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Hope For Paddy wins at Mohawk; "Nitelife" fifth

on 08/15/2014 2:00 AM
Hope For Paddy pulled off a large 35-1 upset in the Fillies and Mares Preferred pace Friday night at Mohawk. A field of seven mares, highlighted by the 2014 debut of last year's 3-year-old pacing filly of the year I Luv Nitelife, lined up for the $30,000 feature race.   I Luv The Nitelife, who has been sidelined since last November with a knee fracture, was sent straight to the lead by dr...
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War Cry Hall best in Scioto trot feature

on 08/15/2014 2:00 AM
War Cry Hall and Josh Sutton prevailed in the $20,000 Open II Trot At Scioto Downs on Friday night. The time of the mile, 1:54, was a record for War Cry Hall.   War Cry Hall is a 5-year old gelded son of Cash Hall out of Winners Only. He's conditioned by Scioto Downs leading trainer, Virgil Morgan Jr for RBH Ventures Inc of New York.   War Cry Hall was assigned post six in the fiel...
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All Bets Off paces past McWicked in Milstein

on 08/15/2014 2:00 AM
All Bets Off, overlooked by the betting public at odds of 7-1, took advantage of a perfect trip to win the inaugural $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:50.3 on Friday night (Aug. 15) at Northfield Park. National Debt took the $100,000 Milstein consolation by edging Limelight Beach on the wire in 1:49.4, which broke the track mark for 3-year-old pacin...
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Thinkofagameplan's 1:54.1 fastest in Ont. SS

on 08/15/2014 2:00 AM
The driver-trainer combination of Randy Waples and Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh connected for victories in two of the seven $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots events for two-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday night (Aug. 15) at Mohawk Racetrack.   Their first winner was Big Moment, a colt by Camluck who just got up near the wire after a second-over trip to take the fourth Grass...
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Driving Miss Crazy upsets in NYSS at Batavia

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
The weather was far from perfect for the Batavia Downs leg of the New York Sire Stake 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday (Aug. 13) as premature autumnal conditions presented cold temperatures, rain and a track rated as "good”. But the tough got going and in one race, a major upset was the result. In the first $59,100 NYSS division, Avalicious (RC Royalty-Say Your Prayers) was sent...
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2YO Roland N Rock 1:51.2 winner at Springfield

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
Harfo Hanover brushed to the lead at the three-quarter pole and was never caught on his way to a 1:54.3 score in the $55,462 Fox Stake for 2-year-old open pacers on Wednesday (Aug. 13) night under the lights at the Indiana State Fair. Earlier in the day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Roland N Rock, a colt by Rocknroll Hanover, won the Little Pat Review for 2-year-old pacing co...
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Father Patrick back to work Sunday at Tioga

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotter Father Patrick is ready to get back to action Sunday in a division of the Tompkins-Geers Stakes at Tioga Downs in New York, looking to return to his winning ways after going off stride in the Hambletonian, snapping a 15-race unbeaten streak.   His driver, Yannick Gingras, is ready too.   "Win or lose, I'd always be looking forward to getting ba...
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Horse racing's plight on NBC Chicago report

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
The battle to bring expanded gaming and thus more revenue to Illinois horse racing tracks was the subject of an NBC-5 Chicago report by Carol Marin. In the interview, Dave McCaffrey, president of the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, tells Marin that the Illinois horse racing industry needs to be competitive with other states to survive, and Marin notes that job...
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Ontario Alliance tracks see handle increase

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
It's been over four months since the launch of the Standardbred Alliance in Ontario on April 1 and wagering on Standardbred horse races at these tracks is already seeing a sharp increase compared to the same period last year.   From April 1 through August 9, "all-sources" wagering on Standardbred Alliance racing is $148,227,950, an encouraging 8.92 percent rise over the $136,083,298...
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Weekend Preview your guide to upcoming action

