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Hambo eligible Dontyouforgetit set for Dexter

on 05/01/2013 2:00 AM
Dontyouforgetit is small in size, but races big. A 3-year-old colt trotter who last season trotted the fastest mile ever by a 2-year-old on a half-mile track, Dontyouforgetit begins his 2013 campaign in Saturday afternoon's $139,600 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway. Dontyouforgetit faces six rivals and starts from post 7 with trainer Jimmy Takter handling the driving. The Dexter Cup kick...
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Born To Fight wins $31,250 Meadows final

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
A promising yearling beset by problems as a 2 year old 2, Born To Fight put it all together Monday at The Meadows as he rolled through the slop to a convincing victory in the $31,250 championship of the Winning Mister Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Gary Saul acquired Born To Fight for $42,000 at Harrisburg but could get only one start from him at age two.   "We...
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Masteroftheclass wins 4th straight, is claimed

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Masteroftheclass paced home for his fourth straight win Monday (April 29) in Northfield Park's 13th race. The 9-year old is owned by Rhonda Conn of Northfield, Ohio. Trainer Harla Loney called upon Aaron Merriman to pilot. Merriman has been aboard Masteroftheclass for his two most recent wins; Ryan Stahl and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. have also each driven in the consecutive quintuplet of victories. ...
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TrackMaster programs have new features

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
TrackMaster has announced the release of additional features for its line of Past Performance Products. Following each horse's name, a special indicator has been developed to indicate whether or not that horse was sired "locally” (same state or province as today's track), and whether or not said sire was registered in the year of its foal's conception with that jurisdiction's breeding author...
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Sustaining payments up at Tioga, Vernon

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs report increases in the number of horses made eligible to most of its stakes races after the April 15 sustaining payments. Vernon's premier aged trotting stakes, the Credit Winner Open Trot and the Muscle Hill Aged Mare Trot, saw slight increases with 33 and 29 nominations respectively. The Credit Winner eligibles are highlighted by defending champion Hot Sho...
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Tracys Song scores 14th straight victory

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Perhaps it was the falling rain or the wet racetrack but whatever it was Tracys Song had to reach for something extra to score her 14th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, April 29. Although driver Bruce Aldrich, Jr. had to use the 8 year old pacing mare hard at the start of the race to get to the front, Tracys Song used pure grit to rebuff the late challenge by E...
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NY/NJ sports stars to appear at Meadowlands

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Throughout the Championship Meet, Meadowlands Racetrack guests will have the chance to meet their favorite local New York and New Jersey sports celebrities. This new addition to the event calendar is an effort to enhance the on-site fan experience. The first celebrity weekend kicks off Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. On Friday, former NY Jet quarterback and current SportsNet New York ...
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Breedings to benefit Meadows scholarships

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce yet another new partner in its Collegiate Scholarship Program, and update an earlier announcement regarding breedings to Hypnotic Blue Chip. Longtime horse owner Ted Tomson of Brackenridge, PA has donated two breedings to trotting stallion Tom Ridge, on the roster at Nandi Farms in New Freedom, PA for a fee of $3,500. ...
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Historic Track gearing up for 176th season

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is gearing up for it 176th season of exciting harness racing and 2013 will mark the 103rd year of Grand Circuit Racing at "the Cradle of the Trotter”. On tap this season will be three matinee programs on Sundays in June followed by four days of Grand Circuit racing from Thursday, July 4th through Sunday, July 7th. ...
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Molson Pace to be invitational with prep

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
The Molson Pace at The Raceway at The Western Fair District will be contested as a C$150,000 Invitational event this year on Friday, May 31.   The Raceway has added a new twist to this year's race, however. A Molson Pace prep will be held on Friday, May 24, and the winner of that will receive an automatic berth into the final, joining seven other invitees for the main even...
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Empire City at Yonkers generates big numbers

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway produced nearly a half billion dollars in economic activity and $374 million in revenue for state and local governments in 2012 while supporting nearly 4,000 jobs locally and across the state, according to a new report. The report by the New York Gaming Association (NYGA) highlights the Yonkers facility as one of the most successful racetracks and casin...
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Top 3YO trotting colts of '12 square off Saturday

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
With the improvement he showed from age two to three, My MVP proved to be a most valuable trotter. And trainer Tony Alagna thinks the horse can continue to make strides this season as a 4-year-old. My MVP will make his seasonal debut in Saturday night's inaugural $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for 4-year-old trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. He will be joined in the field by Anothe...
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1992 Hambo winner Alf Palema dies at age 24

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
Alf Palema, the winner of the 1992 Hambletonian and a top sire in Sweden, died Monday (April 29) at Palema Farm. He was 24 and died of conditions caused by old age.   Alf Palema was a classic mix of the blood of Speedy Crown and Super Bowl. He was a son of Speedy Crown's fast son Speedy Somolli and out of Highland Bridget, a daughter of Super Bowl. Bred by George...
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Terror High edges Dew N Doughnuts in final

on 04/30/2013 2:00 AM
It took a determined stretch drive to do it, but Terror High completed his sweep of the Schoolkids Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings when he captured Tuesday’s $33,250 championship at The Meadows. Hammered down to 1-5, Terror High quarter-poled to the front for Brett Miller and discouraged any effective outside flow. Lurking on his bumper, though, was the fresh Dew N Doughnuts, who brus...
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McArdle's 2013 book now full

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
The McArdle Syndicate is pleased to announce that McArdle's 2013 book is now full and subject to close without further notice. McArdle stands in Ohio at Hickory Lane Farm for a service fee of $3,500.
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The Meadows offering 50-cent Pick 5

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced that, beginning Monday, May 6, it will introduce a Pick 5 wager that will span the last five races of each card and offer an attractive 50-cent minimum. (In Pennsylvania, the minimum per-race bet is $2.) The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has approved the new wager.   If there are no winning Pick 5 tickets, 80 percent of the pool will b...
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Break The Bank K "back in business" at stud

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Despite having a setback several weeks ago, first-year stallion Break The Bank K is "back in business” and will soon return to the breeding shed to resume his duties, it was announced on Monday by Midland Acres. He stands at Midland Acres in Bloomingburg, Ohio.   "Although he started the breeding season getting mares in foal as one would expect, we had a problem that develope...
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Buffalo Pick 7 carryover almost $30,000

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Even with four solid opportunities to nail down the Pick 7 last week, the wager has eluded the public once again. The carryover stands at $29,748 heading into Wednesday (May 1). Fans connected on six of seven on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, yet the carryover somehow managed to escape on each program. Friday night had one lucky fan staring at a ‘pool shot' of over $27,000 if Tr...
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Volunteers get mini horses ready for HHYF tour

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
With the Harness Horse Youth Foundations' extensive summer camp schedule just two months away, the HHYF stable of Trottingbreds is being prepped for the season by a group of experienced volunteer trainers at locations across the country. For program dates, information and registration forms, go to http://www.hhyf.org/programs.asp. In Springfield, Illinois, trainer Nick Giberson, assisted by his...
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Tioga has 4-day box for 2013 race meet

on 04/29/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to remind all horsemen that we have switched to a four day box for the 2013 racing season. Entries for opening day (Saturday, May 4) are due into the Tioga Downs' race office (607.699.7688) by 9 am on Tuesday, April 30.   Tioga Downs' opening day will carry a special post time of 5 pm. We will race 3 races and then take a 1 hour break for the Derby and resume ...
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