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Meadowlands, Yonkers cancel Friday cards

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Due to the winter storm and high winds, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has cancelled live racing for Friday, March 2. The Meadowlands and Winners Bayonne OTW remain open for day and night simulcasting. Live racing resumes tomorrow Saturday, March 3 with 6:35pm first post. The $30,202 Pick 5 carryover with a $125,000 guarantee will kick off Saturday with Race 3. Past...
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USTA launching more free Pathway info

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
In the second of three weekly launches, the U.S. Trotting Association's statistical database, Pathway, has introduced new, free reports of major stakes histories, driver and trainer chronicles in major stakes and a summary listing of all North American races.   Some of the information is available for the first time and other reports, which were previously available, will now be updated o...
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Favorites stamped in MVR’s Coven Series

on 03/02/2018 12:00 AM
Amarettigone and Keene Santanna stamped themselves as the early favorites in the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial late closing series by virtue of first leg victories on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway. Driver Tyler Smith guided favored Amarettigone to a gate-to-wire triumph in the first of the two $12,000 divisions, stopping the clock in 1:55.1 in front of Out Of Sight (Lewayne Miller) and Grandro...
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Northville cancels March 3 card

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Northville Downs opens its 2018 race meet at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2, but that will be the only card of the first weekend as Saturday's scheduled program has been canceled due to insufficient entries. The following was posted on the Michigan Harness Horseman's Association's website:   Due to an inability to fill the card on Saturday night, per statutory requirements, the races ...
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Imports provide boost for Stalbaum/Asher Stable

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
When the husband and wife duo of Larry Stalbaum and Kimberly Asher decided to shift their stable's focus back to Yonkers Raceway this year, they knew they would need a fresh barn of top-class horses to compete. Instead of looking to domestic sales or claimers, Stalbaum went back to a move that he's had success with in the past, importing horses from Australia and New Zealand. "I like buying...
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Preferred Trot tops Friday Big M card

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands is back racing Friday evening with 13 live and a big $125,000 guarantee on the Pick-5 wager spurred by a carryover of more that $30,000 from last Saturday. The bet requires a player to correctly select the winners of Races 3 through 7 and has a base wager of 50 cents. Race 3 is scheduled to go off at 7:25 pm eastern.   The guarantee is the result of a colla...
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Tribute to "Joe" pays dividends at Big M

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
It is not unusual for Anthony Ruggeri to include the name "Joe" in the names of his racehorses. It is a way for Ruggeri to honor a late uncle who introduced him to harness racing when he was a kid. Western Joe is doing his part to make the tribute a winner. A 4-year-old pacing stallion, Western Joe has won 13 of 34 career races for Ruggeri, who bred and owns the horse. Since a fourth-pl...
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Double L Lindy set to make 2018 debut

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Friday's action at the Meadowlands includes the seasonal return of Double L Lindy, who finished third in the 2016 Breeders Crown and second in the 2016 Matron Stakes. The 5-year-old gelding starts from post No. 10 in Friday's eighth race, a conditioned trot that will air as part of the "Meadowlands Harness Live" broadcast from 9-10 p.m. on SNY (SportsNet New York).   Double L Lindy ...
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Carryover craziness at Meadowlands

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
College basketball fans know what March Madness is. But what is "Carryover Craziness"? That's the phrase one might use for what the faithful at the Meadowlands will experience Friday night (Post time, 6:35 p.m.).   For only the second time this year, the Pick-5 (Races 3 through 7) wasn't hit in its most recent offering, which will lead to a carryover of $30,202 heading into Friday n...
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Miller-Tetrick Challenge Saturday at Pompano

