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Sebastian K news in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Swedish star Sebastian K makes his North American debut in Saturday's Cutler elims at the Meadowlands, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview assistant trainer Bernie Noren says he believes the trotter is ready to go after one qualifier. Also, David Miller is making his first-ever trip the other way across the Atlantic as he will drive Uncle Peter in the Copenhagen Cup in Den...
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Takter talks Uncle Peter and Denmark

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Uncle Peter will prep for the Elitlopp, to be held May 25 in Sweden, by facing nine rivals in Sunday's Copenhagen Cup at Charlottenlund Travbane in Denmark.   Trained by Jimmy Takter, Uncle Peter will be handled by his regular driver, David Miller, in the 1 1/4-mile race, which has a purse of $140,000 for the winner. Uncle Peter drew post 1.   Defending Copenhagen Cu...
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Fair Winds Farm open house on June 29

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey celebrates the "Month of the Horse” in June and Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge is joining the celebration, opening its gates from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. The farm is at 74 Red Valley Road in Cream Ridge.   The events of the day are free and will include, pending availability, a chance to see a rare white Standardbred, a 2-year-old colt named White...
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Designed To Be's 1:55 leads PASS winners

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races featuring 3-year-old filly trotters were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   The first division went to Katz and Libfeld's Designed To Be. The daughter of Donato Hanover quarter-moved past early leader Global Magic and never looked back. She went on to trot the mile in 1:55 for trainer Julie Miller and d...
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Former breeder Dan Gernatt Sr. dies at 97

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Daniel R. Gernatt Sr. who operated Dan Gernatt Farms in New York for many years and stood Sir Taurus at stud, died Monday in his home after a brief illness. He was 97. The farm was located in Collins, NY, and the horses Mr. Gernatt bred all had the word "Collins" in their name. Mr. Gernatt owned companies which produced gravel and asphalt products, eventually with locations in several New Y...
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Captaintreacherous to qualify May 16

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
The countdown has begun for the 2014 debut of two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that Captaintreacherous, who dominated his 3-year-old peers last year before finishing sixth in the season-ending $512,000 TVG FFA final against older horses, will qualify for the first time as a 4 year old on Friday, May 16, at the Meadowl...
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Roosevelt Legacy Night set for May 17

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
Just a reminder…Roosevelt Raceway Legacy Night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is fast approaching on Saturday, May 17. If you are a former driver/trainer/owner who competed at, or is connected with Roosevelt Raceway and are planning on attending, please call (201) 460-4090 to confirm.   Activities will include a Roosevelt driver autograph session with Herve Filion,...
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Mistress Valentine wins Meadows feature

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mistress Valentine claimed the lead at the half and rolled to an easy victory in Wednesday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Mistress Valentine was away second for Mike Wilder before circling the leader, True Day Dream. The 5-year-old daughter of Master Glide-Patsy’s Valentine faced no effective challenge thereafter, scoring in 1:54 to ...
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NF Happenstance sets Harrington track record

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
James Moore III’s NF Happenstance ($5.60, Jack Parker Jr.) earned a decisive win in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday (May 7) in 1:54.2 and set a new track record for 4-year-old mares. The SJ’s Caviar mare and trainer/driver Parker were sent for the lead immediately from their rail post position and never relinquished the lead in a two length win over Spunky Jac...
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So Not Cool breaks maiden in Tie Silk final

on 05/06/2014 2:00 AM
The timing couldn't have been more perfect for So Not Cool on Monday evening at Woodbine.The trotting son of Muscles Yankee posted the minor 6-1 upset in this year's $35,800 Tie Silk final, and in doing so the youngster celebrated his first career win.   At the hands of driver Mario Baillargeon, So Not Cool laid off the speed in the early stages as The Muscler (Dustin Jones) took co...
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Cutler draws 15; two elims set for Saturday

