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Live racing canceled at Woodbine Mohawk Park

on 01/19/2019 12:40 PM
Woodbine Entertainment has announced that tonight's card (January 19) of live Standardbred racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park has been cancelled due to snow and extreme cold temperatures.   Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday evening (January 21) at Mohawk Park. Post time is 7:10 p.m.
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Snowshoe series begins at Mohawk

on 01/19/2019 7:38 AM
The first round of the Snowshoe Pacing Series served as a precursor to this weekend's wintry forecast on Friday night (January 18) at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Driven by Travis Cullen, 9-5 favorite Legal Bettor ($5.60) rallied home from the outer flow to down pacesetter Panther Seelster (:28.2, :57.1, 1:25.2) by three-quarters of a length and take the fastest of the three $17,000 opening...
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Trolley reigns on Big M night fit for a king

on 01/19/2019 7:35 AM
Trolley got the better of arch-rival Muscle Diamond for a second straight week in the feature and the Meadowlands paid tribute to civil-rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an action-packed Friday night at the mile oval. Trolley was at the top of his game once again, and while seven days prior he had luck on his side in the form of clearance in the stretch after a rail trip, this time ...
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American Girl one win away from $1-million

on 01/18/2019 10:10 PM
Ten-year-old American Girl won for the 54th time in her illustrious career on Friday night (Jan. 18) at Miami Valley Raceway.  The daughter of Art’s Chip is now just one win away from reaching the $1 million earnings plateau. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the $25,000 Mares Open Handicap, driver Trace Tetrick took no chances in the bulky 10-horse field, heading directly towar...
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Ella Michelle A wins Yonkers 44G distaff derby

on 01/18/2019 10:07 PM
Ella Michelle A (Joe Bongiorno, $7.70) won the draw for the inner half of the gate, then left the other lasses at her mercy Friday night (Jan. 18th), easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Ella Michelle A stuffed both Amateur Hour (Brent Holland) and Clear Idea (Matt Kakaley) in behind, while 3-2 favorite Itty Bitty (Jason Bartlett) was forced to ret...
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NJ legislature must act on $20 million subsidy

on 01/18/2019 9:17 PM
A testament to the horse racing and equine industry industry's viability is that horse racing has survived on its own without state support in New Jersey.  Both Pennsylvania and New York supplement the expansion of gaming within their borders to promote their horse racing industry.  This has resulted in a boom in both their racing and breeding programs.  Due to New Je...
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Yonkers cancels Saturday live racing, simulcasting

on 01/18/2019 9:12 PM
Yonkers Raceway has canceled its live racing program (and evening simulcasting) for tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 19), due to the impending snow and ice storm. It’s the first cancellation of 2019.   Afternoon simulcasting is available until approximately 6 PM.  Live racing is scheduled to resume Monday night (Jan. 21), with the usual first post of 6:50 PM.
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International Moni's book full & closed

on 01/18/2019 3:56 PM
Hanover Shoe Farms announces that first-year trotting stallion International Moni’s book is full and closed for the 2019 breeding season.   Hanover and Moni Maker Stable wish to extend their gratitude to all breeders that bought a share in International Moni as well as to those that applied to breed mares to him.   The response to International Moni was truly overwhe...
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Northfield cancels Saturday due to storm

on 01/18/2019 3:03 PM
Due to high winds and heavy snow expected for Saturday night from Winter Storm Harvey, Northfield Park has canceled live racing for Saturday night.   Northfield Park will be open for day and evening simulcast wagering on Saturday.   Live racing will resume on Monday, Jan. 21,  at 6:00 p.m. (Northfield Park)
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Rick Zeron appeals ruling, granted stay

on 01/18/2019 9:29 AM
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario director of racing Brent Stone told harnessracing.com via email Friday morning that Rick Zeron, who was handed a 180-day suspension and $10,000 fine as a result of several rules violations, has appealed his sanctions.   Stone said Zeron appealed the ruling to the Horse Racing Appeal Panel (HRAP) on Thursday (Jan. 17) and on Friday the "HRA...
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Favorites falter in Blizzard opener

