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PA Dept. of Ag update on Meadows quarantine

on 01/25/2018 12:00 AM
A Standardbred horse at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County tested positive Wednesday (Jan. 24)  for equine herpes virus, or EHV-1, making it the second confirmed case in the state this month. Last week, veterinarians with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine confirmed a case at the school’s New ...
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Tetrick drives Lazarus to victory at Dover

on 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
Trotter Lazurus made his first visit to Dover Downs a winning one while pacer Pass Line Bluechip won for the fourth straight time in the Tuesday (Jan. 23) co-features over an off track. After two straight starts from the outside, Lazurus drew an inside post in the $13,000 Winners-Over trot and made the best of it. With Tim Tetrick at the controls, the Credit Winner-Afterglow Hall gelding scored...
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Meadows' backstretch closed due to EHV

on 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
The Meadows is presently a closed horse community due to a horse testing positive for EHV-1. The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission made the announcement this morning. No horses are being allowed to ship in or ship out of the backstretch at The Meadows to limit any possibility of spreading EHV through the equine community. In addition, due to deteriorating track conditions, The Meadows ...
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Magical 2017 season for Yannick Gingras

on 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras’ focus is on winning races, not awards, but when you win races like he did in 2017 it’s no surprise when recognition follows. Gingras drove four horses last year that captured Dan Patch Award divisional honors, including the three horses ranked at the top of the season’s final Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll: No. 1 Hannelore Hanover, No. 2 Ariana G, and No. 3 Manche...
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First foal by world champ Always B Miki born

on 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
World champion Always B Miki is a dad. Gallie Beach gave birth to a filly by Always B Miki at 10 p.m. on Tuesday night (Jan. 23) at Fashion Farms of Pennsylvania. The filly is the first foal of the unraced Somebeachsomewhere daughter Gallie Beach, who is out of a full sister to the multiple stakes winner Gallie Bythe Beach, who is carrying her first foal, also by Always B Miki. Both mar...
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Divas Image makes it four in a row at Dover

on 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Divas Image on the way to her fourth straight $25,000 Mares Open/Handicap win at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan 24. With last season’s Horse of the Meet leading at the quarter, Tony Morgan moved Divas Image up to take the front and never was headed the rest of a 1:52.1 mile. Jenn Bongiorno trains the five-year-old daughter of Bettor’s De...
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Cashendash captures Dover claiming feature

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Cashendash, an 11-year-old, beat a field of nine, winning a $17,500 claiming pace, by a nose in 1:51.2 on Monday night at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drove the winner for owner-trainer Dylan Davis for the Western Hanover gelding’s first success of the New Year. Letsmakeawish (Russell Foster) closed on the inside for second with Lew’s Maverick (Montrell Teague) third. Mister Virgin entered ...
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Guariglia puts his Dan Patch filly Manchego on top

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Barry Guariglia bought his first horse in 1987, owned Dan Patch Award-winner Stienam’s Place a decade later, and has enjoyed his share of successful horses in the years that followed. But none of it compared to what he experienced last year with Manchego. It was, in a word, perfect.   Manchego was a perfect 12-for-12 in 2017 and became the first undefeated 2-year-old female trotter in Bre...
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Southwind Frank's first foal born at Allerage

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Allerage Farm of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the birth of their first 2018 foal, a filly from the royally bred 1:55 performer Day Lily, on Sunday (Jan. 21) at 11:40 p.m. She is also the first born of the initial crop by Southwind Frank 3,1:52.1. The dam is an Andover Hall from the $1 million producer Filly At Bigs 3,1:54, a winner of more than $650,000 during her racing career. M...
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Meadows cancels Tuesday due to electrical issue

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Electrical power issues on the backside have forced The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to cancel Tuesday’s (Jan. 23) live card. The track and its Harmar facility remain open for simulcast viewing and wagering. Live racing is expected to resume Wednesday (Jan. 24), first post 1:05 p.m. (The Meadows)
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More Claim To Fame LC finalists at Miami Valley

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Finalists in another pair of Claim To Fame late-closing series were determined during the Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 23)  matinee at Miami Valley Raceway. Tammysmist swept the two preliminary legs in the split for $12,500 claiming mares, positioning herself as the likely favorite in next Tuesday’s $22,500 championship final. Tyler Smith piloted the 7-year-old Western Maverick mare to a 1:5...
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Dress For Success delivers filly by Bar Hopping

on 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
Ruddick Stables is pleased welcome what is believed to be the first foal by Bar Hopping 2,1:56.3; 3,1:51.4 ($1,292,433). The filly was born at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 18). She is bay, with a large star and one white hind foot. She is also the first foal for her Infinitif-sired dam, Dress For Success, 3,1:56.4; 4,1:54.3f ($115,379). Selected as a yearling and raced by Ruddick Stables, the m...
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America wins Friendship final; Italy takes the series

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
American driver Bob Krivelin captured the final event of the four race Italian-American Friendship Series on Sunday night but it wasn't quite enough as the Italian contingent scored an 87-81 victory. Trailing 70 to 56 going into the final event, the American team got a big chunk of those points back when Krivelin guided the pacer Feelin Lucky to a sharp 1:56.1 score  over Country Baran...
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Field set for Claim to Fame final at Miami Valley

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Following a trio of fiercely contested second round divisions of $30,000 claimers on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21), the field is set for the $40,000 championship leg of the Claim To Fame series a week from now at Miami Valley Raceway. Repeat winners Supreme Mach N and Totally Kissed headline the group, while one-time series winners JM Jet Set and Get Around Town also advanced. Others who will...
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District 8A reports on its meeting

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association’s District 8A, encompassing downstate N.Y. , was held on Saturday (Jan. 20) at the Hilltop Oval on the night Foiled Again was foiled in his attempt to achieve a career milestone 100th win. But as they used to say of the Brooklyn Dodgers, "wait till next time." District Chairman Joe Faraldo, Yonkers GM Bob Galterio and newly appointe...
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Pocono taking stall applications starting Feb. 1

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Racing gets underway for the 2018 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday (March 17) and applications can be submitted for review starting Feb. 1. Interested horsemen should submit their stall/ship-in applications online only. The stable area opens for the season on March 1. Regarding the 2018 racing season, there are two significant changes. The monthly stall rent has been re...
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Woodbine, Western Fair cancel Monday cards

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack and The Raceway at Western Fair District have canceled their respective programs of live racing that were scheduled for Monday evening, Jan. 22. Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rain has led to deteriorating track conditions at both Ontario tracks. The forecast is for temperatures to continue to rise throughout the afternoon and into Monday evening, but to drop ...
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Gingras scheduled for Meadowlands this weekend

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
With the groundhog’s weather report due next week, some of the Meadowlands’ most recognizable names will be seen popping up more in the program in the coming weeks as winter’s chill begins to slowly melt into spring. First up is Yannick Gingras. "The Green Hornet" won 395 times a year ago, ending his streak of 400 or more at eight, but things went well nonetheless. The 38-year-old was vo...
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Mike The Trader overcomes poor start to win

on 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
Mike The Trader survived a fumbly-gaited start — and the ensuing judges’ inquiry — to capture Monday’s (Jan. 22) co-feature at The Meadows, a $13,000 conditioned trot. His tardy beginning left Mike The Trader away sixth, but he followed the live cover of Jumpinthejailhouse for Brady Brown and rallied wide in the lane to score in 1:56. Early leader Bowdie De Vie finished second, beaten a...
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