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FFA trotter Georgia Limited dies

on 11/27/2019 10:18 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that free-for-all trotting star Georgia Limited 5, 1:54.1 ($1,119,777) has died at age 26.   "He died two weeks ago at Dr. Pierre Tardif’s farm in Victoriaville, Quebec,” said Dustin Jones, his former trainer, driver and developer. "He had been there since I moved to Ontario in 2011. He was a $12,000 yearling I purchased in 1994 i...
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Joe Pavlica Jr., well-known harness fan, dies

on 11/27/2019 9:17 AM
Joseph J. Pavlica Jr., 35, of Lyndhurst, NJ, died suddenly on Monday, Nov. 25. Mr. Pavlica was a familiar face at the Meadowlands, where he enjoyed handicapping harness races. Mr. Pavlica has been a life long resident of Lyndhurst. He was a 1998 graduate of Sacred Heart School, Lyndhurst, continued his education at St. Peter's Prep, and wen...
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Baldachino looks back on Hannelore Hanover's career

on 11/27/2019 9:14 AM
Hannelore Hanover enjoyed many big moments in many of harness racing’s biggest races during her illustrious career, but when co-owner Frank Baldachino looked back on the trotting mare’s accomplishments, it was her performance in an open handicap at the Meadowlands in July 2016 that came to the forefront. Late on a Friday night, the then 4-year-old Hannelore Hanover faced older male ri...
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DSBF 2YO trot finals held at Dover Downs

on 11/26/2019 7:56 PM
On a mild and sunny Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs the DSBF 2-year-old trotters ended their season with an early non-wagering consolation race followed by the $100,000 finals on the regular racing card. ​The boys were the first race on the wagering card. The winning owner and breeder of the Harrington final, Jane Dunavant of Kenbridge, Va. returned with a Dover win, only...
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Amelias Courage A wins Meadows feature

on 11/26/2019 7:53 PM
Amelias Courage A stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Amelia’s Courage A was making her fifth domestic start since owner Thomas Mattingly and trainer Richard Perfido imported her from Australia, and she showed just how well she’s adjusted. When Dan Ra...
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Hall of Fame announces horse candidates

on 11/26/2019 3:09 PM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame. The nominees are: Always B Miki, Bee A Magician, Chapter Seven, Father Patrick, Peaceful Way and Sweet Lou. Standardbred horses are elected into harness racing’s Living Horse Hall of Fame by current members of the Harnes...
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New Vocations seeking breeding donations

on 11/26/2019 1:31 PM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 22nd Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 4-6, 2020. The program annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety-net through rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes.   New Vocations embraces racing and the excitement and joy of racehorse ownershi...
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Dec. 1 deadline for Maryland stallion registration

on 11/26/2019 1:19 PM
All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2020 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2019 for their foals to be eligible to the Maryland Sire Stakes.   We recommend th...
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Coleman, Sears reflect on McWicked's career

on 11/26/2019 10:53 AM
For the past several years, owner Ed James and trainer Casie Coleman could look forward to racing McWicked. Now, they will have to look forward to racing his offspring.   McWicked retired Saturday following his fifth-place finish in the TVG Open Pace championship at The Meadowlands, bringing the curtain down on the 8-year-old stallion’s award-winning and record-setting career. T...
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Final Breath wins second straight at Mea

on 11/25/2019 8:36 PM
Final Breath notched his second straight victory when he quarter-poled to the top and drew away late in Monday's $18,000 Open 1 Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Once Final Breath wrested the early lead from Donatover, he had little trouble lengthening it for Tony Hall, downing Donatover by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:53.4. The first-over Meme Hanover earned show.   Norm Parker tr...
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Shawn Gray wins 4 of 9 at Plainridge

on 11/25/2019 8:31 PM
Driver Shawn Gray kicked off the final week of racing in Massachusetts in a big way, winning four races on the nine-race card at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 25) including the $16,000 Open Handicap trot.   In the feature race, Gray drove Quicksilver Kemp from post four an got away last in the field of five while Nows The Moment (Mike Stevenson) stepped lively on the front with ...
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No Lasix for 2YOs in Kentucky in 2020?

