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Natalie Todd, widow of Dr. Frank Todd, dies

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Natalie Broeman Todd, 96, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died Feb. 1 at her home with her family at her side.   Mrs. Todd was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan. 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Frank and Marguerite (Ibold) Broeman. She is survived by her children, Mark (Carol) Bob (Casey), Terry Millhoan, Sue (Roger) Wellman, and Karen; seven grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren...
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Breeders Crown returns to Meadowlands in 2016

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing's annual year-end series of 12 championship events, valued at $5.8 million, returns to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, for 2016.   For just the second time in its 42-year history, the Meadowlands will race Standardbred cards in September and October, setting the stage for optimum dates for the Breeders Crown events. The...
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Attorney talks about positives in new Preview

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Even though there have been no rulings written or penalties handed down, on Wednesday rumors began swirling that horses trained by Ron Burke and Julie Miller had tested positive in New York. HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, produced by an experienced and award-winning staff, followed up and has an exclusive statement from attorney Howard Taylor, plus word from the New York Gaming Commission abou...
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Boni, Hanover joining Goshen Yearling Sale

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
Bob Boni, president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency and well known in harness racing from his many years as a yearling sale consultant and bloodstock agent and owner, has joined the Goshen Yearling Sale as its president. In addition, Hanover Shoe Farms will offer a large consignment of yearlings at the 2016 edition of the Goshen Yearling Sale, which will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Mark...
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Morrisville Sale to be held Sept. 17

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
The Morrisville Sale is pleased to announce their annual Yearling Sale will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 beginning at 12:00 noon. This will coincide with the NY Excelsior finals and the three-year-old New York Sire Stakes consolations to be held later that evening at Vernon Downs, located just 15 minutes from the Morrisville Sales facility. As a convenience to the purchasers and ...
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Gural makes statement about Glaucine positives

on 02/11/2016 12:00 AM
As a result of the published stories regarding alleged positive tests in New York that has named two who train horses he shares ownership of, Meadowlands chairman issued a statement late Thursday afternoon. "Although I am currently on vacation, I have been made aware that apparently several trainers at Yonkers Raceway including Julie Miller and Ron Burke have had horses test positive for gl...
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Royal Max scores in Pompano's Open Trot

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Royal Max, driven by George Napolitano Jr., justified the 4-5 toteboard confidence of the betting crowd by scoring a handy 1:54.1 victory in Pompano Park's $15,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night.   The lightly raced 5-year-old gelded son of RC Royalty, trained by Chris Oakes for owner Albert Crawford, brushed up strongly from his seven post to take command prior to the hot :26....
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Tim Tetrick hits 9,000-win milestone

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, 34,reached the 9,000 driving win milestone when he steered Duneside Chella to a 1:53.3 victory in the 14th race Tuesday night at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan won the feature race, driving 24-1 Scandalicious from far off the pace to overtake front-pacing No Respect (Tetrick) in deep stretch for a 1:53 victory during a snow shower. The win, the first in six starts in 2...
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Rich Gillock to fill USTA seat of Dunn

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
The District 7 directors of the U.S. Trotting Association announced Wednesday that Meadows Standardbred Owners Association president and trainer Rich Gillock will replace Walter L. "Boots" Dunn on the USTA Board of Directors.   Gillock will serve out the remainder of Dunn's term that expires in 2017. Dunn, who died on Feb. 3, 2016, had been a USTA director since 1987.   "...
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Elitlopp Playoff nominations due Feb. 17

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
The new Elitlopp Playoff Free-For-All Trot was the subject of a feature story in the Jan. 27 issue of The Horseman And Fair World, which detailed how the race came to be and what the hopes are for this 1 1/8-miles race that has an invitation to the famed Elitlopp on May 29 in Sweden waiting for the winner.   The Elitlopp Playoff will be contested on a special Mother's Day matin...
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Final Breath wins Meadows trot; Merriman wins 5

