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Tag Up And Go, Watkins win Philly features

on April 18, 2019
Tag Up And Go and Watkins emerged as the winners of the joint $14,500 features during the Thursday program at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Tag Up And Go enjoyed a drop in class, pointing right to the front for driver Marcus Miller and never locking back through splits of 28. 57, 1:25.1, and 1:53.4. Seven Iron raced in the pocket and stayed closest to the winner, but he was still 2 3...
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Levy, Matchmaker in new Weekend Preview!

on April 18, 2019
If you want great insight into Saturday night’s George Morton Levy Memorial Series final at Yonkers Raceway you can find it in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview as we talked to the driver or trainer of all eight starters. It’s the richest Levy final ever and it’s unanimous that this won’t be a line-‘em-up race.   In addition to the Levy talk,...
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Back half of :52.4, Courtly Choice cruises in star-filled qualifier

on April 18, 2019
After having made a splash in qualifying action last week at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Courtly Choice, the returning son of Art Major, upped his game on Thursday during the morning session at the Campbellville, Ont. oval.   Courtly Choice was part of a compact, yet star-studded qualifying tilt that went postward for Race 8 over a “fast” track. Rail starter Mission Three was sc...
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Failing favorites fine with Big M faithful

on April 18, 2019
The Meadowlands has always been known as a place where bettors can play against favorites with confidence and those who are anti-chalk must have loved wagering at the Big M last weekend (April 12-13), as 23 of 26 post-time choices went down to defeat during the course of the two-card race week. After the odds-on favorite won the first race, the remainder of Saturday’s card went chalk-fr...
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Yonkers' presiding judge George Karam dies

on April 18, 2019
George J. Karam passed away on Tuesday, April 16. He was 60.   Born on Sept. 4, 1958 in Rome, N.Y., he was the son of the late George B. and Elizabeth (Abounader) Karam. He was a 1976 graduate of Rome Free Academy and for many years ran the family business, Thrifty Food Store. On Dec. 5, 1997 he married his love, Joy Rolewicz, and together they moved to Saratoga Springs. &n...
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Thoroughbred tracks move to ban raceday Lasix

on April 18, 2019
A coalition of Thoroughbred racetracks, including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Del Mar, Oaklawn and the New York Racing Association sites of Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga, announced Thursday that it and other Triple Crown racetracks will begin phasing out raceday medication on Jan. 1, 2020. According to the coalition, the tracks involved represent 86 percent of the graded or listed stakes races ...
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Applications open for Finkelson scholarships

on April 18, 2019
Steven Wolf, president of the Florida chapter of the United States Harness Racing Writers Association (USHWA), has announced that the chapter is now accepting applications for its 2019 Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship Awards.   The scholarship fund was established in memory of Hall of Famer Allen J. Finkelson, the former Vice President of Public Relations at Pompano Park and longtime Ch...
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Open races coming up at Meadowlands

on April 18, 2019
The Meadowlands will offer the first of a series of Open races for all gaits and sexes of older horses for a purse of $30,000 on Saturday, April 27.    These opens have been spaced throughout the Meadowlands season to provide a race when there is a gap in the stakes schedule. All four groups will have three or four legs with the purse increasing for each, to $35,000 for the secon...
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"The Captain" Callahan wins 6,000th career race

on April 18, 2019
Corey Callahan got career driving win number 6,000 on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, breaking the maiden of the A Rocknroll Dance gelding Don’t Judge A Book with a 1:56.1 victory and then surviving the very late drama of an inquiry, which determined that his horse made a break just after the wire, allowing the milestone victory to stand.   The 40-year-old Ca...
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Meadowlands plans charity handicapping

on April 17, 2019
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is seeking local New Jersey charities interested in having a night at the races for a good cause in the first annual Charity Handicapping Contest, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Charity Handicapping Contest is a free handicapping contest open to 501C3 organizations. The Contest offers a $15,000 total donation/prize pool, with all ten charities...
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Graceful Touch, Southwind Serena to Hall

on April 17, 2019
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the two broodmares that will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame on July 7 in Goshen, NY. The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee recently voted for broodmares using the criteria implemented in 2018. Eligible mares for consideration are producers of two Dan Patch Award winners, two millionaires or one Dan Patch an...
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Drivers offer Matchmaker opinions

on April 17, 2019
If fans are looking for a horse in top form entering Saturday’s (April 20) $401,600 Blue Chip Matchmaker championship for older female pacers, they need to only look at…well, just about everyone. Six of the eight mares are heading to the Matchmaker championship at Yonkers Raceway off a win (thanks to four horses skipping last week’s fifth-and-final preliminary round of the ...
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Equine artist Bill Orr, 93, dies

on April 17, 2019
William Allen “Bill” Orr, 93, a renowned equine equine artist, particularly Standardbreds, died Monday night, April 15.   Mr. Orr grew up in Detroit, Mich., and as a schoolboy worked in a riding stable. As a teenager he galloped runners and then worked shortly in the world of rodeo. When World War II broke out, Mr. Orr joined the U.S. Army and was a member of the cavalry r...
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A conversation with trainer Kevin McDermott

on April 17, 2019
After being slowed for three months by a training accident earlier this year, Kevin McDermott is looking forward to rejuvenation this spring and summer.   McDermott, who is stabled at Magical Acres in central New Jersey, is among the state’s horsemen buoyed by Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent approval of legislation directing a total of $100 million to horseracing and breeding du...
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Delishka N captures fourth of year

on April 16, 2019
Delishka N ($3.80, Art Stafford Jr.) continued her stellar 2019 campaign with a 1:54.2 victory in the $18,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Owned by Legacy Racing, Nanticoke Racing, Reginald Hazzard and Gary Calloway, the 6-year-old Bettors Delight pulled the pocket on pacesetter Nerida Franco N shortly after the half-mile and battled on the outside before edging clear of the latt...
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Spring In Paris 3 for 3 in Weiss Series

