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Molson Pace on tap May 25 at Western Fair

on 04/26/2012 2:00 AM
The Raceway at The Western Fair District is gearing up for the $300,000 Molson Pace which will highlight the closing night program on Friday, May 25.   This year's event will be bigger and better than ever and fans should note that special post time of 6:50 p.m. has been implemented for that night only.   For the first time ever, the Molson ‘Post Time Party' will be hel...
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/26/2012 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 features a look at Saturday's Levy Memorial Series final at Yonkers, a race which was turned upside down when favorites Real Nice and Foiled Again drew the outside posts. Drivers Jason Bartlet...
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Tbed turf races at Meadowlands May 4-5

on 04/26/2012 2:00 AM
As a prelude to the May 12 opening of the 2012 racing season at Monmouth Park, two days of Thoroughbred turf racing will be conducted at the Meadowlands on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.   Four races on the Meadowlands grass course will be run each day, with the first race going off at 3:30 p.m. The second event will be run at 4 p.m., the third at 4:30 and the fourth and final ...
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Knows Nothing knows Tie Silk winner's circle

on 04/26/2012 2:00 AM
Knows Nothing remains unbeaten in his career as he found the winner's circle once again in the $50,000 Tie Silk Series final on Thursday evening at Woodbine. The lightly-raced son of Kadabra-Savvy Yankee notched his third career victory in a career-best clocking of 1:56.1.   In the early going, Cimeronken (Sylvain Filion) alertly left the gate to lead his nine rivals past the openin...
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Gillis knows something about Knows Nothing

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
He certainly knows something, as his reigning Trainer of the Year in Canada honor attests. But Jeff Gillis also Knows Nothing...and he couldn't be prouder.   Gearing up for the summer stakes-filled months on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for Gillis.The conditioner hopes his 3-year-old trotting colt Knows Nothing can pro...
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Rage N Ryan scores in Here We Go Again final

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Aided by a last-minute equipment adjustment, Rage N Ryan poured through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's $32,400 championship of the Here We Go Again Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows.   Tony Hall guided Rage N Ryan to victory, and Hall was just getting started, as he drove seven winners on the 16-race card. The 33-year-old Hall, who ranked third in U...
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Chad Rozema leaves WEG TV

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Chad Rozema, who worked as an on-air commentator for both Standardbred and Thoroughbred broadcasts for Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), has made the decision to leave the company to spend more time with his family.   Rozema, who began his career as a commentator with HPItv on Feb. 6, 2007, is grateful for having had the opportunity to offer his insight on both breeds, including h...
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Foiled Again behind the eight ball in Levy

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Nowhere, not even in the fine print, does the word "handicap" appears, and as a sage of the sport once said, "Post position is just a starting point."   That power of positive thinking figures to be the mantra of Yannick Gingras entering Saturday night's $455,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, the Raceway's signature Free-For-All event. &nb...
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Harrah's Chester now Harrah's Philadelphia

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack in Pennsylvania, which opened in September 2006, will have a new name beginning Sunday, April 29. Because of what company officials termed "rebranding," the track will now be known as Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.   With the name switch, the U.S. Trotting Association will also be changing the racetrack abbreviation from Chst to Phl...
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Winbak offering Shark Gesture discount

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Due to the unfortunate circumstances regarding the 2012 breeding season of Cam's Card Shark (hernia surgery), Winbak Farm is now giving $1,000 off of Shark Gesture p,2,1:51.3; 3,1:49.1; 1:48.1 ($2,818,021) to anyone who was booked to Cam's Card Shark and to 2011 returning breeders.   Shark Gesture's 3-year-old crop is led by Piston Broke p,2,1:56.4f; 3,1:50.3s-'12 ($124,528), who mo...
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Batavia Downs Casino expansion approved

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs Casino announced Wednesday that their $27 million expansion has been approved by the New York State Lottery.   The expansion, which is slated to begin immediately, will make repairs to the roof, replace the facility's neon sign with an energy efficient LED one and most notably, bring the facility's second story gaming floor down to ground level. The project is ex...
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Tax rebate for new Big M grandstand receives support

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
A New Jersey state tax commission on Wednesday approved a bill that would provide a $10.5 million tax rebate for the construction of a new grandstand at Meadowlands Racetrack. During the meeting of the commission it was also noted that Gov. Chris Christie supported the bill.   The bill provides for a tax rebate on the purchase of supplies and materials used for building seating at b...
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Nine to go postward in Courageous Lady

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
The $86,000 Courageous Lady has drawn an impressive field of nine and goes postward this Saturday evening as Northfield Park's 11th race. Approximate post time is 10:50 p.m. The race is an open event for North America's top 3-year-old-filly pacers and is the first national stake of 2012.   Trainer Ron Burke, who won both the Battle of Lake Erie and the Cleveland Clas...
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Undefeated Market Share to debut in Dexter Cup

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
When it comes to winning, Market Share is at 100 percent. Market Share was five-for-five last year for trainer Linda Toscano and owners Richard Gutnick and Gary Cocco. He made all of his starts at Freehold Raceway, where he swept the New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres series and ended his brief campaign with a victory in a division of the New Jersey Futurity.   His combine...
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Podges Lady starts fresh in Courageous Lady

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
After a strong 2-year-old season, Podges Lady will try to begin this year with a stakes win in Saturday's $86,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park.   The Courageous Lady drew a field of nine 3-year-old filly pacers, including Matron Stakes winner Destiny's Chance and American-National champion Princess Cruiser.   Podges Lady was a three-time winner last season for...
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Instant Racing arguments heard in Kentucky

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
A legal challenge filed by The Family Foundation on the legality of Instant Racing machines was heard Wednesday in the Kentucky Court of Appeals.   The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission promulgated rules in 2010 for the Instant Racing machines, which allow bettors to wager on previously-run horse races. The machines are based on a pari-mutuel system, although The Family Foundation is...
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Pompano-based horseman Bob Arnold dies

on 04/25/2012 2:00 AM
Horseman Robert S. (Bob) Arnold, 58, a trainer-driver who competed for many years at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, passed away recently while awaiting a kidney transplant. Arnold last competed on the racetrack in 2010 but was forced to forego his hobby and love of training and driving duties because of ill health. "Bob Arnold was on...
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Bob And Bobby win Sir Caviar Trot final

on 04/24/2012 2:00 AM
Bob And Bobby, whose connections were so disappointed with his early efforts they nearly sold him, rewarded their patience Monday at The Meadows with an 11-1 upset victory in the $30,200 championship leg of the Sir Caviar Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Trainer William Daugherty Jr. purchased Bob And Bobby as a yearling, nearly sight unseen, for $4,500. But when he fi...
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As Bad As Thunder strikes at Harrington

on 04/24/2012 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Brittingham's As Bad As Thunder ($4.40, Bret Brittingham) earned his first lifetime Open-level win with an impressive 1:54.4 triumph in the $18,000 Open on Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding, who had been in claiming races much of the last two years, won his fourth race of the year and has been remarkably sharp since entering the Don Brittingha...
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HHYF camp deadlines approaching

on 04/24/2012 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has a limited number of openings for its July horsemanship camps. This summer, the HHYF and its stable of Trottingbreds will travel to Goshen Historic Track, Tioga Downs, Pocono Downs and Gaitway Farms for youth camps.   July 2-6 Goshen Historic Track Goshen NY Leadership Program (Overnight Camp) Ages 14-18. Application Deadline: May 1, 2012. ...
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