New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/27/2020 4:05 PM
Trainer Kelvin Harrison recently added several New Zealand-bred pacers to his stable and on Saturday night at the Meadowlands he will debut The Devils Own N. Coming in off a big second-place effort in a qualifier, The Devils Own N is ready, according to Harrison, who gives the background into the horse in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview.   Also, Yonkers’ director ...
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None Bettor A, Rodeo Rock back racing Saturday

on 02/27/2020 2:19 PM
None Bettor A and Rodeo Rock hope to make strong impressions on the Grand Circuit this year and the two older male pacers will begin their journey together by making seasonal debuts in Saturday’s (Feb. 29) preferred at the Meadowlands. None Bettor A captured last year’s Battle of Lake Erie as part of a campaign that saw him win 12 of 18 races and $375,970. Rodeo Rock, who won eigh...
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Pick 6 a big hit in Big M return

on 02/27/2020 11:26 AM
On Feb. 7, management at the Meadowlands gave their wagering menu a big shakeup, and while the early returns on the new 20-cent-base Pick 5 and additional 50-cent Pick 4 have been solid, the bet that’s provided the biggest jolt of energy has been the 20-cent Pick 6, which looks fresh off a considerable layoff. “When you go back to the days when the Pick 6 was a staple at many trac...
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Ohio horseman Rich Wagers, 77, dies

on 02/27/2020 9:45 AM
Richard “Rich” Allen Wagers, age 77, passed away at Stein Hospice of Sandusky, OH on Sunday (Feb. 23). Mr. Wagers was born to the late Alvin and Dorothy “Boyce” Wagers June 8, 1942 in Millersburg, OH. Mr. Wagers and Martha “Miner” Wagers have been married 59 years – June 25, 1960, is their anniversary date. Mr. Wagers worked as a manager of Pickw...
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Breedings to Andover Hall, Bolt The Duer for scholarship fund

on 02/27/2020 9:40 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association is pleased to announce the auction of two breedings to benefit the organization’s collegiate scholarship fund. Hanover Shoe Farms has donated a breeding to trotter Andover Hall while Winbak Farm has donated a breeding to pacer Bolt The Duer. Andover Hall has produced 9 million-dollar winners in his stallion career, led by Nuncio, who m...
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Breeders Crown champ Winndevie in foal to Enterprise

on 02/27/2020 8:57 AM
Hambletonian elimination winner Enterprise 2,1:58.1f; 3,1:52 ($423,121) had his first foals hit the ground over the last few weeks. A rambunctious colt from the Muscles Yankee mare Anklets Aweigh 2, 1:57 ($94,626), was born Feb. 13 at Ruddick Stables in Indiana.  Already the dam of 3 stakes winning, 2:00 two-year-olds (2 by Chapter Seven), this foal is a half brother to Twin B ...
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Six wins for Wilder, 6 straight wins for Blue Ivy

on 02/27/2020 8:38 AM
Blue Ivy ended her outstanding sophomore season with five straight wins. But how would the daughter of Captaintreacherous-All Blue perform in her 4-year-old debut following a layoff of nearly 10 weeks?   The answer: just fine, thank you, as Blue Ivy shot the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Lakeisha Ha...
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Greene, Gray team up for Saratoga victories

on 02/26/2020 5:49 PM
Jackie Greene has a pair of training titles to her credit at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The trainer of the Horse of the Year at the Spa on multiple occasions, Greene used driver Frank Coppola Jr. as her stable’s regular reinsman for the last several seasons.   With Coppola not in the mix anymore, Greene has used Shawn Gray on all of her horses in the first couple weeks of the 2020 r...
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Shorter season planned for Shartin N in 2020

on 02/26/2020 3:18 PM
No one needs to worry about Shartin N resting on her laurels, although she might get to relax a little more this year than her previous two seasons. In 2018, Shartin N made at least one start in every month from January through November on her way to the first million-dollar season for a pacing mare and a Dan Patch Award for best older mare pacer. Last year, she made at least one start in ...
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Eight drivers, 100,000 wins, to battle at Pompano

on 02/26/2020 2:24 PM
Pompano Park will host two major events on Sunday, March 1 as eight of the greatest names in the sport will compete in a multi-race competition over the famed five-eighths mile oval. The top billing goes to the “Masters of the Mile Drivers Challenge” featuring eight drivers whose total victory count is over 100,000 with horse owners benefiting to the tune of almost $1 billion in p...
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Belgium wins World Cup Amateur Championship

