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Rose Run Parker dominates in Big M debut

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
Rose Run Parker, a two-time Indiana Sires Stakes champion, was a dominant winner at The Meadowlands in his 2017 debut. Rose Run Parker was bet down to even-money favoritism in the field of nine that also included stakes winner Muscle Diamond, last week’s top-class winner B Yoyo and past winners Crosbys Clam Bake and Opulent Yankee. Yannick Gingras moved the 6-year-old Jailhouse Je...
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Noone To Depend On wins Miami Valley open

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
After a four-week absence, Noone To Depend On returned to the winner’s circle following the Friday $22,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway. After reeling off victories at the top level the first two weeks of the meet in early Jan., the 4-year-old daughter of Santanna Blue Chip had only a fourth place finish to show for her next three starts, plus a week off.  Traine...
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Bedroomconfessions big in Yonkers feature

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
Bedroomconfessions (Scott Zeron, $8.70) gave nothing else a shot Friday night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.  Bedroomconfessions threw down an early gauntlet, making the lead—from post position seven—before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. From there, she zipped the modern way, finishing her foray with intervals of :55.4, 1:24 1:52.1. Empre...
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Waasmula wins 30th of career at Woodbine

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
The classy pacing mare Waasmula found the winner’s circle for the first time in 2017 and the 30th time of her career Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The 9-year-old daughter of Million Dollar Cam converted off a second-over trip from driver Trevor Henry to win this week’s top class for pacing mares in 1:51.3. Friday’s victory was extra special for Waasmula, as it was the Bruce...
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Rock Of Cashel cashes in Yonkers trot

on 02/18/2017 12:00 AM
It was the old double-nickel Saturday night as a pair of fives took down Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 co-featured Open Handicaps.  Rock Of Cashel (Scott Zeron, $13.20) won the week’s marquee trot from second over, snapping pace-setting (:28.3, :58, 1:27.1) 17-10 choice Springbank Sam N (Jordan Stratton) by a head in 1:56. Dot Dot Dot Dash (Steve Smith) offered her best stride late to ...
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Brett Miller takes home all the G Notes

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
Brett Miller stole the show on a cold, windy night at the Meadowlands on Thursday, winning four of the night’s nine races including both Dash For The G-Notes series finals. Miller kicked off the "Meadowlands Harness Live" broadcast on SNY with a Dash win with the mare Never Ever Clever, who defeated the boys in the $15,000 final. Never Ever Clever, a 6-year-old Muscle Hill mare trained by Jo...
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Solid Saturday card at Meadowlands

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a dozen races on Saturday night, featuring a cracker-jack field of 10 in the seventh race, a condition/optional claiming pace for a purse of $15,000.   This group is an amalgamation of accomplished veterans with a number of variables to complicate the handicapping issue.   Trainer Dylan Davis bookends the field with a pair of talented 6-year-old pacers co...
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Taylor responds to NY glaucine positives

on 02/17/2017 12:00 AM
In response to Thursday's announcement by the New York State Gaming Commission regarding alleged glaucine positives for 26 trainers, attorney Howard Taylor sent a statement Friday afternoon to harnessracing.com on behalf of five named trainers: Ron Burke, Mark Ford, Julie Miller, Rob Harmon and Richard Johnson.   Here is the statement from Taylor:   The statement issued yester...
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Wild Wanda upsets at Pompano

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
Wild Wanda, overlooked in the wagering at 7-1, sprung a mild upset at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, edging by a game Godiva Seelster, the 6-5 second choice, with a :27.2 final panel to score in 1:51.4, a seasonal mark.   Goldstar Rockette, the longest proposition in the field at 62-1, finished third, just a length away while Pertty Music was fourth. The late charging OK Heavenly ...
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Missile J off to flying start for new connections

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
John McGill hopes a missile can help take him to new heights.   McGill and Brian Carsey share ownership of Missile J, who they purchased for $115,000 at the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands. The 4-year-old male pacer has gone 3-for-3 for his new owners and trainer Scott DiDomenico, fueling optimism for a limited stakes schedule later this season.   ...
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Trotters featured Friday night at Meadowlands

