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Burgess, Ritchie, Yves Filion on Canadian Hall ballot

on 03/21/2016 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2016 ballot. In this the 40th anniversary of the CHRHF, a total of 30 horses and people comprised of 15 Standardbred racing candidates and 15 Thoroughbred racing candidates have been selected to appear on the voting ballot.   A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will determine the winners in their respective ...
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Steve Walters drives first winner since '07

on 03/21/2016 2:00 AM
Jim Pantaleano collected five wins — including three for trainer Norm Parker — on Monday's 15-race program at The Meadows, perhaps not big news because those guys roll up impressive statistics regularly.   Steve Walters won race 11 with Night Music on the Monday card, and that is big news because Walters was making only his fourth start in a purse race since 2008. His last win c...
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Agosti named race secretary for Red Mile early meet

on 03/21/2016 2:00 AM
The Red Mile is proud to announce that Tom Agosti will be Race Secretary for the 2016 early meet (July 24th-Sept. 17th). Agosti is taking over for Billy Perkins, who is semi-retiring but will remain as the race secretary for the 2016 Grand Circuit meet (Sept 29th – Oct 9th).   Agosti began his race secretary career in 2011 as the assistant race secretary at Buffalo Raceway. He too...
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Therapeutic laser donated to treat burned horses

on 03/21/2016 2:00 AM
All 11 of the horses rescued from the devastating barn fire last Wednesday at the South Florida Trotting Center will now be getting daily therapeutic laser treatments. Dr. Bruce Coren, DVM, MS and CEO of Technological Medical Advancements LLC of West Palm Beach, was informed about the fire and the surviving horses and immediately "stepped up" and donated the use of one of his high power, hi...
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Art History tops in Big M feature; Zeron wins four

on 03/20/2016 2:00 AM
Art History ($3.60) has been on a tear of late, reeling off three straight wins over increasingly difficult competition. His most recent triumph came on Saturday (March 19) evening's featured $20,000 top-level pace at The Meadowlands, giving driver Scott Zeron one of his four wins on the 12-race program. Art History controlled most of the terms in the featured sixth event and held sway fr...
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Levy Series opener highlights Yonkers' Saturday

on 03/20/2016 2:00 AM
  Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night brought with it the opening round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Six, evenly-parsed $50,000 divisions each featured seven Free-For-Allers beginning five preliminary rounds. The evening’s fastest (1:51) grouping produced the evening’s least probable result, as c-noter Texas Terror N (Matt Kakaley, $100) drew off i...
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Yonkers wins round one of inaugural Drivers' Cup

on 03/20/2016 2:00 AM
It's official…Jordan Stratton has replaced Jerry Lewis as the new American genius in France. Stratton led Yonkers Raceway's quintet of drivers Sunday afternoon to a win over their French counterparts in the opening round of the inaugural Drivers' Cup.   Round One was contested in two races, each featuring 10 trotters at the mile-and-one-quarter distance and included in the seven e...
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Martz Time clocked in 1:54.4 at Miami Valley

on 03/20/2016 2:00 AM
Martz Time bounced back from his first off-the-board finish of 2016 last week to win the $20,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday in convincing fashion. Driver John DeLong allowed pole-sitter Revenue Agent and fellow ‘leaver' Cimeron Ken to battle through a :28 opening quarter before pressing quickly to the front before the :55.4 halfway station. Although Tag Up And Go (Jeff ...
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Yonkers' Friday highlighted by Matchmaker opener

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Blue Chip Matchmaker began Friday night, with the sport’s best pacing mares embarking upon a six-week odyssey. Three consecutive, $40,000 events comprised the opening round. The series starter saw Al Raza N (Jordan Stratton, $15.20) snap 9-10 fave Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett) right nearing the wire in a season’s-best 1:52.3. Hazmatt (Brian Sears) was thir...
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American Girl wins Miami Valley distaff feature

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
American Girl (Trace Tetrick) got up in the absolute final stride on Friday night (March 18) to nose out Native Dream (John DeLong) in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.  The 1:52.3 win was the third of the season for the seven-year-old Art’s Chip mare, but the first in open company in two months. The winner, owned by Darla Gaskin and Stanley Rosenblat...
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Great Scott! Zeron wins 4 at Meadowlands