on 11/25/2019 3:48 PM
By a vote of 6-2, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a recommendation on Monday morning (Nov. 25) to eliminate the use of furosemide (Lasix) in 2 year olds on race day beginning in 2020, and in 2021 to also ban furosemide in all stakes races conducted in the state. The Kentucky State Horse Racing Commission will now consider the recommendation at its next monthly meeting, Dec. 9....
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Winbak announces 2020 stud fees

on 11/25/2019 12:01 PM
In 2020, Winbak Farm will be standing stallions in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ontario and Pennsylvania.   The farm welcomes Jimmy Freight to Winbak Farm of Ontario and Courtly Choice to Winbak Farm of New York.   Below, please find the list of 2020 stallions and their respective stud fees. Click on a stallion’s name to reach their individual stallion page.  ...
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Lyons Steel posts third straight win

on 11/25/2019 8:14 AM
Following two consecutive Preferred wins at Freehold, Lyons Steel ($4.40) extended his streak to three with a 1:52.3 victory in the $18,000 pacing feature on Sunday (Nov. 24) at Harrah's Philadelphia. The 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding and driver David Miller worked clear of Nine Ways (Tony Morgan) after a :27.1 first quarter, and then parried two separate challenges en route to the ...
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Northfield, Meadows carryovers grow

on 11/25/2019 8:12 AM
The 20¢ Northfield Single Six (a unique combination Pick-6) carryover continues to grow as the wager was hit with multiple tickets on Sunday, pushing the carryover to $136,274. The jackpot for the Super Hi-5 at The Meadows also continues to rise. The jackpot for Monday’s Super Hi-5 is $49,290.29. The Super Hi-5 is offered on the final race of each live card. The 20¢ No...
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Oldford wins Billings East Regional final

on 11/24/2019 7:46 AM
The 2019 CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series is now in the books after $25,000 Gold Cup Championship Finals in the series Midwest and Eastern regions. Friday night at The Meadows Kelly “Sky” Walker emerged victorious with Keystone Blade in the Midwest final and Saturday at Yonkers Raceway Steve “You're Never Too” Oldford scored with Blasco in the East Region...
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Stormy Kromer, Jack’s Legend take Yonkers features

on 11/24/2019 7:43 AM
‘Twas a pair of Yonkers Raceway $35,000 Preferred Handicaps highlighting the Saturday night soiree.  Stormy Kromer (Brent Holland, $36.80) edged past Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton) in the week’s marquee trot, snapping that one in a season’s-best 1:54.  The latter retook from the eventual winner, throwing down subsections of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.2 while Top ...
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Caviart Ally edges Shartin; Emoticon Hanover repeats

on 11/24/2019 12:10 AM
 It took a while for the Bettor’s Delight mare Caviart Ally ($8.80) to find a way to defeat the season-long pacing mare divisional leader Shartin N, but “Ally” was able to exploit the late-found knowledge for the third time in recent weeks, just nosing out her ultimate rival in taking the $175,000 TVG Mare Pace final Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a stakes-recor...
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Six Pack caps career with TVG win; Manchego 2nd

on 11/24/2019 12:06 AM
 Six Pack went out a winner, capping his career by capturing Saturday’s $350,000 TVG Open Trot championship by three-quarters of a length with a track-record 1:50 performance over a surface labeled “good” because of rain at the Meadowlands. Manchego, the lone mare in the race, finished second and Guardian Angel AS was third. Gimpanzee, the 3-year-old taking on olde...
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Papi Rob Hanover, JK First Lady come up big in Final Four

on 11/23/2019 11:20 PM
Papi Rob Hanover dominated the freshman-pacer field to win the Governor’s Cup and JK First Lady won the Three Diamonds freshman-filly pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday.  Papi Rob Hanover, the 1-9 favorite, was never challenged winning the $401,850 Governor’s Cup for two-year-old pacing colts in a 1:51.1 mile. Driver David Miller was in no hurry to get to the lead with Pa...
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