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Jurgen Hanover to stand at Abby Stables in Ohio

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
NR Holdings, LLC, owners of Jurgen Hanover, by Credit Winner out of the Sir Taurus mare, Yassi Hanover, are pleased to announce that he will be standing his first season at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio. In his racing career, cut short by injury, Jurgen Hanover achieved a 3-year-old mark of 1:53.4 beating some of the best, including the 2013 Hambletonian winner, Royalty For Life, 65 ce...
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NY court issues limited out-of-competition ruling

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
On Dec. 18, 2014, the New York State Court of Appeals issued a decision in the Matter of Mark Ford et al., v. NYS Racing and Wagering Board. In this case, the SOA and several individual petitioners challenged the constitutionality and legal validity of the Out of Competition Testing Regulations for Standardbred Racehorses that were issued in January 2009.   Because the Gaming Commis...
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Spencer joins Middleton as O'Brien hosts

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ken Middleton and Kelly Spencer will co-host the 2014 O'Brien Awards.   Middleton is Woodbine Entertainment Group's Standardbred race announcer and has been the regular anchor for the O'Brien Awards Gala. The 2014 awards will mark the 12th consecutive year that he will co-host the event.   Taking the stage with Ken will be G...
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Kandian Klub scores up Lightning Lane

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Kandian Klub worked out the perfect pocket trip, then brushed through the Lightning Lane to capture Friday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Hustled from the gate by Dave Palone, Kandian Klub settled into the pocket behind Whata Donato, who carried her to the stretch. The 5-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-KT Dee Dee was the stro...
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Valedictory winners pay $4.50, $134.40

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
A longshot and a repeat winner prevailed in round two action of the Valedictory Series Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Two $15,000 divisions of eight starters were contested in the second leg of the three-week series for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings.   In the first division, Verbalize and Roger Mayotte pulled off a 66-1 shocker in 1:53.1.   American Island spr...
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Stucklikeglue sticks it to foes at Dayton

on 12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Stucklikeglue, one of just two fillies in a full field of fillies and mares open pacers at Dayton Raceway on Friday night, used a strong stretch drive to prevail over her older counterparts in 1:52.4.   A recent purchase out of the Ron Burke consignment at the Harrisburg sale by Parent Racing Stable, Stucklikeglue has now won twice in addition to a place and show finish in five star...
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Its Payday Friday worth $3.60 to backers

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Its Payday Friday paid an extra holiday dividend to his backers by capturing the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday night.   The 4-year-old son of Kadabra, trained by Renaldo Morales III for owner-driver Dan Clements led at every pole, stopping the teletimer in a lifetime-best 1:54.   Dukester was second for Rick Plano, 1 1/2 lengths away, while Buddy...
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Gural on NY casino recommendations: "Sickening"

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
The New York Gaming Facility Location Board's decision to not recommend Tioga Downs for one of three commercial casino licenses as well as give approval for a site about 80 miles from Vernon Downs did not sit well with Jeff Gural, owner of both racetracks. Gural told Capital New York shortly after leaving the meeting where the announcement was made that "it's just sickening.” The Board re...
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JK She'salady voted Horse of the Year

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
JK She'salady, who was undefeated in 12 races for breeder/owner 3 Brothers Stables and trainer Nancy Johansson, became the first 2-year-old female pacer in harness racing history to be named Horse of the Year, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday during a Dan Patch Awards presentation at Meadowlands Racetrack. The filly won by five votes, 57-52, over fellow pacer Sweet Lo...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Yogi Berra said it and Lenny Kravitz sang it: "It ain't over til it's over.” And that's what Golden Receiver is saying as the 9-year-old pacer gets ready for a Saturday night start at the Meadowlands. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, co-owner Gene Kurzrok reveals what is in the future for the star pacer and notes that impending retirement may be later rather than sooner. ...
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Ohio commission approves $5 million for OSS

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
At the monthly meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday, the 2015 breed development programs for thoroughbreds and harness horses were approved.   The 2015 Ohio Sires Stakes Program, overseen by the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Committee, was approved by the commission.  Sires Stakes purses can be expected to exceed $5 million for the first time, ...
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Mustang Art wins 7th of season; 6 for Callahan

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Mustang Art took the lead and played follow me on the way to his seventh win of the year, nosing out Simon's Artist in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thusday, Dec. 18, at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan added six wins to his meet lead.   Callahan ushered Max Walton and Greg Papaleo's Mustang Art away quickly in a field of seven to take his rivals to the quarter in :26.3. The Artis...
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January Mixed Sale catalog now online

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
The catalog and racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale will be ready for download Friday on the Tattersalls Sales Co. website, http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/. It will also be posted on the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad.   The printed catalog and racelines will be mailed next week.   As usual, the sale will be held on Martin Luther King Jr....
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Witch Dali repeats in Niagara Series leg

on 12/18/2014 12:00 AM
Witch Dali continued her hot streak Thursday night in the second leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine Racetrack. Just one $15,000 division was needed for the second round of the three-week series, as 10 three-year-old pacing fillies were entered in the box.   However, two race-day scratches, including leg one winner Mach Some Noise, left the door wide open for the other leg one wi...
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Bankruptcy for Balmoral/Maywood?

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that in the face of a $77.8 million judgment against Balmoral Park and Maywood Park, the two racetracks are prepared to file for bankruptcy in order to remain open in 2015. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling as a result of a federal racketeering suit that claimed Balmoral/Maywood official John Johnston agreed to a $100,000 campaign contrib...
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Big M adds second Jackpot Super Hi-5

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Beginning Friday, the Meadowlands will be adding a second Jackpot Super Hi-5 Wager to the wagering format. The wager will be added to the fifth race wagering menu. The fifth race each night will feature a 12-horse field and will be contested at 1 1/8 miles. The 13th race will continue to offer a Jackpot Super Hi-5, but will feature a 10-horse field and the race will be contested at the st...
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Dan Patch pacing honorees announced

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
JK She'salady and Sweet Lou were landslide winners in Dan Patch Award voting announced Wednesday by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, but one of the six pacing divisions resulted in a rare dead heat.   Anndrovette and Rocklamation will share the Dan Patch Award for best older female pacer after each received 51 of 157 votes. The only previous tie for a Dan Patch Award came in 19...
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Marlys Pinske named HHYF president

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Marlys Pinske of Plato, Minn., has been elected president of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) for 2015, replacing Callie Davies-Gooch, who did not stand for re-election after serving for 14 years. Pinske, who previously served as treasurer of HHYF, is involved in harness racing as a breeder and owner and has several family members who have trained and driven, including her son, the la...
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New York awards casino licenses; Tioga rejected

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
The New York Gaming Facility Location Board Wednesday selected three destination gaming resorts to be considered for commercial casino licenses by the New York State Gaming Commission: Montreign Resort Casino in the Catskills/Hudson Valley Region ("Montreign”), Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in the Capital Region ("Rivers") and Lago Resort and Casino in the Eastern Southern T...
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Palone wins 7 on Meadows Wednesday card

on 12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Dave Palone, the world’s "winningest” harness racing driver, padded his total considerably Wednesday at The Meadows when he collected seven victories on the 15-race card, including a sweep of races 10 through 14. Palone scored twice for his brother, trainer Mike Palone; otherwise, he spread the wealth around, providing a win each for trainers Ron Burke, Scot Davidson, Kris Hite, Tye Loy...
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