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Breedings available to benefit New Vocations

on 01/19/2017 12:00 AM
Breedings to Donato Hanover, Art Major, Well Said, Creatine, Pet Rock, McArdle, Guccio, GooGoo GaaGaa, Triumphant Caviar, Sunshine Beach and Artspeak are among the 75-plus seasons donated to New Vocations 19th Annual Stallion. Breedings are still being sought and can be added until the auction begins.   The auction runs Tues Feb 7th through 2:00 pm Friday Feb 10th at www.ongait.com....
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/19/2017 12:00 AM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer-owner Anette Lorentzon talks to Kathy Parker about her chances with the 7-year-old mare trotter Anaffairtoremember against the boys on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Also, trainer Gregg McNair sends out Senior K in the opening round of the Snowshoe Series at Woodbine, and he tells Gordon Waterstone what's been happening with the recent...
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Doug McNair drives Blizzard division winners

on 01/19/2017 12:00 AM
Doug McNair has been off to a flying start in 2017 and Thursday night he continued his hot streak by sweeping round one of the Blizzard Series at Woodbine Racetrack. McNair guided Stonebridge Pearl and Senseless Beauty to victories to take both $17,000 first leg divisions of the Blizzard for three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares.  The first division of the evening saw all the atte...
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Don't get shut out for Dan Patch Awards night!

on 01/18/2017 12:00 AM
Although the Feb. 2 deadline for special room rates at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the U.S. Harness Writers annual Dan Patch Awards Banquet Presented by Hoosier Park on Sunday, Feb. 26 is still two weeks away, rooms are nearly sold out.   If you haven't secured your room yet and are planning to attend, you're advised to make a reservation now and avoid ...
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Here's your chance to bid on Ohio's top stallions

on 01/18/2017 12:00 AM
Here is your chance to bid on some of Ohio's best stallions and you won't even have to leave your easy chair! There are 39 Ohio stallions in the annual P.A.C.E.R. fund raiser, 21 pacing stallions and 18 trotting studs. This year OHHA, who manages the auction, is offering on line bidding as well as bidding on site. You may also bid on site during the OHHA/USTA annual meetings held at the Do...
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Big M business off to strong start in 2017

on 01/18/2017 12:00 AM
Business at the Meadowlands is off to a strong start through the first four cards of 2017 with per race handle averaging a robust $221,793 or less than one percent ahead of last year's pace at this time.   The first two Friday night cards of 2017 have produced total handle in excess of $3 million while average nightly handle is $2.88 million.   As usual, horseplayers have...
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Barn Girl takes 3rd straight in Meadows F&M trot

on 01/18/2017 12:00 AM
Trailing by 7-1/2 lengths at the half, Barn Girl unleashed a sustained bid for Aaron Merriman that carried her to an impressive victory — her third straight and sixth in her last seven starts — in Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. A determined Whata Donato, who was parked to the three-eighths before getting the lead, appeared to have the fiel...
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Wanna Rock N Roll posts another win at Buffalo

on 01/18/2017 12:00 AM
It may have been damp and dreary night at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday (Jan. 18) but Wanna Rock N Roll, driver Larry Stalbaum and trainer Kim Asher sure did brighten the night with some superb efforts. After going wire-to-wire last week, Wanna Rock N Roll ($2.80) and driver Drew Monti used the same tactic to discard her five rivals in 1:59.0 over the sloppy track to take the $10...
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Delaware horseman Ty Case III dies at 60

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
James Ty Case III, a longtime Delaware horseman who overcame numerous personal difficulties, passed away at age 60 on Jan. 13 after a courageous lifetime battle to live, with his wife Holly, at his side.   A native of Dover, Del., his lifetime passion was harness racing. He raced ponies as a boy and after graduating from high school in 1973, he began training and driving Standardbre...
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My Revenuer cashes in 4th straight at Pompano

