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Kesons Silhouette posts upset In Buffalo feature

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
Kesons Silhouette stepped up in class to Buffalo Raceway's featured filly and mare pace for $7,400 on Wednesday night (Feb. 3) and rewarded her faithful backers with a nice $36.00 win mutual. After watching Ding (Ron Beback Jr.) do the dirty work in putting up some hot fractions of 28.2, 57.4 and 1:28.0, Kesons Silhouette (Truman Gale) was the benefactor. The tiri...
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Justa A Bee takes Pompano mare handicap

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
Just A Bee, splendidly handled by Mike Micallef, buzzed out of the gate in a hurry and never looked back while stinging her six rivals with a 1:51.3 mile in the $15,000 Open Handicap Pace for Mares on Wednesday night. The eight year-old daughter of Mr Feelgood, carding panels of :27, :56.1and 1:24, put the stinger in for good with a :27.3 finale to pin a defeat measuring 2 ½ lengths on God...
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Big M's Pick Five Friday guarantee at $50,000

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands kicks off Super Bowl weekend with yet another 14-race program on Friday evening starting at 6:35 p.m. Both Friday and Saturday nights offer full fields and real value for the bettor.   Coming off a powerful pari-mutuel performance last week, handling over $3 million on both Friday and Saturday, the focus is directed to a carryover of $18,653 in the Pick Five whi...
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Meredith Noble follows in family's footsteps

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
Meredith Noble had attended harness races at the Greene County Fairgrounds in her hometown of Xenia, Ohio, for years, but can never recall a sound at the racetrack there like she heard on Aug. 5, 2015.   It was the roar of the crowd. And it was loud. And it was for her.   The 28-year-old Noble, driving in the third race of her newly-started career, was on her way to a 4 1...
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Super Bowl picks in new Weekend Preview!

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
The year's most-anticipated edition of the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available: Super Bowl picks! While the Preview contains stories about racing at the Meadowlands and Hawthorne and a spring training report from Florida, everybody is buzzing about who picks Carolina and who picks Denver in Sunday's Super Bowl 50. So many people wanted to offer their opinion we had to a...
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Meadowlands moves Friday qualifiers to Saturday

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
Due to a winter weather advisory, Friday morning's qualifiers at the Meadowlands have been moved to Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.
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Rockeyed Optimist set for 2016 debut

on 02/04/2016 12:00 AM
 After a well-deserved layoff stretching the fall and half of the winter, 15-time winner Rockeyed Optimist is ready to return to the races with two sharp qualifiers under his harness.  The 5-year-old Rocknroll Hanover gelding has been installed the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday evening's featured eighth race at the Meadowlands.   As a 4 year old, Rockeyed Optimist ...
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My Revenuer scores second straight at PPk

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
My Revenuer, again handled by Brad Kramer, scored his second straight victory in Pompano Park's Open Trot, this one with an enhanced purse of $15,000.   The 8-year-old My Revenuer, an altered son of Revenue S, used identical tactics as in last week's win, lolly-gagging at the back of the pack early before beginning his jaunt forward around turn two and grinding forward until th...
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Cheyenne Robin takes Dover mare Open

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
Cheyenne Robin, the only four-year-old in the lineup, used a late surge nearing the finish line to score a 1:51.2 lifetime mark winning the $20,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Tim Tetrick tripled.   Corey Callahan pulled Cheyenne Robin out of fifth in front of the grandstand and eased the Rocknroll Hanover-Cheyenne Margie bay up on the outside to finally engag...
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Big M, horsemen raise $31K for fire victims

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands and its horsemen raised a total of $31,368.58 to benefit the victims of the Classy Lane Training Center fire in Puslinch, Ont. that claimed the lives of 43 horses on Jan. 4.   The money was raised in January when the track invited its horsemen to pledge a percentage of their on-track earnings to the cause. As usual, the industry exceeded expectations by also sending ...
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PA horseman Walter "Boots" Dunn dies at 85

