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Check out new promo video on Fan Zone

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
Converseon and the US Trotting Association have launched a new promo video. The video was shot at the Meadowlands, Yonkers and uses some other footage. There was extensive use of "go pro" cameras with Tim Tetrick, Yannick Gingras and others to try to help potential fans get a more visceral sense of what it's like to be in a race. There are multiple versions being cut (30 seconds, 1 minute...
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New "Sunshine" Sale to feature 2YOs in Jan.

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
There will be another place to shop for horses next winter. The newly created Sunshine Select Sale will be held Sunday, Jan. 25, which is the Sunday before the 2015 Super Bowl. As its name suggests, the sale will be held in Florida, at the South Florida Trotting Center near Delray Beach.   The principals in the sale are Blue Chip Farms, Hanover Shoe Farms, and Eric Cherry, who opera...
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Fearless Man ties 1:52.1 Philly track mark

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
Donald Emond's Fearless Man tied the track record for 4-year-old trotters with an impressive win in Wednesday's featured race at Harrah's Philadelphia. The son of Elegant Man quickly grabbed control off the wings and made every call a winning one. Opening Night closed well for second while Drift Away, who battled first-over, finished third. Fearless Man tied Sevruga's mark of 1:52.1 se...
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Pocono's Sun Stakes card gets even better

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
One of the greatest cards on the yearly schedule of world harness racing was made even better Thursday, as the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA), in conjunction with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, announced increased purses in the consolation races of three $500,000 stakes events, a new consolation for the $300,000 James Lynch Pace for sophomore fillies, and a brand-new eve...
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Qualifying day at Fowlerville on June 22

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
The 2 Titans Racing Stable and the Fowlerville (Mich.) Horsemen will host a Qualifying and Gate Training Day on Sunday, June 22. The event will begin at 1 p.m.at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. All horses must enter on Thursday, June 19, by calling the fair office (517) 223-8186 or Claudia's Cary-Davidson's cell (517) 294-0003 between 9-11 a.m.   Qualifying horses will g...
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Elitlopp featured in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news you want to know about Sunday's famed Elitlopp in Sweden, a race which has two U.S.-based entrants this year in Uncle Peter and Maven. We also have the details on how you can watch the double-heat Elitlopp that will take place Sunday morning Eastern Daylight Time. The new Weekend Preview correspondent Klaus Koch has worked with...
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Lab report presented at Ohio meeting

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
In addition to considering other items on the agenda, the Ohio State Racing Commission heard details from the Ohio Department of Agriculture Analytical Toxicology Laboratory's 2013 annual report presented by its director, Soobeng Tan, at its monthly meeting in Columbus earlier today.   Overall, 14,523 blood and urine samples from humans and horses were tested last year. Equine posit...
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Kawartha Downs to race this summer

on 05/22/2014 2:00 AM
After months of uncertainty regarding the future of horse racing at Kawartha Downs racetrack, owner Skip Ambrose has announced that live harness racing will take place at the Ontario five-eighths mile track this summer thanks to an agreement reached with the Ontario Racing Commission. The tentative schedule calls for racing every Saturday night from June to October with the actual ra...
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Katie Said, Fancy Desire win Historic 3FPs

on 05/21/2014 2:00 AM
Katie Said and Fancy Desire picked up victories in divisions of the Ladyship Stakes in the Historic Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday night. The races for 3-year-old pacing fillies are part of the Grand Circuit and each carried a purse of $34,712. In the first division, Katie Said bounced back from breaking issues in her previous two starts to score with a first-over grind in...
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Killean Acres named to Western Fair Wall of Fame

on 05/21/2014 2:00 AM
Jack McNiven calls the people enshrined in the Wall of Fame, at The Raceway at The Western Fair District, his buddies. So he says he's thrilled his farm, Killean Acres, will be officially joining them in perpetuity at the London track he calls home.   Friday night at a ceremony during The Raceway's live card, McNiven's respected breeding operation based in Ingersoll, Ont., will...
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Market Share looks to rebound in Maxie Lee

