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JK Endofanera romps, Precocious Beauty upsets

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera paced confidently to victory in the $227,000 American National Stake for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday night at Balmoral Park, stopping the timer in 1:49.1 against nine rivals.   The son of Art Major-Presidential Lady-Presidential Ball had Ron Pierce in the sulky for trainer Ronnie Burke and owners 3 Brothers Stable of New York, N.Y.   JK End...
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Meadowlands part of Bravo TV show

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
This past summer the New Meadowlands hosted the Manzo family, famously of the Bravo TV series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," on which wife/mom Caroline has starred before spinning off their own reality show titled "Manzo'd With Children" for a few nights at the races.   An episode of"Manzo'd With Children"was filmed in part at the track showcasing the new grandstand, Victory S...
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Uncle Peter to stand at Ohio's Hickory Lane

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
Hickory Lane Farm is pleased to announce that it is adding another world champion trotter to its stallion roster in 2015 when world champion Uncle Peter (Cantab Hall-Victory Treasure-Enjoy Lavec), 1:54.2; 3, 1:52.3f; 4, 1:50.3f ($1,290,660) joins world champion, Dejarmbro to form the most prolific tandem of promising young trotting stallions to stand in the state of Ohio.   Winner o...
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Mach Three filly tops Forest City at $85,000

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
Jiminey Three was the 2014 Forest City Yearling Sale topper with a final bid of $85,000 on Sunday at the newly renovated Agriplex at Western Fair District in London, Ont. The average price of $15,294 was up 13.1 percent from 2013. Selling as Hip 65, Jiminey Three was purchased by Gaston Bibeau of Sorel Tracy, Que. Consigned by agent Preferred Equine, the filly is sired by Mach Three out of ...
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Longtime Ohio horse owner Rex Parker dies

on 10/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rex Lee Parker, a longtime Standardbred owner and Ohio teacher and athletics coach, and also the uncle of Horseman And Fair World editor Kathy Parker, died Friday afternoon (Oct. 10) at his home in Morrow, Ohio, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 76.   A native of Morrow, Mr. Parker was the son of the late Mildred Parker Reed and Karl Parker. He graduated from Morrow High...
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Rock N' Roll World captures NJSS-GA Final

on 10/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N’ Roll World took the lead off the gate and never looked back, capturing the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. Jack Baggitt Jr. drove the 3-5 favorite, who covered the third-race mile over the sloppy track in 1:58 flat, finishing a length and a quarter ahead of Too Darn...
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Patrick, Cerry give Takter Am-Nat trot sweep

on 10/11/2014 2:00 AM
Father Patrick added another feather to his illustrious cap by simply cruising to a five length victory in 1:52.2 in the $203,000 American National for 3-year-old trotters Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Shake It Cerry trotted to a new stakes and track record clocking of 1:52.2 in the $150,000 American National 3-year-Old Filly Trot..The previous record was 1:54, set in 2010 by Springtime Vol...
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Sophomores shine in Indiana Sire Stakes Finals

on 10/11/2014 2:00 AM
The three-year-old divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action took center stage at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 11 as they played host to the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. The Hoosier state’s top sophomore competitors were out in full force and did not disappoint in each of the four divisions. The stakes action kicked off with the s...
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OSS Super Final winners crowned at Mohawk

on 10/11/2014 2:00 AM
Eight new Ontario Sires Stakes divisional champions were crowned at Mohawk Saturday night. Two-year-old trotting filly division point leader Danielle Hall concluded her first Ontario Sires Stakes season on top as she wore down Peaceful Way Stakes champion and race favourite Stubborn Belle en route to victory in the first Super Final of the night. Danielle Hall protected her...
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Baillargeon talks Super Final starters

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
Ben Baillargeon will send out a quartet of starters in this Saturday's $250,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals at Mohawk and will be looking for a little bit of luck along the way.   The post position gods weren't kind to Baillargeon as his two best chances Saturday evening drew posts nine and 10, while his other two starters drew post position seven. However, bad post positions ...
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Burke on verge of new all-time earnings mark

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
Ron Burke brings 16 horses to Balmoral Park for Saturday's American National Stakes card and could leave with the most single-year purse earnings of any harness racing trainer in history.   Burke established the record of $22.2 million last year and entered Friday with $21.6 million. Saturday's card at Balmoral features eight American Nationals for trotters and pacers and purse...
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Legislators' Pace race at Yonkers Saturday

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
The most significant "political race” of the season is on the horizon for Saturday, and it's not a gubernatorial debate. A dozen elected officials – members of the New York Assembly and Senate from Westchester, Long Island and New York's five boroughs – will go behind the starting gate at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in the annual "Legislators' Pace” on Saturday, Oct. 11. The ...
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SS Poseidon wins New Jersey Futurity

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
SS Poseidon, winner of the Harold Dancer Trot, added the $33,500 New Jersey Futurity to his list of stakes wins on Friday, October 10, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. The Futurity, restricted to New Jersey-sired two-year-old trotters, is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. SS Poseidon [Muscle Hill] was a two and a quarter-length winner over the fi...
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Favorites dominate 2YO finals at Hoosier Park

on 10/10/2014 2:00 AM
It was a night ruled by favorites as Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a 14-race card on Friday (October 10) featuring the fifth and final round of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for the two-year-old divisions. Four Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned as the publics’ choice delivered in each of the four divisions. The action-packed night opened with the first $...
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Egosnattitude sets Harrington mark in DSBF

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Opening week for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes eliminations for 2 year olds continued Wednesday as six divisions of trotters were contested.   The most noteworthy division was the latter of three colt and gelding divisions, in which Bib Roberts, Graham Grace Stables and M&W Stables' Egosnattitudes ($10.60, Jon Roberts) re-set the track record for freshman...
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Bax talks about Ontario Super Final starters

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
In 2001 John Bax enjoyed one of his best years ever as a Standardbred trainer culminating with an O'Brien Award as Canada's Trainer of the Year. One of the highlights of that season came on Nov. 10 at Mohawk Racetrack when he started four trotters in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals and came away with three wins and a second.   That night Natashas Kiss upset her stablemate...
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Meadows offers record $50K Pick 5 guarantee

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
On Friday, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $50,000-guaranteed pool—the largest such guarantee in track history—for its Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. The Meadows added the "instant” guarantee after Wednesday's Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a three-day carryover of $17,142.70.   Minimum w...
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Batavia Downs now taking Kane Pace entries

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Each year Batavia Downs signature event is the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational Pace. The race which is named for the former chairman of the board of the Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, owner of Batavia Downs Gaming, has played host to some of the biggest names in harness racing. The $6-million man, Foiled Again, won the race twice in 2009 and 2013 and Aracache...
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Big M announces $600,000 Winter LC Program

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
A blend of familiar names along with some new ideas will comprise the 2015 Winter Late Closer Program at the Meadowlands, with finals combining to an estimated $600,000.   Races like the Super Bowl, Charles Singer Memorial, Buddy Gilmour and Clyde Hirt all return, but this year they are joined by five new events for trotters and pacers alike.   There are three events for...
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Trio of drivers drop Jug Week kicking appeals

on 10/09/2014 2:00 AM
Drivers Yannick Gingras and David Miller told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that they have dropped their appeals to the Ohio State Racing Commission for penalties imposed for kicking during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair. Driver Brett Miller has also dropped his appeal, according to Gingras and David Miller.   The three drivers were originally each fined $50...
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