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
Walter L. "Boots" Dunn, 85, a horseman since the 1940s and USTA Director since 1987, died Feb. 3, surrounded by family. Mr. Dunn was president of W.L. Dunn Construction Company of Cochranton, Pa., founded by his late father, Wilbur "Cubby" Dunn. He trained and drove his own horses, maintaining his amateur status and competing across eight different decades. He is believed to be the leading ...
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Mike Smith new IN commission exec director

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
Michael (Mike) Smith of Rensselaer, Ind., has been hired as the new executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.   "Mike, who begins work today, brings outstanding skills and experience that will continue to move Indiana horse racing forward," said commission chairman Thomas Weatherwax in a Feb.1 letter which announced Smith's hire. "He started his invol...
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74 months and counting for Mustang Art

on 02/03/2016 12:00 AM
Mustang Art doesn't do sick days.   OK, that is a slight exaggeration. Mustang Art has missed a race here or there because of sickness. But what Mustang Art has never missed since beginning his career in January 2010 is a month without racing. That's right. The 9-year-old male pacer has started at least one race in 74 consecutive months.   "It's like I always say," traine...
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Coffee Addict edges Medusa at Meadows

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
Coffee Addict outdueled Medusa in the stretch to score a narrow victory in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Hammered down to 1-2, Coffee Addict re-took the lead for Jim Pantaleano past the quarter and enjoyed a much-needed :29.1 second-panel breather. That served her well late, when she was able to hold off the first-ov...
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Buckwacker wins $30,000 Preferred at Dover

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
Bushwacker recorded his third win at the meet this season scoring a 1:50.2 victory in the week's top pace, the $30,000 Preferred, on Monday, Feb. 1, at Dover Downs. It was de ja' vu all over again for 13-1 Mustang Art winning the $27,500 Delaware Special at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick tripled on the card.   For the second straight week, Tetrick sent Henderson Farms' Bushwacke...
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Cascata, Goldstar Raider win in Pompano series

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
Cascata and Goldstar Raider were victorious in their respective divisions in the opening leg of the Midnite Hardy Late Closing Series at Pompano Park on Monday night. Cascata, an eight year-old gelded son of American Ideal, was last half way through the mile but rallied late with a :29 finale to nail the photo finish win in 1:52.2 for Dave Ingraham, subbing this night for owner-trainer-son ...
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Tom Harden, fixture at Little Brown Jug, dies

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
If you were lucky enough to go to the winner's circle at the Delaware County Fair, you probably exchanged a friendly hello with Tom E. Harden. Mr. Harden, a former Morrow County sheriff and commissioner, was a sort of traffic cop at the gate which allows folks access to the track to cross to the winner's circle. He passed away on Sunday evening, Jan. 31, at the Morrow County Hospital in Mt. Gi...
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Hickey to retire from American Horse Council

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
The American Horse Council (AHC) Board of Trustees has announced that James J. (Jay) Hickey Jr., who has served as the president of the American Horse Council since June, 1993, will retire on June 30, 2016, and that a search committee has been formed to select his successor. The AHC represents all segments of the horse industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. "I...
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Horse owner announces betting contest for $10k

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
Hoping to attract millennials to the horse racing industry, a prominent horse owner is putting up $10,000 to the first person in his online game who can correctly pick ten horse races in-a-row. The game launching today called http://www.10wins10.com/ lets people play for free. "10wins0 doesn't even ask for credit card information. We are a non-gambling site and everyone around the world is ...
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Classy Lane stallion auction now live

on 02/02/2016 12:00 AM
The Central Ontario Standardbred Association has released updated details regarding the stallion auction that will benefit those affected by the barn fire at Classy Lane Training Center. The auction is now live at classylanefirefund.ca with auctions concluding on Friday, February 5 starting at 6:00 p.m. Breedings are available to the following stallions: Shadow Play,&n...
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