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Zeron takes two of three Summertime splits

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
The opening round of the Summertime Pacing Series took place Thursday evening at Mohawk, featuring three $20,000 divisions for sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Driver Scott Zeron found the winner circle in two divisions aboard Manchester and Lucan Hanover, while the other division went to Burning Shore and Mike Saftic. Burning Shore and Saftic kicked off the Thursday programme ...
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Things were "crazzy crazzy" in Mighty M NYSS

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway became Trot-Town USA, at least for a day on Thursday afternoon, with 11 of the 14 races on the card for trotters and eight of them for 2 year olds. Three of the freshman trots were in the $132,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) events and the other five went for a total of $63,500 in the Excelsior Series.   Although good number of the freshman trotters were remarkabl...
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Heyden: 2008 his greatest Pace moment

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Bob "Hollywood” Heyden ranks Art Official's upset of Somebeachsomewhere in 2008 as his greatest Meadowlands Pace moment. Heyden has seen them all, as a fan and as the Meadowlands Racetrack's statistician, television personality and unofficial historian. Heyden, inducted in the Communicator's Corner of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame last weekend, took a look back in the days before the 2013 Me...
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Entries for first under saddle race due Monday

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Entries for the first leg of the late-closing exhibition series for trotters racing under saddle are due Monday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. at The Meadowlands race office (877-782-2537). There are currently 19 eligible horses and two supplements to the program. Horses may supplement to the series at a cost of $500, up to the 9:00 a.m. entry time on Monday, July 15; after that no further supplements...
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Gallie Bythe Beach impressive in PASS win

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Could Gallie Bythe Beach be a champion in the making? By the looks of her dominant 1:52.2 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes win at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon, the 2-year-old filly packs a lot of punch, possesses a lot of potential, and shows promise for a prosperous career.   The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was sent off the 1-2 favorite in her $57,227 Sires Stakes div...
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Buffalo accident sends drivers to hospital

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
The third race at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night, a $57,443 New York Sires Stakes division for 2-year-old filly pacers, was marred by an accident at the top of the stretch that track announcer Gabe Prewitt called "the nastiest accident I've ever seen." Prewitt reported multiple emergency vehicles responded, and more details regarding possible injuries to drivers and horses will be posted when...
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Longwell wins Connors Memorial Trot

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Longwell overcame a first-over trip past the half to win Friday night's $100,000 William Connors Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters at Hazel Park Raceway in 1:57.1 for trainer-driver Dan Shetler.   Sent off the even-money favorite in a field of six in the race for the late Hall of Fame race secretary who oversaw the Hazel Park race office from 1953-1980, Longwell g...
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Motown Muscle's 1:53.4 fastest in CBC elims

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Three-year-olds pacers and trotters will be showcased at Mohawk on Friday and Saturday evening as the track plays host to eliminations for this year's Canadian Breeders Championships. The trotting divisions have been narrowed down following Friday evening's eliminations for sophomore trotters.   A pair of $23,531 eliminations took place for sophomore trotting fillies, while a $...
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Betterluvnextime equals her own Scioto mark

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
The track at Scioto Downs Racino has been on fire the first half of the 2013 racing season. Four track records have either been set or equaled, and the heat of summer hasn't quite hit and stuck around at the Columbus oval.   Friday evening Betterluvnexttime equaled the track record she set on May 17, scoring in 1:51.2. Trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. then took over training duties and...
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Uva Hanover leads PASS 2YOCT winners

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Stablemates Uva Hanover and Song In My Heart romped home Friday in divisions of a $260,844 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows, giving David Miller and trainer Linda Toscano a double. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over four divisions, with Kumbaya De Vie and Keystone Wasabi capturing the other splits.   Sent to the ...
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News from Northfield, Tioga, Vernon

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Pebble Creek was victorious in the $6,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday (July 10) in Northfield Park's tenth race. She is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. for owner Debbie Bird of Harwood, Ont. Morgan called upon Wyatt Irvine to drive the 6-year-old pacing mare.   Pebble Creek (Modern Art-Hayser Creek-Threefold) started from post five. Irvine fired her off the gate and she led at ever...
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Radar Contact, Tall Cotton win at Yonkers

on 07/12/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of soggy Friday night $46,000 co-features--a Open Pace for the ladies and an Open Handicap Trot for everyone--were won, respectively, by Radar Contact (Mark MacDonald, $19.40) and people's choice Tall Cotton (George Brennan, $3.70).   Radar Contact, from post position 2, was third early as Four Starz Roe (Jason Bartlett) sloshed her way to the lead (:26.1...
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Red Hot Herbie lowers record in Indiana Gold

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Red Hot Herbie, with Derek Hooley at the lines, shattered his own track record for 3-year-old trotting geldings when he powered home a winner in 1:54.3 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday July 11. Notching his fourth win of the season, Red Hot Herbie captured the final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire in a lifetime best effort. He established the previous record of 1:55 on Ju...
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He’s Watching breaks 2YOCP record at Buffalo

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
He’s Watching, a two-year-old colt by American Ideal, out of the Real Desire mare Baberhood, won his $37,862 division of the New York Sire Stakes in 1:55.4 here at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (July 10). That winning time now goes in the record book replacing Heston Blue Chip’s time of 1:56.2 set in 2011. It was the second lifetime start, and win, for He’s Watching, who was a $3,000 Ha...
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Sir James tabbed choice in Connors Memorial

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Six 3-year-old trotters will go postward in Friday night's (July 12) $100,000 William Connors Memorial at Hazel Park Raceway, with the compact field having met last weekend in a prep race won by Sir James. While Sir James and four other Connors starters will have returning drivers, one entry will have a new face in the sulky. Torino Seelster, who finished sixth in the prep race with driver ...
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Wrenn reaches suspension agreement in Ind.

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Indiana Horse Racing Commission executive director Joe Gorajic has confirmed to harnessracing.com that a settlement agreement has been reached with horseman Peter Wrenn, who has been suspended since May 9 as a result of a human positive test for codeine and a secondary incident. Per the agreement, he could return to racing as soon as early next month. Wrenn originally received a 30-day susp...
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O'Donnell to drive in Hazel Park's Connors

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
In a race named for a Hall of Fame race secretary it seems only fitting that a Hall of Fame driver participate, and that's exactly what will happen in Friday night's $100,000 William Connors Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters at Hazel Park Raceway. Bill O'Donnell, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, four years after Connors was enshrined in Goshen, N.Y., will drive Torino Seelster in...
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Make It Hot's win just what the "Doc" ordered

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
Harvey "Doc” Stein made it two in a row in Billings trots at Monticello Raceway when he guided his veteran stallion Make It Hot to a 2:02.4 victory over seven others on Wednesday afternoon.   The last time Make It Hot was on the racetrack was on June 19 also at the Mighty M and he was victorious in Billings competition that afternoon. That mile was trotted in 2:04.1 and it was the...
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Summer Mixed catalog now available

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
The catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com. They are also offered on the Equineline® sales catalog app for iPad users. The print catalog and racelines have been mailed and should be received by those on the Tattersalls mailing list within the next few days. The sale, held on Sunday, July 28,...
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Unwanted Horse Coalition's castration program working

on 07/11/2013 2:00 AM
The Unwanted Horse Coalition's (UHC) Operation Gelding program continues to help castrate stallions across the country. Over 750 stallions have been castrated, in over 60 clinics, in 26 different states, since the program's inception in August 2010. Operation Gelding is able to continue thanks to the support and seed money provided by the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundat...
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