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Fan Appreciation days at Hoosier Park

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will celebrate the return of live harness racing action with Fan Appreciation Days beginning on Thursday, April 2. Hoosier Park will invite guests to enjoy all that it has to offer with four big days of fan appreciation – free offers, exciting giveaways, great discounts, and much more in a weekend-long celebration.   "The fans are a major part of o...
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Ohio Sires Stakes nominations up 69.4%

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Nominations to the $5.3 million 2015 Ohio Sire Stakes program for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers are up 69.4 percent in 2015 from 2014, when just 457 Standardbreds were designated by their owners into these divisions.   "Ohio is climbing back to the status it once held as the top Standardbred state in North America,” offered Richard McClelland, Chairman of the Ohio Standard...
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Rambling Willie stars on Merv Griffin Show

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Phil Pikelny former publicity director of the U.S. Trotting Association, authored the book "Rambling Willie: The Horse That God Loved” back in the early 1980s. Superstar pacer Rambling Willie was taken on a promotional tour to racetracks and shopping centers across the country, also while continuing to race. In 1984, Rambling Willie and Pikelny were guests on the top-rated Merv Griffin Sh...
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Maven on target for Sweden's Elitlopp

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
After watching Maven's recent performances in Europe, trainer Jimmy Takter says he is optimistic about the 6-year-old trotting mare's future overseas. A future that, if all continues to go well, will see Maven head to Sweden's Elitlopp for the second consecutive year.   Takter on Thursday said he planned on accepting Maven's Elitlopp invitation, which was extended following her victory...
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New and FREE Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
The Levy and Matchmaker series continue at Yonkers, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. talks about having to learn how to juggle his horses in the pair of events. We also have stories about Levy contenders Polak A and Beach Memories, the latter of which has seen a barn change over the past week. Also, we take a look at the Youthful Series at W...
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Saturday is action night at Meadowlands

on 04/02/2015 2:00 AM
Saturday night's feature on the racetrack is the $20,000 "Dash For The G Notes" final but a little investigation will provide some tasty tidbits that are not on the regular menu.   The "G Note" field is comprised of horses that competed in a pair of $10,000 claimers last week with the strong (top five from each) surviving to race for the inflated purse. The oddsmaker has designated ...
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Walk The Walk talks the talk again in Weiss

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Walk The Walk, a son of former Horse of the Year Muscle Hill, emerged as the only horse competing in Bobby Weiss Series action to take a second straight win in the $15,000 Tuesday preliminaries, two for trotting males and two for pacing females, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Last week's first round trotting male winners, Walk The Walk and Two Hip Dip, were matched in one div...
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Ohio commission's Schmitz comments on cobalt

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Due to unnaturally high levels of Cobalt in plasma that have been detected by the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) in both Standardbred and Thoroughbred random post-race tests, the OSRC is strongly suggesting that horsemen and veterinarians become vigilant in monitoring the Cobalt in plasma levels in their racehorses, ensuring that those levels are below 25 parts per billion.  ...
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Aldrich scores six-pack at Monticello

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
When Tuesday started, Bruce Aldrich Jr. had 146 driving wins thus far in 2015, which ranked him fourth in North America. By the end of the day he added six more, upping his tally to 152.   Aldrich currently leads the Monticello Raceway driver colony with 119 wins and is in second place at Saratoga Raceway with 24 wins.   Mother Nature continued her cruel streak as th...
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Lurie joins broadcast team at Hoosier Park

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Nationally acclaimed horse racing analyst and commentator Peter Lurie has joined the broadcast teams at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Lurie will make more than one dozen appearances throughout 2015 with the first appearance this weekend at Hoosier Park beginning Friday, April 3.   "We are beyond excited to have someone of Peter's stature joi...
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Huge Hi-5 payoff on tap Saturday at Woodbine

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
The hype and anticipation has been building for more than three months and it will all comedown to the final race this Saturday night at Woodbine.   The Jackpot Hi-5, which has not been won since Dec. 8, 2014, will finally be paid out this Saturday night, as a mandatory payout is in effect.   On a regular evening, the entire Jackpot Hi-5 pool is only paid out if there is ...
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Trainer Doug McIntosh announces retirement

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Doug McIntosh, developer of Hambletonian winner Yankee Paco and countless other stakes stars, is retiring from training to concentrate his time on his McIntosh Pro Line, his business which markets all-natural products for horses, pets and people.   "We started this business in the mid-1990s and it's been rewarding,” said McIntosh. "My father was always involved in producin...
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Meadowlands to start double draws on Mondays

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Beginning with next week's races on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, the Meadowlands will hold a double draw for both of those racing cards on Monday, April 6, with the box closing at 9 a.m.   Please click "more" at the end of this item on this page and then follow this link for the April 10/11 condition sheet and please call the racing office at (877) 782-2537 if you have ...
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Revisions to Meadowlands Spring Preview

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
There have been a few revisions to the conditions for the "Spring Preview” series for three-year-olds at The Meadowlands the last two weekends of April.   The "Spring Preview” is comprised of eight separate events for 3 year old trotters and pacers with filly divisions for each.The money conditions have been increased and now readsNon-Winners of 1 Pari-Mutuel race or $15,000Life...
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Smokey Joe's Cafe wins Miami Valley series final

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
A pair of champions were crowned at Miami Valley Wednesday night with favored Smokey Joe's Café (driver Randy Tharps) capturing the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series and longshot Big Bear Bow (Kayne Kauffman) prevailing as "the last man standing” in the three-week Survivor Series.   Lightly raced Smokey Joe's Café made it four wins in a row, including all three legs ...
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No fooling--favorites sweep DSBF 3FP splits

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
A trio of favorites–Totally Rusty, Spin Vision and Purrfect Bags–dominated $20,000 second-leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries while Wind Of The North held on to win the $20,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Red hot Vic Kirby had five wins.   It was no contest in the first DSBF prelim as Totally Rusty won for fun in 1:52.1 with Core...
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Royal Heart goes first-over to win Meadows pace

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
Royal Heart moved powerfully first-over to wear down the leader, Easy Again, and capture Wednesday's $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows.   Easy Again enjoyed a comfortable :57.1 first half on the front, but he was no match for Royal Heart, who was sitting fourth when Eric Goodell unleashed him down the backside. The 4-year-old Royal Art-BJ's Sunrise gelding scored...
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Heston's Blue Chip's sis makes debut Friday

on 04/01/2015 2:00 AM
After reaching the sport's highest level in 2012 with champion 3-year-old pacer Heston Blue Chip, owner Ken Jacobs is looking to strike again, this time with Gweneeee J, a full sister to his earner of more than $1.7 million.   The 3-year-old daughter of the mare Shot Togo Bluechip makes her first career start Friday night in Race 3 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Jac...
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Godiva Seelster edges Just A Bee at Pompano

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
Godiva Seelster, the mare that gave Just A Bee all she could handle last week before succumbing in the final few strides, turned the tables on the "Queen Bee" on Monday night and scored a narrow win in a lifetime best performance of 1:51.2 for driver Wally Hennessey.   The 5-year-old daughter of Camluck, trained by Wally's brother, Dan, for Paul and Patricia O'Neil, took command jus...
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Meadowlands adds series for youngsters

on 03/31/2015 2:00 AM
As a result of discussions with horsemen on what types of races they are seeking, the Meadowlands is pleased to announce new short series' for 3-year-old trotters and pacers with separate divisions for fillies scheduled for the last two weekends of April.   The "Spring Preview” is designed to offer races to green horses preparing for their sophomore stakes season. The classes...
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