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Wild Wanda takes second straight HoP Invite

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
Wild Wanda and Ricky Macomber Jr. found the winner's circle for the second consecutive week in the featured event, a $21,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, May 13.   Racing from off the pace this week, the five-year-old mare used the long Hoosier Park stretch to her advantage to stop the timer in 1:50.3 and established a new lifet...
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A Penny Earned captures Vernon trot in 1:54.2

on 05/13/2016 2:00 AM
A Penny Earned ($3.00) lived up to odds-on billing in the featured trotting event Vernon Downs on Friday (May 13) night, posting a 1:54.2 mile to claim the winner's share of a $7,500 purse.   Chris Lems sent the 7-year-old Conway Hall gelding to the front from the outset, working clear of My Lucky Word (John MacDonald) through a :27.3 first quarter mile. After rating a :29.2 breather in t...
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Free trial period ends for Big M video streaming

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands would like to remind its fans that the free trial period for live HD streaming has ended and a subscription package through Roberts Television Network (RTN) will be needed to continue watching the live HD stream of Meadowlands races beginning this Friday, May 13.   Beginning Friday, fans who would like to continue receiving the Meadowlands live streaming simulcast in HD wi...
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WEG to move dates from Woodbine to Mohawk

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that the Woodbine Entertainment Group has requested approval for a substantial amendment to the race-date schedule for Mohawk Racetrack and Woodbine Racetrack. The Woodbine Entertainment Group has applied to move 25 Woodbine Racetrack race dates to Mohawk Racetrack. The Central Ontario Standardbred Association supports WEG's appl...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/12/2016 2:00 AM
The big race of the weekend takes place at Flamboro Downs in Ontario and the field includes Wiggle It Jiggleit. Want to know what the 2015 Horse of the Year has in common with the NBA's Golden State Warriors? Find the answer as well as what owner George Teague Jr. revealed about the pacer's health in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The 2015 Trotter of the Year Pinkman also ...
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Chines For All tops Blooded Horse Spring Sale

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Crowds thronged the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, May 9 for the 53rd annual Blooded Horse Spring Sale. The 440 horse catalog attracted buyers from across the United States and Canada, as well as from Europe. Racehorses were in high demand with the four-year-old Swan For All gelding Chines For All topping the sale at $35,000. Frank Chick of Delaware consigned the s...
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The Summer Wind blows by late to win at Pocono

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
With the temperature at 55 degrees at post time for the $15,500 featured mares pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday night, investing at the win window on a horse named The Summer Wind might have seemed a bit of a mercurial stretch, but that 5-1 shot got the lead in the last three strides to post a nose triumph in 1:52.2.   Jim Marohn Jr. had the daughter of Rocknroll Hano...
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Miami Valley handle up 40 percent in 2016

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway is pleased to report it experienced significant growth in every measurable category as its 2016 race meet concluded on May 8.   Overall handle rose 40 percent in 2016 as record handle of $22,408,722 was wagered on Miami Valley Raceway throughout the short season.   "We couldn't be happier with the response received locally and throughout North Am...
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Drea's Good Powow repeats at Pompano Park

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Pat Connor's Drea's Good Powow, driven by Dave Ingraham for new trainer James Hysell, stepped up a notch to Open 2 company this week and captured Pompano Park's $8,500 top pace for mares on Tuesday night, scoring a sharp win in 1:53.2.   The Florida-bred 6-year-old daughter of Squaw's Fella led at every pole, clocking panels of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:24.4 before a :28.3 finale sealed th...
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Meadowlands Spring Sale catalogs available

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performances booklet for the Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale are now available for download at tattersallsredmile.com and on the Equineline Sales Catalog app. The sale will get underway at noon on Sunday, June 5 in the Meadowlands race paddock. Consignors of two-year-olds that are entered will have the opportunity to either baby race or train their youngsters at the Meado...
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Butenschoen looks to "hititoutofthepark"

