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CBC 3-year-old elims on tap at Mohawk

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Forty of the best Canadian-sired sophomores will take to the track to compete in their respective Canadian Breeders Championship eliminations this weekend at Mohawk.   Trainer-driver MikeVanderkemp will send two sons of Kadabra postward on Friday in the lone $68,168 elimination for trotting colts.   Reckon Im Ready is listed as the 9-2 second choice in the morning line. ...
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Hoosier to close meet with big Saturday card

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Celebrity guests along with champion drivers and horses will close out Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's 2012 Standardbred meet Saturday, July 14, on the annual Hoosier Champions Night. This conclusion of the racing meet will feature two celebrity-filled charity exhibition races, 14 regularly scheduled races, including Indiana Sire Stakes championships. All Sires Stakes events for 3 year o...
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Sir Richard Z Tam in 1:51.4 in PASS 2CP

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Sir Richard Z Tam kicked off Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) action for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia with a national season's best 1:51.4 victory in the first of five $70,795 divisions. Sent off the 1-5 favorite off a 1:52.2 win in his career debut July 5 in a conditioned event at Philadelphia, Sir Richard Z Tam controlled the tempo with tra...
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Gural testifies at Senate hearing on drugs

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
The U.S. Senate Committee of Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing Thursday afternoon chaired by New Mexico Senator Tom Udall. Among the eight who testified was Jeff Gural, owner of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and operator of the Meadowlands Racetrack. After speaking for a few minutes on other problems racing currently has, including the marketing of the sport, Gural opened h...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/12/2012 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. The Meadowlands Pace is this Saturday night and the drivers and/or trainers of all of the contenders offer their thoughts about their chances. Also in this edition, Corey Callahan talks about Googoo Gaagaa's miscues in the Yonkers Tro...
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NJSS freshman trotters in action at Big M

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters of both sexes were in action Thursday night at the Meadowlands as the track hosted the first round of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS). Thirteen male trotters were divided into a pair of $18,000 divisions, while 20 fillies were split into two $20,000 divisions.   The first race on the card was the first NJSS division for colts and geldings. Several breakers reduce...
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Trace Tetrick wins 2,000th race at Hoosier

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick scored his 2,000th career win on Thursday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Tetrick brought home Ohmygosh Hanover, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Tom T Tetrick and co-owned by Tetrick's mother Mary Alice with CC Racing, in the eighth race on the 13-race card to reach the milestone. The accomplishment was a family affair as Tetrick also scored with Blazin With P...
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LF Topaz sparkles at Scioto

on 07/12/2012 2:00 AM
LF Topaz came from off the pace to win the featured trot at Scioto Downs on Thursday, scoring in 1:58.1 by three-quarters of a length. The 8-year-old gelded son of Valley Victor was driven by Kyle Ater and is trained by his father Dan Ater for ower Ned Hodkinson of Ohio.   LF Topaz was co-favored with Upfront Jesse, but while driver Chris Page sent Upfront Jesse sent to the front ea...
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Florida-sired 2YOs in action at Pompano

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
It was a beautiful evening in South Florida dominated by a promising group of 2-year-old state-bred prospects hitting the track for their first career starts on Wednesday (July 11) at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Purses ranged from $4,500 to $6,000 in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Sunshine State Stakes.   Florida's 2-year-old pacing fillies...
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"There are nine other guys trying to beat you"

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Ron Waples won the Meadowlands Pace in his first try, driving Ralph Hanover to victory in 1983. On Saturday night, Randy Waples will attempt to duplicate his father's accomplishment when he drives North America Cup champion Thinking Out Loud in the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Waples and Thinking Out Loud advanced to the Meadowlands Pace final with ...
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Winners Bayonne to open July 17

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Eat. Drink. Bet. Those three words will all be under the same roof when Winners Bayonne opens to the public on Tuesday, July 17. Branded as a sports bar with action, the 25,000 square-foot venue boasts two large simulcast areas, a VIP room and a 38-seat bar and full-service restaurant operated by McLoone's. With more than 150 television screens, the facility aims to please horseplayers and ...
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Haughton winner Weingartner set to qualify

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Weingartner will return to action in Thursday morning's qualifiers at the Meadowlands Racetrack after missing time because of a pastern bone fracture. The 3-year-old colt trotter will be driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, who still hopes the horse can be ready for the Hambletonian eliminations on July 28 at the Meadowlands. The $1.5 million Hambletonian final i...
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IL star Riccolo sold, moved to Smedshammer

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
The top 3-year-old Illinois-bred trotter Riccolo has been sold and if all goes according to plan, will be racing in the Hambletonian for a Norwegian owner and trainer and a Swedish driver. Torkel Alendal, a shipping executive from Haugesund, Norway, has purchased Riccolo from Walter and Paige Paisley, who also bred the horse, for a six-figure price.  With the purchase of Riccolo, ...
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Dreamfair Eternal ready for more red roses

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
If there is one race that trainer Pat Fletcher looks forward to every year, it's the Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk. Two eliminations, featuring the continents top older pacing mares, will take place on Saturday evening with the top five finishers advancing to the rich $391,000 final on July 21, a part of Maple Leaf Trot night.   Fletcher's pupil,Dreamfair Eternal, is the defending champi...
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Vernon's plans for big state fair stakes weekend

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is proud to invite all owners and horsemen participating at Vernon Downs during the State Fair weekend (Aug. 24–26) to be part of their weekend celebration. Vernon will be putting on a carnival like atmosphere at the track all weekend long, holding owner barbeques and cocktail parties before the races, and hosting a free horsemen's golf outing.   The State Fair weekend kick...
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Harness Night School to begin July 26

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program, announced today a major expansion into the Standardbred racing world with the unveiling of Harness Night School. The popular online fan education programs that have served the Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse industries since February 2011 will begin a new course curriculum focused on harness racing beginning Thu...
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Fighting Foleys: Father vs. daughter in Pace

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Under most circumstances, Kim Foley would be rooting for her father, trainer Pete Foley, to win the Meadowlands Pace with Bolt The Duer. But when the 10 horses go behind the gate for Saturday's $600,000 event for 3-year-old pacers at the Meadowlands Racetrack, it will not be one of those instances.   That's because Kim Foley is the caretaker of Heston Blue Chip, another of the top c...
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SBOANJ fundraising golf outing held

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
The 17th annual SBOANJ Golf Outing raised funds to benefit horsemen and produced a fun day for 117 golfers on July 9, 2012 at Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, NJ. It was a bright, sunny day for the 135 golfers and guests who capped their round with a prime rib dinner, famous for its brontosaurus-sized slices. Berman, Gara and Rutsky Group of UBS Financial Services sponsored the desserts....
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One In A Million On Track For Hambletonian

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
If people think of the chances of owning a Hambletonian-winning horse as one in a million, Chuck Sylvester at least has a colt with the right name to be successful. Sylvester trains and is among the owners of 3-year-old colt trotter One In A Million, who enters this weekend's final stakes prep for the upcoming Hambletonian off a career-best 1:53.3 win in a non-stakes event on July 6. On ...
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Casino Night, Poker tourney on tap for Hambo week

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
A Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament will 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. Tickets for the event are now on sale. Dinner tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, dessert, open bar and $50 in casino chips. Additional casino chi...
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