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Ohio distributes funds from casino revenue

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Jan. 21, the Ohio State Racing Commission adopted Resolution 2015-1. The resolution contains the names of recipients and the amount each will receive from taxes ($1,915,147) on gross casino revenue forwarded to the commission on Jan. 15.   Two breed development funds (Standardbred and Thoroughbred) will each get $363,878.   A total of $249,081 wi...
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Racing and football in new Weekend Preview!

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
We've got racing and football in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. With this being the holiday of Super Bowl Sunday, how can we not? If you want to see who some horsemen and race officials like in the big game, we've got a page full of picks. Here's a hint though…..the majority like the Patriots. Of course, our lead story is about Bell A Chick—the trotter, not the Patriots...
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Connections double up at Miami Valley

on 01/29/2015 12:00 AM
The owners of A Piece Of The Action LLC got more than a piece of the action in a pair of lucrative "Claim To Fame” finals at Miami Valley on Thursday night…they got half of the action and a solid immediate return on investment.  They claimed both Regil Tiger, the winner of the $15,900 championship division for $8000 claiming horses and geldings, and Carlina Hanover, the winner of the ...
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Ingraham lights up Pompano board 3 times

on 01/28/2015 12:00 AM
First stop Wednesday morning--the hardware store to get some lightbulbs for Pompano Park's toteboard. Dave Ingraham is buying!   Three of Ingraham's charges lit up the Pompano toteboard and nighttime sky on Tuesday, each scoring at better than 40-1 odds with one, Wesley's Fortune, emerging a winner at better than 60-1.   Ingraham's memorable night began in the third race ...
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Dew N Doughnuts wins Meadows feature

on 01/28/2015 12:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts kicked by the leader, Visible Gold, in the sloppy Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dew N Doughnuts had a chance last week to upset Visible Gold in the Lightning Lane but fell a nose short. On Wednesday, the 5-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration moved determinedly for Mike Wilder and naile...
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O'Brien finalist Moreau wins 5 at Woodbine

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Not even the cold temperatures could cool off the red-hot Richard Moreau barn Monday night at Woodbine.   Moreau's stable sent out seven starters in six races over the course of Monday's 10-race card and visited the winner's circle an impressive five times. Driver Sylvain Filion teamed up with Moreau to drive four of the five winners.   The Moreau barn didn't waste anytim...
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Pertty Music made at Pompano Park

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Fillies and mares were in the spotlight at Pompano Park on Monday night with Pertty Music scoring a repeat win in the $13,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares and Saint Patty's Doll taking the photo finish victory in the similar feature event for trotters.   Pertty Music, owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, took command shortly after the Hummer Starting Gate sprung and went on post...
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Fox Valley Hermia holds on for Dover win

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Sean Bier piloted Fox Valley Hermia to victory in the rain over a "sloppy" track Monday at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove four winners.   Catch-driving for Marcus Miller, Bier, sent Fox Valley Hermia past front-pacing Jeremes Sweetheart (Jonathan Roberts) in mid-backstretch then opened up a quick lead. The 5 year old then survived a strong closing effort from Mach A Wish (Corey Calla...
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Night of Champions Friday at The Meadows

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will host a special night of racing this Friday, Jan. 30. The second annual Night of Champions will have a first race post of 6:55 p.m.   Activity will begin nearly an hour earlier, at 6 p.m., when Dave Palone and Ron Burke will be in the track's Racebook area for a 30-minute "meet and greet.” Fans ...
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International Sound's Harold Snyder dies at 91

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Harold Snyder, founder of International Sound Co., headquartered in Pikesville, Md. a leading provider of video and sound at many racetrack in America and a company which enjoyed an enviable reputation for integrity, died on Monday, Jan. 26. He was 91.   After nearly 60 years providing video and audio at a large number of harness and Thoroughbred racetracks in America, International...
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Delaware's Ruth Bower Davis dies at 89