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive year, trainer John Butenschoen is bringing a son of stallion Yankee Glide and the mare Celebrity Liza on to the Hambletonian trail, but there is little family resemblance between last year's colt, Boots N Chains, and this year's hopeful, Hititoutofthepark.   "It's kind of like watching "Twins" with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger," Butenschoen said ...
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Nuncio wins fourth straight; invited to Elitlopp

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio earned his invitation to the Elitlopp when he won at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday night. Owner-trainer-driver Stefan Melander and Nuncio held off Vasterbo Highflyer, driven by Daniel Reden, to win in 1:53.1 over the five-eighths mile oval. Nuncio, the 2014 Kentucky Futurity champion while racing out of the Jimmy Takter Stable, did not race barefo...
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Hambletonian Society May 15 payment deadline

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Sustaining payments for all races with May payments AND yearling nominations for all events administered by the Hambletonian Society are due Monday, May 16, 2016.   All payments must be postmarked by midnight, Tuesday, May 17, as provided by USTA rule.   Those 2-year-old races requiring payments are listed below. For a complete list of stakes administered by the Society a...
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Chef Lee cooks up 59-1 upset in Meadows trot

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Chef Lee whipped up a new "Specialty of the House" Wednesday at The Meadows — a 59-1 upset victory in the $16,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot. Mike Wilder hustled Chef Lee from post 9 to the front, where he released the lead to I Know My Chip. The 4-year-old Cantab Hall-Summer Savory gelding stalked I Know My Chip from the pocket and edged him by a neck in the Lightning Lane in a caree...
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Ohio stallion subscription deadline approaching

on 05/11/2016 2:00 AM
Ohio stallion owners are reminded that the stallion subscriptions for the Ohio Breeders Championship are due May 15, 2016. Payment of the stallion subscription will allow foals of 2015 by stallions registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission to establish eligibility for his foals to compete in the OBC championship events. This year's payment will cover foals of 2015 to be raced at th...
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Musical Rhythm extends win streak to 11

on 05/10/2016 2:00 AM
The streak and buzz surrounding Musical Rhythm continued to grow after another dominating victory Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ben Baillargeon trainee squared off with eight rivals in the $34,000 Preferred Trot and once again was a no doubt about it winner. Musical Rhythm left from post-four and quickly crossed over to the pylons to get away fourth for driver Mario Baillargeon, whi...
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May payments due in Maryland

on 05/10/2016 2:00 AM
Two-year-old payments (foals of 2014) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on May 15, 2016. This payment is for 2 year olds that will be racing in 2016.   Yearling nominations (foals of 2015) to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes are also due on May 15, 2016.   As per regulation: If the due date for a payment...
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Alumni remember HHYF summer camps

on 05/10/2016 2:00 AM
Thousands of people have attended Harness Horse Youth Foundation horsemanship camps over the forty years of the organization's existence. But what do attendees really get from the camps? Is it a chance to work with horses and meet new people? Sure, but it is much, much more. Dave Brower, 47, is author, track handicapper at Cal Expo and is a broadcaster with CBS Sports. Renee Mancino, an attorn...
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Hannah Miller to be recognized on HOF day in Goshen

on 05/10/2016 2:00 AM
Known as "Hurricane Hannah" for having taken amateur racing by storm, Hannah Miller has been named the 2016 Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame Amateur Driving Champion. Amateur drivers from driving clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada compete for the Museum's Amateur Driving Championship. It is won each year by the amateur driver donating the most driver's commissions to the Museum. P...
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Owners decline Bee's Elitlopp invitation

on 05/10/2016 2:00 AM
Sweden's Trav Ronden trotting publication has reported that the connections of Bee A Magician, who won the Elitlopp Playoff on Sunday at the Meadowlands, have turned down an invitation for the mare to compete in the May 29 event. "The three partners had a vote yesterday (read Monday) and decided unanimously to reject the Elitlopp invitation," trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman told th...
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