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Guaranteed big action at Big M

on 03/05/2020 11:27 AM
As the saying goes: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” But at the Meadowlands, there are exceptions to that rule. For Big M bettors, guarantees have been part of the landscape for some time now, and pending regulatory approval, one already in play is about to get sweeter, while another is brand new. Beginning Friday, March 6 (post time...
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Mohawk Million slot owners announced

on 03/05/2020 10:06 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Thursday proudly revealed the names of the nine slot owners for the inaugural Mohawk Million on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.   A total of nine slots were available for purchase at the cost of $110,000 (USD) for entry in the Mohawk Million. The deadline to purchase a slot passed on Feb. 18, 2020 with all slots sold. The 10th and final slot in ...
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Former DSOA director Daniel Camac dies

on 03/05/2020 9:04 AM
Daniel W. Camac passed away peacefully on Feb. 10 in Florida where he and his wife, Flo, lived in retirement. He was 83. Mr. Camac was born in Dover, Del. in 1936, attended Dover schools, later serving his country honorably in the U.S. Army. After his service, Mr. Camac became a Dover police officer. He was a graduate of the FBI Academy and later was a supervisor with the Delaware D...
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Shartin N dazzles late in 2020 debut at Dover Downs

on 03/04/2020 10:31 PM
Making her season debut, the 2019 Horse of the Year Shartin N used a final quarter of :26.3 to rally from last to first to win a $50,000 Invitational Pace for mares in 1:50 Wednesday night at Dover Downs.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Shartin N left slowly from the outside post 6 as the Yannick Gingras-driven Write Me A Song rushed to the lead. As Write Me A Song clicked off fracti...
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HP Sissy collects narrow win at Buffalo

on 03/04/2020 10:01 PM
HP Sissy ($4.30) capped a great night for trainer Mike Ohol and driver Jim Morrill Jr. as she snagged a nose victory over Protect Blue Chip in Buffalo Raceway's $13,000 Open Pace for the filly and mares on Wednesday night (March 4).   The narrow win by HP Sissy allowed Ohol and Morrill Jr. to combine for four victories on the 12-race program.   Going off as the favorite...
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Tad Krazy Hanover easy winner in Meadows series

on 03/04/2020 9:59 PM
Tad Krazy Hanover moved powerfully first over and romped to a convincing victory in Wednesday's opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Tough Tootsie took the other division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares.   The series honors the memory of the late Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the 2:00 Club at The Meadows. It's one of four late-cl...
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Pacers impress in Pocono qualifiers

on 03/04/2020 4:02 PM
Some high-powered free-for-all and invitational pacers were very impressive winning Wednesday morning qualifiers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Fastest of all was the veteran Riverboat King gelding Theartofconfusion A, who paced a 1:49.3 all-age track record mile at Yonkers last year. On Wednesday Theartofconfusion A motored home in :56 despite being first-up to complete a 1:55.1 victor...
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Arnold heading to Ireland for Delaney Mem. weekend

on 03/04/2020 3:39 PM
The Vincent Delaney Memorial (VDM) Committee is pleased to announce Jazmin Arnold as the 2020 guest driver.   Arnold is a third-generation horsewoman, racing out of Ohio. She recently was named USHWA’s National Amateur Driver of the Year for 2019. She has a lifetime record of 71-27-12-5 and $64,217 in purses.   “The OHHA (Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Associatio...
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Arrest made after 2 horses stolen from Ohio fairgrounds die

on 03/04/2020 2:55 PM
A 21-year-old Indiana man is in police custody Wednesday afternoon after an incident at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio, resulted in the death of two Standardbreds owned by Derek Menchhofer.   The local sheriff’s department received a phone call shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, about an overturned horse trailer on a nearby road. When deputies arrived, the...
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Dovi enjoying his top pacer Bettor Memories

on 03/04/2020 10:59 AM
Gus Dovi has fond memories of riding horses during his childhood in Sicily. Years later in the U.S., those remembrances were a factor in propelling him into racehorse ownership soon after the opening of The Meadowlands in 1976. Now, he has Bettor Memories. Bettor Memories, a 7-year-old male pacer, has been in Dovi’s small ownership stable since January 2016. Since then, the gelding h...
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Ryan Stahl gets 5,000 winner with Crowntime Pet

