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Ariana G heads to Zweig to take on colts

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Ariana G, fresh off a lifetime-best 1:51.1 win in the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, has been entered to race against colts in the Open event of the $320,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on Friday night at Vernon Downs. Ariana G was considered for the Open division of the Hambletonian, but her connections chose instead to race her in an elimination and final format against fillies in the Hamb...
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Currier & Ives display at Saratoga Harness Museum

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of "The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives."   This travelling exhibit, on loan from the Harness Hall of Fame & Museum in Goshen, NY, consists of a limited set of 33 reproduction prints from original Currier & Ives lithographs, plus four reader boards. The scenes illustrate harn...
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Eight entered in Sunday's Prix d'Ete

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Eight top 4-year-old pacers in North America have entered the $200,000© Prix D'Ete that will take place on Sunday at Hippodrome 3R.   The post-position draw for the big race will be done live at H3R Wednesday night in the winner's circle after the fourth race on the program. H3R is hosting on Wednesday the fourth leg of the World Driving Championship in race...
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RUS Midatlantic Series to kick off at Ocean Downs

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 RUS MidAtlantic Monte Trotting Series kicks off this Sunday, August 20 at Ocean Downs and a select field of six trotters will be competing for a purse of $5,000 in this non-wagering event. The race is scheduled to be contested between the fifth and sixth races on the regular program. First race for the evening has a scheduled 7:05 p.m. post.   For the initial leg...
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Horseman William "Billy" Carroll dies at age 54

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
William James "Billy" Carroll passed away on July 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 54. He was born in Wilmington, Del. on July 31, 1962. He graduated from William Tennent High School and went on to study economics at Mercer County Community College. As a teenager, Carroll developed his love for harness racing working alongside his father and grandfather. Carroll's father, Bill Carr...
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Winbak's Goshen yearling videos online

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is excited to be a partner in the third annual Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY. Winbak's yearling lineup for the sale includes New York and Pennsylvania-sired yearlings.   The Goshen Yearling Sale videos for Winbak's lineup are now posted at http://www.winbakfarm.com/ for videos. Clic...
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Vodka N Lindy pulls PASS upset at Meadows

on 08/16/2017 2:00 AM
Vodka N Lindy stalked the 6-5 favorite, Treviso, from the pocket, then shot by her in the Lightning Lane to pull off the 6-1 upset in Wednesday's $142,654 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. Fine Tuned Lady took the other division in the event for 3-year-old filly trotters known as the Meadow Bright. Treviso was looking to complete a sweep of the four PASS preliminary legs and had the ...
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World Trotting Conference kicks off in PEI

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The 25th annual World Trotting Conference arrived in Charlottetown, PEI on Monday, Aug. 14.   Delegates and guests, from harness racing countries around the world, attended a welcome reception at the Delta Prince Edward, which was highlighted by opening remarks from Richard Brown, provincial Government House Leader and MLA for Charlottetown.   "Prince Edward Island is pro...
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Scuola Hanover upsets in PASS 2FP prelims

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Scuola Hanover, a daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-So Artsi who cost $12,000 as a yearling, opened a big lead in the stretch, then held off the previously-unbeaten $550,000 yearling Come See The Show (Somebeachsomewhere-Put On A Show) in taking one of three divisions of the third preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old pacing fillies Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Poc...
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Finland's Forss takes lead in WDC

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Finland's Mika Forss took the lead in the 2017 World Driving Championship standings with three straight victories in the second leg of the competition on Monday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.   Canada's James MacDonald kicked off the second leg of the five-city World Driving Championship, hosted by Standardbred Canada, at his home track with a victory in the first trotting contes...
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Maryland prelims continue for 2FTs & 2PCs

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies and pacing colts were in action Monday night In Maryland Sires Stakes prelims at Ocean Downs.   The first division for pacing colts/geldings started the night with a stretch duel between a pair of Roger Hans trainees. When the timer tripped at 1:58.1 the pocket sitting Toms Titanosaurus (Cam's Rocket) was a neck in front of I Run The Show. Brian Bu...
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Linda Toscano, Ann Straatman elected to Society

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
At the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Hambletonian Society held in Rutherford, NJ, in conjunction with the 92nd Hambletonian stakes, two new members were elected to the board. Ann Straatman of Lucan, Ontario and Linda Toscano of Freehold, New Jersey, were elected to serve on the board of the Hambletonian Society. Both have diverse and long-term involvement in harness racing, and are d...
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COSA supports move to year-round at Mohawk

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Regarding the recent announcement from WEG (Woodbine Entertainment Group) on the move to year-round racing at Mohawk, COSA (Central Ontario Standardbred Association) would like to inform its members that the Board of Directors are in favor of this decision. When the OLG made the decision to open eight new casinos in Ontario, Mohawk was not one of the designated sites. A fear of the WEG manageme...
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New-look KYSS begins Thursday at Red Mile

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The 2017 edition of the Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) begins on Thursday night with six divisions of freshman trotters split evenly between fillies and colts, each for a purse of $30,000 at The Red Mile.   The big news for the KYSS program this year is that the 2015 foals (2 year olds in 2017) will benefit from a mare residency policy for the first time. That policy contain...
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Goshen Yearling Sale on Equineline Ipad app

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale, slated for Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Mark Ford Training Center, has been added to the popular Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App.   "More and more technology has become part of the sales tools and our catalog is now available at Equineline to be downloaded to the iPad," noted Goshen Yearling Sale president Bob Boni. "This has clearly be...
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NJ breeder Anthony Iafelice dies at 83

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Anthony Iafelice, 83, of Cranbury, NJ, died Aug. 14 at his residence. Born in West New York, NJ, he was a resident of Cranbury for the past 29 years. Mr. Iafelice was retired after 42 years working as a Real Estate Broker/Investor for Anthony Real Estate Corporation. His biggest passion in his life was his horse farm in Cranbury, Misty Acres. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Alma;...
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HTA announces Snyder Scholarship winners

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and International Sound Corporation are pleased to announce six recipients of this year's Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships. The awards, totaling $17,000, are presented annually to the offspring of harness racing participants or to individuals themselves who are actively engaged in the sport.   David Snyder, CEO of International Sound and HTA's Scholarshi...
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Like Clockwork 1:53.1 PA Stallion Series winner

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Iluvtomakemoney completed his sweep of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series four preliminary legs with a hard-fought victory in Tuesday’s $60,000 leg at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested over three divisions, with Like Clockwork and No Easy Day taking the other splits. The Meadows will host all eight stallion series championships, each offering a $40,00...
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Ohio's Hershberger wins 3 of 4 at W Va. State Fair

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Ohio horseman Ammon Hershberger won three of the four heats on the Tuesday card held over the fairgrounds oval of this city in the southeastern part of the State, within the four-day meet conducted during the annual State Fair of West Virginia. Hershberger swept the two $1,800 features of the day, one on each gait, including winning for the second straight day with the Royal Palm gelding Wa...
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Draws final for last World Driving leg on Friday

on 08/15/2017 2:00 AM
Fields are now set for the fifth leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship, which will take place on Friday (August 18) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will compete Friday during what is the fifth and final leg of the competition. Drivers will earn points based on their finishing...
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