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Change in focus for Jim Marohn Jr.

on 02/01/2017 12:00 AM
Jim Marohn Jr. just completed his most successful January ever, winning 47 races overall and sitting in a tie at the top of the Meadowlands standings with 21 victories. The 34-year-old driver hopes his fast start might lead to more fast horses in the future, particularly when it comes time for stakes season.   Marohn has won 3,607 races in his career, which began in 2002, and has pr...
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My Tallia Ideal wins Buffalo's mares open pace

on 02/01/2017 12:00 AM
My Tallia Ideal and driver David McNeight III knew if they wanted to win Buffalo Raceway's featured $10,000 Open pace for the mares on Wednesday night (Feb. 1), their best chance was going to come on the front end. That tactic proved to be ideal as My Tallia Ideal set all the fractions and turned back Kaitlyn Rae by 3-1/4 lengths in 1:57.2 over the good track. The favored a...
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Pathian pulls off 49-1 shocker at Meadows

on 02/01/2017 12:00 AM
  Dismissed at 49-1, Pathian followed cover beautifully and pulled off the shocking upset in Wednesday's $15,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Although Pathian had been sharp in conditioned races, she hadn't beaten the track's elite distaff pacers. That all changed when she picked up the live cover of Princess Pablano, overtook her in deep stretch...
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Wild Wanda wins wild wind-up at Pompano

on 02/01/2017 12:00 AM
Wild Wanda, with Ricky Macomber, Jr. in the bike, won a wild finish in Pompano Park's $11,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Wednesday night, holding off Pertty Music (George Napolitano, Jr.) by a scant head in 1:52.1. Jets Are On (Wally Hennessey), closed fastest of all in the race--:27.2—to finish third just a half-length away after being last much of the mile. OK Heavenly finished ...
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Kramer cashes with My Revenuer at Pompano

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
My Revenuer, again superbly handled by Brad Kramer, got back on track to his winning ways at Pompano Park on Monday night, scoring a handy win in the popular "Over-The-Hill Gang" Trot.   The ultra-game 9-year-old gelded son of Revenue S, used a backstretch blitz from fourth and swept into the lead an eighth of a mile later and then went on to score a 3 1/4-length decision over ...
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Ideal Magic, Gallic Beach win Dover features

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
Ideal Magic came on in the stretch to fashion a 1:51.2 winner in one of two co-features while Gallic Beach in 1:51.4 won the other on Monday at Dover Downs. Also, Renegade Express was the longshot of the meet, so far, posting a 98-1 upset.   Vic Kirby picked up his second winning drive of the day guiding Ideal Magic, an American Ideal-Special Magic gelding to victory. RBH Ventu...
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Historic Racing bill introduced in New Jersey

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
This past November, New Jersey's racing industry suffered a major setback, as the Casino Expansion Referendum was defeated by the voters. It was apparent that New Jersey's surrounding states were funding the campaign against the cause. Since the defeat the SBOANJ board members have been diligently working on an alternative plan that would generate another source of revenue for our racing industry ...
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Dr. Hogan wins HHYF Service to Youth Award

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has awarded its most prestigious honor, the 2016 Service to Youth Award, to Dr. Patricia Hogan.   The Service to Youth Award is given to individuals or organizations who exemplify outstanding effort in facilitating youth participation in harness racing. Recipients show exceptional assistance (either financially or educationally) to existing ...
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Arrangements set for Aime Choquette, 102

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
The family of renowned horsemen Aime J. Choquette have finalized funeral arrangements that will take place this Saturday, Feb. 4, in Sherbrooke, Quebec.   Mr. Choquette, passed away Jan. 24 at the CHSLD St-Vincent Hospital in Sherbrooke. He was 102 years old. He spent nearly all of his life working and training horses, starting with jumping and show horses early in his career in Que...
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Meadowlands stakes news

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands wishes to remind horsemen of some important details on the 2017 stakes schedule that they should be aware of as they consider payments for the season.   Important to those with Hambletonian hopefuls is the change in venue for the Tompkins-Geers 3YO colt and filly trots to the Meadowlands. Those stakes have been scheduled for Saturday, July 22, as the middle leg in a ...
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Taylor goes to court over NJ Classic cancellation

