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Dube drives 5 winners at Yonkers Tuesday

on 03/03/2015 12:00 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before…Dan Dube, Yonkers Raceway's leading driver thus far in 2015, won five more races Tuesday afternoon.   Dube rolled the first four during the 12-race card, beginning with Show Me Up ($16) in the $9,000, pacing opener (1:55.3). After that, it was Mack's Gold Band ($9.40, $58 double) in the $9,000, second-race trot (1:57.3), then odds-on Rock Fame ($3...
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Terror Of The Nite wins opening Russell leg

on 03/03/2015 12:00 AM
Terror Of The Nite opened up an eight-length lead at the three-quarters, then coasted home to capture a division of Tuesday's Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings was contested over three divisions, with Techtor Hanover and Sopravvissuto taking the other $12,000 splits. The series honors the memory of ...
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Bettor And Bold takes Dover feature

on 03/03/2015 12:00 AM
After breaking stride while on the move last week, Bettor And Bold was at his best on Tuesday, March 3, closing with a big rush to win the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap for 4 and 5 year olds over a sloppy track at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan racked up a four-win day to give him 220 on the 79th day of the meet.   Race favorite Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) left from post 8 but coul...
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Plenty for kids at Harness Museum

on 03/03/2015 12:00 AM
Before heading to the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade, join us for an open-house family workshop on Sunday, March 15, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen.   Children ages 3-11 will make a craft, play horsey-themed games and will take a ride on the Harness Racing 3D Simulator. Everyone is invited to en...
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Breeding to Winning Mister to benefit scholarships

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has announced that horse owner Bob Key has donated a breeding to Winning Mister, to be auctioned off to benefit the MSOA's Collegiate Scholarship Fund. The breeding has a value of $6,000. "Bob Key has been a longtime supporter of racing at The Meadows and throughout the industry,” said MSOA President Rich Gillock. "The MSOA is very t...
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RCI, RMTC make presentations in Ohio

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Feb. 25, the Ohio State Racing Commission heard presentations by Edward J. Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), and Dr. Dionne Benson, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC).   The RMTC conducts research on specific medications used to treat horses, develops medication rules and...
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Simeon wins by six in Weaver Series opener

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
Simeon exploded three wide into the final turn and scored by six lengths in a division of Monday's Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions and geldings was conducted over three divisions, with Kickoff Hanover and Great Magic also taking $12,000 splits. The series honors the memory of the late Ken Weaver, a fixture at both Th...
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Spin Vision wins fourth straight at Dover

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
Spin Vision, a Delaware-sired homebred, made it four straight trips to the winner's circle in the $14,500 fillies and mares winners-over pace on Monday at Dover Downs.   Bred, owned and trained by Virginia Louthan, Spin Vision rolled down the passing lane with Ron Pierce to record a 1:53.4 career-best victory in the day's headliner. Ms. Louthan owns the No Spin Zone-David's Art brown...
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Just A Bee stings rivals again at Pompano

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
The two best pacing mares on the Pompano Park roster--Just A Bee and Senorita Santanna--hooked up in a classic duel on Monday night and, while Senorita Santanna won the battle out of the gate, it was Just A Bee,again exquisitely handled by Mike Micallef,who prevailed by three-parts-of-a-length at the end of their 1:51 epic mile.   The "Queen Bee" left hard from her post four, as did Senor...
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HHI meetings underway in Florida

on 03/02/2015 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International's (HHI) annual meetings got underway Monday at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Fla.   Tom Luchento, HHI president, opened the March 2 general session with welcoming remarks to the group of harness racing association members from the United States and Canada.   After association member reports and HHI business...
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Dube takes Yonkers Saturday night features

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
Dan Dube (that's right, him again) shamelessly hogged Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night glory with Michael's Power ($6.80) and eight-hole assigned Not Afraid ($3).   It was Michael's Power winning the $35,000 Open Pace in 1:53.4. Making the first lead from post position No 4, he gave it up to 13-10 favorite Dapper Dude (Brian Sears). That one led through intervals of :28.4, :57.3 and...
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Duc Dorleans scores Pompano three-peat

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
They threw everything but the kitchen sink at Duc Dorleans at Pompano Park on Saturday night but this five year-old son of Shanghai Phil was most certainly up to the task as he scored a three-peat victory IN 1:52.1 for Donald Dupont in the $13,500 Open Pace.   Beginning from the outside eight post in theoctet, Duc Dorleanshad to endure some very rough going early with others also se...
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Beautide loses shoe, still wins Inter Dominion

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
No one ever doubted he was a true champion, Australia’s best pacer Beautide has shown he is  a champion stayer as well. Beautide sat outside of the three-time New Zealand Cup winner Terror To Love and simply blew him away with a fabulous win in the $750,000 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle outside of Sydney. When West Australian pacer David Hercules had ...
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Dunn best in World; Tetrick 3rd; Jamieson 5th

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
The World Driving Championship (WDC) has been completed after the final heat was run at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Inter Dominion day (March 1). The afternoon consisted of ten races with seven of them being Grade 1 events.  The remaining three were run at Grade 2 level including the final heat of the WDC. France’s Tony Le Beller drove the favorite Our Hi Jinx and was expected to b...
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Road Bet returns to Saratoga, wins feature

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
Road Bet, the 2014 Saratoga Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year, started out her season in style on Sunday afternoon (March 1) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Kyle Spagnola-trained mare made the early lead in the $18,000 co-featured Fillies and Mares Open and would not look back. Frank Coppola Jr. piloted Road Bet as she sped through a :27.1 opening quarter and la...
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Odds On Amethyst takes Big M trot

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands offered twin $30,000 Open features on a brisk late February Friday night.   Odds On Amethyst took the top class trot for the second time this season with a start-to-finish romp in 1:52 for Brett Miller. Miller set his chargeaway sharply from post eight and crossed over instantly. Odds On Amethystset honest fractions, fought off a legitimate bid from Melady's Monet throu...
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JL Cruze captures Singer final at Meadowlands

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
A busy night of racing action took place on Saturday (Feb. 28) at The Meadowlands, featuring a trio of series finals.JL Cruze made it back-to-back series' wins with his wire-to-wire victory in the $49,000 Charles Singer Memorial final.   Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, JL Cruze would dictate terms from the start, seating Opulent Yankee in the pocket through fractions of...
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Sylvain Filion wins 5 of 10 drives at Woodbine

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Sylvain Filion closed out the month of February in style with a five-win performance on Saturday night (Feb. 28) at Woodbine. The veteran reinsman scored his first victory of the night in the first of ten races on the card with pacer Hit And Giggle A.   Filion would then get on a roll by winning three races in a row. Spark Marky in the fifth, Power Move in the sixth and Nickle Bag i...
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Ideal Race wins Sovereign Warrior final

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Some very quick miles highlighted the Saturday night (Feb. 28) program at Miami Valley Raceway.   Thebestofjoel and Feel The Heat dueled throughout the mile setting up a perfect trip for pocket-sitting Neat and driver Jeff Nisonger. In just his seventh lifetime win, Neat lowered his own record by more than two seconds and eclipsed the Miami Valley standard previously owned by Gold R...
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Bettor's Delight mare sets 1:47.7 mark

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Beautide successfully defended his Inter Dominion title on Sunday afternoon (March 1) at the TABCORP Park Menangle track in southwestern Sydney. Trained and driven by James "Jimmy" Rattray, the 7-year-old gelding by Bettor's Delight won in a mile rate time of 1:55 8/10th for the 3,009-meter distance.   Earlier on the afternoon, Natalie Rasmussen set out to make Menangle her own...
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