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Pet Rock sets World Record at Scioto

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Pet Rock & Dan Noble set the new world record for pacers on a 5/8 mile track when they crossed the line in 1:47.2 Saturday (Sept 7) at Scioto Downs Racino. Previously held at Pocono Downs (Wilkes-Barre, PA), the record was in trouble from the word "go" with Noble parking A Rocknroll Dance & Kayne Kauffman to an opening quarter of 25; the pair hit the half in 52.4 and the 3/4 in 1:20.1 b...
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He's Watching ties Batavia mark in NYSS win

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
It took Mother Nature to slow down 2-year-old pacing sensation He's Watching, but even she couldn't stop him totally. He's Watching tied the Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old colt pacers with a 1:54.2 mark, set by Doctor Butch in 2012, and kept his unblemished record intact in winning a hard-fought $34,537 division of the New York Sire Stakes Saturday night (Sept. 7). He's now a p...
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Manzi, Gregory hurt in Freehold race accident

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Drivers Cat Manzi and Jeff Gregory are in area hospitals with fractures after being involved in a multi-horse accident in the fourth race on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Manzi, 63, a Hall of Fame driver with 14,789 career victories, was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., where it was determined he has fractures of the pelvis on both sid...
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Silver Credit wins Helen Smith Trot

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Silver Credit scored a 1-3/4-length victory in the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot for 3-year-old trotting fillies, setting a stakes record of 1:56.2, on Friday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway. It was the second straight win for the gray daughter of Muscles Yankee and her third win in 12 starts this year. The 1:56.2 clocking was a fifth of a second off the previous mark shared by Muscle ...
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Father Patrick headlines Wellwood Final

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Once again Father Patrick stamped himself as the premier two-year-old trotting colt in North America with his victory in his $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot elimination on Friday at Mohawk. The top five finishers from each of the two eliminations advance to next week’s $365,000 final, a part of the Canadian Trotting Classic undercard. Father Patrick, a son of Canta...
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Brinkerhoff looks to catch OHSS final "fever"

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Sometimes it's not about the quantity of racehorses but the quality of your barn. Tom Brinkerhoff only has four horses in his barn on the backside of Scioto Downs Racino but two of them qualified for the Ohio Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old colt pacers that will be held on Saturday night.   The horse he entered, Outdoor Fever, has had a rough go of late but his early season s...
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Moreau's Northern Bullet 1:55.4 OSS winner

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
After struggling in the Gold Series through the middle of the season, 3-year-old trotting colt Northern Bullet dropped down to the Grassroots program and logged the quickest of four divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening. In rein to Yves Filion, Northern Bullet fired to the front from post 1 and carved fractions of :28.2, :57.3 and 1:26.1 on his way to a personal best 1:55...
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Rompaway Alvin ties Mighty M track record

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Rompaway Alvin trotted to a Monticello Raceway track record-equaling victory of 1:57 on Thursday. The clocking tied the mark for aged trotting geldings initially set by Cornishman N and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. in 2011.   His gate-to-wire victory in Monticello Raceway's featured trot caught most by surprise, even driver Mike Merton.   Rompaway Alvin , ...
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WEG announces Tohana to board of directors

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced the appointment of Blake Tohana to its Board of Directors. Mr. Tohana was also appointed as a member of WEG's Audit Committee. As well, WEG announced that three long-serving directors – David S. Willmot, Mark R. Frostad and William D. Graham – are departing from the Board after many years of service. Blake Tohana of Toronto, Ontario,...
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Maine Stakes finals Sunday at Scarborough

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
More than $245,000 in purse money will be on the line on Sunday (9-8) as the freshman championships of the Maine Sire Stakes program will be decided in four divisions at Scarborough Downs. Restricted to two-year-old Maine-bred standardbred races horses, these title matches will be part of an extremely strong 12-race program with first post scheduled for 1:05 PM (EDT). The two trotting divis...
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Videos of Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings now online

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Videos of the 26 Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on October 1-5 are now available for viewing both on the Select Sale web site and the www.walnuthall.com web site. The consignment includes a baker's dozen of colts and fillies by the red hot Deweycheatumnhowe. There are also 11 KY-eligible yearlings, three trotters by Groton Hall, sire of the winner...
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All eyes watching He's Watching at Batavia

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Can He's Watching set his third track record in four weeks? That question will be answered Saturday night at Batavia Downs when He's Watching highlights the three $34,537 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers in what should be one of the biggest nights of the year in Western New York.   And besides the great Sires Stakes action, there will be three d...
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Fillies take perfect records to Ohio Super Night

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Of all the Ohio-sired stars competing in Super Night at Scioto Downs on Saturday night, only two of them bring perfect records in Ohio Sires Stakes competition this year with them. They are the trotting filly Contessa Leigh and the trotting gelding Rompaaway Galaxy. It's fair to say that Contessa Leigh hasn't even bee tested this year, much less defeated. The 3-year-old lass has sailed thro...
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FarmTastic set for Saturday at Hoosier Park

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue the Standardbred season as they host FarmTastic, a farm themed and family friendly day at the races on Saturday, Sept. 7. The event is free to the public, and will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Yard, concluding with a fireworks presentation. Sponsored by the White River Heritage Antique Association, the event will feature an antique ...
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A Rocknroll Dance favored in Ewart Memorial

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Mulinix has seen months of work go by in less than 108 seconds, but he doesn't mind. That's what he's been working for.   Mulinix's A Rocknroll Dance last weekend became the first pacer in harness racing history to win three consecutive races in less than 1:48 when he captured the Canadian Pacing Derby by a nose over Clear Vision in 1:47.2 at Mohawk. The time set the stakes reco...
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Scioto gearing up for Saturday's Super Night

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Sept. 7, Scioto Downs Racino will host one of the most exciting race nights in recent history at the Columbus oval. The best 2- and 3-year-old horses in the state will duke it out for top honors in the Ohio Sires Stakes finals and some of the best horses from across the country will make up the 134 horses vying for nearly $1.5 million in purses. The 16-race card has a first p...
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Pompano hires Gabe Prewitt as announcer

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Gabe Prewitt, the current announcer at The Red Mile who also served in the same capacity the last couple of years at Buffalo Raceway, has been hired as the new announcer at Pompano Park, which will resume racing on Saturday, Oct. 5. Prewitt also serves as the executive director of the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association, a position that will not be affected...
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A Rocknroll Dance named Horse of the Month

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Top free for all pacer A Rocknroll Dance, who won three straight starts in August, all in sub-1:48 clockings (the first time any horse has won with three consecutive sub-1:48 miles), has been named Horse of the Month by the United States Trotting Association.   The 4-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Wichita Hanover is owned by the A Rocknroll Dance Stable and is trained by Jim Muli...
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Regis The Horse on "Crowd Goes Wild" Thursday

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Fox Sports 1's daily sports discussion show, "Crowd Goes Wild,” will once again broadcast Regis The Horse's race live Thursday afternoon from Harrington Raceway.   The race is the first on a 12-race program and will see Regis The Horse attempt to win his third straight race in front of a national audience that includes his namesake host of "Crowd Goes Wild,” TV legend Regis...
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Hanover's Lexington yearling videos online

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
The videos for the 26 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Lexington Selected Yearling sale are now available through the farm's website hanoverpa.com. The consignment includes yearlings by Andover Hall(1), Art Major(2), Bettors Delight(1), Cams Card Shark(1), Cantab Hall(1), Credit Winner(1), Donato Hanover(3), Dragon Again(3), Muscle Massi...
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