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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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Big Monday night for Team Teague at Dover

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
Singing Saint, driven by Tony Morgan, came from off the pace to record a 1:53.1 victory to win the Monday $9,000 feature pace at Dover Downs. Montrell Teague drove four winners, three for trainer Clyde Francis and two for owner George Teague.   Morgan moved the Lisa Mara-Celestial gelding three wide on the final turn to quickly join the leaders turning for home. In the lane, Sin...
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M T Ur Pockets fills pockets with 7-1 victory

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
The two girls beat up on the four boys in Pompano Park's feature trot on Monday night as M T Ur Pockets and Bad Angel finished one-two in the featured "Over-The-Hill Gang" trotting feature.   M T Ur Pockets, the 10 year-old daughter of Hard Rock N Roll, used a backstretch blitz from fifth and surged into the lead heading into the final turn to go on to score a lifetime best 1:54.4--...
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SC, Forest City combine yearling sales

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada and Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. are proud to announce that agreement in principle has been reached to combine the two yearling sales into one which is scheduled to take place at the Western Fair District Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ont.,  on the weekend of October 14-15, 2017.   The two parties have been in discussions since early D...
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Devaux drives 5 winners at Mighty M

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
The combination of Jim Devaux and Dolores Basilone has been working very well as of late and Tuesday was no exception as both enjoyed a very good afternoon at Monticello Raceway.   Driver DeVaux drove five winners on Tuesday's card and trainer Basilone won four races. DeVaux capped off both ends of the early double, Sweet Kix from the rail was his first trip to the winner'...
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Walter White wins Miami Valley trot feature

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
The $22,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 14) produced a third different winner in the last three weeks when Walter White (Trace Tetrick) found room along the pylons to zoom past Dnieper (Jeremy Smith) and hit the wire first in 1:56.2. It was the 12th career win for the 5-year-old son of Cantab Hall and pushed him past the $300,000 lifetime earnings plateau. Run And Tell...
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Unefoisdansmavie snags second straight score

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie made it two straight at The Meadows when she converted a gritty uncovered move to victory in Tuesday's $13,800 featured trot for fillies and mares. Unefoisdansmavie was sixth by 7-1/2 lengths when Eric Goodell sent her first over after the leader, Princess Pablano. It took until mid-stretch, but the 10-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The World finally put away Princ...
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G Notes series set for Thursday at Meadowlands

on 02/14/2017 12:00 AM
Thursday night's (Feb. 16) Meadowlands card was carried over intact from last week when Winter Storm Niko forced cancellation of the live racing program. Featured area pair of finals of the short "Racing for G-Notes" overnight series for trotters and pacers, races seven and eight on the card. Both will be a part of the live TV broadcast on the SNY television network.   Trotters a...
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