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Marohn looks to continue 2017 success

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
When Jim Marohn Jr. was a teenager, he worked on the backstretch at the Meadowlands and got to observe some of the sport's top stables in action. These days, the 35-year-old Marohn is still working at the Big M, but is part of the action as one of the racetrack's top drivers. No one won more races at the Meadowlands in 2017 than Marohn, who had 109. He did not win the track's driving title‚...
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Trotters highlight Friday Meadowlands card

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
Friday night's live race card at the Meadowlands features 13 races and kicks off the big Valentine's Day weekend in Pink.   On the track, the seventh race pits 10 veteran trotters competing in a $14,000 conditioned race led by morning line choice Another Chapter. This now 4 year old was in career best form in his last few outings until going offstride as the favorite last ...
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Meadowlands stakes nominations due Feb. 15

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
Nominations for the Meadowlands' slate of Grand Circuit stakes/early closers will close on Feb. 15, 2018.   Heading up the nearly $10 million in stakes purses, the Meadowlands will host two of harness racing's premier events. The $650,000 Meadowlands Pace on July 14 headlines a card worth an estimated $2.3 million. Just a few weeks later, "The Greatest Day In Harness Racin...
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A "Shaut-out" to A TC Queenie at Pompano

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
Driver-trainer Rick Schaut celebrated his ninth anniversary by guiding A TC Queenie to a 1:54.2 victory in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Trot for Mares on Wednesday night.   The 5-year-old daughter of Triumphant Caviar led every step of her mile, clocking lively panels of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.4 along the way before a :29.3 finale sealed the deal measuring 2 1/4 lengths over ...
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Integrity Initiative won't be adopted this year

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Thursday provided a new update regarding the recently announced Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI), which will now not be adopted in 2018. Clay Horner, who has been working on the initiative with Meadowlands' chairman Jeff Gural, said he hopes for a 2019 implementation.   A press release issued Thursday afternoon (Feb...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
The richest horse in North America in 2018 is the 8-year-old trotting mare NF Happenstance, who also happens to be the mother of a Sebastian K filly. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Carol Parker tells Gordon Waterstone about the racehorse-turned-broodmare-turned-racehorse who is off to a great start this year. Also, Ross Croghan has a pair of Down Under imports who hi...
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Ohio to hold informational meetings on EHV-1

on 02/08/2018 12:00 AM
The first of several meetings in regards to EHV-1 will be held Friday (Feb. 9) at the Warren County Fairgrounds (Lebanon) Building A (old race office) at 11 a.m. Present will be representatives from Woodland Run Veterinary Clinic, as well as Dr. Heather Plum and Dr. Scott McQuinn. A second meeting will be held at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) offices in Grove City, Ohio,&n...
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Moonlight Cocktail takes 1:53.2 lifetime mark

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Race favorite Moonlight Cocktail and longshot Bro Hanover came through with victories in the Tuesday (Feb. 6) Dover Downs co-feature races while Tony Morgan rang up four winners.   Moonlight Cocktail is destined to be bred later this spring to Chapter Seven. The Kadabra-Angostura 5-year-old mare is owned by Richard Gutnick and TLP Stable. She recorded her second win in the last...
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Monticello cancels Wednesday due to snow

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Due to the timing of the snow and concern for the safety of the horseman, Monticello Raceway has cancelled live racing for Wednesday, Feb. 7. Live racing will resume on Thursday, Feb. 8, with a 12:25 post time.
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O'Brien Award voting results released

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2017 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Hilton Mississauga/ Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont. The complete breakdown of the official voting appears below. Forty voters from across the country voted for a first and second selection in each category, except for Horse of the Year, wher...
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Hall of Famer Howard Beissinger dies at 94

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Horseman Howard F. Beissinger, 94, a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame for 44 years, died Feb. 6, in Hamilton, Ohio. Born on May 23, 1923 on the family farm near Hamilton, Mr. Beissinger died only a few miles from where he'd been born.   He won the Hambletonian, America's greatest trotting classic, three times, earning the nickname "Hambo Howard." He enjoyed international fa...
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Sooo Handsome sets 5/8 mile mark at Pompano

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Rick Plano has won 6,896 during his illustrious career to go along with 3,766 training wins but Tuesday night, February 6, was a first for Plano as he set a world record with his homebred Sooo Handsome in the unique five-eighths mile dash over Pompano Park's five-eighths mile oval. The 5-year-old gelded son of Cash Hall went once around the slick track to hit the wire in 1:09.3, which ...
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Lindiliana, dam of Lindy Lane, dies

on 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
Lindiliana, the dam of Dan Patch Award-winner Lindy Lane, died Wednesday morning (Feb. 7) at her lifelong home of Lindy Farms, farm manager John Belskie said. She was 30. A daughter of Speedy Crown out of Petrolianna, Lindiliana raced nine times in her career, posting three second-place finishes, before joining the broodmare band at Lindy Farms. Lindiliana’s first foal was a son of Val...
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Chase to begin accepting ADW transactions

on 02/06/2018 12:00 AM
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States and the largest credit card issuer in the U.S. with more than 80 million active credit cardholder accounts, has begun approving credit card deposit transactions with U.S. licensed and regulated advance deposit wagering companies (ADWs). The decision by Cha...
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Kentucky fairs fuel owner's passion

on 02/06/2018 12:00 AM
Stanley Wildharber might not have been born to race at the Kentucky fairs, but it seems close to the case. Wildharber grew up two blocks from the Ballard County Fairgrounds in La Center and at an early age was riding his bicycle there to be around the horses.   Eventually, he was cleaning stalls, harnessing horses, jogging, training and traveling to other fairs. Today, the 46-year-o...
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New Vocations online stud auction ends Thursday

on 02/06/2018 12:00 AM
Breedings to Donato Hanover, Muscles Yankee, McArdle, Rock N Roll Heaven and Dover Dan are among the 85-plus offered in the New Vocations Stallion Auction via http://www.ongait.com/that is currently in progress and will end at 2 pm Thursday, Feb 8.   The auction is held in an open-ended-format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2 pm cutoff on seasons with high activity. All...
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HHYF elects new trustees

on 02/05/2018 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) trustees recently elected four new individuals to its 15-member working board. Jennifer Connor, Suzanne D'Ambrose, John Reames, and Gabe Wand along with reelected incumbents Nicola Abrams, Tony Alagna, and Emily Gaskin will each dedicate their efforts to educating today's youth about harness racing by actively working on various HHYF projects. Jenni...
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A conversation with Julie Miller

on 02/05/2018 12:00 AM
Julie Miller enjoyed a memorable 2017. The year began with her induction into the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame, where she joined her father, Owen Julius, and continued through the season with a string of stakes wins and notable Grand Circuit performances. Miller's stable last year included millionaire trotter Devious Man and Yonkers Trot champion Top Flight Angel, who helped the Iowa na...
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What The Hill book full and closed for 2018

on 02/05/2018 12:00 AM
The What The Hill Syndicate is pleased to announce that What The Hill’s book for 2018 is now full and closed. The syndicate thanks all shareholders and breeders for their overwhelming support. What The Hill stands at Hickory Lane Farm in Ohio for a service fee of $7,000.
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Tetrick wins at Dover with Cashendash Hanover

on 02/05/2018 12:00 AM
Third turning for home, Tim Tetrick with Cashendash Hanover, took the passing lane route to a three-quarter length 1:52.2 victory in the Dover Downs feature for the second-straight week on Monday (Feb. 5).   After a :26 opening panel, the $17,500 claiming pace resulted into a battle between two 11-year-old veterans who have each earned around a half-million during their careers with...
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