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Youthful Series continues at Woodbine

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts and geldings were showcased Monday evening at Woodbine in the second round of the Youthful Series.   Andreios Kardia, driven by Steve Byron, captured the first of two divisions in 1:55.4 over a "good" track.   Byron was in no hurry at the start as Regal Son (Randy Waples) made his way to the front to lead the field of six past the first quarter in ...
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Ontario Sires Stakes schedule announced

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule of races is now available and is posted on the OSS website at http://www.ontariosiresstakes.com/.   The OSS events have been assigned to those Ontario racetracks that currently have approved race dates for 2014.   The schedule section of the website will be updated shortly, and the draw dates and times will be added when that informa...
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Injury sidelines top 3CP Arthur Blue Chip

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
Last year's O'Brien Award winning 2-year-old colt pacer Arthur Blue Chip has been sidelined and will miss the 2014 Pepsi North America Cup.   In a conversation with Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider on Monday, the colt's trainer and co-owner Dr. Ian Moore reported from Florida that the son of Shadow Play suffered an unspecified stall injury a few weeks back, and that injury wi...
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Deja vu all over again for Diamond Tiara

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
It's déjà vu all over again at Monticello Raceway with a local pacer, Diamond Tiara, vaulting to the top of the North American leaderboard after she notched her ninth seasonal triumph Monday at the Sullivan County (N.Y.) oval.   With Jimmy Taggart Jr. again at the controls Diamond Tiara wired the field to score in 1:58.1.   After starting from the two ho...
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RCI conference on Racing & Wagering opens

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
RCI's 80th annual conference on Racing and Wagering Integrity opened this week in Lexington with calls for increased diligence on the part of the United States Federal government to commit resources and enforce its current laws governing compounding pharmacies and the distribution and use of illegal substances which are being confiscated by commission investigators at racetracks.   ...
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Canadian Hall of Fame announces '14 inductees

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees. A total of 14 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame. The Standardbred inductees are Male Horse Category: Rocknroll Hanover; Female Horse Category: Dreamfair Eternal; Veteran Horse Category: Albatross; Trainer/Driver Category: Wally Hennessey; Builder Category: Dr. Ted Clarke; Builder Category: R...
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Moran reflects on 50-year career at Vernon

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
In 1962, a young man named Jim Moran ventured from his home in Springfield, Mass., to central New York at the suggestion of his uncle Bud Hebert. Hebert, the Vernon Downs racecaller, would see his nephew assume the Clerk of Course position for that first season there. Moran then took on the role of assistant race secretary the subsequent season, and in 1964 would become the full-time announcer...
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Cammikey, Mattamerican win series divisions

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
Cammikey exploded to the front at the quarter and widened his advantage from there, rolling to an easy victory in Tuesday's opening leg of the Visible Gold Pace at The Meadows. Mattamerican took the other $17,500 division in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, which is named for Visible Gold, a fast-class performer from the Ron Burke Stable.   Using Lasix for the firs...
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First installment of Road to Meadowlands Pace

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
With the Championship Meet at The Meadowlands nearly upon us, The Road to The Meadowlands Pace has begun.   The 2014 Road to the Pace is quite different than the 2013 edition. One year ago, just 30 horses were nominated with 29 still eligible after the first sustaining payment. A large factor in this was the presence of Captaintreacherous. With no standout performer and changes ...
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Overnight Hit wins $100k Delaware Breeders final

on 04/08/2014 2:00 AM
Overnight Hit overtook front-stepping Kelsey's Commando on the final turn and then sped to a 1:59 success in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Filly Trot final, the second of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week at Dover Downs, on Tuesday, April 8.   Art Stafford Jr. trains, drives and co-owns Overnight Hit with Wyatt Starkey. The Giant Hit-Overnight ...
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Pennington, HTA Groom of the Year, talks horses

on 04/07/2014 2:00 AM
Rob Pennington spends a lot of time preparing horses for the limelight, but recently received his own turn in the spotlight when he was named 2013 Groom of the Year in an annual competition sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms and Harness Tracks of America.   A native of Marion, Ohio, the 33-year-old Pennington has worked as a harness racing caretaker for 17 years. He now lives in centra...
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Wake Up Peter, Captive Audience score in series

