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A Rocknroll Dance to qualify at Hoosier Park

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance, the richest freshman colt pacer in 2011 with $863,325 in earnings, will make his 3-year-old debut Saturday in a qualifier at Hoosier Park. Co-owner and trainer Jim Mulinix told The Horseman that with the mild winter his horses are ahead of schedule so he has decided to put his stable star back on the track six weeks ahead of his first scheduled pari-mutuel start in the openi...
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"Peelers," Anndrovette win again in Matchmaker

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
It's like a theme show, with another Yonkers Raceway "Ladies Night" Friday in the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for open pacing mares. As was the case in the first two rounds. five, $40,000 divisions went postward.   The song remains the same for See You at Peelers (Brian Sears, $2.10), who won her third race in as many series/seasonal starts. Leaving from post positi...
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On The Podium takes Spring Survivor leg

on 04/06/2012 2:00 AM
On The Podium, a 3-year-old son of Donato Hanover, won the lone division of the Spring Survivor Series Trot on Friday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in 1:55.2.   Trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, On The Podium followed Markz Moose through the first three-quarters of the mile (:28, :58 and 1:27) and then inherited the lead when the leader broke stride in the final turn and was...
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Veterans capture Hoosier Park features

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
The multiple stakes-winning Allthatgltrsisgold is well on his way to another stellar season making his first start a winning one in the $24,000 Open Pace feature at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday.   Allthatgltrsisgold and driver Dave Magee stopped the clock in a blistering 1:51.1, marking the fastest trip around Hoosier Park's oval thus far into the 2012 Standardbred ...
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Winning Mister back winning again

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
His six-race winning skein a memory, Winning Mister took the first step to a new streak Wednesday at The Meadows with a facile victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Winning Mister was undefeated this season before encountering 2011 Horse of the Year San Pail in the Glorys Comet at Woodbine. Winning Mister broke stride at the gate in that contest, which San Pail won. On W...
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Northfield joining with Hard Rock for gaming

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Hard Rock International, one of the world's most iconic brands, has announced that it has entered into a joint venture and related agreements to acquire equity in, and to develop and operate a Hard Rock Gaming and Entertainment Facility, at Northfield Park racetrack in Northeast Ohio. This proposed project is subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including a successful r...
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Delaware trainer sends out Spring Survivor pair

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Delaware-based trainer Jason Skinner ships in a promising pair of 3-year-old pacers, including a $1,500 bargain, for the $12,500 second bracket of the Spring Survivor Series, carded as race two on the 12-race Saturday program at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Skinner, 28, is from Ridgly, Md., and manages a 10-horse stable based at Gateway Farm in Harrington, Del., along with his fianc...
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Saratoga cleared to reopen April 11

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Markets, has cleared Saratoga Harness for re-opening after a recent outbreak of strangles. The racing season will resume on Wednesday, April 11.   "Thanks to quick action on the part of Saratoga Raceway officials, private veterinarians, horse owners, trainers and others, the strangles...
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Crown champ Monkey On My Wheel wins qualifier

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Millionaire pacing mare Monkey On My Wheel is gearing up for her 4-year-old campaign. After winning her first qualifier of 2012 on Thursday morning at Mohawk, she is one step closer.   The Travis Umphrey pupil, who won the O'Brien Award as Canada's top 3-year-old pacing filly, got away second behind 6-year-old mare Adaymer Seelster. She stayed in the pocket until driver Jody Ja...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/05/2012 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 Breeding Banter has an update from Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek, where a full brother to Rock N Roll Heaven was born recently. Also, Tom Hicks has an update on youngsters training in Flor...
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Horseman Wade Ross, 45, dies of cancer

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Horseman Wade Ross, the 45-year-old son of Wally and Pat Ross, died Thursday afternoon, April 5, after battling cancer.   Ross got his start in harness racing working for his father, racing primarily at Rosecroft Raceway and Pompano Park. Last summer he assisted Fred Grant and until his hospitalization in recent weeks he was working in the Jim Raymer Stable at Spring Garde...
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Possess The Will tops 108 Hambo eligibles

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Dan Patch freshman trotting colt Possess The Will tops a list of 108 trotting colts eligible to the 87th Hambletonian, the richest and most prestigious event in harness racing. Possess The Will, from the first crop of 2007 Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover, is owned by Jules Siegel's Fashion Farm and trained by Jim Campbell. The colt annexed divisional honors with seven wins in 12 starts and ...
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Impressive wins in DSBF 3FT prelims

on 04/05/2012 2:00 AM
Alleigh Girl and Da Boss Lady, both trained by Les Givens and co-owned by Nanticoke Racing, scored impressively to take both $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg sophomore filly trot preliminaries on Thursday at Dover Downs.   As expected, prohibitive favorite Alleigh Girl won her $20,000 DSBF prelim with ease with Ross Wolfenden directing a 1:58.4 record ...
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Royal Passion fastest in Miss Windfall splits

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Miss Windfall Series, a late-closing event open to 3- and 4-year-old Indiana-sired fillies and mares that are non-winners of $7,500 lifetime, was contested with four divisions at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday.   The fastest of the four divisions went to driver Jason Dillander and Royal Passion posting a new lifetime best in 1:56. Trained by Rod Lo...
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Golden Pocono start for Midas Blue Chip

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
Midas Blue Chip kicked off the 2012 season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a bang on Tuesday night, winning the opening race of the campaign with a sizzling mile, the highlight of the 14-race program.   Driven by Jim Morrill Jr., Midas Blue Chip overcame a three-wide journey around the first turn and smoking early fractions to hang on for a 1 1/4-length victory in 1:52. The 4-year-old...
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Sweet Lou, A Rocknroll Dance top Jug eligibles

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old Dan Patch Champion Sweet Lou and A Rocknroll Dance, No. 1 in Hoof Beats/Trackmaster ratings, headline the list of eligibles for the 67th Little Brown Jug. Economy Terror, voted best 2-year-old filly pacer in 2011 by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, and once-beaten American Jewel are early favorites among the eligibles for the 41st Jugette.   The $600,000 (est.) L...
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Post-time change at Woodbine

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) would like to inform racing fans of a post-time change for Woodbine's Standardbred spring meet.   Beginning this Thursday, April 5, post time at the Toronto oval will change from 7:10 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Post time on Mondays will remain 7:10 p.m.   Mohawk will also begin to host two qualifying sessions...
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Youth Foundation part of Pinehurst matinee

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
There was no gambling, no charted lines, and, in fact, nothing but 2-year-olds going behind the gate, but the 63rd Annual Pinehurst Matinee drew over 5,000 race fans Sunday, ranging from the curious to the avid and, for the first time, the festivities also drew the Harness Horse Youth Foundation.   Just a good three-iron from the site of the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament, HHYF was ...
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San Pail to start from post 1 in Glorys Comet

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine is offering a stakes-filled card this Saturday and on one of the biggest Standardbred program so far this year, racing fans will be treated to a trio of top-notch stakes finals. Trotting titan San Pail will take on six others in the $125,000 Glorys Comet final while Golden Receiver will compete against nine aged pacers in the $125,000 Spring Pacing Championship. Ten 3-year-old pacers ...
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CEO says WEG has "commitment" to racing

on 04/04/2012 2:00 AM
In an interview with Canadian Sportsman editor Dave Briggs, writing for the Guelph Mercury, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) CEO Nick Eaves said the company hopes to stay in both the gaming and horse racing business, and that despite uncertainty, "Our core objective through all of this is discharging our mandate, which is to maximize our financial performance so we can offer the hi...
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