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Go Daddy Go carries Ontario hopes in Crown

on 11/18/2014 12:00 AM
"He's fun to be around and pretty to look at.” Harness driver John Campbell wasn't referring to his long time friend and fellow Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh, but rather the Windsor, Ont., trainer's rookie pacing colt Go Daddy Go who on Tuesday drew post five in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final Saturday at the Meadowlands.   A striking chestnut, Go Daddy Go captured his Breede...
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Wewering moves back into tie with Palone

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Just two days after driver Dave Palone surpassed his all-time record for wins, German driver Heinz Wewering won a race Sunday at Mariendorf Racecourse in Berlin to move back into a tie with Palone for the record with 16,754 wins each.   Wewering earned his victory with New Generation in the seventh race on the nine-race card at the German trotting oval.   Palone broke the world rec...
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Badlands Hanover remains in Ont.; fee reduced

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
The Badlands Hanover Syndicate, in conjunction with Winbak Farm of Canada, has announced that the proven sire Badlands Hanover, will remain in Ontario for the 2015 breeding season at a reduced fee of $3,500. "Ontario is still one of the best racing programs in North America," stated John Celii, Badlands Hanover Syndicate Manager. "Badlands has performed very well since moving to Canada and ha...
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Over $100,000 raised at Waples Tribute

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Event organizers for the recent tribute evening for Ron and Keith Waples at Mohawk Racetrack have announced the results of the fundraising effort for Paula and Paige Austin, daughters of the trainer Mark Austin, who passed away earlier this year.   "We're pleased to report that over $103,000 has been pledged to date. We can't thank everyone enough for their generosity,” said ...
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Hanover Shoe Farms announces stud fees for '15

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the 2015service fees for the stallionsit stands at stud.All of the books are subject to close without notice.   Andover Hall--$10,000; Cantab Hall--$20,000; Captaintreacherous--$15,000; Donato Hanover--$15,000; Explosive Matter--$7,500; Muscle Massive--$7,500; Somebeachsomewhere--$25,000; Well Said--$15,000; Western Ideal--$7,500.   The on...
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Buffalo stepping up preparations for meet

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
The weather is turning wintry in Western New York and that can only mean Buffalo Raceway is stepping up its preparations for the 2015 harness racing season, tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with a 5 p.m. post time. The racing schedule is pending approval from the New York State Gaming Commission.   Stall applications for the season, which is slated to end on Jul...
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Holiday Concert on Dec. 4 at Harness Museum

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Mark your calendar to attend the Harness Racing Museum& Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. This member benefit event will be held in the Museum's William R. Haughton Memorial Hall.   We are delighted to again welcome the Yuletide Carolers, sponsored by Robert Boni of Northwood Bloodstock in memory of John A. Cashman Jr. Wearing authentic Victorian attire,...
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Palone opens up lead over Wewering

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
With three wins Monday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Dave Palone opened a lead over the idle Heinz Wewering of Germany in their duel to become the world's "winningest” harness racing driver — and to maintain that crown. Palone forged ahead Friday with career win 16,754, but Wewering climbed back to tie with a victory Sunday.   Palone's lead likely will widen appreciably...
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Montreal's Berthiaume has 2 in Breeders Crown

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
One is a nine-year-old war horse and the other is a two-year-old barely into his racing career, but collectively Voelz Hanover and Traceur Hanover give Quebec businessman Richard Berthiaume hopes of winning his first Breeders Crown race.   Berthiaume, who has been in the horse business for 40 years, has been close a few times, placing second with Voelz Hanover in the 2010 Open Mare ...
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Weather causes Northfield to cancel Monday

on 11/17/2014 12:00 AM
Due to inclement weather causing unsafe track conditions, Northfield Park has been forced to cancel the program scheduled for Monday (Nov. 17). Live racing is scheduled to resume Tuesday (Nov. 18). The Tuesday card will feature a $20,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool with a carryover of $2,978.78. Tuesday's post time is 6 p.m.
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Maven, "Miki," Limelight Beach prep with wins

