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Cane Pace, Kindergarten entry information

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the 60th Cane Pace ($400,000 est.), the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Pacing, will be raced on Sunday, Aug. 24 at Tioga Downs.   Entries must be declared with the Tioga Downs Racing Office no later than 9 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 20. Supplemental declarations (at a cost of $35,000) are also due by that time.   It is interesting t...
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Burke: "No shot" of JK Endofanera Jug supplement

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke scored a pair of big victories in the 3-year-old pacing colt division this past weekend, first with All Bets Off in last Friday night's $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park and then with JK Endofanera's score two days later in a $54,072 Geers division at Tioga Downs. After scoring wins in a pair of major races just one month before the Sept. 18 Little Brown J...
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Penn Gaming tracks hosting Back to the Track

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Three racetracks operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNGI), the largest operator of harness racetracks in North America, will be active participants in the United States Trotting Association's (USTA) "Back to the Track” program over the next month. The "Back to the Track” program is an initiative to encourage on-track attendance at harness racetracks across the country through promo...
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Broadway Hall sold to Scandinavian group

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
A Scandinavian quartet has teamed up and purchased the trotting stallion Broadway Hall. Hans Nelén (Global Farm), John Bootsman (Boko Stables), Mats Gabrielsson (Oxalis) and the couple Siv and Nils Otto Bergslien (the breeders of ”Thai” horses) are the quartet behind the deal. Broadway Hall has been standing at stud at Fashion Farm.   The new owners plan to keep Broa...
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Wolfenden wins four on Harrington opener

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 68th year of live harness racing resumed Monday night with four-time defending driving champion Ross Wolfenden winning four races on the 12-race program.   Live racing had been on a brief hiatus in central Delaware since the July 24 Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair.   Wolfenden, who finished in a deadlock atop the driver standings...
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Spirit To Win takes compact Pure Ivory final

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Spirit To Win trotted the fastest mile by a 2 year old this year in Canada to capture the final of the Pure Ivory Series Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The three-week trotting series concluded with a small, but compact group of four freshman filly trotters vying for the winner's share of the $45,800 purse.   Spirit To Win, who won leg two, got away third and advance...
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Repeat winners in ONSS Gold 2FT splits

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
You're Majestic, Danielle Hall and Juanitas Fury were victorious in the three $70,000 Gold divisions of the Ontario Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies Monday night at Mohawk.   You're Majestic was sent off as the favorite in the first division and she didn't disappoint her backers, winning in 1:57.1. The daughter of Majestic Son, driven by Doug McNair, got away in fourth ...
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Forward, Allard win Gold Cup with Bigtown Hero

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
Turning for home, it was a two horse breakaway in the 55th running of the $75,000 Sobey's Gold Cup and Saucer with Bigtown Hero and driver Brad Forward battling past Wazzup Wazzup in a track and Canadian record equalling performance to close out Old Home Week at Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday night, Aug. 16. Scott Rocks (Jonathan Drury) fired to the lead, but trial winner and even-m...
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Party Hangover leads mares at Balmoral

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
After a two-week hiatus live racing returned to Balmoral Park with a pair of state-bred stakes for older pacers sharing top billing on the 13-race program on Saturday night, Aug. 16.   The ladies kicked off the action with a pair of $21,400 divisions of the Parklane Powerful Stake. In the first division Kenneth Rucker's Party Hangover continued her dominance of this division as she cruised...
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Shakai Hanover in 1:52.4 in Eternal Camnation

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
Many of harness racing's brightest two-year-olds converged at Mohawk Racetrack for a stakes-filled Saturday night (Aug. 16) featuring the Eternal Camnation and Nassagaweya Stakes.   Shakai Hanover kicked off the Saturday night stakes setting a Canadian season's record of 1:52.4 for two-year-old pacing fillies in the first of three Eternal Camnation divisions, ranging in pu...
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Artspeak still undefeated with Nassagaweya win

