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Horsemen inducted into Florida Hall of Fame

on 02/11/2013 12:00 AM
A lively crowd of 220 horsemen and women, family and friends, came out to celebrate the 22nd annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner Sunday, hosted by the Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association at the Deerfield Beach Doubletree Hilton. Inducted to the chapter's Hall of Fame, which recognizes special individuals who have been outstanding leaders within the industry for mo...
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Reepmeyer off to fast start at Big M

on 02/11/2013 12:00 AM
Bill Reepmeyer expresses little interest in shooting for the big time, which makes it a big deal to see his name among the leading harness racing owners at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 72-year-old Reepmeyer has four wins at the Big M, a total that is tied for second place among all owners and one victory shy of the top spot. He got those four triumphs with three different horses: tw...
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Do Me Honor picks up fourth win in five starts

on 02/11/2013 12:00 AM
Despite contesting a hot :26.4 opening quarter, Do Me Honor had enough left late to capture Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows — her fourth victory in the last five starts. Do Me Honor dueled with Tremor Hanover for the early lead, briefly yielding to the pocket before Aaron Merriman had her out and moving again at the quarter. The 5...
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Abbey Road Hanover sets 1:51.3 Pompano mark

on 02/11/2013 12:00 AM
Abbey Road Hanover, with Kevin Wallis handling her lines, set a new track record for pacing mares on Monday night when she gamely held on to win the Open Pace for distaffers over Odds On Aventure and stopped the timer in a startling 1:51.3. Gold Star Gidget was a fast-closing third followed by Bay Girl and Caroline's Cullen N.   Away third as even-money favorite Odds On Aventure sur...
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Exit 16W begins with win by Yo Cheyenne Rocky

on 02/10/2013 12:00 AM
Just hours after the blizzard rolled through East Rutherford, NJ, the ramp of Exit 16W was free of snow and clear for traffic and the series named for the New Jersey Turnpike exit got underway Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The total handle of $3,473,729 was a 29 percent increase over the same Saturday in 2012. The increase in handle marked the 17th consecutive racing day to star...
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Dontgetinskyway takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 02/10/2013 12:00 AM
For the second week in a row, Dontgetinskyway, a 7-year-old gelding by Dontgetinmyway, won the $11,000 Open Pace in 1:57.4 for owners David P. McNeight and the Limerick Racing Stables, both of Hamburg, NY, here at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (February 9). It was the second win this year for Dontgetinskyway, who now has 15 lifetime wins in 146 attempts.   Dontgetinskyway ($5.00), ...
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Ready Cash edges Royal Dream in Prix de France

on 02/10/2013 12:00 AM
At the Vincennes track In Paris, France, on Sunday, Ready Cash turned the tables on Royal Dream in the 400,000 euro Prix de France, with 200,000 euros to the winner. Ready Cash, the runner-up in this year's Prix d'Amerique and the winner of that classic in 2011 and 2012, prevailed over his rival in a spirited stretch drive, but only by a nose. The mile rate time for the 2,100-meter race (about...
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Wilder "rides" Paulette Revere to victory

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
Paulette Revere, a recently converted claimer, made her debut in the elite rank a successful one Friday at The Meadows when she cruised to a front-end victory in the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot.   Trainer Mike Palone claimed Paulette Revere for Brian Gillespie on Jan. 14, and she promptly won a Winners Over event. Up one notch Friday to...
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Yonkers race decision on Sat. morning

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
With winter weather paying a visit to the greater New York area, Yonkers Raceway shall make a decision regarding the status of Saturday live racing (and evening simulcasting) Saturday morning.   All racing-related activities were previous cancelled for Friday.   Aqueduct having already cancelled its Saturday program, Yonkers is not open for Saturday afternoon si...
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Most Wanted Lindy takes Buffalo feature

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
A jump up in class didn't seem to bother Most Wanted Lindy, a 6-year-old Cantab Hall gelding, as he won the $11,000 featured trot in 2:03, for owners, Scott T West of Vernon NY, and Katie A Currie of Surrey British Columbia, Canada, at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (Feb. 8). It was the third win in five attempts this season for Most Wanted Lindy.   Dismissed by the bettors at 10...
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Big M racing Saturday; Yonkers/Freehold cancels

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
While the Meadowlands has announced that Saturday night's live race card will go on as scheduled with a first-race post time of 7:15 p.m. Due to "Winter Storm Nemo," as dubbed by The Weather Channel, Yonkers will remained closed for the second straight night. Also, Freehold Raceway, which got its Friday afternoon card in under rainy conditions, has announced it has canceled its Saturday l...
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Meadowlands raises guarantees on Pick 4 & 5

on 02/09/2013 12:00 AM
In the first six weeks of the 2013 Meadowlands racing season, the bettors have spoken loud and clear. The 50-cent pick 5 and the brand new early pick four are in high demand and the Meadowlands Racetrack is happy to respond to that demand.   Effective Thursday, Feb. 14, the Meadowlands Racetrack will be raising a pair of its guaranteed wagers. The 50-cent pick 5, which has seen an a...
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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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