on 05/06/2014 2:00 AM
Richard Gutnick looked at the field for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack and reached a conclusion that might be bad for an owner, but good for a fan. Gutnick, fortunately, is both.   "It's not going to be an easy race, but it's going to be a good race,” said Gutnick, who co-owns two-time Dan Patch Award-winner Market Share. "It's like a who's who of harness r...
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Tamarind rallies to win Meadows trot

on 05/06/2014 2:00 AM
Trailing by five lengths at the half, Tamarind unleashed his customary late kick to capture Tuesday's $18,000 winners over $10,000 life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Tamarind followed the live first-over cover of Therapeutic before charging wide through the lane for Aaron Merriman. He scored in 1:54, 1 1/4 lengths better than the rallying Trustworthy Kid, who was pinned ...
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Uncle Peter draws post 1 for Copenhagen Cup

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained Uncle Peter, who tuned up for the Copenhagen Cup with a handy 1:52.1 victory at the Meadowlands Friday night, drew post position 1 for the upcoming Copenhagen Cup. The 2,011-meter race (about 1.25 miles) is contested on the five-eighths mile Charlottenlund track in the Danish capital city. Uncle Peter will be driven by David Miller, who will be making his first appeara...
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Luck Be Withyou romps in 1:53.1 qualifier

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 debut of O'Brien Award nominee Luck Be Withyou came a few weeks later than originally reported, but the colt surely made a statement with his Monday morning qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack.   With James MacDonald at the controls, Luck Be Withyou was all by himself through splits of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:26.2 leading by some 30 lengths at the top of the stretch. The mile was punc...
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Blue Chip buys interest in Sunshine Beach

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip has announced that it has become partners with Hudson Standardbred Stable (Tony Infilise), Diane Bertrand and Conrad Leber on world champion Sunshine Beach. Now 4 years old, Sunshine Beach took his world record of p,3, 1:47.3f in winning the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine at Pocono in 2013, defeating Captaintreacherous. He was second in the elimination and final of the Breeders Crown....
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Certified Ideal one of Hall's 5 Meadows winners

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal overpowered a distinguished field for the second straight week, capturing Monday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at he Meadows in front-end fashion.   Certified Ideal comfortably controlled the fractions for Tony Hall, and when she clicked off the final quarter in :27.4, she assured the only battle would be for minor spoils. Th...
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Just A Jolt equals Harrington track record

on 05/05/2014 2:00 AM
John Dayton's Just a Jolt ($3.60, Victor Kirby) notched his third straight win and equaled the 4-year-old gelding track record in the process of his 1:51.1 win in the $17,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding sat fractions of :27.2, :55.4 and 1:24.1 before a sizzling 27-second last quarter for an open-length win over Lollipop Kid and Rock On Mo...
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Friskie Adam impressive in Ohio SS win

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
Friskie Adam raced like a 2-5 favorite should in winning his $40,000 division of Ohio Sires Stakes action at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, winning comfortably by two lengths in 1:53.2. The odds-on favorites in the other two OSS races last night did not fare so well. Both Dibs and Hooray For Willie failed to reach the winner’s circle. Friskie Adam left fast in his divi...
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Buoncammino rallies for Betzotic win

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled pacing fillies stepped into the spotlight on Saturday night as a field of nine sophomores were sent to battle in a $10,000 Betzotic Stake. While she may be lightly raced, Pm Investment’s Buoncammino looked like a seasoned veteran in this event as she stormed home from the back of the pack to record a three-quarter-length victory in 1:55.0 for driver John De Long...
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Shebestingin, Maven set Miami Valley records

on 05/04/2014 2:00 AM
A double shot of Grand Circuit action was on display Sunday evening at Miami Valley Raceway, as the Ohio oval hosted the $50,300 Sam ‘Chip’ Noble Memorial and the $60,000 Miami Valley Distaff. Shebestingin became the fastest performer in the history of the track when she toured the strip in 1:50.4 for driver David Miller. The Joe Holloway trainee survived a first-over trip en route to...
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