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Oceania overwhelms foes in Big M feature

on 03/30/2019 12:55 AM
Drawing the outside post position nine proved to provide no problem for the red-hot Oceania in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, a high-class conditioned pace for fillies and mares.   The 5-year-old daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven-Western Cruise was in the early fray around the first turn and followed the cover of Dongal Rundlscrk N down the backside and never saw the rail u...
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Third round Blue Chip Matchmaker contested at Yonkers

on 03/30/2019 12:50 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up the third of five preliminary rounds Friday night (March 29th). Four, $40,000 groupings of leading lasses were contested, same as a week ago.   Here was the lay of the land… First division— Feelin’ Red Hot (George Brennan, $11.60), from post position No. 5, was first to the lead and first to the wire (:...
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Big Bad Jane repeats in Miami Valley feature

on 03/29/2019 9:36 PM
Big Bad Jane (Dan Noble) won her second straight Mares Open Pace and third race in a row in O-hi-o on Friday night (March 29) at Miami Valley Raceway.  The 5-year-old daughter of Big Bad John went gate to wire in the night’s feature race, narrowly holding off Rosemary Rose (Chris Page) and fast-closing JD’s Chancey Gal (Tyler Smith) in 1:53.  Noble also trains the 18-time w...
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Schwartz wins NAADA leg at Monticello

on 03/29/2019 7:25 AM
The third leg of the North American Amateur Drivers’ Association spring trotting series was contested at Monticello Raceway on a pleasant Thursday afternoon. When the judges declared the race official, Alan Schwartz and his sturdy charge Ladys Big Stormont ($6.10), emerged victorious. Sent off as the second choice in the seven-horse field, the 8-year-old Earl Of Stormont gelding turned ba...
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DSBF 3CP prelims raced at Dover

on 03/29/2019 7:18 AM
A beautiful clear spring night Thursday at Dover Downs and the 3-year-old boys came to town for Leg 2 of the DSBF Dover series. Eleven pacers comprised the first and second half of the Daily Double finalizing the top eight point-getters for next week’s $100,000 final on closing night, April 4. ‚ÄčIn race one, 17-1 Haymitch (Roddy’s Bags Again-Blue Moon Artist) ...
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Hoosier Park opens 26th season Friday

on 03/28/2019 7:54 PM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will kick off the 26th season of live harness racing on Friday with a total of 14-races, highlighted by full fields and quality racing. A total of 128 horses have been entered for the season opener that includes eight races dedicated to the newly formed Harrah’s Hoosier Park Claiming Challenge. First post is 6:30 p.m.   A...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/28/2019 4:25 PM
Windsong Leo has had an illustrious career and until the first round of the Levy Memorial Series at Yonkers Raceway had never made a break. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview driver George Brennan explains to Gordon Waterstone what happened and what he expects in Saturday night’s third round of the series for older pacers. Brennan also gives his take on his other Levy and Ma...
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Celebrate the life of Tom White April 6 at Red Mile

on 03/28/2019 3:40 PM
A celebration of the life of Hall of Fame Communicator Tom White will be held in the clubhouse at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Friends are invited to share their personal memories and stories of Mr. White, who died on Feb. 4 at the age of 85.   Mr. White served as public relations director at the historic Red Mile from 1973-87 and again from 1997...
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January A wins March 28 feature at Saratoga

on 03/28/2019 2:19 PM
The Thursday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel was comprised of five pacing mares in the Open on what was a pleasant spring afternoon in the Spa City. January A (Cammibest) hadn’t made much of an impression locally in her first three local starts but was the public’s 6-5 betting favorite in Thursday’s Fillies and Mares Open. Starting from post three in the five-horse featu...
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Ten percent purse increase at Pompano Park

on 03/28/2019 1:22 PM
On the heels of a recent purse hike, Pompano Park has announced yet another purse increase effective Sunday, April 7. The increase of 10 percent will be in effect for all classes. Pompano Park will race Sunday through Wednesday through April 10 with a three night per week schedule kicking in beginning April 14. The season concludes on Saturday, May 4. (Pompano)  
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Weekend of non-stop action at Meadowlands

