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She's Watching leads Alagna qualifiers

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
She's Watching raced only twice last year, but it was enough to get trainer Tony Alagna, as well as others, to want to keep watching. A three-quarter sister to Dan Patch Award-winner and world champion He's Watching, She's Watching was 2-for-2 before a hairline fracture in her left hind ankle sidelined her the rest of the season. She's Watching is back now and preparing for her 3-year-old campa...
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Kahoku ekes out neck victory in Buffalo Open

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
After five straight weeks of being parked to the quarter pole, Kahoku finally drew the rail and got to see what the pylons look like at Buffalo Raceway. The inside markers were definitely a welcomed sight for Kahoku as he took advantage of the rail and registered a neck victory over Empire Earl N in the $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night. Empire Earl N actually took the lead with an opening spli...
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Glasser wins Meadowlands amateur race

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Since the early 18980s, the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series started the rebirth of amateur driving and since then it has been the granddaddy of all amateur contests. It was so successful that it spawned amateur clubs at many racetracks, especially on the East Coast, many of which today sap the entries in the Billings Series. On Thursday night (May 12) a 10-horse field of trot...
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Milky Way Rae wires filly and mare field at Stga

on 05/12/2017 2:00 AM
Milky Way Rae (American Ideal) went coast-to-coast in the Friday (May 12) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Heidi Rohr-trained mare was dropping out of the Filly and Mare Open in which she finished third last week and was the 2-5 betting favorite in Friday’s $9,500 feature for distaffers.  Milky Way Rae moved out to the early lead in a fast :27 second opening quarter and the 4-year-o...
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Broadway Donna hits the stage Friday at Big M

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Another of last season's stars returns to racing when the multiple Dan Patch award-winning mare Broadway Donna makes her debut in the sixth race trot at the Meadowlands.   After a somewhat slow start to her2016 season, Broadway Donna ran the table last fall with a dominant sweep of the PA Sires Stakes, Kentucky Filly Futurity and Breeders Crown finals to secure year-end honors. &...
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Sailer Eddie, Spill The Beans score at Pompano

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Pompano Park offered duel features on Wednesday night with Sailer Eddie annexing the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot and Spilling The Beans eking out a photo finish win in the $9,500 Open Handicap Pace for mares.   Sailer Eddie, given a heady drive and classic rating by Dave Ingraham, took top honors in the trotting feature by scoring a near gate-to-wire win in 1:55.1, holding off h...
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Shahan/Davis go back-to-back-to-back

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Shahan and driver Allan Davis teamed up to win with a trio of trotters in successive races Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Shahan and Davis joined forces to win with Royal Half ($4.60),Six Gun Hall ($3.20) and Kent County ($5.40) in races 2 through 4. Royal Half, owned by David Hamm, is a 4-year-old RC Royalty mare who has won the first two starts of her career. &n...
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Classic Banker cashes in at The Meadows

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Classic Banker stalked Count Me In from the pocket, then brushed by him in deep stretch to capture Wednesday's feature race, a $13,000 trot, at The Meadows.   Count Me In, making only his second start since Sept. 4, 2015, took the field through a snappy 1:25.4 three quarters but was unable to withstand the late surge of Classic Banker. The 7-year-old Classic Photo-Banker's Review ge...
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Croghan mares set for Yonkers Friday features

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Trainer Ross Croghan will send out strong contenders in both of Yonkers Raceway's top classes Friday night. A pair of 4-year-old mares, Prairie Sweetheart and Call Me Queen Be, are primed for the Filly and Mare Preferred Pace and the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, respectively.   Prairie Sweetheart is the 2-1 morning line choice from post three in the $40,000 Filly and Mare Pre...
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Breedings available through Harness Museum

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum still has breedings available for the 2017 season. If you recently acquired new breeding stock or have a maiden filly not ready for racing, we may have the perfect match. If you have not already booked your mares the following breedings are available and interested parties are urged to contact the Museum as soon as possible at 845.294.6330 or email Joanne Young at develop...
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Hawthorne opens 80-night harness meet Thursday

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Harness racing has returned to Hawthorne and to Illinois! Coming off the tail of a strong spring thoroughbred meet where field size and handle were up, Hawthorne looks to continue that trend as the 80-night meet has kicked off. Live racing will take place every Thursday through Sunday, with a 7:10 pm post time.   The track crew had a huge undertaking at the end of the thoroughbred season ...
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Derby Day event at Historic Track big success

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Three years ago a plan was devised by Historic Track's facilities manager, Tim Masters, and backed by the Board of Directors with hopes of adding needed funds for the National Historic Landmark's coffers and with each successive year the promotion and total funds raised gets larger. Packaging a chance to view and wager on the Kentucky Derby with food and spirits available along with fun-filled ...
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Broadway Donna's debut tops Campbell's weekend

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Jim Campbell is ready for a busy weekend with his female trotters. It begins Friday when two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Broadway Donna makes her debut as a 4 year old and it continues Saturday with three 3-year-old fillies competing at The Meadows in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action.   After capturing Dan Patch Award honors at ages 2 and 3, Broadway Donna begins her 4-year-old camp...
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HTA scholarship applications now open

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves w...
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Fundraiser at Deo Volente for NJ gov. candidate

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Phil Murphy, the front-runner in the race among Democrats to represent the party in November's general election for governor, met with horsemen and horsewomen on May 4 at Deo Volente Farms and said he is committed to helping struggling New Jersey industries --- including horseracing --- regain their edge both locally and nationally. Murphy met with a large group at a fundraiser sponsored by...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
John Butenschoen has a barn full of 3-year-old trotters and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, he talks to Kathy Parker about his starters this weekend, including a trio in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action at The Meadows. Jimmy Takter also starts a pair in the Sires Stakes, and he gave the scoop to Gordon Waterstone. The Jim Campbell-trained Broadway Donna's quest for three stra...
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Agent Q wins fastest PASS 3FP division

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
It was a Breeders Crown rivalry renewed on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia. The first three finishers of last year's freshman filly pacing contest were making their sophomore debuts in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action at the Chester oval, with each of the four events going for a purse of roughly $40,000. The first division featured the marquee match-up between Someomensomewhere ...
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Mambo Lindy waltzes to Plainridge win

on 05/11/2017 2:00 AM
Things looked bleak as 1-5 favorite Mambo Lindy got away last and was 10 lengths from the leader, but that deficit turned out to be child’s play as he easily went from worst to first in the $12,000 trotting feature at Plainridge Park on Thursday afternoon. Mistress Valentine (Mark Eaton) got off the wings well and opened an immediate three-length lead. The mare then held court as she was ...
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Cheers to Ooh Rah for winning Weiss final

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
Favored Ooh Rah was moved to the lead at the quarter by driver George Napolitano Jr. and went on to a fairly easy victory in the $30,000 Championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Ooh Rah and Hilarious Hero were the only two Weiss horses in this section to post three wins in their four prelims, so it seems fitting th...
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Record-setting Blooded Horse Sale

on 05/10/2017 2:00 AM
Horsemen flooded into the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, on Monday, May 8, seeking racehorses and breeding stock among the 404 horses catalogued. There were a lot of happy buyers and happy sellers with very few horses assigned the status of reserve not attained (RNAs).   "The Standardbred market is surging right now," said sale manager Jerry Haws. "Better purses...
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