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Whata Baron Series for pacing horses and geldings opened with a pair of $22,500 divisions of the first leg on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The track was fast and temperature seasonal when the first split went away as race six with Wake Up Peter redeeming himself and his backers after a pair of losses as the 3-5 favorite. Starting from the rail with driver Scott Zero...
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Foiled Again, Apprentice Hanover top Levy action

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke Stable ATM, officially named Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, continued with Round 3 Saturday night.  Burke trained the winners in all but one of the evening's four, $50,000 divisions.   Since the last (grouping) shall be first, let us begin where we usually do, with Foiled Again. He and driver Yannick Gingras went the distance, th...
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Dovuto Hanover takes Pocono feature

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover rallied in the final strides to score a tight victory in Saturday night's featured Preferred Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Dovuto Hanover (Dragon Again-Daughteroffortune), the 4-5 favorite in a field of six following wins in two of his last three races at the Meadowlands, left from post position 5 in a field of six and sat...
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Royal Outlook wins Duncan Memorial at Hoosier

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Royal Outlook, guided by Peter Wrenn, turned in a sharp, gate-to-wire performance to take home top honors in the featured event of the evening, The $22,000 Jarrod Duncan Memorial Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 5. With a final time of 1:52.3, Royal Outlook was able to control the tempo throughout the race to score his fifth win of the season.   Leaving f...
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Panocchio wires field in 2014 debut at Pompano

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Panocchio, making his 2014 debut here at Pompano Park on Saturday night, scored a gate-to-wire victory in 1:52 for Bruce Ranger.   The 4-year-old son of No Pan Intended, trained by Jim Mattison, who co-owns with Emile Johnson, put up panels of :27, :56.3 and 1:23.4 en route to the win, which measured a half length over Freeneasy Hanover (Wally Hennessey) with Yankees In Six (Ma...
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Susan Sarandune stakes winner at Balmoral

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
State-bred pacing fillies took center stage on Saturday, April 5, at Balmoral Park as a field of seven 3-year-olds squared off in the $10,000 Direct Balance Stake. After an adventuresome mile, it was the Perry Smith owned and trained Susan Sarandune who wound up prevailing by three-lengths in a career best of 1:57.   Hustled to the front by driver Kyle Wilfong, the daughter of Dunes...
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Auditorial captures Buffalo claiming series

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
Auditorial had a second and a pair of third place finishes in the qualifying legs of the Michael Scores Knockout Claiming Series at Buffalo Raceway but he saved his best for the $22,750 finals Saturday night (April 5) and registered the mild upset in 1:57.4.   The surprises then continued in the co-featured $10,500 Open Pace as Sand Savage ($16.00) posted a head win over the heavily...
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Dunroven Stud's Steve Brown, 81, dies

on 04/06/2014 2:00 AM
  Steve Brown, who operated Dunroven Stud on historic Walnut Hall Farm in Lexington, KY, with his wife, Martha, and previously managed Walnut Hall Farm, died Sunday evening after battling cancer. He was 81.   Mr. Brown and his wife bred 2012 Kentucky Futurity winner My MVP, Hambletonian Oaks champion Must Be Victory, and many other stakes winners over the years. He also race...
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Meadowlands opening rooftop terrace April 25

on 04/05/2014 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is racing into spring with the opening of Victory Terrace, the sprawling outdoor rooftop lounge on top of the $100 million dollar race track and entertainment complex. Opening on April 25, Victory Terrace will offer table service, happy hour specials, and amazing city views. Designed with quality in mind, customers can enjoy the finest in dining with tabl...
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