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Another series title for War N Munn

on 05/07/2016 2:00 AM
War N Munn overcame a parked trip from the outside post in the $57,600 final of The Diplomat to earn his third series title during an action-packed Saturday night (May 7) card of harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack. Jonathan Drury worked out the winning trip aboard the three-year-old Stonebridge Regal colt for trainer Carmen Auciello and owner George Munniksma of Washington, New Jersey. ...
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MJB Got Faith set for 2016 OSS debut

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes season continues with 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and geldings taking center stage at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night.   Four $40,000 divisions of trotters (races one, two, four, six) and pacers (races seven, eight, 11, 12) each go postward in this first leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore Ohio-breds. Post time is 7:05 p.m. (EDT). ...
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CNN's Roth announces race at Freehold

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
CNN correspondent Richard Roth is a foreign affairs journalist by day, reporting from far flung war zones and the United Nations, but he's always wanted to call a horse race. He's a former Standardbred owner and a long-time fan. On March 31, Roth did just that, calling a race at Freehold Raceway with the assistance of regular announcer Ken Warkentin. The story of Roth's day at the races ca...
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Betting Line wins Mohawk qualifier in 1:52

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
Warm May temperatures, clear skies and a slight breeze set the scene for Friday morning's nine qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack. Many notables took to the track Friday and turned in solid performances in preparation for their upcoming campaigns.   Ontario Sires Stakes champion Betting Line delivered a fantastic 1:52 effort in his second qualifier of 2016. The Casie Coleman trainee inh...
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Resolve goes "barefootin'" in Elitlopp Playoff

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
If Mars Blackmon were to handicap Sunday's $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff at the Meadowlands, he might have difficulty putting his finger on Resolve's success. Because unlike the fictional Blackmon's proclamation that "It's gotta be the shoes" to explain Michael Jordan's prowess, Resolve is at his best barefoot.   Last year, Resolve won four of 13 races and hit the board...
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Lutetium, Cummings reunite for Buffalo win

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
Lutetium and driver Kevin Cummings got back together after nearly a four month separation and they celebrated their reunion with an easy two length victory Friday night (May 6) in Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Trot. Lutetium sorely missed the services of Cummings who was out of commission with a broken arm since January 30. While Cummings was sidelined, the front-running Lutetium found t...
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Tessa Seelster wins 40G distaff derby at Yonkers

on 05/06/2016 2:00 AM
  Off-the-layoff Tessa Seelster (George Brennan, $12.40) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play early from her assigned post position No. 2, it was "Tessa" working around Mach it a Par (Brian Sears). She then completed her rounds (:27.4, :56.3, 1:24.2, 1:52.1) while beating her seven elders. C...
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Trotting sire Sand Vic dies at Winbak Farm

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
The trotting sire Sand Vic was found passed away in his field at Winbak Farm of Maryland on Friday, April 29. He was 15.   "Sand Vic will be missed," said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. "He was a great horse to be around and knew his job in the breeding shed."   Sand Vic 2, 1:57.3; 3, Q1:54.1f; 1:51.2 ($2,121,269), was the winner of 23 races. He was the H...
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WIJI, Freaky Feet Pete among Battle eligibles

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
All Bets Off, third in North America in earnings this year with $221,950 in the bank, heads the probable list of all-star pacers for the May 21st renewal of Northfield Park's Battle of Lake Erie. The one mile dash also includes Foiled Again, harness racing's all-time money-winner, and Freaky Feet Pete, a horse who wins a staggering 89.6 percent of his starts. All Bets Off, a 5-year-old son ...
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Hilda Heydt dies at 89

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
Hilda Heydt, of Pleasant Hill, OH, a pioneer of women in harness racing, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at the age of 89. Hilda was born in the Province of Westphalia, Germany to Eugen and Edith Heydt. In 1936 she and her parents fled to Holland and later to Johannesburg, South Africa to escape the Holocaust. Following her parents' divorce she moved with her father in 1938 to New York...
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Harold Snyder scholarships renewed

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America and David Snyder, president of International Sound Corporation, are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves w...
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Youth-centric Saturday card at the Meadowlands

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
With so much focus on Sunday's Mother's Day 12:40 p.m. matinee card, let this serve as a reminder that the Meadowlands will not have live racing on Friday, May 6. This week's racing will be confined to Saturday, May 7, at 7:15 p.m. along with the abovementioned Sunday afternoon races.   The higher class pacing races have been carded for Sunday resulting in Saturday's offering being ...
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Hawthorne to host special Saturday qualifiers

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
In an effort to help horsemen prepare for the upcoming Hawthorne summer meet, racing secretary Pete Hanley has announced that Hawthorne will host a "second round" of qualifiers this week which be conducted on Saturday, May 7, prior to the start of the regular Saturday night program.   The qualifiers will get underway at 4:30 p.m. with the live card getting started at 7:20 p.m. Entri...
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Judge approves sale of Balmoral Park

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
Loeb Winternitz & Yellen Partners, the Chicago-based company that oversaw the recent auction of Balmoral and Maywood Park's assets, has notified everyone who place successful bids in last week's auction that a federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Balmoral Park to Rick E. Heidner's Balmoral Holding. Heidner had offered $1.8 million for the 200-acre property in Crete, Ill. He...
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Cufflink Hanover favored in Dexter Cup

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman and driver David Miller have teamed up to win a number of open stakes races in recent years, but never with a horse they owned together. That could change Saturday.   Miller and Norman share ownership of Cufflink Hanover, who is the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's $140,800 Dexter Cup at Freehold Raceway. The gelding has won four of 10 career ra...
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Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/05/2016 2:00 AM
After some technical difficulties, the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available for download. We apologize for the issues that led to the delay until Friday morning.   Want a double shot of Jamieson? Carl and Jody Jamieson will team up Saturday with The Catamount Kid in the $561,500 Pennsylvania Classic at Pocono Downs, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weeken...
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Stirling Debutant sweeps Weiss, wins big

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Stirling Debutant, 1-for-25 in two seasons of racing entering the 2016 campaign, completed a clean sweep of the Bobby Weiss Trotting Series for distaffs at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking all four preliminary legs and then romping to a 1:57.3 victory over sloppy going in the $30,000 series Championship on Tuesday night to keep her seasonal record unblemished after those five starts. ...
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Limelight takes Pompano Open Pace for mares

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Limelight, smartly handled by "Mr. 10,000," Kevin Wallis, overcame a very tough beginning to wind up in the "limelight" in Pompano Park's Open Pace for Mares on Tuesday night (May 3).   The 5-year-old Florida bred daughter of Cracking Light, trained by Jake Huff for the Beauty in the Bridle Racing Stable, closed with tenacity to pin a defeat measuring three-parts-of-a-length on...
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Quotable Quotes wires Harrington field

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
Chris Sharpe and Alex Hawes' Quotable Quotes ($9.80, Montrell Teague) scored a wire-to-wire 1:52.3 win in the featured $16,000 Mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   The Charlene Sharpe-trainee and 5-year-old daughter of Well Said had control over the pace on the lead throughout the mile and held off Springforth and Hostess Lisa, who rounded out the trifecta, en route for her 1...
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Tioga opens racing season on Saturday

on 05/04/2016 2:00 AM
As summer quickly approaches, Tioga Downs is pleased to announce an exciting season of harness racing. The racing season will open southern style with a full day of contests, promotions and entertainment to celebrate the Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 7). Derbyfest 9 begins at 9 a.m. and ends after midnight. Promotions include a chance to win horse and jockey beads as well as a $500 cash priz...
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