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Meadowlands Pick 5 hit for $30,385

on 02/16/2018 12:00 AM
One lucky player crushed the Pick-5 at the Meadowlands Friday night (Feb. 16). After a total of $47,663 was poured into the pool for the wager that spans races three through seven, and when the dust cleared, one ticket had the winning combination of 9-6,9-5-9-7, good for a payoff of $30,385.20 for a 50-cent bet. (Meadowlands)
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Ryan Anderson drives 3,000th winner

on 02/16/2018 12:00 AM
Driver Ryan Anderson, a native of Crete , Ill., scored his 3,000th victory on Friday night (Feb. 16) at Hawthorne Race Course. Anderson's victory came in the sixth race, driving Jeff R Halas’ Olivia V. who is trained by Tim S. Hall. The 37-year-old Anderson started his career in 1998. Through the start of racing on Friday, Anderson has driven 22,177 horses, In addition to his 3,000 winners, ...
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Bettorhaveanother scores for Burke at Dover

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
Bettorhaveanother made her first Dover Downs appearance a winning one by overtaking Scandalcious (Jonathan Roberts) at the wire in a 1:51.4 four-horse photo to win the $25,000 Valentine’s Day Mares Open/Handicap on Wednesday (Feb. 14). Tim Tetrick and Corey Callahan had three winners each. Callahan drove 5-1 shot Bettorhaveanother to her second straight win of the year to go along with tw...
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Young and old mix it up in Friday Big M feature

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands returns with another live racing weekend beginning Friday night. Thirteen races with plenty of entries populate both the Friday and Saturday cards and the Friday feature is the eighth race, a 10 horse conditioned trot for a purse of $13,000.   The feature field is an interesting mix of young and old led by grizzled veteran 9-year-old Up Front Billy who has amassed more tha...
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CHHA 2018-2019 scholarship application available

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) wants to see our harness racing youth succeed. To help the students CHHA plans to award two scholarships in 2018: 1. $1,000 John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship 2. $TBD Rambling Willie Scholarship CHHA scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and/or students enrolled in an educational institution of higher...
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Host tracks set for Canada's Driving Championship

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the host tracks and dates for the 2018 Regional Driving Championships and National Driving Championship which will ultimately determine Canada's representative to the 2019 World Driving Championship. The 2018 National Driving Championship will take place at Grand River Raceway, in Elora, Ont., on Wednesday, Sept. 26. "Grand River Raceway is truly thri...
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Wallin ready for sophomore season

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
With a full year of racing and learning under his belt, 25-year-old Lucas Wallin is looking forward to his second season training his own stable. And while Wallin is interested in seeing how his young horses develop through the remainder of this winter with an eye toward summer success, he is happy to have a seasoned veteran to watch right now.   Rossini, an 8-year-old gelding, will try t...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview trainer Kelvin Harrison talked to Gordon Waterstone about his first-time starter Annihilation on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Read what Harrison has to say about the 3-year-old pacer's potential this year. Also, Kathy Parker spoke to Indiana-based trainer Joe Putnam about Melanie's Sharkette, who is owned by the top officials of Hoosier Par...
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Major Uptrend goes back-to-back sub-1:50s

on 02/15/2018 12:00 AM
Major Uptrend scored in 1:49 to win the $27,500 Preferred Open feature at Dover Downs on Thursday while Tim Crissman posted three wins including his 1,500th. Tony Morgan drove four winners, two for owners Ness Allen.  For the second straight week, Major Uptrend, piloted by Tony Morgan, recorded a sub-150 victory, this time in 1:49 following last Thursday’s 1:49.4 success; both were in wi...
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Uncle Peter breeding to benefit scholarships

on 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, in conjunction with Green Acquisition Corporation, announces the donation of a breeding to the stallion Uncle Peter, to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship program. A trotter, Uncle Peter was a star on the racetrack, taking a mark of 1:50.3f and earning more than $1.2 million. The son of Cantab Hall now sta...
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McNair hopes to build off 2017 campaign

