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Hennessey brings broom out in Pompano opens

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Drachan Hanover, handled by Wally Hennessey, captured the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Monday night, stopping the timer in 1:50.3   The 4-year-old son of Jereme's Jet, trained by Marcel Barrieau for owners Lloyd Maclean and Kenneth Rankin, used Pompano Park's coveted five post to zip into an early lead before carding panels of :26.2 and :56 prior to wiring together ...
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Four Staces atones at Dover Downs

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Four Staces atoned for a upset loss in his last start to take the early lead and score a 1:53 victory in the $20,000 claiming allowance on Monday at Dover Downs.   Corey Callahan drove Four Staces into the early lead and the pair were never headed in a 1:53 triumph as Dover Downs returned to racing after the traditional one-week Holiday Break. Dylan Davis trains and co-own...
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Big M reminds horsemen of New Year's Eve party

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
With only a few days left in 2016, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, the Meadowlands wants to remind horsemen racing on Saturday, Dec. 31, of an invitation to welcome 2017 at a gala New Year's Eve celebration in the grandstand skyboxes as a guest of the track.   Sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms, the evening includes complimentary buffet style dinner...
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USTA's Conte voted Breakthrough Award winner

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Allison Conte, riding on the leading curve of the "new wave" social media communications designed to bring the excitement and fun of harness racing to an ever-expanding audience, has "broken through" the communications clutter with such success in her job as social media nanager for the U.S. Trotting Association that the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport's leading industry fo...
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Horseman Bill Lancaster dies at 94

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Horseman William N. "Bill" Lancaster, 94, of Columbus, NJ, died at home on Dec. 23.    Mr. Lancaster was born in Bishopton, Quebec, then moved to New England in 1970 before settling in Columbus, NJ, in 1981. He worked as a trainer his entire life, with his late wife, Eileen, by his side. He served in the 16th armored regiment (7/11 Husars) of the Canadian Army and was a memb...
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Ohio vet Dr. Frank Pellegrini dies at age 52

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Dr. Franklin Louis Pellegrini, DVM, known to some in harness racing through the product Succeed, died Thursday (Dec. 22) at age 52.   Born Oct. 9, 1964, in Willoughby, Ohio, to parents Nina (Keener) and Franklin Pellegrini. Frank was a veterinarian who specialized in equine medicine, focusing on racehorses.   He is survived by his mother Nina Hayhurst; his ...
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French horsemen suspended for cobalt positives

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
According to reports by European trotting websites, French trainer Fabrice Souloy has been suspended for one year and fined 15,000 euros (about $15,000) for a positive test for cobalt in his horse Lover Face. Lover Face finished third in a race at Cabourg on July 22.   Four other French trainers also had positive tests for cobalt in their horses and have also received similar penalt...
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Barn Girl captures Meadows trot feature

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Barn Girl quarter-poled to the lead, then held off the menacing challenge of Princess Pablano to capture Tuesday's (Dec. 27) $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Barn Girl was on a seemingly easy lead at the three-quarters when she was confronted by the first-over Princess Pablano, who drew even into the final turn. Barn Girl dug deep for Aaron Merriman and prev...
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Empress Deo rallies from last to score at Dover

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Empress Deo did it again, coming from last to win her third consecutive $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on a mild Tuesday (Dec. 27).   Leaving from the outside in a strong field of seven female pacers, Empress Deo was not heard from again until late in a 1:53.3 mile, but in the stretch Allan Davis sent the Rocknroll Hanover-Little Miss K 5-year-old into...
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Tater Twister repeats in Pompano Open Trot

on 12/27/2016 12:00 AM
Tater Twister, with Mike Simons handling the six year-old gelding's lines, scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night (December 27), stopping the clock in 1:54.3.   The son of ABC Garland pinned a defeat measuring 2 ¼ lengths on Gold Savage (Kevin Wallis) with She's All In (Rick Plano) just a nose further back in third. Explosive Muscles finis...
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Snyders' horse has invitation to Prix d'Amerique

