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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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Batavia cancels July 31 for lack of entries

on 07/28/2016 2:00 AM
 Officials at Batavia Downs Gaming were forced to cancel live racing on Sunday (July 31) due to the lack of entries. This made it impossible to put together a competitive card.   With the large amount of tracks currently operating in and around New York State, horsemen training on farms have a lot of racing options open to them and clearly it took its toll on the Batavia D...
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Pocono longshot king Marcus Miller hits big

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Marcus Miller, eastern Pennsylvania's "King Of The Longshots" for the last couple of years, had had four $50+ winners at the current meet at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and he was in sole possession of the lead in that category until Tom Jackson drove a pair of longshots back to Victory Lane last night to equal Miller for the meet high at four. It didn't take Marcus long to recl...
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She Wore Red takes Meadows trot in 1:53.2

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
She Wore Red moved three wide into the final turn and rolled home to score in a career-best 1:53.2 — her second straight victory — in Tuesday's $22,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   She Wore Red was fourth when Tony Hall moved her behind the first-over cover of Princess Pablano. When that cover stalled, the 4-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide-Tori An...
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Indiana horseman Wayne Yontz dies at 74

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
Indiana horseman Wayne M. Yontz died June 18 at IU Health Goshen Hospital. He was 74.   Born in Goshen, Ind., Mr. Yontz trained Standardbreds. On Aug. 24, 1974, Mr. Yontz married Rama Jo Widner. She passed away on Oct. 21, 2013. He is survived by three children, Douglas (Beth), Cynthiana, Ky., David Yontz and Leslie (Harold Buck) Rodgers-Buck, of Goshen; five gra...
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Meadowlands cancels Super High Five wagers

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
With just four racing dates remaining in the Championship Meet and both jackpots recently paid out, the Meadowlands will discontinue both the early and late Jackpot Super High Five wagers for the duration of the meet.   The late Jackpot Super High Five had gone unclaimed for the entire season dating back to November. A mandatory payout was established on July 16 after the jackpot ca...
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Brienza to be remembered in Big M press box

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
The memory of Ray Brienza, the dean of harness racing reporters in New Jersey, will be commemorated by the New Jersey Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) with the installation of a print of his Communicators Hall of Fame portrait on Saturday, July 30, in the press box at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Brienza was a writer and columnist for the Star-Le...
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Bowden, Bellino lead post parade to Ireland

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
After Hambletonian Week is over, a large number of owners, breeders, trainers, drivers, caretakers, journalists and race fans from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe will all be boarding planes and heading to of all places, Ireland!   They will all be coming to Dublin as part of a new age Mecca of harness racing called the Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial...
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Top 10 Adios finals in first 49 years

on 07/27/2016 2:00 AM
The Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids has provided harness racing fans with five decades of excitement, showcasing champions who have paced into history bearing the blanket of orchids bestowed the winner. Champion No. 50 will be crowned Saturday afternoon when nine top 3 year olds vie for the orchids in the $400,000 Adios final at The Meadows.   Which are the most memorable e...
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Rose Run Speedster wins for TheStable.ca

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack fans got their first look at Ontario's top two-year-old trotting colts on Monday evening and went home impressed with the winners of all three $70,000 Gold Series divisions. Rose Run Speedster led things off with a come-from-behind effort in the first division to garner his second straight Gold Series trophy. In rein to Anthony MacDonald, the fan favorite settled in third f...
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Bettors Dream wins in Dream Maker series

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Deadly Action picked up the first win of his young career in Monday night's Dream Maker second leg at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of seven rookie pacing colts and geldings met up in the $14,000 second round of the three-week series. Bettors Dream, who won the first leg in convincing fashion, was given the week off, opening the door for another rookie to score a victory.   ...
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