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"Titans of Trot" to collide Friday at Vernon

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
The $214,000 Credit Winner (open) and $202,000 Muscle Hill (mares) trotting stakes offer a look at the finest trotting talent on the continent in Grand Circuit action on Friday, Sept. 6, at Vernon Downs.   The Credit Winner offers an All-Star field of eight boasting career earnings of nearly $13 million. The talented group includes Arch Madness (a win would put him over the $4 ...
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1991 Hambletonian winner Giant Victory dies

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Giant Victory, winner of the 1991 Hambletonian, died overnight between Sept. 3 and 4 in his paddock at Hanover Shoe Farms, in Hanover, Pa. He was 25.   The son of Super Bowl-Pink Cheeks showed no signs of illness when last checked on the evening of Sept. 3 and appears to have died of natural causes. He will be buried in the Hanover Shoe Farms cemetery.   Bred by Stoner C...
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Penn National reaches deal to buy Plainridge

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Penn National Gaming has reached an agreement to purchase Plainridge Racecourse. Penn National had hoped to secure a slots license in Tewksbury, Mass., but voters rejected the proposal. Plainridge officials had also hoped to secure a slots license by the state's gaming commission but were notified in early August that the application had been denied in ...
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Alagna hopes for MVP efort in Credit Winner

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna believed My MVP could hold his own against the best older trotters in North America.   After watching My MVP defeat Top 10-ranked Sevruga and Market Share last week at Harrah's Philadelphia, he hopes the 4 year old is ready to prove him correct. My MVP will get that chance in Friday's $214,000 Credit Winner at Vernon Downs in New York, where he will face a field ...
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Mike Wilder gets career win 6,000 at Meadows

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Mike Wilder notched the 6,000th win of his career Wednesday at The Meadows when he piloted Foolish Attempt to victory in the 11th race . . . and got a jump start on the next milestone by winning with Waikiki Hanover later in the card. "When you start as a driver, if someone were to throw the number 6,000 at you, you would say, ‘No way,’” Wilder said. "I’ve been blessed to dri...
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Right Touch upsets in Indiana Gold Sire Stakes

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Right Touch rattled off a sharp, front end effort in the featured event, the final $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes preliminary leg for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, September 4. With driver, trainer, Ray Paver at the lines, Right Touch was able to upset the heavily favored, Night Pro, to score his fourth win of the season in 1:52. ...
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Ian Moore has 2 Shadow Play OSS winners

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Shadow Play daughters Shadows Wonder and Brookdale Shadow provided Dr. Ian Moore with a small measure of consolation at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening as they battled to victory in their respective Grassroots divisions. The fillies' Ontario Sires Stakes success helped ease the disappointment felt in the Moore barn late last week when Arthur Blue Chip, another Shadow Play freshman, ...
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Freshman trotters head to Vernon for Reynolds

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit W. N. Reynolds Memorial stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies swings into town at Vernon Downs on Thursday evening with four divisions, racing for total purses of nearly $150,000.   The fillies split into a pair of sixes, each for $33,000 and Chivaree Hanover is 9-5 on the morning line for Canadian connections in the second race. Gregg McNair owns and tr...
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Odds On Equuleus sent to trainer Tony Alagna

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Heading into the 2013 campaign the 3-year-old pacing colt Odds On Equuleus figured to be among the division contenders, but nine months into the year and still winless after eight starts, has led to the decision by trainer and co-owner Robin Schadt to make a barn change and send the horse to Tony Alagna.   "In the best interest of the horse we decided it was time we had him loo...
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Harrisburg's Black Book 1 now available online

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted the 2013 Black Book 1 Yearling Sale catalog on its website at www.theblackbook.com/catalog-downloads.php. Download the catalog and other handy PDF packets, or create and track your own yearling lists with our "My Black Book” program. A new innovation is the use of QR codes on individual yearling pages that will immediately link your Smart Phone or ...
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14 entered in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Fourteen of the sport's top 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters in North America will line up behind the gate for this year's Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations, set for Saturday at Mohawk. With two eliminations taking place, the top five finishers from each race will advance to the$700,000 final on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Campbellville oval. Flanagan Memory, who captured the Goodti...
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Quillen draws 11; two elims on Sept. 9

