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Night Pro in 1:49 in ISS Gold division at Hoosier

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park's track surface continues to sizzle as track records continue to fall this season. The 14-race card on Saturday was highlighted by two track record performances in the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sires Stakes action. For the third time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the 11th track record that ha...
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Northern Companion goes last to first at Vernon

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Dorothy Zarza's Northern Companion advanced from last to first to capture Saturday night's $10.000 Open Pace feature at Vernon Downs.   Trainer Robert Hoffman was in the sulky as Northern Companion started out dead last. The gritty 5-year-old gelding stayed in sixth place through the half, as the favorite JK Panache cut out the mile. The bay son of Cambest-Smoke It Out rallied three...
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It was All Munkey Business at Tioga

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
All Munkey Business and John Plutino captured Saturday night's $10,000 featured condition trot at Tioga Downs.   Plutino got All Munkey Business away in the pocket as Prairie Big John (Jim Marohn Jr.) put up fractions of :28.3, :56.3 and 1:24.4. Around the final turn, Prairie Big John began to come back to the field and All Munkey Business was in perfect striking position. Down the ...
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Three new track records Saturday at Scioto

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
The Scioto Downs Racino racetrack has been on fire this year and Saturday's races set or tied three more track records.   Rockin Finish took on a field of pacers that have collectively earned over $640,000 so far in 2013 in the Capitol City Pace for winners over $60,000, a late closer for 4-year-old and over stallion and geldings. The blistering 1:50 mile, with a last quarter of :26...
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Scandalous Hanover fastest in PASS splits

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Scandalous Hanover, Novascotia Hanover, and Somwherovrarainbow scored wins in their respective divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The three divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies were raced, and each carried a purse of $78,224.   In the first Sires Stakes split, Scandalous Hanover (Dragon Again-Subtle Charm), the 9-2 second...
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Final Breath now 7 for 10 this season

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Through two nights of Ohio Breeders Stakes (OBS) action taking place at Scioto Downs Racino Thursday and Friday, divisional dominators continued to sweep the races for state-breds.   Friday's OBS racing had 2 and 3-year-old colt trotters in the first two races of the night and both winners set new lifetime marks. Final Breath (Victory Sam-First Breath) took the 3-year-old divis...
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Aruba Vacation, Odds On Amethyst win at VD

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Guy Howard refers to his veteran trotter Aruba Vacation as his "money machine,” and the steady-going gelding proved his worth once again with a solid 1:54 score in Friday night's $10,000 Open feature at Vernon Downs.   Also of note from Friday's Vernon card, Aruba Vacation's driver, Dan Daley delivered a "triple” on the 12-race program, finishing first with the prom...
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Lukas Hall sets track record in NYSS at Vernon

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Lukas Hall converted a pocket trip into a 1:55 track record victory during the second division of Thursday night’s $106,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs. With Jeff Gregory doing the teaming for trainer Kevin Mc Dermott in Thursday’s $52,562 10th race, Lukas Hall drafted along in second place behind the mile-cutting favorite Crazzycrazzy...
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All but 1 driver in Saratoga accident back driving

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
The drivers and horses involved in the Wednesday night wreck  at Saratoga Casino and Raceway are doing ok. Three of the four drivers involved in the ugly incident were back driving on Thursday night. Bruce Aldrich Jr., Billy Dobson and Cory Stratton all suffered some bumps and bruises but were back in the bike on Thursday. Brian Cross didn't fare as well as the veteran reinsman re...
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David Brooks must forfeit almost $60 million

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Long Island's Newsday has reported that David Brooks, not long ago a leading owner and breeder of Standardbred horses, including 2004 Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging, must forfeit $59.6 million in proceeds from insider trading. The ruling from Judge Joanna Seybert of U.S. District Court in Central Islip, NY, was handed down Aug. 7 after two days of hearings. Convicted by a federal jury...
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Hambletonian Day yields big numbers

