Race announcer workshop July 27 at Meadowlands

on 06/13/2019 3:16 PM
Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment is sponsoring a Race Announcer Workshop on Saturday, July 27.   The workshop, open to all ages, will be conducted by Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway announcer Ken Warkentin, who has called over 200,000 Standardbred and Thoroughbred races, including 19 Hambletonians. Warkentin, who started calling races at age 16, has been on racing broadcast team...
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Groups call for bisphosphonate research

on 06/13/2019 3:15 PM
Three organizations dedicated to the improvement of horse health today announced a call for research proposals to investigate bisphosphonate administration in racehorses and in young racing prospects intended for sale at public auction.   The initiative by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the American Association of E...
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Buckeye entries close Saturday

on 06/13/2019 1:12 PM
The entry deadline for the 5th annual Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale is this Saturday, June 15. The Buckeye Classic, scheduled for Sept. 24 is held at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, and is open to ALL foals of 2018. Contracts are available upon request by calling the Hoosier Classic Sale Company at 574-825-4610 or download an entry packet online at www.buckeyeclassicsale...
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Jacquie Ingrassia hurt in White Birch accident

on 06/13/2019 1:07 PM
Jacqueline Ingrassia, 72, one of the sport’s all-time leading female drivers, is recovering from injuries suffered in a training accident Thursday morning at White Birch Farm in New Jersey.   According to friend Lella Montgomery, Ingrassia got hurt when the horse she was jogging shook the bridle off and took off, throwing her into the barn. While the horse was not hurt, Ingrassi...
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USTA opposes Horse Racing Integrity Act

on 06/13/2019 12:40 PM
The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) strongly opposes the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2019 (S. 1820), which was introduced Wednesday (June 12) by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The legislation is bad for harness racing, horse racing, and the health and welfare of horses. “At a time in which the industry is focused on preventing deaths, this legislation will have the opposite effec...
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Meadowlands tops $3 million in handle 10th time

on 06/13/2019 11:48 AM
When it comes to the magic $3-million handle mark, Saturday night, June 8, at the Meadowlands was a perfect 10. Wagering at the industry’s handle leader went past the $3-million mark for the 10th time in 2019, as after betting from all sources were tallied, the $3,205,559 pushed through the windows represented the third-highest single-card total of the year. Wagering got a big b...
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Breeders Crown Charity Challenge announced

on 06/13/2019 11:44 AM
Sports and entertainment collides for the inaugural Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, presented by Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership and Woodbine Entertainment.   The Breeders Crown Charity Challenge will team four award-winning Standardbreds with four celebrities, and a charity of their choosing, for a unique social media challenge building towards the 2019 Breeders Crown at Woodbine...
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Marion Marauder starting Friday at Meadowlands

on 06/13/2019 8:56 AM
The waiting is the hardest part. Not so much for Paula Wellwood, but for Marion Marauder. Marion Marauder, a multiple Dan Patch Award recipient and 2016 Trotting Triple Crown winner, will make his seasonal debut Friday (June 14) in the third round of the Mr Muscleman Series at The Meadowlands. Wellwood was in no hurry to get the 6-year-old stallion’s campaign underway, starting him this ...
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Ohio SS action set for Scioto, Northfield

on 06/13/2019 8:45 AM
The second leg of the 2019 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomores continues this weekend with 3-year-old pacing fillies featured Friday night at Scioto Downs and 3-year-old trotting colts in the limelight at Northfield Park on Saturday night.   Seventeen fillies battle in two $50,000 OSS divisions at Scioto (Races 3 and 6) with a first race post time of 6:30 pm (EDT). Stallions represe...
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Dobson teams up to win with Twisted Pretzel

on 06/13/2019 8:34 AM
Wednesday afternoon’s card at Saratoga Casino Hotel was dominated by red hot reinsman Billy Dobson. The track’s defending top driver is having a sensational 2019 campaign and has enjoyed a huge last few weeks of action in the sulky. On Wednesday, the 35 year old Dobson piloted four winners, including one while sitting behind former Saratoga Trotter of the Year Twisted Pretzel (Cra...
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New Southern Hemisphere farm for American Ideal

