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The Captain qualifies in 1:51.3

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous made his first appearance on the racetrack in more than five months on Friday morning, scoring a 1:51.3 qualifying victory at the Meadowlands. Tim Tetrick drove the 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere for trainer Tony Alagna. (A link to the video of the race can be found below)   Taking on five rivals, Captaintreacherous left from post 5 and ...
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Qualifier report from the Meadowlands

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Qualifiers on Friday morning at the Meadowlands featured the return of 2013 Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Overcast skies threatened rain with temperatures around 70 and the races began with a stiff east wind (at their back for the final quarter) blowing. Cooler Schooner started the day with another impressive mile, pretty kind through the early going for John Campbell with moderate frac...
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He's Watching romps in 1:52.1 qualifier

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
He's Watching, last year's Dan Patch Award winner as the sport's top 2-year-old pacing male, qualified for the second time in 2014 on Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack.   The talented sophomore was a wrapped-up winner by more than 14 lengths in 1:52.1 in the hands of driver Jody Jamieson.   As previously reported, He's Watching will make his first pari-mutuel start in th...
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Broadway Socks wins stakes by 8 in 1:55.2

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Broadway Socks not only routed the field by eight lengths in her division of Friday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series event at The Meadows, but she also established a stake record of 1:55.2 in the process.   The stake for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Explosive Attitude, Passing Jetta, Czech It Out, Indoor Voices and Glisten Hanover also taking $2...
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A Penny Earned takes $10,000 Open Trot

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
A Penny Earned certainly earned a hard-fought victory in the $10,000 Open Trot feature on a cold and rainy Friday night at Vernon Downs.   A Penny Earned sat the pocket trip for the majority of the mile right behind the betting favorite, Tirade Hanover. Tirade Hanover assumed the lead following an opening quarter-mile of 27 seconds. He then showed the way through a half-mile of 58.2 and t...
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Sons of Muscle Hill sweep NJ Sires Stakes

on 05/16/2014 2:00 AM
Trixton and Well Built, both sons of Muscle Hill, won the colts and geldings divisions of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters under wet and sloppy conditions on Friday night at the Meadowlands. In the filly division, winning efforts were turned in by Moonlight In Miami by Muscles Yankee and My Inspiration by Chocolatier. Trixton, trained and driven by Jimmy T...
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2016 Meadowlands Pace yearling payment due

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
For the first time, the Meadowlands Pace will require a yearling payment of $50 be made to nominate the pacing foals of 2013 to the 2016 race. This payment is due (postmarked by) May 16.   Any questions should be directed to Nick Salvi at (607) 972-5500.   A form may be downloaded by clicking the more button below and then clicking  here. (Meadowlands)
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Yonkers set to take hiatus on June 1

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway regarding our previously-scheduled break in the schedule.   After the Art Rooney Pace/Lismore program of Saturday, May 31, the Raceway shall be dark--as in no live racing and/or evening simulcasting--until Friday, June 13.   Afternoon simulcasting continues daily, highlighted by the June 7 Belmont Stakes.   Until the R&a...
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Cutler final could produce historic mile

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans could witness the first sub-1:50 trotting race on a mile track Saturday at the Meadowlands, but if not then, it is probably just a matter of time.   Saturday's $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial for older trotters features a speedy group of 10 horses, including newly minted world champion Sebastian K. The former Swedish star won his Cutler elimination last week, ...
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Takter talks trotters in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
"T” is for Takter and "T” is for trotters, and trainer Jimmy Takter certainly has trotters. Great trotters. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Takter talks about those trotters and his early expectations as the 2014 stakes season gets underway. George Brennan is one of the sport's best drivers but it wasn't a driver that earned him a rare distinction—it was a 3 wood. Bren...
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Gural vs. Gural Friday at the Meadowlands

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
As a racetrack owner, Jeff Gural has been a winner at Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and more recently with the Meadowlands. As a racehorse owner and breeder, Gural has enjoyed plenty of victories including the current nine-race winning streak by his 4-year-old trotting mare Perfect Alliance.   But Gural will experience even a first for him in Friday's first race at the Meadowlands when ...
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Nuncio's 1:54.3 fastest PASS division

on 05/15/2014 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts got underway at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon with three divisions.   The Walt Carroll-trained, Jim Raymer-driven Wheelsandthelegman turned in a strong, virtually wire-to-wire 1:55.1 victory, winning by 5 3/4 lengths over Journey. Beth Carroll owns the gelding by Donato Hanover, who carved out fractions of :28, :5...
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The Meadows sold for $465 million

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.(the "Company"), a corporate spin-off from Penn National Gaming last November, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, located in Washington, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, from Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC for $465 million. Cannery purchased The Meadows in November 2006 for $200 million from...
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Crawford Farms sponsoring Meadowlands Pace

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Continuing its massive investment in harness racing, Crawford Farms, located on more than 100 acres in Central New York, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the Meadowlands Pace, to be broadcast nationally for the first time since 1999. The $750,000 classic for the sport's premier 3-year-old pacers will air on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, July 12.   Crawford Farms has also been...
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Bettors hit $282 jackpot with Mia Casino

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Kyle Di Benedetto has driven plenty of winners in his career; 5,837 to be exact. And he's driven many that have returned a big mutuel payoffs. But when he won the third race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday in 2:00.3 with Mia Casino from the seven hole, the 7-year-old Bettor's Delight pacing mare paid a whopping $282 for win.   Di Benedetto and M...
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Hambletonian Monte final Aug. 1 at Meadowlands

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
The popular Hambletonian Monte (racing under saddle), a late-closing series for trotters, will feature a $25,000 final on Hambletonian Eve, Fri., Aug. 1, at the Meadowlands. The inaugural Hambletonian Monte final was won by 2008 Hambletonian winning driver Ray Schnittker, who rode Flex The Muscle to victory in the $32,800 final.   Monte racing, a hybrid of harness and Thoroughbred r...
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3YO PA-sired pacing colts at Pocono Saturday

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing's "glamour division,” the 3-year-old pacing colts, will open the 2014 Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Pennsylvania Sire Stakes season this Saturday night, with four divisions of sophomores contesting the $266,252 event. Captaintreacherous, 2013's Pacer of the Year, opened his 3YO campaign in this same event 52 weeks ago with a victory, and many of this year's stars in the sopho...
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Sebastian K ready to go in Cutler

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Sebastian K will return to the races a little quicker than usual, but doing things quickly might be the trotter’s style. A week after winning his North American debut in 1:50.1 to equal history’s fastest trotting race on a one-mile track, Sebastian K will start from post No. 1 in Saturday’s $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands. "Sebastian K never raced back-to-...
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Special matinee card Friday at Hoosier

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will play host to a special matinee card of live harness racing on Friday, May 16 with an adjusted post time of 1 p.m. A total of 14 races will compliment the afternoon festivities showcasing exciting horse racing action, fan-friendly activities, and giveaways. The matinee card of live harness racing will be the prelude to a night full of entertainment as count...
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Stride For The Cure race at Meadowlands

on 05/14/2014 2:00 AM
On Saturday (May 17) join Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment at the fifth annual Lisa Photo Stride For The Cure race and fundraiser, hosted by award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack photographer Michael Lisa and his wife, Annette. The festivities kick off at 3 p.m. with a 5K around the racetrack for guests to participate in. The 5K is just $25 to enter including an event t-shirt, po...
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