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Youaremycandygirl sets track record at Tioga

on 08/04/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke combined for two of the three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing fillies, Friday night (August 4) at Tioga Downs.  All Division raced for $37,266. The first division (NYSS) looked like an exciting two horse race on paper and it didn't disappoint.  Hurrikane Shorty (Jim Marohn Jr) took the quick lead and hit ...
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Shnitzledosomethin wins another Indiana final

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
The top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the Hoosier state were in the spotlight at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, August 2 to battle it out in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Finals. Over $630,000 was up for grabs on the evening's 14-race card and featured six $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for the two and three-year-old divisions. The three-year-old trott...
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CHHA and SBOANJ to host lunch at Gaitway Farm

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
Everyone is invited to Gaitway Farm in Englishtown, NJ on Monday, August 7 at noon for a FREE lunch and an inspirational message from New York Chaplains Humberto and Karen Chavez. Music will also be provided by Marybeth DiAngelo and her friends. Both the message and the music with be in English and Spanish. The event is co-sponsored by the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association and t...
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Courtly Choice's 1:53.1 equals Saratoga mark

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
Courtly Choice (Art Major) matched the track record for 2-year-old pacing colts on Wednesday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel as he prevailed impressively in New York Sire Stakes competition.   Canadian trainer Blake Macintosh brought Courtly Choice south to compete in New York for the first time and the freshman had the daunting task of overcoming post position eight in his debu...
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Hambo Day wagering format announced

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
The 16-race Hambletonian Day card Saturday at the Meadowlands is not only billed as "the greatest day in harness racing," but is also the greatest wagering day in the sport.   The card will feature three separate Pick Four wagers, covering Races 3-6, Races 8-11, and Races 13-16. The first will have a $50,000 guaranteed pool, the second will have a $75,000 guaranteed pool and there will be...
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Mike Lachance named Prix d'Ete Grand Marshal

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Michel "Mike" Lachance will be the Grand Marshal for the upcoming $200,000 Prix D'Ete Grand Circuit race day at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, Aug. 20.   Lachance is known throughout harness racing as one of the all-time greatest drivers. Over an illustrious career that spanned more than 50 years, Lachance, now 66, won 10,421 races and purse earnings of $190 m...
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Wiggle it Jiggleit to miss all of 2017

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
Three weeks after saying he still hoped his star pacer Wiggle It Jiggleit would make it to the racetrack in 2017, owner George Teague Jr. has announced that won't be happening. Plagued by chronic back issues, Wiggle It Jiggleit has not raced since finishing second last October to Always B Miki in the Breeders Crown final at the Meadowlands, leaving the now 5-year-old pacer less than $100,000 f...
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Paul family has first Hambo starter in Bill's Man

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
After four decades in the harness racing business, Doug Paul and his family will see a dream come true Saturday when Bill's Man races in the $1.2 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Bill's Man will be the Pauls' first starter in the sport's premier race for 3-year-old trotters, the Hambletonian. If that were not enough, the Pauls also will make their first appe...
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Youngsters to drive Saturday at Meadowlands

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
Four students have been selected to represent their Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) camps in this year's driving demonstration at the Meadowlands on Hambeltonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 5. They are Lily Kairewich of Chittenango, N.Y.; Sundene Lodge of Milton, Del.; Danny Eick of Howell, N.J.; and Connor Lutz of Etters, Pa.   The non-wagering event is a one-half mile dash, the stan...
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Spotlight on Hambo Day in Weekend Preview!

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
The stars of harness racing will be shining during the daylight of Saturday afternoon's Hambletonian Day card at the Meadowlands, and you can see all the past performances by downloading a free Trackmaster program that is available in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. After the news of Walner hurt and not being entered in the Hambo, the connections of the top filly Ariana G ha...
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Spirit Trot generates numbers for Plainridge

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
The $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that was held at Plainridge Park on Friday, July 28, was the latest in a long list of achievements the resurgent track just south of Boston has added to its resume over the last three years.   With a thriving gaming property established and a solid harness racing program in place as a result of the Race Horse Development Fund, the manag...
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Hambo horses clear out-of-competition testing

on 08/03/2017 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has cleared the out-of-competition tests screened to date on the entrants in the $1.2 million Hambletonian, to be raced Saturday, Aug. 5 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This procedure has been routine for nearly a decade in the Hambletonian Society sponsored and owned Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks races, as well as the $6 million Breeder...
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Custom Cantab takes Indiana Sires in 1:55.3

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired two-year-old trotters were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 1 as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by a pair of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals for the freshmen trotters. Custom Cantab and driver Peter Wrenn made a clean sweep of the second round of stakes action as they scored their second consecutive Hoosier Park vic...
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Tessa Seelster scores in 1:50.3 at Pocono

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
For the second time in three nights, a track record for an odd-distance race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun was broken Tuesday, as Mr Right showed rare courage to come back in the stretch and win a $13,500 contest at 1¼ miles on the trot in 2:29, shaving two-fifths of a second off the previous local standard set by Sweet Talkin' Guy in 1992. Keegan Ho got the lead off the first turn in this f...
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Barn Bella, Celebrity Ruth take NYSS

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
"She's just bigger and stronger than she was last season." Such was Jeff Gregory's post-mortem after Barn Bella ($2.80) completed her Tuesday night (Aug. 1) rounds, winning the second division of Yonkers Raceway's $169,000 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot for 3-year-old fillies. Working her way to the lead from post position 3 in the $85,250 grouping, the defending frosh state-bred c...
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James MacDonald new Canadian rep in WDC

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada (SC) has announced that James MacDonald will represent Canada in the World Driving Championship, which takes place Aug. 12-19 at racetracks across Canada. The driving tournament coincides with Canada playing host to the World Trotting Conference. Earlier this week SC announced that Brandon Campbell, who had been selected to represent Canada in the competition, was being rem...
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Judge upholds Lady Shadow Lady Liberty ban

on 08/02/2017 2:00 AM
A Bergen County Superior Court judge on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 2, denied an application for emergent injunctive relief filed by the owners of Lady Shadow, who had been refused entry in Saturday's Lady Liberty for older pacing mares. The court filing delayed the post position draw from Tuesday until the ruling on Wednesday. Lady Shadow had been barred from racing in the Lady Liberty ...
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Garden State Park Reunion Night on Aug. 11

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association (PHHA), are hosting the second of three special Summer Series reunion nights on Friday, Aug. 11, with the Garden State Park Reunion Night. Post time for the special evening program is 6:30 p.m.   Hall of Famers John Campbell and Cat Manzi will be in attendance including former track announcer, Larry Leder...
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Dragon Time fires to 1:53 win in Dream Maker

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave Menary was expected to win Monday's second leg of the Dream Maker at Mohawk Racetrack, but it was the least likely of his two starters to come through with the victory.   Menary trainee Trump That was the overwhelming favorite in a field of five 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings competing for $14,000. Trump That enjoyed a two-hole ride and took the lead in the stretch, but...
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Six straight wins for Pounce Hanover

on 08/01/2017 2:00 AM
Pounce Hanover trotted to his sixth straight victory in one $14,000 division of the featured claiming handicap trot Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Queens Lonely Earl was victorious in the other.   Pounce Hanover, an altered son of Majestic Son who went over $250,000 in career earnings with his Monday win, posted his fourth "picket fence" (1's at every chart c...
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