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Janath Ashelman dies

on 02/09/2009 12:00 AM
Janath Ashelman, wife of former Meadowlands trackman, Bob Ashelman, died on February 6, 2009. Ashelman, 63, of Lyndhurst, NJ was also the loving mother of James Ashelman, Kelly Vukusich and the late Christopher Krbec (2007). Caring grandmother to Jillian, Nicholas and Christopher and the dear sister of Michael Neurohr. Janath Ashelman was a member of the Lodi Bowling Lanes and a Notary Public of t...
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Blooded Horse Sale underway

on 02/09/2009 12:00 AM
The Blooded Horse Sale is currently underway in Delaware, Ohio, with more than 600 head consigned to go through the auction ring, including bloodstock consigned by Hanover Shoe Farms. To view the results of the sale, click here.
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Meaulnes du Corta wins Prix de France

on 02/08/2009 12:00 AM
Meaulnes du Corta followed up his Prix d\'Amerique victory by capturing the Prix de France on Sunday afternoon at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris in a mile rate time of 1:55.1, but he had a different driver for this race.   Meaulnes du Corta, who is trained by Pierre Levesque, was driven by Franck Niard in the Prix d\'Amerique, but Levesque and the horse\'s owner decided to have Pierre Ver...
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Riggins makes bold move, holds on to win

on 02/08/2009 12:00 AM
Even-money favorite Riggins had to overcome ambushers from every direction in deep stretch, but gamely held on to win a thrilling first division of the first leg of the Aquarius Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Dave Miller, Riggins [$4.00, $2.40, $2.10] was reserved early, but took command of the race as the field entered the far turn.  In the stretch, Riggins maintained a narro...
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He Wants It All needs $11,000 to hit $1 mil

on 02/08/2009 12:00 AM
He Wants It All ($10.80) was the pocket-rocket for driver Bruce Ranger in winning the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park and moved within $11,000 of becoming harness racing’s next million dollar earner.     The third race feature saw Armbro Dynamic and driver Wally Hennessey shoot right to the early lead with He Wants It All and Ranger grabbing the two-hole...
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Paquet suffers shoulder, elbow injuries in Pompano accident

on 02/08/2009 12:00 AM
Driver Fern Paquet Jr. had to be taken away by ambulance after an accident in the second race pace at Pompano Park on Saturday night that threw him on the track surface. Paquet was taken to North Broward Medical Center and diagnosed with injuries to his right elbow abd shoulder.   As the field was on the final turn, Paquet, 40, was second-over driving Outlaw Blues when the horse made a...
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Cape and Cutter, Exit 16W underway at the Meadowlands

on 02/07/2009 12:00 AM
Enhance The Night [$32.00 $13.00 $7.60] launched a three-wide attack around battling leaders at the top of the stretch to take the first division of the first leg of the $40,000 Cape and Cutter Series Friday night at the Meadowlands.Dismissed at odds 15-1, the Mark Harder trainee got away third and waited for the pace battle between Sportsfancy and Chancey Lady to fade before making her move and c...
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Janet Klark dies

on 02/07/2009 12:00 AM
Janet Klark, 54, the wife of Christian Harness Horsemen\'s Association director John Klark, died Thursday in New Hampshire from injuries she sustained in an auto accident while returning home from the Meadowlands last November, after attending the Breeders Crown races.   Janet accompanied her husband to racetracks and horse sales across North America to represent CHHA and her fait...
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Red River arrives in Indiana, Touchdown Town to follow

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
Red River Hanover, the former North America cup champion has arrived at the Horseplex Of Indiana following another successful season at New Zealand\'s Nevele R Stud.   The full brother to Richess Hanover and three quarter brother to Rocknroll Hanover should prove a welcome addition to the blossoming Indiana breeding program   Also slated for stud duty at The Horseplex is Touchdown To...
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Light Up The Sky starts a trend at the Meadowlands

