New website reflects Preferred’s growth

on 05/08/2020 6:46 AM
Despite this generally static time in the horse racing business, there’s one thing that’s new and improved for industry participants, and that’s the attractive, redesigned website recently unveiled by the sport’s number one sales agency, Preferred Equine Marketing.   “Our website,, is the storefront of our company,” said own...
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International Moni's book full and closed

on 05/07/2020 7:17 PM
The 2020 book for trotting stallion International Moni  3,1:51.4M ( $775,463) has been announced as full and closed. A son of French super stallion Love You and out of the greatest trotting mare to ever wear a harness, Moni Maker, International Moni is standing his second season at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania for a fee of $5,000. International Moni also served a full book of mar...
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HarnessRacing Special Preview now available!

on 05/07/2020 4:07 PM
Harness racing has been shut down since mid-March and it now appears some states might begin to allow racetracks to open, albeit it without fans at first. In the new and free HarnessRacing Special Preview, longtime owner Carl Howard, also the CEO of Fazoli’s restaurant chain, talks about a petition he initiated to send to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to ask that tracks in the Buckeye State re-ope...
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Maryland 2-year-old payments extended to June 15

on 05/07/2020 4:06 PM
The May 15 second sustaining payment for 2 year olds to the Maryland Sire Stakes and the Maryland Standardbred Fund Stakes has been extended by the State of Maryland to assist the horsemen in these trying times.   The second 2-year-old payment is now due June 15, 2020. This only applies to 2 year olds!!!   Please check the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund website www.msrfonl...
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Qualifiers set for May 19 at Harrah's Hoosier Park

on 05/07/2020 4:01 PM
 After receiving approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will begin the process of reopening its barn area on Monday, May 11. Horsemen will be assigned days and times for arrival to ensure an orderly entrance into the Harrah’s Hoosier Park barn area beginning on Monday, May 11.  On this date, horses located in Indiana will be eligible to ...
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Harrah's Hoosier Park could re-open June 14

on 05/07/2020 3:22 PM
On Friday, May 1 Indiana’s Governor released a five-stage phase-in for Indiana businesses to re-open using differing dates through July 4. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission and racetrack management have been working in conjunction with the governor’s office to confirm where horse racing falls within this reopening plan and the timeline below outlines those stages. Please be aware t...
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Remembering Cornstalk's 1983 Ohio Sires Stakes championship

on 05/07/2020 2:31 PM
Ohio trainer-driver and Hall of Famer Howard Beissinger was no stranger to the winner’s circle and in 1983, he brought forth onto the Ohio Sires Stakes scene a colt with close ties to his heart, the youngster Cornstalk.   Cornstalk was the son of a previous Beissinger trainee, Lindy’s Pride, 3, 1:57.3 ($396,209) who Beissinger had driven to win trotting’s top five st...
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Dancin Yankee's book full and closed

on 05/07/2020 1:06 PM
Cool Winds Farm is proud to announce that the stud book for World Champion and 3-time Ohio Older Pacer of the Year Dancin Yankee p,1:47.2f ($2,003,907) is full and closed for the 2020 breeding season. Extremely pleased with the interest shown in the horse’s inaugural season, co-owner Mark Weaver stated, "It is a great feeling to see Dancin Yankee receive the response he did in...
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Online wagering immediately approved in Michigan

on 05/07/2020 9:39 AM
The Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday issued an order that will allow online wagering on  horse racing. The order allows onling wagering through a third-party provider, which must be selected by management at Northville Downs, the state’s lone remaining racetrack.   Northville Downs was unable to open its meet in March due to the covid-10 pandemic and the stay-at-h...
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Supplemental entries for Jug in 2022

on 05/06/2020 6:39 PM
Little Brown Jug Society president Tom Wright has announced some sweeping changes to future Little Brown Jugs and its filly companion event, the Jugette. In 2022, the Little Brown Jug will start accepting supplemental entries with a payment of $45,000 (Jugette supplements would pay $15,000). Horses will no longer have to win either the Cane Pace, the Messenger, North America Cup or the M...
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Antonacci Family Foundation donates $125K to food drive

