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$1 per start = $2,452 to Maine horse welfare fund

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor, has issued a check for $2,452 to the Maine Dept. of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Program to be used in the newly-established Standardbred Welfare Support Fund. Hollywood Casino earlier this year announced plans to contribute $1 per starter each racing season, starting this year. The $2,452 check represents $1 for each horse starting at Hollywood Ca...
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Doctor Butch headlines NYSS at Batavia

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
It's been two months since Doctor Butch was in the winner's circle but returning to Batavia Downs Saturday night to battle in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for the 3-year-old pacing colts could be the perfect remedy.   Doctor Butch's last victory came on July 14 where he rolled to a three-quarter length win in 1:53.4 during a NYSS event at Buffalo Raceway. Since then he...
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Parker passes Case on all-time win board

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Zeke Parker countdown is over. On Thursday afternoon, Parker won a pair of races at Monticello Raceway and in doing so he passed Walter Case Jr. in career driving victories and became the sixth winningest driver in the sport.   Parker now has driven 11,039 winners in his career, one better than Case's total.   A 2:01.1 victory with trotter Hardrock Kid in the fi...
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Alagna: "Odds On Equuleus is going to the Jug"

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Friday morning that Odds On Equuleus, who has been in his barn just a couple of weeks, will be entered in the Sept. 19 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Alagna said the decision was made after Odds On Equuleus posted a 1:50.1 victory—with the trainer driving—in a qualifier on Thursday at The Red Mile. Odds On Equuleus will give Alagna three J...
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I Luv The Nitelife favored in 10-horse Jugette

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife, the No. 3-ranked Standardbred in North America, is the heavy favorite in the $257,750 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wedensday, Sept. 18 at the Delaware County Fair.   The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has won 10 of 11 seasonal starts and has banked more than $1.5 million in career earnings. I Luv The Nitelife will leave from post #3 and will have t...
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Joe Mowod hurt in Meadows training accident

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Joe Mowod, assistant trainer for Mike Palone, was injured in a training mishap Friday at The Meadows when a horse he was working for Palone became caught in its rigging and dumped Mowod to the track. Mowod, who was conscious and alert following the incident, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for observation and treatment.   "Joe was in good spirits and moving around pretty well,”...
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Owner gives take on CTC starter Your So Vain

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
After finding the wire first in 1:52.4 in his elimination, Your So Vain marked himself as a top threat for this year's edition of the $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final on Saturday at Mohawk.   The trotting son of Donato Hanover will look for his third straight win for driver Randy Waples.   Trained by Brad Maxwell and owned by Paul and Glenn Van Camp (P G Van ...
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PA owner Frank Castelli dies at 88

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner Frank Joseph Castelli, 88, who also served as president of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and together with his wife Susan owned part of top pacer Georgia Pacific, died Sept. 12 at Miner’s Medical Center in Pennsylvania.   Born July 4, 1925, in South Fork, he was the son of Anthony and Bianca (Bendinelli) Castelli. Castelli was most known for h...
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Jug Day Open renamed Won The West Open

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The racing officials at the Delaware County Fair are pleased to announce that thanks to support of James Koehler, the Jug Day Open Pace originally carded with a $5,000 purse will be increased to $10,000 and will be renamed the Won The West Open Pace.   Won The West, winner of $3.9 million in career earnings, was co-owned by Koehler’s Country Club Acres, the Strollin Stable and Wil...
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Two sons of Chocolatier win in NJSS Green Acres

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Choco Sun and Shelikescandy, 2 year olds by Chocolatier, accounted for two of the three victories in $7,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   Choco Sun ($8.60) was a head winner over Angels Ransom (by Revenue) and held a nine and a quarter length advantage over Rannoch Moor (by Muscles Yankee) in third race division for colts and gelding...
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Run And Tell Pap trots to Scioto track record

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The temperatures may be cooling off but the racing is still hot at Scioto Downs Racino. With just two race nights left, track records are still being broken.   Run And Tell Pap and Tony Hall took almost another full second off the aged trotting record when they crossed the line in 1:53.2 in the $20,000 Open Trot on Friday. The previous record of 1:54.1 was held by Dunkster, Hesza La...
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Buter sweeps Yonkers features

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the lasses and a non-discriminatory Trot for either/or--were won by Blue Chip Matchmaker victress Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $8.60) and an in-form Can I Say (Buter again, $18.20).   Locally-debuting Fashion Mystery (Brent Holland) seat everyone early from the pole, finding a :27.1 opening quarter mile. She wa...
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For You Almostfree takes Tioga top trot

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron took home the featured $16,000 Open Trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position three in a field of eight, Byron got For You Almostfree away sixth as Neighsay Hanover (Jim Meittinis) took the field by the opening quarter in :27.1. As the field went by the three-eighths mark of the race, Howard Parker brushed Cold Certifie...
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Accident mars Friday's 11th race at Northfield

on 09/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Friday night races at Northfield Park were marred by an accident that took place in the 11th race.   In the race's initial turn, I Love My Yankee (David Lake) broke stride and started a chain reaction of drivers being unseated. Drivers Ammon Hershberger and Beau Blevens were injured and transported to a local hospital. All the other drivers walked away without incident...
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Indiana’s best crowned at Hoosier Park

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted their 20th season of live Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night on Wednesday, September 11. Eight new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race card boasting record purses over the $1.8 million mark. The Anderson track played host to four $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals for three-y...
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Social Scene sets Monticello record in NYSS

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Social Scene and driver George Brennan blistered to a 1:52.2 track record performance in their division of the $155,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. In doing so, the time erased the former mark of 1:52.3 set last year by Romantic Moment and Yannick Gingras.   It was perfect day for making speed with high humidity, bright su...
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Ontario panel costs more than $500,000

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The Harness Edge has reported that an Ontario legislator has learned that the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel has cost the province more than $500,000. "Newly released documents, obtained by Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece through a Freedom of Information request, show the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel billed taxpayers $526,649 in compensation and expenses between June 201...
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Illinois Super Night Saturday at Balmoral Park

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois will have its championship night for Illini-breds on Saturday night at Balmoral Park, and the program includes several horses who have become stars in the state this season.   In Race 2, King Mufasa, a winner of 11 of 12 races this year, will try to capture the $124,000 Su Mac Lad Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. King Mufasa will start from the rail and is 3-2 on the morni...
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$2.5 million yearling bred by Hertrich, Fielding

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred breeders Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding sold a Thoroughbred colt for $2.5 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday.   Hertrich also breeds and sells Standardbreds commercially as All American Harnessbreds, with 10 yearlings (one in partnership with Fielding and David Willmot) selling this fall at the Lexington Selected Sale an...
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Odds On Equuleus wins qualifier in 1:50.1

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
While trainer Tony Alagna is keeping Captaintreacherous home and skipping the Little Brown Jug, he still may have three entries in Emeritus Maximus, Wake Up Peter and Odds On Equuleus, the latter only entering his barn two weeks ago. The latter two raced in a qualifier on Thursday, Sept. 12, at The Red Mile, with Odds On Equuleus—with Alagna driving-romping to a 33-length win in 1:50.1....
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