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Carolina Beach wins Saratoga Saturday feature

on 03/10/2019 12:09 AM
With the scratch of two-time defending Horse of the Year Artful Way, the field in Saturday night's Open Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel was down to six participants. Despite the smaller size group, the race on paper looked to be a good one and it certainly played out that way. Melissa Beckwith's Carolina Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) recorded the second most wins in the Open Pace in 2018 a...
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USTA board meeting underway in Columbus

on 03/09/2019 11:31 PM
Meetings of the Executive Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee, Amateur Driving Committee, the Harness Racing Medication Committee, and Fair Committees were conducted on the Saturday (March 9) session of the U.S. Trotting Association’s Board of Directors annual meeting at the Hilton-Easton. In the Communications and Marketing Committee, Jason Turner, digital brand strategis...
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Title Town scores knockout at Buffalo

on 03/09/2019 10:13 PM
Title Town threw a solid but stunning knockout punch in Buffalo Raceway's $10,500 Class AA Open Pace on Saturday night (March 9) and that blow delivered a $37.60 victory.    With the heavily favored Upfront Countryboy (Shawn Gray) scoring from the rail and setting fractions of :29.0, :58.2 and 1:28.3 over the sloppy track, Title Town (Denny Bucceri) sat back and watched until...
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Barry Langley Mem. highlights Miami Valley's Sunday card

on 03/09/2019 10:08 PM
Miami Valley Raceway and its horsemen and women will pay tribute to their dear friend and fellow horseman Barry Langley during the Sunday (March 10) afternoon matinee. Langley passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Lebanon, Ohio, on Wednesday at the age of just 33. The $25,000 Open Trot (approximate 6th race post time 3:30 p.m.) has been renamed the Barry Langley Memorial.&...
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Dayton Raceway seeking racing director

on 03/09/2019 2:24 PM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is now accepting applications for its Director of Racing position.  All applications must be made on-line athttps://pngaming.jobs/dayton-oh/director-of-racing/866542639D584CDA9395577A416527FC/job/   Dayton Raceway will conduct a 78-date live harness meet Sept. 9 through Dec. 28 highlighted by the Dayton Pacing and Trotting Derbies, eac...
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Sutton derails Trolley in Meadowlands feature

on 03/09/2019 8:16 AM
Driver Andy Miller was able to steal a slow middle half, and that's just what Sutton needed to end Trolley's four-race winning streak in the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, the $25,000 Preferred Handicap for trotters. Sutton was away quickly from post eight and went parked out past the quarter before securing the top at the three-eighths. Sutton hit the half in :57.1 after lo...
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JD's Chancey Gal wins open at Miami Valley

on 03/09/2019 8:12 AM
A brand new winner emerged from the $25,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Miami Valley on Friday night (March 8).  JD’s Chancey Gal, in just her second try at an Open I level, tracked down favored pacesetter Feelin Red Hot (Chris Page) and then held off longshot E R Hilary (LeWayne Miller) to score a 1:52.1 triumph for owner-trainer Pasko Vucinaj. Driver Tyler Smith used the advantag...
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Write Me A Song wins at Yonkers

on 03/08/2019 9:32 PM
Write Me a Song (Jordan Stratton, $43.20) was both widest and fastest Friday night (March 8th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. It was the final tune-up for many of these misses before the Blue Chip Matchmakers gets underway next Friday (March 15th). From post position No. 3, the lass with a north-of-the-border resume was away sixth. She saw Angel...
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Delray Dude overpowering in Meadows series opener

on 03/08/2019 9:29 PM
Delray Dude overpowered the field in a 1:52.4 victory in Friday's opening leg of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Dew A Little Dance survived a late rally by Touch Of The West in the other $12,500 division of the event for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. A 4-year-old American Ideal-Docdor Libby gelding, Delray Dude entered the series off a break at Yonkers...
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Mich. horseman Adam Kane, 59, passes

on 03/08/2019 5:47 PM
Adam Patrick Kane 59, passed away peacefully on Friday March 1st. Adam was born on March 18 1959 to Larry & Betty (Hart) Kane. He graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1977. Adam served in the United States Army, owned and trained many standardbred racehorses, drove semi for C&W horse transport, bartender, plant supervisor and most of all he was a great son, brother and friend. ...
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Meadowlands-Mohawk teaming up

