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EquiLottery unique game for lottery players

on 07/09/2014 2:00 AM
EquiLottery LLC is now offering its new innovative horse racing and lottery game, EquiLottery, which combines the excitement of live horse racing with lottery terminals across the world. At a time when both the racing and lottery industries are looking for ways to adapt to evolving marketplaces, EquiLottery produces non-traditional marketing opportunities and a unique gaming method to deliver ...
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Queen's Plate outcome bittersweet for Moira Gunn

on 07/09/2014 2:00 AM
Dr. Moira Gunn has been a familiar face at Standardbred horse sales for years, especially during her tenure as president of Armstrong Bros. farm. But few probably know about her connection to Thoroughbreds, or the winner of the 155th Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious Thoroughbred race. The following Woodbine press release tells the story:   When Lexie Lou romped to victory in...
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Royal Deceptor destroys track record in NYSS

on 07/09/2014 2:00 AM
Royal Deceptor set sail from the rail and kept right on going into the Buffalo Raceway record book Wednesday evening (July 9) with a stunning 1:59.3 time over the fast track to highlight the action in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The time absolutely shattered the previous mark of 2:01.2 set by Timothy Patrick in 2012 and tied by The Lindy Treaty in 2013. It...
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Day Lily fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/09/2014 2:00 AM
Day Lily rebounded from a disappointing career debut by romping to a 9-1/2-length, front-end victory in 1:58.1, fastest division in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Joy Gliding, Whitney Hanover, Youth Gone Wild and Missive taking the other $20,000 splits. Dave Palone e...
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Melmerby Beach wins Summertime final

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Melmerby Beach turned in a career-best performance of 1:50.1 to win the $50,800 final of the Summertime Series Monday night at Mohawk.   Carrying the same connections as his sire, the great Somebeachsomewhere, Melmerby Beach snagged his first trophy for the mantle by defeating six other rivals in the Summertime final.   Melmerby Beach was raced on the front end in leg on...
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Sportswriter sweep, controversy in OSS splits

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Twenty-two rookies battled in the first OSS Gold Series event of the season during Monday's 11-race card at Mohawk Racetrack, and sons of Sportswriter put on a clinic.   Rollwiththepunches was awarded the victory in a controversial opening division. The son of Sportswriter-Terroronthebeach was the second youngster under the finish line, but was later placed first when the ORC judg...
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Fireyourguns game in Tioga Open victory

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Fireyourguns ($4.20) returned to his winning ways on Monday evening, taking charge with a circuit to go and holding off a late challenge from JK Panache in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at Tioga Downs.   The 5-year-old American Ideal gelding settled just off the pacesetting pair of JK Panache (Brandon Simpson) and Golden Gun (Corey Braden) before Aaron Byron brushed h...
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Mayhugh named OHHA communication director

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association welcomes Regina Mayhugh as she takes on the role as communication director.   Mayhugh resides in Circleville, Ohio, with her family. She has a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University as well as Associate Degrees in Digital Graphic Design and Veterinary Technology, both from Columbus State Community College.  ...
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Joe Muscara dies at age 90

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Surrounded by his extended family in his home in Philadelphia, Pa, harness racing veteran owner and former trainer-driver Joseph Muscara died Monday, July 7. He was 90.   Mr. Muscara has been involved in harness racing since the early 1970's. Running his stable at Liberty Bell Park, he was one of the first in the Standardbred business to begin exporting race horses from Australia an...
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Winbak's Joe Thomson placed on HOF ballot

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Joe Thomson, owner of the successful Standardbred breeding operation Winbak Farm, based in Maryland, but whose impact is felt in every racing state and province, has been selected by the screening committee of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) for inclusion on the ballot for election to the sport's Hall of Fame, to be decided later this summer.   Thomson's Winbak...
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Jay Z/Beyonce Big M weekend traffic alert

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Please be advised that there will be Jay Z/Beyonce concerts in Met Life stadium on both Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, beginning at 8 p.m. The crowd each night is estimated to be in the 50,000 range and traffic will be very heavy.   Stadium parking planners strongly suggest that you get to the track before 5 p.m. It is also advised that you avoid driving through the p...
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Former world champion Miss Easy dies

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
World Champion Miss Easy passed away at her home at Hanover Shoe Farms on Tuesday morning (July 8). She was 26.   Miss Easy was bred and raised by Stoner Creek Farm in Paris, Ky. She was purchased as a yearling by Rose Guida and Royal Palm Stables for $30,000. She was broken and trained by Bruce Nickells and was primarily driven by John Campbell throughout her racing career. As a 2 ...
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JK Endofanera giving his owners a thrill

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Alan Katz was hesitant to go to Ontario for the North America Cup last month, but he is glad he made the trip. It is unlikely he will have any similar reservations about crossing the Hudson River from New York and heading to Saturday's Meadowlands Pace.   Katz and his brothers, Ron and Steve, bred and own JK Endofanera, who is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $776,000 Meadowlan...
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Dragon Eddy's 1:52.4 fastest in PASS 2CP

on 07/08/2014 2:00 AM
Dragon Eddy quarter-poled to the lead, then dug in late to capture the fastest division of Tuesday's $236,060 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event, known as the Albatross, was contested over five divisions, with Lost For Words, McJagersonthemove, McArdles Lightning and Yankee Bounty taking the other splits.   Dragon Eddy, who won a PA All Stars division in his career d...
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Goshen welcomes Hall of Fame class of 2014

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
Owner-breeder William Weaver and driver David Miller (pictured), along with communicators John Pawlak and Carol Cramer, were the human guests of honor as 2014 inductees into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame at ceremonies on the Museum lawn in Goshen, N.Y., on Sunday.   The annual induction dinner followed a full day of activities that included racing at the neighboring Historic Track...
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If A-Rod was a horse, he couldn't race

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is the latest example to surface underscoring how the "no doping” policies in horse racing are tougher than other sports that deploy a process to allow the hidden use of performance enhancing substances in competition.   "If Alex Rodriguez was a horse he would not be allowed to race,” said Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Com...
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New York horseman John Gilmour dies at 76

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
John Guy Gilmour, a Monticello Raceway treasure for over 47 years, died on Friday, July 4. He was 76.   Known to his family as "Guy," Mr. Gilmour always spewed a "Howdy Sep” when greeting others.   Mr. Gilmour was a consummate horsemen and an excellent race driver. His record speaks for itself. In his illustrious career which spanned six decades he finished with 4,492 w...
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Nearly $11 million spent in NY casino lobbying

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
Companies involved in bidding for casino licenses in New York State spent nearly $11 million on lobbying and campaign donations in 2012 and 2013, and are donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to campaign committees through holding companies, according to a new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group. Companies affiliated with KT Lim, the CEO of Malaysian casino company Gent...
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Having fun with Pace finalist He's Watching

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
Dave Menary might have been concerned when He's Watching lost for the first time in his career earlier this season, but the setback was something of a blessing for the 35-year-old trainer.   "When you're undefeated and you're trying to stay undefeated, it's a lot of pressure,” Menary said. "Since he got beat I've had a lot more fun.”   Of course, winning again factors...
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Trevor Ritchie announces retirement

on 07/07/2014 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that O'Brien Award winning driver Trevor Ritchie, one of the most respected and accomplished drivers in Canadian harness racing, is handing over the reins and retiring from active competition.   Ritchie, who cut his teeth driving at Western Fair before moving to the Ontario Jockey Club, has won both the prestigious North America Cup (Quite A Sensatio...
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