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Security for Crown contenders announced

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society & Breeders Crown are announcing pertinent details regarding the security to be employed for the upcoming Breeders Crown races.   For the elimination races this weekend, participants in the Open Mare Pace elims will be required to report to the security barn by 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. All 14 elimination races on Saturday are...
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54 Winbak HB yearling videos now online

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
The first 54 Winbak yearling videos for the Harrisburg Select Sale have been posted at http://www.winbakfarm.com/. Due to the amount of videos, the others will be posted in similar size groups within the next two weeks. When visiting the website, simply click on a hip number to watch the individual's video and on the yearling's name for their current pedigree. Winbak's 2016 Harrisburg Sel...
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Panocchio set to return to Pompano Sunday

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Track record holder Panocchio, who scorched the Pompano Park oval in 1:48.3 last semester, makes his fall debut at South Florida's Winter Capital of Harness Racing in Sunday night's Open Pace.   The 6-year-old outstanding son of No Pan Intended, owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, comes into the action with 42 lifetime wins--half of those at Pompano Park--and...
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Pacing filly Roaring To Go ready for BC elim

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
With less than 72 hours to tick off prior to her appearance in a $20,000 elimination for the Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace on Saturday (Oct. 22) at Meadowlands Racetrack, trainer Kevin Lare thinks owner Frank Chick may be a bit weary of his weekly training updates in regards to Roaring To Go.   "I know I sound like a broken record," he said. "But I keep telling Frank the same...
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Southwind Farms HB yearling videos online

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Videos of the Southwind Farms yearlings that have been consigned to the Harrisburg yearling sale (Nov. 7–9) are now available on the Southwind Farms website (www.southwindfarms.net). The yearlings (which will sell in the Preferred Equine consignment) feature leading sires Chapter Seven, Bettors Delight and Cantab Hall. Yearlings are available for inspection at the farm.   For...
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$10,000 donation to Goshen's Historic Track

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
At a recent meeting of the Auxiliary of Goshen Historic Track at the Copper Bottom Restaurant in the village of Florida, NY, the Auxiliary made a $10,000 donation to the National Historic Landmark. Historic Track's Board of Directors, Steve Jones, George Casale and John Manzi joined them for dinner that evening. Accepting the $10,000 check from Auxiliary co-president Judy Green was Steve Jo...
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Crown elims featured in new Weekend Preview!

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
The free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview focuses on this weekend's Breeders Crown eliminations. Trainer Ron Burke is the busiest trainer with 22 Crown hopefuls this year, followed by Jimmy Takter with 18 and Tony Alagna with 14. The combined 54 horses comprise 31 percent of the record 174 Crown entries. Kathy Parker talked to Jeff Gregory about Spicebourbongirl, Staffan Lind about Cel...
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Patience pays off with Walner

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
It took a year for owner Ken Jacobs to find a hole with Walner--and that was a hole in the wind.   Walner trotted a world-record 1:51.3 on Oct. 6 at Lexington's Red Mile, a mark that came one year to the day after Jacobs purchased the colt for $90,000 at the Lexington Selected Sale. It was Walner's fourth win in five races this season and established the horse as one of the top Bree...
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Autumn Series preliminaries in the books

on 10/20/2016 2:00 AM
Autumn Series preliminary round action concluded Thursday with three second leg divisions for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 11, originally 12, 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into two divisions, while nine freshmen trotting colts and geldings competed in a single division. Each division was contested for a purse of $16,000. The 2-year-olds not...
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Encore Deo takes new mark at Pocono

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
Angel Plus proved to be manna from heaven for her scattered backers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night, paying the highest win price of 2016 at the mountain oval, $204.40, in taking the sixth race.   Driver Eric Carlson kept Angel Plus in the rear of the field most of the way as there were four lead changes before the half, then sent her three-wide early on the far ...
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Nike Franco N wins North American debut

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
Richard Polluci's Nike Franco N ($4, Tim Tetrick) won her North American debut Tuesday with a 1:53 effort in the featured $17,700 Fillies and Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   The 6-year-old McArdle mare came to the states with an impressive resume "Down Under" and did not disappoint in her local debut with a powerful second-over surge that saw her grab the lead near the top of th...
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Powerful Mission wins another Autumn leg

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
Powerful Mission will have an opportunity to sweep the Autumn Series for two-year-old trotting fillies after a 1:57.1 victory Tuesday at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of 10 rookie trotting fillies clashed in a single $16,000 Autumn Series second leg division. The first leg featured two six-horse divisions, which were captured by Powerful Mission and Lady Eagle. Driven by Phil Hudon, P...
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Deo Volente, Taylor Made crossover on studs

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
On Wednesday (Oct. 19), New Jersey-based Deo Volente Farms and Kentucky-based Taylor Made Stallions and Taylor Made Sales Agency, an outstanding business in America's Thoroughbred world, along with California Chrome's breeder Perry Martin, announces an unprecedented crossover deal in which owners of Trixton and California Chrome will buy shares in their new partner's horses. In doing so, ...
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With no split, Thoroughbred trainer sues NY

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
According to reports, Thoroughbred trainer Bill Mott has filed a lawsuit in the Nassau County Supreme Court against the New York State Gaming Commission because he was not able to have a split sample done for positive tests. Mott is attempting to overturn a 15-day suspension and $1,000 fine he received after one of his horses tested positive for overages of the medications furosemide...
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Entries closing for Blooded Horse Fall Sale

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
The 69th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale is almost to capacity and closing is imminent. The mega-sale held November 14-17 at Delaware, Ohio, will feature nearly 200 yearlings on opening day. The balance of the sale is composed of 2 & 3-year stakes horses, seasoned raceway stock, young green prospects, and an abundance of in-foal mares and weanlings. Buyers from throughout the Unit...
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Meadowlands moves fireworks to Oct. 29

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
Due to an overflow Saturday program featuring 14 Breeders Crown elimination races, the previously scheduled fireworks show at the Meadowlands Racetrack has been pushed back a week to Saturday, Oct. 29. The fireworks will now take place following the second night of the Breeders Crown Finals. Post time for the October 29 program is 6:35 p.m. which will allow the fireworks to take place earli...
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Sisters aiming for "Crowning" achievements

on 10/19/2016 2:00 AM
Ariana G and All The Time have taken different paths to this weekend's Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Marvin Katz, who with Al Libfeld bred and owns both filly trotters, is simply grateful for the opportunity to see the sisters in action together again.   The last time All The Time and Ariana G shared the stage at the Meadowlands was Aug. 6 when All The Ti...
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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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