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Tubin resigns as USTA director, Torcello to replace

on 11/19/2019 5:20 PM
U.S. Trotting Association District 8 Director Bruce Tubin has resigned his position effective immediately, and the other district directors have elected Michael L. Torcello as his replacement.   Torcello will make his official Board debut at the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio in March 2020 and will serve the remainder of Tubin's term until the next scheduled District 8 meeti...
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Dave Palone wins 19,000th career race

on 11/19/2019 5:12 PM
Already harness racing’s “winningest” driver, Dave Palone took another historic step into uncharted territory Tuesday at The Meadows when he collected career victory 19,000. The milestone mile came with Southwind Warsaw in Race 10.   By way of comparison, Russell Baze, the all-time wins leader in Thoroughbred racing, notched 12,842 victories.   Palone was ...
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"A Christmas Carol" at Harness Museum

on 11/19/2019 4:01 PM
After a spine-tingling performance in October of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 12, to bring to life ”A Christmas Carol,” the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens. “We just couldn’t wait to have h...
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Draws complete for Final Four, TVG

on 11/19/2019 1:12 PM
The draws for Saturday’s (Nov. 23) TVG championships and Fall Final Four at The Meadowlands were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Big M. Accepting invitations to challenge older foes in the TVG championships were 3-year-olds Beautiful Sin (Mare Trot), Gimpanzee (Open Trot), Warrawee Ubeaut (Mare Pace) and Bettor’s Wish (Open Pace). In addition, trotting mare Manchego will tac...
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Captain Crunch to stand stud in PA

on 11/19/2019 10:40 AM
Diamond Creek Farm is pleased to announce that award-winning pacer Captain Crunch will be standing at its Pennsylvania farm in 2020.   "We are thrilled that the connections of the horse have entrusted us with him, " said Diamond Creek's Adam Bowden, "This has been in the works for awhile, and we are excited to get a horse of his caliber as an addition to our stallio...
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Hanover's pacing yearlings top Harrisburg

on 11/19/2019 10:31 AM
The Horseman And Fair World’s Breeders Crown edition (Nov. 13) also included the results of the recent Standardbred Horse Sale auction in Harrisburg, Pa., but one sale listing—Pacing Colts--omitted two very notable yearlings.   Hanover Shoe Farms, the sport’s all-time leading money-winning breeder, sold two pacing colts in Harrisburg for $300,000-plus prices. Those t...
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Jimmy Freight to stand at Winbak Ontario

on 11/19/2019 8:51 AM
Winbak Farm of Ontario is proud to welcome O’Brien Award Winner, Jimmy Freight, p, 2, 1:52.3s; 3, 1:48.3s; 4, 1:48.1s -'19 ($1,457,405), for the 2020 season.   “We are excited to stand the only millionaire son of Sportswriter,” said Pat Woods, manager of Winbak Farm of Ontario. “Jimmy Freight dominated the Ontario Sire Stakes Program before successfull...
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O So Easy takes Plainridge Open

on 11/19/2019 8:37 AM
A consistent rain and sloppy track were no deterrent for O So Easy who took an unconventional route to victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon (Nov. 18).   In a reversal of strategy, driver Bruce Ranger left with the usually slow-starting O So Easy and put her right on the point. The lone mare shook her tail at the eight boys in the...
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Northfield carryover tops $100,000

on 11/19/2019 8:35 AM
The 20¢ Northfield Single Six (a unique combination Pick-6) carryover continues to grow as the combination went unsolved, paying five of six, on Monday (Nove. 18), pushing the carryover to $100,571.  This is the first time in the history of the wager that that carryover has exceeded $100,000, The 20¢ Northfield Single Six offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and carri...
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Ohio Colt Racing honors Western's Last Gun

on 11/18/2019 8:07 PM
The Champaign County Fairgrounds once again was the site of the annual Ohio Colt Racing Association‘s dinner and awards fete on Sunday (Nov. 17) and a fine turnout was on hand to enjoy themselves.   After the officers of “the new and improved” OCRA, President Dr. Bob Schwartz, Vice President Dennis Fricke, Secretary Judith Foureman, and Treasurer Lisa Schwartz held t...
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Second leg of Delaware Breeders Fund

