Clenbuterol study recommends different thresholds for harness racing

on 01/26/2021 2:05 PM
The results of the “Clenbuterol plasma concentrations after therapeutic administration in fit Standardbred horses: threshold recommendations” study published online after peer review in Comparative Exercise Physiology clearly demonstrate and recommend the need for different withdrawal times and threshold levels for harness racing than the current standards that exist for Th...
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Purple Haze Adoption receives GFAS verification

on 01/26/2021 1:35 PM
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Verified status to Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program as of Jan. 25, 2021.   Verification means that Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program meets the criteria of a true equine sanctuary/rescue and is pro...
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Yonkers, Monticello cancel Tuesday race cards

on 01/26/2021 12:27 PM
Due to the wintry mix expected in the area and hazardous driving conditions for horse trailers shipping in and departing, racing has been canceled at Yonkers Raceway for Tuesday, Jan. 26.   Because of the cancellation, the $2,516.76 carryover in the Pick 6 (races 3-8) will happen on Wednesday night’s card instead.   Also,due to deteriorating track conditions, M...
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Southwind Amazon wins 100th career race

on 01/26/2021 10:32 AM
Muscles For Life and Seeing Eye Single shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Monday night, each taking top honors in their respective $11,500 Open events, while Southwind Amazon earned his 100th career victory in style, stopping the timer in 1:49.3.   Southwind Amazon finally reached the coveted 100 career win plateau with a splendid 1:49.3 performance in a conditioned pace. The age...
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Greg Merton wins 5,000th career race

on 01/25/2021 8:52 PM
Greg Merton earned his 5,000th win on Monday at Monticello Raceway. The career milestone came aboard Reflexionofroyalty in Race 4 who went wire to wire to score in 1:58.2 over a fast-closing LK’s Nancy Lee.  It was the first win of the young season for Reflexionofroyalty who is owned and trained by Jose Godinez of Bullville, N.Y. In his career, Mertin's mounts have...
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Noble doubles up in Claim To Fame finals

on 01/25/2021 6:45 PM
Dan Noble drove the winners of both Claim To Fame Series championships on Monday.  He guided Classic Comedy, trained by his wife Christi, to a narrow victory over Justabitofcharm (Chris Page) in the split for $8000 pacing mares and followed up by battling back in the stretch to cop the $20,000 claiming trotters division.   Classic Comedy needed every foot of the racetrack to finall...
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2 for 1 for Always A Virgin in 2021

on 01/25/2021 4:09 PM
“Always A Virgin might have had his best two-year-old season ever in 2020 with such standouts as the champion filly Somethingbeautiful p,2,1:51.4 ($312,000) and the Fox Stake winner Virgo p,2,1:51.4 ($126,817), and I have been quite surprised that he has not had more breeding requests for the 2021 season,” noted Jeff King of Victory Hill Farm where the sire of more Breeders’ Cr...
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First foal by Jimmy Freight born at Winbak

on 01/25/2021 3:00 PM
On Friday, Jan. 22, the first foal of Jimmy Freight p, 2, 1:52.3s; 3, 1:48.3s; 1:48.1s -'19 ($1,457,405), was born. The colt is out of the broodmare Walk On Air, p, 3, 1:54.4f ($46,385). “We have been highly anticipating the first arrival of Jimmy Freight’s initial crop and were definitely impressed when we saw the first foal,” said Pat Woods, Winbak Farm of On...
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Pocono gearing up for Feb. 6 opening

on 01/25/2021 1:17 PM
The activity at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is growing every day in anticipation of the track’s 56th year of harness racing, a season which begins on Saturday, Feb. 6.   Horses are already training over the track during set hours every day. Pocono would like horsemen to know that because of the winter weather peaking right around the corner, there will be NO traini...
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Driver of Year Dexter Dunn "loves a challenge"

on 01/25/2021 9:46 AM
After picking up his second Driver of the Year Award and becoming the first driver not named Tetrick or Gingras to lead North America in purses since 2006, Dexter Dunn will attempt this year to accomplish the same goal he sets every season — do better.   He knows it might be difficult. To briefly recap Dunn’s 2020 campaign, he was the regular driver of six Dan Patch Award ...
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Longtime horseman Bev Kingston dies at 76

