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Illinois horseman Duncan Price dies at 74

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Duncan Price, 74, a longtime harness horseman, died Tuesday (Jan. 9). He was born in Suffolk, England on Sept. 30, 1943, to the late John and Jean Price and was a resident of Grant Park, Ill. Price was a long-time breeder, owner, trainer and driver in Illinois where he owned and operated Galewood Farm in Grant Park for a number of years. After working with his family at the first harne...
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Former Louisville Downs exec Dale Owens dies

on 01/13/2018 12:00 AM
Former Louisville Downs executive Dale Edward Owens, 67, of  Louisville, Ky., died Thursday, Jan. 11.  Mr. Owens was an influential figure in Louisville professional sports for nearly four decades. After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1975, he became the Assistant to the President of William H. King Enterprises and Marketing Director of Louisville Downs harness track, serv...
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Cajon Lightning wins fifth at Dover meet

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Cajon Lightning took the lead early on the way to his fifth win of the meet romping to a 1:51.2 success in the $25,000 Open pace at Dover Downs on Thursday (Jan.11). Three drivers dominated on the 13-race card; Tim Tetrick won four, Tony Morgan and Art Stafford Jr. had three apiece. Trained by Eric Ell for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar, Steve Iaquinta and Minisink Farms, after starting from the outs...
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Miami Valley cancels Friday card

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Due to an impending forecasted ice storm that will make travel to and from the track unsafe, Miami Valley has canceled the races for Friday night, Jan. 12. There is no precipitation forecast for Saturday or Sunday, so plans are to race on both those days.   The first leg of a late-closer for $12,500 male claimers that was scheduled for Friday night has been pushed back one week....
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Yonkers drivers talk about Pick 5 carryover races

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
The Pick-5 at Yonkers Raceway features a $15,113.25 carryover and $40,000 guaranteed pool Friday night (Jan. 12). The bet, which offers no consolation payout, covers races seven through 11 and offers a 50-cent base wager. Free past performances for the card are available at this lin Two of the track’s leading drivers, Jason Bartlett and George Brennan, discussed their drives in the ...
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Ms Mac N Cheese best in Woodbine preferred

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Richard Moreau trainees Ms Mac N Cheese and Witch Dali finished one-two in Friday evening’s $30,000 Mares Preferred at Woodbine Racetrack. Snowy and freezing conditions made traveling to Woodbine difficult on Friday and led to the scratch of more than a dozen horses, including millionaire L A Delight. The removal of the Bob McIntosh-trained superstar, who had won the last two editions of the ...
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DSOA honors Delaware’s best

on 01/12/2018 12:00 AM
Just under 300 horsemen, legislators, including the governor of Delaware, John Carney, and friends of harness racing in the First State turned out for the 21st annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover Friday.  As usual, prior to the nighttime activity, the annual DSOA midday business meeting was held with evening festivitie...
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Meadows cancels after 3; Buffalo cancels weekend

on 01/11/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows canceled Thursday’s live card after three races when a rapid thaw created soft, potentially unsafe spots on the track. Live racing resumes Tuesday, first post 1:05 PM. Dave Palone swept the three races completed, including a pair of wins for trainer Ron Burke. The only winner this weekend at Buffalo Raceway will be Mother Nature as a forecast of heavy rain on Friday ...
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Backside burst wins for Whambamthankumaam

on 01/11/2018 12:00 AM
Whambamthankumaam skyrocketed to the front with a quick backside burst that caught the field flat footed, and she rolled to a convincing 11-1 victory in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 Filly & Mare conditioned trot.   Whambamthankumaam was third when trainer-driver Greg Wright, Jr. sent her after the leader, Dreamsteeler. The 5-year-old daughter of Kadabra-Mojo N The Mor...
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Weekend Preview: Drivers Tourney, Integrity Policy

on 01/11/2018 12:00 AM
Miami Valley was the site of the second annual North America Drivers Championship on Jan. 9 and Gordon Waterstone was in the middle of all the action. Read his Backstretch With Gordon: Miami Valley edition in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also, plenty of eyebrows were raised with the announcement that Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Jeff Gural-owned tracks of the Meadowlan...
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OHHA will honor youth with Terry Holton Award

