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JS Trotting Bob sharp in NYSS victory

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
JS Trotting Bob (CR Excalibur-CR Mimosa) continued his sensational freshman season on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway as the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters took center stage on the 15-race card. JS Trotting Bob was acquired by the KJ Stables of Baldwinsville, N.Y., a little over a month ago and has since gone four-for-four after his Friday night romp...
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Mowod home after Meadows training spill

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Mowod, assistant trainer for Mike Palone who was injured in a Friday training mishap at The Meadows, was released from Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital late Friday after being diagnosed with, and treated for, a "clinical concussion” and whiplash.   "There are no broken bones, and all the scans came back good,” Mowod said Saturday. "I have a bad headache and a sore nec...
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Royalty For Life equals 1:52.2 CTC record

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Royalty For Life established himself as the continent's best 3-year-old trotter with a stakes record-tying wire-to-wire performance in the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday at Mohawk.   With Brian Sears driving, the George Ducharme-trainee equalled the 1:52.2 stakes mark, held by Market Share (2012), Lucky Chucky (2010) and Majestic Son (2006).   Early o...
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Stakes wins for Father Patrick, Riveting Rosie

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter's Father Patrick lowered his own track, stakes and Canadian record when he captured the $365,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot on Saturdayat Mohawk.   In an effortless manner, the sport's top freshman trotting star got under the wire first in1:53.4 for regular pilot Yannick Gingras, just one-fifth off the world record, which was set by Muscle Hill in 2008.   ...
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Illinois crowns champions at Balmoral Park

on 09/14/2013 2:00 AM
 With clear skies and temperatures in the upper 60's a large crowd continued to file in as the big 14-race Illinois Super Night card at Balmoral Park kicked off with a pair of trotting events for Illinois conceived and foaled 3 year olds.   Diagonally gaited fillies were first onto the track with a field of 10 squaring off in the $105,000 Lady Ann Reed Championship. In a ...
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Maud Blue Chip's 1:58 leads NYSS at Vernon

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The favorite Maud Blue Chip continued her winning ways with a career-best 1:58 performance in a division of Thursday night's $109,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old filly trotters at Vernon Downs. Competing against eight eager rivals over a rain-affected good track in Thursday's ninth race, Maud Blue Chip rallied from fourth at the half to become a challenging second entering ...
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Racey Miss wins Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Three-time Grassroots winner Racey Miss finally found her way into a Gold Series winner's circle with a 1:51.3 personal best at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. Scott Zeron hustled Racey Miss off the gate from Post 6, reaching the quarter in :26.2, but then opted to drop into the pocket behind Regil Elektra. Regil Elektra carried the three-year-old pacing filly field to a :54.3 half an...
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$1 per start = $2,452 to Maine horse welfare fund

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor, has issued a check for $2,452 to the Maine Dept. of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Program to be used in the newly-established Standardbred Welfare Support Fund. Hollywood Casino earlier this year announced plans to contribute $1 per starter each racing season, starting this year. The $2,452 check represents $1 for each horse starting at Hollywood Ca...
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Doctor Butch headlines NYSS at Batavia

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
It's been two months since Doctor Butch was in the winner's circle but returning to Batavia Downs Saturday night to battle in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for the 3-year-old pacing colts could be the perfect remedy.   Doctor Butch's last victory came on July 14 where he rolled to a three-quarter length win in 1:53.4 during a NYSS event at Buffalo Raceway. Since then he...
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Parker passes Case on all-time win board

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Zeke Parker countdown is over. On Thursday afternoon, Parker won a pair of races at Monticello Raceway and in doing so he passed Walter Case Jr. in career driving victories and became the sixth winningest driver in the sport.   Parker now has driven 11,039 winners in his career, one better than Case's total.   A 2:01.1 victory with trotter Hardrock Kid in the fi...
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Alagna: "Odds On Equuleus is going to the Jug"

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Friday morning that Odds On Equuleus, who has been in his barn just a couple of weeks, will be entered in the Sept. 19 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Alagna said the decision was made after Odds On Equuleus posted a 1:50.1 victory—with the trainer driving—in a qualifier on Thursday at The Red Mile. Odds On Equuleus will give Alagna three J...
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I Luv The Nitelife favored in 10-horse Jugette

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife, the No. 3-ranked Standardbred in North America, is the heavy favorite in the $257,750 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wedensday, Sept. 18 at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has won 10 of 11 seasonal starts and has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. I Luv The Nitelife will leave from post #3 and will have t...
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Joe Mowod hurt in Meadows training accident

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Mowod, assistant trainer for Mike Palone, was injured in a training mishap Friday at The Meadows when a horse he was working for Palone became caught in its rigging and dumped Mowod to the track. Mowod, who was conscious and alert following the incident, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for observation and treatment.   "Joe was in good spirits and moving around pretty well,”...
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Owner gives take on CTC starter Your So Vain

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
After finding the wire first in 1:52.4 in his elimination, Your So Vain marked himself as a top threat for this year's edition of the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final on Saturday at Mohawk.   The trotting son of Donato Hanover will look for his third straight win for driver Randy Waples.   Trained by Brad Maxwell and owned by Paul and Glenn Van Camp (P G Van ...
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PA owner Frank Castelli dies at 88

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner Frank Joseph Castelli, 88, who also served as president of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and together with his wife Susan owned part of top pacer Georgia Pacific, died Sept. 12 at Miner’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania.   Born July 4, 1925, in South Fork, he was the son of Anthony and Bianca (Bendinelli) Castelli. Castelli was most known for h...
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Jug Day Open renamed Won The West Open

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The racing officials at the Delaware County Fair are pleased to announce that thanks to support of James Koehler, the Jug Day Open Pace originally carded with a $5,000 purse will be increased to $10,000 and will be renamed the Won The West Open Pace.   Won The West, winner of $3.9 million in career earnings, was co-owned by Koehler’s Country Club Acres, the Strollin Stable and Wil...
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Two sons of Chocolatier win in NJSS Green Acres

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Choco Sun and Shelikescandy, 2 year olds by Chocolatier, accounted for two of the three victories in $7,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   Choco Sun ($8.60) was a head winner over Angels Ransom (by Revenue) and held a nine and a quarter length advantage over Rannoch Moor (by Muscles Yankee) in third race division for colts and gelding...
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Run And Tell Pap trots to Scioto track record

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The temperatures may be cooling off but the racing is still hot at Scioto Downs Racino. With just two race nights left, track records are still being broken.   Run And Tell Pap and Tony Hall took almost another full second off the aged trotting record when they crossed the line in 1:53.2 in the $20,000 Open Trot on Friday. The previous record of 1:54.1 was held by Dunkster, Hesza La...
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Buter sweeps Yonkers features

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a non-discriminatory Trot for either/or--were won by Blue Chip Matchmaker victress Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $8.60) and an in-form Can I Say (Buter again, $18.20).   Locally-debuting Fashion Mystery (Brent Holland) seat everyone early from the pole, finding a :27.1 opening quarter mile. She wa...
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For You Almostfree takes Tioga top trot

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron took home the featured $16,000 Open Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position three in a field of eight, Byron got For You Almostfree away sixth as Neighsay Hanover (Jim Meittinis) took the field by the opening quarter in :27.1. As the field went by the three-eighths mark of the race, Howard Parker brushed Cold Certifie...
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