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Racing's best honored on USHWA awards night

on 02/23/2015 12:00 AM
 As she traveled from New Jersey to Florida for Sunday night’s Dan Patch Awards tribute, trainer Nancy Johansson passed time on her flight by reading a story about her Horse of the Year winner JK She’salady. JK She’salady, bred and owned by 3 Brothers Stables, was undefeated in 12 races last season and became the first 2-year-old female pacer in harness racing history to b...
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Meadowlands series finals rescheduled

on 02/22/2015 12:00 AM
Regarding the weather cancellation of racing at The Meadowlands on Saturday, February 21 the 3 Winter Series finals (Charles Singer, Sonsam and Burning Point) as well as the 2 divisions of leg one of the Buddy Gilmour series and the final of the $12,500 claimer mini series will all be raced as they were drawn with the same posts next Saturday, February 28. There is no re-entry needed...
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Favorites sweep Ontario Boys & Girls finals

on 02/22/2015 12:00 AM
Ontario sired 4-year-olds were the main attraction Saturday night (Feb. 21) at Woodbine Racetrack in a pair of winter series finals. The C$45,000 Ontario Boys final for 4-year-old pacers and the C$44,600 Ontario Girls final for 4-year-old pacing mares were co-main events on Saturday night’s 11-race card. All eyes were on heavy favorite Nirvana Seelster in the Ontario Boys fi...
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Alford grabs lead after round two of WDC

on 02/22/2015 12:00 AM
Three more heats in the 2015 World Driving Championship were run Sunday evening (Feb. 21) at Newcastle, a large city 160 kilometers north of Sydney.  Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbor in the world but tonight all of the attention focused on the ten international drivers competing at the Newcastle Raceway.  The track itself is 940 meters in circumfere...
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Not Afraid wins Yonkers open handicap trot

on 02/22/2015 12:00 AM
Not even an assigned eight-hole in a Sunday expanded field could stop favored Not Afraid (Dan Dube, $4.90) from dominating Yonkers Raceway’s $46,000 featured Open Handicap Trot. The week’s marquee trot was the third of the seven, French-themed trotting events to begin the card, all at the added (1¼-mile) distance and all with overflow (12-, 11-, four 10- and a nine-horse) fields. ...
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Onemorelastchance takes Look Sharp final

on 02/22/2015 12:00 AM
Onemorelastchance, the only Ohio-sired horse in the race, captured the $14,000 championship leg of the ‘Look Sharp Series’ on Sunday afternoon at Miami Valley Raceway.  The nine-year-old gelded son of Towner’s Big Guy beat a full field of younger combatants for owner Diane Stephenson, trainer Greg Horn and driver Dan Noble.  It was the 26th career win for the homebred who ...
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Tim Tetrick strikes first in WDC opener

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
USA representative Tim Tetrick drew first blood in the 2015 World Driving Championship steering Shannonsablast to victory in the first of the twenty heats. Friday’s meeting was conducted at Tabcorp Park Menangle and Tetrick looked at home on the spacious 1400 metre circuit sending his horse forward from the outside barrier. Australia’s Chris Alford was able to get off the inside late to fini...
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Lindy's Tru Grit wins Meadowlands open trot

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
The complexion of the featured $30,000 Open Trot on Friday night at The Meadowlands changed dramatically with the scratch of morning line favorite Melady's Monet. That left the role of the favorite in the hands of the entry, Lindy's Tru Grit and Master Of Law, sent off at 4/5. Neither was interested in mixing it up early, as Coffeecake Hanover showed good speed, but she quickly conceded the lea...
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Yonkers cancels live racing, evening simulcasting

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live racing program (and evening simulcasting) for tonight (Saturday, Feb. 21), due to the impending snow/wintry mix anticipated for the greater New York area. It is the seventh weather-related cancellation this season. Saturday afternoon/early evening simulcasting is continuing until approximately 6 PM. Live racing is scheduled to resume Sunday (Feb. 22),...
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Meadowlands cancels Saturday card after one race

