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Albany Girl snaps Camera Lady's win streak

on 03/13/2018 2:00 AM
Albany Girl brushed wide through the lane and held off the late surge of Camera Lady to capture Tuesday’s (March 13) $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace, and snap Camera Lady’s five-race winning streak. Albany Girl was third-over for Tony Hall and moved three-wide into the final turn, with Camera Lady right on her back. The 5-year-old daughter o...
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NY vet, breeder Dr. Paul J. Phillips dies

on 03/13/2018 2:00 AM
Veterinarian and Standardbred breeder Paul J. Phillips, DVM, 93, of Batavia, NY, died at his home March 10. When a man is a great father, it outshines every other major accomplishment in his life, and Dr. Phillips had many. He was born in Chicago on Dec. 20, 1924. A World War II veteran, "Doc" to all that knew him, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where he met the love of his life, Dorothy T. Somers. ...
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Super Fly takes Delaware Breeders Fund leg

on 03/13/2018 2:00 AM
Super Fly romped to a 1:57.3 conquest in the lone $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg 3-year-old male trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday (March 13). Sheez On A Cruze won her fourth straight while Tim Tetrick posted five winners and Montrell Teague four. Art Stafford Jr. drove Super Fly right to the front and had no trouble romping to victory in his DSBF $20,000 pre...
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Microchips to replace lip tattoos, freezebrands

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
The USTA Registration Committee approved a proposal that will require all Standardbreds, starting with foals born in 2019, to be implanted with a microchip for identification during the USTA Board of Directors meeting Sunday (March 11) at the Hilton-Easton. The microchips, which are manufactured by Merck/HomeAgain, will be implanted in the horse’s nuchal ligament, which is high on the nec...
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USTA wraps up annual meeting in Columbus

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
The USTA board of directors' annual meeting concluded Monday (March 12) with approval of the 2018 USTA budget, final decisions on the USTA rule and bylaw change proposals, and the formation of two new committees to further USTA projects. The finance committee approved the 2018 budget, which projects a surplus of some $256,000 over projected expenses. The rules committees approved, reject...
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Dee's Rocketman wins Monteleone Memorial

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
Dee's Rocketman, smartly driven by Andy Santeramo, pulled off a 13-1 upset victory in the $30,000 final of the Fred Monteleone Memorial, held at Pompano Park on Sunday night. The 6-year-old ridgling son of Rock N Roll Heaven covered the extended distance in 2:21.3, pinning a defeat measuring 3-1/4 lengths on track record holder Panocchio, handled by Wally Hennessey. Doo Wop Hanover, with Tony K...
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Sweet Lou, Trixton breedings available for SRF

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation will hold an auction for one breeding to Sweet Lou and one to Trixton for the 2018 season. The auction is on www.onGait.com and will open Wednesday (March 14) at 9 a.m. and close Thursday (March 15) at 8:30 p.m. Funds raised will help with the expense of care for 351 trotters and pacers with SRF. Donations of breedings ar...
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Save The Shark uses Lightning Lane to win at Mea

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
Save The Shark saved his best lick for last, barreling through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s (March 12) feature at The Meadows, a $10,300 non-winners of three conditioned pace. His Excellence made an easy lead but couldn’t shake the pocket-sitting Save The Shark, who had been earning checks but no wins in the class. With the Lightning Lane available, Save The Shark and Tony Hal...
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Half brother to Walner captures Miami Valley final

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
Elmo Blatch (Tyler Lough) was crowned champion of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Trotting Series at Miami Valley on Monday (March 12) afternoon, capturing the $22,500 championship tilt in 1:56.1. The late-blooming 5-year-old half-brother to Breeders Crown winner Walner was three-quarters of a length better than Joyfulntriumphant (Jeremy Smith) with Cassandra AS (Elliott Deaton) garnering the sh...
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Races drawn for opening weekend at Pocono

