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Quid Pro Quo wins Italy's Orsi Mangelli

on 11/01/2012 2:00 AM
The Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli was raced Thursday at the San Siro racetrack in Milan, Italy, with a purse of just 209,000 euro (approximately $270,000). Although the low purse was a result of the state of harness racing in Italy, the race was a success for Sweden with the victory by the Menhammar Stud-bred Quid Pro Quo (Yankee Glide, out of Hostage, by Express Ride). Quid Pro Quo has been am...
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New! Harrisburg Preview now available

on 11/01/2012 2:00 AM
A special edition of Harness Racing Harrisburg Preview is now available, providing an insight to the upcoming yearling and mixed sales that gets underway on Monday in Harrisburg, Pa.   Included in the Harrisburg Preview is a glimpse at some of the yearlings attracting early attention as well as what will be offered from this year's first-crop sires. Also included is a look bac...
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TVG, Cal Expo announce broadcast partnership

on 11/01/2012 2:00 AM
TVG, America's Horseracing Network, and Watch and Wager LLC, the new operator of Sacramento's Cal Expo Harness, which will launch its 2012-13 meet on Friday night, have forged an exclusive broadcast partnership, both companies have announced.   Cal Expo Harness, located at the California State Fairgrounds, will present live racing Through May 11, with Friday and Saturday programs u...
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Fox Valley Steffen best in Life's A Holiday

on 11/01/2012 2:00 AM
What already looked like it was going to be a stroll in the park for Paula Smith, James Runyan and Gary Engel's Fox Valley Steffen became even easier with the defection of two of the six scheduled starters in Thursday's $12,600 Life's A Holiday Stake at Maywood Park. The diagonally gaited sophomore colt then left no doubt as to who was the best among this group of state-breds as he cruise...
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Settlemoir named GM/CEO of Meadowlands

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
New Meadowlands LLC president Jeff Gural has named Jason M. Settlemoir as general manager and chief executive officer of the New Meadowlands, effective Tuesday, Nov. 6.   Settlemoir has run Gural's two New York racetracks, Tioga and Vernon Downs, since operations began in 2006 and will remain vice president of racing and sponsorships for both of those properties. The 2006 Lew B...
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Big stakes weekend on tap at Indiana Downs

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Top trotters and pacers will converge on Indiana Downs Saturday, November 3 as the track plays host to several lucrative open stakes. The 14-race card will feature the $200,000 Indiana Pacing Derby, $250,000 Monument Circle and $260,500 Oliver Trotting Classic, along with a group of Circle City Divisions. A Rocknroll Dance and Sweet Lou headline a field of 10 sophomore pacers set to battle it ...
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Meadowlands to reopen for simulcasting Thurs.

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, Nov. 1. Gates open at 11 a.m., eastern. A simulcast calendar is available online at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com. Winners Bayonne, the Meadowlands' off-track wagering facility, re-opened Wednesday, Oct. 31 for wagering and dining. Both venues will simulcast the Breeders' Cup Championships from Santa Anita on Friday, Nov. 2 a...
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Panel makes recommendations; WEG comments

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
The Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel issued its final report to the Ontario racing industry on Tuesday and it primarily calls for an approximate 50-percent reduction in harness race dates so that purses would not be dramatically impacted.   On Wednesday, James J. Lawson, chairman of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) released the following statement upon WEG reviewing the Hors...
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Bartlett to represent US in 2013 World Driving tourney

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett has been announced as the driver who will represent the United States in the World Driving Championship in June 2013 in Paris, France.   Bartlett represented the U.S. in 2009 in Norway, where there were varied distances, and finished sixth. In 2011 he was again chosen to represent the US, when the World Championships were conducted on more familiar turf in t...
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Freehold cancels Thursday due to Sandy

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has announced that live racing scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, has been cancelled due to a power failure that left the half-mile oval without power since Monday when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast region.   Simulcasting and live racing will resume once power is restored. Patrons and horsemen are asked to check Freehold Raceway's website, www.freeholdraceway.com ...
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Hot Roddy, Inittowinafortune win DSBF finals

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway hosted two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for 2-year-old pacers Wednesday to close out the track's 66th year of live racing.   The races were originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, but were postponed due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The stake events were conducted as part of an abbreviated non-wagering four-race program. &nb...
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Kirschenbaum Memorial on Cal Expo opener

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Watch and Wager LLC will raise the curtain on its new harness meeting at Cal Expo on Friday night, with the Alan Kirschenbaum Memorial Pace heading the card. It will go as the eighth race on a 14-race program.   The Watch and Wager meeting will run through May 11, with Friday and Saturday programs until Dec. 22, then three nights per week for the remainder of the meet on a Thursday...
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Top Illinois sire Broadway Express dies

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Broadway Express, the first millionaire stallion to ever stand stud in Illinois--and the horse that helped put Cottonwood Farm on the map—died Monday night, Oct. 29, at Cottonwood Farm at the age of 30. Bred by Patrick Kelly, he was a son of Big Towner and the Bengazi Hanover mare Snowball Express.   As a racehorse, Broadway Express won 20 starts and earned $1,141,726 while compet...
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News about top 2YO Captaintreacherous

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms, in conjunction with Marvin Katz, Michael Parisi, Joe Sbrocco and Myron Bell, are proud to announce that a limited amount of shares in the great pacing colt Captaintreacherous p,2, 1:49.2 ($917,141) will be available for purchase this fall. "The Captain” started his stakes campaign with an amazing track record victory in the Woodrow Wilson final at the Meadowlands in 1:49.3...
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Blooded Horse Fall Sale includes 245 yearlings

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 65th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 1433 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, Nov. 12, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The sale features 245 yearlings, 204 two year olds, 273 three year olds, and 97 weanlings along with hundreds of broodmares and a few stallions.   Yearlings from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario are in abundance and all sell ...
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Draw at Yonkers Tuesday; reopen Thursday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The latest from Yonkers Raceway and Empire City regarding the Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, closures and schedule amendments.   Horsemen are reminded that there is a double draw (for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3) scheduled for today (Tuesday), with the entry box for both days closing at 4 pm. For more information, please contact the race office at 914-457-2627.   ...
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DSBF races re-scheduled for Wednesday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The four Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund races that will be contested Wednesday, Oct. 31, folowing their cancellation on Monday, Oct. 29, due to Hurricane Sandy, will be raced at Harrington Raceway in the same sequence as they were originally programmed.   First Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Colts Consolation - 6 p.m.; Second Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Consolation - 6:1...
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Woodbine set to offer 20-cent triactor tickets

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Tuesday announced it was adding 20-cent triactors to its live fractional betting menu through to the end of the year. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, racing fans can wager a minimum of 20 cents on triactors during Woodbine's live Standardbred and Thoroughbred cards.   Racing customers are already able to play 20-cent minimums on superfectas and...
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8 entered in Messenger; no elims needed

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Eight 3-year-olds--seven colts and a gelding---have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. No eliminations are therefore necessary and so the 57th edition of the Messenger, worth $415,820, goes as a one-dash-for-the-cash event a week from Saturday night, Nov. 10.   The entrants, alphabetically with declared drivers, are...A ...
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Updated: Hurricane Sandy prompts cancellations

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy's churn up the East Coast has prompted the cancellation of racing and simulcasting at several racetracks. As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, here is the list:   The Meadows: Live racing is canceled on Tuesday.   Vernon Downs: Simulcasting is closed on Monday and Tuesday; scheduled to resume on Wednesday.   Yonkers Raceway: Live racing and simulcast...
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