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Tattersalls January deadline is Monday

on 12/07/2018 11:14 AM
Time is running out for those considering entering horses in the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, as the deadline for Tattersalls’ flagship auction is Monday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m.   Consignors can enter online at tattersallsredmile.com or by calling the sales office at (914) 773-7777.   The sale will be held on its customary day on the calendar--Martin Luther King ...
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Six Pack returning to races in 2019

on 12/07/2018 11:05 AM
Six Pack, the winner of this year’s Kentucky Futurity, will return to the races in 2019. The owners of the horse had received offers to stand him at stud next year.   “We decided we want to keep racing him next year,” said Sarah Svanstedt, the wife of trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt, who owns majority interest in Six Pack.  “His racing season is going to begi...
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The Royal Harry romps in Saratoga series leg

on 12/06/2018 9:36 PM
Thursday afternoon’s matinee at Saratoga Casino Hotel featured three divisions of the second leg of the Holiday Trotting Series. Horses had their final chance to secure points towards next week’s $20,000 Series Final.  Each of the three divisions on Thursday went for a purse of $7,500   The Royal Harry (RC Royalty) stole the show in leg two as he cruised to a wire-...
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Major Impact rallies in Philly feature

on 12/06/2018 4:36 PM
The Explosive Matter gelding Major Impact certainly did have a major impact on the racing Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia, closing strongly to rally by favored Clive Bigsby in the $17,000 featured trot and returning $106.80 to win.   Driver Marcus Miller had Major Impact on the back of the favorite and advanced behind his cover, then swung wide behind him as he made ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/06/2018 4:12 PM
Bon Jovi sang “Who says you can’t go home?” and driver Brett Miller is singing—saying—the same thing. The Ohio native reveals to Kathy Parker in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview why he plans on moving back to the Buckeye State after being based on the East Coast for several years. Miller will still be in action at the Meadowlands on Saturday where h...
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Panelists cautious about sports betting

on 12/06/2018 9:28 AM
The potential impact of legalized sports wagering on the horse racing industry was a subject on the agenda at the annual University of Arizona's Global Symposium on Racing in Tucson, Ariz. According to reports, the consensus from a trio of experts on the topic—Chris Krafcik, managing director (political and regulatory markets) for Eilers & Krejcik Gaming; Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, a...
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Nominations open for Caretaker of Year

on 12/06/2018 9:24 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Caretaker of the Year. The award, in its fourth year of sponsorship by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport—the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis.   Initially titled ...
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Irishman Killeen pursuing driving dream

on 12/06/2018 9:18 AM
Growing up in Dublin, Jack Killeen watched American harness racing on YouTube, passionately followed the careers of such greats as Somebeachsomewhere and Foiled Again and dreamed of coming to the U.S. to make his living as a Standardbred driver.   The 18 year old has taken an important step to realizing that dream through a stint as a driver at The Meadows. Killeen will wrap up his fi...
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'Borrow Ken's binoculars' at Big M

on 12/06/2018 9:16 AM
Live racing at the Meadowlands expands to three race cards a week with the edition of Thursdays during the month of December, and the Big M will have some new blood providing the play-by-play. Let’s be clear, the voice of the Meadowlands, Ken Warkentin, isn’t going anywhere, but four different voices will be heard on each of the Thursday programs during December when those race ca...
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Sportsmuffler dominates F&M at Batavia

on 12/05/2018 10:17 PM
As the weather gets colder, she keeps getting bolder. Sportsmuffler continued to dominate the local distaff colony by winning the $10,400 fillies and mares Open handicap pace with little effort on a cold night at Batavia Downs on Monday (Dec.5). Driver Billy Davis Jr. left three-wide with the 1-5 Sportsmuffler and out-dueled Kaitlyn Rae (Mike Caprio) to the catbird seat from where she dictate...
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Hoosier Park receives 2019 dates

on 12/05/2018 10:15 PM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved Harrah's Hoosier Park's 2019 racing dates during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5.   Offering 160-days of live harness racing, the 2019 racing season will be conducted Friday, March 29 through Saturday, Nov. 9. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., Harrah's Hoosier Park's 26th season of live harn...
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Internet Hanover wires field in Philly

on 12/05/2018 10:13 PM
On a cold day where the track condition went from "fast" to "good" to "sloppy" during a dusting of snow, a day when speed did not hold up very well, the Mach Three gelding Internet Hanover was the star of the day, going wire-to-wire in 1:53.1 to win one of three co-featured $16,000 contests. Tim Tetrick guided the impressive sophomore to the lead past a 27.4 quarte...
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Expose Yourself takes Meadows Preferred

on 12/05/2018 10:11 PM
Caught widest in a four-ply battle for the early lead, Expose Yourself persevered, eventually crossed over and had just enough late to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Expose Yourself had to work hard on the sloppy track to overcome post 9 and needed nearly all the opening three-eighths to reach the point. The 4-year-old daught...
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New Vocations seeks breedings

on 12/05/2018 2:23 PM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 21st Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 5-7, 2019. The program annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety net through rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes.   New Vocations embraces racing and the excitement and joy of racehorse ownershi...
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USTA moves into microchip era

on 12/05/2018 1:21 PM
Beginning with the foal crop of 2019, the primary means of USTA horse identification will be the microchip. “Microchipping provides a more safe, efficient and reliable way to identify horses,” said USTA director of registry T.C. Lane. “The microchipping process is less stressful for the horse than freeze branding or a lip tattoo. In addition to its identification capability,...
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HRMC releases recommendations

on 12/05/2018 10:22 AM
The Harness Racing Medication Committee released their recommendations on Wednesday for the two therapeutic medications, clenbuterol and betamethasone, that were distributed to 16 state racing commissions as well as the Association of Racing Commissioners International for their consideration in establishing medication rules. The recommendations that were sent with position papers on Wednesd...
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HHYF seeking teaching help for 2019

on 12/05/2018 9:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking individuals interested in teaching, extensive travel, and general assistance with the 2019 Harness Horse Youth Foundation Summer Programs.   Tentative dates of employment for the 2019 season are from mid-May to September 1. Position offered is salaried and could be used to fulfill required internship if needed by student. Duties include tr...
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Northfield bettor wins $77,797

on 12/05/2018 8:58 AM
One lucky Northfield Park bettor will have a very Merry Christmas this year!  The 20 cent Northfield Single Six was solved with a single combination for a whopping $77,797.92 return on Tuesday (December 4).   The wager premiered on October 13 and Tuesday marks the second time the pool has been solved by a single combination.   The (unique combination) Pick 6 offers a l...
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Brady Brown drives 4 winners at Meadows

on 12/04/2018 9:14 PM
Circle The Page sat patiently in the pocket, then roared through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   As Jewels Forreal moved first over and put away the leader, Cracklin Rosie, she got the jump on Circle The Page, who could only wait for clearance. But when Dan Rawlings pointed her to the Lightning Lane, she su...
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Clydesdales at Meadowlands Friday

on 12/04/2018 9:09 PM
 The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are making a special holiday season visit to Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment this Friday, December 7. Fans can meet-and-greet the gentle giants hitch team from 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Then fans can watch in amazement as the eight-horse hitch parades down the track before the night’s first race. The first race post is 7:15 p.m. Adm...
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