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Northern Bullet trots to Buffalo feature victory

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The front-running and heavily favored Lutetium was the one to chase down in Buffalo Raceway's $9,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Jan. 22) and Northern Bullet ($11.60) was more than up to the task.   Blazing some hot fractions of 28.4, 58.2 and 1:28.1 on a frosty night, it seemed like Lutetium was going to runaway and hide from the field of six. But Northern Bullet, who was five lengt...
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Yonkers' Open Pace goes to Regil Elektra

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Regil Elektra (Jason Bartlett, $5.90) was encouraged early and in hand late Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.   Getting some gate reminders from post position No. 4, Regil Elektra made the lead before a :28.1 quarter-mile. From there, no sweat (:57.3, 1:26, 1:53.4), with that :27.4 kicker denying anyone else a shot. Pole-assigned...
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Miami Valley mare feature to Buckeye Thea

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Buckeye Thea, one of the most consistently outstanding pacing mares in the state of Ohio during the past two seasons, was triumphant again Friday night (January 22) in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.   It was the six-year-old Dave Panlone mare's first 2016 victory, but her 11th in the last twelve months and 23rd in a career comprised of 102 starts. O...
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Woodbine finals to Shades Of Bay, Double Olives

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The finals of the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series highlighted racing action Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The $45,200 Blizzard final for three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares featured a field of nine, while a full-field of ten three and four-year-old pacers competed in the $47,200 Snowshoe final.   Rafa and Shades Of Bay entered the Snowshoe final both seeking a series...
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Opulent Yankee takes Meadowlands Open

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
Just as an impending snowstorm closing in on the New York City metropolitan area did not interrupt Friday (January 22) evening's 14-race program at The Meadowlands, eight rivals closed in--but failed to engulf--Opulent Yankee ($4.60, part of entry) in the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, carded as race two. Andy Miller floated forward with the 5-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding at race's...
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More series action underway at Hawthorne

on 01/23/2016 12:00 AM
The ladies were the focus on Friday evening at Hawthorne as divisions of the Ohyouprettything and Pretty Direct Pacing Series took place. The Ohyouprettything went in four divisions and was for fillies and mares that had not won two pari-mutuel races or $10,000 lifetime as of December 1, 2015. The Pretty Direct was also for the females, non-winners of five pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifet...
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Simon's Artist wins first of '16 at Dover

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Jim Morand rolled down the passing lane with Simon's Artist to edge Ken Kam in the Thursday pace feature at Dover Downs. With a move from post 8 to the rail, Simon?s Artist came through with his first win of 2016 for owner-trainer Rich Ringler. The 7-year-old Blissfull Hall-Claris gelding won the tight 1:53 photo on the rail from Ken Kam (Allan Davis) with Allstar Preview (George Dennis), t...
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Horseman offices in Lex closed due to storm

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
The offices of The Horseman And Fair World magazine and HarnessRacing Weekend Preview in Lexington are closed on Friday due to the major snowstorm that is hitting the area. Projections call for 8-12 inches of snow in Lexington. If you need assistance with a subscription, advertising or news, please call and leave a message and your call will be returned on Monday morning. For urgent business, plea...
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Trotters featured at Hawthorne in Dygert series

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Trotters were the focus Thursday at Hawthorne as leg one of the Dygert Trotting Series took place. The Dygert Series is for colts, horses, and geldings which have not won three pari-mutuel races or $15,000 lifetime as of Dec. 1, 2015. A field of 11 lined up for the first leg of the Dygert Series. On an evening that produced no front-end winners on the Hawthorne card, that trend held true in...
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Sweet Lou's book full and closed for 2016

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm announced today that the book for world champion and "Pacer of the Year? Sweet Lou is now full and closed for the upcoming breeding season.   "He closed just as quickly this year as he did last year, during his first season at stud,? said Diamond Creek owner Adam Bowden. "I think it speaks very well of the confidence breeders have in him, not only in regard to his...
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Meadowlands, Yonkers, Fhld cancel Sat. cards

