Live Hambo Day streaming free

on 08/02/2019 8:35 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will provide free live high-definition streaming of the entire Hambletonian Day card on Saturday, August 3 courtesy of Roberts Television Network (   Post time for the 16-race card headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks is 12:00 p.m.    The live stream will be available at http://www.thebigm.c...
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2FT Love A Good Story still perfect in NYSS

on 08/02/2019 7:11 AM
Love A Good Story (Andy Miller) remained unbeaten after winning the $53,000 first division of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) for freshman trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Thursday. Charlotte Chaplin (Howard Parker) led to a first quarter of :29.1.  Love A Good Story ($5.20) took the lead at the top of the back stretch and led to the half in :59.4.  Reba Blue Chip (Ver...
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Sweet win at Plainridge for Little Honeybadger

on 08/01/2019 10:32 PM
 Last week Little Honeybadger wired the field and won in a lifetime mark. This week, it was Deja Vu all over again as the mare went gate to wire in her fastest lifetime clocking in the $10,000 feature conditioned pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Little Honeybadger (Nick Graffam) left from post six and went right to the front. She proceeded to cut comfortable fract...
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All Champy scores in Philly trot feature

on 08/01/2019 8:21 PM
All Champy and driver Dexter Dunn adjusted to a speed-favoring bias on Thursday (Aug. 1) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, ranging up to the lead off the first turn and going on to a 1:54.1 triumph in the $18,000 featured trot. All Champy was in top racing shape for trainer William Wyatt and owners Howard and Joshua Kaufman, fending off a long uncovered bid up the backstretch from Majestic ...
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Little Honeybadger wins again at Plainridge

on 08/01/2019 8:18 PM
Last week Little Honeybadger wired the field and won in a lifetime mark. This week, it was Deja Vu all over again as the mare went gate to wire in her fastest lifetime clocking in the $10,000 feature conditioned pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 1).   Little Honeybadger (Nick Graffam) left from post six and went right to the front. She proceeded to cut comfortable fraction...
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Big Hambletonian Preview now available

on 08/01/2019 4:02 PM
It’s Hambletonian time and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the information you need about the world’s most famous race for trotters and the entire Saturday, Aug. 3 race card at the Meadowlands.   Trainer Marcus Melander brings four into the Hambletonian, including pre-race favorite Greenshoe and undefeated Gimpanzee. Melander and owner Anders Strom b...
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Hambletonian broadcast live on CBS Sports Network

on 08/01/2019 2:37 PM
CBS Sports Network will present a 90-minute telecast of the $1 million Hambletonian, live from the Meadowlands Racetrack, on Sat., Aug. 3, from 4-5:30 p.m. (EDT). The Hambletonian is the first and most prestigious leg of the Trotting Triple Crown.   The broadcast will re-air Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8:30 a.m.   CBS Sports Network has been the broadcast home of the Hamble...
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Wager now in last Hambletonian Future pool

on 08/01/2019 1:25 PM
The final Future Wager on the 94th edition of the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands opened its fourth and final pool Thursday at 11 a.m. The pool will remain open until Saturday, Aug. 3 at post time of the first elimination and/or heat of the Hambletonian scheduled for Race 8 with a post-time of 2:55 p.m. (EDT).   A winning ticket pays the closing odds in the pool before the f...
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Hambletonian day card offers betting opportunities

on 08/01/2019 11:17 AM
Harness racing’s greatest day will offer some of its best wagering opportunities on Saturday when the $1 million, 94th edition of the Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotters serves as the marquee event on a 16-race star-studded, stakes-laden extravaganza that gets underway at a special early post time of noon. “If you are hosting the greatest program in harness racing, it h...
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Haughton starter named for “Real Cool” Sam McKee

