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Lyonssomewhere takes first Cup elim

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Lyonssomewhere and driver Corey Callahan shot through an opening in deep stretch to take the first of three eliminations Saturday at Mohawk in preparation for next Saturday’s Pepsi North America Cup, the richest harness race on the continent. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the son of champion Somebeachsomewhere thus kept his racing record perfect, now five-for-five, as he scored by one a...
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Mcwicked sizzles to a fast Cup elim win

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mcwicked and driver Dave Miller rallied from third in mid-stretch to haul down Sometimes Said and take the second $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup elimination by two lengths Saturday at Mohawk. After briefly taking the field to the half in :54.3, Mcwicked relinquished the lead to Lets Drink On It, then was also passed by Sometimes Said in early stretch, before rallying down the middle of the...
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2014 Hanover Stakes underway at Balmoral

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Hanover Stakes season kicked off on Saturday, June 7th at Balmoral Park as a pair of events for diagonally gaited sophomores shared top billing on the 13-race program. A full field of 10 three-year-old trotting colts started the action in race four as they battled for a purse of $25,900. Fresh off back to back stakes scores over state-bred competition here at ...
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Favorites prevail on INSS Champions night

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted the 21st season of live harness racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, June 7. Four Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured the first of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals on the 14-race card. It was a night ruled by favorites as the publics’ choice...
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Modern Family wins inaugural Hill Mem. at Scioto

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The inaugural $200,000 Charlie Hill Memorial at Scioto Downs was stacked with top older trotters, but the end result was a runaway victory by second choice Modern Family in an all age-equaling track record clocking. Modern Family was fast off the gate and took charge from Creatine at the opening quarter in 27 seconds. The order remained intact by a very soft half time in 56 4/5. At that p...
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Tellitlikeitis does so in third Cup elim

on 06/07/2014 2:00 AM
The third and final Pepsi North America Cup elimination Saturday at Mohawk looked to be the toughest on paper, with Hes Watching, Luck Be Withyou, Tellitlikeitis and Doo Wop Hanover all highly-regarded contenders. But at the finish, it was the Jimmy Takter-trained, Brett Miller-driven Tellitlikeitis who rolled by the odds-on choice, Hes Watching, to win by a comfortable two and one-quarter le...
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"Revenge" means a lot to Van Camp family

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Van Camp family of Port Perry, Ontario, is well known both in Hollywood and in harness racing and the two shall meet on Monday night (June 9) at Mohawk Racetrack when the 3-year-old trotting colts contest their first Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots event of the season. Robert Van Camp is the co-owner and breeder of Windsun Revenge. He shares ownership of the horse's dam, Oaklea Polly, with...
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New owner hopes for stakes success at Mohawk

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
Megan Rogers has good reason for exuding nervous energy, after all she’s getting married in two weeks, but the feeling of anticipation goes beyond tying the knot. Rogers, a relative newcomer to owning harness racing horses, has a chance to win two of the sport’s premier stakes – the North America Cup for 3-year-old male pacers and Fan Hanover for 3-year-old female pacers – on June...
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Equine vets seminar scheduled for Hambo week

on 06/06/2014 2:00 AM
First Choice Marketing announced today plans to host the 15th annual Hambletonian Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 89th annual Hambletonian Festival of Racing in East Rutherford, NJ. Over the past 14 years, this veterinary meeting has grown to become the third largest equine veterinary CE meeting in the coun...
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Suzanne D'Ambrose honored with Dancer award

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
Suzanne D'Ambrose, of Neptune, N.J, is the winner of the 2014 Stanley Dancer Award from the N.J. Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. The award honors an individual whose efforts on behalf of racing and cooperation with the media are in keeping with the example set by the late Hall of Fame driver and trainer Stanley Dancer, a native of New Egypt, N.J. D'Ambrose, a retired high s...
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Ron Dancer introduces bill for slots at tracks

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer has introduced legislation that will help bolster the state's horse racing and casino industries while creating a new and sustainable source of funding for open space preservation without raising taxes or diverting existing revenues. Dancer's bill, A-3194, authorizes slot machine gambling to be conducted at horse racetracks in a mutually beneficial agreemen...
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Fundraising underway after barn fire in BC

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
Bill Davis was one of the first responders when Casie Coleman sustained serious burns in a barn fire in 2000. Now, with Davis' stable having been decimated after a barn fire in Langley, British Columbia, killed 17 horses, Coleman and others are doing what they can to help get the Davis Stable back on its feet. Coleman has announced that the ownership groups behind top stallio...
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NY Lottery, VLTs post increases for fiscal year

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission announced on June 5 that Traditional Lottery sales and video lottery net win for fiscal year 2013-2014 totaled $9.23 billion, producing a profit of $3.17 billion for education, a 4.2 percent increase over fiscal year 2012-2013. This marks the 14th consecutive year of growth in revenue for the most profitable Lottery in North America. "We are proud o...
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Fielding talks Elitlopp day; NA Cup preview

on 06/05/2014 2:00 AM
Owner John Fielding says if you haven't been to the Elitlopp, you need to put it on your "bucket” list. Fielding, who has owned many champions, talked with Dave Briggs about his trip to watch his horse Uncle Peter compete in the race in Stockholm and Briggs relays Fielding's experience in his latest "Stretch Call” in HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, which is free and available via download. ...
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Clarification about NY's Excelsior conditions

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State has received numerous calls concerning the new Excelsior conditions. We will try to clarify the changes for everyone:   If you race in the NYSS #53, or #54, Excelsior "A” or County Fair levels you may go up and down at will. There are no restrictions on what level you race at, you may pick and choose at random. This is the same as last ...
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Gary Koch appointed to Ohio Racing Commission

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
Governor John Kasich has appointed Gary G. Koch to the Ohio State Racing Commission to replace B. J. Roach. Roach resigned earlier this year. Koch will complete his term that ends next year on March 31. Koch joined the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants as a lobbyist in 1977 and has worked in government affairs and consulting ever since. He currently oversees his own consulting business -- Ga...
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A "SBSW" repeat with Melmerby Beach?

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
They may have set the bar high in 2008 when they teamed up in the Pepsi North America Cup, but Paul MacDonell and Brent MacGrath are hoping to recreate magic in 2014. The trainer/driver duo amazed thousands at Mohawk when they captured the 25th edition of the race with Somebeachsomewhere and this year they team up with Melmerby Beach, a son of the great pacer.   Melmerby Beach won o...
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JK Endofera leads Road to Meadowlands Pace

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera solidified his spot atop the Road to the Meadowlands Pace with another impressive win, this time in the Somebeachsomewhere last Saturday (May 31) at Mohawk. He has been perfect so far this season and the top spot is now his to lose. He headlines one of three North America Cup eliminations Saturday at Mohawk.   Meanwhile, He's Watching made a statement that his performa...
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Field set for $200k Charlie Hill Memorial Trot

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
The Saturday night card at Scioto Downs will feature the Charlie Hill Memorial Trot for a purse of $200,000, with the field including Arch Madness, Market Share, and 2013 Kentucky Futurity champ Creatine, who is making his first start of the season.   From the rail out, the horses with named drivers are: 1-Arch Madness (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.), 2-Archangel (Chris Page), 3-Creatine (Mike L...
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Hoosier Park to simulcast to Australia

on 06/04/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce Hoosier Park harness racing action has expanded its viewing public to include Australia. Launching on Thursday, June 5, harness racing fans can catch up to six races from the Hoosier Park Racing & Casino signal through a partnership between Hoosier Park and the Australian racing broadcaster, Sky Racing. Sky's stable consists of three...
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