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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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Redder Than Red wins top Meadows trot

on 09/09/2013 2:00 AM
Redder Than Red stalked from the two hole, then roared from the pocket in the lane to capture Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Redder Than Red and Aaron Merriman charged for the lead from post 4, stretching out the heavily favored Unefoisdansmavie before yielding to the pocket. That set the stage for the late brush of the 4-year-old SJ's Caviar-Chaka Khan g...
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Balmoral hosts Super Night elims

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
The countdown to Illinois biggest night of racing action, Super Night 2013, began in earnest on Saturday, Sept. 7th at Balmoral Park as 12 eliminations battles were contested by some of Illinois top pacers. Kicking things off were a trio of $15,000 Orange & Blue Stake elimination’s for two-year-old pacing colts. The top three finishers in each...
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8 Ohio Sire Stakes champs crowned at Scioto

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
Eight $150,000 Ohio Sire Stakes championships were held at Scioto Downs Racino Saturday evening.  Feelin Lika Winner lived up to his name when he won the coveted 3-year-old colt pacing championship in 1:52.2. The Scott Mogan trainee sat in the pocket most of the way behind race favorite, That Friske Feelin and Tony Hall, after parking the latter to an opening quarter of 26.3. ...
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Shock It To 'Em zaps PA Stallion Series record

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
The recordbook again figured to take a pounding when the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships for 3-year-olds were featured at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday night (Sept. 7), and it most certainly did. The pacing gelding Shock It To ‘Em became the fastest-ever Stallion Championship winner when he beat world champion Ultimate Beachboy to the wire by a half-length in 1:50.1. T...
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Vegas Vacation sets Simcoe Stakes record

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation, driven by Brian Sears, set a new Simcoe Stakes record of 1:48.3 on Saturday (Sept. 7) at Mohawk Racetrack. The stakes-filled card also included Canadian Trotting Classic elims, Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old pacers and Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old pacers. Two $121,737 Simcoe divisions for 3-year-old pacers took place with Fool Me Once capturi...
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Records fall at Vernon's “Showdown”

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Friday night’s "End of the Summer Showdown” program at Vernon Downs was one of speed and substance. Intimidate captured the $214,000 Credit Winner Open Trot with a 1:51 performance that becomes the fastest mile by a trotter in the 60-year history of the track, and it serves as a new standard for 4-year-old geldings on the diagonal gait. D’Orsay powered to a 1:52 triumph to win ...
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Weeper sets Stallion Series final record

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
The freshman pacing filly Weeper posted the fastest winning time in the history of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships Friday night (Sept. 6) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when she stormed home in 55.2 to record a 1:51.4 victory on a Championship night devoted to 2-year-olds. The victory by the daughter of Allamerican Native-Pleasant Yet Bad was certainly no surprise – she h...
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Captaintreacherous to skip Little Brown Jug

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
On Friday, Sept. 6, Myron Bell, the managing partner of the Captaintreacherous Stable, notified the officials of the Little Brown Jug that their colt would not be competing in the 68th edition of the $550,000 (est) Little Brown Jug citing "the long-term interest" of the colt.   "The officials, staff, volunteers of the Little Brown Jug have been preparing to put on a great week of ra...
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Gold Rocks & Ideal Helen capture Babic finals

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Gold Rocks and Ideal Helen were both easy winners in their respective divisions of the Lou Babic Memorial on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Freehold Raceway. Gold Rocks captured the $96,200 Babic Open in 1:54.4 while Ideal Helen annexed the $61,900 Babic Filly in a stakes record 1:54.3. Both stakes are for New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers. Gold Rocks [$2.20], a son of Rocknr...
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