on 01/25/2021 8:42 AM
Longtime horseman Bev Kingston, 76, passed away on Jan. 18 after a short illness. “Mr. Bev,” as he was affectionately called, was a native of Owen Sound, Ont., Canada and campaigned at several tracks throughout North America from Mohawk in the north to Pompano Park in the south. His career spanned a half-century and, though he never had a very large stable, he was known through...
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Miami Valley horses sit atop N American money standings

on 01/25/2021 8:37 AM
Secret Threat (Trace Tetrick) and Voracity (Dan Noble) finished first and second in the $37,500 championship leg of Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame Series for $30,000 claimers on Sunday. The pair are currently the two horses in North America with the most 2021 earnings, a list dominated by Miami Valley horses with seven of the top eight seasonal earners.   Secret Threat was on...
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Fall Final Four, TVG finals set for Nov. 20 at Big M

on 01/25/2021 8:32 AM
The Meadowlands holds out the promise of riches to those participating in the 2021 Fall Championship Meet, with an estimated $10 million in stakes purses offered to the sport's top performers.   Hot on the heels of the $6.5 million Breeders Crown, set to be raced over the last two weekends of October, the Kindergarten Classic finals offer a run at big money wit...
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Supreme Court ruling shuts down Historical Racing at Red Mile

on 01/24/2021 1:05 PM
As a result of a recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling regarding the constitutionality of the Historical Racing machines at racetracks in the state, and subsequent denial to rehear the case, The Red Mile announced Sunday morning that it would be closing its 902-machine parlor at the end of the day.   In its initial ruling in late September, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that so...
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Buffalo Raceway returns on Wednesday

on 01/24/2021 11:35 AM
The racing surface is ready. More than 250 stalls have been filled by horses chomping at the bit ready to race. This can only mean the 66-day season at Buffalo Raceway is set to begin with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 with a 5 p.m. post slated for the 11-event program.   Wednesday's first card will feature a $3,000 guarantee in the Pick 5 pool thanks to t...
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Prices were right for Gingras bettors Saturday at Big M

on 01/24/2021 7:42 AM
With real-feel temperatures that got as low as 12 degrees, it was tough to stay warm at the Meadowlands Saturday night, but driver Yannick Gingras and The Big M betting faithful were unaffected by the winter chill. The 41-year-old Gingras was scalding hot at the start of the card, winning four of the first five races. While Gingras has had many four-winner nights at the mile oval it...
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Fan Of Terror, Windsun Gotham win at Miami Valley

on 01/23/2021 9:22 PM
Fan Of Terror extended his 2021 win streak to three by capturing the $21,000 Open Pace on Saturday (Jan. 23) at Miami Valley.  The 9-year-old son of Western Terror has regained his best form following a less than spectacular end to his 2020 season, when he failed to cash in four consecutive open events. The three recent wins, two in high class conditions and this one in the Open, have Fa...
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Dunn stays hot, wins 4 at the Meadowlands

on 01/23/2021 9:22 AM
The wins just keep on coming for Dexter Dunn. The 31-year-old New Zealand native, who was named the United States Harness Writers Association's Driver of the Year for a second straight time last week, registered four winners on the Friday night card at The Meadowlands. Before the start of the program, Dunn was awarded The Big M's Driver of the Week after winning seven times last we...
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Tall Poppy N, If UR Richimsingle win Fusco Finals at Freehold

on 01/22/2021 9:39 PM
Freehold Raceway concluded the Vinny Fusco Jr Memorial Pacing Series on Friday (Jan. 22), with a pair of finals. One saw a logical result, the other an upset. Tall Poppy N completed a sweep of the second division, for fillies and mares with a TrackMaster Horse Rating between 71.50 and 75.00 at the start of the series. Just like in the first two legs, George Brennan put her on the lead ju...
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Dorothy's Legacy outkicks Morning Shadow at Meadows

on 01/22/2021 9:37 PM
Dorothy's Legacy needed every bit of stretch to do it, but she finally put Morning Shadow away to capture Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $9,100 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Morning Shadow set up the stretch duel when she pocketed Dorothy's Legacy past the quarter. But when Tony Hall moved the 5-year-old daughter of Art Major-Put On A Display wide in the lane, s...
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