on April 16, 2019
Spring In Paris, a sophomore daughter of Explosive Matter, went 3-for-3 in her Bobby Weiss Series preliminary action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking one of Tuesday’s $15,000 prelim divisions in a lifetime best in 1:55.3. And she’s economical in her energy dispersal: her total winning margin in her three victories was eight feet, or one length. On Tuesday, Andrew McCart...
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Ohio champ Wittyville sweeps in Hackett

on April 16, 2019
Defending Ohio Sires Stakes champion Wittyville has returned for his sophomore season in the same fine form he displayed in his rookie year when he banked $207,153.   The 3-year-old Manofmanymissions colt completed a sweep of the $15,000 elimination and $40,000 championship round of the James K. Hackett Memorial for state-bred male trotters on Tuesday afternoon (April 16) at Miami Valle...
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Ohio Fantasy Stable deadline April 19

on April 16, 2019
The deadline for entries into the 2019 Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association's Fantasy League is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 19. Put on your thinking caps, get out your lucky charms, and choose your six horses for your 2019 Ohio Fantasy Stable. With monthly prizes being awarded from May through October with a $2,500 finale, as well as getting a T-shirt just for entering the free-of-...
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Lather Up, Crystal Fashion big in Philly qualifiers

on April 16, 2019
During a mild Tuesday morning qualifying session at Harrah’s Philadelphia, many stakes horses at two put in good prep races for their upcoming season, but it was a pair of horses turning four that drew the spotlight. Lather Up went coast to coast in his event for driver Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis, hanging up easy fractions of :28.3 and :58, then turning on the speed for b...
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Slader takes home $43,200 top prize in WHHC

on April 16, 2019
Russell Slader of Nutley, N.J., captured the $43,200 grand prize in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) presented by DerbyWars.com on Saturday, April 13 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.   Slader finished the tournament with a $2,518 bankroll to top the field of 108 players from across North America who competed for $108,000 in prize money. Slader won...
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SBOANJ announces new Breeders Award Program

on April 16, 2019
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is proud to announce a new Breeders Award Program to be effective immediately. This new program has been made possible by the passage of the legislation appropriating $10 million to the Standardbred industry each year. Of the $10 million, $600,000 is earmarked for Breeders Awards. This program will award the breeder of a horse whic...
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Sintra to qualify Thursday for Jamieson barn

on April 16, 2019
With trainer and co-owner Dave Menary suspended indefinitely by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as a result of violating terms of probation, the star 6-year-old pacer Sintra was recently put up for auction on OnGait.com. Michael Guerriero, who had shared ownership of Sintra with Menary and Brad Gray, was the winning bidder with a price of $261,000.   Guerriero told...
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Northfield Single Six pays $144,777

on April 16, 2019
One lucky Northfield Park bettor in Canada solved the 20-cent Northfield Single Six with a single combination for a whopping $144,777.18 (Canadian) on Monday (April 15). The wager premiered on Oct. 13 and has become popular with punters chasing big scores. The unique combination Pick-6 offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and starts nightly in race nine. The 20-cent wager carries over 50 p...
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Roger Mayotte injured in Mohawk accident

on April 16, 2019
Driver Roger Mayotte was transported to Milton District Hospital following a pre-race collision on Monday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   Ahead of the evening’s ninth-race, Mayotte and six-year-old trotter Monopoly were involved in a collision with eight-year-old trotter Odds On Amethyst and driver Pat Hudon.   The collision caused Mayotte to be dislodged from the ...
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Ghosttothepost three-pears in Weiss Series

on April 15, 2019
The American Ideal mare Ghosttothepost became the only distaffer to be victorious in all three preliminaries of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing fillies and mares, coming home in :56.2 on a cold Monday with swirling winds at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to triumph in 1:54.3. George Napolitano Jr. got early fractions of :28.3 and :58.1 with the five-time seasonal winner, then turne...
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Not a dream: Tisadream N wins in NA debut

on April 15, 2019
After not racing since last December at Gloucester Park in Australia, Tisadream N made his first North American start a winning one after capturing the $15,000 Winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday.     Avatartist (Mark Eaton) flew off the gate and took command of the race before hitting the turn and marched swiftly over the track rated ...
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Slick Tony wins Harrington opening day feature

on April 15, 2019
 Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing kicked off Monday with a 12-race program that saw wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.  Inside horses ruled the program as horses from post three or better won 10 of 12 races.  Not until the seventh race, the $15,000 featured Delaware Special did a horse outside post three reign victorious. George Leager&#...
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Pure Chance upsets in Hackett 3FT final

on April 15, 2019
No one was surprised that a Chris Beaver trainee captured the $40,000 championship final of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Ohio-sired three-year-old trotting fillies on Monday afternoon (April 15) at Miami Valley Raceway. Many, however, were shocked at which of the five Beaver fillies in the field prevailed.   Pure Chance (Jason Thompson), off at 17-1 odds, left with alacrity an...
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Hanover buys package of 8 top mares

on April 15, 2019
The management of Hanover Shoe Farms is delighted to announce that the farm has recently purchased eight of the top matrons in the business. The elite group consists of four trotting broodmares and four pacing broodmares, all acquired from Brittany Farms, which has been downsizing its broodmare band.   The trotting mares are comprised of:   Passageway (Angus Hall-Glide Path...
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Entries for Blooded Horse Sale closing

on April 15, 2019
Entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Thursday morning April 18; supplemental entries will be accepted after that.   Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the strong demand for racehorses, green prospects, yearlings, and broodmares. Nice consignments have already been received from Anthony MacDonald, Ron Burke and Spring Haven Farm with Emera...
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Applications available for Snyder scholarships

on April 15, 2019
David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America, are proud to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves...
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Joe Riley, worked for Hammer Stable, dies

on April 15, 2019
Horseman Joseph A. Riley, 82 of Everett, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home in Everett.   Mr. Riley served in the United States Army and for many years was well known from traveling the Pennsylvania fairs and Grand Circuit with the Roger Hammer Stable. He also worked for the Burtnett family.   Away from the track Mr. Riley was a Pittsburgh Steel...
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Shartin N to Lazarus N in 2020?

