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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Ginger Tree Skyr eyes Currier & Ives 3CT

on 05/23/2019 9:06 AM
In Friday’s $99,430 Currier & Ives at The Meadows, the “Skyr’s” the limit. Ginger Tree Skyr, that is, who may limit any of the other fine 3-year-old trotters from winning if he can perform back to his May 11 26-1 upset in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake split at The Meadows.   First post for Friday’s special twilight card is 5:30 p.m., with the Currier &am...
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Gimpanzee to make season debut in EBC

on 05/23/2019 8:46 AM
Marcus Melander trains the top three horses in the first Road to the Hambletonian rankings released this week by Meadowlands Racetrack announcer/analyst Ken Warkentin, and No. 1 makes his first start of the season Monday in the $215,200 Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.   Gimpanzee, who was nine-for-nine last year and took home the Dan Patch A...
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Foolish Terror quarter-pole moves to Meadows win

on 05/22/2019 7:51 PM
Foolish Terror extended her streak of 1-2 finishes to six when she quarter-poled to the front and prevailed easily in Wednesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Foolish Terror got away third, but after Dan Rawlings moved her to the point, she had little trouble holding off the pocket-sitting Strawb’s Chippie N by a length in 1:52.1. ...
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Captain Disomma rallies for win in Philly

on 05/22/2019 3:54 PM
The Captaintreacherous gelding Captain Disomma, guided by the leading driver at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Tim Tetrick, came on late for a 13-1 upset in the $14,000 pacing feature at the southeast Pennsylvania oval Wednesday afternoon, while also taking a new mark of 1:53. Come-from-behind winners have been in short supply recently at the Philly oval, but with a strung-out field and little ...
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New York-sired trotters in Saratoga spotlight

on 05/22/2019 3:48 PM
There were three events for New York-sired trotters contested on Wednesday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel which served as co-features. Going for purses of $9,000 per division, the favorites did not thrive. Jackie Greene’s Grammy Winner (Credit Winner) was the heaviest bet and fastest of the winners of the three divisions as the 4-year-old mare went coast to coast in a career-be...
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New Empire of Hope to benefit aftercare

on 05/22/2019 3:41 PM
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the launch of Empire of Hope, a new program designed to help raise awareness and funding for the care of horses after their racing careers are over. Developed with support from accredited racehorse aftercare programs, Empire of Hope will directly assist efforts to relocate, rehabilitate and repurpose retired horses.   “Empire ...
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Ontario trainer Mike Weller dies at 60

on 05/22/2019 12:52 PM
Standardbred Canada has reported that Ohio native and longtime southern Ontario-based Standardbred trainer Mike Weller, who had recently been battling cancer for the second time, has passed away at the age of 60.   It was announced in early April that Weller, who had previously battled and defeated stomach cancer in 2016, had been re-diagnosed with the disease, this time in his esopha...
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