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Moore rules with Saturday Grand Slam at Mohawk

on 06/13/2020 11:03 PM
O'Brien Award winner Century Farroh and Pepsi North America Cup eligible Tattoo Artist led the way as part of a four-win night for trainer Dr. Ian Moore on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The Moore barn sent out four starters and all four came back winners. Century Farroh and driver Sylvain Filion made the top in the second-quarter of the $36,000 Preferred. The four-year-old got sens...
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Beachy Dream gets bittersweet win at Buffalo

on 06/13/2020 11:02 PM
Beachy Dream (Kevin Cummings) watched China Dream (Billy Davis Jr.) do all the legwork then reaped the reward in the end by taking Buffalo Raceway's featured $12,000 Class AA-Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night (June 13) in a seasonal best 1:54.3 over the fast track.   It turned out to be a bittersweet victory for Beachy Dream as he was entered for the $25,000 tag and was cl...
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Pocono reopens with Saturday qualifiers

on 06/13/2020 8:07 PM
After a 95-day absence due to the virus pandemic, the trotters and pacers were again in competition over the famed red 5/8-mile oval at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, with sixteen qualifying races restarting the season.   Coming out red-hot was trainer Gilbert Garcia-Herrera, who won with half of the ten horses he started – and also owned all of three of them and t...
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Yonkers to resume racing Monday, June 22

on 06/13/2020 11:14 AM
  Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts has requested and been granted approval by the New York Gaming Commission (“the Commission”) to resume live racing operations at Yonkers Raceway beginning Monday, June 22. Racing will begin with a three-night weekly schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Post time is 7:05 p.m. nightly. Qualifying races will begin on Mond...
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Southwind Chrome shines in Meadowlands Preferred

on 06/13/2020 7:53 AM
Southwind Chrome needed every inch of the stretch to take the Friday night feature at the Meadowlands, which made one simulcast player in Canada very happy, as he or she walked away with the only winning 20-cent Pick-6 ticket, which was worth $39,243. The Jeff Cullipher-trained Southwind Chrome, no stranger to the Meadowlands winner’s circle having won two straight at the mile trac...
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So Much More strikes in mares preferred at Mohawk

on 06/12/2020 11:49 PM
So Much More and driver James MacDonald flipped the script this week to capture Friday's $32,000 Mares Preferred on Friday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of eight older pacing mares clashed in the feature race with all eyes on last week's dominant winner Boadicea, who was sent off as the 1/5 favorite. Boadicea got front-end respect after surging out to the lead, posting fra...
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Sophomore fillies featured in Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

on 06/12/2020 11:45 PM
The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) started off with a bang Friday night, June 12 as McMarkle Sparkle and driver Brett Miller cruised to a new Scioto Downs track record clocking of 1:50.1 for 3-year-old pacing fillies in the first of two $50,000 contests for state-bred sophomore pacing fillies. Leaving the gate at odds of 7-5 McMarkle Sparkle overtook the leading 3-2 Beautiful Beach (Aaron Me...
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MHHA president Barrett gives update on Northville’s return

on 06/12/2020 7:15 PM
Michigan Harness Horsemen Association president Tom Barrett issued a statement Friday regarding the return of racing at Northville Downs. Barrett also noted Northville has reached agreements with Twin Spires and TVG as third-party advance wagering companies. Here is Barrett's full statement: Members, Let me start by saying how much I appreciate your patience during these difficult times....
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14-race card set for Hoosier’s June 16 opening

on 06/12/2020 5:52 PM
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino’s 27th season of live harness racing is set to get off to a strong start on Tuesday, June 16 as the season opener attracted a solid number of horses to the entry box. With over 180 horses entered, a total of 14-races have been carded for the season opener as the evening will be highlighted by full fields and quality racing. First post is...
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Meadows reopens June 15; free programs available

on 06/12/2020 11:18 AM
The Meadows Racetrack is happy to announce that live racing will return on Monday, June 15 with a new first post of 12:45 p.m. The 10 Race Card will feature two carryover bets.   The Pick 5 in Race 6 has a $2,026.34 carryover and the Hi 5 in the 10th race has a $5,243.61 carryover.   Free programs will be available for the opening week of racing at: meadowsharnessracing....
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Gimpanzee headlines first leg of Graduate at Tioga

