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New NJ rules; clenbuterol withdrawal 14 days

on 10/30/2014 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission's new medication rules will go into effect starting Nov. 3. There are 26 medications categorized as Controlled Therapeutic Medications. These medications are permissible only when a race horse tests below the threshold levels set forth in the RCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule, Version 2.1. Trainers and veterinarians should review this schedule. ...
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Bonus for NJ-sired horses at Meadowlands

on 10/30/2014 2:00 AM
This is a reminder to all horsemen that beginning with the Nov. 14 racing program, any New Jersey-sired horse entered in a race with a condition of non-winners of one, two, three or four pari-mutuel races will race for 60-percent more than the listed purse. The bonus program encompasses both sexes of horse as well as gait. The Meadowlands wanted to issue this reminder prior to the Harrisburg M...
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Vernon showcasing gray horses on Friday

on 10/30/2014 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is getting into the Halloween spirit by hosting a race exclusively for gray horses on Halloween Night, Friday, Oct. 31. The race has drawn a field of seven including local favorite The Grey Bullet. The excitement will happen in Race 8 on the 11-race program that begins at 6:45 p.m. Earlier in the evening, one of the area's favorite gray horses of all-time, named Four One One, w...
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A morning line for HOY in Weekend Preview

on 10/30/2014 2:00 AM
Everybody's got an opinion, and Dave Briggs is offering up his thoughts about the race for Horse of the Year in the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. The subject will be likely be discussed all weekend since on Friday night the top 3-year-old males Always B Miki, Father Patrick and JK Endofanera are entered in stakes at Hoosier Park, as are the sophomore fillies, with Shake It C...
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Elims for Stars of the Future held in Dayton

on 10/30/2014 2:00 AM
Two elimination heats went postward at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Thursday night to determine the field for next week's "Stars of the Future” mini-series championship. The trotters that answered the starter's call in the pair of $4,000 eliminations were all non-winners of a pari-mutuel race; however two emerged as winners and earned roles as likely favorites for the $8000 final next Thursday. ...
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Pocono toteboard is shrapnel

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
The memorable phrase in the title came from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs announcer Jim Beviglia when a big longshot won at the northeast Pennsylvania track earlier this year. On Tuesday night he didn't use the line, but he could have-- twice-- as two $100-plus winners visited Victory Lane on one card for the first time this season at The Downs (or, for that matter, at Pocono's PHHA sister ...
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Monticello-Goshen to honor Gewertz

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
On Sunday, Nov. 16, Ted Gewertz will add another trophy to his wall when he will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA at their 56th annual awards banquet, which will be held at The Fountains on Sands Road in Middletown, N.Y. In 2004 when Gewertz had Windsong's Legacy and Housethatruthbuilt he felt as if he was on top of the world. And he was...
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Ohio horseman Clarence J. Schalk Jr. dies

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
Clarence J. Schalk Jr., 83, of Wilmington, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 28, at home, surrounded by family.   Mr. Schalk was born on Sept. 15, 1931, to Clarence J. Sr. and Carrie Osler Schalk. He was an active member of the Clinton County Horseman's Association, a farmer, trainer, breeder and Korean War veteran. He enjoyed racing on the Ohio fair circuits...
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Meadowlands lists trainers in rewards program

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
In March of this year, the Meadowlands announced that it will begin keeping track of trainer's entries with the purpose of implementing a rewards program which would go into effect on Nov. 14. The program is in conjunction with the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ).   "I want to thank the Meadowlands for implementing this program,” said SBOANJ pre...
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Town Pro dies at age 27 at White Birch Farm

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
Town Pro p,3,1:51.4 ($1,229,582) died in her sleep at the age of 27 at her home at White Birch Farm, in Imlaystown, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 26. She was buried at the high point of the farm, overlooking the paddocks and adjacent training track. A headstone will be erected in her memory, according to Farm Manager Steve Williams, who reports that she was active and comfortable until the end. &nb...
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Nearly 1,400 horses in Blooded Horse Sale

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
The 67th Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer nearly1,400 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, Nov. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 20. The sale features 262 yearlings, 175 two year olds, 312 three year olds, 58 weanlings, and 150 in-foal broodmares, along with hundreds of raceway horses.   Yearlings from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario are in abundance ...
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Crown to Woodbine, Meadowlands, Hoosier Park

on 10/29/2014 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing's year-end series, has awarded the 12 annual championship events through 2017 to two longtime partners: Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Meadowlands, along with a new Breeders Crown host track, Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind.   Securing Breeders Crown sites in the long-term has been a top priority of Charlie Keller, chairman of the executive com...
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Churchill signs deal to manage Saratoga Harness

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) have signed a definitive purchase agreement wherein CDI will purchase a 25 percent membership interest in Saratoga Casino Holdings, LLC (SCH) for approximately $30.6 million, to be paid in cash.   SCH is a newly formed entity which will include the following assets - Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Sarat...
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The Way I Am gives Sears 9,000th driving win

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Brian Sears won the 9,000th race of his illustrious career Tuesday night, the milestone coming with The Way I Am ($9.80) in the fifth race of Yonkers Raceway's 12-race program. The 3-year-old Muscle Mass gelding went wire-to-wire from post position 3, winning the mile-and-one-sixteenth event trot by 8¼ lengths in 2:05.4.   Sears began his work night needing two wins for the la...
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Sears at 8,998 wins with 4-bagger at Yonkers

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Brian Sears began his work night needing six wins to turn over the odometer yet again, and he nearly did just that. Sears sat in the waiting room of the 9,000 win plateau Monday night, winning four of his 10 drives during Yonkers Raceway's 12-race card to get within two of that milestone.   He began the evening with a pair of odds-on halves of a chalky, $7.80 early daily double, Bet...
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New winners in Autumn action at Woodbine

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Second round action of the Autumn Series got underway Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack and new faces found their way to the winner's circle. A pair of $14,000 divisions for both the two-year-old pacing and trotting fillies were contested.   In the first division for pacers, Evas Girl and Jody Jamieson rebounded from a sixth place finish in the first leg to score a leg two victory ...
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Sunshine Beach to stand at Seelster Farms

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms LLC and Seelster Farms, as co-managers of the stallion are pleased to announce that Battle of the Brandywine winner, and world champion, Sunshine Beach p,2, 1:52.1, 3, 1:47.4f-'13 ($977,438) will be standing at Seelster's Lucan, Ont. farm starting with the 2015 breeding season.   A spectacular looking son of super-sire Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach is ...
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Southwind Spirit retired, to stand in Ohio

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Dublin Valley Farms has announced that Southwind Spirit (Muscle Hill-Spice On Ice) 2,1:54.1($377,495) will be standing his first season at stud in 2015.   As a 2 year old, Southwind Spirit took his mark by winning the American National, on a sloppy track, scoring by 11 1/4 lengths at Balmoral Park. Southwind Spirit was also the 2013 Kindergarten Classic champion, race...
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Big races for 3YOs at Hoosier Park Friday

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing's richest horse this year, Father Patrick, will look to add to his bankroll when he visits Indiana's Hoosier Park for Friday's $230,000 Carl Erskine Trot for 3-year-olds.   Father Patrick, who on Tuesday ascended to the No. 1 spot in the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, knocking Sebastian K from the position he held each of the previous 23 weeks of the...
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Cowgirl Hall snags 13th win of the season

on 10/28/2014 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall endured a brutal first quarter and went on to capture her second straight — and 13th this year — in Tuesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Cowgirl Hall dueled with Classicality through a wicked :26.4 opening panel before yielding to the pocket. But when Dave Palone sent her out again past the quarter, the 5-year-old daughter of ...
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