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
Undefeated two-year-old pacing colt Artspeak was victorious in a division of the Nassagaweya Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Aug. 16).Twenty-six two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into three divisions for the Nassagaweya Stakes.   One of the most talked about freshmen in the sport, Artspeak, turned in another easy-looking victory in his Canadian debut to ta...
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Just A Jolt uses passing lane to win at Harrah's

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
The featured event on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia was a pace for winners over $25,000 lifetime going for a purse of $30,000.   The wagering public gave slight favoritism to Wake Up Peter from post seven. At the start, it was last week's winner Handsome Henry K storming out from post eight, clearing the quarter in :26.4. After a rated second quarter of :29, the leader f...
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Barn Doll's 1:59.4 best in NYSS 2FT at Batavia

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
Barn Doll got off to a slow start but she finished first and fastest of four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday (Aug. 17) at Batavia Downs.   After getting away a gapped fourth, Barn Doll (Conway Hall-Headintheclouds) and driver Jeff Gregory watched as Jim Morrill Jr.'s Pig Hunt cut out speedy fractions of :29 and :59.3, while pulling just be...
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Datsyuk upsets Father Patrick at Tioga

on 08/17/2014 2:00 AM
While North America Cup winner JK Endofanera coasted home in 1:50.1 to win his $54,072 Geers Stake division on Sunday (August 17) at Tioga Downs, the top story of the afternoon saw Father Patrick gamely outkicked by Datsyuk ($52.00) in their $36,036 division of the Arthur Tompkins Memorial.   After an uneventful start, Yannick Gingras sent Father Patrick to the fore, floating c...
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2YOFP Well Hello There takes PASS in 1:53

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Southwind Roulette and Well Hello There won Pennsylvania Sires Stakes divisions Friday at The Meadows, giving Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke a sweep of the $223,960 event for 2-year-old filly pacers.   Although Southwind Roulette captured her third PASS split and assured herself a spot in the championship, her trip Friday wasn't as memorable as her July 18 victory here, when she ha...
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Twin B Spike Man upsets at Tioga; RUS at VD

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Sustaining a first-over push to wear down odds-on favorite Money On My Mind, Twin B Spike Man ($30.20) proved an upset winner in Saturday (Aug.16) evening's $15,000 Open Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs.   As expected, Jim Marohn, Jr. sent 1-5 favorite Money On My Mind to the fore, controlling a :56.4 first half mile before facing pressure into the far turn. After reaching three-quarter...
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Tharps takes Scioto feature with Ardyne Ace

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday night. General Manager of Racing Operations, Stacy Cahill was joined by drivers Aaron Merriman, Kayne Kauffman, Zach Mogan, Tyler Smith and Ronnie Wrenn Jr., who were challenged by Friday night's supporters of ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge was carried out prior to first race post time. The group made donations and challenged drivers ...
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Henry drives 3 Grassroots winners at Georgian

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots dashes for rookie trotting colts and geldings were the marquee events on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Georgian Downs. The first three races on the card were all Grassroots races, and driver Trevor Henry won all of them to get his night started off on the right foot.   Henry won the opener with Kadabrasnewrecruit in 2:01.4. Racing over a surface l...
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Mary Rose Of Topaz wins 5th Maine stakes

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action returned to Scarborough Downs on Saturday (Aug. 16) as the three-year-old filly pacing division visited the seaside oval for the fifth and final time this year in preliminary leg competition before embarking on their late-summer fairgrounds swing. The state-bred fillies split out into three dashes with slight upsets sneaking up on the punters in the first two splits befo...
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Jack Bailey, Vernon driving champ, dies

on 08/16/2014 2:00 AM
Jack Bailey, 81, Vernon Downs' all-time driving champion, died Aug. 16 after a long illness. It's the end of an era for a Hall of Fame horseman who reigned supreme during the years 1959-1978 and ranked among the Standardbred sport's leaders in races won, fast miles and money earnings.   In addition to his Vernon success, Mr. Bailey won driving titles at Hollywood Park in Califo...
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