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Brinkers Dream wins Autumn filly trot final

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
Brinkers Dream and Aniston Seelster won their respective Autumn Series Finals Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.The $36,800 three-year-old filly trot and $37,800 three-year-old filly pace Autumn Series Finals highlighted Friday's 11-race card.   A pair of scratches, including leg one and two winner The Murmuring Pan, left a field of eight for the filly trot final and Brinkers Dream seize...
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Sell A Bit N wins best again at Yonkers

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
They can't stop Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton, $11.80). They can't even hope to contain her. The leading lady continued her distaff derby dominance Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace for a fifth consecutive victory.   Ordered outside her seven rivals, Sell a Bit N paid a :27.4, opening-quarter price to get the lead, looping Gallie Bythe Beach...
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Trustworthy Kid wins at 9-1 at Meadows

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
Dismissed at 9-1, Trustworthy Kid peeled off cover around the final turn and blazed widest through the lane to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Away fifth, Trustworthy Kid followed the live first-over cover of Tamarind. When Brian Zendt asked him for trot approaching the stretch, the 6-year-old SJ's Caviar-Penn Worthy Lane geldin...
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Crosbys Clam Bake wins at 29-1 at Meadowlands

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
After favorites dominated at the Meadowlands last week, Friday (Dec. 4) evening's 13-race card kicked off with three consecutive odds-on choices all handed defeat.   The upsets continued in the evening's featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot, which saw Crosbys Clam Bake upset at 29-1, striking the front in just the final yards to collar pacesetter Waiting On A Woman for a 1:53.3 victory. A ...
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Bruce Aldrich wins 6,000th career race

on 12/03/2015 12:00 AM
What is the answer to the trivia question: "What horse did Bruce Aldrich Jr. drive for his 6,000th career win? The answer is: Unimpeachable.   Aldrich's milestone came on a rain-soaked Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway where three drivers had individual hat tricks. Aldrich finished his day with a trio of victories, as did James Devaux and Kyle DiBene...
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New Weekend Preview: Training Reports

on 12/03/2015 12:00 AM
The training report cards are in for the weekend races at the Meadowlands, but what can you expect to read? The new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview looks at the impact of the training reports, with Gordon Waterstone speaking to Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural and a few trainers to get their viewpoints. Read what Gural expects and find out what the trainers say about what they will say and...
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January Mixed Sale entries close Friday

on 12/03/2015 12:00 AM
Tattersalls Sales Co. reminds horsemen that entries will close Friday, Dec. 4 for the January Select Mixed Sale, to be held at the Meadowlands on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18.   The sale is the industry’s leading winter auction and features racehorses, broodmares, stallion shares, and short yearlings.   Judging from the entries already received, sale manager David ...
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Clements drives Mach It Par to Pompano win

on 12/02/2015 12:00 AM
Mach It A Par, perfectly handled by owner Dan Clements, took top honors at Pompano Park on Tuesday night in the $11,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares.   The 5-year-old daughter of Mach Three led from first long stride to last and stopped the teletimer in 1:52.1 for her third win in her last four starts and 12th success of the year. Stucklikeglue and Rick Plano teamed up f...
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Hearts N Flowers goes back to back at Dover

on 12/02/2015 12:00 AM
Starting in the second tier was no problem for Bay Pond Racing's Hearts N Flowers who collected her second straight win and ninth this season winning the $21,000 Mares Winners-Over Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday. On the undercard, Elliesjet N made it six in a row since crossing the Pacific and meet-leading driver Corey Callahan made five trips to the winner's circle on the 15-race card. &nb...
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No Pan Intended to stand stud in Ireland

on 12/02/2015 12:00 AM
Oakwood Stud management has announced that they have purchased the Standardbred stallion, No Pan Intended, in the United States and will stand him for the 2016 breeding season in Ireland. A selling price was not disclosed.   "We were trying buy No Pan Intended in February this past year, said Derek Delaney of Oakwood Stud, "And Brian Doyle from Brian Doyle Air Cargo, was negotiating...
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Gingras, Burke take Grand Circuit honors

on 12/02/2015 12:00 AM
With Wiggle It Jiggleit's track-record 1:48.2 victory in the $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace on Monday night, Nov. 30, at Dover Downs, the 2015 Grand Circuit season came to an end.   Individual honors went to Yannick Gingras as leading driver, Ron Burke as leading trainer, and Burke Racing as leading owner.   The Grand Circuit leaders in the three categories (driver, tr...
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Opulent Yankee set to return to races Friday

on 12/02/2015 12:00 AM
Julie Miller likens Opulent Yankee's return from a nearly five-month layoff to compete in Friday's Open Handicap for trotters at the Meadowlands to "jumping off the high dive a little bit.” But it might help the trainer determine whether the 4-year-old gelding can make a big splash in 2016.   Opulent Yankee has won six of 18 races this year and finished second on nine occasions en...
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Escuela wins, Hennessey honored at Pompano

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Escuela, deftly handled by Ed Hensley, stretched her winning streak to three with a sharp 1:54.2 win in Pompano Park's $11,000 Open Handicap Trot on Monday night.   The 5-year-old daughter of ABC Garland, owned by the Hensleys—Ed and trainer Ashleigh—overcame the handicap of the outside seven post and six rivals to score her 11th win of the year and 21st lifetime, sending her se...
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Unlocked wins Meadows feature

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Unlocked found the key to victory Monday at The Meadows—a clean journey on the front with plenty of pop late. That was his formula for success in the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace.   Mike Wilder hustled Unlocked to the lead from post 5 in :27.2. When no credible outside challenge developed, the 4-year-old son of Duneside Perch-Miss Major Power was able ...
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Mission Brief, Stayin Strong NJ HOYs

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Mission Brief, who trotted the fastest mile in New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) history, has been selected as the New Jersey Sires Stakes' Premier Division Horse of the Year for 2015 while Stayin Strong was named the Green Acres' Horse of the Year.   The awards, which are voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, are based solely on performances in races for New ...
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Hinckley wins, Waterstone 4th in HANA contest

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
The marathon we lovingly call the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge has concluded with Sally Hinckley running away with the title, finishing 570 points ahead of her nearest competitor, Dennis O'Hara. Anne Stepien finished third to complete the winning trifecta, while harnessracing.com's Gordon Waterstone settled for fourth.   We graciously thank the Bellino Stab...
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Meadowlands qualifiers moved to Saturday

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Due to the light number of entries qualifying races have been moved to Saturday evening, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Racing Office at (201) 842-5130 with any questions. (Meadowlands)
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Meadow Skipper book-signing at Meadowlands

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Equine authors Victoria M. Howard and Bob Marks will be at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Dec. 5, for a book signing of their recent book, Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story. The book signing will take place inside the main entrance of the racetrack from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Both Howard and Marks will also be appearing live on the Meadowlands TV show. The book will be sold at the track for $15. ...
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Illinois horseman Bill McEnery dies at 73

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Bill McEnery, a well known horseman from Illinois and former president of the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, died Nov. 23. He was 73.   Mr. McEnery was also known as the one-time owner of the Gas City fuel and convenience store outlets. He bred Standardbreds at his Bell Valley Farm in Frankfort, Ill., and campaigned many with the Bell Valley name.   He is ...
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Youth Foundation scholarship applications available

on 12/01/2015 12:00 AM
Updated applications are now available for three scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Log on towww.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships to access the applications and each scholarship's eligibility requirements and general information. The scholarships, for students who are at least ...
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