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Delaware County Fair board's Frank Welker dies

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Frank J. Welker, 85, a longtime member of the Little Brown Jug Society and the Delaware, OH County Fair Board, died February 8.   Born February 20, 1925 in Newark, OH, Mr. Welker graduated from Willis High School in 1943 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 42nd  Rainbow Division.   Welker was also past president of the Delaware County Agric...
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Jeremy's Successor wins Dover feature

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
For the third consecutive week, Sean Bier and Jeremy’s Successor reached the finish line first in 1:50.4 to win the $35,000 Preferred pace on Monday, Feb. 7 at Dover Downs. Solano notched a 1:51 triumph in the $32,500 Delaware Special. First by three-quarters, then by a head, this time by a nose, Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor made the winner’s circle in the week’s top pace. The Mach T...
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Allard 'Rocks' to Don Mills win

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Fresh off winning The Count B Stakes final this past Friday night, driver Simon Allard posted a 35-1 upset with Rudy Rocks in the $60,000 Don Mills final tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.Allard positioned the son of Striking Sahbra fourth in the early going as Lexis DJ (Rick Zeron) was on the engine to take over command before the first turn.After Lexis DJ front-stepped his way past the opening quart...
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Glaude celebrates 70th with 'Moonshine'

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
According to long serving Pompano trainer Gaston Glaude there's been nothing quite like marking his 70th birthday with a great 'Moonshine'. He's referring to the leader of his five horse string on the Pompano Park backstretch, trotter P C Moonshine. "I really can't put my finger on any one thing that's caused him to get so good lately" Glaude says of the 6 year old Malabar Maple-JM Gerula gel...
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Handsome Prince rules at The Meadows

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Handsome Prince powered to the lead, backed down the second quarter and blazed home to score convincingly in Monday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. After Handsome Prince controlled the opening quarter in 27.1, Dave Palone gave him a 29.3 breather in the second panel. The 6-year-old Grinfromeartoear-Nova Princess gelding ripped off the back half in 55.4...
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Revenue returning home to Sweden

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Perretti Farms’ Bob Marks told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Revenue S, who has been standing stud in New Jersey since 2005, is en route back to his native Sweden where he will stand stud the remainder of his career. Revenue will stand at Brodda Stuteri in Sweden, where he originally stood before arriving in the United States. From 315 registered foals in the U.S. while standing at Per...
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Gural: Make Meadowlands stakes payments

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Standardbred breeder/owner Jeff Gural, also the owner of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs, is currently in negotiations to lease the Meadowlands Racetrack from the state of New Jersey. With the Feb. 15 deadline for stakes payments just one week away, Gural on Tuesday morning issued the following statement:   "I know firsthand that this is the week that we all have to make stakes payments on our...
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A bald-headed Hough is a winning Hough

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
It couldn’t have been much more than a week or 10 days ago that we reported that Mighty M reinsman Kevin Hough shaved his head in hopes of changing his luck. And whether it was the "Jody Jamieson look" or some other extraneous influence, Hough has been winning races since the clipping.   “I’m not sure that shaving my head made any difference, but I’m not gonna let my ...
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Widger featured in Illinois newspaper

on 02/07/2011 12:00 AM
Illinois-based driver Sam Widger won his 4,000th career race last month at Maywood Park, and in Monday's Southtown Star, he talks about his life in harness racing to writer Tim Cronin. To read the story, click here. 
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Tioga to keep lower takeouts for 2011

on 02/07/2011 12:00 AM
Last year Tioga Downs, in conjunction with its horsemen’s group, the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association (STHHA), experimented with a pilot program to lower its takeout rates across the board to New York state minimums. The track will continue with the program in 2011.   The original Tioga Downs’ takeout rates were 18 percent for WPS, 20 percent for exactas/doubles, and 25...
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Rapide Lebel one of world's fastest?

