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Take It Back Terry wins Riegle Memorial

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Palone and Ron Burke invaded Greenville, Ohio, Friday night (Aug. 23) and won the $20,000 Gene Riegle Memorial with Take It Back Terry.   Take It Back Terry, a 4-year-old gelding by Western Terror, had the lead at the top of the homestretch, but only by a short nose, and had to fight off the challenge from Ardyne Ace to win by a head in 1:53.3. It was the fifth win of the ...
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Gordon goes for wiener dog history at Batavia

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
Late August is considered the "Dog Days of Summer" and it also must mean it's time for the annual Petco Wiener Dog races. The popular event is once again part of "Family Fun Day" at the races, this Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25, at Batavia Downs with the dachshund race competition getting underway at approximately 4:15 p.m., after the completion of the live 11-race harness racing card.   ...
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New champ “on cruise control the whole way”

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
The big Super Stakes Saturday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs last weekend showed how tough it can be to win a race at the Pennsylvania track, and on Wednesday night (Aug. 21) the 2-year-old filly trotter Cooler Schooner proved the point again, but in a different way. Cooler Schooner, who had made breaks in the two starts prior to her Aug. 21 Pocono appearance, trotted off to a 1:51.3 w...
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Arch Madness to compete in Vernon Open

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
The Saturday (Aug. 24) card at Vernon Downs contrasts the old and the new as trotting's "Grand Old Man" Arch Madness makes an appearance in the $10,000 Open Trot, whileseven divisions of State Fair races for freshman colts fill out the card. Arch Madness seeks a little relief from battling the very best in the world as he closes in on $4 million in career earnings in the opener. His longtime c...
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Stacy Cahill named 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 Thursday, Sept. 19, Jug Day afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.   Cahill practically grew up on the backstretch of the racetrack as her parents, Todd and Dor...
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Hoosier announces 20 percent purse increase

on 08/22/2013 2:00 AM
In the 20th season of live Standardbred racing, Hoosier Park continues to produce encouraging gains on all fronts. With the continuing success of the first-ever, all harness racing meet, Hoosier Park has announced purses will reflect a 20 percent increase, effective Friday, Aug. 23.   This 20 percent increase is the second purse increase implemented this season and will be felt most...
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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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