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Fear The Dragon, Huntsville lead Adios elims

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Huntsville and North America Cup champion Fear The Dragon head a field of 14 into the 51st edition of the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows.   Eliminations for the Adios, each carrying a $25,000 purse, are set for Saturday; they'll go as races nine and 10 with an approximate post time of 3:45 p.m. The $400,000 Adios final the fo...
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Koch replaces Salvi as USTA Dist. 12 director

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack's director of racing Peter Koch officially rejoined the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors on Monday, July 17.   He previously was elected to the Board in 2002 and served as a representative from District 12 for seven years.   Koch was named to replace Nick Salvi, who resigned his position on the Board, in accordance with USTA Bylaw 5.05 th...
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Katz remains in the moment with Ariana G

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Marvin Katz understands the buzz associated with a filly taking on the boys in the Hambletonian, but following Ariana G's win in last weekend's Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands, the longtime owner and breeder was content to enjoy his horse's present rather than speculate about her future.   Ariana G won her division of the Miller in 1:51.4 Saturday to give her 13 victories ...
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Put On A Show's daughter fastest in PASS

on 07/18/2017 2:00 AM
Tuesday wasn’t "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" at The Meadows, but the Sand Tart, a $159,852 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for freshman filly pacers, sure had that feel, as daughters of a pair of harness racing’s most admired champions sparkled in victory. Put On A Show banked nearly $2.46 million in a career that included the 2010 Dan Patch Award for 3-year-old fillies. Her owners, Joanne ...
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Grassroots to Stonebridge Rhyme, Yokomotion

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
The trotting filly Stonebridge Rhyme may not have earned back all of her $29,000 purchase price, but on Sunday night the 2-year-old gave owner Arpad Szabo something almost as a valuable, an Ontario Sires Stakes victory at his local oval Georgian Downs. Starting from post 1, Stonebridge Rhyme and driver Sylvain Filion were in front for most of the mile, trotting under the finish wire in 2:02...
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Napolitano cashes in Pocono pace feature

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Some nifty steering by the track's leading driver, George Napolitano Jr., put Ginger Tree Cash in position to take a three-quarter-length victory over Geez Joe in an $18,000 pacing feature Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Napolitano got away third with the altered son of Yankee Cruiser, sitting behind Voracity's posting of big first half numbers – :26.1 and :54. ...
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Trotter In Secret tops Tattersalls at $140,000

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Five-year-old gelded trotter In Secret was the top-selling horse at Sunday's Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Racetrack, going for $140,000 to trainer Ron Burke and Burke Racing. "He's the only horse we came to buy," Burke said. "I'm thrilled to get him." In Secret is a son of Deweycheatumnhowe of the mare Secret Magic. His family includes millionaire Possess The Magic. For ...
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PA fair winners score despite short turnaround

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
After getting rained out on Thursday at Hughesville, the Pennsylvania fair circuit had a dry weekend at the home track of the late great Boots Dunn, the Crawford County Fair in this northwest Pennsylvania city, for a two-day Sires Stakes event.   After being photoed out of third (timed in 1:53.1 – :27.2) in a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes pari-mutuel division on Thursday behind Wild B...
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2 year olds in OSS action Monday at Northfield

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Monday night at Northfield Park kicks off three days of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action featuring 2 year olds in round two of the four-leg series for Buckeye-bred youngsters. Each division carries a purse of $40,000.   At Northfield on Monday, a total of 42 fillies will vie, representing their sires Pet Rock (8); Big Bad John, Dragon Again and McArdle (5 each); The Panderosa (4)...
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Adios Week kicks off with July 22 Adios elims

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Adios Week, the annual extravaganza of top-quality harness racing, family-oriented fun, food and music, kicks off Saturday, July 22 at The Meadows with eliminations for the $450,000 (est.) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, one of harness racing's premier events for 3-year-old pacers. The Adios final the following Saturday, the 51st edition of the prestigious stake, highlights the a...
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Meadows SOA awards scholarships

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is awarding more than $15,000 this year in Collegiate Scholarship program. Five students that are sons and daughters of MSOA members will receive awards.   The top award is a $5,000 scholarship presented by the board of directors of the MSOA. The award goes to Kristopher Bryce Hite, who will begin studies this fall at...
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Lachance, Campbell set for one last battle

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Harness driver Mike Lachance said he's raced against fellow Hall of Famer John Campbell more times than anyone in the sport's history. So, it's fitting Lachance will race against Campbell one last time on July 30 in the Legends Day Trot at Clinton Raceway.   "The last 25 years, his locker was next to mine at the Meadowlands, so we dressed next to each other every night for 25 years,...
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Liberty Bell Reunion Night a success

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia kicked off its Summer Racing Series this past Friday, July 14, with a Liberty Bell Park Reunion Night at the track that was enjoyed by all in attendance.   It was the first of three Friday night live race cards with reunion events for former Delaware Valley harness tracks. The next is Garden State Park Night on Friday, Aug. 11, followed by Brandywine Raceway Ni...
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CHHA awards four college scholarships

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association is delighted to award scholarships to four very deserving students from harness racing families. One of our members heard we had nine applicants for two scholarships and quickly wrote a check so we could help more kids. Jonathan Hallett is the recipient of this year’s John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship. He is continuing his studies i...
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RUS MidAtlantic announces series

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
RUS MidAtlantic, a business advocacy group promoting racing under saddle in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia is proud to announce its schedule for the 2017 edition of the RUS MidAtlantic Trotting Series. This year, there will be a total of five races for horses of varying ability with two of the races being conducted at fairs while the other three taking place at pari-mutuel tracks...
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Cult Icon sets PA Stallon 2FP record

on 07/17/2017 2:00 AM
Cult Icon used a decisive first-over move to carry her to victory in a stake-record 1:53.1 in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for freshman filly pacers was contested over three divisions, with Real Fine and Dance For Kisses taking the other splits. Cult Icon was third down the backside when she targeted the leader, Ana Hanover, with a brush so...
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Kwik Talkin wins Sheppard, sets stakes mark

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
Jordan Stratton actually beat Jordan Stratton Saturday night (July 15). Stratton and Kwik Talkin ($5.60) held off odds-on Springsteen (Jason Bartlett) in a glorified match race, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $110,500 final of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The mile ticked the teletimer in 1:53.4, two-fifths of a second faster than the previous stakes record o...
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Hawthorne Jackpot High 5 hit for $64,380

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
On Saturday evening at Hawthorne Race Course, the Jackpot High Five wager was capped and had a mandatory payout. After not being hit on a single ticket during the first 36 nights of the meet, the carryover had grown to $224,190. The pool was capped and a mandatory payout of set for Saturday night with a guaranteed pool of $500,000. When all was said and done, an additional $1,413,238 was wa...
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Hemi Seelster upsets in $68,000 Open Trot

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
There was a fair amount of Yonkers Raceway symmetry Sunday afternoon (July 16th), as Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett)—at 12-1—won the $68,000 Open Handicap Trot—from post position 12. Working out a perfect second-over sojourn from the back of the bus, Hemi Seelster was towed into the race by no less than International Trot world champion Resolve (Ake Svanstedt). The latter, after l...
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Smalltownthrowdown wins debut for Allard

on 07/16/2017 2:00 AM
Smalltownthrowdown (Cash Hall) was the champion of the 3-year-old colt and gelding division of the New York Sire Stakes for trotters in 2016. Following his championship campaign, Smalltownthrowdown changed connections and moved to the stable of trainer Rene Allard.   The talented high-stepper made his debut for Allard in Sunday afternoon's feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. After usi...
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