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Latest Desire captures Meadows feature

on 12/10/2016 12:00 AM
Latest Desire followed live cover into the final turn, then brushed wide through the lane to capture Saturday’s feature at The Meadows.   Latest Desire was fourth down the backside when Dan Rawlings tipped him off the pylons to follow the first-over Shooter’s Dream. The 6-year-old Real Desire-Latest Design gelding kicked into high gear when he shed his cover and scored in 1:52.2...
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Abbatiello, Fusco take Freehold titles

on 12/10/2016 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway closes out the season honoring the leading driver and trainer.   The winning driver title was awarded to Eric Abbatiello with 174 wins for the year. Abbatiello, a native of Colts Neck, N.J. and son of Hall of Famer Carmine Abbatiello, has claimed six driving titles at his home track.   The leading trainer award was presented to Vincent (Vinny) Fusco Jr. T...
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Muscle Diamond returns to action at Big M

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown-placed Muscle Diamond returns to action for the first time in 13 months on Saturday evening at the Meadowlands, where the 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill will face eight others in the night's $18,000 featured trotting event, carded as the night's seventh of 13 races.   The six-time winner resurfaces after a stakes-laden sophomore campaign, which culminated in a thi...
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Ideal Cowboy rides to victory in Dover open

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Ideal Cowboy took the lead early and never relinquished on the way to a 1:51 victory in the $30,000 Preferred pace while Little Ben won for the fourth time in his last five starts in the $27,500 Delaware Special at Dover Downs on Thursday.   After finishing second by a neck last week, Tim Tetrick did not linger putting Ideal Cowboy into the lead and cut out all the fractions posting...
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Pollack, Bercury, McMullen join MSOA board

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association announces that three of its members have been elected to the group's Board of Directors.   Results of the balloting resulted in the re-election of John McMullen, along with the return of Bill Bercury to the board, while Tom Pollack was voted onto the board for the first time.   McMullen, an owner/trainer from Armagh, Pa., return...
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Big Jim fillies sweep opening round of Niagara

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Icthelight Hanover and Jimbelina made their sire Big Jim proud in the opening round of the Niagara Series Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A group of 16 sophomore pacing fillies battled over two $17,000 first leg divisions Friday evening.   Icthelight Hanover kicked the series off by scoring a 13-1 upset for trainer-driver Rick Zeron.   The daughter of Big Jim blasted ...
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Shesjustadelight just that in Yonkers Open

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
New England invader Shesjustadelight N (Ron Cushing, $11.20) picked off pace-setting Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron) in a two-speed number Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   As the lead suggests, both ladies were put in play, from post position Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. There was some early daylight as Glenferie Bronte N (Mark Mac...
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Noone To Depend On sets new Dayton 3FP mark

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Despite 26 degree temperatures, snowy conditions and an 11-degree wind chill, Noone To Depend On established a new track record of 1:51.4 for three-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Recently purchased for $25,000 at the Harrisburg Mixed Sale by Stephen Herrick and Mark Bogen, the new track standard-bearer was making her third local start in ...
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Still time to enter Miami Valley Drivers contest

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
The deadline for driver applications to compete in the inaugural $25,000 North America Drivers Championship at Miami Valley Raceway is less than two weeks away.   Interested drivers can download application forms at: http://www.miamivalleygaming.com/ by clicking on "Racing" and then "Horsemen Info"; or by emailing race secretary/tournament coordinator Gregg Keidel at greggkeidel@yah...
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That'll be the day: Buddy Hally upsets at Big M

on 12/09/2016 12:00 AM
Buddy Hally ($33.20) unleashed a vicious first-over push through the last three-eighths of a mile in Friday evening's co-featured $13,000 fourth-level trotting event at the Meadowlands, putting away Opulent Yankee with ease and evading 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share for a 1:52.3 triumph.   The 6-year-old Angus Hall gelding floated forward in the initial stages, securing ...
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Bar Hopping standing stud at Hanover in '17

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Bar Hopping 2, 1:56.3; 3, 1:51.4 ($1,292,433), the winner of this year's Breeders Crown, Canadian Trotting Classic, and a heat of the Hambletonian, has been retired to stud duty at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. He is the second new sire for Hanover for the 2017 breeding season, with the farm already bringing in the pacing colt Betting Line. "He's passed his fertility tests and he's he...
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Il Mago breezes to Dover Open victory

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Il Mago, who has not missed a check since arriving at Dover Downs, won for the first time in six starts scoring in the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:52.3 on Wednesday.   Tim Tetrick moved Il Mago out of second on the backstretch and then breezed to victory, his seventh of the year, going into six figures with $102,046 earned this campaign, to win the Wednesday feature. Scott DiDom...
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Valley Of Sin goes last to first at Meadows

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Last into the final turn, Valley Of Sin roared wide through the lane to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Not only did Valley Of Sin trail late, but he also had excess cover that guaranteed him a wide journey in the stretch. When trainer-driver Wilbur Yoder angled him to the middle of the track, however, the 6-year-old Yankee Glide-Anklet Hanover ...
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Godiva Seelster, Prairie Fortune win at Pompano

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Godiva Seelster and Prairie Fortune took top honors in their respective Open events on Wednesday night at Pompano Park.   First, the grand mare, Godiva Seelster, handled by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey, scored in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares, stopping the timer in a seasonal best 1:51.2.   The 6-year-old daughter of Camluck, trained by D...
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Friday night highlights at Meadowlands

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Friday night opens the weekend of live racing at The Meadowlands with a dozen big fields and competitive match-ups galore.   The GSY holds it's familiar spot as the gateway to the action with Ellen's Star and Dr. John Kokinos looking to rebound from last week's end to their short winning streak facing the formidable pair of Feisty Love and David Glasser who makes her third start off...
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Grand River's Dr. Clarke comments on Alliance

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
In the wake of recent industry consultations with Ontario Racing (OR) on a potential long-term funding plan, the general manager of one of the tracks involved in the Ontario Standardbred Alliance offered his perspective on the current climate facing the harness racing industry in the province.   "At present there is a great deal of uncertainty in the industry regarding the proposed ...
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ISA to sponsor Red Carpet, AV at Dan Patch dinner

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, is very pleased to announce that the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA), the organization which represents the interests of all the facets of harness racing in the Hoosier State, is partnering with USHWA in the presentation of its annual Dan Patch Awa...
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NJ keeps Dancer, Smith, stud/mare programs

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has announced that the Dancer and Smith trotting races as well as the New Jersey futurities will continue to be raced in the future. Despite a limited number of nominations, we believe we have an obligation to owners, breeders and trainers to provide them with an opportunity to race in New Jersey, both now and in the...
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USHWA makes Resolve ballot announcement

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has announced that any member who has already voted for the 2016 divisional Dan Patch Award honors and wants to change their vote in the Older Horse Trot category can do so before the deadline at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. The announcement comes after the New Jersey Racing Commission issued a suspension and fine to trainer Ake Svanstedt as a re...
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PA reminds about stallion deadline registration

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today reminded horsemen to register their stallions for the 2017 state breeding season before the Feb. 1, 2017, deadline. Additionally, owners who wish to register their broodmares for the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Fund Award program must have their horses registered as "PA-residents" by Feb. 15, 2017, to ensure those mares' foals are eligibl...
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