Terry Holton Youth Award to Noah Kenneth Newman

on 01/11/2021 8:27 AM
Noah Kenneth Newman of Streetsboro, Ohio, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Terry Holton Youth Award. Newman, a sophomore at Streetsboro High School, has taken advantage of his opportunity to work with his family’s horses in 2020. When Covid-19 shut down schools and high school athletics, Newman began helping at the barn. “H...
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$30,000 claiming pacers in action at Miami Valley

on 01/10/2021 7:57 PM
The first legs of another pair of Claim To Fame series highlighter the Sunday (Jan. 10) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway.  Four splits of $30,000 claiming pacers went postward as well as a pair of $10,000 claiming trot divisions.  Quickest of the four winners among the high priced pacers was Voracity (Trace Tetrick, $2.80) who sped to a 1:51.3 triumph.  The eight-year-old son of...
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Merry Ann Ohio's 2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year

on 01/10/2021 12:00 PM
After finishing second in her first two career starts, Merry Ann reeled off five straight wins on the way to being named the Ohio 2-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year. Merry Ann, the daughter of Southwind Spirit out of Witty Girl, won three legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes for 2-Year-Old filly trotters as well as the $300,000 final.  She finished the season winning five of eight races with ...
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NJ bill permitting year-round residence on horse farms now law

on 01/10/2021 11:59 AM
Home is where the horse is— at least that’s the case in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill permitting full-time, year-round farm employees to reside on premises where horses are boarded. “Groomers, trainers and other full-time farm employees often need extended access to the horses they care for,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “...
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Western Joe wins feature; handle tops $3.6 mil at Big M

on 01/10/2021 7:56 AM
Faithful fans of The Meadowlands product produced another huge night of action at mile oval, as for a third consecutive Saturday betting topped the $3.6-million mark. All-source wagering on the 15-race card totaled $3,646,603. Just like one week ago (Jan. 2), a big first race guaranteed 20-cent Pick-5 pool set the tone for the night. The wager carried not only a $100,000 pool promise but...
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GD Western Joe upsets Stars Align N

on 01/09/2021 9:02 PM
G D Western Joe (Chris Page) pulled a mild upset over Stars Align N (Dan Noble) in Miami Valley’s Saturday (Jan. 9) $22,500 Open Pace.  The six-year-old son of Real Desire triumphed twice and was runner-up twice in his last four starts at Hollywood Dayton Raceway and continued his torrid pace of impressive performances in his first effort at Miami Valley. Page fired his charge...
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Bidding underway for OHHA stallion auction

on 01/09/2021 7:22 PM
Bidding is underway for the 2021 Ohio Stallion Service Auction to benefit the Political Action Committee for Equine Racing (P.A.C.E.R.).  Twenty-two Ohio stallions, 11 Pacers and 11 Trotters, have been made available for a breeding to benefit P.A.C.E.R. On-line bidding is available until Saturday January 18th at 5:00 p.m.  For information on how to bid visit https://hoofbi...
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Harold Kelly Memorial Series kicks off

on 01/09/2021 7:20 PM
Many of Freehold Raceway's regulars were in the spotlight this Saturday (January 9), as Freehold kicked off the Harold Kelly Memorial Pacing Series.   Local horsemen flooded the box for the first leg of this series, which is restricted to horses and geldings owned, sired, or foaled in New Jersey. The first division, restricted to horses with a TrackMaster Horse Rating between 68.0...
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Guinevere Hall Ohio 3FT of the Year

on 01/09/2021 10:39 AM
Guinevere Hall rolled off eight straight wins to start her 2020 campaign on the way to being named Ohio’s 3-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year. Guinevere Hall, the daughter of Cash Hall out of Garbo Lane by Lindy Lane, finished the year with eight wins in 13 starts, earning $356,972 for owners M T Pocket Stables and David McDuffie.  The filly was trained by Melanie Wrenn and bred ...
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Pompano offers $150,000 Pick 5 guarantee Sunday

on 01/09/2021 8:40 AM
For the second time in less than one week, Pompano Park will offer a $150,000 guarantee on its Pick-5 wager on Sunday (January 10). The huge guarantee was made possible when the Thursday Pick-5 went unsolved as nobody was able to come up with the 1-5-10-1-5 combination, which included a 25 to 1 winner, Muscle High, piloted by Jack Killeen, the 20 year-old driver getting his first win eve...
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Todd Mccarthy wins 4 at Meadowlands; $2.8 mil handle

