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Night Pro, Lucky Lime win Miami Valley opens

on 02/24/2018 12:00 AM
A rain-drenched sloppy race track didn’t prevent a pair of Open paces at Miami Valley from producing quick miles on Saturday night (Feb. 24). Night Pro captured the $22,000 Open I in 1:51.2 in gate-to-wire fashion for owner-trainer-driver Dale Decker.  It was the 54th career win for the 8-year-old son of Pro Bono Best and the outstanding former race mare Midnight Jewel.  As...
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WCBS-NY at Yonkers as Foiled finishes fourth

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
Foiled Again wound up in a Yonkers Raceway fourth-place dead-heat Thursday night (Feb. 22), adding a few dollars to the retirement account but holding a 100th career win in abeyance. Sent off as the 13-10 favorite from post position three in the $20,000, eighth-race pace, Foiled Again (George Brennan) found the easiest of pockets behind pole-sitting Kept Under Wraps A (Jordan Stratton). The bri...
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Super Imposed N scores in Dover Open

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
Super Imposed N won a cavalry charge to the wire in 1:50.1 to win the $27,500 Preferred/Open pace at Dover Downs on a chilly, drizzling Thursday (Feb. 22). Sweet Rock got up in 1:50.4 in a $14,000 Winners-Over while Tim Tetrick had a four-bagger and Corey Callahan won three. Callahan drove Dave Hamm and co-owner, trainer Mike Hall’s Jereme’s Jet-Madam Superior gelding to his third win in hi...
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Kadabra breeding to benefit retired racehorses

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is pleased to announce that a breeding to the leading Canadian trotting sire Kadabra has been donated to support its efforts to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome Standardbreds retiring from the track. Mrs. Isabelle Vartanian donated the breeding in memory of her husband Norman that passed away in September. Norman was avidly involved in the harness racing ...
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USTA rolls out free Pathway owner reports

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
In the first of three weekly launches, the U.S. Trotting Association’s statistical database, Pathway, has introduced new, free ownership reports on the USTA website. In the next two weeks, additional new reports will be made available that include a summary of the history of major open North American stakes races with trainer information added, driver and trainer statistics in major open st...
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Sell A Bit N wins Friday distaff at Yonkers

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
  Eight-hole remanded Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $24) justified her impost Friday night (Feb. 23rd), winning Yonkers Raceway’s moist $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Four-wide early, Sell a Bit N was denied a seat by 13-10 favorite Safe from Terror (Eric Goodell). Undaunted, she drove on, making the lead around Carobbean Pacetry (Jason Bartlett) after a 27-second openi...
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Velocity Stifler is Miami Valley "King of the Hill"

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
Velocity Stifler is the 2018 Sole Survivor of the Elite Survivor Series for $10,000 male claiming pacers at Miami Valley.  Although the 5-year-old son of Arts Chip failed to win a heat in either of the two preliminary legs, he did manage close-up fourth and third place finishes to advance to the lucrative $25,000 championship.  Trainer-driver Dan Noble, who snatched Velocity Stifler vi...
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Harness racing rallies to comfort Douglas student

on 02/23/2018 12:00 AM
February 14, 2018, started off like any day, like any Valentine’s Day. A day much known for its celebration of friendships and relationships was suddenly broken in Parkland, FL at around 2:30 PM. On that Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a school was broken. Families and friendships became broken as a result of a senseless act of violence. Historically, in the wake of tragedy...
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Trace Tetrick's star rises to new heights

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Trace Tetrick will head to Orlando this weekend to receive harness racing’s Rising Star Award, and even if he stops off at a nearby theme park it will be difficult to top the ride he enjoyed in 2017. Tetrick, a 31-year-old driver who grew up in Illinois and now calls Indiana home, set career highs with 569 wins and $6.81 million in purses. He cracked North America’s top 10 in victories for th...
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Bettorhaveanother turns in 1:50.3 Winat Dover

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Temperatures in the 70s set the stage for fast races headed by Bettorhaveanother, who scored the fastest clocking for a female pacer this year, 1:50.3, to win the $25,000 Mares Open to notch her third straight victory on Wednesday (Feb. 21). For Tony Morgan, the victory was also one of three winning drives on the evening. Morgan enjoyed a perfect two-over trip before streaking home to overtake ...
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Meadows set to resume racing Friday night

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is still managing an outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1) at The Meadows that erupted on Jan. 22, but the track is set to begin racing again this weekend, with cards drawn for both Friday and Saturday. Post time for Friday's card is 5:30 p.m. with a matinee on Saturday (1:05 p.m. post time). The track has not raced since Jan. 27. In addition, barring&...
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L A Delight getting ready for Matchmaker

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Given her background, it is no surprise L A Delight is something of a professional. And that delights her new trainer, Nancy Johansson. Johansson began working with the 5-year-old female pacer following her private purchase last month by Adam Bowden’s Diamond Creek Racing. She was trained previously by Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, earning $1.32 million and capturing divisional O’Brien Award ...
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Big Meadowlands stats on website

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
If one invests the time, they can find some extremely useful information at the Meadowlands website, www.playmeadowlands.com, which can help them cash some big tickets. Once at the site, handicappers can click on the "News and Stats" tab near the top of the homepage, and then go to "Driver/Trainer Standings." There, you’ll find an endless amount of numbers provided by StatsMaster, which ...
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Breeding auction to benefit MSOA scholarships

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) announces that Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to Explosive Matter to benefit the MSOA’s Collegiate Scholarship Fund. Hanover Shoe Farms has been a longtime partner with the MSOA’s scholarship program, donating breedings for the past several years that have helped the sons and daughters of area horsemen with their coll...
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London Selected Sale set for Oct. 13-14

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
Forest City Standardbred Sales and Standardbred Canada are proud to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual London Selected Yearling Sale are Saturday (Oct. 13) and Sunday (Oct. 14) beginning at 12 noon each day. The 2017 sale enjoyed increases in average and gross. The 306 yearlings grossed C$7,536,000 total for an average of C$24,627. Combining the results of 2016 two sales shows ...
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Owner Campagnuolo has big night at Pompano

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
With bright stars abundant in the night sky at Pompano Park on Wednesday night (Feb. 21), three of those stars--two of the equine kind--came down to earth as Modern Mercury and Born To Thrive took top honors in their respective $11,000 Open trots. The third star was human kind as owner John Campagnuolo basked in the starlight as owner of both and, for good measure, scored the hat trick as his Gr...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/22/2018 12:00 AM
This weekend isn't so much about who is racing. It is about who raced last year and came out on top, and those horses, and people, will be honored at the annual Dan Patch Awards dinner, to be held Sunday night in Orlando. If you want to follow along and catch the live video, we have the details in the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, which is always free. The latest edition also includes i...
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