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Six in a row for Come Together at Dover

on 12/18/2012 12:00 AM
The pacer Come Together won his sixth consecutive start while driver Corey Callahan, after driving six winners last night, returned with five winners on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Come Together began his now lengthening win streak at Pocono Downs in late October at the $10,000 claiming level, stepped up in price to $12,500 where he was claimed by Josh Green. His next start was ...
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Put On A Show retires as fastest female pacer

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Put On A Show had been entered to make her final career start Wednesday in the Mares Open Handicap Pace at Harrah's Philadelphia, but her connections announced late Saturday night that the 5-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place will not race due to soreness.   "Shes not herself and she owes me nothing," said Richard Young, who owns the mare in partner...
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RCI makes major modifications to medication rules

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
The Board of Directors of Racing Commissions International has voted to move forward with a major revision of the association's model medication rules for horse racing.   The RCI Board gave preliminary approval to a list of 17 "Controlled Therapeutic Medications” with set testing thresholds at which point a violation of the rules would be found due to the ability of the substance ...
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American Racing and Entertainment donates $700K

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
American Racing and Entertainment, which runs Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in Upstate New York proudly, announced Monday that total contributions to charities in 2012 reached in excess of $700,000.   A few of the highlights for charitable donations in 2012 included concerts at both properties where all ticket proceeds benefited local Veterans groups around the area. Tioga Down...
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WEG announces holiday schedule

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group on Monday announced schedule amendments for live racing and qualifiers during the holiday season and upcoming new year.   Woodbine will offer plenty of live Standardbred racing action over this holiday season. The final live race card prior to Christmas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, with a 7:10 p.m. post time.   The Toronto oval wil...
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Canada's O'Brien finalists announced

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada announced on Monday the finalists for the 2012 O'Brien Awards, which honor Canada's best in harness racing over the past season. The winners will be announced at the annual O'Brien Awards Black Tie Gala on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.   The awards are named in honor of the late Joe O'Brien, an outstanding horseman and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fa...
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Diamond Creek's Bowden becomes a dad

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm has welcomed a new "foal," well before the foaling season begins. The farm's Adam Bowden and his wife, Lindsay, became parents Monday, Dec. 10, when a daughter, named Finley, was born at St. Joseph's East Hospital in Lexington, KY.   Finley weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces at birth but was born 3 1/2 weeks early and was kept in the hospital ...
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Registration now open for Harness Racing Congress

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Harness racing officials, owners, trainers, drivers, communicators, breeders, vendors and fans can now register to be part of the Harness Racing Congress VI that will convene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, on Thursday, Feb. 28, through Monday, March 4.   The sixth industry congress is being co-hosted by four major harness racing organizations, Harness Horsemen International (HHI...
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Need a gift? Try Halters For Hope

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
If you don't have a champion Standardbred in your barn this holiday season, you can have the next closest thing–his or her halter.   The Halters For Hope program, which provides harness racing fans with halters worn by some of the sport's brightest stars in exchange for a donation to a Standardbred in need, can ship the halter of your choice in time for Christmas.   Th...
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Run And Tell Pap wins 2nd straight at Meadows

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Run And Tell Pap notched his second straight win in the slop with a powerful performance in Monday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Away third for Dave Palone, Run And Tell Pap made the lead with a quarter-pole move and, just as he did last week in the off going, drew away to score in 1:54.3. The first-over Bettis was second, 3 lengths back, while Tamarind rallied...
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Alexachase picks up 3rd straight Dover win

on 12/17/2012 12:00 AM
Alexachase may have been the smallest starter in the $23,000 Mares Open/Handicap Pace, but she showed her big motor, coming from fifth on the final turn four-wide to post her third consecutive trip to the winner's circle in the Monday, Dec. 17, feature over a "sloppy” track at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan won a sextet of races on the card.   Not overlooked by the wagering publ...
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Tobago Cays by a nose in Yonkers feature

on 12/16/2012 12:00 AM
Tobago Cays (Jim Pantaleano) prevailed in blanket photo Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $28,000 winner-over pace.   Leaving from post position two, he watched early as 2-5 choice Something for Doc (Yannick Gingras) seemed to be involved in a bit of early happenstance with another leaver in Fox Valley Tribal (Larry Stalbaum).   "Doc" eventually did make...
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No joke: Richie The Clown wins 20th of year

on 12/16/2012 12:00 AM
Richie The Clown crossed the finish line in 1:55.1, winning the ninth race on Saturday at Northfield Park. The win is the 20th time that Richie The Clown has been triumphant in 2012.   Richie The Clown, a 6-year-old son of Richess Hanover, is owned by Rhonda Conn of Northfield, Ohio and trained by Northfield Park's leading trainer, Harla "Renee” Loney. Leading local reinsman,...
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Amillionpennies scores in Pompano Open

on 12/16/2012 12:00 AM
Amillionpennies took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,500 Open 1 Pace on Saturday night.   The 7-year-old gelded son of Million Dollar Cam took command just a step or two out of the gate and went on to wire the field in 1:51 off of evenly rated panels of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:23.2.   Driver-Trainer Matt Romano handled the pacer for C&F Associates of Hillsdale, N.J. &n...
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Speculative Edge repeats at Dover

on 12/16/2012 12:00 AM
Speculative Edge made it two wins in a row scoring a 1:52.2 victory in the $11,000 pace feature Sunday at Dover Downs.   A big December continued for trainer Leigh Nichol--now Mrs. Tyler Raymer--of the Raymer Stable, as she conditioned her sixth winner of the month in 11 starts. Vic Kirby drove the Bettor's Delight-Go Abby Go 5 year old to his third win of 2012. Miche...
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Top trotting mare Kandor Hanover retired

on 12/16/2012 12:00 AM
Kandor Hanover, who banked $516,139 in her career, has been officially retired by her connections due to a tendon injury, which occurred in her latest start at The Meadows on Dec. 12.   The speedy trotting daughter of Tagliabue-Kaitlyns Glory raced the majority of her career on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit before racing primarily at The Meadows in 2012 for trainer ...
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Sugar Queen Gabby rules in Yonkers open

on 12/15/2012 12:00 AM
Sugar Queen Gabby (Brian Sears) rallied from third-over Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Trot.   Unhurried early from post position two, Sugar Queen Gabby sat as 6-5 favorite Looking Hanover (Yannick Gingras) left around pole-sitting Rookie Mistake (Larry Stalbaum), making the lead before a :28.4 opening quarter-mile. The peoples' preference then rated a :59.1 in...
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Do Me Honor scores in Meadows feature

on 12/15/2012 12:00 AM
Forced wide in a demanding :26.2 opening panel, Do Me Honor still had enough in reserve to notch a facile victory in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Do Me Honor and Aaron Merriman hunted for a spot along the pylons in that first quarter but had to go on when none was available. The 4-year-old daughter of Cheyenne Rei-Do Me Right easil...
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The Meadowlands needs you

on 12/15/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands needs you to sign up forthe Race Officetext messaging service.   This service will be used by the Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon Downs to distribute information regarding classes that need entries, changes to the various classes and even weather/cancellation news during the winter months at The Meadowlands.   There are two ways to subscribe: The ...
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Michigan racing bill passes, heads to governor

on 12/14/2012 12:00 AM
It was just after 3 a.m. this morning when the Michigan Senate passed HB5546, a bill which in part allows for Instant Racing machines to be installed at the state's racetracks. The bill passed in the legislature's final gathering of 2012, a marathon session that began at 10 a.m. on Thursday and lasted until 4:30 a.m. on Friday. The bill earlier passed the State House by a vote of 91-16, wit...
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