Manny wins Dailey Memorial at Miami Valley

on 02/23/2019 10:22 PM
Manny was crowned champion of the inaugural Bill Dailey Memorial Medley at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (Feb. 23).  The 6-year-old American Ideal gelding topped Angelo J Fra (Tyler Smith) and The Dark Shadow (Chris Page) in the 1-1/4 mile title bout in 2:24.3 despite a rain-soaked racing strip.  Leading driver Trace Tetrick worked out a second-over trip in the outer flow for ...
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Beachy Dream makes splash in Buffalo win

on 02/23/2019 10:20 PM
Beachy Dream swept by the field like a tidal wave and surfed his way to a dominating 4-1/2 length win over Dark Horse in Buffalo Raceway's $11,000 Class AA Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 23).   Driver Shawn Gray sent Beachy Dream to the winner's circle and remained scorching hot at Buffalo Raceway as he banked four victories on the program to push his total to 23 i...
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Dapper Dude picks up 50th career win

on 02/23/2019 8:22 AM
Venerable Dapper Dude earned his 50th career victory in Friday's $18,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows, and he did it in characteristic fashion — turning back challengers inside and out when it appeared he would be engulfed.   Dapper Dude led out of the final turn when New Evidence loomed up outside while Stride Of Pride headed for the Lightning Lane. But the 10-year-ol...
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Brett Miller drives 8,000th winner

on 02/23/2019 8:15 AM
Brett Miller picked a great time to win his 8,000th career victory at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (Feb. 22).  The 45-year-old purple and white clad reinsman captured the $25,000 championship final of the inaugural Howard Beissinger Memorial Medley in the track’s first-ever added distance 1-1/4 mile race.   Miller guided Double A Goldrush to the 2:27.4 triumph ...
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Trolley wins fourth straight at Meadowlands

on 02/23/2019 8:13 AM
Trolley continued his dominance of the top class at the Meadowlands – the $21,000 Preferred Handicap – winning the Big M's weekly trotting feature for a fourth straight start Friday night.   The Erv Miller student faced a tough task. The Ron Burke-trained In Secret was seeking his fourth straight win, and after Trolley sped away from the gate to grab the lead around th...
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Itty Bitty rallies past tiring leader to win

on 02/23/2019 8:11 AM
Tepid choice Itty Bitty (Jim Marohn Jr., $7.10) picked off a tiring leader Friday night (Feb. 22), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Unhurried from post position No. 3, Itty Bitty saw a wide-early Monica Gallagher (Matt Kakaley) have to work to get around Ideal Lifestyle A (a returning Mark MacDonald). ‘Monica’ paid a :26.4 o...
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Shez Sugarsweet A scores at Saratoga

on 02/22/2019 8:44 AM
Shez Sugarsweet A (Somebeachsomewhere) cruised to victory in her local debut at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Thursday afternoon. Ron Cushing trains and drives the six year old Australian import who has been competing at Yonkers this winter and with a fair amount of success. Shez Sugarsweet A was assigned the outside post in Thursday’s $12,000 Fillies and Mares Open but had little difficulty...
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Breedings on ongait to benefit scholarships

on 02/22/2019 8:42 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association announces that Hanover Shoe Farms and Winbak Farm have each donated a breeding to be auctioned in order to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund.   The auctions are currently underway on the website   Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to trotter Donato Hanover, a son of Andover Hall with a mark o...
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Meadowlands hoping to card more claimers

on 02/21/2019 11:27 AM
The condition sheet is out, and everybody who cares about racing at the Meadowlands – be they management, employee, horseman or bettor – has an awful lot to be excited about.   Beginning Friday, March 1, purses at the Big M – thanks to the recent purse appropriation legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy – will get a $40,000 per-card boost. Purses...
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KY funding study to develop micro dosing test

on 02/21/2019 10:58 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved $147,000 from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council fund to develop a test to detect if a horse has been given small levels—microdoses—of a blood-doping agent such as erythropoietin (EPO) or darbepoetin. It is believed that unethical trainers are administering small doses of blood doping agents and evading detection. Racing ana...
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Emmons, Clouser Jr., Gray sweep at Buffalo

