HHI statement on horsemen unity

on 02/12/2019 1:27 PM
My Name is Tom Luchento, most of you know, I am President of Harness Horsemen International.   I would like to take this time to speak to you about a problem that has recently come to my attention. By now, most of you probably have heard about it, but for those who haven't, please let me explain. In order to be respectful, I will not mention names or places, but rather speak to the is...
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Bit Of A Legend N prepping for Levy Series

on 02/12/2019 1:26 PM
New Zealand-bred star Bit Of A Legend is ready to make his 2019 debut in Saturday’s (Feb. 16) $44,000 Open Handicap at Yonkers Raceway and trainer Peter Tritton says the 10-year-old stallion looks as good as ever. Last year, Bit Of A Legend won five of 21 races, finished second seven times, and earned $549,315. His victories included the Battle of Lake Erie in a career-best 1:49.4 aroun...
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Pacing for the Cure "Stud Fees for Scooters"

on 02/12/2019 10:52 AM
The Pacing for the Cure “Stud Fees for Scooters” Silent Auction has now started. The auction will run from today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, through Thursday, Feb. 14, Breedings from stallions were donated to the charity from breeding farms and generous owners. These donations will help cover the costs of scooters for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis in need. The charity ...
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Funds needed to rebuild at Goshen Historic Track

on 02/12/2019 9:34 AM
For almost two centuries, people have enjoyed watching harness racing in the center of the Village of Goshen at Historic Track. As you may be aware, on Aug. 23, 2017, a fire completely destroyed the quaint blacksmith shop, the historic BOCES Barn and the shedrow barn between them. Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame are jointly raising funds to reconstruct the ...
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Delaware, Ohio Grand Circuit payments due

on 02/12/2019 8:57 AM
Sustaining payments for the sophomore classics Little Brown Jug (3-year-old colt pace), Jugette (3-year-old filly pace), Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due Feb. 15. These payments are for foals of 2016. The Little Brown Jug and Old Oaken Bucket will be raced Thursday, Sept. 19 and the Jugette and Buckette on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The 201...
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Maureen Ryan, wife of Yonkers' Ed Ryan, dies

on 02/12/2019 8:55 AM
Maureen D. Ryan, 75, wife of Yonkers Raceway’s long-time track superintendent, Ed Ryan, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 6, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Boca Raton, Fla.   Mrs. Ryan was born Feb. 26, 1943, in Hoboken, N.J., where she was raised. Mrs. Ryan graduated from Sacred Heart Academy. While spending summers in Monmout...
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Gene Montgomery dies at 84

on 02/11/2019 8:47 PM
Horseman and racing starter Gene Montgomery, of Charleston, Ill., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday (Feb. 9) at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 84. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 12) at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Ill. The funeral service honoring and celebrating his life will begin at 10 a.m...
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Survivor Series final fields shaping up

on 02/11/2019 6:46 PM
First there were 40, then 20 and now 10 $5000 claiming mares still hopeful of becoming “Queen of the Hill” in the popular annual Survivor Series at Miami Valley Raceway.  The 10 finalists, who have survived by finishing in the top five during both preliminary elimination rounds, will chase a $15,000 championship purse next Monday afternoon, Feb. 18.    Likel...
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Yonkers, Monticello cancel Tuesday cards

on 02/11/2019 2:04 PM
Ahead of what’s predicted to be treacherous weather in the New York metropolitan area, Yonkers Raceway has canceled its live program for Tuesday night, Feb. 12.   It’s the third cancellation of 2019.   Evening simulcasting has also been canceled, with no afternoon simulcasting scheduled.   Due to the timing of the snow that is expected to canvass...
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Rivera signed ball part of Dan Patch auction

on 02/11/2019 11:06 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association Dan Patch Awards Night has received some great New York Yankees memorabilia and game tickets for the silent auction on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. A very rare Mariano Rivera autographed baseball heads the list. Rivera played 19 seasons for the Yankees and was a 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champio...
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Amora Beach shooting for 10 straight wins Monday

