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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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Sports Column's 1:54.2 leads Waterloo elims

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Elimination races for Grand River Raceway's 26th annual Industry Day event (on Monday, Aug. 1) were contested during five elimination rounds this evening, July 25. Three elimination divisions of the Battle Of The Belles (for Ontario-sired two-year-old pacing fillies) were carded as races one, two and six. The top three finishers from each division advance to the $92,800 final of the eighth ...
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Exciting finishes in NYSS 2FT divisions

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Local racing fans turned out in healthy numbers on opening night at Batavia Downs on Monday to watch three $37,267 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies and they were treated to some very exciting finishes.   In what turned out to be a real heavyweight bout, Mamora Bay proved the best over Scarey Karie after a quarter-mile, two horse breakaway i...
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Roster, pedigrees, videos up for Goshen sale

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
The complete roster and pedigree pages for the second annual Goshen Yearling Sale on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, NY are now available on the web. GoshenYearingSale.com houses a PDF link of the printed sale catalog, complete with all the pedigrees for the 162 yearlings being offered. In addition, a complete sortable roster is also available with individua...
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Tamla Celeber's Muscle Hill Colt Brings $311,000

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
A Muscle Hill colt out of the Breeders Crown Mare Trot champion Tamla Celeber S set a Swedish record price at the sale of horseman Lufti Kolgjini, best known to the North American trotting scene as the trainer-driver of Revenue, on Monday night. The colt named Fortantone AM, a May 19 foal, was sold for 2.7 million Swedish krona (SEK), or approximately $311,000, to trainer Roger Walmann, who...
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Racing Hill 8-5 morning line favorite for Adios

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill, the 8-5 morning line favorite, will leave from post 4 in Saturday's $400,000 final of the 50th  edition of the Delvin Miller Pace for the Orchids at The Meadows. Manhattan Beach, who along with Racing Hill captured an Adios elimination, goes from post 3 and has been made the 3-1 third choice.   As elimination winners, the connections of Racing Hill and Manhattan Be...
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Updates available for Sunday's Tattersalls sale

on 07/26/2016 2:00 AM
Anchored by a strong middle market that offers "something for everyone," the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale is set to get underway this Sunday at noon in the racetrack's back paddock. The supplement catalog is now available for download at tattersallsredmile.com, as is an updated past performances booklet. Both are also available using the Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad. The pr...
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