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Meadowlands insights in new Weekend Preview

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes insights about the Fall Four and TVG events at the Meadowlands this Saturday. Trainer Ron Burke explains the entry of his 3-year-old trotting colt What The Hill in the TVG Open Trot, Tim Tetrick offers his thoughts about his drives in the big stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday, and trainer Joe Holloway talks about his 2-year-old f...
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Barn Girl wins third straight at Meadows

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Barn Girl won her third straight race -- and 14th this year -- with a facile front-end score in Wednesday’s (Nov. 22) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Barn Girl zipped to the top from post six for Aaron Merriman and never permitted any effective outside flow to develop. She defeated the pocket-sitting Lady Ping by 1-3/4 lengths in 1:55.4 over a "good" surface, ...
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Churita dominates males in Dayton Open

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
Churita, a 5-year-old mare by Airzoom Lindy, dominated her male competitors to capture the $18,500 Open "Turkey Trot" at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night (Nov. 22). The classy Indiana-based winner of 28 races was reunited with driver Trace Tetrick for her third effort in the past two months at Dayton and responded with her first Ohio win, an open lengths 1:54 triumph over Cantab Lind...
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Squeeze This uses passing lane to score at Batavia

on 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
A heady drive by Billy Davis Jr. conserved effort for Squeeze This both early and late in the mile before he let her lunge down the lightning lane and capture the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday evening. Voltina (Kevin Cummings) went back to her penchant of cutting the race, firing hard off the gate to take early command. She yielded briefly to Exotic ...
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Toys for Tots drive at Meadowlands

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is holding its 14th annual Toys for Tots collection drive through Saturday, Dec. 9.   All are welcome to bring in new, unwrapped toys and spread holiday cheer this holiday season to a child in need. Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be donating all collected toys to the local Marine Corps Toys for Tots. "We are proud to host a Toys...
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Goodtogo Hanover good to go at Meadows

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Goodtogo Hanover stalked Windsong Magic from the pocket, then roared through the Lightning Lane for Jim Pantaleano to capture Tuesday’s feature, a $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot, at The Meadows. Windsong Magic withstood the first-over assault by Glidinthruparadise, but was no match for Goodtogo Hanover, who prevailed in 1:56.3. Delcrest Magicstar also shot the Lightning Lane, b...
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Pedal Power, Ibetyoucanwiggle win DSBF legs

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Pedal Power and Ibetyoucanwiggle pulled mild surprises to win the second-leg $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Filly Paces on Tuesday (Nov. 21) at Dover Downs. Theresademoninme took the $25,000 Open Trot. With both first-leg winners – Gracefullyforgiven and Go Sandy Go – virtually tied as race favorites, Tim Tetrick pulled Pedal Power out of third turning for h...
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Harness Museum's holiday concert on Dec. 7

on 11/21/2017 12:00 AM
Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 43rd year, this community event kicks off the festive season. Although much has changed in the world since that first concert in 1974, the charm of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered neighbors continue to "make the season bright." Mark your calendar for Thurs...
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Rubber Duck wins at Pocono for Jenn Bongiorno

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Rubber Duck, who has done his best racing on the front end in recent starts, worked out a pocket trip on a 34-degree night and came on to get a half-length decision over tough pacesetter Classicality while taking Sunday’s $25,000 winners-over handicap trot in 1:53.2 Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Jim Marohn Jr. sat with the Muscle Mass ridgling behind favored Classicalit...
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Charmed Life bests boys in Yonkers Open Trot

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Odds-on Charmed Life (Yannick Gingras, $3.50) slapped the boys silly again Sunday afternoon (Nov. 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s windy $40,000 Open Trot.  With ‘only’ a seven-horse field, the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile as the late-morning opener. First-up a week ago, Charmed Life was in play early here. From post position five, she found the front well before a ...
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Ariana G named 2017 NJSS Horse of Year

