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Fashion Showdown scores at 35-1 at Dover

on 01/05/2016 12:00 AM
A :25.3 opening quarter on a chilly Tuesday apparently was too much for Elliesjet N and Jerseylicious as Fashion Showdown was fastest in the stretch to score a 35-1 upset in the $20,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Jan. 5. Corey Callahan notched four wins.   Elliesjet N and driver Art Stafford Jr. brought an eight-race win streak as the mare stepped up into the top distaff...
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Hannah Miller named US rep in World Cup

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
The World Cup, considered the Super Bowl of amateur racing, will take place in Budapest, Hungary in September 2016 and Hannah Miller has been designated to represent the United States in that prestigious event. This year the World Cup will pit 12 countries from three continents in an international amateur driving competition.   Miller was named the USA's 2015 Amateur Driver of the Y...
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No Meadowlands for David Miller until April

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
Although David Miller enters 2016 less than $683,000 from becoming just the third driver in history to reach the $200-million mark in career earnings, don't look for the Hall of Famer to reach the milestone any time soon. That's because Miller and his wife, Misty, will be spending the winter in Florida and not returning north until April, which means he will be out of action at the Meadowlands...
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Burke, Allard to race at Hawthorne

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
There shouldn't be any shortage of horses for Hawthorne's winter meet that gets under way on Friday, Jan. 8. The track's barn area will soon be jammed-pack after 500 stall applications were accepted, placing the track's backstretch at capacity. Hawthorne will have a three-day box for its meet. Entries for opening night will be taken at its Race Office on Tuesday morning, Jan. 5. Entries are...
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Meadowlands moves post time to 6:35 p.m.

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
Post time for the Meadowlands will be moved to 6:35 p.m. for the eight weeks encompassing the entire months of January and February. This move comes on the heels of consecutive Saturday nights that produces nearly $7.4 Million in combined handle.   "It is impossible to ignore the success we have had the past two Saturday nights of racing," said general manager Jason Settlemoir....
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Set Me Up wins Meadows opening day feature

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
Set Me Up captured Monday’s opening day feature at The Meadows when she outdueled Hidden Land in the stretch and took the $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. The 2-5 favorite, Set Me Up was on an easy lead with Hidden Land fifth and facing a seemingly futile first-over bid. Indeed, Hidden Land made that move and drew even past the three-quarters. But Set Me Up had just ...
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Mustang Art upsets at Dover

on 01/04/2016 12:00 AM
Mustang Art, overlooked at 33-1, enjoyed a perfect trip to come on to post a 1:51 success in the $28,500 Delaware Special Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Monday. Yannick Gingras, Corey Callahan and George Dennis  drove three winners on a windy and cold day. Starting from the second tier in the Monday feature, Mustang Art, reined by Brett Miller, found room deep in the lane to score a 1...
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Merriman has 8 wins at Northfield Saturday

on 01/03/2016 12:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, the 2015 North American dash winner, has continued his winning ways into 2016. After posting three wins on Friday (Jan. 1), Merriman had a monster night on Saturday (Jan. 2) at Northfield Park by posting eight wins on the 15-race program.   Merriman’s triumphs were with Lady Ideal ($2.10) in race three, King Richard ($9.20) in race six, Talbotcreek Armani ($3.80) i...
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Wrenn, Loney take 2015 Northfield titles

on 01/03/2016 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Brian Loney were repeat winners in 2015 with Northfield Park dash titles. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. again topped the Northfield driving ranks in 2015, winning 653 races over the Flying Turns. His nearest competitor, Aaron Merriman, drove 579 winners. Jason Merriman (338), Ryan Stahl (210) and Kurt Sugg (199) completed the top five reinsmen.   Wrenn, 29, resides in C...
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Meadowlands opens 2016, handles $3.7 million

on 01/03/2016 12:00 AM
The 15-race Saturday card at The Meadowlands produced a total handle of $3,775,943, an increase of $1,178,455 over the 13-race card on this same night in 2015, or 45-percent. The per-race handle of $251,729 was a 26-percent increase over the $199,806 per-race handle on this night in 2015.   In addition, on-track handle nearly doubled, increasing 95-percent from $209,066 to $407,897 ...
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Timoko easy winner in prep for Prix d'Amerique

