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Wild Wanda repeats at Hoosier Park

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. Using a near gate-to-wire performance, the 5-year-old mare held off her rivals in the long Hoosier Park stretch to find the wire first in 1:51.1.   Wild Wanda left alertly f...
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Racing Hill races huge to capture 50th Adios

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
Looped from the gate and forced into brutal fractions of :25.2/:52.1—in the slop, no less—Racing Hill showed his talent and heart when he drew away from the field late and captured Saturday's $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows in a career-best 1:48.4. The pocket-sitting Check Six could not improve his position in the lane and finished second,...
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Hambo draw, Hambo card to be streamed live

on 07/30/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will provide free live high-definition streaming of the entire Hambletonian Day card on Saturday, Aug. 6. Post time for the 16-race card headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian and $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks is 12:00 noon.   The live stream will be available at http://www.playmeadowlands.com/.   Fans can also watch a free live stream of th...
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Sparky Mark takes Governor's Cup

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Despite an early thunderstorm, racing fans were treated to a terrific night of racing Thursday at Harrington Raceway's annual Governor's Day program during the Delaware State Fair.   After heavy downpours invaded Kent County just prior to the first race, mother nature cooperated for most of the rest of the evening as 13 races were contested for nearly $600,000 in total purses. &n...
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Saturday night looks to be special at Meadowlands

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands promises great racing and great food with Grand Circuit stakes for the top 3-year-old trotters in their final preparation before next weeks' Hambletonian, the fastest sophomore pacers in the Garden State and Brews, Blues& BBQ to satisfy your culinary desires.   Saturday's racing features are a pair of 10-filly $50,000 elimination races for next ...
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It was all Hail Caesar in Dygert leg at Hawthorne

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Thursday night at Hawthorne featured leg three action for Illinois-bred 3-year-old trotters. Male trotters were featured in the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Stakes while the females took to the track in the Beulah Dygert Memorial Stakes.   Race six on the card was the third leg of the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot. Favored was Hail Caesar. Moving to the early lead was Primed N Powe...
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Black Jack Pat cashes in Whenuwishuponastar

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
With Candlelight Dinner skipping round two of the Whenuwishuponastar Series, it was time for another rookie pacing filly to step up and visit the winner's circle Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A compact field of six 2-year-old pacing fillies clashed in the $14,000 second leg of the Whenuwishuponastar Series.   Black Jack Pat, who finished second in round one, was a...
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Pros vs. amateurs Saturday night at Big M

on 07/29/2016 2:00 AM
Bringing the curtain down on a wildly successful 2016 season, members of the GSY Amateur Driving Club will take on the pros in Saturday night's first race at the Meadowlands, titled The $12,000 GSY Pro Am.   The amateur drivers have played a large role in the live racing this season, providing races when asked and the quality of the competition has drawn interest from the horseplaye...
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Haughton & Doherty elims Friday at Big M

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Racing at the Meadowlands is down to the final two weeks of the Championship Meet and the stars are out on Friday.   The cream of the freshman trotting crop thus far is well represented in two $20,000 elimination races each for the Peter Haughton and Jim Doherty Memorials housing 2-year-old colts and fillies, respectively. Their collective aim is to make it through to next week's ri...
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Roaring To Go sets Saratoga track record

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Roaring To Go (Art Major) set a new track record for freshman fillies in the New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night. Drawing the outside post in her $54,500 division of the NYSS, Roaring To Go sat last in the early going as first half fractions of 27.2 and 56.4 were set by dueling rivals. Driver Brett Miller moved the Kevin Lare-trained filly to the outside at th...
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Governor's Day card Thursday at Harrington

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Nearly $600,000 in total purses will be at stake on Harrington Raceway's richest program of the season Thursday, the annual Governor's Day program at the Delaware State Fair. A 13-race program will await race fans with a special 7 p.m. post time.   The $40,000 Governor's Cup, an event for Delaware pacers ages 3 years and up, is always a popular event with local bragging rights at st...
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V'la Faire rallies to win Batavia open

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Despite consistent performances most of the summer, V'la Faire was lightly regarded and sent off at 5-1 when the windows closed. But she made a believer of those who backed her as she came from off the pace to beat three others by a nose in the $9,500 mares Open pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday.   Princess Katie (Ray Fisher Jr.) left for the lead and got it by the quarter. From th...
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Joe Marsh Jr. dies at 82

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Joe Marsh Jr., one of the top drivers from the "glory days" of harness racing, died peacefully on July 27, 2016, after a long illness. He was 82.   Born on June 20, 1934, at Cadiz, Ohio, Mr. Marsh followed in the footsteps of his father, beginning as a groom in 1952, and entering the driving ranks in 1959, when he batted .316 against all other North American drivers, placing him 1...
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Johansson, Decker, McKee on Mike & Mike

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by Bet America, has a fantastic program lined up for Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern.   Horsewoman Nancy Johansson will be joining the program to talk about her stable, as well as her career in harness racing. Kevin Decker from The Meadows will be on to talk about the upcoming Delvin Miller Adios for 3-year-old pacers.   Also joinin...
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Ohio State Fair races set for Scioto Downs

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Ohio State Fair racing action dominates the coming weekend at Eldorado Scioto Downs. On Friday,the 3-year-old Fillies will be in action. Two divisions of The Pride of Ohio Trot will be contested with Consolidator putting her perfect record in 2016 on the line in Race 2. Trained by Jim Arledge Jr., she comes in off a lifetime best 1:55.3 in the Ohio Sires Stakes. On Friday, she will again ...
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Services set for horseman George Berkner

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman George Berkner, 74, perhaps best known for campaigning BG's Bunny but more recently training 2010 New Jersey Classic winner BG's Folly and Feeling You, and co-owning Rockeyed Optimist, died Thursday morning (July 28). Mr. Berkner had battled cancer for more than a year.   Visitation will be Saturday from 3-7 pm at Buckleys Funeral Home, 509 2nd Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07...
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Alagna hopes to double down in Oaks elims

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Double Exposure was slowed by sickness last year, but not much else has prevented the 3-year-old filly trotter from making frequent trips to the winner's circle.   Last season's Goldsmith Maid winner, Double Exposure is among two horses from the stable of trainer Tony Alagna entered in Saturday's eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Double Exposu...
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Betting Line escapes injury in traffic accident

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
It was not the happy drive home that Betting Line's connections expected after the star 3-year-old pacing colt won his Ontario Sires Stakes Gold division last Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   While shipping home from Mohawk on Saturday night after Betting Line earned his sixth straight victory, the truck and trailer driven by Casie Coleman's assistant trainer, Mark McKinnon, wer...
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NJ USHWA to recognize the late McNamara

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
The late Leo C. McNamara III, a third generation horseman and longtime executive administrator of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, will be recognized for his contributions to racing in the Garden State with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetra...
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Adios, Big M elims in new Weekend Preview!

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill is favored in Saturday's 50th Adios Pace at The Meadows, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, the colt's driver, Brett Miller, tells Kathy Parker the best trip to be successful at the five-eighths mile oval. There's plenty of action at the Meadowlands this weekend, kicking off on Friday night in the Doherty and Peter Haughton elims. Driver Yannick Gingras and t...
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