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Strong efforts for filly pacers in Autumn Series

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
Daenerys Hanover and Manhattan Play turned in sharp efforts to capture second leg divisions of the Autumn Series Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. An original group of 13 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into two $16,000 divisions.   Sheer Talent, the winner of leg one, looked poised for another score Monday, but Daenerys Hanover had other plans in the first division.  ...
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Meadowlands requests 91 race dates in '17

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has applied to the New Jersey Racing Commission requesting 91 racing dates for the 2017 live racing season.   Those dates include racing seven Thursday cards from Jan. 26 through March 9. The Meadowlands will also race three Thursday cards from Dec. 15 through Dec. 29 in 2016. Hopefully there will be enough horses available to fill three days of racing. This dec...
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Record 174 Breeders Crown entries

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
The entries for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands saw an overflow 174 trotters and pacers in the entry box to qualify for the 12-race finals on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. This is the highest number of entries in the last five years.   There were 68 two year olds and 65 three year olds entered, forcing eliminations in all divisions for Saturday, Oc...
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Forest City Yearling Sale set for this Sunday

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
The Forest City Yearling Sale takes place on Sunday (Oct. 23) at the Western Fair's Metroland Media Agriplex in London, Ontario. The Forest City Yearling Sale features 138 colts and fillies, primarily Ontario-sired and eligible for the lucrative Ontario Sires Stakes program. The sale will be the culmination of a weekend of exciting events to support and welcome new fans and owners to our busin...
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Breeders Crown fields, eliminations set

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
 A total of 174 horses on Tuesday were entered for the $6.2 million Breeders Crown championships at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Racetrack, with harness racing’s top-ranked stars Wiggle It Jiggleit and Always B Miki leading the list as the battle for Horse of the Year hits the homestretch. It is the largest number of entries in five years.   Breeders Crown finals for older pace...
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Barn Girl upsets; Doug Snyder tops $30 million

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 21-1 and buried in last, Barn Girl blazed wide through the stretch to pull off the upset in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot.   Although Barn Girl trailed by five lengths into the final turn, a lively 1:24.3 three-quarters left the leaders vulnerable. When Dan Rawlings showed racetrack to the 4-year-old daughter of Cas...
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Meadowlands to celebrate 40th anniversary

on 10/18/2016 2:00 AM
 The past and present will meet when the Meadowlands Racetrack celebrates its 40th anniversary during the opening weekend of its fall harness meet on Saturday, Oct. 22. Fans will receive the official #40andForward long-sleeve t-shirt (free while supplies last) to commemorate the 40th anniversary beginning at 6:30 p.m. Post time is 7:15 p.m. In addition, a special autograph session w...
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Jockeys vs. drivers at Rosecroft Thursday

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Drivers Russell Foster, Brian Burton, Jason Thompson and Mark Gray will take on some of Maryland's top Thoroughbred jockeys in a Sulky-Cycle Challenge Thursday, Oct. 20, at Rosecroft. First race post is 6:40 pm. The drivers will compete against Maryland-based jockeys Jevian Toledo, Kevin Gomez, Forest Boyce and Lauralea Glaser in both a sulky and bicycle race. Both drivers and jockeys will ...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit supplemented to Crown Pace

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Defending Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit has been supplemented to the $421,000 Breeders Crown Pace, setting up another epic showdown with arch-rival Always B Miki, winner of last year's Crown title for older pacers at Woodbine Racetrack.   Wiggle It Jiggleit, owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., and Teague Racing Partnerships LLC, is the richest harness horse this year with seasona...
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Yankee Glide to relocate to Kentucky for '17

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that Yankee Glide will relocate to Kentucky for the 2017 breeding season and the balance of his stallion career. He will stand under private treaty. For additional information contact Ken Jackson at 859-335-0928 or email: kjackson@kentuckianafarms.com.
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Hoosier lowers High-5 takeout to 12 percent

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is pleased to announce a reduction in pari-mutuel takeout on its pentafecta wager, the Hoosier High-5, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and continuing for the remainder of the 2016 harness racing season. With a reduced takeout of 12 percent, Hoosier Park will now offer the lowest takeout on the pentafecta wager of all harness tracks in North America.   ...
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Spreester wins off layoff at The Meadows

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Showing no ill effects from a layoff of more than six weeks, Spreester used a three-wide backside burst to capture Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Aniston Seelster vaulted to the front from post 8 but had to blaze through first-half fractions of :26.1 and 54.4 to stay there. That was the signal for Aaron Merriman to ...
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Rockn Stien trots to Dayton victory

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Rockn Stien, a homebred owned by trainer Bobby Brower and partner Debra Garland, trotted to a new lifetime mark of 1:54.1 to capture the $15,000 Open at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday afternoon.   Content to get away fifth in the early going, driver Josh Sutton pushed the accelerator before the field reached the midway point, moving up to third on the rim at the :56.4 half. By t...
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Arque Hanover wins Harrington open

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
Thomas Lazzaro, Robert Cooper and Abraham Basen's Arque Hanover ($2.80, Jon Roberts) was a 1:52.3 winner in the $17,700 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 4-year-old Rock N Roll Heaven stallion set all the fractions in a strong front end win over Remember Me Vk and Little Ben. Trained by Dylan Davis. "Arque" registered his fifth win of the year. The winner returned home a...
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Bill "Moon" Mullin scores driving double at Pocono

on 10/17/2016 2:00 AM
There was a full Moon out at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Monday evening, and it shone very brightly.   Bill "Moon" Mullin, a veteran horseman who these days focuses more on the training end of the business, is a familiar sight to Pocono fans in the local winner's circle, sometimes even a couple of times during a card. But on Monday, Mullin drove two horses back to Victory Lan...
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Favorites prevail in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 10/16/2016 2:00 AM
The top aged horses in a trio of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes didn't disappoint their backers as the 2016 season of the rich series for Ohio-sired horses drew to a close Saturday night, Oct. 15 at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Favorites Final Breath, Dancin Yankee and Victory Is Coming all won their respective OSS divisions handily before a modest crowd at the five-eighths mile oval,...
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Indiana crowns champions in $220k finals

on 10/16/2016 2:00 AM
The top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana descended upon Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 15 to battle it out in the $220,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals in front of a packed house on a beautiful, October evening. As expected, the Super finals delivered some spectacular harness racing battles and hard-earned divisional championships. Wit...
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Betting Line, LA Delight defend Ontario titles

on 10/16/2016 2:00 AM
Super Final night 2016 served as a coronation for several of the Ontario Sires Stakes program's stars and a coming out party for others. Leading reinsman Sylvain Filion, who had locked up his fourth Lampman Cup title well before the post season got under way, piloted three of his eight Super Final mounts to victory on the $2 million program at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday. The Milton, ON resid...
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SBOANJ holds meeting; Gingras new director

on 10/16/2016 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras was elected to the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey. Of the 758 members, 347 ballots were returned and counted on Friday Oct. 14, by the accounting firm Drucker, Math & Whitman, certified public accountants in North Brunswick, NJ. In one of the two contested categories – driver/trainer – Gingras received t...
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Limelight Beach takes feature at Pocono

on 10/16/2016 2:00 AM
Limelight Beach, the 2014 Little Brown Jug winner, held off a determined rail-shooting Katies Rocker to take the $20,000 featured conditioned pace Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in 1:51.1.   Matt Kakaley left strongly with the gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere but still had to race two-wide to get around Dreams Beachboy at the :26.2 quarter. Limelight Beach posted ...
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