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Southwind Spirit sets Balmoral mark in Am-Nat

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Despite a track that had been drenched by heavy rains during the late afternoon hours, Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Stable 45's Southwind Spirit had no problem negotiating his way over the sloppy going Wednesday night as the $105,000 yearling purchase etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books knocking off nine other 2-year-old trotting colts by 11 ¼ lengths in 1:54.1 while ...
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Hall of Famer Schmidt to sign at Breeders Crown

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will welcome former Philadelphia Phillies third baseman and Hall of Fame baseball star Mike Schmidt to the racetrack on Breeders Crown day, Oct. 19, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. for a special autograph session. The location will be the Sky Bridge between the casino and the racetrack.   Authorized photos only will be autographed, and they will be availab...
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Betterthancheddar to stand at Winbak of NY

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York has announced the addition of Betterthancheddar p,2,Q1:55.3s; 3,1:49.1s; 4,1:48f ($1,634,314) to its stallion lineup. Betterthancheddar is the son of two Living Hall of Fame parents, Bettor's Delight and Lady Ashlee Ann. In 2012, at  age 4, he was the winner of the O'Brien Award for older pacing horses/geldings. A tough racehorse, he was one of the top 3-year-olds ...
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Wrenn Jr. pads dash lead with 7-bagger

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
Northfield Park's leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., drove seven winners on Monday night. Wrenn's winners included T Red ($4.80) in race two, Parthenon ($2.60) in race three, Waterhouse ($3.40) in race four, Green Olives ($3.40) in race seven, Hallin ($6.40) in race eight, Thiswayorthehighwy ($2.60) in race 10 and My Boogie Shoes ($3.60) in race 11.   Monday's victories increase...
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Royalty For Life to race in Kentucky Futurity

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
The decision by the connections of Captaintreacherous to skip the Little Brown Jug prompted a debate about heat racing, but as evidenced by the 19 entries for the Jug, the allure of the race is still. The same can be said about the Kentucky Futurity as the trainers of three top colts are planning to race their horses in the race on Sunday, Oct. 6, at The Red Mile and then go on to the Breeders...
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Ont. commission gives update on Brooks ruling

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
On August 30, 2013, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) released a Ruling in the Matter of the Appeal of Jeffrey Brooks & Bulletproof Enterprises. The Panel denied the appeal. The circumstances of the case, including the large number of horses and races involved, are unique. The ORC Administration is working diligently to address the Panel's orders, in accordance with its authority unde...
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Miller drives Delaware winner for daughter Devan

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver David Miller teamed up with his daughter, trainer Devan Miller, to score a victory with Rose Run Princess in the second division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for 2 year-old filly trotters at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Trainforthefuture was sent after the early lead set the fractions of :29.4, 1:01.2 and 1:31.3 and cruised home to score a fiv...
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Trainer optimistic about Urbanite Hanover

on 09/17/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer John Williamson is optimistic about his chances with his very first Little Brown Jug starter, Urbanite Hanover, who will race from post seven with Ron Pierce driving at odds of 12-1 in the third $58,939 Little Brown Jug elimination heat on Thursday.   The colt, who has $96,674 in lifetime earnings to go with a 1:53 career-best time, is coming off a fourth-place finish in his...
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Big crowd bids farewell to Raceway Park

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Although simulcasting action will continue, Sunday marked the final night of live harness racing action at Toledo's Raceway Park. Approximately 3,500 patrons came to watch the last of the live racing that the historic track will offer since opening the doors in 1959.   The evening's weather was not good, but the rain did not dampen the life that was felt within the grandstands...
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David Miller, William Weaver elected to Hall of Fame

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
David Miller, who has won more than 10,800 races and ranks fourth in lifetime earnings among all drivers in harness racing history, will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame next summer, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday.   William Weaver, who bred influential trotting sire Valley Victory as well as several division champions, also will be inducted during t...
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Colonial set to open harness meet Wednesday

