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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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Stud fee for Lazarus N set at $10,000

on 11/30/2018 4:13 PM
Lazarus N, the Wonder from Down Under retires from racing and begins his dual hemisphere stud career.   Taylor Made Stallions announced Friday (Nov. 30) that international superstar Lazarus N, Q 1:48.3 - BT 1:46.3, New Zealand's greatest and most accomplished racehorse of all time, has been retired from racing and will start his North American stud career at Deo Volente Farms in N...
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Ohio vets talk out-of-competition testing

on 11/30/2018 9:22 AM
A quintet of Ohio-based, practicing racetrack veterinarians provided the Ohio State Racing Commission members with their thoughts on out of competition testing at the OSRC’s monthly meeting on Thursday in Columbus. The veterinarians—who between them have over 150 years of experience—included: Dr. John Piehowicz, Cincinnati (Thoroughbreds/Standardbreds); Dr. John Reicher...
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DSBF 2YO finals held at Dover Downs

on 11/29/2018 10:42 PM
 Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old finals were held on Thursday at Dover Downs. Clear and chilly conditions greeted the participants for the last DSBF races for 2018. The night started out with a repeat winner from Harrington even though the driver was a bit late getting in from Florida. The freshman filly trotter Disco Soliel (CR Commando-CR Penny Lane) pulled f...
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This Is The Plan wins Progress Pace

on 11/29/2018 10:38 PM
Dover, DE —– This Is The Plan, steered by Tim Tetrick, snuck up the inside several hundred yards from the finish line to best Jimmy Freight (Scott Zeron) by a head in 1:50.2 in the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace final on Thursday (Nov. 29) at Dover Downs. This Is The Plan, who dead-heated with The Downtown Bus to capture the $193,750 Matron Stakes final over this very same o...
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Retiring Takter wins with Pinkman’s sister

on 11/29/2018 7:24 PM
 The full sister to Pinkman, the Explosive Matter-Margie Seelster freshman filly Im All Pink, made her career debut a winning one on Thursday at Harrah’s Philadelphia, rallying from the pocket to catch pacesetter Bag O Chips by a neck in 1:57.4 in a $12,000 conditioned trot. The $210,000 yearling, owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding, Joyce McClelland, and Herb Liverman, was ha...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/29/2018 4:27 PM
After being parked for more than a year the 5-year-old trotter Trolley has returned to the races. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Erv Miller fills in the details on what Trolley was up during his time off.   Will recent Breeders Crown and TVG champ Tactical Landing race in 2019, or will he be retired to stud? Co-owner Kevin Greenfield gives an update on what...
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Cherry Peep sweet in Saratoga win

on 11/29/2018 3:27 PM
Cherry Peep (Conway Hall) continued her winning ways on Thursday afternoon at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Amy Dowd-trained filly prevailed for the third time in her last four starts while competing in one of the $11,000 co-features for New York sired trotters. Driver Jay Randall was aggressive in the early going with Cherry Peep as he moved her out to the lead heading to the opening quarter, b...
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Hanover-breds top $30 million again

on 11/29/2018 1:32 PM
For the second consecutive year and third time in its history, horses bred by Hanover Shoe Farms have earned over $30 million. Last year Hanover Shoe Farms set an all-equine breed record with earnings of $31,451,117.   With more than one month remaining on the calendar, it is possible that last year's record will be eclipsed.   Jim Simpson, Hanover's president ...
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Reid president of Standardbred Transition Alliance

on 11/29/2018 10:29 AM
David Reid, who heads up Preferred Equine Sales Agency, was elected president of the Standardbred Transition Alliance at the first meeting of that group, held Tuesday (Nov. 27) at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY.   Reid, though his work with Preferred, has sold tens of thousands of Standardbreds at public and private auction, both as a consignment agency and s...
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Millionaire Dapper Dude keeps rolling

on 11/29/2018 9:03 AM
Harness racing produces its share of equine millionaires, but wealthy stallions and mares frequently enter the breeding phase of their careers early while geldings often are retired as age and declining ability take their toll.  Thus, there aren’t many seven-figure stars still racing.   Then there’s Dapper Dude. The 9-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest alr...
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Sportsmuffler silences Batavia foes

on 11/29/2018 8:36 AM
Trounced would be kind; annihilated would be accurate. Sportsmuffler took the best local mares to task at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening and taught school after winning by open-lengths going away in the $10,400 Open Handicap fillies and mares pace.   Billy Davis Jr. wasted no time getting the lead off the gate and started a gapped journey immediately. After getting to the ...
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Take A Wish named NJSS Horse of Year

on 11/29/2018 8:33 AM
Take A Wish has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes’ (NJSS) Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for NJ-sired or bred horses. Take A Wish, by Wishing Stone out of the SJ’s...
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Arrangements set for Mary Lou Dondarski

on 11/28/2018 4:10 PM
Mary Lou Dondarski, 74, of Jackson, N.J., passed away after a brief illness, Thursday, Nov. 8 at Centrastate Hospital in Freehold, N.J. A native of New Jersey, Ms. Dondarski was an accomplished artist, a skilled racing operations manager, and a creative force dedicated to preserving and enhancing harness racing history.   Her friends and family are invited to join in a memorial celebr...
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Merriman sets monthly win record

on 11/28/2018 2:45 PM
Aaron Merriman is not finished with the harness racing record book.   After on Saturday becoming the first driver in history to win at least 1,000 races in multiple years, Merriman on Tuesday set the record for most victories in a single month. Merriman won eight times on Tuesday, twice at The Meadows and six times at Northfield, to push his total in November to 123. Tim Te...
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Teague for two in DSBF 2CP final

on 11/28/2018 10:44 AM
Dashiki and Keepmywiglegametyt have been pleasant surprises this season for the George Teague Jr. Stable and will look to keep the good times rolling in Thursday’s $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund championship for 2-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. The race is one of four DSBF finals for 2-year-olds on the card Thursday at Dover, along with the $260,000 Hap Hansen Progr...
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