on 06/13/2019 8:32 AM
American Ideal, who stands at Blue Chip Farms in New York, will slightly alter his flight plans for the upcoming 2019-20 southern hemisphere breeding season.   In previous down under seasons he stood at Woodlands Stud in New Zealand; but this year, in an agreement between Woodlands and Dr. Kath McIntosh’s Northern Rivers Equine at Kyabram, he will stand in Australia at Northern ...
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Mr Vicktor, Our White Knight win NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/12/2019 8:35 PM
Mr Vicktor and Our White Knight were both patient off the starting gate but once they got rolling in their respective $58,000 (approx.) divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for the sophomore colt and gelding trotters, it was lights out for their competition.   In the opening leg, Mr Vicktor (Tyler Buter) cruised to a 2-1/4 score over Captain Krupnik in 1:57.0 while Our White Knight (...
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Bellamente collects victory in Meadows feature

on 06/12/2019 8:24 PM
Bellamente seized the lead from post 7 and overpowered the field from there in capturing Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, an $11,800 Conditioned Trot.   Once Bellamente reached the point for Brian Zendt, the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide-Bellissimo had little trouble thwarting the first-over bid of Soldier Hanover and scoring in a career-best 1:56.1. INXS was second, 3-3/...
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Greenshoe romps to 1:52 qualifying win

on 06/12/2019 2:47 PM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Greenshoe continued his awesome 2019 performances during a Wednesday morning qualifying session at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning in a spectacular 1:52. Brian Sears came to Pocono to guide the son of Father Patrick, and the pair hung up fractions of :28, :55.4, and 1:24.1, with the sophomore 15 lengths ahead by the half and having a margin of 28 lengths ...
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Owner Al Rideout, 76, dies

on 06/12/2019 2:20 PM
Longtime Standardbred racehorse owner and harness racing fan Alphonsus ‘Al’ Rideout, 76, died June 10, after a short battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of 53 years to Mary; cherished father to Doug (Julie), Darrell and Kevin (Heather); will be sadly missed by his siblings, Sheila, Loretta, Hilda, Betty, Mike, Rick and Jim; loving papa to Dougie, Dakota, Josh, Jono, Brenden,...
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Hannelore Hanover aims for fourth Armbro Flight

on 06/12/2019 10:01 AM
Hannelore Hanover has already made history in the Armbro Flight Stakes, in multiple ways, and will try to add to her accomplishments Saturday when she goes for her fourth consecutive trophy in the $256,000(C) event for older female trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 7-year-old mare, Hannelore Hanover already owns the record for Armbro Flight titles. In fact, she has never been beaten in...
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Horseman Tim Curtin, 61, dies

on 06/12/2019 8:30 AM
Horseman Tim Curtin, a fixture on the Illinois circuit for many years, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 61. Currently tied for second in the driver standings at Hawthorne Race Course with 23 wins on the meet, Curtin had an illustrious career that spanned back into the late 1970’s.   Curtin drove home 3,245 horses to victory during his driving career of over 40 yea...
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Alvisi Hanover wins Pocono stretch battle

on 06/11/2019 10:06 PM
Alvisi Hanover battled with Magic MVP the length of the stretch before posting a neck victory in a career-best 1:54.1 while taking the $15,000 trotting feature on the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. George Napolitano Jr. had the altered son of Muscle Massive away from the gate well to sit a pocket trip behind Magic MVP, with the initial splits flashing :27.1 and :56....
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Skinner trainees sweep DSBF 3FP splits

on 06/11/2019 10:04 PM
Jason Skinner co-owned and trained fillies swept both $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  Jason and Tim Skinner's In And Out Again ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) and Joan Dalphon, Elanor Laws and Jason Skinner's Biggiessecondshot ($4.60, Ross Wolfenden) were both victorious in the first of two DSBF elimi...
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Greenshoe qualifying Wednesday

on 06/11/2019 7:22 PM
Greenshoe, who has returned in 2019 with two sensational victories and is the current Hambletonian favorite, will be in a qualifier Wednesday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, perhaps preparing for the Earl Beal Trot eliminations at the mountain oval on June 22. A sophomore son of Father Patrick trained by Marcus Melander for Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist, and Morten Lang...
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