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Haroun Hanover makes it a dozen wins in '13

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
After three seconds and a third-place finish in his last four starts Haroun Hanover once again hit paydirt when Jimmy Marohn Jr guided the pacer to a 1:56.3 victory at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. For the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding it marked his 12th seasonal triumph and Haroun Hanover now holds down second place on the North America leaderboard in races won this season. ...
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Cutler, Maturity in Grand Circuit spotlight

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
This Week: Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final and Meadowlands Maturity, Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. and Miss Versatility first leg, Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto, Ont.   Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit at Meadowlands Racetrack this week will feature two lucrative events on Saturday, May 18, with the $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial final for older trotters and th...
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Ralph Jones dies at age 87

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
Ralph P. Jones Jr., a proud son of Delaware County Ohio and longtime racing official, primarily at his beloved county fairs, died Wednesday morning, May 15, at the age of 87. He had been ill for some time, and Monday asked to be allowed to go to his home in the Harrisburg suburb of Mechanicsburg, where he found his final rest with his beloved wife Ginger and other family present.  ...
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NJSS 3YO races get underway Friday at Big M

on 05/15/2013 2:00 AM
Corky and Southwind Cocoa, winners of last year's New Jersey Sires Stakes championships as 2 year olds, are back on the road to the $150,000 Premier Division finals at three in the opening round of action on Friday at the Meadowlands.   Southwind Cocoa leaves from post six in a field of 12 in the $36,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies, carded as the sixth ra...
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Tracys Song wins 15th straight, equals record

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Win streaks come and go but at Monticello Raceway Tracys Song is a bit of an anomaly. Not only did the 8-year-old Astreos mare win again today, Monday, May 13, but in doing so she equaled the track record of 15 wins in a row which was initially set in 2010 by Northern Chief and driver Mike Merton. Bruce Aldrich Jr. was again at the controls for trainer Bob Lounsbury and sent the pacer to t...
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Update: Yankee Glide may breed next week

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center have examined Yankee Glide and determined the 19-year-old stallion does not need surgery and may be back breeding as early as next week. Yankee Glide was taken to New Bolton on Monday morning after developing colic.   "I spoke with New Bolton and they said no surgery is necessary, that he just had a case o...
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Ontario announces more planning by panel

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
On Monday, May 13, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced that its horse-racing transitional panel will work with industry partners, the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. on integrating horse racing into the province's gaming strategy to offer new gaming products and generate additional revenue. A release issued by OMAFRA states that a draf...
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Throat surgery derails Googoo Gaagaa in Cutler

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that world-champion trotter Googoo Gaagaa, who finished fifth in his Arthur J. Cutler elimination last Saturday night at the Meadowlands, will have throat surgery on Wednesday and not return for the $180,000 final on May 18.   Googoo Gaagaa left from post seven with Callahan in his Cutler elim and after making his way to the fron...
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Sweet! Veronica Merton wins Lady Godiva

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Leave it to the ladies. On May 13 they put on a very interesting show at Monticello Raceway when eight gals lined up behind the starting gate and competed in the 11th edition of the Lady Godiva. And with a wire-to-wire ride, Veronica Merton took home the Godiva Chocolates and the huge trophy after she won the event with Now It Begins in a series record time of 1:59.1.   Determined t...
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Running Aces announces LC series

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Running Aces Harness Park announces a series of four late-closing events to take place during the first month of the 2013 season, which commences June 1.   Three of the series are for green horses that are non-winners of one pari-mutuel race or $2,500 lifetime as of the nomination date, which is June 2. They are divided into divisions for pacing fillies and mares, pacing colts and g...
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PA stakes season kicks off on Wednesday

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
The 2013 Pennsylvania stakes season kicks off in earnest Wednesday with Stallion Series action for 3-year-old fillies, trotters at The Meadows and pacers at Philadelphia. These events will be followed by their companion Sire Stakes races, on Thursday at Philadelphia and on Friday at The Meadows.   The 2012 division champion Somwherovrarainbow headlines the Thursday pacing actio...
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Equine nutrition pioneer Dr. Tyznik dies

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
William J. "Bill" Tyznik, a pioneer in horse nutrition and the inventor of the Tizwhiz line of premium horse feeds, diedMay 3, 2013, from an aortic aneurysm. He was 86. Born in Milwaukee, Wis.,on April 26, 1927, hegrew up on the family dairy farm in Thorp. He studied in a one-room schoolhouse on the family property and graduated from Thorp High School in 1944. He attended the University of ...
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New York farm and training center tour

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
A farm tour sponsored by the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and hosted by the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State will be held for the general public. This tour will afford an opportunity to observe some up and coming N.Y. Sire Stakes contenders   The tour will focus on harness horse breeding and racing and will begin in the Saratoga area at 9:3...
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Magic Starlight returns with win at Meadows

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
Off nearly three months, Magic Starlight returned to the races with a flourish as she overpowered a fine field to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Magic Starlight, who last raced Feb. 15 at the Meadowlands, relished her return to the home base of trainer Ron Burke. She vaulted to the lead for Dave Palone in a swift :26.2 and had pl...
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McDermott hoping for perfect trip for "Kingcole"

on 05/14/2013 2:00 AM
John McDermott has a dream. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with winning. It simply involves Hurrikane Kingcole getting the perfect off-the-pace trip. Hurrikane Kingcole enters Saturday’s $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old pacers with a win and second-place finish from two starts this season. He is coming off a second-place finish to Fred And Ginger in last week’s opening r...
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Adequan out of stock until July

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
Due to renovations to a Shirley, NY factory, supplies of Adequan® i.m., the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are expected to be limited over the coming months.   The Shirley, NY, factory underwent a significant renovation to meet enhanced quality standards and address observations of the FDA. This...
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Consider pleasure horse registration before giving a horse away

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
With nearly 100 horses in the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Pleasure Registration conversion program, Registrar TC Lane reminds all owners that they should consider this final step before they give away or sell a horse with the provision they not be raced or bred. "The option to convert your horse's registration to Pleasure Registration is free and it's the only way to ensure your intent...
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Ben Wallace talks about Apprentice Hanover

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
Apprentice Hanover, a top Pepsi North America Cup contender, is ready to begin his sophomore campaign for trainer Ben Wallace. The highly-regarded son of Somebeachsomewhere posted a pair of qualifier efforts to start his 2013 season. His most recent qualifier occurred this past Wednesday at Mohawk as he stopped the timer first in an impressive 1:51.2. The five-time winner has banked $265...
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Yankee Glide at New Bolton after bout of colic

on 05/13/2013 2:00 AM
The top trotting sire Yankee Glide, who stands at stud at Walnridge of Pennsylvania under the management of Kentuckiana Farms, was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Monday morning after suffering a bout of colic.   As of Monday afternoon, the 19-year-old son of Valley Victory was "resting comfortably," said Kentuckiana's Bob Brady, and being evaluated. ...
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TVG FFA, Cutler elims highlight Big M card

on 05/12/2013 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver and Fred And Ginger captured the $50,000 TVG Free-For-All Open Pace divisons while Wishing Stone and Modern Family won the eliminations for next week's $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Trot to highlight an action-packed Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The TVG Opens and the $40,000 Cutler eliminations kicked off the road to the $500,000 TVG Championsh...
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