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Warm up with the new Weekend Preview!

on 02/19/2015 12:00 AM
Want to warm up a bit from the Siberian-like conditions that have brought record-low temperatures? What better way than to sit in front of that roaring fire in your fireplace or under the blanket on the couch and read the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview? If you're looking for the unknown, look no farther than Race 1 at the Meadowlands on Saturday night as a pacer from Argentina makes...
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Eric Goodell wins 5,000th career race

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Eric Goodell notched career win 5,000 Tuesday at The Meadows when he piloted PL Eureka to victory in the 10th race. In the very next race, Goodell took a step toward his next milestone when he triumphed with Seafood Money.   Goodell, 41, grew up in Holly, Mich., not far from the recently closed Sports Creek Raceway. He learned the sport working summers at Keith Crawford's farm ...
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Tetrick ready for World Driving Championship

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick has long been one of North America's top harness racing drivers. Now he is ready to take on the world.   A native of Illinois who now lives in southern New Jersey, Tetrick will represent the U.S. in the World Driving Championship in Australia. The competition, which brings together 10 drivers from around the world for a 20-race series at six different tracks, begins Satu...
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Purchase sets up TVG merger with HRTV

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Betfair, the parent company of TVG, has announced it is purchasing HRTV from The Stronach Group and merging operations of the two horse racing television networks. TVG will assume the operations of HRTV, and operate the production from the TVG Studio in Los Angeles. TVG is currently available in 36.5 million homes in the U.S., with HRTV available in 19.5 million homes. The operations will m...
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Callahan drives eight more winners at Dover

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
After dominating the Tuesday card with seven wins, Corey Callahan did one better on Wednesday, Feb. 18 , making it 15 wins in two nights at Dover Downs. Callahan steered Classic Belisima, who won four in-a-row on the front end before a third last start, took a 2-hole seat and sped down the passing lane for a 1:55.3 victory, It was Callahan’s fifth of eight wins during the chilly night. It ca...
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Whata Donato gets win in Meadows F&M trot

on 02/18/2015 12:00 AM
Whata Donato blew by the leader, Mistress Valentine, in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s (Feb. 18) $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Whata Donato hustled to the front from post eight but yielded to the pocket behind Mistress Valentine. When trainer/driver Doug Snyder asked Whata Donato for trot in the lane, the 5-year-old d...
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USTA committee considers broadcast future

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Broadcast Committee met via conference call on Wednesday, Feb. 11, to consider future television and other broadcast options for the harness racing industry.   Formerly known as the Television Committee, the members voted to change the name to the USTA Broadcast Committee to more accurately describe the multiple options that are being c...
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Training roster for Pinehurst, North Carolina

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Training centers across the country are bustlng with action at this time of year. Trainers are in the beginning stages of working with their recently-turned 2 year olds, while the 3 year olds and older horses are preparing for the upcoming racing season.   That's the case at the training centers in Florida as well as other sites, including the historic Pinehurst Training Center in P...
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Northfield Park's Pat Simmons dies at 82

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Patricia (Pat) Simmons, 82, of Stow, Ohio, died from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease on Wednesday, Feb. 11.   Standardbred racing was a passion in Ms. Simmons' life. She and her husband, Earl, were heavily involved in harness racing -- which sparked a job offer from former Northfield Park general manager John Phillips.   Ms. Simmons was a faithful Northf...
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CHHA scholarship application now available

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
  The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) wants to see our harness racing youth succeed. CHHA plans to award three scholarships in 2015: 1. $1,000 John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship; 2. $1,000 Rambling Willie Scholarship; and 3. $300 Weldon and Nancy Stockwell Memorial Scholarship. CHHA scholarships are avail...
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Hoosier Park seeking interns

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is currently accepting applications for two internship opportunities with the Race Marketing Department for the upcoming 2015 live harness racing season at Hoosier Park. Both internships will be with the Race Marketing Department and are ideal for students pursuing careers in marketing, hospitality, communications, business, and equine related fields.  ...
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Callahan wins 7 at Dover Downs

on 02/17/2015 12:00 AM
Touchdown Mindale won the Tuesday feature and was claimed in the $20,000-$25,000 Claiming/Handicap, one of seven winning drives for Corey Callahan over a "good" track at Dover Downs.   The Always A Virgin-Happy To Be Best gelding held off a strong challenge from Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) in 1:53.2 to score his fourth win of the meet.   The week before, the Harvey Eisman-own...
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HFW/harnessracing.com offices closed Monday

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Due to the major snowstorm blanketing Kentucky Monday, the offices of The Horseman And Fair World/harnessracing.com are closed for the day. Some of the weather forecasts call for upwards of 10-12 inches of snow in the Bluegrass, which would rank it in the top five single-day storms in history.   The snow is expected to taper off by late Monday night. The offices are scheduled to re-...
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Pompano Super Hi-5 pays $146,288

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
The big news at Pompano Park on Sunday night came in the very last race when Blended Whiskey, driven by George Napolitano Jr., won that finale, keying a record 20-cent Super Hi-5 payoff of $146,288.30 to one very lucky but, as yet, unidentified bettor.   Blended Whiskey, 3-1 on the board, was followed by the 40-1 chance One Bad Shot (Dave Ingraham) with Orator, 35-1, (Travis Cullen)...
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Play Big M Friday for entry into handicapping tourney

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
In conjunction with HorseTourneys.com and the 2015 World Harness Handicapping Championship, which will be held at the Meadowlands on Saturday (April 25), the United States Trotting Association announced the dates for its series of 10 free, online qualifying contests. The winner of each contest will be awarded a free entry into the WHHC final in New Jersey.   The USTA qualifying seri...
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Bourbon Bay completes General Brock sweep

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Bourbon Bay completed the General Brock series sweep with a dominating victory Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A field of nine 4-year-old trotters contested the $50,800 final of the three-week series.   Bourbon Bay and driver Mike Saftic came into the finale off two impressive victories in the opening two rounds and they lived up to their 3-5 billing with another eye-catching pe...
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Noble wins 5 on snowy Monday at Miami Valley

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble has climbed back into a virtual tie for leading dash driver in Miami Valley's second season. The nearby Xenia, Ohio native won five times on a snowy, 10-degree special President's Day Monday matinee to end the day deadlocked with Josh Sutton, who had a driving double of his own.   The pair each have 63 victories through the first 32 programs of an 89-day meet. ...
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Seawind Ginger upsets in Dover feature

on 02/16/2015 12:00 AM
Seawind Ginger, overlooked at 13-1 after a win last start and leaving from the rail with Jonathan Roberts driving, scored a 1:53.3 upset in the $14,000 distaff feature Monday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan finished with four winners.   With both Velocity Sonja (Allan Davis) and Odds On Alpha (Vic Kirby), bringing three-race win streaks into the contest and drawing wagering...
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Rockeyed Optimist, Major Uptrend win Sonsams

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
Coming off his first loss since Dec. 13, Rockeyed Optimist returned with a vengeance, winning his division of the Sonsam Pacing Series in 1:50.3 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The first $17,500 division went postward as Race 2 on the Saturday program with a field of six and Rockeyed Optimist was sent off as the 3-5 betting choice from post position one. The early speed came...
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Nirvana Seelster poised to sweep Ontario Boys

on 02/15/2015 12:00 AM
The second leg of the Ontario Boys series was contested under frosty conditions Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. A group of 13 four-year-old pacers were split into two $18,000 divisions for the second leg of the three-week event.   Nirvana Seelster took last week's only division and was back to crush his opponents again Saturday night.   Driven by Phil Hudon, Nirvana...
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