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Rumor Mill scores big upset in PASS at Pocono

on 08/06/2014 2:00 AM
40-1 long shot Rumor Mill pulled off a stunning upset to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three Sire Stakes divisions held with purses ranging from $75,320 to $75,720 for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Rumor Mill (The Panderosa-Chippie Gabby), trained by Jim King Jr., hadn’t finished higher than fourth in her previous th...
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Merriman heads new Northfield Wall of Famers

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced that Aaron Merriman, Bill Pocza, Dunkster, Myopia's Mop and Natural Ability will be the newest members of the Northfield Park Wall of Fame. Their formal inductions will highlight the Wall of Fame ceremonies at Northfield Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. The banquet festivities begin at 5 p.m.   Merriman, 36, is the youngest Wall of Fame inductee since the award...
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Dr. Morton Fielding, campaigned Hit Parade, dies

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
Morton D. Fielding, 82, a Bethesda and Rockville, Md., podiatrist who owned Standardbred and thoroughbred horses, died Dec. 6 at a Las Vegas hospice after a stroke. Dr. Fielding, who lived in Potomac, Md., from 1952 to 1999, ran a podiatry practice in Bethesda from 1954 until he moved to Las Vegas in 1999. He had lived in Henderson, Nev., since 2003.   He started breeding horses in ...
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Burke takes top spot on trainer all-time win list

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
With a win with Windsong Jack at Scioto Downs on Saturday night, Aug. 2, Ron Burke became the sport's all-time winningest trainer. The victory was the 5,224th of Burke's career, and moved him past Virgil Morgan Jr. for the top spot on the list. Morgan had scored his 5,223rd career victory the night before at Scioto Downs. Combining Burke's numbers with those of his father Mickey and brother...
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Sweet Lou leads Dan Patch field from post 5

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
A field of nine will be sent post-ward in the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 8. In what may be the most accomplished field ever assembled, the 21st edition of Hoosier Park's signature event will highlight the 14-race program that begins at 5:15 p.m.   The race will be part of a special weekend tagged as "Dan Patch Festival Weekend...
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Winbak Farm reports passing of Village Jove

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York sadly reports the passing of pacing stallion, Village Jove, p, 2, 1:51.4; 3, 1:49.4 ($284,365). Village Jove’s pedigree, race record and offspring performance made him a strong member of Winbak Farm’s stallion lineup. He was a half-brother to Village Jiffy, p, 2, 1:53.2f; 3, 1:52.4f; 1:50 ($1,527,683), and a half-brother to Village Jingle, dam of Village Jolt, p, 2...
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Piercewave Hanover wins PASS 2CT in 1:56.1

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
Piercewave Hanover, who already owned the national season's record for 2-year-old gelding trotters on a five-eighths-mile track, lowered that mark with a facile front-end victory in 1:56.1 in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) at The Meadows.   The $233,008 event, known as the Florida Pro, was contested over four divisions, with Billy Flynn, Lima Pride and Walter White ...
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Sweet Lou brings 1:48 streak into Dan Patch

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
It would be easy for trainer Ron Burke to be confident as he prepares Sweet Lou for Friday's $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park. After all, his 5-year-old pacer brings an eight-race win streak to the event, with an unprecedented stretch of speedy miles to go with it.   But Burke knows Sweet Lou isn't the only horse streaking into the Dan Patch. Dancin Yankee, the last h...
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Longtime ORC official Wendy Hoogeveen dies

on 08/05/2014 2:00 AM
It is with profound sadness that the Ontario Racing Commission announces that Wendy Hoogeveen died on Monday, Aug. 4.   Wendy worked for the Ontario Racing Commission for over 30 years ultimately holding the position of Director, Industry Development & Support. Her commitment and dedication to the horse racing industry were unparalleled and we are grateful for her contribut...
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East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge at Hoosier

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
The best in the sport of harness racing will once again take to the racetrack at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. However, for the first time, not only will some of the best horses in the country go to post in the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational but the best drivers will be in the spotlight in the inaugural $20,000 East Meets Midwest Drivers' Challenge. The East Meets Midwes...
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Cobalt options weighed by regulators