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Calculating the final all-sources handle for Hambletonian Day is a lengthy and complicated process due to foreign, non-commingled partners. The actual final tally is not known for several months. However, with some foreign outlets still in the process of reporting/finalizing their numbers, the total handle is projected to be very close to $8 million, which will be an increase from 2012. &nb...
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Jody Jamieson hits $100 mil (Can.); Coleman gets 2,000th

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian-based driver Jody Jamieson surpassed the coveted career earnings milestone of $100 million© with a victory aboard Panpero Firpo in an $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Jamieson and Panpero Firpo found the wire first in 1:51 for trainer David Menary. Because of the currency conversion rate,...
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Ramalama best in Yonkers Open Pace for mares

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $46,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--a pace for the fairer sex and a trot for anyone worthy--were won by a first-up Ramalama (George Brennan, $7.40) and a down-the-road DW's NY Yank (Brennan again, $4).   The femme field--pared to seven after last week's bridesmaid, Cocoa Beach, came down with the sniffles--saw 3-2 choice Four Starz Roe (Jason Bartlett)...
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He's Watching sets 1:50 world mark for 2YOCP

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Coming into Friday night's New York Sires Stakes events for 2-year-old colt pacers, the talk of the state has been about He's Watching, who has posted two impressive sire stakes wins at Saratoga and Buffalo after making breaks at the start. When the night was over, the story got more impressive after He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr.) minded his manners at Tioga and erased the world record f...
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Fly To The Angels takes Northfield feature

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Fly To The Angels was a repeat winner of the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday (Aug. 9) at Northfield Park. She is trained by Dean Eckley for Greenville, Mich., owner Britney Dillon. Eckley called upon Josh Sutton to drive the 9-year-old pacing mare.   Fly To The Angels (Sign Of Success-Score Big Hanover-Big Towner) started from post four. She left alertly off of the...
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Accident at Saratoga harness track

on 08/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Wednesday night race card at Saratoga was marred by an accident that looked horrific, but thankfully did not cause any life-threatening injuries. It took place in the evening's ninth race. Just past the three-quarter pole, pocket sitting Rozewood (Billy Dobson) was starting to fade and appeared to go down to his knees, causing an ugly chain reaction that resulted in four drivers ...
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Bee A Magician to start from post 10 Saturday

on 08/08/2013 2:00 AM
Fresh off her victory in the Hambletonian Oaks, Bee A Magician has returned to Ontario and the top 3-year-old trotting filly in North America is aiming to extend her win streak to 10 in Saturday's $150,000 Mid-Summer Challenge at Mohawk Racetrack.   "She's here now, I brought her up yesterday (Tuesday),” explained trainer Richard "Nifty” Norman. "She came out of the (Hambletonian) Oak...
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Aug. 17 deadline for Ohio new owners seminar

on 08/08/2013 2:00 AM
With optimism and excitement in Ohio racing today, people who want to learn more about owning harness horses should attend the owners seminar slated for Aug. 17 at Scioto Downs. The deadline for registrations is Monday, Aug. 12. The seminar is presented by the Ohio State Racing Commission, the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Assn., Scioto Downs, and the USTA. The seminar begins in the clubh...
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Kirk Breed, ex. director of Cal racing board, dies

on 08/08/2013 2:00 AM
Kirk E. Breed, 73, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board since Feb. 26, 2008, diedAug. 7, 2013, in a Sacramento hospitalafter abattle against cancer. Mr. Breed continued overseeing CHRB operations throughout his long illness.   Assistant Executive Director Jacqueline Wagner will oversee the daily operations of the CHRB until an executive director is named. CHRB ...
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Peter Hanley II new Rosecroft race secretary

on 08/08/2013 2:00 AM
Peter K. Hanley II will serve as Racing Secretary for Rosecroft Raceway beginning with the track's fall race meet on Sept. 14. Hanley will be responsible for overseeing the racing office and its operations.   A native of Maine, Hanley hails from a family with deep roots in harness racing – his sister Andrea is a key member of the Meadowlands race office, his nephew Adam has worked...
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