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Poker & Casino Charity Night Aug. 3 at Big M

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity Event will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. If you are at the Meadowlands for the races on Friday or in town early for the Hambletonian on Saturday, Aug. 4, join us for some fun and camarad...
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Dover Downs merges with Twin River

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. announced on Monday, July 23, that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.   The merger would give Twin River a new market. Twin River already operates assets in the South (Biloxi, Miss.), West (Aurora, Col.) and Northeast (Lincoln and Tiverton, R. I. Island [opening shortly]) regions....
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Posts drawn for Hambletonian Oaks elims

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Seventeen 3-year-oldstrotters entered Tuesday for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, the filly division of the Hambletonian. Hambletonian Festival week kicks off on July 28 with two $50,000 eliminations to narrow the field to 10 for the $500,000 Oaks final on Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. The recent battle between Dan ...
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Lakeisha Hall takes pocket trip to victory

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Racing off a five-week layoff, Lakeisha Hall got the pocket trip she needed before barreling through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s (July 24) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Fox Valley Charm took the field into the final turn but was attacked outside by McDazzle and inside by Lakeisha Hall, who edged Fox Valley Charm by a head in 1:52. McDazzle wa...
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Big Governor's Day Thursday at Del. State Fair

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
The richest program of the season at Harrington Raceway is set for Thursday (July 26) during the Delaware State Fair as the annual Governor’s Day program will be contested with an 11-race program (7 p.m. post time). More than $550,000 in total purses will be at stake on the program, with the majority being dispersed in the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final event...
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Big day for McCown at Painesville fair

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Cameron McCown won three of the seven races on Tuesday’s (July 24) Lake County Fair card at Painesville, Ohio, including both $15,000 splits of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 2-year-old filly trotters. McCown took the $6,000 opener with 2-year-old pacing filly Always Be Special for Joe Paver, coming from last at the half in 2:01.4. Trainer Paver shares title to this The Panderosa-si...
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Nick Roland, Rick Magee honored for milestones

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Nick Roland recently turned in his 1,500th career driving victory when he piloted Sing N Sandi to her maiden victory (1:58.2) in race 11 on the program on Sunday (July 8). Roland is the all-time leading driver at Running Aces, having made more than 725 trips to the local winner’s circle since the track opened in 2008. He has been the track’s leading dash winner four times. Nick i...
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Kentucky fair racing card Friday at Red Mile

on 07/24/2018 2:00 AM
Kentucky Fair racing moves to The Red Mile Friday (July 27) with post time scheduled for 4 p.m. and 61 horses entered. The Kentucky sired or bred starters will feature Fort El Said who boasts a mark of 1:54 earlier this year at Hawthorne. The 3-year-old pacer by Well Said is undefeated in six Kentucky fair outings this summer with a win in 1:59.4 at the Paducah-McCracken County fair in June...
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Running Aces' Dan Patch feature to Nine Ways

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
The Sunday night (July 22) program at Running Aces featured the signature race of the 2018 season, the $50,000 Dan Patch  The top five finishers from each of the two July 8 eliminations lined up for battle with nine noses on the gate and one trailer in the second tier. The 10-horse field was deep with talent of both the equine and human variety, and the excitement in the air was palpable f...
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Hurricane Beach wins after record :51.3f half

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
According to a detailed check of available records, the Somebeachsomewhere–Blazing Yankee 4-year-old pacing gelding Hurricane Beach cut the fastest half-mile ever in a Standardbred race on a five-eighths-mile track (:51.3), in winning the last race on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The final time for the mile was 1:49.4, over a sloppy track, in the $17,000 conditioned pa...
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Maine SS for 3YOCTs continue at Scarborough

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes action made its third consecutive appearance at Scarborough Downs on Sunday as the 3-year-old colt pacing division took center stage. In stunning deja vu fashion, everything old was reminiscently new once again on Sunday with two stakes divisions generating the exact same winners from just the week prior. It seems that Pembroke Pharoah has found winning races to his liking. It...
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Dewycolorintheline tops $1 million in earnings

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
On Sunday afternoon at Yonkers, Dewycolorintheline became harness racing's newest millionaire with an overnight win, giving him a career total of $1,000,481 from 31 wins in 147 career starts. Now 8 years of age, Dewycolorintheline was bred by Jeff Gural as Little E LLC, came from the first crop of Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe out of the stakes winning mare Magenta Hall 2,1:55.2 and was...
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Jimmy Freight sets Rideau Carleton record

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
After two weeks spent south of the border taking on the best 3-year-old pacing colts in North America, Jimmy Freight returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes program on Sunday and delivered his third straight commanding Gold Series victory, circling the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval in 1:50.3. Driver Louis Philippe Roy sent Jimmy Freight directly to the front from post two and the heavy favorite cru...
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William Wall, raced horses as Wall Bros., dies

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
William K. Wall, 97, died June 29, surrounded by his loving family. He  was born June 7, 1921, to Hester (Kuntz) and Lester Wall in Richwood, Ohio. He enjoyed idyllic childhood summers in Dayton, Ohio, in the loving care of his grandparents, Dooney (Nicholas J. Kuntz) and grandma Kuntz (Anna Browne). His lifelong passion for horses was fostered in this environment, wh...
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Winning Mister dies of colic at age 12

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Trotting sire and million-dollar winner Winning Mister 6, 1:51.3, has died of colic. The 12-year-old stallion resided at the farm of his breeder-owner, Robert Key. Trained at age two by Rich Gillock, Winning Mister showed talent and finished second in the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final. At age three he competed in major events and finished second in the Old Oaken Bucket. At age five he wo...
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Six Pack, Atlanta favored in Hambo Future 2

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
The second Hambletonian Future Wager is now closed and the results indicate increased interest. The handle of $13,342 nearly doubled the $6,991 bet on Future Wager No. 1.   Six Pack, off his world record effort in the Stanley Dancer Memorial, was made the favorite at odds of 9-5 when wagering closed at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. The recently announced filly entran...
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Entries closing soon for Blooded Horse sale

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
The 62nd annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale is close to capacity and will close Friday, July 27. Held Tuesday and Wednesday August 28-29 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, the sale will feature 128 black type yearlings on Tuesday (that session is closed) along with a couple hundred mixed horses. The balance of the sale is composed 2 & 3-year olds, seasoned racehorses and breedi...
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NY-sired 2YO filly pacers at Yonkers Tuesday

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
A sort of quirk in the schedule finds New York frosh fillies back for the second time in 18 evenings, with Yonkers Raceway hosting Tuesday night’s (July 24) $159,000 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace. Post time for the dozen-race card is 6:50 p.m., with the sire stakes events going as races seven (purse $78,800) and eight (purse $80,200), respectively. The opening event finds So Awesom...
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Windsong Leo wins 5th straight at Meadows

on 07/23/2018 2:00 AM
Windsong Leo rolled to his fifth straight victory in a career-best 1:49.4 in Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Windsong Leo was posted farthest outside in the field of five, but when he reeled off the first quarter in a snappy :26.4 before getting a :29.1 breather from Ronnie Wrenn Jr., he was racing only the clock. Major Nemesis raced capably first-over to finish s...
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Evenin Of Pleasure captures Gerrity Memorial

on 07/22/2018 2:00 AM
Heading into Saturday night (July 21), in two of the previous five installments of the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace at Saratoga Casino Hotel, the track record has been set. A standard was not established in this edition, but Evenin Of Pleasure did pace the third fastest time (1:49.2) in track history. In 2013, Bolt The Duer lowered the all-age track record to 1:49 before having his ma...
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