on 08/01/2019 11:13 AM
When owner Jules Siegel gets ready to watch his horses race at The Meadowlands, he often can be found pacing the track’s apron, isolated from friends and fans, walking off his nerves. One day as Siegel went through this routine, a man approached him and asked what he was doing.   “I said I’m pacing, hoping that the horse is going to win today,” Siegel recalled....
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Bates doubles up in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/01/2019 8:30 AM
Freshman pacing fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday in four $36,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action. Heavy favorites Foxy Rigger and Grace Rocks played their part in delivering in their divisions, but it was driver Brandon Bates who came home with the most stakes wins of the night with winning...
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Clouser, Morrill sweep distaff features at Batavia

on 07/31/2019 8:39 PM
It was a total team effort in the top tier races at Batavia Downs on Wednesday (July 31) as horses trained by Jim Clouser Jr., driven by Jim Morrill Jr. and owned by Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi won both fillies and mares Opens in coast to coast fashion.     It's been nine weeks since Miss Mary Mach cut the mile in a race, but it finally happened again and produced the sa...
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Favorites prevail in NYSS 3FP splits

on 07/31/2019 8:40 AM
Three-year-old pacing fillies were featured as part of New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action on Tuesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were two divisions for the state’s top sophomore fillies that went for purses of $90,050 and $88,450 on the 14-race card and the favorites thrived. Zero Tolerance (Heston Blue Chip-Feelinglikeastar-Artiscape) continued her dominance in the Sires...
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Freshman trotters vie in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 07/31/2019 8:36 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, featuring the freshman trotters with two $65,000 divisions for the 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings and three $44,500 divisions for the 2-year-old trotting fillies. While favorites primarily delivered in performances from Tj’s Top Pick, Givemeonemoretry and May Baby, the night al...
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Captain Morgan navigates sloppy track for win

on 07/30/2019 8:45 PM
 A passing storm cell which twice delayed the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono resulted in a sloppy track by the time the card’s features, a pair of $15,000 trots, went to post. In one trot headliner, the Cantab Hall four-year-old stallion Captain Morgan fulfilled the intermittent promise he had shown in just 11 starts at two and three combined, winning wire-to-...
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Millies Possesion 9-5 Oaks favorite

on 07/30/2019 4:29 PM
Millies Possesion looks to stay perfect in what will be her ninth lifetime start Saturday afternoon after being installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands. The daughter of Possess The Will-Fashion Athena drew post position 2 for the $500,000 event at Tuesday afternoon’s post draw at the Big M. “I think ...
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Fields set for Hambletonian eliminations

on 07/30/2019 3:43 PM
Sixteen 3-year-old trotters entered Saturday’s 94th Hambletonian Stakes at The Meadowlands, requiring two eight-horse eliminations to reduce the field to 10 for the $1 million final later that afternoon. Gimpanzee is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the first elimination and Greenshoe is the 4-5 favorite in the second. The draws for the Hambletonian and companion Hambletonian Oaks, whic...
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Fields set for Grand River's Industry Day Battles

on 07/30/2019 9:55 AM
Despite uncertain weather looming over the Elora, Ont. oval, the talent was certain and impressive from freshman colts and fillies aiming for a spot in the $239,000 Battle of Waterloo and the $157,500 Battle of the Belles finals to be contested next Monday, Aug. 5, during Grand River Raceway’s 29th Industry Day event. Thirteen of the nation’s finest 2-year-old colts battled for a ...
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Special "Atlanta" label Hambletonian wine available

on 07/30/2019 9:31 AM
In celebration of the 94th edition of America's greatest harness race, the Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racetrack and Tomasello Winery have again teamed up to provide fans and guests with two special limited edition wine selections. The $1 million Hambletonian will be raced Saturday afternoon, Aug. 3 as the finale to the championship meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Post time...
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Yonkers racing secretary Steve Starr retires

on 07/30/2019 8:52 AM
Longtime Yonkers Raceway racing secretary Steve Starr is retiring, effective Wednesday, July 31. Starr has been putting together Yonkers' races since early 1976 after serving an apprenticeship under both Ed Parker and Richard O’Donnell. Of course, at that time, New York-area racing alternated, with three-month stays at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers.   Before leaving and turn...
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