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Al Raza has owner Abbatiello happy

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
A happy Al Raza has owner Augie Abbatiello feeling pretty cheerful himself.   Al Raza, a New Zealand-bred female pacer, is the lone undefeated horse through three weeks of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway and the 6-year-old mare will look to make it four-for-four when she faces six rivals in Friday's penultimate preliminary round at The Hilltop.   "She i...
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Mohawk set to open Thursday night

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
The 53rd season of live harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack is set to begin this Thursday, April 7.   A total of 144 cards, pending regulatory approval, are scheduled for the 2016 Mohawk meet, marking the longest meet in the history of the Campbellville oval. The meet will run from April 7 to Nov. 7. Live racing will be conducted every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the...
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Teaven to announce races at Buffalo

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
When Buffalo Raceway track announcer Peter Berry heads back to his home base of Mountaineer Park starting on April 16, Wayne Teaven will take over behind the microphone. Teaven will be making the calls on Wednesday and Saturday evenings because Berry will still be in the booth at Buffalo Raceway on Friday nights when Mountaineer Park is dark. Buffalo Raceway operations director Jon Cramer s...
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Doo Wop Hanover breaks bone, will miss 2016

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
Florida-based horseman Peter Blood told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Doo Wop Hanover, whose biggest wins last year came in the $250,000 Graduate final at the Meadowlands and the $225,000 James Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs, will not race in 2016 after breaking a coffin bone in a stall accident about six weeks ago. "He's out and it's too bad. He was exciting to watch," said Bloo...
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Trevor Smith drives first career winner

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
Twenty-year-old driver Trevor Smith won his first-ever race on Tuesday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway…and did it in style, scoring in 1:53.2 at 31-1 odds.   Smith worked out a covered-up trip for Alwysbreakinhearts in the $8,000 conditioned race, found room in the lane and collared favored Ideal Race (Peter Wrenn) in the final few strides of his personal maiden-breaking voya...
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Weiss series get underway at Pocono

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Iwillmakeyousaywow lived up to his name, winning one of five $15,000 divisions of the first round of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3 -and 4-year-old pacing males in 1:51.4 during the first Sunday card of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   How does a horse record his 14th career win on March 29 in a series whose entry condition is "non-winners of two pari-mutuel ...
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Il Mago back on top at Miami Valley

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
A pair of the meet's top trotters matched strides down the Miami Valley Raceway stretch again Sunday afternoon with Il Mago (Trace Tetrick) turning the tables on Martz Time (John DeLong) in the $20,000 Open Trot. These two 7 year olds, along with Penn—who was absent this week, have dominated the open trotting ranks for three months while producing some very entertaining finishing duels....
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Dedi's Dragon scores Open win at Pompano

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
In a classic battle to the wire, Dedi's Dragon, driven by Ricky Macomber Jr., pushed his nose in front a few strides from the wire and upset Panocchio, with Wally Hennessey in the bike, in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Pace on Sunday night.   The official margin was a neck at the line with Steelhead Hanover, teamed up with Joe Pavia Jr., third, 3 3/4 lengths away. Rock On Moe...
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Steve May joins KY Horse Racing Commission

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announces the appointment of Steve May as supervisor of Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Compliance.   "The Commission is fortunate and excited for Steve to join our team," said Marc Guilfoil, executive director of the KHRC. "He brings much experience and a deep knowledge of pari-mutuel wagering and the horse racing industry."   May wi...
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Fair Winds Farm open house on June 26

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
To celebrate the New Jersey's "Month of the Horse," Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., will open its doors to visitors on Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.   The third annual free open house will be held at the farm, 74 Red Valley Road in Cream Ridge, and will allow visitors to see the inner workings of this highly successful Standardbred breeding farm, where 2011 Hambletoni...
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Mission Brief hurt, will miss 2016 race season

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Mark Weaver, whose Weaver Bruscemi LLC shares ownership of the 4-year-old mare trotter Mission Brief, told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that the two-time Dan Patch Award winner has suffered a leg injury and will miss the entire 2016 racing season. Weaver said Mission Brief was at trainer Ron Burke's stable at Gaitway Farm in New Jersey when the injury was discovered about a week ago. ...
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USHWA launches mobile website

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
As people continue to move away from their desktop computers and make their mobile phone the everyday workhorse, the format of the U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) traditional website needed to adapt.   With that in mind, USHWA has launched m.ushwa.org, a new mobile website that formats all of our content for your iPhone or Android device and loads it for you up to ei...
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Honey B wins Paver final at Miami Valley

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Honey B, one of three mares who made it to the championship final of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Trotting Series, pulled a mild upset in the $20,000 event on Monday at Miami Valley Raceway.   Following two preliminary legs when the 4-year-old Victory Sam mare tried to go gate-to-wire, only to get collared in the final strides and finish second, driver Kyle Ater chose to accept a...
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Stirling Euphoria upsets at 25-1 at The Meadows

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Let go at a juicy 25-1, Stirling Euphoria moved powerfully first over to score the upset in Monday's opening leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Lenore Karidian took the other $17,500 opening leg division in the event for 3-year-old fillies.   The series is named for Do Me Honor, a fast-class pacer who has banked more than $682,000 and is currently racing for owner/trai...
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Five straight for Chipoffthewall in DSBF leg

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Chipoffthewall won his fifth straight, scoring a 1:57.2 victory in his $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund second leg 3-year-old male trot division on Monday at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan took the altered son of Master Lavec-Off The Wall right to the lead and the prohibitive favorite led the rest of the mile for his eighth career victory in 13 starts, lifting his lifeti...
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Sutton wins seven at Miami Valley

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Fancy Creek Elusiv crept closer to the $500,000 earnings plateau on Saturday night at blustery Miami Valley Raceway by capturing the $20,000 Gerald Justice Memorial Open Pace. The 6-year-old Sportsmaster gelding is now on a three-week win streak, including two straight Opens, and has banked $492,137 on the strength of 24 victories in 102 trips to the post. Driver Josh Sutton was in the su...
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Dovuto Hanover captures Big M feature

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover sprinted home in :26after a rated middle half on the way to an impressive one length victory in 1:50.1 in the featured $15,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   Big M leading driver Scott Zeron urged the son of Dragon Again to the top in :27.1. Unpressured from there, Zeron guided the 6 year old to the half in :56 and three-quarters in 1:24...
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Freaky Feet Pete wins Hoosier qualifier

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo and Trace Tetrick made their seasonal debut a winning one as they captured the first featured event of the season, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. On a chilly night in Indiana, the Dylan Davis trainee bested seven other rivals in 1:53.3 over a track rated 'good.'   Leaving from post four, Fearless Diablo was unhurried fr...
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Easy Lover Hanover scores in Youthful leg

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Youthful, Preferred Pace and a milestone highlighted the final Saturday night card of the 2015-16 Woodbine Fall/Winter meet. The action-packed 10-race card was contested under chilly temperatures and a light snowfall.   Easy Lover Hanover extended his win streak to six with a 1:53.1 score in the $17,000 second leg of the Youthful for 3-year-old pacers.   Driven by Jod...
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Post Time to broadcast live from Breeders Crown

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Post Time is excited to announce that they will be doing a live remote broadcast from the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands this year. Post Time with Mike and Mike will provide coverage of both days of racing at the Meadowlands and will feature an in depth analysis of each race and will also be talking with some of harness racing's biggest names. Moira Fanning of the Hambletonian Society sa...
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