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Ohio's Norma Huber, 84, dies

on 05/08/2018 2:00 AM
Norma Jean Huber, 84, the wife of former USTA director Glenn Huber, died peacefully at home in suburban Cincinnati, surrounded by loved ones, on May 5. Mrs. Huber accompanied her husband at racetracks to watch their horses compete and also attended the annual USTA meetings during his tenure as director.   Mrs. Huber is survived by her husband. She was the beloved mother of the lat...
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It's Official! Ont. Racing signs long-term deal

on 05/08/2018 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing (OR) Board of Directors on Tuesday announced the signing of an historic 19-year funding agreement with the Ontario Government. The Ontario Government announced last month that it would allot up to $105 million annually to horse racing industry stakeholders over a 19-year period. The funding will be used to sustain horse breeding and racing, including purse management, operat...
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USTA establishes Medication Collaborative

on 05/08/2018 2:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association, through the Medication Subcommittee of the USTA Board of Directors, has established a group, to include both academic and practicing veterinarians, to be called the Harness Racing Medication Collaborative (HRMC).   The HRMC's purpose is to assist in identifying and developing the scientific background for medication regulation in Standardbred ...
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Fox Valley Charm posts third straight win at Mea

on 05/08/2018 2:00 AM
Parked with cover most of the mile, Fox Valley Charm turned in her third straight dominating performance in Tuesday’s (May 8) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, exploding late to destroy the field by 6-1/4 lengths. During her three-race streak, Fox Valley Charm has crushed the track’s best distaff pacers by a combined victory margin of 15-1/2 lengths. Aaron Me...
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Big names expected for Camluck Classic

on 05/08/2018 2:00 AM
This year’s field for the inaugural Camluck Classic (formerly Molson Pace) is beginning to round into form and there are a few old and new faces expected for this year’s $150,000 Invitational Pace slated on a new date Saturday (May 26) at The Raceway at Western Fair District. Bit Of A Legend N, who captured the signature event last season, will be returning to the half-mile oval for tra...
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Ohio champ Mission Accepted wins first OSS leg

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
New track and national season records were set in both the 3-year-old colt trotting and pacing divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) on Sunday afternoon (May 6) at Miami Valley Raceway. A total of 22 trotters and 29 pacers went postward in six $40,000 divisions in leg one of OSS competition that saw the races held up an hour at one point in the program due to thunderstorms. Gary and Barbara...
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Mr Ham Sandwich takes Maryland Sires Stakes

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Trainer Joseph Columbo is the latest to try and tame the insanely talented, but quirky behaved Hybrid Heidi. In five wins as a 3-year-old last year, she paced a solid 1:53.1, but issues going to the gate and breaks derailed her endless potential for stardom. Sunday night (May 6) at Rosecroft, the daughter of Cam's Rocket out of the trotting mare Lookin Back At You, bred by Maryland breeder...
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Yes Mickey, Golden Son take Pocono trots

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
For the second straight week Golden Son finished just to the right and just ahead of Upfront Billy, on Sunday winning the $17,500 featured trot over "sloppy" going at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Seven days previously, Golden Son had wheeled out of the two hole at the head of the stretch and caught the pacesetting Upfront Billy to win by a nose. This week the victorious Majestic Son...
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"Freshman orientation" underway at Meadowlands

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
A 2 year old's first trip to the racetrack for a training session is somewhat similar to high school orientation. It's an opportunity to learn their way around and get comfortable in a new environment before the real work begins.   "The first time, I don't care how they go, really," said trainer Ray Schnittker, who brought a small group of horses to the Meadowlands last week for the first...
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Taylor Made announces Lazarus coming to NA

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Taylor Made Sales and Stallions of Nicholasville, Ky., takes pleasure in announcing that Lazarus, considered the greatest Southern Hemisphere pacer since the legendary Cardigan Bay, will be coming to North America on May 24 to race and stand at stud, and will be syndicated for stallion duty in North America. Lazarus will be pointed for the Red Mile's Grand Circuit meet in a d...
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Four Socks a shoo-in in Pompano victory

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Four Socks, catch-driven by Wally Hennessey, took top honors in Pompano Park's featured Open Pace on Sunday night, stopping the timer in 1:52.4.   The rugged gelded son of I Scoot Hanover showed his four socks to a classy field in scoring a wire-to-wire win off panels of :27, :56.4 and 1:24.2 before an effortless :28.2 finale left him 1 1/4 lengths up on Caviart Reagan, handled by D...
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NA Cup eligible Courtly Choice qualifies in 1:51

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of Blake MacIntosh trained three-year-old pacers stole the show during a qualifying session that included superstar Marion Marauder on Monday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A total of 10 qualifying races were contested under sunny skies with a nice breeze on the back of the pacers and trotters in the lane. Pepsi North America Cup eligible Courtly Choice made a statement with a sizz...
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Johnny Takter announces his retirement

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Top Swedish driver Johnny Takter, the older brother of Jimmy Takter, has announced his retirement from racing, effective later this week. Takter's announcement was made in a letter that was published by Swedish trotting media. Takter said his last drives will be on Thursday at the Jägersro track in Malmo, Sweden. Takter won his first victory with Royal in Mantorp in 1977. Since then, the 5...
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Phoenix Warrior rises late for Meadows win

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Phoenix Warrior N went from worst to first in the final quarter to capture Monday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Looking sharp after his third-place finish in the Whata Baron Series championship at The Meadowlands, Phoenix Warrior N followed the live, three-wide cover of Arthur Pendragon into the final turn and outkicked him for Jim Pantaleano by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:50.4...
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Tip It On Back wires field at Harrington

on 05/07/2018 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Brittingham's Tip It On Back ($5.40, Bret Brittingham) was an easy winner in the $17,500 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3. Little Ben was second, but made a break in deep stretch and was placed last. Special T Rocks was placed second with Soto third. Tip It On Back, trained by Don Brittingham, led from start to finish from his rail post position in achieving his...
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Sam Widger gets 6,000th with Shady Caroline

on 05/06/2018 2:00 AM
Driver Sam Widger joined harness racing’s 6,000-win club, after he piloted Shady Caroline to victory in the co-featured event of the evening, a $21,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (May 5). The 1:51 victory marked the second consecutive Hoosier Park victory for Shady Caroline and a career milestone for the 54-year-old reinsman. Widger entered the ...
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NY racing roundup: Justin Credible wins series final

on 05/06/2018 2:00 AM
Southern Palms was hands down the best on Saturday night (May 5) in Buffalo Raceway's $10.400 Open Trot by wiring the field in a seasonal best 1:57.2. He easily beat Noble Legend by 2-1/4 lengths. Starting from the three post, Southern Palms trotted smartly to the lead and notched fractions of :29.0, :58.4 and 1:27.4. In the drive to the wire, driver Kevin Cummings kept the upset minded Souther...
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Hannelore, Filibuster win Meadowlands stakes

on 05/06/2018 2:00 AM
She’s baaack! And much to the chagrin of the others in the older trotting division, she just might be better than ever. Hannelore Hanover, the defending Dan Patch Horse of the Year, overcame post position 12 in her 2018 debut to win the $182,500 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The betting public was unafraid despite the second-tier starting spot, sending th...
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Rodeo Romeo, Rockin Ron score in Rose splits

on 05/06/2018 2:00 AM
Rodeo Romeo quarter-moved to the front and was strong on the engine, throwing successive 27.1 quarters coming home to take one $50,000 division of the Van Rose Memorial Pace Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the other Rockin Ron never yielded the lead and held off favored Mach It So in the sprint home. Rodeo Romeo, a son of Rocknroll Hanover faced his sternest test...
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