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Fields set for Claim To Fame Finals at MVG

on 01/21/2019 8:10 PM
Two additional fields of Claim To Fame Series finalists were determined during the frigid cold Monday (Jan. 21) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway. In the split for $8,000 claiming mares, driver Trace Tetrick guided both Maggies Way and Dolly’s Girl to convincing victories to cement their spots in the $17,500 championship leg next Monday. Maggies Way topped Turnitdownforwatt (Josh Sutto...
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Winbak welcomes first foal of 2019

on 01/21/2019 1:56 PM
Early Sunday morning, Winbak Farm welcomed its first foal of 2019. The foal is sired by CR Commando (a leading trotting stallion in Delaware) and out of the mare Too Fast For Math.   Too Fast For Math is a proven dam, she has had 3 winners. Her Winners include Numbers Game, 3, 1:58.3f  ($65,494), and Oh Miss Sophie, 1:58.4f -'18 ($47,177).   Winbak Farm is ex...
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Yonkers cancels Monday card due to weather

on 01/21/2019 11:49 AM
Due to the brutal cold and subsequent humane (and human) concerns about transporting and racing the two- and four-legged, Yonkers Raceway has canceled its live program for Monday night.   It’s the second consecutive cancellation of 2019.   Evening simulcasting has also been canceled, with the afternoon version already having been scrapped after Aqueduct canceled its p...
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Ron Adams suspended 15 years, fined $60,000

on 01/21/2019 9:29 AM
Trainer Ron Adams has been suspended for 15 years and fined $60,000 by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) after a pair of positive tests for erythropoietin (EPO) late last year. While the ruling was issued on Jan. 17, an interim suspension was dated back to Dec. 3, 2018, and is scheduled to run to Dec. 2, 2033. AGCO executive director Brent Stone told harnessracing.com via em...
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USTA District 7 meets, votes on rules

on 01/21/2019 9:08 AM
The annual meeting of District 7 (Pennsylvania) of the U.S. Trotting Association was held Saturday afternoon in this southwest Pennsylvania city. District 7 Chairman Sam Beegle presided; also in attendance were District 7 directors Russell Williams (who, as the USTA President, served as the organization’s representative) and Rich Gillock, along with Tom Leasure, director of racing at The M...
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PA fair champions honored at banquet

on 01/21/2019 9:05 AM
Following the afternoon annual meeting of USTA District 7 (Pennsylvania), the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa., hosted the annual Pennsylvania Fair Banquet, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, the U.S. Trotting Association, and the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association.   A...
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OHHA donates $150K to Stdbd. Trans. Alliance

on 01/21/2019 8:46 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) has approved a donation of $150,000 to the newly-formed Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA).   The donation is the first by a horsemen’s association. The STA, formed in 2018, will accredit and grant supplemental operating funds to groups that provide transition services for Standardbreds who are retiring from the sport and ...
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Geez Joe wins Big M feature by nose

on 01/20/2019 7:39 AM
Geez Joe got back into the win column after consecutive failures as the favorite, scoring by the smallest of margins over rival K Ryan Bluechip in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $21,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers.   The betting public made their opinion clear, as Geez Joe was sent to the gate as the 2-5 favorite, the fourth consecutive time the Erv Miller t...
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Saturday racing at Cal Expo features 2 guaranteed pools

on 01/19/2019 8:13 PM
Cal Expo will be presenting 11 races tonight and the action will be spiced by a pair of guaranteed pools.   There were no winning tickets in the 20-cent Hi-Five on the final race Friday night, resulting in a $5,566 carryover. That will roll over to tonight’s ninth race, which will now also feature a $20,000-guaranteed gross pool.   As usual on Saturdays, there will be...
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Miami Valley cancels Saturday due to storm

on 01/19/2019 1:22 PM
Due to dire weather forecasts and concern for the safety of horses and horsemen alike when shipping in and out, Miami Valley has canceled its Saturday (Jan. 19) night program. The call for Sunday’s (Jan. 20) matinee has not yet been made. Although temperatures may be lower, less precipitation is expected, so Miami Valley management is hoping to race. (Miami Valley)
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Live racing canceled at Woodbine Mohawk Park

