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Campbell discusses retirement on MSG

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
John Campbell, who has earned just shy of $300 million and captured six Hambletonian trophies, appeared on-air at a New Jersey Devils game on Sunday afternoon. Campbell, a harness racing icon, appears poised to slide into his new position with aplomb, and reveals his passion for hockey is akin to his zest for his profession in an interview with the MSG Network. To view the interview in its...
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2018 Breeders Crown returns to Pocono

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
The $6 million Breeders Crown, harness racing's richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, returns in 2018 to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Pocono staged all 12 "Crown" events in 2013, and saw victories posted by eventual Dan Patch Horse of The Year Bee A Magician, Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous and the richest Standardbred in North Ameri...
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Zahn appointed to Michigan Gaming Board

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Gov. Rick Snyder Monday announced the appointment of Dale Zahn of Holland to the Michigan Gaming Control Board.   The five-member board oversees licensing and regulations for commercial casinos in Detroit. No more than three members can be from the same political party.   "I thank Dale for his service and I believe his background in real estate will be an asset to th...
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Repeat Paver Series winners set for showdown

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Can't Fire Me (Trace Tetrick) and Lets Go Bucks (Dan Noble) both completed sweeps of the two preliminary legs of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Series on Monday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway. The showdown between the two, plus seven other finalists, will take place next Monday when the $22,500 championship of the series, for non-winners four pari-mutuel races or $35,000 lifetime, will be ...
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Pocket trip pays off for Dapper Dude

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Dapper Dude stalked Mykindachip from the pocket, then blew by him in the lane to capture Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dapper Dude chased Mykindachip through a 1:23 three-quarters before Aaron Merriman vacated the pocket and asked the millionaire for pace.  The 8-year-old son of The Panderosa-Dress To Suggest responded by wearing down Mykindachip and downing h...
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Canadian Hall of Fame announces 2017 ballot

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2017 ballot. In this the 250th Anniversary Year of Horse Racing in Canada, a total of 30 horses and people, comprised of 15 Standardbred and 15 Thoroughbred candidates have been selected to appear on the voting ballot. A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective categories. Result...
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Stay In Your Place scores in Dover feature

on 03/20/2017 2:00 AM
Stay In Your Place completed a double for driver Montrell Teague, trainer Clyde Francis and owner George Teague scoring a 1:54.2 victory in the Monday feature race at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan won the first three races and finished with four trips to the winner’s circle.  In his first start of his three-year-old season, Stay In Your Place, also owned by K&R Racing, who also were c...
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Missile J kicks off Levy Series with 1:54.1 win

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series for Free-For-Allers began Saturday night (March 18), with a quartet of $50,000 divisions over a ‘sloppy’ surface. The opening event saw 3-2 choice Missile J (Tim Tetrick, $5) charge from sixth in the lane to win going away in 1:54.1. Unhurried from post position two, he rolled late, whipping a pocketed Blood Brother (Jason Ba...
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Millenium Wheel wins two in a row at Meadowlands

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
Millenium Wheel made a winning Meadowlands debut last week as a 7-1 outsider. Making a double jump up in class tonight, the Joe Hundertpfund Jr. trainee won again in the $18,000 featured pace as an 11-1 long shot on Saturday (March 18). Andy Miller positioned Millenium Wheel in the pocket while Tyler Buter put The Rock on the front end through swift fractions of :26.4 and :55.1 for the half...
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Kiss Of Terror scores for new connections

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
Sossy's King Kong was gorilla-like in the $22,500 championship final of the George Williams Memorial Series on Saturday night (March 18) at Miami Valley Raceway. Following a pair of runner-up finishes to Control Tower (Dan Noble) in preliminary legs driver Tyler Smith decided to play hardball in the early stages of the final after drawing two spots closer to the pylons than his daunted adve...
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China Dream's 1:54.3 fastest of meet at Buffalo

