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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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Meadowlands announces 2018 stakes, conditions

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands' 2018 Grand Circuit stakes schedule will be powered by over $9 million in purses led by harness racing's most coveted prize, the 93rd edition of the $1 million Hambletonian Stake.   The Meadowlands will once again play host two of the sport's biggest events. The $650,000 Meadowlands Pace headlines a card worth an estimated $2.3 million on Saturday, July 14. Just a fe...
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New Weekend Preview: Super Bowl edition

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
People in harness racing know harness racing, but do they know football? Find out who favors the Patriots and who is going with the Eagles in Sunday's Super Bowl in "Who Do You Like?" in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Nick Surick looks to sweep the Snowshoe series with JK Pridenjoy at Woodbine Friday night, and he talks about his chances. And sticking with a football them, read...
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Molson Pace renamed the Camluck Classic

on 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
After a successful 25-year run as The Raceway at Western Fair District’s signature race, the Molson Pace will have a new name in 2018. Introducing The Camluck Classic, a C$150,000 Invitational Pace, featuring the best older horses in North America. It will make its debut on a new date this year -- Saturday (May 26) -- at the London half-mile oval. The new race name is a tribute to th...
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Meadows photographer Gooden is "picture perfect"

on 01/31/2018 12:00 AM
Photography allows Chris Gooden to enjoy two of his passions.   "I love being able to make art," Gooden said. "And I'm a really tech-nerdy geek guy, so I love equipment. Both sides go together and make me love my job."   Gooden is in his 16th year as the fulltime track photographer at The Meadows. Earlier this month, he won the George Smallsreed Award for outstanding harness...
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O'Brien Awards to be streamed live

on 01/31/2018 12:00 AM
If you aren't able to attend the 2017 O'Brien Awards Black Tie Gala, you can still enjoy the event via Standardbred Canada's social media channels and video streaming on standardbredcanada.ca this Saturday night.   To kick the night off we have "Red Carpet" coverage of the reception with our Red Carpet Host, Kelly Spencer on Standardbred Canada's website and Facebook page, live from...
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Long shots rule the night at Buffalo

on 01/31/2018 12:00 AM
As the night grew longer and longer at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday (Jan. 31), the win prices got bigger and bigger as the long shots ruled the 13-race program. There were six double digit win prices on the evening with Stonebridge Marvel the largest as David McNeight III steered the 5-year-old gelding to a huge $82.50 victory from the rail. Things started to get ...
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Terror At Night wins third straight at Dover

on 01/31/2018 12:00 AM
Terror At Night  stepped up to her third consecutive victory in the $25,000 Open/Handicap in 1:52.1 on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick won three races for the second straight day. The four-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Enhance The Night distaff, owned by Ed Maas III, Arlene Paisley and Nanticoke Racing, remained unbeaten in January with Corey Callahan driving Les...
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Nuncio now available to NA breeders

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms is pleased to announce that Sweden's national hero, Elitlopp winner Nuncio, will be available to North American breeders in 2018 and beyond by way of frozen semen.   His fee has been set at $9,500, live foal.   The richest son of Hanover stallion Andover Hall entered stud this year at Menhammar Stuteri in Sweden, where his book immediately filled and wa...
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Gingras appreciates Foiled Again

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
"He helped take me to the next level as a driver."   Such were the words of Yannick Gingras, who takes a seat behind Foiled Again as the sport's richest-ever equine is invading Yonkers Raceway in search of his 100th career victory.   Foiled Again returns to the Westchester wars Thursday night, leaving from post position 5 in the $20,000, eighth-race pace. The 14-year...
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The Meadows cancels racing through Feb. 6

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack in Washington, Pa. updated the status of live racing there announcing that it will now be suspended through and including Feb. 6, 2018 according to The Meadows vice president and general manager Allie Evangelista. During the suspension of live racing, The Meadows Racetrack and Race Book will remain open for simulcasting along with their off-track betting facility at Hamar...
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NYSS finals set for Sept. 22 at Yonkers

