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Winter Mixed entries due now

on 12/11/2020 9:25 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds prospective sellers that its Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Jan. 18 at the Meadowlands, is set to close, so entries should be submitted as soon as possible.   The sale, again to be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the flagship sale for the company and its largest catalog of the year. It will be an in-person sale but “live” online bid...
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Batavia Downs announces best of 2020

on 12/11/2020 9:22 AM
 As the 2020 Batavia Downs meet draws to a close on Saturday, the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the top human and equine performers for this past season.   These awards would normally be presented in the winner’s circle on the final night of racing during the annual UNY-USHWA Night of Distinction. However due to stat...
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Apple Valley Art takes new mark in DSBF leg

on 12/10/2020 9:10 PM
Apple Valley Art ($4.20) took a new lifetime mark of 1:52.4 and claimed top honors in the second preliminary round of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Dover Downs.   The winner of the Harrington DSBF series earlier in the season, Apple Valley Art scored decisively in the second of two $20,000 divisions. Tim Tetrick...
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Refined trots to third straight Open win

on 12/10/2020 6:33 PM
There's absolutely no doubt that the trotting mare Refined is in fine form.  The daughter of Uncle Peter, despite being handicapped to the outside of a talented full field, swept to her third Open class victory in her last four starts in 1:52.4 on Thursday (Dec. 10) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Sensing a torrid early pace, driver Brett Miller tucked Refined into the three-h...
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Tetrick, Lorentzon team up to win

on 12/10/2020 6:30 PM
Driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Anette Lorentzon, and a pair of three-year-old trotting fillies, teamed up for off-the-pace victories in the twin $12,800 features at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. First up was the Conway Hall miss Sweet Heart As, who hadn’t raced in 28 days but nonetheless was ready to capitalize on a second-over trip to win in 1:56.2, three-quarter...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/10/2020 4:04 PM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Tom Cancelliere gives his take on Ruthless Hanover, who turns heads last weekend at the Meadowlands with a big 1:48.4 victory. Across the river at Yonkers, trainer Tom Fanning looks for some Friday night repeats with Mississippi Storm and Betting Exchange.   Also, Joe Riad may have bought his first horse just a couple months a...
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Presents come early for Big M faithful

on 12/10/2020 1:58 PM
Temperatures may be falling, but many popular wagers at the Meadowlands have seen payoffs on the rise of late, much to the delight of those playing at the mile oval.   The 20-cent Pick-5 did not pay anything special – $141.10 – on Nov. 27, when the first three winners in the sequence went off at odds of 3-5, 8-5 and 5-2, but since then, it has been a big-payoff bonanza in ...
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Fiftydallarbill retired, to stand at Chapel Ridge in Ind.

on 12/10/2020 1:33 PM
Fiftydallarbill 2, 1:55; 3, 1:52.1f; 4, 1:50.2 ($1,056,238), the winner of the 2018 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, has been retired to stud duty and will stand at Lester Schmucker’s Chapel Ridge Farm in Indiana. He is the fastest trotter in history to stand at stud in Indiana.   Campaigned by John Barnard, Fiftydallarbill showed both speed and durability on the track. &nbs...
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Soho Burning Love A cruises in the F&M open at Dover

on 12/09/2020 11:15 PM
Soho Burning Love A cruises to victory in the Fillies and Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Dec.8) night. Driver Tim Tetrick changed driving tactics from last week, instead of leaving off the gate he decided to race from off the pace.   Stonebridge Soul left alertly as the other competitors took back off the gate. The field remained in single file after a :26 first ...
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Ray Fisher Jr. wins five at Batavia Downs

on 12/09/2020 11:13 PM
Despite wintry conditions and a sloppy track, driver Ray Fisher Jr. was on top of his game and delivered five horses to the winner's circle at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Dec. 9) including three straight winners in races two through four for the natural hat trick.   Fisher's top score was in the $10,200 Open I Handicap trot with CR Blazin Beauty, who bolted right to the ...
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Pace Baby Pace repeats in Meadows F&M pace