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
The 2018 live season of harness racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono opens this Saturday night (March 17), with the first of 14 races set to go at the track’s new "normal" post time of 7 p.m. A pair of $17,000 events for developing younger horses tops the bill of fare on the curtainraising card. In the 13th race pace, the brother team of trainer Rene and driver Simon Allard will...
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Opening rounds drawn for Matchmaker, Levy

on 03/12/2018 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s race office found itself quite popular this Monday afternoon (March 12), as among the usual Friday/Saturday double draw there were plenty of big girls and big boys. Friday night’s (March 16th) opening round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker saw four consecutively-carded (races 7 through 10) divisions, each worth $40,000. Conveniently, 32 high-end lasses were parsed into the ...
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Bettor's Edge captures Meadowlands Preferred

on 03/11/2018 1:00 AM
Week in and week out Bettor’s Edge has used his high turn of gate speed to battle top-quality stock at the Meadowlands but had yet to win in 2018 even though his resume showed five straight on-the-board finishes heading into Saturday night’s (March 10) featured $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers. So this time, he tried it from off the pace, and it resulted in his first victory of the yea...
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Long Live Rock, Money Maven take Opens

on 03/11/2018 1:00 AM
It was Double Nickel Saturday night (March 10), with five-holers Long Live Rock (Dan Dube, $6.20) and Money Maven (Jordan Stratton, $28.20) winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $40,000 Open Handicaps. Long Live Rock, from that assigned post position five in the weekly adult pace, worked out a second-over trip behind an out-the-mile Chumlee A (Larry Stalbaum).  Chumlee A, ordered outsid...
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Saturday action at Saratoga, Buffalo

on 03/11/2018 1:00 AM
Defending Horse of the Year Artful Way (Artistic Fella) was at it again on Saturday night (March 10) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jackie Greene trainee won last week’s Open Pace, riding a final half of :54.2 to victory for his first win of 2018. On Saturday night, Artful Way was the public’s 1-5 betting favorite in the $12,000 Open as he sought to repeat, and repeat he did. With Frank...
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USTA proposes 501c3 aftercare alliance

on 03/11/2018 1:00 AM
Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO, unveiled a proposal for a Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) at the general session of the USTA Board of Directors annual meeting Sunday (March 11) at the Hilton-Easton. In his address to the board, Tanner proposed the creation of the STA, which would be an industry-wide group that would, according to its mission, "accredit, inspect, a...
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Sandys Victory trots 1:54.3 to win MVR Open

on 03/11/2018 1:00 AM
A pair of older Victory Sam-sired mares from the powerful Dan Ater Stable won impressively on the Sunday (March 11) matinee program at Miami Valley. Sandys Victory, the reigning older Ohio Horse Of The Year, stuck her nose in front in the last stride to capture the $24,000 Open Trot in 1:54.3. Taking on eight male opponents, driver Kyle Ater (Dan’s son) put the 7-year-old mare in the four-ho...
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74 YO Morgan makes history at Meadowlands

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller drove patiently in Friday night’s feature at the Meadowlands, and when he asked Opulent Yankee for trot in the stretch, the Julie Miller trainee responded in a big way, taking the $20,000 Preferred Handicap in a season’s-best 1:52.4. Coupled in the wagering due to common ownership (Jeff Gural’s Little E group owns a piece of both), Opulent Yankee and Gural Hanover were ...
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Florida decoupling bill appears dead for session

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
On the heels of a 20 percent purse increase at Pompano Park, word now comes that the gaming bill under consideration by the Florida legislature--including de-coupling--is dead for this year. Florida Breeders and Owners Associates Executive Director Joe Pennacchio, who has fought against the de-coupling measure on behalf of horsemen and women, was ecstatic about the news saying, "This is great n...
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USTA considering youth delegate program

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
Meetings of the executive committee, communications and marketing committee, and pari-mutuel fairs subcommittees were held on the opening day of the USTA board of directors annual meeting Saturday (March 10) at the Hilton-Easton. In the communications and marketing committee, District 4 Director Gabe Wand and District 2 Director Marilyn Breuer-Bertera proposed the creation of a USTA youth deleg...
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Rock The Nite rallies for Meadows victory

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
Dismissed at a juicy 18-1, Rock The Nite blew by the tiring leaders late to pull off the upset in Saturday’s (March 10) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Rock The Nite hadn’t raced since Jan. 8, and he hadn’t been successful against the track’s elite pacers. On Saturday, however, he saved ground through a swift three-quarters, and when Wilbur Yode...
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