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
North American racing regulators have decided to consider the results of two scientific research studies that have been commissioned to help detect the deliberate administration of cobalt in racehorses before making a formal recommendation of a regulatory testing limit to commission testing.   At the RCI Model Rules Committee meeting last week, a proposed threshold was presented and...
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Yoder: Natural Herbie's win "hasn't sunk in"

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
Verlin Yoder came to the big dance with no expectations and left singing a happy tune.   Yoder's Natural Herbie, a standout on the Indiana circuit, won Saturday's $75,000 Vincennes Invitational for older trotters at the Meadowlands, besting Southwind Pepino and Master Of Law by more than a length in a career-best 1:51.4.   The victory, before a Hambletonian Day announced ...
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The Wayfaring Man captures Dream Maker final

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Wayfaring Man and Jack Moiseyev turned in a big 1:52.2 mile to capture the $43,200 Dream Maker Series final Monday night at Mohawk. A compact group of six 2-year-old pacers contested the final leg of the three-week series.   Read The Proposal left hard off the gate to take the early lead, but was overtaken on the way to half by leg one winner Pierce Hanover and driver Paul MacDo...
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Cutup Hanover, Market Rally win NYSS splits

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Monday night hosted the $221,000 New York Sires Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot for 3-year-old fillies. A pair of divisions—worth $109,500 and $111,500, respectively—attracted a baker's dozen worth of participants (actually, a regular dozen after a second-event scratch).   The opening statebred six-pack proved a very good time for Cutup Hanover (Jeff Gregory, $...
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Campbell-McIntosh team up to take Battle

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
Upsets stole the show in both of the biggest races of Grand River Raceway's 24th annual Industry Day celebration on Monday, Aug. 4. The afternoon card featured 12 races worth $655,640, including the 17th annual Battle Of Waterloo.   Legendary Hall Of Fame driver John Campbell made his Grand River Raceway debut in last week's elimination races for the Battle Of Waterloo. This af...
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Skippin By, MySecret Belle win Ontario Gold

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
pair of $105,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series events for 3-year-old pacing fillies were staged on Monday night (Aug. 4) at Mohawk Racetrack, and Skippin By and My Secret Belle were victorious. A Filly Affair (Sylvain Filion) was in the lead at the :26.2 opening quarter in the first division, but 1-5 favourite Lady Shadow (Doug McNair) popped out of the pocket and took command before the :5...
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Don't Mind Me fastest in PA Stallion divisions

on 08/04/2014 2:00 AM
Don't Mind Me thwarted the same rival twice en route to victory in 1:57.1, fastest split in Monday's $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. KY Lucky, Master The Past and Plump Jack took the other divisions in the event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Don't Mind Me and trainer-driver Jim Raymer had the lead at the quarter when Longcat Hanover and Dan R...
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Crazy Wow "wows" in NYSS at Vernon

on 08/03/2014 2:00 AM
Three separate divisions of the New York Sire Stakes produced plenty of fireworks at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. The biggest performance was a new track record for 2-year-old trotters of 1:54 for Crazy Wow in the third and final division with a purse of $36,566. Crazy Wow (Crazed-No Pan No Gain) went right to the front at the outset and cruised through fractions of 27.2 for a quarter ...
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EBC elims, Geers stakes headline Tioga Sunday

on 08/03/2014 2:00 AM
Classic winners He’s Watching and JK Endofanera gave a thrilling  battle through a :54.3 last half-mile in their $12,500 Empire Breeders Classic elimination on Sunday (August 3) afternoon at Tioga Downs, and while He’s Watching eked out a half-length win, the rivalry will continue in next week’s $255,525 final. With a mid-card rain squall downgrading the track to slop...
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The Red Mile kicks off 140th season Sunday

on 08/03/2014 2:00 AM
The 140th season of live racing action kicks off on Sunday night (Aug 3) at The Red Mile with a first post of 7 p.m.  Fans will be treated with a 16-race live program, featuring full fields arriving from all over the Midwest. Sunday nights will once again feature a $5,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 Pool in Races 6 – 9, in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Program. ...
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