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Ruth Bower Davis, 89, formerly of Harrington passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Jan. 17, at State Street Living in Dover.   Mrs. Davis graduated from the University of Delaware in 1944 with a BS in Chemistry and went directly to work for the DuPont Co on a project for the war effort. She drove horses as a hobby and raced at Freehold in 1947 as one of very few...
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Team Six ready to step up to stakes competition

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
Erv Miller hopes Manofmanymission's younger brother is growing ready to take on the assignment of facing stakes-level trotters.   Team Six, a 5-year-old son of Yankee Glide out of the mare Armbro Vanquish, has won 12 of 35 career races and earned $136,300 so far in his career. He is a full brother to Manofmanymissions, who also was trained by Miller and won the 2010 Breeders ...
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Pompano: 7-2, 7-2, 7-2, 7-2, 7-2, 7-2

on 01/27/2015 12:00 AM
 In what is believed to a first in horse racing history, Pompano Park’s third race on Wednesday night has listed all of the entrants the same odds in the morning line.   John Berry, who handles that chore, explained, "When I looked at all of the past performance lines and visited the replays, there was hardly an inch of separation among these combatants, so I made them all 7-...
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Iain'tnomomaluke scores in Pompano late-closer

on 01/26/2015 12:00 AM
Iain'tnomomaluke, driven by Wally Hennessey, bravely fought off the late surge of Barbies Korvette, driven by Ed Hensley, to take top honors in the $15,000 final of the Interloper late-closing trotting series at Pompano Park on Sunday night.   Amen Amen finished third for Peter Wrenn while Wishiniwasfishin was next. Skyway Glider picked up the nickel in the field of nine.   ...
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Harness owner Carter wins Daytona car race

on 01/26/2015 12:00 AM
Al Carter, who has bred, owned and raced Standardbreds for the past two decades, doubles as a race car driver. A cancer survivor from Greenville, Del., Carter became a Rolex 24 at Daytona champion. It took Carter only four Rolex 24 at Daytona participations to win the greatest endurance race in North America.   Carter's No. 93 SRT Viper race car started last in the GTD class field o...
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Blizzard prompts East Coast cancellations

on 01/26/2015 12:00 AM
Because of the weather conditions on the East Coast, Freehold Raceway has announced it has canceled its Monday afternoon race card. Yonkers Raceway has announced that due to the incoming blizzard that live racing has been canceled for both Monday and Tuesday.   The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has canceled Monday's live card due to heavy, persistent snow. The track and its Ha...
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Dead heat in Pompano feature

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
That'll Be The Rei, driven by Mike Micallef, and Don't Tell Rusty, handled by Kevin Wallis were inseparable at the wire in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday Night.   The pair hit the wire together in 1:51.1 after That'll Be The Rei cut all of the fractions--:26.2, :54.3 and 1:22--before drifting out just enough in the lane to allow Don't Tell Rusty to sneak throu...
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Dube brings out broom in Yonkers opens

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
Dan Dube, off to a solid start to the season, continue his roll Saturday night by sweeping both of Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night $35,000 co-features.   In-form Not Again ($4.40) defended his marquee trot title, winning this Open Handicap event in 1:56.3.   Assigned outside his six rivals, Not Again, as the second choice. was in play early. Eschewing a three-hole, he d...
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Gingras preps for Prix d'Amerique

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
In this photo provided by the Hambletonian Society's director of publicity and event operations Moira Fanning, Yannick Gingras participates in the drivers' parade as Sunday's Prix d'Amerique looms closer on the card on Sunday afternoon at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris, France.   To watch the Prix d'Amerique live, you can use this link: http://www.maharajah.se/page.php?pageid=12&a...
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Up And Quick wins Prix d'Amerique; Maven breaks

on 01/25/2015 12:00 AM
Favorite Up And Quick won Sunday afternoon's famed $1 million Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes racetrack in Paris, France. It was a disappointing trip for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Yannick Gingras as their 6-year-old mare Maven made a break and was a non-factor.   The video link for the Prix d'Amerique can be found below in this story or in the video box on the homepage ...
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