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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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Gural Hanover, Flyhawk El Durado win NYSS at Batavia

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
Welcomed by perfect weather and a racing strip that was yielding warp speed, the New York bred 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings brought their "A” game and put on quite a show for the burgeoning trackside audience. In the first $58,000 division, even money favorite Flyhawk El Durado (Conway Hall-El Paso Gal) fired from the gate sharply to take the lead by mid-turn. With Zoey De Vie...
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Dead Heat in Duenna on Hambletonian Eve

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
Donatella Hanover and My Inspiration finished in a dead-heat for the win on Friday night in the $30,000 Duenna Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Fittingly, the program on the eve of the Hambletonian was a festival of mostly trotting races. Donatella Hanover surged from seventh to force the deadlock, her fifth win in 15 starts for Christ...
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Ohio State Fair Stakes open at Scioto

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old colts and fillies shined in Ohio State Fair Stakes action on Friday night (Aug. 1) at Scioto Downs. The flawless filly trotter Sunrise Nibbles remained perfect after taking her $34,000 division in a new lifetime best of 1:59.4.The Iron Duke-Sweethomeourbama filly is trained by Chris Beaver who partially owns with Synerco Ventures, Steven Zeehandelar and Dave Lang. Sunr...
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World record for Classic Martine in Ima Lula final

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine held off Bee A Magician in a side-by-side duel over the final quarter-mile to win Saturday’s (Aug. 2) $52,000 Ima Lula Series championship for 4-year-old female trotters by a neck in a world-record-equaling 1:51.1 performance at Meadowlands Racetrack. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Classic Martine overtook early leader NF Happenstance in an opening quarter of :27. Bee A Magician made ...
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90-1 Sweet Rock scores in New Jersey Classic

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
It was a wild three-horse finish in the $225,000 Anthony Abbatiello SBOA New Jersey Classic for three-year-old pacers, but it was 90-1 Sweet Rock that got the nod at the wire in 1:49.4. Driven by Brett Miller, the son of Rocknroll Hanover found room in the stretch and surged past Beat The Drum (second) and early leader Bushwacker (third) to pick up his second seasonal win. When the gate folded ...
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Sweet Lou wins on Hambo Day in 1:47.2

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou and Ron Pierce took command of the $257,700 US Pacing Championship on the way to the half Saturday at the Meadowlands and never looked back. The favorite won his eighth in a row handily with a 1:47.2 effort, his fifth consecutive score under 1:48. State Treasurer followed in second, with Thinking Out Loud third. Drawing post seven, Sweet Lou was unhurried off the gate as Bettor’s Ed...
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Favored Gettingreadytoroll wins Miss New Jersey

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
When she is good, she is very good.  When she is bad, she has broken stride. Gettingreadytoroll was at her best, putting away a challenge from Act Now in the $100,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, the third race on Saturday, August 2 at the Meadowlands. Yannick Gingras pressed Gettingreadytoroll, the 3-5 favorite who paid $3.20 to win, to the lead on the backstretch through quarters o...
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Mission Brief dominates in Merrie Annabelle final

on 08/02/2014 2:00 AM
Heavy favorite Mission Brief stepped away from the field turning for home and captured the $352,050 Merrie Annabelle final in a world record-equaling 1:52.2 Saturday at the Meadowlands. Steered by Yannick Gingras, the Muscle Hill filly raised her record to four wins in five starts as Jolene Jolene and Lock Down Lindy rounded out the trifecta. Enjoying a three-race win streak entering the final,...
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