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Yonkers gets approval for Sunday matinees

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is the backdrop for the latest installment of The French Connection. Yonkers has received approval from the New York State Gaming Commission to conduct a half-dozen Sunday matinee cards—from Nov. 9 through Dec. 14, inclusive—as part of a new wagering relationship with the French pari-mutuel agency. The races are to be televised and wagered on through much of Europe. ...
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PA Stallion Series held at Philadelphia

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Six divisions of Stallion Series action for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters were held at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (August 13) each going for a purse of $20,000. In the first division, it was Susan Daugherty's Wimborne Hanover going coast-to-coast for the victory. The son of Muscle Massive used a rated second quarter to his advantage, going on to win in a time of 1:58.3....
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Momas Got A Gun in fastest PA Stallion Ser.

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Momas Got A Gun grabbed the lead with a backside burst and found the wire just in time to score in 1:55, fastest division in Wednesday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows. The event was contested over six divisions, with Dobre Povedane, Cover Model, Half Past Seven, Hillary’s Style and Hot Chica Boomba also taking $20,000 splits. Tony...
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Gatka Hanover highlights PASS at Pocono

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Gatka Hanover defeated previously unbeaten Speak To Me to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four $67,347 Sire Stakes divisions held for two-year-old trotting fillies. Speak To Me came into her division having won her first four races in convincing fashion. But on Wednesday night, it was Gatka Hanover (Muscle Massive-Gir...
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Golden Gun upsets in Tioga Open Pace

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Enjoying a pocket trip behind May Day, the Wiz Kids Stable's Golden Gun ($42.60) proved an upset winner in Monday (Aug. 11) evening's $15,000 Open Pace at Tioga Downs, splitting foes to prevail by a scant neck in 1:51.1. After a strong dispatch, the four-year-old Headmaster gelding yielded the lead to a headstrong May Day (Mike Merton), tracking through a :56.2 middle half breather after a ...
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Wicked Speed 3 for 3 with Grassroots win

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Headlining Mohawk Racetrack's Monday night (Aug. 11) program were six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series events for two-year-old pacing fillies, and while she wasn't the swiftest winner, Wicked Speed's win in the fifth flight pushed her record to a perfect three-for-three with two of those victories coming in Grassroots action. With Scott Young handling the driving assignment fo...
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Warrawee Farm has big Grassroots night

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colts bred and raised by Dr. Mike Wilson's Warrawee Farm of Rockwood, Ont., captured two of the six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions tonight at Grand River Raceway. The fastest victory of the night was recorded by Warrawee Promesse who was on top through every fraction, :28.4, :58.4, 1:28.2, and was home with more than three lengths to spare in 1:57....
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Former Roosevelt paddock judge Dunkel dies

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Steve Dunkel, the former paddock judge of both Roosevelt and Yonkers Raceway, died Friday, Aug. 8.   He had not responded to anyone since Friday. His family became concerned and on Monday, Aug. 11, with the assistance of the Nassau County Police they went into his house and found him peacefully on his couch.   In 1975 Mr. Dunkel started his career as the assistant pa...
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McWicked supplemented, draws post 1, in Milstein

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Adios champ McWicked, most recently a winner in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division Aug. 7 at Harrah's Philadelphia, has been supplemented at a cost of $34,000 to Friday night's inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorlal Pace at Northfield Park. The Milstein is scheduled as Race 11 on Friday night with an approximate post time of 10:15 p.m.   McWicked then drew post 1 in the race, wi...
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Can Foiled Again snap skid in Gerrity?

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
For Foiled Again, it's summertime and nothing is easy. But trainer Ron Burke is confident the 10-year-old pacer will return to prominence again.   The three-time defending Dan Patch Award winner for best older male pacer, Foiled Again has won four of 14 starts this year and earned $300,100, but last visited the winner's circle in mid-April. He will try to snap a 10-race skid when he...
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Freshman trotting colts shine at Monticello

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Although Crazshana's 2:00 victory was topped by two others on the afternoon card, that clocking still established a new Monticello Raceway track record for freshman trotting geldings at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon when Trond Smedshammer drove him to a 2:00 victory in a division of the Excelsior "B” Series of the New York Sires Stakes.   The altered son of Crazed-...
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Market Rally takes aim at Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
The $118,200 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies invades Batavia Downs on Wednesday and features the top series performer of the year so far for her sex and gait.   Market Rally (Cash Hall-Supreme Dish) enters the night riding a five-race winning streak, all in NYSS competition. Her dominance of this group is reflected in the combined 21 length total m...
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Tuesday's Spartan Futurities moved to Aug. 17

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
As a result of the flooding rains Monday in Michigan, the eight-race Spartan Futurity race card scheduled for Tuesday night at the Midland County Fair has been postponed. The races will now be contested on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17, with a first-race post time of 3 p.m.
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Siblings to Amigo Hall, Guccio in Ontario stakes

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting fillies of the Ontario Sires Stakes are back in action in both Gold and Grassroots action on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13. Six $18,000 Grassroots divisions highlight Tuesday night's card at Mohawk Racetrack. The following evening two $105,000 Gold divisions will be part of Grand River's Wednesday night program. Making her OSS debut tonight at ...
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Plainridge cancels Wednesday due to weather

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse, with the approval of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, has canceled its card for Wednesday Aug. 13. The weather forecast calls for heavy thunderstorms with up to two inches of rain in the area. Virtually the entire state is under a flood watch for Wednesday. Plainridge management made the decision after consultation with its horsemen.   The card has not bee...
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McWicked takes 5-race win streak to Milstein

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
McWicked is not the most energetic horse when enjoying an uncontested lead, but his lackadaisical manner can change in a hurry when necessary. The colt's determination is one of the attributes that impresses trainer Casie Coleman as she prepares McWicked for Friday's inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old male pacers at Northfield Park. McWicked was not eligible to the Milste...
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Lifetime Pursuit equals 1:51.3 world mark

on 08/12/2014 2:00 AM
So impressive in capturing the Hambletonian Oaks, Lifetime Pursuit was just as dazzling Tuesday at The Meadows when she matched the world record of 1:51.3 in a division of a $199,994 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old filly trotters. Her stablemate, Shake It Cerry, may not have been as flashy, but she took the other division of the event known as the Meadow Bright while under wraps. &n...
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Lifetime Pursuit, Shake It Cerry set for PASS

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks winner Lifetime Pursuit and millionaire Shake It Cerry, the glamour girls of the Jimmy Takter stable, lead a group of 14 sophomore filly trotters into Tuesday's Meadow Bright, a $199,994 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, at The Meadows.   The event will go as two divisions, with Yannick Gingras guiding Lifetime Pursuit for Brittany Farms from post 2 in the first division ...
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Maryland-preference at fall Rosecroft meet

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Fall meet at Rosecroft scheduled to begin on Sept. 13. Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred industry in Maryland by continuing to offer a 100 percent preference to Maryland connected horses in all races. "We are committed to Maryland racing and helping to rebuild this industry,” ...
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Vivid Photo half-brother wins in MSRF split

on 08/11/2014 2:00 AM
The 2 year olds were back at Ocean Downs for the Maryland Standardbred Fund races on a beautiful Sunday night with the super moon coming up over the backstreatch.   The first of seven stakes races on the card produced a new stakes and track record for 2-year-old trotting fillies when Stories To Tell (RC Royalty) charged out of the gate and never looked back stopping the ti...
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