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Commander Crowe post 1; Sebastian K post 6

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
Post positions have been procured for Yonkers Raceway's stakes-stuffed Saturday night program, which features more than $1.5 million in purses for the five features, a $20,000 guaranteed all-stakes-race Pick 5 pool and a free t-shirt (while supplies last). First post for the baker's-dozen buffet is 7:10 pm.PM.   The $250,000 International Preview is new on the calendar, will be Rac...
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Jimmy Marohn Jr. wins 5 in the mud at Monticello

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
What's Jimmy Marohn Jr. say about his five bagger on Tuesday (Oct. 21) over a muddy track at Monticello Raceway? "I had a few good horses that were in the right spots,” is how Marohn explained his five bagger. Still it wasn't the best day that Marohn ever had but it certainly was a very good one.   "I once had six wins on one card but being covered with mud from hea...
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Real Desire moves to Ivy Lane Farm in Indiana

on 10/21/2014 2:00 AM
World champion pacing sire Real Desire, whose first Indiana-bred crop of 2-year-olds made its debut this year, will stand at Ivy Lane Farm in Goshen, Ind., beginning with the 2015 breeding season. His stud fee has been set at $3,500.   Real Desire had stood at Midland Acres' Indiana stallion station since coming to the Hoosier State from Pennsylvania in 2011. He was bred t...
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John Manzi wins Hamilton Memorial Award

on 10/20/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) has announced with great pride that longtime horseman and journalist John Manzi will be the recipient of the 2014 Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal. This eighth annual award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding integrity in the sport of harness racing and has also taken the time to give back to both the sport and their community i...
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Blue Chip Farms announces promotions

on 10/20/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms announced Monday (Oct. 20) several promotions within the company's senior management team. Principle and managing Partner Tom Grossman will take over as Syndicate Manager for Blue Chip's syndicated stallions (the position was held by Mike Kimelman, who recently resigned to pursue other interests). Grossman is not only the farm's principal but also a major shareholder in al...
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The Show Returns back for Three Diamonds

on 10/20/2014 2:00 AM
If her recent results are any indication, The Show Returns has arrived. But owner Richard Young says the reason the filly was slow to find the spotlight had more to do with unfortunate luck than lack of performance.   The Show Returns heads into Saturday's $424,000 Three Diamonds Stakes for 2-year-old female pacers at Woodbine off a neck win over Band Of Angels in their elimination ...
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Key horses take 2 of 3 series divisions

on 10/20/2014 2:00 AM
Conversation Boy and Rock The Nite each captured their second straight splits in Monday's late-closing series for freshman colt and gelding pacers at The Meadows and will advance to the final. Also earning a berth in the Nov. 1 championship was Cams Fernando, who took the other $12,500 second-leg division. Owner/breeder Bob Key enjoyed a series double with Conversation Boy and Rock The Nite. ...
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Foiled Again, Creatine, Market Share in Dayton

on 10/20/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again and Creatine have been installed as the morning line favorites for the $122,000 Dayton Pacing Derby and $160,000 Dayton Trotting Derby, respectively, when the new track presents its first-ever Grand Circuit stakes on Friday night. Both will have plenty of competition, however, as the 16 horses in the two races have combined earnings of $22,982,846—an average of $1,436,428. ...
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Dancin Yankee, Final Breath win OHSS finals

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
Ohio Sires Stakes championships for older horses were decided in decidedly different fashions Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The $50,000 trotting split was won by Final Breath in the most thrilling race to date at harness racing's newest venue. Dancin Yankee (pictured), on the other hand, enjoyed a virtual walk in the park in the $50,000 pacing division. The championship races for...
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Indiana crowns Sires Stakes Super Final champs

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
The top 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana descended upon Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday to battle it out in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals in front of a packed house on a chilly evening.   As expected, the Super finals delivered some outstanding harness racing battles and well-deserved championships. With purses top...
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Deters Stables scores three Sunshine Stakes

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
Cartoonist upset the applecart in Pompano Park's top Open Pace on Saturday night, while the Mike Deters Stable grabbed the spotlight in three of the four $12,000 finals of the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-breds.   Cartoonist, the slick 4-year-old son of Modern Art, trained by Jim McDonald for the SSG Stables, got a picture-perfect drive from Bruce Ranger to score in 1:51.3, a l...
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Nuncio, Gural Hanover take Yonkers Trot elims

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
It was "Elimination Saturday,” with Yonkers Raceway hosting paring events for three stakes events.   Fifteen 3-year-old colts and geldings turned into eight for Yonkers Trot No. 60, as standouts Nuncio (John Campbell, barred from wagering) and Gural Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr., $2.30, part of entry) were comfy winners in the pair of $40,000 elims.   Nuncio, in play early ...
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Batavia's Kane Pace goes to Bolt The Duer

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
It was the biggest night of the year at Batavia Downs Saturday as the track presented the 12th edition of the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational Pace. One of the largest live crowds was on hand to see the action and after the most anticipated race of the season hit the wire, world champion Bolt The Duer bested a stellar field of top Open pacers to take the trophy.   ...
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Field set for International Preview Trot

on 10/19/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced the octet of world-class trotters for this Saturday night's (Oct. 25th) International Trot Preview. The race, at one-and-one-quarter miles for a purse of $250,000, is a precursor to next season's return—after a two-decade hiatus--of the International Trot.   The eight on the gate for the Preview are (alphabetically) Archangel, Arch Madness, reigning H...
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Lady Clarabella takes Kindergartners to class

on 10/18/2014 2:00 AM
Not only was Lady Clarabella ($5.90) the fastest among five $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary winners on Friday evening at Vernon Downs, but she also established a new track record for two-year-old trotting fillies.   The daughter of Lear Jetta proved a handy winner in 1:54.2, protecting the lead early from A List Lindy (Charlie Norris), and controlling the terms through...
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Upsets in Governor's Cup, Valley Victory elims

on 10/18/2014 2:00 AM
The Fall Four Stakes eliminations were completed Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Two $25,000 eliminations were contested for the Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings and the Valley Victory for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The top five finishers from both eliminations advanced to next Saturday's finals.   Lyons Again and Yannick Gingras pulled off ...
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Daley looks to go "way outta here"at Yonkers

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
For much of his career, trotter Way Outta Here has driven trainer Noel Daley way outta his mind. But a strong performance in the Yonkers Trot could go a long way to smoothing things over.   Way Outta Here competes in the first of two $40,000 Yonkers Trot eliminations Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. He is the 4-1 second choice on the morning line in his division, which features Ken...
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Coleman looks to advance 2 in Yonkers stakes

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
McWicked might be Casie Coleman's high-profile star at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, but Also Encouraging is also worthy of admiration in the trainer's eyes.   Coleman sends 3-year-old male pacer McWicked into Saturday's $40,000 single elimination for the Messenger Stakes, which is the third jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown, and 3-year-old female pacer Also Encouraging into the...
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EL Titan to race in Galt, scratched from Yonkers

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Riina Rekila told harnessracing.com Friday morning that EL Titan, who was double entered in Friday night's Galt Trot at Maywood Park and Saturday night's eliminations for the $500,000 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway, will race in Chicago and be scratched out of the New York race.   EL Titan drew post 5 for Friday night's $93,200 Galt and the 3-year-old colt trotter is l...
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Batavia set for Saturday's Kane Pace

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
The 12th annual $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational Pace will be held on Saturday and the star-studded group of Open class performers competing is led by Ron Burke stablemates $1.7 million winner Aracahe Hanover and Easy Again. The race has played host to many great horses over the years including the $6 million horse, Foiled Again, who won it twice. But it was also ...
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