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs opens its 16th season of pari-mutuel harness racing Wednesday (September 18) with a 10-race card highlighted by a pair of first leg divisions in both the VHHA Pacing Series and the Horace Martin Memorial Pacing Series. Last year's respective Virginia-bred two year old filly and colt champion pacers will compete in separate VHHA divisions Wednesday as three year olds. Joh...
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NYSS sophomore colt trotters head to Monticello

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Seven races for New York-bred sophomore colt and gelding trotters will adorn Monticello Raceway's Tuesday afternoon card. More than $158,000 will be offered in two New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) divisions and they'll be accompanied by five $12,700 splits for Excelsior Series colt and gelding trotters.   Patricia Stable's Crazy About Pat, a seasonal winner of $217,505, has been in...
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Trustworthy Kid upsets in Meadows feature

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Trustworthy Kid peeled off cover around the final turn and was strongest of all in the stretch as he scored a 6-1 upset in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Trustworthy Kid was sitting fourth down the backside when Brian Zendt tipped him off the cones to follow the first-up Cantab Lindy. The 4-year-old SJ's Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane gelding roared through the lane to t...
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Mach It So hoping to make it so in Jug

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Mach It So was a last-minute addition to the Little Brown Jug field, but trainer Nifty Norman thinks the gelding fits in nicely among the 19 horses entered in Thursday's pacing classic. Held at the Delaware County Fair in central Ohio, the $552,551 Little Brown Jug is the second jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown and requires a horse to win twice to be declared the champion. The top three finishe...
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Right Touch hopes to feel at right at home in Jug

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Delaware, Ohio, is almost home for 3-year-old pacer Right Touch. The gelded son of Always A Virgin-Touch Of Bogart was born and raised just 45 minutes east of the track, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, at the farm of his breeder and co-owner, Carolyn Brechler, and the family's Knox Services Inc. Right Touch has post four in the first of three Little Brown preliminary heats at odds of 6-1. He's coming of...
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Clear Vision edges Foiled Again in Quillen

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
Two pacing heavyweights, Clear Vision (outside) and Foiled Again, dueled throughout the stretch at Harrington on Monday night with Clear Vision prevailing narrowly at the wire, equaling his track record of 1:49.2 in the 7th annual $223,500 Bobby Quillen Memorial. Both horses are trained by Ron Burke. Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras), in pursuit of his third Quillen crown, left from post ...
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He's Watching bears out, holds on to win NYSS

on 09/16/2013 2:00 AM
He's Watching became "He's Wandering" Monday night, and it nearly cost him the title of "He's Perfect." He's Watching, despite bearing out noticeably through the lane, did stick his tongue out at the right time, just barely winning his division of Yonkers Raceway's $233,087 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Leaving from post position 5 ...
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Carol's Comet closes out Scioto meet with win

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
Hard-luck Carol's Comet won the last $20,000 Open Pace at Scioto Downs Racino in 2013 by a nose, in 1:50.2 on Saturday Night. The hard-luck gelding finished second the last three starts at the track but this week driver Aaron Merriman had a different strategy to make the outcome different, and make his way to the winner's circle.   "I thought I was in the position last week to get t...
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Reynolds splits finish out Tioga 2013 season

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs' 2013 racing season came to a finish on Saturday night with 2-year-old pacers in the Reynolds Stakes, and yet another open pace victory by 2013 pacer of the year at Tioga Downs, Eastend Eddie.   Two divisions of 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the Reynolds Stakes were captured by Stratos Hanover – Andy Miller (1:54.1) for trainer Joe Holloway, and Beat The D...
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13 was lucky for Captive Audience in NYSS

on 09/15/2013 2:00 AM
The number 13 is known for being unlucky but for Captive Audience, it turned out to a winner. After 12 straight starts in 2013 without finding his way to the winner's circle, the 13th try was successful for Captive Audience as he took the $61,619 division of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts in 1:52.4 at Batavia Downs on Saturday night.   In the $62,819 second di...
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