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Workaholic, first Breeders Crown winner, dies

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Workaholic, the very first Breeders Crown winner and a sire of champions in France, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the French National Stud farm (Haras du Pin). He was 30 years old and would have officially celebrated his 31st birthday on March 15.   Workaholic was sold to the French National Stud in 1989 for 1.7 million euros and became an instant success. His very first crop ...
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Ole Miss beats Do Me Honor at Meadows

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Taking advantage of a suicidal first quarter, Ole Miss waited patiently in fifth before pouncing on the leaders and capturing Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Do Me Honor won the duel for the early lead but had to pace in :26.3 to get there. That set the stage for the first-over move of Ole Miss, who inched away in the...
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Tracy's Song, Winsmith Mollie win series splits

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
The third and final preliminary legs of Monticello Raceways Name Your Price Claiming Series for mares on Tuesday, Feb. 19, saw last weeks winners Tracy's Song and Winsmith Mollie each emerge victorious again in their respective divisions. Although all participants in the $4,000 claiming series could have entered any where from $4,000-$6,000 only one took advantage, that being Tracy's Song. ...
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Artstanding wins again, and claimed again

on 02/19/2013 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan, the sport's--and Dover Downs'--leading driver thus far thisyear equaled his own season-high of seven winners on one card on Tuesday night, including driving Artstanding to his seventh victory in eight starts in the feature race.   Callahan now totals 112 winning drives in 2013 and 193 at his home track. Since the current meet began in early Novemb...
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SBOA president: expand gaming at Meadowlands

on 02/18/2013 12:00 AM
Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, has written a Letter to the Editor of the Asbury Park Press, imploring the state to allow expanded gaming at the Meadowlands. His letter appears below:   "In the Asbury Park Press editorial of Feb. 15 ("Stop playing bad hand in A.C.”), it was correctly pointed out that there is a flaw in the...
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Reitz replaces Aldrich as Northfield Park GM

on 02/18/2013 12:00 AM
Northfield Park on Monday announced new duties for two key executives. Thomas M. Aldrich, chief operating officer since May 2000 and general manager from 1985 to 2000, has been named vice-chairman of Milstein Entertainment, the company headed by Brock Milstein which is the majority owner of both the harness track and the $265 million Hard Rock Rocksino video lottery terminal complex under...
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Gingras shines on Saturday at Meadowlands

on 02/17/2013 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras is in the zone. He found his way to the winner's circled seven times on the 13-race Saturday program, which generated a handle of $3.5 million. Four of Gingras's wins found him teamed up with trainer Ron Burke.   Over the last six nights of racing, Gingras has won 18 races. This streak is similar to one last year when he opened up a massive lead in the Meadowlan...
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Resistance Futile's 1:51.1 leads Jr. Trendsetter

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Resistance Futile (pictured) led the Junior Trendsetter Series winners at the Meadowlands Friday night. The series for 3-year-old pacers got underway a week late following last Friday's cancellation due to the blizzard.   The fastest of the three division winners was the Real Desire colt Resistance Futile, who scored by three lengths in 1:51.1. The first division saw Humility making...
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Join effort to help horsemen affected by fire

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
The Cloverleaf Standardbred Horsemen's Association (CSOA), Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association (MSBA) and Rosecroft Raceway have each committed funds to the Maryland Standardbred Horsemen's Assistance Fund in order to direct assistance to those horsemen affected by the fire at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Virginia earlier this week. The fire destroyed most of the main...
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Dejarmbro's book is full and closed for 2013

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio and the newly formed Dejarmbro Syndicate are pleased to announce that Dejarmbro's book is full and closed for the 2013 breeding season. Hickory Lane and the Dejarmbro Syndicate would like to thank everyone for their support. Dejarmbro stands at Hickory Lane Farm for a service fee of $5,000.
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Something For Doc 1:53.1 Yonkers winner