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Ariana G has been selected as the New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse of the Year for 2017.   Ariana G won both of the New Jersey-restricted races that she entered, including the final of the Sires Stakes Premier Division at the Meadowlands where she took her lifetime mark of 1:51.1. The 3-year-old trotting filly used those races as a springboard to the rest of the season which saw her vi...
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Cammie Haughton named Yonkers dir. of racing

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has named Robert (Cammie) Haughton to the newly-created position of director of racing.   Haughton, 57, was serving as the Raceway's racing consultant. He is a former presiding judge at both the Meadowlands and Yonkers. The son of Hall of Famer Billy Haughton also worked as assistant race secretary at Saratoga Raceway after himself training and driving.   "Cammie's ...
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Safe From Terror wins 20th race of year

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Surviving a brutal :26.1 opening panel, Safe From Terror won for the 20th time this year in Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows, moving her back into a tie with Quicksilvercandy A for "winningest" North American Standardbred in 2017. When Jim Pantaleano eschewed an early seat for Safe From Terror, she continued outside well past the quarter before maki...
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Harrisburg purchase Cougar Bait wins in debut

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Cougar Bait completed his 2-year-old campaign in impressive style, winning four of his last five starts. But too many inconsistent outings and only one win this year led to him become catalog number 1575 in the Black Book at Harrisburg earlier this month. That is where Joel Wheeler cast the winning bid and brought the altered son of Western Terror home to Plainridge Park.  In his first...
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Evolution Tour, Slick Tony win DSBF 2CP splits

on 11/20/2017 12:00 AM
Evolution Tour drew off by more than 10 lengths while Slick Tony had to edge Transitioning Joy at the wire in the second of two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshman colt and gelding paces on Monday at Dover Downs.  The combination of driver Tim Tetrick and Jim King training for JoAnn Looney King struck for the third straight time, second in DSBF preliminaries, to...
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Fourth Dimension bounces back in VV elim

on 11/19/2017 12:00 AM
Single eliminations for each of the Fall Final Four stakes headlined a 13-race card at the Meadowlands on Saturday night (Nov. 18). Kissin In The Sand followed her near track-record win two weeks ago in the Kindergarten final with an easy score in 1:52.2 as the 3-10 wagering choice in the Three Diamonds elimination. Tim Tetrick took over the driving duties for the first time with Yannick Gingra...
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Big night for Grant, McNair at Woodbine

on 11/19/2017 12:00 AM
Leading owner Brad Grant and leading driver Doug McNair teamed up to once again sweep the Preferred paces on Saturday night (Nov. 18) at Woodbine Racetrack. It was a rainy Saturday evening at the Toronto oval, but that didn’t slow down the momentum of last week’s Preferred winners Easy Lover Hanover and Witch Dali. Easy Lover Hanover was the 2-5 favorite in the C$34,000 Preferred a...
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Macomber, Cullipher tie for HoP trainer title

on 11/18/2017 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded its 2017 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Friday (Nov. 17). In addition to the racing action, the leading driver and trainer titles were awarded. On the driving side, Trace Tetrick secured his fourth consecutive and sixth leading driver title at Hoosier Park. Tetrick, who led the standings from start to finish...
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Truth And Liberty dominates mare pace at Saratoga

on 11/18/2017 12:00 AM
Truth And Liberty (Total Truth) continues to dominate the competition in the Friday night (Nov. 17) Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Bob Lounsbury-trained mare was assigned post position eight for Friday’s try in the $19,500 feature after winning the Open three times in the last five weeks. Driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. was patient while piloting the 5-year-old mare on...
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Dapper Dude wins Meadows $18K Pace

on 11/18/2017 12:00 AM
  Dapper Dude attacked the leader, Stride Of Pride, first over, passed him in deep stretch and captured Saturday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude was third down the backside when Aaron Merriman sent him after Stride Of Pride. Despite a sloppy racing surface, the 8-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest gained steadily and downed Stride Of Pride...
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