on 06/12/2020 8:36 AM
Tioga Downs will host the first Grand Circuit stakes of the 2020 season when the first trotting leg of the Graduate Series comes to town on Sunday evening.   Thirteen declarations split into two $50,000 divisions carded as races 11 and 12 on the 15-race extravaganza.   Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) will face five rivals as he makes the Graduate his first start of hie 4-year-...
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Ohio Sires Stakes kickoff at Scioto, Northfield

on 06/12/2020 8:32 AM
The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) revised 2020 schedule begins Friday evening at Scioto Downs and continues Saturday night at Northfield Park with first round action for 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies.   A pair of $50,000 contests for 3-year-old filly pacers and a trio of $40,000 bouts for 3-year-old female trotters kick off the OSS action at Scioto. Fifteen pace...
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Meadowlands to offer outdoor dining

on 06/11/2020 8:39 PM
Next weekend, Friday, June 19, and Saturday June 20, the Meadowlands Racetrack will open up outdoor dining on the West Deck to NJRC licensed horse owners and patrons looking to dine al fresco. The dining menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken and sliced steak along with salads and dessert. The price is $29.95 plus tax and gratuity and includes soft drinks. Items will b...
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Pocono to resume racing June 20

on 06/11/2020 8:35 PM
After receiving sign off from the PA Department of Health, The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will resume live racing without spectators. Qualifying races will be held at Mohegan Sun Pocono as follows: • Saturday (June 13) at 10 a.m. for 3-year-old and older horses. Entries must be received by 11 a.m. on Friday (June 12). • Tuesday (June 16) at 10 a.m. for 2-year-o...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 06/11/2020 4:00 PM
The Meadowlands got underway last weekend and it was a tough task for handicappers in deciphering the 26 races over the first two race cards. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, the Big M’s handicapper and oddsmaker, Dave Brower, gives some insight into this weekend’s races. Find out who is Dave’s best bet of the weekend.   Ohio Sires Stakes for 3 year...
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Revised NYSS schedule announced

on 06/11/2020 3:54 PM
The New York Sire Stakes has released the complete and revised schedule for the 2020 racing season. Two-year-olds will begin with filly pacers on July 4 at Vernon Downs. As previously announced, 3-year-old events get underway June 21 at Tioga Downs. A full schedule can be found at nysirestakes.com.   All dates are pending New York State Gaming Commission approval at the individual rac...
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Maryland racetracks can open as of June 19

on 06/11/2020 3:12 PM
On Thursday, Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan announced that he is rescinding his executive order of March 15, 2020, closing racetracks in the state, effective at 5 p.m. on June 19, 2020.   The order states, “subject to applicable Local Orders and Secretary’s Directives,” casinos, racetracks and simulcast betting facilities including harness tracks Rosecroft Raceway an...
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Harry Rutherford, breeder of Elegantimage, dies

on 06/11/2020 1:30 PM
Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider has reported that Harry Rutherford, longtime harness racing industry participant and one of Canada's most successful Standardbred breeders, passed away on June 11,. He was 85. Rutherford operated Cool Creek Farm in Mount Pleasant, Ont., with partner Diane 'Joey' Ingham for decades and produced a number of notable trotting stars including C...
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Fast miles marked Big M's return to racing

on 06/11/2020 1:29 PM
Right from the get-go, the return of racing at the Meadowlands on Friday after the 12-week coronavirus shutdown provided big thrills. The Nancy Takter-trained Manchego became the fastest trotter of 2020 with a 1:50.3 clocking in the first race before Takter’s mare Kissin In The Sand became the season’s fastest pacer – regardless of sex – after stopping the clock in 1:4...
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18-race cards next weekend at Meadowlands

on 06/11/2020 12:51 PM
Foiled in attempt to expand to a three-day per week schedule, The Meadowlands will add five more races each to the Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, card to help get more horses raced.   The process for the NJRC to grant an additional card is too time consuming to address the immediate problem. So, beginning next weekend until PA gets open, both Friday and Saturday wil...
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