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Kentucky Senate passes EquiLottery bill

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Senate on Friday approved a bill that would essentially allow a horse racing product such as EquiLottery, which ties in horse racing and the lottery, by a vote of 20-10.   The legislation provides for the alteration of existing state lottery laws to allow a "shared lottery game." The bill now goes to the state House for a vote. if passed and then signed into law by the ...
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OnGait-Sunshine Meadows to have mixed sale

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The management of Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village and OnGait.com has announced that they will have an internet online harness racing mixed horse sale on Tuesday, April 7. The online bidding begins on Monday, April 6, at 12 noon and will close on Tuesday, April 7, at around 3 pm. In addition, there will be a special live broadcast starting at 2:30 pm Tuesday from the track kitchen at Sunshin...
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All Terror takes Miami Valley mare feature

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Benefitting greatly from an early first quarter speed duel between the two favorites, All Terror paced strongest through the lane to upset the $14,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway. The 5-year-old Western Terror mare, owned by Mike Foote, became the seventh different winner of the weekly distaff feature in the seven weeks the track has been open for its se...
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Carolsideal wins Yonkers feature for Allard

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Favored Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $6.90) continued her form spree Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play early from post position 7, ”Carol's” four-hole became a three-hole after invading Medusa (George Brennan) broke while going for the lead. That left pole-positioned Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald) in charge, alb...
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Blissfull Romance wins off a 3-month layoff

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
She was racing off a three-month layoff, and her faltering cover didn't take her where she wanted to go. Nevertheless, Blissfull Romance was the best in Friday's $22,500 Filly& Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Blissfull Romance was away eighth for Dave Palone and still trailing by 4-1/2 lengths at the three-quarters. When Palone tipped her thre...
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Miami Valley announces "Legends" Series

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway has announced the addition of nine more late-closing events to spice up its March and April racing calendar. Dubbed the "Legends" Series, each of the events is named in memory of a deceased horseperson who made major long-term contributions to harness horse racing in southwest Ohio. The names were selected by a five-member committee from over 50 nominations that were recei...
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Bet Ya beats Artistic Fusion by nose in series

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The frigid temperatures continued Friday night at Woodbine, but the action was hot in the second legs of The Count B and Ontario Girls series.   Round two of The Count B for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings drew 13 horses split into two $17,000 divisions, while the Ontario Girls for four-year-old pacing mares second leg featured a field of ten in a lone $18,000 division. ...
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Antigua Hanover tops strong Blooded Horse sale

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
The beautiful five year old Somebeachsomewhere broodmare prospect, Antigua Hanover, topped the Blooded Horse Winter Mixed Sale held in Delaware, Ohio, February 9-10. Consigned by Buter Racing Inc., the $230,353 winner with a record of p,3,1:50.4f was purchased by Merlie A Schwartz of Indiana for $55,000. Burke Racing Stable LLC brought a powerful consignment that contained another excepti...
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Nothinbutanallstar stars in Pompano feature

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Nothinbutanallstar, craftily driven by Mark O'Mara, was up in the very last stride to eke out a photo finish win in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night.   The 4-year-old gelded son of Allstar Hall defeated Its Payday Friday, handled by Dan Clements, by the narrowest of noses in 1:55 with Coco Lindy and Wally Hennessey teaming up for third, just a head away from ...
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Woodbine cancels Thursday due to extreme cold

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Due to extreme cold temperatures and wind chill, the Thursday night card of live Standardbred racing at Woodbine has been cancelled.   The Friday, Feb. 13 live card will go as planned at 7:25 p.m.   The qualifiers scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Woodbine will now move to Friday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m.   The second leg of the Miss Vera Bars series,...
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Hoosier Classic dates set; no Indiana Premier

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Classic Sale Company has released the sale dates for the 2015 Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale. The auction will be held October 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.   Victory Hill Farm and Black Creek Farm will be joining the 2015 consignor roster. According to auction manager Steve Cross, "We are extremely excited to have Victory Hill and Black C...
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Tim Rooney Jr. Grand Marshall of Yonkers parade

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Rooney Jr., general counsel at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, has been selected the 2015 Grand Marshal for the 60th annual Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade,‎ which takes place on McLean Avenue on Saturday, March 21.   "It's quite an honor to be chosen to serve as Grand Marshal," said Rooney. "With our family's Irish heritage and long association with the City of Yo...
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Purse distribution changes at Delaware, Ohio

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the sophomore pacing classics Little Brown Jug and Jugette, Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due Feb. 17. These payments are for foals of 2012.   In addition, the racing officials have also elected to pay all purses based on the 50%-25%-12%-8%-5% purse distribution schedule.   The Little Brow...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Empress Deo got a royal steer from Brett Miller in the opening round of the Burning Point Series at the Meadowlands, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, the driver tells why he feels he got lucky to score with the 14-1 longshot. Miller's off to a nice start this year at the Big M, as is John Campbell. We take a look at the current drivers' standings at the Meadowlands, pointi...
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Jeremy Smith scores 1,000th win at Miami Valley

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Jeremy Smith reached the coveted 1,000 wins plateau on Thursday night at Miami Valley Raceway when he guided Eternalexpectation to a 1:58.2 score. The milestone victory for the red and white clad 35-year-old reinsman came in a conditioned claiming event for non-winners of two races at odds of 14-1, familiar circumstances for Smith—who rarely sits behind betting favorites, but who quie...
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Opulent Yankee back on top

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
On the racetrack, they have exchanged wins all winter and Thursday night at the Meadowlands was no exception. The setting was round two of The Charles Singer Memorial Trotting Series, with a purse of $15,000 and the match-up was Opulent Yankee and JL Cruze.   Coming into Thursday night, the scoreboard showed a three-to-one lead for JL Cruze, with Opulent Yankee's victory coming in round t...
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PA Sires Stakes payments due March 15

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission reminds Standardbred horse owners that 2015 Sire Stakes payments for 2-year-old and 3-year-old horses are due by March 15. First payments due for 2-year-old horses are $150 for the Pari-mutuel Division and $25 for the Fair Division. The final payment of $500 is due for the Pari-mutuel Division for 3-year-olds.   The Sire Stakes Sustain...
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Tuesday racing recap from Dover, The Meadows

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
After four straight starts in the photo but not a winner, Eddie Davis Jr. got his picture taken with Bettor And Bold after a 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Dover Downs.   In what's become a photo finish special, Bettor And Bold finally made the winner's circle this year, nipping his frequent rival Just Bettor (Vic Kirby) at the finish...
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Tetrick's Journey Down Under for WDC begins

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, the U.S. representative in the 2015 World Driving Championship (WDC) that takes place Feb. 21-March 1 in New South Wales, Australia, has already made the trip Down Under with his wife, Ashley. In preparation for the 20-race WDC that covers six different racetracks, Tetrick lined up a drive on Friday night at Alexandra Park in New Zealand. Tetrick will drive the Tony Herlihy-tra...
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Burke looks for Burning Point bounce back

on 02/11/2015 12:00 AM
Last Friday's opening leg of the Burning Point Series at the Meadowlands was supposed to be a showdown between Ron Burke's dynamic duo and Tony Alagna's red-hot Witch Dali. Instead, 14-1 longshot Empress Deo passed all three of them in the stretch to win in an upset.   Burke expects a bounce-back effort from both of his mares, Southwind Serenity and Donttellruss, in the second leg o...
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