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NY tracks pool resources for online contests

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Prominent New York State advance deposit wagering platforms BataviaBets, EmpireCityBets, and SaratogaBets, citing positive handle trends and player feedback, Friday announced that they will continue to offer legal online handicapping contests.   Fully approved and regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission, members of the joint promotional initiative have all agreed to e...
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Miller hoping to take Trolley to Beal victory

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Although Southwind Frank sports the divisional crown and rightfully so, he is surrounded by rivals seeking to snatch that glistening accessory on every occasion he places a hoof upon the track. In Saturday's $25,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial eliminations at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Trolley tosses himself into the fray, to not only derail the champion's journey to the Hambletonia...
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Roll Away Joe, Artmagic win NYSS splits

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night welcomed the Empire's glamour division in the $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A pair of $83,937 events comprised this statebred visit.   The first division saw pocketed maiden-no-more Roll Away Joe (Matt Kakaley, $10.40), from post position three (in one notch after a scratch) stalk pace-setting Fine ...
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Strong efforts in Town Pro Series opener

on 06/24/2016 2:00 AM
Lindys Nightmare and Collective Wisdom captured first round divisions of the Town Pro Series Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Town Pro Series has been used as a launching pad by lightly raced 3-year-old pacing fillies over the years and after Friday's first leg it appears the 2016 edition will continue that tradition.   Lindys Nightmare turned in a sizzl...
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Cicada's Song continues DSBF dominance

on 06/23/2016 2:00 AM
A total of 24 Delaware-sired trotters competed in four $20,000 divisions of the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The top eight point earners from each division will compete in $100,000 final events on July 28.   In the first filly division, Jane Dunavant's Cicada's Song ($4.20, Carlo Poliseno) continued her dominanc...
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Team America arrives in France for Drivers' Cup

on 06/23/2016 2:00 AM
On Wednesday Team America drivers Jason Bartlett, Jordan Stratton and Tyler Buter arrived in Paris, France, accompanied by their wives Kristen, Denelle, and Amber; executive director of the SOA of New York, Alex Dadoyan; USTA Communications staff Rich Johnston and Allison Conte; and Brandon Valvo of Harness Racing America for the second leg of the inaugural Drivers' Cup.   Day...
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Cutler highlights Friday night card at Big M

on 06/23/2016 2:00 AM
This weekend's highlights at the Meadowlands occur both on and off the racetrack.   Friday night's 11-race card offers a return to fuller fields including the first 2-year-old races of the Meadowlands' 2016 season and Grand Circuit racing in form of the $200,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial Free For All featuring seven of the continent's finest trotting horses competing for the winner's ...
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Resolve returns from Elitlopp for Cutler

on 06/23/2016 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the Elitlopp on May 29 at Sweden's Solvalla Raceway, Resolve is back on familiar ground and ready for his next challenge in Friday's $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters at the Meadowlands. Resolve faces six rivals in the Cutler. He will start from post 7, with trainer Ake Svanstedt also driving, and is the 2-1 morning line favorite. Obrigado, whos...
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Fast miles and more in new Weekend Preview!

on 06/23/2016 2:00 AM
It's been 10 years since Holborn Hanover's race-record 1:46.4 mile, and while the world mark has been equaled a few times since, it's still the all-time standard. This year, arguably more than ever, horsemen are now talking about breaking the 1:46.4 beam, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, David Miller and George Teague Jr. talk about those chances, especially with their re...
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Use Your Noodle, Eternal Ring take Del elims

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old pacing fillies completed their second set of $20,000 elimination events Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.   The first division pitted familiar rivals in another compelling matchup, Use Your Noodle and Apple Bottom Jeans, who have finished 1-2 on four occasions this year, with Apple Bottom Jeans getting the win most recently on June ...
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Online handicapping contests to continue in NY

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Prominent New York State advance deposit wagering (ADW) platforms BataviaBets, EmpireCityBets, and SaratogaBets, citing positive handle trends and player feedback, announced that they will continue to offer legal online handicapping contests. Fully approved and regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission, members of the joint promotional initiative have all agreed to extended terms ...
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Warrawee Needy has first winner; to shuttle

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Warrawee Needy p,4, 1:46.4 ($1,258,027) has his first winner. On June 18, Warrawee Speedy, a filly out of the Dragon Again mare Warrawee Jangle, won in 1:57.1 at Hiawatha Horse Park for trainer-driver Eddie Green and owner Mona Racette of Oshweken, Ont.   Warrawee Needy was bred to just six mares in 2013--his first year at stud--and has five foals. Owned by ...
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Massachusetts purses to receive boost

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
According to reports, the Massachusetts Standardbred industry will receive a boost as a result of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's action to give the breed a larger portion of the state's multi-million dollar Race Horse Development Fund.   The Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Horse Racing Committee voted 5-0 June 20 to divide the RHDF 55 percent to harness racing and 45 p...
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Records set on North America Cup night

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Betting Line's stakes-record equaling victory in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup highlighted a record-setting evening last Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   A total of $5,241,459 was wagered on Saturday's 15 race card to set a new Pepsi North America card record and a new Mohawk Racetrack single-card handle record.   Saturday's wagering total is the highest single-ca...
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Faraldo sends letter to New York legislators

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Joe Faraldo, president of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA), has written a letter to John Bonacic, chairman of the New York State Senate Racing & Wagering Committee, and Gary Pretlow, chairman of the New York State Assembly Racing & Wagering Committee, with his subject line for the letter stating "Retribution against NYS harness horsemen for their opposition to NYS ...
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Rooney champ Missile J returns to Yonkers

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's driving colony has a different look this weekend, with Messrs. Bartlett, Buter, Dube, Lachance and Stratton in Paris defending the honor of the Red, White, Blue and Westchester.   Their absence offers chances for other escorts, notably in Friday night's $167,874 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. A pair equally-parsed $83,937 go...
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Mother Of Art, American Ivy notch NYSS wins

on 06/22/2016 2:00 AM
Mother Of Art ($2.70) was the fastest of the two division winners in the New York Sire Stakes for three-year-old filly pacers at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (June 22) as she went gate-to-wire in 1:53.4 to beat stablemate Dime A Dance by 3/4 lengths. The time just missed tying the track record for 3-year-old filly pacers of 1:53.3 set in 2015 by Mosquito Blue Chip. In the other...
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Goodtogo Hanover wins, now 8-for-8

on 06/21/2016 2:00 AM
All five winners in the second preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for three-year-old trotters Monday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono took new lifetime marks, and the two first-round winners who entered for the second leg ran their record to 2-for-2. The Explosive Matter filly Goodtogo Hanover, one of those two first leg winners, is in fact now 8-for-8 in 2016 after...
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Like Old Times sets Northfield track mark

on 06/21/2016 2:00 AM
Like Old Times crossed the finish line faster than any other 4-year-old female trotter in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $13,500 Open Trot in 1:55 on Monday (June 20). The clocking formally broke the 1:55.2 record by Barn Girl (Joe Bongiorno) set earlier this year. Keith Ross owns Like Old Times. Don Mc Kirgan is her conditioner and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. was in the sulky f...
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More Delaware Breeders elims at Harrington

on 06/21/2016 2:00 AM
David Banks and Layfield Horses' Getitoffyourchest ($3.40, Ross Wolfenden) reset the track record for aged pacing stallions Monday at Harrington Raceway with his third straight win in 1:50.2 in a $16,000 Open Pace.   The 6-year-old Tell All stallion broke the record he shared with Dancin Yankee (1:50.3). The Richard Lewis-trainee set all the fractions from his outside post seven and...
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