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NYSS 3FTs in action Monday at Tioga

on 06/19/2014 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly trotters will be in the spotlight on Monday night at Tioga Downs with two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) to be run as part of a special 15-race program. The NYSS races have been carded as the seventh and ninth races on the program and both feature purses of $62,400.   The first division on Monday night features Glowngold (Conway Hall-Glow), w...
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Broadway Socks leads in Stallion Series

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
Broadway Socks won a division of the Stallion Series on Tuesday night for her fourth consecutive win overall, highlighting the action for three-year-old trotting fillies at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were six Stallion Series divisions held, each with a purse of $20,000. Broadway Socks (Broadway Hall-I Gotta Feelin), driven by Dan Rawlings and trained by David Wade, won her split in ...
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PA audit finds diversion of racing funds by Ag

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Auditor General has released a report which says the Keystone State's funding for the operations of the state racing commissions and testing laboratories is in jeopardy because of declines in wagering tax revenues and undocumented charges and overbilling by the Department of Agriculture.   Pennsylvania's two racing commissions, the...
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Sebastian K set for TVG FFA Trot return

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
If it seems like a while since world champion trotter Sebastian K went to the racetrack, that's because it is.   The No. 1-ranked harness racing horse in North America last appeared on May 17 when he won the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial in a stakes-record 1:50.2. His connections hoped to race last week in the third round of the TVG Free For All Series for older trotters, but the race ...
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Sweetnsinful sets track mark in NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
The last time Sweetnsinful was at Buffalo Raceway, it was on July 12, 2013 in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers. It was a day many will never forget as she was involved in one of the most horrific accidents ever seen at the Hamburg half-mile oval. This season she returned and this time was involved in a race many will remember. Sweetnsinful came out swinging and absolutely...
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Designed To Be matches world record in PASS

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
Designed To Be exorcised some demons in a big way by winning a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night, matching a world record in the process. The race was one of two $98,100 Sires Stakes divisions held at Pocono for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The last time she was at Pocono, Designed To Be (Donato Hanover-Sheer Soul), trained by Ju...
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Freshman fillies shine in Balmoral stakes

on 06/18/2014 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled freshmen shared top billing on Wednesday, June 18th at Balmoral Park as a pair of events once again showcased both pacers and trotters from the state-bred ranks. A full field of 10 two-year-old pacing fillies were dropped into the box for the $10,000 Incredible Tillie Stake. With a wicked lighting storm approaching the Crete oval,&nbs...
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Sutton's winning ways continue at Northfield

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park's leading driver, Josh Sutton, drove seven winners on Monday (June 16) at Northfield Park. This accomplishment came a mere five days after a freak mishap while driving at Scioto Downs on Wednesday, where a thrown shoe flew back and struck him in his face. Sutton was transported to Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he received 17 stitches. "The worst ...
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Muscle Babe's 1:53.3 leads in OSS Gold

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
Fresh off her sweep of this year's SBOA Stakes, Muscle Babe returned to Mohawk Racetrack and dominated the three-year-old filly trotters she faced in Monday's OSS Gold Series division. With James MacDonald at the lines, Muscle Babe watched Riveting Rosie park Tosca through first-half fractions of :26.4 and :55.3 before serving up a three-wide challenge of her own. Riveting Rosie held o...
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Entries due June 19 for Fowlerville, Mich. fair

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
The 2 Titans Racing Stable and the Fowlerville Horsemen are hosting 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. (EDT).   Qualifying horses will go first and gat...
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Diamond Tiara claimed after win streak tarnished

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
It was bound to happen, especially when a horse a reigns supreme in a claiming class. At Monticello Raceway on Monday it was sort of a double whammy for Diamond Tiara, the harness horse currently with the most wins in North America. Not only did she taste defeat after nine consecutive victories but she went home to a new barn after being claimed for $9,000 from Philip Schultz by loca...
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George Hobbs, 83, dies in Milford, Del.

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
George Ernest Hobbs, 83, of Harrington, Del., died June 10 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford.   Mr. Hobbs was born March 25, 1931, in Harrington, the son of the late Herman and Nellie (Wright) Hobbs. He graduated from Harrington High School in 1949 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He and his late brother Edward worked with their father on the family farm u...
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RCI welcomes USTA to cobalt effort

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
RCI president Ed Martin called the news that the United States Trotting Association (USTA) will fund research into cobalt and help the New York drug testing program gain access to equipment currently in use elsewhere by racing's leading testing labs a "positive, proactive development that underscores the ongoing efforts of the racing industry and its regulator labs to counter efforts to cheat‚...
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Deo Volente's yearling pedigrees now online

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
The track it pedigrees for the 24 Deo Volente yearlings of 2014 can be found on the Deo Volente website and activated by clicking on the yearlings name. Of the 24, 17 are slated for the Lexington Selected Sale as part of the Preferred Equine consignment. The remaining seven are slated for Harrisburg and will be consigned by Northwood Bloodstock. Among the Lexington highlights include M...
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New owners seminar at Saratoga July 12

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
A seminar for new and prospective owners sponsored by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and hosted by Harness Horse Breeders of New York State will be held at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Saturday, July 12. This seminar will provide valuable information for prospective or rookie owners and focus on all aspects of horse ownership. The seminar will sta...
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The Captain vs. Foiled Again in Franklin elims

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again versus Captaintreacherous--Round 2--along with the continuing march of Father Patrick towards possible harness racing immortality, are the main storylines on display this Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as the northeast Pennsylvania track presents elimination races for the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free-for-All Pace, the $500,000 Earl Beal 3YO Colt Trot, ...
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NY-sired 3YO pacing colts race Thursday

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosts its first New York Sire Stakes event of the season Thursday night, with the $221,000 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions go as races 1 (purse $72,800), 4 ($74,100) and 11 ($74,100) on the 12-race program.   The opening event looks to be a two-horse affair with Western Conquest (Marcus Miller, post 1) hooking Ideal Fashion (Dave Mi...
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Kelsey's Commando, Overnight Hit win DSBF

on 06/17/2014 2:00 AM
Kelsey's Commando ($2.20, Victor Kirby) and Overnight Hit ($3.20, Art Stafford Jr.) prevailed in their respective $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions Tuesday for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Harrington Raceway.   Owned by Richard Lombardo, JJ&M Stable and Pam Wagner, Kelsey's Commando sat a pocket trip before swinging wide, drifting briefly toward the ...
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Glowngold, Market Rally wins NYSS splits

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
Glowngold set a new track record and Market Rally got that winning feeling back to highlight the two $59,100 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for the 3-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway on a picture perfect Sunday afternoon.   Former Buffalo Raceway regular Jim Morrill Jr. was in the sulky for both the Sires Stakes victories. Was it home track advantage? Morrill ...
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DSBF sophomores in Harrington action

on 06/16/2014 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3 year olds officially resumed Sunday with a pair of $20,000 divisions on the 13-race program at Harrington Raceway.   Legacy Racing of DE, Pam Curran and Niel Gargiulo's Motorino ($4.20, Allan Davis) won the first split in 1:56. The even-money choice set all the fractions in his narrow win over Hawker and Go Big Spinder. Tra...
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