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Yonkers saluting Cat Manzi on Saturday

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
To successfully salute Catello Manzi's career, one would need a vast vocabulary as well as a gaggle of gold stars. Manzi and his harness racing achievements shall be recognized by Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (Oct. 18), appreciated by friends, fans and competitors.   Take in the Catman's career numbers for a second…more than 91,000 drives, a figure unmatched by any jockey o...
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Fields set for aged OHSS Championships

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The fields are set and anticipation is mounting for a quartet of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship races to be contested at Hollywood Dayton Raceway this coming weekend.  The divisions for four-year-old and up mares, on both the pace and trot, will be staged Friday with their male counterparts set to do battle for Buckeye supremacy on Saturday.  Post time for both programs is 6:...
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Political Cash sets Harrington track record

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Bob Shahan and Donald Marine’s Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday (Oct. 15) with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch ...
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Christoforou, Alagna take Mohawk titles

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Mohawk summer meet came to close Monday evening and hardware was handed out for the meet's leading driver and trainer. In acknowledgment of their tremendous seasons, the Woodbine Entertainment Group presents the top trainer and driver of the meet with a Movado watch.   Chris Christoforou picked up two victories Monday night to finish off the Mohawk summer meet as the leadin...
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Services set for Hall of Famer Bob Farrington

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's first super-star trainer-drivers, especially in the Chicago circuit, Robert "Bob” Farrington, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 13, from a heart attack. He was 85.   Mr. Farrington was a six-time national driving champion, taking the title in 1961 and 1962 and again from 1964 through 1967. He was elected to harness racing's Hall of Fame in 1979, Mr...
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Jeremy Smith wins 6 at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Jeremy Smith enjoyed a banner night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night. The 34-year-old driver captured six races on the 14-race program, including the third race with trotter Detroit Rapper.   With the six-pack of wins Smith now has 12 this meet after seven programs and jumped up to a second-place tie in the local dash standings (with Dan Noble) behind only Chris Page,...
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Burke breaks purse record again, past $22 mil

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
With the record for purses in the bank and 11 weeks remaining on the calendar, trainer Ron Burke is now left to contemplate how much his stable can increase its earnings before the end of the year.   Burke, who in 2013 became the first trainer to eclipse $20 million in a season -- finishing the campaign with $22.23 million, moved $9,333 beyond that figure this year thanks to earning...
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Kevin Cummings having time of his life

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Anyone involved in harness racing knows it's a difficult business to be successful in. For a driver, it's hard at the top and even harder on the secondary circuit. But for those who put in the time to hone their skill, there are rewards for that dedication. Kevin Cummings is a perfect example of that.   Cummings is a lifelong resident of Hamburg, N. Y., which is the home of Buf...
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Andy Miller returns; Perfect Alliance wins by 35

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller, who has been sidelined since an April 15 race accident at Yonkers Raceway, returned to the sulky for the first time on Tuesday morning, driving the 4-year-old trotting mare Perfect Alliance to a 1:54.2 qualifying victory at Harrah's Philadelphia. Miller broke a pair of lumbar vertebrae in his back when the horse he was driving collided with a fallen horse, which led to h...
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16 entered in Yonkers Trot; 9 in Messenger

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
A total of sixteen 3-year-old colts and geldings, led by Kentucky Futurity winner Nuncio, have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Yonkers Trot, final jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown. The number, which also includes New York Sire Stakes champ—and $30,000 supplemental entrant Gural Hanover--necessitated a pair of eliminations this Saturday night. The Trot offers a total purse of $580,000, w...
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Eliminations drawn for Fall Four at Woodbine

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
The top rookie pacers and trotters in harness racing are converging on Woodbine Racetrack this weekend for the eliminations of the Fall Four Stakes. Made up of the Governors Cup, Valley Victory, Three Diamonds and Goldsmith Maid Stakes, the Fall Four Stakes is an annual showcase of the best 2 year olds harness racing has to offer. This Friday and Saturday evening, Woodbine will play host to a ...
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KJ Ben wires field at Harrington, now 4 for 5

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Round two of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with 27 horses competing in four $20,000 elimination divisions.   The fastest winner was Scott Woogen's KJ Ben ($2.10, Art Stafford Jr.), who was a wire-to-wire winner over Seboomook Katahdin in 1:55. The Riggins-Winsmith Karen colt comp...
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In The Arsenal tops Yankee Bounty in Historic

on 10/13/2014 2:00 AM
Historic Stakes for 2 year olds were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and In The Arsenal continued his winning ways by pacing past Pennsylvania star Yankee Bounty to win in 1:50.4. Yankee Bounty set the fractions, paying for the lead with a :26.2 opening panel, but In The Arsenal raced on his back and used his position to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Brian Sears handle...
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Jamieson beats Filion in 3R tournament

on 10/13/2014 2:00 AM
Never count Jody Jamieson out of any driver's tournament. There is a reason why Jamieson will be representing Canada in the world driving championship once again and he showed the harness racing fans and driving colony at the Hippodrome 3R why on Sunday as Jamieson rallies from fourth place half way through the competition to win it all in the very last race.   "That is why I came h...
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Bid for Cigar's halter, help New Vocations

on 10/13/2014 2:00 AM
Halters for Hope has donated a halter from the late, great Thoroughbred Cigar to help horses in need at the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption program. Cigar, who had been living out his retirement years at the Kentucky Horse Park, died last week in Lexington at age 24. If you are interested in bidding for charity, or know someone who is, the links are below. Bidding ends this Sunday. ...
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Rock The Nite upsets in Meadows series

on 10/13/2014 2:00 AM
 Dismissed at 8-1, Rock The Nite confidently passed up an early hole, powered to the lead and cruised to victory in Monday’s opening leg of a late-closing series for freshman colt and gelding pacers at The Meadows. Jed Kidd Squaking and Conversation Boy captured the other $12,500 opening-leg splits. The series is one of four for 2 year olds that kick off this week at The Meadows. Da...
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DSBF prelims continue at Harrington

on 10/13/2014 2:00 AM
 A total of 24 fillies battled in three $20,000 elimination divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Monday at Harrington Raceway. The most anticipated showdown, was the latter of those divisions as round one winners Totally Rusty, owned by Carter Racing Stable, and Gigi Deo, owned by the partnership of Jerry Silva, C&G Racing Stables and Deo V...
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Dayton track records set in OHSS elims

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
Although the track is just over one week old, a pair of impressive overall track records were established in $15,000 elimination heats of Ohio Sires Stakes races for older pacers and trotters on Saturday night.  The top four finishers from each of two divisions on each gait advanced to the $50,000 championship races next Saturday, plus the fifth place finisher with the most money earned i...
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Creatine, Thinking Out Loud Win Aged Am-Nats

on 10/12/2014 2:00 AM
Creatine captured the $166,300 American National Aged Trot Saturday night at Balmoral Park in a new track record time of 1:51.3 with Dan Noble at the lines.  The previous time of 1:51.4 was set by Sand Vic in 2006. Thinking Out Loud scored a seasonal best 1:49.1 en route to capturing the $179,000 American National Aged Pace for driver John Campbell and trainer Bob McIntosh. In the...
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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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