on 02/10/2019 9:52 PM
Amora Beach, a winner of last nine races, will try to push his streak to double digits on Monday night, Feb. 11,, at Northfield Park.   The seven-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line from post #3 in the 13th race, a $13,000 Open 2 Pace.   Amora Beach started his winning ways in the $6,000 claiming ranks back on December 9.&n...
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J M Jet Set wins Claim To Fame final at Miami Valley

on 02/10/2019 5:33 PM
The richest race of the season thus far at Miami Valley Raceway, the $37,500 championship of the Claim To Fame series for $30,000 claimers, produced unexpected results when three longshots with outside post positions completed the trifecta and lit up the toteboard.  J M Jet Set (Dan Noble) went gate-to-wire in 1:51.4 at 22-1 odds followed at the finish by 20-1 Swapportunity (Mike Oosting) a...
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Tuxedo Bay repeats at Meadowlands

on 02/10/2019 5:53 AM
Trainer Mark Silva purchased Tuxedo Bay last fall and started out racing the 5-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere-Spring Break in middle-of-the-road conditioned classes at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Saturday night at the Meadowlands, Tuxedo Bay proved that Silva has a sharp eye for talent by winning the weekly pacing feature at the Big M, the $21,000 Preferred Handicap, for a secon...
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DW’s NY Yank wins Yonkers feature trot

on 02/10/2019 5:49 AM
DW’s NY Yank (George Brennan, $4.60), as the wagering favorite, held off Melady’s Monet (Jordan Stratton), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Away third from assigned post position No. 5, DW’s NY Yank saw Mostinterestingman (Jason Bartlett) lead though intervals of :27.4, :58 and 1:26.3. Having taken out of third before the three-quarters, &l...
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My Buddy Ninkster upsets at Miami Valley

on 02/09/2019 10:09 PM
My Buddy Ninkster pulled another mild upset, as he often does, in the $24,000 Open I Handicap at Miami Valley on Saturday night (Feb. 9).  Rarely dispatched as a favorite, this 1:51.1 victory was My Buddy Ninkster’s tenth in the past 13 months against the best pacers in central and southwest Ohio.  Todd Warren guided the 7-year-old son of Dali to the narrow come-from-behind score o...
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Lucky McTrucky captures Buffalo Open

on 02/09/2019 9:30 PM
A pair of $100,000 earners from 2018 locked horns in Buffalo Raceway's featured $11,500 Open II Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 9) and the two did not disappoint in the main event tussle.   With both Lucky McTrucky and Shady City hitting six figures last season, the betting public figured it was going to be a two horse race. They were right.   It was Lucky McTrucky (Drew M...
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Mark Loewe new VP at The Meadows

on 02/09/2019 9:19 PM
Veteran horse racing executive Mark Loewe has been named Vice President of Racing for the Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel, subject to customary regulatory licensing requirements. Loewe has over forty years of experience in the horse racing industry, working both on the backstretch and in the boardroom at many varied locations.  A New York City native and graduate of St. John&rsq...
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Handicapping qualification at Meadowlands

on 02/09/2019 7:45 PM
Next Saturday, Feb. 16, the Meadowlands hosts a WHHC Qualifier.  Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll).  The format requires players to make $10 Win bets on ten Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire.  Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm. DerbyW...
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News about NJ rebate program

on 02/09/2019 7:41 PM
The SBOANJ 2019 rebate programs will be determined once New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law the $10 million annual 5 year appropriation bill. Once the funding is approved, an announcement will be made with all the information on our website. Please make sure you file all the necessary paperwork for the current  programs to remain eligible. Any question...
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Trolley rides to third straight at Meadowlands

on 02/09/2019 6:05 AM
Trolley continued his reign as the trotting “King of the Meadowlands” by winning a third straight Preferred Handicap at the Big M Friday night.   The red-hot 6-year-old son of Donato Hanover-Lakeside Bride, who benefited from great driver Marcus Miller handling, won his fourth feature in his last five tries and sixth race in his last seven overall.   Sent o...
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