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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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Ohio breeder-owner Hank Kauffman dies

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Henry "Hank" Kumler Kauffman, who campaigned the Ohio champion KF Pro Sam, died Jan. 13  at the Ohio Masonic Home, in Springfield. He was 81. KF Pro Sam p,4, 1:50 ($635,578) was an Ohio Sires Stakes champion at ages two and three and finished third in a heat of the Little Brown Jug. Scott Mogan trained the horse for Mr. Kauffman and the late Chip Noble was the regular dr...
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Believeinthespirit springs 28-1 upset at Meadows

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Believeinthespirit followed live cover, then brushed wide through the lane to pull off a 28-1 shocker in Monday’s $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Believeinthespirit was sixth down the backside when Jim Pantaleano swung him into the cover flow behind the first-over Gokudo Hanover. The 6-year-old Art Major-Spirit Of The West gelding roared past Gokudo Hanover in mid-stretch ...
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Claim to Fame series underway at Miami Valley

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Another pair of "Claim To Fame" series kicked off on the Monday afternoon matinee at Miami Valley Raceway, with first leg action for both $8,000 claiming trotters and $8000 mare pacers in two divisions each.  Both winning trotters were heavy favorites that set sail from the coveted inside ‘rail’ post position, and both had new owners via the claim box when the dust settled. &n...
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Dr J Hanover tops Tattersalls sale at $280,000

on 01/16/2017 12:00 AM
Tony Alagna signed the ticket for the sales topper at Monday’s Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands, and it won’t take the trainer much time to get familiar with the horse. Alagna purchased Dr J Hanover for $280,000. Dr J Hanover, a 4-year-old gelded pacer, spent his first two years in Alagna’s stable, winning eight of 19 races and earning $326,773. The majority of...
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Modern Legend is racing's newest millionaire

on 01/15/2017 12:00 AM
Modern Legend became harness racing's newest millionaire with a 1:50.4 victory in Saturday's $34,000 Preferred at Woodbine Racetrack. The Dave Drew trainee was able to reach the career milestone by capitalizing off a second-over steer from driver James MacDonald. Modern Legend was able to power by American Virgin, who had led the field from the start, in the stretch to get the job done by a ...
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Roland N Rock wins Yonkers open handicap pace

on 01/15/2017 12:00 AM
  Roland N Rock (Jordan Stratton, $6.90) launched a decisive backside move Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace. Away fourth—from assigned post position No. 2—among the half-dozen, Roland N Rock watched as 11-10 choice Limelight Beach (George Brennan) made the lead around P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett). Early intervals of :27.1...
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