Charlie May named 2020 Ohio Horse of the Year

on 01/07/2021 10:17 PM
Charlie May started his freshman year with a bang by winning his first career start in the $150,000 Next Generation at Eldorado Scioto Downs and capped the year being named the Ohio 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.   For owner Don Tiger he wasn’t sure what he had with homebred Charlie May.  “I sent the horse to Steve Carter and the first day he called and told me h...
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Hereslookinatyou N best in Meadows feature

on 01/07/2021 6:29 PM
Newcomer Hereslookinatyou N followed cover beautifully, then roared through the lane to spring a 22-1 in Thursday’s co-feature at The Meadows, a $9,400 Filly & Mare Conditioned Pace.   Hereslookinatyou N, who had been performing at Yonkers and Saratoga, picked up the live cover of the first-over Circle The Page before peeling off around the final turn for Jim Pantaleano. The...
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HISA featured topic in new Weekend Preview!

on 01/07/2021 4:03 PM
The Horseracing and Integrity Act (HISA) is again the featured topic in the latest HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Last week USTA president Russell Williams offered his thoughts on HISA in an interview. This week Andrew Cohen, a breeder, owner and media legal analyst, questions the USTA’s effort to be involved with crafting HISA and pleads for the organization to work to be included when HI...
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Yonkers opens 234-night meet on Jan. 11

on 01/07/2021 1:22 PM
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts announces its 2021 Racing Program for Yonkers Raceway with Opening Day scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11, pending approval by the New York State Gaming Commission. The 234-race day calendar includes a stakes schedule featuring the return of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series, Blue Chip Matchmaker Series, and two Triple Crown events, the MGM Yonkers Trot and MGM Gran...
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Meadowlands looks to keep betting on a roll

on 01/07/2021 12:42 PM
With the stars in perfect alignment, wagering at the Meadowlands has been booming of late. In fact, with the track dark each of the last two holiday-season Fridays, the Saturdays (Dec. 26 and Jan. 2) that followed saw cumulative handle batter the $8-million barrier.   After $3.7 million – the fourth-highest day or night of business during 2020 – was pushed through the wind...
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Ohio Stallion directory now online

on 01/07/2021 9:12 AM
The 2021 Ohio Standardbred Stallion Directory and Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Membership Directory is now available electronically at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association website,   The directory includes pedigree pages for 54 stallions currently standing in Ohio, 27 pacers and 27 trotters.   In addition to the pedigree pages, the director...
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Shartin N retirement highlights Dover Wednesday card

on 01/06/2021 11:05 PM
Soho Burning Love A wins the Mares Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan. 6) night. World Champion Shartin N, led the field in the post parade one last time with her trainer Jim King Jr. in the bike, as she started her next journey into retirement. Her stablemate Soho Burning Love A apparently wanted some of her own love and won the Mares Preferred pace. She’s Pukka N and ...
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All Day Sunshine repeats in Meadows feature

on 01/06/2021 9:37 PM
Hammered down to 1-9, All Day Sunshine performed liked the overwhelming favorite, romping to her second straight victory in Wednesday's Opening Day feature at The Meadows, a $9,100 Conditioned Pace.   All Day Sunshine quarter-poled to the top for Dan Rawlings and began to draw off at the three-quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Sunshine Beach-Mustang Kensley scored in 1:54.1, 2 ...
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US economic indicators for 2020 show expected declines

on 01/06/2021 4:37 PM
With the suspension of racing for about three months during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, total wagering at all U.S. harness tracks for the year was down by 18.39 percent from $1,424,886,558 in 2019 to $1,162,848,201, a decrease of $263,038,357. In addition, the amount of purses distributed was down significantly by 30.82 percent. In 2020, horsemen earned a total of $304,059,115 a decrea...
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Another million-dollar night for Pompano Park

on 01/06/2021 1:19 PM
Image Of A Dream, craftily handled by Rick Plano, closed fastest of all to capture Pompano Park’s $11,500 Open Handicap Pace for Mares on Tuesday night (Jan. 5) as the track made history with its first back-to-back million-dollar-plus handle nights in its 57-year history. The win by Image Of A Dream was just one part of an outstanding night of racing in South Florida as the handle of $1...
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Breedings available to benefit Pacing for the Cure

