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New events at the Meadowlands

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
 A few new races have been added for this season at the Meadowlands.   The Meadowlands Maturity is an opportunity for the 4 year olds to race for a purse estimated at $100,000 ($75,000A). There is no condition on the race; it is open to all aged 4 years and the top 10 lifetime money winners entered will be accepted into the race. No payment is necessary to be eligible other than t...
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Major Herbie takes feature trot at Dover

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Starting from post 8 was not a burden for Major Herbie who closed strongly in the stretch to record a 1:57.2 victory in the $16,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 6 on a ‘sloppy’ track at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove the win, Major Herbie’s third in four races, overtaking early leader Allmar Surprise after turning down the lane, and rolled on for his 19th lifetime vi...
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Waiting On A Woman wins 4th in a row at Pompano

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman led from his first step off the gate to his widening last strides through the wire in winning his fourth straight Open 1 Trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday night over Lugar (Bruce Ranger) and I’ll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham). Last week’s winner, Pure Barre (Kevin Wallis) was fourth with She’s All In (Luke Plano) next and picking up the remaining marble. The five year-o...
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Hoosier Park gearing up for 2013 meet

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Final preparations are underway on the backstretch at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in anticipation of the return of live Standardbred racing. Now in its 20th season, the Standardbred meet will begin on April 2 and offer five days of racing per week through Nov. 9, with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. (EDT).   Horseman who have been granted stalls for the meet may begin moving in ...
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Cal Expo & Pompano in a dead-heat

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
In one of the most heated contests of the new year, the Cal-Expo/Pompano Park Pro-Am competition, featuring the leading drivers at both tracks, finished in a dead-heat with each team winding up with 124 points in the six race event. Wally Hennessey led all drivers with 56 points on the strength of three wins in the competition featuring a 13-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system. Steve Wiseman led ...
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HHI announces new board of directors for 2013

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International, who participated in the 2013 Harness Racing Congress held at the Westin Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL, on March 2 & 3, announces a new Board of Directors for 2013. Tom Luchento was elected as President, while Kim Hankins will serve as First Vice President and Tony Somone will serve as Second Vice President.  Luchento is the President ...
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ORC suspends Casie Coleman indefinitely

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Casie Coleman, recently honored as Canada's 2012 Trainer of the Year, the record fifth time she has been recognized with the O'Brien Award, has been suspended indefinitely by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). A hearing has reportedly been scheduled for Monday, March 11. The suspension was issued on Monday and it scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Coleman, who is winter training at ...
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No timetable for return of San Pail

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
San Pail, a three-time winner of the Maple Leaf Trot and Canada's Horse of the Year in 2011, hasn't posted a pari-mutuel start since last April, but is travelling smoothly along the road to recovery.   Trained by Rod Hughes for Hughes Stable Inc. and breeder Glenn Van Camp, San Pail, a winner of over $3 million, is recovering from a suspensory injury to his left hind ankle. "'...
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PA racetrack slots revenue drops in February

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition reported Tuesday that slots revenues at Pennsylvania's six racetrack casinos-- also known as Category 1 casinos -- took significant hits for the month of February, dropping by 14.3 percent compared to the same period in 2012. That decrease resulted in a corresponding drop of $3.47 million in funding to the Race Horse Development Fund, which supports live ...
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Rosecroft opener to be drawn Wednesday

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Rosecroft will draw for its opening night card on Saturday, March 9, on Wednesday. Normally this spring the box will be open from noon to two, but for one day only on Wednesday entries will be taken from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The condition sheet is available at either http://www.rosecroft.com/ or the USTA's website. As the norm, female pacers and young trotters race on Saturday, with the...
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Walter Russell Memorial Series gets underway

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
CHF Elias proved that a straight line isn't always the path to glory Tuesday at The Meadows as he zigged and zagged his way to a 20-1 upset victory in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace.   The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings was conducted over three divisions, with Incredible Dragon and Really Lucky taking the other $11,250 splits. The series honors ...
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Chapter Seven honored as Horse of the Year

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
It was another crowning moment for Chapter Seven. Chapter Seven and his connections received the Dan Patch Award for harness racing's Horse of the Year on Sunday night before a crowd of more than 400 people at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   The ceremony came four months after Chapter Seven won the Breeders Crown Open Trot over an international field at Wo...
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Triple Treat for Im Themightyquinn

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
In sport, elite athletes can find a way to own the moment. And it doesn’t matter if it’s human, canine or equine. In the case of the latter, champion pacer Im Themightyquinn delivered on all levels to claim his third Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at TABCORP Park, Menangle today (Sunday). Dogged by constant criticism for failing to win a major Group One event on the east ...
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Pounce K wins Meadows series opener

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the three-quarters and boxed in along the pylons, Pounce K rallied wide through the stretch Monday to capture an opening-leg division of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Red Falkor took the other $12,500 division of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings, which honors the memory of Ken Weaver, longtime Meadows trainer who was also a fi...
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Jeremes Sweetheart surprises in mares open at Dover

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
Jeremes Sweetheart had just enough to edge past race-favorite Monochromatic in the closing stride to pull a 5-1 surprise in the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap on Monday, March 4 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce sat an unhurried second as Monochromatic, and Corey Callahan, set the tempo thorough a :26.3 opening quarter, :54.3 half and 1:23 third quarter fractions with Mystra (Brad Hanners) and Shin...
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Tobago Cays wins Yonkers open handicap pace

on 03/03/2013 12:00 AM
Tobago Cays (Jim Pantaleano) tuned in the fastest local mile of the season through the snowflakes Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace. In what turned out to be a two-speed number, Tobago Cays--from post position No. 5--yielded to Electrofire (Brian Sears) before a 27-second open quarter-mile. After a :55.2 intermission and a gapped-out octet, Nob Hill...
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Jr Trendsetter highlights big night at the Big M

on 03/03/2013 12:00 AM
Coming into the Final of the Junior Trendsetter, two horses were looking to continue their road to a potential start in The Meadowlands Pace. With the teletimer reading 1:51.3, those two horses did just that. Resistance Futile parlayed a perfect second over trip into a series sweep as the overwhelming favorite for trainer Robert Siegelman with Andy Miller at the lines. But the road to vic...
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Was this a win for the Kiwis?

on 03/03/2013 12:00 AM
There  were tears of joy when trainer Nicole Molander scored her first Group One success when Keystone Del took out the Glenferrie Farm Challenge at Tabcorp Park Menangle today. The $14.40 chance gained a gun run behind the leader and was driven to perfection by top reinsman Blake Fitzpatrick to come out and score by more than three meters in a rate of 1:56.3. New Zealand trotters So...
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Commander Crowe flops in comeback

on 03/03/2013 12:00 AM
The French winter-meeting at Hippodrome was traditionally concluded with the Prix de l'Union Europeenne and Prix de Selection, before the meeting continues at Cagnes-Sur-Mer, on the southern French border, outside Nice. The "Europe Prize" resulted in a win for Quinoa du Gers (Ganymede-Targa du Chalange), who has closed in on the highest class this season and now showed ...
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Grand Circuit expanded to all open stakes

on 03/03/2013 12:00 AM
At the USTA full board meeting at Harness Congress VI Sunday afternoon, Grand Circuit president John Campbell announced that all open stakes raced in North America not previously considered as Grand Circuit (GC) would now carry that designation beginning with the 2013 season.   Many of the most valuable and sought after stakes not previously on the Grand Circuit roster will now...
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