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Done Well remains undefeated with PASS win

on 07/22/2017 2:00 AM
Done Well did well again, extending his career unbeaten streak to three with an impressive win in Saturday's $159,165 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding pacers, known as the Albatross, was contested over three divisions, with Closing Statement and Pedro Hanover taking the other splits. Tim Tetrick enjoyed a PASS double behind Done Well and Pedro Ha...
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Wind Of The North takes Tioga open trot

on 07/22/2017 2:00 AM
WInd Of The North (Mike Simons) leaves the rest in the dust as they capture the Open Trot ($12,000) at Tioga Downs on Saturday (July 22). Picture This (Charlie Norris) would charge to the front and take them to a first quarter in 28.4.  Wind Of The North (Cantab Hall) would then move first over from fourth and blow right by to take over before the half.  Owned by Darryl Bier and...
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American Rock on a roll at Plainridge

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
After being raced from off the pace 11 starts in a row, driver Jim Hardy sent American Rock down the road this week and won gate to wire in the $14,000 feature pace at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon.   Leaving unchallenged from post one, American Rock scurried to the front effortlessly in a quick :26.4 quarter. With trailing adversaries showing no challenge, Hardy backed down the s...
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Update on Buffalo's canceled NYSS races

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
Dear horsemen, as most of you are now aware the New York Sires Stakes events scheduled for Sunday, July 23, at Buffalo have been canceled because of a tornado.   The Harness Horse Breeders of NYS do not know what the final decision will be but we do know it will be problematic to schedule a race on a date and time that works fairly for all.   In the meantime please r...
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Hambo hopefuls on tap at Meadowlands

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
The trail to the Aug. 5 Hambletonian continues on Saturday with the Arthur Tompkins Memorial Grand Circuit stakes for sophomore square-gaiters at the Meadowlands.   Ladies first in race four where a field of seven shall go forth in quest of the big share of the $49,870 purse. Overdraft Volo (PP #7) is a logical choice and the 2-1 morning line favorite. The Yankee Glide filly has...
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Alagna looks to go back-to-back in Adios

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
In the first 50 years of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids, only four trainers have gone back to back. Stanley Dancer (1970-71) and Joe O'Brien (1975-76) won consecutive orchids. Brett Pelling did it twice (1995-96, 2004-05) while Billy Haughton won three straight (1967-69). All but Pelling are in the Hall of Fame.   "I wouldn't mind being in that group," allowed trainer Tony A...
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Salive set to announce 150,000th race

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
Legendary race announcer Frank Salive will celebrate a very significant career milestone, his 150,000th race call, this Saturday at Kawartha Downs. "It's appropriate that Kawartha Downs is where it will happen as I got started announcing while I was in Peterborough playing for the Peterborough Petes," noted Frank. "I give credit over the years being mentored by great announcers including Grant ...
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Sophomores in OSS action Saturday at Mohawk

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
The finest Ontario sired 3 year olds will be on display for nine Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold divisions on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   An action-packed 13-race card will offer fans and horseplayers the opportunity to see the best Ontario-sired sophomores in each division strut their stuff.   The 3-year-old pacing colt division generally grabs the headlines and Sat...
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Freshman pacers vie in Ohio Sires Stakes Saturday

on 07/21/2017 2:00 AM
  Forty-two 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings will battle in five Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests Saturday night, July 22 at Northfield Park.  Each division—races four, six, eight, ten and 12—for these Buckeye-fathered freshmen sports a purse of $40,000.  First race post time is 6 pm, ET. Each of the eight Leg 1 winners are returning for this second round...
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Parker doubles up in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Norm Parker had a banner night at Scioto Downs on Wednesday, winning a pair of four $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contested for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Parker, 56, made the trek to Scioto Downs from his home base of The Meadows in Pennsylvania and his rookie fillies—who are each owned and bred by Robert J. Key of Leechburg, Pa.—more than paid their way. First, Parker harne...
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Kindergarten in session Friday at Meadowlands

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Friday's card at the Meadowlands is filled with future stars with five races dedicated to the popular Kindergarten series for 2-year-old pacers and trotters. Trotting colts were most plentiful as 19 entrants necessitated a pair of divisions, carded as races three and eight.   The third race showcases another impressive Chapter Seven colt from the connections of Hambo favorite Walner...
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Huntsville: "Probably as good as he's ever been"

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
For the trainers of all Adios colts and geldings not named Huntsville, his conditioner, Ray Schnittker, offers a scary report on the status of his Dan Patch Award winner: "He's probably as good as he's ever been."   Huntsville is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's first elimination (race 9) for the $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. Fear The D...
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Brown compares Campbell to Bobby Orr

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Driver Doug Brown has won eight Canadian Driver of the Year awards, a stack of driver titles on the Toronto circuit and earned a berth in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, yet he thinks fellow Hall of Famer John Campbell stands above all others. "There's just no question that he's just been the greatest driver ever. It's just fantastic to see what he's done over the 40 years he's been doing...
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Hambo hopefuls back in action at Big M

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
As trainer Frank Antonacci says, the best way to make plans for horses is to plan to make new plans on a regular basis. George Ducharme would agree.   Both trainers had plans in place for Hambletonian hopefuls in their stables only to see those plans require unexpected alterations. Antonacci's stakes-winning International Moni suffered a bout of colic and was scratched from a July 8 prep ...
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NJ gubernatorial candidate at Meadowlands

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Phil Murphy, the New Jersey gubernatorial candidate, visited the Meadowlands Racetrack last Saturday night.   A crowd of more than 10,000 was on hand to see a star-studded night of harness racing headlined by the $738,550 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, the track's signature race. Murphy presented the trophy to the winning owners of Huntsville, who scored a thrilling victory over D...
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SOA of NY Yonkers award scholarships

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Sandra Kaufman, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that John McDermott Jr. is the winner of the 2017-2018 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000. The second place award of $3,000 went to Christopher Regina and Olena Hauser picked up the third place scholarship award of $2,000.   McDermott Jr. recently received a Bache...
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Tornado hits Buffalo Raceway, racing canceled

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Racing and simulcast wagering at Buffalo Raceway has been canceled for the remainder of the 2017 season due to significant damage created by a tornado that hit the Hamburg, N.Y., area on Thursday. Racing had been scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which was to be the closing weekend for the 2017 season.
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Meadowlands to remember Filion, Roosevelt

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
The life and career of legendary harness racing driver Hervé Filion will be celebrated Saturday, July 22, at the Meadowlands with a series of events to honor the Hall of Famer who passed away last month at the age of 77.   "My father always cared for the horse and had a God-given talent to get the most out of the horse," said Andrew Filion, one of three sons of Hervé. ...
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Minnesota offering funds for repurposing racehorses

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Minnesota Racing Commission is seeking 501©(3) non-profit racehorse adoption, retirement and repurposing organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding. These new funds were generated by legislation passed in 2015 to direct fines collected via rulings issued at Canterbury Park and Running Aces to be directed to a special revenue fund to suppor...
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New FREE Weekend Preview now available!

on 07/20/2017 2:00 AM
Dave Palone has won more than 18,000 races, with the vast majority at The Meadows, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview find out which post he prefers at his home track. We bring up The Meadows because that is the site of Saturday's Adios eliminations, which for the first time since 2012 attracted both the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup champions. While Palone talks abo...
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