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Velocity Stifler is Miami Valley "King of the Hill"

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
Velocity Stifler is the 2018 Sole Survivor of the Elite Survivor Series for $10,000 male claiming pacers at Miami Valley.  Although the 5-year-old son of Arts Chip failed to win a heat in either of the two preliminary legs, he did manage close-up fourth and third place finishes to advance to the lucrative $25,000 championship.  Trainer-driver Dan Noble, who snatched Velocity Stifler vi...
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Harness racing rallies to comfort Douglas student

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
February 14, 2018, started off like any day, like any Valentine’s Day. A day much known for its celebration of friendships and relationships was suddenly broken in Parkland, FL at around 2:30 PM. On that Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a school was broken. Families and friendships became broken as a result of a senseless act of violence. Historically, in the wake of tragedy...
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Trace Tetrick's star rises to new heights

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Trace Tetrick will head to Orlando this weekend to receive harness racing’s Rising Star Award, and even if he stops off at a nearby theme park it will be difficult to top the ride he enjoyed in 2017. Tetrick, a 31-year-old driver who grew up in Illinois and now calls Indiana home, set career highs with 569 wins and $6.81 million in purses. He cracked North America’s top 10 in victories for th...
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Bettorhaveanother turns in 1:50.3 Winat Dover

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Temperatures in the 70s set the stage for fast races headed by Bettorhaveanother, who scored the fastest clocking for a female pacer this year, 1:50.3, to win the $25,000 Mares Open to notch her third straight victory on Wednesday (Feb. 21). For Tony Morgan, the victory was also one of three winning drives on the evening. Morgan enjoyed a perfect two-over trip before streaking home to overtake ...
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Meadows set to resume racing Friday night

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is still managing an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1) at The Meadows that erupted on Jan. 22, but the track is set to begin racing again this weekend, with cards drawn for both Friday and Saturday. Post time for Friday's card is 5:30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday (1:05 p.m. post time). The track has not raced since Jan. 27. In addition, barring&...
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L A Delight getting ready for Matchmaker

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Given her background, it is no surprise L A Delight is something of a professional. And that delights her new trainer, Nancy Johansson. Johansson began working with the 5-year-old female pacer following her private purchase last month by Adam Bowden’s Diamond Creek Racing. She was trained previously by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, earning $1.32 million and capturing divisional O’Brien Award ...
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Big Meadowlands stats on website

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
If one invests the time, they can find some extremely useful information at the Meadowlands website, www.playmeadowlands.com, which can help them cash some big tickets. Once at the site, handicappers can click on the "News and Stats" tab near the top of the homepage, and then go to "Driver/Trainer Standings." There, you’ll find an endless amount of numbers provided by StatsMaster, which ...
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Breeding auction to benefit MSOA scholarships

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) announces that Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to Explosive Matter to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund. Hanover Shoe Farms has been a longtime partner with the MSOA’s scholarship program, donating breedings for the past several years that have helped the sons and daughters of area horsemen with their coll...
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London Selected Sale set for Oct. 13-14

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday (Oct. 13) and Sunday (Oct. 14) beginning at 12 noon each day. The 2017 sale enjoyed increases in average and gross. The 306 yearlings grossed C$7,536,000 total for an average of C$24,627. Combining the results of 2016 two sales shows ...
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Owner Campagnuolo has big night at Pompano

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
With bright stars abundant in the night sky at Pompano Park on Wednesday night (Feb. 21), three of those stars--two of the equine kind--came down to earth as Modern Mercury and Born To Thrive took top honors in their respective $11,000 Open trots. The third star was human kind as owner John Campagnuolo basked in the starlight as owner of both and, for good measure, scored the hat trick as his Gr...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
This weekend isn't so much about who is racing. It is about who raced last year and came out on top, and those horses, and people, will be honored at the annual Dan Patch Awards dinner, to be held Sunday night in Orlando. If you want to follow along and catch the live video, we have the details in the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, which is always free. The latest edition also includes i...
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Meadows to request to make up lost dates

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will resume live racing tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. We have submitted a proposal to the Pennsylvania Racing Commission to replace lost racing days by increasing the schedule from three days per week to four days per week in October and November, and by eliminating previously scheduled breaks in May, July and September. "We are eager to return to t...
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USTA to hold clerk & charting school in May

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The USTA will hold a clerk and charting school on Tuesday (May 8) through Thursday (May 10) at the USTA office in Westerville, Ohio. This comprehensive course will cover all procedures and requirements for how to use eTrack, which is the system used in race offices at both pari-mutuel and county fair tracks to create race programs and submit entries and results to the USTA. Currently lice...
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Austin Siegelman wins four at Monticello

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Austin Siegelman has always danced to a different beat. Thursday (Feb. 22) was no different. Taking advantage of the absence of leading drivers James DeVaux and Bruce Aldrich Jr., the 25-year-old Siegelman reeled off four winners on the afternoon nine-race card at Monticello. The first winner of the day came midway in the card in race four aboard Musical Romance ($6.30) from post...
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Tempus Seelster captures Saratoga mare Open

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Thursday afternoon (Feb. 22) brought about the first installment of the Fillies and Mares Open for the 2018 season at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Seven distaffers squared off for a purse of $12,000 through the snowflakes that fell throughout the matinee card. The Heidi Rohr-trained Tempus Seelster (Big Jim) was the even-money favorite in the feature and driver Billy Dobson perched the 5-year-old in ...
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Trace Tetrick's star rises to new heights

on 02/21/2018 12:00 AM
Trace Tetrick will head to Orlando this weekend to receive harness racing’s Rising Star Award, and even if he stops off at a nearby theme park it will be difficult to top the ride he enjoyed in 2017.  Tetrick, a 31-year-old driver who grew up in Illinois and now calls Indiana home, set career highs with 569 wins and $6.81 million in purses. He cracked North America’s top 10 in victories ...
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Foiled Again aims for 100 again Thursday

on 02/21/2018 12:00 AM
The Foiled Again saga continues Thursday night, with the venue Yonkers Raceway and the quest of 100 career wins remaining the same.   It's the fourth crack at the milestone for harness racing's richest-ever equine ($7,570,878) in his 308th career purse start. Foiled Again drew post position No. 3 in the $20,000, eighth-race pace. First post is 6:50 p.m., with approximate post for the eigh...
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HHI set to meet Feb. 25-28 in Florida

on 02/21/2018 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International will hold their annual meetings and awards luncheon beginning Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Fla.   Registration starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, followed by a welcome reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with general sessions beginning daily at 9 a.m. on Feb. 26, 27, and 28. Monday's agenda in...
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Pompano Park announces purse increase

on 02/21/2018 12:00 AM
Pompano Park management has announced a purse increase of 10 percent effective March 1.   The increase covers all classes with the Open classes rising from $11,000 to $12,500, a 13.6 percent increase, and the lowest claiming classes going from $3,400 to $3,800, an 11.7 percent hike.   Racing continues at Florida's only pari-mutuel harness track until the end of May. (Pompano P...
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Meadowlands reminder on stakes requirements

on 02/20/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands wishes to remind the owners of horses nominated to 2018 stakes of the new language in place regarding approved trainers that was made public in a Feb. 1 press release.   The new language may be found in all Meadowlands stakes conditions under the "Rules" heading and states:   "Any horse nominated to any Meadowlands stakes/event must be in the care of an ap...
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