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Cash For Gold, Bourbon Bay in General Brock

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Cash For Gold and Bourbon Bay came away with second leg victories in the General Brock Series Monday night at Woodbine. A group of 17 trotters were split into two $18,000 divisions for the second round of the three-week series.   The second division featured a matchup between both winners from the first leg, Bourbon Bay and Severus Hanover.   The race got off to a hot st...
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Mares in Pompano spotlight Monday

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
With mares in the Pompano Park spotlight Monday night, Just A Bee and Little Bitty Lies took top honors in their respective events for the distaffers.   Just A Bee, competing in the $12,000 Open Pace for the mares, conquered five rivals and a racetrack deluged with rain just minutes before to score a 1:52.4 win for Mike Micallef--her margin a half length over a very stubborn Senorit...
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John Manzi Night on May 31 at Goshen

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Friends of Hall of Famer John Manzi would like to invite you to a fun-filled evening of camaraderie and story-telling on Sunday, May 31, at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.   Together, along with some special guests, we will break bread, enjoy refreshments, and laugh with JM in the PM himself.   It would be difficult to list all of the people who John ...
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First 2015 foals born at Allerage Farms

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Allerage Farms of New York and Pennsylvania would like to announce their first foals of the 2015 season.   In New York, a Conway Hall filly out of the mare Goddess Of War was born on Saturday, Jan. 31. This filly is a full sister to Lukas Hall 2, 1:55 ($161,765) and a half-sister to the 2-year-old filly Athena's Mission.   In Pennsylvania, a Muscle Hill colt fro...
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Maryland Sires Stakes payments due Feb. 15

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Reminder that sustaining forms and possible payment are due Feb. 15 for the new 4 - 5-year-old open Maryland Sires Stakes for trotters and pacers (foals of 2010 and 2011).   Three-year-old payments (foals of 2012) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15.   All stallion pedigree's, staking forms, and stake dates are ...
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Balmoral/Maywood announce 2015 stakes

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
The 2015 stake schedules for both Balmoral and Maywood Park have been released by racing secretary Doc Narotsky.The action kicks off at Balmoral on March 28 with the Taurus Bomber Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts. Maywood's stake season gets underway on Friday, April 10, with sophomore pacing colts slugging it out in the Sportsmaster Stake.   The f...
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Archangel book closed for 2015

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Ontario is announcing the closing of Archangel’s 2015 book of mares. The son of Credit Winner stands for $4,500. "Archangel has attracted a strong group of mares for 2015, so we are very excited to see what the foals will look like in 2016,” said Larry Drysdale, Winbak Farm of Ontario Manager. "The response to him, the fastest trotter ever on a mile track to stand stud,...
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Meadowlands Super Hi-5 pool tops $100,000

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
After the last race was declared official on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, thanks to there being more than one winning ticket, the Jackpot Super Hi-5 Carryover pool swelled to $102,498. Following a one-month period that saw the wager hit several times, the last race jackpot has now gone unclaimed since Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.   Not only is the carryover pool continuing to ...
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Hamb. Society stakes payments due Feb. 17

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 127 stake events at 14 different tracks, headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Aug. 8 and the $5 million Breeders Crown events at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto on Oct. 24, is fast approaching.   Because of the federal holiday on Monday, payments for all Hambletonian-Society serviced sakes are due Tues...
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EL Titan's book full and closed

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms has announced that first year stallion EL Titan 2,1:53.4 ($581,351) is booked full and closed. The 4-year-old son of Muscle Hill–Courtney Hall is standing his first season at stud at Overseas Farm in Campbellville, Ontario, while in training for the 2015 racing season.   EL Titan's first book has been limited to 60 mares and includes such standouts a...
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Meadowlands, other stakes due Feb. 17

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
Nominations to all Grand Circuit races administered by the Meadowlands have a Feb. 15 (Feb. 17 accepted per USTA rule) postmark deadline. You may find all pertinent information on those stakes by visiting the Stakes Application page on the Meadowlands website. Also due by the same date are the last series of Late Closers of the spring meet, the Whata Baron, Artistic Vision and Giant Victory. Q...
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Judge needed for Running Aces meet

on 02/10/2015 12:00 AM
The Minnesota Racing Commission is currently accepting proposals for the position of Judge for the 2015 Running Aces harness racing season running from June 6 through Sept.12. Accredited Judges are encouraged to contact the commission to receive a proposal package.   Contact the Minnesota Racing Commission at (952) 496-7950 or pam.webber@state.mn.us to receive a copy of the Req...
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Wishin Iwas Fishin reels in Pompano feature

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Wishin Iwas Fishin took top honors in the opening leg of the Battleground Late Closing Event for claiming trotters on Sunday night at Pompano Park.   The 9-year-old gelded son of Lockkeeper, trained by Brian Hauck for Haucks Racing Stable, came from dead last in his sextet for Jason Dillander to score a narrow decision—a neck—over Go Jesse Go, driven by Rick Plano. Sand Wyndham,...
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Foreign Officer, Fantaddy win Miami Valley splits

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Foreign Officer (Tyler Smith) and Fantaddy (Kyle Ater) were sharpest in first leg action of the "Look Sharp” series for conditioned pacers at Miami Valley Raceway on Sunday.   Foreign Officer scored a 1:54.4 triumph over Rucker Place (Josh Sutton) and Mr. I Am (Jeremy Smith) in the first $7,000 division of the series named after the successful southwest Ohio stallion Look Sharp, w...
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"Runaway Groom" at Northfield Park

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
We know about the "runaway bride" and on Sunday afternoon at Northfield Park, we got the "runaway groom." Following an afternoon training session, the 6-year-old pacing gelding Quik Groom got loose and was able to find his way onto Route 8, where he took about a half-mile stroll before being corralled by police and horsemen.   A video link of a local television report about Quik Gro...
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Longtime horseman Grove Stimer dies

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Longtime horseman Grove E. Stimer, 87, of Parma, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 8, at Jackson County Medical Care Facility.   Mr. Stimer was a farmer who loved raising and racing horses. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post in Onondaga and the Big-9 Sportsman's Club.   He is survived by his children, Hugh (Linda), Virgil (Sandra), Jeffery (Mary Jo)and Cheryl (Phil ...
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Hippodrome 3R announces May 3 opening

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Hippodrome 3R harness racing track in Quebec is ready to ring in the New Year with great racing and improvements for the 2015 season. The half-mile oval will feature 40 days and nights of live racing action along with a robust stakes schedule and special events throughout the season. Opening day will be Sunday, May 3.   Starting right off the bat, the track will switch from Tues...
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Yonkers cancels Monday due to snow

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live racing program (and evening simulcasting) for Monday night due to the wintry conditions that have hit the greater New York area. Monday afternoon simulcasting is continuing until approximately 5:30 p.m.   Live racing is scheduled to resume Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10, with first post at 1 p.m.   Horsemen are advised that Friday's...
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8 ounces of beef in Northfield's Wrenn Burger

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Northfield Park's leading driver and North America's harness racing dash-winning champion in 2013 and 2014, is the latest local celebrity being honored with a Burger of the Week at the Hard Rock Café. The Café is located in the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park adjacent to the racetrack. The Wrenn burger will be available all week beginning Monday, Feb. 9. &...
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New format for Hoosier Park's Dan Patch

on 02/09/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is set to begin its 22nd season of live harness racing on Friday, March 27, with several new and important changes to the stakes schedule. One of the most highly anticipated days on the 2015 harness racing calendar will take place on Friday, Aug. 14, as the Dan Patch takes center stage once again. Boasting an increased purse for the 2015 edition,...
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