Tuxedo Bay repeats at Meadowlands

on 02/10/2019 5:53 AM
Trainer Mark Silva purchased Tuxedo Bay last fall and started out racing the 5-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere-Spring Break in middle-of-the-road conditioned classes at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Saturday night at the Meadowlands, Tuxedo Bay proved that Silva has a sharp eye for talent by winning the weekly pacing feature at the Big M, the $21,000 Preferred Handicap, for a secon...
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DW’s NY Yank wins Yonkers feature trot

on 02/10/2019 5:49 AM
DW’s NY Yank (George Brennan, $4.60), as the wagering favorite, held off Melady’s Monet (Jordan Stratton), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Away third from assigned post position No. 5, DW’s NY Yank saw Mostinterestingman (Jason Bartlett) lead though intervals of :27.4, :58 and 1:26.3. Having taken out of third before the three-quarters, &l...
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My Buddy Ninkster upsets at Miami Valley

on 02/09/2019 10:09 PM
My Buddy Ninkster pulled another mild upset, as he often does, in the $24,000 Open I Handicap at Miami Valley on Saturday night (Feb. 9).  Rarely dispatched as a favorite, this 1:51.1 victory was My Buddy Ninkster’s tenth in the past 13 months against the best pacers in central and southwest Ohio.  Todd Warren guided the 7-year-old son of Dali to the narrow come-from-behind score o...
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Lucky McTrucky captures Buffalo Open

on 02/09/2019 9:30 PM
A pair of $100,000 earners from 2018 locked horns in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,500 Open II Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 9) and the two did not disappoint in the main event tussle.   With both Lucky McTrucky and Shady City hitting six figures last season, the betting public figured it was going to be a two horse race. They were right.   It was Lucky McTrucky (Drew M...
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Mark Loewe new VP at The Meadows

on 02/09/2019 9:19 PM
Veteran horse racing executive Mark Loewe has been named Vice President of Racing for the Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel, subject to customary regulatory licensing requirements. Loewe has over forty years of experience in the horse racing industry, working both on the backstretch and in the boardroom at many varied locations.  A New York City native and graduate of St. John&rsq...
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Handicapping qualification at Meadowlands

on 02/09/2019 7:45 PM
Next Saturday, Feb. 16, the Meadowlands hosts a WHHC Qualifier.  Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll).  The format requires players to make $10 Win bets on ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire.  Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm. DerbyW...
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News about NJ rebate program

on 02/09/2019 7:41 PM
The SBOANJ 2019 rebate programs will be determined once New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law the $10 million annual 5 year appropriation bill. Once the funding is approved, an announcement will be made with all the information on our website. Please make sure you file all the necessary paperwork for the current  programs to remain eligible. Any question...
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Trolley rides to third straight at Meadowlands

on 02/09/2019 6:05 AM
Trolley continued his reign as the trotting “King of the Meadowlands” by winning a third straight Preferred Handicap at the Big M Friday night.   The red-hot 6-year-old son of Donato Hanover-Lakeside Bride, who benefited from great driver Marcus Miller handling, won his fourth feature in his last five tries and sixth race in his last seven overall.   Sent o...
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Dapper Dude posts 49th career win

on 02/08/2019 10:37 PM
A front-end type for most of his distinguished career, Dapper Dude moved smartly first over and held off Arthur Pendragon in the lane to capture Friday's $18,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   Once Dapper Dude reached the leader, New Evidence, that frustrated rival broke stride, scattering horses behind him. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and Dapper Dude had little trouble clearing the break...
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Feelin Red Hot noses out American Girl

on 02/08/2019 10:11 PM
Feelin Red Hot (Chris Page) nosed out American Girl (Trace Tetrick) in Miami Valley’s $25,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Friday night (Feb. 8), giving the 6-year-old daughter of Feelin Friskie her second straight weekly feature and postponing the christening of American Girl as a millionaire for at least another week.   Page left enough to drop in fifth during the :27.1 opening...
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Shezza GNP N snags Yonkers Mare Open

