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Northern Companion 1:51.4 Pompano winner

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
Northern Companion, with Rob Hoffman in the bike, stretched his winning streak to three with a handy win in 1:51.4 over Freeneasy Hanover and Woodmere Ultimate in Pompano Park’s Open I Handicap Pace on Saturday night.Handicapped with the outside post in the field of five, the 5-year-old gelded son of Cambest, off at 1-5 on the toteboard, roared to the lead at the outset and took the field to...
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Gingras dominates; Meadowlands handle climbs

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
It was a common theme in 2012 and it made a reappearance on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Gingras and Burke dominated. When all was said and done Yannick Gingras scored six wins on the night, four of the six teaming up with trainer Ronnie Burke.   The night began with the tandem teaming up for a Winter Survivor score with Oil Magnet, followed by the most impressive performance ...
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Feb. 15 payments for Jug, other Delaware races

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the sophomore pacing classics Little Brown Jug and Jugette are due Feb. 15. These payments are for foals of 2010. Sustaining payments are also due February 15 for the Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot). Also, nominations for the Winbak Farm Pace for four-year-olds and up, the Delaware Open Series and the Ohio Breeders C...
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Europan Union wires field in 1:50 at Dover

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Europan Union and driver Jim Morand took no prisoners in a wire-to-wire 1:50 performance, winning the $30,000 Delaware Special Handicap on Thursday (Feb. 7) at Dover Downs. Meanwhile the 10-race win streak by Come Together came to an end with Morand piloting his fourth winner on the card, To Much Fun, to victory in 1:51.2 Morand took advantage of starting from post 1 and stopped ...
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Nemo causes cancellations, race page changes

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Anyone looking for Nemo has certainly found him as he has taken aim at the Northeast. Winter Storm Nemo has prompted racetracks on the East Coast to cancel at the least Friday night, including Yonkers Raceway and the Meadowlands, where three divisions of the Junior Trendsetter Series were scheduled to be contested. Other tracks will likely follow as the storm's path takes it from Michigan thro...
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Congress hotel deadline extended to Feb. 14

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
For those still lacking a reservation for hotel rooms for the Harness Racing Congress, running from Feb. 28 to March 4 at the Westin Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., good news--the deadline for obtaining rooms for Friday, Saturday and Sunday has been extended to Thursday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m., according to U.S. Harness Writers Association president Steve Wolf. Information...
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Bill introduced to change KYSS eligibility

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Kentucky State Sen. Damon Thayer introduced a bill on Thursday in the state legislature that would allow the progeny of Standardbreds not sired by Kentucky stallions to compete in the Kentucky Sires Stakes program. Sen. Thayer's bill would take out language in the state statute that defines a Kentucky-bred Standardbreds as having been sired by a stallion standing in the state, and in turn a...
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The show goes on Friday at Buffalo

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has moved the qualifiers scheduled for Friday to Saturday at 5 p.m. Friday night's13-race card will go as scheduled, with first post at 6:40 p.m.   Live racing continues at Buffalo Raceway through July 21. Post time is 5 p.m. Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast wagering from across North America is available Wednesday through Sunday, year round. ...
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Ontario says $30 million in place for racing

on 02/08/2013 12:00 AM
Rod Seiling, Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) announced on Friday (Feb. 8) that planning and implementation of the 2013 Horse Improvement Program (HIP) is moving forward.   Funding of up to $30 million will be used to develop the Standardbred and Thoroughbred components of HIP, through work that will take place in the near future consulting with stakeholders and the...
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Receive weather-related texts from Big M

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
The winter storm forecast in northern New Jersey this weekend presents the possibility of weather related issues for racing at the Meadowlands.   The best source of information on any decisions regarding the status of live racing will be the Race Office text service available to horsemen. Subscribe by following this link (you must reply yes to a return request to opt in) or text the...
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Monticello cancels Friday race card due to Nemo

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the impending Winter Storm Nemo, Monticello Raceway has cancelled live racing and simulcasting for Friday, Feb. 8. Live racing will resume on Monday Feb. 11, with post time of 12:25 p.m.
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New Vocations expands in Columbus

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has expanded its Standardbred division to Laurel Haven Farm. The beautiful facility southeast of Columbus, Ohio, is managed by professional trainer Jennifer Daniels. Daniels has strong harness racing credentials that include working in various capacities at the US Trotting Association for the past eight years. An Ohio State University gra...
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Western Fair cancels qualifiers due to snow

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Horse people are advised that qualifying races for Friday at Western Fair have been cancelled due to the heavy snowfall that is being forecasted for overnight Thursday in London. Live racing is scheduled for Friday night with first post at 7:05 p.m. and the next qualifying session at The Raceway will be held on Friday, Feb. 15.   Beginning next Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 12, wager...
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Molly Glazer, mother of Bob Glazer, dies

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Molly Glazer, the mother of Standardbred owner and breeder Bob Glazer of Peter Pan Stables, has died. Ms. Glazer often attended races and horse sales with her son and was in the stands cheering on their colt No Pan Intended when he won the Little Brown Jug in 2003.   A memorial service tomorrow will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 am at Frank Patti Memorial Home, 327 Main St, For...
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NJ Gov. gives conditional OK to internet gambling

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would permit internet gambling, but has now issued a conditional veto statement that will move the initiative forward. Christie's recommendations include authorization, but with a limitation of 10 years. "With these goals in mind, I have concluded that now is the time for our State to move forward, again leading the way for the nation, by becoming...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Fifty Shades Darker is the second book of the best-selling trilogy and it's also the name of a 3-year-old colt pacer scheduled to go to post in a Junior Trendsetter division Friday night at the Meadowlands. Owner Leigh Raymer has read the book and she tells the story of the up-and-coming pacer in the new Weekend Preview. Also, find out trainer Tony Alagna's thoughts of his four Junior Trend...
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Simcoe, SBOA payments due Feb. 15

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that the sustaining payments for the 2013 Simcoe Stakes divisions and SBOA Stakes, which are to be contested at Mohawk, are due Friday, Feb. 15. Feb. 15 is also the deadline for the late nomination fee of $1,000 for the 2014 WEG/SBOA Stakes for pacing and trotting fillies, who were foals of 2011.   If sending nominations by mail, enve...
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Racetracks cancel Friday cards due to Nemo

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the blizzard preparing to descend upon the greater New York and New Jersey areas, the Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway have cancelled live racing and all simulcasting for Friday, Feb. 8. Canada has not been spared by Winter Storm Nemo as Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, The Raceway at The Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs have also canceled their Friday night live pro...
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Auctioneer Merrill Anderson dies at 73

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
Merrill Orr Anderson, well known as an auctioneer at the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company's annual yearling sale, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Aurora House Hospice Aurora House Foundation in Weslaco, TX, after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Anderson, from Newman, Ill., and Weslaco, was 73. Born in Broadlands, Ill., Mr. Anderson was graduated from ABL High School in 1957...
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PA coalition says less revenue for horse racing

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition expressed concern that the Corbett Administration's proposed budget would divert a total of $31,159,000 from the Race Horse Development Fund to the state's General Fund and other budget line items. This comes at a time when the industry is experiencing significant declines in revenues going into the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF), which will likely result ...
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