Horseman Robert Gabettie dies at 81

on 09/04/2019 9:57 AM
Horseman Robert A. Gabettie, 81, a lifelong Dumont, N.J., resident, died peacefully at his home on Sept. 1, surrounded by his family.   He was a trainer for many years at The Meadowlands, Freehold and Monticello. He loved the sport of horse racing, and was a great trainer and loved handicapping. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara May (née Danisch). He...
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Atlanta supplemented to Scioto's Hill

on 09/04/2019 8:57 AM
Scioto Downs is closing in on the conclusion of its 90-day race meet on Saturday (Sept. 7) and is going out with a bang. Closing night features the Charlie Hill and Jim Ewart memorial races alongside the Ohio Sire Stakes consolation races. This season Scioto Downs has raced for $15 million in purses, set track records and gained memories for all involved. Part of the main event on Saturda...
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Shoeless 2YO trotter Chaptiama wins NYSS

on 09/04/2019 8:37 AM
Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night offered the $150,400 New York Sires Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Tuesday’s event once again honored the memory of ‘Tootie,’ whose unmatched PR savvy in the golden age of the game helped make the nascent Roosevelt International Trot a happening.   There were two divisions, including one off the ...
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Lovedbythemasses rolls to Grassroots win

on 09/04/2019 8:34 AM
Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted the fourth Grassroots Leg for the two-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday evening and there was not much movement in the point standings as all four $23,500 divisions went to colts sitting among the top 10 point earners. Lovedbythemasses kicked the evening off with a comfortable five and one-half length victory in spite of starting from Post 10. Driver Mike Saftic a...
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Top Indiana trotting colts upset

on 09/04/2019 8:32 AM
It was a night for longshots and inquiries on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the evening’s card was highlighted by two $64,500 divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts & geldings in round four of Indiana Sires Stakes Action. Early in the card brought an...
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Little Brown Jug prayer breakfast

on 09/04/2019 8:14 AM
Join us for a free breakfast and prayer service Wednesday, September 18th at 7:30 AM in the Backstretch Hospitality Tent across from the Log Cabin on the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Praise God with the beautiful music of the Truitt Family. Meadows Chaplain, Pastor Joe DiDonato, will provide an inspirational message. The event is sponsored by the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association...
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Ella Christina cruises at Harrington

on 09/03/2019 9:21 PM
Andy Willinger, William Daggett Jr., Lawrence Vukovic and JL Benson Stable's Ella Christina ($8.80, Tony Morgan) was a 1:54 winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in the $18,500 Mares Open. The Nick Surick trainee notched her 22nd career win and seventh win of the year with a game first-over effort over Moments Of Joy and Artrageous. Ella Christina, a 5-year-old daughter...
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Lady Dela Renta A best in Pocono feature

on 09/03/2019 9:19 PM
The Well Said mare Lady Dela Renta A, now two-for-three in the United States, paced an impressive 1:49.2 mile in taking the $17,500 distaff feature on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Anthony Napolitano got away fourth with the recent import as Bettorhaveanother took the field to the quarter in :26.2, then began a grinding move as early mover Lyons River Prid...
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Mike Wilder wins 8,000th career race

on 09/03/2019 6:57 PM
Mike Wilder collected career win 8,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he drove Music N Small Talk to victory in race 13. He achieved his milestone in dramatic fashion, winning six on the day and sweeping the final three events on the card.   “You always dream about getting milestones and winning a lot of races, but it’s a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication and a lot of hel...
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Hockey, Football nights at the Meadowlands

on 09/03/2019 3:47 PM
Peter Grandich and Company announced today that it will be providing several of its team members, each of whom are beloved former professional athletes in the Tri-State Area, over the course of two nights at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  In addition to the athlete appearances, Peter Grandich and Company will also provide numerous sports memorabilia items for drawing on those two ...
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CHHA scholarships awarded

