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Paulette Revere takes Meadows F&M trot

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
Paulette Revere willingly yielded the early lead to RT Sun Poco, then powered by her in the lane to capture Friday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Paulette Revere shot to the front for Mike Wilder but was pocketed at the quarter by RT Sun Poco. The 5-year-old daughter of Victory Sam-Hopeful Joy was the stronger mare in the lane, downing her rival by a l...
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Hambo day adds common pools from France

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
The Hambletonian Society president and CEO Tom Charters told harnessracing.com Saturday morning that a tentative agreement has been reached with PMU, the agency that regulates racing in France, to have eight trotting races on this year's Hambletonian day card at the Meadowlands in early August simulcast with common-pool wagering.   Charters and Meadowlands simulcast director Sa...
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Luchento named HHI president

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
Freehold, New Jersey’s Tom Luchento was voted president of Harness Horsemen International at the association’s annual meeting on March 1, 2013 at the Westin Beach & Spa Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Harness Horsemen International [HHI] is a consortium of horsemen’s organizations from 16 states and provinces. Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders &...
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Zeron lengths ahead in WEG’s win standings

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
As we are nicely into the calendar year, driver Scott Zeron has given himself a commanding lead in the Woodbine drivers’ standings. The Oakville resident has accumulated 60 wins so far this season on the Rexdale oval, 27 ahead of his nearest rivals, Jody Jamieson and Chris Christoforou, who both have 33 wins on the season. "The trips have been really working out for me,” Zeron sa...
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Harness Racing Congress underway

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
The first day of the sixth Harness Racing Congress, held Saturday morning, March 2, at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa, was filled with panel discussions on government relations, medication research and casino cross-marketing.   The opening panel kicked off with an introduction of the day's topics by USTA president F. Phillip Langley, followed by a presentation by Harness ...
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Northern Companion wins at Pompano

on 03/02/2013 12:00 AM
Northern Companion resumed his winning ways at Pompano Park with a sharp winning performance in 1:51.3 on Saturday night. Driver Rob Hoffman sent the five year-old son of Cambest alertly off the gate from the rail and allowed McSocks, handled by Bruce Ranger, to seize the lead a few steps out and take the field to an opening quarter of :27.2. Just a stride or two prior to the opener, Hoff...
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Joe Bongiorno makes history

on 03/01/2013 12:00 AM
The fifth race at the Meadowlands on Thursday night appeared to be just another race. While some bettors held on tight to their Pick 5 tickets that were still live, young Joe Bongiorno was handed the lines to the trotting mare, Chocoholic. Little did he know history awaited at the finish line. After a quick give and go past the opening quarter, Chocoholic and Joe Bongiorno led the fi...
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NJ sports betting suffers setback

on 03/01/2013 12:00 AM
A law signed last year by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that would allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks, including the Meadowlands and Freehold, suffered a blow late Thursday when a federal judge upheld a 1992 law that prohibits sports wagering in 46 of 50 states, including New Jersey.   The major sports leagues and the NCAA filed a lawsuit against the bill that in De...
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Affirmed Action, Feeling You win at Yonkers

on 03/01/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for trotters along with femme fatale pacers--were won by a repeating Affirmed Action (Jason Bartlett, $21.20) and Feeling You (Tyler Buter, $4.80). Making the lead from post position No. 7, Affirmed Action worked around Fuel Cell (Brian Sears) before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. He then rated a :30.1 second quart...
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World Handicapping Challenge Qualifier at Buffalo Raceway

on 02/28/2013 12:00 AM
The Buffalo Raceway World Harness Handicapping Contest Qualifier gets started this Saturday and continues each Saturday through March 23.  The top 5 finishers each week will compete in the Buffalo Raceway Harness Handicapping Contest Final on Saturday, April 14.  Qualifying rounds will take place March 2, 9, 16 and 23. The Grand Prize Winner on April 14th will receive entry...
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Woodbine shifts Thursday qualifiers

on 02/28/2013 12:00 AM
Please be advised that qualifiers at Woodbine Racetrack have been moved from Thursday, February 28 to Friday, March 1. There will be five qualifying races beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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Latest Weekend Preview Available!

on 02/28/2013 12:00 AM
In latest edition of Weekend Preview, Bob Burgess talks about his Junior Trendsetter contender Resistance Futile, who won the two legs of the series but will start from post 10 in the final. Weekend Preview also has the line-up for this year’s Inter Dominion final, considered the greatest harness race in Australia. Among the 14 starters is a horse owned by Emilio and Maria Rosati, whose hors...
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For You Almostfree a good investment

on 02/28/2013 12:00 AM
He cost a little bit of money, but For You Almostfree is paying dividends for trainer John McDermott. McDermott bought the now 5-year-old trotter for $45,000 at the 2012 Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands. Since then, For You Almostfree has earned $133,810 while working his way through the condition ranks at Yonkers Raceway and into Friday’s $35,000 Open Handicap. ...
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Versado takes $35,000 Dover preferred pace

on 02/28/2013 12:00 AM
Versado rang out the month of February scoring his fourth win of the meet overpowering five foes in a 1:50.1 front-pacing mile in the $35,000 Preferred Handicap on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Dover Downs while Rusty’s All In returned to the $30,000 Delaware Special with a 1:50 triumph. For the third time this meet Corey Callahan drove seven winners. Versado had little trouble taking the lead a...
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Pro-Am driving series at Pompano Monday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
The second annual installment of an innovative pro-am series hosted by Pompano Park is only days away. Pompano Park is hosting the second annual event which consists of six races contested in the Sunshine State on Monday evening, March 4. Returning guest professional drivers are Cal-Expo's leading drivers Luke Plano and Steve Wiseman. Plano is in the top ten drivers nationally in both wins (de...
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Winbak foaling manager featured in story

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
A Maryland newspaper with a feature which profiles working men and women in Cecil County, Md., has the foaling manager at Winbak Farm as its latest subject. Reporter Adelma Gregory-Bunnell spent several early morning hours with Jerry Crump, the foaling manager at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City.   Crump, who grew up around animals in Kentucky, has been the fo...
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Babic payments due March 15

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
An important sustaining payment is due March 15 in order to keep New Jersey-sired 2-year-old pacers eligible to the 2013 Lou Babic Memorial Paces, sponsored by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program. Due on March 15 are sustaining payments of $700 for the Babic Pace open and $400 for the Babic filly division. These payments should be mailed to NJSS, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.   Th...
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Buffalo, Flamboro cancel Wednesday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has been forced to cancel its live harness racing program for Wednesday due to track conditions.   Flamboro Downs has also canceled its qualifiers and live racing scheduled for Wednesday. The qualifiers will be rescheduled for Friday, March, 1 at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to qualify on Friday must re-enter. Flamboro is also closed for training on Thursday, Feb...
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Pocono stable area will open Friday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Spring is in the air and the first official sign in Northeast Pennsylvania is the return of horses to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The stable area opens for the 2013 racing season on Friday (March 1).   Luann Reynolds, Stall Superintendent, will be on hand as more than 50 horses will begin arriving shortly after the gates open at 8 a.m. Among the early arrivals include horses from t...
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Pure Barre closes fast to win Pompano open

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Pure Barre, part of a powerful Tom Gonsalves entry, conquered five rivals, including her stablemate, and a sloppy racing surface to win the $10,500 Open 1 Handicap Trot on Wednesday night at Pompano Park.   The 5 year-old Classic Photo mare, owned by Gonsalves and driven by Kevin Wallis, used her usual stout closing kick to edge past I'll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham) to win by thr...
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