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Partners "crazy" about Coffee Addict

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
When Jim Clarke Sr. invited longtime friend Andy Altobelli to join him in buying a yearling a little more than four years ago, he set their budget at $35,000. After Clarke exceeded that number by two grand to purchase female pacer Coffee Addict at the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale, he joked the toughest part of the day was calling Altobelli with the news.   "I was quite happy, but th...
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Big Friday night on tap at the Meadowlands

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Racing resumes at the Meadowlands on Friday evening with 14 pari-mutuel puzzlers on the menu beginning at 6:35 p.m. Optimism is high that the wagering can continue the current streak of four consecutive cards with all-sources handle on the live racing eclipsing the $3-million mark for the first time in a dozen years.   The various components that encourage play are again i...
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Lonewolf Currier tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
In spite of the cold, bidding was hot for racehorses and broodmares at the 53rd annual Winter Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio. Classy Open pacer Lonewolf Currier topped the two-day sale at $37,000. Consigned by Rene Allard, the handsome son of The Panderosa was purchased by Frenchy Fuller of Ohio. Hot on his heels was the striking brown trotter Marzipan at $31,000. Consigned by Mark Goldb...
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Hall of Famer William Weaver III dies

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer William B. Weaver III, who bred influential trotting sire Valley Victory as well as several division champions, died Wednesday, Feb. 10. He was 79. Mr. Weaver owned horses since the late 1960s, finishing second with The Prophet in the 1969 Hambletonian. He made his mark as a breeder in 1988 when his Valley Victory won the Breeders Crown and the Dan Patch Award as the 2-Year-Ol...
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Brittany sells acreage, acquires other land

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Brittany Farms owner George Segal announced Thursday that a significant portion of the acreage that comprises Brittany Farms has been sold to Maurice Regan of New York.   Regan's purchase of 565 acres still leaves Brittany with 271 acres, and, accordng to farm manager Art Zubrod, that's exactly what the farm needs at the present time to accommodate both its horses and its ...
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Natalie Todd, widow of Dr. Frank Todd, dies

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Natalie Broeman Todd, 96, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died Feb. 1 at her home with her family at her side.   Mrs. Todd was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan. 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank and Marguerite (Ibold) Broeman. She is survived by her children, Mark (Carol) Bob (Casey), Terry Millhoan, Sue (Roger) Wellman, and Karen; seven grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren...
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Breeders Crown returns to Meadowlands in 2016

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual year-end series of 12 championship events, valued at $5.8 million, returns to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, for 2016.   For just the second time in its 42-year history, the Meadowlands will race Standardbred cards in September and October, setting the stage for optimum dates for the Breeders Crown events. The...
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Attorney talks about positives in new Preview

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Even though there have been no rulings written or penalties handed down, on Wednesday rumors began swirling that horses trained by Ron Burke and Julie Miller had tested positive in New York. HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, produced by an experienced and award-winning staff, followed up and has an exclusive statement from attorney Howard Taylor, plus word from the New York Gaming Commission abou...
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Boni, Hanover joining Goshen Yearling Sale

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Bob Boni, president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency and well known in harness racing from his many years as a yearling sale consultant and bloodstock agent and owner, has joined the Goshen Yearling Sale as its president. In addition, Hanover Shoe Farms will offer a large consignment of yearlings at the 2016 edition of the Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Mark...
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Morrisville Sale to be held Sept. 17

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
The Morrisville Sale is pleased to announce their annual Yearling Sale will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 beginning at 12:00 noon. This will coincide with the NY Excelsior finals and the three-year-old New York Sire Stakes consolations to be held later that evening at Vernon Downs, located just 15 minutes from the Morrisville Sales facility. As a convenience to the purchasers and ...
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Gural makes statement about Glaucine positives

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
As a result of the published stories regarding alleged positive tests in New York that has named two who train horses he shares ownership of, Meadowlands chairman issued a statement late Thursday afternoon. "Although I am currently on vacation, I have been made aware that apparently several trainers at Yonkers Raceway including Julie Miller and Ron Burke have had horses test positive for gl...
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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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