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A glimpse of Meadow Lands Farm today

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Decades ago, Meadow Lands Farm was known as one of the nation's leading breeding farms and the home of Adios. Perhaps more importantly, it was the homestead of Meadows founder and harness racing Hall of Famer Delvin Miller, where he lived with his wife Mary Lib, and was known to host famous celebrities at his barn parties. Today, Meadow Lands Farm is owned by Joseph Salandra, a native of Wa...
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RMTC waits on Maylin research for cobalt threshold

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication Program showed the majority of major racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the program's four principal components in place by the end of the year.   At its me...
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Woodbine broadcast in high def at track, on TVG

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Broadcast upgrades and the return of a state-of-the-art tracking tool will change the way fans and horseplayers watch the races from Woodbine.   Beginning with Thursday's opening card, the Woodbine Standardbred simulcast feed will be produced in High Definition (HD) in a production control room on the fourth floor of the Woodbine grandstand. Customers on site will be able to view th...
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Mohawk meet up in total, average handle

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Thursday announced that overall wagering and average per race handle on the 2014 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which concluded Monday, Oct. 13, were up over last year.   The Campbellville track held 102 race cards and recorded an "all-sources" betting total of $152,503,221, a 15.8 percent increase over last year's $131,622,569 from 84 race cards. ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Back home again in Indiana! At least for the starters on Saturday night's Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final card at Hoosier Park, it's great to be in Indiana. Each of the eight Super Finals carries a purse of $200,000, and the track's leading driver, Trace Tetrick, gives his take on his starters—which includes four morning-line favorites. Also, read about the impact stallion Always A Virgin i...
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Sumatra wins NJ Futurity over Angels Ransom

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Sumatra made it two straight trips to the winner's circle with a two-length tally in the $25,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters on Thursday, Oct. 16,at Freehold Raceway. The gelded son of Muscles Yankee – Lola Seelster covered the non-wagering mile in 1:57.2 with Brian Sears in the sulky.   Angels Ransom [Revenue] was second with Choco Sun [Chocol...
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Creatine, Foiled Again headed to Dayton

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway, the new kid on the harness racing block, is pleased to announce that the richest pacer in history and the hottest free-for-all trotter in North America are headed to the five-eighths mile oval for the inaugural Grand Circuit stakes at the two-week old track. The $150,000 (est.) Dayton Trotting Derby and companion $110,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby will both be contes...
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Blue Chip yearling videos now online

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms' Harrisburg Sale yearling videos are now available on its website: http://www.bluechipfarms.com/. Yearlings may be inspected at the farm on a daily basis. Please contact the Jenn Connor at 845-895-3930 ex 10, or via e-mail: jconnor@bluechipfarms.com, to schedule an appointment. (Blue Chip Farms)
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Patience pays off for Sayitall BB

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Ron Burke believes Sayitall BB is his best 3-year-old female pacer, which is why he kept her off the racetrack for more than three months during the summer.   Sayitall BB, who has won 11 of 16 races and finished worse than third only once in her career, was lightly staked this season. Rather than race the filly against older horses, Burke decided to wait for better opportunities in ...
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Colonial withdraws plans for 2015 racing

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
At the meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission in Richmond on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Colonial Downs owner Jeffrey P. Jacobs presented a statement which read in part, "I am now withdrawing Colonial Downs' thoroughbred and standardbred race day requests and the request for approval of the Old Dominion Horsemen's contract. I am also at this time turning in Colonial Downs' unlimited pari-mutuel own...
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Hempt, Lynch to be early closers in 2015

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Max C. Hempt Memorial Stake No. 61 and the James M. Lynch (Filly Division) for 3-year-old pacers will become early closers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2015. Both the initial nominating payment and 2-year-old sustaining payment that have been made on horses to the former stake event will be refunded by the Hambletonian Society. There will be a new nominating fee of $500 due for the...
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Info on 2014 NYSS breeders awards online

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State are pleased to announce the 2014 New York Sires Stakes breeders awards have been posted on nysirestakes.com. The entire list can be found by clicking here. This year the breeder's awards were distributed under a new format as explained below: 1. Beginning for all foals born in 2014 and earlier, all funds available for breeder's awards wil...
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Craig Campbell, co-sponsor of Ind. PM bill, dies

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Craig B. Campbell, 76, of Anderson, Ind., who co-sponsored the racing bill permitting pari-mutuel wagering on horse races in Indiana with the Dr. Larry Borst, died Oct. 8 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1938, in Anderson, the son of Jack B. and Lois M. (Howerton) Campbell and was a lifelong Anderson resident. He graduated from ...
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Maggi Romano to receive Rutgers award

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Margret "Maggi” Romano, a founding member of the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Association, has been selected to receive the 2015 Spirit of the Horse Award from the Rutgers Equine Science Center. Romano, who resides in Clarksburg, NJ, is the wife of Anthony Romano, a member of the Board of Directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   "The award re...
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Yonkers saluting Cat Manzi on Saturday

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
To successfully salute Catello Manzi's career, one would need a vast vocabulary as well as a gaggle of gold stars. Manzi and his harness racing achievements shall be recognized by Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (Oct. 18), appreciated by friends, fans and competitors.   Take in the Catman's career numbers for a second…more than 91,000 drives, a figure unmatched by any jockey o...
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Fields set for aged OHSS Championships

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
The fields are set and anticipation is mounting for a quartet of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes championship races to be contested at Hollywood Dayton Raceway this coming weekend.  The divisions for four-year-old and up mares, on both the pace and trot, will be staged Friday with their male counterparts set to do battle for Buckeye supremacy on Saturday.  Post time for both programs is 6:...
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Political Cash sets Harrington track record

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Bob Shahan and Donald Marine’s Political Cash ($4.60, Allan Davis) reset the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings Wednesday (Oct. 15) with a 2:00 win as the fastest of six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eliminiations at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Shahan, the Political Briefing-Cashmere Sahbra gelding set all the fractions and held off Political Foe through the stretch ...
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Christoforou, Alagna take Mohawk titles

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Mohawk summer meet came to close Monday evening and hardware was handed out for the meet's leading driver and trainer. In acknowledgment of their tremendous seasons, the Woodbine Entertainment Group presents the top trainer and driver of the meet with a Movado watch.   Chris Christoforou picked up two victories Monday night to finish off the Mohawk summer meet as the leadin...
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Services set for Hall of Famer Bob Farrington

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's first super-star trainer-drivers, especially in the Chicago circuit, Robert "Bob” Farrington, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 13, from a heart attack. He was 85.   Mr. Farrington was a six-time national driving champion, taking the title in 1961 and 1962 and again from 1964 through 1967. He was elected to harness racing's Hall of Fame in 1979, Mr...
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Jeremy Smith wins 6 at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/14/2014 2:00 AM
Jeremy Smith enjoyed a banner night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Monday night. The 34-year-old driver captured six races on the 14-race program, including the third race with trotter Detroit Rapper.   With the six-pack of wins Smith now has 12 this meet after seven programs and jumped up to a second-place tie in the local dash standings (with Dan Noble) behind only Chris Page,...
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