on 01/09/2021 8:37 AM
For a guy who didn’t arrive until four months ago, Todd McCarthy continues to impress in harness racing’s toughest driver colony. The 27-year-old McCarthy continued to do good things since his arrival from Australia, winning four times on the Friday night card at The Meadowlands. The five-time driving champion at Australia’s Menangle Racetrack finished second at the recen...
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The Bethinator 4 for 5 with Miami Valley win

on 01/08/2021 9:34 PM
The Bethinator (Tyler Smith) is on quite the roll on the southwest Ohio circuit.  The just turned four-year-old won for the fourth time in her last five tries, copping her third Mares Open in her last four tries on Friday (Jan. 8) in 1:52. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, dispatched as the second choice in the betting, returned $6.40 to win.  Coupled with 12-1 longshot Summer Cha...
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Harness Racing Museum needs stallion breedings

on 01/08/2021 5:32 PM
Do you have a breeding that you won't be using this season? We have a home for it! We are lining up our stallion roster for the 2021 season and invite you to put your breedings to work for the benefit of all – the breeding donor, the mare owner and the Harness Racing Museum. If you have not participated in this unique and important fundraiser by donating a breeding or placing a bi...
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Wild Wild Western captures Meadows Open Handicap

on 01/08/2021 5:31 PM
Wild Wild Western made the top with an uncovered move and found the wire just in time in Friday's $16,200 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Wild Wild Western was third when Tony Hall sent him after the leader, Macadoodledoo. The 5-year-old son of Western Ideal-Caila Fra cleared handily but was pressured late by Carolina Beach in the Lightning Lane. Wild Wild Western downed that...
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Obrigado scores again in Freehold's trot feature

on 01/08/2021 5:29 PM
Even in a more advanced age, Obrigado's class continues to shine through. He won the Preferred Handicap trot at Freehold Raceway on Friday (Jan. 8) for the second week in a row.   Despite the assignment of the outside post position seven, bettors pounded Obrigado down to 1/5 favoritism. Driver Dan Dube had no problem getting him to the lead, clearing to the front just before ...
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Manchego to return to racetrack in 2021

on 01/08/2021 3:00 PM
Trainer Nancy Takter has announced that the world champion trotter Manchego will return to the racetrack in 2021. In winner’s circle ceremonies on Nov. 21 at the Meadowlands following her victory in the TVG Open Trot, Manchego’s shoes were pulled to mark her retirement from racing to become a broodmare.   Now six, Manchego has 33 wins in 56 career starts with $2,723,181&nb...
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Tessa Koran Ohio HHA's Outstanding Groom for 2020

on 01/08/2021 2:01 PM
Tessa Koran of Stow, Ohio, has been named the 2020 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Outstanding Groom for 2020. Koran works for trainer Kent Sherman and was nominated by Matt Watson, the owner of Sherman trainee Lucky King. Watson said Koran brings a positive energy to the track every day.  “It doesn’t matter if your horse is a $5,000 claimer or an Open horse, you...
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Su Ne Rich Stable's Susie Helfrich, 99, dies in Ohio

on 01/08/2021 1:15 PM
Susie Helfrich, 99, died Jan. 2, at Court House Manor in Washington Court House, Ohio, where she had resided in recent years. She was a graduate of Washington Court House High School and Middletown School of Nursing. She was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. When she was married to Neil Helfrich, they were quite involved in harness racing for many years. They raced horses under t...
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Crazy Wow moving to Diamond Creek Farm in KY

on 01/08/2021 12:53 PM
Multiple stakes-winning Crazy Wow—2, 1:54; 3, 1:51.1 ($2,532,143)—a world champion son of Crazed and his sire’s all-time leading earner, is relocating from Leatherstocking Equine in New York to Diamond Creek Farm Kentucky for the upcoming breeding season, it was announced today by Crawford Farms. He will stand the 2021 season for $3,000. “Al and I are very excited to h...
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Friday the deadline for Tattersalls supplements

on 01/08/2021 8:16 AM
Today is the deadline for supplemental entries to the Tattersalls Winter Mixed Sale, to be held Monday, Jan. 18 at the Meadowlands. Entries will be accepted through the end of business hours by submitting horses online at or by calling (914) 773-7777.   Both the main sale catalog and updated past performances booklet may be viewed on the Tattersalls we...
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