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
Due to inclement weather and worsening track conditions, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment cancelled their Saturday (February 21) evening card after completing one race. Live racing resumes on Thursday, February 26, with first post at 7:15 p.m.
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Twilight Bonfire approaching $1 million with win

on 02/21/2015 12:00 AM
Twilight Bonfire captured the $15,500 Open Handicap pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, inching within $6000 of becoming a million dollar earner for owner-breeder Robert J. Key.  The five-year-old stud horse by The Panderosa has made the most of his 64 career starts, winning 14 of them and banking $994,060.  This score was the second in three tries in local open company wit...
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Brett Miller stays hot at The Meadowlands

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
On the heels of a ten win week at The Meadowlands, Brett Miller picked up right where he left off, winning a pair of events on Thursday night at The Meadowlands. First, he guided Summer Snow to the winners' circle with a win in a division of the Dash For The "G" Notes in race six, returning $11.00 to win for trainer Jennifer Lappe, who co-owns the mare with Squawk Box Stable.  It was S...
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5 stakes highlight Meadowlands Saturday card

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Saturday's weather forecast is for warmer conditions and the racing action heats up in kind as three Winter Series' finals and the opening leg of the William "Buddy" Gilmour late-closers lead the thirteen race card. The $49,000 Charles Singer trotting final opens the stakes action in race two with Super Bowl series champ JL Cruze taking on six rivals for John Campbe...
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Billy Dobson drives four winners at Buffalo

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson is battling for the top spot in Buffalo Raceway driver's standings and he helped himself by recording four victories on Friday afternoon (February 20). Dobson, who trailed defending champion Kevin Cummings 43-36 entering the day, posted wins with Fox Valley Lena ($9.50), Francessa ($10.40), Diamonds For Life ($7.00) and Donegal Jim ($4.30) to narrow the gap. Cummings had a...
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Continual Velocity scores in Meadows F&M pace

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Returning from a layoff of more than three months, Continual Velocity still was the best as she notched a front-end victory in the $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Dave Palone hustled Continual Velocity to the front, where she enjoyed a comfortable 58 opening half on a "good” surface. Palone had to chase Continual Velocity in the lane, but the 7-year-...
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Icommandmyspirit wins distaff pace at Yonkers

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Icommandmyspirit (Brian Sears, $12.20) rallied from second-over Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Pace. Sitting chilly from post position No. 6, Icommandmyspirit saw UF Dragon’s Queen (Mark MacDonald) worked around polester Palm Patrol (Dan Dube). After a :28.2 opening quarter-mile and 58-second intermission, Camille (George Brennan), as the 7...
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Shine N Shimmer in Miami Valley mares open

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Shine N Shimmer was stunning Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway, treating the quick five-eighths mile oval as if someone laid a red carpet around it—just for her.  It was just the second local race for the seven-year-old daughter of American Ideal and produced the second gate-to-wire victory against the best open class mares competing in southern Ohio.  Driver Chris Page took full ...
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Legion Of Boom takes Count B final

on 02/20/2015 12:00 AM
Legion Of Boom pulled off a mild upset to win The Count B series final Friday night (Feb. 20) at Woodbine. A field of ten 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings squared off in the C$43,800 finale of the three-week series event. Legion Of Boom and driver Doug McNair left from the rail at 9-1 and got away fifth entering the first turn. As the field neared the half, McNair sent Legion...
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Siberian conditions prompt track cancellations

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Track cancellations for Thursday are starting to come in as a result of the frigid Siberian-like conditions that much of Canada and the U.S. is experiencing. Woodbine, Miami Valley, The Meadows and Northfield Park are on the canceled list for Thursday.   Due to the severe arctic weather that has descended on the entire Midwest, Miami Valley Raceway has canceled its Thursday night live rac...
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Bloodstockshalltab scores in Pompano feature

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Bloodstockshalltab, a recent purchase by trainer-driver Ed Hensley, paid a big dividend on Wednesday night as he trotted the second fastest mile in Pompano Park history, stopping the timer in 1:53.3 on a blustery cold (mid-50s) night by South Florida standards.   The 5-year-old son of Cantab Hall accomplished his feat in the $15,400 Open Handicap Trot, pinning a defeat measuring 5 3/4 len...
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