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Featured F&M dead heat to win at Hoosier

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
The featured event, a $21,000 Invitational Pace for fillies and mares, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino provided an exciting finish as Just A Bee and Montenegro crossed the wire together on Friday, May 8. Unable to be separated after the photo was examined, Just a Bee and Montenegro finished in a dead heat for the win in 1:53. In an abbreviated field of six, Montenegro was sent firing...
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Happiness, Rules Of The Road score at The Meadowlands

on 05/08/2015 2:00 AM
With the Championship Meet upon us, the Grand Circuit took center stage on Friday night at The Meadowlands. The three year old filly pacers contested the $43,106 W.N. Reynolds Memorial.  On paper it was a very competitive field of seven and it played out that way on the racetrack.  Bettor Be Steppin, sent off as a very slight 8/5 favorite would dictate the terms establishing a t...
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Senorita Santanna turns tables on Godiva Seelster

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Senorita Santanna, a bridesmaid to Godiva Seelster in their last two encounters, finally conquered her nemisis on Wednesday night in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for Mares, stopping the clock in 1:53.4.   The 5-year-old daughter of Santanna Blue Chip, off as second choice at 5-2 and handled this night by Kevin Wallis, was away alertly, as usual, before yielding to ...
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USTA retains group for integrity services

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) has retained the services of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau to conduct a variety of integrity services. "The USTA is committed to integrity in harness racing and working with the TRPB will provide our industry with a wide variety of investigative, security and analytical services from the most experienced and professional integrity services ...
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NYSS 3CT rolls into Monticello Monday

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) makes its first stop of the year at Monticello Raceway on Monday. On slate are four divisions of NYSS ($30,450), two divisions of the Excelsior A ($15,000), and two divisions of Excelsior B ($6,600) on the days 14 race card.   The caliber of the entries is indicative of the quality of the NYSS program in recent years. At first glance one wou...
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Mandatory Jackpot High-5 May 20 at Pompano

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Introduced earlier this winter, the 20-cent Jackpot Hi-Five has remained popular with Pompano Park patrons during a successful 2014-15 season.   One lucky fan ponied up $7.20 to take down a record payout of $146,288.30 on Feb. 15, while only two nights later a 20-cent "quickpick" netted another fan a $6,588.86 score.   However, for nearly three months now, the trail has gone...
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Museum receives grant to digitize great photos

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Janet Terhune, director of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, is pleased to announce the receipt of Mini-Grant funding of $5,000 to document, digitize and properly store a collection of approximately 2,000 glass plate negatives. In brittle envelopes bearing the names of historic horses and people, the journey of this fragile collection from the attic storage area of the Goshen Histo...
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Don Marean new American Horse Council trustee

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Donald G. Marean has been elected to the American Horse Council (AHC) Board of Trustees. Marean served four years in the Maine House of Representatives (2005-2008), and was re-elected to the House in 2012 and again in 2014, where he is currently serving.   "I am really looking forward to opportunity to serve as a trustee of The American Horse Council,” said Marean. "Currently I am...
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Pierce undergoes neck surgery in NJ

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Ron Pierce underwent neck surgery on Thursday at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey, and at approximately 3:05 pm posted a photo of himself on his Facebook page, wearing his hospital gown but alert and looking well after what he said was a five-hour surgery.   Pierce underwent back surgery in Dallas, Texas, early the week of April 27 and then flew b...
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Hochstetler duo ones to beat in Farina final

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of late-closing series finals headline the week's racing action at Vernon Downs, while the speedy Bourbon Bay looks to reprise his track record effort at Tioga Downs in an Open trotting event.   Sunday marks the first afternoon card at Vernon for the season, and the 10-race program is headlined by the finals of the Catherine Burton Trotting Series and the Anthony Farina ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
For four consecutive years Market Share has been victorious in his first start, and trainer Linda Toscano reveals her thoughts about the star trotter's 2015 debut in the Cutler prep this weekend at the Meadowlands in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also on tap at the Big M on Friday is the Reynolds for 3-year-old filly pacers, and trainer Joe Holloway dishes the scoop on his pai...
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More mature Smith. Let's Drink On It ready

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
Tyler Smith says pacer Let's Drink On It has grown up and matured a good deal since last season. It's not unlike the way the 22-year-old driver describes himself, too.   Smith and Let's Drink On It are getting ready for their first stakes engagement of 2015, the Confederation Cup for 4-year-old pacers at Flamboro Downs in Ontario. A total of 16 horses entered the event, so two elimi...
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Dates changed for Lexington Sale this fall

on 05/07/2015 2:00 AM
The schedule for the 2015 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale has been changed slightly from what was originally planned. The auction will now begin on Monday, Oct. 5 and continue through Friday, Oct. 9, with an evening start time for all five sessions.The sale had originally been scheduled for Oct. 6-10.   "We feel the sale is better aligned with The Red Mile's Grand Circuit racing ca...
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Kawartha announcer to shave head for charity

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
Kawartha Downs' race announcer Evan Loucks will help try to carve out a new Guinness world record by having his head shaved May 16 at the Peterborough airport.   All donations to the attempt to break the record for the most heads shaved simultaneously will support the Cops For Cancer Pedal For Hope charity that benefits children suffering from cancer. To donate in Loucks' name, visi...
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HHYF summer camp deadline approaching

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
Friday, May 15, is the deadline to apply for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer programs. Complete five-day schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps and one- and two-day introductory events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications.   HHYF's popular five-day overnight camps, for students 12-14, will be held June 20-2...
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Red Mile/Keeneland, together but separate simulcasting

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KRHC) Wednesday afternoon unanimously approved a request by the Keeneland Thoroughbred racetrack to "amend its legal site description to conduct simulcasting of Thoroughbred races at The Red Mile.” There has been no Thoroughbred simulcasting at The Red Mile since the late 1990s, when ownership sold the Thoroughbred rights to Keeneland for $4 million. This...
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Wakizashi Hanover could be lucky strike for owner

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
After more than 40 years of, in his own words, "dabbling” in harness racing, Nova Scotia's Bruce Kennedy figured time was of the essence if he was ever going to find a big-time stakes horse. Kennedy, who is in the convenience store business in Bible Hill, hopes he has finally found one in 3-year-old male pacer Wakizashi Hanover. And he is bringing a group of friends and new owners along for ...
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Yearling noms, sustaining payments due May 15

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
Sustaining payments for all races with May payments AND yearling nominations for all events administered by the Hambletonian Society are due Friday, May 15, 2015.   All payments must be postmarked by midnight, Saturday, May 16, as provided by USTA rule.   Those 2- and 3-year-old races requiring payments are listed below. For a complete list of stakes administered by the S...
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Two elims for Confederation Cup 4YO Pace

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
A group of 16 four-year-old pacers will go postward Sunday at Flamboro Downs in a pair of eliminations for the $200,000 (added) Confederation Cup on Sunday, May 17.   The 16 entrants have been split into two $20,000 eight-horse eliminations on Sunday evening. The top four finishers in each division will qualify for the Confederation Cup final.   The inaugural Confede...
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PA All Stars on tap this weekend at Pocono

on 05/06/2015 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania All-Stars events for Keystone-sired 3-year-old pacers--$224,000 worth--will highlight the weekend action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with three divisions of colts in the Saturday spotlight and four sections of fillies set to go Sunday.   Among the horses to watch in Saturday's colt racing will be the very first horse to set foot on the Pocono track in post ...
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