meeting were conducted Monday morning at the Hilton-Easton in Columbus. The 2015 budget was approved, including an additional $100,000 added for a total of $150,000 for the Broadcast Committee to distribute to assist in funding to racetracks wishing to have their races televised on national or regional cable TV. The Board al...
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Celebrate Ky. Derby at Goshen Historic Track

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
Plans are in the works for a gala affair to be celebrated at Goshen Historic Track around the running of this year's Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2.   To be used as a fundraiser for the world's oldest harness racetrack and National Historic Landmark, a Kentucky Derby-style party will be offered from 3-8 p.m. on that first Saturday in May.   This is a fundrai...
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1:47.3 pacer Hurrikane Kingcole retired

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
John McDermott stares into the stall of Hurrikane Kingcole and a wistful smile crosses the trainer's face as he watches his 6-year-old pacer move playfully toward him.   "I just wish we had a chance for him to show what he's really made of,” McDermott says.   He thought this might be the year. Hurrikane Kingcole, back on the racetrack after throat surgery last year appe...
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Keystone Chester, Flying Muscles repeat at Meadows

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
Keystone Chester and Flying Muscles each captured his second straight division in Monday's third leg of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows, though they used dramatically different styles to do so.   Jetta Dough took the other $12,000 split in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The championship legs of the Ken Weaver and three other current series at T...
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Seawind Pascale wires field in Lifetime Dream

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Lifetime Dream took center stage Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of 10 four- and five-year-old trotting mares contested the $20,000 second leg of the three-week trotting event.   Seawind Pascale improved off her second-place effort in the first leg to come away with a gate-to-wire score Monday night in 1:54.   Driven by Rick Zeron, Seawin...
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Witch Dali, Donttellruss take Petticoat splits

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's 2015 stakes season continued Monday night, with a pair of second-round divisions in the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old ladies.   Foolin' no one, Witch Dali (Tim Tetrick, $2.40) handily repeated in the opening, $12,500 event, this time wiring from post position No. 4 (:29.2, :57.4, 1:26.2, 1:53.4). The final margin was an as-she-pleased six lengths ov...
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Morgan continues to close in on 15,000 wins

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan picked up three wins and now needs only 10 more winning drives to reach 15,000 in his career, on Monday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan won four races.   Morgan drove 9-1 shot Yanklet Hanover to victory in the first of two $15,500 filly and mare winners-over paces. He moved Yanklet Hanover three wide to get the lead heading to the final turn and led the way down...
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SHOWtime at Yonkes, Batavia & Saratoga

on 03/16/2015 2:00 AM
The respective ADW platforms of Yonkers Raceway (EmpireCityBets), Batavia Downs (BataviaBets) and Saratoga Raceway (SaratogaBets) have combined to created "SHOWtime.”   It's a free to play, weekly contest beginning this Friday, March 20, open to all ADW members of the participating tracks who have actively wagered on the day(s) of the contest.   All current EmpireCityB...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit still perfect after Gilmour sweep

on 03/15/2015 2:00 AM
Undefeated and untested, that sums up the winter for Wiggle It Jiggleit. The 3-year-old gelded son of Mr. Wiggles made it a perfect six for six to start his career with a three-length romp in the $58,000 final of the William "Buddy” Gilmour Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The 1-9 favorite, Wiggle It Jiggleit was sent right to the front on this night by Montrell Te...
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JJ's Delivery scores in WEGS Series

on 03/15/2015 2:00 AM
J Js Delivery and Chris Christoforou went gate to wire to win the second leg the WEGZ series Saturday night at Woodbine.   A compact group of seven 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings squared off in the $17,000 second round of the WEGZ. However, only four of the seven horses were returning from last week's first leg.   One of the new faces to the series made an immediate...
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PL Hellcat best in Pompano feature

on 03/15/2015 2:00 AM
PL Hellcat, Dan Clements' splendid 4-year-old son of Mach Three, known for his tremendous brushing power, brushed the entire mile on Saturday night in taking top honors in Pompano Park's top pacing feature—the $13,500 Open.   Trained by Renaldo Morales, III, PL Hellcat led at every pole--:27.1, :56.1 and 1:23—in route to a victory measuring a length over the fast closing Raji's ...
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Mac's Beach Boy takes Yonkers Open Pace

on 03/15/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Mac's Beach Boy (Pat Lachance, $5.60) prevailed from a soggy pocket Saturday night, annexing Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Pace.   Winning the blind draw, Mach's Beach Boy was only going to allow one horse to outleave him, and that one wasWarrawee Needy(Mark MacDonald). Beach Memories was summarily stuffed into a three-hole before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. After a 56.4 ...
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"The Grinder" wears down rivals at Miami Valley

on 03/15/2015 2:00 AM
Lucky Lime, nicknamed "The Grinder" in keeping with his racing style, wore down all his adversaries for driver Kyle Ater in the $15,500 Open Pace at Miami Valley on Saturday night--despite a grueling first-over journey (the kind he appears to like!).   Speed Trap (Chris Page) allowed Gareth Nourrir (Tyler Smith) to briefly clear to the front before retaking control as the quickest l...
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