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A Rocknroll Dance sets 1:47.4 Canadian mark

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance (pictured), fresh off setting a 1:47.4 world record in his most recent start, followed up that effort with a Canadian record of 1:47.3 in his $40,000 elimination of the Canadian Pacing Derby. The free-for-all pacer cleared to the front past the opening station in :26.3. The 15-time winner continued to lead past the half in :53.4 and three-quarters in 1:21.1. Turning...
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Beach Gal sizzles in 1:50.3 in "Great Lady" elim

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of $35,000 Shes A Great Lady eliminations were contested on Saturday evening (Aug. 24) featuring the sport's top rookie pacing fillies. Precocious Beauty (1:52.1) and Beach Gal (pictured, 1:50.3)  found the wire first to advance to the rich $451,000 final next Saturday, Aug. 31 - a part of the $683,000 Metro Pace undercard. After setting a stakes record in the Eterna...
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Bandolito wins 8th straight in KYSS action

on 08/24/2013 2:00 AM
It was a big night for trotting sire Deweycheatumnhowe and pacing sire Ponder on Saturday at The Red Mile as the pair of stallions saw their progeny sweep the six divisions of the second round of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 3 year olds.   The 3-year-old male trotters kicked things off with a pair of $15,000 divisions comprising the early Daily Double and it was a pair...
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Flanagan Memory spots field, still wins at Mohawk

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Chris Christoforou landed a pair of favourites in the Grassroots winner's circle at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. The reinsman opened the evening aboard heavy favorite Flanagan Memory, who was making his Grassroots debut after dominating the Gold Series program this season. Starting from Post 1 the Kadabra colt made a break and spotted the field more than 20 lengths before Christofo...
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Uva Hanover takes top spot in PASS standings

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Uva Hanover bounced back from a break in his last race to record a wire-to-wire victory in the third and final division of a $256,448 Pennsylvania Sire Stake for 2-year-old trotting colts Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia, giving him the #1 spot in the Championship-qualifying point standings after this last preliminary round. The son of Cantab Hall had opened his Sire Stake work with two wi...
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Deweys dominate Saturday's KYSS at Red Mile

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Offspring of Hambletonian champion Deweycheatumnhowe dominate the program on Saturday night, Aug. 24, at The Red Mile as 14 sons and 11 daughters of the 2008 Trotter of the Year will be on the track for the second and final preliminary round of Kentucky Sires Stakes for 3 year olds. The 3-year-old colt trotters kick things off on Saturday with a pair of $15,000 divisions comprising the earl...
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Jug gets purse increase; VLT money distributed

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday, Aug. 22, approved the distribution of more than $2.1 million from gaming revenue at the four casinos in the state, garnered from its three-percent take on gross casino revenue. Also, it was announced $290,000 from the video lottery terminal (VLT) escrow fund at Scioto Downs will go to purses at the Delaware County Fair and to the Ohio Harness H...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
It's a big weekend for 2 year olds and the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview fills you in on the eliminations of the Metro Pace for colts and the She's A Great Lady at Mohawk on Saturday night. Dr. Ian Moore has a pair of starters in the Metro—both sons of his trainee Shadow Play—and he talks about thee chances of Arthur Blue Chip and Play It Again Sam. Nancy Johansson rev...
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Rock N Load, Tall Cotton take Yonkers features

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $46,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for all qualified--were won by certified bombardier Rock N Load (Dan Dube, $70.50) and repeating Tall Cotton (George Brennan, $9.90).   Pole assignee Rock N Load was minding his business as Economy Terror (Jason Bartlett) worked around him before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. That one the...
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Burke-Marohn team up for another Tioga win

on 08/23/2013 2:00 AM
Hot List (Jim Marohn Jr.) captured Friday night's $16,000 fillies and mares miracle mile 1-2 handicap at Tioga Downs.   The duo of Marohn – Burke have been on a roll lately at Tioga Downs, and they continued their success on Friday night as Marohn put Hot List on the lead from post four after an opening quarter of :26.3. From there Hot List controlled the half mile mark in :55.1 a...
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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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