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Exciting finishes in DSBF 3CP splits

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
Cut The Beach won a close photo and lightly raced Casino Bags Anso provided exciting finishes in the first two of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old male paces on Thursday at Dover Downs where rain and a ‘good’ track arrived in mid card. George Dennis left fast from the outside to get the early lead with Cut The Beach and George Dennis was able to kee...
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Breedlove upsets at 19-1 in Meadows series

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 19-1, Breedlove launched an explosive uncovered move that gobbled up the field and carried him to a 19-1 upset victory in Tuesday's opening leg of the Classicality Trot at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters honors Classicality, a fast-class trotter currently performing at The Meadows for Dunn Stable.   Breedlove, with only a maiden victory t...
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Pompano's Super Hi-5 pays record $182,716

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
When the 6-year-old mare Diamonds Princess earned her initial win of the 2016 season in 13 starts with a 44 to 1 upset in the Tuesday finale at Pompano Park, it set the stage for the largest Super Hi-5 payout in Pompano Park history.   One unidentified bettor was able to come up with the correct 4-2-3-9-7 combination with the 20-cent ticket worth $182,716.56. Diamonds Princess, t...
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Big Weiss night for Schadel at Pocono

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Todd Schadel, a regular at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, entered five horses in the $15,000 first preliminary round of the Bobby Weiss Series for developing younger females on Tuesday night, and he overcame the outside post eight twice to post identical times of 1:56.4 in taking the two quickest divisions.   First up was the sophomore Southside Hanover, who is also...
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Use Your Noodle fastest in DSBF 3FP splits

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Use Your Noodle and Della Donne came through with impressive victories in $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old filly pace divisions on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Jim Morand made good use of a two-hole trip to overtake race-favorite Apple Bottom Jeans (Montrell Teague) in deep stretch to score a 1:52.3 lifetime mark in the first $20,000 prelim. The win was th...
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Ryan Case, son of Walter Case Jr., dies at 28

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Ryan Paul Case, the son of former driving champion Walter Case Jr., died Sunday, April 3. He was 28.   He was born in Hackensack, N.J., on Aug. 7, 1987, the son of Cathy Huston Case and Walter Case Jr. He lived in Lisbon, Maine, his entire life, graduating from Lisbon High School, and later graduated from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Florida. He was very accomplished at an...
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NY Commission bans 6 trainers for cobalt

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission Wednesday took unprecedented action against six Standardbred trainers who administered potentially dangerous and performance-enhancing doses of cobalt to race horses in violation of Commission racing rules. Harness trainers Tyler J. Nostadt, Joseph Carrubba, Dennis M. Washington, Sean M. Campbell, Megan M. Gilmour and Dawn M. DeVaux have been suspe...
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Former horseman Mike Crocco Jr. dies

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Former Standardbred horseman Michael Anthony Crocco Jr. died Friday, April 1, in Florida. He was 74. Born July 26, 1941, in Albany, N.Y., to Frances and Michael Crocco Sr., Mr. Crocco was a longtime business owner in the restaurant and nightclub scene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Known as "Mike," Mr. Crocco was considered a trailblazer in the industry. Mr. Crocco trained a small stable and d...
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Three GC events to become early-closers in '17

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
The W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake, Landmark Stakes and Tompkins-Geers Stakes will all transition to early-closing events beginning with the 2-year-old crop of 2017. No yearling payments will be taken on these three races in 2016.   Beginning in 2017, payments in the year of the race will be accepted for these events, all with eight races for 2 and 3 year olds of each gender.  ...
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Woodbine meet closes with increased wagering

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
The 2015-16 Woodbine Fall/Winter Standardbred meet, which concluded Monday, showed a sharp increase in wagering over the 2014-15 season.   The average nightly handle over the course of the 102-date meet was $1,587,601. The 2015-16 average handle was up eight percent in comparison to the 2014-15 Woodbine Fall/Winter meet (94 cards).   An average of $149,801 was wagered per...
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JK Endofanera's 5YO debut Saturday at Big M

