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Winning Fireworks standing at Pine Grove Acres

on 01/19/2018 12:00 AM
Winning Fireworks will be standing at Pine Grove Acres, located at 6354 State Route 39 in Millersburg, Ohio 44654 for the 2018 breeding season. His stud fee is $2 500. From his first crop (2017 2-year-olds), he had 15 live foals and 10 starters, with average earnings per starter of $20,378. His top performers included multiple Ohio Sires Stakes winner In My Dreams 2,1:56.3f-'17 ($79,015) an...
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Stephane Bouchard new USTA ID tech

on 01/19/2018 12:00 AM
Former driver Stephane Bouchard has signed an agreement to serve as a U.S. Trotting Association ID Technician, covering the upstate New York and New England territories, areas that were previously serviced by Keith Hamilton for 43 years. After he receives training in late February, Bouchard is expected to be fully operational on or about March 1, 2018.   A native of Montreal, Quebec, who ...
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Harp, Thompson, Daley to FL Hall of Fame

on 01/19/2018 12:00 AM
The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association's president, Steven Wolf, has announced the Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 and the annual award winners for the 2017 harness racing season. They will be honored at the association's 27th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame Awards dinner on Friday (March 2) at the Royal Fiesta Catering Ballroom in Deerfield Beach.  ...
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Canadian Hall invites memories of Somebeach

on 01/19/2018 12:00 AM
The recent passing of the 2009 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Somebeachsomewhere, has left fans and supporters reminiscing about his races, the impact he had on the sport of harness racing and the legacy he leaves. Starting today, Friday, Jan. 19, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is providing an opportunity for fans and supporters to share their Somebeachsomewhere memories an...
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"The Beach" remembered in new Weekend Preview!

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Harness racing lost one of its greatest this past week in Somebeachsomewhere, the 2008 Horse of the Year who went on to have a brilliant career in the breeding shed at Hanover Shoe Farms. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Hanover's Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky talks about the star pacer's time at Hanover and what he meant to her and the staff. Also, co-owner Brent MacGrath, who trave...
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Cantab Hall, Western Ideal new to Hall of Fame

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2018 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are stallions Cantab Hall and Western Ideal. The other nominees were Chapter S...
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Camera Lady gets another win photo at Meadows

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Camera Lady got her picture taken again Thursday (Jan. 18) at The Meadows when she swooped the field in the final quarter to capture the $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Following her November acquisition by trainer Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi, LLC, Camera Lady won five of six starts but didn’t face the track’s elite distaf...
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Michael Merton drives 3,000th winner

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Michael Merton notched his 3,000th career-winning drive at Monticello Raceway on Thursday (Jan. 18). The milestone win came aboard Armor Hanover in the seventh race. The 9-year-old SJ’S Caviar gelding won by seven lengths in 1:57.2 and is owned and trained by Doug Berkeley of Montgomery, NY. Merton hails from a family that has been deeply embedded at Monticello Raceway since its inception in ...
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Horses & BBQ Friday night at Meadowlands

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Live racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday night with another action-filled 14 race card. The featured race of the evening is the seventh, a 10-horse conditioned trot for a purse of $15,000. Chief among the competitors are a pair who have recently competed at the Preferred level now realizing a bit of class relief and another that is rising through the ranks. Opulent Yankee (PP #9) has t...
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Big M the place to bet multi-race

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
While wagering in general remained strong at the Meadowlands last weekend (Jan. 12-13), players were especially fired up when it came time to play the track's popular Pick 4 and Pick 5 wagers.   The Friday Pick 5 had a pool that swelled to $253,772, with interest in the wager piqued due to a $28,786 carryover from the prior race card. The five-bagger has a 50-cent base bet and a low...
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Rood & Riddle to host cocktails, conversation

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Rood & Riddle is excited to host Cocktails & Conversations at one of Wellington's premier private country clubs, The Wanderers Club. The event will be held on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. with an array of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres being served. Cocktails & Conversations, which is a change of venue and time for a previously scheduled Lunch and Learn event, will feature five distinguished veter...
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Ric Flair to appear at Dan Patch Awards dinner

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Last year it was "Elvis" who greeted the attendees at the U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) annual Dan Patch Awards dinner in Las Vegas, and this year on Sunday night, Feb. 25, it will be retired professional wrestler Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair who will welcome everyone at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. Flair, who will be attending the dinner as a guest of one of the ...
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Terry Stone, former Ont. Racing director, dies

on 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
Former Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) Director of Racing Terry Stone passed away suddenly on Jan. 15.   After an exemplary career in the public service -– including 14 years with the OPP and 27 years with the ORC -- Terry retired in 2007. In his time with the ORC, Terry was an active participant and witness to change in the horse racing community – not only in the legislative m...
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Glidemaster moving to Winbak of Delaware

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm is proud to announce that world champion racehorse and sire Glidemaster is being relocated to Winbak Farm of Delaware.   "We're glad we are able to stand a Horse of the Year and a sire who's already producing world-class trotters. We're excited to have him standing here at Winbak of Delaware where his offspring will be eligible to the profitable Delaware program," said W...
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Trainer Brian Brown optimistic for 2018

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Not often does a trainer work with two horses in the same division that both earn a million dollars, but such was the case last year for Brian Brown. In fact, Brown became the first trainer in 13 years to accomplish the feat with two 3-year-old colt pacers, Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon. Those two stars are gone this year, off to perform stallion duties, but Brown is optimistic ...
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Sign up for Saturday's handicapping qualifier

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Two more spots are up for grabs this Saturday in Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's $200 January Qualifier. The qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 Win wagers on 10 Meadowlands races. Players can wager on more than 10 races if they so desire. Players can register on-site Saturday up until 7:15 pm...
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Haverstick's Big M return brings fond memories

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Iron Mine Bucky and trainer Greg Haverstick return to the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday for the eighth time since appearing there in the 2016 Hambletonian Stakes, but the trip never gets old. Haverstick relives Hambletonian Day every time he goes back.   "I do," Haverstick said. "You never forget that day. As long as I live, I guess, I'll never forget it. It was a dream come true....
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Buffalo races for purse money only, no wagering

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
A power surge at Buffalo Raceway has caused a failure of Amtote's PC Color Display Computer System and its backup. Due to the lack of odds and prices being presented, wagering on the 11-race card for Wednesday evening has been canceled.   The races will be run for purse only and broadcast throughout the entire simulcast network.   We apologize for this inconvenience. (Buf...
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Shark Gal wins Meadows feature with first-over move

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
  Shark Gal was first over forever, but she still had enough in the tank to draw off in the lane en route to victory in Wednesday's feature at The Meadows, a $12,700 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace. Trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder had Shark Gal moving from sixth before the half. The 6-year-old daughter of Shark Gesture-Daybreak Gal steadily gobbled up horses and cleared into the fin...
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Miss Irish Rose A takes Buffalo feature

on 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
Wagering may have been cancelled at Buffalo Raceway due to electrical problems but Miss Irish Rose A was still all business in taking the featured $9,500 Open Pace for the mares on Wednesday night (Jan. 17) in a snappy 1:59.1. A power surge at Buffalo Raceway caused a failure of Amtote's PC Color Display Computer System and its backup. Due to the lack of odds and prices being pr...
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