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PA, Harrisburg, Hoosier, Vernon in Weekend Preview!

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
The free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, a little bit delayed as we wanted to provide the latest update on the Pennsylvania budget situation. You can read the latest PA news received Thursday night, and we also have a preview of the upcoming yearling sale in Harrisburg. With the dust still settling from last weekend's Breeders Crown championships, the 3-Year-Old Pace...
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Woodbine announces winter LC series

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group is pleased to once again offer a wide range of winter series events for the upcoming months. A total of 12 events will be raced over the months of December, January, February and March. The series finals will feature nearly $500,000 in added money over the course of the winter. The Niagara for three-year-old pacing fillies and the Valedictory for three-year-...
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Meadow Skipper book available in Harrisburg

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Meadow Skipper will be at the Harrisburg, Pa., Standardbred Yearling Sale starting on Sunday, Nov. 1. At least in spirit and bloodlines he will be!   Meadow Skipper, the untold story, written by Victoria Howard and Bob Marks, is an unofficial biography of the world champion harness racing horse, who singlehandedly changed the direction of an entire breed of animal. Every pacing...
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More progress made to fund regulation in PA

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
After a week of daily discussions between state officials and representatives of Pennsylvania's horse and harness racing industries and its racetracks, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding expressed optimism today (Friday) that a long-term solution to the structural deficit in the State Racing Fund is within reach.   "This has not been an easy process, but it has been an incre...
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Krispy Apple takes Yonkers Friday feature

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
Favored Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $3.40) was too good for the rest of the ladies Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Seated an early fifth from an assigned eight-hole, Krispy Apple watched as Cinamony (George Brennan) worked around Sensationalgabby A. After a :27.2 opening quarter-mile and cheapy :57.2 intermission, it was Krisp...
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Balmoral hosts quartet of Illinois stakes

on 10/30/2015 2:00 AM
It was a busy night of stakes action on Friday night, October 30, at Balmoral Park as the Crete oval played host to a quartet of Illinois conceived and foaled events featuring both trotters and pacers.   Trotters kicked off the action in race two with a field of seven diagonally gaited 2yo colts and geldings squaring off in the first of two $8,060 Xpressbet Stakes.   When the smoke c...
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Napolitano has six winners at Pocono

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
"Neither ... rain nor ... gloom of night stays this courier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds." 2,500 years later, the "unstoppable force" described above is named George Napolitano Jr., and the leading driver in North America delivered six of his charges to the winners circle on a dark and stormy Wednesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Four of the victori...
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Harness racing superstars to Hoosier Park

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The best in the sport of Harness Racing will be showcased at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, October 30 as Grand Circuit racing action returns to Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for the fourth and final time this season. With over $1.1 million in purses to be distributed on the evening, Hoosier Park will offer arguably one of the best cards of the 2015 live racing sea...
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Bolt The Duer to stand at Winbak NY

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York is proud to announce the addition of Bolt The Duer to its already strong New York lineup. Bolt The Duer, p, 2, 1:51; 3, 1:47.4f ($1,828,995), is a stand-out World Champion from a world-class family. His siblings include Shanghai Lil, p, 2, 1:51.2($1,068,402) and Blue Claw, p, 1:49.4 ($576,635). At 2, he was the Kentucky Sire Stakes divisional champion. He won 2 legs o...
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Jimmy Takter cutting back on horses

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Less than one week after his record-setting six-win Breeders Crown night at Woodbine Racetrack, Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter confirmed to harnessracing.com Thursday morning that he has decided to cut back on his number of horses and not buy any yearlings at next week's sale in Harrisburg, Pa. "I have to cut down a little bit. I'm tired and burned out,” said Takter, who traveled to hi...
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Blue Chip announces "Advantage" for boarding

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is proud to announce the Blue Chip Advantage for year round boarding mares. Mare owners will be able to leverage Blue Chip's substantial and continuing investment in its equine reproductive infrastructure for their benefit. The Blue Chip Advantage philosophy is based on 14 years of accumulated data from its New York operation which shows that on farm managed mares have highe...
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Katherine Starr to receive Hamilton Award

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The Bruce Hamilton Award is given annually to recognize an individual who has displayed outstanding integrity in the sport of harness racing and who has also taken the time to give back to both the sport and their community in the State of New York. This year, the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have proudly announced that Katherine Starr has been named the ninth recipient of this ...
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Kurzrok having a highlight-reel year in racing

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Gene Kurzrok cannot pick a single highlight from this year involving racehorses he owns.   That's not a bad thing. It's because there has been so much to enjoy and savor.   Kurzrok is part of Our Horse Cents Stables, along with Scott Kurzrok, Marcia Gingold, Stephen Springer, and Richard Taylor. The group recently watched Southwind Frank win the Breeders Crown for 2-year-...
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PA Dept. of Agriculture gives update

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The following press release was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture early Thursday evening:   Last week, state officials announced that the financial health of the Pennsylvania Racing Fund was declining and had reached a point where it could no longer sustain or protect the integrity of the racing industry. Officials noted without a fix in place, racing may have to ...
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Bartlett wins 6,000th career race

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett used Yonkers Raceway’s final Thursday card of the season as a backdrop for his latest milestone. Yonkers Raceway’s leading driver reached 6,000 career wins, getting to the plateau with a down-the-road, odds-on Cndiana Jones ($3.60) in 1:55.2.   Say this much for Bartlett, he needs to learn about suspense. After getting win No. 5,999 in the $10,000 pacing o...
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Godiva Seelster, Owosso Flash win Sunshines

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
If Tuesday night is any indication of what mid-season will be like at Pompano Park, this season will be a "doozie!"   With the season just a few days old, there were highlights galore on this eighth racing night with Godiva Seelster and Owosso Flash in the equine spotlight with Mike Deters and Aaron Byron also earning well deserved accolades, as well.   Kicking things off...
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Flamboro cancels Wednesday card

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
Officials with Flamboro Downs announced on Wednesday morning that the card of harness racing scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.   The decision, made in consultation with the horse people, came as a result of the deteriorating weather forecast for the area. Flamboro's next scheduled card of racing is Thursday, Oct. 29, with a 6 p.m. first race post time.   Qua...
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Meadowlands meet information

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015-2016 Meadowlands Standardbred meeting will commence on Friday, Nov. 13. There will be 13 dates of Standardbred racing in the remainder of 2015 and the Meadowlands has requested 90 days of racing for their 2016 racing season. Those trainers who would like to compete at the Meadowlands for the 2015-2016 racing season are required to complete a racing application which is available ...
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PA's Allerage Farm offers internship

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
Allerage Farm, in Sayre, Pa., is offering a breeding farm internship. This internship opportunity is for students who are in the last year of completing or have recently completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. The internship will provide advanced training in breeding farm procedures and management techniques for individuals intending to pursue ...
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Six-win night for Noble at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/27/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble, the 2012 national dash champion, was red hot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night scoring six wins on the 14-race program, with average $2 win mutual payoffs over $11.   Noble's successful evening started by copping both ends of the daily double with Medoland Kendolin ($20.60), who upset a field of maiden mares in 1:57; and Hobsons Choice ($13.00), who beste...
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