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Resolve dq'd from Cashman win after positive

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
As a result of a hearing held on Nov. 30, the New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended trainer Ake Svanstedt 15 days and fined him $500 as a result of a positive test on Resolve in the $273,600 John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot on Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands. Svanstedt also received a second positive on his trotter Blue Muse, who won an $8,000 amateur race on Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands with h...
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USTA offers streamlined foal registration

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
As part of ongoing efforts to simplify and streamline transactions for their members, the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) now offers mare owners the option to register foals online.   Members can register foals any time of the day, holidays or weekends, through the USTA's Online Services. Additionally, there is an option for stallion owners or syndicate managers to issue paperless ...
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Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers challenge on Saturday

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
The stage is set for the second annual "Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers Drivers Challenge" on Saturday night (Dec. 10) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The top drivers from Hoosier Park in Indiana will invade to take on the top drivers at Hollywood Dayton in a six race contest to determine bragging rights for the next year. In the inaugural event a year ago, the ‘Buckeyes' used a near sweep of the top spo...
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Prewitt new Director of Racing Operations at PPk

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
Gabe Prewitt has been named Director of Racing Operations at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The 33-year-old Prewitt, originally from Lexington, Ky., is in his fourth season at Pompano Park, having served as their principal announcer and director of post times since his arrival.   Gabe brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position," said Rob Wyre, VP and General Manager of Is...
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Cartoonist Bellocq honored at Arizona symposium

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
Pierre "Peb" Bellocq, a famed cartoonist well known and respected in horse racing, received the Clay Puett Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) on Tuesday for a lifetime contributions to racing. His artwork displays his grasp of racing and his puckish sense of humor.   Accepting the award for Bellocq, who was unable to travel to Tucson, was ra...
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Barn Doll earns career win 26 with score at Meadows

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
After a challenging first quarter, Barn Girl glided effortlessly through the slop en route to her third straight victory in Tuesday's (Dec. 6) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Leaving from post 8, the 1-2 favorite won a three-ply battle for the lead for Aaron Merriman. She easily parried the first-over thrust of Manhattan Miss and scored in 1:57.1. ...
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Hennessey sweeps Pompano Sunday features

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Duc Dorleans, smartly handled by Wally Hennessey, won Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night, stopping the timer in a season's best 1:50.1. (He also had a 1:50.1 win over the larger Mohawk seven-eighths oval.)   The 6-year-old son of Shanghai Phil scored by 1 1/4 lengths over the late charging Sing For Me George (Kevin Wallis) with Rockntouch (Mickey McNichol) third, 2 1/4...
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Tyler Harmon awarded hockey scholarship

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Tyler Harmon, the son of Patti and Rob Harmon, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2017–18 school year from the University of Vermont for his exemplary hockey skills.   The Harmon family are longtime horsemen that regularly race at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands.   Tyler became interested in the sport of hockey after attending a Red Wings game with his family, ...
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Every Way Out named NJSS 2016 Horse of Year

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Every Way Out has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes' Horse of the Year for 2016.   The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS races and other major stakes for N.J.-sired horses.   Every Way Out won six of the seven New Jersey-restricted r...
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SOA of NY holds annual meeting

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the horsemen's association representing the more than 1,000 owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway, held its annual membership meeting.   At the meeting, the results of the SOA's 2016 Board of Directors election were certified. In the driver/trainer category, Ray Schnittker and Peter Y...
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Nearly 200 applaud Boni at M-G banquet

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Nearly 200 horse people from all walks of life were on hand to honor 20 equine athletes and their human connections… along with some outstanding industry stars who received special awards for their contributions to harness racing.   On Sunday night the Monticello-Goshen chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association held its 58th annual awards banquet at The Fountai...
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Brian Zendt sidelined; Charlino back riding

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Brian Zendt, who ranks seventh in the driver standings at The Meadows, suffered a broken ankle and broken wrist when he went down in a racing accident at the Pennsylvania track last Wednesday.   Zendt, 41, was driving Scootchie and following Sand Gunner. When Sand Gunner took a bad step and broke stride early in the homestretch, Zendt couldn't avoid running into him and when hi...
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Spreester wins 13th of year at The Meadows

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Spreester won for the 13th time this year Monday at The Meadows when she turned back two determined challengers and captured the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace.   Spreester got away second from post 5 and retook the lead at the quarter pole for Aaron Merriman. She then had to withstand the first-over bid of Shady Caroline. That accomplishe...
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Sandys Victory sets Hollywood Dayton record

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
The ultra-consistent Rockn Stien ran his string of on-the-board finishes to seven on Monday afternoon, capturing the $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in 1:54.3.   Despite showing three wins, three seconds and one show finish in his last seven starts, the betting public let Rockn Stien get away at 7-1 odds, likely due to his eight hole starting spot behind the starting g...
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Two-hole trip wins for Four Staces at Dover

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Ross Wolfenden was the hot driver at Dover Downs  on Monday, recording five winners. Meanwhile, Four Staces made his first start racing for a price a winning one, as Corey Callahan drove him to a 1:51.3 victory to win a 4&5-Year-Old $20,000 Claiming Allowance  in the feature race.   Mike Casalino Jr. and trainer Dylan Davis’ Four Staces and Callahan had a perfec...
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Limelight Beach cruises to win Saratoga debut

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Limelight Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) made his Saratoga debut a winning one on Saturday night in the $18,000 Open Pace. The Ron Burke trainee is enjoying another terrific year and brought his talents to the Spa for the first time to take part in the Saturday feature. Assigned the outside post, Limelight Beach blasted out to the early lead in a :26.3 opening quarter but driver Stephane Bouc...
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Bullet Bob wins Meadowlands Saturday feature

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Fox Hollow Farm's Bullet Bob ($21.40) dug deep to withstand a barrage of late pressure and prevail over a powerful odds-on entry of Dream Out Loud N and In the Arsenal in Saturday (December 3) night's featured $17,500 top-level pacing event at The Meadowlands. Corey Callahan wasted no time with the red-hot 7-year-old Tell All gelding, sprinting to the fore just upon entering the first turn. The...
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Take It Back Terry takes Yonkers open handicap pace

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Favored Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $4.30) prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 4, ‘Terry’ left around P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett), making the lead right at the :27.4 opening quarter-mile. He then gave it up to a three-deep First Class Horse (Eric Goodell), who found a :56.2 intermission. ...
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Tweet Me takes Sunday's Open Trot at Yonkers

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Tweet Me (Pat Lachance, $24.80) whipped fellow lass Dot Dot Dot Dash (Steve Smith) Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's mile-and-a-quarter, $56,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The added-distance feature was an all-on-the-gate-eight soiree, with any number of early interest parties. One of those, Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett), jumped it off as the 11-10 favorite.   Not A...
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Bongiorno sweeps Meadowlands Friday features

on 12/03/2016 12:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno captured both featured events on Friday (December 2) evening's 12-race card at The Meadowlands, teaming up with Windsun Glory ($4.00) in the $15,000 top distaff pace and B Yoyo ($4.00) in the $17,500 trotting feature. In the distaff feature, carded as the night's seventh race, Bongiorno put Windsun Glory into play from the outset, pushing clear of early pacesetter Bul...
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