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From Georgia to Woodbine for Autumn final

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Ed Peconi Jr. would love nothing more than for Ramas Last Son to capture his final start of the season on Friday at Woodbine. After finishing first and fourth in the preliminary rounds, the rookie trotter will leave post five in race three in the $28,200 final of the Autumn Series.   Three other Autumn Series finals will also take place on the Friday program for 2 year olds of ...
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Muscle Mass relocated to Blue Chip Farms

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Stallion Management has announced that Ontario stallion and former world champion Muscle Mass, by Muscles Yankee out of Graceful Touch, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Blue Chip Farms, located in Wallkill, N.Y.   Kentuckiana Farms will continue to serve as syndicate manager and along with Blue Chip Farms will manage his breeding career.   With...
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Day 2 at Harrisburg: average climbs 8.3%

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg generated an average price of $39,995, an increase of 8.3 percent from day 2 of the 2012 sale. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--was $30,000, up 11.1 percent from the second session in 2012.   The combined first and second sessions this ...
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Simulcasting stays in old M grandstand until Nov. 18

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Due to a minor malfunction during testing of anemergency generator, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will postpone the opening of its new facility for simulcasting until Monday, Nov. 18. This is strictly to ensure the proper functionality of the emergency equipment. All other aspects of the new facility are operating on schedule.   Despite the week's delay in opening for simul...
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Three Of Spades flush in Dover opening feature

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Three Of Spades, a 10-year-old Cam's Card Shark-Triple Flip gelding, overtook race favorite Feel Like A Fool in the stretch en route to a 1:52.3 victory in the opening night feature race Sunday at Dover Downs.   With Jonathan Roberts in the bike, Three Of Spades rushed away from the starting gate to take the lead then relinquished the front to Feel Like A Fool after the quarter. Th...
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Am-Nat freshman elims held at Balmoral

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
With a busy weekend of 2-year-old action in the books the countdown to one of Balmoral Park's biggest events in history, American-National Stake Night, will begin in earnest. A pair of American-National elimination tussles for freshman pacers headlined the Saturday night action with 10 2-year-old pacing fillies battling for a purse of $18,530. The top eight finishers will return on Saturday...
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Trust fund set up to help Noble family

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Veteran Ohio horseman Chip Noble is undergoing treatment for third stage esophageal cancer. Presently, Noble is a patient at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.   Because Noble's treatment ordeal will keep him sidelined indefinitely and his wife, Debbie, will have to take a leave of absence from her work to assist him, a trust fund has been set up to help the family cover their expen...
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Horsemen Charles Wayne von Knoblauch dies at age 60

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
 Horseman Charles Wayne von Knoblauch (Stickman) has died at the age of 60. Mr. Von Knoblauch spent his childhood playing on the sand hills of Long Island. He later moved to the Chicago area where he began a career racing horses with his father Harry. He also spent a few years working for Delvin Miller and Sonny Graham on the Grand Circuit, taking care of Tarport Hap.   ...
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Pocono strikes out again on Mike Schmidt

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame baseball superstar Mike Schmidt has postponed his appearance on closing night, Nov. 23, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs due to a personal conflict, according to his management.   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to welcome former Major League baseball pitcher Dwight Gooden instead on Nov. 23. Gooden, nicknamed "Doc,” will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. on the sky ...
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New Meadowlands Preview Night on Nov. 21

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
On Thursday, Nov. 21, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be offering a night for owners, trainers and drivers to preview the new facility at the Meadowlands with a qualifying run. Qualifiers will be held with a post time of 6 p.m., but they are a part of an evening that offers much more than a cozy seat to watch the qualifying races.   The Meadowlands will offer a...
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Average price up 21.6% at Harrisburg

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, PA, got underway Monday and 213 horses were sold for an average price of $65,873. That's an increase of 21.6 percent from the 2012 opening session, when 235 yearlings generated an average of $54,181. Just as importantly, the median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--rose by 25 per...
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Trainer hospitalized, but Sears Stable wins 2

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association showcased four Stallion Stake trotting events at Pompano Park on Monday night with Showing Off and Markie capturing the juvenile fisticuffs while Tea Party Express and Railee Kwik proved best in the races for the sophomores.   Showing Off, catch-driven by Wally Hennessey for the hospitalized Jay Sears--he suffered a training a...
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Cheyenne Miriam preps for Matron with win

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Cheyenne Miriam tuned up for Sunday's Matron Stakes, coming on to edge race-favorite Monochromatic in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap feature race on Monday, Nov. 4, at Dover Downs.   David Miller pulled out of fifth place on the backstretch to quickly engage Monochromatic on the final turn then battled head-to-head down the lane in a :28 final panel before sticking her nos...
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Arockin Hanover rocks in Vernon debut

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Newcomer Arockin Hanover captured the $12,000 Open Pace, Noble Wabbit lowered his odd-distance record for seven-eighths of a mile in the "Turn Back The Clock Rewind Race,” while drivers John MacDonald and Truman Gale each recorded four victories during Saturday night's 13-race program at Vernon Downs.   The Saratoga-shipper Arockin Hanover went off as the second choice i...
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Dontgetinskyway springs 36-1 shocker at Batavia

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
It was déjà vu all over again in the Saturday night feature race at Batavia Downs when Dontgetinskyway, the 36-1 outsider in the field over eight, got up in the final strides to pull the shocker in the $8,500 Open Pace. Friday night, Headingforaruckus scored the upset in the $8,500 Open trot at odds 19-1.   Even more surprising was how the race went down.   Last w...
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Ronny Bugatti upsets in Messenger final

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won five races at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night...oh, including a stakes race of substance.   Bartlett and the New York-bred Ronny Bugatti outgamed a stubborn Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras) on the money, winning the $450,000 final of the Messenger Stakes--final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown--for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Leaving from post positio...
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Howard Parker wins 5,000th career race

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Driver Howard Parker won a conditioned trot aboard Guiltywithanexcuse in Saturday night's 14th and final race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to earn his 5,000th career victory.   Parker, who started his driving career in 1977 and has made Pocono his home track for the past few seasons, added to career earnings of over $45 million with the win.   The entire racing departme...
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Big Jim breeding to benefit One Fund Boston

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
During the month of November, Scarborough Downs (Maine) will be accepting bids on a breeding to pacer Big Jim (Western Ideal-Bold Pink-Big Towner), a donation generously made by Jim Carr of Seelster Farms of Ontario, Canada, where Big Jim is currently standing, to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings last April. The winning bid money will be donated to the One Fund Boston. ...
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Freshman Simpsons held at Vernon Downs

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Well Built, Skates N Plates, JK Molly, Bikini So Teeny and Bakersfield were all divisional winners in Friday night's $88,844 John Simpson Memorial stakes for 2 year olds at Vernon Downs.   The favorite Well Built captured the $14,396 opening division of the Simpson stake for male members of the trotting persuasion with a strong-striding 1:59.3 victory in Friday's first race. Jim Mei...
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Autumn finals set after round 2 at Woodbine

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Round two of the Autumn Series continued Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with five divisions contested. Divisions were held for rookie colts and geldings of both gaits.   Aventure will look for the series sweep after an impressive 1:57.3 victory to start the 13-race program. The trotting son of Muscle Mass sat third in the early going past the opening quarter in :29.2. From the...
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