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Slick Tony wins Harrington opening day feature

on 04/15/2019 8:32 PM
 Harrington Raceway's 73rd season of live harness racing kicked off Monday with a 12-race program that saw wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.  Inside horses ruled the program as horses from post three or better won 10 of 12 races.  Not until the seventh race, the $15,000 featured Delaware Special did a horse outside post three reign victorious. George Leager&#...
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Pure Chance upsets in Hackett 3FT final

on 04/15/2019 5:50 PM
No one was surprised that a Chris Beaver trainee captured the $40,000 championship final of the James K. Hackett Memorial for Ohio-sired three-year-old trotting fillies on Monday afternoon (April 15) at Miami Valley Raceway. Many, however, were shocked at which of the five Beaver fillies in the field prevailed.   Pure Chance (Jason Thompson), off at 17-1 odds, left with alacrity an...
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Hanover buys package of 8 top mares

on 04/15/2019 3:09 PM
The management of Hanover Shoe Farms is delighted to announce that the farm has recently purchased eight of the top matrons in the business. The elite group consists of four trotting broodmares and four pacing broodmares, all acquired from Brittany Farms, which has been downsizing its broodmare band.   The trotting mares are comprised of:   Passageway (Angus Hall-Glide Path...
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Entries for Blooded Horse Sale closing

on 04/15/2019 1:42 PM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Thursday morning April 18; supplemental entries will be accepted after that.   Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the strong demand for racehorses, green prospects, yearlings, and broodmares. Nice consignments have already been received from Anthony MacDonald, Ron Burke and Spring Haven Farm with Emera...
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Applications available for Snyder scholarships

on 04/15/2019 1:28 PM
David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America, are proud to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves...
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Joe Riley, worked for Hammer Stable, dies

on 04/15/2019 11:48 AM
Horseman Joseph A. Riley, 82 of Everett, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home in Everett.   Mr. Riley served in the United States Army and for many years was well known from traveling the Pennsylvania fairs and Grand Circuit with the Roger Hammer Stable. He also worked for the Burtnett family.   Away from the track Mr. Riley was a Pittsburgh Steel...
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Shartin N to Lazarus N in 2020?

on 04/15/2019 11:19 AM
Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Stallions and Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms have announced that all available shares in Lazarus N,  “The Wonder From Down Under” have been sold, celebrating a successful syndication and would like to thank every member for their support.   Lazarus N (Bettor’s Delight-Bethany) Q1:48.3 – BT 1:46.3 ($3,070,095) was r...
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Vernon horseman Jack VanDreason dies

on 04/15/2019 8:57 AM
Horseman John (Jack) VanDreason, 88, of Vernon, N.Y., passed away April 10 with his devoted wife Marlyn and family at his side.   Born in Rome in Rome, N.Y., to Ray and Madeline VanDreason, he was best known as a trainer-driver at Vernon Downs. He also built, owned and managed Jack’s Turf Goods in Vernon for many years until his retirement.   Mr. VanDreason proudly se...
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My Lindy Winner doubles in Weiss

on 04/15/2019 8:39 AM
My Lindy Winner emerged as the only double winner in the first two preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for male trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning on Sunday in 1:56.4 despite a sloppy track, considerable rain, and swirling, occasionally strong, wind. My Lindy Winner was sent to the front off the first turn by driver Jim Morrill Jr., rated a moderate half, then sprinte...
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Pennsylvania horseman Wilbur Zendt, 99, dies

on 04/14/2019 9:28 PM
Wilbur R. "Bun" Zendt, 99, of Mifflintown, Pa., a well known and highly respected horseman in the Pennsylvania harness racing community, passed away Friday, April 12, at his home, surrounded by his family.   Born March 7, 1920, in Walker Township, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Howard and Sylvia (Lauver) Zendt. His wife, Kathryn (Cleck) Zendt, whom he mar...
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Trace Tetrick grabs 5,000th career victory

