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Valley Of Sin sets season's mark at The Meadows

on 01/14/2017 12:00 AM
  Valley Of Sin quarter-poled to the lead and hung tough late to score in 1:55.4, fastest this year by an older stallion on a five-eighths-mile track, in Friday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Valley Of Sin was third when trainer/driver Wilbur Yoder sent him to the point. The 1-1 favorite needed some encouragement late, but he held off Trustworthy Kid, who was ra...
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DSOA annual awards dinner held on Fri., Jan. 13

on 01/14/2017 12:00 AM
Some 300 horsemen, legislators, including the newly elected governor of Delaware John Carney  and friends of harness racing turned out for the 19th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards-Dinner at the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Preceded by the annual DSOA mid-day meeting, festivities began with an early evening cocktail hour, Again...
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Muscle Diamond dominates in Meadowlands trot

on 01/14/2017 12:00 AM
Royally-bred Muscle Diamond justified his heavy favoritism to win the $18,000 trotting feature by two lengths on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The entire complexion of the race changed before it began when morning line favorite Crosbys Clam Bake was scratched sick. That left Muscle Diamond to inherit the favorite’s role at 3-5 after futilely chasing Crosbys Clam Bake last week. John...
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Noone To Depend On wins 4th straight at MVR

on 01/14/2017 12:00 AM
Noone To Depend On made it four-in-a-row in O-H-I-O on Friday night when she captured the $22,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace in 1:52.3. It was the second consecutive open triumph after a pair of wins in the highest condition/claiming event since entering the Kayne Kauffman Stable.  Kauffman’s victory was his third on the night as Noone To Depend On topped Cas Art Apparel (Kyle Wil...
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Saturday card offers value at Meadowlands

on 01/13/2017 12:00 AM
Saturday night's racing card at the Meadowlands is horseplayer-centric with an unprecedented seeding of the Pick 5 pool to go along with the first leg of theWorld Harness Handicapping Challenge (WHHC).   To kick the night off, the Meadowlands is putting up the commission (take-out) that the track received from this past Saturday's Pick 5 wager plus another $7,500 to create $10,...
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Track, casino proposed for Adams County, Pa.

on 01/13/2017 12:00 AM
Freedom Township, in south central Adams County, Pa., on the Maryland border, could become the new home for a harness racing track and a casino within about two years, according to a story on GettysburgTimes.com.   Local businessman Dave LeVan announced Thursday that if the licensing and regulations go through, the proposed Mason-Dixon Downs would offer Standardbred racing, and woul...
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Cleveland rocks, Aaron Merriman rolls

on 01/13/2017 12:00 AM
Aaron Merriman led all harness racing drivers in wins for the second consecutive year, setting career highs for victories and purses in the process, but his favorite sports-related moment of 2016 came away from the track.   It came when Merriman's beloved Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA title and brought the city of Cleveland its first championship in 52 years.   ...
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Mesmerized takes Buffalo feature trot

on 01/13/2017 12:00 AM
Mesmerized finally got out of his second place trance by using a late rally to capture the featured $8,200 trot at Buffalo Raceway on a chilly Friday night (Jan. 13). After three consecutive runner up finishes to close out the 2016 campaign at Batavia Downs, it was time for Mesmerized to get the spoils of a victory by nudging out the front running Winkys Pride by a nose in a snappy 1:58.4...
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Massive Attack wins F&M pace at Yonkers

on 01/13/2017 12:00 AM
  A from-last Massive Attack A (Jordan Stratton, $86) blew up Yonkers Raceway’s first femme feature of 2017, Friday the 13th’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried early from post position No. 3, the rank outsider watched as outside assignee Tessa Seelster (George Brennan) had to work getting around her five inside foes. Tessa’ did just that j...
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Crosby's Clam Bake looks to shake at Big M