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
With less than ideal weather and track conditions at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (March 18), it appeared that the times weren't going to be all that impressive. Someone forgot to tell that to China Dream. Going the fastest mile of the meet with an eye-popping 1:54.3 clocking, China Dream ($3.30) steamrolled the field in the $10,000 Open Pace with an easy wire-to-wire victory over B...
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Artful Way back on top at Saratoga

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
Artful Way prevailed in Saturday’s (March 18) feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Jackie Greene trainee was the 2016 Pacer of the Year at the Spa and headed into Saturday’s Open Pace off a fast second-place finish in his second start of the season. Again starting from the outside post in the $12,000 Open, Artful Way flashed early speed and carried on to the front end for driver Frank ...
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Aggressive wins Yonkers' Sunday trot feature

on 03/19/2017 2:00 AM
Aggressive (Mark MacDonald, $9.80) angled off the cones and was up at the wire Sunday afternoon (March 19), winning Yonkers Raceway’s $68,000 Open Trot. Starting from the pylons in the field of nine, as the 10-hole was scratched, Aggressive minded his manners as the lass Allerage Star (Andy Miller) left over Lady’s Dude (George Brennan), and wasn’t in too much of a hurry (:29.1, :59)....
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Melady's Monet wins again at Meadowlands

on 03/18/2017 2:00 AM
As impressive as Melady's Monet was last week in winning his 2017 debut, he was even better on Friday, March 17, winning his second straight top-level trot at The Meadowlands. The millionaire, trained by Kevin McDermott, left from post position six to make the lead before the opening quarter-mile with Brett Miller at the lines, before yielding the lead to Rose Run Parker; half of a Ron Burk...
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Art N Music, Town Speaker take Mea series leg

on 03/18/2017 2:00 AM
Art N Music exploded from the pocket in the lane and captured his second straight in Saturday’s (March 18) Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Town Speaker took the other $12,500 second-leg split in the series for 3-and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings. The Walter Russell championship, as well as the finals of three other current series at The Meadows, is set for Saturday...
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City Kid gets a win at Buffalo after two close losses

on 03/17/2017 2:00 AM
City Kid showed who the 'man' was on Friday night (March 17) at Buffalo Raceway by winning the featured $8,200 trot by a length over The Bronx Bumper in a seasonal best 1:58.2 on the fast track. After a pair of narrow defeats the past two weeks, City Kid ($14.40) finally his photo opportunity thanks to a pylon-skimming journey over the Hamburg half-mile oval. Lenny Mac, the lone mare in the ev...
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Shesjustadelight N scores in Matchmaker division

on 03/17/2017 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker for top pacing mares began Friday night (March 17), with a trio of $40,000 divisions. The opening event saw odds-on choice Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing, $3.60) parlay a perfect pocket trip into a handy, 1:53 victory. Winning the draw, Shesjustadelight N watched as Empress Deo (Matt Kakaley) grabbed the lead before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile...
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Crazy Bad K captures Coven championship

on 03/17/2017 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway paid tribute to one of southwest Ohio’s racing ‘legends’ on Friday night (March 17) when the $22,500 Herb Coven Jr. Memorial Series championship was decided. Coven, one of nine deceased former great Lebanon Raceway horsemen remembered annually with the Legends Series, is best known as the trainer/driver of the outstanding pacing mare Norma Ruth Hanover, but also was a ...
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Ms. Mullen wins second Meadows series leg

on 03/16/2017 2:00 AM
Ms Mullen zipped to the front from post eight and dug in late to preserve her victory -- her second straight -- in the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Stars N Sparkles rallied from last to take the other $12,500 division in Wednesday’s (March 15) second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. While Ms Mullen had little trouble thwarting the first-over challenge ...
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Celebrity Pegasus scores at Dover

on 03/16/2017 2:00 AM
Art Stafford Jr. took Celebrity Pegasus to the outside in mid-backstretch and they rallied to notch a 1:56.1 triumph on a windy and cold Ides of March feature race, Wednesday, March 15 at Dover Downs. Celebrity Pegasus and leader Bluebird Reverend raced as a team from the three-quarters until turning for home before Celebrity Pegasus pulled away for his second straight and fourth victory o...
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