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Shortest Distance into Mighty M winner's circle

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
For the 10th time this season Shortest Distance has been victorious. On Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, the 9-year-old Park Place pacing mare returned to the track where she started the season and turned back five others to score a two-length triumph in 1:56.3 with Bruce Aldrich Jr. at the controls.   With her latest victory Shortest Distance moved into second...
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Saratoga Raceway, Churchill team up in NY

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway (SCR) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) announced on Tuesday (May 13) that they will partner in bidding for the New York "Capital Region's" commercial casino license to build a $300 million world class destination resort casino in the Town of East Greenbush.   "Saratoga Casino and Raceway could not be more excited about partnering with...
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PASS payments due May 15

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission reminds Standardbred horse owners of the May 15 deadline for Sire Stakes payments.   The final payment of $100 for 3-year-old horses competing in the Fair Division is due May 15.No other payments are due for 3 year olds.   For 2 year olds, the second payments of $400 for the Pari-Mutuel Division and $50 for the Fair Division are ...
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Sires Stakes brings out 25 Hambo eligibles

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
A total of 25 Hambletonian eligible 3-year-old male trotters will be in action on the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sires stakes circuits this week.   Pennsylvania kicks it off Thursday with three divisions of sires stakes at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Hambletonian eligible trotters entered are, in alphabetical order: Auspicious Hanover, Datsyuk, Don Dorado, Exodus Hanover, Fashion Ta...
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Big And Little wins Meadows trot; 5 for Wilder

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
Big And Little powered to the lead past the quarter but had to dig in late to preserve his victory in Tuesday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Once he assumed the lead for Wilbur Yoder, Big And Little was strong enough to repel the challengers outside. However, he needed plenty of determination to hold off the late charge of Call To Post, who erase...
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Monochromatic wins Harrington open off layoff

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
North State Street Stable's Monochromatic ($4.40, Jim Morand) returned off a three-month layoff with a victory Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway in the $17,000 Mares Open in 1:53.4.   Trained by Dylan Davis, the 9-year-old Dream Away mare found room at the top of the stretch and surged by leader BJ's Sweetheart, who brushed to the front at the half-mile, for the win. Jeremes Sweet...
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PL Fighter tops strong Blooded Horse Sale

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
The crowd was large and they stayed until the very end hoping to snag a horse to race this summer. Monday, May 12, was the second-strongest Blooded Horse Spring Sale in 15 years.   Burke Racing Stable LLC brought a nice consignment of raceway horses that contained the saletopper, PL Fighter. A competitive conditioned pacer at Harrah's Philadelphia, the Jereme's Jet gelding was purc...
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Mixed Sale set for Sunday at Meadowlands

on 05/13/2014 2:00 AM
The new Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale gets underway this Sunday at noon, and all systems are set to go, according to sale manager David Reid.   This year--and in years to come--the sale will feature 2 yearolds in training, and 26 freshman trotters and pacers are in the main catalog and supplement. Nearly 100 three-year-old and older racehorses will also go under the auctioneer's ha...
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Fillies star on Mother's Day at Balmoral

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
After a nasty thunderstorm caused a 35-minute delay to start the Sunday card at Balmoral Park, the action was hot and heavy the rest of the evening as a pair of state-bred events shared top billing on the program.   The stakes action kicked off with trotters as a field seven 3-year-old fillies met in a $10,000 Betzotic Stake. Despite being away since last October, Donald Huddl...
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Mach To The Max leads Morel Series winners

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
Mach To The Max (Mach Three) recorded his second consecutive victory in the JP Morel Memorial Pacing Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Sunday afternoon.   The 3-year-old pacer made his local debut back in April with a solid third-place finish. Things have only gotten better for the Jackie Rousse trainee since then and he will head into next week's series final as the one to b...
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Changes made to breeders awards in NY

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State would like to announce recent changes in Breeder's awards approved by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund:   1) Beginning for all foals born in 2014 and earlier, all funds available for breeder's awards will be split into two equal pools of money. One pool of money will be for performance based aw...
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No Elitlopp trip for Market Share

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
Market Share will not head to Sweden to race in the Elitlopp at the end of the month, and a Swedish horse is one of the reasons the two-time Dan Patch Award winner is staying home.   Richard Gutnick, who heads the Market Share ownership group, says the 5-year-old trotter will race in Saturday's $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final at Meadowlands Racetrack and then point toward t...
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HHYF summer camp deadline on May 15

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
May 15 is the deadline to apply for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) summer programs. Complete 2014 schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps, and one- and two-day introductory events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications.   HHYF's popular overnight youth camps, for students 12-14, will be held June 21-25 at Harring...
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USTA announces new appointments

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
The US Trotting Association (USTA) has added two employees to its staff in Columbus, Ohio. One, Allison Conte, is a new member of the team, while the other, Bruce Brinkerhoff, rejoins the organization after 16 years. Conte will assume the newly-created role of social media and publicity manager and Brinkerhoff returns to the USTA as information and research associate. "Allison has been in...
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Certified Ideal takes Meadows mare feature

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal extended her winning streak to three in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, but she needed an alert sidestep to avoid the breaking leader to keep her in the race.   Hammered down to 2-5, Certified Ideal was stalking Foxy Lady from the pocket when Foxy Lady broke stride at the top of the lane. Tony Hall neatly...
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Foiled Again headed to May 30 Molson Pace

on 05/12/2014 2:00 AM
The Raceway at Western Fair District's biggest race of the season, the Molson Pace, is slated for Friday, May 30, and will once again be raced an Invitational event with a purse of $150,000 up for grabs.   Racing's richest pacer, Foiled Again, will be back making his sixth appearance. He was a winner of both the 2011 and 2012 editions. Fans in attendance this year will receive ...
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Somewhere In LA wins Diplomat final

on 05/11/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack played host to a pair of stakes events on Saturday evening featuring sophomore pacers.   After handing National Debt his first career loss last week, Somewhere In L A proved that effort was no fluke as he captured Saturday's $59,800 final of The Diplomat Series. A pair of Hall of Famers, Steve Condren and Bob McIntosh, teamed up with the pacer to capture the event...
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Trace Tetrick sweeps Hoosier features

on 05/11/2014 2:00 AM
In a talented field of eight, Our Lucky Chip turned in an impressive performance to produce the fastest mile of the 2014 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, just 30 days into the season, in the $22,000 Invitational Pace on Saturday. Guided by regular driver Trace Tetrick, Our Lucky Chip's 1:49.4 performance marks the fastest mile of the season for the veteran p...
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Classic Martine sets 1:51.2 WR at Pocono

on 05/11/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine trotted faster than any distaff trotter on a five-eighths oval in harness racing history on Saturday night when she rolled to a 1:51.2 victory in a $25,000 Preferred Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Classic Martine (Classic Photo-Drinking Days), a 4-year-old mare from the Chris Oakes barn making just her second start of the season after a stellar 2013...
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Sebastian K trots to world record 1:50.1 mile

on 05/11/2014 2:00 AM
There really is nothing quite like the Championship Meet at the Meadowlands when the top horses start to show up for the stakes and tonight's card was the stage for some of harness racing best.   Swedish champion Sebastian K made his debut on American soil in the $40,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial eliminations for his expatriate trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt Saturady night at the&n...
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