on 01/19/2019 12:40 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced that tonight's card (January 19) of live Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park has been cancelled due to snow and extreme cold temperatures.   Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday evening (January 21) at Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.
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Snowshoe series begins at Mohawk

on 01/19/2019 7:38 AM
The first round of the Snowshoe Pacing Series served as a precursor to this weekend's wintry forecast on Friday night (January 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Driven by Travis Cullen, 9-5 favorite Legal Bettor ($5.60) rallied home from the outer flow to down pacesetter Panther Seelster (:28.2, :57.1, 1:25.2) by three-quarters of a length and take the fastest of the three $17,000 opening...
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Trolley reigns on Big M night fit for a king

on 01/19/2019 7:35 AM
Trolley got the better of arch-rival Muscle Diamond for a second straight week in the feature and the Meadowlands paid tribute to civil-rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an action-packed Friday night at the mile oval. Trolley was at the top of his game once again, and while seven days prior he had luck on his side in the form of clearance in the stretch after a rail trip, this time ...
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American Girl one win away from $1-million

on 01/18/2019 10:10 PM
Ten-year-old American Girl won for the 54th time in her illustrious career on Friday night (Jan. 18) at Miami Valley Raceway.  The daughter of Art’s Chip is now just one win away from reaching the $1 million earnings plateau. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the $25,000 Mares Open Handicap, driver Trace Tetrick took no chances in the bulky 10-horse field, heading directly towar...
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Ella Michelle A wins Yonkers 44G distaff derby

on 01/18/2019 10:07 PM
Ella Michelle A (Joe Bongiorno, $7.70) won the draw for the inner half of the gate, then left the other lasses at her mercy Friday night (Jan. 18th), easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Ella Michelle A stuffed both Amateur Hour (Brent Holland) and Clear Idea (Matt Kakaley) in behind, while 3-2 favorite Itty Bitty (Jason Bartlett) was forced to ret...
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NJ legislature must act on $20 million subsidy

on 01/18/2019 9:17 PM
A testament to the horse racing and equine industry industry's viability is that horse racing has survived on its own without state support in New Jersey.  Both Pennsylvania and New York supplement the expansion of gaming within their borders to promote their horse racing industry.  This has resulted in a boom in both their racing and breeding programs.  Due to New Je...
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Yonkers cancels Saturday live racing, simulcasting

on 01/18/2019 9:12 PM
Yonkers Raceway has canceled its live racing program (and evening simulcasting) for tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 19), due to the impending snow and ice storm. It’s the first cancellation of 2019.   Afternoon simulcasting is available until approximately 6 PM.  Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday night (Jan. 21), with the usual first post of 6:50 PM.
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International Moni's book full & closed

on 01/18/2019 3:56 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms announces that first-year trotting stallion International Moni’s book is full and closed for the 2019 breeding season.   Hanover and Moni Maker Stable wish to extend their gratitude to all breeders that bought a share in International Moni as well as to those that applied to breed mares to him.   The response to International Moni was truly overwhe...
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Northfield cancels Saturday due to storm

on 01/18/2019 3:03 PM
Due to high winds and heavy snow expected for Saturday night from Winter Storm Harvey, Northfield Park has canceled live racing for Saturday night.   Northfield Park will be open for day and evening simulcast wagering on Saturday.   Live racing will resume on Monday, Jan. 21,  at 6:00 p.m. (Northfield Park)
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Rick Zeron appeals ruling, granted stay

on 01/18/2019 9:29 AM
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario director of racing Brent Stone told harnessracing.com via email Friday morning that Rick Zeron, who was handed a 180-day suspension and $10,000 fine as a result of several rules violations, has appealed his sanctions.   Stone said Zeron appealed the ruling to the Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) on Thursday (Jan. 17) and on Friday the "HRA...
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