NY hosts annual awards banquet

on 12/04/2018 5:10 PM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) hosted its Annual Awards Banquet December 2 at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel, honoring the top horses, trainers, drivers, owners and breeders of the 2018 harness racing season. Awards were given to the 2 and 3-year old champions across the three racings series: the New York Sire Stakes, the Excelsior Series and the County Fair Series.   This season&r...
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Always A Virgin's book full and closed

on 12/04/2018 3:00 PM
Victory Hill Farm has announced that the 2019 book for stallion Always A Virgin is full and closed.   Always A Virgin is the sire of Always B Miki p, 1:46, the fastest Standardbred ever. Always A Virgin is also a leading sire in Indiana. His 2018 performers include the 19-time winner Always A Prince p,3, 1:48.3 ($492,875), also an Indiana Super Final winner.
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Crazy Wow retired to stud duty in NY

on 12/04/2018 11:33 AM
Michelle and Albert Crawford have announced that their world champion trotter Crazy Wow 3,1:51.1 ($2,532,143) has been retired and will stand stud in New York for an introductory fee of $3,000. An outstanding individual and multiple stakes winner of over $2.5 million, Crazy Wow is the obvious choice for New York breeders as the next descendant of the unrivaled Credit Winner. His dam, ...
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Meadows 2:00 Club, MSOA raise $37,690

on 12/04/2018 10:46 AM
The 30th Annual Chinese Auction for Charity sponsored by The Meadows 2:00 Club and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) was concluded around 9:30 pm on Sunday night, Dec. 2.   We had nearly 200 items and around 400 people in attendance. We would like to thank all those that donated gifts and those that purchased tickets. The result was a new all-time record of $37,6...
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Meadows sets 2019 racing schedule

on 12/04/2018 9:10 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer 195 live racing programs in 2019 — same as the 2018 total — highlighted by the 53rd edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on July 20 and July 27.   Generally, the track will race four days each week. Race days January through March will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with Saturday replacing Friday t...
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Successful toy drive at Meadowlands

on 12/04/2018 8:44 AM
This holiday season will be a little brighter for hundreds of area children thanks to a massive Marine Corps Toys for Tots collection drive at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. This year the Meadowlands teamed up with NY Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa to donate all the collected toys to Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown is a charitable organization in Harlem whose mission is to inspire yo...
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Thursday racing back at Big M

on 12/04/2018 8:36 AM
The Meadowlands goes live on Thursday nights through the month of December beginning with a nine-race presentation this week.   It's a solid overnight card that includes an intriguing mix of shippers with nearly half of the horses on the bill making their first Big M start, at least in a while. We'll see a lot of that in the coming weeks as tracks in the region shut down for t...
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Wind Of The North wins 50th at Northfield

on 12/04/2018 8:34 AM
Wind Of The North trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the third race at Northfield Park on Monday.  The 8-year-old veteran, with 164 career starts, also has 36 seconds and 21 third-place finishes.    Wind Of The North (Cantab Hall-Talk To The Wind-Pine Chip) has career earnings of $1,035,258 with a lifetime mark of 1:51 at Pocono Downs at age four. ...
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Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes at Dayton

on 12/03/2018 6:57 PM
 The stage is set for the fourth annual Hoosiers vs. Buckeyes Driving Challenge to take place at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night, Dec. 15. The Buckeyes prevailed in the first annual contest in 2015 and held on for a narrow 351-333 triumph in the third edition in 2017. The Hoosiers captured the competition in its second year in 2016 and will look to even the score following this ...
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Media Buzz makes Meadows history

on 12/03/2018 6:03 PM
Media Buzz proved that he’s not fake news when he stalked Classic Banker from the pocket, then shot the Lightning Lane to pull off the 8-1 upset in Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. A closing second last week, Media Buzz generated luke-warm support stepping up to the Preferred Handicap. However, when Dan Rawlings gave him the perfect pocket trip, Media Buzz ...
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Tactical Landing retired; standing at Southwind

