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Vernon offers $5,000 reward for break-in info

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
In an effort to obtain information regarding a break in and missing articles at the Vernon Downs Paddock area,  Management is offering a $5,0000 reward for any information that will bring a satisfactory conclusion to the NYS Racing Investigation. Please contact NYS Racing Investigator Guy Fracola at 315-829-6839.  ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL
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Artspeak captures Metro Pace in 1:50.2

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
Artspeak continued his undefeated freshman campaign as he swept home off cover to take the $667,000 Metro Pace in a career-best 1:50.2 for driver Scott Zeron and trainer Tony Alagna on an action-packed Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Lyons Again (Yannick Gingras) fired off the gate from post eight with Lone Survivor (David Miller) also leaving to his outside and working t...
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JK She'salady ties WR in She's A Great Lady

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
Undefeated JK She'salady ($2.90) equaled the 1:50.1 world record for 2-year-old pacing fillies in the $480,000 She's A Great Lady Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. JK She'salady equaled the record, originally set by I Luv The Nitelife in her 2012 elimination at Mohawk Racetrack and matched by 2013 champion Precocious Beauty while racing at The Red Mile.   The homebred Art Maj...
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Trixton, Gettingreadytoroll score in Simcoes

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter completed a sweep of the Simcoes for sophomore pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack when he captured the $218,076 Simcoe for male trotters with Trixton ($2.80) in 1:52.2, overcoming a trailing tier start from post 11.   In the words of track announcer Ken Middleton, "he faced more traffic than the 401 on a Friday."   Getting back to work a...
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Betting Exchange's 1:51.1 fastest in NYSS

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night at Vernon Downs and driver Marcus Miller won two of them. All three divisions had purses of $37,266.   The first division went as the sixth race on Saturday and Azorean Art (Art Major-Dancin Barefoot) rallied from last on the far turn to pass the entire field and win in 1:52.3. ...
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Stubborn Belle sets Champlain 2FT record

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week got underway with the Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies Thursday night at Mohawk. Twenty-six freshman fillies were split into three divisions worth more than $83,000.   Stubborn Belle captured the first division in style with a 1:54.2 stakes record performance.   A daughter of Taurus Dream-Musetta Hanover, Paul MacDonell sent the filly to the ...
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Buen Camino fastest in NYSS 2CT splits

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt and gelding trotters were in town on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway to take part in the New York Sires Stakes. Three divisions of the $53,500-plus stakes races for freshman trotters highlighted the card with Trond Smedshammer's Buen Camino (Cash Hall) leading the way as the fastest among stakes winners.   Buen Camino was the favorite in his four...
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Bell tells some Bedroomconfessions

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Myron Bell is duly impressed with JK She'salady and Band Of Angels, who are both undefeated heading into Saturday's $480,000 She's A Great Lady for 2-year-old female pacers at Mohawk Racetrack, but he is hoping Bedroomconfessions can prove to be a worthy dark horse in the field.   Bedroomconfessions joined JK She'salady and Band Of Angels in winning She's A Great Lady eliminations l...
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Kentucky To Crown Sires Stakes champions Sunday

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
The best 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the Bluegrass State will be out in full force at The Red Mile onSunday, Aug. 31, as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night. Each of the eight divisions for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers will vie for a purse of $175,000. All four 2013 KYSS 2-year-old champions will be on the t...
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Stakes-loaded Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Stakes, stakes, stakes and more stakes. There is plenty of stakes action this Labor Day weekend and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. Mohawk will be a busy place and Tony Alagna talks Artspeak in the Metro, Joe Holloway reveals why he believes it is destiny he wins the She's A Great Lady, and Nancy Johansson tells why Holloway is incorrect and her filly JK She...
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Hambo heat winner Winky's Gill dies at 34