on 05/21/2014 2:00 AM
Market Share heads to Sunday's $250,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia looking to bounce back from an uncharacteristic break in the Cutler Memorial last weekend.   In 40 previous career races, Market Share went offstride only once--when he lost a shoe in the 2012 Dexter Cup. In the Cutler, Market Share made a break heading into the first turn as he raced al...
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Father Patrick romps at Pocono

on 05/21/2014 2:00 AM
Father Patrick’s sophomore season picked up where his 2-year-old campaign left off, as the trotting superstar coasted to an easy win in a $37,262 division of the Dickerson Cup in the Historic Series on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. You can watch the video below in the "Today's Video" box.   Facing a field of six 3-year-old colts and geldings as the 1-9 favorite, ...
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Jamieson, Auciello take Woodbine titles

on 05/20/2014 2:00 AM
As the 2014 winter/spring meet came to a close on Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Carmen Auciello took top honors, finishing atop the track's 2014 standings.   Jamieson currently has 83 WEG victories this season, 20 more than his closest rival, Chris Christoforou. Jamieson also banked $1.2 million in purse earnings during the meet. ...
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Father Patrick makes debut Wednesday

on 05/20/2014 2:00 AM
Father Patrick, the 2013 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old male trotter, makes his debut at age 3 in Wednesday's (May 21) second division of the Historic-Dickerson Cup at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The 8-5 morning line favorite, Father Patrick will have regular driver Yannick Gingras in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter. Father Patrick, who finished last season with a nine-race...
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He's Watching leads 2 Rooney elim fields

on 05/20/2014 2:00 AM
Undefeated freshman divisional champion He's Watching leads a list of 11 three-year-old colts/geldings into the 23rd edition of the Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace.   The total purse of this season's Rooney is $380,000, with a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night leading to the as-guaranteed $300,000 final a week later (Saturday, May 31). The elims go as races 9 a...
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American In Paris tops Tattersalls Sale

on 05/19/2014 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale, held Sunday, May 18, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, was topped by the 4-year-old pacing mare American In Paris, who brought a final bid of $157,000 from trainer Scott DiDomenico. DiDomenico reportedly purchased the 4-year-old mare by American Ideal for Mark Harder and Doug Millard. Preferred Equine Marketing sold the mare on behalf of Weaver Bruscemi and Burke...
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Luck Be Withyou wins Mohawk Q in 1:53.2

on 05/19/2014 2:00 AM
Monday morning's qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack were headlined by the second seasonal qualifier of O'Brien Award nominee and Breeders Crown victor Luck Be Withyou. With James MacDonald once again in the sulky, Luck Be Withyou hammered out panels of :27.4, :56.3 and 1:25.1 before comfortably pacing home in :28.1 to hit the wire in 1:53.2. Twin B Tenacious (Casie Coleman training and driving)...
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Weeper taking on Uffizi at Pocono Tuesday

on 05/19/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Kelly O'Donnell knows 3-year-old filly pacer Weeper is fast. Sometimes, though, she might be too quick for her own good. Weeper, who races in Tuesday's second $34,712 division of the Historic-Ladyship Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has won eight of 10 career starts. Her two losses came last season in races in which she went off stride at the top of the stretch. In the Lad...
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Perfect Alliance upsets Bee A Magician

on 05/19/2014 2:00 AM
The Woodbine winter/spring meet came to an end on Monday evening, but not before the Toronto oval hosted the Miss Versatility Series for the continent's top older trotting mares.   Perfect Alliance, driven by Yannick Gingras, established a new world record for a 4-year-old mare as the trotting miss got under the wire first in 1:51.2. In doing so, the daughter of Credit Winner also s...
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Dancin Yankee's 1:47.2 upstages PASS colts

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Despite making their first starts of 2014, Tellitlikeitis and Somestarsomewhere delivered stellar winning performances Saturday night in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were four Sire Stakes divisions held on the night, with purses ranging from $66,363 to $66,763.   Tellitlikeitis (Well Said-Kikikati...
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