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Morrisville continuing aftercare initiative

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
In 2016, Harness Horse Breeders of NYS and the Morrisville College Equine Institute took on a new initiative for Standardbred aftercare. All Morrisville Yearling Sale consignors pledged support of the new initiative and joined in supporting NY-bred aftercare. Harness Horse Breeders of New York State coordinated the donations to be used for NY-Bred horse's support services and with further a...
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Hippodrome 3R All-Star Drivers field announced

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
Track management at the Hippodrome 3R Wednesday released the names of the eight drivers who will be competing in the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament set for Sunday, June 4.   Invited to participate in the tournament will be Stephane Bouchard, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion, Yannick Gingras, Jody Jamieson, David Miller, Louis-Philippe Roy and Scott Zeron.   ...
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Longtime race secretary Ron Giehls dies

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
Longtime racing secretary Ron Giehls died Tuesday, May 9. He had battled several rounds of pneumonia and other ailments with on-off stints in rehab facilities. He was 82.   After serving his country from 1956 through 1958, Mr.Giehls started his harness racing career in 1960 as charter, assistant program director and patrol judge at Hamilton Raceway and Lebanon Raceway.   ...
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Nuncio third with Elitlopp 18 days away

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
Defending Elitlopp champion Nuncio was defeated for the second straight race on Wednesday night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden. The American-bred son of Andover Hall finished third in the race won by Vasterbo Highflyer.   "There is no panic," said trainer and owner Stefan Melander's about Nuncio's defeat just 18 days before the Elitlopp.   Vasterbo Highflyer i...
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Pompano Park revises May race schedule

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Pompano Park director of racing Gabe Prewitt has announced a revised racing schedule for the remainder of the meet, which concludes May 31.   The track will be racing Sunday and Wednesday nights throughout the month to accommodate any horsemen who wish to "race back" through the end of the season.   "We had originally planned to race Sundays and Tuesdays but, with many stables...
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Vernon cancels May 12 due to lack of entries

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has cancelled racing for Friday, May 12, due to insufficient entries.   All horses entered Tuesday have been re-entered already for Wednesday's draw. The following classes are going at this time for tomorrow: F&M W/O $7500 LT, FM NW $500 P/S, FM NW $400 P/S, FM NW $300 P/S (NW $200 P/S draw inside), Trot - NW 1 PM LT, & Keller Memorial (will be raced S...
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USTA relaunches Harness Racing Fan Zone

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced Tuesday that the social media-based, content hub website, http://www.harnessracingfanzone.com/, has been re-launched with a new look and additional information.   The newly-designed site focuses on four important pillars: Own, Watch, Wager, with an emphasis to Share on social media plus it is more mobile friendly. The homepage, which mainta...
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Hawthorne opens harness meet Thursday

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Harness Racing returns to Hawthorne Race Course on Thursday, May 11, with a series of exciting opening weekend events. As the track puts final touches on a dramatic conversion of its facility from thoroughbred to standardbred racing, which included removing over 11,000 tons of sand, horsemen and race fans are clamoring for the opportunity to win on opening weekend. Track officials are expectin...
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Entries for Morrisville sale close May 15

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
The Morrisville Sale would like to remind breeders that sale entries close on May 15. The sale will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Nancy Sears Stowell Equine Arena at the Morrisville State College Equine Institute beginning at 12 p.m. The Morrisville College students greatly appreciate hosting the sale and making industry contacts with the consignors and prospective buyers. These indust...
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Nominations close May 15 for new NJ races

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
The SBOANJ has revamped their stakes program for foals of 2016. In an effort to attract more eligible horses and create competitive races, the SBOANJ sponsored stakes program has developed three new races. All nominations for these events are due May 15. The New Jersey Garden State Trot for 2- and 3-year-olds will replace the Dancer and Smith trots once these events have ended. The 2-year-old ...
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Cal Expo finishes meet with increases