on 01/03/2016 12:00 AM
Timoko, the runner-up in the 2015 Yonkers International Trot and 2014 Elitlopp champion, crushed the competition in the Prix de Bourgogne at the Vincennes track in Paris, France, on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 3. The French trotter was parked the entire distance and then won by open lengths. You can watch the video by going to Today's Videos (see below).   Driver Bjorn Goop attacked quic...
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Bill Perretti, 36, nephew of Anthony Perretti, dies

on 01/02/2016 12:00 AM
William "Bill" Perretti, 36, close nephew of Anthony Perretti, a member of the boards of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey and The Hambletonian Society, died Dec. 26, 2015. Mr. Perretti was a passionate surfer, skateboarder and sport bike rider. Visitation for Mr. Perretti will be on Sunday (Jan. 3) between 1-2 p.m. at the Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 ...
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Erle Dale N takes Woodbine Preferred

on 01/02/2016 12:00 AM
Sent postward at odds of 10-1, Erle Dale N came through between horses down the stretch off a ground-saving trip to win Woodbine Racetrack's first $34,000 Preferred Pace of the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 2.   Also, fresh off fantastic 2015 seasons, Sylvain Filion and Richard Moreau were recognized Saturday night at Woodbine. Filion led all drivers on the Woodbine/Mohawk circuit in 2...
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Teddy Barcus, subject of card drive, dies

on 12/31/2015 12:00 AM
Teddy F. Barcus, 70, of Delaware, Ohio, and formerly nearby Sunbury, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware. Mr. Barcus was a longtime fan of harness racing and assistant for various horsemen over the year at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. When a heavy snowstorm would made roads virtually impassable in the winter, Mr. Barcus was known to walk to the ...
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Hollywood Dayton closes with handle up 20%

on 12/31/2015 12:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway closed the curtain on a successful second season on Wednesday night (December 30) with an overall average nightly handle increase of 20 percent over the inaugural 2014 session. Over $5.2 million in purses were paid out over the 75-night meet. In addition, Hollywood Dayton Raceway put an exclamation point on its successful second season with another all-time record hand...
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I Like My Boss wins fourth straight at Dover

on 12/31/2015 12:00 AM
For the fourth consecutive start, I Like My Boss scored a business-like victory at Dover Downs setting a personal record of 1:53.4 over an off-track on a rainy Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Dover Downs. Keystone Ace won the $15,000 purse feature. Corey Callahan drives five winners. Racing resumes on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m.   Leaving from outside post 8 for the second straight start, I ...
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Post Time with Mike & Mike announces awards

on 12/31/2015 12:00 AM
Post Time with Mike and Mike announced its winners for the 2015 Post Time with Mike and Mike awards. The winners were announced on the New Years' Eve broadcast and will be presented with a Framed Certificate from the show.   Post Time with Mike and Mike would like to thank everyone who took the time out to make their voices heard and we hope to have another successful turnout n...
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Sue Gregory, wife of horseman Gary Gregory, dies

on 12/30/2015 12:00 AM
Norma "Sue” Gregory, the wife of horseman Gary Gregory and mother of Jeff Gregory, died suddenly Dec. 28, 2015. She was 69.   Mrs. Gregory spent years working at Milex Drugs in Caledonia, NY, and was a proud member of the Western New York Harness Horsemen's Association.   She is survived by her loving husband and working partner of 50 years,Gary, and their children...
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Big fields at Big M to kick off 2016

on 12/30/2015 12:00 AM
The Saturday night card at the Meadowlands is another horseplayer's delight with 15 live races, each chock full of horses, on the menu. Post time is again 6:35 p.m. to accommodate the super-sized program.   This week the race card is comprised of the regular Saturday overnight stock with nothing but pacing races, leading one to believe that this offering may well eclipse l...
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Longtime horseman Dave Garling dies at 64

on 12/30/2015 12:00 AM
Dave "Shooter” Garling, a former security guard at Raceway Park who also owned and trained his own Standardbreds, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64. As a trainer, Mr. Garling also worked for Russ and Sam Mignano and raced on the Michigan/Ohio circuit for many years. He was a dedicated fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Li...
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