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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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Lineweaver named race secretary at Shenandoah

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
The Virginia Equine Alliance(VEA) announced the appointment of Doris Lineweaver to the position of racing secretary at its annual fall harness meet at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock, Va. This is the 42-year-old Lineweaver's first position as racing secretary.   A third-generation horseman on both sides, Lineweaver owned her first harness horse at the age of 13 and started traini...
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Kakaley returns to sulky Saturday at Pocono

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley is ready to go. Sidelined since a March 13 racing accident, the 30-year-old driver will be back in action Saturday with nine drives at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   "I can't wait. I really can't wait," Kakaley said. "It's been a tough couple months, but I'm feeling good now and I'm itching to get back. Seeing my name on the entries, it was a good feeling." ...
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Plainridge cancels after 7 due to severe storms

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
While the eighth race pacers at Plainridge Park were taking their final score before going to the gate, a severe storm blew into the area and forced the cancelation of the rest of the races for Tuesday afternoon. There were four more contests scheduled to be run. With a severe thunderstorm warning posted by the National Weather Service until 9 p.m., torrents of rain and steady lightning eng...
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Lakeisha Hall rallies inside for Meadows win

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
Lakeisha Hall blew by Medusa in the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. It was a milestone win for the 5-year-old daughter of Third Straight-Lantana Hall, as she soared over $500,000 in career earnings for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Jack Piatt II. Lakeisha Hall and Medusa have be...
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Sayulita scores 25-1 upset at Harrington

on 05/15/2018 2:00 AM
David Banks and Layfield Horses' Sayulita ($53.80, Ross Wolfenden) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $17,500 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. A three-pronged battle ensued for the early lead with I'm Won Rum Wiser winning the early tussle in a blistering :26.3 to the opening quarter. Empress Deo promptly pressed the pace first-over to the half-mile in :55.2 and three-quarters in 1:23.4. T...
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Favorites capture Confederation Cup elims

on 05/14/2018 2:00 AM
Favorites Western Joe and Filibuster Hanover came out on top during Sunday night's elimination round for the 40th edition of the $182,500 Confederation Cup, which is scheduled for May 20 at Flamboro Downs.   The top four finishers from each $20,000 elimination, plus a fifth-place finisher drawn by lot (TBA), will advance to the final.   Western Joe won his Canadian debut in th...
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Will Take Charge, Agent Q rally in Great Northeast

on 05/14/2018 2:00 AM
Will Take Charge, only a neck off last year's Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover last week, recovered from an early break and circled the field from last to take the $30,000 open trot in 1:53.4 in "good" going during Great Northeast Open Series action Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the $30,000 Great Northeast mares open pace, it was a late battle of powerhouse 2018 debuta...
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