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Maven beat the boys and the 3-year-old pacing colts put on a spectacular shows on Saturday night as the Breeders Crown eliminations concluded at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The fields are now set for the 12 season-ending championships here next Friday and Saturday.   Maven joins a stellar lineup for the Open Trot while Always B Miki and Limelight Beach were impressive winners ...
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Riveting Rosie preps for Crown with track record

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Riveting Rosie wasn't messing around Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack in preparation for next Friday's Breeders Crown final. The daughter of Muscle Mass won a $20,000 conditioned trot in 1:53 to set a new Woodbine track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   Driven by Paul MacDonell for trainer John Bax, Riveting Rosie got away in third, but was quickly sent to the lead ...
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Mickey Hanover is fine in Yonkers score

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Mickey Hanover (Dan Dube, $7.70) continued his roll Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $26,000 winner-over pace.   Trying to leave from post position , "Mickey" was forced to take back as Rockstar Temper (Greg Merton) stuffed slight 2-1 choice Doctor Butch (Jordan Stratton) in behind. After a snappy :26.3 opening quarter-mile and softer (:29.1) next sub-section(:55.4 hal...
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Rehab Mountain, Lucky Lime win Dayton opens

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Rehab Mountain (Brad Hanners) captured the $10,000 Open Trot and Lucky Lime (Shawn Barker II) edged an even field of classy pacers in the $10,000 Open Pace to highlight the Saturday night program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   It was the initial triumph at Dayton for Rehab Mountain, who had finished second and third in his only other starts at the new track. The 7-year-old gelding e...
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French wagering on Yonkers tops $1.8 million

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Round two of Yonkers Raceway's "Hooves Across the Atlantic” went postward Sunday.   Once again, the overseas numbers were strong, with approximately $1.45 million Euros (approx. $1.81 million U. S. dollars) wagered on the on the five "French races.” (first Sunday was $1.4 million Euros or approximately $1.75 million U. S. dollars).   The 12-race card again began with five French-...
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Bamond aims for fourth Crown older mare pace

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Jeffrey Bamond, who makes up half of Bamond Racing with his son Joseph Jr., along with their partner, nursery owner Joseph Davino, will own more than a third of the field in the $281,250 Breeders Crown Mare Pace.   The ownership group of Bamond and Davino owns Anndrovette (Breeders Crown winner in 2012 and 2011) and Krispy Apple, who along with the Bamond-owned Shelliscape (2013 champion)...
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Longtime horseman Gary Daniels dies at 67

on 11/16/2014 12:00 AM
Gary Frank Daniels, 67, died at home in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 14. Mr. Daniels had been suffering from chronic pulmonary disease for many years but that hadn't stopped him from enjoying his many horse pursuits. He was in the barn checking on his racing stock and swapping stories, as usual, on the day of his death.   Born the second son of the late legendary horseman, Fra...
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Mission Brief, JK She'salady star in Crown elims

on 11/15/2014 12:00 AM
Mission Brief and JK She’salady, a pair of flashy 2-year-old fillies, posted impressive victories on Friday night in the Breeders Crown eliminations at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. A cold snap gripped the metropolitan area but the action was red hot for opening night of the harness meet. The features were the $25,000 eliminations for a trio of the Breeders Crown finals here n...
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Round one of Autumn Series in the books

on 11/15/2014 12:00 AM
Round one action of the Autumn Series for 3 year olds continued Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Three $15,000 divisions for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings and two $15,000 splits for the sophomore pacing colts and geldings were contested.   In the first division on the trotting side, Warrawee Prince went gate to wire for a 1:57.1 victory.   Driven by Sy...
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Rockaround Sue rocks in Yonkers feature

on 11/15/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by Rockaround Sue (Jason Bartlett, $9.50).   At the outset, it was 3-5 choice Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton) taking a very brief three hole. She quickly took over just after a :27.2 opening quarter-mile, then found a 57-second intermission.   Rockaround Sue (Jason Bartlett), meanwhi...
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