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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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Tough final draw for Confed Cup elim winners

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
The anticipated post position draw for the $226,575 Confederation Cup for 4-year-old pacers took place at noon Wednesday at Flamboro Downs. The Confederation Cup finale will be raced this coming Sunday, May 17.   The draw was broadcast live by CHCH News and was conducted by Flamboro track announcer Gary Guy and Dave Stewart of the Ontario Racing Commission.   Th...
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Palone wins 17,000th race at The Meadows

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
In what the U.S. Trotting Association records as his 64,320th career drive, Dave Palone scored his all-time record 17,000th career victory on Wednesday afternoon at The Meadows. Wasting no time, Palone won the first race on the card with Upfront Dean in 1:52 to reach the milestone.   Palone made a quarter-pole move with the 6-5 favorite Upfront Dean, who is trained by Ron Burke and ...
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Indiana changes labs for testing samples

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has terminated its contract with Truesdail Laboratory (Tustin, Calif.), its primary laboratory, after Truesdail failed to report positive findings in three samples that contained drugs in violation of Indiana's medication rules. The drugs, isoflupredone and betamethasone, were detected by the Commission's audit laboratory, Industrial Laboratories (Denver, Co...
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Mission Brief begins "Mission Hambletonian"

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
"She is her own woman, that is for sure,” said trainer Ron Burke as he described his brilliantly fast, yet quirky world champion Mission Brief.   Last year's champion 2-year-old trotting filly, who set the world record of 1:50.3 at The Red Mile, makes her official 3-year-old debut Friday in the opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands. Mission Brief earne...
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Five divisions of PA Stallion Series action

on 05/13/2015 2:00 AM
There were five divisions of Stallion Series action for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon (May 13). In the first division, it was J&T Silva Stable's Old Oak (Marcus Johansson) picking up the victory. The son of Donato Hanover brushed towards the front at the quarter pole, and led every step from that point. PCF Stable's...
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Spring Mixed Sale catalog now available

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
The catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale, featuring 2 year olds in training, are now available. Both may now be downloaded from the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, or viewed on the Equineline sales catalog app for iPads. The sale, with over 100 head on offer, gets underway on Sunday, May 31, at 12 noon in the Meadowlands race paddock. New this year is the time for t...
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Australian announcer calls races at Yonkers

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
It wasn't exactly a convening of the U. N. General Assembly. However, Yonkers Raceway did its part for international relations Monday night, welcoming preeminent Australian track announcer Fred Hastings and his family.   Hastings is Sydney metropolitan's chief harness caller, including at the country's premier venue, Menangle. He is the voice of Australasia's signature races, t...
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2017 Meadowlands Pace nominations due

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
The yearling nomination to the 2017 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace for foals of 2014 are due (postmarked by) May 15, 2015.   Also be reminded that the final sustaining payment is due for a number of Meadowlands stakes.   Visit the Stake Information page on the web to check those details. (Meadowlands)
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Mary Ethel Stroud, wife of Ohio fair starter, dies

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
Mary Ethel Stroud, 90, of Scio, Ohio, passed away Friday, May 8, in Community Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.   Mrs. Stroud worked alongside of her husband, Hobart "Hobe," in their mobile starting gate. Hobart Stroud Starting Gates, with Mary at the wheel, started races at numerous Ohio county fairs for 30 years and at Rosecroft Raceway in Washington, D.C., for n...
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Honor And Serve ready for PASS opener

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Campbell is happy with Honor And Serve's preparation for his 3-year-old season. He is less excited about the way the trotting colt will have to start it.   Honor And Serve opens his campaign Thursday by competing in the fourth of four Pennsylvania Sires Stakes (PASS) divisions at Harrah's Philadelphia. He faces a group that includes returning Dan Patch Award-winner ...
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Author Victoria Howard on book-signing tour

on 05/12/2015 2:00 AM
Victoria Howard, co author of Roosevelt Raceway Where It All Began and co author of the soon to be released Meadow Skipper The Untold Story will be doing a book signing at The Meadows on May 29, at Mohawk Raceway on July 4 and at Grand River Raceway on July 10.   For Ms. Howard, born and raised western Pennsylvania, The Meadows appearance represents a homecoming. Ther...
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