on 09/03/2019 3:08 PM
When the CHHA Scholarship Committee met in June, we had many applicants for the two available scholarships. After carefully reviewing all the applications, Parker Steck and Casey Hite stood out. Along with all our other scoring criteria, both girls had great faith statements. They also show a passion for and commitment to harness racing.   We unanimously awarded the John and Janet Klark...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit wins 2nd qualifier in 1:54.1

on 09/03/2019 11:47 AM
The 2015 Harness Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit has now made it two of three winning qualifiers as he prepares to make it back to the races after an absence of three years, tallying Tuesday morning by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:54.1 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Montrell Teague was in his usual spot in the sulky of Wiggle It Jiggleit, directing the 7-year-old gelded son of Mr. ...
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Dan Patch Awards returns to Rosen Shingle Creek in 2020

on 09/03/2019 10:41 AM
It’s time to start booking rooms for the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) 2020 Dan Patch Awards banquet, which returns for the third consecutive year to the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday, Feb. 23. Room reservations are now available by using the USHWA link to the hotel’s reservation page that can be found below.   Rosen Shingle Cre...
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Greenshoe to start Thursday in KYSS at Red Mile

on 09/03/2019 9:58 AM
The final preliminary Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) leg for 3-year-old trotters will be raced Thursday night, Sept. 5, at The Red Mile, and headlining one of two $30,000 divisions for colts and geldings is Greenshoe, who won his Hambletonian elimination and then was second in the same-day final in early August at the Meadowland.   Greenshoe, who needs to finish first or second to ensur...
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Slick Tony tops $500k in career earnings

on 09/03/2019 8:51 AM
George Leager’s Slick Tony ($2.40, Russell Foster) notched a 1:52.1 win in the $20,000 Open Pace feature Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion continued his accomplished career that saw him surpass $505,000 in career earnings with his 27th career win.   “Tony” was driven confidently in customary first-over fashion by Russell ...
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3CP Sugartown wins Grassroots in 1:50.4

on 09/03/2019 8:41 AM
Ontario’s talented 3-year-old pacing colts wrapped up their Grassroots regular season at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Monday night and Sugartown picked up his fourth win in the provincial program to finish atop the division standings. Starting from Post 3 with Louis-Philippe Roy in the race bike, Sugartown got away sixth as Silver Beast sprinted out to a :26.4 opening quarter. Through the :5...
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Team Orange Crush wins 4 at Pocono

on 09/02/2019 7:46 PM
There was one sure way – and it was the only way – to cash a ticket on a favorite during the Labor Day Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. You bet on a Julie Miller-trained horse. Julie combined with driver/husband Andy to send out four horses on the twelve-race Pocono card. All were favorites; all won and took lifetime marks; and none of the other eight fa...
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Courant's Magnus Rundgren moving to SRF in 2020

on 09/02/2019 7:20 PM
Magnus Rundgren will be resigning as CEO of Am Bloodstock and will take the same position for Lennart Agren’s SRF Stable beginning January 2020.   For the last 11 years Rundgren has been employed by the Courant-Group, owned by Anders Ström, of which Am Bloodstock is a subsidiary.   “I have had many happy and fruitful years with Anders and our partners,&rdqu...
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2YO Groovy Joe wins NYSS for 7th win in 9 starts

on 09/02/2019 7:14 PM
Tioga Downs welcomed two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing colts and geldings on Monday. Both divisions raced for a purse of $52,000.   Groovy Joe  (Matt Kakaley) captured the first division for his seventh victory in nine career starts.   Cigars And Port (Ray Schnittker) lead to the first quarter in :26.3.  He continued to cont...
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2YO Rockin The Gates takes NJ stakes at Freehold

on 09/02/2019 7:09 PM
The Labor Day holiday weekend included the $10,000 first legs of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund (SDF) for 2 year olds at Freehold Raceway.  On Friday (Aug 30), the Julie Miller trainee Contepartiro Deo lunged past the odds on favorite Heart N Soul Deo to win the first leg of the SDF for 2-year-old filly trotters. Andy Miller settled Contepartiro Deo in the two hol...
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