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Alan Katz would like to have a stable filled with horses like JK Endofanera. Of course, he is thrilled to own the one horse who actually is JK Endofanera.   A winner of $2.03 million in lifetime purses, the 5-year-old JK Endofanera will begin his 2016 campaign Saturday night in the $25,000 Open Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack. JK Endofanera will start from post seven in a...
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Goodtogo Hanover wins Meadows Series opener

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Goodtogo Hanover fought hard for the early lead, then rolled to her fourth straight victory in Wednesday's opening leg of the Whata Donato Trot at The Meadows. Waterview Hanover captured the other $17,500 opening-leg division in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The series honors Whata Donato, a fast-class trotting mare currently performing at The Meadows for owner Frank Poerio, Jr. and traine...
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JL Cruze in 1:53.2; DSBF divisions at Dover

on 04/06/2016 2:00 AM
Though stabled a short distance for the track, JL Cruze made his second 2016 start and first local appearance and responded with an easy 1:53.2 victory in the $36,000 Open Preferred trot at Dover Downs. Two $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg 3-year-old male trot divisions led off the program with Triple Bottom Line and Epic Smash scoring impressive victories on Wednesday, Apri...
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Blossom leg, Preferred Trot wrap up Woodbine meet

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
The 2015-16 Woodbine Fall/Winter meet concluded Monday night with the second leg of the Blossom Series and a Preferred Trot highlighting racing action.   The two $17,000 Blossom Series divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies featured new winners to open the doors for an intriguing final next week.   In the first division, Mattjestic Tempo took full advantage of a pocket-t...
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Natural Herbie scores in Pompano Open Trot

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
Natural Herbie, owned, trained and driven by Verlin Yoder, took top honors in Pompano Park's featured $11,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night, covering the mile in a season's best 1:54.4.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Here Comes Herbie hit the wire three lengths clear of Midnite Craze, driven by Ivan Davies, with My Revenuer, teamed up with Steve Condren, third, five length...
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San Pail tops Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the 2016 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame from an extremely strong list of finalists, in this the 40th Anniversary year of the CHRHF.   Standardbred inductees include horses San Pail and Odie's Fame, and people John Ferguson Sr., Yves Filion and Bruce Johnston.  ...
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Al Raza has owner Abbatiello happy

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
A happy Al Raza has owner Augie Abbatiello feeling pretty cheerful himself.   Al Raza, a New Zealand-bred female pacer, is the lone undefeated horse through three weeks of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway and the 6-year-old mare will look to make it four-for-four when she faces six rivals in Friday's penultimate preliminary round at The Hilltop.   "She i...
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Mohawk set to open Thursday night

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
The 53rd season of live harness racing at Mohawk Racetrack is set to begin this Thursday, April 7.   A total of 144 cards, pending regulatory approval, are scheduled for the 2016 Mohawk meet, marking the longest meet in the history of the Campbellville oval. The meet will run from April 7 to Nov. 7. Live racing will be conducted every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the...
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Teaven to announce races at Buffalo

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
When Buffalo Raceway track announcer Peter Berry heads back to his home base of Mountaineer Park starting on April 16, Wayne Teaven will take over behind the microphone. Teaven will be making the calls on Wednesday and Saturday evenings because Berry will still be in the booth at Buffalo Raceway on Friday nights when Mountaineer Park is dark. Buffalo Raceway operations director Jon Cramer s...
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Doo Wop Hanover breaks bone, will miss 2016

on 04/05/2016 2:00 AM
Florida-based horseman Peter Blood told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Doo Wop Hanover, whose biggest wins last year came in the $250,000 Graduate final at the Meadowlands and the $225,000 James Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs, will not race in 2016 after breaking a coffin bone in a stall accident about six weeks ago. "He's out and it's too bad. He was exciting to watch," said Bloo...
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