on 01/18/2019 9:05 AM
The weatherman says a blizzard could touch down in the area on Saturday, but there was a Blizzard sighting Thursday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the oval featured round one of the Blizzard Series for female pacers.   Protect Blue Chip rallied to a 1:55.4 triumph in her $17,000 division for the tandem of driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis.   The 4-year-old daug...
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Low payoff at Western Fair under investigation

on 01/18/2019 7:49 AM
An unusually low exactor payout in Wednesday’s (Jan. 16) seventh race prompted the Raceway at Western Fair District to contact Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) officials along with the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) representative in order to investigate the wagering patterns for that race and the origin of the winning tickets. The tote provider provide...
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Former IL governor pleads for horse racing

on 01/17/2019 6:26 PM
      As Gov. JB Pritzker takes the helm in Illinois, horsemen throughout the state, are urging his administration to include horse racing and its enormous contribution to the agribusiness industry when they explore new avenues to expand gaming.   “With more than $1 billion in contributions to the agribusiness economy of our state, horse racing must be in...
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2019 Kentucky fair dates set

on 01/17/2019 4:12 PM
The 2019 Kentucky fair season will once again kick off with the Purchase District Fair held in Mayfield, which will take place on June 6 with a post time of 5 pm CDT. The next two fairs will also take place in the western end of Kentucky.   LaCenter will host the Ballard County Fair on June 13 at 4 pm CDT and Paducah will host the McCracken County Fair June 24, 6 pm CDT. The...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/17/2019 4:08 PM
Photo King has been a hard-knocking trotter his entire career and after being claimed by trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. last week, the 12 year old will look for his 44th victory Friday at the Meadowlands. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Bamond explains to Gordon Waterstone why he claimed the veteran trotter.   Also, Indiana-based Walter Haynes Jr. is currently racing at Mi...
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Miller hopes Trolley keeps rolling on

on 01/17/2019 2:08 PM
Trolley is back on track. Trainer Erv Miller just hopes he can stay there. A 6-year-old male trotter, Trolley has won four of six races since returning from a 13-month absence because of a broken coffin bone. He won last week’s Preferred Handicap at the Meadowlands by three-quarters of a length over Muscle Diamond and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line in Friday’s $...
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Woodbine Mohawk announces stakes schedule

on 01/17/2019 1:33 PM
Woodbine Entertainment on Thursday revealed its industry-leading $16 million-plus Standardbred stakes lineup for 2019.   The 2019 stakes schedule is headlined by the 36th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday, June 15 and the return of the $6 million (US) Breeders Crown to Mohawk Park on Oct. 25 and 26.   This year’s Pepsi North America Cu...
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Deadline near for NJSDF mare registration

on 01/17/2019 1:02 PM
Owners of mares in foal that are based in New Jersey are reminded that the deadline to register a mare for the 2018 foaling season to the Standardbred Development Fund is Jan. 31.  The registration fee is $100 and the mare registration forms are available on the New Jersey Sire Stakes website—www.newjerseysirestakes.com. All checks should be made payable to the New Jersey Sire Stak...
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Dr. King Jr. Pace Friday at Big M

on 01/17/2019 11:18 AM
The Meadowlands will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special event Friday night, when they host a race that will feature African-American drivers exclusively in the first of 14 races on the card. Post time is 7:15 p.m.   Mike Cruse’s name will be one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the...
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Itty Bitty a pleasant surprise for Evan Katz

on 01/17/2019 11:07 AM
Owner Evan Katz makes a habit of perusing the listings on online auction sites. In fact, he checks them almost daily in the hopes of finding another horse to add to his stable. When Katz came across a listing for Itty Bitty in fall 2016, he found a diamond in the rough.   Then a freshman, the pacing filly by Always A Virgin out of the Warrior For Peace mare Bananih, had 15 starts on t...
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