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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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Watch the Waco Hanover video here

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
The story of 40-year-old Waco Hanover, a son of Tar Heel born in 1977 and the two men devoted to his care, was told on the CBS Sunday Morning Show on Jan. 8. In case you missed it, a link to the CBS video can be found below in this story. CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil traveled to Waco Hanover's home in Randolph Center, Vermont, on Dec. 21-22 to take a look at his life with caretaker Donnie Ma...
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Youth Foundation seeks summer instructors

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Do you have experience training Standarbred horses? Would you like to teach that skill to young people? If so, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation wants you. HHYF is seeking a Summer Programs Instructor to coordinate the organization’s 2017 horsemanship camps and outreach events, while supervising care of the Foundation’s stable of Trottingbred horses. Applicants should have experience traini...
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Delaware, Ohio fair's Terry announces retirement

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Phil Terry, director of marketing for the Delaware County Fair, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 31, 2017.   Terry, 67, has served as the director of marketing since 1998 and served as the fair's General Manager from 2008 until 2013. Terry was honored for his work when he was named the 2010 Little Brown Jug "Wall of Fame" honoree.   "I have been blessed to be involved w...
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Trixton's European book is full and closed

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Deo Volente Farms is pleased to announce that Trixton’s book is full and closed in Europe for 2017. Johan Arneng, agent for Brixton Medical AB in Sweden, stated "the European breeders love the ability and the pedigree of Trixton. The interest in the stallion is overwhelming and his book filled up immediately just like his first and second year. Conformation wise, the foals are very c...
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Arrangements set for Troy Boring, 54

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Veteran horseman Troy Boring died early Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8. He was 54. The son of Michigan Hall of Fame horseman Chris Boring, Mr. Boring was one of the Wolverine State's leading drivers in the 1980s and '90s. Mr. Boring drove 2,766 winners in his career, with $12,757,580 in purse earnings. His victory total included several Michigan Sires Stakes champions, including Noble Joshua, Sun...
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Post Time with Mike & Mike changes post time

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica is announcing a change to their post time beginning with the show on Thursday, Jan. 12.   Post Time will change its post time from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. until the spring. Post Time ran a Twitter poll asking their listeners to help make the valuable decision of switching times like the pair did in 2015. The listeners agreed that they wou...
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Stage set for Miami Valley Drivers Championship

on 01/09/2017 12:00 AM
Ten different drivers steered winners in the second preliminary leg of the North America Drivers Challenge at Miami Valley Raceway on Monday afternoon. Only Tyler Smith and Brandon Campbell managed two trips to the winner’s circle. Other single winners were Trace Tetrick, Chris Page, Tony Hall, Jonathan Roberts, John DeLong, Josh Sutton, Peter Wrenn and Randy Tharps. Following 24 pr...
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