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Perretti Farms 2010 NJ Breeder of the Year

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
Perretti Farms, home to two of harness racing’s premier stallions as well as the 2010 Trotting Broodmare of the Year, was selected New Jersey Breeder of the Year by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   Owners William and Anthony Perretti will be honored at the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board’s 54th Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon at Charley’s...
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Give Chrome enjoying new home at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
Give Chrome, a 12-year-old Standardbred seized from his owner because of abuse on Nov. 11, spent Christmas Eve tucked in at his new home at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, KY.   The pacer has been adopted by Meg and Alan Leavitt of Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington. The Leavitts made the decision when they learned of the horse’s abuse at the hands of his owner and subsequent seizure by th...
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MacDonald talks about 2010 season

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
With the new calendar year quickly approaching, driver Mark MacDonald will celebrate his second best season of his career. The Cambridge, Ontario resident has earned over $8 million this season. This past year he scored numerous stakes victories including the $1.5 million North American Cup, the $800,000 Fan Hanover Stake, the $240,000 Jugette, three $300,000 OSS Super finals and a division of t...
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16 qualifiers at Meadowlands Thursday

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
There are 16 qualifiers drawn for Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, and there are old stars and young horses with potential in to go. Among the veterans are trainer Tom Cancelliere's free-for-allers Bettor Sweet and Western Shore.   There is one race exclusively for 2 year olds and the field includes the fast McSocks, who took a mark of 1:53.3 in a baby race...
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Monticello to experiment with 9-horse fields

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
With the approval of the New York State Racing & Wagering Board from a joint request by Monticello Raceway Management Inc. and the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association Inc.,  Monticello Raceway will offer nine-horse fields in three races on each program during January and February, 2011.   However, there are certain conditions and requirements that the raceway and horsemen m...
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Horseplayers, Gingras to receive USHWA awards

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
Jason Settlemoir, president of the United States Harness Writers Association, has announced that HANA, the Horseplayers Association of North America, and driver Yannick Gingras will receive President’s Awards at USHWA’s “Night Of Stars,” the annual awards banquet, on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Marriott North in Fort Lauderdale.   Today’s release will look at HANA.; a release tomorrow...
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KY judge rules 'Instant Racing' legal

on 12/29/2010 12:00 AM
A Kentucky Circuit Court Judge on Wednesday afternoon ruled that Instant Racing machines, which allow players to wager on previously run horse races, are legal under new state regulations. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission had passed rules last July governing the machines but then also requested, joined by the state and the state's eight racetracks, that a judge rule definitively...
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Pompano latest to offer free programs, video

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is the latest track to offer free race program pages, live race night online audio and video streaming, and an archive of on-demand race video replays. Among the other tracks to offer these features free is the Woodbine Entertainment Group, which operates Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks.   "We are just responding to a pretty sizeable volume of requests f...
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Five 14YOs to battle in Monticello's Au Revoir Pace

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
In what will be the final race of their illustrious careers five 14 year old pacers will battle in Monticello Raceway’s Au Revoir on Friday afternoon, December 31. It will only mark the fifth time the event has filled since its inaugural back on December 31, 1991. “After our first Au Revoir a span of 13 years passed before we could fill another race,” noted Eric Warner the Mighty M’s Dire...
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Qualifiers at Meadowlands Dec. 30

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will hold morning qualifiers on Thursday, Dec. 30. The entry deadline is 10 am on Wednesday. To contact the race office toll-free, call 1-877-STABLES. Also, the nomination deadline for Meadowlands Racetrack's 2011 winter late-closing program is Friday, December 31. Stakes applications are available under the Horsemen section at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com.  ...
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RNRH, Lucky Chucky among Dan Patch winners

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven finished his racing career a month ago, but added another win to his resume Tuesday. Rock N Roll Heaven, who completed his career with a 10-race win streak that included a world-record performance in the Little Brown Jug, was named harness racing’s best 3-year-old male pacer by the U.S. Harness Writers Association in Dan Patch Award voting revealed Tuesday.   Award-winn...
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Dr. Cal Stiller finalist for prestigious award

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
Dr. Cal Stiller of Canada, who has bred and raced such great horses as Peaceful Way and Stonebridge Regal with his wife, Angie,  has been named one of this year’s finalists for the Toronto Globe and Mail’s Nation Builder award, which recognizes individuals who contribute to making Canada a better place.   In Tuesday's The Globe and Mail, the 69-year-old was recognize...
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Freehold cancels Wednesday card

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway management has announced that live racing scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 29) has been canceled due to the winter storm that left over two feet of snow on the region. Simulcasting will continue as scheduled. Conditions permitting, live racing will resume on Thursday (Dec. 30) with first race post time set for 12:30 pm (Freehold)
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Farrier Aron Rosenthal dies

on 12/28/2010 12:00 AM
Aron M. Rosenthal, a farrier at Monticello Raceway since the track opened in the late 1950s, died Dec. 24 at his home. He was 90.   Rosenthal was a native of Monticello and planned to be a veterinarian, but was called to serve in World War II. He was a 1st Sergeant with Company "B," 124th infantry division, and earned a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Upon returning home he found ...
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Coleman celebrates career year

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, trainer Casie Coleman surpassed last year’s seasonal earnings to earn herself a career year. The victory came in the form of Our Lucky Killean who scored his 40th career win in 1:52. Coleman has now pushed her seasonal earnings to over $6.6 million. The 30 year old is also once again an O’Brien Award finalist for trainer of the year along with Hal...
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Classy racing in Paris on Sunday

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
There were two horsemen who enjoyed real success at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes over the past weekend. Meanwhile, in Rome on Sunday, Lisa America faded in the homestretch at the Tor di Valle track, putting a possible start in the Prix d'Amerique questionable.   The Guida Italia owned Lisa America (Varenne) was prepping for a possible Prix d'Amerique start by racing in the 165,000...
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Riordan says Prix d'Amerique still possible

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Jerry Riordan said on Monday afternoon from his base in Italy that a Prix d'Amerique start is still possible for Lou Guida's mare Lisa America. The mare finished poorly in the Premio Gala International at the Tor di Valle track in Rome on Sunday, but Riordan said the daughter of Varenne is not sick.   "They had been out on the track a little long before the start, so I think she got...
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Register PA resident mares NOW!

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania breeders who want their PA-residing mares to qualify for “resident” status in the Pennsylvania Harness Breeders Fund program must have the necessary Breeders Fund Registration Form(s) postmarked to go into the Harrisburg office by the close of this year (and this week), Friday, December 31.   If the mare in question, carrying a PA-sired 2011 foal, lives in the state for 180...
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Dover, Monticello cancel Monday cards

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway was able to start its Monday afternoon program at its scheduled 12:25 p.m. post time, but the track was forced to cancel the remainder of the card due to the inclement weather that included high winds. Dover Downs, another of the few harness tracks scheduled to race on Monday, earlier announced it had cancelled its live card due to the winter snowstorm that hit the East Coast ...
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Wyatt Irvine gives family 1,000-win trifecta

on 12/27/2010 12:00 AM
It took all of Sunday's special race card at Northfield Park, but after winning three races on Dec. 23 and then waiitng out the Christmas holiday, 31-year-old Wyatt Irvine picked up his 1,000th career win in the getaway pace with Chris Short's Clay Hill King Pin ($10.20).   The third-generation horseman piloted the winner gate to wire for the easy win and was greeted by friends in the winne...
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