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NJ gubernatorial candidate to present trophy

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
The 41st edition of the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event, the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, will take place on Saturday, July 15. The $738,550 race for 3-year-old pacing horses is the headlining event on a program that features seven other stakes races with total prize money of nearly $2.5 million. The Pace will be featured on a one-hour live television broadcast from 9:00 p.m. ...
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Don't Rush upsets at 16-1 at The Meadows

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
Don't Rush, who hadn’t made the lead at any point in his last four starts, gunned to the front from post 4, held off the menacing move of Classicality and scored the 16-1 upset in Thursday’s $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a track record 1:52.1 on Thursday (July 6). Dont Rush faced no challenges until Classicality attacked from fourth near the three-quarters. When Jim ...
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Hickory Icon make Plainridge Open his 8th win

on 07/06/2017 2:00 AM
After two solid starts at the Meadows and Scioto Downs, Hickory Icon shipped to Plainridge Park and came up just short to St. Lads Moonwalk in the Open here last week. However this week he left nothing on the table as he swooped battling front-runners to capture the $18,000 Open Handicap pace at The Ridge on Thursday afternoon (July 6). Hickory Icon (Shawn Gray) left from post eight and got...
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Hennessey drives 5 winner's at Saratoga July 4

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey has been on a tear since returning to Saratoga Casino Hotel last month. The veteran reinsman, who on Sunday afternoon (July 2) participated in the annual Hall of Fame Trot at Goshen Historic Track, dominated the action on Tuesday afternoon’s (July 4) card at the Spa.   Hennessey piled up the wins on the holiday matinee program and wound up securing fi...
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Letsallrock, Lather Up in 1:52.2 in Ohio Sires

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
There were plenty of fireworks among the 2-year-old colt pacers who competed in eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions on the July 4 Scioto Downs program.  The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) is a four-leg series contested at three of the Buckeye State’s four harness ovals with a $250,000 Championship set for Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs.   In the first OSS contest Letsallroc...
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6:30 pm post time for Meadowlands Pace nights

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce increases to its regular guaranteed pools in effect on Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace Night, July 15.   The Pick Five will have an increased guarantee of $30,000 while the Early Pick Four will see an increase to $40,000. The largest guarantee increase will see the Late Pick Four bumped to $75,000.   Fans and horseplayers s...
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Saratoga may host horse show in May 2018

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
The Capital Fund of Saratoga County Inc. and Saratoga Casino Hotel have announced that the two groups will be working to keep the Saratoga Springs Horse Show in Saratoga Springs. Pending a definitive binding agreement, the three-week show will take place in May of 2018 at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Beginning in 1961, the Saratoga Springs Horse Show has been a long-standing tradition that has be...
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Siegel, Wallenius-Kleberg named to HOF ballot

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Jules Siegel, owner of Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania, twice national owner of the year in the U.S. and Owner of the Decade (2000s) as named by Standardbred Canada, and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, an important breeder, owner, and board member of organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, were named ballot candidates for the sport's most prestigious honor, the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, thi...
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SC's automated draw: no indications of bias

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
As part of its commitment to the Canadian harness racing industry, its stakeholders, horsepeople and customers, Standardbred Canada has completed a successful third-party audit of its automated draw system. The audit was conducted between February 1, 2017 and May 23, 2017, by analysts from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Technical and Laboratory Services Branch. Gaming Lab s...
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Walner set for '17 debut Saturday at Big M

on 07/05/2017 2:00 AM
Walner is ready to start on an abbreviated road to the Hambletonian.   The returning Dan Patch Award winning trotter makes his delayed 2017 debut Saturday in a conditioned race at the Meadowlands, where he and regular driver Tim Tetrick will face seven rivals. Walner won seven of eight races last year and finished the season with a five-race victory streak that included triumphs...
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Alana's Ways' 1:58.3 fastest in Ohio 2FT at Nfld