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
While the temperatures in the Midwest have been below normal this week, it's still summertime, as you can tell by all of the racing action. Northfield Park grabs the spotlight on Friday night with the inaugural edition of the Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-year-old pacing colts. Brett Miller, a multiple Northfield driving champion at the track, talks about his chances in the race in the ...
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Artspeak takes 3-race win streak to Mohawk

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
The third time's a charm for The Art Museum.At least that's how it's shaping up for the pacing broodmare. Her third foal is Artspeak, who has started his career with three consecutive wins, including the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship.   Artspeak, a son of stallion Western Ideal, races in the third of three Nassagaweya Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacers Saturday at Mohawk Racetra...
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Honor And Serve's 1:57 tops PASS at Harrah's

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman trotters were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon (Aug.14), each going for a purse of over $65,000.   In the first division, the wagering public backed Tick Tok Tag (Broadway Hall-Tags Schooner), who was coming off two narrow defeats against similar foes at The Meadows. Off the gate, it was the Erv Miller tr...
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4 wins in 5 starts at Vernon for Love You Bye

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
Love You Bye (McArdle-Cam's Genious) made it four wins in the last five starts at Vernon Downs in the $10,000 feature pace Thursday night.   Ugly Betty (John Macdonald) led the way through an opening quarter of :27.3 after taking over early on. Upfront Secret (Chris Lems) was moved aggressively to the outside and surged to the front once the field moved past the half in :56.1. Love ...
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Mosquito Blue Chip, Band Of Angels win NYSS

on 08/14/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted the $194,800 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies on Thursday night (Aug. 14). A total of 11 lasses entered a pair of divisions.   The first ($96,400) grouping proved—again—why you race ‘em, as 1-20 "death and taxes” lass Sassa Hanover (Yannick Gingras) was snapped on the money by 17-1 outsider Mosquito Blue Chip (Jim Morrill J...
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Flyhawk El Durado makes NYSS 5th win of year

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night hosted the $221,000 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A total of 13 entered a pair of six-figure divisions. As luck and form would have it, the two winners here were the same two that won this division's last downstate go-round not quite three weeks ago. The first ($109,500) grouping saw last season's frosh state-bred cha...
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Mystical Wishes leads in OSS Grassroots

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Tuesday night (August 12) marked the second straight card Mohawk Racetrack hosted six $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series races. This time it was the 3-year-old trotting fillies who got to take a turn over the seven-eighths mile oval, and it was Mystical Wishes who led the way with a 1:55.1 performance.   Competing in the second division, Mystical Wishes (Billy Davis Jr.)...
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PHHA announces changes to bonus program

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA) has announced that the end-of-year bonus program will continue in 2014 for qualifying Pennsylvania resident owners and trainers at Harrah's Philadelphia and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The program will be similar to previous years, except that win bonuses will be paid only on purses of less than $20,000.   Beginning this year, ...
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Yonkers gets approval for Sunday matinees

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is the backdrop for the latest installment of The French Connection. Yonkers has received approval from the New York State Gaming Commission to conduct a half-dozen Sunday matinee cards—from Nov. 9 through Dec. 14, inclusive—as part of a new wagering relationship with the French pari-mutuel agency. The races are to be televised and wagered on through much of Europe. ...
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PA Stallion Series held at Philadelphia

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Six divisions of Stallion Series action for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters were held at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (August 13) each going for a purse of $20,000. In the first division, it was Susan Daugherty's Wimborne Hanover going coast-to-coast for the victory. The son of Muscle Massive used a rated second quarter to his advantage, going on to win in a time of 1:58.3....
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Momas Got A Gun in fastest PA Stallion Ser.

on 08/13/2014 2:00 AM
Momas Got A Gun grabbed the lead with a backside burst and found the wire just in time to score in 1:55, fastest division in Wednesday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for freshman filly pacers at The Meadows. The event was contested over six divisions, with Dobre Povedane, Cover Model, Half Past Seven, Hillary’s Style and Hot Chica Boomba also taking $20,000 splits. Tony...
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