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Market Share returns to Meadowlands Friday

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Friday night's feature at the Meadowlands has an intriguing mix of trotters racing for a purse of $18,000 in the evening's seventh race.   Odds maker Dave Brower has tabbed the venerable Market Share as the 2-1 choice as he makes his first start of the year over the track where he won the Hambletonian some five years ago. The career winner of over $3.7 million still competes at a high lev...
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Jag Out ready for Yonkers open competition

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Since returning to the races at Yonkers April 14 off a September layoff, 5-year-old mare Jag Out is perfect in two starts for trainer Nick Surick. She won her seasonal debut in a $27,000 overnight after racing first-over for the last quarter mile, then returned a wire-to-wire winner the following week when racing for $35,000. For Surick, seeing Jag Out finally put her best foot forward has been ...
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Hoosier's Gaskin heads to Vegas for Derby broadcasts

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's racing broadcast production manager, Rachel McLaughlin, and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's race commentator and race marketing manager, Emily Gaskin, were invited to join Vegas Stats & Information Network's (VSiN) lead on-air talent and managing editor, Brent Musburger, and various other VSiN broadcasters on Sirius XM as a part of a special Kentucky De...
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Tioga Downs gears up for May 6 opener

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is set to open its 12th season on Saturday, May 6, with a 12-race card getting underway at 5 p.m.   Tioga Downs will start its racing season off with a bang on Saturday. The first race is the featured Open Trot. Last year's trotter of the year (Prairie Fortune) will once again team up with last year's top trainer (Mike Deters).   The 5 year-old gelding, Arapa Victory, c...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Stakes season is just getting underway but there are plenty of stars in action this weekend, and you can read the stories in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, including getting the lowdown about Huntsville and Downbytheseaside, the top freshman pacers of 2016, who make their first appearances as 3 year olds on Saturday in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes at The Meadows Older trotters hit...
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Miami Valley set to close meet with big weekend

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley tops its Spring Festival of Racing with the inaugural Scarlet & Gray Champions Day on Monday (May 8), including Grand Circuit stakes action on May 7 and May 8. The first ever Scarlet & Gray Champions Day features a collection of four $50,000 invitational races showcasing the best of Ohio harness racing in each 3-year-old category: trotting colts, pacing colts, trotting ...
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Tag Up And Go wire-to-wire winner at Plainridge

on 05/04/2017 2:00 AM
After two impressive outings that saw him come up just short, Tag Up And Go carried the mail from gate to wire with a nail-biter victory in the $14,000 Open trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon (May 4). Bruce Aldrich Jr. floated Tag Up And Go off the gate and hovered outside fourth until all the early action cleared. Then he methodically worked his way up to the front by th...
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Abbie's Celticlass upsets in Weiss final

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
The $30,000 championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting distaffs, held at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday, was shaping up normally just past the half: Connie Jean, with a win and three seconds in the prelims, was on the lead, with Sunrise Avenue, the top prelim competitor with three wins and a second, first-over, and 1-9 favorite Checkmate Time, off a sensational 1:53.3 win in ...
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Lightning Onmyfeet fastest in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Lightning Onmyfeet (pictured) was just that on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, as he scored the fastest of seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings, pacing to victory in 1:53.1 for driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. The McArdle colt is conditioned by Brian Brown for owners Erv Miller Stable, D. Robinson, J&T Silva Stables and Stable 45 and was bred by Iowa's Joh...
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Lauxmont Capri lights up Yonkers at 32-1

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
It was a Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night (May 2) for the bombardiers, with any number of prices pulverizing the toteboard. The longest of the longshots was 32-1 Lauxmont Capri (Scott Zeron, $66.50), finding room in deep stretch to win the $16,500, sixth-race pace (1:55) and wrap a season-high $5,225 Pick 3. Lauxmont Capri's was tipped the proverbial iceberg, as Given Up Terror (Jordan Stratto...
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Hennessey wins 8 on rain-soaked night at PPk

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Despite a "trifecta" of hurdles, including heavy rains, a 40 minute delay because of a fire alarm, and a bank of lights going out on turn one, Pompano Park presented an excellent racing program that, when all was said and done, was dominated by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey. Hennessey won eight of the 10 races on the Tuesday night card, including both feature events and, for the first...
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Saratoga horseman Armand Brocca dies

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Armand Brocca, 95,died April 30. Born in Albany, NY., he was a lifelong area resident. He was a veteran of both the United States Merchant Marines and Army, serving during World War II, where he was a recipient of a Purple Heart. Mr. Brocca worked in the construction industry and retired at age 57. His love of horses started at age 11 and throughout his life, he owned and trained horses, winni...
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Horseman Lofty Bruce dies at age 85

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Horseman Wallace "Lofty" Bruce, who raced horses in the Breeders Crown and other top events while based at the Meadowlands, died Tuesday afternoon, May 2, in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was 85.   A native of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mr. Bruce became exposed to harness racing at age 10 through fellow Maritimer Joe O'Brien. But first Mr. Bruce pursued a career in ice hockey, playing i...
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Crazy Wow, JL Cruze among Cutler contenders

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Crazy Wow and JL Cruze didn't have the best of luck last year, but their connections are hoping for better fortunes this season. The two horses are among a dozen ready for Grand Circuit action in Saturday's $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.   The Cutler attracted 13 horses, with European newcomer Tuonoblu Rex eliminated...
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Mohawk post time 7:05 this Saturday

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will have a special post time of 7:05 p.m. for this Saturday's (May 6) card of racing. The early post time will allow racing fans the opportunity to watch the Kentucky Derby at Mohawk and then catch live harness racing immediately following the big race. The Kentucky Derby will be shown on the infield screen and wagering is available on-track. The scheduled post time f...
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Vernon opens its 64th season on Friday

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs opens its 64th season on Friday evening (May 5) with a nine-race card. Five fillies and mares will compete in the featured eighth race for a purse of $7,300. Tempus Seelster, a 4-year-old mare, has been installed as the 6-5 morning line favorite. Trained by Tony Dinges, the Big Jim mare set a lifetime mark of 1:51.2 at Vernon Downs last season. Chris Lems will hold the reins of...
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Can I Say sets track record at Monticello

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
  On Wednesday afternoon May 3, at Monticello Raceway, Can I Say set a new track record for aged trotting mares, setting the new stanza of 1:56.3, eclipsing the prior record held by Scottish Cross of 1:56.4. The out of town invader shows recent starts at Saratoga Raceway, Pocono Downs, Yonkers and Flamboro Downs. The 8 year old daughter of Fourth and One (Valley Victory – Divine...
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Meadowlands to expand relationship with ATG

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
  The Meadowlands Racetrack today announced an expansion of its relationship with Sweden's national tote provider, ATG. As part of the expanded relationship, Sweden's ATG will offer full-card wagering through separate pools on Saturday's Meadowlands card headlined by the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for free-for-all trotters. "This is a very positive step towards expanding t...
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Tioga welcomes new announcer

on 05/03/2017 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will begin the 2017 racing season in less than a week, and when it does it will be with a new announcer. Taking over the mic this year will be John Horne, Jr. John has been an employee at Tioga for the past 3 years, working as an assistant to the Judges as well as filling in as the track’s back-up announcer. John has also filled in at several other tracks around the state as well...
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