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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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Barn Doll earns career win 26 with score at Meadows

on 12/06/2016 12:00 AM
After a challenging first quarter, Barn Girl glided effortlessly through the slop en route to her third straight victory in Tuesday's (Dec. 6) $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Leaving from post 8, the 1-2 favorite won a three-ply battle for the lead for Aaron Merriman. She easily parried the first-over thrust of Manhattan Miss and scored in 1:57.1. ...
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Hennessey sweeps Pompano Sunday features

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Duc Dorleans, smartly handled by Wally Hennessey, won Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Pace on Sunday night, stopping the timer in a season's best 1:50.1. (He also had a 1:50.1 win over the larger Mohawk seven-eighths oval.)   The 6-year-old son of Shanghai Phil scored by 1 1/4 lengths over the late charging Sing For Me George (Kevin Wallis) with Rockntouch (Mickey McNichol) third, 2 1/4...
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Tyler Harmon awarded hockey scholarship

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Tyler Harmon, the son of Patti and Rob Harmon, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2017–18 school year from the University of Vermont for his exemplary hockey skills.   The Harmon family are longtime horsemen that regularly race at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands.   Tyler became interested in the sport of hockey after attending a Red Wings game with his family, ...
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Every Way Out named NJSS 2016 Horse of Year

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Every Way Out has been selected as the New Jersey Sire Stakes' Horse of the Year for 2016.   The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS races and other major stakes for N.J.-sired horses.   Every Way Out won six of the seven New Jersey-restricted r...
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SOA of NY holds annual meeting

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the horsemen's association representing the more than 1,000 owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway, held its annual membership meeting.   At the meeting, the results of the SOA's 2016 Board of Directors election were certified. In the driver/trainer category, Ray Schnittker and Peter Y...
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Nearly 200 applaud Boni at M-G banquet

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Nearly 200 horse people from all walks of life were on hand to honor 20 equine athletes and their human connections… along with some outstanding industry stars who received special awards for their contributions to harness racing.   On Sunday night the Monticello-Goshen chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association held its 58th annual awards banquet at The Fountai...
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Brian Zendt sidelined; Charlino back riding

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Brian Zendt, who ranks seventh in the driver standings at The Meadows, suffered a broken ankle and broken wrist when he went down in a racing accident at the Pennsylvania track last Wednesday.   Zendt, 41, was driving Scootchie and following Sand Gunner. When Sand Gunner took a bad step and broke stride early in the homestretch, Zendt couldn't avoid running into him and when hi...
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