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Stacy Cahill to be honored as Lady Pace honoree

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
Stacy Cahill, the general manager of racing operations at Scioto Downs, has been named the 2013 Lady Pace honoree by the Delaware County Fair. The central Ohio native will be honored in winner’s circle ceremonies on Jug Day afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.   Cahill practically grew up on the backstretch of the racetrack as her parents, Todd and Dorothy Christy, trained horse...
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Lachance/McIntosh double up in KYSS

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Mike :Lachance teamed up to win both Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) divisions for pacers on Thursday night at The Red Mile as the second and final preliminary round for 2 year olds highlighted the card. The fellow Hall of Famers won the lone $30,000 KYSS division for colt pacers with On Golden Ponder as well as the single $30,000 KYSS spli for filly pacers with So...
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Pocono outrider Terry Scott injured in accident

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
Terry Scott, the outrider at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is in serious condition in Geissinger Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., after getting thrown and injured while trying to catch a loose horse in the track's barn area on Tuesday. He worked the big Super Stakes Saturday card at the track last weekend with a eye-catching horse named Gunner, but was riding a different horse in ...
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He's Watching stars again in NYSS

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night played host to the statebreds, with the $289,775 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Odds-on speed freak He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr., $2.50) watched his manners in the final ($97,725) event...and, has been the case, his rivals watched him.   Unhurried and wide into the first turn from post positio...
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Touche! So Shay returns $100 in ISS upset

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
So Shay pulled off a stunning upset at 49-1 to highlight the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on the evening's 13-race card at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With Trace Tetrick at the lines, So Shay was able to stage a determined rally in the final strides of the mile to score the upset and establish a lifetime best mark of 1:52 in the process....
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Round 2 of KYSS 2YOs Thursday at Red Mile

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
The second and final preliminary round of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year olds highlights the card at The Red Mile on Thursday night, Aug. 22.. The 3 year olds will be on the track for their second round on Saturday night, Aug. 24, with the $2 million Kentucky Super Night, featuring eight $250,000 finals, scheduled for Sunday night, Sept. 1. The first five races on Thursday's card a...
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Harrisburg sale to celebrate 75th anniversary

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary annual sale at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Yearling sale dates are Monday (Nov. 4) through Thursday (Nov. 7), when we will offer 1,097yearlings: 469 by PA sires, 286 by NY sires, 202 by Ontario sires, 122 by NJ sires, 16 by Indiana sires, and two by Delaware sires.   Leading pacing sire Somebeachsom...
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Trainer hopes to be "darling" of yearling sales

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
With the 2013 yearling sales quickly approaching, one man who has had tremendous success at the auctions over the years is Jack Darling. Darling, who has over $16 million in purse earnings as a trainer, has a terrific reputation for transforming yearlings into champions on the racetrack. The Cambridge resident has had stunning success over the years developing young horses including the ...
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Cane Pace draws eight entrants; all go to Final

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held the draw for the Cane Pace eliminations on Wednesday morning (August 21) and when the box closed on the sophomore pacers at 9:00am sharp, only eight had declared. No eliminations will be necessary and all eight including sophomore standout Captaintreacherous will go straight to the final on Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day) with a post time of 1:30pm. Captaintreachero...
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Grand Circuit action highlights Hoosier card

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of the sport’s top freshman filly trotters were showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 20 with two $108,050 divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes highlighting the evening’s 13-race card. Andi’s Alana made her home state proud in her first start against open company as she romped home a winner in the opening division of the stakes ac...
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Summertime Lea a busy filly, wins NYSS in 1:53

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
Summertime Lea, Social Scene, Winbak Heavenly and Springforth led the New York Sires Stakes 3-year-old filly pacer parade at Batavia Downs Wednesday night.   Social Scene ($3.60) was sitting fourth behind pacesetting Cheyenne Miriam (Simon Allard) through a leisurely half of :59 in the second division worth $42,679. Social Scene (American Ideal-On The Catwalk) and George Brennan...
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Cooler Schooner fastest 2YO trotter ever--1:51.3

on 08/21/2013 2:00 AM
It was clear sailing for the freshman filly trotter Cooler Schooner in the fourthh and final division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night. With John Campbell at the helm, the daughter of Broadway Hall-Pine Schooner breezed through panels of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:23.2 before stopping the teletimer in an eye-popping 1:51.3 to win by 1 ½ lengths. Merrie...
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Windsong Jack 1:49.4 OSS winner at Mohawk

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Menary trainees swept both 3-year-old pacing colt Gold Series divisions at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. In the first $105,000 split, fan favorite Windsong Jack took control heading for the halfway marker and cruised home to a two length victory in a personal best 1:49.4. Billy Davis Jr. engineered the win, the Santanna Blue Chip gelding's first of the season. OK Fantastic and D...
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Alberta siring legend As Promised dies at 24

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
The cornerstone sire of Alberta's harness racing industry, the stallion As Promised, has passed away at the age of 24. For many years, As Promised excelled both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed.   Purchased by Keith Clark, Blaine Dickson, Robert Carswell, and Charles Campbell in 1990 at the Kentucky Standardbred Sale, the son of Abercrombie-Promised Princess was well-bred b...
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Vernon draws Wednesday for Saturday, Sunday

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will conduct a double draw on Wednesday, Aug. 21, for Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 25 races. The box will close at 9 AM. The race office phone is (315) 829-6825.   Chief among the events for the weekend are the $700,000 Zweig Memorial trot, open and filly divisions, which will be raced on Sunday along with the first leg of the 2013 Drivers' Championship.   The Ex...
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Albert Jeffers, stood studs with wife Mary Lea, dies

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Albert L. Jeffers, 88, a noted philanthropist, horse breeder and retired attorney, died Aug. 10, 2013, in McAllen, Texas, after a long illness. Mr. Jeffers was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Duff, Ind. He attended school in Huntingburg and graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, earning his Dolphins, traveled through the Panama Canal on the sub tender...
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Jamieson gets Drivers' Championship exemption

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Top Canadian driver Jody Jamieson has received the sponsor's exemption and will be the ninth and final competitor in the seventh annual Tioga/Vernon All-Star Drivers' Championship.   Jamieson will be competing in his third straight Drivers' Championship. He accomplished an unprecedented double in 2011 when he won both the Tioga/Vernon Drivers' Championship and the World Driving...
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Seekman seeks first Metro Pace victory

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
North America's top freshman pacing colts and geldings are about to thrust into the spotlight. The lucrative $700,000 Metro Pace is slated for Saturday night at Mohawk, but first, a trio of eliminations is required, Saturday at the Campbellville oval.   Illinois-based Joe Seekman has yet to win the rich classic and has a chance with top-ranked pacer Let's Drink On It, who has a...
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Bluffs Real Deal picking up where dam left off

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Tony Domino Jr.'s Bluffs Real Deal ($3.60) earned her second straight victory Tuesday in the featured $11,200 conditioned pace for mares with a 1:53.3 win at Harrington Raceway. Trained by her owner, the 7-year-old McArdle mare set all the fractions in her narrow win over fast-closing Brickyard Nellie and Beechwood Diana. It was the fourth win of the year for Bluffs Real Deal, whose dam Call H...
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New Ontario Racing Commission member

on 08/20/2013 2:00 AM
Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission, has announced that Sandra J. Meyrick, BA, MSc, LLB of Toronto, Ontario, has been appointed by the Government of Ontario as a member of the ORC for a period of two years, effective Aug. 7, 2013. Ms. Meyrick is an experienced lawyer, adjudicator, community volunteer, and advocate for vulnerable members of the community. She served as an adjudi...
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