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
In the words of Hall of Fame racecaller Sam McKee on Friday (March 18) night at The Meadowlands, "you can only hope to contain him."  McKee was speaking of driver Scott Zeron, who captured four races on the 12-race card.  Total betting turnover on the program exceeded $3 million for the fourth consecutive live racing night, and for the 13th time in the last 14 cards. Despite two...
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Five win night for Filion Friday at Woodbine

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
Sylvain Filion started his weekend in style with a five-win performance Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The veteran reinsman closed out Friday’s 10-race card with four victories in the final five-races to complete a solid night on the track. Filion got his first victory of the night behind pacing mare I C Anastro in the evening’s third-race. Eight-year-old pacing mare Boat Ho...
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Keystone Dylan 27-1 shocker in Meadows series

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
Pouncing on a mistake by the 1-9 favorite, Keystone Dylan opened a daylight light and dug in late to pull off a 27-1 shocker in Saturday’s third leg of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace. Cheapskate Hanover took the other $15,000 third-leg split in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings. The championships of four current series at The Meadows, including the Walter Russell,...
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Kauffman, De Long have hot hands at Miami Valley

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
My Buddy Ninkster, a winner in his first start at Miami Valley Raceway four weeks ago, returned to the spotlight on Saturday (March 19) by winning the $20,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3.  With the victory the four-year-old altered son of Dali becomes the third repeat winner of the weekly feature race during the current winter meet.  Astreo’s Love, who finished third this week, has won the...
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Pocono kicks off 2016 campaign

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
The opening night card of the 2016 racing season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono saw some familiar trainers and drivers revisiting the winners circle, and the Holiday Road gelding Its Huw You Know capturing the featured $15,500 second race trot in 1:55.2. Jim Morrill Jr., with a UDR of over .600 starting the season at Buffalo, completed a sweep of the Daily Double with Its Huw You Know...
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Mohawk Warrior, Wanda Bayama win Woodbine series finals

on 03/19/2016 2:00 AM
The WEGZ and HPIBET.com series finals highlighted racing action Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Just a field of five went postward in the $55,800 WEGZ for four-year-old pacers, while a full field of ten four-year-old pacing mares competed in the $54,400 HPIBET.com. All eyes were on Mohawk Warrior in the WEGZ, as the Richard Moreau trainee aimed for a series sweep and he did not...
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Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale on June 5

on 03/18/2016 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale will be held this year on Sunday, June 5, the weekend following Memorial Day and a date, according to sale manager David Reid, that will better accommodate those wanting to sell 2-year-olds in training.   "I've had several trainers tell me that even just a week more at that time of year helps in regard to a 2-year-old's progress," Reid said. "Like a...
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USTA president Langley responds to Faraldo

on 03/18/2016 2:00 AM
In response to a letter to the editor published in today's HarnessRacing Weekend Preview written by U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) director Joe Faraldo titled "USTA Spending and Transparency," USTA president Phil Langley sent a letter to the members of the USTA board of directors. The USTA sent that letter to harnessracing.com, and it appears below in its entirety:  "It is ...
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World champion mare trotter Maven retired

on 03/18/2016 2:00 AM
World champion and 2013 Dan Patch Award-winning female trotter Maven has been retired, trainer Jimmy Takter said. The 7-year-old Maven was attempting to return from a suspensory injury, which she suffered in August while in Sweden.   "We did a scan on her (right hind) leg and it looked like it's too high risk to get her where she could compete at the level she was," Takter said. "It...
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USTA donates $5,000 to South Fla. fire fund

on 03/18/2016 2:00 AM
U.S. Trotting Association president Phil Langley announced Friday that the USTA will make a $5,000 donation to the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association to assist horsemen involved in the fire at the South Florida Trotting Center near Lake Worth on March 16. The fire led to the death of 12 horses and injuries to many others. "Long ago, in 1960, the stable owned by Billy ...
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