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Bedroomconfessions takes Yonkers mare Open

on 02/10/2017 12:00 AM
Favored Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron, $4.30) was first home from second-over Friday night (Feb. 10), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried from post position four, Bedroomconfessions watched as pole-assigned Empress Deo (Matt Kakaley) was the lone leaver. The other lasses quickly demurred through soft early intervals of :28.2 and :57.1. Passi...
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American Girl best of Miami Valley mares

on 02/10/2017 12:00 AM
American Girl was on her ‘A’ game Friday night (Feb. 10) at Miami Valley Raceway, pacing the third fastest time by a distaff pacer in the track’s four-year history to capture the weekly $22,000 Mares Open Pace in 1:51. The only quicker ones came in the last two editions of the Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial Grand Circuit Stake by Yagonnakissmeornot and Shebestingin. Driver Trace Tetric...
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Ali De Vie upset winner in Buffalo trot feature

on 02/10/2017 12:00 AM
It appeared that the featured $8,200 trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night (Feb. 10) was going to boil down to a battle between the heavily favored Southern Palms and second choice City Kid. But that evaporated quickly as the two top choices failed to make it to the first turn due to breaks at the start. It left the event to be decided by the five remaining combatants, all sitting at odds...
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Uncle Peter's book is now full and closed

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
The Uncle Peter Syndicate is pleased to announce that Uncle Peter's book is now full and closed for the third consecutive year. The Syndicate would like to thank all breeders who have supported Uncle Peter throughout his first three years at stud. Uncle Peter stands at Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio.
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Snowstorm prompts East Coast cancellations

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
Due to the winter storm, the Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne Off-Track Wagering will be closed Thursday. Live racing at the Meadowlands is cancelled and all simulcasting at both properties will not be offered. Both properties are scheduled to reopen Friday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m.   The Thursday live racing program, including the pair of Dash For The G-Notes series finals, wil...
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Trustworthy Kid dominates at The Meadows

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
Trustworthy Kid continued to dominate The Meadows' trotting elite Wednesday when he scored a facile victory in the $18,000 Preferred Handicap. In five starts this year following a four-month layoff, the 8-year-old SJ's Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane gelding has rolled up three wins and two place finishes.   On Wednesday, he quarter-poled to the lead for Dave Palone and prevailed by a...
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OK Heavenly best in Pompano open pace

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
OK Heavenly, cleverly driven by Kevin Wallis, pulled off an upset at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, taking top honors in the $11,000 Open Pace for Mares in 1:51.3.   The 5-year-old daughter of Sportswriter spoiled the 2017 debut of Godiva Seelster, handled by Wally Hennessey, edging by that grand mare in deep stretch to score by a half-length.   New arrival Gweneee...
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RMTC issues guidelines on glaucine testing

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
The Racing Medication Testing Consortium (RMTC) board heard a report and recommendations from the RMTC Glaucine Task Force at its annual meeting, held Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Glaucine, which has recently been identified in a number of post-race samples, is marketed as an anti-tussive (cough suppressant) and can have hallucinogenic effects at very high doses. No glaucine-containin...
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Pair of opens highlight Saturday card at Yonkers

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will feature two $50,000 Open Handicaps Saturday--one for trotters and one for pacers--as part of a 10-race card with more than $280,000 in purse money up for grabs.   Featured in the sixth race Open Trot is the Angus Hall mare Allerage Star, owned in partnership by Jeff Gural and Jason Settlemoir. The mare beat the boys in this class last week and is now handic...
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Tioga-Vernon stall apps & series info available

