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Seashell Hanover takes Meadows series opener

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Off 6-1/2 months since wrapping up her freshman season, Seashell Hanover blitzed the field with a powerful first-over move and scored easily in Friday’s Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Mamas Fallen Angel and Bet On Me Hanover also took $17,500 opening-leg divisions in the series for 3-year-old pacing fillies named for Do Me Honor, a fast-class mare currently competing at The Meadows fo...
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Rock N Roll Xample completes Blossom sweep

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Xample didn’t disappoint the betting public on Friday evening at Woodbine as the heavily-favoured filly completed the Blossom Series sweep. After capturing both preliminary legs, Rock N Roll Xample and Randy Waples scored an open-length victory to take the rich $36,000 final in 1:53. Waples and the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-R Xample sat in the two-hole for most of ...
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American In Paris wins again in Artistic Vision

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
American In Paris rolled into the second leg of the Artistic Vision as a prohibitive favorite and the daughter of American Ideal did not disappoint. Sent off as the 3/5 choice, American In Paris made a quarter move to the lead for Jim Morrill Jr. before getting to the half-mile in 54.3 and three-quarters in 1:22.2.  Through the stretch she kept her stable-mate, Art Ideal, at bay with Road...
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Mark MacDonald heading to Meadowlands

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald, winner of over 5,000 races will be driving at The Meadowlands on Friday nights through the end of The Championship Meet.  MacDonald is hoping this will be a launching point to him becoming a Meadowlands mainstay going forward. "I want to start driving there on Friday nights. It’s tough to jump into any place in the middle of a meet, let alone The Meadowlands, but I ...
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Heartsaregonnaroll 'The Queen' in Buffalo trot

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Heartsaregonnaroll was the 'Queen of the Night' at Buffalo Raceway Friday evening (April 11) as the lone mare in the field flexed her muscles and went wire-to-wire to snag the $10,500 Open Trot in a seasonal best time of 1:58.3 over the fast track. The heavily-favored Heartsaregonnaroll ($3.80) didn't break any hearts as she managed to post the half-length victory over Justgottogetthere (Jim Mc...
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Igottafeelinfran wins F&M feature at Hoosier

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
On a night primarily ruled by upsets, Igottafeelinfran and Brad Hanners followed suit and pulled a slight upset in the featured event, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 11. In true gate-to-wire fashion, Igottafeelinfran secured the front as soon as the gate folded and never looked back, winning by three lengths in 1:54. In ...
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Cohen shares memories of Duncan MacTavish

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
There have been better drivers and trainers in harness racing and surely there have been those who were more successful for longer stretches. But appreciate him or not, remember him or not in his glory, Duncan Delbert MacTavish was a unique and unforgettable figure in the history of the sport. He died Monday in Ottawa, Canada, after a brief illness, at the age of 74, just before the Maste...
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Maharajah out; Jalopy's son Panne de Moteur in?

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Maharajah, the Swedish trotter who won the Prix d'Amerique earlier this year, has been ruled out for the Elitlopp next month at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. Thankfully for his trainer, Stefan Hultman, he has another gun ready for the Elitlopp battle: Panne de Moteur, a 6-year-old son of Credit Winner out of 2005 Hambletonian Oaks champion Jalopy. Maharajah, a son of Viking Kronos (Ameri...
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Weiss prelims wrapping up at Pocono

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs's seasonal curtain raising series of early-closers, collectively known as the Bobby Weiss Series to honor the recently-retired trackman who made Pocono's surface into one of the best in the world, stages its fourth and final preliminary rounds over the next five days, with the highest prelim money-winners eligible for their respective $30,000 championship races. ...
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Hoosier offering $10k guaranteed Pick 4

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool offered on Thursday nights. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager beginning on Thursday, April 10.   ...
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Czernyson has stable full of trotting mares

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Jonas Czernyson is getting Maven ready to defend her division title among older female trotters, but last year's Dan Patch Award winner is not his sole focus as he prepares her for the stakes season.   Four additional older female trotters are receiving Czernyson's attention as he looks forward to the Miami Valley Distaff on May 4 at Ohio's new Miami Valley Raceway.  ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
The Levy Series continues at Yonkers Raceway this weekend and trainer Ron Burke's horses continue to dominate the standings. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview Burke and Yannick Gingras, who has driven seven of the barn's 10 Levy prelim winners thus far, talk about the power being displayed at Yonkers. Also, Dave Briggs talked to Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural about trainers...
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Three new late closers at Northfield Park

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced the dates of three spring late-closing series.   "These spring late closers are a good addition to our current racing program because they will feature a lot of younger horses just coming back to the races this season,” said Dave Bianconi, executive vice president of Racing and Simulcasting. "They are just part of the overall increased racing opportun...
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NJ commission issues 5-year suspensions

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) has suspended horsemen Alvin Callahan and Marvin Callahan each five years and groom John Hollingsworth one year for their roles in a March 1 incident at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop that led to their admissions of injecting drugs into horses who were scheduled to race that night at the Meadowlands. The Callahans were also each fined $5,000, while Holl...
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WEG's Jackpot Hi-5 carryover pool at $158K

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine's newest wager is offering its biggest pot ever. The Jackpot Hi-5, which became a part of Woodbine's Standardbred nightly betting menu in October, currently offers a carryover pool of $158,056.60. The next opportunity to cash a ticket on the popular bet is Thursday night, April 10. Post time is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the...
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St Lads Zena posts upset at Buffalo

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
What a difference a week makes. St Lads Zena ($18.60) was overlooked by the betting public in Wednesday evening's $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway but she rewarded her faithful backers by rallying for a half length victory over a stunned Heavenly Place in a seasonal best of 1:56.3. Last week at the same level, St Lads Zena scored from the rail and went wire-to-wire, r...
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I Love My Boss wins $100K DSBF Trot Final

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss continued his domination in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Male Trot final keeping his record perfect by winning  the third of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the penultimate day of Dover Downs season, Wednesday, April 9 at Dover Downs. Driver Jonathan Roberts was content to sit back sixth until reaching the backstretch then he unc...
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Steppin Out wins Meadows series opener

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Steppin Out stepped lively during a determined uncovered bid and rolled on to victory in Wednesday’s opening leg of the Unefoisdansmavie Trot at The Meadows. Donato’s Peach and Silent Opera K also took $17,500 splits in the series for 3-year-old filly trotters named for Unefoisdansmavie, a fast-class trotter currently competing at The Meadows for the Ron Burke stable. Steppin Out took...
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Jolene's Pinehonker redeemed in Pompano win

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Jolene's Pinehonker, who made an untimely miscue turning for home last week, redeemed himself on Wednesday night with a sharp 1:56.1 win for Mark O'Mara in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Trot. The five year-old son of Pinetucky, owned by Lester Raber, edged passed a game Lugar, driven by Bruce Ranger, in mid-stretch to score by a length. My Revenuer, handled by Bryce Fenn, cl...
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Dough Dough & Clementine Dream win Weiss splits

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Dough Dough and Clementine Dream each controlled matters on the front end as heavy favorites to win races in the Bobby Weiss series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night. There were two Weiss divisions held for three and four-year-old fillies and mares on the trot, each carrying a purse of $15,000. Dough Dough (CR Excalibur-Rising Dough), trained by Gail Wrubel and driven by M...
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