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Ralph Lemmon retiring from positions

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
Ralph Lemmon, the long time treasurer and controller of both Hanover Shoe Farms and Standardbred Horse Sales Company has announced his impending retirement effective in early July of 2014. Lemmon began working for Standardbred Horse Sales working the bid board in the late 60s. At the time he was employed by the Hanover Shoe Company. When the shoe company was sold to the C&J Clark Compan...
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Fazoli's presenting sponsor for Little Brown Jug

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
Fazoli's, America's largest quick-service Italian restaurant chain, will be the presenting sponsor for the 69th edition of the $600,000 "Little Brown Jug brought to you by Fazoli's” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. The Little Brown Jug, North America's most prestigious harness race for 3-year-old pacers, will air live on CBS Sports Ne...
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Do Me Honor scores at The Meadows

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
Headed approaching the final turn, Do Me Honor dug deep to reclaim the lead and capture Monday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   Do Me Honor seized the lead with a quarter-pole move but yielded, ever so briefly, to the strong first-over bid of Ladystar. The game Do M Honor reasserted for Aaron Merriman and scored in 1:52.4, a head better than t...
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Jonigold fastest in DSBF 3FP divisions

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg for sophomore pacing fillies were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The fastest division was the third as The Wiz Kids Stable's Jonigold ($2.40, Corey Callahan) registered a 1:54.1 triumph over Dover Downs champ Fashion Guru and Our Angel Hayleigh. The Headmaster-sired filly, Jonigold, never ...
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Allstar Legend wins over Ultimate Beachboy

on 06/15/2014 2:00 AM
Allstar Legend was on a mission Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the featured 11th race, a Free-For-All Handicap Pace.   Scratched down to a field of five, Mike Lachance powered Allstar Legend right around Golden Receiver early, hitting the opening quarter in :25.3. Lachance rated Allstar Legend through a 58-second middle half, leaving Golden Receiver behind turning for home and...
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Brennan sweeps Yonkers Saturday features

on 06/15/2014 2:00 AM
George Brennan rolled a Yonkers Raceway foursome Saturday night, including both $32,000 co-features. Odds-on Aracache Hanover ($3.40) gave nothing else a chance in the winners-over event. From post position No. 3, he snapped through intervals of :27.1, :56, 1:23.4 and 1:52.1. The margin at the wire was a length-and-a-quarter over a first-up Connery Blue Chip (Eric Carlson), with Panongahela (J...
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Captaintreacherous's 2YO sister wins

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
A total of sixteen 2-year-old baby races were contested at the Meadowlands Saturday morning under plenty of sunshine with mild temperatures and a fast track. As usual, Team Takter dominated with seven winners on the card. Tony Alagna sent out five winners while Jimmy Takter's daughter Nancy Johansson had three winners from her stable. Among the trotting fillies, Hot Start from the first crop o...
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Fox Valley Amanda takes $89k Maywood Filly Pace

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Despite getting off to a nice start in her sophomore season, Paula Smith, Lucas Smith, James Runyan and Kathleen O'Neill's Fox Valley Amanda was a bit overlooked at the betting windows in Friday's $89,000 Filly Maywood Pace for ICF three-year-olds. The homebred filly wound up making her "doubters” pay though as she parlayed a perfect pocket-sitting trip into a half-length victory in a career b...
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Beach Memories sets 1:49.4 Scioto mark

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Beach Memories, a 4-year old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Western Ideal mare AllAmerican Memoir, set a new track mark at Scioto Downs Saturday night. He's trained by Brian Brown for owners Strollin Stable, AWS Stable, King McNamara and Country Club Acres.   Josh Sutton drove the winner, one of six for the driver on the night. On Wednesday night Sutton was driving...
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Anndrovette wins third Roses Are Red

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Anndrovette earned her third straight Roses Are Red Stakes title as she dug in down the stretch to fend off Somwherovrarainbow in the $330,000 final for pacing mares Saturday night at Mohawk. She was the 6-5 favorite. The guys competed in the $100,000 Mohawak Gold Cup and Quebec-owned Evenin Of Pleasure pulled off an 80-1 shocker for the local team of driver Sylvain Filion and trainer Richard ...
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Penn's 1:53 equals Hoosier Park record

