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Maple Leafs prospect Marner NA Cup drawmaster

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Thursday announced Mitch Marner, Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Player of the Year and Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect, as the guest drawmaster for the 2016 $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.   The Pepsi North America Cup post position draw will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at Mohawk Racetrack and Marner, 19, will be on hand to assist with the...
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18 race, $100,000 Grand Circuit Challenge

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Grand Circuit Challenge, which will be hosted on http://www.harnessracingfanzone.com/ as part of the Harness Racing Social Media Initiative, will offer a $100,000 grand prize to any contestant who can successfully pick the winner in each of the contest's 18 races.   The contest, which involves 10 different racetracks, will begin on Aug. 6, with the Hambletonian, Hambletoni...
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Horse owner wants to drive to winner's circle

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Don Tiger has visited the winner's circle as a racehorse owner, but he would like the chance to make it there another way--by driving himself.   Tiger, a 45-year-old from Canonsburg, Pa., is among the 33 participants in the 17th annual U.S. Trotting Association Driving School, which got underway Wednesday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio with a welcome dinner ...
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Boston Red Rocks ready to roll in NJSS

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
After a journey in his most recent engagement that caused his connections' hearts to leap into their throats and their bodies slacken from the wave of terror that engulfed them, champion Boston Red Rocks is as fit as a fiddle and poised to return to the winner's circle on Saturday at the Meadowlands in the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) final for 3-year-old male pacers.  ...
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Armbro Martini, dam of Peach Martini, dies

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is sad to announce the passing of Armbro Martini, 3, 1:59.1s; 1:57.4f ($100,281), who died suddenly on Sunday, at age 25. Armbro Martini was a stakes-winning daughter of Dream Of Glory. Her wins included two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations.   She is best known for being the dam of Ontario Sire Stakes final winner Peach Martini, 2, 1:57.2s; 3, 1:55f ($587,686). She...
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RMTC forms task force on glaucine

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has formed a task force to review information on glaucine and address the issue of recent positives for the substance. Earlier this year, several RMTC-accredited laboratories finalized positive tests for the substance. Glaucine is legally available in several eastern European and western Asian countries. The purported therapeutic effects i...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/02/2016 2:00 AM
Control The Moment and Betting Line, respectively the one-two finishers in voting for the 2015 O'Brien Award finalists for Canada's 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, are favored in their respective divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere on Saturday at Mohawk, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Casie Coleman reveals why she has high hopes for Betting Line in 2016. A...
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"A Nap," Carlson hurt in Tuesday Pocono accident

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
UPDATE TO STORY: Jennifer Starr, the racing marketing manager at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that in the aftermath of Tuesday's race accident, driver Anthony Napolitano sustained broken ribs and is still undergoing tests for back pain, and driver Eric Carlson is being treated for a fractured ankle. Starr said Andrew McCarthy, who reportedly ...
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Odds-on Purrfect Bags wins Harrington open

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
Jo Ann Looney King's Purrfect Bags ($2.20, Victor Kirby) won the featured $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.2.   The Roddy's Bags Again 4-year-old mare left alertly from post position four and never looked back in her wire-to-wire win over Dublin Rose and Hidden Land for her owner-trainer. It was the 18th career win in 27 lifetime starts for Purrfect Bags, who...
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Hennessey, Holzman take Pompano titles

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
Pompano Park closed out its highly successful 2015-2016 meeting on Tuesday night as the 20-cent Super Hi-5, with a carryover of $28,537 going in, attracted over $271,000 in new wagers, sending that final pool total over the $300,000 mark.   With Sweet Bet, the even money toteboard favorite taking the finale, and the only other "single digit" odds horses finishing "2-3-4," the 2...
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Breeder-owner Morty Finder dies at 82

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
Morton Finder, a prominent Standardbred horse owner and breeder, passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning, June 1, in the VA Hospital in New York City. A native of Brooklyn and a former Coast Guard officer, Mr. Finder was 82. A legendary owner and breeder, Mr. Finder raced horses on the New York circuit at Yonkers Raceway, the now-defunct Roosevelt Raceway, The Meadowlands and other leadi...
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JerseyFest, NJSS finals at Meadowlands

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
On Saturday, June 4, award- winning Jersey and Philly Food Trucks will travel to Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment for JerseyFest Food Truck Mash Up 2016. Beginning at 3:30 pm until 11:00 pm, fest-goers will experience an evening of the best live-harness racing, music and food the Garden State has to offer. Once again, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment has partnered with Exposure Events ...
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Meadowlands wants 30 and under handicappers

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
In its continuing effort to attract younger fans to the racetrack and engage them in playing the races, the Meadowlands Racetrack is offering a free handicapping contest exclusively for fans age 30 and under. The contest will take place Friday, June 3 and offers a $5,000 total prize pool, sponsored by Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farms. Last year's inaugural 30-and-under contest featured...
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Big M bettor hits $1.4 million Santa Anita Pick 6

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
Anthony Altomonte is one of the most well-known horseplayers at the Meadowlands and is no stranger to big scores betting the horses. He estimates that he has been a part of at least two six-figure winning tickets and even cashed a Pick Four ticket on the Meadowlands for about $80,000.   But this past Memorial Day will forever be remembered for the score of a lifetime. Altomonte and ...
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Muscle Up The Goal sets Meadows track record

on 06/01/2016 2:00 AM
  With his rivals vanquished early, Muscle Up The Goal raced against the clock — and won, scoring in a track record 1:52 in Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. It was the fastest mile ever by a 4-year-old stallion at The Meadows, eclipsing the mark of 1:53 set by Monte Christo Spur. Muscle Up The Goal and Aaron Merriman we...
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Medusa sets OMP track record at The Meadows

on 05/31/2016 2:00 AM
Medusa zipped to the front from post 6, held off the late charge of Set Me Up and scored in 1:50—fastest ever by an older mare at The Meadows — in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Medusa suffered narrow losses in her two most recent outings when she stalked the leader from the pocket and couldn't find the Lightning Lane soon enough. On Monday, Tony Ha...
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Dude's The Man captures Vernon feature

on 05/31/2016 2:00 AM
Commencing his move upon exiting the far turn, M & L of Delaware and Victoria Dickinson's Dude's The Man ($4.30) worked to the fore in mid-stretch to capture the Memorial Day feature at Vernon Downs, a $10,000 Open/Preferred Pace.   A stakes contender at three, the 4-year-old son of American Ideal was kept well off the early pace, better than only the well-detached Dam...
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Pacing fillies star in OSS action at Scioto

on 05/31/2016 2:00 AM
A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies featured some spectacular performances by Buckeye-bred distaffs on a special matinee program Monday at Scioto Downs.   A total of 37 side-wheeling fillies went post-ward on a sunny afternoon before a robust Memorial Day crowd.   The first $40,000 OSS division saw an exciting stretch duel won by the ...
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Bee A Magician sidelined with leg injury

on 05/31/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada reported on its website Tuesday morning that the injury that forced star trotting mare Bee A Magician to miss this past Sunday's Maxie Lee invitational trot has her sidelined for the time being and will keep her out of the upcoming Armbro Flight Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack.   Trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman said Monday that Bee A Magician has "minor soft tissu...
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RCI Standardbred Town Halls at Big M, Harrington

on 05/31/2016 2:00 AM
Two Standardbred Racing "Town Hall" focus group meetings to gather input from racing industry participants will take place in June, one at Harrington Raceway in Delaware on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. and the other at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m.   The Town Hall meetings represent an effort by The Association of Racing Commissioners Internatio...
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