Hambo Maturity supplements due Friday

on 11/14/2019 11:13 AM
All 3-year-old trotters not eligible to the 2019 Hambletonian or Oaks have the option to supplement to the 2020 Hambletonian Maturity for 4-year-olds, with a supplemental payment of $2,000 on Nov. 15.   The $400,000E Hambletonian Maturity is raced at The Meadowlands at a distance of a mile and an eighth and all starters receive money. It is typically the richest 4-year-old Trot offere...
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Countdown on to Big M's Final Four/TVG finals night

on 11/14/2019 11:09 AM
The final major date for big-time stakes racing in 2019 on the harness racing calendar is just nine days away as the sport’s top venue, the Meadowlands Racetrack, will host eight events certain to have impact on many divisional honors–as well as Horse of the Year–on Saturday, Nov. 23. The lineup on Fall Final Four/TVG Finals Night is a stacked one. The four events for 2 year...
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Muscles Yankee retired to Perretti Farms

on 11/14/2019 9:09 AM
Winbak Farm of New York, in conjunction with Perretti Farms, announces the retirement of legendary trotting stallion Muscles Yankee.   Muscles Yankee, 2, 1:56.3; 3, 1:52.2 ($1,424,938), was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2009. He was inducted as both an outstanding racehorse and a stand-out stallion.   Muscles Yankee was born at Yankeeland Farms, Inc. (of ...
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Hickfromfrenchlick named USTA District 8 HOY

on 11/14/2019 8:56 AM
The 3-year-old pacing colt Hickfromfrenchlick has been named the United States Trotting Association District 8 Horse of the Year. The award was presented to trainer Ray Schnittker at the New York Sires Stakes and USTA District 8 Annual Awards Banquet on Nov. 10.   The So Surreal-My Girl’s A Star colt has earned $500,136 this year and won 11 of his 15 starts. His sophomore season...
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Shartin N back in winner's circle at Dover

on 11/14/2019 8:32 AM
Shartin N, the top horse in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, brushed to the lead on the backstretch and was never caught in defeating a field of seven top mares in a $40,000 Invitational on Wednesday  at Dover Downs. The total lifetime earnings of the participants was more than $6 million. Caviart Ally defeated Shartin N in her last two starts and trainer Jim King Jr. could not ...
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An Original Dragon repeats at The Meadows

on 11/14/2019 8:30 AM
An Original Dragon stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the Lightning Lane to snare her second straight victory in Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $12,400 filly & mare conditioned pace.   An Original Dragon grabbed the early lead but released Sweet Rockin Gia at the quarter, waiting patiently for her shot. Tony Hall gave it to her in the Lightning Lane, ...
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Batavia Downs cancels Wednesday's card

on 11/13/2019 6:40 PM
The severe winter storm that hit western New York over the last two days caused many cancellations in the area due to bad driving conditions. Even though we are one day removed from the brunt of the disturbance it's impact left the track at Batavia Downs unsafe to race over and as a result, management decided to cancel live racing for Wednesday (Nov. 13).   "Our first and for...
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Yonkers adds live race card on Saturday, Nov. 30

on 11/13/2019 4:24 PM
Yonkers Raceway has added Saturday night, Nov. 30, to its live racing calendar, with the usual first post of 6:50 p.m.   This schedule addition, approved by the New York State Gaming Commission, replaces an earlier program which had been canceled. The Raceway’s Thanksgiving week schedule now reads Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 25 and 26), along with the aforementioned Saturday. Ev...
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Tetrick has hot hands at chilly Philly

on 11/13/2019 4:21 PM
Before driver Tim Tetrick headed south to Dover Downs for some stakes competition later Wednesday and Thursday, he got himself a nice little warmup at Harrah’s Philadelphia during the afternoon card, visiting Victory Lane six times before going to the First State. Tetrick’s six victories give him a 299-266 lead over George Napolitano Jr. with 18 cards left in the 2019 Ph...
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Winndevie a nice surprise for Polisseni

on 11/13/2019 2:24 PM
Wanda Polisseni is the type of person who, in her own words, prefers to fly under the radar. But after her Winndevie won last month’s Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly trotters, providing Polisseni’s Purple Haze Stables with its first trophy, that became a little more difficult. Not that Polisseni has any complaints.   “I was surprised at the number of people that ...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit wins Dover qualifier

