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Veteran Yonkers paddock employee retires

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
At any harness oval, the integrity of the paddock is critical to the maintenance of the overall integrity of the racing product. While the judges possess authority over the paddock, the hands-on responsibility for control of human and equine access to, and activities within the facility, is vested in the track's security force. On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Standardbred Owners Association of New Y...
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Michigan owner Larry Gary dies at 92

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
Lawrence M. Gary, 92, of Ada, Mich., who was buying yearlings at last year's sales, died Sunday, Dec. 7.   Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Wheaton, Ill., Mr. Gary was graduated from Wheaton High in 1941 and attended Wheaton College. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving in both the European and Pacific Theaters in the 86th Blackhawk division. He married the late Joan C. Gary (Case...
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Michigan breeder George Raymond dies

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
George Raymond, 81, of Delhi Township, Mich., died Nov. 8 after a short hospitalization. An owner of Standardbreds since 1966, Mr. Raymond and his wife, Dawn Scarborough, became serious Standardbred breeders until her death in 2010. Their broodmare band, largely daughters and granddaughters of their Final Score mare Courtney Charamar 1:57.1, produced, among others, the successful tri...
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3 carryovers, 3 guaranteed pools at Pompano

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
A trio of carryovers, and a trio of guaranteed pools will greet patrons on Monday evening at Pompano Park. The action will get started early, with a $2,352 Superfecta carryover in the opener and a $1,582 50-cent Pick 5 carryover beginning in Race 2. Track officials have guaranteed both pools at $7,500.   The 50-cent Pick 4 will begin as usual with Race 5, featuring a $5,000 guarante...
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Monticello cancels Tuesday race program

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
Due to the impending snow predicted for the Catskill region in southeastern New York State, Monticello Raceway is cancelling its racing program on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Also cancelled are Tuesday's day and night simulcasts.   Qualifying races slated for Wednesday, Dec. 10, will be postponed and raced on Thursday, Dec. 11. The entry box for those qualifiers will remain open until 11:...
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Dew N Doughnuts best at Meadows

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
Dew N Doughnuts powered to the lead at the quarter and rolled to a comfortable victory in Monday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Hammered down to 4-5, Dew N Doughnuts justified the heavy support as he made the decisive move from third for Mike Wilder and scored in 1:52. Nitro Seelster rallied for second, 1-1/4 lengths back, while I’m Feelin Good closed well for...
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Totally Rusty wins DSBF 2FP in record 1:52

on 12/08/2014 12:00 AM
Totally Rusty became the fastest 2-year-old filly pacer in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund history on Monday as Corey Callahan drove her to a 1:52 victory in the last $100,000 final of the year.   Callahan made good use of starting from post one, taking the lead with the odds-on favorite. Right behind was Purrfect Bags, the second choice with Vic Kirby, the only rival to b...
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Drivers escape serious injury at Balmoral

on 12/07/2014 12:00 AM
Drivers Kyle Wilfong and Mike Oosting were involved in a nasty spill in Saturday’s ninth race but both somehow managed to get away relatively unscathed with what appears to be just minor bumps and abrasions. Oosting’s mount Special Joe appeared to take a bad step and fell while in contention with less than a sixteenth of a mile to go, catapulting him to the track where he appeared to ...
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Sapphire City wins Open Pace at Yonkers

on 12/07/2014 12:00 AM
Sapphire City (Eric Carlson) snapped Ronny Bugatti (Tyler Buter) at the wire Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Those two had some "sloppy" numbers to chase as 11-10 choice Beach Memories (George Brennan) rolled through intervals of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:22.4. He opened to two lengths turning for home, but was about to hit the skids. Ronny Bugatti, ...
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McWicked wins $301,650 Progress Pace

on 12/07/2014 12:00 AM
Sunday was Miller Time at Dover Downs, David Miller drove both six-figure feature races on a chilly and windy early evening in Delaware. The Hall of Famer guided McWicked to a 1:48.4 victory in the track’s signature event, the $301,650 Progress Pace, after steering Sonofa Sizzle home in 1:52.1 in a mild upset to win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2--year-old mal...
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Tetrick, Gingras dominate at The Meadowlands

