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Cantab Lindy upsets at 9-1 in Meadows top trot

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Dismissed at 9-1, Cantab Lindy found late racing room and pulled off the upset in Wednesday?s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Cantab Lindy was pinned along the pylons at the top of the lane, 4 lengths behind. But when Jim Pantaleano steered him through a seam, the 8-year-old Cantab Hall-Lindy N Caviar gelding roared through and scored in 1:55.2. F...
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Bluebird Reverend wins Dover trot; Callahan wins 4

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
After skipping two weeks, Bluebird Reverend returned to the $20,000 Open trot on Wednesday, Jan. 27 to score a 1:53.4 lifetime best at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four-bagger. With Montrell Teague in the bike, Bluebird Reverend came from off the pace to catch leader Tough Mac with I Love My Boss also flying down the lane for his second straight victory this meet for trainer Bob Rees...
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Musclesprinctonian to stand in Indiana

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Musclesprinctonian, a son of Muscle Hill from Breeders Crown champion mare Broadway Schooner, will stand his inaugural season for $2,500 at the Schwartz Boarding Farm in Berne, Indiana. From an active family, the 5-year-old is a half brother to this year?s Dan Patch 2-year-old trotting filly champion Broadway Donna 2, 1:53.3 ($531,286). His introduction to the lucrative Indiana progr...
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Dreamy Fella wins 5th straight at Northfield

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Dreamy Fella paced home for his fifth straight win Wednesday in Northfield Park's 12th race. The 4-year-old stallion is owned by Tessa Roland of Lackawanna, N. Y., and trained by John Perrin. Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive.   Dreamy Fella started from post four and made every pole a winning one through fractional times of :28.1, :58.1, 1:28.2 and 1:58.2. H...
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Velocity Vespa continues roll at Pompano

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Velocity Vespa survived a "roughed up" opening quarter and went on to win the $12,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace in 1:53 over a sloppy Pompano Park oval on Wednesday night.   The 6-year-old daughter of I Scoot Hanover, driven by George Napolitano Jr., dug in late to hold off the pocket sitting Mach It A Par, handled by Dan Clements, by a neck with Classic Carpet and Wally Hennessey te...
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Trot-centric card Friday at the Meadowlands

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Friday night in northern New Jersey brings with it the promise of better weather and the return of live racing to the Meadowlands. A 14- race program starting at 6:35 p.m. is trot-centric with big fields and plenty of possibilities for the punter.   The weekly $25,000 Open Handicap Trot has had a different winner each week since live racing returned last fall with Opulent Yankee now...
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Big January business at Big M

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
The winter meet at the Meadowlands has always offered handicappers some of the most attractive wagering opportunities of the season. A look at the numbers so far in 2016 show that this year has provided some of the most competitive races not only in harness racing, but also when compared to the major Thoroughbred tracks.   Post-time wagering favorites have won just one-third of the ...
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Mike Taylor named Caretaker of the Year

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
Mike Taylor, a native of Harrington, Del., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Caretaker of the Year Award sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (HRRNP) in conjunction with the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). Taylor, 32, works in the George Teague Jr. Stable and became a well-known person in the sport in 2015 as the caretaker of the Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggl...
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Anthony Napolitano likes working this winter

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
After taking last winter off, harness racing driver Anthony Napolitano decided to spend this winter racing at Yonkers and the Meadowlands. He is more than happy with the decision, and hopes it leads to more opportunities.   Napolitano is the leading driver at the Meadowlands so far this year, with 11 wins in 64 starts. He also has raced three Thursdays at Yonkers, where he has picke...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/28/2016 12:00 AM
George Teague Jr. met the governor of Delaware more than a decade ago when his 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue was honored at the state capitol in Dover, and earlier this week he again had a chance to be welcomed to Legislative Hall by the state's current commander in chief, Gov. Jack Markell. Weekend Preview's Gordon Waterstone talked to Teague about the trip honoring the 2015 Horse of the ...
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Brad Kramer wins with My Revenuer at Pompano