on 03/04/2020 8:28 AM
Ryan Stahl scored the 5,000th win of his driving career aboard Crowntime Pet in MGM Northfield Park’s opening race on Tuesday (March 3) despite being parked the entire mile. Crowntime Pet posted a ½-length advantage over his closest rival in 1:56.2.  That margin was sufficient to return $51.20 to win. Stahl’s richest win came in a $250,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final wit...
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Yonkers hits season-high handle--$1,091,119

on 03/04/2020 8:25 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s Tuesday evening (March 3) program produced not only a season-high handle total, but the largest Tuesday figure in recent memory. The dozen races saw $1,091,119 wagered, including the largest on-track count of the season.   While Tuesday represented a 2020 standard, it was by no means an isolated occurrence.   The past few handle figures… ...
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Page wins six at Miami Valley Tuesday

on 03/03/2020 8:26 PM
Sweet Mr Pinetucky (Trace Tetrick) returned to the top of the trotting ranks at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday (March 3) afternoon, winning the $24,000 Open in 1:54.4.  It was the third win in the weekly feature from eight starts, increasing the son of Pinetucky’s seasonal earnings to $55,550 in two months work. With Majestic Player absent from the field this week after three cons...
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Series legs to Metro Boomin, La Dolfina, Danny's Boy

on 03/03/2020 8:03 PM
Metro Boomin swooped the field with a brilliant backside burst and went on to score in 1:56.2 in the slop, fastest division of Tuesday's opening leg of the Dale McConnell Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Danny's Boy and La Dolfina took the other $12,500 splits in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt, stallion and gelding trotters. Tony Hall and trainer Scott Betts teamed for a pair of seri...
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Funeral services March 9 for Marc Aubin, 86

on 03/03/2020 4:23 PM
Marc Aubin passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Hospice Care in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 86.   He was so passionate about horses and fought to the end to live but was finally able to have the rest he deserved. Thanks to everyone who rooted for him and sent their love and support. Mr. Aubin was a member of the Florida Standardbred Breede...
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Matchmaker eligibles set to take on Shartin N

on 03/03/2020 12:40 PM
Dylan Davis knows his pacing mare Apple Bottom Jeans faces a difficult task competing against the likes of 2019 Horse of the Year Shartin N and Breeders Crown champion Caviart Ally, but he also believes his horse is pretty special, too. “She’s almost the perfect horse,” Davis said. “She does everything you want her to do, she never disappoints you in any way; she&rsquo...
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Weekend of upsets at Hawthorne

on 03/03/2020 8:37 AM
For the horseplayer, handicapping races is a very tough science.  Finding the winner and then wagering on the race to turn a profit adds to the process. When the favorites aren’t striking at a high rate, it makes the process that much more puzzling.  What it can also mean is that it takes just one well-played ticket to make for a profitable experience.  This past weeken...
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Ohare Hanover crosses border for M Life Rewards Series

on 03/03/2020 8:34 AM
Those of a certain demographic might remember the name ‘Whelan’ doing very good things at metropolitan New York-area harness tracks. The ‘Whelan’ in question is Walter, and back in 1987, Walter Whelan teamed with then 4-year-old Armbro Emerson to take down both the Breeders Crown at Roosevelt Raceway and Yonkers Raceway’s William Haughton Memorial. Those and oth...
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Impressive 3 year olds debut at Pocono

on 03/02/2020 8:29 PM
A pair of 3 year olds making successful career debuts were the highlight performers of the first Monday twilight card of 2020 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   In a one-two finish for six-figure yearlings, Rouser Hanover, a Captaintreacherous colt out of the million dollar-winning mare Romantic Moment, overcame broken equipment to tally by three lengths in 1:54.4, l...
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Former Del. Harness Commission John Wayne dies

on 03/02/2020 7:59 PM
John Francis Wayne, age 65, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., passed away suddenly in Albuquerque, NM on Feb. 26.  He was born March 30, 1954 in Manhasset, N.Y., lived briefly in Riverhead, N.Y., and was raised in Stony Brook, N.Y. As an adult, he resided in Florence, Ky.; Ocean City, N.J.; Dover, Del.; and Egg Harbor Township. He graduated in 1976 from Dowling Co...
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