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Crosby's Clam Bake will look to continue his reign at the top of the trotting class when he takes on seven worthy rivals on Friday night at the Meadowlands in the featured sixth race, an $18,000 conditioned event.   A winner now of three straight with the last two right on the lead against many of the same horses Crosby's Clam Bake has been designated as the 2-1 favorite despite bei...
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$50K guaranteed Pick 5 Saturday at Northfield

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $50,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Saturday, Jan. 14.   Beginning in Race 3, the $50,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $15,549.31.   This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association.   Northfield's Pick 5, Pick 4 and the...
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Woodbine cancels Thursday night race card

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Due to deteriorating track conditions caused by rain and mild temperatures, the Woodbine Entertainment Group has cancelled Thursday night's card of live harness racing at Woodbine Racetrack.   Live racing will resume on Friday night, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. with qualifiers scheduled to take place earlier in the day at 4 p.m. (WEG)
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Dr. Ron Fuller dies at 83

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Ronald R. Fuller, DVM, 83, of Newark, Ohio, died at the SharonBrooke Senior Living Center on Jan. 10, 2017. A funeral mass will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, where he was a parishioner, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, with Msgr. Paul Enke as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family will be received in the gathering space of th...
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Betting Line foals eligible to race at Gural tracks

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Four veterinarians (including one veterinarian requested by Jeff Gural) have examined the stallion prospect Betting Line and have deemed him unfit to race in 2017 due to a severe injury incurred on the eve of the 2016 Breeders Crown eliminations.   As such, Mr. Gural will allow the offspring of Betting Line to compete at his racetracks. Limited bookings and shares remai...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Parnu Hanover races Saturday at the Meadowlands off a victory last time out for Team Miller, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, driver Marcus Miller tells Kathy Parker what the reasons were for a sub-par 2016. Noone To Depend On is riding a three-race win streak for her new connections heading into Friday's Fillies & Mares Open at Miami Valley, and trainer-driver Kayne ...
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Arque Hanover tops Bushwacker in Dover Preferred

on 01/12/2017 12:00 AM
Arque Hanover enjoyed a two-hole trip on the way to winning the 30,000 Preferred Pace in 1:50.1 while Bushwacker won the $20,000 Open pace wire-to-wire in 1:51 on a balmy Thursday, Jan. 12, at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan sat second with Arque Hanover as Dancin Yankee (Tony Morgan) cut out the fast fractions until mid-stretch when a cavalcade of challengers came on. Arque Hanover, trained by...
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Iron takes trot feature at Yonkers in '17 debut

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Iron (Andy Miller, $3.70) lasted—barely—Tuesday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $25,000 featured trot.   Wide early from post position 6, Iron worked around pole-sitting What a Peach (Dan Dube), then made the lead before a :28.4 opening quarter-mile. After a :58.3 intermission, Inukchuk Chuck (Jim Marshall III) moved from fourth. He hung around in and ou...
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Ricky Macomber drives 3,000th winner

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Richard "Ricky" Macomber Jr. scored his milestone 3,000th driving victory on Tuesday night (January 10) at Pompano Park.  The 46 year-old Macomber did it in style as he got his milestone victory with Ruddy Rusty in Pompano Park’s 8th race, that seven year-old chestnut son of SJ’s Caviar stopping the timer in a lifetime best 1:53.4.   Trained by Ricky’s wife, Jamie, Rud...
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Supplement, updates up for Tattersalls

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
The supplement catalog and updated racelines booklet for Monday’s Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad.   The January Mixed is billed as the "Winter Racehorse Market" and the 2017 renewal remains true to form. Of the 258 head in the catalog and supplement, close to 200 are racehorses...
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Enhance Your Mind wins Tuesday Dover feature

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
For the third straight time and fourth this meet, owner-trainer Bryan Truitt’s Enhance Your Mind turned in an impressive victory to win the Tuesday, Jan. 10, feature at Dover Downs.   After winning eight races and nearly $100,000 in 2016, her first real year of racing, Enhance Your Mind turned back eight rivals in the $15,500 Mares Winners-Over Handicap with a lifetime best 1:50.2 sc...
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