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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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Rosecroft opens 29-night fall meet Saturday

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway kicks off its 29-night fall race meet this Saturday with a 12 race card. First race post time is 7:25 p.m. New Racing Secretary Peter Hanley was pleased with the response thus far from the horsemen in the region. "We had eight qualifying races this past Tuesday and nearly 130 entries for our first two race cards which shows horsemen are eager to get back to racing at Rosecroft...
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New Weekend Preview a bit of a Jug Preview

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
You could call the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship for 3-year-old pacing colts a Jug Preview. It includes six Jug eligibles, and the trainers of a few of them have updates on their charges in the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   Also, Dustin Jones offers insights on Wheeling N Dealin's chances in the Canadian Trotting Classic and Dan Daley reveals w...
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Certified Ideal 12-length winner in Green Acres

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal [$3.20] drew away to a 12-length victory in the $7,000 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday (Sept. 12) at Freehold Raceway. Certified Ideal (Western Ideal) cruised to her third win in nine starts this year in 1:54.1, with a last quarter in :27.1. Air Miles Hanover and My Tallia Ideal, both also by Western Ideal, fini...
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Captaintreacherous to race at Hoosier Sept. 21

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce that the defending Pacer of the Year, Captaintreacherous will make his Hoosier Park racing debut on Saturday, Sept. 21, in a $50,000 three-year-old Invitational Pace. Hoosier Park's Racing Secretary, Scott Peine, reached out to the connections of Captaintreacherous with hopes that they would be looking for a place to race before his previou...
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PASS 2YO finals Sunday at Harrah's Philly

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
On Sunday (Sept. 16) afternoon, Harrah's Philadelphia will host a quartet of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes finals for 2-year-olds of each sex and gait, offering well over $1 million in purses -- and the equine talent surely matches the purses for which they will compete.   Pacing fillies square off in race nine, and Fashion Farms' Gallie Bythe Beach (post one) seems the likely filly to beat. H...
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Woodbine wants January dates on schedule

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is circulating for public input the proposed change received from Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to change its approved calendar of Standardbred race dates at Woodbine Racetrack. Input must be received prior to Friday, Sept. 20.   Based on its original 2013 approved race dates, Woodbine Standardbred is scheduled to run 4 days a week in October...
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Plenty of speed by 2YO trotters at Red Mile

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
Southwind Spirit (pictured) finished up the speed parade at The Red Mile on Thursday night as the 2-year-old colt by Muscle Hill won by 9 1/4 lengths in 1:54.4.   Yoga began the parade of speed as the 2-year-old filly by Muscles Yankee turned in a 1:54.4 victory in a division of the Kindergarten Series.   Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Yoga picked up her third victo...
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Emilio Estevez to film at Delaware County fair

on 09/12/2013 2:00 AM
The officials at the Little Brown Jug have learned that actor/director Emilio Estevez will be at the Delaware County Fairgrounds during Jug week to shoot portions of his new motion picture 'Johnny Longshot.’'   The full-length harness racing movie will star Estevez who will be playing the lead character, John West, who, after a career as a thoroughbred jockey, turns his sights to ...
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Hoosier Champions Night set for Wednesday

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the 2013 Standardbred season on Wednesday with Indiana's finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval for the annual Hoosier Champions Night, an evening with purse totals topping the $1.8 million mark. A total of 14 races have been established and after the dust settles, eight new Indiana Sires Stakes champi...
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Radio coverage set for Little Brown Jug week

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Delaware radio station WINF (98.5-FM) and Marysville radio station WQTT (1270-AM) will broadcast all of the harness races from the Delaware County Fair, Sept. 15-19 concluding with Thursday's 68th Little Brown Jug. The broadcast will be streamed online on the worldwide web at www.985winf.com and www.qt1270.com for listeners around the world.   The broadcasts include the live call o...
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Plainville voters approve slots at Plainridge

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Voters in Plainville, Mass., on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved slot machines at Plainridge Racecourse. The final vote reportedly was 1,582 in favor and 502 against (a 76 percent to 24 percent margin). Penn National Gaming recently reached an agreement to purchase Plainridge when the owners were denied in their bid to receive a gaming license from the Gaming Commission because of financial ...
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Sunshine Beach to skip Little Brown Jug

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy said Wednesday that Battle of the Brandywine winner Sunshine Beach would miss the Little Brown Jug because of a health issue. Sunshine Beach has won five races and earned $494,885 in 2013. Sunshine Beach, ranked third in the current Road to the Little Brown Jug Top 10, has won five of 12 races and $494,885 for owners Hudson Standardbred Stable, Conrad Leber and Diane ...
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Cornell at Oakencroft offers low cost castration

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Cornell University's Equine Clinic at Oakencroft has announced a low cost castration clinic on Oct. 5. We will be castrating 20 stallions or colts for $35 each. This low cost is only possible because of some extremely generous donations of materials, time and money by many sponsors. Candidates must be weaned, have 2 descended testicles, be able to be haltered and safely led,...
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Cat Manzi moving to rehab facility Wednesday

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who suffered a fractured pelvis in a racing accident at Freehold Raceway on Sept. 6, is being released from Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune on Wednesday and moved to an acute rehab facility in Brick, NJ. According to Ellen Manzi, Cat's wife, he suffered four fractures of his pelvis. "Three of them are on the left side; one of them i...
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San Pail wins Mohawk qualifier in 1:56.2

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year in both Canada and the United States, continued to gear up for his seasonal pari-mutuel debut during Mohawk Racetrack's qualifying session on Wednesday.   With Randy Waples in the racebike, San Pail lined up in post five for race five, which featured a field of seven.   Waples gave the 9-year-old a conservative start, as he worked...
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Bee A Magician goes for 12 in Friday's OSS

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Fillies will be in the spotlight at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, as the Campbellville oval will host Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series legs for the 2-year-old pacing and 3-year-old trotting lasses. Undefeated Bee A Magician will put her 12-race win streak on the line from post 4 in the first of two $105,000 sophomore trotting filly divisions. The daughter of Kadabra and driver Ri...
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Chantal Sutherland knows harness racing

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
When Chantal Sutherland-Kruse comes to The Meadows on September 23, her attempt to break the North American under saddle record for trotters will last less than two minutes. However, the event, sponsored by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, has truly been a lifetime in the making. While the actress and model is best known for her achievements as a thoroughbred jockey, her early y...
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Harper Blue Chip improving for Wellwood

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
Harper Blue Chip might not be as speedy as his father, former trotting star Majestic Son, at this stage of his career, but trainer Mark Steacy thinks he could become one of his majestic sons.   The 2-year-old Harper Blue Chip is among the 10 finalists in Saturday's $365,000 William Wellwood Memorial at Mohawk Racetrack. The colt has won three of six races this season, including his ...
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Royalty For Life looks to bounce back In CTC

on 09/11/2013 2:00 AM
After finishing second in his elimination, Royalty For Life will look for a rebound effort in the 38th edition of the prestigious $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic final, Saturday at Mohawk. The Hambletonian champion, who was sent off as the heavy favourite in the elim, finished one and a quarter lengths behind Your So Vain, individually timed in 1:53. "He raced fine in my opinion, ...
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