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Campbell-McIntosh team up with Go Daddy Go

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
When John Campbell turns Go Daddy Go to the gate in the $667,000 Metro Pace final Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, he's hoping it will prove to be another successful chapter in a partnership with trainer Bob McIntosh that goes back nearly 40 years.   A week after winning his Metro elimination by one-and-a-quarter lengths over Lyons Levi Lewis in a career-best 1:52.4, Go Daddy Go w...
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Indiana finds high cobalt levels, but needs rule

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
In a Staff Report dated Aug. 28, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission made its case for considering emergency rules next Thursday (Sept. 4) to regulate cobalt. Cobalt is considered to be a potentially dangerous substance to horses that many believe mimics blood-doping agents like erythropoietin (EPO). The Indiana Horse Racing Commission had cobalt levels measured in samples taken for testi...
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Cane Pace headlines Tioga Labor Day card

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Eight top 3-year-old pacers will contest the first jewel of pacing's Triple Crown, the 60th Cane Pace, and nine top drivers will contest the second half of the Vernon/Tioga Drivers' Championship on a blockbuster Labor Day (Monday, Sept.1) card at Tioga Downs. He's Watching brings a four-race win streak into the $437,325 Cane Pace, carded as Monday's ninth race. Since fading to third in the ...
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Hoosier Park celebrates 20th anniversary

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Twenty years of racing history will come alive on Friday, Aug. 29, when the doors open at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in honor of the tracks' 20th anniversary. Hoosier Park hosted the first live racing meet on Sept. 1, 1994, and will invite guests to enjoy all that Hoosier Park has to offer with four big days of fan appreciation – free offers, exciting giveaways, great discounts, and mu...
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Mountain Top beats Schnittker entry in NJ

on 08/28/2014 2:00 AM
Mountain Top drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory, besting a trio of Ray Schnittker trainees in the $7,000 first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the third race and opening day feature at Freehold Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 28.   Schnittker's odds-on entry finished second [Broken Record], third [Switchblade Hall] and fourth...
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Jamieson wins Canada's Driving Championship

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson will represent Canada in the World Driving Championship after a thrilling four-win performance in Tuesday night's National Driving Championship at Charlottetown Driving Park. Jamieson defeated Marc Campbell for the victory.   "Every time you get a chance to do this, I think I said it yesterday, it's a dream of ours - all of ours - to represent your country,” said&nbs...
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World champion I Luv The Nitelife retired

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting that the party is over for world champion I Luv The Nitelife as the 4-year-old pacing mare has been retired from racing.   After attempting to come back from an injury sustained at the end of 2013, owners Richard Young and Joanne Young made the decision to quit with I Luv The Nitelife on Tuesday. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Lisjune was win...
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Chip Noble named Neville Award winner

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Sam "Chip” Noble III, one of the top driver/trainers in the sport and a member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame, will be honored as the 2013 Joseph Neville Award winner by the Delaware County Fair.   Noble is the third leading driver in the history of the Delaware County Fair with 106 victories (behind David Miller and John Campbell). Noble is credited with 5,105 driving vi...
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First Jug Future wagering pool opens Thursday

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will start at 12 noon Thursday, Aug. 28, and continuing through 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   The second future pool will be from 12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, through 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17.   The minimum future wager is $1 and all f...
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Stars will be at Mohawk beginning Thursday

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing's finest is taking over Mohawk Racetrack. The annual Grand Circuit week begins tomorrow evening (Aug. 28) with the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old trotting fillies and wraps up next Saturday (Sept. 6). The Champlain Stakes for two-year-olds and Simcoe Stakes for three-year-olds are staples on the Grand Circuit schedule every year. "Having North America's top two and three-y...
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Ohio commission oks more money to purses

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission approved going forward with 13 rule changes during its monthly meeting on Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the Riffe Center in Columbus. The rules were updated as a result of the agency's five-year rule review. Each rule will now be submitted to the Common Sense Initiative Office and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. Live racing dates for next year were ...
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The Lunch Pail fastest in PA Stallions

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
The Lunch Pail powered to the front and rolled to a comfortable victory in a career-best 1:51.1, fastest in Wednesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Sean Liam Q and Brioni also taking $20,000 splits. Eric Ledford enjoyed a stake double behind The Lunch Pail and Sean Liam Q. ...
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Billy Flynn still perfect after PASS win at Pocono

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Billy Flynn won his sixth consecutive race to start his career, capturing a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four divisions of the Sire Stakes held on Wednesday night for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings with purses ranging from $62,653 to $63,053. Billy Flynn (Cantab Hall-Zeta Jones), a two-year-old colt trained ...
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Strongest Blooded Horse Summer Sale ever

on 08/27/2014 2:00 AM
Optimism abounded at the Blooded Horse Summer Sale August 25-26 that proved to be the best in its 58-year history.  There were 212 yearlings featured in the Monday session including 121 Ohio-breds, 46 Indiana-breds, 16 Pennsylvania-breds, 12 Ontario-breds, and 4 New York-breds. Spring Haven Farm sold the top three yearlings led by a beautiful Ohio-bred daughter of Fly Fly Buckeye out...
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Star trotters invade Vernon for Zweig, Crawford Farms

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
The very finest trotters in the land will converge on Vernon Downs Friday night for Grand Circuit racing. The Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot drew full fields for both colt and filly divisions and the Crawford Farms Free-For-All looks to be the race of the season thus far for the veteran trotting set.   The Crawford Farms offers a powerful field of 10 to compete for a pur...
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All Bets Off romps by 9 in NYSS division

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Bettor's Delight is certainly a proud poppa. And why shouldn't he be, after all, two of his sons each won a division of the $117,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) in 1:52.2 or faster at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon.   For A Bettor Time established a new track record for sophomore pacers with a 1:52 victory for Jimmy Morrill Jr. and All Bets Off literally made a laugher out...
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Bee A Magician ready to take on Sebastian K

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Nifty Norman might not be expecting his star mare Bee A Magician to beat the sport's top male trotters in Friday's $236,000 Crawford Farms Open at Vernon Downs, but he's not shying from the challenge, either.   Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, will face nine male rivals in the Crawford. The field includes world champion Sebastian K, who...
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Stakes-laden card Saturday night at Mohawk

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Some of Standardbred racing's biggest stakes races, the $667,000 Metro Pace, $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby and the $480,000 She's A Great Lady Stakes, take a rich center stage this Saturday evening at Mohawk.   North America's finest 2-year-old pacers will be showcased in the Metro (colts & geldings) and the Shes A Great Lady (fillies) while the best older pacers on the contine...
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Nuncio, Datsyuk score in PASS divisions

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
 Nuncio rolled to a facile 8 1/4-length victory in a division of Tuesday’s $199,980 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, completing his sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs. In the other split of the event for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Smoke, Datsyuk had to work harder but still won and cemented his spot in the championship, which is set for Sept. ...
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Barn Doll, Pig Hunt win in NYSS 2YOFT

on 08/26/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $197,500 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions comprised the event.   Division leader Barn Doll (Jeff Gregory, $3.10) did nothing to diminish her standing, winning the $49,150 third division in 1:58.4…by far the night's fastest. Racing second-up from post position No. 4, she went up and over a last-t...
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