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All time track record at Miami Valley Saturday

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
A pair of $50,000 Scarlet & Gray Invitationals for the finest 3-year-old pacers and trotters in Ohio were supposed to share the spotlight at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (April 28). While neither race disappointed, with two of the Buckeye state’s best sophomores displaying awesome speed, an all time-all age track record 1:49 performance in the $23,000 Open I Pace shared the lim...
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Humboldt "the horse" wins for #HumboldtStrong

on 04/28/2018 2:00 AM
Funds have been pouring in from all over the World after the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash and Saturday evening a racehorse did his part to help the cause. Humboldt, a four-year-old gelding, paced to victory in Saturday's $20,000 fourth-race at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The bay gelding is owned by Brad Grant of Milton, Ontario, who earlier this month graciously offered to donate the pacer'...
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Northville alters schedule, race through Sept. 22

on 04/27/2018 2:00 AM
The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved a request from Northville Downs to modify its 2018 live race schedule. Originally scheduled to race Friday and Saturday nights through June 9 and then re-open on Sept. 7 through Dec. 15, Northville Downs will continue to race through June, July and August, and race through Sept. 22. The change is schedule was asked by officials at Northville Downs ...
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Arrangements set for May 1 for Don Huston

on 04/27/2018 2:00 AM
Don William Huston, of Xenia, Ohio, died Friday, April 27, at the Greenewood Manor in Xenia where he had resided the past several months. He was 93.   He was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Xenia, the son of Ross H. and Mary (Gardner) Huston. He graduated from Xenia High School in 1942 where he was the drum major, sold cars at the Purdom Motor Sales in Xenia, but was famous for calling ...
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Eye-catching performances in Mohawk qualifiers

on 04/27/2018 2:00 AM
A dozen qualifiers took place Friday morning at Woodbine Mohawk Park and sophomores were the stars of the day.   The conditions were ideal for the 12-pack of qualifiers, as the sun was shining, temperature was comfortable and the track was ‘Fast'. The Pepsi North America Cup is just seven-weeks away and several eligible three-year-old pacers took to the track Friday morning. Blake Mac...
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JK Jazzitup best in Harrah’s Philly feature

on 04/27/2018 2:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera, the 2017 champions in their respective categories at Harrah’s Philadelphia, combined for their second feature win of the week on Friday, clicking with the American Ideal mare JK Jazzitup in 1:53.2 in the $18,000 headliner for distaffs. Napolitano, the leading driver at the meet in the young season, got JK Jazzitup to the front j...
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Royal Becca J takes Harrington Open Trot

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
James Moore III's Royal Becca J ($4.40, Jack Parker Jr.) was a 1:56 winner in the $16,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by Carol Jamieson-Parker, the 6-year-old RC Royalty gelding set most of the fractions before a fine duel ensued for the final quarter between he and pocket-sitting I Like My Boss. Royal Becca J maintained a slim lead at the wire for the win. Blowno...
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Bonus Trot winning connections get $10K bonus

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Spanning three legs starting on April 3 and culminating in the final on April 24, the popular Bonus Trotting Series concluded at Yonkers Raceway with Bluebird Jesse emerging victorious in that $85,000 final.   For owners Brian Casey, John McGill and Adam Friedland, trainer Scott Di Domenico and driver George Brennan the win was even sweeter, not only because the talented trotter traversed...
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Doctor RJ is grinding for glory at Meadows

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
He's won only a single small stake, and he's battled back from a heart ailment that forced him into temporary retirement. Yet Saturday at The Meadows, Doctor RJ will have a chance to grind into a bit of harness racing glory. With an in-the-money finish, he'll vault over $300,000 in career earnings, a remarkable achievement for a hard knocker robbed early of the chance to achieve his full potenti...
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Triplet Hanover has 18th consecutive foal

