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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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Spreester wins 13th of year at The Meadows

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Spreester won for the 13th time this year Monday at The Meadows when she turned back two determined challengers and captured the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace.   Spreester got away second from post 5 and retook the lead at the quarter pole for Aaron Merriman. She then had to withstand the first-over bid of Shady Caroline. That accomplishe...
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Sandys Victory sets Hollywood Dayton record

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
The ultra-consistent Rockn Stien ran his string of on-the-board finishes to seven on Monday afternoon, capturing the $15,000 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in 1:54.3.   Despite showing three wins, three seconds and one show finish in his last seven starts, the betting public let Rockn Stien get away at 7-1 odds, likely due to his eight hole starting spot behind the starting g...
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Two-hole trip wins for Four Staces at Dover

on 12/05/2016 12:00 AM
Ross Wolfenden was the hot driver at Dover Downs  on Monday, recording five winners. Meanwhile, Four Staces made his first start racing for a price a winning one, as Corey Callahan drove him to a 1:51.3 victory to win a 4&5-Year-Old $20,000 Claiming Allowance  in the feature race.   Mike Casalino Jr. and trainer Dylan Davis’ Four Staces and Callahan had a perfec...
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Limelight Beach cruises to win Saratoga debut

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Limelight Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) made his Saratoga debut a winning one on Saturday night in the $18,000 Open Pace. The Ron Burke trainee is enjoying another terrific year and brought his talents to the Spa for the first time to take part in the Saturday feature. Assigned the outside post, Limelight Beach blasted out to the early lead in a :26.3 opening quarter but driver Stephane Bouc...
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Bullet Bob wins Meadowlands Saturday feature

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Fox Hollow Farm's Bullet Bob ($21.40) dug deep to withstand a barrage of late pressure and prevail over a powerful odds-on entry of Dream Out Loud N and In the Arsenal in Saturday (December 3) night's featured $17,500 top-level pacing event at The Meadowlands. Corey Callahan wasted no time with the red-hot 7-year-old Tell All gelding, sprinting to the fore just upon entering the first turn. The...
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Take It Back Terry takes Yonkers open handicap pace

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Favored Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $4.30) prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Open Handicap Pace. In play from post position No. 4, ‘Terry’ left around P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett), making the lead right at the :27.4 opening quarter-mile. He then gave it up to a three-deep First Class Horse (Eric Goodell), who found a :56.2 intermission. ...
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Tweet Me takes Sunday's Open Trot at Yonkers

on 12/04/2016 12:00 AM
Tweet Me (Pat Lachance, $24.80) whipped fellow lass Dot Dot Dot Dash (Steve Smith) Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's mile-and-a-quarter, $56,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The added-distance feature was an all-on-the-gate-eight soiree, with any number of early interest parties. One of those, Hemi Seelster (Jason Bartlett), jumped it off as the 11-10 favorite.   Not A...
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Bongiorno sweeps Meadowlands Friday features

on 12/03/2016 12:00 AM
Driver Joe Bongiorno captured both featured events on Friday (December 2) evening's 12-race card at The Meadowlands, teaming up with Windsun Glory ($4.00) in the $15,000 top distaff pace and B Yoyo ($4.00) in the $17,500 trotting feature. In the distaff feature, carded as the night's seventh race, Bongiorno put Windsun Glory into play from the outset, pushing clear of early pacesetter Bul...
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Merriman wins five at The Meadows

on 12/03/2016 12:00 AM
Kingofthejungle moved smartly first over for Aaron Merriman and went on to capture Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. It was one of five wins on the card for Merriman, including a pair for trainer Mike Dowdall. Kingofthejungle was third near the three-quarters when Merriman sent him after the leader, Atta Boy Dan. The 5-year-old Well Said-Allamerican Calico gelding overtook...
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Dayton winners surpass $100K in '16 earnings

on 12/03/2016 12:00 AM
My Buddy Ninkster scored his eleventh 2016 victory on Saturday night (Dec. 3), copping the $15,000 Open I Pace at Hollywood Dayton Raceway in 1:51.1. With the sharp triumph the winner eclipsed the $100,000 earnings plateau for the season and the 4-year-old son of Dali is rapidly closing in on $200,000 for his career. Driver Tyler Smith hustled My Buddy Ninkster from the gate forcing JD’s...
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January Mixed Sale closes Monday

on 12/02/2016 12:00 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds horsemen that entries for the main catalog for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will close Monday, Dec. 5.   The popular winter sale will be held in the back paddock at the Meadowlands on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16.   Sale manager David Reid said that despite the racehorse population not being what it used to be, the...
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Tioga Downs opens casino Friday afternoon

on 12/02/2016 12:00 AM
After a gaming license pursuit that has spanned more than three years, Tioga Downs has announced it will officially open the new casino to the public on Friday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.   The new gaming floor features 33 long-awaited table games, including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, as well as popular casino games like Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em, Let It Ride, 3-Card ...
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Holiday Trotting Series kicks off at Saratoga

on 12/02/2016 12:00 AM
The 2016 Holiday Trotting Series kicked off on Thursday at Saratoga Casino Hotel for trotters who had compiled seasonal earnings of $12,500 or less as of Oct. 31, 2016.   There were two divisions of the series each going for a purse of $6,000. Golden Stroke (Yankee Glide) worked hard early and moved to the lead while aggressively piloted by Stephane Bouchard in the first division on...
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