on 03/08/2019 11:01 AM
A pair of harness racing giants – the Meadowlands and Woodbine Entertainment – are joining forces to create a wager certain to titillate the palate of any punter when the “Can-Am Pick-4” makes its debut on Friday, March 22.   As the name suggests, the wager requires players to select the winners of four races from Canada and America. Two of those races will tak...
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Angel's Pride seeks 1st Yonkers distaff feature win

on 03/08/2019 8:37 AM
When Scott DiDomenico thinks back on the journey Angel’s Pride has taken so far, he feels a sense of pride. DiDomenico purchased the Roll With Joe daughter as a yearling and she’s been a fixture in the barn sense. Friday night, the 5-year-old mare will seek her first win in the $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap at Yonkers ahead of a bid in the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series.  ...
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NAADA Series kicks off March 14 at Monticello

on 03/08/2019 8:35 AM
The North American Amateur Drivers Association is set to kick-off its 2019 season at Monticello Raceway on Thursday, March 14. with a two-track competition for its members. The following Thursday (March 21) the competitors will move on to Yonkers Raceway for a leg at the Hilltop oval. Races will be held weekly on Thursdays until the top point earners vie for a $15,000 final at Yonkers on May 23....
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Austin Siegelman wins five at Monticello

on 03/07/2019 9:43 PM
Austin Siegelman’s favorite number recently has been five. On two occasions already in the young 2019 season, the 27-year-old Siegelman had won five races at Monticello Raceway. On Thursday he did it again for the third time. It didn’t matter if he was starting from the rail or the eight hole, Siegelman found a way to find the winner’s circle.   The winners started i...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/07/2019 4:10 PM
Trainer Tom Fanning sends out a half-dozen starters this weekend at the Meadowlands and Yonkers and in the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview he talks to Gordon Waterstone about their chances. Included among Fanning’s sextet are Photobombr Hanover, who is prepping for a possible Levy start, and maiden pacer Onemilebridge, a new acquisition into his barn.   Speaking of the Meadowl...
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Shez Sugarsweet A wins second at Stga

on 03/07/2019 3:47 PM
The Thursday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel looked like an Australian invasion. Four of the six participants in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open were Australian imports and the stretch run of the race was comprised of these invaders. The race favorite, Sally Fletcher A (Bruce Aldrich Jr.), had to navigate through some traffic trouble in the feature while Shez Sugarsweet A (Somebeachsomewh...
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Battoni to represent HHI on USTA Uniform Medication Subcommittee

on 03/07/2019 2:59 PM
Longtime Pennsylvania horseman and executive Ron Battoni will represent Harness Horsemen International (HHI) on the United States Trotting Association’s Uniform Medication Subcommittee, it has been announced.   The alliance’s goal is to develop comprehensive proposals on the use of therapeutic medications and recommended penalties for violations in harness racing. The USTA...
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O'Brien winner Will Take Charge wins qualifier

on 03/07/2019 2:03 PM
After having not recorded a charted mile since last fall’s TVG Free For All Trot at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Will Take Charge, who was voted as Canada’s 2018 Older Trotting Horse of the Year, surfaced Thursday morning during Woodbine Mohawk Park’s qualifying session. Bob McClure was up behind the 6-year-old Kadabra gelding for his co-owning trainer, Jeff Gillis. The w...
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Northfield Park Single Six pays $34,377

on 03/07/2019 11:44 AM
March came in like a lion for one lucky Northfield Park patron. The 20-cent Northfield Single Six was solved with a single combination for a whopping $34,377.32 return on Wednesday, March 6. The wager premiered on Oct. 13 and has become popular with punters chasing big scores. The unique combination Pick-6 offers a low 14 percent takeout rate and starts nightly in race nine. The 20-cent wager ...
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Levy Bracket Buster March Madness Tourney announced

on 03/07/2019 11:09 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is proud to announce that they will partner again with the Standardbred Owners Association of New York to present a George Morton Levy “Bracket Buster March Madness” tournament. The bracket buster challenge is completely free to enter and has a top prize of $250 to the winner. The contest is limited to the first 6...
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