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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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Wallis takes 2 of 3 Pompano features

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Flight Exec, Who's Your Maddy and Nearly Uncle captured the trio of feature events highlighting the Saturday night card at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Flight Exec, driven by Kevin Wallis for owner-trainer-wife Linda Wallis, took honors in the $10,000 Open. This five year-old son of Western Ideal garnered his second straight success in the top company and third win of the year. A st...
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Hi-5 pool tops $2 million; $43,795 payout

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
On Saturday evening's 12-race program, Woodbine Entertainment Group offered a mandatory payout on its newest wager, the Jackpot Hi 5. Over the past few months, the wager grew in popularity and resulted in an enormous pool size of which $656,386 was carried over into Saturday evening's program.   Always scheduled as the last dash of the evening and with an 11-horse field, the Jackpot Hi...
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Glowngold, Lady With Credit take NYSS

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotters took the spotlight with the New York Sire Stakes at Vernon Downs on Saturday night. There were two divisions on the 12-race program.   The first division, with a purse of $61,300, went to Glowngold. Glowngold is owned by Andy Miller Stables of New Jersey, Highland Green Farms of Florida, Blue Chip Bloodstock and S. Demeter of New York. Julie Miller is t...
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Former claimer wins Yonkers Open Pace

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer Digital Z Tam (Dan Dube) was well-placed off a wicked Saturday night speed duel and won Yonkers Raceway $38,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned inside his five (after one defection) rivals, Digital Z Tam watched a spirited early floor show. Sapphire City (Eric Carlson), Heston Blue Chip (Larry Stalbaum) and Statesman N (Brent Holland) were all in the game. What resulted was a...
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Kristin Shetler injured in accident at Ind. State Fairgrounds

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Horsewoman Kristin Shetler and the horse she was training were broadsided by a car on the half-mile training track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday morning. Shetler, 37, underwent surgery for a broken ankle and crushed heel later that day at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.   "She's doing ok now," said Shetler's father, Dan, on Sunday morning. "She had a great su...
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Maven draws 8, Uncle Peter 3 in Elitlopp

on 05/18/2014 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for the two elimination heats for the Eltilopp, which will be held Sunday, May 25, at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden. The US will be represented by Maven and Uncle Peter, who are in separate eliminations and have drawn posts 6 and 3, respectively. The defending champion, Nahar, will start from post 8 in the first elimination. The top four finishers advan...
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