on April 15, 2019
Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Stallions and Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms have announced that all available shares in Lazarus N,  “The Wonder From Down Under” have been sold, celebrating a successful syndication and would like to thank every member for their support.   Lazarus N (Bettor’s Delight-Bethany) Q1:48.3 – BT 1:46.3 ($3,070,095) was r...
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Vernon horseman Jack VanDreason dies

on April 15, 2019
Horseman John (Jack) VanDreason, 88, of Vernon, N.Y., passed away April 10 with his devoted wife Marlyn and family at his side.   Born in Rome in Rome, N.Y., to Ray and Madeline VanDreason, he was best known as a trainer-driver at Vernon Downs. He also built, owned and managed Jack’s Turf Goods in Vernon for many years until his retirement.   Mr. VanDreason proudly se...
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My Lindy Winner doubles in Weiss

on April 15, 2019
My Lindy Winner emerged as the only double winner in the first two preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning on Sunday in 1:56.4 despite a sloppy track, considerable rain, and swirling, occasionally strong, wind. My Lindy Winner was sent to the front off the first turn by driver Jim Morrill Jr., rated a moderate half, then sprinte...
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Pennsylvania horseman Wilbur Zendt, 99, dies

on April 14, 2019
Wilbur R. "Bun" Zendt, 99, of Mifflintown, Pa., a well known and highly respected horseman in the Pennsylvania harness racing community, passed away Friday, April 12, at his home, surrounded by his family.   Born March 7, 1920, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Howard and Sylvia (Lauver) Zendt. His wife, Kathryn (Cleck) Zendt, whom he mar...
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Trace Tetrick grabs 5,000th career victory

on April 14, 2019
Trace Tetrick recorded the 5,000th win of his outstanding career in the fourth race at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 14).   The 32-year-old green and gold clad reinsman, the younger brother of renowned driver Tim Tetrick, worked out a pocket ride for favored Harry Carry for three quarters of a mile, then vacated the two-hole the final quarter to triumph in 1:57....
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Tiger Thompson N 7 3/4-length winner

on April 14, 2019
Entering from a string of respectable efforts from off the pace in Open company at Dover Downs, a change of tactics proved beneficial for Tiger Thompson N ($3.20) in his Harrah's Philadelphia debut on Sunday afternoon (April 14), as he delivered a crushing 7-3/4 length blow to his rivals in the featured $18,000 top-level conditioned pace.   "He's been finishing off really...
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Two in a row for Mission Accepted

on April 14, 2019
Mission Accepted (Chris Page) won the $25,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway for the second straight time to start his 2019 campaign, overcoming the assigned outside post to top Pine Dream (LeWayne Miller) and No Whip Chip (Dan Noble) in 1:54.3.   The 4-year-old son of Manofmanymissions made the front just after passing the :28.1 first stanza, then cruised through middle fractions ...
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Western Fame, Ideal Jimmy win again in Levy

on April 14, 2019
Ideal Jimmy and Western Fame have raced with distinction throughout the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Saturday night was no exception. The tandem were as advertised, each handily winning its respective Yonkers Raceway event. All told, four, $50,000 Free-For All forays were carded.   In the first division, in a race without a series round winner to date, Bettor Memori...
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78 claims for $1.3 million thus far in Pocono meet

on April 14, 2019
With two horses sent off at odds-on, something had to give, and 4-5 Turbo Hill forced 3-5 Sports Legend in behind him early, then sprinted home to hold him safe in 1:51.2 during one of three $15,000 contests in the second preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Both crowd favorites won their first Weiss series start,...
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Sweet Rock upsets in Meadowlands Preferred

on April 14, 2019
Dover Downs shipper Highalator rose to the top of the horse colony at the Meadowlands by putting together a pair of dominant wins, but his quest for a third straight score was thwarted by another Dover invader in the Big M’s Saturday night feature, the $30,000 Preferred for pacers. Sweet Rock, a Wayne Givens trainee who shipped in from Delaware off a pair of hard-fought wins, got a perfect ...
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Rebel Voyager 1:54 winner at Buffalo

on April 13, 2019
Rebel Voyager ($7.90) toured the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval in a seasonal best 1:54 to take a 1-1/4 length decision over Upfront Countryboy in the co-featured $12,000 Class AA pace on Saturday evening (April 13).   The victory was the third straight win for Rebel Voyager and his fifth in eight appearances.   In the other co-main event, Golden Gesture (Ray Fisher Jr...
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Hudson Phil scores in 1:50.4 at Saratoga

on April 13, 2019
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) returned to Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night to compete in the $15,000 Open Pace. The Jackie Greene trainee won his previous local start which took place last month but was a beaten favorite earlier in the week while competing at Plainridge in Massachusetts.   Hudson Phil was the Open’s 1-5 betting favorite on Saturday and certainly raced like th...
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Dislocator, Seattle Hanover win elims

on April 13, 2019
A pair of elimination heats for next week’s  $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired three-year-old pacing colts were contested on Saturday (April 13) at Miami Valley Raceway.  Two of the biggest and most successful stables in the sport were well represented and each won a division.  Brian Brown advanced all three of his entrants to the final with a win a...
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Stars shine bright in Meadowlands qualifiers

on April 13, 2019
Many of the sport’s stars assembled at The Meadowlands for qualifiers on an overcast, windless Saturday morning over a track that may have been slightly dulled by overnight rains with the temperature at 10 a.m. in the mid 60’s.   The card began with the Grand Circuit stakes winning Father Patrick filly Special Honor (Andy Miller) closing through the stretch to edge...
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Barn Winner scores in return to Buffalo

on April 13, 2019
Barn Winner ($10.00) came back home to Buffalo Raceway a 'winner' on Friday night (April 12) by posting a length score over Southern Palms in the $13,000 Open Trot.   Campaigning at Northfield Park thus far this season, Barn Winner had a pair of second place finishes in his last three starts before shuffling back to Buffalo Raceway.   Being assigned the inside post, Bar...
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Rockme Rollme 1:50.4 winner in Wiggle It Jiggleit Series