on 04/14/2019 6:16 PM
Trace Tetrick recorded the 5,000th win of his outstanding career in the fourth race at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (April 14).   The 32-year-old green and gold clad reinsman, the younger brother of renowned driver Tim Tetrick, worked out a pocket ride for favored Harry Carry for three quarters of a mile, then vacated the two-hole the final quarter to triumph in 1:57....
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Tiger Thompson N 7 3/4-length winner

on 04/14/2019 6:11 PM
Entering from a string of respectable efforts from off the pace in Open company at Dover Downs, a change of tactics proved beneficial for Tiger Thompson N ($3.20) in his Harrah's Philadelphia debut on Sunday afternoon (April 14), as he delivered a crushing 7-3/4 length blow to his rivals in the featured $18,000 top-level conditioned pace.   "He's been finishing off really...
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Two in a row for Mission Accepted

on 04/14/2019 6:08 PM
Mission Accepted (Chris Page) won the $25,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway for the second straight time to start his 2019 campaign, overcoming the assigned outside post to top Pine Dream (LeWayne Miller) and No Whip Chip (Dan Noble) in 1:54.3.   The 4-year-old son of Manofmanymissions made the front just after passing the :28.1 first stanza, then cruised through middle fractions ...
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Western Fame, Ideal Jimmy win again in Levy

on 04/14/2019 8:03 AM
Ideal Jimmy and Western Fame have raced with distinction throughout the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Saturday night was no exception. The tandem were as advertised, each handily winning its respective Yonkers Raceway event. All told, four, $50,000 Free-For All forays were carded.   In the first division, in a race without a series round winner to date, Bettor Memori...
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78 claims for $1.3 million thus far in Pocono meet

on 04/14/2019 8:01 AM
With two horses sent off at odds-on, something had to give, and 4-5 Turbo Hill forced 3-5 Sports Legend in behind him early, then sprinted home to hold him safe in 1:51.2 during one of three $15,000 contests in the second preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing males on Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Both crowd favorites won their first Weiss series start,...
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Sweet Rock upsets in Meadowlands Preferred

on 04/14/2019 7:58 AM
Dover Downs shipper Highalator rose to the top of the horse colony at the Meadowlands by putting together a pair of dominant wins, but his quest for a third straight score was thwarted by another Dover invader in the Big M’s Saturday night feature, the $30,000 Preferred for pacers. Sweet Rock, a Wayne Givens trainee who shipped in from Delaware off a pair of hard-fought wins, got a perfect ...
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Rebel Voyager 1:54 winner at Buffalo

on 04/13/2019 10:25 PM
Rebel Voyager ($7.90) toured the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval in a seasonal best 1:54 to take a 1-1/4 length decision over Upfront Countryboy in the co-featured $12,000 Class AA pace on Saturday evening (April 13).   The victory was the third straight win for Rebel Voyager and his fifth in eight appearances.   In the other co-main event, Golden Gesture (Ray Fisher Jr...
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Hudson Phil scores in 1:50.4 at Saratoga

on 04/13/2019 10:21 PM
Hudson Phil (Shanghai Phil) returned to Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night to compete in the $15,000 Open Pace. The Jackie Greene trainee won his previous local start which took place last month but was a beaten favorite earlier in the week while competing at Plainridge in Massachusetts.   Hudson Phil was the Open’s 1-5 betting favorite on Saturday and certainly raced like th...
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Dislocator, Seattle Hanover win elims

on 04/13/2019 10:16 PM
A pair of elimination heats for next week’s  $40,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship for Ohio-sired three-year-old pacing colts were contested on Saturday (April 13) at Miami Valley Raceway.  Two of the biggest and most successful stables in the sport were well represented and each won a division.  Brian Brown advanced all three of his entrants to the final with a win a...
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Stars shine bright in Meadowlands qualifiers

on 04/13/2019 9:47 PM
Many of the sport’s stars assembled at The Meadowlands for qualifiers on an overcast, windless Saturday morning over a track that may have been slightly dulled by overnight rains with the temperature at 10 a.m. in the mid 60’s.   The card began with the Grand Circuit stakes winning Father Patrick filly Special Honor (Andy Miller) closing through the stretch to edge...
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