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
If there was an award for consistency and reliability in the broodmare ranks it would undoubtedly go to the Hanover Shoe Farms-owned matron Triplet Hanover.   On Monday she foaled her 18th consecutive foal, a colt by Artspeak. She has had a foal every year from 2001 through 2018. Every one of her previous foals of age have made it to the sales ring as yearlings.   This year she...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley celebrated his 30th birthday on March 19 at home while recuperating from injuries sustained in a race accident six days earlier at Yonkers Raceway, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview he gives an update on his condition to Gordon Waterstone. Find out how Matt is doing, what he's been doing, and his penciled-in date for his return to the sulky. Also, Ohio-based tra...
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Heitmann sends pair to Dexter Cup elim

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Joie De Vie Farm and trainer Hermann Heitmann enter this year with three trotters eligible to August's $1.2 million Hambletonian, and two of their hopefuls will be in action Saturday in the $44,600 Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold Raceway. Eleven horses entered the Dexter Cup, one shy of the number necessary to divide the group into two elimination divisions. Therefore, three horses—Don...
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Rock Of Cashel cashes at Harrah’s Philadelphia

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Rock Of Cashel, only a neck behind the streaking NF Happenstance last week, benefited from the absence of that competitor in winning the $22,500 winners-over handicap trot Thursday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Starting inside newcomers Gural Hanover and Melady’s Monet, Rock Of Cashel was sent out of the gate quickly by driver Corey Callahan, settling in the pocket behind Gural Hanove...
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Twin features on tap Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Live racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday night with a 10-race card including twin features on the bill with $20,000 Preferred classes written for trotters in the sixth race and pacing mares in the seventh. The Preferred Handicap trot is populated by a pair of accomplished veterans getting a start in anticipation of the Arthur Cutler Memorial next Saturday (May 5). Crazy Wow ha...
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Expanded gaming approved at Woodbine

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
On Thursday, Toronto City Council approved expanded gaming at Woodbine Racetrack by a vote of 26-15. City Council based its decision to support expanded gaming and an integrated entertainment complex on the nearly 700-acre site in north Toronto based on a City Manager’s report which detailed the successful commitment or resolution of 21 conditions. City Council set the 21 conditions ...
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Spoiler Alert fastest in Saratoga series splits

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
Thursday featured the second leg of the John Mongeon Sr. Memorial Trotting Series at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were three divisions of the second leg of the series which will conclude next Thursday with a $32,700 final. John Stark Jr.’s Miss Muscle (Muscle Mass) picked a good time to put in a career-best effort as she prevailed first-over in her $10,000 division of the series’ second le...
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Manssive lights Plainridge board at $129

on 04/26/2018 2:00 AM
After three solid outings at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Manssive shipped to the Commonwealth for the first time in his life and left an impression at the Ridge with a lifetime mark and on a select group of happy bettors who backed the 60-1 shot as he took the $12,000 conditioned trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.  Manssive (Ron Cushing) took command by the :28...
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Bluebird Jesse wins Bonus Trot Series final

on 04/25/2018 2:00 AM
Pole-sitting Bluebird Jesse (George Brennan, $12.20) went the distance, winning Tuesday night's $85,000 final of the Bonus Trotting Series at Yonkers Raceway.   The event, co-sponsored by Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, offered three preliminary legs leading to the final. The field was reduced to seven after an injury defection, with three of tho...
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Hearings to be held on Blue Bonnets project

on 04/25/2018 2:00 AM
The Montreal Gazette is reporting that public hearings will be held to gather opinions from local citizens on the redevelopment of the land where the former Blue Bonnets racetrack sits. Demolition of the entire facility, which is expected to cost $11 million, is scheduled to begin later this month and be completed by December. Plans call for housing to be developed on the site, but with dif...
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Meadowlands meet packed with promotions

on 04/25/2018 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment kicks off the Championship Meet on Friday, May 4, and runs through Hambletonian Day on Saturday, Aug. 4. Live racing takes place every Friday and Saturday night with a 7:15 p.m. post time. The Championship Meet features more than $8.5 million in stakes races and event-filled weekends.   Every live race night fans can enter Horseplay. Pick ...
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