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
A quintet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were contested on a cool Monday evening (July 3) at Northfield Park. For many in this division, it was their first pari-mutuel battle under the lights. Chris Beaver and Wilbur Lang’s Sesame (Aaron Merriman) made her career debut a winning one as she held off the late-charging Storm Beach O’Kidd (Peter Wrenn) to preva...
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Aims Whisper edges Rainbow Room in All Stars

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
The Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue filly Rainbow Room, making her pari-mutuel debut, was 1-20 in her division of five $30,000 Pennsylvania All-Stars events for freshman pacing fillies Monday night (July 3) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but it was the Bettor's Delight-In A Whisper filly Aims Whisper who recalled the adage "anything can happen in a short sprint to the wire," getting past&...
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Fear The Dragon skipping Meadowlands Pace

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Bruce Trogdon, who owns Fear The Dragon, has announced that he will not be supplementing his North America Cup and Hempt Pace winner to the Meadowlands Pace. In an e-mail to media, Trogdon said he was tempted to supplement his colt to the race after his victory in the Max C. Hempt Memorial at Pocono last Saturday, but he shared the following explanation for skipping the race: "I had a pr...
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13 entered in Meadowlands Pace; elim Saturday

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
A total of 13 horses have been entered in the Meadowlands Pace, set for Saturday, July 15, at the Meadowlands. A 10-horse elimination will be contested on Saturday, July 8. The connections of three horses accepted byes, Downbytheseaside, Classic Pro and Miso Fast. Huntsville will be competing in the elimination this Saturday.   The entries are as follows, with trainer noted: Blood Line (J...
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Gural responds to Trogdon about Meadowlands

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
The following is Meadowlands Chairman Jeff Gural’s response to owner Bruce Trogdon, who has blamed Gural’s out-of-competition testing rules for not supplementing his top 3-year-old colt Fear The Dragon to the $700,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace on July 15. "While we can appreciate Mr. Trogdon's position, everyone else has accepted the terms of our out-of-competition testing program...
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3 get byes as 13 entered for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
 Thirteen sophomore pacers were declared for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace which, per race conditions, resulted in byes being offered to and accepted by the connections of Downbytheseaside, Classic Pro and Miso Fast as three of the top 2017 money winners.  The remaining 10 horses will race in a $50,000 single elimination race on Saturday with seven of those advancing to...
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Freshmen sparkle in NYSS action

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings were on display at Tioga Downs as everyone celebrated a gorgeous Fourth of July. A preview of the future stars of the harness racing world looked promising. The NYSS races were broken up into four divisions. The first division of NYSS ($27,750) for 2-year-old trotting colts and gelding went to Cruising In Style (Jason Bartl...
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Crescent Fashion ties Hoosier track record

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Crescent Fashion, with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, scored in impressive fashion in his Hoosier Park Racing & Casino debut as he shattered a four-year-old track record for older trotting horses in a conditioned trotting event on Tuesday. Stopping the timer in 1:52.1, Crescent Fashion scored his first win of the season and also established a new lifetime best in the process.  Th...
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Oh My Joepa takes Vernon July 4 feature

on 07/04/2017 2:00 AM
Oh My Joepa captured the featured pace ($7,500) on Tuesday night (July 4) at Vernon Downs. Before the feature started the big favorite, Golden Gun (Justin Huckabone), went offstride. Oh My Joepa (John MacDonald) would take full advantage and charge, out to the lead. The 9 year-old gelding by Rocknroll Hanover would put up all the fractions :27.4, :57, 1:24.1 and hit the wire in&nb...
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10 PA All-Star 2YO colt divisions held at Pocono

on 07/03/2017 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania two-year-old colts got their first taste of pari-mutuel stakes action Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with a total of ten $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Star Series, six for trotters and four for pacers, and as could be expected season's leaders emerged on both gait. On the trot, three horses were winners in 1:57.1 to tie for fastest mile in their ...
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