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Fawkes, Love N Hate wins Swedish classics

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
There was an American-bred winner of Sweden's prestigious King's Trophy race, which was held over a sloppy Åby track in Gothenburg. Fawkes, who finished third in an elimination for last year's Hambletonian, was the winner in a mile rate time of 1:57.2. He earned about $120,000.   The Perretti Farms-bred Love N Hate, a 4-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee-R Heavenl...
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Latest Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/10/2012 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 latest edition includes the story of Rockincam, who will compete in the Graduate final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Horsemen Steve Farrell and Warren Harp have carefully managed Rockincam in hopes of the horse becoming a top older per...
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Check Me Out to debut in PASS at Meadows

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, the unanimous choice as the 2011 Two-Year-Filly Trotter of the Year, will make her sophomore debut Tuesday afternoon, May 15, at The Meadows. Check Me Out, who won 14 of 16 starts last year, will start from post four in the ninth race, the last of four $62,528 divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS). Trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, who also co-owns the daughter of D...
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NJ committee approves new legislation

on 05/10/2012 2:00 AM
Assemblyman Ron Dancer's bill permitting the lessee of the Meadowlands Racetrack to operate a simulcasting facility at the American Dream Meadowlands sports, retail and entertainment center, formerly known as Xanadu, was favorably reported out of the Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee Thursday. Dancer believes the bill will bring the excitement of horse racing to a greater audience within t...
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My Muscleman's 1:59.4 fastest in ISS opener

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Indiana Silver Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting colts and geldings were the featured attraction Tuesday (May 8) at Hoosier Park Racing Casino as they played host to four divisions on the 13-race program. My Muscleman took advantage of a perfect second over trip to score in 1:59.4 in the opening and fastest division of the Sire Stakes action with driver Josh Sutton a...
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Tioga TV Show returns for new season

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans, both new and old, will once again have a TV outlet for their favorite sport. "Inside Harness Racing,” a weekly, half-hour television show, returns for its third season. The first episode airs Wednesday, May 9, at 6 pm on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout upstate New York. For the second year in a row, the show will ablso be broadcast on HPI TV in Canada. Viewers c...
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WEG’s May 15 Stakes Payments Approaching

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all owners, horsemen and women, of the upcoming stakes closing on Tuesday, May 15. There are numerous stakes nominations and sustaining payments which are due for the circuit’s major stakes events. Sustaining payments are due for the 2012 Champlain Open & Champlain Fillies (for two-year-olds). Nominations can be made online, by clicki...
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New video shows impact of horse racing in PA

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition on Wednesday (May 9) released a video showing the far-reaching economic benefits of the horse racing industry in Pennsylvania, as well as the impact on farmland preservation in the Commonwealth. The video was released as the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives work to craft a state budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. In February, Governor Tom C...
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Broodmare Financial Glider returns to track with win

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
Financial Glider has returned to the racetrack in good order after her first foal was sold last fall. On Wednesday at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Mickey McNichol was in the bike to find the winning trip for the 8-year-old mare by Yankee Glide from the Sir Taurus mare Financial Paige in 1:58 in a mid-level conditioned trotting event for a $5,500 purse. Ownership is held by Fishman...
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Another big 'Wolfenden Wednesday' at Harrington

on 05/09/2012 2:00 AM
Driver George Dennis had a very successful night at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday evening: Not only did the 42-year-old driver-trainer win four races on the program, but his trainee Uwantapieceofme ($4) captured the $10,600 feature for conditioned trotters, in 1:58, over a "good' racetrack. Uwantapieceofme, a 6-year-old S J's Photo gelding, held-off a late charge by Classical Ballet (Billy L...
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Five straight knockouts for Allikait Fighter

on 05/08/2012 2:00 AM
The often-claimed pacing mare, Allikait Fighter, notched her fifth consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon. Greg Merton handled the driving chores for trainer and co-owner Betsy Phillips and kept the mare within striking distance throughout the first half. Then up the backside a three-deep move enabled Allikait Fighter to zoom to the front before the final turn and c...
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Handle increases at Meadowlands on Derby Day

on 05/08/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack commenced its 2012 Championship Meet with the highest Kentucky Derby Day attendance and wagering in several years. Total day and night attendance on Saturday, May 5 was 15,036, the largest Derby Day attendance since 2007 and 1,182 higher than the 2011 crowd of 13,854. Total wagering in the building was $4,023,848, up nine percent over $3,686,664 in 2011, and the highes...
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Scioto set to open meet on Thursday night

on 05/08/2012 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs opens its 54th season of harness racing on Thursday evening, May 10, and will continue through September 8. Simulcast wagering is already underway at Scioto. Racing will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings with a 6:30 p.m. start.   "This will certainly be the most exciting year ever at Scioto Downs because we'll see the opening of our new facility with vi...
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Matron champ Hugadragon wins 2012 debut

on 05/08/2012 2:00 AM
Hugadragon, who banked more than $715,000 as a sophomore last year, got his 4-year-old campaign off to a rousing start Tuesday with an easy victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Hugadragon closed his 3-year-old season with a flourish, capturing the Matron at Dover Downs with a lifetime mark of 1:49.3 in the preliminary leg. After a pair of qualifiers, he l...
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Burke talks about Atochia, Graduate draw

on 05/08/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke always believed Atochia was capable of pulling off a big win. Having fulfilled that potential with his recent victory in the George Morton Levy Pacing Series Final, the 7-year-old gelding will try to win two biggies in a row by winning Saturday's Graduate at the Meadowlands. Atochia drew four for the $180,000 Graduate for older pacers and will start between fell...
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"Pens" still lead in handicapping challenge

on 05/07/2012 2:00 AM
This past weekend was a split decision between the Pens and the Chip in the second and third legs of HANA Harness' The Pen vs. The Chip – The Road to the Breeders Crown Handicapping Challenge co-sponsored by the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs. The Pens came out on top on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway, only to see the Chips coming back with a ven...
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Guess the Race Palone will break record

on 05/07/2012 2:00 AM
When will Dave Palone surpass Herve Filion's career victory total of 15,180 and become the winningest driver in North American harness racing history? Fans have an opportunity to guess . . . and win a prize if they're correct.   Throughout May, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is staging a "Guess the Race” contest that enables fans to predict the date of the magic moment as well...
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Michigan bill would allow Instant Racing, ADWs

on 05/07/2012 2:00 AM
A bill re-working the Michigan Racing Act that was last updated 17 years ago is now being discussed in both chambers of the state legislature. Besides the tweaking of current regulations, there is also in place the mechanism to permit advanced deposit wagering (ADW) as well as Instant Racing machines which allow bettors to wager on randomly-selected previously-run races. "We hope to get add...
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Bombilla Hanover returns with win at Pompano

on 05/07/2012 2:00 AM
With a well-timed three-wide brush in the backstretch deployed by driver Bruce Ranger, Bombilla Hanover returned to the racetrack for her 4-year-old season in triumphant fashion to highlight the Monday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   She sat well back of a torrid opening half battle of :26.2 and :55 waged by fraction-setters Looney Dune in rein to Richie Si...
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Sir Caviar equals own Meadows track mark

on 05/07/2012 2:00 AM
Enjoying an unusual inside post position, Sir Caviar used it well Monday at The Meadows, controlling the mile and capturing the $22,500 Preferred Trot in 1:53.1, matching his own track record for older geldings.   The top trot typically is written as a handicap; when Sir Caviar drops in, he most often is assigned an outside post. Monday, however, he landed the rail in an open draw a...
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