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USTA handle numbers corrected and available

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
An internal audit of the USTA database conducted on the morning of Friday, April 5, 2013 revealed inaccuracies in the "YTD 2012” figures posted as part of its daily online Economic Indicators On U.S. Races chart. The actual 2012 handle was greater than what was reported. "We discovered a glitch in our coding that was deleting 2012 handle from one track each day that we entered wagering figur...
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New York Equine Medical Director sought

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Thursday announced the framework and formal search for a New York State Equine Medical Director to oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York State Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks. A full description of the position may be found here.   The Equine Medical Director posi...
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Lady Godiva ready to ride May 13 at Monticello

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
Postponed from its original date on Valentine's Day, the 11th edition of the Lady Godiva is now slated for Monday, May 13, just one day after Mother's Day.   The event is one of the eight legs in Monticello Raceway's Heritage Drivers Series-2013.   "We had to postpone the Lady Godiva earlier this year due to a lack of entries,” noted Eric Warner, the track's director o...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is available for download and the focus is on the the last leg of the George Morton Levy Memorial Series at Yonkers Raceway. Because post position is so important to winning on a half-mile track, we've got a review of how the draw has treated Levy players. Also, 2012 Breeders Crown Mare Trot champion Tamla Celeber makes her first star...
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Farms participating in Open House on Mother's Day

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive year, the Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association and Standardbred Canada's I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club are partnering to present a special Mother's Day Open House event. On Sunday, May 12, High Stakes Farm and Oak Knoll Stables will open their gates and farms to the general public from 2-4 p.m. to showcase their mares, foals and facilit...
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From faraway places to the Meadowlands

on 04/18/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Bobby Glassmeyer admits he was too young to remember where he was born [Quezon City, Philippines], but he does vaguely recall living in Thailand. The now Delaware-based Glassmeyer sends out the likely favorite Premier in Saturday’s $20,000 Gina Giant Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Carded as race seven on the 13-race program, the Gina Giant will share the spotlight w...
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No "shabby" win in Hoosier Park series leg

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Shaint To Shabby, dismissed at 16-1, was an upset winner in the $15,000 Miss Windfall series final for 3- and 4-year-old Indiana-sired fillies and mares on Tuesday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Roger Cullipher piloted the 3-year-old filly to a 1:56.1 triumph for her second win in three starts, as she sent her career bankroll over $10,000.   The heavily favored Myst...
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Jerseylicious wins 7th straight in Weiss split

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Jerseylicious won for the seventh straight time in 2013, conquering a group of 3-year-old fillies in a division of the Bobby Weiss Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday night. The race carried a purse of $15,000.   Jerseylicious (Western Ideal-Jet Lag N), trained by Wayne Givens and driven by Corey Callahan, dominated her division on the front end for the victory i...
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Three Artist stops Haroun Hanover's streak

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Three Artist denied Haroun Hanover his 12th seasonal victory, but the 5-year-old Real Artist gelding had to go in 1:55.3 to do it.   Haroun Hanover was seeking his 12th seasonal triumph except Three Artist got in his way and out-footed the Bettor's Delight gelding in the deep stretch to emerge victorious in the $12,500 claiming event at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (April...
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Ohio racing receives $1.89 mil from casino revenue

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Members of the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) approved a proposal by Miami Valley Gaming and Racing to increase enclosed seating to 1,168.   The racetrack that will replace Lebanon Raceway will submit revised plans to the racing commission and Ohio Lottery Commission. Joint approval of both commissions is required by the Ohio Revised Code before VLT play can begin.   ...
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Monticello looking for the "brains" of racing

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
On two previous occasions Monticello Raceway has hosted events for racetrack executives called the Battle of the Brain Trusts, and with good success. Now the third edition of the race is in the works for later this season and already there's interest.   Like the previous contests, the Battle of the Brain Trusts III is a unique non-wagering one mile race open only to CEO's, track pre...
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"Nashgate" leads to Klahr's $40K WHHC win

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
The story behind Jeff Klahr's journey to the 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship and its $40,000 first prize at the Meadowlands last Saturday sounds more like fiction than fact.   The 59-year-old salesman from Erie, Pa., earned his berth into the national championship under very unusual circumstances. Klahr played in "a few” of the first-ever USTA World Harness Handicappi...
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Shaq Is Back scores in 1:54 at Solvalla

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Shaq Is Back, a 6-year-old son of Credit Winner-Vivica Hall, put his name on the list of potential contenders for the Elitlopp when he set a season's record of 1:54 at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm on Wednesday night.   Trained and driven by Daniel Reden, Shaq Is Back cut the pace and fought off a challenge by Friction to win the 1,640 meter race (1.01 miles).   Sha...
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Night Pro sweeps Jerry Landess series

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Night Pro made his third consecutive trip to Hoosier Park’s winner circle as he completed the Jerry Landess series sweep winning the $15,000 final of the late closing event open to three and four-year-old Indiana sired colts and geldings, that are non-winners of $7,500 lifetime at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, April 17. The three-year-old colt notched his fourth consecu...
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Fox Valley Camo splashes to victory at Balmoral

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
After heavy rains turned the track into a sea of mud for Wednesday’s Balmoral Park card Amy and Ethan Giberson & Mark and Austin Winship’s Fox Valley Camo came splashing through the stretch to rally for a neck decision in Wednesday’s featured $12,000 Speedy Rodney Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old trotting colts. The final time was 1:59.3 over the sloppy surface....
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Chiptomylou, Top Tart prevail in Meadows series

on 04/17/2013 2:00 AM
Undeterred by post 9, Chiptomylou vaulted to the front, shrugged off her only serious challenge and scored easily in Wednesday’s Trotslikethewind Trot at The Meadows. Top Tart captured the other $12,500 second-leg division of the series for 3-year-old fillies. With Chiptomylou on an easy lead, Monroe County made a serious uncovered bid from third. But the daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Pi...
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Tracys Song overcomes 8 hole to win 12th

on 04/16/2013 2:00 AM
Missing a week and having to start from the eight hole was in no way a detriment to Tracys Song. The 8-year-old Astreos mare cruised to her 12th consecutive victory, this one in a time of 1:57.4, at Monticello Raceway on Monday. She now takes sole command as the winningest horse in North America.   Once again Bruce Aldrich Jr. was at the controls and he used his wisdom on ...
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Horseman's Waterstone to play in HANA Challenge

on 04/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Horseplayers Association of North America's harness racing division, in association with the Hambletonian Society, Chicago Harness (Balmoral and Maywood Parks),Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, are pleased to announce the handicappers and their respective charities for the 2013 Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge which kicks off on Friday, April 26, at Northfield P...
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Big M nearing break; baby races on June 1

on 04/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will take a scheduled break from live racing next weekend, April 26-27. There will be no qualifying races on Saturday, April 27.   As we transition into the Championship Meet, the main track will be available for training from 7-11 a.m. on each of the five Fridays in May. Horsemen must contact the racing office by noon each Tuesday to list the horses that w...
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Lebanon approved, Penn National not approved

on 04/16/2013 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission Tuesday morning unanimously granted approval of Miami Valley Racing's plans to move Lebanon Raceway to the southern area of Dayton, but Penn National Gaming Inc.'s plan to move Raceway Park in Toledo to north Dayton is still on hold.   Both ventures have met with resistance by commission members for an insufficient number of seats for fans to watch t...
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