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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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Endeavor upsets Bettor's Edge at Meadowlands

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
Having beaten mid-range conditioned foes in his last start, Endeavor wasn’t given much of a chance by the betting public in Saturday night’s (Jan. 27) feature at the Meadowlands, when he went up against some tough customers in the $20,000 Preferred Handicap for pacers and was sent off at odds of 12-1. The betting public had this one all wrong. After a tough-trip, fifth-place finish a...
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Orilla Joe edges Take It Back Terry at Yonkers

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
Orilla Joe (Brent Holland, $17.80) kept the form spree going Saturday night (Jan. 27), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from outside post position seven, Orillia Joe had a first-turn impediment when Delaware invader Cajon Lightning (Jordan Stratton) made a filthy break. That forced Orillia Joe wide, making the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. Pole-assign...
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R Gauwitz Hanover upsets in MVG final

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
R Gauwitz Hanover, deftly handled by Chris Page, upset a full field of 10 $20,000 claimers to capture the $35,000 final of this division’s Claim To Fame series at Miami Valley on Saturday night (Jan. 27). Page sat patiently in third position along the pylons (fourth overall) through fractions of :26.3, :56 and 1:24.3 before seizing an opening around the final bend to swing three-wide for...
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Readly Express wins PDA; Propulsion third

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
The Swedish-owned and trained Readly Express, a 6-year-old son of two-time Prix d'Amerique champion Ready Cash, captured the 1 million euro Prix d'Amerique on Sunday afternoon at the Vincennes track in Paris. The American-bred, Swedish-owned and trained Propulsion, a son of Muscle Hill, finished third after leading for part of the race. Swedish driving ace Bjorn Goop drove Readly Express to...
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Jack Parker Jr. scores with NF Happenstance

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
A start-to-finish NF Happenstance (Jack Parker Jr., $14) just lasted Sunday afternoon (Jan. 28), winning Yonkers Raceway’s ‘sloppy’ $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. A field of 11 served as the first of six ‘French’ trots. There were any number of early misbehavers, including 2-1 choice Money Maven (Yannick Gingras), one of the second-tier starters. There was no such happenstance for...
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Totally Kissed takes $40,000 MVG series final

on 01/28/2018 12:00 AM
Totally Kissed (Jason Brewer) topped Get Around Town (Kayne Kauffman) and Bet The Moon (John DeLong) to capture the $40,000 championship final of the Claim To Fame series for $30,000 claimers at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 28). Despite the fact that the enticement of winning the lucrative final generated nine claims during the two preliminary legs of the series, none of the top three ...
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Opulent Yankee scores at Meadowlands

on 01/27/2018 12:00 AM
His tactic might have been different, but the result was still the same. The usually speedy Opulent Yankee, who won this event one week ago on the lead, opted to sit a pocket trip Friday night (Jan. 26) in the featured $20,000 conditioned trot at the Meadowlands, and the 7-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yankee responded with an eighth of a mile to go, easing past Dover Downs invader Theresademo...
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