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Harrisburg, Am-Nats in new Weekend Preview!

on 11/05/2015 12:00 AM
The action at this week's yearling sale in Harrisburg was fast and furious and Kathy Parker was front and center. Read her report and what people are saying about the impact the recent announcement of a possible shut down of racing in Pennsylvania had on the sale in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The calendar may have turned to November but there's still plenty of acti...
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Broodmare Put On A Show brings $450,000

on 11/05/2015 12:00 AM
Put On A Show, whose 2015 yearling filly by Somebeachsomewhere was sold for $250,000 just a few weeks ago at the Lexington Selected Sale, went through the auction ring at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company in Harrisburg, Pa., on Thursday afternoon and left after the bid board read $450,000. Richard Young co-owned the 8-year-old broodmare by a Rocknroll Hanover, who was selling in foal to ...
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Matrons for 2 year olds contested at Dover

on 11/05/2015 12:00 AM
Pacers Newborn Sassy and Big Top Hanover, along with trotters Dog Gone Lucky and Womans Will, turned in winning efforts in the 2015 Matron Stakes for 2 year olds at Dover Downs on Thursday.   The richest Matron stake, the $216,300 male trot, was won by Dog Gone Lucky. Fresh from victory in the Kindergarten Series final at Vernon Downs, the freshman notched his fifth win of the seaso...
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Dennis a menace at Dover, wins 6 races

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
George Dennis had his biggest win night of his career at Dover Downs reaching the winner's circle six times on Tuesday night. Dennis, who had a drive in all 15 races, guided the winners of six of his first eight starts.   In the $15,500 mares pace feature, Tony Morgan added another victory to his career total more than 15,000 wins, moving Duneside Chella into the lead on the backstr...
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Just A Bee holds on in Pompano feature

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Just A Bee, off at 2-5 on the toteboard, took full advantage of the absence of arch-rival Godiva Seelster and took top honors—narrowly—in Pompano Park's Open Handicap for mares on Tuesday night.   The 7-year-old daughter of Mr. Feelgood, again handled by trainer Mike Micallef, scored her 14th win of the season—this one in 1:52.4—besting Winbak Heavenly, driven by Aaron Byron...
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Sign up for PHHA email news updates

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Stay up to date with the latest developments affecting Pennsylvania horsemen at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah's Philadelphia. Join the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association's (PHHA) e-mail list and you'll get the latest news updates and alerts delivered right to your inbox.   Simply visit http://www.pahha.com/ and click "subscribe to PHHA news" to sign up. ...
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Miller heads to Am-Nats with 2 Crown champions

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
David Miller enjoyed one of the most memorable days of his harness racing career less than two weeks ago when he won a record five Breeders Crown finals at Woodbine Racetrack. On Saturday, he will be reunited with two of those champions, pacer Always B Miki and trotter The Bank, in American-National Stakes events at Balmoral Park. Balmoral Park hosts eight American Nationals on Saturday, with ...
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Post time and wagering changes at Big M

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
The 2015-2016 Standardbred season at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment gets underway on Friday, Nov. 13. In addition to kicking off the season with a flurry of stakes action, there are some changes to the overall racing program track management would like to make the bettors aware of. First, post time has been moved up to 7 p.m. Several factors contributed to this change. The move...
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Classicality has first over win in Meadows trot

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Outside and uncovered the entire back half, Classicality relentlessly wore down the leader to capture Wednesday’s $22,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows. Classicality was fourth into the clubhouse turn when Brian Zendt sent him after Lady’s Dude, who’d enjoyed a leisurely second quarter in 30. The 5-year-old Classic Photo-Penn Worthy Lane gelding put Lady’s Dude awa...
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Average for PA-sired yearlings drops 12.2%