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
  Light Up The Sky continued his winning ways as he captured the $12,500 first division of the first leg of the Junior Trendsetter Pace on Thursday night (Feb. 5) at the Meadowlands. Light Up The Sky ran his winning streak to four in the opening leg of the Junior Trendsetter Series. Driven by Brian Sears, Light Up The Sky ($2.80, $2.40, $2.10) raced greenly down the backstretch as he surged...
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Filly Series winners come from off the pace

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
Phaelean Lucky, Smiling Angel and Dynamic Dream were second round come-from-behind winners of the Newcomers Series for fillies and mares Thursday night at Maywood Park and were assured starting berths in next week’s final. Phaelan Lucky raced fourth much of the way for Marcus Miller who was guiding the 4-year-old mare for the first time for Altamont, IL owner Pamela Coleman. Mary Gator took the...
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SBSW is Pacer of Year, Dewey is Trotter of Year

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Record-setting pacer Somebeachsomewhere was named harness racing’s Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association on Wednesday night during the Night of Champions banquet at the Bellagio hotel, receiving 121 of 158 votes to outdistance top trotter Deweycheatumnhowe, who had 35. Mister Big and Honorable Daughter each received one vote. In addition to Horse of the Year, the c...
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Wen-Mar\'s Memo wins at The Meadows

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Wen-Mar’s Memo controlled the race with a dawdling first half, then sprinted home in 56.3 to capture the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap trot Wednesday at The Meadows.   Wen-Mar’s Memo entered the race with the smallest career bankroll of the seven competitors, but the 5-year-old daughter of Carry The Message-Lightly Sakra was allowed to make the half in 1:00.1. It was no co...
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Ontario Racing Commission announces positive tests for anabolic

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
As a follow up to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announcement regarding testing for anabolic steroids, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all Ontario racing industry licensees that post race positive tests for veterinary approved as well as non-approved anabolic steroids will be treated as a Class III Drug.
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Kentuckiana lowers stud fees for stallions

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Citing the current economy, Kentuckiana Farms has announced a substantial reduction in stallion service fees for 2009 along with a breeders’ loyalty program designed to assist breeders that want to breed to Kentuckiana stallions.   “We have spoken with many of our loyal breeders about the need for help with 2009 stallion service fees.  Based upon the difficult economic conditions w...
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Shapiro says racing needs national commissioner

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
There was more of stating the obvious in the second of the two general sessions of the 2009 Racing Congress—that is, racing is struggling to remain competitive—and speakers in the second session threw out a few ideas for making sure horse racing is still around in the future.   But one of the last speakers delivered one of the most dire messages. Richard Shapiro, former chairman of the ...
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USTA full board meets new executive vp

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
The US Trotting Association, Harness Tracks of America, Harness Horsemen International and several   other horse racing organizations gathered at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Tuesday for the opening of the 2009 Racing Congress. In the 90-minute opening session, the USTA\'s current slate of officers ran unopposed and were returned, with Ivan Axelrod as chairman, Phil Langley as presid...
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Racing of horses their 4-year-old year discussed at Congress

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
A Tuesday meeting of the Stars of Racing Committee attracted a crowd of nearly 100 during the first day of the Racing Congress at the Bellagio hotel/casino in Las Vegas, with the subject being a proposal that would mandate the racing of horses past the age of three before heading to stallion duty.   Impassioned speeches were made on both sides of the equation, a discussion that will be cont...
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Shytown Lightning Strikes in Pompano\'s Open

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
Shytown Lightning ($14.20) and driver Andy Santeramo battled every step as they paced for home to take top honors in the $16,000 Fillies & Mares Open in 1:54 on Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park. David Ingraham and Golden Falcon N went right to the lead to take the top pacers through fractions of .27.3, .56.4 and 1:25. Santeramo pulled Shytown Lightning from the pocket as they turned for home...
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ORC rules on McFadden appeal

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
Scott McFadden appealed against the deputy director’s rulings S.B. 180/2008 and 181/2008 to render the horses, Dr Sharkey and Reason To Celebrate, ineligible to race in Ontario for a period of 90 days and placed on the Judges’ List from December 8, 2008 to March 8, 2009, pursuant to Rules 11.10.01 and 20.01.01(i) of the Rules of Standardbred Racing. The Rulings were issue...
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