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Dream trip for China Dream at Buffalo

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
It was a dream trip for China Dream in the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (Jan. 23) by coasting to a half-length upset victory in a brisk 1:55.4 over the fast track.   After battling momentarily with Wild Shot Hanover around the first turn, driver Jack Flanigen and China Dream settled into the lead and posted fractions of 28.0, 57.4 and 1:27.1 past the three-qua...
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Thisjetsabookin's 1:50 sets Miami Valley record

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
Action was hot and heavy at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (January 23) with a $20,000 Open Pace and six divisions of preliminary Claim To Fame series races, the final opportunity for the nominees to earn valuable points to qualify for lucrative championships next Saturday.   Sandwiched between all those keenly contested events came a real shocker, though, as Thisjetsabookin...
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Mark MacDonald sidelined after concussion

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that Canadian driver Mark MacDonald is sidelined after being involved in an off-track accident this past Friday. MacDonald was off his drives Friday night at Yonkers Raceway after being rear ended before the card. "I was heading to qualify Dune In Red at Yonkers Friday night, stopped for a coffee and got hit from behind hard," MacDonald told Trot Inside...
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Teague stranded after speaking at WI banquet

on 01/24/2016 12:00 AM
George Teague Jr. made it to Wisconsin for Saturday night's Wisconsin Harness Horsemen's Association's (WHHA) annual awards banquet where he was the keynote speaker, but the Delaware-based horseman is having some trouble--as are thousands of others--returning home because of the massive snowstorm that caused havoc on the East Coast. Scheduled to fly back to Baltimore on Sunday morning, Teague'...
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Dew N Doughnuts wins on shortened Mea card

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts moved willingly second-over before vaulting to the lead in the stretch and capturing the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace on Friday's snow-shortened card at The Meadows. The track canceled the final seven of 13 scheduled races when persistent snow rendered the surface hazardous.   Dew N Doughnuts followed the cover of My Temudjin N before Ton...
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Northern Bullet trots to Buffalo feature victory

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The front-running and heavily favored Lutetium was the one to chase down in Buffalo Raceway's $9,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Jan. 22) and Northern Bullet ($11.60) was more than up to the task.   Blazing some hot fractions of 28.4, 58.2 and 1:28.1 on a frosty night, it seemed like Lutetium was going to runaway and hide from the field of six. But Northern Bullet, who was five lengt...
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Yonkers' Open Pace goes to Regil Elektra

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $5.90) was encouraged early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Getting some gate reminders from post position No. 4, Regil Elektra made the lead before a :28.1 quarter-mile. From there, no sweat (:57.3, 1:26, 1:53.4), with that :27.4 kicker denying anyone else a shot. Pole-assigned...
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Miami Valley mare feature to Buckeye Thea

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Buckeye Thea, one of the most consistently outstanding pacing mares in the state of Ohio during the past two seasons, was triumphant again Friday night (January 22) in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.   It was the six-year-old Dave Panlone mare's first 2016 victory, but her 11th in the last twelve months and 23rd in a career comprised of 102 starts. O...
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Woodbine finals to Shades Of Bay, Double Olives

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The finals of the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series highlighted racing action Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The $45,200 Blizzard final for three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares featured a field of nine, while a full-field of ten three and four-year-old pacers competed in the $47,200 Snowshoe final.   Rafa and Shades Of Bay entered the Snowshoe final both seeking a series...
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Opulent Yankee takes Meadowlands Open

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Just as an impending snowstorm closing in on the New York City metropolitan area did not interrupt Friday (January 22) evening's 14-race program at The Meadowlands, eight rivals closed in--but failed to engulf--Opulent Yankee ($4.60, part of entry) in the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as race two. Andy Miller floated forward with the 5-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding at race's...
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More series action underway at Hawthorne

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The ladies were the focus on Friday evening at Hawthorne as divisions of the Ohyouprettything and Pretty Direct Pacing Series took place. The Ohyouprettything went in four divisions and was for fillies and mares that had not won two pari-mutuel races or $10,000 lifetime as of December 1, 2015. The Pretty Direct was also for the females, non-winners of five pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifet...
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Simon's Artist wins first of '16 at Dover

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Jim Morand rolled down the passing lane with Simon's Artist to edge Ken Kam in the Thursday pace feature at Dover Downs. With a move from post 8 to the rail, Simon?s Artist came through with his first win of 2016 for owner-trainer Rich Ringler. The 7-year-old Blissfull Hall-Claris gelding won the tight 1:53 photo on the rail from Ken Kam (Allan Davis) with Allstar Preview (George Dennis), t...
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Horseman offices in Lex closed due to storm

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
The offices of The Horseman And Fair World magazine and HarnessRacing Weekend Preview in Lexington are closed on Friday due to the major snowstorm that is hitting the area. Projections call for 8-12 inches of snow in Lexington. If you need assistance with a subscription, advertising or news, please call and leave a message and your call will be returned on Monday morning. For urgent business, plea...
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Trotters featured at Hawthorne in Dygert series

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Trotters were the focus Thursday at Hawthorne as leg one of the Dygert Trotting Series took place. The Dygert Series is for colts, horses, and geldings which have not won three pari-mutuel races or $15,000 lifetime as of Dec. 1, 2015. A field of 11 lined up for the first leg of the Dygert Series. On an evening that produced no front-end winners on the Hawthorne card, that trend held true in...
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Sweet Lou's book full and closed for 2016

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm announced today that the book for world champion and "Pacer of the Year? Sweet Lou is now full and closed for the upcoming breeding season.   "He closed just as quickly this year as he did last year, during his first season at stud,? said Diamond Creek owner Adam Bowden. "I think it speaks very well of the confidence breeders have in him, not only in regard to his...
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Meadowlands, Yonkers, Fhld cancel Sat. cards

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
The monster snowstorm that has engulfed the eastern half of the United States has prompted several racetrack cancellations on Saturday. The Meadowlands, Yonkers and Freehold have announced the cancellation of its Saturday race cards. Below are releases issued by the racetracks.   Due to the expected winter storm, the Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled live racing and simulcasting fo...
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HHYF honors Davies-Gooch, Wittstruck

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
For the first time since 2005, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has named two winners of its Service to Youth Award, the highest accolade the organization offers. The "horse-racing professor,? Chris Wittstruck was honored for his generosity to the Foundation, while former President and Trustee Callie Davies-Gooch was selected for her long-term commitment to HHYF.   In annou...
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Tamarind gets win in Meadows $20,000 trot

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Tamarind outdueled Lady's Dude for the early lead, then held off that rival late to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Once Tamarind reached the top, Aaron Merriman threw on the breaks and gave the 8-year-old Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos gelding a comfortable 58.1 opening half. With the back markers effectively out of it, Tamarind...
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Memumsnotnice skims pylons for Buffalo win

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Memumsnotnice ($7.30) wasn't very nice to her five rivals in the filly and mare $9,200 pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday evening (Jan. 20) as she used a pylon-skimming trip in 1:57 to post a narrow neck victory. It was also a great night for two-time defending driving champion Kevin Cummings as he registered a five victories on the snow flurry filled night. In the feature, Janie Bay ...
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Tim Tetrick wins six at Dover on Wednesday

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Man Of Muscles, piloted by Pat Berry, came out of the pack on the final turn and overtook front-trotting favorite Lou Man (Tim Tetrick) nearing the finish line for a 1:56 triumph in a $12,000 sub-feature. In the week's top trot, Tim Tetrick had to use Tough Mac hard leaving from the outside before getting the lead at the quarter then led the way to a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap...
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