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Another 7-win night at Buffalo for Morrill

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
It was quite a night once again for driver Jim Morrill Jr. and he brought trainer J.D. Perrin along for the ride as the pair absolutely dominated the action on Friday night (April 15) at Buffalo Raceway.   Morrill put up another seven-bagger and amazingly moved into a first-place tie in the driver's standings with 51 victories in just 107 starts. He tied the injured Jack Flanigen, w...
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23YO Tyler Smith youngest to hit 2,000 wins

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Tyler Smith made harness racing history at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday as he became the youngest driver ever to reach the 2,000-win mark at the age of 23. Smith came into Hoosier Park's 14-race card on Friday with 1,999 career driving victories and needed just one more victory to reach the career milestone and stamp his name in the record books.   He accomplish...
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Page's 7 victories equals Miami Valley mark

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Chris Page equaled the record for victories on a single card Friday night (April 15) at Miami Valley Raceway by capturing seven of the first eleven races on the 14-race program. The 32-year-old Mt. Vernon, Ohio, native now shares the mark with Josh Sutton, who managed the same feat on Saturday night, April 2, less than two weeks ago.   Page guided odds-on favorite Safe From T...
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Ella V Horse wires field at 1 1/16 miles at Stga

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
Ella V Horse (Royal Mattjesty) went coast-to-coast in Friday's feature for pacing mares at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Andy Sardella-trained distaffer set close to identical fractions on the front end as she did two weeks ago when she prevailed in the winners-over class race. On Friday night, Ella V Horse held off the late challenge from pocket-sitting Little Santamonica (Jim...
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JL Cruze, Campbell, and $179k carryover

on 04/15/2016 2:00 AM
JL Cruze stayed perfect in three seasonal starts Friday night, taking the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at the Meadowlands by 1½ lengths over Shake It Cerry. Opulent Yankee was third.   A 5-year-old gelded son of Crazed, JL Cruze used a change in tactic from his first two victories of the season and was hustled to the top by driver John Campbell before hitting the quarter in ...
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Top trotters to clash Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
As the beginning of the Championship Meet on May 7 at the Meadowlands draws near more of trotting's elite are embarking on their racing season. The marquee match-up on Friday night pits 2015 Trotter of the Year JL Cruze against multiple Dan Patch award winning mare Shake It Cerry in a $25,000 Open Handicap trot. These two finished just a nose apart in a 1:49.4 world and track record in la...
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In Sweden, Nuncio wins; Wild Honey breaks

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
Nuncio trotted to another victory in Sweden on Wednesday night, scoring at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. At the Bergsaker track in Sweden the same night, Wild Honey was defeated in her European debut. With top driver Orjan Kihlstrom in the sulky, Wild Honey was put on the lead, but then she broke stride in the final turn, with less than a quarter of a mile to race. She was disqualified a...
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Elitlopp Playoff to be part of Sweden's V64 wager

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
The special May 8 Mother's Day program at the Meadowlands featuring the inaugural edition of the $150,000 Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff Trot will be featured in Sweden's V64, a Pick 6 style wager that routinely handles for than $1 million and guarantees SEK 10 million (Swedish Krona currency) if there is a single winner. The V64 will be comprised of six trotting races on the Meadowlands program...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
In the new and free edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, driver Jason Bartlett tells Kathy Parker his thoughts about PH Supercam drawing post 1 in a Levy division on Saturday at Yonkers. Kathy also spoke to driver David Miller about his return to the sulky after wintering in Florida, and what the Hall of Famer has to say about the 2016 debut of the Jimmy Takter-trained Shake It Cerry on F...
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Hambletonian stakes payments due

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
April sustaining and nominating payments for Hambletonian Society stake events are due Friday (April 15) and per USTA Rule 12 section 2, must be postmarked by midnight on Saturday (April 16). The only payments due on April 15 are those with previous payments in March.   Eligibility lists for races with final payments in February or March of this year have been posted on the web...
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Next Success closes Dover with DSBF final win

on 04/14/2016 2:00 AM
For the second time in three days, driver Jim Morand and trainer Les Givens collaborated to win a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-Year-Old final with a Henry Faragalli III and Nanticoke Racing-owned pacer. This time, it was with Next Success, a 1:52.4 winner of the colt and gelding final after the foursome had combined on Tuesday, for Use Your Noodle’s filly pace winner...
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South Side Hanover, Stirling Debut win in PcD series

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Both South Side Hanover and Stirling Debutant are now two-time winners in as many preliminary legs of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting females after Tuesday (April 12) action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, but Stirling Debutant was more impressive to the eye as she easily trotted over her field after a fast pace to win in a lifetime best of 1:55.4.   Anthony Napolitano place...
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Strangles confirmed at Lebanon, OH fairgrounds

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway responded to one confirmed case of strangles identified in Barn 2 at the Warren County Fairgrounds, formerly known as Lebanon Raceway. The Warren County Fair Board operates the private training center owned by the County of Warren, Ohio.   Racing officials were notified of the confirmed case on Saturday (April 9). According to the treating veterinarian, precauti...
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Use Your Noodle best in DSBF final

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Use Your Noodle and driver Jim Morand tracked down Apple Bottom Jeans in the stretch to score a lifetime-best 1:51.1 triumph to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final at Dover Downs on Tuesday. Springforth was also at her best in the lane to win the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap.   One of the finest group of Delaware-sired filly pacers lineup for the DSBF fina...
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Godiva Seelster sweet again in Pompano win

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
By the slenderest of nostrils, Godiva Seelster scored a repeat victory in Pompano Park's $12,100 Open Handicap Pace for Mares on Tuesday night.   The splendid 6-year-old daughter of Camluck, handled, once again, by Wally Hennessey, withstood a furious challenge by All Charged Up, with John MacDonald driving, to score in 1:52.2 for her second win of the year and 27th success lifetime...
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Stdbd. Alliance exceeds wagering expectations

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Alliance acknowledged Wednesday that its customer-driven focus is responsible for strong wagering results the racetrack association achieved in its second year.   All-sources wagering on Standardbred Alliance racing from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 was $432,335,245 (Can.), a healthy 9.63 percent increase over $394,367,606 (Can.) bet from April 2014-March 2015. ...
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Canada announces dates for 2017 WDC

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that all host racetracks for the 2017 World Driving Championship have now been confirmed.   The event will be hosted at five different racetracks in four different provinces between Aug. 12 and 18, 2017, which will offer the competing drivers the opportunity to see much of the country during this competition.   The 2017 WDC,...
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Kentucky Derby party at Goshen Historic Track

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Plans are quickly moving forward for another gala affair to be celebrated at Goshen Historic Track on Saturday, May 7, around the running of this year's Kentucky Derby.   To be used as a fundraiser for the world's oldest harness race track and National Historic Landmark, a Kentucky Derby-style party will be offered from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on that first Saturday in May.   ...
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Hawthorne payments due; LC's delayed

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course would like to remind horsemen that the stake payment for this season's Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old crop must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 15. The single staking payment of $1,250 will keep horses eligible to all four legs of the stakes series and the final or consolation which will all be contested at Hawthorne. The top 10 highest point ...
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Goodtogo Hanover extends streak to 5

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Goodtogo Hanover rolled to her fifth consecutive victory — including two straight in the Whata Donato Trot — in Wednesday's second leg of the series for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows.  Regal Woman captured the other $17,500 second-leg split. Hammered down to 1-9. Goodtogo Hanover zipped to the lead for Brian Zendt and drew off to score in 1:57, 4-1/4 lengths better than ...
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