on 01/11/2018 12:00 AM
This year at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday (Jan. 13), two youngsters will be presented with the Terry Holton Youth Award. Alexis Schwartz and Dalton Walls are two young horsepeople who have provided outstanding service to harness racing in Ohio. The OHHA is proud to present this award to each of them. Schwartz, who is from Washington Court Hous...
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Michigan 2018 stakes program announced

on 01/10/2018 12:00 AM
Officials with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) have announced their 2018 early-closing colt stakes program for Michigan-sired and Michigan-bred horses, to be contested at Northville Downs and at county fair meetings across the state.   Northville Downs will host Michigan Sires Stakes and Great Lakes Stakes events for 2 and 3 year olds by Michigan sires. Each Sires...
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Won The West co-owner William Robinson dies

on 01/10/2018 12:00 AM
William James Robinson, 84, of Findlay Ohio, one of the co-owners of $3.9 million winner Won The West, along with many other major stakes winners, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his Columbus, Ohio home.   In addition to sharing ownership of Won The West, Mr. Robinson also co-owned 2015 Little Brown Jug runner-up Lost For Words with fellow Findlay native Jim Koehler of Country Club...
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Another Chapter for Campbell, Farber

on 01/10/2018 12:00 AM
The Campbell-Farber combination has tasted success in the past and hopes to get another taste with Another Chapter.   Jim Campbell trains Another Chapter for Scott Farber's Runthetable Stables. Campbell's connection with the Farber family began 31 years ago when he trained millionaire pacer Run The Table for Farber's father, Sandy, and has continued to include the likes of Farber's stakes...
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Divas Image wins 3rd straight Dover mares open

on 01/10/2018 12:00 AM
It’s getting to be a habit for Divas Image winning her third consecutive $25,000 Mare Open pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan.10. Teamed with recent 16,000 winning-driver Tony Morgan, the five-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Image-Rocknroll Diva moved into the lead in mid- backstretch on the way to a 1:52.1clocking for Jenn Bongiorno who trains the winner for Our Hrs Cents, Stable 45...
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Tattersalls supplement, updates now online

on 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
The supplement catalog and updated past performances for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com. They’ve also been added to the Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad.   The sale gets underway on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15) at 11 a.m. in the back paddock at the Meadowlands. Bree...
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Sbrocco hopes good times keep rolling in 2018

on 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
Joe Sbrocco enjoyed a successful 2017, most notably with Dan Patch Award winner Downbytheseaside, and the 76-year-old owner hopes to keep the good times rolling this year. "I’ve got more horses coming back this year than I ever have," Sbrocco said. "I have hopes for them. We’ll see. I have a good feeling about this year." Sbrocco said goodbye to Downbytheseaside at the conclusion of las...
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Herb LeVan to receive OHHA Special Award

on 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
Herb LeVan of Lewistown, Ohio, will be honored at the 2018 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet on Saturday (Jan. 13) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus-Worthington with an OHHA Special Award for his compassion and dedication to the harness racing industry. LeVan has been training and racing horses for more than 40 years. His dedication for his years of servic...
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Graceful Vision wins mare pace at Meadows

on 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
Graceful Vision overpowered the leader, Fox Valley Charm, with an impressive first-over move that carried her to a comfortable victory in Tuesday’s (Jan. 9) $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Graceful Vision was fifth down the backstretch when Jim Pantaleano unleashed her. The 5-year-old daughter of Yankee Cruiser-Vision Of Grace cleared ...
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Trace Tetrick takes NA Drivers Championship

on 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
With a furious stretch drive, Trace Tetrick won the final three races of the $25,000 North America Drivers Championship to capture the winner’s trophy and the $10,000 first prize. Chris Page, the only other multiple winner with a pair of triumphs on championship day, finished second after leading most of the afternoon. Tetrick ended the eight-race head-to-head competition with 124 points,...
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