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Coleman suspended 2 months, fined $16k

on 03/13/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Casie Coleman has received a two-month suspension and fines totalling C$16,000 after three of her horses produced positive post-race tests last month at Woodbine Racetrack. Wintering with her stable in Florida, Coleman was informed last Monday night that Hilarious Halo, Mc Dynamite and Run On Luck tested positive for flumethasone, a corticosteroid that is commonly used and sold as...
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Taylor looks to homer with DW's NY Yank

on 03/13/2013 2:00 AM
When owner Howard Taylor heard about a trotter with some ability but lackadaisical attitude on the racetrack, he thought the horse would be a perfect addition to trainer Ron Burke's stable.   Taylor got the horse. Burke got him to go.   DW's NY Yank has won five times and finished on the board in all seven of his races since joining the Burke stable in December. He ...
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Equine Tax Parity Act introduced

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
On March 6, 2013, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 998), which would make horses eligible for capital gains treatment after 12 months, rather than 24, similar to other business assets. Under the current federal tax code, gains from sales by individuals of property used in a trade or business, including horses, qualify for long-term capital gains and ...
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Two new Meadowlands series close March 15

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is offering two new pacing series to be raced this spring that will close on March 15. The Hudson River is for 4&5 year old pacers that have not won 4 Pari-Mutuel races or $150,000 lifetime, excluding earnings in any state-bred races. The series begins on April 13 and will have $18,000 legs at The Meadowlands, Mohegan Sun at Pocono and Tioga Downs. The $...
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Tracys Song extends her streak at Monticello

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Win streaks come and go but when a horse strings together eight wins in a row it’s quite special. Case in point: Tracys Song. The 8 year old Astreos mare scored her eighth consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, March 11th with Bruce Aldrich, Jr. at the controls. With her usual front-running style, Tracys Song out-footed her competition away from the gat...
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Harness racing to end at Kawartha Downs

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
The sounds of harness racing at Kawartha Downs will echo through the track for the last time March 30. Track owner Harvey (Skip) Ambrose could not secure an agreement on transitional funding from the provincial government to keep the track open, which will end 40 years of horse racing at the Fraserville facility. "Horse racing will end,” he said. "We at Kawartha Downs are unable to...
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Ohio commission: track needs more seating

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming presented its plans for the new Hollywood Dayton Raceway, which is the Raceway Park license relocated on the north side of Dayton, at a meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) on Tuesday morning. But Penn National's representatives were told they need to return for another meeting with the commission next Wednesday. "I have concerns about seating capacity; I ...
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May 1 deadline for HHI scholarship

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International is now accepting applications for the 25th annual Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship. The application deadline is May 1, 2013. The $4,000 award is granted to a son or daughter of a full-time Standardbred groom, or the son or daughter of a member of an HHI-affiliated association.   The HHI Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1986 in memory of Jerome L. ...
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Bergstein Writing Award to be presented in AZ

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Team Valor International will present the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award at the 2013 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming this December in Tucson under an agreement with the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. Barry Irwin and Team Valor launched the award last year in honor of Bergstein, the late Daily Racing Form columnist and harness track executive who lived...
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Bill to promote KY breeding heads to governor

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Legislation that could pave the way for making Kentucky's Standardbred horse industry more competitive with other states is headed to the office of Gov. Steve Beshear. Senate Bill 110, sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown), allows eligibility to the Kentucky Sires Stakes for foals delivered after a mare resides in Kentucky a minimum of six months, regardles...
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New food, beverage vendor for New Meadowlands

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Ark Restaurants Corp., a company traded on the NASDAQ, announced on Tuesday (March 12) that it had entered into a long term agreement with New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC to provide food and beverage services for the new racing facilities being constructed at the Meadowlands Racetrack in northern New Jersey.   Ark's agreement extends to any future development at the rac...
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Eligibles for Levy, Matchmaker at Yonkers

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Nominations have been announced for Yonkers Raceway's seven-figure pacing events featuring the "older" crowd, the $1.5 million (est.) George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $1 million (est.) Blue Chip Matchmaker. The series, which begin Friday, Mar. 22 (Matchmaker) and Saturday, Mar. 23 (Levy), respectively, offer five preliminary rounds. Every Levy event goes for $50,000, while th...
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Jamieson opts out as Canada's WDC rep

on 03/12/2013 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson, who was scheduled to defend Canada's title at the World Driving Championship by virtue of his victory in the 2011 event, has announced that he will not be able to compete in the 2013 WDC, which takes place in France. Jamieson advised Standardbred Canada officials of his decision last week.   "This was a really difficult decision. Representing your country in a world c...
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Nat Ray renamed John Cashman Jr. Memorial

on 03/11/2013 2:00 AM
The New Meadowlands is announcing that the Nat Ray Free For All trot will be known as the John Cashman, Jr. Memorial beginning with the 2013 race on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 3.   First raced in 1981, this important event counts among itswinners many of trotting's greatest champions. Moni Maker won the Nat Ray a remarkable three times, Lucky Jim set his 1:50.1 world record in this race...
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Campbell to speak at USTA Driving School

on 03/11/2013 2:00 AM
John Campbell will speak to the students at the 2013 USTA Driving School, to be held May 29–June 2 at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.   "I am so pleased that John will be able to join us as an instructor this year. I've tried many times to get him but his racing schedule has not allowed it,” said school head Chip Hastings. "There is no one better ...
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Pounce K wins 2nd straight in Meadows series

on 03/11/2013 2:00 AM
Parked the first three-eighths, Pounce K still had enough zip to hold off his stablemate down the backside Monday and score his second straight victory in the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. The second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings was conducted over three divisions, with NF Notebook and September Hall taking the other $11,250 splits. Trainer/dri...
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Historic moves to Harrah's Philadelphia

on 03/11/2013 2:00 AM
The Historic Stakes for freshman pacers and trotters will be raced at Harrah’s Philadelphia this August. The sophomore events remain at Tioga Downs. Furthering their commitment to top quality stakes racing, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association and Harrah's Philadelphia (formerly Chester) will host the quartet of Grand Circuit events on the following dates to co...
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McSauna, Jerseylicious in Dover features

on 03/11/2013 2:00 AM
McSauna blitzed from last to first winning the $16,000 Mares Winners-Over  while Jerseylicious overpowered her rivals in a $13,000 Filly and Mare pace to highlight the Monday, March 11 program  at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick drove four winners, trainer Tim Crissman and owner Crissman Inc. had three wins each.  Roger Plante had a driving-training double. Turning for home Tim Te...
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Annieswesterncard rallies for Yonkers win

on 03/10/2013 1:00 AM
Millionaire Annieswesterncard rolled from the back of the pack Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Content to watch early from post position seven, "Annie" saw 13-10 choice Electrofire (Brian Sears) step around Sapphire City (Brent Holland) before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. With a :56.3 half came the outer tier, led by Nob Hill High (Eric Goode...
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Cruizin KC cruises to Pompano victory

on 03/10/2013 1:00 AM
Cruizin K C, leased, trained and driven by Mark O'Mara, paced his final half mile in 54.3, circling the field and "cruizin” to victory in Pompano Park's Open Pace on Saturday night in 1:52.3.   The 5-year-old son of Mach Three scored the win, measuring two lengths over Oozie's Bad Boy (Rick Plano) with Village Jackson (Kevin Wallis) third. Avantage and Mcsocks picked up the f...
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