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
Applications for the 2017 racing seasons are now available and can be found on the respective websites for both Tioga & Vernon Downs. The deadline for submission of applications wishing to have stable privileges, at either track, is March 15. The entire barn area will open beginning April 1. As a reminder, racing applications are required for anyone intending to race in 2017. Nomination...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
We may know where Carmen Sandiego is, but where in the world is Wiggle It Jiggleit? Owner George Teague Jr. talked to Kathy Parker about his plans for the 2015 Horse of the Year for 2017, and you can read the story in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also, trainer Mike Watson filled in Gordon Waterstone about his 5-year-old mare trotter Marion Millionair, who looks to repeat ...
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Hoosier Park taking applications for internships

on 02/09/2017 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2017 live harness racing season. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and any equine related fields.   The inte...
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Rockn Stien takes Pompano's top trot

on 02/08/2017 12:00 AM
Rockn Stien, with Peter Wrenn handling the five year-old gelding’s lines, took top honors in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night, stopping the times in a lifetime best 1:53.1. The sharp son of Valley Victor wore down the leading Tater Twister (Mike Simons) once they straightened away and then easily held off the late charging Sooo Handsome (Rick Plano) by 1 ½ len...
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G-Notes finals highlight Big M Thursday card

on 02/08/2017 12:00 AM
Thursday night's twin features at the Meadowlands are the finals of the short "Racing for G-Notes" overnight series for trotters and pacers, races 7 and 8 on the card. Both will be a part of the live TV broadcast on the SNY television network.   Trotters are up first going for $15,000 and trainer Patti Harmon holds a very strong hand with a powerful pair of 6-year-old geldings ...
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A review of the late Doc Johnson's years in racing

on 02/08/2017 12:00 AM
James W. "Doc" Johnson M.D., 82, of Knightstown, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Middletown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1934, in West Williams, Canada, the son of the late John and Catherine Johnson.James was a physician for 38 years and was a Standardbred owner and breeder who loved to attend horse races. He was a member of the Knights of...
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Meadowlands stakes information

on 02/08/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands wishes to remind owners and trainers of the impending close of nominations to our Grand Circuit stakes. All Meadowlands 2017 stakes have a nomination deadline of (postmarked by) February 15. The Racing Office may be reached at (201) 842-5130. All of the forms and details are available by these links on the website. Nomination Forms/Payment Info: http://meadowlandsrac...
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Arielle Lynn trying for 4 in a row Friday

on 02/08/2017 12:00 AM
Arielle Lynn, the 5-year-old Somebeachsomewhere mare owned by Francis H. Azur of Beaver, Pa. will seek to extend her 2017 unbeaten streak to four in the sixth race Fillies and Mares Open this Friday evening at Yonkers Raceway. Trained by Kevin McDermott, the talented mare will start from post position two but faces her toughest rivals since climbing the heights of the ranks ladder from non-...
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From Gural: more on the Gural rule, Sam McKee

on 02/07/2017 12:00 AM
Over the weekend it became clear to me that most people had assumed that the Stallion Restriction Condition, "Gural Rule", only applied to stakes races at the Meadowlands, Vernon and Tioga, when in fact the intent was to apply them to stakes, qualifiers, baby races and overnights. To be honest, I really thought in the long run this would help the breeders because, in my mind, we have to cre...
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Diamond Dagger wins mare open trot at PPk

on 02/07/2017 12:00 AM
Diamond Dagger, deftly handled by Jason Dillander, took top honors in Pompano Park's $8,500 Open Trot for mares on Monday night, stopping the teletimer in a track record 1:53.2. The splendid five year-old daughter of ABC Garland, trained by Mark O'Mara, who co-owns with Paul Johnson and Melvin Schmucker, led at every pole, clocking panels of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.3 before a :28.4 romp home seal...
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Creatine breeding to help ailing Sam McKee

on 02/07/2017 12:00 AM
What comes to mind when you hear the name, Sam McKee?Many would say an extremely talented individual who knows no stranger, all while being a master of his trade. We have watched countless races, enjoying the details through Sam’s captivating voice. He brings an energy and enthusiasm that keeps all fans on the edge of their seats. Diamond Creek Farm holds Sam with high regard and esteem. ...
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