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Justin Huckabone cutting his teeth at Monticello

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
For a young man in his early teen years who never had any intentions of getting involved in harness racing, Justin Huckabone has made great strides a relatively short amount of time. It seemed like only yesterday that the 21 year old won his first pari–mutuel drive at Vernon Downs with Powerful Love for trainer Scott West.   Justin is a third generation horseman, the son of Claude...
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OnGait to begin issues/solutions forum

on 04/19/2016 2:00 AM
On Gait. Com, the leading internet auction venue in harness racing, will now be providing an issues and solutions forum as part of its weekly newsletter on which the potential solutions are directly provided by you the readers. The brainchild of On Gait owners Eric Cherry and Maurice Chodash, the issues and answers segment will feature commentary by Cherry and Hall Of Fame communicator Bob ...
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Iwillmakeyousaywow rebounds in Weiss leg

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
Iwillmakeyousaywow parlayed a pocket trip into a new lifetime mark of 1:51 in the fastest of three $15,000 divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series for male pacers Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the distaff section, also with three cuts, Candy Corn Hanover proved most photogenic–barely--to take her division and keep her Weiss and career records unblemished after three s...
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Dedi's Dragon captures Pompano open

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
The stars were shining brightly Sunday night on Pompano Park--both from up above and on the track as Dedi's Dragon took top honors in Pompano Park's $9,500 featured Open 2 Handicap pace and amateur driver Steve Oldford swept the pair of Billings events as that Amateur Series began its 2016 season at Pompano Park.   Dedi's Dragon, handled by Ricky Macomber Jr., fought hard with Alexa...
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Lady's Dude sets all-age Miami Valley trot mark

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
On the heels of One Lucky Dragon's 1:49.4 all-age pacing record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, Lady's Dude lowered the all-age trotting record to 1:52.1 on Sunday afternoon. In addition, the track record for 3-year-old trotting colts was lowered by almost two full seconds when Fantasy League captured a division of the Robert J. Brown Series in 1:55.2.   Lady's Dude, hand...
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Trottingbreds prepping for Youth Foundation camps

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
With the May 15 deadline approaching for students to apply for positions at the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's summer camps, the organization's stable of Trottingbred horses is being prepped for their cross-country tour.   Nineteen-year-old goodwill ambassador Sweet Karen (www.facebook.com/HHYFSweetKaren?ref=hl) is being conditioned by the Chuck Connor Stable at Goshen (NY) Histor...
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Parker has Hambletonian dreams with Breedlove

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
It's a long time from April to August, but it is never too soon to dream Hambletonian dreams.   Trainer Norm Parker hopes his dream can become a reality with Breedlove.   Breedlove was a slow-to-develop 2-year-old who saw his 2015 season cut short by sickness. Now at age 3, the colt has won two preliminary rounds of the Classicality Trot Series at The Meadows and is the 5...
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Wasaga Beach captures Meadows series final

on 04/18/2016 2:00 AM
Wasaga Beach, who didn’t win either of her preliminary divisions, moved powerfully first-over and rolled to victory in Monday’s $33,700 championship of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows.   Wasaga Beach entered the series as the filly to beat, having vanquished 3 and 4 year olds in the final of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace. But she was beaten 26 3/4 leng...
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Always B Miki, Bee A Magician star in qualifiers

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Two sure signs of spring, tax day has passed and the good horses begin to show up for qualifiers at the Meadowlands in anticipation of stakes season. The sky was cloudless, the wind negligible and the temperature hovered around f50 degrees when 3-year-old filly trotters stepped onto the track to open the card.   Predictably, a Takter horse won the first race. Sunset Glider a Cantab ...
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Bushwacker edges Badiou Hanover at Pocono

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Bushwacker, under full-out assault by Cooperstown down the backstretch in the $25,000 winners-over pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, turned back that rival on the far turn, then held off second-over Badiou Hanover by a neck in 1:49.3.   Driver Larry Stalbaum had no problem w(h)acking out the pace with the altered son of Rocknroll Hanover, passing the first two ...
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Rockin Ron posts ninth straight victory

