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Back-to-back Crowns for Shake It Cerry

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Shake It Cerry and Ron Pierce made it back-to-back Breeders Crown victories as the duo won the $500,000 3-Year-Old Filly Trot on Friday night at the Meadowlands in a stakes record time of 1:52.2, two-fifths of a second better than the old mark set by Bee A Magician last year.   It was the 19th Breeders Crown for her trainer Jimmy Takter and 30th for driver Ron Pierce, and she w...
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Bee A Magician survives inquiry in Crown OMT

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, won Friday's $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot, holding off Classic Martine by a head in a stakes-record 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands.   The judges posted the inquiry sign following the finish and reviewed the stretch drive to determine whether Bee A Magician interfered with Classic Martine as she tried to find room along the pylons, but foun...
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Robin Cruiser cruises up passing lane to win

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by a cone-skimming Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton, $15.40).   Unhurried early from post position 6, he watched as slight 2-1 favorite Coffee Addict (Dan Dube) step around Jonsie Jones (Greg Merton). After early intervals of :27 and :56.3, Let's Go Higher (Eric Carlson) moved from thir...
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Sayitall BB wires field in Crown 3FP

on 11/21/2014 12:00 AM
Sayitall BB took the lead in the early moments and controlled the race from there, winning Friday's $593,750 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old female pacers by three-quarters of a length over Major Dancer in 1:50.3 at the Meadowlands.   Supplemented to the Breeders Crown for $62,500, Sayitall BB started from post nine and led the field through fractions of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.1 on her...
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Baby Boy Grin still smiling at Pompano

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Baby Boy Grin, superbly handled by Kevin Wallis, scored his second consecutive victory in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday night.   The 9-year-old pacing-bred trotter, trained by Norm Dessureault for owners Geoff and Mary Howles, stopped the clock in 1:55.1, pinning a three-length defeat on She's All In (Rick Plano) with Count Speed (Wally Hennessey) third. Fav...
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TrackMaster announces free iPhone App

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
TrackMaster has announced that it has launched a free iPhone App called the TrackMaster Pocket Handicapper Suite, which includes nine different handicapping products. The new App is now available in the iTunes store. "This new iPhone App brings handicappers the convenience of having a wide array of handicapping tools whenever and wherever they want them,” said David Siegel, President...
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Crown trophies named for Hempt, Simpson

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Two of the trademark crystal trophies that have graced the Breeders Crown championship series since 1984 will bear additional etching from this year forward—in memory of two men whose influence on the creation of the series and in the greater sphere of harness racing cannot be understated. The Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace trophy has been named the Max C. Hempt Memorial Trophy and...
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Division honors on the line in Crown 3CP

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
The race for divisional honors could become clearer, or further muddled, depending on the outcome of Saturday's $531,250 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at the Meadowlands.   No fewer than eight horses in the 3-year-old male pacing division can claim at least one major open stakes triumph this season.   The Pacing Triple Crown races – the Cane Pace, Little Bro...
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Breeders Crown horses being tested

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
As part of the continuing effort to insure a level playing field for those horsemen racing at the Meadowlands, samples have been taken from many of the horses competing in Breeders Crown races this weekend and will be sent to various labs equipped with the most current testing equipment available at the expense of The Meadowlands.   A number of trainers that ordinarily would not be ...
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Batavia cancels live racing for rest of week

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
As a direct result of the relentless snowstorm that has crippled most of western New York, Batavia Downs has announced that it will forgo live racing for the remainder of the week. The programs that were originally scheduled for Friday (Nov. 21) and Saturday (Nov. 22) have been cancelled. The decision was made jointly this morning by Batavia Downs management and the Western New York Harness...
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Sunshine Select Sale website online now

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
The website for the Sunshine Select sale featuring gaited and going 2-year-olds can be viewed online at sunshineselectsale.com. The sale is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25, at the South Florida Trotting Center in Lake Worth, Fla. Entries are now being accepted by contacting Bob Marks at bobmarks444@gmail.com or the head office for the sale and trotting center at echerry@icn.com  
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Late All American mare has 2 Crown contenders

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
Fred Hertrich III says he isn't a seller or a buyer. "I'm a trader,” said Hertrich about his activities surrounding any horse sale.   As the owner of All American Harnessbreds, Hertrich's yearlings go to auction every year and sell fairly well. "We had a great sale this year,” Hertrich said. In 2009, after his yearlings had sold, Hertrich stayed a while longer to attend the H...
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Get ready for the Crown with Weekend Preview

on 11/20/2014 12:00 AM
It all comes down to the Breeders Crown, and the Crown championship action begins on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Make sure you tune in early because White Bliss, the rare white Standardbred, will be starting from post 2 in Race 1 at the Meadowlands on Friday. The latest FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has insights from trainers and drivers about their Breeders Crown contenders. If y...
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Batavia cancels Wednesday due to 6 feet of snow

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
As a result of the massive lake effect snowstorm that has dumped as much as six feet of snow over much of western New York, Batavia Downs has been forced to cancel its live racing card for Wednesday, along with the qualifying races which had already been cancelled.   Batavia has received almost two feet of snow through this morning and squalls are forecast to continue throughou...
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Pa. Standardbred owner Tom Chadwick dies

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
Thomas John "Chad" Chadwick, 76, of North Huntingdon, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 17. Since the mid 1980s, Mr. Chadwick owned horses that raced at The Meadows. His most successful was Blueridge Abigail, a Virginia champion and runner-up in a $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Gold final in 2012, as a 3 year old. Mr. Chadwick campaigned Blueridge Abigail in partnership with Tom King III and the...
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Meadows Chinese Auction for charity on Dec. 7

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
The 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), will hold its 26th annual Chinese Auction for Charity on Sunday, Dec. 7, at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   This event has raised more than $220,000 over the past 25 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as the Standardbred Retirement Foundation in New Jersey and N...
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Trainers talk about "Gallie," Color's A Virgin

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
Jim Campbell was happy to see Gallie Bythe Beach repeat as a Breeders Crown elimination winner, but the trainer will be even more delighted if the parallels to last year end right there. Last season as a 2-year-old, filly pacer Gallie Bythe Beach was found to be sore in the days following her Breeders Crown elimination, which she won with a world-record-equaling performance at Mohegan Sun a...
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Silva partnership buys 40% of In The Arsenal

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
Jerry Silva told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that he has put together a partnership that has purchased 40 percent of In The Arsenal from breeder-owner White Birch Farm. The son of American Ideal is the 7-2 second choice on the morning line in Saturday night's $500,000 Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands. Silva said the new group includes his own J &a...
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White Bliss in Race 1 Friday at Big M

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
A once-in-a-generation horse will race at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment Friday night at 7:15 p.m. White Bliss, a registered white Standardbred, will make his second career start in Friday's first race. The race kicks off a championship weekend at the Big M featuring the $5.5 million Breeders Crown, a 12-race series that annually helps determine harness racing's year-end champions...
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Steacy looks to continue Breeders Crown luck

on 11/19/2014 12:00 AM
Mark Steacy has a pretty good batting average in the Breeders Crown. The trainer of Harper Blue Chip, who is entered in this year's 3-year-old male trotting final, has won three finals with 10 starters and narrowly missed a fourth.   "I've been kind of lucky as far as the Breeders Crown,” he said. "We haven't raced in a lot of them, but I guess we've made the best of what we've be...
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