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CHHA stallion auction begins January 28

on 01/13/2015 12:00 AM
The Stallion Auction to benefit the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) will be conducted Wednesday, January 28 through Saturday, January 31. A listing of available stallion breedings will be continually updated at www.chha.net/stallions. You may bid online at www.ongait.com or by phone at 603-898-1927. 
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Pure Barre wins her 100th lifetime start

on 01/13/2015 12:00 AM
Pure Barre and Just A Bee extended their winning streaks on Monday night as Pompano Park hosted a pair of Open events for mares--one for trotters and the other, of course, for pacers.   The grand mare Pure Barre, making her 100th lifetime start, overcame the outside nine post to score a near gate-to-wire win for Mickey McNichol in 1:55 for her 21st lifetime win. Owned and trained by...
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Lounge Act, Callahan, Pierce big Dover winners

on 01/13/2015 12:00 AM
Lounge Act was a 1:55 success in a $14,000 winners-over pace for 4 and 5 year old mares over a sloppy track on a damp Monday, Jan.12, at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan continued his multiple-win barrage with five wins while Ron Pierce had four.   After three straight starts from post 7, Lounge Act drew the rail and responded with 1:55 victory, hid fourth in his seven starts t...
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Mary Davis, Pompano maitre d, passes

on 01/13/2015 12:00 AM
Mary Davis, who was the maître d at the Top of the Park Restaurant and an employee at the Isle Pompano Park, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She was 67.   Born in Dublin, Ireland, Mary had come to the United States nearly 25 years ago and worked all that time at Pompano Park. She had been married to Pompano/Saratoga horseman, Emmett "Jeb” Davis for nearly 23 years. &nbs...
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Whata Donato, Count Me In score at Meadows

on 01/13/2015 12:00 AM
 Whata Donato and Count Me In, a pair of streaking horses, captured Tuesday’s co-featured trots — each in front-end fashion — at The Meadows.   In the $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap, Whata Donato had little trouble collecting her second straight victory — and fourth in her last six starts — when she sprang to the lead from post 8...
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French PMU handles $1.38 million on Yonkers

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's first French-exported program of the season went postward Sunday afternoon. The first seven races on the dozen-race card were oversized fields (11, 12, 10, 10, 9, 10 and 10 trotters, respectively, after scratches) at the mile-and-one-quarter distance.   The seven races attracted 1.16 million euros (approximately $1.38 million U-S dollars) to an audience which inclu...
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Ourea Nourrir one of 4 winners for Allan Davis

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
Allan Davis was hot on a cold Sunday at Dover Downs, driving four winners including Ourea Nourrir in the $15,000 claiming pace on Jan. 10. Pinearosa won the co-feature $10,200 4&5-Year-Old Open Pace.   After consecutive come-from-behind second-place finishes, Davis got Ourea Nourrir to the front early and Dragon Again-Odds On The Hat gelding did the rest recording s 1:52.4 victo...
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Rehab Mountain scores again at Miami Valley

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
There were no relapses for Rehab Mountain on Sunday as the 6-year-old gelding raced "clean as a whistle" to win Miami Valley Raceway's $16,500 Open Trot for the second week in a row.   Driver Brad Hanners, who also trains the winner, settled into a snug pocket behind Celebrity Hercules (Dan Noble) through fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:26 before angling out at the head of the stretch...
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Ontario announces $12 million rewards program

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission for a C$12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program. After a number of productive discussions and meetings with representatives from the Ontario Racing Commission and Ontario Horse Racing, Ontario's Standardbred breeding indust...
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The Meadows cancels Monday card

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has canceled Monday's live card due to icy track conditions. The track and its Harmar Township location remain open for simulcast viewing and wagering. Live racing at The Meadows is set to resume Tuesday, first post 12:55 pm.
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Ind. rule prompted "substantial" decreases in cobalt

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
A Staff Report on the results of testing under Indiana's first-in-the-nation cobalt regulation shows substantial decreases in cobalt abuse. The report was released by Commission Executive Director Joe Gorajec.   Indiana's emergency cobalt regulation was promulgated by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Sept. 4, 2014, after an emerging threat was discovered last summer. During th...
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Take it Back Terry wins Yonkers feature

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
Odds-on choice Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $3.20) skimmed for success Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Unhurried from post position 3, the people's preference saw 34-1 shot O'Sundland (Larry Stalbaum) beat everyone to the punch from the far outside, making the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. While doing so, he looped Mick...
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Maven tires after front-end trip in Paris

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
On Sunday at the Vincennes track in Paris, the American mare Maven controlled the Prix Tenor de Baune, a top prep for the Prix d'Amerique, until midstretch, when she tired and was passed. Vulcain de Vandel, racing barefoot, rallied from the outside to win the race, worth 120,000 euros. Franck Nivard, who is scheduled to drive Maven in the Prix d'Amerique, trains and drives ...
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Tribute to Paris victims held at Vincennes track

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
In Paris on Sunday, the trotting horse community and fans gathered at the Vincennes racetrack held a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris during the past week. In addition to holding signs reading "Je Suis CHARLIE" (which means "I am Charlie" in French), a horse wearing the sign as a blanket was paraded before the stands before the moment of silence was...
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Gingras to drive Maven in Prix d'Amerique

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras told harnessracing.com Sunday afternoon that he will be heading to France in two weeks to drive the 6-year-old trotting mare Maven in the Prix d'Amerique at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris on Sunday, Jan. 25. Gingras drove Maven to an 11th-place finish in the Prix du Bourgogne at Vincennes on Dec. 28, but he remained stateside this weekend while Jean Michel Bazire directe...
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Escort Series underway; Doctor Butch repeats

on 01/10/2015 12:00 AM
Major Uptrend may have been making his debut for the Ron Burke stable, but he picked up right where he left off, in the winner's circle, this time in the first round of  the Escort Pacing Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Sent off as the 2-5 betting choice, Major Uptrend settled just off the speed of Khan Blue Chip through an opening quarter in :27.2. Moving past t...
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Cadillac Phil takes Pompano feature in 1:51.1

on 01/10/2015 12:00 AM
Luca Derrico's Cadillac Phil, driven by Joe Pavia Jr., proved he can go zero to 35 in less than two seconds and went on to score a handy two-length victory over Fancyfreeshark, handled by Bruce Ranger, in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night in 1:51.1.   Duc Dorleans finished third for Donald Dupont while EZ Noah and Dont Tell Rusty earned the final two awards...
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Super Bowl Series underway at Meadowlands

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Super Bowl, which marks the traditional start of the winter late-closer program at the Meadowlands, saw its first round contested on Thursday night. It featured four divisions, each worth $12,500.   The first division featured an overwhelming favorite in the form of JL Cruze. Sent off as the 2-5 prohibitive choice, JL Cruze settled into third position behind a pair of longsh...
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Believe This Bob rallies for Dover victory

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
Ross Wolfenden sent Believe This Bob four wide turning for home and closed for a 1:51 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special Thursday at Dover Downs. Winning trainer Joe Skowyra also conditioned Flying Cowboy winner of the sub-feature $16,000 Open Pace. Corey Callahan had a four-bagger.   In the week's top pace, Nova Artist (Allan Davis) took the lead heading to the club...
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Deadlines for registration for PA programs

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
Standardbred horse owners must register their stallions and broodmares by the February deadlines for Pennsylvania programs that reward breeders who turn out top racers. Stallions must be registered for the Sire Stakes Fund by Feb. 1. Broodmares must be registered "PA-resident” by Feb. 15 to ensure their foals are eligible for Breeders Fund awards.   Stallions must remain in Pennsy...
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