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All eyes watching He's Watching at Batavia

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Can He's Watching set his third track record in four weeks? That question will be answered Saturday night at Batavia Downs when He's Watching highlights the three $34,537 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers in what should be one of the biggest nights of the year in Western New York.   And besides the great Sires Stakes action, there will be three d...
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Fillies take perfect records to Ohio Super Night

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Of all the Ohio-sired stars competing in Super Night at Scioto Downs on Saturday night, only two of them bring perfect records in Ohio Sires Stakes competition this year with them. They are the trotting filly Contessa Leigh and the trotting gelding Rompaaway Galaxy. It's fair to say that Contessa Leigh hasn't even bee tested this year, much less defeated. The 3-year-old lass has sailed thro...
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FarmTastic set for Saturday at Hoosier Park

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue the Standardbred season as they host FarmTastic, a farm themed and family friendly day at the races on Saturday, Sept. 7. The event is free to the public, and will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Yard, concluding with a fireworks presentation. Sponsored by the White River Heritage Antique Association, the event will feature an antique ...
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A Rocknroll Dance favored in Ewart Memorial

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Jim Mulinix has seen months of work go by in less than 108 seconds, but he doesn't mind. That's what he's been working for.   Mulinix's A Rocknroll Dance last weekend became the first pacer in harness racing history to win three consecutive races in less than 1:48 when he captured the Canadian Pacing Derby by a nose over Clear Vision in 1:47.2 at Mohawk. The time set the stakes reco...
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Scioto gearing up for Saturday's Super Night

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
On Saturday, Sept. 7, Scioto Downs Racino will host one of the most exciting race nights in recent history at the Columbus oval. The best 2- and 3-year-old horses in the state will duke it out for top honors in the Ohio Sires Stakes finals and some of the best horses from across the country will make up the 134 horses vying for nearly $1.5 million in purses. The 16-race card has a first p...
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Pompano hires Gabe Prewitt as announcer

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Gabe Prewitt, the current announcer at The Red Mile who also served in the same capacity the last couple of years at Buffalo Raceway, has been hired as the new announcer at Pompano Park, which will resume racing on Saturday, Oct. 5. Prewitt also serves as the executive director of the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association, a position that will not be affected...
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A Rocknroll Dance named Horse of the Month

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Top free for all pacer A Rocknroll Dance, who won three straight starts in August, all in sub-1:48 clockings (the first time any horse has won with three consecutive sub-1:48 miles), has been named Horse of the Month by the United States Trotting Association.   The 4-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Wichita Hanover is owned by the A Rocknroll Dance Stable and is trained by Jim Muli...
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Regis The Horse on "Crowd Goes Wild" Thursday

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Fox Sports 1's daily sports discussion show, "Crowd Goes Wild,” will once again broadcast Regis The Horse's race live Thursday afternoon from Harrington Raceway.   The race is the first on a 12-race program and will see Regis The Horse attempt to win his third straight race in front of a national audience that includes his namesake host of "Crowd Goes Wild,” TV legend Regis...
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Hanover's Lexington yearling videos online

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
The videos for the 26 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Lexington Selected Yearling sale are now available through the farm's website hanoverpa.com. The consignment includes yearlings by Andover Hall(1), Art Major(2), Bettors Delight(1), Cams Card Shark(1), Cantab Hall(1), Credit Winner(1), Donato Hanover(3), Dragon Again(3), Muscle Massi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Master Of Law was impressive in winning the Kentucky Sires Stakes final last Sunday at The Red Mile and in the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Frank Antonacci and driver Scott Zeron tell why they believe the 3-year-old trotter has a real chance of another big effort in Saturday's Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations at Mohawk. Also, trainer Ben Wallace reveals not only the reas...
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Clear Vision coming into focus

