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Pinkman ready to make '19 debut for Engblom

on 04/04/2019 10:17 AM
Pinkman, who won the 2015 Hambletonian on his way to being named Trotter of the Year, is ready for a new season and trainer Per Engblom is cautiously optimistic that “the old man” is poised for a solid campaign. The 7-year-old gelding makes his seasonal debut Friday in the preferred handicap trot at The Meadowlands, which could be the first of two preps for Pinkman ahead of May&rs...
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Kyle Cummings drives 1st career winner

on 04/04/2019 9:21 AM
It’s a night that Kyle Cummings will long remember as the 18 year old found the winner’s circle for the first time in his brief career as he guided Jude Hall to a gate-to-wire victory in a Class D pacing event at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night.   With a mere 36 pari-mutuel starts under his belt, Cummings has flirted in getting his initial lifetime win this year with three...
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Dan Patch Awards returning to Rosen Shingle Creek in 2020

on 04/04/2019 8:53 AM
Harness racing is cashing a winning trifecta as the United States Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards banquet will return to the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the third year in a row in 2020. The banquet, which honors the best equines and humans in the sport, will take place on Sunday night, Feb. 23.   Rosen Shingle Creek played host to...
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In And Out Again wins DSBF 3FP final

on 04/04/2019 8:32 AM
On a warm and windy Wednesday night at Dover Downs, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly pacers competed in a $100,000 final with a $15,000 consolation making up the second half of the daily double.   The final was won by In And Out Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Outahere Hanover), who had won both legs leading up to Wednesday's&nb...
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41-1 shot Kapow delivers winning punch

on 04/03/2019 3:51 PM
Phil Fluet has thrived in Wednesday co-features in the early part of the 2019 season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The veteran trainer-driver has piloted a host of his trainees to victories in the $9,000 races for New York-sired trotters that have become the regular features on Wednesday matinees in the early stages of the ’19 campaign. With horses such as Lady Macbeth and Notmeitsyou preva...
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Chillaxin Away, Goldberg set for DSBF battle

on 04/03/2019 12:35 PM
Chillaxin Away is the defending champion on Delaware’s circuit for state-bred male pacers, but Goldberg is ready to try to wrestle the title from him. The two horses meet in Thursday’s $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Dover Downs, with “Chilly” a slight 8-5 favorite on the morning line. Last season, Chillaxin ...
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Goshen Historic Track breaks ground for new building

on 04/03/2019 9:13 AM
Proving that it takes a village to raise a barn, nearly 200 local dignitaries, business people, politicians and horsemen stood on the hallowed ground of Goshen Historic Track to witness the groundbreaking of the new building project on Tuesday. Known throughout the land as the World’s Oldest Harness Track, the National Historic Landmark survived a devastating fire in August 2017 to emerge w...
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Northfield Single Six pool near $50,000

on 04/03/2019 8:30 AM
The 20-cent Northfield Single Six (a unique ticket Pick-6) currently offers a $48,171 carryover into Wednesday's program. The wager offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and is offered nightly in race nine. The 20-cent wager is designed to offer handicappers large jackpots by carrying over 50 percent of its nightly pool until it is solved by a unique single ticket. (Northfield Park) ...
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Weiss action continues at Pocono

on 04/03/2019 8:27 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke combined to take two of the four $15,000 first preliminaries in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs during the Tuesday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The Cantab Hall filly Fade Into You made her 2019 debut a successful one, moving to the lead going past the grandstand the first time and continuing on to a three length victo...
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Significant handle increase at Meadowlands

on 04/03/2019 8:25 AM
The Meadowlands has seen an increase of 28 percent in all-sources wagering on the live racing product over the first quarter of 2019 versus the 2018 figures.   Thus far in 2019 the amount wagered on Meadowlands races both live in the building and on the exported signal is $73,429,590 against $56,969,899 over the first quarter of 2018.   Further broken down, the handle ...
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Dealer’s Table, Red Rose Swan win Miami Valley finals

