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Master Of Law defeats Sebastian K

on 09/21/2014 2:00 AM
Master Of Law pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season as he was able to wear down the overwhelmingly favorite Sebastian K late in the stretch to win the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 20. Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Master of Law was able to close off cover to win at 21-1 in 1:54.2 over a track rated good. Sebastian...
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Vernon hosts Excelsior "A" Series Finals

on 09/21/2014 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs held Finals in eight divisions of the New York Excelsior "A" Series on Saturday night with purses totaling $360,000. The 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings were first up and provided an 11-1 upset with Commissioner Daley (Conway Hall-Irish Washerwoman) storming through the stretch once he got into the clear and rolling right past Genius At Work late to win in a final time...
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Homecoming win for Gingras in Prix d'Ete

on 09/21/2014 2:00 AM
It was a magnificent homecoming Sunday afternoon for Quebec native Yannick Gingras, who guided Sunfire Blue Chip to a track record-setting performance of 1:50.4 in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete for 4-year-old pacers at Hippodrome Trois-Rivieres.   The son of American Ideal-Shot Togo Bluechip powered to the lead from his outside starting spot and powered away from the competition en route ...
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Big night on tap at Hoosier Park

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park will offer arguably the best 14-race card of the 2014 live racing season to-date on Saturday, September 20. Grand Circuit racing action will make its way to Hoosier Park for the second time this season and with it, bring the top rated horses in North America to Hoosier Park as they convene on the seven-eighths mile oval in search of the lucrative purses offered on the card beginning...
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Contraire wins Green Acres by a nose

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Four two-year-old trotting fillies hit the wire together, and it took the photo finish to award a victory in the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Green Acres to Contraire in the sixth race on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. Contraire [$6.00], with Ake Svandstedt driving, slipped up the rail to win by a nose over four-wide Model Behavior in 2:01.2.  Bot...
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Six wins for Palone at The Meadows

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Visible Gold strolled through a leisurely front half on the lead, then blitzed the back half in 54.2 to capture Friday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. When Dave Palone was able to give Visible Gold fractions of 28/58, the 6-year-old Bettor’s Delight Gabrielle gelding had plenty in the tank to roll home in 1:52.2, 3/4 lengths better than the pocket-sitting Exactly Bla...
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Bigtown Hero wins in World Record at Pocono

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Bigtown Hero set a new world record for aged geldings on the pace in a Preferred Handicap victory on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position #4 in a field of seven as the 8-5 second choice, Bigtown Hero (American Ideal-Art Account), a 6-year-old gelding from the Rene Allard barn, burned his way to the early lead. Drive...
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Voelz Hanover upsets in Milton Stakes Final

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Voelz Hanover and Randy Waples rallied off a two-hole trip to pull off a 30-1 upset in the $286,000 Milton Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk. With a starting spot of post six, Voelz Hanover left hard off the gate against nine of the sport's top older pacing mares, but was out sprinted by Anndrovette, who started from post seven, past an opening quarter of :26. Anndrovette would lead the f...
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Saturday stakes action at Balmoral

on 09/20/2014 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters and pacers were back in the spotlight on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as the Crete plant played host to four stakes or consolations for Super Night participants as part of the big 13-race program. Freshmen pacing fillies kicked off the action with a field of nine going postward in the $13,900 Thrifty Way Stake. Avengi...
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Kindergartners in action Thursday at Red Mile

on 09/19/2014 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters gathered for four divisions of the Kindergarten Classic Series at The Red Mile on Thursday night. The fourth preliminary of the series attracted 38 contestants for purses totaling $40,000.   Allerage Star, despite galloping at the start, recovered nearly 13 lengths to weave past rivals and get a nose in front of Saturday Mornings and Cocoacabana in ...
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Anthony McDermott, father of horsemen, dies

on 09/19/2014 2:00 AM
Anthony J. "Tony Mac" McDermott, 86, the father of horsemen Kevin and John McDermott, died Sept. 17. Mr. McDermott was born in Longford, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1958. He lived in Kearny, N.J., for 40 years before moving to Toms River, then to Keyport.   Mr. McDermott was a bar manager at Dick O'Leary's in East Rutherford. Previously, he was the bar mana...
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Morrisville sale set for Sunday; BBQ Saturday

on 09/19/2014 2:00 AM
The annual Morrisville College Equine Institute sale will be held in Morrisville, NY, this weekend. Yearlings may be previewed on Saturday, Sept. 20, after 10 a.m.   The Sunday, Sept. 21, sale is represented by 33 of the top sires in the industry, including first crop sires Broad Bahn (4), Delmarvalous (2) and Roll With Joe (5). This is the largest selection of New York breds t...
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Sebastian K headlines big Hoosier card

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K, the world's fastest trotter, will make his Hoosier Park Racing & Casino debut as he heads a powerful field of ten in the $238,500 Centaur Trotting Classic on Saturday, September 20. Offering arguably the best 14-race card of the 2014 live racing season to-date, Hoosier Park will play host to a stakes-filled card that boasts lofty purses as Grand Circuit racing action returns to th...
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Sumatra surprises in Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Sumatra won last year's Standardbred for 2-year-old colt trotters at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, and on Thursday afternoon he returned to the Buckeye State and captured the $118,300 Old Oaken Bucket for sophomore colts in 1:56.1.   Showing no signs of fatigue after being scratched "sick" out of his last scheduled race and not having started since Aug. 29, Sumatra overcame a par...
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Lost For Words captures Standardbred 2CP

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
David Miller parlayed a pocket trip behind Lost For Words into a 1:54.3 victory in the $58,045 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt pacers on a sunshine-soaked Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. It was Miller's 203rd career victory over the half-mile oval located just north of Columbus.   Miller was content to sit second with the 3-5 favorite Lost For Words as the 6-5 second c...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
We know you're still singing the Little Brown Jug ditty, but after the celebration in Delaware, Ohio, there is plenty of stakes action this weekend, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes you front and center to Hoosier Park.   Find out why trainer Linda Toscano will be doing a rain dance on Saturday as she sends out Market Share in the Centaur Trotting Classi...
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Let's Drink On It, Limelight Beach win Jug elims

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Let's Drink On It toasted a victory in the first of two eliminations of the $647,500 Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. Driven by 21-year-old Tyler Smith, Let's Drink On It followed live cover and then moved three wide in the last turn to go on to the 1:51 victory.   Smith's task was made much easier when favorite Lyonssomewhere, who led through ...
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Miss Versatility final goes to Classic Martine

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine led gate to wire to win the $121,500 Miss Versatility final for older mare trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds in 1:54.1, equaling the national season's divisional mark.   Tim Tetrick used the inside post position to his full advantage as he had Classic Martine on top at every call. While Classic Martine clicked off fractions of :27.3, :57 ...
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Limelight Beach wins 69th Little Brown Jug

on 09/18/2014 2:00 AM
Limelight Beach came to Delaware, Ohio, for Thursday afternoon's $647,500 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli's winless in 12 starts but he left the fairgrounds two-for 14 on the year after capturing the pacing classic for 3 year olds in straight heats.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, Limelight Beach won his Jug elim in a career-best 1:50.4, and then bettered that effort in the s...
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Ohio young guns ready for first Jug start

on 09/17/2014 2:00 AM
Combined they have won more than 10,500 races. Each has won the Peter Haughton Memorial Award as the top young Ohio driver. They all rank in the top 20 for dash winning drivers. And, this year all three of the Ohio "young guns,' Aaron Merriman, Chris Page and Tyler Smith are making their first Little Brown Jug start Thursday at Delaware, Ohio.   Merriman, 36, is currently in second ...
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