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
Friday night's live racing at the Meadowlands consists of 11 events with a solid field of nine trotters set to go in the featured in the seventh race, a $20,000 conditioned trot.   The streaking B Yoyo was a handy 1:53 winner against many of these last week with a crushing first-over move for driver Joe Bongiorno. The pair ground up gradually around the final bend, wearing down earl...
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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 10

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y.   Goshen Yearling Sale president Bob Boni noted, "We are pleased to announce that our consignor list will continue to be led by some of the most accomplished breeders in harness racing, including Hanover Shoe Farms, Winbak Farms, Blue Chip Farms and Came...
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Mach It A Par set to tee off for 2017

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
When trainer Rich Banca purchased Mach It A Par sight unseen last winter, he thought he was getting a mare who knew how to win and who could be effective in the mid-level conditions at Yonkers. When she showed up to the barn, her appearance didn't instill confidence, but Banca was undeterred.   "If you looked at her and didn't know who she was, you wouldn't want to give $20,000 for ...
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NY Commission addresses glaucine positives

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission Thursday announced significant, nation-leading action in addressing the presence of the alkaloid glaucine in the urine and plasma of race horses, resulting in more than $100,000 in purses returned and 11 disqualifications, plus additional fines and suspension for a single trainer whose horses had particularly high levels of the substance.   Glauci...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Michigander Aaron Bennett tells Gordon Waterstone about his 3-year-old trotter GMO Proud, who makes his Meadowlands debut on Friday night. Also, Kathy Parker's Breeding Banter gives an update on stallions Cantab Hall, who had neck surgery last year, and Always B Miki, who is just beginning his stud career at Diamond Creek Farm. We also have the...
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Always At My Place wins Dover debut

on 02/16/2017 12:00 AM
World champion Always At My Place made his first visit to Dover Downs a winning one having just enough to nip Cajon Lightning by a short nose in the $30,000 Preferred Handicap in 1:51.1, while Sweet Rock came on to catch Emeritus Maximus in the final strides to win the $27,500 Delaware Special on a windy and chilly Thursday. Yannick Gingras drove Always At My Place in his first start of the yea...
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Canadian gets $107,247 VD winner at Pompano

on 02/15/2017 12:00 AM
Pompano Park's Super Hi-5 finale was hit on Tuesday night when the only winning ticket with the 4-5-10-3-1 purchased in Canada worth $107,247.64 ($81,978 U.S.).   College Major, an 8-year-old gelded son of Art Major, came from dead last at the stretch call to post a one-length win for Matt Romano at odds of 42-1. It was his first win of the season for owner-trainer Ja...
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Blooded Horse winter sale finishes strong

on 02/15/2017 12:00 AM
The 54th Annual Blooded Horse Winter Sale held Feb 13-14 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, was the strongest in recent history. The mild winter had horsemen eager to restock stables and breeders clamoring for mares. Burke Racing Stable LLC brought a powerful consignment that contained co-sale topper Pretty Real Desire at $30,000. A solid conditioned pacer at the M...
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Who Says That skimmed the pylons for Buffalo win

on 02/15/2017 12:00 AM
Who Says That skimmed the pylons and that ground saving journey proved to be the difference in the $10,000 Open Pace for the mares at Buffalo Raceway on a snowy Wednesday night (Feb. 15). Using the passing lane, Who Says That (Shawn Gray) held back the late-charging Wanna Rock N Roll (Drew Monti) by a half length while Looney Dune (Ben McNeil) finished in third. At the star...
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Barn Girl beats the boys in Meadows trot

on 02/15/2017 12:00 AM
  The only mare in the field, Barn Girl stalked TSM Photo Bugger from the pocket, then blew by in the lane to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Aaron Merriman kept Barn Girl under wraps until the top of the stretch, when she brushed past the tiring leader and scored in 1:54.3. Valley Of Sin followed cover well for second, a neck back, while Trustw...
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