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Clear Vision might be just now catching the eyes of harness racing fans after his dramatic stretch duel with A Rocknroll Dance in last weekend's Canadian Pacing Derby, but trainer Ron Burke said the 7-year-old gelding's recent good form is not a surprise to him.   Although he has only two wins in 19 starts, Clear Vision has four second-place finishes in his last five races. He misse...
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Trio of elims set field for Peaceful Way 2FT

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
A trio of $30,000 eliminations of the Peaceful Way highlighted the Thursday program at Mohawk. The top three finishers plus one fourth-place finisher, drawn by lot, advance to next week's $374,000 final, a part of the Canadian Trotting Classic undercard.   Grammas Girl, I Jasmin and Danica Hall found the wire first and earned the right to pick their post positions for next week's ri...
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Boston Bax fastest in NYSS divisions

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies descended upon Westchester Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $281,275 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot. Three divisions--worth $94,375, $92,625 and $94,375, respectively---comprised the event.   The opening division, reduced to a quintet with the scratch (sick) of pole-drawing Louise Kemp, was won by a first-up Bostonz Credit (Mark MacDonald)....
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Time N Tide, Chocolate Day win Green Acres

on 09/05/2013 2:00 AM
Time N Tide and Chocolate Day turned in winning performances in a pair of $7,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes-Green Acres divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   In the first division, the sixth race, Time N Tide ($19) held off Martiniwithmuscle for a half-length tally in 2:03.3. Time N Tide, driven by Eric Abbatiello and trained by Ray Schnittker,...
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Badlands Hanover will remain in Ontario

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
The Badlands Hanover Syndicate, in conjunction with Winbak Farm of Canada, has announced that the proven sire Badlands Hanover, will remain in Ontario for the 2014 breeding season. "Despite the continuing uncertainty, Ontario still is a very lucrative program", stated John Celii, Badlands Hanover Syndicate Manager. "Badlands has performed very well since moving to Canada and has become a leadin...
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Ben Wallace buys Thoroughbred yearling

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Horseman Ben Wallace has purchased a Thoroughbred yearling at the Canadian Select Sale at Woodbine on Monday and plans to diversify. Wallace told racing writer Beverly Smith that he is hoping to "reinvent” himself.   Wallace spent $22,000 for a filly by Milwaukee Brew, consigned by Gail Wood. "She's a nice, clean filly and I want an Ontario-sired horse,” Wallace said. "A lo...
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Crucial NYSS win puts Olde Time Hockey in final

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Tuesday wasn't a particularly great day to make speed at Monticello Raceway. The weather was dry with little humidity in the air and the temperature had cooled. However, the sun shone brightly and the winds were minimal and in spite of it not being a "perfect day," Olde Time Hockey and Framed Art each blazed to victory in their respective divisions of the $155,000 New York Sires ...
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ORC denies Brooks/Bulletproof appeal

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission on Wednesday issued its ruling regarding the appeal by Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises against a suspension that was issued in early 2012.   In its ruling, the Commission denied the appeal of the 1o-year suspension that began on Jan. 26, 2010. The Commission also ruled that all purse monies held in escrow of horses owned by Bro...
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"Titans of Trot" to collide Friday at Vernon

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
The $214,000 Credit Winner (open) and $202,000 Muscle Hill (mares) trotting stakes offer a look at the finest trotting talent on the continent in Grand Circuit action on Friday, Sept. 6, at Vernon Downs.   The Credit Winner offers an All-Star field of eight boasting career earnings of nearly $13 million. The talented group includes Arch Madness (a win would put him over the $4 ...
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1991 Hambletonian winner Giant Victory dies

on 09/04/2013 2:00 AM
Giant Victory, winner of the 1991 Hambletonian, died overnight between Sept. 3 and 4 in his paddock at Hanover Shoe Farms, in Hanover, Pa. He was 25.   The son of Super Bowl-Pink Cheeks showed no signs of illness when last checked on the evening of Sept. 3 and appears to have died of natural causes. He will be buried in the Hanover Shoe Farms cemetery.   Bred by Stoner C...
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