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Penn made his second start in the top trotting ranks at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino a winning one as he pulled off the 22-1 upset in the co-featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Invitational trot, on Saturday (June 14).   Guided by Brad Hanners, Penn equaled an eight-year-old track record for older geldings on the trot when he powered home in 1:53 and established a new lifet...
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Father Patrick, Nuncio lead in PASS

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
When you're a superstar, you can win by a small margin and still make it seem like it was effortless. So Nuncio and Father Patrick, the twin 3-year-old superstars of the Jimmy Takter barn, proved in winning $72,300 divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three Sire Stakes divisions held on the night for three-year-old trotting colt...
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Uffizi Hanover captures Fan Hanover final

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Ontario-owned Uffizi Hanover provided trainer Jimmy Takter with his second stakes victory on North America Cup Night as she captured the $457,500 Fan Hanover Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk.   Driven by David Miller, Uffizi Hanover swept her elimination and the final as the 8-5 favorite for Al Libfeld of Pickering and Toronto partners Marvin Katz and Sam Gold...
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Classic Martine ends Perfect Alliance's streak

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine put an end to Perfect Alliance's double-digit win streak as she swept by the popular trotting mare in deep stretch to capture the $266,000 Armbro Flight Stakes on Saturday night (June 14) at Mohawk. Reigning Horse of the Year Bee A Magician finished ninth.   Classic Martine and Tim Tetrick were fastest off the gate, but Bee A Magician, last year's Horse of the Year o...
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Trixton dominates in Goodtimes Trot

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton kicked off North America Cup night stakes action with a Canadian record performance in the $272,100 Goodtimes Trot.   Sent postward as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite after his 1:53.3 elimination win last weekend, Trixton delivered a 1:51.3 triumph for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter. He shaved one-fifth of a second off the Canadian record established in 2012 by another Takter tra...
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I Doo Hanover captures Vernon feature

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
I Do Hanover (Shark Gesture-I'm Married) romped to a three-length victory in the $8,000 featured pace at Vernon Downs on Saturday night (June 14).   Driven by Chris Lems, I Do Hanover sat third in the early stages of the 9th race before tipping out and charging up to take the lead just before the half mile mark. From there, the issue was effectively settled as I Do Hanover built a large l...
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What The Sheik upsets for big prices

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
The explosion heard at Buffalo Raceway was the toteboard in Saturday night's (June 14) featured $10,500 Open Pace as What The Sheik pulled the $51.50 upset over long shots Salazar (13-1) and Western Alumni (23-1). The 7-8 exacta paid $592.00 and the 7-8-all trifecta $909.50.   A big reason for the huge prices was the fact that the rail-sitting and heavily-favored Best Ears (4-5) broke str...
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JK Endofanera wins Pepsi NA Cup at 12-1

on 06/14/2014 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera, with Brian Sears, roared down the stretch to take the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness race, Saturday at Mohawk, in 1:48.4.It was the second Cup win for Sears, who took the 2005 edition with Rocknroll Hanover, but the first for trainer Ron Burke and owner 3 Brothers Stables (Alan, Steven and Ronnie Katz) of New York City.   What a differenc...
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Unefoisdansmavie sets Hoosier track mark

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, the track record for older trotting mares has been re-established at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in the $17,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Trot. Prior to last week's 1:54 performance, the track record for older trotting mares was a record that stood at 1:54.3 for 13 years.   Unefoisdansmavie, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, re-established the ...
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Anndrovette looks for 3rd Roses Are Red title

on 06/13/2014 2:00 AM
Anndrovette is among a group of five female pacers to win the Roses Are Red Stakes in back-to-back years. With a third victory in the race on Saturday, she would stand alone.   A 7-year-old mare, Anndrovette is the 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's $330,000 Roses Are Red Stakes for older female pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. She starts from post four with regular driver Tim Tetrick at...
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