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Reibercrombie declared ineligible for Levy

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacer Reibercrombie, entered in Saturday night's opening round of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway while under a 90-day suspension imposed by the Ontario Racing Commission as a result of a positive test earlier this month, has been scratched. According to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board director of communications Lee Park, Reibercrombie's scratc...
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Tioga reopens for simulcasting on April 2

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will once again be open for simulcasting seven days a week beginning on Monday, April 2. As in years past, Tioga had ceased simulcast operations on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter months due to lack of product and interest. "With more tracks opening up for their spring meets we feel it is a good time to once again simulcast seven days a week leading in to our live racing ...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or by signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. The Weekend Preview is FREE and this edition also includes a historical primer on the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, which gets underway at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, along with breeder-owner Bob Key's hopes for his trotter...
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Plainridge moves season opener up two days

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse general manager Steve O'Toole announced Thursday that the Massachusetts State Racing Commission has approved a request to move its season opener up two days. As a result the 2012 season at the harness track will get underway on Saturday, April 21, with a special 1 p.m. post time for the afternoon card.   "We will try to generate some excitement t...
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My Man is best in Dover featured trot

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
My Man was "thee man” in the $16,000 trot Thursday at Dover Downs, giving Ross Wolfenden his fourth win of the day.   A son of the late Malabar Man-In To Me, My Man posted his third win of the year in eight of nine in-the-money starts mastering a field of nine in the feature race. Dawn Gannon, Dom Costanzo and Yannick Gingras own the winner trained by Ed Gannon Jr. ...
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Charlie Is A Joker all business in General Brock

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
After capturing his division in the opening leg of the General Brock Series last week, Charlie Is A Joker returned to victory in the second leg, taking home the lion's share of the $30,000 purse Thursday evening at Woodbine.    The 4-year-old son of Angus Hall sat in the two hole behind Edit (Jody Jamieson) through fractions of :27.3 and :56.3 before brushing past the tempo-set...
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Keystone harness writers announce awards

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
The "Burke Brigade,” after a successful season in 2011, as expected took the lion’s share of Pennsylvania awards for that season in balloting recently conducted by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.   Ron Burke, also voted national champion, of course claimed Keystone honors as Trainer of the Year, and Burke’s ownership division, Burke Racing, and "t...
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San Pail's fans to attend his 2012 debut

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Racing fans aren't the only ones gearing up to see trotting titan San Pail make his return to the racetrack, as he readies to defend his title in the opening round of the Glorys Comet Series, Saturday at Woodbine.   San Pail, who swept the 2011 edition of the Glorys Comet, has an enviable resume, chock full of accolades and awards, all of which has garnered him celebrity status. Bet...
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Palone nearing 15,000 wins, Filion's record

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Dave Palone would rather find out about a milestone after reaching it. But when chasing numbers as momentous as those ahead of Palone, it is difficult to proceed unnoticed. Entering Wednesday, Palone was 13 wins from 15,000 career victories. Only one driver in North American harness racing history has reached that level: Herve Filion, who has held the sport's No. 1 spot in lifetime wins since ...
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Zeke Parker wins 3 at Monticello after layoff

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
After a 2 1/2-month hiatus due to prostate cancer surgery, Billy "Zeke” Parker Jr. got back in the winner's circle at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday (March 21). And that afternoon Zeke had his photo taken three times.   He won both ends of the early double; first with Mo Jo Stables' Cam's Accord in 1:58.4 in the first race and then came right back to score a 2:03.3 victory with G...
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Pompano's 10-cent Mega-9 pays $12,092

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
The first-ever winner of the 10-cent MEGA-9 wager, offered only by The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, has been traced to Maryland. For a dime investment on the Tuesday, March 20, program, the single succesful ticket returned $12,092.   Pompano's Director Of Racing Operations John Yinger and Mutuels Manager Joe McTommoney believed the winning ticket was purchased at Rosec...
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Tagyoureit Hanover sets 1:53 Dover mark

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
After being locked in last week, Corey Callahan put Tagyoureit Hanover on the front end en route to a track record 1:53 performance in the $27,500 Open/Handicap Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday. Brad Hanners drove three winners on the card.   Following two straight wins to start the New Year, Tagyoureit Hanover had bad racing luck in his next two starts. This time, ...
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Gottaseeaboutagirl in the Night Styles final

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Gottaseeaboutagirl might be small in size, but she is racing big. Unraced last season at age two, Gottaseeaboutagirl has won three of seven races, finished second twice, and earned $26,100 this year for trainer Bob Rice and owners Mike Horn, Charlie Bonham and Rice's father, Alexander.   Not bad for a $2,000 yearling purchase.   On Friday night, the 3-year-old filly pacer will comp...
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Passover Pace slated for April 12 at Monticello

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Arguably the biggest favorite of Monticello Raceway's eight ethnic races is "the Race for the Matzoh's” better known as the Passover Pace, which features the talents of drivers of Jewish heritage.   As proof of its continued interest earlier this week the racing office had three calls from drivers who want to participate in the 14th edition and the date of the contest had yet to ...
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USTA states position on Lasix

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
After a year of considering all the issues concerning the race day administration of furosemide, commonly known as Salixor Lasix, the U.S. Trotting Association believes the determining factor should be the welfare of the horse. Concluding this past Sundaywith the testimony of Dr. Alice Stack, Dr. Jay Baldwin and Alan Leavitt, it became very clear to us that furosemide has very therapeutic benefits...
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'Youthful' Zeron doubles up in series opener

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
Real Infusion and driver Scott Zeron pulled off a 39-1 shocker in the opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series Monday evening at Woodbine.   In his $20,000 division, the Randy Van Meer pupil got under the wire in a career-best performance of 1:51.4, while visiting the winner's circle for the first time as a 3 year old.   Take A Walk (Jack Moiseyev) cleared to the front as he pass...
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Switzer notches four-bagger at Monticello

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
There's a new kid in town and he's getting noticed. And why shouldn't he? After all Kevin Switzer Jr. was the leading driver last year in his home state of Maine and now he's brought that talent to the Mighty M.   On Monday afternoon, the 24-year-old Switzer reined four winners on the 12-race card. He won both halves of the early double; first with Whiskey Gal in 1:52.2 and the...
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Instant $50,000 Pick 5 guarantee at Balmoral

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
A one-day Pick 5 carryover of $13,901 will once again bring the national gambling spotlight to the 10-race program at Balmoral Park on Wednesday. The 50-cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races 2 thru 6. With the large carryover in play, the USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $50,000 INSTANT GUARANTEED POOL on the Wednesday Pick 5. Post time for the second race is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central...
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42 of 51 nominated entered in first Levy leg

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
Six, $50,000 divisions have been drawn for Saturday night's opening round of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. A total of 42 horses (from a talent pool of 51) of the best older horses in training are scheduled to compete in races 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9. A quickie glimpse at the happy half-dozen follows:   First division--Strand Hanover (Brian Sears, post 4) h...
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Full Of Sand full of pace in Meadows victory

on 03/20/2012 2:00 AM
Customarily a closer, Full Of Sand made an early move to the lead and apparently liked the view as he cruised to victory in Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. His time of 1:50.4, a career best, is the fastest this year by a 4-year-old gelding on a five-eighths-mile track.   Full Of Sand got away fourth but vaulted to the lead at the quarter pole for driver-trainer Ray Paver ...
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