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Hall, Gillock sweep Meadows series opener

on 04/08/2017 2:00 AM
  Lightning struck for Beach House and Dragon Striker Saturday at The Meadows, as each shot the Lightning Lane for Tony Hall and trainer Rich Gillock to capture a $15,000 opening-leg division of the Unlocked Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series honors Unlocked, a top performer and track record holder at The Meadows for trainer Norm Parker and owner Megan Rogers Racing Stables...
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Hot Deuce on fire at Buffalo

on 04/08/2017 2:00 AM
It's safe to say that Hot Deuce is on fire right now. After scoring an eye-popping 14-length win in 1:54.2 last week in an $8,000 claiming event in his Buffalo Raceway debut, Hot Deuce took a giant step up in class on Saturday night (April 9). Landing in the $10,000 in Open pace, Hot Deuce ($12.00) put in another blistering performance, beating Shady City by a neck in 1:53.2 over the fast t...
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Control Tower lands in Miami Valley winner's circle

on 04/08/2017 2:00 AM
Control Tower, a 5-year-old son of Panspacificflight, was in complete control of his trip from gate to wire on Saturday night (April 8) in the $27,500 championship leg of the Tom Tharps Memorial Series. A runnerup in the George Williams Memorial Series final for non-winners of four races a month ago, Control Tower would not be denied in the Tharps, which was for non-winners of six races.&nb...
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Team Allard continues winning ways at Pocono

on 04/08/2017 2:00 AM
The blazing-hot brother team of driver Simon Allard and trainer Rene opened the Saturday night card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with three victories and two seconds in the first five races, including taking recent stable addition Avenue Hanover, moving him up a notch, and still winning the co-featured $18,000 claiming handicap pace. The victorious son of Cam's Card Shark sat the po...
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Henry The Dragon fastest in Delaware Breeders

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
Henry The Dragon had a new driver this week, but it didn’t matter, as Jim Morand drove the 1:52.4 winner in the fastest of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) in the second and final preliminary leg for 3-year-old male pacers over a track inundated an hour earlier by a heavy rainstorm on Thursday (April 6). Also, in the winner's circle where Major Uptrend won his third stra...
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Deadline nearing for Spring Mixed Sale

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. continues to accept entries for its annual Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale, to be held at the sport's flagship track on Sunday, May 7. Entries may be submitted via the sales company's website, tattersallsredmile.com, or by calling its New York office at (914) 773-7777.   Sale manager David Reid said this year's Spring Mixed is being held earlier than in years past to n...
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Hoosier hosting handicapping qualifier Saturday

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is proud to host an on-site World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) qualifier on Saturday, April 8. The top two finishers will not only earn a share of the $3,500 cash prize but also a seat into the 2017 World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for a guaranteed ...
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Trio of G-Note divisions on tap Saturday at Big M

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
  Saturday night brings an 11-race card to the Meadowlands.   Among those are three divisions of the popular "Race for the G-Note" series for conditioned/optional claiming pacers which offer a diverse mix of horses in large fields spread over races 8, 10 and 11. The short series will cover two preliminary legs leading into a $17,500 final three weeks hence.   The feature...
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Allard horse suspended for Codeine & Morphine

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
In an update to a story that was published in Friday's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) director of racing Brent Stone confirmed that the Rene Allard-trained 4-year-old trotter has been suspended 90 days from racing in Ontario from March 31 through June 28 as a result of a positive test for the Class 1 drugs Codeine and Morphine after a second-p...
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WEG's Jamie Martin announces retirement

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
After 17 years of dedication, innovation and leadership, executive vice president of racing Jamie Martin has announced that he will retire from Woodbine Entertainment Group at the conclusion of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet in December.   Martin came to Woodbine in 2000 from Western Fair to serve as WEG's vice president of Standardbred racing. Six years later, he began to define racing ...
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City Kid does the dirty work at Buffalo

