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Bolt The Duer to stand at Winbak NY

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York is proud to announce the addition of Bolt The Duer to its already strong New York lineup. Bolt The Duer, p, 2, 1:51; 3, 1:47.4f ($1,828,995), is a stand-out World Champion from a world-class family. His siblings include Shanghai Lil, p, 2, 1:51.2($1,068,402) and Blue Claw, p, 1:49.4 ($576,635). At 2, he was the Kentucky Sire Stakes divisional champion. He won 2 legs o...
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Jimmy Takter cutting back on horses

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Less than one week after his record-setting six-win Breeders Crown night at Woodbine Racetrack, Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter confirmed to harnessracing.com Thursday morning that he has decided to cut back on his number of horses and not buy any yearlings at next week's sale in Harrisburg, Pa. "I have to cut down a little bit. I'm tired and burned out,” said Takter, who traveled to hi...
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Blue Chip announces "Advantage" for boarding

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is proud to announce the Blue Chip Advantage for year round boarding mares. Mare owners will be able to leverage Blue Chip's substantial and continuing investment in its equine reproductive infrastructure for their benefit. The Blue Chip Advantage philosophy is based on 14 years of accumulated data from its New York operation which shows that on farm managed mares have highe...
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Katherine Starr to receive Hamilton Award

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The Bruce Hamilton Award is given annually to recognize an individual who has displayed outstanding integrity in the sport of harness racing and who has also taken the time to give back to both the sport and their community in the State of New York. This year, the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have proudly announced that Katherine Starr has been named the ninth recipient of this ...
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Kurzrok having a highlight-reel year in racing

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Gene Kurzrok cannot pick a single highlight from this year involving racehorses he owns.   That's not a bad thing. It's because there has been so much to enjoy and savor.   Kurzrok is part of Our Horse Cents Stables, along with Scott Kurzrok, Marcia Gingold, Stephen Springer, and Richard Taylor. The group recently watched Southwind Frank win the Breeders Crown for 2-year-...
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PA Dept. of Agriculture gives update

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
The following press release was issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture early Thursday evening:   Last week, state officials announced that the financial health of the Pennsylvania Racing Fund was declining and had reached a point where it could no longer sustain or protect the integrity of the racing industry. Officials noted without a fix in place, racing may have to ...
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Bartlett wins 6,000th career race

on 10/29/2015 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett used Yonkers Raceway’s final Thursday card of the season as a backdrop for his latest milestone. Yonkers Raceway’s leading driver reached 6,000 career wins, getting to the plateau with a down-the-road, odds-on Cndiana Jones ($3.60) in 1:55.2.   Say this much for Bartlett, he needs to learn about suspense. After getting win No. 5,999 in the $10,000 pacing o...
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Godiva Seelster, Owosso Flash win Sunshines

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
If Tuesday night is any indication of what mid-season will be like at Pompano Park, this season will be a "doozie!"   With the season just a few days old, there were highlights galore on this eighth racing night with Godiva Seelster and Owosso Flash in the equine spotlight with Mike Deters and Aaron Byron also earning well deserved accolades, as well.   Kicking things off...
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Flamboro cancels Wednesday card

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
Officials with Flamboro Downs announced on Wednesday morning that the card of harness racing scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.   The decision, made in consultation with the horse people, came as a result of the deteriorating weather forecast for the area. Flamboro's next scheduled card of racing is Thursday, Oct. 29, with a 6 p.m. first race post time.   Qua...
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Meadowlands meet information

