Group makes recommendation on medications

on 12/03/2018 11:19 AM
In May 2018, through the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors Medication Subcommittee, the USTA established the Harness Racing Medication Collaborative to develop reliable, consistent medication regulations for application specifically to harness racing. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), the HRMC distributed usage recommendations supported with position papers for thresholds and withdrawal time...
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PA announces deadlines for breeders awards

on 12/03/2018 9:33 AM
Horsemen must remember two important February deadlines for paperwork due in order to maintain eligibility in the Pennsylvania Breeders Fund Award Program and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Program.   The State Horse Racing Commission Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing today announced that owners must register their stallions for the 2019 breeding season with paperwork postmarked by Febr...
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Awards announcements to be streamed live

on 12/03/2018 9:03 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will present a live stream announcement of the 2018 divisional horse winners for both genders and gaits in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association (USTA) over a two-day period in mid-December.   On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the trotters will be revealed and on Thursday, Dec. 20, the pacers will be named. Both days the liv...
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Western Fame captures $100,000 Potomac Pace

on 12/02/2018 9:40 PM
Western Fame, sitting the perfect pocket trip with Maryland native Corey Callahan in the sulky, went by 7-5 favorite Filibuster Hanover down the stretch to win the $100,000 Potomac Pace Sunday evening at Rosecroft Raceway. Western Fame, a recent acquisition by trainer Rene Allard, who trained last year’s Potomac Pace winner Keystone Velocity, covered the mile in 1:49 2/5. The victory, the...
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Mostinterestingman wins Yonkers Open

on 12/02/2018 6:12 PM
Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday (Dec. 2) matinee saw a down-the-road Mostinterestingman (Austin Siegelman, $11) winning the featured—and ‘sloppy’--$44,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The Sunday feature went at the flat mile, one race after the seven added-distance ‘French’ trots.   The intervals were :27.3, :57.3, 1:26.3, 1:55.4 as Mostinterestingm...
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K Ryan Bluechip stars at Meadowlands

on 12/02/2018 7:29 AM
Off a pair of respectable tries, it was clear that K Ryan Bluechip could be competitive at the non-winners of $15,000 level at the Meadowlands, but what remained uncertain was, could he beat them?   Now we know.   In the Saturday night conditioned pacing feature at the Big M, Maroma Beach was the slight 8-5 public choice and hit the quarter first in :27. K Ryan Bluechip, fo...
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Rodeo Rock captures Yonkers Open

on 12/01/2018 11:14 PM
Rodeo Rock (Eric Goodell, $28.20), one of eight come-from-behind winners during Saturday night’s (Dec. 1) 10-race card, disposed of Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace in first-up fashion.   Away fourth from assigned post position No. 2, Rodeo Rock swallowed up early (:26.3, 56) leader Mach it So (Joe Bongiorno) just past a 1:24 three-quarters. Rode...
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Isitfridayyet steps up in class, wins at Mohawk

on 12/01/2018 11:11 PM
Richard Moreau trainee Isitfridayyet picked up his first-career Preferred victory in Saturday’s $34,000 feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A field of eight older pacers battled over a ‘Sloppy’ track for this week’s edition of the Preferred. The early-scramble saw Regal Son clear to the top shortly after posting a :27 opening-quarter. Physicallyinclined, who left...
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Crockets Cullen N bounces back after illness

on 12/01/2018 10:41 PM
Larry Stalbaum’s Crockets Cullen N (Christian Cullen) won his first local Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel in mid-October.   Following a third-place finish the week after, the seven year old New Zealand invader fell sick and wound up taking a month off to recover. Stalbaum qualified Crockets Cullen N at Monticello in anticipation of his return to the Saratoga Open on Saturday ni...
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Golden Gun rallies for Batavia victory

on 12/01/2018 10:02 PM
As the rain came down, In Runaway Bay N splashed through it in a convincing gate to wire triumph in the $11,500 Open Handicap pace on Saturday night (Dec. 1) at Batavia Downs. In Runaway Bay N (Kevin Cummings) took early command from post two and set down even early fractions; reaching the half in :58.3. As they rounded the second turn and headed up the backstretch Upfront Countryboy (Billy D...
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Winwood Mac takes Dayton feature for Burke

