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BZ Glide overcomes outside post to win

on 11/11/2016 12:00 AM
BZ Glide drew the outside for the fourth consecutive week, but also found himself in lower company. So he used his class to overcome post eight and win the $8,500 Open II trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov. 11).   Mike Caprio hustled BZ Glide off the gate and took a lead he would never relinquish. He tripped the timers in :28.2, :59 and 1:28.2 while his seven opponents struc...
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Delightful Dragon wins Meadowlands feature

on 11/11/2016 12:00 AM
Delightful Dragon ($6.20) and Mambo Lindy ($10.40) proved tops in Friday (November 11) evening's featured events at The Meadowlands, while Jim Marohn, Jr. led all drivers with a hat trick on the 11-race card.   Delightful Dragon used steady first-over gains through the middle stages of the $17,500 top-level distaff pacing feature (race 7), chasing down a fast pace and edging away to...
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Distaff pacers featured Friday at Meadowlands

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
While the live racing this weekend at the Meadowlands will feature the $1.2 million finals of the TVG Championship Series on Saturday night, Friday's card is an amalgamation of overnight events composed largely of trotters and pacing mares.   A solid field of nine distaff pacers will go forth for a purse of $17,500 in race seven. From her assigned outside post, Not Before Eight must...
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Standardbreds return to Woodbine Thursday

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Standardbred racing is set to return to Woodbine Racetrack Thursday and Grand Circuit action will help launch the proceedings on opening weekend.   The 81-date Woodbine Fall-Winter meet will run from Nov. 12 to April 10 (pending regulatory approval) and feature live racing every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   Opening weekend of the meet will be highlighted by the return o...
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Wallin leaves Svanstedt, opens own stable

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Lucas Wallin knows he still has a lot to learn about training racehorses. But at the age of only 23, he says with a laugh, "I have a couple of years to learn everything."   Wallin, who worked for trainer Ake Svanstedt for more than two years after arriving in the U.S. from Sweden in 2014, recently started his own harness racing stable. He is based in New Egypt, N.J., and is in the p...
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Steady numbers posted for 2016 Mohawk meet

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced the final wagering numbers for the recently concluded Standardbred meet at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 2016 Mohawk meet, which began on April 7, featured 144 race cards, 26 more than 2015, and had an "all-sources" wagering total of $215,022,527, an 18.5 percent increase over the 2015 "all-sources" wagering total of $181,432,4...
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Horse identifier Keith Hamilton to be honored

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Horse identification has taken many twists and turns over the last half century. From lip tattoos to DNA verification, the Standardbred industry has made tremendous strides in ensuring the parentage of harness horses. Few individuals have had a bigger hand in the process than Keith Hamilton. Hamilton logs nearly 50,000 miles per year in his NY and New England district where he is responsibl...
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TVGs, Final Four elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Saturday night's card at the Meadowlands features the four TVG finals for older horses, with world champion Always B Miki the likely odds-on choice in the Open Pace. But what about the Open Trot, where the 3-year-old Bar Hopping will take on his older peers? In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Kathy Parker got the answer from trainer Jimmy Takter on why his recent Breeders Crown...
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Elite mares bring high prices at Harrisburg

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
Thursday was Ladies Day at the Standardbred Horse Sale, with some distinguished matrons commanding the largest bids.   "On a day like today, we saw the people who brought yearlings to sell, especially if they had a good sale, reinvesting," said Russell Williams, chairman of the event. "They went from consigner to customer; they were buying. A couple hundred thousand is a good price ...
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Boston Red Rocks steals the Matron show

on 11/10/2016 12:00 AM
 Out of the quintet of four impressive victors, including Pure Country, Caprice Hill and Dayson, 2015 2-year-old pacing champion Boston Red Rocks stole the show on Thursday in the $160,200 three-year-old colt and gelding division of the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs.  One of five winners for Tim Tetrick on the stakes-laden card, Boston Red Rocks was tucked into fourth position duri...
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Sister to Fred And Ginger, Ginger And Fred wins

