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Big night at Big M for Gingras and Burke

on 02/03/2018 12:00 AM
One of harness racing's most prolific driver-trainer teams flexed their collective muscles at the Meadowlands Friday night, as Yannick Gingras made five trips to the winner's circle while Ron Burke – with Gingras doing the driving – had four on top. The one victory Gingras had without Burke came in the eighth race feature – a $20,000 conditioned trot that could have been written as ...
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"Brothers" reach wire together at Miami Valley

on 02/03/2018 12:00 AM
A harness racing rarity occurred at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (Feb. 3) when a pair of older geldings, both sired by Santanna Blue Chip, reached the wire simultaneously to win in 1:53.2.  Sanattle Slew (Jason Brewer), out of a Cam Fella mare, and M G Kid (Kayne Kauffman), a son of a Camluck mare, couldn’t be separated by the photo finish camera in the event for $20,000 claim...
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Foiled Again cuts mile, finishes third at Yonkers

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
Foiled Again's second attempt at his 100th career victory came up short on Thursday night at Yonkers. Leaving from post position 5 beneath a light drizzle in the $20,000, eighth-race pace, the sport’s richest-ever equine needed a fair amount of driver Yannick Gingras’ urging early. The 6-5  favorite did get over pole-sitting second choice Lord Of Misrule (George Brennan), maki...
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Missile J goes back-to-back at Dover

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
Missile J was never headed in a 1:50 conquest in the Thursday $25,000 headliner at Dover Downs. Sometimes Said was even faster scoring a scintillating 1:49.3 victory to keep his lengthy win streak alive. Corey Callahan drove a quadruple of winners.   Tim Tetrick took no prisoners in the feature race with Missile J, taking the lead in :26.3 at the start on the way to his 18th li...
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Andover Hall breeding for $5,000

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has donated an Andover Hall breeding in memory of Sherie Hankins to the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association. It is available for $5,000 to the first person who emails leealphen@comcast.net. A $500 deposit will be due right away to secure the breeding. The balance is due as soon as the breeding produces a live foal and before the mare is sold.
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Ohio horses test positive for EHV

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has confirmed positive cases of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) in four horses at separate locations around the state.   ODA has placed multiple facilities under quarantine and is actively investigating where these animals have been and what other animals might have been exposed. ODA has confirmed two of the positive horses raced at the Meadows Racetrack and ...
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The Meadows extends suspension of live racing

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack in Washington, Pa. announced the extension of the suspension of live racing through Friday, Feb. 23, according to The Meadows Vice President and General Manager, Allie Evangelista. The track previously announced the suspension would last through Feb. 6. During the suspension of live racing, The Meadows Racetrack and Race Book will remain open for simulcasting along wit...
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Sell A Bit N wins distaff derby at Yonkers

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
  Slight favorite Sell a Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $5.80) was wide early and sharp late Friday night (Feb. 2nd), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 5, Sell a Bit N was four-deep at the outset, remaining out there into the first turn. She made the lead around All About Madi (George Brennan) before a :27.4 opening quar...
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Del Rio Seelster captures Claim To Fame final

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
It is not often a 10-year-old gelding who was racing in $8000 claimers two months ago finds himself in a $30,000 final of a late-closing series. But that’s exactly what happened for Del Rio Seelster at Miami Valley on Friday night (Feb. 2) and the son of Western Maverick took full advantage of the opportunity. Claimed in the final preliminary round of the Claim To Fame Series for $12,50...
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JK Pridenjoy, Circle The Page complete series sweeps

on 02/02/2018 12:00 AM
Brooms were needed Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack, as JK Pridenjoy and Circle The Page completed sweeps of the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series. Each series finale featured a field of 10 with the Snowshoe pacers battling for $41,400 and the pacing ladies in the Blizzard going for $31,900. Nick Surick trainee JK Pridenjoy gained a little redemption for a tenth-place finish in last mon...
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Trotters square off in Friday Big M feature

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
Friday night brings with it another intriguing 13-race card at the Meadowlands.   The blend of races touches all bases, opening with a division of the GSY Driving Club then composed of trotters and pacers both young and old filling out the races with nine -and 10-horse fields all evening long.   Theresademoninme (PP #8 Yannick Gingras) and Opulent Yankee (PP #9 Andy Miller) will sq...
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All horses safe in Brewer Adams barn fire

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
A barn fire at the farm of Pennsylvania-based trainer Brewer Adams Wednesday afternoon totally destroyed the building but did not harm any horses nor Adams, who was home at the time. Adams smelled smoke around 1:30 p.m. and called 911. Adams told a local TV station that after calling 911 he immediately went and rescued all nine horses in the barn. According to a local fire chief, the fire s...
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Waiting On A Woman "loves the game"

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
Over the years, Waiting On A Woman has proved himself a tough horse. It's not a surprise because he's been that way since the day he was born. He needed to be just to survive.   The fastest Maritime-bred trotter of all time nearly died after being born in April 2008 at the Prince Edward Island farm of father-and-son breeders Dave and Mitch Tierney. He battled through multiple bouts ...
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Spirit of Mass., Barton Distaff canceled in 2018

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
Due to a lack of consent by the Harness Horsemen's Association of New England, the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot will not be contested in 2018. Also, the newly-announced Clara Barton Distaff for older pacing mares, has been canceled. Both races were scheduled for July 26. "After a tremendous first running last year we are very disappointed that the HHANE chose not to provide their cons...
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Big payoffs continue at Meadowlands

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
It was another good 48 hours for Meadowlands' players last weekend (Jan. 26-27) as big pools led to big payouts over the two racing programs.   The Saturday night 13-race card saw a 2018-high total handle of $2,790,201 ($214,630 per race) pushed through the windows, highlighted by the track's signature Pick 4 wager, which had a pool that topped $100,000 for the first time this year....
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Rood & Riddle responds Feb. 22 in Lexington

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host Rood & Riddle Responds, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, on Monday, Feb. 22, at Embassy Suites in Lexington.   Now in its 33rd year, the Rood & Riddle Client Education Seminar will continue with the question and answer format. Questions submitted by clients and veterinarians prior to the semina...
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Series finals set for Friday at Woodbine

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
After two weeks of competitive and intriguing action, the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series finals will take place this Friday at Woodbine Racetrack.   Each final will feature a field of 10 with the Snowshoe (3 and 4-year-old pacers) going for a purse of $41,400 and the Blizzard (3 and 4-year-old pacing fillies and mares) for a purse of $39,400.   Both series were open to 3- and 4-...
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WEG update on Integrity Initiative

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
Further to the announcement last month, Woodbine Entertainment is working through the implementation of the Standardbred Racing Accountability and Integrity Initiative (SRIAI). We recognize the importance of transparent communication of definitive stakes conditions in advance of the nomination payment deadline of Feb. 15, 2018.   Woodbine Entertainment would like to thank the Standa...
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HHANE responds to Plainridge stakes cancellations

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
The following is a press release sent by the Harness Horsemen's Association of New England in response to an earlier press release sent by Plainridge Park regarding the cancelation of the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot. In reading (Thursday's) press release, Plainridge Park Casino indicated that the Spirit of Massachusetts Trot was canceled solely due to HHANE withholding consent f...
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