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Mohawk cancels after 9; stakes rescheduled

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Due to unsafe track conditions, racing was cancelled Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack following the evening’s ninth race. A heavy downpour of rain midway through the 12-race card caused the track surface, which started the night listed as ‘Fast’, to be downgraded to ‘Sloppy’. Following the ninth race, the Ontario Racing Commission judges, and officials from the Woodbine Entertainm...
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Waterstone moves from 12th to 6th in HANA contest

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The week off in HANA Harness' Grand Circuit Shoot-Out Handicapping Contest sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, DRF Harness, Meadowlands Racing & Gaming, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs gave the handicappers the opportunity to think over their handicapping strategy and by doing so, they came out guns a blazing with five instances of handicappers scoring net profits of over...
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New Meadowlands first season a success

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Despite a relentless winter that seemed to never want to end and an interruption in racing due to the Super Bowl being held at MetLife Stadium, the early returns on the 2014 Meadowlands season, the first in the new state of the art facility, are promising.   Through 67 live racing dates, the on-track handle stands at $19,231,729, an average of $287,040 per card. That figure will inc...
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Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale roster now online

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The complete roster for the 2014 Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale is now available online. Catalog and TrackIt pedigrees can be viewed online as well as yearling videos as they become available.TrackIt pedigrees are updated on a daily basis assuring the viewer the pedigree shows the most current information.The auction will be held October 24 & 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West ...
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No elims needed for CTC, Elegantimage

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Seven 3-year-old trotters were entered Tuesday morning for the $682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday, Sept. 13. With seven horses entered, eliminations are not required for this year's edition.   Headlining the group of seven is the Jimmy Takter trained duo of Father Patrick and Trixton.   Father Patrick is coming into the Canadian Trotting Classic off a victory ...
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PASS 2YO championships Saturday at Pocono

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The cream of the crop of this year's Pennsylvania-sired 2-year-old trotters and pacers will gather together this Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for their $1.24 million Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) Championship Night program.   The horses, in both the $260,000 finals and the $50,000 consolations, earned their way into these races by having the highest point to...
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Revington new Pompano Director of Racing

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is gearing up to start the 2014-2015 winter harness racing season with an opening date of October 4 and recently named Brett Revington as director of racing. Revington most recently held the role of business development manager at Social Gaming in Vancouver, British Columbia, a position he held since 2013 where he was responsible for identifying new business ...
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Harrington's Quillen draws 11

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
The eighth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway has drawn 11 of the top older pacers in the country.  A pair of $20,000 elimination divisions will be contested Monday September 8. The sport’s richest horse and previous Quillen champ, Foiled Again heads the first division as the program’s eighth race. The Ron Burke-trainee and winner of $6.5 million drew post five fo...
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Novascotia Hanover strong in Meadows feature

on 09/02/2014 2:00 AM
Novascotia Hanover unleashed a powerful uncovered move that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Novascotia Hanover shot out for the early lead for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., but after some quarter-pole shuffling, found herself third. When she came first over down the backside, she wore down the leader, Certifie...
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Spreester moves to lead in NYSS 3FP standings

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
It was bombs-away at Batavia Downs Sunday when the heavily favored Major Dancer came up just short at the wire as 40-1 Ken Doll J pulled the surprise in a $39,900 division of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Off the gate Sweetnsinful (Jimmy Whittemore) took an uncontested lead around the turn and up the backside before the 1-2 Major Dancer (Jonathan Dr...
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Gale, Whittemore each win 3 at Vernon

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Drivers Truman Gale and Jimmy Whittemore each scored three victories on the Labor Day matinee program at Vernon Downs. Gale picked up victories in the first race with Mass Appeal (Muscle Mass-Pana Colada), the seventh race with Psyched (Conway Hall-Psychotherapist), and the tenth and final race with Funny Photo (Classic Photo-American Jean). Funny Photo was sent off as the even-money favorite ...
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Gingras wins Cane plus Drivers' Championship

