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$206,861 Jackpot Hi 5 carryover at Woodbine

on 01/30/2015 12:00 AM
The public's top choice used last-second heroics to capture the Thursday evening finale at Woodbine Racetrack, and because she was so popular she played a key role in ensuring another carryover for the Jackpot Hi 5 wager. The carryover going into Friday evening's 10th race is $206,861.78.   Artistic Madison, who was sent off as the 6-5 favorite, overcame an outside post and a ton a ...
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Hall of Famer Chuck Coon dies at 86

on 01/30/2015 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Charles E. "Chuck” Coon died Friday morning, Jan. 30, in Oxford, Mich., after a short illness. He was 86. Mr. Coon became harness racing's premier innovator in racetrack design, construction and maintenance, and starting gates during his 40-plus year career in harness racing. He adopted such cutting-edge design features as super-elevated curves, which addressed both equine s...
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First 2015 foals arriving at Winbak Farm

on 01/30/2015 12:00 AM
As the new year begins, so does foaling season at Winbak Farm. This year the farm is expecting around 300 foals that will be eligible to rich stakes programs in Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For the second year in a row, a filly was the first to be born. This year, the first to arrive was a Muscles Yankee filly out of the mare Call Me Hazel (sired b...
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Carolsideal best in Yonkers feature

on 01/30/2015 12:00 AM
Favored Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $5.40) offered up some first-over fisticuffs Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Sitting chilly (literally and figuratively early from post position No. 5, "Carol” saw Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton) stepped over Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald) before a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. After a win...
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Orator speaks to 83-1 Pompano upset

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
Rick Plano has driven over 6,500 winners during his illustrious career of 43 years but Wednesday night at Pompano Park was a first for him as he drove Orator to an 83-1 upset victory in the $13,000 final of the Sea Eagle Late Closer.   This 5-year-old son of Tell All, owned by trainer Casandra Uppal along with Rebecca Uppal, stormed home from eighth around the final turn to nai...
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Tough Mac wins third straight at Dover

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
Tough Mac took the lead and never looked back scoring his third consecutive victory in the Dover Downs $18,000 Open Handicap Trot, meet leader Corey Callahan's fourth win of the day on Wednesday.   Callahan rushed Tough Mac, a Mike Casalino-owned Lockkeeper-Traditional Lady gelding, smartly out of post 6 and kept his seven rivals at bay the rest of a lifetime best, 1:52.4 mile, comi...
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USTA TV committee to meet Feb. 11

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association has announced that the next meeting of its Television Committee will take place by conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The committee was tasked last year with investigating the feasibility of a national broadcast campaign and delivering recommendations to the USTA Board of Directors upon completion. The group most recently met in late October.  ...
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Kyle Ater sweeps Miami Valley series finals

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
A pair of $15,000 championship races were contested Wednesday night as finals week of the popular Claim To Fame series continued at Miami Valley. The finales for $8,000 claiming mares and for $5,000 claiming geldings were on top and when the smoke cleared it was She's A Ball and Winchester that were crowned champions.   Driver Kyle Ater steered both winners, but used completely...
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Freehold adding three make-up Mondays

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway looks to add three Mondays to their racing calendar to make up for recent cancellations. The Mondays to be added are: Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9. The additional Mondays are subject to New Jersey Racing Commission approval.   Freehold's original racing schedule included Mondays in January and February through Feb. 16.   "We've had some success with Monda...
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Fraser's Marino recovering from race accident

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
Less than one month into 2015--a time when hopes remain high for the racing season--driver Jim Marino already knows this year will not turn out how he envisioned it.   Marino suffered extensive injuries to his left leg and wrist during a racing accident on Jan. 23 at Fraser Downs and faces a long road to recovery.   Marino told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider ...
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New Vocations Stallion Auction set for Feb. 9-13

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
Breedings to Conway Hall, Western Ideal, Deweycheatumnhowe, A Rocknroll Dance, Dragon Again, Big Bad John, and Crazed are among the 70+ seasons donated to New Vocations 17th Annual Stallion. The auction starts Monday, February 9th and runs through 2:00 pm Friday,  Feb 13th at www.ongait.com. The auction is conducted in an Open Ended format that allows for bidding slightly beyond the 2:00 ...
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Ohio distributes funds from casino revenue

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Jan. 21, the Ohio State Racing Commission adopted Resolution 2015-1. The resolution contains the names of recipients and the amount each will receive from taxes ($1,915,147) on gross casino revenue forwarded to the commission on Jan. 15.   Two breed development funds (Standardbred and Thoroughbred) will each get $363,878.   A total of $249,081 wi...
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Racing and football in new Weekend Preview!

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
We've got racing and football in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. With this being the holiday of Super Bowl Sunday, how can we not? If you want to see who some horsemen and race officials like in the big game, we've got a page full of picks. Here's a hint though…..the majority like the Patriots. Of course, our lead story is about Bell A Chick—the trotter, not the Patriots...
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Connections double up at Miami Valley

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
The owners of A Piece Of The Action LLC got more than a piece of the action in a pair of lucrative "Claim To Fame” finals at Miami Valley on Thursday night…they got half of the action and a solid immediate return on investment.  They claimed both Regil Tiger, the winner of the $15,900 championship division for $8000 claiming horses and geldings, and Carlina Hanover, the winner of the ...
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Ingraham lights up Pompano board 3 times

on 01/28/2015 12:00 AM
First stop Wednesday morning--the hardware store to get some lightbulbs for Pompano Park's toteboard. Dave Ingraham is buying!   Three of Ingraham's charges lit up the Pompano toteboard and nighttime sky on Tuesday, each scoring at better than 40-1 odds with one, Wesley's Fortune, emerging a winner at better than 60-1.   Ingraham's memorable night began in the third race ...
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Dew N Doughnuts wins Meadows feature

on 01/28/2015 12:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts kicked by the leader, Visible Gold, in the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dew N Doughnuts had a chance last week to upset Visible Gold in the Lightning Lane but fell a nose short. On Wednesday, the 5-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration moved determinedly for Mike Wilder and naile...
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O'Brien finalist Moreau wins 5 at Woodbine

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Not even the cold temperatures could cool off the red-hot Richard Moreau barn Monday night at Woodbine.   Moreau's stable sent out seven starters in six races over the course of Monday's 10-race card and visited the winner's circle an impressive five times. Driver Sylvain Filion teamed up with Moreau to drive four of the five winners.   The Moreau barn didn't waste anytim...
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Pertty Music made at Pompano Park

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Fillies and mares were in the spotlight at Pompano Park on Monday night with Pertty Music scoring a repeat win in the $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares and Saint Patty's Doll taking the photo finish victory in the similar feature event for trotters.   Pertty Music, owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, took command shortly after the Hummer Starting Gate sprung and went on post...
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Fox Valley Hermia holds on for Dover win

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Sean Bier piloted Fox Valley Hermia to victory in the rain over a "sloppy" track Monday at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove four winners.   Catch-driving for Marcus Miller, Bier, sent Fox Valley Hermia past front-pacing Jeremes Sweetheart (Jonathan Roberts) in mid-backstretch then opened up a quick lead. The 5 year old then survived a strong closing effort from Mach A Wish (Corey Calla...
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Night of Champions Friday at The Meadows

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host a special night of racing this Friday, Jan. 30. The second annual Night of Champions will have a first race post of 6:55 p.m.   Activity will begin nearly an hour earlier, at 6 p.m., when Dave Palone and Ron Burke will be in the track's Racebook area for a 30-minute "meet and greet.” Fans ...
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