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
The monster snowstorm that has engulfed the eastern half of the United States has prompted several racetrack cancellations on Saturday. The Meadowlands, Yonkers and Freehold have announced the cancellation of its Saturday race cards. Below are releases issued by the racetracks.   Due to the expected winter storm, the Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled live racing and simulcasting fo...
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HHYF honors Davies-Gooch, Wittstruck

on 01/22/2016 12:00 AM
For the first time since 2005, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has named two winners of its Service to Youth Award, the highest accolade the organization offers. The "horse-racing professor,? Chris Wittstruck was honored for his generosity to the Foundation, while former President and Trustee Callie Davies-Gooch was selected for her long-term commitment to HHYF.   In annou...
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Tamarind gets win in Meadows $20,000 trot

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Tamarind outdueled Lady's Dude for the early lead, then held off that rival late to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Once Tamarind reached the top, Aaron Merriman threw on the breaks and gave the 8-year-old Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos gelding a comfortable 58.1 opening half. With the back markers effectively out of it, Tamarind...
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Memumsnotnice skims pylons for Buffalo win

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Memumsnotnice ($7.30) wasn't very nice to her five rivals in the filly and mare $9,200 pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday evening (Jan. 20) as she used a pylon-skimming trip in 1:57 to post a narrow neck victory. It was also a great night for two-time defending driving champion Kevin Cummings as he registered a five victories on the snow flurry filled night. In the feature, Janie Bay ...
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Tim Tetrick wins six at Dover on Wednesday

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Man Of Muscles, piloted by Pat Berry, came out of the pack on the final turn and overtook front-trotting favorite Lou Man (Tim Tetrick) nearing the finish line for a 1:56 triumph in a $12,000 sub-feature. In the week's top trot, Tim Tetrick had to use Tough Mac hard leaving from the outside before getting the lead at the quarter then led the way to a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000 Open Handicap...
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Over Friskie easy winner in Hawthorne series

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Wednesday night kicked off the first legs of the Whizzer R. White and Suburban Downs Pacing Series. The Whizzer R. White had an overflow amount of entries and was split into five divisions while the Suburban Downs went with two divisions. Conditions for the Whizzer R. White were for colts, horses, and geldings that had not won two pari-mutuel races or $10,000 lifetime as of December 1, 2015...
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Napolitano wins with Velocity Vespa at PPk

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Velocity Vespa, withstanding severe pressure throughout much of her journey, extended her winning skein to four on Wednesday night, taking top honors in the $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for Mares in 1:51.1 for George Napolitano, Jr. The six year-old daughter of I Scoot Hanover, trained by Chris Oakes for owner Susan Oakes, was in an early war before taking command through a blazing :26 openin...
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Breedings to benefit New Vocations available

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
Breedings to Donato Hanover, Well Said, Conway Hall, Deweycheatumnhowe, A Rocknroll Dance, Dragon Again, and Big Bad John are among the 75-plus seasons donated to New Vocations 18th annual stallion auction. There is even a breeding to the unique white stallion, White Bliss. The auction runs Monday (Feb. 8) through 2 p.m. Friday (Feb. 12) at OnGait.com. It is conducted in an open ended format t...
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Goshen Yearling Sale set for Sept. 18

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
The Goshen Yearling Sale will hold its second annual auction on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, N.Y., near historic Goshen.   "We've had tremendous interest in this year's sale already so we wanted to announce our date so people can put it on their schedules,?€? said Ford.   "In the coming weeks we anticipate having some exciting new...
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Meadowlands announces gains in live handle

on 01/21/2016 12:00 AM
As live racing enters its fourth weekend of the new year, the Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce impressive gains in live handle over the comparable weekends in 2015. Average nightly handle through the first five programs of 2016 is $3,094,154 ?€" a gain of more than 13 percent over the corresponding cards in 2015. While the Meadowlands has been carding 14-race programs this ...
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