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Western Terror standing at Nandi Farm in PA

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
Nandi Veterinary Associates and Nandi Farm are pleased to announce that Western Terror will be standing the 2015 breeding season at their facility for a fee of $5,500.   A winner of $1.2 million and with a record of 1:48.3, he was the winner of the Breeders Crown at Woodbine, Windy City Pace, Cane Pace, Tattersalls Pace, and the Bluegrass Stakes at age three. His offspring have won ...
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Sunshine Sunday has four active racehorses

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
A total of four currently active race horses including quality trotters Cambridge and Stan The Man have been added to the Sunshine Select Sale sale via the internet auction site ongait.com on what is now Sunshine Sunday for the auction site. The auction will finalize on Sunday, Jan. 25.   Those four include trotters Cambridge, Stan The Man, Scary Magic and pacer Call me Muddy. Cambr...
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Northville Downs suspended, fined

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that as a result of surrendering its license to conduct a Thoroughbred meet last fall, Northville Downs was issued a five-day suspension and fined $20,000 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The track served just one day of the suspension, that dark day coming on Tuesday, Dec. 23, which then led into two previously-scheduled closed days on Christmas Eve and Chri...
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Êtes-vous prêt pour le Prix d'Amérique?

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
Êtes-vous prêt pour le Prix d'Amérique? If you're not, we'll get you ready for Sunday's famed $1 million Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes in Paris, an 18-horse contest that has one U.S.-based entry in the 6-year-old trotting mare Maven, in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. We talked to trainer Jimmy Takter on how he's prepared Maven for Sunday's race, including racing her...
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Escort contender JK Patriot takes after mom

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
From where trainer Linda Toscano sits, JK Patriot looks like his mom. More importantly, the 4-year-old pacer acts like her too.   Toscano trained JK Patriot's dam, JK Majorette, a stakes-winning three-quarter sister to millionaire Yankee Cruiser, in 2007 and 2008. Now she conditions JK Patriot for owners Matt Bencic and Sam Schillaci, and is preparing the gelding for Saturday's $56,...
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Equine welfare/medication conference set

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy on April 21-23, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Tampa, Fla.   "The ARCI is the only umbrella organization encompassing the totality of horse racing whose membe...
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Miller time at Meadowlands Thursday

on 01/22/2015 12:00 AM
It was a double dose of Miller at the Meadowlands on Thursday night with Dave and Brett Miller combining to win six races on the program, with the Buckeye crossing the finish first on four occasions and Brett scoring a driving double.   Dave Miller scored wins with Alhambra in a C-2 trot, Colossal and Rocnrolwilneverdie in a pair of C-2 pacing events and My QP Doll in the nightcap, ...
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Callahan drives 5 winners at Dover Tuesday

on 01/21/2015 12:00 AM
Touchdown Mindale made it two straight victories, romping to a 1:52.1 triumph in the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap for 4 and 5 year olds on Tuesday (Jan. 20) at Dover Downs. Meet-leading driver Corey Callahan raked up five wins, while Ross Wolfenden had four.   Callahan guided Touchdown Mindale to his 13th career win and $112,820 earnings. Nick Surick conditions the Always A Vir...
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Sweet Lou's book full and closed

on 01/21/2015 12:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm has announced that the initial book for 2014 Pacer of the Year and runner-up for Horse of the Year, Sweet Lou, is now full and closed.   "We expected a great response, and that's certainly what we got,” said Diamond Creek's owner Adam Bowden. "It seems like this horse's charisma equals his credentials, and his popularity on the racetrack pretty much just transfe...
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Indigo Artist, Kabu score at Pompano

on 01/21/2015 12:00 AM
Late-closing events continued at Pompano Park on Tuesday night with Indigo Artist and Kabu drawing first blood in their respective events.   Indigo Artist, driven by Ed Hensley for trainer Rod Grady, took the first leg of the Better Late Than Ever conditioned/claiming for pacers by scoring in a lifetime best 1:54.4, holding off the late determined bid by Son Day (Mickey McNicho...
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Dover cancels Wednesday due to snowstorm

