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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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NJSS opens up to outside stallions; bill headed to Christie

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
One week after the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill 74-0 that will help the state's Standardbred breeding industry, the state Senate gave its approval on Tuesday by a vote of 40-0. The bill, which allows the progeny of mares who have resided in New Jersey for at least 150 consecutive days between the date of conception and the date the foal is born in New Jersey, now goes to Governor Chris Ch...
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Goodtimes trifecta return in OSS Gold elims

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
After sweeping the top three spots in the $220,770 Goodtimes final two weeks ago, Ontario's talented 3-year-old trotting colts return to Mohawk Racetrack on Friday for three Gold Series divisions.   Goodtimes champion Flanagan Memory and driver Chris Christoforouwill be aiming to make it two straight from post nine in the second race. The pair will line up outside a deeply tale...
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Hearing set for Creampuff MacDaddy positive

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting Wednesday morning that Creampuff MacDaddy, who is scheduled to start in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, has been suspended from racing for 90 days by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) as a result of a Class 2 positive after a June 10 race. As a result of the ruling, the connections filed an appeal with the ORC, as...
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Sweet sixteen for Haroun Hanover

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
When Haroun Hanover won for the 16th time this year at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon one just had to check the finish line photo where the tote board odds are displayed to put Haroun Hanover race, and season for that matter, in perspective.   The tote board odds on the number one horse, Haroun Hanover, were 1-9, and the pacer certainly has the respect of the...
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Polisseni a "Wonder Woman" in many ways

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
As if 73-year-old Wanda Polisseni doesn't have enough challenges and obligations in her wonderfully hectic life, she's added another. Last month, with the impetus from her trainer Trond Smedshammer, she purchased last year's New York Sire Stakes Champion 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt Fashion Blizzard, who's been struggling at age three. "I received a phone call from Trond, and he asked me h...
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Ill. purses get $4.9 mil, no increase expected

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
The purse accounts at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park were boosted more than $4.9 million on Tuesday when the Illinois Racing Board (IRB) formally allocated $23 million in funding from money held in escrow from revenue generated at the state's casinos. The legislation to allocate a percentage of the casino money was approved years ago but had been placed in an escrow account because the legi...
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Hoosier Park raises guaranteed pick-4 pool

on 06/26/2013 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of an increase of $5,000 to this week’s $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool. In a partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool on the 14-race card slated f...
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Bee A Magician takes OSS in 1:52.2 at Mohawk

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician cemented her reputation as the three-year-old trotting filly to beat this season with an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, June 24. In rein to Oakville resident Rick Zeron, Bee A Magician powered to a two length victory in 1:52.2, two-fifths of a second faster than the former provincial speed standard. The Kadabra daughter forced rival Ang...
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2YO NY-sired pacing fillies compete in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Monday night played host to the $290,875 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Five divisions--worth $58,175 each--had 34 young ladies on display, with all but one racing for purse money for the first time. The first division saw odds-on Clara (Brian Sears, $2.90), from post position No. 5, a handy first-up victress. The Art Major homebred, owned by Yo...
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Tracys Song back at Monticello, and wins

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tracys Song was back home again at Monticello Raceway on Monday, June 24th and the venerable pacing mare won for the 19th time this year to continue leading all other standardbreds in races won this season in North America. Although it was drizzling at the start of the race when the field passed by the first quarter the rains began to fall more earnestly and the attending fans ducked for co...
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