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Blazing Bobby Sox 1:51.4 winner at Dover

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
After breaking stride with a big lead en route to victory last week, Blazing Bobby Sox made amends on Monday winning the co-feature race with a convincing 1:51.4 success at Dover Downs on Jan. 23. Don’t Ya Know won his race in 1:53.4. Art Stafford Jr. moved Blazing Bobby Sox three wide at the three-quarters and quickly took the lead on the final turn and pulled away from her eight foes in the...
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Bad Angel scores in 1:56.1 in Pompano series

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
Bad Angel, handled by Tom Jackson, desperately seeking some racing room when it counted, found some in the final sixteenth to score a narrow victory as the popular "Over-The-Hill Gang" trotting series continued at Pompano Park on Monday night (Jan. 23). As stiff westerly winds reaching 30 miles-per-hour continued to pound South Florida, the eight year-old daughter of Valley Victor stopped the c...
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Rocky's Z Tam steps up to Pompano Open, wins

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
Rocky’s Z Tam, fresh off a 1:50.4 winning effort in conditioned company a week ago, stepped up to the top Open ranks and promptly won that, as well, stopping the timer in 1:51.1 for Ricky Macomber Jr.  The five year-old gelded son of World of Rocknroll took home the major share of the $12,000 purse in pinning a photo finish defeat measuring a neck over the pacesetting Respectable Dream, ha...
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Barbara Brainard dies at 74

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
Barbara Brainard, 74, passed away on Jan. 10 after a courageous battle with cancer.   Mrs. Brainard was a life partner with her husband of 55 years, Donald, and loving mother to her two children, Michele and Darry.   Her involvement in harness racing as a breeder and owner stretched over five decades as she witnessed her husband in becoming one of the natio...
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Friedman, Dan Hennessey elected to Fla. HOF

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
The Florida Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association has announced the Hall of Fame inductees and the annual award winners for the 2016 harness racing season.   They will be honored at the association's 26th annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Friday, March 10, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa in Pompano Beach.   Elected to the cha...
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Stallions from other states now Cal eligible

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
With recent legislative bill AB 1796 passed, the California Standardbred Sires Stakes committee has approved pacing stallion owners from Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine and the province of Alberta, Canada, to register their stallions to the program, beginning with the 2017 breeding season. To be eligible for the 2017 breeding season, pacing stallions must be nominated to the Califor...
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Mr. Muscleman, Rock N Roll Heaven to Hall

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame ha announced the results of recent voting to determine the 2017 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members in good standing voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. There choices are racehorses Mr. Muscleman and Rock N Roll Heaven. The other n...
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Atta Boy Dan digs in to win Meadows feature

on 01/23/2017 12:00 AM
Pressured for much of the mile, Atta Boy Dan dug in late and scored a hard-earned victory in Monday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Atta Boy Dan fronted the half for Dave Palone in :28/:56.4 — responsible fractions for the sloppy conditions — before picking up a determined challenge from Believeinthespirit. Although Believeinthespirit poked his head in front, Atta Boy Dan...
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Palone bags feature and four more at Meadows

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
Refreshed by a 31 second-quarter breather, Trustworthy Kid easily repelled his outside challengers and captured Saturday's (Jan. 21) $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Trustworthy Kid had to work hard for the lead, but when Dave Palone threw on the brakes in the second panel, the 8-year-old SJ's Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane gelding got the break h...
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Mykindachip a 1:50.4 winner at Miami Valley

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip (Chris Page) returned to his winning ways copping the $22,000 Open I Pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday (Jan. 21) night, speeding to a 1:50.4 victory over Meadowbrookthunder (Trace Tetrick) and Fancy Creek Elusiv (Mike Oosting). My Buddy Ninkster (Tyler Smith) was fourth, while Vague Traces (Andy Shetler) and E R Rudy (Sam Widger) dead-heated to split the fifth place payout. &...
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Caviart Luca two-for-two with Yonkers triumph

