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Booming upset in Ontario Boys final

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Legion of Boom lowered the boom with a 42/1 upset in the Ontario Boys Series final Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A compact field of six competed in the $45,000 final of the three week series event for Ontario sired four-year-olds. Headlining the group of six was a pair of Richard Moreau trainees. Cajon Lightning entered the final off a victory in leg one and a third in l...
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Miami Valley features to Ice Scraper, Lookinforadventure

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
Ice Scraper, whose 1:50.1 triumph on April 4, 2015 still stands as the second fastest mile in Miami Valley Raceway history, notched his first local victory of 2016 when he scorched the five-eighths mile oval in 1:51 to capture the Saturday (February 27) $20,000 Open Pace. Leading driver Josh Sutton, who is averaging better than two wins per night through the first 35 programs of the curre...
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Flashy Trick takes Niatross series at Buffalo

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
The front running Flashy Trick had just enough gas left in the tank and managed to hang on by a nose over long shot Tymal Torch to capture the $24,000 Niatross Knockout Claiming Series final at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (Feb. 27). It was a perfect ending to the popular month-long series as the top four finishers were within a half length of each other in the bl...
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Trio of carryovers for Sunday Pompano

on 02/27/2016 12:00 AM
The featured exotics all went uncovered on Saturday evening (Feb 27) at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, resulting in a trio of carryovers into the Sunday night card. The 50-Cent Pick 5 covers races 1 – 5 and will offer a $1,355 carryover, while the fourth race pentafecta features a carryover of $1,779.  The Sunday evening Pick 4 will have a $3,484 carryover, with track officials placing a...
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Alagna, Conte, Gaskin named HHYF trustees

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
Trainer Tony Alagna, U.S. Trotting Association social media and publicity manager Allison Conte and Emily Gaskin, race marketing manager, commentator and publicist at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino at Hoosier Park have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Incumbent trustees Marly Pinske, Leah Cheverie, Lillie Brown and Corey Callahan were re-elected to...
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RMTC makes threshold recommedations

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) voted to approve several important recommendations from its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Horseracing Testing Laboratories Committee (HTLC) at its February 23 meeting at Gulfstream Park. The Board also received an encouraging report on the significant nationwide adoption progress of the National Uniform Med...
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Photos of Tony Leonard to be exhibited in Lex

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
While photographer Tony Leonard is celebrated for his masterful photography of generations of Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds during racing's heyday, he quietly produced thousands of other works of art over his career. Those photos, including fine art photography, portraits, celebrity candids and more, were never viewed by anyone other than his beloved wife, Adelle, and a select few close f...
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Late closers announced for Hawthorne meet

on 02/26/2016 12:00 AM
Racing Secretary Peter Hanley has announced an ambitious late closing series that should give trotters and pacers at all classes a chance to race for "added money" with his "Have Em Ready To Roll" Late Closing Series which is scheduled to kick off in the second week of action once live racing returns to the Stickney oval on May 6. All of these late closers will carry an entry fee of $200 an...
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Meadowlands on historic wagering streak

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
With an unprecedented streak of seven straight nights posting all-sources handle of more than $3 million, the wagering momentum at the Meadowlands is undeniable. February handle shows a year-over-year increase of more than $2.5 million, an average of $518,862 per night and a per-race increase of $22,460 per race through the first three weekends of the month.   Over the weekend of F...
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TSM Photo Bugger gets photo taken at Meadows

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger followed live cover and roared through the lane to capture his second straight victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   TSM Photo Bugger was fourth down the backside when Mike Wilder tipped him off the cones to follow the first-over I Know My Chip, who grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch. TSM Photo Bug...
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Somebody As never challenged in Dover win

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
Newcomer Somebody As, the race favorite, was never challenged en route to a 1:54.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/ Handicap trot on a longshot-filled Wednesday card at Dover Downs. George Dennis drove three winners on the program.   Corey Callahan left quickly from the middle of an eight-horse field to get the lead with Somebody As and never was tested on the way to his second win in f...
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Can Do sweet as candy for Riedel

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
Jody Riedel's life has been sweet with "Candy."   Candy is Riedel's nickname for her 7-year-old male trotter Can Do. And she says the horse can do. Riedel claimed the gelding for $30,000 last September and she has watched Can Do go from winning in the claiming ranks at Yonkers Raceway to twice winning the Open Handicap at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   "He's been a Cinderel...
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Breedings available to benefit Harness Museum

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
If you have not already booked your mares, the following stallion breedings are still available through the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, with all proceeds benefiting the Museum & Hall. All bids are confidential. Some breedings have minimum bids that must be honored and may require approval of mares. Please contact the Museum as soon as possible at 845-294-6330 o...
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Attorney Taylor: NY "investigating" positives

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
The trainers who have been notified that they have glaucine positives in New York have still not been charged, and attorney Harold Taylor, who is representing the trainers, says he has been told by the New York Gaming Commission that the Commission is "investigating" the matter. Taylor shed more light on the situation with the positives in an interview with HarnessRacing Weekend Preview's Kath...
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Dovuto Hanover part of big Saturday Big M card

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
Following nearly nine months on the sidelines, Martin Scharf's Dovuto Hanover prepared to commence his 6-year-old season with a pair of qualifiers earlier in the month. In Saturday (February 27) evening's featured $20,000 ninth race at The Meadowlands, he will tackle nine others on debut for trainer Richard "Nifty" Norman. "He had some issues last year, only having six starts, but he's been...
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Vet researchers to study managing bleeding

on 02/25/2016 12:00 AM
As part of its strategic initiative to protect the health and welfare of the racehorse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has released a list of research topics identified by an expert panel as central to the goal of understanding exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. The identified topics will help determine future research priorities in the investigation of alternative manage...
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Fashion Showdown strong in Dover victory

on 02/24/2016 12:00 AM
A "sloppy" track couldn’t deny Fashion Showdown from uncorking a powerful 1:51.1 victory, the fourth on the card for meet-leading driver Corey Callahan in the  $20,000  Mares Open/Handicap pace, Tuesday at Dover Downs.   During a daylong drizzle, Fashion Showdown left from the rail and traded places before retaking the lead. From there on Fashion Showdown was tough to ca...
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Upfront Charlieboy wins series final for Fahys

on 02/24/2016 12:00 AM
Off the board in both preliminary legs, Upfront Charlieboy saved his best for last, brushing wide through the lane to pull off a 16-1 shocker in Tuesday's $32,700 championship of the Winter Claiming Series for $20,000 claiming trotters at The Meadows. Skyway Cruiser scored narrowly in the $21,250 final of the Winter Claiming Series for $10,000 claiming trotters.   A confirmed closer...
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Foiled Again to qualify Friday in 2016 debut

on 02/24/2016 12:00 AM
Here he comes again--Foiled Again.   Harness racing's richest horse with $7.33 million in career earnings, 12-year-old Foiled Again is preparing for another season of going against the top older pacers in North America. He will qualify for the first time this year on Friday, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, with an eye toward competing in the upcoming George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing...
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Yonkers: 5 weeks = 28 race programs

on 02/24/2016 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is about to become busier than usual, with 28 programs over a period of five weeks.   Beginning Friday night, Feb. 26, Yonkers hosts its usual schedule of Monday, Friday, and Saturday evenings (first post 7:10 p.m.) and Tuesday (1 p.m.) matinees.   Throw in the return of Thursday nights (7:10 p.m. in March and a trio of "French" Sunday matin...
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