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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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Condren wins 2 Grassroots races at Grand River

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Just two days after scoring a Grassroots double at Hanover Raceway, Hall of Fame reinsman Steve Condren added two more Grassroots wins to his resume in Monday evening's 2-year-old trotting colt action at Grand River Raceway. Condren struck early, guiding division point leader Pasadena Star to a commanding seven-length victory from post 7 in the first $15,000 division. Hetties Commander and ...
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Upfrontwhosurlady wins Ont. stakes in 1:51.2

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing fillies were upset minded at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening, as only one favorite emerged victorious from four Grassroots divisions. Upfrontwhosurlady was the only top choice to get the job done, rolling home to a three and three-quarter length victory over Lyonssweetie and Hippie Chic. The 1:51.2 clocking — engineered by Jody Jamieson — matched the Whosur...
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NYSS for freshman trotting fillies on Thursday

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes 2-year-old filly trotters bring their act to Vernon for Thursday's races. Two full fields of nine face the starter with the purse for each at $54,562.   Race six is the first division and features a pair of fillies from the Dan Daley barn racing as a coupled entriy. Exotic Form is by Malabar Man and trained by Dan for Winbak Farms. She is twice a winner in ...
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Strong Bow hits the bullseye at Monticello

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Strong Bow isn't a world-class trotter although the veteran 11-year-old gelding has amassed over $295,000 in his career. Now in his 10th season of racing, the altered son of Striking Sahbra has won a race in each of those years and was once an open trotter at the Mighty M.   Now he has been relegated to the claiming ranks and has been racing with a tag for the past four years with m...
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Pre-Jug party includes auction with sulkies

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept.18, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. UFO and Spyder have each donated a new race bike, Pennsbury a new jog cart, and Nitro a set of wheels. Cool Winds Farm has donated a mint condition white surrey with a red fringe ...
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Summertime Lea looks for NYSS win at Monticello

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Racing fans won't have to wait long to see the Summertime Lea, arguably the best sophomore pacing filly in the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) program this season, when Jimmy Morrill Jr. jumps up behind her in the first race on the strong Monticello Raceway program on Wednesday.   A total purse of over $155,000 is split in the divisions with just five fillies in Summertime Lea's split...
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Clear Vision tabbed 2-1 favorite in Quillen

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Foiled Again's bid for a third Bobby Quillen Memorial title at Harrington Raceway just got a little tougher.   The 9-year-old champion pacer drew post 8 Tuesday afternoon in the seventh annual $223,500 Bobby Quillen Memorial final to be held on Monday, Sept. 16. The Dragon Again gelding had an auspicious return to Delaware and registered his 71st career win in his eliminat...
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Mass. Gaming board says ok to Plainridge transfer

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
The Boston Herald has reported that Penn National Gaming can proceed with its bid for a slots parlor at Plainridge Racecourse. The Herald reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously approved Penn National's takeover of a host community agreement with Plainville. That clears the way for a vote on the agreement by the voters of Plainville, Mass.  Plainrid...
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Ready Cash moves to #1 in all-time earnings

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
French trotter Ready Cash is now the richest horse in harness racing history, with $5.71 million in purses when converted to U.S. dollars.   The 8-year-old Ready Cash won the final of the European Trotting Masters at Vincennes last weekend to push his lifetime earnings past retired trotters Varenne and Moni Maker on the all-time money list. Varenne earned $5.63 million in his career...
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Honors up for grab in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Your So Vain and Master Of Law, last week's elimination winners, and Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life, head the field for the prestigious $686,000 Canadian Trotting Classic for 3 year olds on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Classic honor role includes such recent winners as champions Market Share, Muscle Hill, Donato Hanover and Deweycheatumnhowe, all of whom were Hambleto...
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Era ends at Raceway Park on Sunday

on 09/10/2013 2:00 AM
Although simulcasting action will continue, Sunday, Sept. 15 will mark the final night of live harness racing action at Toledo's Raceway Park. The track has offered exciting entertainment to its patrons since opening the doors in 1959. It has featured racing greats such as Mack Lobell and Rambling Willie. The track's finale will host fan appreciation specials and favorites.   One lu...
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Modest Prince, Tirade Hanover win NYSS

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held two divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and five divisions of Excelsior Stakes on Sunday afternoon.   In the first $66,043 division of the NYSS, Modest Prince and Mike Simons got away second as Crazy About Pat (Jim Meittinis) cut through fractions :27.4, :56.1 and 1:25.2. Around the final turn, Crazy About Pat was ...
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Round 2 of Illinois Super Night elims in the book

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
With all the preliminary action in the books it's now "go-time” for everyone involved in Illinois' biggest night of Standardbred racing as Super Night 2013 is just six nights away on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Balmoral Park. After a hectic weekend which saw 12 elimination tussles on Saturday the action slowed down just a bit on Sunday night with six more eliminations contested for a trio of Super Ni...
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Emotion-filled Maine Sire Stakes win for Maine Cast

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs was once again privileged to host the 2-year-old championship round of the Maine Sires Stakes program on Sunday. Nearly $250,000 in purse money was on the line as the races were contested on a picture-perfect late summer afternoon in southern Maine.   The most emotional victory of the day came in the $52,334 colt trotting final as Maine Cast, the last colt ever bre...
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No Jug start for ONSS winner Mach It So

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com learned Monday morning that Mach It So, whose eight wins this year include four on the Ontario Sires Stakes circuit and the Canadian Breeders Championship final, will not be entered in the Little Brown Jug scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, at Delaware, Ohio. The news comes two days after it was announced that the top-ranked Captaintreacherous will also not be entered in this ...
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Danica Hall set for Peaceful Way final

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Earlier this season, trainer Doug McIntosh didn't truly know the kind of quality his Peaceful Way starter, Danica Hall, possessed. But after just six starts, it's clear to most she could be any kind. The 2-year-old trotting filly by Deweycheatumnhowe-Debbie Hall has banked $108,923 this year along with a 3-0-2 record. Also, she's a top contender for this year's $374,000 Peaceful Way final this...
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Zeron sends out I Jasmin in Peaceful Way

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Rick Zeron expects a strong performance from I Jasmin in Saturday's C$374,000 Peaceful Way Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack, but believes the best is yet to come.   "You're going to hear a lot from her – and if everything goes well over the winter – you're going to hear more about her next year,” Zeron said. "You're going to hear a lot more."   ...
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Clear Vision, Foiled Again win Quillen elims

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Two divisions of eliminations were held in the 7th Annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway Monday.  The fastest of the two splits went to Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Panhellenic Stable and James Koran's Clear Vision ($3.60, Brett Miller), who took the second division in a track record equaling time of 1:49.2.   Trained by Ron Burke, the 7-year-old Western Hanover...
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