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Girls' Night Out series to return to Mohawk

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Girls' Night Out Pacing Series returns to Mohawk's summer stakes schedule for its second season. Girls' Night Out, which consists of two preliminary legs and a final, is for older pacing mares, who are non-winners of $30,000 in 2013 as of midnight June 30, with a minimum of five starts this year. Winners of over $100,000 in 2012 are ineligible. The $18,000 first leg will be contested on Fri...
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Sweet Talkin Satin equals Hoosier mark

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
A full field of 11 lined up behind the starting gate for the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (June 29) and it was Sweet Talkin Satin who romped home a winner in 1:50.3. With Trace Tetrick at the lines, Sweet Talkin Satin used a perfect pocket trip to establish a lifetime best mark in the third round of th...
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King Mufasa wins Hanover Stakes

on 06/29/2013 2:00 AM
With the sounds of summer serenading fans on the apron as Balmoral Park enjoyed its yearly "Beach Party,” the 2013 Hanover Stakes season kicked off on Saturday night with a $37,100 event for 3-year-old trotting colts.   After dominating the ICF ranks through his first five starts of the year, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms King Mufasa continued his early season march to ...
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Fool Me Once sets Vernon record in NYSS

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
The favorite Fool Me Once lived up to his top billing with a 1:50 track record performance in the fastest of three divisions of Thursday's $132,975 New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male pacers at Vernon Downs.   Rated perfectly throughout the ninth race in a persistent rain and over a sloppy track, Fool Me Once was sent to the front at the start by driver Scott Zeron and led t...
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Top Swedish sire Super Arnie euthanized

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
The Swedish stallion Super Arnie has been euthanized at the age of 26 at the Norrby farm. He has been a top sire in Sweden since 2000, and led all sires for four consecutive years (2006-2009). His most successful offspring are the top international performer Gigant Neo, the winner of the Prix d'Amerique, and Camilla Highness, a Swedish Breeders Crown champion.   Super Arnie...
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Blanchard promoted at Western Fair

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
Western Fair District has announced that Greg Blanchard has been promoted to raceway manager effective June 30. He has been with Western Fair District for the last three years as assistant raceway manager and announcer.   Blanchard will take over management of the Raceway operations and will also take on additional assignments and duties throughout the year in other areas of the Dist...
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Dave Hawk dies at age 50

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Hawk, 50, who drove more than 5,500 winners in his career, died Thursday night, June 27, at a Columbus, Ohio area hospital. About one month ago Mr. Hawk was recovering from a stroke when he was also diagnosed with leukemia. Based primarily at the Ohio racetracks and The Meadows outside Pittsburgh, Mr. Hawk drove in more than 30,000 races in a career that began in 1980, posting 5,...
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Ontario commission denies appeals for OSS horses

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has denied appeals of the the suspension of horses Creampuff MacDaddy and Posey Tina, who were scheduled to start in Ontario Sires Stakes races. Creampuff  MacDaddy was scheduled to start in a $70,000 Ontario Sires Stake event on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack for trainer Brad Maxwell. Pacing filly Posey Tina, a 1:52.4 winner on June 7 from the Bern...
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More details about possible changes to NJSS

on 06/28/2013 2:00 AM
A bill awaiting the governor's signature would introduce the Standardbred Development Fund, a program to encourage boarding and foaling in the state of New Jersey.T he SDF program would exist concurrently with the New Jersey Sire Stakes "premier” events, which are restricted to the offspring of stallions standing in the state. The specific rules and regulations for the program will be dete...
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Alagna says Nikki Beach ready for Lynch

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna hopes there is no sophomore slump for Nikki Beach as she gets ready for Saturday's $300,000 James M. Lynch Memorial for 3-year-old female pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Last year, Nikki Beach hit a midseason swoon before rebounding to set a track record at Indiana Downs and come within a nose of a three-race win streak. This season, she opened the campaign with a victory...
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Pierce out, Takter in for HOF Trot at Goshen

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter, three-time Trainer of the Year, will join the field for the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot for Hall of Fame members at Goshen Historic Track on July 7.   Takter does compete as a driver, but is best known as a trainer, with nearly $70 million in earnings for his stable. He has more than 1,200 trainingvictories. Last year saw two career highs for...
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Must see video: 50 years at The Meadows

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
As The Meadows prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday night, June 28, the track is pleased to release a 14-minute video that documents the track's early days, as well as some of its greatest moments.   "From A Dream To A Destination" is a 15-minute tribute to those that worked to turn The Meadows from open farmland into the racino it is today. It features vintage foota...
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Ind. Breed Development program seeks input

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breed Development Advisory Committee and Advisory Board are seeking input on the 2014 Standardbred Breed Development Program. If you have a proposal, idea or recommendation you would like to be considered for the program, please submit your thoughts in writing to us by July 22. This will give the Board and Committee members adequate time for review and consideration. You ma...
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Scioto picks up lost days; Nfld racino update

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
During its monthly meeting at the Riffe Center in Columbus earlier today, the Ohio State Racing Commission approved the addition of two live racing days at Scioto Downs. The days, August 4 and 11, replace two lost in May when the racing surface needed repair. Both are Sundays. Post time will be 5 p.m. The live River Downs at Beulah Park racing programs in nearby Grove City are expected to conclude...
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Meadows closing another OTB facility

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows is closing its Moon Township off-track betting facility in suburban Pittsburgh at the end of June. Previously it closed its Greensburg and West Mifflin. locations. Mike Jeannot, president of Meadows Racing and a member of the team which opened off-track betting facility for former Meadows Racetrack owner Ladbrokes, said at its peak, the Moon Township OTB handled about $28 millio...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Sun Stakes Saturday is on tap at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the new Weekend Preview takes you inside all the action on the $2-million race card, giving you a look at the finals of the Hempt for 3-year-old colt pacers, the Beal for 3-year-old colt trotters, the Lynch for 3-year-old filly pacers, and the Ben Franklin for older pacers. Captaintreacherous drew post nine in the Hempt and traine...
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Co-owner of Chip Chip Hooray dies at 59

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Edward Ernesto Iacobucci, 59, who shared ownership of 2002 Hambletonian winner Chip Chip Hooray, died June 21, at his home in Delray Beach, Fla.,surrounded by his family. A man known in the business world for his tenacity, Mr. Iacobucci fought a difficult, 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. A renowned technology visionary and serial entrepreneur, heis best known for founding Citrix ...
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Foiled Again takes aim at $5 mil in Franklin

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras would be surprised by Foiled Again's continued excellence at age 9 except at this point he finds it impossible to be surprised by anything Foiled Again accomplishes. The richest pacer in harness racing history added to his laurels last weekend when he won his elimination for Saturday's $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace by a neck over Modern Legend in a career-best 1:48 at Mohegan Sun a...
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Upsets in Indiana Sires Stakes at Hoosier

on 06/27/2013 2:00 AM
Sweet Justice, with Trace Tetrick at the lines, stormed home a winner to pull off the upset in the co-featured event of the evening, the third round of Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday. Sweet Justice was able to take advantage of a miscue by the heavy betting favorite, Red Hot Herbie, to score in a lifetime best effort of...
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Seven for Wrenn at Northfield Park

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove seven winners on Tuesday at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included DVC Easy Does It ($5) in race four, Kings Alibi ($3.80) in race five, Kristens Big Girl ($5.40) in race seven, Thomas Be Quick ($13.40) in race eight, Fortune Awaits ($5) in race nine, Mattonthechooch ($3.80) in race 11 and Museum Piece ($7) in race 12.   Twenty-six-year-old Wrenn start...
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