on 12/09/2020 8:36 PM
Pace Baby Pace launched a lengthy uncovered bid that carried her to victory — her second straight — in Wednesday's $16,200 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Pace Baby Pace was fifth down the backside when Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Summer Charm. The 4-year-old daughter of Sweet Lou-Breakheart Pass persevered through the lane and scored i...
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She's Nun Bettor N rallies to take Philly feature

on 12/09/2020 8:34 PM
The Bettor's Delight mare She's Nun Bettor N, ready for a top mile for trainer Kelvin "Red" Harrison despite 21 days off, worked up the inside from the pocket to catch the favored Rose Run Victoria in 1:53.2 while winning the $12,800 featured pace for fillies and mares on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Down Under import, unraced at two and start...
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A year to remember for Leon Bailey

on 12/09/2020 11:23 AM
Leon Bailey is living his dream. The 34-year-old from upstate New York recently won his first driving title at Vernon Downs—an emotional accomplishment he dedicated to his late father Bill—took top driving honors on the New York County Fair circuit, and won his first races at the Meadowlands.   For the year, he has won 96 of 524 starts and $288,971 in purses — all care...
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Touch of White, Air Time repeat in DSBF prelims

on 12/09/2020 11:21 AM
Touch Of White and Air Time scored repeat wins in their respective $20,000 second-round Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for sophomore trotting colts and geldings on Tuesday at Dover Downs. In the first division, Touch Of White completed a sweep of his preliminaries with a front-end 1:57.4 score over Chauffeur and Riddle Me This. The Keystone Activator-Staminetta gelding campaigns f...
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SOANY contributes $25,000 to Racing Investigative Fund

on 12/09/2020 11:01 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has contributed $25,000 to the SRIF (Standardbred Racing Investigative Fund) to help meet the challenge of the $250,000 matching fund grant from Hanover Shoe Farms that was announced in April by Hanover Shoe Farms’ President and CEO Russell Williams and Executive Vice President Bridgette Jablonsky to promote integrity in harness racing. The ...
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More than $20 million in 2021 stakes purses at Meadowlands

on 12/09/2020 9:15 AM
The Meadowlands is pleased to announce that stakes purses for the 2021 season will total more than $20 million.   Spearheaded by the return of the $6.5 million Breeders Crown to the prolific New Jersey oval for the first time since 2016, the stakes opportunities abound from March through November.    Important seasonal highlights include the $1.5 million Hambletonian a...
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Allard included in superseding indictment in doping scandal

on 12/09/2020 8:56 AM
According to a story written by Natalie Voss in Wednesday’s Paulick Report, trainer Rene Allard has been included in a superseding indictment filed in federal court last week for his alleged role in a doping scandal that was first announced last winter.   According to the story, Allard has been included in a superseding indictment filed in federal court last week against Louis G...
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ARCI adds 18 substance classifications and penalties

on 12/09/2020 8:45 AM
At its meeting last Friday, the ARCI Board of Directors added 18 substance classifications and recommended penalties to the ARCI Uniform Classification document that is the basis for the anti-doping and medication control program for horse racing regulatory authorities. The substances were added upon the recommendation of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s Scient...
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Amasa Arion, Meetmeinthemiddle win Meadows features

on 12/09/2020 8:39 AM
Amasa Arion pulled the pocket entering the final turn and powered through the lane to capture Tuesday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $10,400 filly and mare conditioned pace.   Amasa Arion rushed to the early lead for Aaron Merriman and was shuffled slightly to third before the outside challengers backed off. When Merriman showed her racetrack, she overtook the leader, Windsun Ju...
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Ask Me Ifi Care takes top honors in Pompano Open

on 12/09/2020 8:36 AM
In a mild upset, Ask Me Ifi Care, handled by Mike Micallef, collared the favored Prairie Westerngal (Wally Hennessey) a sixteenth from home to take top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at Pompano Park on Tuesday night.   The mile was clocked in 1:53.1 with the winning margin three-parts-of-a-length.   Crisp Mane (Ricky Macomber, Jr.,) was ...
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