on 02/21/2019 8:40 AM
It was a great night for owner William Emmons, trainer James Clouser Jr. and driver Shawn Gray as the trio combined to sweep both featured events at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (Feb. 20).   In the $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Trot, Time Will Tell All made it two straight by nudging past Empire Earl N in 2:01.0 while in the $10,500 Class A Open Handicap Pace for the filly and mares...
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Mike Merton wins 7 at Monticello on Wednesday

on 02/20/2019 8:55 PM
Last week it was Austin Siegelman who put on a driving clinic, this week its Mike Merton. On Wednesday February 20, Merton dominated the snowy afternoon and drove 7 winners on the 12-race card. He started off hot winning the first race with Mamie Marc in a wire to wire win for trainer Patti Harmon in 2:00.4.  In the 3rd he scored with Permanent Joy in a 7-length romp in 1:59 an...
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Harness racing books now on Amazon

on 02/20/2019 1:57 PM
Through the almost herculean technological efforts of Roosevelt Raceway co-author  and Harness Alumni  Newsletter publisher Freddie Hudson, the following racing books have been republished and are now available via Amazon:   Roosevelt Raceway “Where It All Began” by Victoria Howard, Freddie Hudson and Billy Haughton. Meadow Skipper “The Untold Story&rdquo...
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Aussie trotter set for Thursday debut at Yonkers

on 02/20/2019 10:14 AM
Dozens of pacers hailing from either Australia or New Zealand will compete at Yonkers Raceway in the next several days, which is a common occurrence. Less ordinary is the appearance of a trotter from Down Under, but that will be the case Thursday when Australian-bred La Grange makes his North American debut for trainer Per Engblom.   La Grange, owned by Renee Spahr, is a son of Muscle...
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John Jay is “King of the Hill” at Miami Valley

on 02/19/2019 7:28 PM
John Jay reigns as “King of the Hill” after capturing the Tuesday $15,000 final of the Survivor Series for $5,000 male pacers at Miami Valley Raceway.  The 6-year-old altered son of Dali was claimed from the first elimination leg where he finished third, then copped both a division of the second elimination leg and the lucrative final for new owner Lases Racing of Sheridan,...
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NJSS gets $1.2 million purse boost in 2019

on 02/19/2019 2:34 PM
The recent passage of legislation providing $20 million in assistance for New Jersey horse racing—both Standardbred and Thoroughbred—will mean a significant boost to the purse structure for the New Jersey Sire Stakes over the next five years. “This legislation will supply the New Jersey Sire Stakes with an additional $1.2 million that will be applied to purses for both the ...
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HHYF seeking sponsorships

on 02/19/2019 10:44 AM
Summer is right around the corner, which means the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) is getting ready for another full season of fun with its Trottingbreds--events in Indiana, Ohio, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey are on the schedule with a few more to add!   However, these educational programs require financial support from the industry, so HHYF is actively seeking s...
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Cash Hall retired from breeding

on 02/19/2019 9:27 AM
World champion stallion Cash Hall has been retired from breeding. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd. and the manager of the Cash Hall Syndicate. Cash Hall had been standing at Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio, and Leavitt cited the good care Cash Hall had received at Cool Winds from Randy and Kim Haines, the farm owners. (Walnut Hall Ltd.)...
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Walk the Dan Patch Red Carpet w/Heather & Heather

on 02/19/2019 8:29 AM
Want to walk the Red Carpet at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards dinner at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday night, Feb. 24? An expected crowd of more than 300 will have the chance, but so too do those who can’t make the trip.   For the second year in row, well-known harness racing personalities Heather Vitale and He...
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Brian Loney wins with 7 of 9 at Northfield

on 02/19/2019 8:06 AM
The Brian Loney Stable sent nine horses to post on Monday (Feb 18) at Northfield Park.  Those nine starters resulted in seven trips to the Winner’s Circle. Loney’s triumphs were with Always’syourway ($4.60) in race three, Twin B Stingray ($14.60) in race four, Montana Pablo A ($5.20) in race six, Bully Pulpit ($5.00) in race nine, Dante Ivy ($5.80) in race 10, Man He Ca...
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