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NEW! Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/26/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. Featured this week is the story of a pair of Hambletonian contenders who despite having some major wins have been able to avoid the spotlight heading into Saturday's elims. Also, the Adios Pace final is Saturday at The Meadows and John Camp...
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Zeke Parker has big afternoon at Monticello

on 07/26/2012 2:00 AM
Zeke Parker has found his groove again. After reining five winners on Wednesday,  July 25 the 17 time Mighty m driving champ came right back Thursday and drove six winners on the 12- race card at Monticello Raceway. I’m having a good week, ”Parker said when contacted by phone in the paddock after his six-win day.  "I don’t think I’m doing anything different but I am gett...
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Jim Campbell fashions double shot in Hambo elims

on 07/26/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Campbell has two solid reasons to feel confident in his quest for a second Hambletonian. The private trainer for Jules Siegel’s Fashion Farms will send out a pair of their three-year-old colts at the Meadowlands in Saturday’s eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian on August 4. There are 25 colts split into three $70,000 eliminations.  The top three finish...
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Trotters shine at Scioto

on 07/26/2012 2:00 AM
Inclement weather hit central Ohio hard on Thursday evening and the featured trotting events were contested as rain fell at Scioto Downs. The father-and-son team of Chip Noble and son Dan battled to the wire in the first feature as the son nosed out his father to win with the trotter Blazing Future in 1:58.3. The 3-year-old son of Trainforthefuture is trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for ...
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Money And Me fastest winner in Arden Downs

on 07/26/2012 2:00 AM
Money And Me moved easily through the rain and slop Thursday at The Meadows to capture a division of a $75,000 Arden Downs event in a stakes-fastest 1:58.4. The Grand Circuit event for 2-year-old filly trotters, known as the Judge Joe McGraw, was contested over three divisions, with Coffeecake Hanover and Classic Martine taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a stakes double with Mo...
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"Inside Harness Racing" features Archangel

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Despite a seven-race winning streak and the most earnings amongst his fellow 3-year-old trotters, Archangel is still fighting to earn respect in this year's Hambletonian field.   This week's episode of "Inside Harness Racing” tells the unlikely story of Archangel and his Western New York human connections, trainer Peter Arrigenna, co-owner Alan Hainsworth and driver Jim Morrill Jr...
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Special Palone interview on Youtube

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
To coincide with the celebration of "Dave Palone Night,” The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has posted on YouTube an original interview with Palone, who on July 5 became the "winningest” driver in North American harness racing history. In the interview, Palone discusses his life and career with Jeff Zidek, Meadows Live co-host and producer of the video. The presentation also feat...
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Tickets available for Hambo Casino Night

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Tickets may now be purchased online for the Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament to be held Wednesday (August 1) at Il Villaggio Restaurant in Carlstadt, N.J. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Dinner tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, dessert, open bar and $50 in casino chips. Additional casino ch...
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Ms Goliath combining motherhood, racing

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
When Ms Goliath lines up behind the gate in the inaugural Girls' Night Out Pacing Series on Friday evening at Mohawk, she sports one trait that separates her from her rivals: she's a mother. Last year, Ms Goliath,an 11-time winner, gave birth to a colt by Bettors Delight named The Right Fit.   "She did well for us on the track, so we decided to breed her,” said trainer Dustin Jones. "We...
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Big Delaware Breeders card at State Fair

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
More than $600,000 in purses will be up for grabs in a historic nighttime Governor's Day program at Harrington Raceway Thursday at the Delaware State Fair.   Traditionally, the races were held with an 11 a.m. post time, but will have a 7 p.m. start time in this year's annual installment of live horse racing at the fair which showcases the top Delaware owned or bred horses.  Fou...
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Toscano hoping to get edge at Adios draw

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Not many trainers are happy to see their horse get an outside post rather than the rail, but Linda Toscano says it was the best thing to happen to Bettor's Edge last week.   Bettor's Edge, with Daniel Dube in the sulky, won his Delvin Miller Adios elimination race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino from post nine by a nose over Bolt The Duer in a career-best 1:49 last S...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks to race under saddle

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old trotting gelding Blacktuxwhitesocks will be looking for his 20th North American win on Hambletonian Day (Aug. 4) at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Blacktuxwhitesocks has banked $134,480 so far in 2012. The winner of $716,025, who has been racing and winning the Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers recently, will trade his sulky for a saddle as he is expected to start in a $15,...
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Smedshammer ready to try Riccolo in Hambo

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer knew Riccolo was undefeated, but still had questions as he targeted the 3-year-old gelding trotter for the Hambletonian. In winning last week's 3-year-old open at the Meadowlands, Riccolo gave the trainer the answers he wanted.   Riccolo is among two trotters from the Smedshammer Stable entered in Saturday's Hambletonian eliminations at the Meadowlands. The top thr...
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Field set for 7-horse Adios final on Saturday

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
Delvin Miller Adios elimination winners Sweet Lou and Bettor's Edge weren't able to choose their post positions for the $500,000 final, but Wednesday's open draw at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino was kind to them anyway. Sweet Lou will leave from post 4 and Bettor's Edge from post 2 in Saturday's final of the 46th edition of the "Pace for the Orchids.” Meadowlans Pace winner A Rocknroll ...
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Pompano cards 2-horse match race for Saturday

on 07/25/2012 2:00 AM
One of racing's great and rare spectacles, a match race, has been carded for Saturday evening, July 28, as a highlight of the closing program of the 2011-2012 meet at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The combatants for the two horse competition are Northern Companion and driver Robert Hoffman drawing post one against Neptune Blue Chip and Bruce Ranger in post two. Norther...
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Olympics allows therapeutic use exemptions

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Noting that the Olympic Games commencing this week in London permit some athletes to compete with performance enhancing drugs in their systems, Ed Martin, President of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), today urged the games to disclose the names of the affected athletes, the competitions they are in, and the drugs in their systems. Martin, in testimony earlier this month, told a U.S...
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25 entered in Hambletonian, 14 in Oaks

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
The 2011 Breeders Crown champion Uncle Peter, most recently a 1:53.1 winner in a Stanley Dancer Memorial division, drew post four in the first of three Hambletonian eliminations on Saturday, July 28, at the Meadowlands. Twenty-five sophomore colt and gelding trotters will go to the post in the elims, with the top three finishers in each, plus the richest fourth-place finisher, returnin...
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Summer Mixed Sale supplement now available

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
The supplemental catalog and updated past performances for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available at http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/and through the Equineline sales app.   In addition to the 165 head in the main catalog, 32 additional racehorses have been entered in the sale supplement. The sale gets underway in the Meadowlands race paddock at 12 noon on Sunday, July...
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Attendance, handle gains at Hoosier Park

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
Attendance and wagering at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino produced encouraging gains during the track's 2012 Standardbred meet. The 80-day race meet concluded Saturday, July 14, and showed measureable improvement from 2011 as a result of new marketing efforts, facility enhancements and an increase in the overall quality of racing.   Hoosier Park's 19th season of Standardbred raci...
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German Paal to drive in Munich Mile

on 07/24/2012 2:00 AM
He doesn't hail from the Munich area of Germany but Wilhelm (Wim) Paal, from the northwestern section of Germany, will be a great addition to Monticello Raceway's Munich Mile--the race for drivers of German heritage--when the Mighty M presents that event on Monday afternoon, July 30.   "We've got the real McCoy in Wim,” said Eric Warner, the track's director of racing referring to...
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