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Entries closing for Blooded Horse Spring Sale

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Friday, April 15.  Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the strong demand for racehorses, green prospects, yearlings, and broodmares. Held at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds on May 9, the sale is a timely venue to both market and restock. Don’t be shut out! The catalog goes to press on Monday. Visit www.b...
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Cote has DSBF hopes with Cut The Beach

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Del Cote participated in his first harness race 63 years ago, but shows no signs of slowing down. Fast horses help.   Cote hopes one of those horses, Cut The Beach, is at the top of his game Thursday, April 14, when he faces seven rivals in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) championship for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Cut The Beach, who will hav...
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Breedlove repeats in Meadows series leg

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
Breedlove found late racing room and powered to his second straight series win in Tuesday's second leg of the Classicality Trot at The Meadows. Chip's Halloffame collected a Lightning Lane win in the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The championship leg of the Classicality is set for Tuesday, April 19.   Breedlove stayed along the cones down the ba...
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World Of Gaming wins Miami Valley final

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
World Of Gaming (Dan Noble) captured the $15,000 final of the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon following a thrilling stretch duel with runnerup JD's Millitary Star (Kyle Ater) and Branded Gun (Jeremy Smith).  All three of the green geldings, who were non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $15,000 as of the series nomination date, finished within o...
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Quebec horseman Bruno Saccomani dies

on 04/12/2016 2:00 AM
A memorial ceremony and visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, in Montreal for Bruno Saccomani, one of four Montreal brothers at the heart of the remarkable story of hall-of-fame trotting stallion Garland Lobell.   "He was the quiet one," recalled Monalisa Pagliericci, whose Ecurie SOS in Bedford, Que., stood Garland Lobell nine years for the brothers. Ricardo Saccomani, 71,...
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Second round Weiss Series action at Pocono

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Second round action for pacers of both sexes in the Bobby Weiss Series of contests at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono brought some fast times and spirited racing to the Sunday night card. The first division for males had end-to-end action, with Settlemoir leaving to the top and Iwillmakeyousaywow, the fastest winner at 1:51.4 last week, having to go three-wide well past the 1/8 and two-wi...
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NJSS payments postmarked by April 15

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
The deadline for the New Jersey Sires Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund's second sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Owners of horses that are eligible to any of the programs are reminded that payments must be postmarked by April 15.   The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at the Meadowlands in 2016 starting in May for 3 year olds ...
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Miller time: 10 wins, 3 different tracks

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Within the space of 24 hours and nine minutes, from Saturday night, April 9, to Sunday night, April 10, Hall of Famer David Miller drove 10 winners, at three different tracks.   Miller's first winner of this "hot period" came with Relentless Dream at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, the fourth race at the Meadowlands, after which he added Western Fame (fifth) and City Hall (10th).   ...
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Lorentzon hopes patience pays off

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Anette Lorentzon has practiced infinite patience with Infiniti As, and now she is hoping for improved results.   Last year at age 3, Infiniti As won two of 10 races and hit the board a total of five times despite going off stride in seven of his starts. He flashed enough speed --- including a 1:52.2 victory at Lexington's Red Mile --- to fuel Lorentzon's hope the gelding can put it ...
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Meadows community member Margaret Provost dies

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Margaret J. "Marge" Williams Provost, 83, of West Alexander, Pa., died April 6. She was the widow of the late Watson Provost, and together they raced horses at The Meadows for many years.   Mrs. Provost retired after many years from St. Clair Hospital as a medical transcriptionist. She was an avid gardener and pianist. She was an accomplished equestrian, who enjoyed showing and ridi...
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Hooves On First uses Lightning Lane to win

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Hooves On First shot the Lightning Lane to capture a division of Monday's (April 11) second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Sweet You took the other $17,500 split in the event for 3-year-old fillies. The championship leg of the series is set for Monday (April 18).   Away third for Aaron Merriman, Hooves On First waited patiently until the Lightning Lane beckoned. She sho...
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Alwayssmoothraigin takes Miami Valley final

on 04/11/2016 2:00 AM
Alwayssmoothraigin pulled a startling upset in the $15,000 championship of the "Red" Owens Memorial Series on Monday afternoon (April 11) at Miami Valley Raceway.   With trainer Randy Crisler in the sulky, the 4-year-old daughter of Always A Virgin was dispatched at 37-1 odds despite finishing second in the final preliminary leg a week earlier. The winner dropped in fourth off ...
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Fearless Diablo doubles up in Hoosier feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Fearless Diablo and driver Trace Tetrick found the winner’s circle for the second consecutive time after turning in a sharp, front-running effort to capture the featured event, a $21,000 Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, April 9. In just his second start of the season, The Dylan Davis trainee switched up his tactics from the previous week and was a decisive ...
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Dovuto Hanover pulls upset in Big M Feature

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Dovuto Hanover charged home in midstretch to nail McArdles Lightning on the wire to take the featured $25,000 open handicap pace by a head Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Bushwacker was third. Yonkers shipper Always At My Place displayed good early speed and led through fractions of :27.1, :54.3, and 1:22.1. As McArdles Lightning came alongside the leader at the head of the stretch, dr...
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War N Munn captures Youthful final at Mohawk

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
The Youthful Series final highlighted an action-packed Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A competitive field of eight three-year-old pacers competed in the $39,800 series final. War N Munn was made the 9/5 favorite in the Youthful final and came through in the clutch for his believers with a career-best 1:52.2 victory. The Carmen Auciello trainee was driven by Jonathan Dr...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit, Bit Of A Legend star In Levy

on 04/10/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Four $50,000 divisions brought the series further in focus, with the gazing especially glaring at both Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N. Starting with the latter, even-money Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton, $4) extended his perfect preliminary resume, ea...
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Tetrick leads in all-time driver standings at Hoosier

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s reigning leading driver, Trace Tetrick scored a grand slam on Friday, April 8 and with it, surpassed Ricky Macomber Jr. in the all-time leading driver standings at Hoosier Park. Both Tetrick and Macomber Jr. are two of the most well-known drivers at Hoosier Park and have been recognized for their accomplishments on and off the track. Heading into Frid...
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Campbell takes Big M Feature on 61st birthday

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
John Campbell celebrated his 61st birthday in style Friday night, guiding Melady's Monet to victory in the featured $25,000 open handicap trot at the Meadowlands. Campbell, the all-time earnings leader in harness racing history with more than $296 million, sat a three-hole trip before going after the leader, 3-5 favorite Rose Run Parker, approaching the three-quarter mile marker. ...
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Arthur Pendragon wins Meadows series opener

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, Arthur Pendragon dug in late in the slop to prevail in Saturday's opening-leg of the Atta Boy Dan Pace at The Meadows. Keystone Dylan captured the other $17,500 split, giving Mike Wilder an opening-leg sweep in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series honors Atta Boy Dan, a fast-class pacer for the Ron Burke stable who shares the track record of 1:49.1 for olde...
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Western Alumni uses new tactic In Buffalo win

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Western Alumni tossed out his front-running tactic and tried something new in the $10,000 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (April 9). The new strategy worked to perfection as Western Alumni notched a 3/4-length victory over Babe's I Scoot in 1:56.3 over the fast track. After trying to cut the mile unsuccessfully in three of his last four races, Western Alumni ($4.80) went ba...
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