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
Attorney Howard Taylor told harnessracing.com by cell phone as he was leaving the Monmouth County courthouse in New Jersey late Tuesday afternoon that he has filed an order to show cause as a result of the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey's decision to cancel this year's New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey.   Taylor, in partnership wi...
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Show Runner turns pocket trip into victory

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
Show Runner stalked Skippin By from the pocket, then overtook her in the lane to capture Tuesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Skippin By worked out a seemingly comfortable 58.2 half, but she was vulnerable on the sloppy surface. The conditions suited Show Runner just fine, as she pulled the pocket for Jim Pantaleano at the top of the lane and prevaile...
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Claim To Fame finals held at Miami Valley

on 01/31/2017 12:00 AM
A $22,000 Open Trot and the final two championship legs of the popular January "Claim To Fame Series" at Miami Valley Raceway were highlights of the Tuesday matinee. $8,000 female claiming pacers chased a $20,000 purse when the top nine earners in two preliminary legs contested their Claim To Fame series final. Grantor Hanover (Dan Noble) parlayed a pocket ride into a 1:54.1, mild upse...
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Four in a row at Pompano for Panocchio

on 01/30/2017 12:00 AM
For the 10th time in 11 starts since returning to Pompano Park, Panocchio, handled by Wally Hennessey, has taken top honors in Pompano Park's top pace—the $12,000 Open Handicap.   With temperatures in the cool 50's and the track rated "sloppy" on Sunday night, the 7-year-old gelded son of No Pan Intended scored a hard-earned half-length victory over Uncmprmising Z Tam, driven...
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Ohioan Dean Miller dies at 72

on 01/30/2017 12:00 AM
Dean E. Miller, of Archbold, Ohio, died on Friday, Jan. 27, after a long and courageous battle with cancer at Hospice in Defiance, surrounded by his loving family. He was 72.   He was born Feb. 14, 1944, near Archbold, the son of Dale and Laura (Nagel) Miller. He was blessed with 51 years of marriage to Diane Rupp, beginning on Dec. 18, 1965. He was a graduate of Archbold High ...
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Hoosier Classic Sale Co. announces new sale

on 01/30/2017 12:00 AM
Hoosier Classic Sale Company officials have announced their intent to add a new auction venue for the 2017 season. The auction, created conjointly with Indiana’s existing Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale, will be held in the all new Michiana Event Center (MEC) in Shipshewana, Ind. The date for the inaugural Michiana Classic Yearling Sale is Saturday, Nov. 25. Citing the upward ...
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Upsets in Claim To Fame finals at MVR

on 01/30/2017 12:00 AM
A pair of 7-1 shots captured championships of two "Claim To Fame" series finals at Miami Valley Raceway on the Monday matinee.  In the division for $8,000 trotters Vicki All (Jason Brewer) proved the girls can beat the boys by grinding down Ima Gold Digger N (Jeremy Smith) and El Lobo Hall (Tyler Smith) in 1:59.1 over a moist track rated good. Three races later, when the finalists amon...
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Mykindachip captures Meadows feature

on 01/30/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip worked out a comfortable first half on the lead, then dug in to hold off the late challenge of Kingofthejungle and capture Monday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dave Palone gave Mykindachip a 29.4 second-quarter breather, enabling him to easily thwart the first-over thrust of Dapper Dude. The bigger menace was the pocket-sitting Kin...
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O'Brien award winners announced

on 01/29/2017 12:00 AM
 On Saturday, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2016 O’Brien Awards, which honor Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season. This was the 28th edition of the O’Brien Awards, named in honor of the late Joe O’Brien, an outstanding horseman and member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. It was a big night for several win...
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Caviart Luca repeats in Yonkers pace

on 01/29/2017 12:00 AM
 A repeating Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $6.90) bucked the front-end-is-awful trend Saturday night, repeating in Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace.  In play from post position No. 3, Caviart Luca went right down the road (:27.3, :56.2, 1:24, 1:52.2), holding off a solid, season-debuting, first-over Long Live Rock (Dan Dube) by a neck. Lucan Hanover (Brent Holland) w...
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