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Check Me Out works out at Big M in 1:54

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, the 2011 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, was on the track at the Meadowlands before qualifying races Friday morning (April 13). Trainer-driver Ray Schnittker told Derek Giwner of the Daily Racing Form that he put the filly through a 1:54 workout mile which she did "easily."   Schnittker added, "She will qualify next Friday at the Meadowlands and then she migh...
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Order By Roosevelt ready to Swing Into Spring

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
When Order By Roosevelt takes to the track Monday evening at Woodbine in the opening round of the inaugural edition of the Swing Into Spring Series, the resilient trotter will look to come up big with a little help from his friend.   Since returning from an injury in June 2011, Order By Roosevelt, a 7-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Covent Garden,has been highly competitive, boasting a rec...
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Monticello investigating slaughter allegations

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
In response to an article written by David Mattia that was posted on harnesslink.com regarded the purchasing of horses stabled at Monticello Raceway for slaughter, racetrack officials have announced they will impose a lifetime ban on anyone engaging in the practice of buying or selling horses for slaughter. The press release reads as follows:   Monticello Raceway has zero tolerance f...
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Katz talks about Simply Business, and Spring Survivor

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
While owner Marvin Katz looks forward to another successful season with Metro winner Simply Business, the Toronto-based businessman will keep a watchful eye on two more promising 3 year olds in the Spring Survivor Series on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Rockndream (program number 1A, post six) and Arts Ideal Hanover (program number 1B, post eight) are part of a three-ply ...
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Aqua Artist 1:53.1 winner of HoP mare feature

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Aqua Artist and driver Tyler Smith made it a gate to wire effort to win the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday (April 13) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo tripped the timer in 1:53.1 for the win.   A late scratch reduced the field to eight starters behind the starting gate as Tyler Smith gave the 5-year-old mare the go ahead to leave. Aqua Artist left...
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Andover Hall colt Top Billing stays undefeated

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Trotters turned on the speed at the Meadowlands Friday night, with free-for-aller Arch Madness leading the way with a 1:52.2 score over Fountainbleau Volo in the $30,000 Invitational Trot. Other notable trotting winners included the 3 year olds Lindy McDreamy (1:55.3) and Top Billing (1:55.2), the 5-year-old gelding Blacktuxwhitesocks (1:53.1), and the 6-year-old stallion Manningly (1:53.2). ...
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Put On A Show wins at Woodbine in 1:50

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Millionairess Put On A Show made her first start on Canadian soil in over a year and a half a winning one, pacing to a 1:50 victory Friday night in the $42,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack.   Put On A Show and driver Jody Jamieson started from post one and settled into fourth position while Voelz Hanover and Mario Baillargeon fired to command and put up ea...
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Upfrontstrikesgold fastest in Weiss series

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
The Bobby Weiss late-closing Series had trotters on center stage on Friday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with three divisions on the card. The $30,000 Weiss final is set for next Friday.   In the first division, Upfrontstrikesgold found pay dirt with a three-wide move at the top of the stretch, overtaking a tired Pilgrims All In and withstanding a late rally from All Munky Business....
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Winning It starts winning in another series

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Fresh off her sweep in one series, Winning It began her assault on another Friday at The Meadows with an effortless victory in the opening leg of the Tremor Hanover Pace.   Tykesa Moon and Sharkist Breeze also took $15,000 divisions of the event for 3-year-old fillies. Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke teamed for a Tremor Hanover double with Winning It and Tykesa Moon.   ...
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Anndrovette's 1:52.1 fastest in Matchmaker

on 04/13/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares took on a bit of a different look for Friday night's fourth round. For starters, series standouts See You at Peelers and Western Silk did not start, giving the week off by their respective connections. Next, after five divisions were the norm in the first three rounds, four, $40,000 groupings went at it this night.   In th...
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'Upset City' at Hoosier Park on Wednesday

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Willy Mucha and driver Ed Hensley proved to be much the best as they pulled off a 14-1 upset in the $24,000 Open Pace at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Wednesday.   Willy Mucha left alertly from post five securing a spot third on the rail while Lookinforadventure and Jason Dillander maintained their rail position to head the field of seven through an opening quarter of :27.1. Hea...
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Weiss late-closers continue at Pocono

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
The spotlight was front and center on the pacing fillies and mares in the Weiss Late-Closing Series on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as two divisions went postward.   Like the saying goes, "When you're bad, you're oh so good." Ooh Bad Shark was oh so good in the first division with Jimmy Morrill, Jr. at the controls. Going wire to wire she easily breezed throug...
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Tioga's late-closing April payments due

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Nominations for Tioga Downs' 2012 late-closing program are due this month. Recognizing that the April 15 deadline falls on a Sunday, those with postmarks up to and including April 17 will be accepted.   Tioga's new race paddock is complete and will be available for use for the first qualifiers of the season, scheduled for Friday, April 20. The new paddock is located in the Tioga bac...
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WEG payments due April 16

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all owners, horsemen and women, that Monday, April 16, is the deadline for sustaining payments that are due for the circuit's major stake events.   For more detailed information, please visit the Standardbred nomination page at: http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/SBStakesNoms. Online payments our now available at: http://www....
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Zeron's Windsong Geant going to Elitlopp

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Windsong Geant, trained and driven by Woodbine regular Rick Zeron, will head to Europe in the coming weeks to compete in a pair of signature events, the Oslo Grand Prix and the prestigious Elitlopp. The Oslo Grand Prix will be contested on May 13 in Norway, followed up by the Elitlopp, at the Sovalla track in Stockholm, on May 27.   "We are absolutely thrilled to be invited,...
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16 qualifiers set for Vernon on Friday

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is set to host its first set of qualifiers in preparation for the beginning of the 2012 race season. A total of 16 qualifiers will be held on Friday morning at 11 a.m.   Vernon will also host another set of qualifiers on Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m., and then again on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:55 p.m. as the racetrack hosts it's "Press Night” for the local media and d...
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Balmoral handle up $10 million in 2012

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park reported strong first-quarter growth in 2012 showing an increase of 35 percent in handle versus the first quarter of 2011. Total Q1 handle of $41,926,837 for 38 programs in 2012 was an increase of $10,879,738 compared to the 2011 Q1 handle of $31,047,099 on 37 programs.   The nightly average at Balmoral rose to $1,103,337, an increase of $264,227 per night versus Q1 of...
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NEW! Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/12/2012 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 in this edition driver George Brennan talks about his chances with Sea Venture to upset Foiled Again in a Levy division Saturday at Yonkers. Read what Brennan's thoughts are on what exactly is his "recipe ...
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After 9 years, Ouellette set for Yonkers return

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
It's sort of odd to see a new face emerge in a the fourth round of a series...but then again, this new face is really an old, familiar face. Luc Ouellette makes his initial Yonkers Raceway appearance in nearly nine years Saturday night, driving early solid choice Strand Hanover from post position four in the fourth race--the first of five, $50,000 divisions of the George Morton Levy Memor...
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Request made for Cal Expo meet Aug.-Dec.

on 04/12/2012 2:00 AM
The California Exposition & State Fair has sent a letter to the California Horse Racing Board requestion permission to operate a harness meet beginning in late August. Here is that letter:     Dear Commissioners: On behalf of the California Exposition & State Fair, we respectfully request the allocation of harness racing dates at Cal Expo for the period of Aug. 24, 2...
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