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, PA, concluded Wednesday evening and while a top price of $500,000 was attained in the opening session on Monday, the sale finished with a 6.7 percent decline in the average price per yearling.   A total of 1,010 horses went through the auction ring and generated gross sales of $31.1 million for an average p...
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Artspeak to stand at stud at Hanover Shoe Farms

on 11/04/2015 12:00 AM
Artspeak p,2,1:50.2, 3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869), last year's Dan Patch and O'Brien "2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year” and this season's fastest 3-year-old pacing colt, will stand his first season at stud in 2016 at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania. His fee has been set at $5,000. He is presently being syndicated, and shares will be available to breeders on a first-come, first-served basis. ...
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Meet information for Meadowlands

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will open for live racing on Friday, Nov. 13, and will race live Friday and Saturday with post time at 7 p.m. through the end of 2015.   First qualifiers will be on Friday, Nov. 6, with post time at 9:30 a.m. Declare by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. Online entry for the qualifiers is currently available.   Qualifying standards: For stake...
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SBOANJ introduces Renaissance Incentive

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
It is rewarding to breed in the Garden State thanks to the newly approved Renaissance Incentive issued by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ).   Effective with the 2016 breeding season, breeders will be incentivized to stand stallions and foal their mares in New Jersey with reimbursements and bonuses.   "We are enhancing the mare resi...
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Northville Downs awarded 60 dates in 2016

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Michigan horse racing fans can see 30 weekends of live racing from mid-March through early October 2016 under race meeting orders issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).   Northville Downs was granted 60 days of live Standardbred race dates on Fridays and Saturdays next year from March 18 through Oct. 8. Hazel Park Raceway was granted 30 days of live Thoroughbred an...
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Diamond Creek buys interest in Southwind Frank

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Mark Weaver, whose partnership with Mike Bruscemi as Weaver Bruscemi LLC shares ownership of Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot champion Southwind Frank with Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables and J&T Silva Stables, told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that an interest in the son of Muscle Hill has been sold to Adam and Chris Bowden's Diamond Creek Farm. "I was pleasantly...
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$19 mil wagered on Yonkers' Europe simulcasts

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Sunday matinee racing returns to Yonkers Raceway on Sunday, Nov. 8, and the 12-race card which starts at 11:25 a.m. also marks the one-year anniversary of simulcasting races from Yonkers to the French PMU distribution hub.   The European simulcasting began on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 and through the first year, more than $19 million U.S. dollars have been wagered on races from...
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Dog Gone Lucky heads to Matron doggone good

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Dog Gone Lucky is proving himself to be doggone good.   A 2-year-old male trotter, Dog Gone Lucky heads to Thursday's $216,300 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs off a win in last weekend's Kindergarten Classic Series championship. He has won his most recent two starts and finished second by a neck to Brooklyn Hill in a stakes race at The Red Mile three races ago.   Dog Gone Lu...
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Wilder wins six Tuesday at The Meadows

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
Mistress Valentine pulled the pocket past the half and romped to an easy victory—her third straight—in Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Mistress Valentine was stalking the leader, Barn Girl, when Mike Wilder tipped her off the cones. The 6-year-old daughter of Master Glide-Patsy's Valentine cleared in a heartbeat and rolled home in 1:5...
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Kadabra colt tops second session at $260,000

on 11/03/2015 12:00 AM
A Kadabra colt out of a daughter of the stakes winner Bramasole topped the second session of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg, Pa., on Tuesday, bringing a bid of $260,000. The colt named Kadillac was bought by Canadian horseman Clark Beelby.   Spring Haven Farm consigned Kadillac (Hip 385) but didn't acquire him until last November. Dunroven Stu...
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Muscle Network to stand in Ohio

on 11/02/2015 12:00 AM
Joe Bellino of F. Bellino & Sons LLC, owners of Muscle Network, and John C. Green, President of Green Acquisition Corporation, in conjunction with Randy Haines of Cool Winds Farm, have jointly announced an agreement has been reached to stand the World Champion son of the great Muscle Hill at Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio. "Muscle Network has every element needed to succeed as a promin...
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