on 12/06/2014 12:00 AM
On a cold and rainy night at The Meadowlands, Tim Tetrick and Yannick Gingras ran the show. Tetrick was the early star on Friday night winning three of the first four races and four of the first six, but he passed the baton to Gingras who would go on to win three in a row in races 9 through 11, totaling four on the card himself. The Bionic Man guided Super Bowl hopeful Propulsion to a rom...
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Meadowlands announces holiday draw schedule

on 12/06/2014 12:00 AM
Beginning next week, The Meadowlands will move to a Tuesday – Wednesday Draw Schedule, with the Friday entry box closing on 9:00 A.M. Tuesday and the Saturday entry box closing 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  That schedule will remain in place for the 2015 Winter Meet at The Meadowlands.  The only exception is Christmas week, when the Meadowlands will draw the Friday, December 26 card o...
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Wake Up Peter takes Meadowlands Free For All

on 12/06/2014 12:00 AM
It was 10 months ago when Wake Up Peter walked through the sales ring at the January Tattersalls Mixed Sale. When the hammer fell, the sales price read $210,000, for a horse who went 0 for 19 as a three year old, racing against the best of his generation. The buyer was Ray Remmen. On Saturday night at The Meadowlands, Wake Up Peter turned that $210,000 investment for Team Remmen and owner Bradley ...
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Bartlett drives 8 winners at Yonkers Thursday

on 12/05/2014 12:00 AM
Jason Bartlett, putting the finishing touches on another Yonkers Raceway driving title, snagged eight wins at on Thursday night. It was Bartlett's second eight-win night locally, the first Opening Night of the 2012 season.   "Just one of those nights when everything went right,” Bartlett said. "The horses were in good spots and right classes. Sometimes, it works out that way.” &...
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Closing dates for January Mixed Sale

on 12/05/2014 12:00 AM
Those planning to enter horses for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale should do so by Monday, Dec. 8 in order to be included in the main catalog, according to sale manager David Reid. Entries submitted after Monday, until cutoff time, will go in the sale supplement. "The catalog is coming together nicely and we'll have quality horses in all categories--racehorses, in-foal broodmares, br...
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Sayitall BB wins distaff pace at Yonkers

on 12/05/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway’s soggy Friday night $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by a down-the-road Sayitall BB (George Brennan, $3.80). The Breeders Crown champ—and lone 3-year-old here—was odds-on and assigned outside her five elders. She quickly negated that nuisance, sloshing around Grounded (Jason Bartlett) and taking it to the house (:27.3, :57.2, 1:25.3, 1:54....
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Simulcasting impasse affects Meadowlands

on 12/04/2014 12:00 AM
Due to ongoing negotiations related to simulcast agreements, the Meadowlands signal may not be available this weekend at the following locations: Belterra Race Course, Charles Town, Colonial Downs, Delaware Park, Dover Downs, Harrah's Philadelphia, Harrington Raceway, Mahoning Valley Race Course, Northfield Park, Ocean Downs, Parx Racing, Penn National, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Hollywood Day...
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BZ Glide, Fireyourguns top Batavia horses

on 12/04/2014 12:00 AM
As the 2014 racing season winds to a close at Batavia Downs, the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association would like to recognize the top equine athletes who competed there this year. BZ Glide was named Trotter of the Meet, Fireyourguns was the Pacer of the Meet and Bazooka Terror was named the Outstanding Distaff Performer of either gait. BZ Glide (1:56....
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Takter planning Maven's French campaign

on 12/04/2014 12:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter has made plans for the trotting mare Maven to leave for France on Dec. 18 and the mare is scheduled to compete at the Vincennes track in Paris on Dec. 28. Takter began training the daughter of Glidemaster after Herb Liverman bought her for $750,000 at last month's Harrisburg mixed sale. Liverman then sold interests to John Fielding and Joyce McClelland.  ...
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Muscle Hill's book full and closed for 2015

on 12/04/2014 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms, manager of the Muscle Hill Syndicate, has announced that Muscle Hill's book for the 2015 breeding season is now full and closed. Muscle Hill will once again stand at Marion Farms, New Hope, Pa.   Muscle Hill enjoyed a banner year, highlighted by Trixton's Hambletonian win and Mission Brief's world record performance at Lexington, becoming the fastest two ye...
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