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Scharf to present Gallo scholarship Saturday

on 01/12/2010 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf will present nursing student Maddie Dudka with a $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, named for his champion pacer, on Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. Scharf, a successful New York real estate manager, has awarded more than $95,000 in tuition funds in the name of his 2000 Horse of the Year since 2005. The Gallo Blue Chip scholarship is administered to sons and daughters of ho...
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Anderson hits the double in Smallsreed Awards

on 01/12/2010 12:00 AM
Claus Andersen of the Canadian Sportsman magazine won the double in the 26th edition of the George Smallsreed Awards for excellence in harness racing photography, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Tuesday. Andersen was awarded first place in both the feature photo and race photo categories of the competition. Mark Hall of Hoof Beats magazine received honorable mention in both categori...
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HHI announces award winners

on 01/12/2010 12:00 AM
Asbury Park Press staff reporter Bob Jordan has been named the 2009 Clyde Hirt Media Award winner by Harness Horsemen International. Jordan will receive his award at HHI’s annual banquet on Wednesday, March 3, at the Embassy Suites Resort in Deerfield Beach, FL. “Mr. Jordan has written extensively on the plight of harness racing, and the horsemen of the Garden State, during the recent to...
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NY judge keeps out-of-competition testing on hold

on 01/12/2010 12:00 AM
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, in New York State Supreme Court in Lower Manhattan (New York City), Justice Eileen Rakower made two findings in the case of Mark Ford et al. v. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board.  Justice Rakower, who last week signed a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) barring the Racing and Wagering Board from using its new “out of competition” testing rules, extend...
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David Miller elected to Ohio Hall of Fame

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
One of the nation’s top drivers, David Miller, has been selected as the 36th inductee into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame in balloting of the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.   The Columbus, Ohio native dominated Ohio racing during the 1990s, winning the Scioto Downs dash crown for eight consecutive seasons (1991-98) and captured the Jerry Kaltenba...
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Hey there Georgy Girl

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
Chester Fitch won the $16,500 pace and Georgy Girl N the $13,200 mares pace features at Dover Downs on Sunday.   Jay Baxter's Chester Fitch was fastest in the stretch in the $16,500 event as Vic Kirby unleashed the 4-year-old altered son of Blissful Hall-Artastasia to a 1:54.4 victory. Bushwood Z Tam (Tony Morgan) had the lead in the stretch before yielding three-quarters down t...
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Wojcio injured in Cal Expo spill

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
Driver Richard Wojcio is in a California hospital with a concussion and numerous broken bones after an accident in the 11th race at Cal Expo on Saturday.   Wojcio and his mount, GH Jasmin, were following Linnea Blue Chip and driver Frank Petrelli near the back of the pack as the field headed to the middle of the stretch, when Linnea Blue Chip stumbled and fell. GH Jasmin ran into her, ...
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Blatantly Good wins Presidential opener

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
Blatantly Good was just that as he held off the tenacious Jeremy's Successor to win the $50,000 opening round of the Presidential Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Driver Richie Silverman and Blatantly Good circled wide to take the lead in a brisk :55.1 half and tackled immediate pressure from Jeremy's Successor to their outside.  The two horses were just noses apart at the top ...
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The Meadows' cable signal expanding in 2010

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows announced today that its 2010 cable signal will reach approximately 530,000 Comcast cable TV homes, an increase of roughly 237,000 (69.3 percent) from total Comcast homes reached the previous year.   Meadows Racing president Mike Jeannot said the agreement with Comcast, the dominant cable operator in the region, spans nine southwestern Pennsylvania counties.   "We are del...
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Entries still open for Blooded Horse Sale

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
There is still time to consign horses to the Blooded Horse Winter Sale, scheduled to be held Feb. 8 and 9 in Delaware, Ohio. The catalog already includes 53 mares and yearlings from Walnut Hall Ltd. and 58 from Hanover Shoe Farms.   Walnut Hall Ltd. is offering 26 trotting mares in foal to the sires Cash Hall, Conway Hall, Deweycheatumnhowe, Striking Sahbr...
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More Court Scrutiny For NY Out-Of-Competition Testing Rule

