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Bob Boni joins Harness Museum trustees

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces Robert Boni as the newly-elected member to the Board of Trustees. Boni is the founder and president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency, a full service sales agency established in 1980. A long time member and friend of the Museum, he adds his considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the sport of harness racing to the lead...
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Aug. 12 Dan Patch looks to be another showdown

on 07/08/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino would like to congratulate the connections of the Indiana-sired horses, Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit on their recent success in Grand Circuit racing action. The 5-year-old pacing stallion Always B Miki captured the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in a world record equaling mile of 1:47 while Freaky Feet Pe...
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She's So Marvelous 1:55.2 winner in Stallion Series

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
She's So Marvelous grabbed the early lead and sailed to a comfortable victory in a stake-fastest 1:55.2 in Wednesday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for freshman filly pacers was contested over five divisions, with Alone Hanover, Bettor Be Steamin, Cocktail Time and Imadragonlady taking the other splits. Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Fra...
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She's A Billionair's 1:56.2 sets Buffalo mark

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
She's A Billionair's front-running style paid big dividends in the New York Sire Stakes for the 2-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night (June 6) at Buffalo Raceway as she set a new track record for that classification with an easy three-length win over Artrageous in 1:56.2. The time erased the old mark of 1:56.3 established in 2011 by Silky Purse and tied by Summertime Lea in 2012.  ...
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Indiana finals to Time To Travel, Ooh La La La

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action continued at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday, July 6, as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old trotting colts and three-year-old trotting fillies. It was the opening round of the $75,000 finals for the two-year-old competitors and the second round of $75,000 finals for the sophomore compet...
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A conversation with trainer Brian Brown

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Brian Brown enjoyed a career year in 2015, winning a Breeders Crown with pacing mare Color's A Virgin and setting personal records with 143 wins and $3.43 million in purses. His earnings ranked No. 9 among all trainers in North America.   Among Brown's other successful horses were Lost For Words, Spider Man Hanover, Somewhere Sweet, Rock N Randall, Friskie Lil Devil, and Friskie Cru...
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Travel Playlist sidelined for 2016 by injury

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Travel Playlist, who entered 2016 with expectations of competing among the upper echelon of the 3-year-old colt pacer ranks, has suffered a broken coffin bone and will not race the rest of the year, according to trainer Erv Miller. Miller told The Horseman Thursday morning that Travel Playlist incurred the injury late last week, shortly after returning to his stable from the Cornell Ruffian...
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Freshmen in NJSS action Friday at Big M

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Friday night's racing at the Meadowlands centers on the second preliminary leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for freshmen pacers and trotters. There is a single $25,000 division for each group in advance of next week's $100,000 finals.   Colt trotters open the card and Hammer Time returns after having won a division of the first leg while the other winner, New Jersey Viking,...
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Chris Page takes driving lead at Scioto

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
There is a new leader atop Eldorado Scioto Downs' ultra-competitive driver colony: Chris Page has surged to the lead with a season-leading 81 driving victories. Page has been on a roll, scoring at better than 19% over the last ten racing programs. Adding to the total most recently with a four-bagger on July 4th's Ohio Sires Stakes extravaganza. Clearly within striking distance is 2015 champion...
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Arrangements for Ben Stafford Jr.

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman Ben Stafford Jr., 45, died July 6, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Mr. Stafford Jr. trained horses with his father, Ben, at Delaware tracks. According to reports, just a few days before his passing Mr. Stafford Jr. learned he had a rare infection carried by ticks.   Mr. Stafford was born Aug. 4, 1970, in Stratford, N.J., to Benjamin Staf...
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Sintra returns in Summertime Series at Mohawk

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
After finishing second to the Pepsi North America Cup champion, Sintra returns to the Summertime Series Saturday looking to finish what he started two weeks back. The Dave Menary trainee headlines a field of eight for the $47,000 Summertime Series Final on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Sintra won the opening leg of the annual series for sophomore pacing colts and geldings o...
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Hoosier horsepower making headlines

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
In a state that is well known for its racing industry, from the Indianapolis 500 to the Brickyard, motorsports have always reigned supreme in Indiana. Now Indiana's other racing industry is making national headlines. Indiana sired horses, Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggle, finished first, second and third, respectively in the $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace last Saturday at ...
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Graduates, M Pace elim in Weekend Preview!

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
The star power this weekend shifts to the Meadowlands where a pair of Graduate finals and a Meadowlands Pace elimination will be held Saturday night. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, drivers Montrell Teague and Trace Tetrick talk about their chances with Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete in the Graduate Pace, and driver John Campbell and trainer Ben Baillargeon do the s...
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Takter has 2 in Reynolds 3FT divisions

on 07/07/2016 2:00 AM
Few trainers have dominated the Hambletonian Oaks like Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter. The 55-year-old has won the filly classic five times including the past two editions with Wild Honey and Lifetime Pursuit. Takter will have a contender in both divisions of the $56,486 Reynolds on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, which also features a pair of $250,000 Graduate Series Finals for four-ye...
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Ajessia takes Indiana 2FT final in 1:57.3

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
Indiana-sired freshman trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, July 5, as the evening's 14-race card was highlighted by the first of five $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals and $25,000 consolation for the two-year-old trotting fillies. Ajessia broke her maiden in fine fashion as she used a perfectly timed rally to pull the slight upset ...
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Sir Native, Action Majesty win in Ontario

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
As the two-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes season gets into full swing across the province, it was the pacing fillies turn to shine at Mohawk Racetrack on Tuesday evening.   Two $105,000 Gold Series divisions went postward and it was fan favorites Sir Native and driver Jody Jamieson who emerged victorious from the first contest. Starting from post 3 in a field cut down to five starter...
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Ontario-sired 2YO filly trotters compete

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were the stars of the show at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening, making their Ontario Sires Stakes debuts in a trio of $70,000 Gold Series divisions. Winter Sweet Frost kicked things off in the first race with an effortless front-end tour of the Innisfil oval, clocking fractions of :30.2, :59.3 and 1:29.4 on her way to a 1:59.3 victory. Lady Justice closed to w...
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President Lindy's 1:57 fastest in PA All Stars

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
Sire Cantab Hall emerged as the star of the show during five $30,000 divisions of a Pennsylvania All-Stars event for two-year-old trotting colts Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, as he was the father of the three fastest winners. Quickest of the quintet was President Lindy, who made a big move during the third quarter, then coasted home to win a laugher by 8 lengths in 1:57 in his...
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Brian Sears nominated for Hall of Fame

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears, a third generation horseman, is the sole nominee on the ballot in voting for the 2017 Harness Racing Hall of Fame. The Harness Racing Hall of Fame screening committee met this past weekend in Goshen and reviewed nominations from 11 chapters of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA). Sears was the only candidate to make the ballot. The ballot will be sent t...
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HFW's Parker on Thursday's Mike and Mike show

on 07/06/2016 2:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by Bet America has a fantastic program lined up for Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. (EDT).   Legendary track announcer Larry Lederman will be joining the program. Known for his quick wit and entertaining race calls, Larry will talk about some of his memorable moments of his career. He was also give us an update on his health, as he was diagnosed wi...
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