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Despite one of the wettest winters on record in Northern California, final figures from the Watch and Wager LLC harness meet at Cal Expo that concluded last Saturday were positive. Average nightly handle was $809,724, representing a 5.4 percent increase over last season. Nightly on-track handle rose 2.5 percent and in-state brick and mortar numbers showed a major turnaround with a 14 percen...
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Bessie best in Meadows Preferred Trot

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Bessie sat patiently through three-quarters before tackling the leader, Goodtogo Hanover, and nailing her in the stretch to capture Tuesday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Goodtogo Hanover enjoyed a comfortable :58 opening half, which discouraged any early challenges. But when Tony Hall tipped Bessie off the cones, the 6-year-old daughter of Equinox Bi-C...
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Hostess Lisa posts 32nd win in Harrington Open

on 05/09/2017 2:00 AM
Brian Malone's Hostess Lisa ($3.60, Tony Morgan) notched her 32nd career win Tuesday  with a 1:52.4 win in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.  Longshot Matinee Dragon made the early lead and led the field to the half-mile under heavy pressure from Westsluckycam to a half-mile in 56.1 and 1:24.4. Hostess Lisa soon shook loose from the pocket and cleared a tiring...
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Italian-bred Tuonoblu Rex now 2-for-2 in U.S.

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
Tuonoblu Rex, a son of Credit Winner recently come to the U.S. from Europe, is finding life on this side of the Atlantic very enjoyable.   The Italian-bred 5 year old made the lead past the quarter in the $20,000 Sunday trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, then rolled right along en route to a 5 1/2-length win in 1:53.1, a clocking even more impressive considering a ...
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Fritzie Pic Up Man ekes out Pompano victory

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
In a classic fight to the finish, Fritzie Pic Up Man, driven by Wally Hennessey, eked out a photo finish victory over a very game Arsenal, with Dave Ingraham in the bike, in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night.   The official margin of victory was a head at the end of the 1:50.3 mile with Goldstar Raider and Kevin Wallis teaming up for third, five lengths ...
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Anthony Abbatiello honored in New Jersey

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
Harness Racing Hall of Famer Anthony T. Abbatiello was honored Saturday by the Monmouth Park Charity Fund at its 14th annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration at the racetrack in Oceanport, N.J.   Abbatiello was among four honorees and the only horseperson recognized by the charity, which has raised and distributed funds for more than 70 years to non-profit agencies in Monmouth County that p...
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Meadowlands stakes payments due May 15

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded of important stakes payments due (postmarked by) May 15 for Meadowlands Racetrack.   Eligibility for the 2019 Meadowlands Pace requires a $50 payment on foals of 2016 (yearlings) due by May 15.   The last sustaining payment for many of the Meadowlands' Grand Circuit 2017 stakes is also due on that date.   Any questions should be directed t...
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North America Cup eligibles qualify at Mohawk

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
With the Pepsi North America Cup 40 days away, 11 eligible 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings made a stop by Mohawk Racetrack to qualify on Monday morning.   The Pepsi North America Cup eligible horses competed over the course of three different qualifying races on Monday. The qualifiers were raced under sunny skies, but a stiff wind and 'Good' racing surface still recovering from...
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Trace Tetrick reaches 4,000 win milestone

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick drove his 4,000th career winner last Friday night, May 5, at Hoosier Park. Tetrick's milestone score came with the Ron Burke-trained 3-year-old gelding pacer Luvnmysharkaway, who won by 3 ¼ lengths in 1:54 as the 3-5 betting favorite. Tetrick, 30, is the brother of driver Tim Tetrick. His parents are Tom D. and Mary Alice Tetrick, who have had success racing horses in the Mid...
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Lady Shadow equals Miami Valley track mark

on 05/08/2017 2:00 AM
Defending Dan Patch and O’Brien Award winning Older Mare Pacer Lady Shadow began her 2017 campaign in the same fashion that she ended her 2016 season. The 6-year-old daughter of Shadow Play scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,000 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble III Memorial at Miami Valley Gaming in 1:50.3, equaling the track record for older pacing mares on Monday afternoon (May 8). Leaving ...
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