on 11/18/2019 8:04 PM
The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund kicked off Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon at Dover series under a cloudy sky threatening rain but a mild temp and swift track surface.   Bebop On The Block (Gambler’s Dream-Seboomook Mao) repeated last week in a wire to wire score by 3-1/2 lengths in a new lifetime mark in 1:54.2 for driver, Dexter Dunn and trainer Josh ...
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Palone 2 away from 10,000; Final Breath takes top trot

on 11/18/2019 8:02 PM
Dave Palone drove a single winner Monday at The Meadows to lift his career total to 18,998. He’ll have plenty of chances to reach the 19,000 milestone Tuesday, with 12 assignments scheduled on the 13-race card.   Meanwhile, the jackpot for the Super Hi-5 grew to $40,921.13.  The wager is offered on the final race of each live card. Tuesday’s program also features a $5...
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Ten go to eliminate 2 in Wednesday's Progress Pace elim

on 11/18/2019 2:23 PM
Ten horses have been entered to compete in the Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination race on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Eight horses will have their noses on the gate with two horses scoring from the second tier. The top eight horses in the official order of finish will return for the final, worth $335,000, on Wednesday, Nov. 27.    Southwind Ozzi and American Mercu...
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Skyful Of Lighters takes honors in Pompano feature

on 11/18/2019 11:21 AM
On a relatively cold South night, Skyful Of Lighters, handled by Dave Ingraham, was red-hot in taking top honors in Pompano Park's Open II pacing feature.   The 8-year-old gelded son of Bettor's Delight had been knocking at the door in his two previous starts here but, on Sunday night, he out-gamed his competition in a "bang-bang" finish in 1:53.3.   While...
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TVGs, Final Four draws on Big M Facebook page Tuesday

on 11/18/2019 10:19 AM
The entries and post positions will be revealed for the TVG finals and Fall Final Four  during a live post position draw on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 pm.   The event will be streamed exclusively on the Meadowlands Racetrack Facebook page. Fans should be sure to "Like" the Facebook page in order to view the stream.     The lineup on Saturday, Nov. 23...
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Dancin Yankee to stand at Ohio’s Cool Winds Farm

on 11/17/2019 12:03 PM
World champion and three-time Ohio Older Pacer of the Year Dancin Yankee p,1:47.2 ($2,003,907) has been retired from racing and will stand for stallion service at Cool Winds Farm, Lima, Ohio, for the 2020 breeding season. A perennial iron horse with 80 lifetime wins, as well as a fan favorite, the 11-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser earned over $115,000 in each of the last nine of his 10 rac...
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Ohio’s Swapportunity wins Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge

on 11/17/2019 2:25 AM
LaSalle Investments LLC's Swapportunity ($5.40) gave Ohio top honors in Saturday's $25,000 Wolverine-Buckeye Invitational Pace on Saturday evening at Northville Downs, just holding the Michigan-based Top Notch at bay.   Swapportunity left strongly from post two to establish close inside position, but yielded to Still Friskie (David Lake) and OGradys First Man (Don Harmon)...
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Angers Bayama, Lifetime Royalty win Harvest finals

on 11/17/2019 2:21 AM
 Series finals, a milestone and Jackpot score headlined an eventful Saturday evening at Woodbine Mohawk Park. An 11-race card featured a trio of main events with a pair of Harvest Series finals for Ontario-sired 3-year-old colts and geldings and a $34,000 Preferred Pace. Easy Lover Hanover became harness racing’s newest millionaire with 1:51.4 victory in the $34,000 Preferr...
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Swansea, Jack’s Legend N win Yonkers opens

on 11/17/2019 2:18 AM
Swansea (Austin Siegelman, $19.20) and Jack’s Legend N (Jason Bartlett, $3.90) proved best Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s pair of $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Swansea rolled from second-over in the week’s marquee trot, picking off a stubborn Will Take Charge (Jordan Stratton). From post position No.  5, he prevailed by a length in 1:55.1.  Will Take...
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Atlanta cruises in TVG prep at Big M

on 11/17/2019 2:14 AM
Atlanta tuned up for next week’s TVG Mares Trot by winning the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands in dominant fashion. The fastest trotter in Big M history by virtue of her 1:49.1 clocking On July 6 of this year, Atlanta toyed with a talented field in the mile oval's featured $30,000 Preferred for trotters. Sent to the gate as the 3-5 public choice, driver Yannic...
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