on 11/13/2019 1:48 PM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, with George Teague Jr. driving, qualified on a chilly Wednesday morning at Dover Downs. Teague replaced his son, Montrell Teague, who suffered a broken wrist last week while loading horses. Wigglie It Jiggleit was guided to the front by Teague, while Uncle Coz (Mike Cole) took up the pocket position behind the world champion. Wiggle It Jiggleit set early frac...
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Emily's Mayflower takes lifetime mark in DSBF

on 11/12/2019 9:50 PM
With plunging temperatures headed below freezing, four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund events for 2-year-old trotters went to post at Dover Downs. Three early non-wagering races were followed by the second division of fillies leading off the wagering card. The first colt division was controlled by Rocky Bomber and Jack Parker Jr. to the half-mile station before Zulu (CR Commando-C...
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Lincoln's Girl N undefeated in 3 US starts

on 11/12/2019 8:45 PM
he winners of the three $15,000 featured races at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on the Tuesday twilight card all continued recent winning form with victories as the favorites in their respective contests. The one with the highest winning rate lately is the Sir Lincoln pacing mare Lincoln’s Girl N, who remained undefeated in three U.S. starts while taking a new mark of 1:54.2 despite r...
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Vegas Dream a stayer in 1 1/4-mile race at Dayton

on 11/12/2019 7:07 PM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway continued its experiment with odd-distance races on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 12), carding a mile-and-a-quarter contest for mid-range condition and claiming pacers.  Even-money favorite Vegas Dream (Jeremy Smith) hit the jackpot, scoring in 2:28.3 on a frigid afternoon over JDS Chancey Design (Austin Hanners) and Time To Casper (Trevor Smith).   JD’s ...
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Blue Ivy wins third straight at Meadows

on 11/12/2019 5:41 PM
Hammered down to 1-9 in the wagering, Blue Ivy was as powerful as the odds suggested, pouring through the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture her third straight in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Blue Ivy was content to stalk Sandy Win from the pocket. But when Aaron Merriman pointed her to the Lightning Lane, she blew past the leade...
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American History to stand at Deo Volente Farms

on 11/12/2019 4:25 PM
Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, and American History Racing have announced the retirement of American History (American Ideal-Perfect Touch) after his final race on Nov. 23 in the tVG at The Meadowlands. The ownership group is also pleased to announce that American History will stand stud at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, N.J., signaling its support for the resurgence of Standardbred racing and br...
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Four Breeders Crown champs return for Thursday's Matrons

on 11/12/2019 4:01 PM
All four 3-year-old Breeders Crown champions—Dancin Lou, Gimpanzee, Warrawee Ubeaut, and Winndevie—return to action for the first time since their Crown triumphs when Dover Downs hosts Matron Stakes for sophomore pacers and trotters on Thursday. A total of 19 Breeders Crown finalists will be racing in the Matrons, including the top-six finishers from the 3-year-old filly pace (won...
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SBOANJ $50,000 trot final Friday at Fhld

on 11/12/2019 4:00 PM
The Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) trotting series for 3-year-olds concludes on Friday at Freehold Raceway, with the $50,000 final. The race is scheduled as the third on the 11-race Friday program, and drew a field of seven.   The headliners look to be drawn to the inside: NJSS-SDF champion French Cafe, and SBOANJ second leg winner Lucius...
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Only Three Diamonds needs elims in Fall Final Four

on 11/12/2019 2:18 PM
Entries were taken at the Meadowlands Tuesday morning for the Fall Freshman Final Four Grand Circuit stakes. With 10 or fewer horses declared in three of the four races, eliminations became unnecessary for those and all horses that were entered in those stakes will move directly to the final.   Only the Three Diamonds filly pace, with a dozen declared, will require a single ...
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FSBOA Stallion Stakes raced at Pompano on Monday

on 11/12/2019 2:00 PM
The FSBOA Stallion Stakes for 3 year olds highlighted the Monday racing program as non-wagering events at Pompano Park with more than $120,000 up for grabs in the four events. Trainer Kim Sears had a hat trick with all three of her entrants reaching the winner’s circle while Michile Lorenzo completed the training sweep for the ladies in the finale. Here is a recap of the festivities...
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