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
The Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund today released the approved schedules for the 2018 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) season, announcing that this year's $1.8 million NYSS finals will be hosted at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 22. Finals for the Excelsior Series will be held at Saratoga on Sunday, Sept. 23.   The NYSS season officially begins...
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Big M's Own-A-Horse promotion pays dividends

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
Todd Strassberg, a January Own A Horse Contestant, walked away with $600 courtesy of Gimme Some Lovin.   "I attended last Friday, got to visit the horse in the paddock with my friend, and Gimme Some Lovin won," said Strassberg, of Fort Lee, N.J. "I have been coming since the 70s with my pal Bill, and I was unaware how badly my buddy wanted to see the backstretch until we visited th...
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Harrington's 72nd season to begin April 9

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's 72nd season of live harness racing will get underway April 9 with a 65-day racing meet. Live racing will be conducted primarily on a Monday through Wednesday schedule with the exception of the last two weeks of August, when racing will only be on Mondays and Tuesdays. The meet will close on Oct. 24.   Highlights include the always popular Bobby Quillen Memorial ...
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OHHA statement on Meadows EHV-1 positives

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
Ohio horsemen: In light of the unfortunate recent EHV-1 positives at The Meadows, Miami Valley Raceway will not be accepting entries on any horse that has raced or stabled at the western Pennsylvania track since Jan. 10, until further notice.   Additionally, any horse who raced at The Meadows between Jan. 1 and Jan. 9, plus any horse stabled in the state of Pennsylvania (farms or fa...
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More Claim To Fame finals held at Miami Valley

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
A pair of $22,500 Claim To Fame Series finals resulted in mild upsets on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 30) at Miami Valley Raceway. In the $8,000 claiming geldings division, Anarchy Hanover (John DeLong) tipped three-wide around the final bend to best CC’s Desire (Trevor Smith) and Star Guitar (Jeremy Smith) in 1:55.3 over a track rated good. Star Guitar cut all the fractions with CC’s Desire...
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Royal Becca J takes top trot at Dover in 1:54.2

on 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
For the second straight time, Royal Becca J overpowered the $25,000 Open/Handicap field, this time in 1:54.2 in a wire-to-wire performance Tuesday (Jan. 30) at Dover Downs. It’s been an exceptional week for driver Jack Parker Jr.’s two top trotters stable. Last Sunday, Parker guided NF Happenstance to victory over an off track at Yonkers in a $50,000 trot and now Royal Becca J chalked u...
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Donovan is sweet on Youaremycandygirl

on 01/29/2018 12:00 AM
Bill Donovan has participated in harness racing at multiple levels, from working as a groom to owning a breeding farm, but he is perhaps best known because of his involvement in the sport as a horse owner. And Dan Patch Award winner Youaremycandygirl has become the most recent to provide Donovan with the sweet taste of success.   Youaremycandygirl was voted the sport's best 2-year-old ...
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Party Rockin rocks at Miami Valley

on 01/29/2018 12:00 AM
Party Rockin captured the $15,000 final of the Claim To Fame series for $8000 claiming mares at Miami Valley on Monday afternoon, beating Virginnaire (Randy Tharps) and Big Tsunami (Trace Tetrick) in 1:54.4. The 6-year-old aughter of Ameripan Gigolo, a recent addition to the Dan Maier Stable for owner Antonia Storer, now has 15 lifetime wins and recently eclipsed the $100,000 earnings ...
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Gravitator wins first of ‘18 at Dover Downs

on 01/29/2018 12:00 AM
Both trotter Gravitator and pacer JJ Flynn made their first 2018 appearances in the winner’s circle after impressive victories in the Monday feature races at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick had three winners. Gravitator was all alone in the stretch on the way to a convincing 1:55 lifetimes best clocking with Eddie Davis Jr. Mike Hall trains the Kadabra -She’sa priority 4-year-old mare racing f...
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