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Some Kinda Beach upsets at Meadows

on 12/07/2015 12:00 AM
Let go at a generous 10-1, Some Kinda Beach overpowered the leader with a first-over move, then dug in late to preserve his victory in Monday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Some Kinda Beach was third when Eric Goodell sent him after the leader, Unlocked. The 5-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Art’s Fantasy easily dispatched Unlock...
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The Real One wins for Lachance at Yonkers

on 12/06/2015 12:00 AM
Odds-on favorite The Real One (Pat Lachance, $3.70) did it handily Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 4, The Real One sat chilly as Texican N (Eric Carlson) took the early initiative. He worked around Cyclone Kiwi N (Jason Bartlett), then was able to get away some soft (:27.2, :57.1) subsections. However, something was ...
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White Birch's Michael Parisi dies

on 12/06/2015 12:00 AM
Harness racing was rocked by the news early Sunday morning that Michael Parisi, owner of White Birch Farm, a leading breeding farm and training center in New Jersey, had died. Mr. Parisi was 51. No details were available about Mr. Parisi's passing.   White Birch Farm, which was founded by Mr. Parisi's parents, bred scores of major stakes winners, among them Captaintreacherous a...
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Justgottogetthere takes Batavia trot feature

on 12/05/2015 12:00 AM
It's not too often a horse gets passed at the head of the lane and comes back on to win, but that is exactly what Justgottogetthere did in Friday night's (Dec. 4) $9,500 trotting feature at Batavia Downs.   Leaving from post four, Justgottogetthere (Ron Beback Jr.) left quickly to take the lead and provide pylon-starter Leave Your Mark (Kevin Cummings) with a perfect trip. The rest of the...
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Meadowlands Super Hi-Five hit for $36,414

on 12/05/2015 12:00 AM
Coming into the Saturday night program at the Meadowlands, there were a pair of carryovers in the two Jackpot Super Hi-Five wagers. The first of those jackpots was hit to the tune of $36,414 in the fifth race. The winning $.20 cent ticket was wagered through a TVG outlet.   Prince Palani, a 13-1 upset winner, led the longshot parade that resulted in there being just a sole winn...
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Lucky Nadotremblay takes Batavia open

on 12/05/2015 12:00 AM
Lucky Nadotremblay was pushed every step of the way Saturday night (Dec. 5), but the performance of a lifetime got him across first in the $10,000 Open pacing feature at Batavia Downs.   Leaving from post one, Lucky Nadotremblay (Shawn McDonough) was immediately greeted by Adversary Seelster (Ron Beback Jr.) and Jokerman (Jim McNeight) as the race rounded the first turn. The treble ...
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My My Hey Hey, Cajon Lightning best in Autumn

on 12/05/2015 12:00 AM
The favorites My My Hey Hey (pictured)and Cajon Lightning came out on top in a pair of Autumn Series finals Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The three-week Autumn Series for three-year-old colts and geldings wrapped up with a pair of $38,000 finals.   Also, for the second Saturday in a row, Sylvain Filion and Richard Moreau put on a clinic at Woodbine Racetrack. Filion drove si...
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Rousse, Coppola team up to sweep at Spa

on 12/05/2015 12:00 AM
Trainer Jackie Rousse and driver Frank Coppola Jr. swept the co-features on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.Titus Seelster (Artistic Fella) went coast-to-coast in the $13,000 Winners Over pace while Artful Way (Artistic Fella) went start-to-finish in the $13,000 Winners of 5 but not more than 8 races lifetime pace on a comfortable December night in the Spa City.   Titu...
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Horseman Shawn Armour, 41, dies in accident

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
Maryland horseman Shawn Armour, 41, was killed on Thursday morning (Dec. 3) when his car collided with a commercial garbage truck at an intersection in Colora, Md., according to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Armour raced horses primarily in Maryland and Delaware.   According to a report at Cecildaily.com, the truck cut into the path of a 2006 Nissan Sentra driven by Armour. ...
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Panamanian Hanover wins Philly feature

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
A field of seven faced the starter for the featured event on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, a trot for non-winners of $22,000 in their last five starts. The wagering public sent Ron Burke trainee Appomattox (Yannick Gingras) off as the favorite. The 6-year-old son of Yankee Glide had victories in two of his last three starts.   Getting away from post six, Appomatt...
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Muscle Hill's book full and closed for 2016

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms, manager of the Muscle Hill Syndicate, has announced that the book for the 2016 breeding season is now full and closed. Muscle Hill will once again stand at Marion Farms, New Hope, Pa.   The 2015 racing season turned out to be another outstanding year for Muscle Hill, highlighted by dual Breeders Crown juvenile wins by World Champion Southwind Frank 2,1:52.2 ($7...
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Jenna's Beach Boy euthanized at age 23

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
World champion Jenna's Beach Boy p,4, 1:47.3 ($1,972,172), a three-time Breeders Crown champion, was euthanized Friday morning (Dec. 4) at Peninsula Farm outside of Lexington, KY. He was 23. The son of Beach Towel had been diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year.   Jenna's Beach Boy was bred by Lee and Linda DeVisser of Holland, Mich., who made a trip to Lexington this fa...
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Nominations open for Caretaker of Year

on 12/04/2015 12:00 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Caretaker of the Year. The award, sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport -- the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. Initially titled Groom of the Year Award when first presente...
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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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