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I Like My Boss now undefeated in 14

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Undefeated trotter I Like My Boss ($2.20, Jon Roberts) notched his 14th consecutive win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a 1:56.4 win and broke his own track record in the process.   Owned by trainer Bob Shahan along with Jimmy Parsons and Ashley Parsons, the Don Boss Vita gelding settled in third early before clearing early leader Dribble Drive shortly after the half-mile in :5...
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Yankee Bounty favored in PASS Final

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Little brothers often get overshadowed by big brothers. Such is the case with Bootstrap Yankee. But Bootstrap Yankee always will be a big part of the story when Frank Chick talks about getting possibly his best horse ever, Yankee Bounty. Yankee Bounty is undefeated in six starts as he heads into Saturday's $260,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship for 2-year-old male pacers at Mohegan ...
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Shaqline equals Monticello track record

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway hosted the final leg of the New York Sire Stakes and the Excelsior Series for 2 year old filly trotters on Wednesday (Sept. 3). There were three $37,000 splits in the sire stakes and five short fields in the Excelsior Series. And despite eight of the 12 races on the card featuring the up- and -coming freshmen trotters still wagering was good.   The owners of all t...
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Hanover's Lex yearlings now on video

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
The videos of the 29 yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms will be selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online and are available at the Farms' website hanoverpa.com. They should also shortly be available at the Sale's website, lexingtonselected.com. The Lexington yearlings are all by the premier sires in Harness Racing including Andover Hall(2), Art Major(2), Bettor's Delight...
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Pre-Jug party to be held after Jugette

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to Benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Vacations to be offered include a South African Photo Safari, a Louisiana Swamp Adventure, an ocean view week in Antigua, and a family vacation at a Florida resort. Spyder ...
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NY: 10-year suspension for cobalt positive

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission announced on Thursday that it will issue a standard 10-year suspension to anyone who violates the harness rule prohibiting the use of substances that abnormally oxygenate a horse's blood, including supra-dietary administration of cobalt salts. Cobalt salts have a number of industrial and agricultural uses, but are not intended for administration to hor...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Want to know what role the "Taktor factor” had at Mohawk Racetrack this weekend? Did moving the date of the Elegantimage from June to September pay off? Learn the answers in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic and Elegantimage were not needed this year. Test your memory—when was the last time either race didn't need elims? We've got...
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Sometimes Said takes 3-race win streak to PA final

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
If actions speak louder than words, Sometimes Said's recent performances declare he deserves some attention. Owned by Fashion Farms, Sometimes Said brings a three-race win streak to Sunday's $260,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old male pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Jim Campbell-trained colt is 5-1 on the morning line and starts from post No. 2 with the track's...
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Indiana commission oks rules to regulate cobalt

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
At its Sept. 4, public meeting, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted 3-0 to approve rules to regulate cobalt levels. Cobalt is a naturally occurring trace mineral. The excessive administration of cobalt may enhance the performance of, and potentially become hazardous to, the horse.   The Commission's action is based on recommendations in a staff report prepared by its Exec...
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Cowgirl Hall snags fifth win in eight starts

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall collected her fifth victory in the last eight starts when she shot the Lightning Lane to capture Thursday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Cowgirl Hall zipped to the lead from post 7 but willingly accepted the pocket when a parked-out Victory Is Coming finally made the front. The 5-year-old daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall knifed...
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Dream Act fastest in ONSS Grassroots 3FT

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
If you like trotters then Mohawk Racetrack was the place to be Tuesday evening as the track hosted five OSS Grassroots divisions for 3-year-old fillies of the square-gaited variety.   Quadrophenia prevailed in the first division, though things didn't look pretty for the Dave Menary trainee at the head of the lane. James MacDonald treated the even-money favorite to a two-ho...
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Harrisburg catalog available now via download

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2014 Black Book 1 Yearling Sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with the "My Black Book” program. QR codes on individual yearling pages will link your smartphone or iPad to yearling videos when available. Downl...
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Trevor Henry wins 3 of 4 stakes at Flamboro

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Trevor Henry, consistently one of the leading drivers in the Ontario Sires Stakes program, captured three of the four $18,000 Grassroots events for two-year-old trotting fillies on the opening night of Flamboro Downs' fall meet this evening. All of the fields were reduced by at least one filly with a few having to be scratched due to an accident on the 407 highway which prevented them from mak...
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He's Watching 2-1 favorite in Jug Future Pool

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug Future Wagers is now closed and Meadowlands Pace champion He's Watching has been tabbed the 2-1 favorite. He's Watching, who won the Meadowlands Pace in a world-record 1:46.4, finished second in his last start behind Lyonssomewhere in the Cane Pace at Tioga Downs on Labor Day.   Adios winner McWicked, most recently victorious in a P...
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NYSS Fair champs crowned at Monticello

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
The cream of the freshman and sophomore pacers and trotters on the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) County Fair circuit convened at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. Eight $10,000 divisions awaited the influx and by the end of the day champions were crowned in each division.   "It was an enjoyable day of racing watching the youngsters go head to head in each of the...
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Retirement Foundation trying to help 10 horses

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Ten Standardbreds with collective earnings of more than $1 million are in trouble. The horses are: All American Daddy, who has earned $489,000; Big Money by Western Hanover; Chuckie Two; Desired Goal by Malabar Man; Third Down Delight, formerly named Spensor Hanover; 8 year old Barretts Toy by Playful Toy; Evil Grin by Die Laughing; Second Thought by Mr. Vic (who may be in foal); and 12 y...
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Rosecroft to hold qualifiers Saturday, Sept. 6

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will continue live harness racing with a Summer-Fall meet scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 13. Post time is 6:40 p.m. Qualifiers are scheduled for this coming Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. Entries for qualifiers will be taken Friday, Sept. 5, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Rosecroft will continue to emphasize its on-going commitment to rebuild the Standardbred indust...
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Metro/CPD card results in record Mohawk handle

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
It was a fun and entertaining evening of racing at Mohawk on Saturday, Aug. 20. Ask any fan.   The Canadian Pacing Derby/Metro Pace card showcased many of the sport's stars and featured a 66-1 longshot winner in the Canadian Pacing Derby, while the Jackpot Hi 5 was paid out on the final race.   Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) also considers the 2014 event a stunning su...
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MHHA/Northville reach deal for harness meet

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Although a revamped racing schedule in Michigan for 2014 called for 16 days of Thoroughbred racing at Northville Downs beginning on Oct. 18, it appears an about-face has been done after track officials reached a five-year agreement with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) to continue Standardbred racing at the suburban Detroit oval. The original 2014 dates applications submit...
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Cee Bee Yes looks to rebound in Helen Smith

on 09/03/2014 2:00 AM
Cee Bee Yes had an ambitious mission a month ago in the Hambletonian Oaks but now is back at Freehold, scene of her past successes, for the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot on Friday. The Helen Smith is restricted to New Jersey-sired 3-year-old filly trotters and sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   The $500,000 Oaks on Aug. 2 at the Meadowl...
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