Phaetosive beats boys, Hannelore in 1:52.2

on 05/25/2019 7:57 AM
Bettor Joy N and Phaetosive emerged victorious in the co-features at the Meadowlands Friday night.   In the Preferred for fillies and mares on the pace, Bettor Joy N raced in third past the half as Kissin In The Sand was rolling along on the lead in a rated :55.4. Bettor Joy N came after the leader from first-over after popping out of the three-hole but was still a length behind at th...
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Kate's Massive wins Currier & Ives in 1:54.1

on 05/25/2019 7:56 AM
Kate’s Massive powered to the lead past the quarter and made the rest of it look easy, scoring a convincing victory in Friday’s $99,430 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old trotters at The Meadows.   Last year’s Pennsylvania Stallion Series champion, Kate’s Massive opened his sophomore campaign with a stallion series victory, so the Currier & Ives represented a st...
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Kahoku, Monti team up at Buffalo

on 05/24/2019 10:16 PM
Kahoku ($7.60) and driver Drew Monti teamed up for the first time in their respectively careers and after watching the results of the $10,000 Class A trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (May 24), it might be a combination that stays together for awhile.   Blasting off the gate from the inside, Kahoku led all the way and beat the favored Empire Earl N by 3-1/4 lengths in a seasonal...
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Vernon Open Trot to Only Passing Thru

on 05/24/2019 10:07 PM
Only Passing Thru (Jimmy Whittemore) captured the featured Vernon Downs trot ($7,000) on Friday (May 24). Only Passing Thru ($2.90) took the early lead and led them to a first quarter of :27.4.  Taco Tuesday (Leon Bailey) took over the lead and was in front at the half (:57.2) and three-quarters in 1:27.1. Only Passing Thru, who is owned by Diane Whittemore and trained by Marissa...
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Glenferrie Blade A takes Yonkers Open

on 05/24/2019 10:04 PM
An off-the-pace Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton, $14.60) prevailed in a blanket photo Friday night (May 24th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away fifth from assigned post position No. 2, Glenferrie Blade A watched as Angel’s Pride (Joe Bongiorno), Rockstar Angel A (Eric Goodell) and 7-5 choice Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brenn...
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Namesmuscle 1:55.2 Plainridge winner

on 05/24/2019 10:01 PM
After five non-winning starts in the Open trot, Namesmuscle did the drop and pop on Friday (May 24) to win the $12,000 conditioned feature for the diagonally gaited at Plainridge Park. Namesmuscle (Matt Athearn) took early command and rebuffed a quick bid from Fluff Me Up (Jay Randall), seating that one by the quarter. With the field in single file, the group marched to the half in :57.3 wher...
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Rockin Ron back to defend in Camluck Classic

on 05/24/2019 7:49 PM
The field for this year’s C$157,000 Camluck Classic has now been finalized. Back to defend his Camluck Classic title is the Ron Burke trainee Rockin Ron. The $1.59 million winner put together a sizzling performance last year when he set a new track record of 1:50.1. The 7-year-old gelding will have Louis Roy aboard. Rockin Speed, trained by Jared and Joe Seekman, is the final starter...
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Tetrick, Cullipher team up for wins

on 05/24/2019 7:45 PM
The meet’s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, combined with trainer Jeff Cullipher to win Friday’s two featured events at Harrah’s Philadelphia with promising Hoosier Park shippers. In the $17,000 distaff pace, Quite A Sight went to the lead late on the first turn and put early numbers of :26.4 and :55.3 on the board. Past the half favored Believe In Me went up to challenge the pa...
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SBOANJ announces Breeders awards

on 05/24/2019 7:41 PM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) is pleased to announce that breeders of record of those horses racing in the May New Jersey Sire Stakes will be receiving Breeders’ Awards shortly after the series is completed. The awards, part of the state appropriation allocation, are based on 15% of the purse amount earned by each horse in divisions and finals...
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Gingras fourth after first leg of WDC in Sweden

on 05/24/2019 10:35 AM
The first leg of the 2019 World Driving Championship (WDC) is complete after three races were contested on Friday at Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden.   Defending 2017 World Driving Champion James MacDonald of Canada was one of three drivers to find the winner's circle on Friday, guiding Pegasus All Over to victory in the second WDC race of the first leg. MacDonald sits in...
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George Nap reunited with Homicide Hunter in Maxie Lee

