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Foreclosure N to stand at Sugar Valley Farm

on 12/08/2012 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm of Delaware, Ohio, in conjunction with Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi & JJK Stables, is pleased to announce that Foreclosure N will be joining the Sugar Valley Farm stallion roster for the 2013 breeding season.   Foreclosure N p,2,1:52.1f; 3,1:49.2f; 4,1:48.4 ($772,346), a multiple stakes winner at two, is by the great Rocknroll Hanover, and out of the Australia...
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Manzi wins Freehold Driving Challenge

on 12/08/2012 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Cat Manzi captured the first-ever $10,000 Driving Challenge at Freehold Raceway on Saturday. Manzi started things off with back-to-back wins in the first two races of the challenge, followed by a second in the third. For the day, Manzi tallied five wins. Manzi clinched the trophy and the $4,000 top prize with a win in the eighth race, driving the 3-2 favorite Kiasma. ...
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Meadowlands hires new marketing director

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce the hiring of Valerie Harlan as director of marketing for the New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne, effective Dec. 10, 2012.   Valerie has considerable experience in Casino Marketing programs, with a significant amount of that experience in Atlantic City and Pennsylvania at various properties such as Caesars, Showboat, Resort...
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New Jersey bills move forward

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer has sponsored a bill that would allow persons who live in New Jersey the ability to place a wager on a race in the state even though they may be outside the state's borders. The bill received approval on Thursday from the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee. "A horse racing fan could still enjoy the Sport of Kings in New Jersey even though th...
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Zenker to receive Gallo Scholarship award

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf will present the seventh annual Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship to Julia Zenker during the Saturday evening, Jan. 12, race card at the Meadowlands. Julia is currently studying at Wagner College on Staten Island, where she is majoring in Philosophy and Spanish, in pursuit of a law degree. She has maintained a 3.9 GPA at Wagner.   The $15,000 award, sponsored by Scharf ...
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Santanna Blue Chip to stand in Ohio for 2013

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm is excited, as all Ohio harness racing should be, with the announcement that Santanna Blue Chip p,2,1:51:3 will be standing in the Buckeye state for the 2013 season. At two, Santanna Blue Chip showed early speed winning in 1:51:3 and banking $927,095, the most of any two-year-old against one of the greatest two-year-old crops in recent memory including Somebeachsome...
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Former racehorse equine ambassador at college

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
When a race horse turns 14, the last possible year they are eligible to race, the horse and owners are recognized in a special post parade. Flapjack Attack, a harness horse named Horse of the Year, Aged Trotter of the Year and Trotter of the Year in 2004, was among those honored Sunday at Saratoga Raceway, with owners Michael Riggi of Clifton Park, NY and John Mongeon, Jr., of Ballston Sp...
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Boots Dunn breaks leg in training accident

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
U.S. Trotting Association director Walter "Boots” Dunn was unseated by a yearling at his training center in Cochranton, Pa., Thursday morning, Dec. 6, and has badly broken a leg.   Dunn remains hospitalized following surgery on his broken leg Thursday night and will need additional surgery.   Anyone wanting to send a card to Dunn can mail it to Boots Dunn, P.O...
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Yonkers feature winner is a keeper

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of moist Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and trotters of all assorted alliances--were won by a sharp Keeper's Destiny (George Brennan, $6.30) and a equally-crisp Mystical Starlight (Mark MacDonald, $5.10).   Finding a seat fifth post position No. 7, Keeper's Destiny saw 13-10 choice Rock N Soul (Yannick Gingras) work around...
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Scootie Best Lou is best at Lebanon

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly Scootie Best Lou demonstrated dauntless courage in winning the Friday night featured pace at Lebanon despite racing on the outside for more than five-eighths of the mile.   Driver Kayne Kauffman kept his tiring horse alive in the stretch as Tailor's Filly and Connie's Marti tried valiantly to overtake the leader. At the wire they fell short with Tailor's Filly a...
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Longshots rule in Batavia features

