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Stark stars Saturday on Racing From M'lands

on 02/21/2017 12:00 AM
With Racing From The Meadowlands host Sam McKee on the mend, several industry participants have been recruited to support the existing team on the broadcast.   Coming up on Saturday, Feb. 25, a welcome face from the past will settle into the co-host seat as Les Stark makes his return to the show after a 20-year absence. Stark served as a racing analyst in the early 1990s offerin...
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HANA Grand Circuit challenge to begin March 17

on 02/21/2017 12:00 AM
HANA Harness is pleased to announce the return of its handicapping challenge to benefit Standardbred rescue for its sixth running. The 2017 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge sponsored by DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, The Hambletonian Society, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, Wellbourne F...
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Pocono set to open barn area on March 1

on 02/21/2017 12:00 AM
Spring is just around the corner, and the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is getting the stable area ready for our valued horsemen, with the gates officially opening for the 52nd season on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30 a.m. The gates will remain locked until that time.   All horsemen must have the required paperwork to enter with their horses, along with a valid Pennsylvania Harness Racing...
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Bessie is best in Meadows F&M open

on 02/21/2017 12:00 AM
Bessie thwarted two late challengers en route to her second straight victory in Tuesday’s $13,000 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot at The Meadows. Bessie zipped to the front from post 6 for Jim Pantaleano and led the field into the stretch, where she faced a menacing bid from Princess Pablano, who made an unforced break. But that still left the dangerous Whata Donato, who was charging throug...
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Penn returns to Miami Valley winner's circle

on 02/21/2017 12:00 AM
It hasn’t taken long for Penn to return to his consistently sharp form. The open trotter is now two-for-two at Miami Valley Raceway--following a 3 1/2-month layoff--after copping the weekly $22,000 feature on Tuesday afternoon in 1:55 over a rain-induced sloppy track.   Driver Jason Brewer was content to get away fourth as Boffin (Chris Page) lead the classy field to the quarter-mil...
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Best in Maine honored in Portland

on 02/20/2017 12:00 AM
The Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (MSBOA) held their annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Italian Heritage center in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. We would like to congratulate all award winners for the 2016 season.   Based on points, the leading trainer and driver honors were awarded to Heidi Gibbs and Ron Cushing, respectively.   The MSBAO board is pleas...
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Medusa sprints to second straight victory

on 02/20/2017 12:00 AM
After a second-quarter breather, Medusa sprinted home in :55.1 to capture her second straight victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Medusa retook the lead past the quarter, allowing Tony Hall to give her a leisurely 29.3 second panel. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical turned on the gas from there, downing the rallying Lakeisha Ha...
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Go Collect N takes Monday Dover feature

on 02/20/2017 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan rushed Go Collect N into the early lead and then led the rest of a 1:51.2 mile to win the Monday feature at Dover Downs on Feb. 20. The Go Collect N win was the first of the year for the Gotta Go Collect-No Parking N gelding owned by Robert Cooper and J&T Silva stables. Go Collect N won for the 13th time in his career, bringing his lifetime earnings to $$124,944. Western...
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Latest Desire wins 3rd straight at Miami Valley

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Latest Desire made it three-in-a-row in O-hi-o on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, capturing the $22,000 Open I Pace again despite being assigned the outermost post position in the field of nine.  Knowing that his horse is in exceptionally good form driver Simon Allard set sail from the get-go, managing to clear to the front as the first quarter-beam was reached in :27. The winn...
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Mykindachip, Dapper Dude DH at Meadows

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Mykindachip was wearing down the leader on the inside. Dapper Dude was rallying furiously on the outside to erase a four length deficit. When they hit the wire in Saturday’s $18,000 Winners Over Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, the camera couldn’t separate them.  Thus, they were declared dead heat winners in 1:50.2, fastest dead heat ever at The Meadows, knocking a tick from the mark ...
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Alberto Contador repeats at Meadowlands

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
Alberto Contador lowered his lifetime mark for the second straight week at The Meadowlands, winning Saturday night's featured $15,000 conditioned pace in 1:49.4. Alberto Contador won last week at 14-1 in 1:50.1 and stepped up in class in his repeat bid. Brett Miller moved the New Zealand bred 9-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding to the front past the quarter-mile marker in :26.4. Miller co...
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Itsonlyrocknroll A captures Buffalo open

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
 A break at the start looked like it might have doomed the chances of Itsonlyrocknroll A ($3.80) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night, but in the end he had the remaining six participants waving the white flag in surrender. Itsonlyrocknroll A (Larry Stalbaum) continued to stamp himself as the top pacer on the Buffalo Raceway grounds by breezing to an easy 3 3/4-leng...
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A Little Starstruk is queen of Survivor Series

on 02/19/2017 12:00 AM
The first of four Feb. "Survivor Series" champions was crowned Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway. A Little Starstruk (Kayne Kauffman) proved to be queen of the elimination style ‘elite series’ for $10,000 claiming mares, triumphing over Ginger Spice N (Brady Galliers) and Fox Valley Pipa (Randy Tharps) in 1:53.3. Kauffman put the winning 6-year-old Well Said mare on the front end ear...
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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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