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Storm prompts Big M draw schedule change

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
Due to the winter storm that is approaching, the Meadowlands is making changes to its draw schedule this week.  The entry box for Friday will close on Monday at 11 a.m. In addition, the driver changes for Thursday will be finalized at 11 a.m.  Monday as well.  The draw for Saturday is still scheduled for Wednesday morning, but we will monitor the storm and will keep horsemen posted ...
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Dabestleaderever, Noble star at Miami Valley

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
Dabestleaderever captured the $25,000 championship of the "Claim To Fame” series for $20,000 claimers on Sunday at Miami Valley Raceway, the seventh win of the day for driver Dan Noble over the rain-and-thaw dampened sloppy track.  Trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and partner Carl Howard collared the winner from the second preliminary leg and the eight-year-old Cambest gelding paid immediate d...
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Set Me Up wins distaff pace at Yonkers

on 01/24/2015 12:00 AM
Favored Set Me Up (George Brennan, $5.40) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. In play early from post position No. 3, Set Me Up—beaten choice a week ago—marched around Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance), then waltzed through Westchester (:28.2, :58.4, 1:27.1). In the interim, last week’s vi...
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Company Man headlines Winter Series Finals

on 01/24/2015 12:00 AM
Three series finals made up the Winter Series Spectacular at The Meadowlands on Saturday night. The Super Bowl, Wordly Beauty and last but not least, the Escort Final with a purse of $56,000 appeared the most competitive of the three series finals on paper. Coming into The Escort Final, Tim Tetrick had what appeared to be a difficult decision to make, between Khan Blue Chip, a Linda Toscano t...
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Blooded Horse Sale Taking Supplemental Entries

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Supplemental entries are being taken for the Blooded Horse Winter Speed Sale February 9 & 10 at Delaware, Ohio. The sale attracts buyers from across the United States and Canada. Over 535 racehorses, broodmares, young prospects, yearlings, and stallions are already cataloged. Visit www.bloodedhorse.com to enter a horse or to order a catalog. For more information email jhaws@bloodedhorse.co...
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Bandolito up late for Dover feature victory

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Bandolito followed a strong closing Nova Artist and went by in the closing strides for a 1:50.1 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday at Dover Downs.   While Don't Ya Know, with Corey Callahan, and Mustang Art, driven by Ron Pierce slugged it out during a :25.4 opening panel and 53.4 half, Daryl Bier was content to race Bandolito far back in fifth before Allan Dav...
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Six finishers to get paid at Northville Downs

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) has issued a statement regarding the upcoming race meet at Northville Downs. Clauses in the contract include the payment of starting fees, and purse distribution to the top six finishers in a race. Here is the statement: The Northville Downs harness meet is scheduled to open Friday, Feb. 6 and with the new racing season comes some changes t...
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Propulsion heads into Super Bowl on high note

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Tony Alagna hopes Propulsion keeps moving forward.   Purchased for $250,000 at the 2012 Lexington Selected Sale, the 4-year-old trotter was unraced at age two because of immaturity, but has won five of his last eight starts dating back to August.   He is two for two this season, with both victories coming in the preliminary rounds of the Super Bowl Series for 3- and...
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Camille wins Meadows $24,800 F&M Pace

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Stuck outside for most of the mile but following live cover, Camille zipped through the slop in the stretch and collected an impressive victory in Friday’s $24,800 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. The race figured to be a challenge for Camille, as she had been off a month and was assigned post 9. But Dave Palone positioned her behind R Marie Hanove...
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Nineanddivine posts huge upset at Buffalo

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
The trotters in the second race at Buffalo Raceway sure did put on a show Friday night (January 23) and when the dust settled, Nineanddivine (Frank Milby) took a nose victory and returned a whopping $186.00 for the victory. The top four finishers were all within a head of each other in the end and the entire field of eight were just three lengths apart at the wire. Tremendous Hit (Sh...
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Somwherovrarainbow comes back in style

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow made her five year old debut a winning one as she triumphed in the $30,000 Free-For-All Handicap at The Meadowlands on Friday Night. Sent off as the 3/5 favorite, Somwhereovrarainbow was sent hard off the gate by Dave Miller and cleared the lead heading toward the opening quarter without any urging. Essentially, that was the end of the race as the World Champion and millionai...
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Longshot tops open mares at Miami Valley

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Beat The Beat took a major leap in class Friday night at Miami Valley, tackling open mares for the first time in her career, and acted like she had been there all along.  Following just her sixth lifetime win in a conditioned claiming event last week, the five-year-old Art Major mare was forced to graduate to the $16,500 Mares Open and responded with a 1:55.4 triumph at odds of 15-1. ...
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Changes coming to the Meadowlands

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Beginning with the condition sheet for the week of Thursday, Feb. 5, the Meadowlands will return to condition racing. After meeting with many horsemen and representation of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, The Meadowlands race office will respond to the request of the majority of horsemen to return to condition racing.   Additionally, the Meadowlands w...
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Filion sweeps series finals at Woodbine

on 01/23/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Sylvain Filion swept the finals of the Snowshoe and Blizzard Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with favorites Kindofabigdeal and Artistic Fusion delivering on their pari-mutuel promises. Filion first worked out a perfect pocket trip aboard Kindofabigdeal to win the $45,000 final of the Snowshoe Series for trainer Richard Moreau and Hudson Standardbred Stable In...
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Its Payday Friday cashes in at Pompano

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
Its Payday Friday completely justified the public's confidence of sending the 5 year old off at a dime-to-a-dollar in the betting by scoring a resounding 4 1/4-length victory in Pompano Park's $12,500 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday night.   The altered son of Kadabra, trained by Renaldo Morales III for owner-driver Dan Clements, took command just a stride or two prior to the :27.2 ...
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Bazooka Terror last to first at Buffalo

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
They used two different routes but post time favorites Bazooka Terror and Second Hand News each found their way to the winner's circle at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night in the co-featured events. Bazooka Terror went from last to first to take the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace while Second Hand News showed plenty of heart in going gate to wire in the $10,500 Open Trot. Buffalo Ra...
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Winter Series Final Spectacular on tap at Big M

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
The first ‘Winter Series Final Spectacular' of the 2015 season takes place on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The final for the Super Bowl, Worldly Beauty and Escort series' highlight the 13-race card which also features a leg of World Harness Handicapping Championship and possibly a few big carryover pools.   The series finals begin with the $50,000 Super Bowl in Race 3. ...
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Dan Patch Award dinner tickets available

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
The Dan Patch Horse of the Year trophies will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Orlando, Fla. Tickets for this gala event, the Dan Patch Awards Banquet--Night of Champions, are now available.   In addition to equine divisional honors, a host of the industry's biggest and brightest will be feted at the annual awards ceremony, including this year's inductees to the Harness...
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Holliday and Holland win in return to Ohio

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
A pair of native Buckeyes returned to their roots this week and were successful in back-to-back races on Wednesday night at Miami Valley Raceway. Ken Holliday and Brent Holland, prolific drivers with thousands of career victories and winners of dash titles at numerous tracks, are currently plying their trade within miles of the old Lebanon Raceway, where they learned many of their early lesson...
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Freehold cancels Thursday racing

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway's live racing and qualifiers for Thursday have been canceled due to weather conditions.
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