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
The longshots were the hot shots in the co-features at Batavia Downs Friday night. Columbia County ($17.80) scored the victory in the $7,400 conditioned trot while Pathtodover ($21.80) came from nowhere and nabbed the $7,400 Fillies and Mare pace.   In the first co-feature, Columbia County was able to weave through traffic the final quarter mile with driver Jame Dunlap and snatch th...
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4,000 wins for Jack Flanigen

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
Reinsman Jack Flanigen became a member of the 4,000 win club when he guided Frank Zambito's, All Got In, to victory in the ninth race on Friday night at Batavia Downs Casino.   The 46-year-old Flanigen started the Friday program with 3,998 wins and moved closer to the milestone when he came from off the pace to score with Carl Monti's, Need Help Here, in the second race. Fo...
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Niagara for soph filly pacers gets underway

on 12/07/2012 12:00 AM
Oceanview Bindi, driven by Keith Oliver, delivered on her 1-5 pari-mutuel promise in a $20,000 opening round division of the Niagara Series on Friday night at Woodbine.   The 3-year-old pacing filly took all the spoils in the first dash with a 1:53.4 career-best performance for trainer George Plyley.   OceanviewBindi got away fifth behind R U For Me (Randy Waples), who pu...
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Arrangements set for John Como, 88

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
John Como, owner of Scenic View Acres in Towaco, N.J., died on Wednesday, Dec. 5. He was 88.   Mr. Como and his son have owned horses for many years and their All Star Racing Inc. currently campaigns one of the top 3-year-old pacing colts, the million-dollar earner Bolt The Duer.   Mr. Como sold the family-owned container business of which he was president, AMCO Folding C...
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Big M announces $1 million FFA series in 2013

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
The stakes calendar at The Meadowlands will have a distinctly different look for 2013 with the focus shifting from 2 year olds stakes to events geared for the older horse set.   Gone are the Woodrow Wilson and Sweetheart. The Reynolds and Simpson freshman stakes have been relocated to sister tracks Tioga and Vernon Downs and scheduled later in the season. The Final Four (Gover...
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Reduced threshold causes NY positives

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) over the past few weeks has issued rulings against seven trainers for positives for the Class 2 drug levamisole with its metabolite pemoline, used as a lung wormer in horses. There are also at least two additional positives which have not yet resulted in formal rulings. Harnessracing.com has talked to some of the trainers, who have nearl...
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Batavia set to bring curtain down on 2012

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
Just 24 blares of the bugle remain before the curtain comes down on another racing season at Batavia Downs Casino. America's oldest lighted harness racetrack began operation in 1940.   Friday night features Customer Appreciation Night. After the fourth race in the enclosed grandstand, Subway subs and cake and coffee will be served while supplies last. Racing programs will be $1; cof...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
The new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, which takes a look at Saturday night's $130,000 Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park, which consists of a high-powered field of six 3-year-old colt pacers going postward.   The Weekend Preview talked to a pair of trainers who still have Dan Patch Award honors on their mind. Trainer Bob McIntosh believes Thinking Out Loud has a ...
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Scarborough holding toy drive

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
Scarborough Downs will be donating to children and horses in need this holiday season. Starting this weekend, the track will be collecting toys for the Salvation Army's Toy Shop: customers who bring in a new, unwrapped toy will receive a free race program through December 16th. Drop boxes will be available at all program locations in the Grandstand and Clubhouse buildings. In addition, hand...
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Wark Woman wins Autumn final in 1:56

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies highlighted the Thursday evening card at Woodbine as the $60,000 Autumn Stakes final took place on the program. Post time favorite Wark Woman scored an impressive victory in stakes record fashion for driver Randy Waples in 1:56.   After winning her elimination last week, the daughter of Ken Warkentin swept the series as her earnings now sit at $114,380 for...
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