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Rockin Ron win streak at 9 after Miami Valley tally

on 04/09/2016 2:00 AM
Rockin Ron invaded Miami Valley Raceway Saturday night (April 9) and ran his win streak to nine with an impressive 1:52 win in the $20,000 Open I pace.  Driver Chris Page sent the prohibitive favorite, who won six consecutive races at The Meadows this year and a pair at Hoosier Park at the end of 2015, directly to the front from an assigned outside post position. Altho...
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DW's NY Yank captures Philly open trot

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
A field of six winners-over $25,000 lifetime' trotters lined up for the featured event at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, going for a purse of $25,000. The favorite going in was Ron Burke trainee DW's NY Yank. The 7-year-old gelded son of Dilbert Hanover was coming off of a tough trip from post 7 at Yonkers.   As the gate closed, the favorite quickly settled into the po...
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Krivelin wins NAADA Trotting Series final

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Talk about dominating. Not only did Bob Krivelin win five legs of the recently completed NAADA Trotting Series but he also was victorious in the series $15,000 finale which was presented Thursday evening at Yonkers Raceway. In fact he won that contest by five lengths with his own Permanent Joy in a time of 1:59.   "My horse went a big trip," he said. We had the pole (position) and (...
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Open Pace tops Meadowlands Saturday card

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands marks the return if another stakes star of last season when JK Endofanera makes his seasonal bow in a $25,0000 Open Handicap pace for Alan, Ron and Steve Katz via their nom de course, 3 Brothers Stable.   JK Endofanera, a homebred son of Art Major,boasts a powerful résumé having won major stakes in each year he has raced. He won the Go...
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Pocono settling into 4-day racing weeks

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono settles into its "normal" 4-day racing week starting on Saturday, as Mondays will be added two days later (April 11), completing the four consecutive days of competition that will be the norm for the mountain track in 2016.   Saturday's racing for the next few weeks will focus on overnight racing – this Saturday's card has as its highlights an $18,0...
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Winbak Farm broodmare Doin The Town dies

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
Beloved broodmare, Doin’ The Town 2,1:57.3; 3,1:54.2 ($475,274), passed from foaling complications on April 5th, 2016. Doin’ The Town was a stakes-winning daughter of Donerail and a 12-time winner. She was a half-sister to Baltic Brat 3,1:57.3; 1:55.4s ($232,160), dam of Winbak Brat 2,1:57.3; 3,T1:54.3 ($242,851). Doin’ The Town was owned through her racing and partl...
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Yonkers hosts Matchmaker, round four

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
  Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker continued Friday night, with what has become commonplace…three, $40,000 divisions. The fourth of five preliminary rounds began with a first-up Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $19.80) saved by the wire to barely beat a very unlucky Mach it a Par (George (Brennan). Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett), as the 3-2 favorite, was third. Pole-sitti...
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Strong Hope erases doubt at Buffalo

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
After pulling a mild $17.40 upset at Buffalo Raceway last Friday night, it seemed only natural that the public would give Strong Hope some more respect at the betting windows this week. But that wasn't the case at all. Strong Hope was sent off at 25-to-1 odds this time around and proved his doubters dead wrong by posting a $53.50 victory over Northern Bullet in the featured $9,000 trot in...
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American Girl wins; handle records set at Miami Valley

on 04/08/2016 2:00 AM
American Girl recorded her fifth win in ten tries at the 2016 Miami Valley Raceway meet in Friday night's $20,000 Mares Open Pace.  Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. sent the seven-year-old Art's Chip mare winging from the get-go to score the one-length victory over favored Safe From Terror (Chris Page), who was last week's winner of the weekly Friday featujre race. Wrenn Jr. gu...
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CHHA scholarship applications due April 30

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association Scholarship Applications are due this month. The application can be found at www.chha.net. Completed applications, including all attachments, must be postmarked by April 30, 2016.
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Open Trot tops Friday card at Meadowlands

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
Friday night at the Meadowlands has some really interesting races on the card as new faces begin to filter in to town and the overall quality improves in anticipation of the upcoming stakes season.   The $25,000 Open Handicap Trot is an example of the shifting landscape as only two of the seven participants in this edition raced in last week's Open.   New to the scene is ...
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Race handle soaring at the Meadowlands

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands blew the doors off of its 2015 numbers in the first quarter of 2016 as the betting pools spiked to their highest levels in years. Per race handle has grown each month so far in 2016, rising from $214,437 in January to $229,270 in February and $234,271 in March. The trend continued into the first weekend of April with a total of $6,422,614 wagered on the two cards, an average of...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/07/2016 2:00 AM
We've got the lock of the year in the new edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview that is now available for download. Or do we? Read what George Teague Jr. has to say about Wiggleit It Jiggleit's chances in a Levy division Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway where the 2015 Horse of the Year will start from post 1. And then make your own decision. Also, Let's Drink On It didn't fare that well...
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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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