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Our Dragon King broke the all-age, all-time track record at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (April 16), scorching the five-eighths mile oval in 1:49.4—the first sub-1:50 mile in the track's three years of existence.   Leading driver Josh Sutton very rarely chooses off a Virgil Morgan Jr.-trainee, but he must have known something about the current form of Our Dragon King as ...
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Another series leg win for Arthur Pendragon

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Arthur Pendragon captured his second straight series win in Saturday's second leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows, scoring in a career-best 1:52.4. More Dragon took the other $17,500 second-leg split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings, prevailing in 1:52.1 for Dave Palone. The two will square off in the $32,500 (est) series championship next Saturday.   Arthur Pe...
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Musical Rhythm jogs in 1:52.4 for 9th straight win

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
The buzz surrounding four-year-old trotter Musical Rhythm got even louder Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ben Baillargeon trainee scored his ninth consecutive victory Saturday against six rivals in the $20,000 Don Mills Trotting Series second leg.   A son of Cantab Hall, Musical Rhythm trotted out strong at the start for driver Mario Baillargeon and got away second. Olympic ...
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Fireyourguns takes Buffalo Open Pace

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Fireyourguns made his 2016 seasonal debut at Buffalo Raceway a successful one as he went gate-to-wire in the $10,000 Open Pace to score an easy 1-1/4 length victory over Youwillwishyouhadin 1:54.2 over the fast track on Saturday night (April 16).   Being assigned the eight post, Fireyourguns($5.40) and driver Mike Caprio went right to the lead and never looked back in posting fracti...
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Albert J. Beach of Millersburg, OH dies at 86

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Albert J. Beachy, 86, of Millersburg, Ohio, died April 15 at his residence following a brief illness.   He was born March 31, 1930, in Holmes County to the late Jacob and Cora (Miller) Beachy. He was a member of the Amish Church. He was married March 22, 1956, to the former Emma Jean Beachy, who died Feb. 15, 2014.   He is survived by his children, Dean W. (Linda), Wilma ...
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Always At My Place wins with drop in class

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
Always At My Place found the drop in class from the open handicap ranks very much to his liking Saturday night as he overwhelmed seven overmatched foes in the featured $17,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands.   The 5-year-old gelded son of Always A Virgin was urged to the lead by driver David Miller just after the quarter – which went in :27 – and maintained the top at the h...
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WIJI, Bit Of A Legend N dead heat in Levy leg

on 04/16/2016 2:00 AM
No bait and switch here. It was as advertised Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the fifth and final preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   The highly-anticipated first matchup between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N---two photogenic figures—was so stirring, neither one wanted to be left out of the picture and they finished on the ...
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3YO trotting fillies compete in Celias Counsel

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Hills Angel, Wanaka and Windsong Magic scored first leg victories in Thursday night's Celias Counsel Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A total of 24 three-year-old trotting fillies were split into three $16,000 divisions for the first leg of the three-week event. Hills Angel made a second-quarter move to the lead and never looked back en route to a 2:01.3 victory in the first division. The John B...
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Levy defectors at the Meadowlands on Saturday

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
On Saturday night the Meadowlands presents a dozen live races with the focus on the featured seventh race, a conditioned pace for a purse of $17,000.   The entrants in this contest are a diverse group with a pair of defectors from the Levy series getting the nod from the morning line maker as prospective favorites.   Always At My Place (post two) dropped out of the Levy a...
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American Horse Council announces new president

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Julie Broadway, the executive director of the American Morgan Horse Association & Educational-Charitable Trust since 2007, has been named president of the American Horse Council, succeeding Jay Hickey, who is retiring June 30.   Ben Pendergrass, who has served as the horse council's vice president of government affairs since 2008, has been named senior vice president for policy ...
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