on 05/06/2020 2:37 PM
According to, the Antonacci Family Foundation has donated $125,000 to launch the Millions of Meals food drive with the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $125,000 donation was announced by representatives of the foundation and the Food Bank at Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday morning, May 5. To read the full story, click here.
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Waterstone, MacDonald on Thursday's PT with Mike & Mike

on 05/06/2020 1:42 PM
Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m.  Guests include Gordon Waterstone and Curtis MacDonald.   Waterstone, recently appointed to the Hall of Fame Screening Committee, will join to discuss how the process works and how someone goes about getting nominated for the Hall of Fame.  He...
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Standardbred Transition Alliance accredits first organizations

on 05/06/2020 8:43 AM
The Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) announced the completion of its inaugural accreditation and grant process on Tuesday.   The three aftercares accredited by the STA are: New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program with locations in Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania; Racer Placers in Jefferson, Wisc.; and Sunshine Horses in Clay, N.Y.   With this maj...
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Michigan horseman Giovanni Finateri dies at 79

on 05/05/2020 6:30 PM
  Longtime horseman Giovanni Finateri of Flint Township, Mich., died Monday, May 4. He was 79.  Mr. Finateri was born March 17, 1941 in Patrica, Italy, son of Luigi and Violina (Salvati) Finateri. He has resided in Flint Township for over 50 years. He married Heather (Rathburn) Cundiff July 7, 2005 in Toledo, Ohio. He grew up in the interior of war torn Italy at...
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Historical Horse Racing requested in Canada

on 05/05/2020 2:15 PM
It was announced on Tuesday, May 5 that Woodbine Entertainment, Ontario Racing and Racetracks of Canada have approached the Federal Government and have requested that Historical Horse Racing be legalized. In an announcement that has appeared on the Ontario Racing website, the three organizations have jointly stated that the legalization of Historical Horse Racing (HHR) would provide much need...
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Ashley Tetrick named to USTA Board of Directors

on 05/05/2020 2:09 PM
District 12 of the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Ashley Tetrick has been selected to replace John Brennan as a director for the organization. Brennan, who was a USTA director for 23 years and chairman of District 12, died March 10. Tetrick’s term will begin immediately and will run until the next District 12 meeting, which has yet to ...
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Dean Gillette named track photographer at Harrah’s Hoosier Park

on 05/04/2020 9:47 PM
Dean Gillette has been the official photographer for the Indiana Standardbred Association over the past several years. Now, he will take his talents full time to Harrah’s Hoosier Park once racing resumes. A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., Gillette spent most of his career as a volunteer firefighter, which led to him becoming a licensed EMT. He worked in the Lansing and Battle Creek area, but ...
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Alan Leavitt back on KY Horse Racing Commission

on 05/04/2020 4:22 PM
Standardbred racing and breeding in Kentucky now has two representatives on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Alan J. Leavitt of Walnut Hall Ltd. to the commission. Leavitt has previously served on the commission when Beshear's father, Steve, was Kentucky's governor and now joins Ken Jackson of Kentuckiana Farms as the only Standardbred members of the co...
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USTA ID techs begin scheduling appointments

on 05/04/2020 1:22 PM
The USTA ID Technicians will be providing DNA and microchip services effective Monday, May 4. We have provided strict guidelines for the ID Technicians to follow in an attempt to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved. To learn more about what you can do to protect your equine facility from the spread of COVID-19, visit the link from the American Association of Equine Practitioners found...
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Western Fair cancels 2020 Camluck Classic

on 05/04/2020 1:12 PM
After much consideration, management at The Raceway at Western Fair District has made the decision to cancel the Camluck Classic Invitational which was scheduled for Friday, May 29. The $150,000 race is slated to return in 2021. The City of London Series, which had finals slated for the same night as the Camluck Classic, has been postponed and will be worked into the schedule when live racing res...
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