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McCarthy sweeps Philly trotting features

on 11/22/2018 12:00 AM
With the "Trottin’ Thursday" program usually featured weekly at Harrah’s Philadelphia knocked out by the dark racing day on Thanksgiving Thursday, Wednesday became the day that featured several fields of quality trotters at the riverside oval. And the guy who was on fire in the featured trots was driver Andrew McCarthy, who took both top-end purses and guided a freshman in an impressive d...
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Mohawk Park to remember Bill Gale Thursday

on 11/22/2018 12:00 AM
The moment of silence will take place at approximately 6:55 p.m. and horsepeople and industry participants are invited to gather in the winner's circle for the moment of silence. In 1991, Gale was named Canadian Driver of the Year following a $3.2 million season, which included two Breeders Crown victories (King Conch, Three Wizards). He posted 16 consecutive $1 million seas...
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My Cherry Pie upsets at The Meadows

on 11/22/2018 12:00 AM
Trailing by six lengths at the three-quarters, My Cherry Pie turned on the jets in the lane and pulled off a 7-1 upset in Wednesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Making her Meadows debut for trainer Dane Snyder and owners Linwood Higgins, Jason Ash, Vicki Gordon and Liz Flohr, was content to sit in and let Ready Any time front a comfortable :58.1 half. But...
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Moira Fanning to be honored by USHWA chapter

on 11/21/2018 12:00 AM
Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing and chances are that Moira Fanning has served it--well.  In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in Standardbred Sport.  On Sunday, December 2, USHWA’s Monticello-Goshen Chapter will present Fanning with its second highest honor, the John Manzi Leadership Award. The award was e...
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Coleman, King talk about McWicked, Shartin N

on 11/21/2018 12:00 AM
Harness racing’s top-ranked horses, No. 1 McWicked and No. 2 Shartin N, head to their respective TVG Series championships Saturday at The Meadowlands Racetrack looking to bolster their Horse of the Year credentials while closing out historic seasons. The Meadowlands hosts four TVG Series finals Saturday, with events also for male and female trotters, and four stakes races for 2-year-olds — ...
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Nov. 30 deadline for chance to ride with Foiled

on 11/21/2018 12:00 AM
The world’s richest Standardbred and perhaps greatest of all time, Foiled Again, will be racing his last race at The Meadows on Dec. 31. The connections of Foiled Again have donated a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride along with Foiled Again during his first warm-up trip on Dec. 31. The 2:00 Club and Meadows Standardbred Owners Association will be raffling off Foiled Again’s warm-...
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Canadian Hall of Famer Bill Gale dies at 70

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer William "Bill" Gale passed away on Monday, Nov. 19 at the age of 70. Gale was one of Canada's leading drivers for a period that spanned the 70s, 80s and 90s. Between 1982 and 1997, Gale recorded 16 consecutive $1 million-plus seasons. During a driving career that spanned over 30 years, he won 6,375 races, started 32,134 times and earned $42.1 million. In the...
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Newcomer to RUS already making a name

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
Followers of Standardbred racing in the MidAtlantic region have come to know Sofia Zingale as an upcoming star in RUS as a trainer and rider. She has signified her arrival with the victory of Egosnattitudes over Hyway Marcus in the RUS MidAtlantic Trot at Rosecroft on November 4. A young trainer of dressage and show jumping horses, Zingale made a relatively smooth transition to the harness sport...
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Six Pack, Tactical Landing enter TVG final

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
On Saturday night the Meadowlands will host the final Grand Circuit races of their 2018 season. The finals for both the TVG Championship and Freshman Fall Final Four will be raced on a card that will boast nearly $3 million in purses.   The $1 million TVG Series was launched in the hope that it would mirror the Breeders Cup Classic where the season's top 3-year-old performers would face o...
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Meadowlands annual toy drive kicks off Friday

