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Tioga's Bettor's Delight renamed Roll With Joe

on 01/17/2013 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs' top race for pacing horses has a new title. With Bettor's Delight being relocated to Pennsylvania, race sponsor Blue Chip Farms has requested that the race now recognize his younger full brother Roll With Joe.   Along with his impeccable bloodlines, Roll With Joe enjoyed an accomplished career on the racetrack. A stakes winner at two, the colt blossomed at age three lis...
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Tritton hopes for Presidential success

on 01/17/2013 12:00 AM
Peter Tritton thinks Malak Uswaad N is the best horse he's ever trained. He hopes the 5-year-old pacer, or one of his stablemates, can take him places he's never been.   Malak Uswaad N and 7-year-old Second Wind N, another Tritton trainee, are entered in Saturday's $40,000 second round of the Presidential series at Meadowlands Racetrack. They are both 25-1 on the morning line in the...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/17/2013 12:00 AM
Golden Receiver's quest to become a two-time Presidential final winner continues Saturday night when the second round of the series goes postward at the Meadowlands. But trainer Darren Cassar has an over-achieving Down Under-bred named Mr. Hasani N who could upset the favorite, and in the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview he talks about his pacer's chances. Also, Marcus Miller has made the...
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Shelton new track super at Hoosier Park

on 01/17/2013 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has named Jim Shelton as the Standardbred Track Superintendent effective immediately. The 45-year-old native of Ohio brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Acting as superintendent, Shelton will be in charge of the condition of the racing surface as well as overseeing the entire track operations and staff. Shelton brings over 30 years of experien...
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Pierce wins 7 on Dover card

on 01/17/2013 12:00 AM
Only Dancin Yankee's and Mustang Art's noses separated them as winners of the $35,000 Preferred and $30,000 Delaware Special features on an overcast Dover Downs on Thursday (Jan. 17). Also, Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce enjoyed a seven-win night, two from the nine-win track record set by Tim Tetrick. On the trainer front, Josh Green conditioned four winners after three wins the...
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Run And Tell Pap takes Meadows top trot

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Atoning for a costly break last week, Run And Tell Pap blew past his stablemate, Hava Kadabra, and went on to an in-hand victory in Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Run And Tell Pap was rolling along on the lead in his Jan. 8 contest when an unforced break took him out of the money. Tuesday, the 6-year-old High Falls-Adele's Jade gelding returned to form f...
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Callahan has another big night at Dover

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Red-hot Corey Callahan continued a win-happy January, driving six winners on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Also, Four Starz Q, with Ross Wolfenden up, scored an early 1:52.2 victory in the $20,000 male claiming pace over a "good” track.   After five winners on Sunday and four more on Monday, Callahan built his North American leading total to 43 wins since the New Year arr...
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A band with horse's name trying for Grammy gig

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Pacinello is looking for a trip to the Grammy Awards. Not the horse, the band. Pacinello, a Vernon, N.Y.-based band, is participating in the Grammy Live: Gig of a Lifetime contest. The winning band gets a trip to Los Angeles to perform during Grammy week.   Founded by Molly D'Agostino, the 17-year-old daughter of harness racing trainer/driver Joe D'Agostino, the band ...
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Penn National plans for NJ OTW near Philly

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., the largest operator of pari-mutuel facilities in North America, has signed a lease to renovate a former restaurant in Gloucester Township into New Jersey's fifth Off-Track Wagering (OTW) facility. "Favorites at Gloucester Township” will be located at the former Stone Grille on Blackwood-Clementon Road and will offer South Jersey horse racing fans a convenient l...
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Big M handle up 25%; a fan meets the Captain

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Business remained strong for the third week of racing at The Meadowlands. All sources handle on the live product was up 25 percent over last year's dates despite the competition fromYonkers on Friday and Saturday. Most of the increase is coming from remote locations, which benefits simulcast partners more than it does The Meadowlands' bottom line. The good news is that those increases contr...
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Michigan honors best of 2012

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet at Sports Creek Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 12. Here are the award winners who were recognized:   2012 MHHA APPRECIATION AWARD Senator Joe Hune, Representative Kevin Daley   2012 AMATEUR DRIVER AWARD Richard Roach   2012 GREAT LAKES AMATEUR DRIVING ASSOCIATION CLUB AWARDS Point C...
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Last call for Meadowlands' late-closers

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Nominations for the Junior Trendsetter, Exit 16W, Charles Singer Memorial and the $15,000 Claiming Survivor Series at the Meadowlands close Jan. 18.   The Junior Trendsetter for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, (n/w 2 pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifetime), has a final purse estimated at $58,500. The Exit 16W final for 4-year-old pacing stallions and geldings, (n/w 3 pari-mutu...
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Free PPs available for WHHC on-line qualifier

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Free Trackmaster Platinum Past Performances are available for the first in a series of 10 free, online qualifying contests for the $100,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC), which will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday, April 13. For complete information, to enter the first weekend's contests, and to get a link to free past performances on the TrackMaster website for the ...
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Cash On Delivery pays off at Dover

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
Cash On Delivery was strongest in the stretch delivering a 1:55 triumph in the $23,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 16.   Trainer-driver Vince Copeland moved Cash On Delivery four wide around the final turn then wore down leader Sea Raven (Vic Kirby) in deep stretch while holding off fast finishing E L Rock (Eric Carlson) nearing the finish line. The win was ...
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Ont. commission announces new post-race procedure

on 01/16/2013 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has released a notice to the industry regarding new rule changes approved by the ORC Board in December, clarifying a number of procedural issues related to the test barn and associated retention area.   In the case where a claimed horse is required to go to the test barn, physical custody of that horse will not pass from the original owner to the ...
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Tattersalls supplement catalog available

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
The supplement catalog, plus updated past performances for all racehorses in the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, are now available for download on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline® sales app for the iPad.   The first sale of the 2013 season will be held Monday, Jan. 21, in the Meadowlands race paddock, and will get underway prompt...
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Irish eyes are smiling on Joe Hanney

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Joe Hanney figures if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere. Hanney, a 30-year-old native of Dublin, Ireland, first came to North America in 2007 and after a year in Canada eventually settled in the U.S. to further his career in harness racing. Better known as "Irish” Joe Hanney, he worked for Nifty Norman for a year and spent two campaigns with Joe Holloway before opening his own tra...
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Canadian Sportsman's Briggs honored by HTA

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Dave Briggs, who since 1995 has been the editor of and writer for The Canadian Sportsman, Canada's oldest magazine, has won Harness Tracks of America's Dan Patch Award for exceptional media, publicity and public relations contributions to the sport of harness racing.   A former sportswriter for The London Free Press, Briggs has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of ...
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Stallion Amigo Hall relocating to Ohio

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Marvin Raber of the Marvin Raber Farm and Robert Burgess, syndicate manager of the Amigo Hall Syndicate, have announced that prominent sire and Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall 3,1:54s ($1,046,000) will be moving to Mr. Raber's impressive breeding farm near Charm, Ohio for the 2013 breeding season.   Amigo Hall, by supersire Balanced Image, represents an outcross opportunity to breed ...
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Larry Foureman, active in Ohio fairs, dies

on 01/15/2013 12:00 AM
Larry L. Foureman, 77, of Arcanum, Ohio, president of the Ohio Colt Racing Association, vice president of the H.M. Parshall Memorial and treasurer of the Signature Series fair races in the Buckeye State, died Jan. 14, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.   Mr. Foureman was born in Abbottsville on Aug. 7, 1935, the son of the late Wherly D. and Iva A. (Burns) Foureman. He wa...
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