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Training roster for Pinehurst, North Carolina

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Training centers across the country are bustlng with action at this time of year. Trainers are in the beginning stages of working with their recently-turned 2 year olds, while the 3 year olds and older horses are preparing for the upcoming racing season.   That's the case at the training centers in Florida as well as other sites, including the historic Pinehurst Training Center in P...
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Northfield Park's Pat Simmons dies at 82

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Patricia (Pat) Simmons, 82, of Stow, Ohio, died from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease on Wednesday, Feb. 11.   Standardbred racing was a passion in Ms. Simmons' life. She and her husband, Earl, were heavily involved in harness racing -- which sparked a job offer from former Northfield Park general manager John Phillips.   Ms. Simmons was a faithful Northf...
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CHHA scholarship application now available

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
  The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) wants to see our harness racing youth succeed. CHHA plans to award three scholarships in 2015: 1. $1,000 John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship; 2. $1,000 Rambling Willie Scholarship; and 3. $300 Weldon and Nancy Stockwell Memorial Scholarship. CHHA scholarships are avail...
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Hoosier Park seeking interns

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2015 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and equine related fields.  ...
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Callahan wins 7 at Dover Downs

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Touchdown Mindale won the Tuesday feature and was claimed in the $20,000-$25,000 Claiming/Handicap, one of seven winning drives for Corey Callahan over a "good" track at Dover Downs.   The Always A Virgin-Happy To Be Best gelding held off a strong challenge from Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) in 1:53.2 to score his fourth win of the meet.   The week before, the Harvey Eisman-own...
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HFW/harnessracing.com offices closed Monday

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Due to the major snowstorm blanketing Kentucky Monday, the offices of The Horseman And Fair World/harnessracing.com are closed for the day. Some of the weather forecasts call for upwards of 10-12 inches of snow in the Bluegrass, which would rank it in the top five single-day storms in history.   The snow is expected to taper off by late Monday night. The offices are scheduled to re-...
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Pompano Super Hi-5 pays $146,288

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
The big news at Pompano Park on Sunday night came in the very last race when Blended Whiskey, driven by George Napolitano Jr., won that finale, keying a record 20-cent Super Hi-5 payoff of $146,288.30 to one very lucky but, as yet, unidentified bettor.   Blended Whiskey, 3-1 on the board, was followed by the 40-1 chance One Bad Shot (Dave Ingraham) with Orator, 35-1, (Travis Cullen)...
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Play Big M Friday for entry into handicapping tourney

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
In conjunction with HorseTourneys.com and the 2015 World Harness Handicapping Championship, which will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday (April 25), the United States Trotting Association announced the dates for its series of 10 free, online qualifying contests. The winner of each contest will be awarded a free entry into the WHHC final in New Jersey.   The USTA qualifying seri...
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Bourbon Bay completes General Brock sweep

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Bourbon Bay completed the General Brock series sweep with a dominating victory Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of nine 4-year-old trotters contested the $50,800 final of the three-week series.   Bourbon Bay and driver Mike Saftic came into the finale off two impressive victories in the opening two rounds and they lived up to their 3-5 billing with another eye-catching pe...
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Noble wins 5 on snowy Monday at Miami Valley

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble has climbed back into a virtual tie for leading dash driver in Miami Valley's second season. The nearby Xenia, Ohio native won five times on a snowy, 10-degree special President's Day Monday matinee to end the day deadlocked with Josh Sutton, who had a driving double of his own.   The pair each have 63 victories through the first 32 programs of an 89-day meet. ...
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Seawind Ginger upsets in Dover feature

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Seawind Ginger, overlooked at 13-1 after a win last start and leaving from the rail with Jonathan Roberts driving, scored a 1:53.3 upset in the $14,000 distaff feature Monday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan finished with four winners.   With both Velocity Sonja (Allan Davis) and Odds On Alpha (Vic Kirby), bringing three-race win streaks into the contest and drawing wagering...
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Rockeyed Optimist, Major Uptrend win Sonsams

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
Coming off his first loss since Dec. 13, Rockeyed Optimist returned with a vengeance, winning his division of the Sonsam Pacing Series in 1:50.3 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The first $17,500 division went postward as Race 2 on the Saturday program with a field of six and Rockeyed Optimist was sent off as the 3-5 betting choice from post position one. The early speed came...
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Nirvana Seelster poised to sweep Ontario Boys

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
The second leg of the Ontario Boys series was contested under frosty conditions Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A group of 13 four-year-old pacers were split into two $18,000 divisions for the second leg of the three-week event.   Nirvana Seelster took last week's only division and was back to crush his opponents again Saturday night.   Driven by Phil Hudon, Nirvana...
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Five straight for Dabestleaderever at Miami Valley

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
Dabestleaderever ran his win streak to five on Saturday night at Miami Valley, capturing the $16,500 Open Handicap Pace in 1:53, despite 14 degree temperatures and wind gusts reaching 40 miles an hour.   Although the winner has raced for three different owners and trainers during his current win streak, one constant has been driver Dan Noble in the sulky for all five scores. With la...
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Avenatti drives Pompano's Sweetheart Pace winner

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
For the second week in a row, Duc Dorleans took top honors in Pompano Park's Open Handicap Pace while Lisa Avenatti guided Mamajons Bluegrass to a handy win the St. Valentine's Day Sweetheart Pace featuring nine of the best female drivers in the sport on Saturday.   Duc Dorleans, again magnificently handled by Donald Dupont, immediately took command as the gate opened and went on to...
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Dover cancels Sunday

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
Dover Downs has canceled its Sunday night racing program due to extreme weather conditions Abnormally high winds and Weather Bureau prediction of unusually  low temperature readings of around zero, have caused the postponement. Racing is scheduled to resume on Monday, Feb. 16, with first post at the usual time of 4:30 p.m.          &...
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Balmoral cancels Sunday after 1st race

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park management was forced to cancel the remainder of the Sunday program after just one race due to technical difficulties caused by the extreme cold that gripped the area. With temperatures hovering in the single digits and wind chills well below zero, a series of technical difficulties with the track's television equipment and the ability to send its signal forced the cancellatio...
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Brett Miller takes Meadowlands features

on 02/14/2015 12:00 AM
Making a name yourself in the Meadowlands driving colony is no easy task. But Brett Miller has been making it look easy. Miller would spot-drive at the Meadowlands in 2014 when some of the top drivers were out of town and did quite well. Making the move to drive at the Big M on a regular basis has proven to be a great one as coming into Friday night Miller sat fourth in the driver standings, b...
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Lis Mara returns to Deo Volente in NJ

on 02/14/2015 12:00 AM
In its continuing quest to lead the renaissance of New Jersey breeding, Deo Volente farms announces the homecoming of dual millionaire Lis Mara p,4,1:47.3 ($2,141,661), the well remembered champion pacer whose exploits literally built Deo Volente Farms, the 2014 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year..   In 2006 Lis Mara, who was a stakes winner at age three, burst onto the fre...
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Beautide wins, earns ticket to defend title

on 02/14/2015 12:00 AM
He's back . . . and the holiday might be over for the rest of his rivals if they fancy their chances of winning the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final in two weeks' time, set to be held March 1 at the Menangle track north of Sydney.   Beautide simply blew them away in the second heat of Saturday night's (Feb. 14) Inter Dominion oreo with as impressive a win as any of hi...
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