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Purse distribution changes at Delaware, Ohio

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the sophomore pacing classics Little Brown Jug and Jugette, Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due Feb. 17. These payments are for foals of 2012.   In addition, the racing officials have also elected to pay all purses based on the 50%-25%-12%-8%-5% purse distribution schedule.   The Little Brow...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Empress Deo got a royal steer from Brett Miller in the opening round of the Burning Point Series at the Meadowlands, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, the driver tells why he feels he got lucky to score with the 14-1 longshot. Miller's off to a nice start this year at the Big M, as is John Campbell. We take a look at the current drivers' standings at the Meadowlands, pointi...
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Jeremy Smith scores 1,000th win at Miami Valley

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Jeremy Smith reached the coveted 1,000 wins plateau on Thursday night at Miami Valley Raceway when he guided Eternalexpectation to a 1:58.2 score. The milestone victory for the red and white clad 35-year-old reinsman came in a conditioned claiming event for non-winners of two races at odds of 14-1, familiar circumstances for Smith—who rarely sits behind betting favorites, but who quie...
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Opulent Yankee back on top

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
On the racetrack, they have exchanged wins all winter and Thursday night at the Meadowlands was no exception. The setting was round two of The Charles Singer Memorial Trotting Series, with a purse of $15,000 and the match-up was Opulent Yankee and JL Cruze.   Coming into Thursday night, the scoreboard showed a three-to-one lead for JL Cruze, with Opulent Yankee's victory coming in round t...
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PA Sires Stakes payments due March 15

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission reminds Standardbred horse owners that 2015 Sire Stakes payments for 2-year-old and 3-year-old horses are due by March 15. First payments due for 2-year-old horses are $150 for the Pari-mutuel Division and $25 for the Fair Division. The final payment of $500 is due for the Pari-mutuel Division for 3-year-olds.   The Sire Stakes Sustain...
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Tuesday racing recap from Dover, The Meadows

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
After four straight starts in the photo but not a winner, Eddie Davis Jr. got his picture taken with Bettor And Bold after a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Dover Downs.   In what's become a photo finish special, Bettor And Bold finally made the winner's circle this year, nipping his frequent rival Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) at the finish...
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Tetrick's Journey Down Under for WDC begins

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, the U.S. representative in the 2015 World Driving Championship (WDC) that takes place Feb. 21-March 1 in New South Wales, Australia, has already made the trip Down Under with his wife, Ashley. In preparation for the 20-race WDC that covers six different racetracks, Tetrick lined up a drive on Friday night at Alexandra Park in New Zealand. Tetrick will drive the Tony Herlihy-tra...
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Burke looks for Burning Point bounce back

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Last Friday's opening leg of the Burning Point Series at the Meadowlands was supposed to be a showdown between Ron Burke's dynamic duo and Tony Alagna's red-hot Witch Dali. Instead, 14-1 longshot Empress Deo passed all three of them in the stretch to win in an upset.   Burke expects a bounce-back effort from both of his mares, Southwind Serenity and Donttellruss, in the second leg o...
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Deadlines coming up for breedings

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Stallion service auctions are underway to benefit the Harness Racing Museum and New Vocations Race Horse Adoption Program.   New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's 17th annual stallion auction is currently in progress and ends at 2 pm Friday,Feb. 13. The auction is taking place online at http://www.ongait.com/. Breedings to Conway Hall, Western Ideal, A Rocknroll Dance, Deweyche...
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Monticello cancels Thursday due to thawing

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Due to thawing conditions on the racing oval, Monticello Raceway has canceled live racing and qualifiers for Thursday, Feb. 12. Both day and evening simulcasting are still available.   Both live racing and qualifiers will resume Tuesday at 12:25 p.m. (Monticello)
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Melady's Monet "a blessing"

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Melady's Monet is painting a picture of success this winter at the Meadowlands and the 6-year-old trotter's connections hope his artistry continues into the upcoming stakes season.   But no matter what decisions the horse's connections make in the future, they will be secondary to the choices that led to his present.   Melady's Monet, who has won five of six starts since ...
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Atta Boy Dan repeats at The Meadows

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Atta Boy Dan surrendered the lead at the three-quarters but found another gear late as he captured his second straight in Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   A parked-out :27.1 opening panel made Atta Boy Dan vulnerable to the first-over bid of Royal Heart, who was able to cross over and move a length in front. When Dave Palone a...
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Rootbeer Slammer underway at Miami Valley

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
The first leg of the Rootbeer Slammer Series, named after one of the most durable and popular open class pacers in the storied history of old Lebanon Raceway, was contested in two divisions on Wednesday night at Miami Valley Raceway.  Big Bear Bow pulled off a mild upset from the inside No. 1 post position in the first split; while Peck Blue Chip rewarded his backers, who made him the off...
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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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