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Drake among Fla. Breeders Stakes winners

on 11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Drake, handled by veteran driver Bob Roberts, pulled off the major upset as Pompano Park hosted four lucrative Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) Stallion Stakes—three non-wagering events—on Tuesday night.   Drake pinned the three length defeat on Owosso Flash (Mike Deters) with Caesar's Forum (Wally Hennessey) third. Stutz and Gold Star Roger completed...
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Hoosier Park closing out meet with charity night

on 11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino will culminate the 2015 live racing season with a night of live harness racing, family activities and entertainment, benefitting local charities on Saturday, Nov. 14. The 2015 Champion Drivers will be the stars of the show as they go head to head in two races for their chance to win a share of $5,000 for their respective charities. The Champion Drivers will be pa...
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Burke Brigade heads to Dover for 3YO Matrons

on 11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke is seven weeks from completing his seventh consecutive season on top of North America's harness racing standings for both wins and purses and will have several opportunities to add to his totals in Thursday's Matron Stakes at Dover Downs.   Burke's Crazy Wow is the 6-5 morning line favorite in the $243,550 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old male trotters and his Mis...
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Thompson, Wilfong to Indiana Hall of Fame

on 11/11/2015 12:00 AM
Two extraordinary men were recently inducted into the Indiana Horse Racing Association Inc. Hall of Fame during a special presentation held at the Columbia Club in downtown Indianapolis Monday, Oct. 26. The Honorable Dick Thompson, former senator and instrumental in developing and implementing the gaming and horse racing bill in Indiana, and Ralph Wilfong, who worked tirelessly during his life...
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Brennan gets 9,000th win with Givenupdreaming

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
George Brennan kept the crowd in abeyance Monday night before finally reaching that next plateau. Brennan swept both halves of Yonkers Raceway's late daily double, the latter also serving as his 9,000th career driving victory.   After earning a few checks (but no wins) with his first eight drives, Brennan—fittingly—reached his milestone with a twosome trained by Ron Burke. Favor...
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Kauffman, Smith score hat tricks in Dayton

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Drivers Kayne Kauffman and Tyler Smith each scored hat tricks at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night (Nov. 9) while Jason Brewer notched a driving double.   Kauffman has now won eight races over the last two programs, as he visited the winner's circle five times on Saturday night, and has catapulted himself back to the top of the local dash standings.   Kauffman guid...
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DerbyWars offers harness racing contests

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association (USTA) announced Tuesday that it is partnering with DerbyWars.com, the leader in horse racing contests, to create and present harness racing contests to a new audience.   "With the rapid growth of daily fantasy sports websites and the success of DerbyWars.com as well as other horse racing handicapping contests and websites, this allow...
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Fundraising effort launched for Amanda Harris

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
A fundraising effort has been launched for Amanda Harris, who is currently recuperating from and undergoing treatments for breast cancer.   The wife of trainer Andrew Harris, Amanda was diagnosed a stage III case in March 2015. Her treatments began in April and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy doctors reported her tumor had shrunk significantly. In late July, doctors performed a bila...
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Trio of Delaware horses come home for Matrons

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
After battling each other in races across North America, Delaware-connected horses Wiggle It Jiggleit, Wakizashi Hanover, and Dude's The Man will enjoy something of a "home match” Thursday in the $201,900 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs for 3-year-old male pacers.   Wiggle It Jiggleit, owned by Harrington's George Teague Jr. and driven by Teague's son Montrell, will start from post o...
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Dick Stockman, former program printer, dies

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Richard Dale Stockman, 88, of North Strabane Township, Pa., a well known member of the racing community of The Meadows for many years, died Saturday, Nov. 7, in his home.   Mr. Stockman was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Lisbon, Ohio, a son of Carl and Nellie Rigdon Stockman. He was a 1945 graduate of David Anderson High School and served in the U.S. Army during the occu...
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Unefoisdansmavie takes Meadows mare feature

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Dismissed at a juicy 16-1, Unefoisdansmavie followed live cover into the final turn, then zipped through the sloppy stretch to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie trailed her stablemate, Barn Girl, by 2-1/2 lengths at the top of the lane, but the 8-year-old daughter of Revenue S-Peace To The ...
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Delaware Breeders prelims for 2YO trotters held

on 11/10/2015 12:00 AM
Chippoffthewall and Popcorn Machine won the two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund first leg Two-Year-Old Colt and Gelding trot prelims while Sweet Bobbie, one of Corey Callahan's seven winners, scored in the $15,500 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace during a rainy Tuesday (Nov. 10) over a sloppy track at Dover Downs.   Tony Morgan drove Chipoffthewall, leased and trained...
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No lying! Panocchio sets all-time Pompano mark

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Panocchio, the splendid 5-year-old son of No Pan Intended, paced the fastest mile in the 51-year history of Pompano Park on Sunday night, overcoming the outside post and six rivals to score in 1:48.3.   Owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, Panocchio was, once again, driven by Dan Clements, who sent his charge winging out of the gate along with Alexa's Jackpot ...
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Diamond Creek Farm announces 2016 stud fees

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Standing his third season in 2016, A Rocknroll Dance’s stud fee has been discounted to $5,000 for the 2016 season only. Father Patrick will stand the 2016 season at Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania and will be PA Breeders Fund eligible for the first time. He will stand for $20,000. Sweet Lou will return to Diamond Creek Farm of Pennsylvania for his second Northern Hemisphere...
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NY lab finds new designer drug in Belmont samples

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwide on notice of a finding by the New York Equine Drug Testing Program of the presence of AH-7921 in post-race samples taken from horses that recently ran at Belmont Park.   This is the first time AH-7921 has been detected by a racing regulatory lab. The drug is one of the Novel...
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Meadowlands set to open Nov. 13 with a bang

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
World-class live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday, Nov. 13, as the New Jersey track opens its annual Fall/Winter Meet. Racing will take place on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter (excluding Christmas Day) at a new earlier post time of 7 p.m.   The first 3,500 fans ages 18 and over attending Opening Night will receive a mystery voucher that can ...
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Stakes highlight Meadowlands opening weekend

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Live harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday, Nov. 13, with eliminations and preliminary events for several important stakes on the menu.   The $1.2 million TVG finals for the older horses are scheduled for next weekend, so preliminary TVG open events for those horses are on the opening weekend card.   The $25,000 mare opens each drew fields of six with names...
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DSBF 2FT splits held at Dover Downs

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Epic Smash, Chestnut Chic and Miss Baltimore triumph in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund freshman filly trot first-leg prelims while Howard Taylor's Major Uptrend made the winner's circle for he 10th time this season recording a 1:49.3 victory in the $18,500 Open/Handicap pace during an intermittent rain shower on Monday at Dover Downs.   The fastest DSBF prelim be...
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2YO fillies in Autumn action at Woodbine

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Second round action of the Autumn Series highlighted Monday night's card at Woodbine Racetrack. The 2-year-old fillies competed in three $16,000 divisions Monday, with two for the pacers and a single division for the trotters.   In the first pacing division, Lay Lady Lay scored her second consecutive victory to put herself in position for a series sweep.   The Chris Matth...
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Macharoundtheclock rocks in Meadows victory

on 11/09/2015 12:00 AM
Macharoundtheclock zipped to the lead from post 4 and never faced a serious challenge as she captured Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Primarily a closer until this year, Macharoundtheclock has shown more versatility of late. That served her well Monday when she flashed early speed for Mike Wilder and still had plenty i...
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