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Walnridge Farm NJ Breeder of the Year

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
Walnridge Farm of Cream Ridge, NJ, one of the state's oldest farms, is the 2012 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year. The Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has selected the Meirs family's Walnridge Farm to be among the honorees at the 56th Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon at 1 p.m. on January 27, 2013 at Charley's Other Brot...
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Meadowlands donates Toys For Tots

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
It has been a trying time in the northeastern United States in the recent weeks. With reminders of Hurricane Sandy all around and the recent tragedy in Connecticut, The Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne are happy to take part in an uplifting event this holiday season.   For the past week, employees and customers alike donated toys to be given to those children less fortunate...
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Dewey to stand at Morrisville in NY in 2013

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe 3,1:50.4 ($3,155,178) will stand at Morrisville College in Morrisville, NY, beginning in 2013. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., the Deweycheatumnhowe syndicate manager.   The only undefeated Hambletonian winner in the history of harness racing, Deweycheatumnhowe's first crop raced at two in 2012. He had the winn...
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CDI, Delaware North close on Lebanon assets

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
On Friday, Dec. 21, Miami Valley Gaming & Racing, a joint venture of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), completed its purchase of the harness racing licenses and certain assets held by Lebanon Trotting Club Inc. and Miami Valley Trotting Inc   The closing on the purchase and recent state and local approvals pave the w...
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Seven to say "Au Revoir" at Monticello

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
When Monticello Raceway's director of racing, Eric Warner, opened the entry box for next Thursday's Au Revoir he unexpectedly found that seven 14 year olds had entered.   "We've been working hard to try to get a field together for this end-of-a-career race and we were expecting just four or five entries,” Warner said. "Now with seven entered, and most traveling a long distance jus...
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NY Yankees scores in Meadows finale

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
Aided by a second-quarter breather, NY Yankees rolled to her ninth victory of the year in Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   NY Yankees and Dave Palone shot to the lead in a representative :27.2 opening panel. But when Palone worked out a :30.3 second quarter, NY Yankees breezed home in 1:54.1. The pocket-sitting Tremor Hanover was a length b...
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Brando's Muscle Man wins open trot at Yonkers

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
Brando's Muscle Man (George Brennan) lasted on the lead Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's penultimate-program $35,000 Open Handicap Trot. In play from post position No. 4, "Brando" worked around Master Pine (Andy Miller), making the lead before :28.1 opening quarter-mile. A bit of a delayed leave from just-over-even-money favorite Tober (Jason Bartlett) landed him in the three-hole....
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Stahl drives 3,000th career winner

on 12/21/2012 12:00 AM
Ryan Stahl scored the 3,000th win of his driving career while driving Manny Shuffle in Northfield Park's fifth race on Friday by boldly looming from the back to pass the competition. Manny Shuffle paced his successful mile in 2:03.1, winning by a neck in the blowing snow.   Stahl's richest win came in a $100,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final and he has won six Sires Stakes finals. The na...
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Simpson, Montgomery named to IHHA Hall of Fame

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce that the following individuals were chosen for induction into the Illinois Harness Racing Hall of Fame.   The Living Inductees will be Dirk Simpson and Gene Montgomery and the Equine Inductees will be Masterofhisdomain and Life's A Holiday.   Also being honored with special recogniti...
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Halfpipe wins Monticello Marathon

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
By definition halfpipe is a structure used in gravity extreme sports such as snowboarding, skateboarding and skiing. At Monticello Raceway, Halfpipe has another meaning.   The Monticello Raceway version of Halfpipe is a 6-year-old trotting gelding who has won five times this year and has been victorious in each of his last three starts.   On Wednesday afternoon Halfpipe's thi...
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Chapter Seven Named 2012 Horse of the Year

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
Chapter Seven did not race many times, but he made the most of his opportunities. The 4-year-old male trotter, who won eight of 10 starts and equaled the world record of 1:50.1 on a mile racetrack, was named Horse of the Year on Thursday in Dan Patch Awards voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.   Chapter Seven's 10 starts were the fewest for a Horse of the Year winner in h...
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Western Shore fastest in Big M qualifiers

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
Western Shore's 1:52.2 clocking in the fifth of 11 qualifiers was the fastest mile of the morning at qualifiers on Thursday morning at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The qualifiers mark the return of racing for the winter meet at the Meadowlands which opens on Friday, Dec. 28. The new post time is 7:15 p.m.   Western Shore, driven by Jason Bartlett and trained by ...
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New Weekend Preview Now Available!

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
Want to know what happened 30 years ago this week? Find the answers in the new Harness Racing Weekend Preview that is now available. Also, Dial Or Nodial goes for five in a row at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday and trainer Jim Campbell talks about the year the 6-year-old pacer has had on the racetrack.   You can also catch up on the news of the past week in our News Digest section.To rea...
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Langley honors trio with Presidents Awards

on 12/20/2012 12:00 AM
A trio comprised of key horsemen's association executives will be recognized at the 2013 Harness Racing Congress with Presidents Awards, as selected by--and to be presented by--U.S. Trotting Association president Phil Langley.   The three are Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association president Dave McCaffrey, Meadows Standardbred Owners Association Executive Director Kim Hankins and ...
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Chapter Seven arrives at Blue Chip Farms

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
Chapter Seven, the 2012 Trotter of the Year, arrived at Blue Chip Farms in New York on Wednesday to relax before standing stud during the 2013 breeding season. The 4-year-old stallion was welcomed to the farm by Blue Chip president Mike Kimelman and his trainer, Linda Toscano, along with Michael Klau of Southwind Farms. Also greeting the stallion was Mike Mullaney, Agriculture & New ...
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Ontario horsemen donate to Toys for Tots

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
Generosity personified best describes the drivers and trainers on Woodbine Entertainment Group's (WEG) horse racing circuit as they unite again this year in support of the Halton Police's Toys for Tots campaign to benefit the Salvation Army. The horsemen have contributed $6,087 to help bring the joy of Christmas to children in need.   "Even as the industry faces unprecedented challe...
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Trophies stolen from Harness Racing Museum

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame (www.harnessmuseum.com), in Goshen, NY, was burglarized sometime overnight between Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. Thieves targeted the display case containing a sterling silver Faberge soup tureen and ladle, the Memphis Gold Challenge Cup, the gold Weaver Loving Cup and a Tiffany basket shaped bowl inscribed Worthy Chief. Ten additional trophies were also...
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Trotting mare Perfect Chance wins third straight

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
Perfect Chance won her third straight race, holding off the late charge of Victory Is Coming to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although up in class from the conditioned ranks, Perfect Chance shot right to the lead for Dave Palone and was on top at every pole — just as she was in the previous victories in her current streak — prevailing ...
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Tattersalls Mixed Sale catalog now online

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
The online catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, presented by Tattersalls, is now available on the company's website, www.tattersallsredmile.com, and via the Equineline® sales app.   The sale will be held Monday, Jan. 21, in the Meadowlands race paddock, with a start time of 12 noon.   The catalog and racelines may be downloaded in their...
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Milby hits grand slam at Rosecroft

on 12/19/2012 12:00 AM
The never-ending series of multiple win nights for Frank Milby at Rosecroft continued on Tuesday night as Milby showed no lasting effects from a bout with the flu on Saturday and visited the winner's circle four times on a 10-race card. The wins give him 61 wins out of 310 races held this meet at Rosecroft.   Milby's night started with a second place finish in the opener with K J Ha...
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