NJ OKs harness dates through December

on 07/16/2020 2:00 PM
At a meeting held via teleconference on Wednesday, the New Jersey Racing Commission approved fall harness dates at the Meadowlands. The action came after the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and track management at the Meadowlands decided against converting the dirt track from Standardbreds to Thoroughbred racing—which entails a massive addition of dirt. Per an agree...
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Beware of a Tall Dark Stranger in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/16/2020 1:49 PM
A little more than 50 years ago, Buck Owens cautioned country music listeners to beware a tall dark stranger. Decades later, the warning could apply to Saturday’s Meadowlands Pace. Tall Dark Stranger, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old male pacer, is the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace for 3 year olds at the Meadowlands. The colt, who won last...
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Countdown to the Pace is on at the Big M

on 07/16/2020 12:59 PM
The “Biggest Night in Harness Racing” takes place Saturday at the track known as the Big M. And for bettors, Meadowlands Pace Night 2020 is now even bigger. The action and stakes racing will be excessive Saturday at North America’s top venue, with the marquee event – The Meadowlands Pace, a 3-year-old open for a purse of $636,650 – scheduled as Race 9, with ...
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CT Stables to support Pacing For The Cure and Cell Phones For Soldiers

on 07/16/2020 8:36 AM
Pacing For The Cure is pleased to share this exciting announcement. Beginning July 18, CT Stables will be donating four percent of winning purse money from the 3-year-old pacing colt Catch The Fire’s Grand Circuit races in 2020 to two charities, Pacing For The Cure and Cell Phones For Soldiers. This donation will be split equally between both charities and will apply to any top three fi...
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May Baby is 3 for 3 at Hoosier Park

on 07/16/2020 8:00 AM
May Baby continued her winning ways at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after capturing the co-featured event of the evening, a split of the $32,000 Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, on Wednesday, July 15. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, May Baby coasted to her third straight stakes win and remains undefeated this season for driver, trainer James Yoder. Usin...
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Late July, August NYSS schedule update

on 07/15/2020 10:20 PM
The New York Sire Stakes Program has released an updated racing schedule with changes to four upcoming events for Sire Stakes and Excelsior Series competitors. The revised schedule can be found here.   Two of the changes come as a result of the delayed opening of Monticello Raceway. The first two events originally scheduled at that track on July 27 and Aug. 3 are being relocated....
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Whose Blues 1:52.3 PASS 3YOFT winner in Philly

on 07/15/2020 10:19 PM
The  Cantab Hall filly Whose Blues sat a pocket trip behind the favored Sherry Lyns Lady, then caught her rival up the inside to win her $63,462 section of the first prelim of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Philadelphia in a divisional track record time of 1:52.3.   Whose Blues and driver Daniel Dube pus...
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The Big Muscle upsets in Harrington Open Trot

on 07/15/2020 10:18 PM
Bill Emmons' The Big Muscle ($37.80, Russell Foster) was an upset winner in the $12,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Muscle Mass gelding notched his 7th win of the season for trainer Armand Benard. The Big Muscle sat third much of the mile before getting clearance in the stretch and surging for the win over Bluebird Jesse and Faithfulandtrue. It was his 20th c...
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Filly trotter Sorella maturing like a fine wine

on 07/15/2020 3:20 PM
One night a couple years ago while enjoying dinner with a friend, horse owner Elmer Fannin had a thought. If the yet-to-be-raced homebred filly trotter he had in his stable was as good as the wine they were enjoying, she would be something special. “So, I decided I was going to name her Sorella for the bottle of wine,” Fannin said. “That’s how it happened. It was just ...
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2 wins for Beachy: Enforce The Law, Exhibit Class

on 07/15/2020 12:52 PM
The popular Buckeye Stallion Series made a stop at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Tuesday night for the third leg of the 3-Year-Old Colt and Filly Trot.  A total of 9 divisions went to the post, five division of colts and geldings and four divisions for fillies.   It was a big night for owner Marion Beachy who had two wins with his gelding trotters. Enforce The Law, by Triumphant Cavia...
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Dan Patch champ Real Cool Sam returns for Dancer Memorial

