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Auction in progress for Kadabra breeding

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
A Kadabra breeding donated to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is now in progress via OnGait.com through noon Tuesday Feb 27. It is selling in an open-ended format as a Live Foal guarantee. Donated in memory of Norman Vartanian, the entire proceeds will go to the rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming of retired Standardbreds. The purchaser owes a refundable 10% deposit w...
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Montana native Anne Stoebe loves racing

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
It was only three years ago that Montana native Annie Stoebe first heard of harness racing. It did not take her long to determine the sport was for her. The 30-year-old Stoebe was no stranger to horses. She grew up on a farm near Great Falls and spent much of her life barrel racing, which enabled her to get a rodeo scholarship to a college in Texas. Two-and-a-half years ago, Stoebe began worki...
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NY SOA offering purchase of French trotters

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA) is organizing an opportunity for interested trainers/owners to purchase a French trotter to race at Yonkers Raceway. This effort is in furtherance of the global racing activities begun at Yonkers. The French trotting association Le Trot will be conducting a sale of prospective racehorses. The cost to purchase each horse will be $25,000 a...
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US Harness Writers hold annual meeting

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) held its annual meetings this past Saturday and Sunday at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with its annual Dan Patch Awards Banquet, which on Sunday evening celebrated the best of the sport during the 2017 campaign. Saturday’s meeting gathered the organization’s board of directors, while Sunday’s sess...
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Carol Malcolm new New England HHA exec

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
Robert McHugh, President of the Harness Horseman’s Association of New England, Inc., (HHANE), announced today Carol Malcolm has been selected as HHANE’s new Executive Director. Ms. Malcolm will begin in the newly created position effective April 1.   A New England native, Carol previously served as the Chief Pari-Mutuel Officer for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. She is an ROA...
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Screamin Seaman A scores in Survivor

on 02/27/2018 12:00 AM
Class prevailed in the $20,000 Survivor Series championship for $5,000 claiming pacers on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 27) at Miami Valley Raceway. Screamin Seaman A, the oldest and the richest of the ten finalists -- who each advanced through three preliminary legs to get to the final -- went gate-to-wire in 1:54.4 for driver Tyler Smith and owner-trainer Cole Fitzwater. In his final race, t...
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Hannelore Hanover is harness racing's HOY

on 02/26/2018 12:00 AM
The connections of Hannelore Hanover need to make room for several more trophies. Hannelore Hanover, who last year at age 5 produced the fastest mile in history by a female trotter and defeated male rivals in both the Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trot, received three Dan Patch Awards on Sunday, including the night’s grand prize, Horse of the Year. In addition to being named Horse ...
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Cal Expo Pick 4 guarantee raised

on 02/26/2018 12:00 AM
Cal Expo has announced that the guaranteed gross pool for the 20-cent Pick 4 on Saturdays has now been raised to $50,000, with the guaranteed pool for Friday’s Pick 4 remaining at $30,000. The Pick 4 is one of two wagers each night at Cal Expo with a reduced 16 percent takeout rate, the other being the 50-cent Pick 5, which is offered on the first five races of each program. "We star...
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Lew's Victory gives Montrell Teague 3 wins

on 02/26/2018 12:00 AM
Montrell Teague picked up his third win of the day driving Lew’s Maverick to a come-from-behind victory, catching Cashendash Hanover in the closing strides to win the $17,500 claiming feature on Monday (Feb. 26) at Dover. Stepping up after a 1:50.4 front-end victory last week in $12,500 claimer, Lew’s Maverick won for the third time this meet with Teague driving for trainer Kevin Switze...
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Western Joe takes Big M feature again

on 02/25/2018 12:00 AM
Western Joe received another good steer from driver Pat Berry on the way to winning the Meadowlands Saturday night feature, the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers, for the third time in four tries. Ever since finishing fourth to Downbytheseaside in the Progress Pace on Nov. 30, the 4-year-old son of Western Ideal has won five of eight outings, with a total of seven on-the-board finishes....
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Rubber Duck wins Yonkers open handicap trot

on 02/25/2018 12:00 AM
  All together now, ‘Taking to the off-going like a duck to water…’ Rubber Duck (catch-driver Matt Kakaley, $18.40) waddled home fastest Sunday afternoon (Feb. 25th), winning Yonkers Raceway’s sloppy $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. The field of nine (reduced by one after a nose-to-gate defection) went as first of seven ‘French’ trots, with Rubber Duck starting from an as...
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Big payoffs continue at the Meadowlands

on 02/24/2018 12:00 AM
Competitive racing, a sloppy track and a strong anti-speed track bias gave the chalk players fits Friday night at the Meadowlands, but for those who love to go for the big score, everything was just fine. Only three favorites emerged victorious on the 13-race card (only one in the first 11 races), which created some large payoffs for the Big M faithful, who love their multi-leg wagers. ...
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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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