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Ky. Commission's Guilfoil honored by ARCI

on 04/11/2018 2:00 AM
Marc A. Guilfoil, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, has been honored with the Len Foote Award from the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI).   ARCI is a nonprofit trade association comprised of governmental regulators of horse and greyhound racing in North America. The Len Foote Award is presented each year to an executive director in re...
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Parkhill Nonstop wins last race ever at Woodbine

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The era of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack wrapped up Monday evening after 24 years. A 10-race card was contested on the final night with the $34,000 Preferred Trot headlining the card.   The 6-year-old gelding Big Rich went coast to coast for his second consecutive Preferred score. The Richard Moreau trainee was steered to his third win of the season by Louis Philippe Roy...
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Melady's Monet cashes in for 50 career wins

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Sandwiched in between this past Saturday night's fourth round of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series was the weekly Open Handicap Trot. That Melady's Monet won the race wasn't exactly a man-bites-dog occurrence. He paid $3.   That it was Melady's Monet's 50th career win made it newsworthy. Hence, the saga.   "I've probably put in more time with him than...
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Hippodrome 3R delays opener to April 29

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The Quebec Jockey Club (OJC) announced Tuesday that due to poor weather and track conditions, opening day for the Hippodrome 3R has been moved to Sunday, April 29.   "We have had such bad weather this winter," explained general manager Murielle Thomassin. "Snow, then warm weather, then rain and now more snow. Our track has not been able to thaw properly and thus our horsemen and...
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PA Sires Stakes payments due May 15

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The state Horse Racing Commission's Bureau of Standardbred Horse Racing today reminded Standardbred horse owners that 2018 Sire Stakes payments for 2-year-old and 3-year-old horses are due by May 15.   Second payments due for 2-year-old horses are $400 for the Pari-mutuel Division and $75 for the Fair Division. This 2-year-old payment must be made for the horse to be eligible to race as a...
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Oldford elected to FSBOA board of directors

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association conducted their annual meeting on Saturday, April 7, and welcomed newly elected director Steve Oldford to the board.   Oldford, a longtime harness racing breeder, owner, trainer and amateur driver, joins Joe Pennacchio, who was re-elected as president; Christine Garrity and Dein Spriggs, who will serve as 1st and 2nd vice-presi...
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Horse shortage prompts Buffalo cancellation

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Due to a shortage of entries, Buffalo Raceway officials were forced to cancel the Friday, April 13, program that was scheduled for 5 p.m. There were just 55 horses dropped into the entry box for the card.   Racing is scheduled for this Wednesday night at 5 p.m. and the race office will be drawing for Saturday's card on Wednesday morning.   For more information including t...
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Canadian Hall of Fame inductees announced

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has announced the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018. Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates. Standardbred inductees include Builder William (Bill) Andrew, Communicator Dave Landry and Trainer/Driver Jim Doherty along with horses Chancey Lady and Blissfull Hall. Representing Th...
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Indiana trotter carrying legacy as dam's last foal

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Deputy Julianna arrived in the stable of owners Larry and Le Anna Muckenhirn in October 2008, and the then 3-year-old female trotter made an immediate impression. "I’ll never forget the day she got off the truck," Larry said. "I just fell in love with her. She was wonderful." Deputy Julianna had a brief but successful career for the Muckenhirns, but upon retirement made a lasting impressi...
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Freeze Line upsets in Wood Series at Meadows

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
Freeze Line rallied from worst to first to spring a 15-1 upset in Tuesday’s (April 10) second leg of the Ben Wood Memorial Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows. Mr Contestant took the other $15,000 division to give Tony Hall, trainer Rich Gillock and owner/breeder Bob Key a second-leg sweep. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est) finals o...
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Pass The Vape impressive in Miami Valley win

on 04/10/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of $15,000 eliminations in the James K. Hackett Memorial division for trotting colts, and a milestone accomplishment by driver Chris Page, were highlights of the Tuesday (April 10) matinee card at Miami Valley Raceway. Pass The Vape (Derek Watiker) was ultra-impressive in the first Hackett elim, crushing a field of 3-year-old Ohio-sired colts in 1:55.1. With just a pair of qualifiers...
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Repeat winners in Weiss Series at Pocono

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., perennially the leading driver at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, steered Meadowbranch Ricky and Chas Hanover to their second straight victories in the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males Sunday night (April 8) at the northeast Pennsylvania oval. Archibald bounced back from a first-round break to take the third $15,000 division in this Weiss division’s second prelimi...
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Miso Fast scores Pompano win in 4YO debut

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Miso Fast, driven by Bryce Fenn,lived up to his name at Pompano Park on Sunday night as the 4 year old made his seasonal debut a winning one, conquering a select field of older horses.   The son of Roll With Joe stopped the timer in 1:50.3 after taking command at the opening station in a rapid :26.2 and then proceeding through panels of :55.3 and 1:23 before an effortless ...
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Qualifiers set for Wednesday in Philly

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded that Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will hold qualifiers on Wednesday (April 11) with first post at 10 a.m. Entries will be accepted on Tuesday with the box scheduled to close at 11 a.m. Horsemen are once again reminded to provide the Race Office with all applicable health documents for their horses, including Coggins, Rabies, EHV-1 paperwork dated 2018 and a ...
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Curtain closes on Woodbine harness on Monday

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Roger Mayotte became the answer to a trivia question when he won the first Standardbred race at Woodbine Racetrack with the 4-year-old pacer Boastful on Jan. 1, 1994.   A new trivia answer will be established Monday evening, April 9, when the final Standardbred race at Woodbine is complete.   From New Year's Day 1994 to Monday's finale, thousands and thousands of S...
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Red Storm sets Miami Valley mark in Hackett elims

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
The Ohio stakes season kicked off Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway when a pair of $15,000 elimination heats were contested by 3-year-old Buckeye-bred trotting fillies nominated to the James K. Hackett Memorial Series. The top four finishers in each heat plus the fastest fifth place finisher will reassemble next Monday afternoon for a $40,000 divisional championship race.  ...
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E Dee’s Well Said wins Cook split at Meadows

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Pinned along the cones with no apparent route to victory, E Dee’s Well Said shot through an unexpectedly available Lighting Lane to capture Monday’s $15,000 second leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. On Saturday afternoon, April 21, The Meadows will host the $25,000 (est.) finals of four current late-closer series, including the Ruby Cook. E Dee...
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Miss Hill repeats in Weiss Series

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Miss Hill became the only two-time winner in the Bobby Weiss Series for pacing females on Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking her $15,000 division of the second preliminary leg of her Weiss Series grouping. Miss Hill’s race was probably the toughest of the three, as it matched her with Unnreal, another first leg winner, and Line Dancer, who missed a head last week to Kimbe...
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Soto captures Harrington opening night feature

on 04/09/2018 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 72nd year of live racing commenced Monday with a 13-race program. Cooler than usual temperatures greeted a solid crowd of racing fans.   In the $16,000 Open Pace feature, Ken Wood, Bill Ditmar and Steve Iaquinta's Soto ($6.80) returned a winner in 1:52.4 over Im Supersonic A and Forty Five Red.   The Rock N Roll Heaven stallion was put in play immedia...
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Last Saturday at Woodbine celebrates history

on 04/08/2018 2:00 AM
The final Saturday night card of harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack was a great night for reflecting and celebrating 24 years of Standardbred action at the Airport oval. The 10-race card saw a pair of fitting results and the all-time leading driver and trainer in track history recognized. One of the coolest moments in 24 years of harness racing at Woodbine occurred Saturday (April 7) when Rog...
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