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ISA to sponsor Red Carpet, AV at Dan Patch dinner

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, is very pleased to announce that the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA), the organization which represents the interests of all the facets of harness racing in the Hoosier State, is partnering with USHWA in the presentation of its annual Dan Patch Awa...
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NJ keeps Dancer, Smith, stud/mare programs

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has announced that the Dancer and Smith trotting races as well as the New Jersey futurities will continue to be raced in the future. Despite a limited number of nominations, we believe we have an obligation to owners, breeders and trainers to provide them with an opportunity to race in New Jersey, both now and in the...
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USHWA makes Resolve ballot announcement

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has announced that any member who has already voted for the 2016 divisional Dan Patch Award honors and wants to change their vote in the Older Horse Trot category can do so before the deadline at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. The announcement comes after the New Jersey Racing Commission issued a suspension and fine to trainer Ake Svanstedt as a re...
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PA reminds about stallion deadline registration

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today reminded horsemen to register their stallions for the 2017 state breeding season before the Feb. 1, 2017, deadline. Additionally, owners who wish to register their broodmares for the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Fund Award program must have their horses registered as "PA-residents" by Feb. 15, 2017, to ensure those mares' foals are eligibl...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Lexington, Ky.-based veterinarian Dr. Andy Roberts is sending two to Woodbine for the opening legs of a pair of winter series, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview he tells Kathy Parker what we can expect from his 3-year-old pacers. It's rare to find a Hambletonian champ on the track years after capturing the trotting classic, and trainer Linda Toscano told Gordon Waterston...
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Craig Lipka, owner of Worldly Beauty, dies at 56

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Craig S. Lipka, a longtime Standardbred owner who owned the world champion Worldly Beauty, died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 7, at age 56. He was born on Christmas Day, 1959, in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Lipka attended Paramus Catholic High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hofstra University. During his high school and college years, Mr. Lipka was a successful entrepreneur, ...
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Riverofroyalty takes new mark with Saratoga win

on 12/08/2016 12:00 AM
Riverofroyalty (RC Royalty) set a new lifetime mark in Thursday's feature at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Dave Spagnola-trained 3 year old is enjoying a solid season in which she has now prevailed five times.   Riverofroyalty was the 8-5 betting favorite in the $9,950 featured race for New York-sired trotters and moved first-over on Starlingmoon (Billy Dobson), who rode a three-race w...
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Gingras wins 5; Empress Deo takes Dover Open

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive day, a Dover driver had a five-bagger. On Monday it was Ross Wolfenden; on Tuesday, Yannick Gingras. Meanwhile Empress Deo, who was second beaten a nose last week, won the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap for the second time in three weeks splashing to victory in 1:52.3 over a rainy racetrack.   Allan Davis used the passing lane to storm home fir...
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Meadowlands renews "Own A Horse" promo

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
Building on the success of previous versions of the promotion, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce the return of its wildly popular "Own A Horse" promotion. Fans may register on the Meadowlands website. The sign up period runs through December 31. Ten contestants will be randomly selected during live racing on December 31 and assigned a horse that will be racing at the Meadowla...
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Hannah Miller repeats as Amateur Driver of Year

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
She's known to her fans as "Hurricane Hannah" Miller because again this year she has taken amateur racing by storm. For the dedicated 24-year-old miss it marks the second consecutive season that she has earned the honor of being named the National Amateur Driver of the Year.   And it's no surprise that Miller has the right to claim the title again. Just look at her accomplishme...
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Winter Series highlight Woodbine weekend action

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
A few flurries are expected to be floating through the Toronto air this weekend, which only seems fitting as Winter Series action begins Friday at Woodbine Racetrack.   The opening leg of the Niagara Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies is carded for Friday evening, while round one of the Valedictory Series for sophomore pacing colts and geldings is scheduled for Saturday.  ...
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14YO Nadia B Fella set to retire at Freehold

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
The 14-year-old pacing mare Nadia B Fella is just a few weeks away from mandatory retirement, and on Friday afternoon an official retirement ceremony will be held at Freehold Raceway. In a story posted on NJ.com, Nadia Lobell has made 384 starts in her career, with 343 of them (89.7 percent) at Freehold. With 22 wins, 43 seconds and 65 thirds, Nadia B Lobell has career earnings of $143,643....
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Meadowlands race schedule and draw dates

on 12/07/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands is announcing the draw schedule and some racing notes fort he upcoming Holiday Season.   The Dec. 15-16 condition sheet is now available. There will be $35,000 Opens for both trotters and pacers offered on the Sat, Dec 31 card. Pink will host a gala New Year's Eve celebration with a special buffet and fireworks after the races to welcome in the new year. ...
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Unlocked, Medusa share Meadows honors

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association's members have selected Unlocked and Medusa as co-Horses of the Year for 2016. It is the first time in the history of the association that members' voting resulted in a tie for the top spot. Unlocked won seven of 23 starts at The Meadows during the year, earning, in excess of $158,000 racing almost exclusively in the Preferred level. Owned by the ...
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New Vocations seeking stud breedings

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 19th Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 7-10, 2017. The program annually offers hundreds of former racehorses a safety net through rehabilitation, retraining, and placement in carefully screened and monitored homes.   New Vocations embraces racing and the excitement and joy of racehorse owner...
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Resolve dq'd from Cashman win after positive

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
As a result of a hearing held on Nov. 30, the New Jersey Racing Commission has suspended trainer Ake Svanstedt 15 days and fined him $500 as a result of a positive test on Resolve in the $273,600 John Cashman Jr. Memorial Trot on Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands. Svanstedt also received a second positive on his trotter Blue Muse, who won an $8,000 amateur race on Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands with h...
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USTA offers streamlined foal registration

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
As part of ongoing efforts to simplify and streamline transactions for their members, the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) now offers mare owners the option to register foals online.   Members can register foals any time of the day, holidays or weekends, through the USTA's Online Services. Additionally, there is an option for stallion owners or syndicate managers to issue paperless ...
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Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers challenge on Saturday

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
The stage is set for the second annual "Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers Drivers Challenge" on Saturday night (Dec. 10) at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The top drivers from Hoosier Park in Indiana will invade to take on the top drivers at Hollywood Dayton in a six race contest to determine bragging rights for the next year. In the inaugural event a year ago, the ‘Buckeyes' used a near sweep of the top spo...
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Prewitt new Director of Racing Operations at PPk

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
Gabe Prewitt has been named Director of Racing Operations at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The 33-year-old Prewitt, originally from Lexington, Ky., is in his fourth season at Pompano Park, having served as their principal announcer and director of post times since his arrival.   Gabe brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position," said Rob Wyre, VP and General Manager of Is...
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Cartoonist Bellocq honored at Arizona symposium

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
Pierre "Peb" Bellocq, a famed cartoonist well known and respected in horse racing, received the Clay Puett Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) on Tuesday for a lifetime contributions to racing. His artwork displays his grasp of racing and his puckish sense of humor.   Accepting the award for Bellocq, who was unable to travel to Tucson, was ra...
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