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
The seventh annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway will get underway with two divisions in the elimination round on Monday, Sept. 9. A total of 11 horses enters this year's event, which was won by Betterthancheddar in a track record time of 1:49.2 in 2013.   The top four finishers from the two divisions will return to compete in the $223,500 final on Sept. 16. ...
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Pocono Breeders Crown tix on sale Sept. 7

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is getting ready for its biggest night of racing on Oct. 19 when the track hosts the Breeders Crown. All 12 championship races will be held in one night at the track in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with more than $6 million in purses.   Several ticket options will be available, and all go on sale Saturday, Sept. 7, at 12 noon (EDT) through Ticketmaster...
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Next Thing Smoke'N sets Hoosier mark in INSS

on 09/03/2013 2:00 AM
Along with the Trakus debut at Hoosier Park on Tuesday night, the 14-race card was highlighted by the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sires Stakes action for 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies, as well as one $30,000 division for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   Next Thing Smoke'N and Tyler Smith stole the show with their 1:53 track record performance for 2-year-old pacing colts and gel...
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Classic Photo son Mosaique Face big winner

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Swedish Trotting Derby, which was first raced in 1928, has traditionally been for the top 4 year olds and it was held Sunday afternoon (Sept. 1) at the Jaegersro track in Malmo. It resulted in success for the local champion, Lutfi Kolgjini. Kolgjini was the breeder, trainer and driver of the latest Derby winner, Mosaique Face, who took the "Blue Ribbon” in a new race record of ...
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JS Trotting Bob trots to Batavia mark in NYSS

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
JS Trotting Bob established a new Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old colt trotters Monday afternoon by going wire to wire in 1:58.2 over a fast track in a $50,506 division of the New York Sires Stakes. That eclipsed the old mark of 1:58.4 set by Dejarmbro in 2010.   Driver Jim Morrill Jr. then made it a clean sweep in the Sires Stakes as he guided Flyhawk El Durado to an easy...
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Green Acres wins for My Tallia Ideal, Rockaholic

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
On a rainy Labor Day, My Tallia Ideal and Rockaholic won first leg divisions of the New Jersey Sires Stakes–Green Acres at Freehold Raceway.   My Tallia Ideal, by Western Ideal, won the third race, the $7,000 division for 3-year-old pacing fillies, with a 1:57 mile on an off track.   Daniel Dube handled the Scott Di Domenico trainee who was a half-length winner ove...
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Michigan's best crowned in Sires Stakes finals

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
Eight Michigan Sires Stakes (MISS) finals were held on the Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day afternoon card at Hazel Park, with four going behind the gate as non-wagering affairs prior to the regular program. Although for the most part the races consisted of short fields, eight different stallions were represented in the winner's circle.   The quartet of races on the betting card got under...
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Captaintreacherous holds on to win Cane

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held one of its banner days of the 2013 racing season on Monday with the $360,211 Cane Pace, $122,212 Shady Daisy, and the final round of the Drivers' Championship, which was captured in dramatic fashion by Jim Marohn Jr..   In the $360,212 Cane Pace final, Captaintreacherous was hustled off the wings of the gate by Tim Tetrick and kept Varadero Hanover (Yannick Gin...
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Bee A Magician, I Luv The Nitelife win Simcoes

on 09/02/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of $216,429 Simcoe Stakes divisions highlighted the Monday program at Mohawk featuring 3-year-old filly trotters and sophomore pacing fillies. Both Bee A Magician and I Luv The Nitelife didn't disappoint the betting public in their respective divisions.   Bee A Magician, driven by Rick Zeron, is now 11-for-11 this season after she set a new stakes record in the trotting ...
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