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Brower rejoins, Prewitt added to Big M TV team

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the Championship Meet begins on May 5.   Former Meadowlands handicapper and television host Dave Brower is rejoining the Big M television team after six years away. Brower grew up five minutes from the Meadowlands in nearby Passaic. He previously served as the track's morning line oddsma...
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Burton looks for "ride of a lifetime" with Ei Ei O

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
Brian Burton has no idea what to expect in the weeks ahead, but he is looking forward to finding out.   Burton is the driver of Ei Ei O, another pacing-sired trotter from the stable of breeder/owner/trainer Richard Hans. The lightly raced 3-year-old is eligible to this year's Hambletonian Stakes, but will first have to prove himself on the Grand Circuit stage.   His first...
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NYSS administration change meets disapproval

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding and Development Fund on Thursday approved a change in the administration of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) program. After being the administrative arm of the NYSS program since its inception in 1967, the Harness Horse Breeders of New York (HHBNY) is being replaced by the Albany-based lobbying firm Capitol Hill Management Services Inc. Joh...
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New VP of marketing and sales at Meadowlands

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is proud to announce the appointment of Andrea Lokshin to the position of vice president of marketing and sales. Ms. Lokshin began her role on April 25.   Ms. Lokshin comes to the Meadowlands with more than 25 years of experience in the retail, consumer products, spirits and automotive industries. Ms. Lokshin has had extensive experience in mar...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
The older mare pacing division should be tough and competitive this year, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Nancy Johansson talked to Gordon Waterstone about her 4-year-old Darlinonthebeach, who makes her 2017 debut Friday night at the Meadowlands. Blue Moon Stride makes her season debut in that same race and we also have trainer Mark Harder's thoughts about his mare...
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Just Make Believe drops and pops at Plainridge

on 04/27/2017 2:00 AM
Class relief was the difference for Just Make Believe, who stepped down from last week’s Open to take this week’s $10,000 feature race for conditional trotters at Plainridge Park on Thursday.  Just Make Believe (Eddie Davis Jr.) out-charged Old Oak (Steve Nason) off the gate for the lead before settling into that position by the eighth pole. The remainder of the field followed in post ...
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Tight Lines wins $100,000 Yonkers final

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
It ain't a fit night out for man or beast. Such were the words of W. C. Fields many decades ago, repeated Tuesday evening before, during and after the $100,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's YR/Standardbred Owners Association of New York Bonus Trotting Series.   The all-card wind-driven rain didn't deter one man (Jeff Gregory) and one beast (Tight Lines, $2.40), who made short work...
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Spilling The Beans captures Pompano Open

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
Spilling The Beans, who took a lifetime mark of 1:51.3 in Open 3 competition at Pompano Park last week, stepped up a notch to claim the top prize in the $9,500 Open Pace for Mares on Tuesday night, leading every step of the mile clocked in 1:52.3. Handled superbly by Kevin Wallis, the five year-old daughter of Camluck posted panels of :26.4, :56 and 1:24.1 before a :28.2 sprint home sealed ...
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3YOTF Checkmate Time scores in 1:53.3

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
Trotters of both sexes raced in three $15,000 divisions of Bobby Weiss Series action on Tuesday at The Downs and Mohegan Sun Pocono, with the distaffs going in their fourth and final prelim, while the males contesting their third prelim round action.   Fastest of all, in her first start in over nine months, was the Muscle Hill filly Checkmate Time, who looks ready to improve on her ...
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Horseman, Raceway Park owner Arnold Stansley dies

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
Arnold William Stansley, of Sylvania, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 21, after losing his seven-year battle with ALS. He was 84. He was born on June 16, 1932 in Sylvania, to Peter and Grace Stansley. Mr. Stansley was a successful businessman with many different business interests throughout his life, but his life revolved around family. As such, he partnered with his brother Richard Stansl...
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Mares set to battle Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
Mention this year's group of older female pacers to Mark Harder and the longtime trainer can only shake his head in amazement.   The division is led by returning Dan Patch Award winner Lady Shadow and bolstered by the arrival of a gifted class of 4-year-olds that includes two-time Dan Patch Award recipient Pure Country and numerous stakes champions, such as Harder's Blue Moon Strid...
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Downbytheseaside wins MVR qualfier in 1:51.2

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
World champion 3-year-old pacer Downbytheseaside scored his second consecutive impressive qualifying victory on Wednesday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway, cruising home a 10 3/4-length winner in 1:51.2. Downbythseaside was a 1:53.1 winner last Wednesday in a Miami Valley qualifier in his 2017 debut, cruising home 7 3/4 lengths to the good. With Chris Page again driving for trainer Brian B...
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Deliciouslynaughty ties Buffalo track record

on 04/26/2017 2:00 AM
Deliciouslynaughty has certainly been a dominant damsel this season. She proved it once again on Wednesday night (April 26), this time by finding a place in the Buffalo Raceway record book with a gutsy nose victory over V'La Faire in 1:54.2. The time equaled the standard for aged pacing mares of 1:54.2 established by Majic Laughter and Case Solved in 2014. ...
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Boli repeats in Pompano Open Trot

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
The $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night at Pompano Park featured a well-matched septet and Boli, despite being assigned the outside post, earned his second straight win for Wally Hennessey, covering the mile in 1:55.4.   Sailer Eddie (Dave Ingraham) was a fast closing second, a neck away, while Keystone Bodacious (Kevin Wallis) was even a faster closing third, three-parts-of-...
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Talent Soup upsets Dash Of Danger in Weiss split

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
Dash Of Danger looked to complete a sweep of his four $15,000 preliminary rounds of the Bobby Weiss Series for male pacers Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but his hopes were dashed when the American Ideal colt Talent Soup dashed home in :54.2–:26.3 despite being first-over to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:51.1.   Talent Soup was making only his second start of th...
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Odds On Amethyst wins 6th straight at Mohawk

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
Make it six in a row and counting for Odds On Amethyst thanks to his gutsy, first-over score in Monday's $34,000 Preferred Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.   Finish Line shot to the front in the Monday evening feature and stole away with soft fractions of :27.1 and :57.1. Odds On Amethyst got away sixth for trainer/driver Pat Hudon, but he was on the move first-over as the field entered th...
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US Pacing Champ. renamed Sam McKee Memorial

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
The U.S. Pacing Championship, long one of the signature events on Hambletonian Day, will be renamed The Sam McKee Memorial beginning this August in honor of the track's Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54.   The Meadowlands will also attach McKee's name to its broadcast center that McKee designed when the new grandstand opened in 2013. It ...
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400+ horses cataloged in Blooded Horse spring sale

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale that will be held May 8 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, OH. With over 400 horses to choose from, this is a good opportunity to restock the stable or pick up another mare to breed. "We have a lot of competitive racehorses and very attractive green horses in this sale," said Blooded Horse Sale Manager Jerry Haws. "...
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WEG unveils plan for Woodbine development

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Tuesday unveiled the completed master plan for the Woodbine Racetrack lands.   Woodbine's privately owned 684-acre site will be transformed in the years to come into "a city within a within a city" and seek to be a future urban heart of northwest Toronto. The vision for the plan is for Woodbine to continue to be the ultimate destination ...
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Alan Horowitz, racing leader in California, dies

on 04/25/2017 2:00 AM
Alan Horowitz, a major force in California harness racing over the last several decades and a member of the California Harness Horsemen's Association (CHHA) Hall of Fame, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday at age 73. Mr. Horowitz, who wore many hats in the business, started out as a partner with longtime friends Donald and Barbara Arnstine and Steve Desomer with a $25,000 claime...
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