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Zucccarello hopes to slash his Z at Goshen

on 07/04/2013 2:00 AM
The literary character Zorro punctuated his successes by slicing the air with three quick slashes of his rapier, marking the letter Z.   Amateur driver Matt Zuccarello, who has a big Z across the back of his black, blue and white colors, hopes his fellow drivers see his Z cross the finish line ahead of them at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday. Zuccarello, 38, lives in New Hyde P...
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Gallie Bythe Beach's 1:52 fastest in All Stars

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan and trainer Michael Hall hooked up for a pair of wins in Pennsylvania All Stars action for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were five divisions of the races held, with each carrying a purse of $30,000.   Stepping past Callahan and Hall for the spotlight was the Somebeachsomewhere-Galleria daughter Gallie Bythe Beach, wh...
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Social Scene sets 1:52 track mark in NYSS

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
On Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, $353,256 in purses for New York Sire Stakes were up for grabs for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Each division carried a purse of $88,314.   The first division was wagered as a two-horse race and indeed, it was. Cheyenne Miriam (Simon Allard), from post position 5, held a chasing Park N Orchard (Brian Sears) at bay through fractions of ...
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Six-horse Connors Memorial prep at Hazel Park

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
A compact field of six will line up behind the gate Friday night, July 5, at Hazel Park Raceway in the William Connors Memorial prep race. The race highlights a holiday card that will be capped off by the track's annual fireworks display following the races.   With just a half-dozen 3-year-old trotters entered for the 14th renewal of the race named for the late Hall of Fame race secretary...
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Haroun Hanover: "Whoa, big fella!"

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
"Whoa, big fella!"'seems to be what driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. is saying as he and Haroun Hanover crossed the Monticello Raceway finish line first for the 17th this year on Tuesday afternoon.   Understandably sent off the odds-on favorite after four previous consecutive victories, the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding practically made a laugher out of the contest when he toured ...
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Iannazzo ready to watch Stevensville in Goshen

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Owner Charles Iannazzo and trainer/driver Ray Schnittker have been connected with some successful horses over the years and the duo might have another one in 2-year-old colt pacer Stevensville. Stevensville, coming off a 1:52.2 win June 30 in a division of the Pennsylvania All Stars at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is entered in Friday's $14,440 Landmark Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers at Gos...
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Baby races at Big M, Mohawk on Saturday

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
If you are keeping track of 2 year olds, the baby races at the Meadowlands and Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday morning will give you plenty of material for review. The Meadowlands has 13 baby races scheduled while 10 are carded at Mohawk. The Meadowlands races include offspring from the first crop of Muscle Hill, including his daughter from D Train, the dam of Donato Hanover. Named Demoiselle ...
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19 participate in youth camp at Scioto

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Nineteen children between the ages of 10 and 14 got a hands-on lesson in horsemanship at Tuesday's (July 2) Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp at Scioto Downs. HHYF summer programs instructors Mollie Fenwick and Kathi Auer introduced the campers to barn safety, grooming techniques and harnessing equipment. The campers then harnessed and unharnessed the HHYF Trottingbreds CD's Miss M, Little Hic...
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Win Missy B has Cantab Hall foal in ET mare

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Win Missy B 3, 1:52, a winner of 16 of 33 career starts and $1.5 million in purses, is back on track for her racing career after being bred to Cantab Hall.   Robert Key, who bred and owns Win Missy B, decided to breed the now 4-year-old mare and attempt an embryo transfer, which would allow "Missy" to return to the track. It took more than one breeding cycle, but "Missy" c...
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2YO pacing fillies in NYSS at Monticello July 4

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
The first Monticello Raceway legs of New York- bred races will commence Thursday evening, July 4, and will feature the $130,000 New York Sires Stakes as well as the $50,000 Excelsior Stakes, both for freshman pacing fillies. It will be the second stop for the 2 year olds en route to the $175,000 final later this fall. A special post time for the 11-race card will be at 5:30 pm followed by t...
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Amped Up Hanover, Ravenclaw set 1:55.4 mark

on 07/03/2013 2:00 AM
Five divisions of Pennsylvania All Stars races were held for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and a track record fell in the process. The races each carried a purse of $30,000.   The winners of Wednesday night's Pennsylvania All Stars races were: Amped Up Hanover (Explosive Matter-Armbro Amadeus), driven by Marcus Miller an...
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Meadows names stakes for Ed Ryan, Mary Lib Miller

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
As part of the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, The Meadows has renamed a pair of Grand Circuit stakes to honor two people instrumental in the track's success over those five decades.   The 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, formerly the Henry Oliver, is now the Edward M. Ryan to recognize the vital role played by the late Ed Ryan — both on and off the track. A determ...
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Labs on the lookout for "Purple Pain," "TB-500"

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) Tactical Research Committee has reviewed data from laboratory analysis of two substances of concern in racing that have been marketed as powerfully effective drugs – "Purple Pain” and "TB-500.” Both of these substances are non-FDA-approved and only available through compounding pharmacies. Accordingly, under the RCI guideline regardi...
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20 wins for Tracys Song: "She refused to lose"

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
There's an old adage that states that "there are horses for courses," and never has that maxim been more accurate then when it concerns Tracys Song and Monticello Raceway.   On Monday, the 8-year-old pacing mare notched her 20th seasonal victory here at the Mighty M when Bruce Aldrich Jr. drove her to a 1:57.3 victory over Rustys Flying and driver Jimmy Marohn Jr.  ...
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PA budget passed; diversion of 17% sunsets

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition has announced that a provision of state code that resulted in the diversion of 17 percent -- more than $200 million over the last four years -- from the Race Horse Development Fund has sunset with the adoption of the state budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition also partially turned back a budget proposal to divert approxi...
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Upstate NY USHWA puts Manges, Menchi in Hall

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
Last Saturday night Buffalo Raceway hosted the families of two local racing legends as they were inducted into the Upstate New York USHWA Harness Racing Hall of Fame.   Del Manges, who was a driving star from the late 1950s through the early 1970s and Pat Menchi, who was at the forefront of the breeding scene his whole career, were both installed posthumously as their relatives acc...
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Another strong month in June for Meadowlands

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
On the heels of a record month of May. the Meadowlands powered its way through a big month of June. For the second consecutive month, the Meadowlands posted gains in on-track and export handle, thanks in part to event marketing.   "June began with a bang with Jerseyfest 2013,” said general manager/CEO Jason Settlemoir. "The momentum never stopped. With events like camel and ostric...
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2YOFP debuts in 1:52.4, breaks sesamoid

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Anette Lorentzon told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Book Babe, who scorched the Mohawk seven-eighths mile oval Monday night in 1:52.4 in her career debut in an Ontario Sires Stakes (ONSS) division, has suffered a broken sesamoid bone in her left hind leg and will not return to the races in 2012. Book Babe, with Billy Davis Jr. driving, won her ONSS split in wire-to-wire f...
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Only one elim needed for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
After working hard to win the Max C. Hempt Memorial last weekend, Captaintreacherous will do no work at all to advance to the final of the Meadowlands Pace.   Captaintreacherous was among three horses to receive a bye based on seasonal earnings to the July 13 final after a total of 13 horses entered the race for 3-year-old pacers. A single 10-horse elimination will be held Saturday ...
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Hoosier has all trot card Wednesday, July 3

on 07/02/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 3, Hoosier Park will play host to a 14-race card comprised of all trotting events. The first of its kind at Hoosier Park, the evening will feature two divisions of the fourth round of the $10,000 Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The 2-year-olds will also be out in full force at the Anderson, IN track as the late-closing action for fres...
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