on 05/24/2019 9:23 AM
Homicide Hunter and driver George Napolitano Jr. will be reunited this weekend for the first time since their win in October’s Breeders Crown Open Trot and the two have proved to be a dynamic duo. Napolitano has driven the trotter 11 times in his career and posted nine victories. “We get along good,” said Napolitano, who will drive 7-year-old Homicide Hunter in Sunday’...
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Campbell to speak at Track Superintendents' Field Day

on 05/24/2019 8:36 AM
One of Standardbred racing’s most recognizable names, John Campbell, will be a featured speaker when track superintendents and their staffs from around North America meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day.   Campbell retired after a career that included more tha...
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Betterb Chevron N back to winning ways at Plainridge

on 05/24/2019 8:32 AM
On the heels of facing top Open mares like Shartin N and Bettor Joy N in the Blue Chip series at Yonkers Raceway this spring, Betterb Chevron N shipped into Massachusetts and captured the $14,000 Winners-Over Handicap pace for fillies and mares at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.     Shez Sugarsweet A (Ron Cushing) got off the wings best and led the field to a comfortably r...
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Tell Me Its Summer hot at Hoosier

on 05/24/2019 8:29 AM
Tell Me Its Summer and driver-trainer LeWayne Miller continued their winning ways at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after capturing the $18,000 Go On BB Series Final on Thursday. Tell Me Its Summer prevailed in a tight photo to score in 1:50.3, extending her win streak to six and also remains undefeated this season. The 1:50.3 clocking established a national season’s mark ...
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Moonshiner Hanover best in Philadelphia feature

on 05/23/2019 4:29 PM
The two heavy favorites, Moonshiner Hanover and Tight Lines, battled through the heavy rain in the $18,000 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, with Moonshiner Hanover reversing the crowd’s final opinion by edging his rival by three-quarters of a length in 1:53.1. George Napolitano Jr. got away third from post two with the son of Andover Hall, while Tight ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/23/2019 4:06 PM
There’s a whole lotta stakes racing goin’ on this weekend! Starting on Friday with the Currier & Ives at The Meadows, the Art Rooney Pace Saturday at Yonkers, a trio of invitationals at Harrah’s Philadelphia and the famed Elitlopp in Sweden on Sunday, and finishing up with the Empire Breeders Classic finals at Vernon Downs, there is no shortage of stories. And you can find ...
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HTA Scholarship apps due June 24

on 05/23/2019 1:49 PM
Harness Tracks of America's Harold Snyder Scholarship applications are due Friday, June 24. Scholarships totaling $15,000 will be shared by at least three students attending college or graduate school during the 2019-2020 academic year. Children of licensed owners, trainers, drivers, caretakers, or racetrack personnel are eligible to receive grants up to $5,000. Interested candidates ...
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Microchips now accepted in Ohio

on 05/23/2019 12:58 PM
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an Executive Order on May 23 permitting the use of microchips as a means to identify racehorses—Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses—who are entered to race at any of Ohio’s seven racetracks, as well as at the Buckeye State’s county fairs.    “This Executive Order will ensure that the Ohio State Racing ...
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Big M's Breakfast With The Babies starts June 1

on 05/23/2019 10:50 AM
The Meadowlands will kick off the 2019 edition of the popular Breakfast With The Babies racing program on Saturday, June 1. Jules Siegel, via his Pennsylvania nursery Fashion Farms, will again generously sponsor the pastry and refreshments provided for those who enjoy watching the freshman pacers and trotters get their early lessons on the promised path to stakes success.   Break...
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Horseman Ewell Binkley, 83, dies

on 05/23/2019 9:24 AM
Horseman Ewell Elton Binkley, well known in the Kentucky and Indiana harness racing communities, died Monday, May 20, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Henning, Tenn. He was 83. Mr. Binkley trained and owned many horses over the years, including sires stakes winners. He was also an Army National Guard veteran. He is survived by his wife Barbara; a daughter Tessa Skaggs of Louis...
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