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Escuela repeats in Pompano trot

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
Escuela scored a repeat win in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 5-year-old daughter of ABC Garland, driven by Ed Hensley and dead last early on, used her patented devastating closing punch to score by a length over She's All In, handled by Rick Plano with Cashahallic and Aaron Byron teaming up for third and just another neck back in the mile timed in ...
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Meadowlands ready for Grand Circuit weekend

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a bevy of Grand Circuit stakes this coming weekend with total purses in excess of $3.3 million combined for the Friday and Saturday cards.   Friday is ladies night with the finest in female Standardbred talent on display.   The inaugural $200,000 TVG Mare Open finals take place with seven well-matched pacing mares vying for the title. B...
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Mark Ford new president of SBOA-NJ

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
The Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey elected Mark Ford as its president at a reorganization meeting held on Monday (Nov. 16) at the Association's offices in Manalapan, NJ.   Ford, one of the leading trainers in Meadowlands history, owns and operates the Mark Ford Training Center. He fills the position occupied for more than a doz...
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Yonkers International set for Oct. 15, 2016

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced the 2016 Yonkers International Trot is set for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15. The are a handful of similarities to the race's revival, held last month and won by Norway's Papagayo E. First is the purse – a cool million dollars.  Second is the number of invitees – 10. Third is the distance – one-and-one-quarter miles.   All other pertinent infor...
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Family enjoying ride with Dog Gone Lucky

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
The family horse keeps making the family proud.   Dog Gone Lucky will try to finish his season with a fifth consecutive win when he faces nine rivals in Saturday's $489,400 Valley Victory Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The colt, who last week won his Valley Victory elimination by one length over Make Or Miss, will start the final from post five wit...
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Chipoffthewall, Elton J win DSBF 2CT splits

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
Chipoffthewall overpowered rivals in one Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Male Trot while Elton J won a photo in the other $20,000 second-leg prelim on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Also, Fashion Showdown scored an 18-1 surprise in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap.   For the fourth consecutive start in DSBF prelims, Chipoffthewall finished first, b...
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Barn Girl beats older mares in Meadows trot

on 11/17/2015 12:00 AM
The lone 3 year old in the field, Barn Girl took it to her elders Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot.   Barn Girl quarter-poled to the lead for Dave Palone but was under serious siege around the final turn. The daughter of Cash Hall-Turquoise Sweetie found another gear, clicking off the final quarte...
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Do Me Honor wins Meadows mare feature

on 11/16/2015 12:00 AM
Do Me Honor stalked the leader from the pocket, then blew by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Hidden Land rolled through a swift 1:23.3 three-quarters but was unable to separate from the field. Do Me Honor, who was making her second start off a six-week freshening, found the Lightning Lane in time for Aaron ...
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Liberty Lane, Top Royal take Autumn finals

on 11/16/2015 12:00 AM
Ontario sired two-year-old fillies were in the spotlight Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack for a pair of Autumn Series finals. The $29,400 final for trotting fillies and $31,800 final for pacing fillies wrapped up the three-week series event.   In the trotting final, Liberty Lane (pictured) picked the perfect time to break her maiden, as she scored a 6/1 upset in 1:57.3. Drive...
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Sylvain Filion 29th driver with 8,000 winners

on 11/16/2015 12:00 AM
Sylvain Filion became the newest member of the elite 8,000 win driving club Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Filion entered the evening just two wins shy of the milestone and wasted little time getting to the winner's circle.   After winning an Autumn Series final in the second-race, Filion recorded the milestone victory in the eighth race behind 11-year-old veteran pacer Val Ame...
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Del. prelims go to Cicada's Song, Miss Baltimore

on 11/16/2015 12:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund two-Year-Old Filly Trot moved into second-leg prelim action with Cicada's Song and Miss Baltimore posting wins. Little Ben scored a lifetime best 1:49.3 winning the $18,000 Open Handicap at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 16.   After being scratched from last week's prelim, Cicada's Song continues her winning ways collecting her sixth victory in s...
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Resolve headed for TVG trotting championship

on 11/15/2015 12:00 AM
Saturday night at The Meadowlands featured the final $50,000 preliminary legs for the TVG Free For All Pacing and Trotting Championships, to be contested for $400,000 on next Saturday night. Resolve, fresh off his runner-up performance in the Breeders Crown, was established as the 6/5 betting choice in the TVG Free For All Trot and he did not disappoint. Resolve was sent straight to ...
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Trainer's reports at Meadowlands put on hold

on 11/15/2015 12:00 AM
After discussions with representatives of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ), the Meadowlands has decided to delay its implementation of the trainer's reports on each horses condition until a meeting with the SBOANJ takes place. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the most effective and efficient way of implementing such a program.   We wa...
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Red Hot Herbie wins Sunday trot at Yonkers

on 11/15/2015 12:00 AM
A repeating Red Hot Herbie (Dan Dube, $5.90) won both the draw and the dash Sunday morning, annexing Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Trot.   Seating everyone early from the pole,. "Herbie” led through a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. Zooming (Tyler Buter), as the 7-5 choice, then moved from third, picking up the gauntlet toward and :58.1 next station. After a 1:27.3 three-quarters, Su...
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Crown champ All The Time wins Goldsmith Maid elim

on 11/14/2015 12:00 AM
All The Time was last seen in The Breeders Crown winner’s circle at Woodbine three weeks ago.  The Muscle Hill filly picked up right where she left off winning in authoritative fashion in the $20,000 elimination for the $409,950 Goldsmith Maid Final, which will be contested next Friday, November 20th. All The Time left for position, while Ultimate Shopper appeared intent on the lea...
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TVG opens lead Saturday night at Meadowlands

on 11/14/2015 12:00 AM
The last $50,000 TVG Opens of the season take place on Saturday (November 14) at The Meadowlands. The sport’s top older horses will return next week in the $400,000G Finals. The seventh race pits seven of the fastest trotters around in a very evenly matched contest. Resolve is the 2-1 morning line choice off a solid season in which he’s picked up nearly a half-million dollars in just el...
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Update: Sears gets days; Big M to require horse info

on 11/14/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears was handed a 15-day suspension for his drive with Bee A Magician in Race 2 at the Meadowlands on Friday night.   Presiding Judge John Tomasello informed Meadowlands Racetrack management that Sears has been suspended for 15 days for "lack of judgment in his driving performance." No other details were made available. Sears can appeal his suspension.   ...
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Winwood Scout, Sports Sinner take Day features

on 11/14/2015 12:00 AM
An $11,000 Open Handicap Trot and a $12,000 Open Pace shared the spotlight at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Nov. 14).   The upset winner in the trot was Winwood Scout (Jeremy Smith), who upset favorites Rehab Mountain (Dan Noble) and Cantab Linday (Josh Sutton) in 1:55.1. In just his third local start for owner Howard Jacobs and trainer Sherif Cunmulaj, the five-year-o...
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Trace Tetrick, Burke capture Hoosier titles

on 11/14/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded its 2015 harness racing season with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday (Nov. 14). In addition to the racing action, Trace Tetrick and Ron Burke secured leading driver and trainer titles, respectively.   Ron Burke, who took home Hoosier Park's top training honors in 2013 and 2014, was officially recognized as the 2015 lead...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/13/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands is back this weekend and the opening cards are highlighted by the final preliminaries of the TVG Series and eliminations of the Fall Final Four freshman stakes. The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes stories about Goldsmith Maid starter Double Exposure, who brings an unblemished record into her elim, Valley Victory starter Ideal Rocky, who had an adventurous trip...
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