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Pompano Park will host the Miller-Tetrick Challenge on Saturday night with both superstars—David Miller and Tim Tetrick—seeking superiority for the benefit of two worthy charitable organizations: the Make-A-Wish Foundation and New Vocations. The event, organized by the Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC) pits Miller, 53, a winner of over 12,000 races and $222 million in purse earnings, agai...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Less than $68,000 away, All Bets Off is on the verge of becoming the 17th pacer to reach the $3-million mark in career earnings, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Ron Burke reveals plans for the 7 year old, including what he has in store after a pair of upcoming qualifiers at the Meadowlands. Also, Witch Dali was third in a blanket finish last time out at Woodbine, ...
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Ralph Paul of M&L of Delaware dies

on 03/01/2018 12:00 AM
Ralph Paul, the owner of such notable stakes winners as Mantacular, Ladylind, Midnight JD, Billie's Bret, Cammie's Lady and his namesake, Ralph E Redman, passed away peacefully on Feb. 28 at the age of 89. His horses were campaigned under the banner of M&L of Delaware, with his wife, Rosalind, and son Doug his partners.   Mr. Paul graduated from the University of Florida wit...
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Lazarus captures Dover Open Trot

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
Lazurus came on strong in the stretch to overtake Golden Son for a 1:53.3 lifetime best win in the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   Off at 6-1, driver Tim Tetrick bided his time with Lazurus as race favorite Theresademoninme (Jonathan Roberts) cut out most of the mile before Russell Foster put Golden Son in gear to assume the lead on the final turn. Lazurus ca...
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Solo Story lights up Yonkers board at 61-1

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
A week ago, Solo Story missed by a hard-charging neck at 40-1. Tuesday night, he didn't miss at all.   Try $125.50, Yonkers Raceway's largest win mutuel of the season. Bumping up from the $15,000 claimers to the $20,000 fraternity, the 61-1 Solo Story (catch-driver Larry Stalbaum) closed from seventh from in the line, winning the $13,000 eighth race pace in a season's-best 1:54.3. ...
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Red Mile to add new Historical Racing machines

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
Exacta Systems announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Keeneland-Red Mile Partnership to provide 300 Exacta Historic Horse Racing terminals at the Lexington, Ky.-based Red Mile harness racetrack. The Keeneland-Red Mile Partnership, which jointly operates the HHR facility at the Red Mile, will unveil the 300 new Exacta terminals this April. "Our single focus at The Red Mile...
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WCBS-TV to air Foiled Again feature Feb. 28

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
WCBS-TV (Channel 2) in New York will air a feature on Foiled Again on their 5 p.m. (EST) Wednesday night news broadcast.   Last Thursday (Feb. 22), WCBS-TV's sports anchor Steve Overmyer and cameraman Brad Yurcisin visited Yonkers Raceway to profile Foiled Again and his attempt to win his 100th career race.   The feature is expected to be five minutes long and will b...
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Caretaker Sarah Murphy talks Hannelore Hanover

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
The newly-named 2017 Horse of the Year Hannelore Hanover will always be special to caretaker Sarah Murphy, even if the two do not always see eye to eye.   "It's a crapshoot," Murphy said with a laugh. "You don't know what you're going to get on any given day. You think it's going to go one way, it'll go the other. "We've had a lot of good days, though. She's all right if it'...
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Camera Lady wins in photo finish at Meadows

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
Camera Lady remained undefeated in four starts this year when she sustained a rally that carried her from worst to first in Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Camera Lady followed the live cover of Graceful Vision before moving three wide into the final turn for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. The 4-year-old daughter of Dragon Again-Ann Van Go just got up to dow...
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Double Down Jo wins third straight at Buffalo

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
Double Down Jo came into Buffalo Raceway's $7,000 featured pace for the mares on Wednesday night (Feb. 28) with a pair of back-to-back victories that were won with relative ease. The question was if could she handle tougher conditions. The answer was a resounding yes. After battling to gain the lead to the quarter pole, Double Down Jo led every step of the way after that and held on ...
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Shartin N wins Dover mares open in 1:50.2

on 02/28/2018 12:00 AM
Shartin N rallied from fourth on the final turn to overtake frontrunners with a dazzling last quarter performance to win the $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap in a lifetime best 1:50.2 at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tim Tetrick took Shartin N to the outside in front of the grandstand as Valuable Art (Corey Callahan) and Nerida Franco N (Allan Davis) exchanged the lead going to a :55 half...
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