on 12/01/2018 9:59 PM
Winwood Mac (Chris Page) flew through the stretch to capture the Saturday (Dec. 1) Open I Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, passing pacesetter and place finisher Night Pro (Dale Decker) and show finisher My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) in the final strides.  It was the sixth triumph in 2018 for the 6-year-old son of Canyon Wind, raising his seasonal earnings to $92,543 earning half of the $18,000 p...
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Windsong Leo snags 19th win of season

on 12/01/2018 7:59 PM
Windsong Leo knifed through the slop to collect his 19th win this season, and third straight, in Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Southwind Amazon is the "winningest" horse in harness racing this year with 20 victories while Windsong Leo is part of a four-way tie for second.   Dave Palone gave Windsong Leo a 29.4 second-quarter br...
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Marv Bachrad, renowned publicist, dies

on 12/01/2018 7:50 PM
Marvin Bachrad, a member of harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame, a former president of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) with 35 years as a director of the association, and such an influence on generations of harness journalists that he won the Harness Horse Youth Foundation Service To Youth Award, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 30, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was ...
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SBOANJ, Big M reach sports betting agreement

on 12/01/2018 8:50 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners of New Jersey are extremely pleased to announce that they have reached a revenue sharing agreement for the next 10 years that will annually add a minimum of $1 million from the sports betting monies to the purse account. “With a bill for a five-year $100 million purse appropriation scheduled to be introduced in the le...
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Casa Miasa pulls off another Saratoga win

on 12/01/2018 8:04 AM
Casa Miasa (Driven To Win) was named this week as one of the nominees for Filly and Mare Claiming Pacer of the Year at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Evan Hoagland trainee spent a chunk of her season competing in claimers but in recent weeks has gone on a tear while racing in the conditional ranks. Casa Miasa had pulled off upsets in two of the three starts heading into Friday night’s tr...
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Trolley scores again at Meadowlands

on 12/01/2018 8:01 AM
One week ago, the Erv Miller-trained Trolley worked out a perfect pocket trip on the way to gunning down a heavy favorite in the Friday night conditioned trotting feature at the Meadowlands. Trolley left nothing to chance this time around, blasting to the lead just after the quarter and taking the Big M Friday night feature for a second straight week. The 5-year-old son of Donato Hanover-L...
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Made Of Jewels AS rallies for Yonkers win

on 11/30/2018 10:38 PM
Made of Jewels AS (Jordan Stratton, $21.60) picked off a take-no-prisoners Angel’s Pride (Brent Holland) late in the lane Friday night (Nov. 30th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Away third from assigned post position No. 3, Made of Jewels AS watched as the polester Angel’s Pride parked a wide-early Lispatt...
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Earl Empire N takes Batavia Open

on 11/30/2018 10:09 PM
Another sloppy track greeted participants for Friday night's (Nov. 30) card but it was no impediment for Empire Earl N who double-moved to victory in the $11,500 Open handicap trot at Batavia Downs. Leaving from post four, Empire Earl N (Drew Monti) tucked second behind Crystal Sphere (Billy Davis Jr.), who led the field to the half in :59.1. At that station the outside train came wi...
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Darlinonthebeach 1:52 winner at Mohawk

on 11/30/2018 10:06 PM
Grand Circuit star Darlinonthebeach shipped north and took the top spot in Friday's $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   The top-class for pacing fillies and mares had seen three different winners (Request For Parole, Exhilarated, Kendall Seelster) in the last three weeks and all three were back to battle in Friday's feature contest. Richard 'Ni...
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Pandora's Box takes 1:56.3 lifetime mark

on 11/30/2018 5:26 PM
Pandora’s Box set a new lifetime mark of 1:56.3, while Northern Major’s 1:56.1 tied his personal best, as the pair won the $16,000 featured trots Friday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The sophomore Cantab Hall filly Pandora’s Box slipped out behind first-over American Steele in the third quarter, tracked that rival as he trotted to the lead headstretch, then overpow...
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