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Racing Hill's owner looks forward to Pace

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill heads to Saturday's $732,050 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace as the 9-5 morning line favorite. And while the colt's trip to the Meadowlands Racetrack will consist of a relatively short trailer ride on the New Jersey Turnpike, his owner's journey will be considerably longer.   Tom Hill, a 64-year-old lifelong participant in harness racing, will be joining Racing Hill...
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RUS trotters set for Sunday at Ocean Downs

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Race fans attending the races Sunday evening at Ocean Downs will be witnesses to a Racing Under Saddle (RUS) event featuring a competitive field of eight trotters going for a purse of $5,000 in a race sponsored by Back On Track, Friends of Maryland Standardbreds, RUS America, and Ocean Downs. The non-wagering event will take place after the evening's sixth race.   Leading the f...
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SOANY announces scholarship winners

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Bob MacDougall, chairman of the co-sponsored SOA of New York/Yonkers Raceway Scholarship Committee, has announced that Johnathan Hallet is the winner of the 2016-2017 Scholarship Award in the amount of $5,000. There was a tie for second place between Olena Hauser and Alleysha Reynolds and they will each receive a $2,500 award.   Hallet is currently enrolled at the University of Cent...
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Boni rates Always B Miki's Haughton chances

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Round Two in what is hoped to be a season-long series of pacing showdowns is set to take place at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, and at least one owner involved with the principal characters will cherish every minute of it. He likely won't be alone.   Highlighting the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial for older male pacers is another much-anticipated battle between 5-yea...
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Blue Moon Stride favored in Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Stride might not attract the same attention as some of her division rivals, such as Pure Country, LA Delight, and Darlinonthebeach, but the 3-year-old female pacer draws plenty of admiration from her trainer, Mark Harder.   "Because I train her and I like her, I think she can win a big one," said Harder, who trains Blue Moon Stride for owners Emilio and Maria Rosati of Aus...
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Pure Country captures PASS split in 1:51.1

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers were in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, and Pure Country lived up to her 1-9 odds on the toteboard to easily capture the first $79,880 division.   Bypassing Saturday's Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands to instead accumulate points on the Sires Stakes leaderboard and secure herself a place in September's r...
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Carsey story to be revisited Friday on CBS News

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is scheduled to broadcast an update on Friday, July 15, of its Oct. 23, 2015, story on 11-year-old Breana Carsey and her trotting colt MJB Got Faith, winner of four legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes and the $225,000 final last year. The story will air as part of the "On the Road with Steve Hartman" segment and is scheduled to be rebroadcast on C...
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Meadowlands stakes, race conditions in new Preview!

on 07/14/2016 2:00 AM
The second showdown between Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit is set for Saturday’s Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands, but the race also set the stage for a showdown on social media regarding the race conditions, which spells out the distance be 1 1/8 miles and capped at 12 starters. Wiggle It Jiggleit’s owner George Teague and Always B Miki’s owner Bob Boni were ...
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Summer Mixed Catalog now available

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
The main catalogue and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is now available for download on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline Sales Catalog App for the iPad. The print catalogue will be mailed later this week, and also priority shipped to racetracks and training centers in both the U.S. and Canada. Sale manager David...
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Georgies Pockets takes second straight Grassroots

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Georgies Pockets was never worse than third in seven Grassroots starts last season and the trotting colt has picked right up where he left off, scoring his second straight sophomore Grassroots victory on Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Starting from post 8 in the third of five $18,000 Grassroots divisions, Jack Moiseyev allowed Georgies Pockets to float away from the gate and was sitti...
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Virginia track getting ready for Sept. opening

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Pari-mutuel harness racing will return to Virginia this fall and make its debut at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock over five straight weekends beginning Sept. 10, pending final approval from the Virginia Racing Commission. The meet, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) and Virginia Harness Horsemen's Association (VHHA), will continue every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through Oct. 9....
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Fashion Winner fastest in PA Stallion at Meadows

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
Fashion Winner launched his career in fine fashion Wednesday at The Meadows when he rolled to a front-end victory in a stake-fastest 1:58.1 in a $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event. The stake was contested over six divisions, with Common Parlance, Limerence, Almirola Hanover, Simply Volo and Wiagram Hanover also taking splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a pair of stake wins (Fashion Wi...
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It's Miller time in NYSS at Buffalo

on 07/13/2016 2:00 AM
It was 'Miller time' at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (July 13) as the husband and wife combination of Andy and Julie dominated the action in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The Millers won three $27,250 divisions as Devious Man set a new mark for the 2-year-old colt trotters with a 1:59.2 tour over the Hamburg half-mile oval but only to see stablemat...
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Freshman pacers in OSS action at Northfield

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
When Pace Car captured his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stake division Monday night at Northfield Park, it gave Joe McLead a reason to smile. McLead, who operates Sugar Valle Farm, had foaled and raised the son of Foreclosure N at his Delaware, Ohio breeding facility.   "Pace Car looks a whole lot like his daddy," McLead confirmed. "Foreclosure N was small but might and wa...
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Sportswriter filly Maniana stars in Grassroots

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Bob McClure continued his winning ways at Grand River Raceway on Monday evening, winning four of six Grassroots divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The Elora oval's leading driver, McClure kicked things off in the first $18,000 division, going gate-to-wire with fan favorite Barbaras Shadow. The Shadow Play daughter paced under the wire in 1:55.4, one-half length ahead of Im In ...
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Always B Miki holds onto 1st in poll

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Despite losing four first-place votes, Always B Miki remained atop this week's Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll conducted by Harness Racing Communications. Always B Miki moved to the top of the list last week following his world record-equaling 1:47 victory in the $500,000 Ben Franklin final on July 2 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono, garnering 30 of 35 first-place nods. Wigg...
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Huston stars in return to Clinton County Fair

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Colt Racing Association had the great pleasure of the legendary Roger Huston calling the first card of the two days of stakes races in Wilmington, Ohio, to start this week off at the Clinton County Fair. "The Voice of Harness Racing" returned to his south-central Ohio roots where he called some of his first races many years ago for the OCRA. The weather was perfect, the crowds were...
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2FT Flyhawk Charm a steady winner in NYSS

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
The fastest mile for 2-year-old New York-sired trotting fillies at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon belonged to Mamora Bay, it was also Matt Kakaley's second win on the afternoon card.   The betting favorite Mamora Bay started from post 2 and sat third for most of the mile as she followed Hotel Royale and Shes Smoke. Gaining maturity and momentum with every ste...
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Fine Tuned Lady sets 1:55.1 PASS mark

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Fine Tuned Lady zipped to the front at the quarter and blew away the field, scoring in a stake-record 1:55.1 in Tuesday's Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The mile is the fastest this year by a freshman filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track.   The $195,560 event, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over five divisions, with Dangle Then Deke, Broadway Idole, Thats ...
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Beaver has big night in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/12/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Beaver harnessed three of the five Ohio Sires Stakes-winning 2-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday night, July 12, at Northfield Park. The Delaware, Ohio-based conditioner also steered a 30-1 longshot to victory in the second leg of the OSS series for freshman diagonally-gaited Standardbreds.     Beaver's first victory of the night in OSS tests came with the stu...
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