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Kissed The Boys, My Little Susie in Cal Expo rematch

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
My Little Susie, who accounted for the first two stakes dances for the division; and Kissed The Boys, who upset her in the most recent big-money clash two weeks ago, get another chance to settle the score in Saturday night’s $15,000 California Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters. An 11-race card will be presented under the Watch and Wager LLC banner with the action starting at 6:1...
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Ohio Sires Stakes nominations up 41 percent

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes have received 1,091 nominations for 2- and 3-year-old Ohio-bred trotters and pacers this year via the March 15 deadline—up 41 percent from last season, which had a total of 774 nominations in those divisions in 2015.   The 2016 figures have tripled from 2013, which totaled in at just 387 nominations and as well, up substantially from 2014, which had 457 ...
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Rose Run Parker takes 1:52.1 lifetime mark

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
Rose Run Parker took the lead at the quarter and coasted to his third straight victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Rose Run Parker and Dave Palone let the dust settle before attacking the leader, Tamarind. The 5-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Centergy gelding made the point easily at the quarter and jogged home without a serio...
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New HarnessRacing Weekend Preview

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available for download. The big racing action of the weekend is at Yonkers Raceway, where the Blue Chip Matchmaker for mares will take place on Friday and the boys battle in the George Morton Levy Memorial on Saturday.   How lucky is driver Dan Dube, who will have post 1 for three of his five Levy drives on Saturday? Dube re...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit to face Rockeyed Optimist Monday

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
The biggest card in early season harness racing is set for Monday at Dover Downs highlighted by the first start of the year for 2015 Horse of the Year,Wiggle It Jiggleit, who meets streaking Rockeyed Optimist, a winner of four straight, in a field of seven of the top horses currently racing, in a $60,000 Invitational/ Handicap.   The all-star field includes hard-hitting Bettor'...
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Settlemoir has double at Pocono

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
Settlemoir had a double Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. And both could be a factor in the upcoming $600,000 Bobby Weiss Series events starting in early April at Pocono.   Jason Settlemoir, CEO/GM of Meadowlands Racetrack, was in the spotlight first with a filly he purchased a part of in January, American Major, an American Ideal out of a three-quarter sister to top...
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Wally Hennessey 11 wins away from 9,000

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
Ed Hensley's Pertty Music, deftly handled by Kevin Wallis, held off arch rival Just A Bee, driven by Mike Micallef, in Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares on Tuesday night (March 22).   Trained by Rod Lorenzo in Hensley's absence, the six year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet, led at every juncture of the mile, clocking hot panels of :26.1, :54 and 1:22.4 in route to a 1...
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Free online qualifier for handicapping tourney

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
In conjunction with BetAmerica and the $50,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship, the U.S. Trotting Association announced that they will sponsor a free, online qualifying contest at BetAmerica.com on Friday (April 1), with the top 10 finishers earning an entry ($800 value) into the WHHC final to be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday (April 30). TrackMaster will provide free Platinum Plu...
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Meadowlands taking donations for fire victims

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands and its horsemen will continue to accept donations and pledges for victims of a barn fire at the South Florida Trotting Center last week that killed 12 horses and injured 11 others.   Pledge forms will be available in the Meadowlands paddock during live racing on Friday and Saturday for drivers and trainers that would like to donate a percentage of their earnings. Th...
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NJ TrotPAC raising funds for lobbying

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
Anthony Perretti, whose family operated Perretti Farms in New Jersey for many years and who serves on the board of the Standardbred Breeders Association of New Jersey and as a director of the Hambletonian Society, has written the following request for support for New Jersey's TrotPAC.   "On behalf of the trustees at TrotPAC, I am seeking your financial support to aid in TrotPAC's ef...
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June 5 All-Star Driver's tourney in Quebec

on 03/23/2016 2:00 AM
Quebec Jockey Club has announced it will host its inaugural All-Star Spring Driver's Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, June 5, with John Campbell and Tim Tetrick headlining the top drivers that will compete. Featured will be the greatest lineup of professional harness racing drivers ever to grace the 3R half-mile oval. In addition to Campbell and Tetrick will be the Grand Circuit's...
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Natural Herbie grabs first win of season

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
On a chilly evening in South Florida, Verlin Yoder's Natural Herbie overcame a second tier post and a somewhat lackluster beginning to score a narrow victory in Pompano Park's $16,500 Open Handicap Trot on Monday (March 21).   The 6-year-old son of Here Comes Herbie came from "out of the clouds" half way through the mile to pin a photo finish defeat measuring a head over Wind Of The...
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84 trotters eligible to 2016 Hambletonian

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
The $1 million Hambletonian and filly companion stake, the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, will be raced on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 91st edition of the Open event will feature eliminations and the final on the same day.   Eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks, if necessary, will be raced the prior week, Saturday, July 3...
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Yarwood wins Harness Handicapping qualifier

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
Darren Yarwood of Garden City, NY, captured the March 19 World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The $200 Qualifier required contestants to place at least ten $10 minimum win, place and/or show wagers on Meadowlands races. Yarwood cashed 6 times and built his $100 bankroll to $469.10 earning him the $1,344 top cash prize and an $800 seat in the World ...
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Racing Under Saddle NY announces schedule

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
The excitement of racing under saddle at New York State county fairs will continue this summer. RUS New York, an organization that helps promote the sport and the versatility of Standardbreds, is excited to announce its third fair series. Races will begin on July 5 with the H.S. Mead Memorial at Tioga County Fair in Owego and conclude with the final to be held at Batavia Downs on September 7. ...
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Plans finalized for harness racing in Virginia

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
The Virginia Equine Alliance (VEA) has announced immediate and longer term plans for thoroughbred and standardbred racing in the Commonwealth,and introduced a new website that will cater to all aspects of Virginia horse racing.   The future of Virginia's Standardbred racing circuit has been firmed up, with the town of Woodstock, Va., becoming home to pacers and trotters beginni...
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30 fans participate in "Own A Horse" promotion

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
A total of 30 harness racing fans have been given all the thrills of racehorse ownership, without any of the costs, thanks to the "Own A Horse" promotion at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Beginning in January, 10 fans were randomly selected from entries taken on the Meadowlands website and through targeted ads on social media. The fans were assigned one of five horses that regularl...
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Orriene Buckley, mother of Magee brothers, dies

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
Orriene (Berg) Magee Buckley, 89, of Shawano, Wisc., passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Mrs. Buckley is the mother of horsemen Dave and Dean Magee. Mrs. Buckley was born to John and Mabel (Lutsey) Berg in Green Bay, WI on March 2, 1927. She grew up in the town of Green Valley near the town of Advance. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1945. She then attended the Green Bay vocati...
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Four straight wins for Rockeyed Optimist

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
Rockeyed Optimist, a 1:49.4 winner in the $36,000 Preferred and Blazing Bobby Sox in 1:51.2 taking the $33,000 Delaware Special were impressive on a windy Monday (March 21) at Dover Downs.   For the fourth consecutive time, Rockeyed Optimist, piloted by Tim Tetrick, proved a powerful winner of the week's top pace for the Steve Elliott Stable and owners Perretti, Berkner, Battaglia a...
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Holloway talks about return of top pacing mares

on 03/22/2016 2:00 AM
Divine Caroline and Bettor Be Steppin were two of harness racing's top female pacers last year and trainer Joe Holloway is hopeful the dynamic duo can return to similar form this season. Both horses, now 4-year-olds, will be in action in Friday's qualifiers at the Meadowlands. It will be the first trip to the track this year for Divine Caroline, who received the 2015 Dan Patch Award for best 3...
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