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NJ weekend wine event to benefit SRF

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
This Labor Day weekend take a break from work by sipping wine, listening to great music and enjoying the company of family and friends when the Garden State Wine Growers Association (GSWGA) hosts their Wine & Music Experience at the Horse Park of NJ on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 3-4 from noon to 5 pm (rain date Monday). In doing so you will be helping raise funds for the work of the St...
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Huge double for Libfeld-Katz on Hambo day

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred owners from around the world dream of a victory on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands, the most prestigious program of harness racing held the first weekend in August every year. Longtime partners Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz of Pickering and Toronto, Ontario, respectively, had that dream fulfilled last Saturday when their undefeated 2-year-old filly Ariana G captured the Jim Do...
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Gold Cup & Saucer entry Big Boy Dreams dies

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
The day after the fields for the 2016 Gold Cup & Saucer trials were announced, shockwaves ripped through the Maritimes as one of the locally-connected horses looking to compete and contend died suddenly on Tuesday morning. Big Boy Dreams, a 5-year-old son of If I Can Dream, was being led back to his stall in New York on Tuesday when he collapsed. His co-owner, Don MacRae of Vernon Bridg...
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JK Endofanera to stand stud at Victory Hill

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
JK Endofanera p,3, 1:48.2 ($2,049,580), the winner of the 2014 North America Cup and numerous other major stakes, has been retired to stud duty at Victory Hill Farm in Indiana. A now 5-year-old stallion, JK Endofanera arrived at Victory Hill on Monday, Aug. 8, and is scheduled to lead the post parade for the Dan Patch Free-For-All—a race he won last year—on Friday night at Hoosier Park....
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Butenschoens celebrate anniversary with PASS

on 08/10/2016 2:00 AM
With their schedule so busy, trainer John Butenschoen and his wife, Jackie, weren't planning anything special for Wednesday, their 30th wedding anniversary. But they got something special anyway — Pennsylvania Sires Stake victories at The Meadows from John Butenschoen trainees Dover Dan and Giveitgasandgo. Corey Callahan piloted both colts. The $184,096 stake for freshman colt and gelding tr...
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Dream Together poised for Pure Ivory sweep

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
Dream Together followed up her 1:58.2 score last week with an impressive 1:57 triumph in the second leg of the Pure Ivory Series Monday at Mohawk Racetrack.   A $240,000 yearling purchase, Dream Together defeated seven rivals in the second leg of the three-week series to set herself up for a potential sweep.   The Luc Blais trainee was making her third career start and wa...
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Barry Hanover sets Monticello 2YO record

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
On a perfect Catskill Mountain afternoon, the weather and track were ideal, the infield flag was still, perfect conditions for new track record in New York Sires Stakes action. The track record did come, but not from whom all thought it would come from, Barry Hanover surprised everyone and set a new track records for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   Barry Hanover and Monticel...
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Betting Line 2, Pure Country 6 in Milstein Mem.

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
It's only going to the post for a third time, but Saturday's $300,000 Carl Milstein Invitational at Northfield Park, featuring the red-hot pacer Betting Line in a field of eight 3 year olds, is already recognized as one of the key races on the North American stakes calendar.   The race is named in honor of Carl Milstein, who owned and operated Northfield Park from 1984 until his dea...
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OHHA presenting sponsor of Little Brown Jug

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) and the Delaware County Fair have agreed to a sponsorship deal with the Little Brown Jug. This year's 71st edition of the pacing classic will be titled the Little Brown Jug presented by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association.   The OHHA was founded in 1953 and has a mission to preserve, protect and promote and serve the entire Standar...
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Well-known racing exec Yvon Giguere dies

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
Yvon Giguere, a longtime Quebec racing executive who moved to Ontario's Grand River Raceway when the tracks in his home province closed, has died at age 63. He was diagnosed just four months ago with cancer of the pancreas and liver, said his brother Michel, 70. "He had a sore stomach one day, went to have it checked, and that's what they found. By the end, he was down to 110 pounds," said ...
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PA passes National Uniform Medication program

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Test Consortium (RMTC) has announced that Pennsylvania has become the 10th state to pass the National Uniform Medication "Program" in its entirety. With the adoption of the Program by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission on July 27, the state is the latest racing jurisdiction to implement all or portions of the Program in 2016. Developed by the RMTC and enacted ...
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New NY rules for hopples, entries, voiding claims

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
The New York Gaming Commission has announced that rule changes involving hopples, coupling of entries, and voiding claims will take effect Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Gaming Commission press release outlined the amendments as follows: "The amendments allow trainer discretion when entering a horse to race to change whether a horse will use hopples or not, subject to oversight by the commission's...
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6 divisions of Stallion Series held at Meadows

on 08/09/2016 2:00 AM
In just his third career start, Two AM converted a relentless first-over bid to victory in Tuesday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series at The Meadows. The event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over six divisions, with Fashion Winner, Kabang, Backstage Pass, Dude Hanover and Larson Hanover taking the other splits. Mike Wilder enjoyed a stake double behind Dude Hanover a...
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Betting Line scores at Georgian for 7th straight

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs hosted the three-year-old pacing colts and trotting fillies in Gold Series action on Sunday evening and the crowd were witness to four impressive performances, including the seventh straight victory by North America Cup champion Betting Line. Betting Line and driver Jonathan Drury rolled off the gate from Post 1 in the second $105,000 three-year-old pacing colt division ...
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Bettor's Up, Idyllic Beach fastest in PASS

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorites Agent Q, Bettor's Up, and Idyllic Beach were all victorious in their third-round preliminary divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and with two wins and a second each in the three Sires prelims to date, each has all but qualified for their $350,000 Sire Stakes Championship, on September 11 at...
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Pure Country to take on boys in Milstein

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
After three late cast changes over the weekend, the field is set for Saturday night's $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at Northfield Park. After originally billed as a showdown between Meadowlands Pace winner Control The Moment and North America Cup champ Betting Line, it will be just Betting Line behind the gate as the connections of Control The Moment have opted instead to race last Saturday'...
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All The Time recovering from colic surgery

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks winner All The Time appears to be doing well as she recovers from emergency colic surgery, trainer Jimmy Takter said Monday morning. All The Time displayed symptoms of colic early Sunday, roughly 14 hours after winning the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and was taken to Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center, where intestinal surgery was performed. Takter sai...
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John Eades, trained Tony Oaks, dies at 67

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
Horseman John R. Eades, 67, of London, Ohio, died Aug. 6 at his residence. A lifelong trainer, Mr. Eades worked in many states as well as privately training in Italy for thr ee years. He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Associationand the Madison County Horsemen's Association. His trainees won the Colonial Trot and Kentucky Sires Stakes and he started in t...
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Big guns expected for Dan Patch; draw Tuesday

on 08/08/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will proudly host a post position draw and cocktail reception on Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Dan Patch Brewhouse at Hoosier Park for this Friday's $300,000 Dan Patch Stakes. The 23rd edition of Hoosier Park's signature event is the most highly anticipated race on the live racing calendar as the best in the sport of harness racing will descend upon Hoosier ...
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Planet Rock remains undefeated in Vernon NYSS

on 08/07/2016 2:00 AM
Planet Rock ($7.90) remained undefeated through four career starts via a sparkling 1:52 mile in her $55,500 New York Sire Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (August 6) night at Vernon Downs. Planet Rock enjoyed a cozy midpack stalking spot early on, perching just off the top trio as 48-1 outsider Takeyourbreathaway (Billy Davis, Jr.) worked to command before rating a :...
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