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Palone wins 8 at The Meadows

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, the top driver in wins in North American harness racing history, padded his total considerably Monday at The Meadows when he won eight races-- including the feature-- on the 15-race card.   Palone collected a pair of victories for his brother, trainer Mike Palone, and three for trainer Ron Burke. He also earned one place finish and two thirds in his 14 assignments....
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Shortest Distance stings foes; bee stings Schwarz

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
At Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, what was supposed to be the confrontation between two pacers with the most victories in North America this season unfortunately didn't materialize. The often claimed duo of Diamond Tiara and Shortest Distance were in to go against one another in the fifth race and that confrontation was looked forward to by the local railbirds.   ...
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EL Titan ready for Mohawk Grand Circuit

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Stakes-winner EL Titan has been absent from the Grand Circuit this season, but that is soon to change.   The 3-year-old male trotter, who won three of five starts last season, including divisions of the International Stallion Stakes and Madison County, made his 2014 debut earlier this month and is getting ready for the Simcoe Stakes and Canadian Trotting Classic, both at Mohawk Race...
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Penn National tracks to use automated ML odds

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., the largest operator of Standardbred racetracks in North America, will institute the new TrackMaster automated morning line system at all of its harness racing facilities, effective immediately.   PNGI owns and operates Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway (Bangor, Maine), the new Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Plainridge Racecourse and Rosecroft Racew...
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Artspeak headlines 15 in Metro Pace elims

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Fifteen 2-year-old male pacers have been entered in Saturday night's eliminations for the $685,000 (est.) Metro Pace at Mohawk Racetrack, including the undefeated Artspeak, who drew into the second of two eliminations. The top five finishers in each of the two $40,000 eliminations will advance to the final on Saturday, Aug. 30.   Also on the card are a trio of eliminations for the $...
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Has The Captain Righted The Ship?

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
The Canadian Pacing Derby has a rich history as the oldest stakes race in Canada for Standardbred racehorses and on Saturday night the sport's top stars will bring their talents north for a pair of six-horse eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 2013 Pepsi North America Winner Captaintreacherous and driver Tim Tetrick will start from post five in the second $40,000 elimination. A ...
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Alagna talks Artspeak in Metro Pace elims

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Fifteen of the sport's brightest freshman pacing colts and geldings have been split into a pair of eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk for the chance to race in the $685,000 Metro Pace final on Saturday, Aug. 30.   Leading the group of 15 is the Tony Alagna trainee Artspeak, who is undefeated in four career starts and enters the Metro elim fresh off a victory in the Nassagawe...
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Frau Blucher's 1st win of 2014 ties world record

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Frau Blucher made her first win of the 2014 season a memorable one by matching a world record for her age group on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   A huge earner at age two and three for trainer Chris Oakes, Frau Blucher (Broadway Hall-My Angel) was winless in her first five starts as a 4 year old heading into Tuesday night's condition trot for non-winners of $10,001 ...
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My Ideal Hanover rebounds at Harrington

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
Jason Johnson's My Ideal Hanover ($6.40, Victor Kirby) prevailed in Tuesday's $11,000 featured conditioned event at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53.3 triumph.   The 5-year-old Western Ideal mare had won five in a row before suffering a defeat in the $30,000 Legislator's Cup at Harrington on Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair. After a pair of seventh-place finishes in ...
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Riegle Memorial Pace caps Darke County Fair

on 08/19/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Darke County Fair in Greenville, Ohio, concludes Friday, Aug. 22, with an 11-race program. Post time for the first race is 7 p.m. The feature event is race 10, the second edition of the Gene Riegle Memorial Pace, that will go postward at approximately 10 p.m.   Trainer Ron Burke will be trying to make it two straight after winning last year's inaugural race with Take ...
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Lemoyne Svendsen drives 3,000th winner

on 08/18/2014 2:00 AM
Lemoyne "Moonie" Svendsen reached the coveted 3,000 wins plateau at Running Aces on Sunday night (Aug. 17). The 55-year-old Minnesota native (born in Albert Lea) drove his first winner at an Iowa county fair at age 16 in 1975 and has won races each of the 39 years since then. The likeable green and yellow-clad reinsman is also approaching the coveted $10 million earnings mark with horses he ha...
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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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