on April 13, 2019
Rollwithpapajoe rebounded in a big way from a sub-par seasonal debut a week ago to win a division of the Wiggle It Jiggleit Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace at the Meadowlands Friday night.   The Jenn Bongiorno trainee, a tough-trip fifth-place finisher on April 5, came back with a strong mile as Dave Miller moved the son of Roll With Joe-Crazy On You off the rail ...
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Ohio champ Queen Of The Pride wins at MVR

on April 13, 2019
Queen Of The Pride made quite a 2019 debut at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (April 12).  The three-year-old Ohio-sired daughter of McArdle, a winner of $353,954 at age two, paced the fastest mile in North America thus far this year by a sophomore filly-- 1:51.4.  The stunning victory behind the defending Ohio Sires Stakes champion, was one of four on the program for driver Tony ...
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Final leg of Matchmaker series completed

on April 13, 2019
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker saw its fifth and  final preliminary round go Friday night, with three, $40,000 groupings of Free-For-All mares. Any number of well-positioned points leaders earned this week off for good behavior. Here was the last-chance-to-impress ledger.   First division—Another wet week for the lasses, though not as much moisture as las...
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War Crimes, Armageddon Seelster win Philly features

on April 12, 2019
The $16,000 featured races at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Friday were a study in contrasts: on the pace, War Crimes made it look really easy as she won her fourth straight race in 1:55.1, while on the trot Armageddon Seelster was extended to grind down pacesetter Lucky Shiela by a neck in 1:56.   The Western Terror mare War Crimes made two moves in achieving her victory, making th...
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NY County fair schedule approved

on April 12, 2019
The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund today released the approved schedule for the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) County Fair Series. This year’s season gets underway Thursday, June 20, at the Chenango County Fair in Afton. The County Fair Finals, scheduled for Sept. 5 at Monticello Raceway, will be contested for $10,000 purses in each of the eight divisions. Th...
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Hoosier Park's fractional ownership group back

on April 11, 2019
After a successful season in 2018, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to announce the return of First Turn Stable, a fractional ownership opportunity, for the 2019 live racing season. The first of its kind in the state of Indiana, First Turn Stable was designed to provide fans an easy and affordable way to experience the excitement of horse ownership and educate for future ow...
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Fearless Man takes Philly's top Thursday trot

on April 11, 2019
The front end continued to be THE place to be at Harrah’s Philadelphia at the start of the third week of the racing season, as the Elegant Man gelding Fearless Man used speedy tactics to take the $18,000 featured trot on Thursday in 1:53.3. The young meet’s leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., let longshot Tough Mac streak to the early lead, and then brushed to the top past a lightn...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on April 11, 2019
The Masters golf tournament is underway and on Friday night a 3-year-old pacer named Feherty—for the former professional golfer and current commentator—makes his debut at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Peter Wrenn talks about the untested sophomore who recently entered his barn after a pair of impressive wins in qualifiers.   ...
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The 2017 Hambletonian money disbursed

on April 11, 2019
The finish of the Aug. 5, 2017, $1 million Hambletonian, was the subject of two judges’ inquiries, and resulted in the winner of the richest race for sophomore trotters being disqualified and placed out of the money for the first time in Hambletonian history. The appeal of that judges' decision has been finalized and purse monies from the event held 18 months ago were recently order di...
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Sally Fletcher A scores at Saratoga

on April 11, 2019
Sally Fletcher A (American Ideal) was back into Open company on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jose Godinez trainee, who was a three-time winner of the local Open in 2018, prevailed in last week’s $12,500 winners-over for fillies and mares and graduated into the feature for distaffers on Thursday’s matinee card. Powering out to the early lead, Sally Fletcher A ga...
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Perfect Spirit wins first start of '19

on April 11, 2019
Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit (Andover Hall-Good Common Cents) won his first start of 2019 on Thursday night at the Orebro Racetrack in Sweden. The now 5-year-old stallion looked very strong in the race.    Orjan Kihlstrom was in the sulky and he put Perfect Spirit in front after 600 meters (.37 miles). He finished strongly and won easily in a mile r...
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McNernys continue to "chase that dream"

on April 11, 2019
Lisa and Bob McNerney have bred a stakes-winning trotter in Frau Blucher. Now they aim to own a stakes-winning homebred and have a trio of hopefuls, including Frau Blucher’s half-brother Big Poppy. Big Poppy, a 3-year-old gelding, was unraced last season but is among several Hambletonian Stakes-eligible trotters competing in the Walner Series at the Meadowlands Racetrack. He i...
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Harrington opens 73rd year on April 15

on April 11, 2019
Harrington Raceway’s 73rd season of live harness racing opens Monday, April 15, with a 12-race program a new 4:30 p.m. nightly post time.   Racing will be conducted on a Monday through Wednesday schedule until the break on June 26.   The opening day feature is a $15,000 Delaware Special for pacers, featuring claimer extraordinaire William Sartin’s Always The Sun...
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Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale canceled

on April 11, 2019
Citing a lack of entries, the Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, originally scheduled for April 28, has been canceled.   “Although there were horses entered from a few of the major racing stables, unfortunately there weren’t enough overall to justify conducting the sale,” said manager David Reid.   “We tacked this sale onto our calenda...
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Sportsmuffler romps In Buffalo feature

on April 10, 2019
After suffering a narrow nose defeat last week, Sportsmuffler made sure she wasn't going to suffer the same fate on Wednesday night (April 10).   Starting from the pylons, Sportsmuffler ($3.30) led every step of the way and blew away the field by four lengths in Buffalo Raceway's $9,200 Class A-B Handicap pace for the filly and mares.    Sportsmuffler wasted no...
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T.C. Lane named USTA COO

on April 10, 2019
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Wednesday that T.C. Lane has been promoted to the newly-created position of chief operating officer.   In his new role, Lane will work to optimize the Association’s operating capabilities, oversee internal project development, and employ strategies to maximize member satisfaction. He will report directly to USTA executive vice president/CE...
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PA horseman Gary Hammer dies at 74

