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NYSS at Yonkers; Wishing Stone takes top trot

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies invaded Yonkers Raceway Friday night, with the track playing host to the $282,975 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace. The event annually honors the memory of the former executive secretary of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York, whose contributions to the success of the state-bred program cannot be measured.   Three divisions--at $94,325 each--comprise...
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Hammer sets track record with A OK Hanover

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Research has now shown that Roger Hammer is made of the same materials as are used to build airplane data recorders. Less than 24 hours after a brief hospital stay which resulted from a Wednesday morning traffic accident, "The Hammer" was parading back to the Great Stoneboro Fair winner's circle with the fastest two-year-old in the history of the northwest Pennsylvania oval.   The colt's ...
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Natural Herbie wins at HoP; track mark at Pocono

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie continued his winning ways in the featured event, the fourth and final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, Aug. 30. Notching his seventh win of the season and third stakes win from four preliminary legs, the reigning freshman Indiana Sire Stakes champion turned in a gutsy performan...
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Father Patrick sets stakes record in Champlain

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Father Patrick, who captured the Peter Haughton Memorial earlier this year, set a new stakes, track and Canadian record of 1:54 in his division of the Champlain Stakes. Driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by Jimmy Takter, Father Patrick has now won five of six starts in his young career.   Gingras marched the son of Cantab Hall to the front before the opening quarter in :28, before allo...
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Two-year-old filly trotters highlight Hoosier card

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a pair of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday, August 28 and the freshman fillies were the featured attraction on the evening’s 13-race card. Miss Isolde and Sam Widger made quick work of the opening division of stakes action as they made the front just past the half and never looked ba...
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NY County Fair finals held at Batavia

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
It was a perfect night to enjoy the fresh air at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night and that's what Pull The Ripcord and driver Jim McNeight did as they romped to victory in the New York County Fair finals for 3-year-old colt pacers. It highlighted the action in the eight different divisions of the New York County Fair Finals which each carried a purse of $10,000.   Pull The...
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Frosh filly trotters in OHSS Friday at Northfield

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters will start Friday's Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park in Race 1 for the $30,000 first division. In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) starts from post five and has been named the 7-5 morning-line favorite. She is owned by Herres Stables, LLC of Bellbrook, Ohio and is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. Morgan has called upon Chris Page to drive. &...
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Mach It So 1:51.4 OSS winner at Grand River

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday evening 3-year-old pacer Mach It So rocketed around Grand River Raceway in a track record clocking, the fourth record-setting mile by an Ontario Sires Stakes competitor at the track this month. Starting from post 2 Mach It So and driver Scott Zeron got away second, getting a bird's eye view of the :26.2 opening quarter clocked by Duc Dorleans. Zeron moved Mach It So to the...
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Neely Dunn colt brings $33K at Blooded Horse Sale

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Buyers eagerly sorted through 172 yearlings at the opening of the two-day Blooded Horse Summer Sale. Most were Indiana, Ohio, or Pennsylvania breds backed with slots enhanced racing programs. Ohio breds were the most popular as three harness racinos are slated to be up and running within the next 12 months.   A son of the Andover Hall stallion Neely Dunn out of an Italian mare ...
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Jay Sears returns to Mighty M with a victory

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
There is little doubt that the Sears family is proud of their accomplishments. No, not the catalogue people…. the harness racing Sears. And they should be, from grandpa Gene, to father Jay, to son Brian, all exceptional horsemen and talented drivers.   At Monticello Raceway on a rainy Wednesday afternoon the local railbirds found that the name Jay Sears was listed to drive in...
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All eys watching He's Watching in Vernon NYSS

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for freshman colt pacers highlight the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs, each for $35,975.   The headliner throughout the season has been the wickedly fast He's Watching. The American Ideal colt is unbeaten thus far in four outings and is the fastest 2 year old ever on a five-eighths mile track by virtue of his crushing 1:50 NYSS win at T...
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With new surface, Meadows to hold qualifiers

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has completed grading and banking of its racing surface and is ready to install a new crushed limestone-silica mix to complete the $223,000 renovation of the track.   Live racing resumes Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 12:55 PM, but the refurbished track will get its first test with qualifying races scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30. Although day-long rain Wednes...
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Round Barn fund-raiser set for Futurity day

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
The annual fund-raiser for Floral Hall, the Round Barn located adjacent to The Red Mile, will take place on Sunday morning, Oct. 6, the day of the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile. The event is open to the public and admission is free. The Floral Hall fund-raiser will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and donuts and a silent auction. A live auction will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Post time for...
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Hammer suffers cracked vertebrae in accident

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
According to sources, horseman Roger Hammer began experiencing pain last evening. After initially refusing treatment at the scene of an accident while transporting his horses in Pennsylvania, he later went to his local hospital after experiencing pain. It was then discovered that he has neck injuries.   As of noon Thursday, he remained hospitalized but was expecting to be ...
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It's yearling video time with Southwind Farm

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
With the Lexington Selected Sale just a few weeks away, farms are having videos of their yearlings finished for viewing. Southwind Farms has announced that its yearling videos are now available for viewing on its website, http://www.southwindfarms.net/). Southwind's consignments this year include foals from the first crop of pacing sire Sportswrite and the second crop of trotting sire Mus...
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My MVP beats Sevruga, Market Share

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
My MVP, the winner of the 2012 Kentucky Futurity, captured a $30,000 feature at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, beating Sevruga and Market Share in 1:52.2.   Post positions were assigned for the race which carried a condition of winners-over $25,000 lifetime. Market Share, the winner of last year's Hambletonian, was saddled with post 8 while Sevruga, who won the Cashman...
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Scioto Ohio Super Night adds $125K Invitational

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
The condition sheet for Ohio's Super Night on Saturday, Sept 7, at Scioto Downs Racino is now available. All told, the purses on the card will total around $1.5 million and attract the best horses in the state as well as some phenomenal horses from across the country.   Anchoring the card will be the eight divisional Ohio Sires Stakes finals with purses of $150,000 each. Tied into t...
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Georgian Downs cancels September dates

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Director of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has considered and approved an application for variance from Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) that will result in the cancellation of the eight race dates approved for Georgian Downs in the month of September 2013.   Through a Notice to the Industry issued April 12, 2013, followed by Reasons for Decision issued April 29, th...
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A horse is a horse, its Regis The Horse

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
Regis The Horse ($3.20, Montrell Teague) earned his second straight victory in front of a national audience at Harrington Raceway Thursday with a 1:56.4 triumph.   Named after TV superstar Regis Philbin, the 2-year-old son of Shadow Play was shown live on Fox Sports 1's "Crowd Goes Wild" for the second straight start and did not disappoint. The George Teague trainee followed Bazilli...
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Freehold is the place to be for Green Acres

on 08/29/2013 2:00 AM
In a pair of $7,000 opening round Green Acres divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts, Angel Ransom and Chocolate Day captured the opening day co-features on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The colts and geldings are competing in three weeks of preliminary legs for a spot in the $25,000 final on Sept. 20.   Angels Ransom ($18) (Revenue-Queen Of Angels) had the lead ...
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