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Ourea Nourrir one of 4 winners for Allan Davis

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
Allan Davis was hot on a cold Sunday at Dover Downs, driving four winners including Ourea Nourrir in the $15,000 claiming pace on Jan. 10. Pinearosa won the co-feature $10,200 4&5-Year-Old Open Pace.   After consecutive come-from-behind second-place finishes, Davis got Ourea Nourrir to the front early and Dragon Again-Odds On The Hat gelding did the rest recording s 1:52.4 victo...
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Rehab Mountain scores again at Miami Valley

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
There were no relapses for Rehab Mountain on Sunday as the 6-year-old gelding raced "clean as a whistle" to win Miami Valley Raceway's $16,500 Open Trot for the second week in a row.   Driver Brad Hanners, who also trains the winner, settled into a snug pocket behind Celebrity Hercules (Dan Noble) through fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:26 before angling out at the head of the stretch...
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Ontario announces $12 million rewards program

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association is pleased to announce that it has officially signed an agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission for a C$12 million enhancement of the current breeders rewards program. After a number of productive discussions and meetings with representatives from the Ontario Racing Commission and Ontario Horse Racing, Ontario's Standardbred breeding indust...
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The Meadows cancels Monday card

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has canceled Monday's live card due to icy track conditions. The track and its Harmar Township location remain open for simulcast viewing and wagering. Live racing at The Meadows is set to resume Tuesday, first post 12:55 pm.
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Ind. rule prompted "substantial" decreases in cobalt

on 01/12/2015 12:00 AM
A Staff Report on the results of testing under Indiana's first-in-the-nation cobalt regulation shows substantial decreases in cobalt abuse. The report was released by Commission Executive Director Joe Gorajec.   Indiana's emergency cobalt regulation was promulgated by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Sept. 4, 2014, after an emerging threat was discovered last summer. During th...
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Take it Back Terry wins Yonkers feature

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
Odds-on choice Take it Back Terry (George Brennan, $3.20) skimmed for success Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Unhurried from post position 3, the people's preference saw 34-1 shot O'Sundland (Larry Stalbaum) beat everyone to the punch from the far outside, making the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. While doing so, he looped Mick...
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Maven tires after front-end trip in Paris

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
On Sunday at the Vincennes track in Paris, the American mare Maven controlled the Prix Tenor de Baune, a top prep for the Prix d'Amerique, until midstretch, when she tired and was passed. Vulcain de Vandel, racing barefoot, rallied from the outside to win the race, worth 120,000 euros. Franck Nivard, who is scheduled to drive Maven in the Prix d'Amerique, trains and drives ...
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Tribute to Paris victims held at Vincennes track

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
In Paris on Sunday, the trotting horse community and fans gathered at the Vincennes racetrack held a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris during the past week. In addition to holding signs reading "Je Suis CHARLIE" (which means "I am Charlie" in French), a horse wearing the sign as a blanket was paraded before the stands before the moment of silence was...
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Gingras to drive Maven in Prix d'Amerique

on 01/11/2015 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras told harnessracing.com Sunday afternoon that he will be heading to France in two weeks to drive the 6-year-old trotting mare Maven in the Prix d'Amerique at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris on Sunday, Jan. 25. Gingras drove Maven to an 11th-place finish in the Prix du Bourgogne at Vincennes on Dec. 28, but he remained stateside this weekend while Jean Michel Bazire directe...
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Escort Series underway; Doctor Butch repeats

on 01/10/2015 12:00 AM
Major Uptrend may have been making his debut for the Ron Burke stable, but he picked up right where he left off, in the winner's circle, this time in the first round of  the Escort Pacing Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Sent off as the 2-5 betting choice, Major Uptrend settled just off the speed of Khan Blue Chip through an opening quarter in :27.2. Moving past t...
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Cadillac Phil takes Pompano feature in 1:51.1

on 01/10/2015 12:00 AM
Luca Derrico's Cadillac Phil, driven by Joe Pavia Jr., proved he can go zero to 35 in less than two seconds and went on to score a handy two-length victory over Fancyfreeshark, handled by Bruce Ranger, in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night in 1:51.1.   Duc Dorleans finished third for Donald Dupont while EZ Noah and Dont Tell Rusty earned the final two awards...
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Super Bowl Series underway at Meadowlands

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Super Bowl, which marks the traditional start of the winter late-closer program at the Meadowlands, saw its first round contested on Thursday night. It featured four divisions, each worth $12,500.   The first division featured an overwhelming favorite in the form of JL Cruze. Sent off as the 2-5 prohibitive choice, JL Cruze settled into third position behind a pair of longsh...
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Believe This Bob rallies for Dover victory

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
Ross Wolfenden sent Believe This Bob four wide turning for home and closed for a 1:51 victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special Thursday at Dover Downs. Winning trainer Joe Skowyra also conditioned Flying Cowboy winner of the sub-feature $16,000 Open Pace. Corey Callahan had a four-bagger.   In the week's top pace, Nova Artist (Allan Davis) took the lead heading to the club...
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Deadlines for registration for PA programs

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
Standardbred horse owners must register their stallions and broodmares by the February deadlines for Pennsylvania programs that reward breeders who turn out top racers. Stallions must be registered for the Sire Stakes Fund by Feb. 1. Broodmares must be registered "PA-resident” by Feb. 15 to ensure their foals are eligible for Breeders Fund awards.   Stallions must remain in Pennsy...
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Blizzard Series kicks off on cold night

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
It may have been a very frosty evening, but that didn't get in the way of some impressive fillies and mares in round one of the Blizzard Series Thursday night at Woodbine. A total of 24 three and four-year-old pacing fillies and mares were split into three $16,000 divisions in the first leg of the three-week series for non-winners of two races or $30,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2014. &nb...
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NA Cup set for June 20; Maple Leaf in Sept.

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the date for the 2015 Pepsi North America Cup and the rest of its $18 million-plus Standardbred stakes schedule. The 32nd edition of the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup for the finest 3-year-old pacers in North America will take place on Saturday, June 20, at Mohawk Racetrack. The eliminations for Canada's richest harness race will be contested...
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President's Award to Fazoli's Carl Howard

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
Fazoli's President and CEO Carl Howard was named the 2014 President's Award honoree by United States Harness Writers Association president Chris Tully. The award acknowledges Howard's passion for harness racing in general and his decision to have his firm take on the leadership role of presenting sponsor for the 69th edition of the Little Brown Jug.   Hall of Famer Sam McKee stated,...
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Meadowlands statement on cobalt

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
On the heels of Jeff Gural's announcement that trainers with horses that have excessive amounts of a substance known as ‘cobalt' in their systems will be barred from racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, Harness Racing Update has reported that Gural revealed that Traceur Hanover had an "excess" cobalt level when he won the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands i...
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Roosevelt authors looking for bigger audience

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
While "Roosevelt Raceway, Where It All Began," is available for purchase in the United States via Amazon and other outlets through Tate Publishing, the book's authors, Victoria M Howard, Bill Haughton Jr. and Freddie Hudson, are seeking to broaden those horizons by making it available on an international basis, considering Roosevelt Raceway's pioneering of international racing via the acc...
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Meadowlands statement on Corey Johnson

on 01/09/2015 12:00 AM
As a result of out-of-competition testing performed on horses that participated in the Breeders Crown, unfortunately it has been revealed from the testing lab in Hong Kong that the two horses trained by Corey Johnson, Traceur Hanover and Voelz Hanover, contained five times the threshold level of cobalt typically found in a horse's system. (Editor's Note: the threshold level for cobalt used was the...
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