on April 10, 2019
Gary C. Hammer, 74, of Bedford, Pa., died April 7 at home. Mr. Hammer was born in Bedford on March 9, 1945, the son of the late Clay J. and E. Blanche (Gohn) Hammer. He worked for his brother, Roger, as a Standardbred trainer. He is survived by his siblings, Robert C., Gail (Mike) Welsh, Roger, Leon and Doris Ann Harrington; nieces, Karen, Amy and Misti; and nephew, Rodney. He was preceded ...
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Spring In Paris repeats in Weiss Series

on April 09, 2019
The Explosive Matter filly Spring In Paris emerged as the only female with a two-for-two record in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs after three $15,000 second round preliminary divisions on Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Driver Andrew McCarthy had Spring In Paris in second-over position when pacesetting Fade Into You made a break early in the backstretch, with th...
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Wittyville, Dylan The Great win in Hackett

on April 09, 2019
Wittyville and Dylan The Great, a pair of trotting colts from the Ron Burke Stable, each captured $15,000 elimination heats of the James K. Hackett Memorial on Tuesday afternoon (April 9) at Miami Valley Raceway.  The talented pair of sophomore trotters, who finished first and third, respectively, in last season’s $275,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship will headline a field of nine t...
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Dr. Corrine Sweeney elected ARCI chair

on April 09, 2019
Noted equine health researcher and Pennsylvania Racing Commissioner Dr. Corrine Sweeney, DVM, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI).    In addition to serving on the commission since 2008, Dr. Sweeney is Associate Dean at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and one of the authors of the 2...
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Ritchie, Takter elected to Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

on April 09, 2019
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2019.  Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates.     The Induction Ceremonies will take place at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Wednesday, Aug. 7.   Standardbred inductees include Builder Ia...
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Ground broken for new KY harness track

on April 09, 2019
Churchill Downs Incorporated, in partnership with Keeneland Association, broke ground today on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical horse racing venue in Oak Grove, Ky. CDI and Keeneland also unveiled the name and branding for the venue, which will be called Oak Grove Racing & Gaming.   The new facility will be constructed in two overlapping phases. The first...
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Mohawk wagering up 7.2% this year

on April 09, 2019
Woodbine Mohawk Park has completed its inaugural full-winter of live racing operation with wagering up 7.2 per cent during the first-quarter of 2019.   A total of 45 cards of racing during the months of January, February and March produced $75,442,150 in ‘all-sources’ handle. The 7.2 per cent spike from the same period in 2018 comes despite three less cards of racing being...
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Donttellmeagain leads Philly qualifiers

on April 09, 2019
Driver Tim Tetrick was at the top of his game on Tuesday morning at Harrah’s Philadelphia, winning five times in ten qualifiers, including a sweep with four quality-proven performers.  Donttellmeagain, as good as the best FFA pacers when at his best last year, won his second straight 2019 qualifier, this one in 1:51.4. The Jim King Jr. trainee, an altered son of Dragon Again, moved...
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In The Arsenal breeding donated

on April 09, 2019
Michael R. Miller, DVM, syndicate manager for In The Arsenal, has donated a 2019 breeding to the Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program, Inc. (PHSAP), which is now open for bidding through OnGait.com. “We are hoping to give a much-needed jump start to this promising and vital operation located right here in New York state,” Miller noted.  “Wanda Polisseni has develop...
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Pacing Major N hopes to advance to Levy final

on April 09, 2019
Peter Tritton’s one-two punch in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series was reduced to one when a quarter crack sidelined past champion Bit Of A Legend N, but Pacing Major N could still carry the stable’s banner into the April 20 championship at Yonkers Raceway. Pacing Major N is 10th in points heading into Saturday’s fifth-and-final preliminary round of the series, from ...
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Polisseni announces Purple Hazel Adoption Program

on April 09, 2019
There is good news on the horizon in the Empire State for Standardbreds who are closing in on the end of their career. Prominent New York philanthropist and noted horse owner Wanda Polisseni has announced that the site of her new Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program (PHSAP) is nearing completion.   The PHSAP is Polisseni’s latest effort designed to ensure a safe r...
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Ohio Sires Stakes nominations healthy in 2019

on April 09, 2019
The Ohio Sires Stakes nominations for 2- and 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies remain strong in 2019, with a healthy 1,016 nominations received in the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) office by the March 15 deadline.    Horses sired by a stallion registered with the OSRC and standing in the Buckeye State in 2019 are eligible to the rich Ohio Sires Stakes, which...
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Repeat winners in Weiss action at Pocono

on April 08, 2019
Perennial local driving leader George Napolitano Jr. accounted for half of the twelve races on the Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, including a pair of second-round Weiss Series events. Ghosttothepost had a bit of an adventurous journey in her $15,000 Weiss section, but the American Ideal filly came through with flying colors, taking a new mark of 1:53. George Napol...
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Dapper Dude wins Plainridge opening day feature

on April 08, 2019
Wet weather and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirit of the fans who came out to watch the first harness racing action of 2019 at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon and the equally enthusiastic horsemen put on a very competitive show with several blanket finishes at the wire. One of those close finishes was in the afternoon’s feature race, where Dapper Dude swelled up in dee...
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Beaver to send five to Hackett Mem. final

on April 08, 2019
Trainer Chris Beaver advanced five of the six sophomore trotting fillies he entered into Miami Valley’s  James K. Hackett Memorial eliminations on Monday to the $40,000 final next week. The trotting specialist won both $15,000 elims of this Hackett split, one of a series of four races featuring top Ohio-sired trotting and pacing colts and fillies prepping for the upcoming Ohio Si...
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Record purses headed Batavia Downs' way

on April 08, 2019
Even though live racing at Batavia Downs doesn’t begin for another three months, track officials have announced that when the summer/fall meet begins on Wednesday, July 24, it will be the most lucrative session of Standardbred competition ever offered in Western New York. With the equine competition once again highlighted by eight legs of the lucrative New York Sires Stakes (NYSS), thi...
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Male trotters battle in Weiss action

on April 08, 2019
The male trotters got their first crack at Weiss Series action Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with three $15,000 first round preliminaries seeing the fastest winner emerge as the Conway Hall gelding Hammer Creek, who nipped the heavy favorite Dover Dony in a personal-best 1:55.1. Dover Dony had quarter-moved after a :27.2 opener and went on to post nice midsplits of :56.2...
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No Whip Chip springs 25-1 Miami Valley upset

