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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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Back To The Track to be back July 16-17

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association has announced that the 2011 edition of “Back to the Track” will take place on the weekend of July 16-17.   Last year’s inaugural edition brought crowds back to harness tracks around the United States, and tracks responded by staging special promotions, offering food and beverage specials, granting access to racing “behind the scenes” and participated ...
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No Prix de France for Wishing Stone

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Contrary to published reports, co-owner and former trainer Dewayne Minor told harnessracing.com Friday morning that 2010 Kentucky Futurity winner Wishing Stone is not scheduled to start in the Feb. 13 Prix de France at Vincennes in Paris, and he doesn't expect the trotter to make his first European appearance until the March 18 Prix de Vincennes at the Cagnes Sur Mer track. Campaigned last y...
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The Big M's Brower going live on Facebook Friday

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands’ ace handicapper and morning-line oddsmaker Dave Brower began interacting with fans on the racetrack’s Facebook page Thursday night. Brower goes one step further on Friday night as he will be posting his Facebook comments and observations from the track’s TV set so it will be simulcast on-air during the night. “Send me any questions and I’ll answer them on Facebook,” ...
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Tioga/Vernon offer a bounty of 2011 stakes

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
The 2011 stakes season at Tioga and Vernon Downs has something to offer everyone, from the top older horses in the game to early lessons for freshman trotters in the Kindergarten Classic.   Stakes racing begins with the John Simpson Memorials for 3 year olds, which have been positioned in mid-May as a prep for the Empire Breeders Classics.   The $1,000,0...
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Yonkers mare feature to Farmer's Tuition

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Inside assignee Farmer's Tuition (Cat Manzi) sat fourth around the Friday night oval, then closed ranks  late to win Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Breakheart Pass (Dan Dube), as the 2-1 choice, crossed over from her outside venue, putting up fractions of :27.2, :56.2, and 1:25. Twin B Tiara (Eric  Goodell) sat a tight pocket, with B Int...
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The Platinum Guy wins Count B final

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
The Platinum Guy and driver Simon Allard hung on in the final strides to upset his seven rivals in the $60,000 final of The Count B Stakes final at Woodbine. The time of the mile for the 3-year-old Mach Three gelding was 1:53.2.   Allard wasted no time off the gate as he rolled his charge to command well before the first turn, ahead of Machal Jackson (Luc Ouellette) and a parked out Freenea...
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Sears wins 5, including Cape & Cutter leg

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Brian Sears was the best bet of the night on Friday at Meadowlands Racetrack. "The White Knight" bagged five wins on the Friday card, including both $40,000 Cape & Cutter Series divisions, for an average win payoff of $13.20.   Sears and Red Star Hottie bump-drafted Cuz She Can and flew past her in the lane to win the first of the Overbid divisions for open pacing mares i...
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Summer Camp rebounds in Exit 16W action

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Summer Camp turned the tables on rival Meirs Hanover in the first of two $20,000 Exit 16W Series splits for 4-year-old pacers.  Summer Camp set a :26.4 opening quarter before taking a backseat to Meirs Hanover through middle fractions of :54.4 and 1:22.2.  Driver Andy Miller popped Summer Camp out of the pocket in the stretch and he roared past the leader for a length victory in 1:49.3. ...
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New video review of Andy Miller on YouTube

on 02/04/2011 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack pays tribute to driver Andy Miller, who celebrated his 7,000th career win on January 28.   Watch the video now on Meadowlands Racetrack's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV9jicGokYQ   (Meadowlands)
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