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MDSS 3YOs in action at Rosecroft

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
As a freshman trotter in 2017, GaaGaa Gone did a lot right. The daughter of Googoo Gaagaa won eight of 10 starts and made $44,217 for trainer Shaun Callahan.   Her only blemishes came in the two fall finals of the Maryland Sires Stakes program. After a flat seasonal debut last week, on Wednesday night at Rosecroft Raceway, with owner Corey Callahan in the bike, she took care of...
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Empire Breeders 3YO Trot elims Friday at Vernon

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
On Friday night, Vernon Downs will host five $12,500 elimination races for the Empire Breeders Classic, the first major event of the season for 3-year-old trotting fillies and colts, as races five through nine.   The box was overflowing with entries for the filly division with 26 declared for the eliminations, resulting in three divisions with the top three on the official order of ...
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Trotting 4 Charity hits home for Harris

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
For Andrew Harris, the inaugural Trotting 4 Charity event speaks to his two biggest loves--harness racing and his wife Amanda.   The New Jersey-based trainer is thrilled with the promotion organized by TrotCast's Ryan Macedonio, which will be held May 18-20 at racetracks throughout North America. Participating drivers and trainers will wear a custom-made replica jersey of their own...
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Camluck Classic field announced

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
The Raceway at Western Fair District has finalized the details for what promises to be one of the biggest days in Canadian harness racing this season when it hosts the inaugural Camluck Classic program on closing night, Saturday, May 26.   Killer Martini, himself a son of Camluck who started his racing career at "The Raceway," will head north of the border for owner-trainer Ric...
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Kaplan named Canadian Hall of Fame president

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
A capacity crowd of racing industry supporters, Hall of Fame-honored members and incoming inductees were expertly guided through a jam-packed agenda by Master of Ceremonies and CHRHF-honored member Jim Bannon during Wednesday evening's annual Hall of Fame President's Reception. The proceedings fittingly began with CHRHF President John Stapleton reflecting on the success of the 250th Anniver...
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SOANY director Edward Fucci Sr. dies

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
After a courageous three-year battle with brain cancer, Edward Fucci Sr., 56, died peacefully at Rosary Hill on May 16. Mr. Fucci was a longtime Standardbred owner in New York and served on the board of directors of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York.   He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann;children, Edward Jr., Amanda, Christopher, and Danielle; granddaughter, Sofia; soon...
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NJ Commission's Zanzuccki announces retirement

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) executive director Frank Zanzuccki said Wednesday he will be retiring from his position effective July 1.   He made the announcement at the NJRC meeting at Monmouth Park. No replacement has been named.   Zanzuccki joined the NJRC in 1978 and served in various positions prior to being appointed executive director in 1992.   ...
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Sports betting impact in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
"Give me $20 to win on #4 in the 5th at the Meadowlands, and $55 to win $50 on the Knicks +6 against the Celtics." That's what's in the immediate future after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 25-year-old law that banned sports wagering in all but four states. And in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, we have full coverage of the historic ruling, including an interview with Mead...
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Deep Impact scores at Philly for Svanstedt

on 05/17/2018 2:00 AM
The Donato Hanover gelding Deep Impact, glad to see no Hannelore Hanovers or any other bearcats on the track with him, made two speed moves and went on to an in-control victory in the $17,000 trotting feature at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Thursday, touring the sloppy oval in 1:53.4. Trainer Åke Svanstedt, who took over conditioning of the winner of $184,735 before the campaign, saw his new...
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Eclipse Me N now 2-for-2 at Pocono

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
Eclipse Me N, in career form and perhaps on her way to challenge countrywoman Shartin N at this rate, won the $17,500 mares pacing feature Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, crossing the wire in 1:50.1 under a snug Simon Allard hold. The daughter of Real Desire, 2-for-2 at The Downs, came last to first in the stretch in her local debut; Tuesday she rocketed to the lead past t...
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Indiana's Midwest Mixed Sale set for Nov. 23

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
The Midwest Auction Company is pleased to announce that dates have been set for the annual Midwest Mixed Sale. Now in its second year, the sale is set for Friday, Nov. 23. The sale will once again be held at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Ind. With the inaugural sale deemed a success, including breeding mares selling for $52,000 and $50,000, and several race horses selling for o...
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Lost In Time looks to return to races with flair

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
Dan Patch Award-winner Lost In Time makes his seasonal debut Saturday in the third of three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and there is no shortage of familiar faces joining the colt in the field.   Also making their seasonal debuts in the same race are Breeders Crown champion Stay Hungry and stakes-winne...
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Well-known farrier Charles Cable dies at 76

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
Charles Cable, a well-known farrier in the Goshen, N.Y., area, died May 15 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was 76. Mr. Cable learned his trade from his father and in turn passed that knowledge of shoeing horses to his sons. In addition to his work in New York, Mr. Cable also plied his trade in Florida, Ohio and Michigan. He is survived by his two sons, Tim (Christy) and Tom (Jody); hi...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes kick off Saturday

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3 year olds get underway on Friday at the Meadowlands.   The once mighty program has diminished to where there are but a handful of horses to compete in each of the $15,000 sophomore divisions, necessitating that both colt races be held off the night card and raced early as non-betting events.   The same two pacing colts who com...
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New owners seminar set for June 24 at Tioga

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
A seminar for new and prospective owners will be hosted by Harness Horse Breeders of New York State at Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY. This seminar will provide valuable information for prospective or new owners and focus on all aspects of horse ownership. The seminar is scheduled for Saturday June 24. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the seminar starts at 10:00 am with beverages and ...
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SBOANJ issues statement on sports betting

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Ford, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey can implement legalized sports betting: "Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the state's rights to permit sports betting is important to New Jersey's harness racing industry. We thank all of those who pursued t...
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Hey Kobe up for the challenge at Buffalo

on 05/16/2018 2:00 AM
On paper in Buffalo Raceway's featured $9,500 Open II Pace for the fillies and mares on Wednesday night (May 16), it appeared that it was going to be a battle to see if anyone could knock off the front running Sgt Molly Pitcher. Hey Kobe showed she was up to the challenge.   After stalking the slightly favored Sgt Molly Pitcher for more than three quarters of a mile, the second choi...
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Mohawk Jackpot Hi-5 pays $158,459-and 99 cents

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
Longshots took all the top spots in Monday's final race at Woodbine Mohawk Park and only a single ticket connected on the surprising top-five combination to haul down the Jackpot Hi-5.   The horseplayer with the single winning ticket scored a massive return of $158,459.99.   Meadowbranch Memo (#9) and driver Bob McClure captured the evening's final race at odds of 11-1. The next fo...
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Illinois star Taser Gun dies at 23

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
Taser Gun, who starred for many years racing primarily in Illinois, died Monday, May 14, at his home at the American Standardbred Adoption Program (ASAP) in De Soto, Wisc. Taser Gun, who retired from racing in 2007, was 23. Taser Gun had become stricken the day before, being discovered laying in a creek. Under coaxing he eventually was able to stand up and return to his stall, and ASAP dire...
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Tioga cancels Friday due to lack of entries

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced that the live race card on Friday night, May 18, has been canceled due to a lack of entries.   All classes of races were moved to the card on Saturday, May 19. Post time for Saturday is 6:15 p.m. For more information go to http://www.tiogadowns.com/ (Tioga Downs)
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