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The day the deer stood The Meadows still

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
Oh Deer! The Meadows' track announcer Roger Huston has called thousands and thousands and thousands of races over his Hall of Fame career, but he was able to add a first on Wednesday night at the Pennsylvania racetrack when a trio of deer came onto the track prior to the ninth race and caused a short delay.   Huston, who was on the air with co-host Jeff Zidek on the track's sim...
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Fundraiser tix for SRF still available!

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), in an effort to raise much needed funds, is scheduled to draw the winning ticket for the fabulous trip to the 2013 Prix d'Amerique in just seven days. This fabulous trip begins with an airfare voucher with a value of up to $1800 and includes a four night stay for two at the charming four-star Hotel Terass in the heart of the Montmartre district ...
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John Gilmour retires after Mighty M victory

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
After a 35-year driving career, New York-based horseman John "Sep” Gilmour wanted to retire a winner—and he did just that on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Monticello Raceway. Driving My Buddy Chimo, a 10-year-old pacer he trains and co-owns, the 74-year-old Gilmour won his 4,492nd race and then told track photographer Geri Schwarz he was calling it a career and that he wanted to go out a winner...
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Meadowlands moves post, adds Early Pick 4

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will undergo some changes for the upcoming standardbred meet. Post time will move to 7:15 p.m. each racing night with the exception of Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 3, which will begin at 12 noon.   The most significant changes are to the Meadowlands wagering platform. The Meadowlands Pick 4 has long been the most popular bet in harness racing. Now,...
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Krispy Apple, Sand Wyndham win 35G Yonkers' Co-Features

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and trotters of all philosophic persuasions--were won by a pocket-sitting Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $3.30) and a second-over Sand Wyndham (Dan Dube, $12.40). In what was essentially a match race from the get-go, Don't Blame Her (Joe Bongiorno) and 3-5 favorite Krispy Apple were in play from pos...
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Aubsession sweeps Autumn Series

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
After capturing her Autumn Stakes elimination last week, Aubsession once again returned to victory lane in the $60,000 final for driver Jody Jamieson on Friday evening at Woodbine. The heavily-favoured daughter of Lis Mara celebrated the biggest win of her career for trainer Bill Budd and owners Jocelyne Gagnon and Gloria Aubertin. In the early going, Trama Unit (Jonathan Drury) left...
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Commander K continues to pay dividends

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
The ship from Pennsylvania to Florida didn't seem to bother Commander K at all as the 5-year-old son of Ken Warkentin sped to a 1:56 score over six highly-regarded rivals in Wednesday's $11,000 Open Trot at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Joe Pavia Jr. guided the winner to the half-length victory over Credit Balance (Wally Hennessey) and I'll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham). Combined lif...
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Meadowlands hires PI to focus on integrity

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has been proud to be home to the world's greatest harness racing since its founding. In addition, the racetrack takes pride in providing a racing product that is driven by integrity. In the 2013 racing season, the Meadowlands Racetrack will take another booming step in providing that integrity driven product.   The Meadowlands Racetrack is proud to announce the ...
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Put On A Show wins 12th of 2012

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
World champion 5-year-old pacing mare Put On A Show won her 12th race of the year on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, capturing a $50,000 Open in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:51.1 for driver Brian Sears. Also on the card, Empire Breeders Classic and Lady Maud champion Bettor B Lucky scored in 1:52.2 in a $17,000 conditioned event for driver Yannick Gingras.   Put On A Show...
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Parker closing in on Marohn at Monticello

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
He doesn't get much national attention but Billy "Zeke” Parker Jr. is one of the best harness drivers of all time. And his record speaks for itself!   On a muddy Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Parker reined six winners on the card, with those victories bringing his career total to 10,855; seventh best all-time in North America.   Parker began ...
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St. Lads graduate looks to zoom by in Autumn

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
He's been a part of the Standardbred scene for decades, but time hasn't diminished Bob Ladouceur's love for his horses or the sport.   Ladouceur, 68, who owns and operates St. Lads Farm with his wife Veronica, currently houses more than 80 horses at their home base in Ruscom Station. The breeding farm names their foals using the St. Lads prefix. One of their recent graduates is St L...
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Horse owners tell why they enroll in Full Circle

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
Nancy Schechterle, of Wilbraham, Mass., keeps track of every horse she's ever been associated with.   "I know where all of mine are except one. I keep track of them; there is just one that I cannot locate and that's All Time Hit.”   Schechterle has enrolled All Time Hit and others in the USTA's Full Circle program, which allows anyone, member or not, to record thei...
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Campbell's 'thinking' he can win the Matron

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
John Campbell and Thinking Out Loud start Sunday's $176,663 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs from the same spot as last week's elimination. Campbell hopes they finish in the same spot as well.   Thinking Out Loud, starting from post one, won his Matron elim by a nose over Bettor's Edge in 1:50 on Nov. 25 at Dover Downs. Campbell and Thinking Out Loud will...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
Another edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available! In the latest edition you can find out why Tim Tetrick won't be driving Heston Blue Chip in the Matron 3-Year-Old Colt Pace final on Sunday. Plus, Yannick Gingras talks about his chances in the race with Hillbilly Hanover, who picked up just his second victory of the season--he was 0-for-20--in winning an elimination last ...
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Morrill is king of the New York road

on 11/28/2012 12:00 AM
As Mel Brooks famously said while portraying Louis the XIV in Brooks' comedy classic `History of the World,' "It's good to be the king.”   There is no denying Jim Morrill Jr.'s title as the king of the New York Sires Stakes, not after he picked up yet another award as the New York Sires Stakes Driver of the Year in 2012.   And he agrees with Brooks. "Oh, yeah,” he lau...
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Career best year for Trevor Henry at 41

on 11/28/2012 12:00 AM
Trevor Henry knows that no matter how near the finish line appears, it is best to drive on. So as Henry enters the final five weeks of the year trying to protect his status as Canada's winningest harness racing driver this season, he is taking nothing for granted. Henry leads Billy Davis Jr., 472-432, in the nation's standings. "I hope it's good enough,” Henry said about his margin enteri...
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Triple Command in charge of DSBF 2CT final

on 11/28/2012 12:00 AM
Triple Command came on in the stretch to notch a 2:00.4 victory in a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final for 2-year-old trotters on Wednesday at Dover Downs, where Sand Top Gun won the $23,000 Open Trot and Corey Callahan, Brad Hanners and trainer Josh Green each turned in three wins.   Acquired less than two months ago by trainer Josh Green and Richard Lombard...
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Meadows SOA names 2012 award winners

on 11/28/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has named its 2012 award winners, as voted by the general membership. The key award winners include: Winning Mister, owned by Bob Key and trained by Rich Gillock, was named Horse of the Year and Trotter of the Year. The well-traveled trotter made The Meadows his main base of operation for the year, and he had plenty of success at his local track. For...
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Break The Bank K to stand at Midland in Ohio

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Break The Bank K 2,1:55.3f; 3,1:51.3, a millionaire and winner of the 2010 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot, will stand his first season at stud in 2013 at Midland Acres in Bloomingburg, Ohio, it was announced today. He will stand for a fee of $3,500, or $3,000 for multiple bookings.   "Since Jailhouse Jesse and Justice Hall moved to our Indiana farm, we've been on the lookou...
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Woodbine helps with Toys for Tots campaign

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has joined the Halton (Ont.) Police to help kick off the annual Toys for Tots campaign, which benefits the Salvation Army.   "This is a cause that employees, harness drivers, horsepeople and customers at Mohawk Racetrack have embraced,” said Wendy Loiselle, Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, WEG. "This is the third year that the rac...
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