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CHHA co-sponsors lunch at Gaitway Farm

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Everyone is invited to Gaitway Farm in Englishtown, NJ on Tuesday, June 12 around noon for a FREE lunch and an inspirational message from New York Chaplains Humberto and Karen Chavez. Music will be provided by Marybeth DiAngelo and her friends. Both the message and the music with be in English and Spanish. The event is co-sponsored by the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association and the Stan...
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"Zelda," "Naughty" set to clash in Currier & Ives

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Looking For Zelda and Msnaughtyashill, a pair of fillies who already have made an impact in the 3-year-old trotting division, will try to step it up a notch when they clash in Tuesday's $73,835 Currier & Ives at The Meadows. The three Currier & Ives splits go as races 1, 3 and 4, with "Zelda" and "Naughty" squaring off in race 3. The $110,260 Currier & Ives open division is set ...
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Peter Rhulen dies at age 79

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Peter L. Rhulen, a well-known insurance agent in harness racing and also a horse owner, died June 2 in New York City due to complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was 79.   Mr. Rhulen built the Rhulen Agency into one of the largest privately-held specialty insurance agencies in North America. He was recognized as having the largest animal mortality insurance program in the U.S. ...
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Driving School, Museum a winning combination

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
David Pirnstill found plenty to enjoy at the U.S. Trotting Association Driving School, and it involved not only the present and future, but the past. As part of the Driving School, participants were treated to a private tour of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, which co-hosted the program and provided space for lunch and lectures. "The museum is just outstanding," said Pirnstill, who w...
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Carter joins USTA's social media, PR team

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Michael Carter, the 2017 U.S. Harness Writers Association Breakthrough Award winner and well-known co-host of Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, joined the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) on Monday as social media and public relations coordinator.   Carter comes to the USTA from Northfield Park where he served as assistant director of mutuels and back-up track an...
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John Hayes elected Ontario Racing chairman

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Ontario Racing (OR) Monday announced the full composition of its new Board of Directors. The first order of business for the new Board was electing, unanimously, John Hayes, the Independent Chairman of the Board.   Hayes brings significant business management and executive expertise to the role of OR Chair, with former positions in finance and administration positions with...
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Plenty of babies in action at Gaitway

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Julie Miller could smile after watching a group of her 2-year-old pacers and trotters qualify for the first time Monday (June 4) at Gaitway Farm. "I think we had one hiccup and everything else went OK," said Miller, who sent out 14 horses in the day's 11 races for 2-year-olds. "You can't complain. I wanted them to be behind the gate, be handy, do what you ask them to do; all of them were reall...
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Media Buzz finds Meadows’ winner’s circle

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Media Buzz secured the lead past the quarter and went on to capture his second straight win in Monday’s feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot.   Media Buzz zipped to the front from post six and found himself in the pocket behind Fly Past Hanover. But Dave Palone preferred the point and moved the 4-year-old Explosive Matter-Lady Bar gelding to the front. Media Buzz hel...
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NYSS makes stop at Monticello

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Trackman Anthony Desimone worked hard last week and over the weekend to put the best possible racing surface together for the New York Sire Stakes' first visit at Monticello Raceway on Mom , but it was not to be. An overnight rain made the track slick for the first three races, but as the day went on the track got better.  The afternoon saw Scott Zeron drive three winners, Ake Svansted...
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Starznheaven shines at Plainridge

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
After making a break over an off-track in his last start at Yonkers Raceway 23 days ago, Starznheaven shipped into Massachusetts and regained his winning ways in taking the $14,000 Winners-over pacing feature at Plainridge Park on Monday afternoon.  Starznheaven (Greg Merton) got away sixth in the field of seven as Pretty Boy Hill (Ron Cushing) seated One To Draw To (Shawn Gray) and to...
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Sports betting launches Tuesday in Delaware

on 06/04/2018 2:00 AM
Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr.’s Blazing Bobby Sox ($6.40, Stafford Jr.) notched his third consecutive win Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.3 in the featured $17,500 Open Pace. The 7-year-old The Panderosa gelding led a fierce first-over charge in which he cleared pacesetter Little Ben and held off all comers to the wire. Kid PK was second, while Machamillion N finished third. It w...
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Allbeastnobeauty captures Hawthorne stakes