on 03/28/2019 11:21 AM
This Friday and Saturday the choices for Meadowlands’ players will be plentiful, whether it’s top-flight harness or Thoroughbred racing or the NCAA college basketball tournament’s Sweet 16, the action will be constant. The second purse increase of the year at the Big M goes into effect this weekend, thanks to Gov. Phil Murphy and state legislators. One year ago,...
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Majestic Kat easily wins Buffalo Open Trot

on 03/28/2019 8:38 AM
Majestic Kat had the field bowing down to her in Buffalo Raceway’s $12,000 Class A Open Trot on Wednesday night as she showed her dominance in registering a 3 ¼-length victory in 1:57 over the fast track.   Driven by Billy Davis Jr., Majestic Kat ($7.20) has made it two consecutive wins since arriving from Northfield Park in early March. She notched an impressive come-fro...
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Big Wednesday for Dewhurst at Saratoga

on 03/28/2019 8:36 AM
Trainer Dave Dewhurst got off to a bit of a slow start to his 2019 campaign at Saratoga Casino Hotel, but the most recent week’s action has shown that the veteran conditioner has turned the corner. After winning Saturday night’s Open Pace with JK Panache, Dewhurst scored three victories on the Wednesday card.   Young trotter RX For Success (Credit Winner) began the da...
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Filly pacers goes pair of DSBF splits at Dover

on 03/28/2019 8:33 AM
On the eve of the Twin River merger with Dover Downs, the 3-year-old fillies paced swiftly around the oval in two $20,000 divisions for the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Series Wednesday, one early as a non-wagering event and the second as the second half of the daily double.   In the non-wagering event, The Lady Sheriff (Southwind Lynx-Sheriff Sale) preva...
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Harrah's Hoosier Park set for 26th season

on 03/27/2019 3:28 PM
Coming off a silver anniversary year, Harrah’s Hoosier Park is set to open its 26th season of world-renowned harness racing with a special Fan Appreciation Celebration on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30. An opening night 14-race card, exclusive giveaways, contests, promotions, and free entertainment will highlight the weekend of racing.   “As soon as our athletes ...
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Lather Up wins qualifier in 4YO debut despite "skip"

on 03/27/2019 3:24 PM
The 2018 North America Cup champion Lather Up on Wednesday morning made his first appearance as a 4 year old in 2019, easily winning a qualifier at Dover Downs despite making a break in 1:56.3.   With regular driver Montrell Teague in the sulky, Lather Up left from post 4 for the lead, reaching the quarter on top by five lengths in :30.3. Continuing on an open-lengths lead over six ri...
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Harness Life makes an impact

on 03/27/2019 2:42 PM
Jeff Schaefer and his wife Marie know what it is like to battle cancer. Now they want to help bring hope to those facing the fight today and in the future.   The couple recently launched an online store, Harness Life, which sells T-shirts, sweatshirts and window decals to raise money for cancer research. The venture, which began last year, is gaining momentum and produced a $1,000 don...
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Dover Downs' merger with Twin Rivers approved

on 03/27/2019 11:55 AM
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. have announced that Dover Downs received the required vote of Dover Downs stockholders to approve the proposed merger of Dover Downs and Twin River at today's special meeting and that the parties expect to close the transaction on March 28, 2019. Over 99 percent of the votes cast were cast in favor of the...
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Record 40 nominations to Prix D'Ete

on 03/27/2019 11:41 AM
A record number of 40 four-year-old pacers have been nominated to the $200,000 sixth renewal of the Prix D’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R in Quebec on Sunday, Aug. 18. There have been a record number of nominees every year since the race was revived six years ago. Last year 38 horses were nominated.   Headlining the list of nominees by money won last year is Little Brown Jug winner...
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Horse drowns in freak incident at Miami Valley

on 03/27/2019 9:14 AM
The 5-year-old gelding I’m A Perfect Ten has died as a result of a freak incident Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Gaming and Racing. Sitting near the back of the field of 10 in Race 12, I’m A Perfect Ten was behind a breaking horse when he made contact and unseated trainer-driver Kayne Kauffman. He eventually ran into the infield pond and drowned.   Mi...
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