on 07/15/2020 11:27 AM
Real Cool Sam, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner for best 2-year-old colt trotter, makes his seasonal debut Saturday in the first of two $142,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands.   Real Cool Sam, who was named in honor of late Meadowlands announcer Sam McKee, won nine of 10 races last year for trainer Jim Campbell and owner Jules Siegel’s Fash...
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Mia Davis awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/15/2020 8:32 AM
Mia Davis has been awarded the 2020 Harness Horsemen International annual $4,000 Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship.   Miss Davis, daughter of Standardbred trainer Martin Davis and Amy Davis, a clinical laboratory scientist, plans on attending the University of Delaware this fall to pursue a degree in Equine Science with plans to continue on to Veterinary Science.  She is a granddaughte...
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Ocean Downs changes post times

on 07/15/2020 8:30 AM
Ocean Downs would like to announce that the post times for the race programs Thursday July 16 and Friday July 17 have been changed to 5:15 pm due to back stretch electrical issues. Horsemen racing on those two affected programs are asked to make the adjustment and arrive one hour earlier. Also horses on Lasix still need to follow the 4 hour window so please arrive early. If you have any qu...
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Hobbs, Chaptiana take NYSS at Yonkers

on 07/15/2020 8:29 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted two divisions of New York Sire Stakes action for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings Tuesday night.   In the first $75,900 division, Hobbs took control of the race early and led all the way in 1:55.4 by three-quarters of a length over Barn Holden with Take The Credit two lengths back in third.   Hobbs is a three-year-old gelded son of Credit wi...
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Mach My Kiss repeats in Ont. Grassroots

on 07/15/2020 8:28 AM
Mach My Kiss was the only 3-year-old pacing filly able to replicate her opening round performance as the sophomore lasses returned to Woodbine Mohawk Park for their second Grassroots Leg on Tuesday, July 14. Starting from Post 2, driver Doug McNair settled Mach My Kiss briefly in third before moving the filly to the lead just past the :27 quarter. Mach My Kiss led the field through a :56 half...
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Perlucky outkicks Icanflylikeanangel to win at Meadows

on 07/14/2020 7:48 PM
It was déjà vu all over again Tuesday at The Meadows as, for their second straight encounter, Perlucky outkicked Icanflylikeanangel in the Lightning Lane to capture the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot.   As in that earlier meeting, Perlucky stretched out Icanflylikeanangel to a 27 opening panel before releasing him. In the lane, Perlucky brushed by for Dave Palone, downing hi...
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Dibaba N takes Harrington mares feature in 1:53.2

on 07/14/2020 7:45 PM
Dibaba N ($4.20, Jon Roberts) was a 1:53.2 winner in the featured $12,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   Trained by Dylan Davis for owners Robert Cooper, Howard Taylor, J&T Stables and VIP Internet Stable, the  Shadow Play 6-year-old mare notched her first win of the year with an off the pace triumph over My Last Bet and Ideal Lifestyle A.   Scuola Hanov...
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Blooded Horse "black-type" yearlings accepted through Friday

on 07/14/2020 5:04 PM
Black Type yearlings will continue to be taken for the 64th Annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale through Friday, July 17. The deadline was extended to accommodate yearlings that missed the deadline for other early closing sales. The yearlings will sell on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with mixed horses rounding out that day and continuing into Wednesday.  Make entries and order a catalog&nbs...
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Notorious Pink edges JK Alwaysbalady in Pocono battle

on 07/14/2020 4:12 PM
Two of the hottest trainers in harness racing each sent out a 2-year-old pacing filly who together produced a great stretch duel Tuesday afternoon at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as Notorious Pink from the Tony Alagna stable made her debut a successful one by edging the Nancy Takter barn’s JK Alwaysbalady by a head in 1:53.4.   Tim Tetrick sent Notorious Pink (Captaintreache...
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Wilder hopes to 'fire' in first Meadowlands Pace

on 07/14/2020 3:31 PM
Mike Wilder has driven in more than 55,000 races in his 30-year career, but never in the final of a Meadowlands Pace. That, however, will change this weekend. Wilder makes his first trip to the Meadowlands for its signature event Saturday, when he will sit behind Catch The Fire in the $631,650 race for 3-year-old colt pacers. “It’s nice to be a part of that,” said Wilde...
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