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
In an evenly matched septet featuring a pair of 5 to 2 chances on the tote-board and two others at 3 to 1, it was a 19 to 1 outsider-My Revenuer-that upset the applecart in Pompano Park's $12,500 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday night.   The eight year-old gelded son of Revenue S, handled this night by Brad Kramer, avoided trouble around the final turn by ducking inside of two "breaker...
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Hearts And Flowers snags 21st career win

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
Hearts And Flowers took the lead early on the way to a 1:52.1 in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Dover Downs. Davis and Tony Morgan completed the card with triples.   Bay Pond Racing's Hearts N Flowers has been knocking in recent weeks since consecutive wins early in the meet in the track's top distaff event of the week. Trained by Wayne Givens, Hearts And Flower...
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Flex The Muscle to stand at Ohio's Crystal Springs

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
The Arden Homestead Stable of Delhi, N.Y., and Crystal Springs Farm of Millersburg, Ohio, announce that Flex The Muscle will stand stallion duty in 2016 at Crystal Springs Farm.   A foal of 2007 with lifetime earnings of $937,460 and a winning record of 1:52.4f , Flex The Muscle was foaled and raised at Silver Linden Farms in Woodburn, Ind., and sold at the ...
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Sweet Lou's first offspring born at Diamond Creek

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
Among the new foals being reported for Captaintreacherous and Trixton, the pacing stallion Sweet Lou is a new father as well. The first foal of three-time millionaire Sweet Lou p,1.47f ($3,478,894) has been welcomed at Diamond Creek Farm. The first Sweet Lou foal is a filly out of Euphoria. The foal out of Euphoria was born on Sunday (Jan. 24) in the midst of the blizzard that h...
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Youth Foundation celebrating 40th anniversary

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is probably best recognized for its summer camp programs which introduce and teach youth about harness racing. But, as the organization kicks off its 40th year of industry service, scholarships are not just part of the HHYF mission, it's a major part. In fact, it was one of the original purposes. HHYF has awarded more than $625,000 in scholarships, an average...
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Ohio honors its best at awards banquet

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association honored horsemen, horsewomen, and equines throughout the state for their accomplishments during the 2015 racing season on Saturday (Jan. 23) at the OHHA and USTA District 1 annual banquet.   The banquet was held at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. The activities of the day included the annual PACER stallion service auction, HHH...
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Breedings to benefit Museum, Hall available

on 01/27/2016 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce an exceptional roster of stallions for the 2016 breeding auction. Stallions standing their first year include Sebastian K, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle, Class Included and Thinking Out Loud. By state and gait Ohio's trotting sires are Break The Bank K, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle and Stormin Normand. The pacing gait is represen...
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First foal by Trixton born at Deo Volente

on 01/26/2016 12:00 AM
While blizzards tend to be hectic times at breeding farms, the hearts of Deo Volente staff warmed right up with the arrival of the very first foal by Hambletonian champion Trixton on Saturday (Jan. 23). The dam, Amare Deo, is by Lucky Chucky from the accomplished Cherished Victory, which places the bright bay snow angel in the middle of perhaps the most commercial family in trotting as the ...
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Judges announced for Bergstein Writing Award

on 01/26/2016 12:00 AM
Barry Irwin and his Team Valor International will again honor excellent journalism in 2016 and have lined up a new slate of judges to decide the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Legendary racecaller Trevor Denman and Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will join esteemed Turf writers Neil Milbert, Michael Veitch and Maryjean Wall in selecting a winner from a group of finalists comp...
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Sportech tote issues force track cancellations

on 01/26/2016 12:00 AM
Due to a nationwide outage of the Sportech tote system, Yonkers Raceway canceled it's scheduled 12-race card for Tuesday afternoon. Monticello Raceway also canceled its Tuesday afternoon live program. The problem also prompted the Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners Bayonne OTW to close for simulcasting on Tuesday.   The tote system outage prevents the facilities from being able to a...
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