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Books of NJ stallions filling up with appropriation bill

on 03/21/2019 9:11 AM
Ever since Governor Murphy signed the $100 million, five-year appropriation into law on Valentine’s Day, the Standardbred industry has experienced a much heightened interest in New Jersey. For example, in the last month, bookings to Lazarus N, “The Wonder from Down Under,” have increased dramatically to the point that his book is nearly full. Mark Ford, president of the SBOA ...
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Alexa's Power kicks off 4YO season Friday

on 03/21/2019 9:02 AM
Jim Campbell knows stakes-winner Alexa’s Power will face a challenge this year at age 4, leaving the age-restricted ranks to take on the best older female pacers in the sport, but the trainer believes his mare has a temperament that could help her along. “She’s got that feisty, racing attitude to her, and she likes to race,” Campbell said. “I think those are pretty g...
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Siegelman wins another 5 at Mighty M

on 03/21/2019 8:56 AM
No, it's not groundhog day, but it is beginning to sound like a broken record. For the fourth time this season, Austin Siegelman won five races in an afternoon at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday.   He started by winning the first three races with Boostwiththefur (1:59.1- $3.10), Cheep Sunglasses (2:02 – $6.30) and Gonna Fly (1:58 – $10.80). After he finished ...
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Sophomore pacing fillies in DSBF action

on 03/21/2019 8:53 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies comprised the Daily Double—In and Out Again and Vistamist ($13.80)—in two divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series Wednesday at Dover Downs for a purse of $20,000 each. The first half of the daily double went to In and Out Again (Roddy’s Bags Again-Outahere Hanover) in a new lifetime record of 1:55. Trai...
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Kristina Smith keeps grandmother's legacy alive

on 03/20/2019 9:05 AM
No matter what she does, Kristina Smith carries the memory of her grandmother with her. Smith’s horses always will too.   Smith, the 21-year-old daughter of trainer Randy Smith, lost her grandmother, Linda Jean Nelson, to cancer in 2015. Nelson was an inspiration to Smith on multiple levels, including around the horses and on the racetrack.   Nelson was an accomp...
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Betabcool N rallies for Pocono score

on 03/19/2019 9:00 PM
Under patient handling from Anthony Napolitano, the Bettor’s Delight mare Betabcool N rallied off of a fast pace to win in 1:52.3 while taking the $14,000 featured pace for mares at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the mountain track starting its 2019 scheduling of 4 p.m. post time on Mondays and Tuesdays. Betabcool N was pinned in behind an early-moving flow as fractions of 27, 55.3...
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Doctor Jimmy now 4 for 4 with MVG win

on 03/19/2019 6:46 PM
The Tuesday (March 19) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway featured both trotters and pacers in “Lebanon Legends”  late-closing series action.   Three divisions of the first leg of the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial trot for non-winners of six races or $60,000 went postward, as did a trio of first leg divisions of the Omar Hiteman Memorial featuring non-winners of two or $20,000 ...
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Two players qualify for World handicapping contest

on 03/19/2019 12:58 PM
Dan Hopkins of Washington Township, NJ, captured the March 16 World Harness Handicapping Championship Last Chance Qualifier, presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Hopkins increased his $200 starting bankroll to $900 with $100 to win wager on Winning Linc in Race 12 at the Meadowlands. This catapulted Hopkins into first place and the Qualifier win.   ...
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Pompano spill leaves Krueger hurt, lots of paid tickets

on 03/19/2019 11:25 AM
A spill in Monday night’s first race at Pompano Park sent driver Matt Krueger to the hospital and resulted in toteboard overload. Although only two horses eventually finished the race after the accident approaching the three-quarters, the race was not declared “no contest” as the track stewards placed all four non-finishers as if they dead-heated for show.   The acci...
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USTA announces launch of Chip ID app

on 03/19/2019 9:47 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Tuesday the launch of the USTA Chip ID app to utilize with Universal Worldscan Reader Plus microchip readers from Merck/HomeAgain®. The USTA Chip ID app can be downloaded from iTunes (Apple) and Google Play (Android) by searching “USTA Chip ID.” Paired with a HomeAgain® Universal WorldScan Reader Plus microchip scanner, this ...
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DSBF 3YOs race at Dover Downs

on 03/19/2019 8:49 AM
Post St Patrick’s Day celebrations for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old trotters kicked off in leg one on Monday at Dover Downs. Early non-wagering divisions for the 3-year-old  geldings started off the card with two divisions followed by the fillies in the first half of the Daily Double. All were for $20,000 purses.   Go Jetem (He’s Spook...
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Harness racing heading to Las Vegas?