on 01/21/2015 12:00 AM
For the first time in several years, Dover Downs has canceled live racing on Wednesday. With snow falling and a weather forecast of possibly five inches of snow and hazardous driving conditions, Dover Downs has canceled its Wednesday racing program. Thursday racing is carded to begin with a 4:30 p.m. post time.
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Miller has "super" hopes for Opulent Yankee

on 01/21/2015 12:00 AM
Julie Miller thought Opulent Yankee might be well suited for series racing this winter at the Meadowlands, and so far the 4-year-old trotter has made good on the trainer's beliefs.   Opulent Yankee, who joined Miller's stable in November, won both of his starts in the preliminary rounds of the Super Bowl Series for 3- and 4-year-old trotters at the Big M and is likely to be among th...
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Kentucky horseman Ronnie Guhy, 65, dies

on 01/20/2015 12:00 AM
Ronnie Dale Guhy, 65, of Wickliffe, Ky., died Friday, Jan. 16, in LaCenter, Ky. Mr. Guhy spent a lifetime in the harness racing industry. Although in recent years, he mainly competed in Illinois and Kentucky, he raced successfully at tracks throughout the country. Over the years, horses from his stable could be found decked out in red and winning at venues from county fairs to major stakes at ...
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Roger Huston joins CHHA Board of Trustees

on 01/20/2015 12:00 AM
  The Christian Harness Horsemen's Association (CHHA) is delighted to welcome Roger Huston, the voice of the Little Brown Jug and the voice of The Meadows to its board of trustees. Roger is a Godly man who loves harness racing and the people involved in the sport. Roger brings to the CHHA his knowledge of the industry as well as the many contacts he has throughout all of harness r...
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Diamond Creek's ultimate "Dance" competition

on 01/20/2015 12:00 AM
Name the first A Rocknroll Dance foal born at Diamond Creek and win $10,000 in yearling credits! We are anxiously awaiting the first foal's arrival and will announce the mare's name and sex of the foal as soon as he/she arrives (expected in mid February).   A Rocknroll Dance stood his first season at stud at Diamond Creek Farm in Pennsylvania in 2014.   Contestants will s...
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Retirement Foundation has breedings available

on 01/20/2015 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) most important and consistent source of funding comes from yearly and lifetime breeding donations, and sales. This year's list includes the fabulous Sweet Lou, Mach Three, Lucky Chucky, Possess The Will, McArdle, Chapter Seven, and many more.   Breedings are being sold, not auctioned, and are available all season to purchase. Donations,...
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NY horseman Paul Szalay Jr., 44, dies

on 01/20/2015 12:00 AM
Paul W. Szalay Jr., 44, of Elma, NY, died Jan. 14. Mr. Szalay was a harness racing trainer/driver who raced predominantly in western New York. During his career he won 478 races as a driver with earnings of $876,093. His last drive came at Batavia Downs on Oct. 6, 2009, a winning effort behind Eternal Revenue. As a trainer he won 505 races with earnings of $1,838,401. His best year as a c...
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Bidding strong at Meadowlands mixed sale

on 01/19/2015 12:00 AM
The annual Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at The Meadowlands on Monday enjoyed strong bidding on high quality horses. Of the 269 racehorses that sold for a gross of $6,066,500 the average reached $22,697.  Billed as the Winter Racehorse Market, this sale has traditionally featured some of the most sought-after top class prospects available.   The main attraction of the w...
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Mach A Wish comes through at Dover

on 01/19/2015 12:00 AM
 Mach A Wish, who earlier this meet had a four-race win streak, got back to the winner’s circle disposing of six foes in 1:53.2 to take the Dr. M.L. King Jr. $18,000 Mare Open/Handicap, Monday, at Dover Downs. It was the third win on the card for meet leading driver Corey Callahan.   Starting from the outside in a field of seven distaffs, Mach A Wish followed race-favorite fr...
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What I Believe, Khan Blue Chip in dead heat

on 01/18/2015 12:00 AM
The Escort Series resumed on Saturday at the Meadowlands, split into two divisions. The first division was contested at 1 1/8 mile due to the 11-horse field with one trailer.   Longshot Rockstar Stride showed unusual speed and made the lead through a :26.2 opening quarter before yielding the lead to JK Patriot, who made a brush early on the backstretch. Heavy favorite and round...
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