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Brennan gets 9,000th win with Givenupdreaming

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
George Brennan kept the crowd in abeyance Monday night before finally reaching that next plateau. Brennan swept both halves of Yonkers Raceway's late daily double, the latter also serving as his 9,000th career driving victory.   After earning a few checks (but no wins) with his first eight drives, Brennan—fittingly—reached his milestone with a twosome trained by Ron Burke. Favor...
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Kauffman, Smith score hat tricks in Dayton

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Drivers Kayne Kauffman and Tyler Smith each scored hat tricks at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night (Nov. 9) while Jason Brewer notched a driving double.   Kauffman has now won eight races over the last two programs, as he visited the winner's circle five times on Saturday night, and has catapulted himself back to the top of the local dash standings.   Kauffman guid...
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DerbyWars offers harness racing contests

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced Tuesday that it is partnering with DerbyWars.com, the leader in horse racing contests, to create and present harness racing contests to a new audience.   "With the rapid growth of daily fantasy sports websites and the success of DerbyWars.com as well as other horse racing handicapping contests and websites, this allow...
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Fundraising effort launched for Amanda Harris

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
A fundraising effort has been launched for Amanda Harris, who is currently recuperating from and undergoing treatments for breast cancer.   The wife of trainer Andrew Harris, Amanda was diagnosed a stage III case in March 2015. Her treatments began in April and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy doctors reported her tumor had shrunk significantly. In late July, doctors performed a bila...
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Trio of Delaware horses come home for Matrons

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
After battling each other in races across North America, Delaware-connected horses Wiggle It Jiggleit, Wakizashi Hanover, and Dude's The Man will enjoy something of a "home match” Thursday in the $201,900 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs for 3-year-old male pacers.   Wiggle It Jiggleit, owned by Harrington's George Teague Jr. and driven by Teague's son Montrell, will start from post o...
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Dick Stockman, former program printer, dies

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Richard Dale Stockman, 88, of North Strabane Township, Pa., a well known member of the racing community of The Meadows for many years, died Saturday, Nov. 7, in his home.   Mr. Stockman was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Lisbon, Ohio, a son of Carl and Nellie Rigdon Stockman. He was a 1945 graduate of David Anderson High School and served in the U.S. Army during the occu...
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Unefoisdansmavie takes Meadows mare feature

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Dismissed at a juicy 16-1, Unefoisdansmavie followed live cover into the final turn, then zipped through the sloppy stretch to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie trailed her stablemate, Barn Girl, by 2-1/2 lengths at the top of the lane, but the 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The ...
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Delaware Breeders prelims for 2YO trotters held

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Chippoffthewall and Popcorn Machine won the two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding trot prelims while Sweet Bobbie, one of Corey Callahan's seven winners, scored in the $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace during a rainy Tuesday (Nov. 10) over a sloppy track at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan drove Chipoffthewall, leased and trained...
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No lying! Panocchio sets all-time Pompano mark

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Panocchio, the splendid 5-year-old son of No Pan Intended, paced the fastest mile in the 51-year history of Pompano Park on Sunday night, overcoming the outside post and six rivals to score in 1:48.3.   Owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, Panocchio was, once again, driven by Dan Clements, who sent his charge winging out of the gate along with Alexa's Jackpot ...
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Diamond Creek Farm announces 2016 stud fees

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Standing his third season in 2016, A Rocknroll Dance’s stud fee has been discounted to $5,000 for the 2016 season only. Father Patrick will stand the 2016 season at Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania and will be PA Breeders Fund eligible for the first time. He will stand for $20,000. Sweet Lou will return to Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania for his second Northern Hemisphere...
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NY lab finds new designer drug in Belmont samples

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwide on notice of a finding by the New York Equine Drug Testing Program of the presence of AH-7921 in post-race samples taken from horses that recently ran at Belmont Park.   This is the first time AH-7921 has been detected by a racing regulatory lab. The drug is one of the Novel...
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Meadowlands set to open Nov. 13 with a bang

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
World-class live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday, Nov. 13, as the New Jersey track opens its annual Fall/Winter Meet. Racing will take place on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter (excluding Christmas Day) at a new earlier post time of 7 p.m.   The first 3,500 fans ages 18 and over attending Opening Night will receive a mystery voucher that can ...
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Stakes highlight Meadowlands opening weekend

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday, Nov. 13, with eliminations and preliminary events for several important stakes on the menu.   The $1.2 million TVG finals for the older horses are scheduled for next weekend, so preliminary TVG open events for those horses are on the opening weekend card.   The $25,000 mare opens each drew fields of six with names...
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DSBF 2FT splits held at Dover Downs

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Epic Smash, Chestnut Chic and Miss Baltimore triumph in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund freshman filly trot first-leg prelims while Howard Taylor's Major Uptrend made the winner's circle for he 10th time this season recording a 1:49.3 victory in the $18,500 Open/Handicap pace during an intermittent rain shower on Monday at Dover Downs.   The fastest DSBF prelim be...
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2YO fillies in Autumn action at Woodbine

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Second round action of the Autumn Series highlighted Monday night's card at Woodbine Racetrack. The 2-year-old fillies competed in three $16,000 divisions Monday, with two for the pacers and a single division for the trotters.   In the first pacing division, Lay Lady Lay scored her second consecutive victory to put herself in position for a series sweep.   The Chris Matth...
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Macharoundtheclock rocks in Meadows victory

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Macharoundtheclock zipped to the lead from post 4 and never faced a serious challenge as she captured Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Primarily a closer until this year, Macharoundtheclock has shown more versatility of late. That served her well Monday when she flashed early speed for Mike Wilder and still had plenty i...
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Rockin Image 2 year olds sweep Am-Nat paces

on 11/08/2015 12:00 AM
Mystical Rock got a masterful steer by Tim Tetrick to win the $74,000 American-National for freshman colts and geldings on Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   The son of Rockin Image was clocked in an effortless 1:52.1 as the 1-5 public's choice. Mystical Rock was harnessed by Erv Miller for owners Anthony Lomardi of Morris, Ill., and the Mystical Marker Farm of Dwyer, Ind....
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Arthur Blue Chip wins Pocono feature pace

on 11/08/2015 12:00 AM
In the $24,000 co-featured events at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, both winners used "pocket rocket" tactics to emerge with victories -- Extracurricular on the trot and Arthur Blue Chip on the pace.   Extracurricular, a veteran Revenue S gelding owned by Darren Mahoney, had a tougher time making his rally effective -- as befits a 10-1 shot trying to catch a 1-5 pac...
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Red Hot Herbie scores on Sunday matinee

on 11/08/2015 12:00 AM
A pocketed Red Hot Herbie (Dan Dube, $15.80) outgamed odds-on Luminosity (George Brennan) down the lane Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicaps Trot.   In play early from post position No. 2 among the 10 entrants for the mile-and-one-quarter tilt, Red Hot Herbie had the first lead. The baton was then handed to Sevruga (A...
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Hall of Fame writer Ray Brienza dies

on 11/08/2015 12:00 AM
Ray Brienza of South Orange, N. J., a member of harness racing's Hall of Fame as a writer and columnist for the Star-Ledger for nearly 40 years, as well as the associate dean emeritus for admissions at New York University's School of Medicine, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015, after a long illness. He was 80.   The visitation will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home 21...
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