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Pick 5 carryover on Saturday at Meadowlands

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
After a series of longshots to kick off the Friday night card, there were no winning tickets in the Pick Five, creating a carryover of $31,206 heading into Saturday night's card. The Pick Five pool will be guaranteed at $75,000 providing horse players with even more incentive to take a swing at the wager. The Pick Five begins on Race 1 with a post time of 7:15 p.m. The wager offers a 50-cent b...
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Scarborough to open 66th season on Saturday

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
Maine's 2016 harness racing season is set to commence on Saturday (March 26) as the gates at Scarborough Downs swing open for the 66th year in a row. The Downs will launch the season on a two day a week schedule, racing Saturday and Sunday, with post time slated for 1:30 PM (EST) on both days. Well over 200 horses have entered to qualify this spring, a sharp contrast to the weather plag...
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Jim Morrill Jr. has another 7-win night

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
Incredible. That's probably the best way to describe Jim Morrill Jr. and his current hot streak at Buffalo Raceway.   Morrill Jr. continued to make the Hamburg oval his personal playground as he notched a seven-bagger on Friday evening (March 25). It was the second time this season he has won seven races on a single night. He accomplished the feat back on March 3. He's also don...
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Campanile back in Saratoga winner's circle

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
Campanile (No Pan Intended) made her return to the winner's circle in Friday's feature at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The veteran pacing mare has been a Spa staple for the past several years and always thrives against the track's top distaffers.   The Chris Marino trainee got off to a fast start in the $13,000 winners over pace and settled into the pocket behind last week's feature...
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Harness Writers donate $1,000 for fire fund

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the major trade group of harness racing communicators in North America and worldwide, will be making a $1,000 contribution towards the fund created to assist the people affected by the tragic fire of March 16 at the South Florida Training Center which claimed the lives of 12 horses, injured others and severely affected the lives of many ow...
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Sayitall BB takes Meadowlands feature

on 03/25/2016 2:00 AM
Ron Burke trainees Sayitall BB and Its Huw You Know swept Friday (March 25) evening's co-featured $15,000 events at the Meadowlands, and the 50 cent Pick 5 went without a five-of-five winner, prompting a carryover in excess of $31,000 to Saturday's card. The featured top-level distaff pace, carded as the sixth event, saw Sayitall BB ($3.80) make good at odds-on, dueling clear and edging away l...
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Competition at Yonkers benefits Bartlett

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett might not have been thrilled when George Brennan and Brian Sears decided to call Yonkers Raceway their home track several years ago, but it seems to have worked out all right for Bartlett in the long run. The 34-year-old Bartlett is the leading driver at Yonkers this year, with 152 victories and a 28.4 win percentage. He has been The Hilltop’s winningest driver each of t...
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Ugly Betty dominates in Buffalo feature

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
Ugly Betty is becoming the dominate damsel once again as she blew away her rivals in the featured $9,000 pace for the mares Wednesday night (March 23) at Buffalo Raceway. After four so-so efforts to start the season, Ugly Betty is starting to regain her old form. She made it two straight victories by beating Mach This Way by 2-1/2 lengths in 1:57.4 over the fast track. Retaking the l...
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Kolbee's Star, Awsome Valley win Dover feature trots

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
Kolbee’s Star in an $18,500 trot and Awsome Valley winning a $17,500 trot, took the feature trots on Wednesday, March 24 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick, with five, and Tony Morgan, four, combined to win more than half of the 15-race card. Corey Callahan took the inside course, coming along the passing lane to notch a lifetime record 1:56 victory beating eight rival 4-and-5-year-olds for hi...
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Ohio cobalt thresholds, penalties approved

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission has adopted resolution (2016-05) which established thresholds and penalties for cobalt violations, effective April 15, 2016, the day testing begins for cobalt at all Ohio racetracks.   Horsemen who have recently claimed or acquired a horse are encouraged to consult their veterinarian and have their horse tested.   Dr. James Robertson, OSRC...
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Distaffers, trotters square off at Big M Friday

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
A pair of $15,000 co-featured events quite literally serve as the centerpiece of a 12-race Friday (March 25) evening program at The Meadowlands, and leading trainer Ron Burke starts a top contender in each. In the sixth event, a top-level conditioned pace for fillies and mares, the Burke stable's 19-time winner Sayitall BB will once again battle with Clear View Hanover, among eight others...
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Hoosier Park races to be broadcast in HD

on 03/24/2016 2:00 AM
When Hoosier Park Racing & Casino opens the doors for the 2016 live racing season on Friday, April 1, it will mark a new era of viewing harness racing in the state of Indiana. New for the 2016 season, Hoosier Park will broadcast its signal in high definition, joining a select number of racetracks across the country that provide state-of-the-art high definition television capabilities. A...
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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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