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Modern Family trots to 1:54.2 victory at Dover

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
Modern Family, the youngest trotter in the feature at four, stepped right up to $23,000 Open/Handicap ranks and scored a 1:54.2 victory on a rain changing to snow shower program at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 13. After winning by 16-lengths last week, Modern Family took on the track’s top trotters and came away with a hard-fought victory in the week’s feature race. Daryl Bier, who ...
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Feb. 16 deadline for Adios, other Meadows payments

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino wishes to remind horse owners, trainers and staking services that sustaining payments for the 2013 Delvin Miller, Adios and Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo—as well as payments for other 2013 3-year-old events including the Currier & Ives (Open and Filly divisions), Arden Downs Stakes and Keystone Classics—are due. Please send payments postmarked by midnigh...
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Name Your Price series continues at Monticello

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
After two days of foggy weather in New York’s southern Catskills, three divisions of the second preliminary leg of Monticello Raceway’s Name Your Price Claiming Series for horses and geldings went to post on Wednesday afternoon, When the judges posted the official signs Haroun Hanover’s 1:56.3 effort  was the fastest of the three splits. Also victorious were Nutmegs Taxi in 1:59.2 a...
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Open trotter Haulin Laser tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
Interest was high for competitive racehorses at the 50th Annual Blooded Horse Winter Sale in Delaware, Ohio. Haulin Laser topped the two day venue at $30,000. Scott DiDomenico of New Jersey signed the ticket for the Broadway Hall open-class trotter that earned $60,000 last year. Burke Racing Stable LLC, once again, brought a strong consignment of "drop in the box” racehorses. These were l...
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Barn fire at fairgrounds; no horses die

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
Fire engulfed the only horse barn at the Shenandoah Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Va., early Thursday morning, between 6 and 6:30 a.,m., but only one horse was in the barn at the time and it was saved. One end of the barn, emcompassing about five stalls, was also saved.   Horseman Stacy Marston had gone to Wal-Mart to shop for Valentine's Day gifts for his family and saw flames from the...
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John Bach taking a shot with Who's Your Maddy

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
John Bach has been involved in harness racing for as long as he can remember. It's a pretty good length of time considering the lifelong Goshen, N.Y., resident will turn 89 in July. Over the years, Bach has enjoyed a number of successes owning racehorses. He hopes to add to the list with Who's Your Maddy in the Exit 16W series for 4-year-old male pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack. Who's Yo...
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Documentary offers Valentine's Day greeting

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
The staff and participants of the harness racing documentary "I Am, A Harness Racing Horse" have posted a special Valentine's Day video greeting.   "This is a significant and professional effort being made to inform, educate and engage the public with interesting and informative television harness racing and harness racing horse documentaries," notes producer Monica Thors.  ...
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Drennan has a "buff" pacer in the Exit 16W

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
Like many of us this winter, the pacer Shaws Creek Buff is just looking to shake off some lingering sickness so he can put forth a top effort at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   His prospects look good as the 4-year-old son of Mach Three comes off a nose loss to Exit 16W Series standout Holdingallthecards in the first leg last Saturday in a 1:52.4 mile.   Once again, Dave Mil...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/14/2013 12:00 AM
It's not quite "Have you heard the one about the guy walking into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder?” but have you heard the story about trainer Casie Coleman and the O'Brien Awards? Be sure to check out the new Weekend Preview to find out about Coleman's journey from Ontario to Florida with O'Brien Award trophy in her cargo. Also, Jeff Gillis talks about an Indiana-bred mare who is rac...
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Feb. 15 payment info for Balmoral, Maywood

on 02/13/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral and Maywood Park would like to remind horsemen that nomination payments are due on Feb. 15 for several big three-year-old stakes events and the American National Aged Stakes. At Balmoral Park nomination payments are due for the American National three-year-old colt pace, three-year-old filly pace, three-year-old colt trot and three-year-old filly trot. Nomination payments are also ...
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ORC suspends Pelletier 14 years for DPO positive

on 02/13/2013 12:00 AM
On Feb. 7, the Director of the Ontario Racing Commission ordered the immediate suspension of Bertrand Pelletier of Mont-St-Gregoire, Que. In addition, the Director has issued a proposed order to suspend for a period of 14 years, with a $60,000 fine.   On Aug. 5, 2012, the horse, Perubydooby, was entered to race at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Prior to the race, the track eq...
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WEG changes make for "a very difficult day"

on 02/13/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Wednesday announced a significant restructuring of its operating model. While the company recently announced new transitional agreements with the Ontario government and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the revenue from those agreements will be significantly less than WEG earned through the Slots-at-Racetracks partnership. As a result, WE...
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Hanover offers yearlings for online purchase

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Jim Simpson, the president of the world's leading breeder Hanover Shoe Farms, has announced that 39 yearlings from Hanover's 2013 crop will be available for online purchase via the Farm's website http://www.hanoverpa.com/ .   When asked about the motivation for this innovative manner of selling some of this year's crop, Simpson replied, "We have a very large crop and we were looking...
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Name Your Price continues at Monticello

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Thus far Monticello Raceway's Name Your Price Claiming Series hasn't lived up to its unique possibility, that being the $4,000 claimers initially entered for leg one all raced for that same claiming tag in round two. All had the option of adding another $1,000 to the claiming price, permitted in the second round by the series rules, but no one took advantage of that possibility in th...
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Meadowlands moves qualifiers to Friday

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the snow forecasted for Wednesday night, qualifiers scheduled for Thursday at the Meadowlands are moved to 10 a.m. on Friday morning.   Entries are due by 9 a.m. Wednesday. (Meadowlands)
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Hambletonian Society stakes postmarked by Feb. 16

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 129 stake events, headlined by the return of heat racing in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands and $6 million Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is fast approaching. The $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks will be raced with eliminations a week before the final.   New stakes that will be administered by...
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Run And Tell Pap worked hard for the money

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Run And Tell Pap secured an easy lead but had to work hard late to preserve it as he captured Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot—his third straight victory—at The Meadows.   Although Run And Tell Pap was pushed to an opening panel of :27.4, he enjoyed a :59 breather over the next two panels. Nevertheless, the 3-5 favorite needed Dave Palone's urging to stave off the Lightni...
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Do Me Honor on a roll at The Meadows

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Do Me Honor is small in size, but keeps coming up big at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   On Monday night, Do Me Honor and driver Aaron Merriman won for the fourth time in five starts this season. The 5-year-old pacing mare has earned $46,000 this year, which ranks fifth best among all harness racing horses in North America and No. 1 among females.   Since arriving at ...
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Museum breeding auction deadline Feb. 16

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum wants to remind all breeders that bids for the Hall of Fame's breeding auction must be postmarked by Saturday, Feb. 16.   We are pleased to add Dejarmbro (Ohio) and Dream Away (Delaware) to the previous list made available. If you were not a successful bidder in other recent auctions you still have an opportunity to obtain a breeding to these stallions....
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Jerseylicous wins at Dover in 2013 debut

on 02/12/2013 12:00 AM
Jerseylicious won just one race in seven starts last year but it was a biggie--the $263,800 Sweetheart final for 2-year-old filly pacers. She didn't waste any time in 2013 as she won her seasonal debut Tuesday at Dover Downs, capturing the opening race on the card with a 1:53.1 victory for driver Corey Callahan and owners Pam Curran and Legacy Racing of DE. The win was one of six on th...
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