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Rock The Nite rallies for Meadows victory

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
Dismissed at a juicy 18-1, Rock The Nite blew by the tiring leaders late to pull off the upset in Saturday’s (March 10) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Rock The Nite hadn’t raced since Jan. 8, and he hadn’t been successful against the track’s elite pacers. On Saturday, however, he saved ground through a swift three-quarters, and when Wilbur Yode...
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My Hero Ron wins in 1:50.2 in first start since Jan.

on 03/10/2018 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway welcomed back over 500 horses this week, when two large nearby training facilities had their state-imposed quarantines lifted, and one horse in particular demonstrated just how amazing Standardbreds can be. My Hero Ron, who hasn’t been allowed to race for six weeks, came back to the races as exceptional as ever on Saturday night (March 10) and captured the weekly feature,...
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Missile J one of four Dover wins for Tetrick

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Missile J returned to the winner’s circle after a powerful stretch burst to score a 1:50 victory in the $30,000 Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday (March 8). Missile J's victory also gave Tim Tetrick his fourth win on the evening. Last week’s feature winner, Sicily, took the lead at the start for Montrell Teague and led thoughout approaching the finish line. Tetrick, however, made a ...
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More free data from USTA's Pathway

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
In the latest release from Pathway, the U.S. Trotting Association’s statistical database, new reports for racing summaries by specific track or state are now available.   These new reports of horse’s, trainer’s or driver’s information are searchable by any state or any racetrack for up to any 12-month period back to 1992, with the current year available at no charge. There is a smal...
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Top Florida trotting sire Famously dies

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Florida’s premier trotting sire, Famously, has died at the age of 24,according to Christine Garrity of Amante Standardbreds. A stakes winner of $150,893 on the racetrack to go along with his mark of 1:55.1, Famously was a son of Royal Prestige with his heritage tracing back through the great Speedy Crown and Speedy Scot. He began his stallion career in 2002 and his sons and daughters enriched ...
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Draw for first 2018 Pocono card on Monday

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
After a Wednesday/Thursday period where Mother Nature reminded The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono why they do not race year-round, the mountain track got in a second set of qualifiers Friday (March 9) ahead of its opening night of Saturday (March 17), and the draw for that card on this Monday (March 12). The brothers Allard, driver Simon and trainer Rene, again served notice of the likelihood of the...
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Crown set for Pocono; older payments up

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, returns Saturday, Oct. 27, to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A press conference slated for noon Thursday, March 15, at the track in Northeast Pennsylvania will unveil the plans for the star-studded 2018 season, leading with the new Breeders Crown ...
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Centaur giving employees $500 celebratory bonus

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
In two public press conferences on Wednesday, March 7, Centaur Gaming announced a special Bet on America initiative celebrating the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Centaur is presenting each of its 2,000 team members a tax-inclusive bonus check in the amount of $500. Jim Brown, Centaur’s president and COO, made the announcement on behalf of Rod Ratcliff, Centaur’s found...
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Carobbean Pacetry, Mach It A Par win at YR

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Carobbean Pacetry (Jordan Stratton, $7.40) held off 2-1 choice Gina Grace N (Larry Stalbaum) in a two-speed number Friday night (March 9), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Wide early from post position five, Carobbean Pacetry worked around her rival, making the lead before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. She then rated a :57.1 middle half (:56.1, 1:24.3)...
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Burke scheduled to drive at Freehold Saturday

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Ron Burke has set multiple records with his training totals and his stable stars over the past decade. But on Saturday, Burke will do something he's only done five times since 2010 and hasn't done since 2016: drive in a pari-mutuel race. As impressive as his numbers are on the training side, his driving numbers are just as phenomenal. While limited to just four pari-mutuel starts since the star...
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Rockin Racer takes Miami Valley mare feature

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Nothing seemed to bother Rockin Racer on Friday night (March 9) at Miami Valley Raceway as the 4-year-old Rockin Image mare cruised to a 1:52.2 triumph in the featured $25,000 Mares Open Pace. Rockin Racer overcame a week off, her worst post position in six 2018 starts, and a full field of ten top distaffers to record her second straight success in Ohio and fourth win in her last five starts. D...
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Meadowlands Survivor bet hit for $18,447

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands’ popular 20-Cent Survivor Pick 10 wager once again played out as a ‘jackpot’ bet on Friday night. One lucky patron betting in Canada was the only player to walk away the survivor of seven legs and cashed in for $18,447.56. (Meadowlands)
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Moreau surpasses $50 million in purses

on 03/09/2018 12:00 AM
Just a month after capturing his fifth consecutive O’Brien Award, trainer Richard Moreau reached an impressive career milestone on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Moreau, 53, entered Friday’s card just $10,120 shy of $50 million in career earnings with five students set to compete. Nine-year-old pacing mare Barockey started the night off in style for Team Moreau with a victory in the $1...
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Meadowlands set for Friday racing card

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
With this week's nor'easter behind us, the forecast is friendly for live racing at The Meadowlands to return with twin 13- race cards on the menu for Friday (March 9) and Saturday (March 10). No fewer than nine trotting races populate Friday's offering with the featured $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot coming up early in race two. With last Friday's card having been a casualty of last week'...
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Rosecroft, Dover spared storm, get racing in

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
The nor'easter spared the Washington, D.C. and Delaware areas and Rosecroft and Dover raced on Wednesday night. Frank Milby and Roger Plante had driving triples on the Wednesday (March 7) Rosecroft card. Milby guided No Shadows to a win in the featured $7,500 conditioned event for mares. Milby and No Shadows cut fractions of :27.3, :56.4, and 1:25.1 and sprinted home in :28.2 for a mile in 1:...
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A TC Queenie overcomes outside post to win

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
Chalk players reigned supreme at Pompano Park on Wednesday night (March 7) as nine of the 10 races were won by favorites or co-favorites -- one of those being A TC Queenie in the $12,500 Open Handicap Trot for the mares. A TC Queenie, the sharp 5-year-old daughter of Triumphant Caviar, was a popular winner despite having been assigned the outside post in her classy million dollar septet. Train...
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Post Time to present Levy "March Madness"

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, is proud to announce that they will partner with the Standardbred Owners Association of New York to present a George Morton Levy "Bracket Buster March Madness" tournament. The bracket buster challenge is completely free to enter and has a top prize of $250 to the winner. The contest is limited to the first 64 players who enter at www.posttim...
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Ohio HHA's Fantasy League now open

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
The second annual Harness Racing Fantasy League, sponsored by the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, is now accepting entries, which must be received by the OHHA office or submitted online by March 31. The Fantasy League is open to any individual who has not owned a racing Standardbred in the last two years. Stables will consist of six horses; two of them must be Ohio sired 2-year-olds while ...
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Archangel's 2018 book is full & closed

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Ontario is pleased to announce that Archangel’s 2018 book is full and closed.Archangel, 2, 1:58.2s; 3, 1:53.1s; 1:50 ($1,141,831), is standing his fourth season in Ontario. His first Ontario crop sold at yearling sales in 2017. "With the year that Archangel had last year it is no surprise that he is booked full and closed," said Larry Drysdale, Winbak Farm of Ontario Manage...
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HoP announces new health policy for opening

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
Due to the unfortunate recent EHV-1 outbreak, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will implement an updated policy, which supersedes any previous policies regarding EHV-1, effective immediately. All horses must have a current negative coggins test (within one year) and a current EHV (rhino) vaccination (within six months) on file in the racing office and must be dated and signed by the veterinarian....
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