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015-2016 Meadowlands Standardbred meeting will commence on Friday, Nov. 13. There will be 13 dates of Standardbred racing in the remainder of 2015 and the Meadowlands has requested 90 days of racing for their 2016 racing season. Those trainers who would like to compete at the Meadowlands for the 2015-2016 racing season are required to complete a racing application which is available ...
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PA's Allerage Farm offers internship

on 10/28/2015 2:00 AM
Allerage Farm, in Sayre, Pa., is offering a breeding farm internship. This internship opportunity is for students who are in the last year of completing or have recently completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline. The internship will provide advanced training in breeding farm procedures and management techniques for individuals intending to pursue ...
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Six-win night for Noble at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/27/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble, the 2012 national dash champion, was red hot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night scoring six wins on the 14-race program, with average $2 win mutual payoffs over $11.   Noble's successful evening started by copping both ends of the daily double with Medoland Kendolin ($20.60), who upset a field of maiden mares in 1:57; and Hobsons Choice ($13.00), who beste...
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Interested in owning a Standardbred?

on 10/27/2015 2:00 AM
The opportunity to own a piece of a successful sports franchise may be more attainable than you think. The United States Trotting Association (USTA), in conjunction with the Standardbred Horse Sales Co., welcomes those considering first time purchase of a Standardbred to learn more about harness racing and how to become a partner in racehorse ownership. The Harrisburg Sale Mixer will be hel...
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Crown night generates record Canadian handle

on 10/27/2015 2:00 AM
The 2015 Breeders Crown night last Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack generated a Canadian Standardbred record handle of $5,748,950. The record handle on Saturday's 13-race card broke the previous Woodbine and Canadian Standardbred handle record of $5,243,109 set on October 19, 2001.   A total of $3,835,642 was wagered on the 12 Breeders Crown championship races. The evening's final rac...
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Luck Be Withyou one of 8 wins for Napolitano

on 10/26/2015 2:00 AM
Driver George Napolitano Jr. had eight wins on the Sunday afternoon (Oct. 25) program at Harrah's Philadelphia, including a win in the featured event behind Luck Be Withyou.   Luck Be Withyou was one of eight combatants in the featured event on the 14-race program. It was a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace going for a purse of $25,000. Starting from post eight, the 4-year ...
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SBOANJ has incentives for breeding in NJ

on 10/26/2015 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) have approved an exciting new $350,000 program to encourage breeding in the state of New Jersey with a substantial incentive.   The Breeders Incentive Program includes both mare residency incentive payments, and a bonus for breeding to New Jersey pacing and trotting stallions Altho...
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Red Mile awarded usual dates for 2016

on 10/26/2015 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission met Monday (Oct. 26) and approved a traditional schedule of racing at The Red Mile for 2016. With harness dates also approved for Bluegrass Downs in Paducah and Thunder Ridge, dates for 2016 total 68.   The Red Mile was awarded 32 dates, from July 24-Oct. 9. Grand Circuit racing will begin Sept. 29 and run through Oct. 9. Bluegrass Downs was...
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Takter, Miller cap record night with Always B Miki

on 10/25/2015 2:00 AM
Always B Miki (pictured) capped off a record-setting Breeders Crown night for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver David Miller. The Takter-trained, Miller-driven Always B Miki won the final event,the Open Pace with Always B Miki in a sensational 1:49.3 mile over a rain-soaked surface on Saturday night at Woodbine. The victory, a year removed from when the son of Always A Virgin had to be scratched...
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Madison County stakes held at Hoosier

on 10/25/2015 2:00 AM
Everyone knows ladies come first and it was no exception on Saturday, (October 24) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the facility hosted four divisions of the Madison County Stakes for 2-year-old trotting lads and lasses and two divisions for their pacing colleagues.   Naughty III, a veteran performer over the Anderson surface, was the first participant to be feted in the winners' ci...
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Brennan wins six at Yonkers, including Opens

on 10/25/2015 2:00 AM
George Brennan won half of Yonkers Raceway's program Saturday night, his happy half-dozen including the tandem of $40,000 Open Handicaps.   Favored eight-holes assignees Luminosity ($3.60) and Take it Back Terry ($4.60), both trained by Ron Burke, prevailed in the weekly trotting and pacing features.   Luminosity, left to his own devices in the marquee trot, gave no one else a chan...
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