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Stakes-laden card Saturday night at Mohawk

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Some of Standardbred racing's biggest stakes races, the $667,000 Metro Pace, $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby and the $480,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes, take a rich center stage this Saturday evening at Mohawk.   North America's finest 2-year-old pacers will be showcased in the Metro (colts & geldings) and the Shes A Great Lady (fillies) while the best older pacers on the contine...
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Nuncio, Datsyuk score in PASS divisions

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
 Nuncio rolled to a facile 8 1/4-length victory in a division of Tuesday’s $199,980 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, completing his sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs. In the other split of the event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Smoke, Datsyuk had to work harder but still won and cemented his spot in the championship, which is set for Sept. ...
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Barn Doll, Pig Hunt win in NYSS 2YOFT

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $197,500 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions comprised the event.   Division leader Barn Doll (Jeff Gregory, $3.10) did nothing to diminish her standing, winning the $49,150 third division in 1:58.4…by far the night's fastest. Racing second-up from post position No. 4, she went up and over a last-t...
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Youth Foundation awards scholarships

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has named five students as its 2014 scholarship recipients. The $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship went to Maja Bown of West Orange, NJ. She is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire where she is studying Nutrition and Dietetics. Maja graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA. The scholarship honors the late Curt Greene, who is a member of th...
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Crawford Farms set for Friday Open House

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Few harness horse breeders have made a larger multi-media splash this year than Crawford Farms of Durhamville, N. Y. When top trotters Sebastian K and Market Share line up for this Friday's $200,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot at Vernon Downs, they will score behind the bright red Crawford Farms starting car. And that is just the beginning of the Crawford's omnipresence.   Dr...
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Dr. Don Mossbarger named to Jug Wall of Fame

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Dr. Don "Doc” Mossbarger, founder of Midland Acres of Bloomingburg, Ohio,has been selected as the 30th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame Honoree by the Delaware County Fair.   Midland Acres was originally established in the 1960s to supplement Dr. Mossbarger's veterinary practice. Midland Acres has stood some of Ohio's best stallions; Speed In Action, Final Score, Nobleland Sam. Today...
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Gulotta: Somewhere In LA is "pretty special"

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
As the owner of a breeding farm, Mike Gulotta would seem an unlikely candidate to buy a horse that was gelded.   But when longtime horse agent Gerry Bloch called Gulotta about gelded 3-year-old pacer Somewhere In LA, Gulotta knew he had to listen.   After all, it was Bloch who directed Gulotta to a 4-year-old pacer named Lis Mara in 2006. Lis Mara, who had earned&nbs...
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Fazoli's to present winning Jug caretaker $1,000

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
Quite often the happiest individual in the Little Brown Jug winner's circle is the caretaker, the individual that spends countless hours preparing their athletes. This year the winning caretaker will have an extra thousand reasons to celebrate.   Fazoli's, America's largest quick-service Italian restaurant chain, would like to recognize some of the hardest working, and maybe sometim...
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KYSS preliminaries wrap up Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
On Golden Ponder rolled to a four-length win in 1:54.3 in Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) action Sunday night at The Red Mile, the second of two preliminaries before Super Night on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the famed clay oval. The 2 year olds wrapped up their two legs last Thursday night and on Sunday it was the 3 year olds who were in action.   Sent off the odds-on 1-9 favorite in the $15,...
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I Like My Boss goes for lucky 13th at Harrington

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss is the current Rocky Marciano of harness racing. Like Marciano, the 3-year-old trotting colt who has been a heavyweight on the Delaware circuit since his career's inception, has never lost.   The Don Boss Vita-sired gelding is unbeaten in 12 career starts and will put that impressive record on the line Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Harrington Raceway from post position three...
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All Bets Off leads NYSS into Monticello

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
One of the best sophomore pacers in the country, All Bets Off, from the powerful Ron Burke Stable, will be the featured attraction when Monticello Raceway presents the last preliminary leg of the rich New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) program on Tuesday afternoon.   All Bets Off, owner of a 1:48.2 record, is currently fourth on the list of top money-winning 3-year-old colt pacers this ye...
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Frost Free Hanover leads Stallion Series winners

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
Winless since late May, Frost Free Hanover broke loose Monday at The Meadows, drawing off to demolish the field by 8 lengths in 1:54.4 — a tick off the stake record — in a $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Another Transcript and Revrac Harbour taking the other splits — each for Dave Palone. ...
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Frankie's Dragon scores in Yonkers Open

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Even-money favorite Frankie's Dragon (Brian Sears, $4) went from first-up to first home Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned inside his seven rivals, Frankie's Dragon had plenty to peruse early as Dream Out Loud N (Eric Goodell), Rock on Moe (Larry Stalbaum) and Sapphire City (Dan Dube) all has designs on the lead.Dream Out Loud N won that...
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Swan In A Million wins $100k Rowe Memorial

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Swan In A Million and trainer/driver Dustin Jones kicked home off cover to win the $100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Trot in a Canadian season's record of 1:52.4 for trotters over a five-eighth-mile track on Saturday night at Georgian Downs.   Swan In A Million got away fourth at the pylons through a :27.4 opening quarter and flushed out cover in the form of pocket-sitting Natu...
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Field set for She's A Great Lady final

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Three $35,000 eliminations for the She's A Great Lady Stakes were held Saturday night at Mohawk. A total of 25 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into three eliminations to determine the field for next week's $480,000 final. The top three finishers, plus one fourth place finisher drawn by lot, advanced to next Saturday's final.   In the first elimination, Bedroomconfessions and ...
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Sweet Lou wins again, picks post 3 for CPD final

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Leaving no doubt as to his current superiority, Sweet Lou powered his way to victory in the first $40,000 elimination Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in preparation for next week's $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The first five finishers in each of the two elims qualified for the final, but tonight's result just reaffirmed the status of Sweet Lou as the best older pacer on the contin...
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Metro final field set; Artspeak leads in elims

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Heavily-favored Artspeak, trained by Tony Alagna and driven by Scott Zeron, kept his perfect record intact with another facile triumph, this time in the second Metro Pace elimination Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The victory, his fifth in five outings so far in a monstrous juvenile campaign, stamped the son of Western Ideal as the one to beat in next Saturday's 667,000 final. His ...
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French Laundry wins; Mission Brief falters

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainee French Laundry ($2.50) proved a convincing winner in his $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 24) afternoon, as did other odds-on favorites Wheels Ah Smokin ($2.10) and Bee the Queen ($3.00) in their respective races.   However, freshman trotting filly Mission Brief, sent off at 1-20 after her dominant Merrie Annabelle win at...
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Captaintreacherous scratched from CPD elims

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, the 2013 Pepsi North America Cup winner and two-time Pacer of the Year, has been scratched from Saturday night's Canadian Pacing Derby elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Trainer Tony Alagna confirmed to the WEG media department Saturday morning that Captaintreacherous has been removed from Saturday night's race due to sickness.   "After jogging yesterday, we ran a ...
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Lifetime Pursuit sets 1:52.1 Casual Breeze mark

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
A full weekend of Grand Circuit racing action at Mohawk got underway Friday night with two $101,296 Casual Breeze Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   Lifetime Pursuit, this year's Hambletonian Oaks winner, cruised to a stakes record victory of 1:52.1 in the second division.   A daughter of Cantab Hall-Queen Of Grace, Lifetime Pursuit and driver Yannick Gin...
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