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Perretti Farms to completely disperse this fall

on 09/25/2013 2:00 AM
Perretti Farms will be offering its final consignments at this year's Standardbred Horse Sales auctions in Harrisburg, Pa., in November. The New Jersey breeding farm is holding its final dispersal, selling yearlings, broodmares and weanlings. "It's been a great run,” said Perretti's Bob Marks. "We've bred great horses and had some wonderful sires that have influenced the breed. You can't ...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Season Premiere

on 09/25/2013 2:00 AM
Sept. 22, 2003. Not only was that the day the TV show Two and A Half Men premiered, but it was also the day of the premiere of Backstretch With Gordon. Here we are 10 years later and who would have thought that although Two and A Half Men is still on the air, that I would have outlasted Charlie Sheen? Now that's winning! I even picked up a sponsor a few years ago in Steve and Cindy Stewar...
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Montrell Teague on "Crowd Goes Wild" on Fox

on 09/25/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Montrell Teague will be interviewed live on Fox Sports 1's "Crowd Goes Wild” sports discussion program Thursday.   "Crowd Goes Wild” is a live sports entertainment talk show airing weekdays from 5 to 6 p.m. and is hosted by TV legend Regis Philbin. The program has taken a recent interest in harness racing at Harrington Raceway by following the career of Regis The Horse an...
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The Captain in action in Saturday's Bluegrass

on 09/25/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday's Grand Circuit card at The Red Mile features the glamor boy division and "The Captain" is in to go. On a night when 2- and 3-year-old pacing colt stakes dominate the 10- race card for total purses in excess of $650,000, the weatherman is predicting favorable conditions for a speed-filled program.     Captaintreacherous will face a solid group of six in the $95,500 Bluegres...
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Well-known horse agent Angelo Cardin dies

on 09/25/2013 2:00 AM
Angelo Cardin, 66, a well-known horse agent in both the trotting and horse eventing worlds, was found dead in his hotel room in Lexington, KY Wednesday. Mr. Cardin had told friends over the weekend that he wasn't feeling well, but gave no specifics about his health.   A native of Padua, Italy, Mr. Cardin was a trainer-driver in that city before moving to the U.S. to work a...
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Harness Museum part of Museum Day Live!

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday Sept. 28, will conduct a drawing for "The Glorious Standardbred,” a limited series of porcelain statuettes including Hambletonian, Dan Patch, Greyhound and Niatross by noted artist Bev Lopez. Visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at the time of admission will be ...
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Court upholds Indiana commission on licensing

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission was updated at its Sept. 17, 2013, meeting concerning an Indiana Court of Appeals decision that affirms the Commission's broad discretion in determining who is required to be licensed by the agency. IHRC General Counsel Lea Ellingwood updated the Commission on the case, which stemmed from an appeal of an agency decision filed by Edmund Martin Jr. Mr. Mart...
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Palone wins 16,000th career race

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Dave Palone, already the "winningest" driver in North American harness racing history, continues to go where no North American driver has gone before, becoming the first with 16,000 career wins. He notched the historic win Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted DM Big Dog Daddy to victory in the second race.   Palone vaulted atop the win list July 5, 2012, wh...
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Tioga sees increased numbers on big-race days

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
A pair of world records were set and nine track records were matched or broken, highlighting the recently concluded live racing season at Tioga Downs.   All-sources handle on the track's signature race days was up, including the fourth-highest single day handle in the track's eight-season history set on Roll With Joe and Artiscape day in June. Live handle was also up nearly 10 ...
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Father Patrick, Precocious Beauty in Friday at Red Mile

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing continues on Friday at The Red Mile with three divisions each of the Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old colt trotters and filly pacers. Those freshmen will compete for total purses well in excess of a half-million dollars and the "top of the crop" for each group are among the entrants.   The colt trotters will compete in the Walnut Hall Limited Cup, carded as races fi...
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Ill. facing possibility of little live racing in 2014

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
The Illinois Horse Racing Board (IRB) held what Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) president Dave McCaffrey called "a remarkable meeting" on Tuesday (Sept. 24) when it addressed the 2014 racing calendar. If the IRB doesn't have enough money in its budget to regulate live racing, it may be forced to slash live racing dates, with harness racing facing a possi...
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Deweykeepumnwhy ready for big Ontario final

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
With a 4-0-2 record this season from eight starts, Deweykeepumnwhy remains the top candidate for this years $200,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final in the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings division this Saturday at Mohawk. Owned by Norah Parks and trained by Ron Parsons, the talented rookie is the division leader with 112 points. Driven primarily by Jody Jamieson, the son of Deweych...
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Fields set for NY Night of Champions

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for the 24th edition of the New York Night of Champions, hosted by Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. The $1.8 million event, richest night of racing in the state, offers eight, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2-and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits. Some hot-off-the-overnight-sheet tidbits from each of the races (2-through 9) follow.   Crawford Fa...
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Weeper's 1:51.4 fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/24/2013 2:00 AM
Weeper had the field in tears once again Tuesday at The Meadows as she jogged off to the fastest win in a $121,200 Keystone Classic for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The event was contested over four divisions, with That Woman Hanover, Lucy's Pearl and McVita Bella taking the other splits.   Mike Wilder (That Woman Hanover, McVita Bella) and Dave Palone (Weeper, Lucy's Pearl) each enjo...
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Former Maywood executive Pat Flavin dies

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
Chicago native Patrick J. Flavin, 74, former chairman and president of Maywood Park, died Thursday, Sept. 19, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had resided since 1993. Born and raised on Chicago's West Side, Mr. Flavin attended Loyola University, worked for IBM, then, in the mid 1960s, started an innovative computer software design firm, American Data Centre. Through the years, ADC expande...
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3rd time a charm for Chantal and DW's NY Yank

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
It could have been "three strikes and you're out!" but instead it was "the third time is a charm" for DW's NY Yank and Chantal Sutherland-Kruse at The Meadows on Monday afternoon. With Thoroughbred jockey Sutherland-Kruse aboard, DW's NY Yank bested the North American record for one mile under saddle on a five-eighths mile track with a 1:59 effort. The record came after DW's NY Yank made ...
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Freshman filly trotters kick off Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
The fortnight of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile gets underway with the Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night. This group has had a remarkable season to this point with a bounty of talented debutantes re-writing the record books throughout the summer.   Three divisions of freshman fillies will race over the clay with the first split carded a...
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Ewald Hanover fastest in Keystone Classic

on 09/23/2013 2:00 AM
Used multiple times during the mile, Ewald Hanover responded like a polished veteran, roaring through the stretch to capture the fastest division of Monday's $121,400 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old cold and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Kingofthejungle and Seventh Secret taking the other splits.   Dave Palone's four wins on the 15...
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Uncle Peter shatters track record at Hoosier

on 09/22/2013 2:00 AM
The sport’s top trotters were showcased in the $230,000 Centaur Trotting Classic at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino during an action-packed 14-race card on Saturday, September 21. Uncle Peter, with David Miller at the lines, became the sport’s newest millionaire and shattered the track record for older horses on the trot when powered home a winner in 1:52.3. The previous track record of 1...
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“The Captain” conquers Hoosier Park

on 09/22/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous continued his winning ways in stunning fashion while taking the $50,000 Jenna’s Beach Boy Invitational for 3-year-old male pacers at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. The 2012 Pacer of the Year embraced his title as he made every call a winning one in his Hoosier Park debut and coasted across the wire four lengths in front in 1:49.4. Leaving ...
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