on 01/06/2021 11:11 AM
Pacing For The Cure would like to thank the generous sponsors who have donated breedings for the 2021 Stud Fees For Scooters.  Pacing For The Cure is a 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) obtain financial assistance for medical equipment and services to manage this debilitating disease of the central nervous system as wel...
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Pat Matters trots to 1:51.2 Dover track record

on 01/06/2021 8:43 AM
Pat Matters shattered the Dover Downs track record for older trotting mares with a 1:51.2 victory in Tuesday night’s (Jan. 5) $20,000 Open Handicap Trot. Pat Matters and driver Andy McCarthy left alertly from post six and took the field through a quick :26.2 opening quarter before Warrior One motored up to seize the lead from Pat Matters before a :55 half. At the five-eighths, Pat Matte...
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Horsewoman Patricia Waddell-Snodgrass, 77, dies

on 01/06/2021 8:40 AM
Patricia Ellen (James) Waddell-Snodgrass, 77, a resident of Philippi, NY, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, in the United Hospital Center. Patricia was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Toronto, Ont., a daughter of the late Lewis and Bernice (Hodgins) James. Patricia was united in marriage on Aug. 22, 1985, to Dr. Ralph R. Snodgrass Jr., who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2012....
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Workinitonbroadway takes Miami Valley Open Trot

on 01/05/2021 7:01 PM
Workinitonbroadway (Chris Page) pulled a mild upset in the first $20,000 Open Trot of the 2021 Miami Valley meet on Tuesday (Jan. 5) afternoon.  The five-year-old gelded son of Broadway Hall moved to the top just past the :28.3 opening quarter and fronted the field the remainder of the way, scoring in 1:56.1.  Annas Lucky Star (Brett Miller) rallied in the stretch to finish second...
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Hatter named new Freehold race announcer

on 01/05/2021 3:32 PM
Racing fans at Freehold Raceway will hear a new voice starting Thursday, Jan. 7, when Edison Hatter begins his tenure as the race caller. Hatter, 22, is from Annapolis Junction, Md., and is best-known as one of the announcers at Rosecroft Raceway. He’ll announce at Freehold until March 13. A 2020 graduate of the University of Maryland, Hatter began announcing the Wednesday night...
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Vinny Fusco Jr. Series set for Freehold; Obrigado back

on 01/05/2021 3:03 PM
Twenty-four New Jersey-owned, sired, or foaled pacing fillies and mares will take center stage at Freehold Raceway on Friday (January 8), as the Vinny Fusco Jr. Memorial Pacing Series begins.   The series was split up into two divisions. The second division, for horses with a TrackMaster Horse Rating between 71.50 and 75.00, attracted fifteen entries, and was split up into two races. ...
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OHHA to hold virtual awards banquet on Jan. 16

on 01/05/2021 2:14 PM
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) will not hold its annual awards banquet and membership meeting but will instead present a virtual awards show on the OHHA YouTube channel on Jan. 16 at 7:00 PM. The awards show will feature Ohio’s top equine athletes of 2020.  Other Ohio award winners honored will be the Terry Holton Youth ...
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Beaumond Hanover sold to Pollack/Cullipher

on 01/05/2021 9:28 AM
Standardbred Canada is reporting that multiple Ontario Sires Stakes winner Beaumond Hanover has been sold in advance of his 4-year-old campaign.   The son of Sportswriter-Bittersweet Terror amassed a solid 6-6-1 summary as a sophomore for owner and trainer Jack Darling after an abbreviated freshman season with four wins and five starts. A $45,000 yearling, Beaumond Hanover banked $325...
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Free programs available for Meadows Wednesday opener

on 01/05/2021 9:03 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino kicks off its 2021 season Wednesday with a 13-race card beginning at 12:45 p.m. To add to the excitement of opening day, the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) is offering free race programs that can be downloaded at   The Meadows will race each Wednesday,...
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Zweig Memorial trots set for Aug. 28 at Vernon Downs

on 01/05/2021 8:57 AM
The 47th Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial, an open event for 3-year-old trotting fillies and colts, will be raced on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Vernon Downs. A release from Jan. 4 contained an incorrect date.   Long a test of the top of the crop, last year's Zweig featured Hambletonian winner Ramona Hill winning the Zweig Filly and Hambo runner-up Ready For Moni winning the Open d...
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