on 02/07/2011 12:00 AM
French horsemen believe that Rapide Lebel (above, winning Feb. 6) is the fastest gelding in the world, and some even believe he’s the fastest trotter in the world, regardless of sex. But we might not know if this is true because he is a bad traveler and may not be shipped outside of France.  Sebastian Guarato trains Rapide Lebel, whose sire is by the Florestan stallion Passionnant. Florest...
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Bergstein named HTA Executive Emeritus

on 02/07/2011 12:00 AM
Stan Bergstein, who recently entered his 50th year as executive vice president of Harness Tracks of America (HTA), is reducing his daily duties at the Tucson, Ariz.-based organization. Bergstein will continue to provide support to the staff at HTA as its first Executive Emeritus. Although the change signals a major restructuring of the organization, Bergstein will continue to advise HTA’s board...
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Mainland Key N wins Yonkers feature

on 02/05/2011 12:00 AM
The form spree continued for Mainland Key N (Eric Goodell) Saturday night as the pacer won the $32,500 Open Pace at Yonkers Raceway.   Leaving from post position four over a track rated "good," the 19-10 choice was part of an early logjam for the lead. He was in play, as was last week's winner, Southwind Tabor (Jim Pantaleano) and Dymond Joe Mindale (Brett Miller). A second-m...
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Pavia scores with BN Bad in 1:51.1

on 02/05/2011 12:00 AM
It was the week that Joe Pavia Jr. and his connections retired their star mare Esmeralda Semalu to broodmare status, but they aren't wasting any time moving on.   In the $14,000 purse pacing feature on the Saturday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Pavia stable member BN Bad was a most impressive winner. The 4-year-old Soho gelding paced back to his life's mark ...
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Arriba Amigo one of Kakaley's 3 Dover wins

on 02/05/2011 12:00 AM
Arriba Amigo, Lorrie Please and One Last Kiss won the tri-feature $14,000 events for 4 and 5 year olds on a windy Saturday at Dover Downs. The $14,000 feature trot went to Arriba Amigo and Matt Kakaley in 1:58.1, with CC’s Fred (Sean Bier) second for the fourth consecutive start. Windcross (John Wagner) picked up show money.  Arriba Amigo is a recent purchase by David Rovine, VIP Interne...
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Aquarius Series gets underway with "Glitter"

on 02/05/2011 12:00 AM
The 2011 season is off to a shining start for Allthatgltrsisgold.  The 4-year-old pacer is perfect in two starts after taking his $40,000 division of the Aquarius Series on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Steered by Ron Pierce, Allthatgltrsisgold sat far off the early pace and closed like a freight train to win the first of the two splits by a neck in 1:52. It was just ...
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New videos on Meadowlands YouTube page

on 02/05/2011 12:00 AM
The 2011 winter has been one of the harshest in recent memory for New Jersey residents.  In this video, Meadowlands Racetrack's leading horsemen talk about the difficulties of keeping the sport's equine athletes in training during extreme winter weather.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTpsVfEE4z0   Meadowlands horsemen handicap the Super Bowl. Find out which team your favori...
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Stagecoach Holdup wins at Dover

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Stagecoach Holdup proved a success in one of two $14,000 Thursday, Feb.3 co-features at Dover Downs.    Driver Tim Curtin and trainer Eli Scott continue as a recent winning team when Stagecoach Holdup recorded his second-straight victory in the first $14,000 4&5-Year-Old pace with a 1:54.1 triumph. Joe and JoAnn Thomson bred-and-own the altered son of JK Outlaw-Jennys Money, no...
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Free Weekend Preview available now!

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
There is no better way to find out what is happening in the sport than by reading the FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, which subscribers receive in their email box first thing every Friday morning and is available by signing up by clicking the box at the top right of harnessracing.com’s home page. Today’s Weekend Preview also includes a look at Sunday’s Super Bowl as we asked several of t...
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More breedings available to benefit retired horses

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has received gifts of  many breeding donations such as Glidemaster, Badlands Hanover, Conway Hall, Camluck, Dragon Again, Muscles Yankee, and many more. These donations make all the 2 year old progeny of the donated breedings eligible to the special bonuses in the newly combined Niatross and Standardbred Retirement Foundation Race. ...
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