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Something For Doc (Matt Kakaley) used a different tact to get a similar result Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position four as the 3-4 favorite, "Doc" allowed someone else to control the early action. That someone was the returning Tobago Cays (Jim Pantaleano), who led through early intervals of :27.1 and :57 flat. Roadway (Geo...
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Village Jackson climbs classes at Pompano

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Village Jackson, a mere $8,000 claimer just six weeks ago, stepped up to the big time on Saturday night and repelled the late bid of favored Woodmere Ultimate to win the Open 1 Pace at Pompano Park in 1:52.1 on Saturday night.   The 5-year-old gelded son of Camluck has been steadily moving up the ladder in recent weeks, having won a $10,000 claiming pace three weeks ago and a $...
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Casimir Jitterbug wins Woodbine Preferred

on 02/16/2013 12:00 AM
Casimir Jitterbug, driven by Doug McNair, earned his third consecutive victory in the $34,000 Preferred Pace with a 1:52.2 front-stepping effort over the snowy surface on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Sparky Mark (Scott Zeron), a runner-up in the last two Preferreds, emerged between horses to take the early lead into a :27-second opening panel while inside starter Windfall Bl...
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$19,974 Pick 5 carryover Friday at Big M

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
One of harness racing's best bets just got a lot better as the $.50 cent Pick 5 at the Meadowlands will feature a carryover of $19,974.41 into the Friday Program. This is the third time this season the Pick 5 has not had a successful winning ticket containing all five winners.   A pair of 30-1 longshots in the second round of the Charles Singer Memorial Trot were the cause of the Pi...
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Bill filed for Instant Racing; Keeneland buying Thunder Ridge

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
The Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader newspaper has reported that Keeneland, the Thoroughbred track based in Lexington, is planning to buy the harness track Thunder Ridge and intends to relocate the license to Corbin, KY, located in the southern part of the state, right off of Interstate 75, and offer a boutique Quarter Horse meet.   More importantly for harness racing in Kentucky, ...
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Tbed horsemen want to shut down Running Aces

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
Published reports in Minnesota state that the Minnesota Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association (MHBPA), which represents 1,500 Thoroughbred owners and trainers, has asked the state racing commission to revoke the gambling license of Running Aces Harness Park due to noncompliance of a state law requiring it to give three percent of money gleaned from card tables to the MHBPA. The M...
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Keidel new race secretary at Raceway Park

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
Longtime racing official and Ohio native Gregg Keidel has been hired for the position of Racing Secretary for the 2013 Raceway Park, meet which gets under way on April 27. "Gregg brings a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years experience to the position. Given his many years of previous work in Ohio it will give Raceway Park a Race Secretary that will be well connected to the horsemen.” sa...
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Ontario racing writer: "If you want to kill a sport..."

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
Dave Perkins, who has covered horse racing in Ontario for the Toronto Star for many years, has been writing about the ramifications of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's decision to end the Slots at the Racetracks (SARS) program. His latest column is a sharply written commentary, with the following:   "The International Olympic Committee issues a death sentence for ...
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Feb. 16 deadline for breedings to benefit Racing Museum

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum wants to remind all breeders that bids for the Hall of Fame's breeding auction must be postmarked by Saturday, February 16. In addition to Dejarmbro (OH) and Dream Away (DE), Proper Respect (IN) and Yankee Cruiser (PA) breedings have been added to the list of 48 stallions available. If you were not a successful bidder in other recent auctions, you still have an opport...
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Horseman Robert Knox, 85, dies in Illinois

on 02/15/2013 12:00 AM
Robert Knox, 85, of Homewood, IL, passed away this morning. Mr. Knox, a Chalmers, Ind.,native, was a well-known figure on the Illinois and Indiana harness racing scene, having served as a starter and trackman at various Chicago raceways, in addition to being an accomplished trainer-driver in the 1970s and 1980s in Illinois.   Mr. Knox became involved in harness racing thro...
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