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
It may have taken her until the end of her three-year-old campaign, but the sophomore Well Said filly Eloquent Grace may have had her breakthrough mile Tuesday night at The Downs at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in taking the $18,000 distaff pacing feature. Her final time of 1:53.1 in 48-degree temperatures did not give her a new mark (she set hers at 1:51.4 in 79-degree temperatures in P...
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NJ voters soundly defeat casino question

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
New Jersey voters on Election Day resoundingly defeated a ballot proposal that would have approved two new casinos outside of Atlantic City with at least two percent of the revenues earmarked for horse racing in the Garden State. With 93 percent of the precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning, 2,199,981—78 percent—voted against the proposal, while 632,287—22 percent—said yes. ...
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Marion Marauder to stud at Tara Hills in Ont.

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Marion Marauder, one of only nine trotters in the history of the sport to win the difficult Triple Crown, has been retired to stallion duties at Tara Hills Stud of Port Perry, Ont. Trained by Paula Wellwood and Mike Keeling for owners Jean Wellwood and Devin Keeling, Marion Marauder retires with $1.9 million earned from 28 lifetime starts and the title of Triple Crown champion thanks to his...
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Prairie Sweeheart, Goldstar Briana still undefeated

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Goldstar Briana and Prairie Sweetheart kept their career records unblemished with victories in their respective three year-old classes of the FSBOA. Stallion Stakes at Pompano Park on Tuesday night. Conman's Dream and Rexamillion also were victorious in their sophomore Stallion Stakes competition.   The election night evening kicked off with a non-wagering affair for trotting fillie...
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Blue Chip announces 2017 stud fees

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to release its 2017 stud fees. Heading up the ten stallions currently standing or managed by Blue Chip Farms is the legendary international sire of sires, Bettor's Delight.   The leading money-winning stallion of all-time with worldwide progeny earnings of over $250mm, Bettor's Delight will stand for $15,000 CAD in 2017 up from $12,000.   "He's ...
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New "JHo-JBo" on Meadowlands' Facebook page

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Meadowlands TV personalities Justin Horowitz and Jenn Bongiorno will launch a weekly Facebook Live broadcast beginning Thursday, Nov. 10, at 2 pm on the Meadowlands Facebook page. Horowitz and Bongiorno will offer analysis and selections for the upcoming weekend's biggest races at the Meadowlands. The "JHo-JBo Show" will be designed to be an interactive broadcast that will provide seasoned ...
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HB yearling sale finishes with average up 25%

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
The decision was not a hard one for Benoit Baillargeon when he saw Alarm Detector. "I like the whole package," he said of the Chapter Seven-Final Countdown olt whose sales ticket he signed for $110,000, the day's sales topper, at the Standardbred Horse Sale on Wednesday.   "There's a guy (Bryan Montgomery) who put me on to him," said Baillargeon. He said, ‘Ben, this is a very nice...
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Nothinbutanallstar takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Shuffled to fourth after taking the early lead, Nothinbutanallstar exploited an opportunity in the Lightning Lane and captured Wednesday's $20,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows at a lush 21-1.   With horses outside and in front of them, it appeared that Nothinbutanallstar and Brady Brown would have to settle for a minor award. But when Crosbys Clam Bake moved off the cones to challe...
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Luv Is Blind, Willow Mill Anna win DSBF trots

on 11/09/2016 12:00 AM
Vic Kirby began a five-win night steering Love is Blind to a 2:00.2 victory, one of three winners he drove for owner-trainer Leigh Raymer. Later, Glenferrie Dreamer got only one call, the last one, when Pat Berry closed with a rush to the winner’s circle for his third victory in his last four starts in the $20,000Open Handicap on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Dover Downs. Tough Mac, in his first...
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Boli repeats in Pompano's Open Trot

on 11/08/2016 12:00 AM
Despite having been "saddled" with the outside post, Boli, handled by Wally Hennessey, took top honors for the second consecutive week in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, trained by Dan Hennessey for Paul and Patricia O'Neil, grinded his way to the front right at the opening station in :29 and continued on un-threatened through subs...
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