on April 07, 2019
 No Whip Chip upset a full field of Open Trotters at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon, returning $53.20 for a $2 win bet.  Dan Noble was in the sulky behind the 7-year-old Victory Sam gelding, who was bred by his late father Sam ‘Chip’ Noble, is owned by his mother Deborah Noble and trained by his sister Meredith Noble.  Dan got away fourth in the 10-horse field, opte...
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Grand Teton wins in 4-year-old debut

on April 07, 2019
 Diamond Creek Racing's Grand Teton ($3.60) kicked his 4-year-old campaign off with a bang, dismissing the mid-stretch challenge of double millionaire Mach It So for a 1:51 win in the $18,000 featured pace on Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia.   A stakes winner in 1:48.1 at three, the son of A Rocknroll Dance took full advantage of his class edge in the upper-level pac...
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Fourth round of the Levy Series in the books

on April 07, 2019
Fourth round, four divisions, go ‘fourth’. Get the picture?   Yonkers Raceway Saturday night hosted the next-to-last preliminary get-together of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Four, $50,000 Free-For All events were carded, one fewer than a week ago.   First division—There weren’t many styles point for odds-on JJ F...
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Gingras wins 4, Alotbetter N best in Big M feature

on April 07, 2019
Historically, the Meadowlands is a track where a horse can win from well off the pace, but Alotbettor N took that to an extreme in taking the featured high-range conditioned pace at the Big M Saturday night.   Bushwacker, the 9-2 third choice in the wagering, was on the point from the start to the head of the stretch, but nearing three-quarters there was a live flow coming after the l...
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Weiss action continues at Pocono

on April 07, 2019
Three $15,000 divisions of the first preliminary of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males highlighted the card on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Jim Morrill Jr. guiding two of the winners to 1:52.3 victories. First on the track was the Sweet Lou sophomore gelding Division Bell, who broke his maiden for trainer Ron Burke and Burke Racing Stable LLC and Weaver Br...
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Gerardo wins Tharps Memorial final

on April 07, 2019
 Gerardo has become quite an acquisition for owner Mark Bogen and trainer-driver Kayne Kauffman, who plucked the 4-year-old son of Rockin Image out of a Blooded Horse Sale in Springfield, Ohio prior to the start of his 2019 season. All he’s done is win four of his first six races for his new connections, all in late closer series action, including both the $25,000 final of ...
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Real Peace repeats at The Meadows

on April 07, 2019
Real Peace overcame post nine and notched his second straight victory in Saturday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Conditioned Pace. Although parked the opening quarter, the 4-year-old Real Desire-Peace gelding cruised home for Aaron Merriman in 1:53.1, 1 3/4 lengths better than Toureg Seelster. A boxed-in Lord Of Winterfell found late racing room for show. Ron Burke trains R...
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Veteran horseman Sylvester DeCample dies

on April 07, 2019
 Longtime trainer/driver Sylvester DeCample, 76, died March 20  in Freehold, N.J. Mr. DeCample recorded 1,231 wins as a driver, with his horses earning more than $3.4 million. As a trainer, he recorded 323 victories and more than $1.2 million in purses.
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Stephanie Cruise dies at age 62

on April 07, 2019
 On Tuesday, April 2, Stephanie D. Cruise, residing in Margate, Fla., passed away at the age of 62. Stephanie was born on April 9, 1956 in New York to Stephen and Marguerita (DiMenna) Gerenser. She raised one son, Kash, and one daughter, Kelly. She first started working with horses at Roosevelt Raceway in 1972 and would spend the rest of her life working and caring for the...
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Purse increase at Flamboro, Western Fair

on April 06, 2019
The Raceway at Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs – both member tracks of Ontario Racing (OR) - have jointly announced a 10 percent purse increase for the balance of their Spring meets.   The additional purse money, as well as added races that had been carded in recent weeks, will offset the cancelled programs suffered at both venues this past winter season due to unfavorable ...
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Shartin N scores again in Matchmaker leg

on April 06, 2019
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker saw its fourth preliminary round conducted over Friday night’s sloppy surface.   Three, $40,000 groupings of Free-For-All mares went at it, down one from a week ago. In the first division, the logical, two-speed number unfolded as such, with pole-sitting fave Don’t Think Twice A (Jason Bartlett, $3.30) retaking from se...
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Insomniac stuns; American Girl hits $1 mil

on April 06, 2019
Miami Valley Raceway was host for some stellar performances on a relatively warm Friday (April 5) evening in southwest Ohio.    Among the highlights were an all-time track record for trotters (also a national season’s trotting mark on any size oval), the crowning of harness racing’s newest millionaire, a thrilling stretch drive in the $27,500 final of the Dr. Don Moss...
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Final Claim 2-for-2 with series leg win

on April 06, 2019
Sutton had little trouble winning the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters. Andy Miller had the gas pedal down from the start as the 6-year-old son of Donato Hanover-I Wanted Wings swooped past the field from post seven in the eight-horse field and made the lead at the quarter in a brisk :27.1. Sutton raced on an open lead from there all the ...
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HP Sissy takes Buffalo Open Trot in 1:56

on April 05, 2019
After a miscue in her last start, HP Sissy ($4.50) rebounded impressively with an easy length victory over Kaitlyn Rae in a seasonal best 1:56 over the sloppy track in Buffalo Raceway's $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for the filly and mares on Friday night (April 5).   Breaking stride at the half in her last appearance on March 20, it was back to business for HP Sissy. It was a bit of a b...
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U Need Stones scores second straight

on April 05, 2019
A pair of $16,000 contests for developing younger horses, one on each gait, were the headliners at Harrah's Philadelphia on a dank Friday afternoon. In the pacing co-feature, which was for mares, War Crimes came home in :55.3, moving from third off the second turn to the lead at the five-eighths and running off to a 4 ½-length victory in 1:53.1. Josh Green conditions the winner of...
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Hard Rock purchases Turfway Park