on 12/03/2018 1:57 PM
The ownership group of Tactical Landing (Muscle Hill -Southwind Serena-Varenne) 2, 1:56Q; 3, 1:50.2 ($812,300) has made the bittersweet decision to retire him to stud duty as a result of an injury he sustained while racing. From the day he was born, through the time he sold as the second highest price yearling for $800,000 and throughout his racing career, the full brother to the world champi...
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You Know You Do to stud at Victory Hill

on 12/03/2018 12:31 PM
You Know You Do 2, 1:54.2; 3, 1:53.2f-BT1:50.2 ($510,257), winner of the 2017 Peter Haughton Memorial Trot, has been retired to stud duty at Victory Hill Farm in Indiana.   You Know You Do is a son of Muscle Hill and You Want Me 2, 1:55.2f ($220,980), a stakes-winning daughter of Credit Winner. He also won the Champlain at Mohawk and Bluegrass at the Red Mile and finished second in th...
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Group makes recommendation on medications

on 12/03/2018 11:19 AM
In May 2018, through the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors Medication Subcommittee, the USTA established the Harness Racing Medication Collaborative to develop reliable, consistent medication regulations for application specifically to harness racing. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), the HRMC distributed usage recommendations supported with position papers for thresholds and withdrawal time...
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PA announces deadlines for breeders awards

on 12/03/2018 9:33 AM
Horsemen must remember two important February deadlines for paperwork due in order to maintain eligibility in the Pennsylvania Breeders Fund Award Program and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Program.   The State Horse Racing Commission Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing today announced that owners must register their stallions for the 2019 breeding season with paperwork postmarked by Febr...
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Awards announcements to be streamed live

on 12/03/2018 9:03 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will present a live stream announcement of the 2018 divisional horse winners for both genders and gaits in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association (USTA) over a two-day period in mid-December.   On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the trotters will be revealed and on Thursday, Dec. 20, the pacers will be named. Both days the liv...
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Western Fame captures $100,000 Potomac Pace

on 12/02/2018 9:40 PM
Western Fame, sitting the perfect pocket trip with Maryland native Corey Callahan in the sulky, went by 7-5 favorite Filibuster Hanover down the stretch to win the $100,000 Potomac Pace Sunday evening at Rosecroft Raceway. Western Fame, a recent acquisition by trainer Rene Allard, who trained last year’s Potomac Pace winner Keystone Velocity, covered the mile in 1:49 2/5. The victory, the...
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Mostinterestingman wins Yonkers Open

on 12/02/2018 6:12 PM
Yonkers Raceway’s Sunday (Dec. 2) matinee saw a down-the-road Mostinterestingman (Austin Siegelman, $11) winning the featured—and ‘sloppy’--$44,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The Sunday feature went at the flat mile, one race after the seven added-distance ‘French’ trots.   The intervals were :27.3, :57.3, 1:26.3, 1:55.4 as Mostinterestingm...
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K Ryan Bluechip stars at Meadowlands

on 12/02/2018 7:29 AM
Off a pair of respectable tries, it was clear that K Ryan Bluechip could be competitive at the non-winners of $15,000 level at the Meadowlands, but what remained uncertain was, could he beat them?   Now we know.   In the Saturday night conditioned pacing feature at the Big M, Maroma Beach was the slight 8-5 public choice and hit the quarter first in :27. K Ryan Bluechip, fo...
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Rodeo Rock captures Yonkers Open

on 12/01/2018 11:14 PM
Rodeo Rock (Eric Goodell, $28.20), one of eight come-from-behind winners during Saturday night’s (Dec. 1) 10-race card, disposed of Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Open Handicap Pace in first-up fashion.   Away fourth from assigned post position No. 2, Rodeo Rock swallowed up early (:26.3, 56) leader Mach it So (Joe Bongiorno) just past a 1:24 three-quarters. Rode...
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Isitfridayyet steps up in class, wins at Mohawk

on 12/01/2018 11:11 PM
Richard Moreau trainee Isitfridayyet picked up his first-career Preferred victory in Saturday’s $34,000 feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A field of eight older pacers battled over a ‘Sloppy’ track for this week’s edition of the Preferred. The early-scramble saw Regal Son clear to the top shortly after posting a :27 opening-quarter. Physicallyinclined, who left...
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