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Luminosity, Big N Bad take Yonkers features

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
A repeating Luminosity (George Brennan, $7.40) and Big N Bad (Eric Carlson, $26.20) shared the Saturday night glory, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Open Handicaps.   Luminosity, from outside post position 7 in the weekly marquee trot, plotzed into a pocket behind Dewycolorintheline (Jordan Stratton). That one threw down early intervals of :27.3 and :56.4 before Stan t...
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Bee A Magician first mare winner of Cutler

on 05/16/2015 2:00 AM
While there is a long history of brilliant mares defeating the older horses at the free for all trotting level in harness racing, it had never happened in the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial. That all changed on a rainy Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Bee A Magician, the overwhelming 4-5 favorite did what had yet to be done as she emerged victorious winning the Arthur J. Cutler Memor...
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Hannah Miller wins again, this time at Yonkers

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Hannah Miller and Rev It Now teamed-up again this time winning the $14,000 Final of the North American Amateur Drivers Association's Trotting Series at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday (May 14). Once again Miler sat cool and collective while trailing the leaders until the final turn where she revved-up Rev It Now and the veteran Revenue S gelding rallied for a 2:01.3 victory winning by a head over W...
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Pocono boosts purses for PA-filled races

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has added a new incentive: purses enhanced by an additional $2,000 or $4,000 when certain races fill completely with Pennsylvania horses.   The monies will be added to 3- and 4-year-old events that are based on pari-mutuel wins and lifetime earnings. If every horse in the race is Pennsylvania sired and wholly owned, the purse will increase by $4,000. For ra...
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Confederation Cup Night set for Sunday

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
The return of Confederation Cup night is just two days away and the hype continues to build for the big night this Sunday at Flamboro Downs.   The $226,575 Confederation Cup for 4-year-old pacers will see an impressive field of nine battle in Canada's signature half-mile track event.   Carded as Race 10, the Confederation Cup final features a field with combined earnings of over $3...
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Campbell battles in Mohawk qualifiers

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
At first glance, the Friday morning qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack looked relatively normal: eight races, returning stars and some glamour boys. Oh, and by the way, ‘Mr. Harness Racing' John Campbell just happened to be battling on the track as well.   Campbell was up behind three horses during the qualifying session, each of which parade from the barn of trainer Bob McInto...
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PA Stallion Series for 3FT held at Meadows

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Showing she's all the way back from a freakish injury, Manhattan Miss blazed home in a stake-record 1:54.4 in Friday's $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows.   The stake was conducted over five divisions, with Lilu Hanover, Shewontkissandtell, Love Me Madly and Speak To Me taking the other splits. Dave Palone and trainer Jimmy Takter team...
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Krispy Apple takes Yonkers mare's open

on 05/15/2015 2:00 AM
Stop us if you've read this one before, because we've certainly written this one before. They left Krispy Apple (Jason Bartlett, $2.70) alone—again--Friday night and the seven-figure lass made ‘em pay--again, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In other words, if you're looking for suspense, run along, nothing to see here.   Once again assigne...
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Yagonnakissmeornot takes Pocono open

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Yagonnakissmeornot, benefiting from her versatility and the hot team of driver Simon Allard and trainer/brother Rene, moved off second-over cover to catch pacesetting Ooh Bad Shark and record a half-length victory in a $30,000 mares open handicap pace Wednesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Coming off a win in the Chip Noble Pace at Miami Valley and a second in the Blue Chip...
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Artful Impulse surprises in Pompano feature

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Artful Impulse and Count Speed reined supreme in their respective co-featured events at Pompano Park on Wednesday night.   Artful Impulse, off at 9-1 and patiently handled by Andy Santeramo, kicked things off in the $8,500 "Winners Over Handicap" for pacing mares by shocking the 1-20 favorite, Senorita Santanna, driven by Wally Hennessey, in 1:52.4.   Winbak Heavenly, wit...
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Cutler, NJSS headline Big M Saturday card

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
The Saturday night card at the Meadowlands offers six stakes including the $183,650 Arthur J Cutler Memorial Trot, the first TVG Open Pace of the season and the opening leg of the New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old pacers.   The Cutler (Race 7) field is a stellar yet evenly matched field of 10 and promises to be an excellent betting affair.   The 2013 Hors...
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Norwegian-born El Diablo BR ready for NJSS

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
El Diablo BR is getting thrown into the fire. A Norwegian-born son of Muscle Hill, El Diablo BR makes only his fourth career start Friday when he faces six rivals in the second of two New Jersey Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The field consists entirely of Hambletonian Stakes-eligible horses and includes stakes-winners Muscle Diamond a...
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NY Gaming Association reports economic impact

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
The New York Gaming Association (NYGA) released its 2014 annual report detailing the gaming industry's statewide economic impact. New York has gaming at nine racetrack casinos. In 2014, NYGA members generated gross gaming revenue of $1.9 billion, the largest portion or $864 million of which was dedicated to education. Since 2004, NYGA members have produced nearly $5.5 billion...
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Horseman Jim Brittingham, 75, dies

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
Levin James "Jim" Brittingham, 75, of Snow Hill, Md., died Monday, May 11, surrounded by his family after a courageously fought battle with cancer. Mr. Brittingham was born in Sign Post, Va., and he was the son of the late Levin Gillis and Ruth Ellen (Pettit) Brittingham. He was a Standardbred owner, trainer and driver for over 40 years, successfully competing in many of the sport's most p...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Kevin McDermott talks 10 hole for Melady's Monet in the Cutler, while assistant trainer Bernie Noren explains Sebastian K's absence from the Cutler. New Jersey Sires Stakes action heats up this weekend, featuring the return of some reigning champs including Artspeak and Guess Whos Back. We go north of the border to take a look at Sunda...
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Takter sweeps four PASS 3CT divisions

on 05/14/2015 2:00 AM
There were four divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday, each going for a purse of approximately $63,000, and each won by a pupil of 2014's Trainer of the Year, Jimmy Takter.   Solveig Racing Partner's Uncle Lasse checked in as the heavy favorite in division one. The son of Donato Hanover is coming of...
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Trace Tetrick wins 3,000th career race

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
Trace Tetrick notched the 3,000th win of his driving career after he piloted Kayla As to victory at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. The 1:59.2 victory marked a maiden breaking win for the 3-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse-Karisma As and a career milestone for the 28-year-old driver.   Trained by Anette Lorenzton, Kayla As was able to take advantage of her rail...
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A La Notte Hanover upsets at Harrington

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
Reggie Hazzard's A La Notte Hanover ($28.60, Allan Davis) was an upset winner in the $12,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday in 1:53.4.   The Wayne Givens-trainee received a ground saving trip behind pacesetting leader Jeremes Sweetheart before passing the latter narrowly at the finish. The Givens barn has been on a roll of late, after a four win night on Monday and taking ...
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Will Bee A Magician be 1st mare Cutler champ?

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
Every little thing she does is magic. Or at least it has been so far this season for Bee A Magician.   The 5-year-old female trotter, who was harness racing's 2013 Horse of the Year, has started her campaign with back-to-back wins over male rivals--first in a track-record performance in the Open Handicap at Yonkers Raceway and next from the Meadowlands' post 10 in a prep for Saturday's...
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New paradigm for drug violations being developed

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
The Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted to call for public comment draft rule language that would create a new paradigm for drug prosecutions and impose a 10-year exclusion for those guilty of the most egregious violations. Under the draft rule commissions would question the trainer and veterinarian of a horse found ...
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