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Gingras, Callahan,Stafford Jr. among Dover winners

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Soto won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap, Rockinonby took the $21,000 Open while Mustang Art won his second in-a-row in the top three races on the Thursday, Jan.26 at Dover Downs. For the second straight day, Art Stafford Jr. drove the winner of the feature race on the card. This time, Soto, who drew the rail, took command at the start and never looked back in a decisive victory. For the second ...
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Big action on Saturday at Meadowlands

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands is bursting with action and activities. The racing action is fierce with some really competitive fields coming together. There are several higher class conditions and three divisions of the popular Racing for G-Notes short series.   Vegas Vacation gave a really good account of himself in his very first start at the Meadowlands last week, finishing a good ...
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Prix d'Amerique

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Sunday's famed Prix d'Amerique from the Vincennes racetrack in France can be seen via a live webstream on http://www.letrot.com.   Post time for the Prix d'Amerique is scheduled for approximately 10 a.m. (EST) on Sunday morning (4 p.m. in Paris). Fans who want to watch the great trotting race can do so by going to http://www.letrot.com and clicking on the "live" button at the top of the h...
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Settlemoir, Hudson file for USTA presidency

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
When the official deadline for declaration to run to be a U.S. Trotting Association officer passed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, there were 12 candidates for the five open officer positions. Among those candidates are five for USTA president, two for chairman of the board, three for vice-chairman of the board and one each for treasurer and secretary. Fred (Freddie) Hudson, Ryan Macedonio, Joe Pennacc...
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Retired horseman Tom Kirwan dies at 70

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Tom Kirwan, a former trainer/driver who spent nearly 30 years as the stall superintendent at The Meadows, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, at the age of 70. Kirwan, of Meadow Lands, Pa., was the grandson of Michael J. Kirwan, a longtime United States Senator from Youngstown, Ohio. Tom was raised by his parents, John and Ruth, in the Washington, DC area.  In the fall of 1964, at th...
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SBOANJ clarifies NJ Classic cancellation

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey would like to clarify its involvement with the New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey stakes races, which the Meadowlands previously announced as being canceled for 2017. At one time purses for the New Jersey Classic and Miss New Jersey were supported in part by the New Jersey Sires Stakes. In a Nov. 20, 2009, letter to the SBO...
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King Of Terror crowned at Miami Valley

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Kiss Of Terror was crowned as the first of seven Claim To Fame Series champions that will be decided over the next five days at Miami Valley Raceway. By winning the $27,100 final in 1:53.4 on Friday the 5-year-old Western Terror gelding is the king of the $12,500 male pacing division. Driver Chris Page pushed Kiss Of Terror hard off the gate before briefly yielding to John Jay (Simon Allard) on...
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Repeat winners in Snowshoe Series

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
 Awesomeness and Lyons Sands were able to repeat in round two of the Snowshoe Series, while Waasmula became harness racing’s newest millionaire with a fifth-place finish to a repeat-winning Sandbetweenurtoes in the $30,000 Mares Preferred Friday night at Woodbine. The second leg of the Snowshoe Series got things rolling on Friday’s 11-race card. Awesomeness, who won his first leg divis...
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Wrangler Magic best in Yonkers F&M open

on 01/27/2017 12:00 AM
Wrangler Magic (Daniel Dube, $16.60), who twice burned money as the favorite against less-talented lasses, was on the money Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.  Unhurried from post position No. 5, Wrangler Magic saw a three-wide Empress Deo (Scott Zeron) pay a :26.3 price for the early lead. After a :56 intermission, 9-5 choice Hidden Land ...
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USHWA announces Hervey award winners

on 01/26/2017 12:00 AM
Dave Briggs, writing for Harness Racing Update, and the tandem of Melissa Keith and Keith McCalmont, writing for Trot magazine, were named the winners in the 2016 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness writing journalism, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday.   In addition, Clive Cohen and Mark Hall were named the winners in the Smallsreed Awards for excelle...
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Trotters featured Friday at Meadowlands

on 01/26/2017 12:00 AM
Friday night's program at the Meadowlands offers fans and horseplayers a dozen well matched fields. The feature is race six, a $13,000 conditioned/optional claiming trot where a field of eight veteran square gaiters will battle for the winner's share.   There's a new face among the octet, that of Dale Wareham and Kris Rickert's 5-year-old gelding Wilberforce. A winner in 15 of his 4...
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Prix d'Amerique, NJ controversy in Preview!