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
The 9-year-old Revenue S gelding My Revenuer proved he's not so "Over-The-Hill" as he captured his fourth straight win in Pompano Park's "Over-The-Hill Gang" trot for 8 year olds and up.   Driven by Brad Kramer for owner-trainer Tom Petri, My Revenuer wired together three identical panels of :28.4 to kick things off before a closing panel of :29 sealed the deal as he crossed the lin...
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CHHA stallion auction begins January 24

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
The CHHA Stallion Auction will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 24 and remain open until 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 28, 2017. You many bid online at www.ongait.com or call Chaplain Lee Alphen at 603-898-1927. Proceeds will benefit the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association. For an up-to-date listing of stallion breedings available, visit www.chha.net/stallion-auction.
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Sponsorship sextet for USHWA luncheon

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) is pleased to announce that a group of four Jeff Gural racing entities--Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and Winners Bayonne OTW--are partnering with the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Winbak Farm in sponsoring a luncheon to be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, before the Dan Patch Awards Banquet pre...
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Meadowlands harness to be live on NY channel

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack, the world’s premier harness horse racing track located in East Rutherford, NJ, and SNY, the official home of the New York Mets, Jets, and all things New York sports, have struck a deal to broadcast seven live nights of racing. "Meadowlands Harness Live" will air from 9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. for seven consecutive Thursdays from January 26–March 9. The programs will be ...
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Show Runner gets up late to win at Meadows

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
First-over forever, a game Show Runner somehow found enough late to get by the leader and capture Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Show Runner was fourth past the three-eighths when Jim Pantaleano sent her after Medusa, who appeared to have the race under control following a 30 second-quarter breather. But the 7-year-old daughter of Little...
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Martz Time wins second Miami Valley Open

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
Martz Time completed the sweep of weekly $22,000 feature open race repeat winners on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at Miami Valley Raceway. Noone To Depend On duplicated her mares open pace victory on Friday night, Meadowbrook Thunder did likewise versus the best ‘boys’ in southwest Ohio on Saturday night, and Martz Time topped MVG’s best trotters for the second straight time on Tuesday afternoon. W...
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DeVaux, Taggart Jr. each win 4 at Monticello

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
On a rainy afternoon card, it was raining wins for drivers Jim DeVaux and Jim Taggart Jr. and as they each won four races at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. Jim Taggart Jr. had been mired in a brief 2017 win slump, only having won three races thus far this year. He set the tone early and added to his tally by winning the first race with Cevina De Chakrika in 2:00 for trainer Anthon...
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Rockn Stien wins Pompano's Open Trot

on 01/17/2017 12:00 AM
Rockn Stien, a recent purchase by the M T Pockets Stables and Wrenn Racing, made his debut for his new owners at Pompano Park on Tuesday night (Jan. 17) and promptly took top honors in that track’s $12,000 Open Handicap Trot, stopping the timer in a lifetime best 1:53.2. The five year-old gelded son of Valley Victor, handled superbly by Peter Wrenn, had to go to "Plan B" early on before pinn...
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Rubber Duck takes Yonkers Open Trot

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Favored Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno, $3.50) did not disappoint Sunday afternoon, handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $56,000 Open Handicap Trot. Forwardly-placed from post position No. 6, in his featured trot debut (three of the 11 starters broke early), Rubber Duck was actually beaten to the early punch. Red Hot Herbie, starting directly outside of ‘Duck,’ had the first lead before y...
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Claim To Fame Series underway at Miami Valley

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Longshots prevailed in the first leg of the "Claim To Fame" series for $30,000 claimers at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday afternoon. Three divisions of ten horses went to the gate chasing first leg purses of $25,000 and earnings towards a spot in the $37,500 (est.) final in two weeks. $2 win ticket payoffs in the three highly-competitive divisions were $32.20, $75.00 and $8.40. Cosmicpedia (Ka...
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Panocchio wins again at Pompano

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
For the ninth time in 10 tries since his return to Pompano Park, Panocchio won the top pace on Sunday night (January 15)—the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace. The 7-year-old gelded son of No Pan Intended, handled again by Wally Hennessey and assigned the outside post in his quintet, zoomed out of the gate into the lead before yielding to Drachan Hanover (John MacDonald) at the opener in :2...
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