on 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Doug McNair does not remember the exact moment he knew driving racehorses is what he wanted to do for a living, but he knows it came early. Probably around the time he was 6 or 7 years old and his father, trainer Gregg McNair, would let Doug hop into the race bike following a training mile and bring the horse back to the barn.   "I'd go on Saturdays down to the farm and watch them,"...
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NJ mare registration deadline is Feb. 28

on 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Owners of mares in foal that are based in New Jersey are reminded that the deadline to register a mare for the 2018 foaling season to the Standardbred Development Fund is Feb. 28. The registration fee is $100 and the mare registration forms are available on the New Jersey Sire Stakes website—www.newjerseysirestakes.com.   All checks should be made payable to the New Jersey Sire St...
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Hannelore Hanover to be bred, with ET

on 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Mark Weaver, who shares ownership of Hannelore Hanover, told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that the 6-year-old world champion mare will not only return to the racetrack in 2018, but she will do so as a mother-in-waiting. Weaver said Hannelore Hanover, the Older Trotting Mare of the Year in 2016 and 2017 and one of the favorites to be named Trotter of the Year and Horse of the Year at th...
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PcD to require vaccinations, health certificates

on 02/14/2018 12:00 AM
Due to widespread recent instances of EHV-1 positives, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will require proof of vaccination along with a health certificate until further notice. The EHV-1 vaccination must be dated after Jan. 1, 2018 and not less than 10 days prior to entering the track. A health certificate must be issued by a veterinarian within 48 hours of entering the track showing th...
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Papa Ray one of 3 wins for Vic Kirby at Dover

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
Papa Ray won the Lincoln’s Day feature at Dover Downs, one of three victories for driver Vic Kirby, trainer Wayne Givens and owners Reggie Hazzard II and Legacy Racing on Monday (Feb. 12). Kirby finished with four wins. Pretty Boy Hill (Jonathan Roberts) raced alongside Papa Ray from the three quarters until midstretch when Kirby finally shook off his challenger to pull away for a 1:5...
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Jackpot Hi-5 hit for $70k at Woodbine Monday

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
Just a single ticket was able to correctly hit the Jackpot Hi-5 in Monday’s final race at Woodbine Racetrack for a score of $70,141.11 (USD). Seven-year-old gelding Jefferson Tare and driver James MacDonald came through in Monday’s final race, an $8,000 to $10,000 claiming event for pacers, at odds of 5/2. The winner was followed across the wire by a quartet of longshots, includ...
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3 wins for Dobson at Yonkers Monday

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
He came. He saw. He conquered. Thrice. Driver Billy Dobson celebrated Abe Lincoln’s 209th birthday Monday night with a honest-to-goodness memorable Yonkers Raceway performance. The Saratoga standout came downstate for three drives, resulting in three off-the-pace wins…even if one was behind a trotter. Said trotter was Western Credit ($14.60), who reeled in a stubborn fave...
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Dan Patch Awards dinner to be streamed live

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
And the winner of the E. Roland Harriman Award as the 2017 Horse of the Year is ………. At approximately 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, emcees Roger Huston and Jason Settlemoir will fill in the blank at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association's Dan Patch Awards banquet at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.   If you aren't among the attendees at the dinner you can still watch ...
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Sylvester looking forward to 2018 with "Blondie"

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
Chuck Sylvester believes he’s got a nice trotter returning from last season in 3-year-old filly Hey Blondie. He’s hoping to discover additional nice ones among the six 2-year-olds joining Hey Blondie in his winter stable at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida. That group includes $240,000 yearling purchase Girl With A Past.  Hey Blondie won five of 13 races and earned $295,595 last year, rank...
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Elysium Lindy takes Dover Open Trot

on 02/13/2018 12:00 AM
Elysium Lindy used the passing lane to end Royal Becca J’s two-race win streak in the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot while Soda Pump made several moves en route to victory in the sub-feature on Tuesday at Dover Downs.  Jack Parker Jr. rushed Royal Becca J from the outside into the lead at the quarter in :27.1. The gelding held the lead through a :56.4 half and 1:25.1 three-quarters and c...
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