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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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"A Nap" leading drivers at Meadowlands

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
After sitting out last winter to recuperate from the lingering effects of a racing accident, Anthony Napolitano is happy with his results so far this winter. Napolitano is the leading driver at the Meadowlands in 2018, with 26 wins, and hoping for continued success throughout the year.   Napolitano, who notched 175 of his 200 wins in 2017 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, plans to continu...
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Trotamundo scores at Saratoga in career-best time

on 03/08/2018 12:00 AM
Trotamundo (RC Royalty) won the trotting feature for the second time this season on Thursday afternoon (March 8) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Guy Howard-trained 5-year-old hit the board in half of his 32 seasonal starts in 2017 but only registered one victory. His 2018 win tally already moved to two on Thursday as driver Billy Dobson moved Trotamundo out to the early lead in the $7,500 feature...
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Monticello cancels racing for Weds., March 7

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
Due to Winter Storm Quinn and the timing of the storm, Monticello Raceway has cancelled its live racing program and all simulcasting for Wednesday March 7. A decision on Thursday’s race card will be made Thursday morning at 8am.
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Yonkers cancels Wednesday simulcasting

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its Wednesday afternoon (March 7th) simulcasting due to the impending late-season snowstorm. Live racing and evening simulcasting were not scheduled, both targeted to resume (with afternoon simulcasting) Thursday (March 8th).
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Beissinger memorial service set for Saturday

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
A memorial service for Ohio horseman Howard Beissinger will be held on Saturday in Beissinger’s hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. Friends and family will gather for a visitation beginning at 9 a.m. with a brief service to begin at 10:30 a.m. Beissinger was a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame since 1974 and he trained and drove Hambletonian winners Lindy’s Pride, Speedy Crown, and ...
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Yonkers' Thursday Pick 5 has $7,500 carryover

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Thursday evening's (March 8th) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $7,516.89 and a $20,000 guaranteed pool. The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races 7 through 11 (if less than 11 races, it's final five races during that particular card). It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Tu...
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E L Rocket to stand at Abby Stables in Ohio

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
E L Rocket, multiple NYSS winner by Credit Winner, comes from a family of some of the top stallions in the world. His dam, Courtney Hall, who is also the dam of E L Titan and Appomattox, is a full sister to Canland Hall, who is the dam of World Champions Cantab Hall and Cameron Hall. His second dam, Canne Angus, is a full sister to Amour Angus, the dam of World Champions Andover Hall, Conway Hal...
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Yonkers' Monday handles please Haughton

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
Cammie Haughton was ecstatic as he drove over the George Washington Bridge on his way home from Yonkers around midnight Monday (Feb. 26). Bettors pumped $927,279 through the windows on that evening’s 12-race program, signaling to Haughton the changes he’s made since assuming the role of Director of Racing are paying off. "When I go over the G.W. Bridge the other night doing almost $1 m...
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PETA announces lawsuit filed by bettor

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has issued the following press release: In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, a bettor is alleging that a horse trainer and owner have violated state and federal racketeering laws and engaged in fraud by illegally doping a horse used for harness racing. As reported by the Associated Press this morning, Illinois-based bettor Jeff Tretter all...
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McCarthy hoping for even bigger year in 2018

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
Andy McCarthy has spent the past several years rising through the ranks of North America’s harness racing drivers, and the 31-year-old Aussie native is hoping to continue the trend when he returns later this month from his winter holiday. McCarthy has seen his purse earnings increase annually since the start of 2013, reaching $5.52 million in 2017. His campaign last season was bolstered by succ...
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Annual USTA board meeting starts Saturday

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association’s 2018 Board of Directors Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday (March 10) through Monday (March 12) at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. The meetings kick off with the Executive Committee on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (EST) followed by the Fairs and Pari-Mutuel Committees at 2:30 p.m. and the Communications/Marketing Committee at 4 p.m. The Saturday schedule conclud...
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Camera Lady snags fifth straight victory

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
Camera Lady found yet another way to win, shooting the Lightning Lane to capture her fifth straight victory in Wednesday’s (March 7) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady had won on the front and with furious rallies during her streak, but on Wednesday, she stalked Medusa from the pocket and blew by late to score for Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in 1:53.4 over a "go...
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Heavy favorite Little Joke wins at Buffalo

on 03/07/2018 12:00 AM
It was a long journey around the Buffalo Raceway half-mile oval for Little Joke on Wednesday night (March 7), but the end result was well worth the trip as the 1-9 heavy favorite showed plenty of stamina in winning the featured $9,500 Open Pace for mares. Being parked for most of the mile, Little Joke ($2.30) managed to wear down the pace-setting Voltina in the lane and claim the half length de...
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