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Callahan has another big night at Dover

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Red-hot Corey Callahan continued a win-happy January, driving six winners on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Also, Four Starz Q, with Ross Wolfenden up, scored an early 1:52.2 victory in the $20,000 male claiming pace over a "good” track.   After five winners on Sunday and four more on Monday, Callahan built his North American leading total to 43 wins since the New Year arr...
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A band with horse's name trying for Grammy gig

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Pacinello is looking for a trip to the Grammy Awards. Not the horse, the band. Pacinello, a Vernon, N.Y.-based band, is participating in the Grammy Live: Gig of a Lifetime contest. The winning band gets a trip to Los Angeles to perform during Grammy week.   Founded by Molly D'Agostino, the 17-year-old daughter of harness racing trainer/driver Joe D'Agostino, the band ...
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Penn National plans for NJ OTW near Philly

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., the largest operator of pari-mutuel facilities in North America, has signed a lease to renovate a former restaurant in Gloucester Township into New Jersey's fifth Off-Track Wagering (OTW) facility. "Favorites at Gloucester Township” will be located at the former Stone Grille on Blackwood-Clementon Road and will offer South Jersey horse racing fans a convenient l...
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Big M handle up 25%; a fan meets the Captain

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Business remained strong for the third week of racing at The Meadowlands. All sources handle on the live product was up 25 percent over last year's dates despite the competition fromYonkers on Friday and Saturday. Most of the increase is coming from remote locations, which benefits simulcast partners more than it does The Meadowlands' bottom line. The good news is that those increases contr...
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Michigan honors best of 2012

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet at Sports Creek Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 12. Here are the award winners who were recognized:   2012 MHHA APPRECIATION AWARD Senator Joe Hune, Representative Kevin Daley   2012 AMATEUR DRIVER AWARD Richard Roach   2012 GREAT LAKES AMATEUR DRIVING ASSOCIATION CLUB AWARDS Point C...
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Last call for Meadowlands' late-closers

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Nominations for the Junior Trendsetter, Exit 16W, Charles Singer Memorial and the $15,000 Claiming Survivor Series at the Meadowlands close Jan. 18.   The Junior Trendsetter for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, (n/w 2 pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifetime), has a final purse estimated at $58,500. The Exit 16W final for 4-year-old pacing stallions and geldings, (n/w 3 pari-mutu...
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Free PPs available for WHHC on-line qualifier

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Free Trackmaster Platinum Past Performances are available for the first in a series of 10 free, online qualifying contests for the $100,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC), which will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday, April 13. For complete information, to enter the first weekend's contests, and to get a link to free past performances on the TrackMaster website for the ...
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Cash On Delivery pays off at Dover

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Cash On Delivery was strongest in the stretch delivering a 1:55 triumph in the $23,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 16.   Trainer-driver Vince Copeland moved Cash On Delivery four wide around the final turn then wore down leader Sea Raven (Vic Kirby) in deep stretch while holding off fast finishing E L Rock (Eric Carlson) nearing the finish line. The win was ...
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Ont. commission announces new post-race procedure

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has released a notice to the industry regarding new rule changes approved by the ORC Board in December, clarifying a number of procedural issues related to the test barn and associated retention area.   In the case where a claimed horse is required to go to the test barn, physical custody of that horse will not pass from the original owner to the ...
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Tattersalls supplement catalog available

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
The supplement catalog, plus updated past performances for all racehorses in the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, are now available for download on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline® sales app for the iPad.   The first sale of the 2013 season will be held Monday, Jan. 21, in the Meadowlands race paddock, and will get underway prompt...
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Irish eyes are smiling on Joe Hanney

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Joe Hanney figures if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere. Hanney, a 30-year-old native of Dublin, Ireland, first came to North America in 2007 and after a year in Canada eventually settled in the U.S. to further his career in harness racing. Better known as "Irish” Joe Hanney, he worked for Nifty Norman for a year and spent two campaigns with Joe Holloway before opening his own tra...
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Canadian Sportsman's Briggs honored by HTA

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Dave Briggs, who since 1995 has been the editor of and writer for The Canadian Sportsman, Canada's oldest magazine, has won Harness Tracks of America's Dan Patch Award for exceptional media, publicity and public relations contributions to the sport of harness racing.   A former sportswriter for The London Free Press, Briggs has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of ...
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Stallion Amigo Hall relocating to Ohio

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Marvin Raber of the Marvin Raber Farm and Robert Burgess, syndicate manager of the Amigo Hall Syndicate, have announced that prominent sire and Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall 3,1:54s ($1,046,000) will be moving to Mr. Raber's impressive breeding farm near Charm, Ohio for the 2013 breeding season.   Amigo Hall, by supersire Balanced Image, represents an outcross opportunity to breed ...
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Larry Foureman, active in Ohio fairs, dies

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Larry L. Foureman, 77, of Arcanum, Ohio, president of the Ohio Colt Racing Association, vice president of the H.M. Parshall Memorial and treasurer of the Signature Series fair races in the Buckeye State, died Jan. 14, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.   Mr. Foureman was born in Abbottsville on Aug. 7, 1935, the son of the late Wherly D. and Iva A. (Burns) Foureman. He wa...
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Another update: Yarrah Boko might be OK

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
Although Yarrah Boko won an invitation to the Prix d'Amerique when he captured the Prix de Belgique in Paris on Sunday (Jan. 13), early on Monday it was reported that he had injured a suspensory and thus wouldn't be racing in the big event. By Monday night the news had changed: the horse's regular veterinarian reviewed digital scans of the leg and wasn't so sure a new injur...
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Panel topics announced for Racing Congress

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
The program and roster of speakers for the 2013 Harness Racing Congress, to be convened in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,Feb. 28 through March 4, has been announced by the sponsoring organizations, Harness Horsemen International, Harness Track of America, the U.S. Trotting Association and U.S. Harness Writers Association.   Six panels--three each on March 2 and 3--will explore a wide range ...
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Champions return for Dr. King Pace

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
When Monticello Raceway presents its 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace, a race which features the talents of African-American drivers on Tuesday afternoon. Jan. 22, last year's champ, Bobby Williams Jr., will be back to defend his title.   The Dr. King Pace is not only Monticello Raceway's annual tribute to the great civil rights leader but the race will be the first leg ...
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Freehold's Fuschini wins Davies Humanitarian Award

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway paddock judge Mike Fuschini is the winner of the 2012 January Davies Humanitarian of the Year Award, as selected by a blue-ribbon panel of members of the United States Harness Writers Association, for harness people involved in making outstanding contributions outside the harness racing community .   Fuschini has, for 18 years, led efforts at the track to raise both...
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Delaware T-bred commissioner new RCI chairman

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) has announced that W. Duncan Patterson is the new Chairman of the association. Patterson, the chairman of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, follows RCI Chairman John Sabini, who officially resigned his position with RCI following his retirement from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Friday, Jan. 11, 20...
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Pete Lang, backstretch security expert, dies

on 01/14/2013 12:00 AM
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) Supervisory Senior agent Peter J. Lang, 64, died at his home in New Jersey on Jan. 13, 2013.   Mr. Lang, a native of New Jersey, formerly worked as a police officer with the Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach, New Jersey Police Departments, prior to beginning his employment with the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau in May 1981. During his...
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