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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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Cicada's Song wins $100,000 DSBF 3YOFP

on 04/13/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Carlo Poliseno's strategy came through as Cicada's Song caught race favorite Epic Smash in the closing strides for a1:57.3 triumph in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-Year-Old Filly Final at Dover Downs on Wednesday, April 13.Somebody AS upset Gural Hanover to win the $36,000 Open Handicap trot. Epic Smash was odds-on favorite from the rail following two s...
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Heavenly Hill soars in Blossom Series final

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Heavenly Hill benefited from a front-end duel to win the Blossom Series final Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of 10 three-year-old pacing fillies contested the $40,400 Blossom final. Heavenly Hill was sent off as the heavy favorite after a convincing victory in last week's second leg.   The public's choice got away third for driver Jonathan Drury, as 90-1 shot...
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Huge rally sends Boli to Pompano winner's circle

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Despite "missing the train as it left the station," Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, erupted with a huge rally in the final half mile to score a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $9,400 feature trot on Monday night, covering the distance in 1:55.3. The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, stepping up to Open company for the initial time this season, put in a memorable performance in pinning a de...
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"Horses just don't do what he did tonight!"

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Despite "missing the train as it left the station," Boli, driven by Wally Hennessey, erupted with a huge rally in the final half mile to score a photo finish victory in Pompano Park's $9,400 feature trot on Monday night, covering the distance in 1:55.3.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, stepping up to Open company for the initial time this season, put in a memorable performance in pi...
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Seafood Scrappy best in DSBF final

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
In a Ben Hur-like finish, Seafood Scrappy was around at the finish to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final at Dover Downs on Monday.   With the race favorites dropping like flies early, Seafood Scrappy, also a survivor after breaking stride on the first turn, but quickly recovering for driver Ross Wolfenden. Odds-on favorite previously unbeaten in both imp...
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Weiss splits continue at Pocono

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Monday racing returned to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and George Napolitano Jr., earlier in the day named the 2015 Pennsylvania Driver of the Year by the local chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, welcomed the day's return to the Downs schedule by piloting four of the evening's first five winners.   Two of the triumphs came among four $15,000 divisions of the first ...
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Riesberry convicted in Canadian court

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
The Windsor Star has reported that former Standardbred horseman Derek Riesberry was convicted late last week of fraud over $5,000 and attempted fraud over $5,000 by the Ontario Super Court of Justice. Riesberry's convictions come as a result of having injected a racehorse with a performance-enhancing drug prior to a race and having intentions of injecting another racehorse. Both incidents o...
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