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USHWA launches mobile website

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
As people continue to move away from their desktop computers and make their mobile phone the everyday workhorse, the format of the U.S. Harness Writers Association's (USHWA) traditional website needed to adapt.   With that in mind, USHWA has launched m.ushwa.org, a new mobile website that formats all of our content for your iPhone or Android device and loads it for you up to ei...
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Honey B wins Paver final at Miami Valley

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Honey B, one of three mares who made it to the championship final of the Ray Paver Sr. Memorial Trotting Series, pulled a mild upset in the $20,000 event on Monday at Miami Valley Raceway.   Following two preliminary legs when the 4-year-old Victory Sam mare tried to go gate-to-wire, only to get collared in the final strides and finish second, driver Kyle Ater chose to accept a...
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Stirling Euphoria upsets at 25-1 at The Meadows

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Let go at a juicy 25-1, Stirling Euphoria moved powerfully first over to score the upset in Monday's opening leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Lenore Karidian took the other $17,500 opening leg division in the event for 3-year-old fillies.   The series is named for Do Me Honor, a fast-class pacer who has banked more than $682,000 and is currently racing for owner/trai...
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Five straight for Chipoffthewall in DSBF leg

on 04/04/2016 2:00 AM
Chipoffthewall won his fifth straight, scoring a 1:57.2 victory in his $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund second leg 3-year-old male trot division on Monday at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan took the altered son of Master Lavec-Off The Wall right to the lead and the prohibitive favorite led the rest of the mile for his eighth career victory in 13 starts, lifting his lifeti...
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Sutton wins seven at Miami Valley

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Fancy Creek Elusiv crept closer to the $500,000 earnings plateau on Saturday night at blustery Miami Valley Raceway by capturing the $20,000 Gerald Justice Memorial Open Pace. The 6-year-old Sportsmaster gelding is now on a three-week win streak, including two straight Opens, and has banked $492,137 on the strength of 24 victories in 102 trips to the post. Driver Josh Sutton was in the su...
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Dovuto Hanover captures Big M feature

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover sprinted home in :26after a rated middle half on the way to an impressive one length victory in 1:50.1 in the featured $15,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.   Big M leading driver Scott Zeron urged the son of Dragon Again to the top in :27.1. Unpressured from there, Zeron guided the 6 year old to the half in :56 and three-quarters in 1:24...
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Freaky Feet Pete wins Hoosier qualifier

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo and Trace Tetrick made their seasonal debut a winning one as they captured the first featured event of the season, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday. On a chilly night in Indiana, the Dylan Davis trainee bested seven other rivals in 1:53.3 over a track rated 'good.'   Leaving from post four, Fearless Diablo was unhurried fr...
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Easy Lover Hanover scores in Youthful leg

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
The Youthful, Preferred Pace and a milestone highlighted the final Saturday night card of the 2015-16 Woodbine Fall/Winter meet. The action-packed 10-race card was contested under chilly temperatures and a light snowfall.   Easy Lover Hanover extended his win streak to six with a 1:53.1 score in the $17,000 second leg of the Youthful for 3-year-old pacers.   Driven by Jod...
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Post Time to broadcast live from Breeders Crown

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Post Time is excited to announce that they will be doing a live remote broadcast from the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands this year. Post Time with Mike and Mike will provide coverage of both days of racing at the Meadowlands and will feature an in depth analysis of each race and will also be talking with some of harness racing's biggest names. Moira Fanning of the Hambletonian Society sa...
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Despite huge effort, WIJI upset in Levy

on 04/03/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the third round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Four, $50,000 divisions featured something for everyone, as in a pair of series hat tricks, a Ron Burke double, the fastest local mile of the season and a locally-debuting Harness Horse of the Year. Let’s start with apropos props for the series co-leaders, with Bit Of ...
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JL Cruze cruises in 2016 debut at Big M

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
World champion JL Cruze, the 2015 Older Trotting Horse of the Year, won his 2016 debut with ease Friday night, taking the $25,000 Open Handicap at the Meadowlands.   The winner of 16 of 21 starts a year ago (with earnings of more than $600,000) was away slowly and did not vacate the rail until the three-eighths- mile marker, when he slipped into a second-over flow. Hall of Fame driv...
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Stratton sweeps Matchmaker divisions

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
Fooling no one, Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker continued Friday night. Three compacted, $40,000 legions of lasses comprised a ‘sloppy' third of five preliminary rounds and if your name isn't Jordan Stratton, there's really no reason to continue reading. The first event saw 1-2 favorite Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett) caught wide early, paying a pretty (:26.4, :55.4) price for the lead....
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Safe From Terror dominates at Miami Valley

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
Safe From Terror pleased a majority of the punters on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway as the even-money favorite won the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace for the third time in her last four tries since returning to Ohio from Pompano Park two months ago.   Driver Chris Page floated Safe From Terror out from behind the gate, waited for her main rivals Native Dream (Dan Noble...
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Record opening night for Hoosier Park

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino kicked off the 2016 live racing season on Friday and did it in fashion, recording the strongest opening night ever in the 23-year history of the track.   All sources handle was up an impressive 65 percent over last year's numbers with the same number of races carded. Excitement pervaded throughout the grandstand as a large, enthusiastic crowd we...
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Mary Van Lennep, widow of Fred Van Lennep, dies

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
Mary Van Lennep, a part of the harness racing community for many years as the wife of Fred Van Lennep, owner of Castleton Farm, The Red Mile, Pompano Park and The Horseman And Fair World magazine, died Friday, April 1, in Gulf Stream, Fla. She was 95.   After her husband passed Castleton Farm was operated by a trust and Mrs. Van Lennep continued to reside at the farm. Afte...
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JK Endofanera wins qualifier; "Miki" works in 1:51

on 04/02/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter sent out two winners in Saturday afternoon's qualifiers at the Meadowlands, including double-millionaire JK Endofanera, but he also worked the 2015 Breeders Crown Older Pace winner Always B Miki prior to the five-race set of non-bettors.   Takter told harnessracing.com shortly after the qualifiers were completed that Always B Miki was "very, very good." Takter s...
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Ashley's Husband looks to repeat at Big M

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
The Saturday night offering from the Meadowlands is composed of 12 competitive events including four divisions of conditioned pacers fighting for a berth in next week's "Dash for the G-Note" finals.   The feature is Race 6, a $15,000 conditioned pace led by the winner of the same class one week ago, Ashley's Husband. With consistently improving form over the past few seasons, the Illin...
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Settlemoir named to HOF Screening Committee

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
Jason Settlemoir, a "youthful veteran" of the sport who has spent a quarter-century working in harness racing at several of its premier locations, has been selected for a six-year term as a member of the Hall of Fame Screening Committee, appointed by Tim Bojarski, president of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), per the organization's by-laws.   Settlemoir started his harness...
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Steady numbers for WEG stakes

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Friday released updated lists of eligible horses to their impressive stakes program.   The March 15 stakes deadline featured sustaining payments for several events, including the Pepsi North America Cup, and nomination payments for many big events, including the Metro Pace and Canadian Pacing Derby.   The Pepsi North America Cup,...
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Winbak Farm thanks Florida fire connections

on 04/01/2016 2:00 AM
On March 16, a fire broke out at the South Florida Training Center and claimed the lives of several horses.   Included in this tragedy were seven Winbak-owned horses that were in Florida to train with Tommy Haughton for the upcoming stakes season. Five of the Winbak horses perished in the fire, one was euthanized due to the severity of the wounds suffered and one was sent home ...
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