on 03/19/2019 8:46 AM
The Nevada Standardbred Association (“NVSA”) announces their formation and online publishing of their website on Monday, March 18. For further information visit the website at www.nevadastandardbreds.com. Further inquiries can be directed to (702) 449-2061. Formed in November 2018, the NVSA board consists of TJ Bohannon (president/treasurer), Bobbie Jo Martin (secretary), John Martin ...
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Qualifiers at Sunshine Meadows on March 22

on 03/19/2019 8:36 AM
Sunshine Meadows Training Center in Delray Beach, Fla. will hold qualifying races on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m.   Horses may be entered via online entry or by phone at (607) 972-5500 until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21.   Since this is the first time having online entry available at Sunshine Meadows, trainers will need to add Sunshine Meadows to their list of tra...
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Trotters vie in Series action at Miami Valley

on 03/18/2019 7:46 PM
A sure sign that Spring is right around the corner is the commencement of the “Lebanon Legends” late closer series for green pacers and trotters at Miami Valley Raceway. On Monday afternoon, three divisions of the first leg of the Robert J. Brown Memorial Series for non-winners of two races or $20,000 lifetime trotters were contested.  When the limestone dust settled, winne...
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All About Cowboys wins MVG Open Trot

on 03/17/2019 7:00 PM
All About Cowboys (Jason Brewer) dominated the $25,000 Open I Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon (March 17), establishing a new lifetime mark in the process.    The 6-year-old Ken Rucker-trainee grabbed the front end during a :27.1 first quarter, then proceeded to trip the subsequent timing beams in :56.1 and 1:25.2 before scooting home in :28.1 to record the 1:53.3...
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Bobs Hope captures Saratoga open

on 03/17/2019 4:36 PM
Bobs Hope (Donato Hanover) started from the rail in Sunday’s $15,000 Open Trot at Saratoga Casino Hotel and turned the advantage into a victory.   The Amanda Kelley trainee spent his winter racing in Florida and returned to town on a two-race win streak. Jay Randall got the driving assignment on Sunday and situated Bobs Hope into the pocket spot in the early going. Wings Of Royalt...
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Former champion Supergill dies at age 34 in Italy

on 03/17/2019 1:57 PM
Supergill, a $500,000 yearling in the fall of 1986 who went on to become one of the top sires in Italy,died at 7:24 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. He was 34 years old and living at the Toniatti family farm in S. Michele al Tagliamento, Italy.   Roberto Toniatti said Supergill lost the appetite and could no longer chew grass and it was obvious it was time for him to end his days. He had bee...
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Levy Series gets underway at Yonkers

on 03/17/2019 10:09 AM
Saturday night’s opening round of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series offered a fair amount of form and a fair amount of ‘huh?’ among the Free-For-Allers. Thanks A half-dozen, $50,000 groups were contested in succession. Here’s the ‘wrap’ sheet: First division-Won by Dan Dube and Western Fame. Second division—Odd...
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Caviart Luca nails K Ryan Bluechip at wire

on 03/17/2019 12:34 AM
Racing luck usually plays a part when one wins a race. Getting an expert steer doesn’t hurt, either. Those two factors were on display in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, as Caviart Luca and Big M leading driver Yannick Gingras nailed favorite K Ryan Bluechip at the wire in the featured Preferred for pacers.   Speedsters Castle Flight and New Talent were on the go ...
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Western Fame gives Dube 9,000th win

on 03/17/2019 12:06 AM
Say this much for Dan Dube…he appreciates timing. Approaching his latest driving milestone for a while, Dube coordinated it just right, stylishly winning Saturday night‘s (March 16) opener of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   His open-length romp with favored Western Fame ($4.40) not only served as the 9,000th win of ...
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