on April 05, 2019
Hard Rock International, which last year sold its minority interest in Northfield Park, has announced it is purchasing Turfway Park Thoroughbred racetrack in northern Kentucky and Jack Casino in downtown Cincinnati for a reported $780 million, pending regulatory approval.   Also involved is VICI Properties, which will enter into lease agreement with Hard Rock International, which will...
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April 9 groundbreaking for new KY harness track

on April 05, 2019
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”), in partnership with Keeneland, will break ground Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. CDT on a $150 million, state-of-the-art, live and historical racing venue in Oak Grove.   The facility will feature up to 1,500 historical racing machines beginning in 2020; a 125-room hotel; a 1,200-person seated capacity grandstand and event space...
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Plainridge ready for April 8 opener

on April 05, 2019
When Plainridge Park opens their doors to welcome racing fans to the start of the 2019 live harness racing meet on Monday, Apr. 8, they will also be celebrating their 20th year of operations hosting the Standardbred sport.   Plainridge Park (then Plainridge Racecourse) held their grand opening in April of 1999 when an overflow crowd of 4,500 guests filled the parking lots and jammed ...
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Final call for Spring Mixed Entries

on April 05, 2019
Those planning to consign horses to the Tattersalls Spring Mixed Sale have until Monday, April 8 to do so, as the catalog will close at the end of that business day.   The sale is scheduled to be held on Sunday, April 28 in the Meadowlands race paddock.   “Most of the racetracks with spring and summer meets are now open, and the amount of claims everywhere gives you a...
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Goldberg is gold in DSBF 3CP final

on April 04, 2019
Closing night at Dover Downs on Thursday displayed a spectacular card of 16 races highlighted by the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders (DSBF) final for pacing colts, a $33,000 Open Pace and a $34,000 Open Trot. Race 10 was the DSBF colt final and it was all Goldberg (Mr. Wiggles-Chausettes Blanche) in his fourth start of the year in 1:51.2 in wire-to-wire fashion for breeder/own...
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Faraldo wins amateur race with Tough Get Going

on April 04, 2019
Joe Faraldo was a happy man Thursday night. And why shouldn't he be? After all, he came from Arcadia, Calif., in suburban Los Angeles at midnight last evening and winged his way to New York precisely to drive in an amateur trot on Thursday at Yonkers Raceway. And his efforts were rewarded with a gate-to-wire 2:01.2 triumph behind Tough Get Going in the second race on the ...
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Eclipse Me N wins 2019 debut at Saratoga

on April 04, 2019
Eclipse Me N (Real Desire) prevailed in her 2019 debut while competing in the Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Thursday afternoon. The Rene Allard trainee enjoyed a $100,000-plus campaign last season and debuted in the local feature off a pair of qualifiers that took place at Pocono Downs. With leading driver Billy Dobson in the bike, Eclipse Me N got a second-over trip in t...
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Trevor Henry hurt when hit by car in Quebec

on April 04, 2019
Standardbred Canada reported Thursday afternoon that driver Trevor Henry has been sidelined from driving after being hit by a car in Quebec. According to Henry's wife, Shannon, Trevor was crossing a street in Montreal on Wednesday (April 3) when he was struck by a right-turning car. As a result, Henry received a broken ankle that required surgery on Wednesday afternoon. Shann...
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Black Mamba As wires field at Pocono

on April 04, 2019
The great rate of early-speed success in the opening days of the 2019 Harrah’s Philadelphia season continued in the $14,500 featured trot on Thursday, as the Lionhunter mare Black Mamba AS mad every pole a winning one in a 1:54 mile. The winner of $241,060, the 9-5 second choice worked to the front in a :27.1 opener, then got a breather to the half in :57.1. The 6-5 favorite Zlatan had ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on April 04, 2019
A pair of series for 3 year olds of both gaits get underway this weekend at the Meadowlands, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainers Harry Landy and Jeff Cullipher talk about their chances with their starters.   Cullipher also discusses his Yonkers Saturday night George Morton Levy Series starter Endeavor. This is week four of both the Levy and Matchmaker serie...
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Ken Grant, key player in creation of SC, dies

on April 04, 2019
Ontario’s Ken Grant, 87, who was recognized with the Chris VanBussel Award in 2010 in recognition of his work in the formation of Standardbred Canada, died March 16 at St. Joseph's Health Care Centre, Hamilton, Ont.   Writing for the Hamilton Spectator, racing journalist Harold Howe noted that in 1998 Mr. Grant was “pivotal in finally uniting the Canadian Trotting Asso...
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Pick 4 was a Meadowlands March marvel

on April 04, 2019
The five weekends of racing during the month of March showed why the best bet in all of harness racing is the Meadowlands’ 50-cent Pick 4.   Betting throughout the month known for coming in like a lion and out like a lamb was downright ravenous. A total of $1,009,704 was bet on the 10 Pick 4s during the five weekends of live action, good for an average of $100,970 per pool. On M...
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Hiawatha, Kawartha, Leamington join Ontario Racing

on April 04, 2019
Ontario Racing (OR) and its Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Hiawatha Horse Park, Kawartha Downs and Leamington Raceway to Ontario Racing.   “We are extremely excited to have Hiawatha, Kawartha and Leamington join Ontario Racing,” said Katherine Curry, the executive director of Ontario Racing Management. “Southwest Ontario and the Peterborough-Haliburton are...
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Pinkman ready to make '19 debut for Engblom

on April 04, 2019
Pinkman, who won the 2015 Hambletonian on his way to being named Trotter of the Year, is ready for a new season and trainer Per Engblom is cautiously optimistic that “the old man” is poised for a solid campaign. The 7-year-old gelding makes his seasonal debut Friday in the preferred handicap trot at The Meadowlands, which could be the first of two preps for Pinkman ahead of May&rs...
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Kyle Cummings drives 1st career winner

on April 04, 2019
It’s a night that Kyle Cummings will long remember as the 18 year old found the winner’s circle for the first time in his brief career as he guided Jude Hall to a gate-to-wire victory in a Class D pacing event at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night.   With a mere 36 pari-mutuel starts under his belt, Cummings has flirted in getting his initial lifetime win this year with three...
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Dan Patch Awards returning to Rosen Shingle Creek in 2020