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Facing seven rivals and a track bias which played in the favor of stalkers and closers, Lyonssomewhere ($40.20) held sway from odds-on favorite He's Watching for a 1:49.4 victory in the $437,325 Cane Pace, the featured event on a star-studded Labor Day (September 1) card at Tioga Downs.   Embroiled in an early duel with Luck Be Withyou, Yannick Gingras pushed to the fore with Lyonss...
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Too Darn Hot takes Green Acres leg

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
Too Darn Hot was too much the best, winning the $7,000 opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Driven by Eric Abbatiello and trained by Ron Burke, Too Darn Hot scored an easy five and a quarter length victory in 1:59 flat in the co-featured eighth race. Skullhouse Raider [Cam's Card Shark] e...
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Long, McDonough injured in Batavia accident

on 09/01/2014 2:00 AM
A chain-reaction mishap occurred at the start of the third race at Batavia Downs on Monday (Sept.1) that sent two drivers to the hospital.   When the gate pulled away at the start of the race, driver Chris Long tried to go to the front with pacer Shakin In My Shoes from post five when the horse took a bad step and fell, throwing Long to the track. Following behind him was Shawn McDo...
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Modern Legend in Pacing Derby shocker

on 08/31/2014 2:00 AM
Locally-owned Modern Legend pulled off a 60-1 shocker as he defeated a powerful Ron Burke quartet led by the streaking Sweet Lou with a 1:47.2 Canadian record equalling performance in the $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby. Dave Drew of St. Catharines, Ont. trains, owns and bred the six-year-old Modern Art-Ruby Cam gelding, the only horse currently in his stable. "At this point, that's ...
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Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5 pool tops $2.6 million

on 08/31/2014 2:00 AM
On Saturday evening’s 12-race program at Mohawk, Woodbine Entertainment Group offered a mandatory payout on the Jackpot Hi 5. Over the past few months, a carryover has been building since there has not been just one winning ticket on a Jackpot Hi-5 wager. When there is more than one winning ticket, 50% of the pool is carried over to the next card. As of a result of the carryovers, $6...
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Kentucky Sires Stakes finals held at Red Mile

on 08/31/2014 2:00 AM
Kentucky Sires Stakes finals were a chance for a few Kentucky boys to stand in the winner's circle at The Red Mile Sunday night. In the very first of the eight $175,000 finals, Randy Jerrell drove Armatrading to a 2:00 victory in the event for 2-year-old filly trotters. Jerrell also trains 2-year-old filly pace champion Cielle, who was driven by Mickey Pryor and bred and owned by Walter Fister...
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Father Patrick wins Zweig; Sebastian K wires Crawford

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
It was a dazzling night of action at Vernon Downs with the highlight being the return of Father Patrick (Cantab Hall-Gala Dream) to his winning ways in the $340,000 Zweig Memorial Trot. Father Patrick (Yannick Gingras) assumed the lead almost immediately and led all the way home to win in an impressive time of 1:52.2. His entry-mate, Hambletonian runner-up Nuncio (John Campbell), tracked&...
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McWicked, Sometimes Said win PASS

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
Trailing by five lengths at the three-quarters and with his cover stalling, Adios champion McWicked showed his speed and determination Friday at The Meadows when he roared wide down the lane to score in a stake-record 1:48.3 in a $199,980 Pennsylvania Sires Stake. Sometimes Said captured the other division of the event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers known as the Tarport Effrat, giving ...
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Creatine sets Scioto record in 1st win of year

on 08/30/2014 2:00 AM
Creatine set a new track record of 1:52.4 at Scioto Downs Friday night in the $25,000 Open Trot. The time shattered the previous mark for a 4-year old horse of 1:54.1 set by Shark Kosmos in 2002. Creatine is a son of Andover Hall out of Berry Nice Muscles. He's conditioned by Bob Stewart for Diamond Creek Racing.   Creatine started from assigned post five in th...
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