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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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Big M makes changes for multi-race wagers

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Despite a winter storm that dumped nearly four inches of snow on the racetrack and upwards of eight inches in other parts of New Jersey that are home to many of the state’s racehorses, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to have raced its entire 13-race card this past Saturday night as scheduled.   "We never considered cancelling our card and that is a huge testament to our entir...
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Buffalo cancels Saturday due to lack of entries

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Due to lack of entries, Buffalo Raceway officials were forced to cancel the 6 p.m. program that was set for this Saturday, Jan. 14.   The 75th Anniversary Commemorative Exacta Coin giveaway has now been shifted to the following Saturday, Jan. 21.   Live harness racing is still set for Friday night, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. with 10 races scheduled. Also, simulcasting will still ...
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Tioga/Vernon announce $3.7 million in stakes

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Officials at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have unveiled a new-look stakes schedule for the 2017 season, with top horses converging on upstate New York to compete for over $3.7 million in purses.   Top veteran Standardbreds and 3-year-old New York-sired pacers take center stage on a pair of blockbuster Sundays at Tioga Downs. The Aug. 20 card features the $175,000 (est.) Roll With Jo...
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Plenty of win photos for Camera Lady

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
Dave Brickell trains and drives his own horses, but Chris Shaw got the first chance to sit behind the then 2-year-old pacing filly Camera Lady in a qualifier last May because Brickell was driving another of his horses. Shaw guided Camera Lady to a 1:58.4 winning mile at The Meadows that day and when he got off the track he told Brickell, "The only person that's going to beat her is you." &n...
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Medusa takes victory in Meadows F&M pace

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
  Medusa stalked Skippin By from the pocket, then edged by her late to capture Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Skippin By took the field through leisurely fractions of 27.4/57.4, but when she sprinted home, she could not shake Medusa. The 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight-Mythical took the outside route for Tony Hall and nipped Sk...
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Wanna Rock N Roll cruises in Buffalo feature

on 01/11/2017 12:00 AM
It may be a new racing season but Wanna Rock N Roll continued to be up to her old tricks as she pummeled the field in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 featured pace for the mares on Wednesday night (January 11). After completing the 2016 season at Batavia Downs with three consecutive victories, Wanna Rock N Roll ($4.10) showed the holiday break and change of venues didn't quell her app...
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Aldrich, Basilone take Monticello titles

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
Driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. continues to solidifying his dynasty as the leading driver at Monticello Raceway as the leading dash winner, he finished the season on a high notes by winning 3 races on the last card of the year. Bruce finished the year with 386 wins at Monticello with a respectable UDRS of .413, his mounts earned $1,083,627. Bruce is ranked sixth nationally for most wins with 596. Jim...
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Harness Handicapping qualifier on Saturday

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
The 2017 Meadowlands WHHC Qualifier schedule is set and each Qualifier brochure is available at PlayMeadowlands.com. This Saturday’s qualifier has a $200 total fee ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to bet a minimum of $10 (Win, Place or WP wagers only) on 10 Meadowlands races. The top two finishers will earn spots in the WHHC with prize money to be pa...
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Dunkster to be inducted into Ohio Hall of Fame

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
Dunkster never wanted to be caught. Not in his stall, not in a field, not on the racetrack. It was on the racetrack that this trait proved most valuable. Dunkster won 89 lifetime races – which puts him in a tie for eighth place among all trotters in North American harness racing history – and earned $894,320 in a career that spanned from 2001 through 2011. On Jan. 21, Dunkster will be...
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Marty Wollam to be inducted into Ohio Hall

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
Martin "Marty" Wollam, one of the top trainers in the state of Ohio, has been elected as the newest member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame. He was elected by a vote of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Wollam, 67, has amassed 1,783 training wins, winning 12 Ohio Sire Stakes Championships with such standouts as Full Count, Count Me In, Doink N Doni, Contessa L...
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McNair edges Widger in Miami Valley tourney

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
The 2017 North America Drivers Challenge champion is Doug McNair, who traveled to Miami Valley Raceway from the Toronto area to compete with 29 other top reinsmen from throughout the United States and Canada over three matinee cards, ending Tuesday (Jan. 10). On the strength of two championship day triumphs, one second and a pair of show finishes over his eight drives, the 27-year-old narro...
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Mike Carlo elected USTA District 2 director

on 01/10/2017 12:00 AM
Northville Downs Operations Manager Mike Carlo has been elected to the U.S. Trotting Association’s board of directors as a track director in District 2. He will replace longtime director Kenneth Marshall, who died on Nov. 5, 2016. Carlo, who will serve the remainder of Marshall’s term through 2018, was selected through electronic balloting of the district’s two racetracks, Hoosier ...
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Panocchio scores 50th career victory

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
The grand pacer Panocchio earned his 50th lifetime win on Sunday night (Jan. 8) in Pompano Park’s $12,000 Open Handicap Pace, conquering his five rivals at in 1:52.1.  Driven by Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey, the seven year-old gelded son of No Pan Intended, beginning from the outside six post on a coolish night—61o—in South Florida, took command around the opening turn and went ...
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