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Royal Max scores in Pompano's Open Trot

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Royal Max, driven by George Napolitano Jr., justified the 4-5 toteboard confidence of the betting crowd by scoring a handy 1:54.1 victory in Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night.   The lightly raced 5-year-old gelded son of RC Royalty, trained by Chris Oakes for owner Albert Crawford, brushed up strongly from his seven post to take command prior to the hot :26....
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Tim Tetrick hits 9,000-win milestone

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, 34,reached the 9,000 driving win milestone when he steered Duneside Chella to a 1:53.3 victory in the 14th race Tuesday night at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan won the feature race, driving 24-1 Scandalicious from far off the pace to overtake front-pacing No Respect (Tetrick) in deep stretch for a 1:53 victory during a snow shower. The win, the first in six starts in 2...
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Rich Gillock to fill USTA seat of Dunn

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
The District 7 directors of the U.S. Trotting Association announced Wednesday that Meadows Standardbred Owners Association president and trainer Rich Gillock will replace Walter L. "Boots" Dunn on the USTA Board of Directors.   Gillock will serve out the remainder of Dunn's term that expires in 2017. Dunn, who died on Feb. 3, 2016, had been a USTA director since 1987.   "...
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Elitlopp Playoff nominations due Feb. 17

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
The new Elitlopp Playoff Free-For-All Trot was the subject of a feature story in the Jan. 27 issue of The Horseman And Fair World, which detailed how the race came to be and what the hopes are for this 1 1/8-miles race that has an invitation to the famed Elitlopp on May 29 in Sweden waiting for the winner.   The Elitlopp Playoff will be contested on a special Mother's Day matin...
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Final Breath wins Meadows trot; Merriman wins 5

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
  Final Breath retook the lead past the quarter, then held off a pair of determined challengers as he captured Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. I Know My Chip took the initial shot at Final Breath with a first-over backside move that faltered turning for home. Then Tamarind attacked the leader with a Lightning Lane charge. But Final Breath gave ...
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Little Santamonica takes Buffalo feature

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Little Santamonica ($6.90) unleashed a furious rally in the stretch and stunned Mach This Way by a head Wednesday night (Feb. 10) to take Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares in 1:59.2 over the sloppy track. It appeared that Mach This Way had things under control at the top of the stretch with a brush to take the lead. But Little Santamonica, who was si...
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Bartlett makes a snowman at Yonkers

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Bartlett put some more distance between himself and rest of Yonkers Raceway's chauffeurs Monday evening, winning eight of the program's dozen races.   Bartlett, who didn't miss an assignment, wasted no time. He guided the undefeated Bea's Ideal ($3.50) to an eased-up, 1:56.3 win in the $12,500 pacing opener. The 4-year-old daughter of America Ideal, unraced prior to this season, is ...
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Bushwacker repeats in Dover feature

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Bushwacker, the richest horse of early 2016 won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the second straight week at Dover Downs on Monday.   After Mustang Art, with Sean Bier, took the feature pacers to the quarter in :25.4, Tim Tetrick pulled Bushwacker to the outside in front of the grandstand to take lead at the half in :54.3. Bushwacker was in command through a 1:22.1 three quarters ...
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Goldstar Raider wins 27th in 100th career start

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
A Weekend and Goldstar Raider were victorious in their respective divisions in the second leg of the Midnite Hardy late-closer on Monday night at Pompano Park while Zorgwijk Impact picked up a repeat win in the popular "Over The Hill Gang" trot.   A Weekend started the week off with a tote-board bang, scoring at odds of 36-1 for driver Steve Condren, who was in the sulky for owner-t...
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Coffee Addict perks up at The Meadows

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Mandy's Mattjesty zipped to the front and, with late urging, held on to take Monday's opening-leg split in a series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers at The Meadows. Americangirlfriend pulled off a 16-1 shocker in the other $15,000 division.   Although Mandy's Mattjesty enjoyed a comfortable lead over the pocket-sitting My Caroline, Dave Palone felt her tiring in mid-stretc...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes payments due Feb. 16

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
The deadline for the New Jersey Sires Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund's first sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Because Feb. 15 falls on Presidents' Day this year, the deadline for mailing purposes will be Feb. 16.   The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at the Meadowlands in 2016 starting in May for 3 year olds and in July for...
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Breedings available to benefit Racing Museum

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
World champion Sebastian K highlights The Harness Racing Museum's outstanding list of stallions for the 2016 breeding auction fundraiser. Others standing their first year include Class Included, full brother to Muscle Hill; Bring On The Beach, full brother to Somebeachsomewhere; North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle, and Musclesprinctonian. A breeding is also ...
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Ohio's Galliers ready to keep learning

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
When it comes to learning about harness racing, Brady Galliers looks to those with experience--even when they are horses.   Galliers, a 20-year-old driver and trainer from Ohio, fell in love with harness racing as a youngster at the county fairs. His family had no involvement in the sport at the time, but Galliers eventually convinced his parents, Mark and Jane, to buy a racehorse. ...
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Meadowlands streaks to four $3-million nights

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Thanks to full fields, competitive racing, reduced takeout rates, and a successful partnership with horse racing network TVG, the Meadowlands has posted four straight $3 million handle nights for the first time since a period between Dec. 19, 2003 and Jan. 3, 2004 when the historic harness track posted five straight programs that handled more than $3 million.   The large wagering po...
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Series action underway at The Meadows

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Drift Away moved powerfully first over and went on to a comfortable victory in Tuesday's opening leg of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming trotters at The Meadows. Pittstop Kip shot the Lightning Lane to take the other $15,000 opening-leg split.   Drift Away had been hampered by post 8 or 9 for five consecutive starts, when he felt compelled to try for the early lead. O...
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Classy pacer Allthatgltrsisgold passes

on 02/08/2016 12:00 AM
A classy veteran competing in open/invitational events for the past few seasons, Allthatgltrsisgold p,2,1:52.3; 3,1:49 ($824,471) was euthanized at Miami Valley Raceway in Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, following an injury. This was the same track where he had scored a decisive victory in his previous start. A foal of 2007, he was 9 years old. The son of Cam's Card Shark and the Life Sign ...
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Meadowlands stakes payments due Feb. 17

on 02/08/2016 12:00 AM
The 2016 Grand Circuit stakes season at the Meadowlands will offer over $14 million in purses including both the $1.7 million Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks and $5.7 million Breeders Crown.   A few new events have been added to the list of lucrative Meadowlands administered stakes led by the inaugural $150,000E Elitlopp Playoff for older trotters scheduled for the lone Sund...
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Maryland payments postmarked by Feb. 16

on 02/08/2016 12:00 AM
Reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15, 2016 for the 4- and 5-year-old Open Maryland Sires Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2011 and 2012).   Three-year-old payments (foals of 2013) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sires Stakes on Feb. 15, 2016.   All stallion pedigree's, staking forms, and stake dates are now...
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PHHA urging out-of-competition testing

on 02/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association, in collaboration with fellow horsemen's organizations, the PA Department of Agriculture, and legislative leaders, has developed proposed legislation initiating out-of-competition testing for illegal drugs such as Epogen, under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commissions.   Once in effect, it will provide for the added ability of the Co...
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Schedule set for 2016 Youth Foundation camps

on 02/08/2016 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has announced an extensive 40th anniversary summer program schedule which includes several new locations and also the organization's established leadership program at the Goshen Historic Track in New York. The complete 2016 schedule information, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications.   Applications will go live on the website in...
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