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Cutler eligibles in action Friday at Meadowlands

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
With just three weeks remaining until the eliminations for the Arthur Cutler Memorial, the top trotters begin to gear themselves up for the first major test on the Free For All trotting calendar. Of the eight trotters entered in the $30,000 Open Handicap Friday night at the Meadowlands, five are eligible to the Cutler Memorial. The top trotter thus far in 2015, Melady's Monet will be qualif...
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"Excellent" fertility prompts Chapter Seven changes

on 04/17/2015 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms is pleased to report that, effective Monday April 20, same day semen pick up and trailer breeds will be allowed for 2012 Horse of the Year Chapter Seven.   Excellent fertility rates have been received on Chapter Seven in the past two seasons with on farm management of his mares. A qualitative analysis of his semen since the beginning of the 2015, combined with h...
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Dress For Success, Classic Belisima win in Weiss

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Dress For Success and Classic Belisima finished preparations for their head-to-head clash in the $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series Championship for trotting females in a week, winning the two $15,000 divisions of the fourth and final preliminary leg Wednesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Dress For Success ran her record to 4-for-4 in the prelims with a three-quarter length victory over Fash...
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Increditable trots 1:53.1 at Pompano Park

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Increditable turned in an incredible performance at Pompano Park on Wednesday night and trotted the second fastest mile in track history--1:53.1.   Driven by Kevin Wallis for owner Denis Goyette and trainer Norm Dessureault, the 6-year-old gelded son of Credit Winner led at every pole, clocking fractions of :27.2, :55 and 1:24.1 along the way, and hit the wire seven lengths ahe...
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Entries close Friday for Blooded Horse Sale

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Spring Sale will be taken through Friday, April 17. Set for Monday, May 11, at Delaware, Ohio, this sale is a timely venue to market racing horses, green prospects, yearlings, and broodmares. Don't miss this opportunity. The catalog goes to press on Monday. Visit http://www.bloodedhorse.com/ to enter or call (859) 858-4415. (Blooded Horse Sale)
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Lincoln Chafee running for president?

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday on CNN that he's running for the Democratic nomination for president, just a week after announcing he formed an exploratory committee. As a young man Chafee worked in harness racing as a farrier and last July he and his wife attended the races at Goshen's Historic Track and the Hall of Fame induction dinner.   "Yes, that's w...
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SBOANJ/BCAP announce 2015 scholarships

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and the Backstretch Community Assistance Program will once again offer college scholarships in 2015 to the sons and daughters of New Jersey horsemen. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2015.   Scholarships, valued at a total distribution of $7,500, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or four-year...
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Trotting mares springing back into action

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Some of harness racing's best older female trotters are getting ready to return to action and there should be no shortage of speed once they get going.   The 5-year-old Classic Martine, who received the 2014 Dan Patch Award for best trotting mare, on Thursday won a qualifier at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono as she prepares for her seasonal debut on April 24 in The Meadows Maturity...
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Mayweather-Pacquiao fight telecast at Big M

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
The eagerly anticipated championship boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao has been added to the lineup of excitement of Kentucky Derby Day at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.   The fight will be shown in two locations. The first, Victory, the massive sports bar and club which will play host to a Kentucky Derby party during the day, will show the fight ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Twenty-one horses still have a chance to make the $500,000-plus Levy final at Yonkers, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview goes inside the numbers and what it will take in Saturday's final prelim for some starters to advance. As for the Matchmaker, with just one division on Friday it all but wrapped up the final field, and we've got the tale of the tape there too. Several sta...
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Sevruga, Stan The Man take Philly features

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Joe P Racing's million-dollar earner Sevruga (Andy Miller) took the first of two co-featured events for upper-conditioned level trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday.   The son of SJ's Caviar took command shortly after the quarter-pole, when Razor Ramone (Yannick Gingras) went offstride. Sevruga was able to hold off the late challenge of Joe Smith's Possessed Fashion (Brett ...
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Vernon opens Friday night with fireworks

on 04/16/2015 2:00 AM
Trotters and distaffers headline Friday (April 17) evening's opening night program at Vernon Downs, with 21-time winner A Penny Earned making his return to the Miracle Mile in the featured $10,000 Open Trot.   The six-year-old Conway Hall gelding proved victorious in 7 of 26 races last year, staying close to trainer George Ducharme's central New York home base throughout. He took a ...
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JL Cruze again on "cruze control" in Weiss

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
JL Cruze was once again on "cruze control" Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, winning his $15,000 division of the fourth and preliminary leg of the Bobby Weiss Series for male trotters in 1:52.4.   JL and "JC”–Hall of Fame driver John Campbell–moved rapidly from fourth nearing the quarter to take over the lead from main challenger Opulent Yankee under the wire t...
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RMTC approves threshold for GABA

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion (ppb) in blood for the naturally occurring amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).   The threshold, which was developed by the RMTC's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), will be submitted today to the Association of Racing Commissioners...
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Vets plead guilty, cooperating with feds

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dr. Kevin Brophy, age 60, Florida, Dr. Fernando Motta, age 44, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Christopher Korte, age 43, Pueblo, Colorado, pleaded guilty today (April 14) before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Schwab in Harrisburg. Dr. Renee Nodine, age 52, Annville, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon. ...
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Levy chances improving for Heez Orl Black N

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
When it comes to qualifying for the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series championship, Heez Orl Black N is on the outside looking in. But thanks to a preliminary-round win last week at 13-1 odds, the gelding's chances of advancing to the lucrative final have improved significantly.   Yonkers Raceway on Saturday hosts the last preliminary round of the Levy Series. Twenty of the ...
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Twitter contest to name Ultimate Velocity foal

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Trent Stohler Stable have announced "The Ultimate Name Game,” a Twitter competition to name the final foal from the standout open pacing mare Ultimate Velocity p,3,1:53; 4,1:51.1 ($254,373). The contestant that submits the winning name will win a VIP Certificate to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino compliments of the connections of Ultimate Velocity. ...
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Spring is in the air for HHYF Trottingbreds

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
Forget the calendar…forget the time change…and especially forget the groundhog. Spring officially arrives when the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) Trottingbreds leave their winter home at Brittany Farms in Versailles, Ky., and head to the stables of their spring conditioners.   This year five Trottingbreds have been shipped to Delaware. CD's Miss M is with the Jim K...
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She Glides lowers own season's record at Meadows

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
In the opening leg of the Daylon Miracle Trot at The Meadows, She Glides scored in 1:56.3, fastest of the year by a sophomore filly trotter on a five-eighths-mile track. But the daughter of Glidemaster-Some Like It Lindy wasn’t content to rest on her laurels. In Wednesday’s second leg of the series, she lowered her own national season’s mark, powering to the lead for Jim Pantaleano ...
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10 different winning drivers in 10 at Miami Valley

on 04/15/2015 2:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway possesses a deep and talented driver colony, but rarely do you see a night at a commercial track nowadays where a different driver wins every race.  That was the case on Wednesday, however, as ten drivers each won one of the ten races on the program.  Even more shocking, leading driver Josh Sutton—currently in fifth place in the national dash standings with 155...
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