on 02/26/2020 10:59 AM
Belgium, lolly-gagging near the back of the pack after opening night, rallied under the direction of driver Piet Van Pollaert to capture the coveted World Cup Amateur Championship title, which wrapped up on Tuesday at Pompano Park.   The 37 year old from Lokeren, Belgium piloted two winners on the final night to eke out a "photo finish" victory over Italy, represented b...
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Noon deadline for breedings to benefit Pacing For The Cure

on 02/26/2020 9:12 AM
The Pacing For The Cure auction ends this afternoon. Breedings to many stallions are available, but time is running out! The deadline is noon Wednesday. Here is the link…
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Cherry Peep is sweet in Meadows victory

on 02/25/2020 6:57 PM
Hammered down to 3-5 in the wagering, Cherry Peep looked every bit the best as she powered to victory in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, an $11,500 Filly & Mare Conditioned Trot.   Cherry Peep was away second for Aaron Merriman but took the point with a quarter-pole move. She held off the determined uncovered bid of Sophia Lia and defeated her by three-quarters of a l...
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Majestic Player A wins third straight Miami Valley Open

on 02/25/2020 5:32 PM
Majestic Player A certainly has enjoyed his first month of American racing. After a ‘head’ defeat in his first US start on Feb. 4, the 6-year-old Australian-bred gelding has reeled off three consecutive impressive triumphs in Miami Valley Raceway’s weekly Open Handicap Trot.   With his 1:53.4 score on Tuesday (Feb. 25), he increased his earnings for th...
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Altomonte wins Harness Handicapping qualifier

on 02/25/2020 12:33 PM
Anthony Altomonte of New Jersey, captured the Feb. 22  World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Altomonte cashed on eight of his 10 wagers, allowing him to outdistance his closest competitor by $445.    Altomonte is a contest veteran and has qualified for both the WHHC Finals and NHC finals via ...
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Spain leads in World Cup Amateur contest at Pompano

on 02/25/2020 10:46 AM
In a spirited and highly competitive first round of the World Cup Amateur Driving Championship, Spain emerged with the lead — although precarious — without winning any of the four Monday night (Feb. 24) contests. Spain’s Miquel Vich Capo finished second, fifth and third in his trio of drives and his consistently high finishes garnered him enough points to top the leaderboard...
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Icanflylikeanangel holds off Perlucky

on 02/24/2020 8:43 PM
 Icanflylikeanangel outdueled Perlucky for the early lead, then blunted his rival's late charge to capture Monday's $20,000 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   The pocket-sitting Perlucky moved wide for the stretch drive and appeared well positioned to brush past Icanflylikeanangel. But the 6-year-old Archangel-Fox Valley London gelding would have none of it, digging dee...
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Friday Night Blues wins Hiteman final

on 02/24/2020 8:22 PM
Friday Night Blues (Cameron McCown), an Ohio county fair standout at age three, captured the championship leg of the $20,000 final of the Omar Hiteman Memorial Series at soggy Miami Valley Raceway on Monday (Feb. 24).   The 4-year-old son of Pet Rock won for the third time in six 2020 starts, lowering his lifetime best time to 1:53.1 despite a rain-soaked ‘sloppy’ track.&nbs...
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Horsemen's organizations form new alliance

on 02/24/2020 4:03 PM
Key leadership of several horsemen’s organizations met in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 22, as the newly formed North American Harness Horse Alliance (NAHHA). The meeting was held in conjunction with the sport’s Dan Patch Awards dinner, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.   In a statement, the NAHHA said it plans to “cooperatively work together to achieve results to be...
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First foal by Helpisontheway born in Indiana

on 02/24/2020 11:14 AM
The first foal by the trotting sire Helpisontheway, the second richest son of Chapter Seven, has been born.  The dam of the colt is Moon Rocket 3,1:57f  ($78,320), a daughter of Andover Hall- Sprocket Hanover.  Sprocket Hanover was a winner of 23 races, earned $173,363 and took a mark of 1:55. She is out of Swift Kathy, the dam of 33-race winner Salutation Hanover 4, 1:54....
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