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
Caviart Luca (George Brennan, $28.60) snapped odds-on Blood Brother (Jason Bartlett) at the wire Saturday night (Jan. 21), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace.   ‘Twas a night better suited for Carl Sandburg (fog reference for all you academics out there), Caviart Luca found himself away from post position No. 3. He sat as 3-4 choice Blood Brother two-moved to the lea...
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Bettor's Edge victorious for new owners

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
Bettor's Edge, the 2015 TVG Free For All champion, returned to the Meadowlands and rewarded his new connections with a decisive 1:49.4 score in the $16,000 Saturday night (Jan. 21) feature.   Bettor's Edge was recently purchased by trainer Jennifer Lappe and Robert Santagata after racing for Ron Burke and earning nearly $1.9 million.   Brett Miller put the 8-year-old Bettor's Delig...
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Perfect landing for Rebel Jet at Buffalo

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
Rebel Jet ($12.40) has been a well-traveled pacer the past few months but he found a perfect landing spot at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (Jan. 21) by winning the $10,000 Open in 1:57.1 over the good track.   After visiting Vernon Downs, Batavia Downs, Pocono and The Meadowlands in the past three months, Rebel Jet (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) was ready to give Buffalo Raceway a try. ...
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Meetings held for USTA Districts 1, 8A

on 01/21/2017 12:00 AM
The annual membership meeting of the USTA District 8A (New York City) was held on the afternoon of Saturday (Jan. 21) in the Good Time Room at Yonkers Raceway.   District chairman Joe Faraldo directed the proceedings, and was joined by fellow directors Bob Galterio, Mike Kimelman, and Jordan Stratton, as well as USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner, and approximately 30 members...
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Vegas Vacation to make Big M debut Saturday

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Vegas Vacation has certainly been around during his racing career, he's just never been to the Meadowlands. Now seven years of age, the 2013 Little Brown Jug winner and runner-up to Captaintreacherous in that memorable 2013 edition of the Tattersalls Pace has to this point never set foot on the Meadowlands mile.   In the midst of yet another comeback from injury, "Vegas" makes his Big M ...
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Pair of sub-1:50 winners Thursday at Dover

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Bushwacker wins the $30,000 feature in 1:49.3 and Remember Me VK follows with 1:49.4 victory on the fastest card of the New Year at Dover Downs on Thursday. Also, Yannick Gingras won five races.   Stepping up to the $30,000 Preferred after winning last week's $20,000 Open Pace, Bushwacker left fast from the outside eight post. After Seventh Secret took over for George Dennis, wh...
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USTA chairman Axelrod having fun, fun, fun

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Proficiency in math led Ivan Axelrod to a career as a CPA and eventually to his current position as chief operating officer of Provident Financial Management, a business that specializes in managing the financial affairs of members of the entertainment industry and other high net-worth individuals and executives.   But it also led indirectly to Axelrod discovering a passion for harness ra...
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Well Said moving to Ohio's Sugar Valley Farm

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Well Said, who has stood stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania since 2010, is relocating to Delaware, Ohio’s Sugar Valley Farm, just a couple miles down the road from the scene of his decisive 1:51.4 score in the 2009 Little Brown Jug. Well Said took his 1:47.3 mark in the 2009 Meadowlands Pace en route to being that season’s Dan Patch Award winning 3-year-old colt pacer and P...
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Finalists excited for O'Brien Awards

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Anticipation is building for this year's O'Brien Awards, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel. The black-tie gala, presented by Standardbred Canada, will honor the best in Canadian harness racing from the 2016 season. It is the night that fans and industry participants will learn who takes home the prestigious hardware.   The O'Brien Awards annuall...
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Mach Three euthanized in accident in NZ

on 01/20/2017 12:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ont. has reported that pacing stallion Mach Three was euthanized Friday morning (January 20) at Alabar Farms in Waiau Pa, New Zealand following a paddock accident. The 18-year-old, who is the sire of the legendary Hall of Fame racehorse and stallion Somebeachsomewhere ($3.3 million, 1:46.4 world record), suffered a broken leg in his paddock and had to be put down...
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