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NYSS Fair champs crowned at Monticello

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
The cream of the freshman and sophomore pacers and trotters on the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) County Fair circuit convened at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. Eight $10,000 divisions awaited the influx and by the end of the day champions were crowned in each division.   "It was an enjoyable day of racing watching the youngsters go head to head in each of the...
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Retirement Foundation trying to help 10 horses

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Ten Standardbreds with collective earnings of more than $1 million are in trouble. The horses are: All American Daddy, who has earned $489,000; Big Money by Western Hanover; Chuckie Two; Desired Goal by Malabar Man; Third Down Delight, formerly named Spensor Hanover; 8 year old Barretts Toy by Playful Toy; Evil Grin by Die Laughing; Second Thought by Mr. Vic (who may be in foal); and 12 y...
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Rosecroft to hold qualifiers Saturday, Sept. 6

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Summer-Fall meet scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 13. Post time is 6:40 p.m. Qualifiers are scheduled for this coming Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. Entries for qualifiers will be taken Friday, Sept. 5, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred indust...
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Metro/CPD card results in record Mohawk handle

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
It was a fun and entertaining evening of racing at Mohawk on Saturday, Aug. 20. Ask any fan.   The Canadian Pacing Derby/Metro Pace card showcased many of the sport's stars and featured a 66-1 longshot winner in the Canadian Pacing Derby, while the Jackpot Hi 5 was paid out on the final race.   Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also considers the 2014 event a stunning su...
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MHHA/Northville reach deal for harness meet

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Although a revamped racing schedule in Michigan for 2014 called for 16 days of Thoroughbred racing at Northville Downs beginning on Oct. 18, it appears an about-face has been done after track officials reached a five-year agreement with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) to continue Standardbred racing at the suburban Detroit oval. The original 2014 dates applications submit...
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Cee Bee Yes looks to rebound in Helen Smith

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Cee Bee Yes had an ambitious mission a month ago in the Hambletonian Oaks but now is back at Freehold, scene of her past successes, for the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot on Friday. The Helen Smith is restricted to New Jersey-sired 3-year-old filly trotters and sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   The $500,000 Oaks on Aug. 2 at the Meadowl...
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Mohawk cancels after 9; stakes rescheduled

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Due to unsafe track conditions, racing was cancelled Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack following the evening’s ninth race. A heavy downpour of rain midway through the 12-race card caused the track surface, which started the night listed as ‘Fast’, to be downgraded to ‘Sloppy’. Following the ninth race, the Ontario Racing Commission judges, and officials from the Woodbine Entertainm...
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Waterstone moves from 12th to 6th in HANA contest

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The week off in HANA Harness' Grand Circuit Shoot-Out Handicapping Contest sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, DRF Harness, Meadowlands Racing & Gaming, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs gave the handicappers the opportunity to think over their handicapping strategy and by doing so, they came out guns a blazing with five instances of handicappers scoring net profits of over...
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New Meadowlands first season a success

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Despite a relentless winter that seemed to never want to end and an interruption in racing due to the Super Bowl being held at MetLife Stadium, the early returns on the 2014 Meadowlands season, the first in the new state of the art facility, are promising.   Through 67 live racing dates, the on-track handle stands at $19,231,729, an average of $287,040 per card. That figure will inc...
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Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale roster now online

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The complete roster for the 2014 Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale is now available online. Catalog and TrackIt pedigrees can be viewed online as well as yearling videos as they become available.TrackIt pedigrees are updated on a daily basis assuring the viewer the pedigree shows the most current information.The auction will be held October 24 & 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West ...
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No elims needed for CTC, Elegantimage

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Seven 3-year-old trotters were entered Tuesday morning for the $682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday, Sept. 13. With seven horses entered, eliminations are not required for this year's edition.   Headlining the group of seven is the Jimmy Takter trained duo of Father Patrick and Trixton.   Father Patrick is coming into the Canadian Trotting Classic off a victory ...
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PASS 2YO championships Saturday at Pocono

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The cream of the crop of this year's Pennsylvania-sired 2-year-old trotters and pacers will gather together this Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for their $1.24 million Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) Championship Night program.   The horses, in both the $260,000 finals and the $50,000 consolations, earned their way into these races by having the highest point to...
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Revington new Pompano Director of Racing

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is gearing up to start the 2014-2015 winter harness racing season with an opening date of October 4 and recently named Brett Revington as director of racing. Revington most recently held the role of business development manager at Social Gaming in Vancouver, British Columbia, a position he held since 2013 where he was responsible for identifying new business ...
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Harrington's Quillen draws 11

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The eighth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway has drawn 11 of the top older pacers in the country.  A pair of $20,000 elimination divisions will be contested Monday September 8. The sport’s richest horse and previous Quillen champ, Foiled Again heads the first division as the program’s eighth race. The Ron Burke-trainee and winner of $6.5 million drew post five fo...
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Novascotia Hanover strong in Meadows feature

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Novascotia Hanover unleashed a powerful uncovered move that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Novascotia Hanover shot out for the early lead for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., but after some quarter-pole shuffling, found herself third. When she came first over down the backside, she wore down the leader, Certifie...
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Spreester moves to lead in NYSS 3FP standings

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
It was bombs-away at Batavia Downs Sunday when the heavily favored Major Dancer came up just short at the wire as 40-1 Ken Doll J pulled the surprise in a $39,900 division of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Off the gate Sweetnsinful (Jimmy Whittemore) took an uncontested lead around the turn and up the backside before the 1-2 Major Dancer (Jonathan Dr...
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Gale, Whittemore each win 3 at Vernon

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Drivers Truman Gale and Jimmy Whittemore each scored three victories on the Labor Day matinee program at Vernon Downs. Gale picked up victories in the first race with Mass Appeal (Muscle Mass-Pana Colada), the seventh race with Psyched (Conway Hall-Psychotherapist), and the tenth and final race with Funny Photo (Classic Photo-American Jean). Funny Photo was sent off as the even-money favorite ...
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Gingras wins Cane plus Drivers' Championship

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Facing seven rivals and a track bias which played in the favor of stalkers and closers, Lyonssomewhere ($40.20) held sway from odds-on favorite He's Watching for a 1:49.4 victory in the $437,325 Cane Pace, the featured event on a star-studded Labor Day (September 1) card at Tioga Downs.   Embroiled in an early duel with Luck Be Withyou, Yannick Gingras pushed to the fore with Lyonss...
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Too Darn Hot takes Green Acres leg

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Too Darn Hot was too much the best, winning the $7,000 opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Driven by Eric Abbatiello and trained by Ron Burke, Too Darn Hot scored an easy five and a quarter length victory in 1:59 flat in the co-featured eighth race. Skullhouse Raider [Cam's Card Shark] e...
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Long, McDonough injured in Batavia accident

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
A chain-reaction mishap occurred at the start of the third race at Batavia Downs on Monday (Sept.1) that sent two drivers to the hospital.   When the gate pulled away at the start of the race, driver Chris Long tried to go to the front with pacer Shakin In My Shoes from post five when the horse took a bad step and fell, throwing Long to the track. Following behind him was Shawn McDo...
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