on 01/26/2017 12:00 AM
The big news across the Atlantic is Sunday's Prix d'Amerique in Paris, while the big news stateside is Howard Taylor's revelation that he plans on filing an injunction regarding the cancellation of this year's New Jersey Classic. Weekend Preview talked to both Taylor and Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural about their stalemate that appears headed for court and you can read what they say about the...
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MSOA hires Mock as director of social media

on 01/26/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is pleased to announce that Dawnelle Mock has joined the association as director of social media.A 2016 graduate of Youngstown State University, Mock earned a degree in Marketing Management. This past summer she interned with the marketing department at the Meadowlands after spending the previous two summers working with the MSOA as a marke...
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Tater Twister tops again in Pompano trot

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
After a tough trip last time out after starting from the outside post, Tater Twister took advantage of the coveted five post on Tuesday night to score a gate-to-wire win for Mike Simons, stopping the timer in 1:53.4 in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park.   The gallant 7-year-old gelded son of ABC Garland pushed the Hummer Starting Gate out of the way at the start and...
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Ohio commission to focus on 3 priorities

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) will focus on a trio of priorities in 2017, it was announced at the Jan. 17 monthly meeting.   Chairman Robert K. Schmitz announced that the OSRC plans to address the regulation of ADW (advance deposit wagering) platforms and review recommendations by RMTC (Racing Medication and Testing Consortium) and ARCI (Association of Racetrack Commissioners In...
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Justin MacEachern named Caretaker of Year

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
Justin MacEachern, who works in the Ross Croghan Stable, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Caretaker of the Year Award sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HHRNP) in conjunction with the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA).   MacEachern, 26, has worked for Croghan for three years, and in 2016 he was the caretaker of Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace champ ...
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Dinger Four upsets at 184-1 in Meadows finale

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
  Bettors pegged Wednesday's 13th and final race at The Meadows as a predictable affair, hammering down Town Speaker to 3-5. But James "Calvin" Dodson and Dinger Four had other ideas, as they rushed by the favorite in the shadow of the wire to score at an astronomical 184-1. Dinger Four returned $370.20 to win and $464.80 across the board for a $2 wager. Trained by Ron Lineweaver...
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Celebrity Pegasus, Moonlight Cocktail win Dover features

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
Art Stafford Jr. took Celebrity Pegasus to the front and then took no prisoners along the way to a lifetime best equaling 1:53.3 conquest in the Wednesday, Jan. 25 $15,000 Mares 4&5-Year-Old Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Jan. 25. A five-year-old by Andover Hall-Celebrity Athena, Celebrity Pegasus had been racing well since her last win in late November three consecutive seconds, a...
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Pertty Music pulls off mild upset at Pompano

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
Pertty Music, superbly handled by George Napolitano, Jr., pulled off a mild upset in the $11,000 Open Pace for the Mares on Wednesday night, stopping the timer in 1:52.1. The seven year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet, first, got by the heavily favored Wild Wanda (Richard Macomber, Jr.) and, then, held off the late surging Metro Glide (Tom Jackson) and Jets Are On (Wally Hennessey) to score by...
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Kaitlyn Rae captures F&M open pace at Buffalo

on 01/25/2017 12:00 AM
In the Wednesday (January 25) feature race at Buffalo, Kaitlyn Rae used a late rush to capture the Fillies and Mare Open Pace. The first half mile was uneventful as the horses stayed in post position order with favorite Artzia Hanover on the lead in :59.3. By the time the horses reached the back stretch the second time around they were three wide. Ben McNeil kept Artizia Hanover on the lead...
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