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
City Kid showed he's not afraid of doing the dirty work, literally. For the second straight week, City Kid ($3.40) trudged around the sloppy Buffalo Raceway half mile oval and took the $8,200 featured trot on Friday evening (April 7). After scoring an impressive 3-1/4 length win last week in the off going, City Kid (Larry Stalbaum) spanked the field this time around, registering an eas...
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Yonkers' Friday led by Blue Chip Matchmaker

on 04/07/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up Round 4 Friday night (April 7h), with a pair of $40,000 divisions. This penultimate prelim event offered a different look, notably one less grouping as some of the marquee ma'ams (co-leader Bedroomconfessions and third-place lass Regil Elektra) taking the week off. The opening event saw the millionairess formerly known as Krispy App...
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Canwood, Miss Da Line score upsets at Meadows

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Canwood (9-1) and Miss Da Line (8-1) got the Princess Pablano Trot off to a rousing start Wednesday at The Meadows when they scored upset victories in their $15,000 opening-leg divisions. The series for 3-year-old fillies honors Princess Pablano, long a top performer at The Meadows and still active for trainer Tyler Stillings and owner Rags To Riches Of PA. Using Lasix for the first time,...
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Willow Mill Anna, Spoonful win DSBF prelims

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Breeder, owner, trainer Gordon Barrett put Donnie Long in the bike to drive Willow Mill Anna and the combination clicked for a 2:02.3 triumph in the first of two $20,000  Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg Three-Year-Old Filly Trot preliminaries with Spoonful notching a 2:00.2 victory in the second division. Hollywood Highway won the $15,000 trot on the Wednesday, April 5 ...
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Meadowlands explains High Five pool snafu

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Due to an error at Sportech's hub in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, the Meadowlands 5th race Jackpot Super High Five pool was mistakenly paid out in full last Saturday to 23 winning tickets.   By rule, the wager pays out in full only when there is a single winning ticket. Otherwise, 75 percent of the net pool is paid out to the multiple winning tickets while the remaining 25 pe...
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Wind Surfer breezes home late for 50th win

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Wind Surfer trotted home for his 50th career victory, winning the 10th race at Northfield Park on Wednesday. The 12-year-old veteran, with 277 career starts, also has 44 seconds and 40 third-place finishes.   Wind Surfer (Muscles Yankee-Windsurfing VC-Balanced Image) has career earnings of $946,612 with a lifetime mark of 1:53.4 at The Meadows at age four. The trotter's richest win ...
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Top trotters battle at Meadowlands Friday

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Friday signals the weekly start to live racing at the Meadowlands. The weekend begins with an 11-race offering led by a quality field of eight in the seventh race, a $20,000 conditioned trot.   The first quarter of the racing season has seen a parade of stars command the trotting ranks with Muscles Diamond, Crosby's Clam Bake, B Yoyo and Opulent Yankee trading blows at the top throu...
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Highalator ready for another Weiss leg Sunday

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
When most people possess an exciting 3-year-old pacing colt that could position himself to become a world champion and a stakes winner they are brimming with pride and joy as the ultimate, yet elusive reward of this business just may be in their grasp. The Dombecks and Biers, however, are well acquainted with the peaks and valleys that are the chief component of this sport and can certainly sp...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Point leader Missile J is sitting out this week's leg of the Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway, and with a win or second, Soto is poised to take the top spot in the standings. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Soto's trainer, Eric Ell, talks to Gordon Waterstone about his over-achieving pacer and why he never expected to have a Levy starter. Kathy Parker caught up ...
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Tataria takes Saratoga feature for Beckwith

on 04/06/2017 2:00 AM
Tataria (Four Starzzz Shark) cruised to victory in the feature on the Thursday (April 6) matinee card at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Melissa Beckwith trained mare prevailed last week in her second local start while competing in the $10,000 claiming level. She was up in company this week to compete in the $9,500 feature for distaffers.  Tataria got the pocket trip behind the race’s ...
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