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Meadowlands cancels Saturday card after one race

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
Due to inclement weather and worsening track conditions, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment cancelled their Saturday (February 21) evening card after completing one race. Live racing resumes on Thursday, February 26, with first post at 7:15 p.m.
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Twilight Bonfire approaching $1 million with win

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
Twilight Bonfire captured the $15,500 Open Handicap pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, inching within $6000 of becoming a million dollar earner for owner-breeder Robert J. Key.  The five-year-old stud horse by The Panderosa has made the most of his 64 career starts, winning 14 of them and banking $994,060.  This score was the second in three tries in local open company wit...
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Brett Miller stays hot at The Meadowlands

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
On the heels of a ten win week at The Meadowlands, Brett Miller picked up right where he left off, winning a pair of events on Thursday night at The Meadowlands. First, he guided Summer Snow to the winners' circle with a win in a division of the Dash For The "G" Notes in race six, returning $11.00 to win for trainer Jennifer Lappe, who co-owns the mare with Squawk Box Stable.  It was S...
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5 stakes highlight Meadowlands Saturday card

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Saturday's weather forecast is for warmer conditions and the racing action heats up in kind as three Winter Series' finals and the opening leg of the William "Buddy" Gilmour late-closers lead the thirteen race card. The $49,000 Charles Singer trotting final opens the stakes action in race two with Super Bowl series champ JL Cruze taking on six rivals for John Campbe...
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Billy Dobson drives four winners at Buffalo

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson is battling for the top spot in Buffalo Raceway driver's standings and he helped himself by recording four victories on Friday afternoon (February 20). Dobson, who trailed defending champion Kevin Cummings 43-36 entering the day, posted wins with Fox Valley Lena ($9.50), Francessa ($10.40), Diamonds For Life ($7.00) and Donegal Jim ($4.30) to narrow the gap. Cummings had a...
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Continual Velocity scores in Meadows F&M pace

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Returning from a layoff of more than three months, Continual Velocity still was the best as she notched a front-end victory in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Dave Palone hustled Continual Velocity to the front, where she enjoyed a comfortable 58 opening half on a "good” surface. Palone had to chase Continual Velocity in the lane, but the 7-year-...
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Icommandmyspirit wins distaff pace at Yonkers

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Icommandmyspirit (Brian Sears, $12.20) rallied from second-over Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Pace. Sitting chilly from post position No. 6, Icommandmyspirit saw UF Dragon’s Queen (Mark MacDonald) worked around polester Palm Patrol (Dan Dube). After a :28.2 opening quarter-mile and 58-second intermission, Camille (George Brennan), as the 7...
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Shine N Shimmer in Miami Valley mares open

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Shine N Shimmer was stunning Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway, treating the quick five-eighths mile oval as if someone laid a red carpet around it—just for her.  It was just the second local race for the seven-year-old daughter of American Ideal and produced the second gate-to-wire victory against the best open class mares competing in southern Ohio.  Driver Chris Page took full ...
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Legion Of Boom takes Count B final

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Legion Of Boom pulled off a mild upset to win The Count B series final Friday night (Feb. 20) at Woodbine. A field of ten 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings squared off in the C$43,800 finale of the three-week series event. Legion Of Boom and driver Doug McNair left from the rail at 9-1 and got away fifth entering the first turn. As the field neared the half, McNair sent Legion...
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Siberian conditions prompt track cancellations

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Track cancellations for Thursday are starting to come in as a result of the frigid Siberian-like conditions that much of Canada and the U.S. is experiencing. Woodbine, Miami Valley, The Meadows and Northfield Park are on the canceled list for Thursday.   Due to the severe arctic weather that has descended on the entire Midwest, Miami Valley Raceway has canceled its Thursday night live rac...
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Bloodstockshalltab scores in Pompano feature

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Bloodstockshalltab, a recent purchase by trainer-driver Ed Hensley, paid a big dividend on Wednesday night as he trotted the second fastest mile in Pompano Park history, stopping the timer in 1:53.3 on a blustery cold (mid-50s) night by South Florida standards.   The 5-year-old son of Cantab Hall accomplished his feat in the $15,400 Open Handicap Trot, pinning a defeat measuring 5 3/4 len...
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World Driving Championship starts Saturday

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
The 2015 World Driving Championship will begin on Saturday night at Tabcorp Park Menangle in Sydney Australia, with the 10 drivers competing in two races on the 12-race program. Representing nine different countries, the drivers will compete in Race 7, an event over 1,609 meters for pacers, and Race 9, which is for trotters and will be over the distance of 2,300 meters.   Canadian Jo...
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Former USTA director Art Johnson dies

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Former U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) director Art Johnson died Sunday, Feb. 15, with his three children (Roy, Tomand Shauna) at his bedside.   At one time or another, Mr. Johnson served as general manager or president at Sunland Park Racetrack, Ruidoso Downs, The Downs at Santa Fe, Turf Paradise in Arizona and Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Under his direction, all track...
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Bid on USHWA silent auction items Sunday

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
This Sunday the harness racing heroes of the 2014 season will be honored at the U. S. Harness Writers Associations (USHWA) Dan Patch Awards Banquet at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.   Starting at 6 p.m. the best of the equine performers and human stars of the sport will receive their just accolades and money will also be raised to help two significant cha...
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Ryder looks to "walk the walk" in Singer final

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Last May, trainer Chris Ryder looked at his then 3-year-old trotter Walk The Walk and said he thought the horse might be better at age 4.   Walk The Walk won three of 11 races last year, earning $27,250, but was shut down in July because of soundness issues. He returned in January for his 4-year-old campaign, finished second in his seasonal debut and has since won back-to-back starts as h...
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Warm up with the new Weekend Preview!

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Want to warm up a bit from the Siberian-like conditions that have brought record-low temperatures? What better way than to sit in front of that roaring fire in your fireplace or under the blanket on the couch and read the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview? If you're looking for the unknown, look no farther than Race 1 at the Meadowlands on Saturday night as a pacer from Argentina makes...
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Eric Goodell wins 5,000th career race

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Eric Goodell notched career win 5,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted PL Eureka to victory in the 10th race. In the very next race, Goodell took a step toward his next milestone when he triumphed with Seafood Money.   Goodell, 41, grew up in Holly, Mich., not far from the recently closed Sports Creek Raceway. He learned the sport working summers at Keith Crawford's farm ...
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Tetrick ready for World Driving Championship

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick has long been one of North America's top harness racing drivers. Now he is ready to take on the world.   A native of Illinois who now lives in southern New Jersey, Tetrick will represent the U.S. in the World Driving Championship in Australia. The competition, which brings together 10 drivers from around the world for a 20-race series at six different tracks, begins Satu...
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Purchase sets up TVG merger with HRTV

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Betfair, the parent company of TVG, has announced it is purchasing HRTV from The Stronach Group and merging operations of the two horse racing television networks. TVG will assume the operations of HRTV, and operate the production from the TVG Studio in Los Angeles. TVG is currently available in 36.5 million homes in the U.S., with HRTV available in 19.5 million homes. The operations will m...
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Callahan drives eight more winners at Dover

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
After dominating the Tuesday card with seven wins, Corey Callahan did one better on Wednesday, Feb. 18 , making it 15 wins in two nights at Dover Downs. Callahan steered Classic Belisima, who won four in-a-row on the front end before a third last start, took a 2-hole seat and sped down the passing lane for a 1:55.3 victory, It was Callahan’s fifth of eight wins during the chilly night. It ca...
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