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
While the boys were featured on Friday evening at Hawthorne, the girls took center stage on Saturday (June 2) night in a pair of divisions of the $25,700 Violet Stakes.  The Violet is for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old fillies. Race five was the first division as a field of eight lined up behind the starting car. Two horses took all of the action at the windows as Rollin Coal...
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Entries close June 18 for Tattersalls Summer Sale

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Those planning to sell racehorses at the Meadowlands July 15 Summer Mixed Sale are reminded that entries are now being accepted, and will be until the catalog closes on Monday, June 18. Consignors may submit entries using the form on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, or by calling the sale office at (914) 773-7777. Last year’s Summer Mixed was up more ...
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Highalator equals season's best 1:48.1 at Big M

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Highalator and Great Vintage battled from start to finish in the Saturday night feature at the Meadowlands, and when the dust cleared, Highalator emerged victorious in a national season's-best equaling 1:48.1. Highalator, the 2-1 second choice, and Great Vintage, the 6-5 favorite, were both away from the gate quickly in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, with Great Vintage hitting t...
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Bit Of A Legend edges Rockin Ron in Cleveland

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Bit Of A Legend N lived up to his name on Saturday, June 2 when he won the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park. The win was the nine-year-old's 44th and fastest win of his harness racing career. As the gate pulled away from the 'Battle' field, race-favorite Rockin Ron and Missile J both tried for the lead, with Rockin Ron prevailing early and leading through fractions of :27, :5...
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Horseman Tom Sells passes at age 72

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Charles Thomas "Tom" Sells, died peacefully from a long illness on Friday (June 1) in West Alexander, Pa. He was 72. Formally of Margate, FL, Sells was born in 1945 at Urbana, Ohio, and entered the equine arena while in high school, first as a Thoroughbred exercise rider, and then as a groom for legendary Standardbred horseman Dick Buxton on weekends and summers at the Urbana Fairgroun...
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Youaremycandygirl scores in NYSS at Tioga

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Youaremycandygirl, the 2017 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, rebounded from a sixth-place finish in her 2018 debut last week to win a leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs on Sunday (June 3). She won the third of three divisions on Sunday afternoon. All three divisions were worth $40,600. Youaremycandygirl ($2.90) and driver Yannick Gin...
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Heaven Rocks A scores in Great Northeast

on 06/03/2018 2:00 AM
Following a pair of runner-up efforts since arriving in North America, the third time was a charm for Heaven Rocks A ($2.60), who stubbornly held his ground to parry Bettor’s Edge a quarter-mile from home en route to a 1:50 score in a $30,000 Great Northeast Series event on Sunday afternoon (June 3) at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The 6-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding began his brush from...
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Fox Valley Gemini runs winning streak to 13

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
Friday night (June 1) at Hawthorne featured a pair of divisions of the Cardinal Pace for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old colts and The first division went with a field of ten while the second had nine, after the scratch of Heza Real Shooter. Leading the way in the first division of the $27,100 Cardinal was undefeated Fox Valley Gemini as he looked to win his 13th consecutive race to o...
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Barynya A wires field in 1:52.1 at Saratoga

on 06/02/2018 2:00 AM
One of a few Yonkers invaders to compete in the Friday feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel, Barynya A (Blissfull Hall) went coast-to-coast in her local debut with Jimmy Devaux in the sulky. Barynya A came to the Spa as a winner of three of her last four starts but faced a strong group of distaffers in the Fillies and Mares Open on Friday night. Devaux blasted the Ettore Annunziata-trained 8-year-o...
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