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Winky's Gill, winner of a heat of the 1983 Hambletonian, dam of 1993 Hambletonian Oaks winner Winky's Goal (1:54.4, $844,924) and 1987 Peter Haughton Memorial winner, Supergill (1:53.3, $664,194) died at the age of 34 on Aug. 8 at Perretti Farm, her home of 14 years. She was buried in the farm's equine cemetery.   The daughter of Bonefish and Lassie Blue Chip was bred by Ulf Moberg ...
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Upsets in Yonkers Friday features

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $44,000 co-featured Opens--a handicap for distaff pacers and a blind draw for all trotters who passed initiation--were won by rank outsider Campanile (Eric Carlson, $58.50) and Obrigado (Brent Holland, $11).   An early bystander from post position No. 4, Campanile had much to watch. Last week's victress, Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton) was in play, get...
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Lifetime Pursuit, Designed To Be win Simcoes

on 08/29/2014 2:00 AM
Lifetime Pursuit continued her incredible hot streak Friday night at Mohawk by winning a division of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Designed To Be captured the first division. Thirteen 3-year-old trotting fillies were split into two Simcoe Stakes divisions worth more than $103,000.   Lifetime Pursuit picked up her fourth win in a row in the second $105,344 d...
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I Like My Boss still perfect in 13

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss ($2.80, Jon Roberts) kept his impressive unbeaten record intact Wednesday with a track record setting performance, winning in 1:57 at Harrington Raceway.   Owned by trainer Bob Shahan, Jimmy Parsons Jr. and Ashley Parsons, the 3-year-old Don Boss Vita gelding improved to 13-for-13 in his career.   He had not raced since his dazzling track record performanc...
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Sassa Hanover sets Batavia record in NYSS

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
There was a lot of action on Wednesday night at Batavia Downs and as the New York Sires Stakes headlined the racing, both man and beast were in top form.   The Ron Burke-trained Sassa Hanover (Rock N Roll Heaven-Sayo Hanover) re-wrote the record books when she toured the facility in a blistering 1:54.2, erasing the old mark of 1:54.4 for a 2-year-old pacing filly set by Ba...
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Top Adios finishers return to Meadows for PASS

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
When The Meadows hosts Friday's final preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, it may seem like Act 2 of the 2014 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids Presented by Coors Light.   That's because the $199,980 stake has attracted Adios champion McWicked as well as Somewhere In LA and Let's Drink On It, who along with McWicked won Adio...
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Colonial Downs gearing up for Sept. 17 opener

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will usher in its 17th season of pari-mutuel harness racing on Sept. 17 and continue with a six-week fall campaign thru Oct. 26.   Pacers and trotters will compete over the nation's only one turn mile racetrack every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Ten races are expected to be contested each afternoon.   Highlight of the me...
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Hutchins hoping for a Zweig "happy hour"

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Douglass Hutchins is hoping for another happy hour in a Zweig Memorial.   Hutchins bred and owns Martiniwithmuscle, who is among the nine horses entered in Friday's $340,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs. Martiniwithmuscle will start from post five with driver Tim Tetrick and is 8-1 on the morning line.   Seven years ago, Hutchin...
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Tuesday winner Nuncio ready for Friday's Zweig

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Nuncio is part of the favored 5-2 Jimmy Takter-trained entry with stablemate Father Patrick in Friday's $340,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs. Nuncio has post seven and the services of his regular driver, John Campbell, right next to Father Patrick in post eight.   Nuncio got a pre-Zweig warmup Tuesday, Aug. 26, with ...
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Somwherovrarainbow, Shebestingin win qualifiers

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Stakes-winning 4-year-old female pacers Somwherovrarainbow and Shebestingin both qualified Thursday morning at Freehold Raceway as trainer Joe Holloway prepares to race the two mares without Lasix in upcoming starts.   Somwherovrarainbow, who has won six of 14 races this year and earned $376,329, won her qualifier by nearly 24 lengths in 1:54.2 around Freehold's half-mile oval. She...
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