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
On Dec. 30, 2009, The New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB, or Board) announced in a press release that, as of two days later (Jan. 1), the Board would be authorized to conduct unannounced drug testing of horses “slated” to compete at New York harness or thoroughbred tracks even when they are stabled away from the tracks.   Based on, but not exactly like, rules already in ex...
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Online Stallion Station updated for 2010

on 01/11/2010 12:00 AM
The Online Stallion Station now features all stallions included in The Horseman And Fair World magazine's 2010 Breeders Book. You can view the Stallion Station by moving your mouse below the list of news "Headlines" on the right, and clicking.   The Online Stallion Station allows for a search of stallions by name, farm or location (state or province) and by a range of stud fees. T...
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Legal Litigator wins at Yonkers

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
Favored Legal Litigator (Cat Manzi) won the early Saturday night scrum for command, then just rolled away, winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,000 Open Handicap Pace.Leaving from post position No. 2, he was in play early, as was pole-sitting Digital Z Tam (Pat Lachance) and Fox Valley Tribal (Greg Grismore).Legal Litigator found the front after a brutal :26.1 opening quarter-mile, getting around Digital...
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Inaugural Goldstein Memorial gala night set at Pompano

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
The details have come together for the establishment of a showcase night of annual racing at The Isle Pompano Park. On Saturday, February 6th, it will be built around the inaugural Bernie Goldstein Memorial Pace for a $50,000 purse. "It's really great to be able to able to announce this and position a top notch night of harness racing at The Isle Pompano Park on the eve of the Super Bowl here...
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Senena Esty gets Rambling Willie Award in Ohio

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
Senena Esty of Spring Haven Farm has been chosen to receive the Rambling Willie Award for two decades of service to Ohio harness racing.The Utica woman was selected by harness writers in the state and will receive her award at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Assn. banquet on Jan. 16 in Columbus. The award is named in honor of the Ohio-owned pacing gelding that earned more than $2 million.Esty and he...
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Page To Receive Haughton Award

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
Chris Page has been selected as the recipient of the Peter Haughton Memorial Award by the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. The Haughton Award goes to a young Ohioan who is an “up and coming” star among harness horsemen.  Page, 26, enjoyed his best season by far in 2009. He recorded 351 seasonal wins in 1,737 starts for a .326 UDRS. His drives earned more than...
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Keep It Real, Ideal Race win Willowdale splits

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
Keep It Real and Ideal Race, a pair of top-rated three-year-olds from last season, drew first blood in this year’s Willowdale Pacing Series for four-year-olds on Saturday nightduring another frigid evening at Woodbine Racetrack.Keep It Real took no prisoners in the opening $35,000 division,jetting straight to the front from post nine for Paul MacDonell and wiring the field in 1:52. The four-year...
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SJ Mr. Prince, JK Cameo win at Dover

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
SJ Mr. Prince got up nearing the wire in 1:58.4 to win the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old feature trot at Dover Downs on Saturday, Jan.9. JK Cameo won the feature paceBobby Reeser left quickly with SJ Mr. Prince to get the early lead and then yielded as favorite Over Ruled (Brad Hanners) raced to the front at the clubhouse turn. Over Ruled built up a quick lead on the backstretch but tired badly in deep...
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Keystone Eli stands tall at Cal-Expo

on 01/10/2010 12:00 AM
It not only came down to talent, but to fitness as well, and Keystone Eli had both.Open Handicap pacers, racing for a purse of $6,800, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night (January 9), on which Keystone Eli recorded his 25th career victory.Before starting from his assigned post-three in the field of five, driver Lemoyne Svendsen wasn't worried that his charge hadn't raced since December 19....
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Esmeralda bests Bling

on 01/09/2010 12:00 AM
The top distaff group in South Florida took advantage from a one day reprieve from the cold weather wave to put on a stirring show at The Isle Pompano Park on the Friday evening, January 8th program. In the end, the handicap event was set up exactly right by Racing Secretary Greg DeFrank. A scant nose was all that separated Esmeralda Semalu's decision over Bling in the photo after the pair ha...
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