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is holding its 15th annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive Nov. 23 through Saturday, Dec. 8.   This year the Meadowlands has teamed up with New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots to donate all the collected toys to Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown is a charitable organization in Harlem whose mission is to inspire y...
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Freshman filly pacers contest DSBF leg

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
 On a chilly moonlit Tuesday night at Dover Downs, 2-year-old pacing fillies contested the second round of their Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund series. The first division was won gate-to-wire in 1:56.2 by The Lady Sheriff (Southwind Lynx-Sheriff Sale). She is trained by Clyde Francis and was handily driven by part-owner Montrell Teague for his father George and the Fry brothers of Houst...
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Cracklin Rosie last to first at Meadows

on 11/20/2018 12:00 AM
Last by eight lengths at the half, Cracklin Rosie followed a line of cover to the final turn, then roared wide through the lane to capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Cracklin Rosie was third in a cover flow that seemed excessive. But when Jim Pantaleano tipped her wide for the drive, she showed she’s no "store-bought woman" — as Neil Di...
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Extreme Velocity passes at age 25

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
1997 Breeders Crown Aged Mare Pace winner, Extreme Velocity p,4,1:50.3 ($856,070), passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, at Ruddick Stables in Scipio, Indiana, where she was living out her retirement from racing and breeding.   Extreme Velocity, known affectionately as "EV", was bred and raised by Kenneth "Dave" Stohler and Merrill Stohler, of Markleville, Indiana. Shortly after the ...
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Merriman wins 8, edges closer to 1,000

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Aaron Merriman had a big night at Northfield Park on Sunday, winning eight times on the 15-race program.   Merriman's triumphs were with Moolah Begonia ($5.60) in Race 3, Maximus Deo ($2.40) in Race 4, Shock The Nation ($4.20) in Race 5, Sanattle Slew (DH) ($2.60) in Race 7, Bold And Brave ($2.10) in Race 8, Wendy's Girl ($3.60) in Race 12, Shooby Said ($7.40) in Race 14 a...
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Vets to speak on out-of-competition testing in Ohio

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
A panel of practicing racetrack veterinarians will present their thoughts on out-of-competition testing at the Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. in Room 1948 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, Ohio.   The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen's associations and the public.   "The com...
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Deters wins 100th race, tops $1 million in 2018

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Pompano Park's "Send It In" Sunday featured several stakes events, an upset win in the Open Handicap Pace and Florida Hall of Fame horseman Mike Deters achieving two milestones.   Deters, who has overcome a mountain of health issues, reached the top of the mountain on Sunday Night, reaching, for the first time, 100 training wins for the year and $1 million in purse earnings. &nbs...
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Stallion breedings available at benefit

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Horsemen are invited to help fill in the gap in an upcoming benefit dinner and raffle scheduled to follow the Midwest Mixed Sale on Friday, Nov. 23. Proceeds will help defray hospital and medical costs for three families in the Standardbred industry.   All three families are facing mounting medical costs for family members diagnosed with Leukemia, Parkinson's Disease and stage ...
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Hall of Fame Holiday Concert set for Dec. 6

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 44th year, this community event kicks off the holiday season. Laced with the jingle of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered friends and neighbors, the evening is sure to help "make the season bright." So mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. and don...
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Jacobs to receive Hamilton Medal from HHBNYS

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) have announced that long time Standardbred owner Ken Jacobs will receive the 2018 Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal.   Jacobs is the kind of person anyone loves to have involved in harness racing because unlike many who view the sport with a dollars and cents mentality, Jacobs is not involved in this sport for investment only. He is ...
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Ashley Tetrick addresses USTA's STA funding

on 11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Ashley Tetrick has issued the following release regarding the Standardbred Transition Alliance and funds coming from the U.S. Trotting Association:   As a trendy statement, "Fake News" seems to be thrown around frivolously, typically with little to no meaning. After this weeks United States Trotting Association Executive Board meeting, "Fake News" seemed to hit social media even before th...
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