on 02/08/2019 9:35 PM
In a race where half the field was comprised of New Zealand-breds, Shezza GNP N (Jordan Stratton, $42.40) led a 1-2-3 Kiwi finish Friday night (Feb. 8), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   The start of the feature was delayed as pole-given Amateur Hour (George Brennan) essentially refused. The seven other lasses left without her, with a three-w...
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Kaitlyn N gearing up for Matchmaker Series

on 02/08/2019 1:13 PM
Last year, Rich Banca and Barbara and James Boese watched as New Zealand-bred mare Kaitlyn went on a tear. The American Ideal daughter won her first four starts in the United States at Harrington for trainer Josh Parker and went on to win across the East Coast at Harrah’s Philadelphia, the Meadowlands, and Yonkers.   Although she began her campaign in the non-winners classes, K...
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Meadowlands sponsorships in new Weekend Preview!

on 02/07/2019 4:31 PM
Are they off? Are they on? In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Kathy Parker takes an in-depth look at the situation regarding the Governor’s Cup and Three Diamonds for 2-year-old pacers at the Meadowlands. The Meadowlands’ owner Jeff Gural told Parker why he picked those two paces to take off the 2019 calendar, and Parker also spoke to several race sponsors on their de...
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BOGO for breeding to trotting stallion My MVP

on 02/07/2019 4:09 PM
Winbak Farm has announced that the newest member of its stallion roster at Winbak of Canada, My MVP, is going to a “bogo” stud fee for the upcoming breeding season.   The “buy one get one free” offer means that one mare can be bred to My MVP this year at his stud fee of $4,000 Cdn., with a second mare bred at no charge. Or, breeders may contract to breed one ma...
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Reflecting back on big Big M weekend

on 02/07/2019 11:26 AM
Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke and big action highlighted a huge weekend of racing at the Meadowlands last Friday and Saturday (Feb. 1-2).   Formal records aren’t available, but when it comes to what Burke and Gingras combined to do last week, they likely aren’t necessary. Since the inception of the Big M racing primarily twice a week in 2013, it’s hard to imagine any tr...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes news

on 02/07/2019 11:09 AM
The deadline for the New Jersey Sire Stakes and Standardbred Development Fund’s first sustaining payments is the last chance for owners of 2-year-old and 3-year-old pacers and trotters to be kept eligible to the 2019 Premier Division and Standardbred Development Fund racing programs. The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at The Meadowlands in 2019 starting in Ma...
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Hoosier Park seeking interns

on 02/07/2019 9:55 AM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2019 live harness racing season. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, or any equine related fields. The internship program is ...
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Meadowlands now taking payments on Governor's Cup, Three Diamonds

on 02/07/2019 8:40 AM
In response to Tuesday's announcement regarding the cancellation of the Governor's Cup and Three Diamonds stakes several of last year's contributing sponsors have indicated that they would renew their support for the 2019 season.   As a result and with the February 15 deadline looming, The Meadowlands will accept nomination payments on those stakes while continuing to seek...
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Ronnie Wrenn Jr. wins 5,000th race

on 02/07/2019 8:40 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his 5,000th trip to the winner’s circle after winning with Body Of Work in Northfield Park’s third race on Wednesday night.   Body Of Work won by a full length and was heavily favored, returning $2.60 to win. The 2:00.1 clocking was the 11th career score for the 6-year-old trotter, who now has $133,763 in earnings.   The 32-year-old Wr...
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Ultimate Shopper ready for Beissinger Medley Series

on 02/06/2019 2:45 PM
Anette Lorentzon shares a special connection with Ultimate Shopper, and it goes beyond winning races and money. The 6-year-old mare, who competes Friday in the Howard Beissinger Memorial Medley for trotters at Miami Valley Raceway, was one of two yearlings Lorentzon bought at the 2014 Lexington Selected Sale after being diagnosed with cancer. Lorentzon, who has overcome bone cancer and last y...
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