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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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Favorites draw tough posts on Sun Stakes Saturday

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
An open draw for post positions for the feature races in Saturday's $2 million Sun Stakes Saturday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs proved extremely unkind to many of the likely favorites in the events, with the unkindest luck of all being delivered to the "glamour division” 3-year-old colts, as pacer Captaintreacherous and trotter Smilin Eli both must contend with the outside post n...
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EBC winner Lola De Vie favored in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Three divisions of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies will headline the 12-race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs (post time 6:50 p.m).   In the first division, eight trotting fillies will line up in race number one for $44,029 led by the morning line favorite Proclaiiming April (Trond Smedshammer). Coming off back-to-back second-place finishe...
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Captaintreacherous is a Hempt outsider

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous is undefeated this season but will face a tough task to keep his record perfect in Saturday's $500,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial for 3-year-old pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The defending Pacer of the Year drew post No. 9 in the nine-horse field, the outermost starting position and the most difficult spot from which to win at Pocono Downs. Horses starting f...
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Doctor Butch, Fool Me Once to meet in NYSS

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
The glamor boys hit town this Thursday when the 3-year-old colt pacers roll into Vernon Downs for a New York Sires Stake event worth a total of $132,975.   Twenty-seven colts and geldings were entered resulting in three even divisions of nine, each for a purse of $44,325. The undercard offers five $12,800 Excelsior divisions for the same group.   While the first two ...
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Jackpot Next Door Series hits Yonkers jackpot

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
There are horse trailers, there are trailing horses...and, in the case of Yonkers Raceway Friday night, there are going to be horse trailers with trailing horses.   That's because the opening round of Yonkers' debuting "Jackpot Next Door" Claiming Series has produced overloaded fields.   The five-Friday series, for $20,000 claiming pacers of both sexes, has proven quite ...
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1:57.3 freshman trot winner at The Meadows

on 06/25/2013 2:00 AM
Hugadragon showed yet again he's the sharpest pacer at The Meadows currently as he won his fifth straight race—the last three three from post 8 or 9—in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap.   Dave Palone hustled Hugadragon to the front from post 9 in a demanding :26.1, but the 5-year-old Dragon Again-Hip Huggers gelding had little trouble from there, sc...
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