on 12/26/2016 12:00 AM
Treasure Kronos, a 4-year-old mare trained by American Jerry Riordan and owned by Canada's David Goodrow and Americans Jeffrey and Michael Snyder, won the Criterium Continental at the Vincennes track in Paris on Christmas Day. The victory earned Treasure Kronos an invitation to the Prix d'Amerique. Christoffer Eriksson drove Treasure Kronos, with the win coming in his first drive ever at th...
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Senior K, Jimbelina take Woodbine finals

on 12/26/2016 12:00 AM
The Father-Son team of Gregg and Doug McNair were the stars of the show on Monday's abbreviated Boxing Day card at Woodbine Racetrack.   Mild temperatures and consistent rain took a toll on the racing surface throughout the card, which forced officials to cancel the final three-races due to unsafe track conditions. However, the $35,400 Valedictory and $33,400 Niagara Series finals w...
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Martz Time wins Open at Hollywood Dayton

on 12/26/2016 12:00 AM
Martz Time ended his 2016 season with a bang Monday afternoon (Dec. 26) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Stepping back into open company following a conditioned win two weeks ago, the ultra-consistent 7-year-old gelded son of Primetime Ranger won for the seventh time this year, matching his 2015 figure and inching past his year-ago earnings. Martz Time's current season bankroll ends a...
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Tipitina brushes by Shady Caroline to win at Mea

on 12/26/2016 12:00 AM
Tipitina stalked Shady Caroline from the pocket, then rolled by her in the lane to capture Monday's (Dec. 26) $13,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Shady Caroline cut honest fractions of :27.1, :56.2 and 1:24.4 over a "good" surface but couldn't shake Tipitina, who pulled the pocket out of the final turn for Aaron Merriman. The 6-year-old daughter of Rocknroll H...
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Marion Marauder named NJ Standardbred of Year

on 12/25/2016 12:00 AM
Trotting colt Marion Marauder has been named the winner of the Secretary of Agriculture’s trophy as New Jersey Standardbred of the Year for 2016. Marion Marauder will be honored on Jan. 29, 2017 at the 60th annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon at 1 p.m. at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Eastampton, NJ.   Marion Marauder is one of only nine trotters in the history of harness ra...
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Yonkers, SOANY to sponsor USHWA cocktails

on 12/24/2016 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association, harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, is very pleased to announce that Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York are partnering with USHWA in sponsoring the cocktail party and open bar at its annual Dan Patch Awards Banquet Presented by Hoosier Park,...
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Elrama N captures Meadowlands feature

on 12/24/2016 12:00 AM
Another step up, another convincing win and another big evening for Brett Miller. Betty Tauber's Elrama N ($3.20) rose to the occasion in Friday evening's featured $15,500 top-level conditioned pace at The Meadowlands, using a strong first-over push through the far turn to reel off his third win in a row.   Brett Miller was unhurried early on with the 7-year-old Elsu gelding, s...
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Latest Desire best in Meadows Preferred

on 12/24/2016 12:00 AM
Widest and fastest in the lane, Latest Desire captured his second straight — and fifth in the last seven — in Friday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Latest Desire was third-over down the backside when Jim Pantaleano decided the 6-year-old Real Desire-Latest Design gelding needed to see racetrack. It was the winning move as Latest Desire found a new gear, tracked down...
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Woodbine Jackpot Hi-5 pool tops $2.6 million

on 12/24/2016 12:00 AM
Horseplayers flooded to the windows and wagered more than $2 million into the Jackpot Hi-5 for the mandatory payout Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A significant carryover of $548,396 was brought into Friday’s mandatory payout.   Horseplayers threw their money down attempting to score a nice holiday payday and wagered $2,081,441 of new money into the Jackpot Hi-5, bringing the...
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Big M to host New Year's Eve horsemen party

on 12/24/2016 12:00 AM
In keeping with the Holiday spirit, The Meadowlands extends an invitation to those horsemen racing on the Saturday, Dec. 31 card to welcome 2017 at a gala New Year's Eve celebrationin the grandstand skyboxes as a guest of the track. Sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms, the evening includes complimentary buffet style dinner for owners, trainers, drivers and up to three guests ...
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