on 04/02/2019 7:21 PM
Champions were determined in two popular Lebanon Legends series on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley.   Dealer’s Table (Josh Sutton) completed a sweep of the Omar Hiteman Memorial for pacers that were non-winners of two races or $20,000 when he edged Dashing To Da Wire (Tyler Smith) by a neck in a new lifetime mark of 1:51.1. The American Ideal colt is still undefeated...
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Donttellmeagain wins Philly qualifier

on 04/02/2019 2:43 PM
Donttellmeagain, the last horse to have won a race against the 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked (at Hollywood Dayton in late September), came out sharp in his 2019 bow at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a Tuesday morning qualifier, coming his own back half in :53.4 to trip the timer in 1:52.2.   Tim Tetrick was behind the Jim King Jr. trainee, and the pair got away fifth from the outsid...
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Seventy-eight still eligible to Pepsi NA Cup

on 04/02/2019 1:36 PM
Woodbine Entertainment Tuesday released an updated list of eligible sophomore pacers for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The number of Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-old pacers fell slightly from 82 to 78 following the first sustaining payment. Metro Pace winner Stag Party and Breeders Crown champion Captain Crunch continue to headline the group of eligible...
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Deadline approaching for HHYF scholarship apps

on 04/02/2019 1:09 PM
The deadline for Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) scholarship applications is approaching fast--completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on to https://www.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships.html to access the applications and each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for studen...
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Roddys At It Again looks again at DSBF title

on 04/02/2019 1:07 PM
Tim Torbert got to race New Zealand-bred mare Terro Franco only a handful of times, but he has enjoyed a good deal of success with her offspring. The most recent of the group, filly pacer Roddys At It Again, was a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund champion last year at age 2 and will try to add another title Wednesday at Dover Downs. Roddys At It Again, co-bred by Torbert and owned by ...
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530 nominated for Indiana 3YO, aged events

on 04/02/2019 12:36 PM
After processing more than 530 nominations for 3 year old and aged horses for the 2019 Indiana Sire Stakes season, the Indiana Standardbred Breed Development Program looks forward to a yet another exciting year. Past Breeders Crown champions and Dan Patch award winners will return to battle it out at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson for more than $8.5 million in purses.   ...
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Sunshine Meadows qualifiers on April 5

on 04/02/2019 8:39 AM
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will hold qualifying races on Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m.   Horses may be entered via online entry until 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. The condition sheet is available here. To use online entry, trainers will need to add Sunshine Meadows to their list of tracks. The track abbreviation is SSM and they can be searched in the ...
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Del. Gov. Carney greets new DSBF winners

on 04/02/2019 8:29 AM
Both $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old trotting finals resulted in lifetime marks on a chilly but still Monday night (April 1) at Dover Downs. There was no surprise in the colt division as odds-on favorite Embrace The Grind (Keystone Activator-My Embrace) went wire-to-wire and pulled away by four lengths in a new lifetime record of 1:57.4 for driver Jonathan Roberts. Embrace...
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Jim Devaux wins 5 at Monticello Monday

on 04/02/2019 8:25 AM
On any given day, there are a handful of drivers at Monticello Raceway who can win races in a day. On Monday (April 1), it was Jim Devaux’s  day.   Four of Devaux’s win's came in the wire-to-wire fashion. He won the first race with Let Me Explain (2:00.1 - $9.40). The Murray Bassen trained Bestgirlfriendever took race 3 (2:00.4 - $2.70) for her seco...
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3YO Ashlee Sparkles winner in Weiss

on 04/01/2019 7:59 PM
The Bobby Weiss Series, a traditional launching pad for young talent named after the man who developed the racetrack at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono into one of the most popular surfaces in the world, opened its 2019 campaign during the Monday twilight card, with all three winners of their $15,000 first preliminaries posting lifetime bests. Fastest was the Sportswriter mare Cardiff, who ra...
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