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
  Final Breath retook the lead past the quarter, then held off a pair of determined challengers as he captured Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. I Know My Chip took the initial shot at Final Breath with a first-over backside move that faltered turning for home. Then Tamarind attacked the leader with a Lightning Lane charge. But Final Breath gave ...
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Little Santamonica takes Buffalo feature

on 02/10/2016 12:00 AM
Little Santamonica ($6.90) unleashed a furious rally in the stretch and stunned Mach This Way by a head Wednesday night (Feb. 10) to take Buffalo Raceway's $10,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares in 1:59.2 over the sloppy track. It appeared that Mach This Way had things under control at the top of the stretch with a brush to take the lead. But Little Santamonica, who was si...
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Bartlett makes a snowman at Yonkers

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Bartlett put some more distance between himself and rest of Yonkers Raceway's chauffeurs Monday evening, winning eight of the program's dozen races.   Bartlett, who didn't miss an assignment, wasted no time. He guided the undefeated Bea's Ideal ($3.50) to an eased-up, 1:56.3 win in the $12,500 pacing opener. The 4-year-old daughter of America Ideal, unraced prior to this season, is ...
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Bushwacker repeats in Dover feature

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Bushwacker, the richest horse of early 2016 won the $30,000 Preferred Handicap for the second straight week at Dover Downs on Monday.   After Mustang Art, with Sean Bier, took the feature pacers to the quarter in :25.4, Tim Tetrick pulled Bushwacker to the outside in front of the grandstand to take lead at the half in :54.3. Bushwacker was in command through a 1:22.1 three quarters ...
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Goldstar Raider wins 27th in 100th career start

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
A Weekend and Goldstar Raider were victorious in their respective divisions in the second leg of the Midnite Hardy late-closer on Monday night at Pompano Park while Zorgwijk Impact picked up a repeat win in the popular "Over The Hill Gang" trot.   A Weekend started the week off with a tote-board bang, scoring at odds of 36-1 for driver Steve Condren, who was in the sulky for owner-t...
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Coffee Addict perks up at The Meadows

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Mandy's Mattjesty zipped to the front and, with late urging, held on to take Monday's opening-leg split in a series for $20,000 claiming filly and mare pacers at The Meadows. Americangirlfriend pulled off a 16-1 shocker in the other $15,000 division.   Although Mandy's Mattjesty enjoyed a comfortable lead over the pocket-sitting My Caroline, Dave Palone felt her tiring in mid-stretc...
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New Jersey Sires Stakes payments due Feb. 16

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
The deadline for the New Jersey Sires Stakes, Green Acres and Standardbred Development Fund's first sustaining payments is rapidly approaching. Because Feb. 15 falls on Presidents' Day this year, the deadline for mailing purposes will be Feb. 16.   The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at the Meadowlands in 2016 starting in May for 3 year olds and in July for...
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Breedings available to benefit Racing Museum

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
World champion Sebastian K highlights The Harness Racing Museum's outstanding list of stallions for the 2016 breeding auction fundraiser. Others standing their first year include Class Included, full brother to Muscle Hill; Bring On The Beach, full brother to Somebeachsomewhere; North America Cup winner Thinking Out Loud, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle, and Musclesprinctonian. A breeding is also ...
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Ohio's Galliers ready to keep learning

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
When it comes to learning about harness racing, Brady Galliers looks to those with experience--even when they are horses.   Galliers, a 20-year-old driver and trainer from Ohio, fell in love with harness racing as a youngster at the county fairs. His family had no involvement in the sport at the time, but Galliers eventually convinced his parents, Mark and Jane, to buy a racehorse. ...
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Meadowlands streaks to four $3-million nights

on 02/09/2016 12:00 AM
Thanks to full fields, competitive racing, reduced takeout rates, and a successful partnership with horse racing network TVG, the Meadowlands has posted four straight $3 million handle nights for the first time since a period between Dec. 19, 2003 and Jan. 3, 2004 when the historic harness track posted five straight programs that handled more than $3 million.   The large wagering po...
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