on April 04, 2019
Harness racing is cashing a winning trifecta as the United States Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet will return to the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the third year in a row in 2020. The banquet, which honors the best equines and humans in the sport, will take place on Sunday night, Feb. 23.   Rosen Shingle Creek played host to...
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In And Out Again wins DSBF 3FP final

on April 04, 2019
On a warm and windy Wednesday night at Dover Downs, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly pacers competed in a $100,000 final with a $15,000 consolation making up the second half of the daily double.   The final was won by In And Out Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Outahere Hanover), who had won both legs leading up to Wednesday's&nb...
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41-1 shot Kapow delivers winning punch

on April 03, 2019
Phil Fluet has thrived in Wednesday co-features in the early part of the 2019 season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran trainer-driver has piloted a host of his trainees to victories in the $9,000 races for New York-sired trotters that have become the regular features on Wednesday matinees in the early stages of the ’19 campaign. With horses such as Lady Macbeth and Notmeitsyou preva...
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Chillaxin Away, Goldberg set for DSBF battle

on April 03, 2019
Chillaxin Away is the defending champion on Delaware’s circuit for state-bred male pacers, but Goldberg is ready to try to wrestle the title from him. The two horses meet in Thursday’s $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Dover Downs, with “Chilly” a slight 8-5 favorite on the morning line. Last season, Chillaxin ...
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Goshen Historic Track breaks ground for new building

on April 03, 2019
Proving that it takes a village to raise a barn, nearly 200 local dignitaries, business people, politicians and horsemen stood on the hallowed ground of Goshen Historic Track to witness the groundbreaking of the new building project on Tuesday. Known throughout the land as the World’s Oldest Harness Track, the National Historic Landmark survived a devastating fire in August 2017 to emerge w...
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Northfield Single Six pool near $50,000

on April 03, 2019
The 20-cent Northfield Single Six (a unique ticket Pick-6) currently offers a $48,171 carryover into Wednesday's program. The wager offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and is offered nightly in race nine. The 20-cent wager is designed to offer handicappers large jackpots by carrying over 50 percent of its nightly pool until it is solved by a unique single ticket. (Northfield Park) ...
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Weiss action continues at Pocono

on April 03, 2019
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke combined to take two of the four $15,000 first preliminaries in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs during the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Cantab Hall filly Fade Into You made her 2019 debut a successful one, moving to the lead going past the grandstand the first time and continuing on to a three length victo...
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Significant handle increase at Meadowlands

on April 03, 2019
The Meadowlands has seen an increase of 28 percent in all-sources wagering on the live racing product over the first quarter of 2019 versus the 2018 figures.   Thus far in 2019 the amount wagered on Meadowlands races both live in the building and on the exported signal is $73,429,590 against $56,969,899 over the first quarter of 2018.   Further broken down, the handle ...
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Dealer’s Table, Red Rose Swan win Miami Valley finals

on April 02, 2019
Champions were determined in two popular Lebanon Legends series on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley.   Dealer’s Table (Josh Sutton) completed a sweep of the Omar Hiteman Memorial for pacers that were non-winners of two races or $20,000 when he edged Dashing To Da Wire (Tyler Smith) by a neck in a new lifetime mark of 1:51.1. The American Ideal colt is still undefeated...
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Donttellmeagain wins Philly qualifier

on April 02, 2019
Donttellmeagain, the last horse to have won a race against the 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked (at Hollywood Dayton in late September), came out sharp in his 2019 bow at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a Tuesday morning qualifier, coming his own back half in :53.4 to trip the timer in 1:52.2.   Tim Tetrick was behind the Jim King Jr. trainee, and the pair got away fifth from the outsid...
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Seventy-eight still eligible to Pepsi NA Cup

on April 02, 2019
Woodbine Entertainment Tuesday released an updated list of eligible sophomore pacers for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The number of Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers fell slightly from 82 to 78 following the first sustaining payment. Metro Pace winner Stag Party and Breeders Crown champion Captain Crunch continue to headline the group of eligible...
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Deadline approaching for HHYF scholarship apps

on April 02, 2019
The deadline for Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) scholarship applications is approaching fast--completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on to https://www.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships.html to access the applications and each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for studen...
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Roddys At It Again looks again at DSBF title

on April 02, 2019
Tim Torbert got to race New Zealand-bred mare Terro Franco only a handful of times, but he has enjoyed a good deal of success with her offspring. The most recent of the group, filly pacer Roddys At It Again, was a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion last year at age 2 and will try to add another title Wednesday at Dover Downs. Roddys At It Again, co-bred by Torbert and owned by ...
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530 nominated for Indiana 3YO, aged events

on April 02, 2019
After processing more than 530 nominations for 3 year old and aged horses for the 2019 Indiana Sire Stakes season, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program looks forward to a yet another exciting year. Past Breeders Crown champions and Dan Patch award winners will return to battle it out at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson for more than $8.5 million in purses.   ...
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Sunshine Meadows qualifiers on April 5

on April 02, 2019
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will hold qualifying races on Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m.   Horses may be entered via online entry until 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. The condition sheet is available here. To use online entry, trainers will need to add Sunshine Meadows to their list of tracks. The track abbreviation is SSM and they can be searched in the ...
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Del. Gov. Carney greets new DSBF winners

on April 02, 2019
Both $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old trotting finals resulted in lifetime marks on a chilly but still Monday night (April 1) at Dover Downs. There was no surprise in the colt division as odds-on favorite Embrace The Grind (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) went wire-to-wire and pulled away by four lengths in a new lifetime record of 1:57.4 for driver Jonathan Roberts. Embrace...
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Jim Devaux wins 5 at Monticello Monday

on April 02, 2019
On any given day, there are a handful of drivers at Monticello Raceway who can win races in a day. On Monday (April 1), it was Jim Devaux’s  day.   Four of Devaux’s win's came in the wire-to-wire fashion. He won the first race with Let Me Explain (2:00.1 - $9.40). The Murray Bassen trained Bestgirlfriendever took race 3 (2:00.4 - $2.70) for her seco...
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