PL Jill romps to Preferred win at Mohawk Park

on 06/09/2020 10:46 PM
 P L Jill continued the dominant return to racing for trainer Ben Baillargeon with a 7 3/4-length victory in Tuesday’s $36,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A field of seven older trotters lined up for the weekly feature and just like the last Preferred on March 16, the 7-year-old mare P L Jill claimed the top spot for her fifth win of the season. Driven by M...
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Harrington Raceway set to open June 15

on 06/09/2020 7:19 PM
Harrington Raceway will deviate from the normal qualifying schedule next week and will qualify on Monday, June 15, the same date live racing will commence without spectators.   Qualifiers will start at 9 a.m. and will be drawn Thursday, June 11, with the entry box closing at 10 a.m. Preference will be given to Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund eligible 3-year-old...
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Hippodrome 3R gets OK to resume racing

on 06/09/2020 3:02 PM
On Tuesday, June 9, the Quebec Jockey Club Board of Directors announced that the Hippodrome Trois-Rivières (H3R) has received the green light to host spectator-free live racing in 2020. We have worked with the Department of Health and Safety to provide a safe place for all workers of the industry. A strict control system has been put in place to properly meet government requirements...
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NYSS 3FT prep race Sunday at Tioga Downs

on 06/09/2020 2:31 PM
With the opening leg of the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) scheduled for Sunday, June 21, and so many horses with no place to get a start before then, Tioga Downs will provide a NYSS prep race for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday, June 14.   Only those fillies paid up to the NYSS and Excelsior program are eligible for this class and since there is no other condition on the cla...
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Meadowlands has 777 in box; makes lease offer to horsemen

on 06/09/2020 1:11 PM
Tohe number of horses entered Tuesday morning for the weekend draw (June 12-13) at the Meadowlands was a staggering 777.   With the purse account under duress from compromised revenue streams this year, the number of races will remain at 13 for each day which leaves more than 500 horses with no place to race. There is simply not the revenue in the Meadowlands' purse acco...
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Real "Coco" Cormier dies at 84

on 06/09/2020 9:10 AM
Longtime trainer-driver Real “Coco” Cormier died Friday, June 5. He was 84.   Mr. Cormier and his wife Tracy owned the Pinehurst track restaurant for the past 24 years. Originally from Quebec, his love of horses started at the age of 7, delivering milk door to door with his first horse Jessie. He came to the United States in his early 20s and began his career as a ...
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NA Cup eligibles dazzle in season debuts at Mohawk

on 06/08/2020 11:40 PM
 The road to the Pepsi North America Cup might be a little longer this season, but that didn’t mean local hopefuls weren’t ready to rock on Monday night at Mohawk Park. Pepsi North America Cup eligible Indictable Hanover and Beaumond Hanover put on a show for those watching Monday, each putting an exclamation point on their 3-year-old debut. Beaumond Hanover took top bi...
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Buter wins 5 as Tioga handles record $431K

on 06/08/2020 9:54 PM
Tyler Buter drove Prairie Fortune to a win in the $10,000 Open Trot  at Tioga Downs on Monday. Buter finished the card with five winners. In the Open Trot, It's A Herbie (Verlin Yoder) jumped out to the early lead but jumped offstride.  Dragin The Wagon (Jim Meittinis) then took over and led to the first quarter in :28.1. Prairie Fortune ($4.50) charged up...
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KHHA accepting resumes for executive secretary

on 06/08/2020 9:51 PM
The Kentucky Harness Horsemen’s Association is currently accepting resumes for the executive secretary position. Responsibilities include handling the daily business of the organization and representing Kentucky horsemen at the racetrack and county fair levels. Those interested should send a resume to Resumes will be accepted through Friday, June...
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Graduate Series at Tioga kicks off Grand Circuit

on 06/07/2020 2:07 PM
Tioga Downs will host the first Grand Circuit stake of the 2020 season when the 1st leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters comes to the Southern Tier of New York on Sunday, June 14.   The draw for the June 14 card will be on Thursday, June 11 with a box closing at 9:00AM.    Electronic entry for the Graduate Series is now available on etrack.   B...
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Antibody test required to participate in racing at Yonkers

on 06/07/2020 8:47 AM
The SOA of NY has been advised by the Director of Racing at Yonkers Raceway that each horsemen (trainers, drivers and grooms) seeking to participate in racing at Yonkers needs to get an antibody test. This is not something the SOA of NY agrees with in any way shape or form. The way we were told this is meant to work is that the first time a horsemen comes on the grounds he/she will need to...
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Highalator lights up board in Big M feature

on 06/07/2020 8:44 AM
For faithful fans of the standout aged pacer Highalator, Saturday night at the Meadowlands was an extremely profitable one.   The 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Higher And Higher pulled off a shocker in the Big M's featured Preferred for pacers, scoring from off the pace at odds of 42-1.   None Bettor A, who won his last outing before the coronavirus shutdown in 1:50....
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Iluvtomakemoney cashes in at Buffalo

on 06/06/2020 11:10 PM
Iluvtomakemoney ($11.20) cashed in on some live cover and took the featured $11,000 Class AA pace in 1:54.0 over the fast track at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (June 6).   Sitting fifth behind the live flow provided by Percy's Z Tam (Kevin Cummings) at the three-quarter pole, Iluvtomakemoney (Ray Fisher Jr.) followed that cover to the lead and posted the 2-1/2 lengt...
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Evenwood Sonofagun dominates preferred pace at Mohawk

on 06/06/2020 11:06 PM
Evenwood Sonofagun turned in the performance of the weekend with a stunning 1:49.2 victory in Saturday night's Preferred Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The $36,000 top-class event was the feature race of Saturday's 10-race program. Trained by Colin Johnson, Evenwood Sonofagun was red-hot when live racing was suspended in March and picked right back up where he left off by posting a ...
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Parham pens integrity pledge to racing

on 06/06/2020 9:27 PM
An Open Letter to the Horse Racing World I think it’s fair to say that anyone who loves our sport had to be sickened reading the FBI wiretaps on how cavalier veterinarians, trainers and caretakers mistreated and abused horses under their care. After reading the transcripts, I wanted to do something to counter the negative implications for our sport. I also wanted something in place b...
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Tioga Downs live racing set to open Sunday

on 06/06/2020 8:56 AM
Tioga Downs will begin its 15th season of live harness racing with a 12-race card without fans on Sunday (June 7), with a post time of 4 p.m. The five-eighths-mile track in Nichols, N.Y., will race on Sundays and Mondays at 4 p.m. in June. Tioga will also race on Tuesday (June 23) and Tuesday (June 30) with a 4 p.m. post time. In July and August, Tioga will be racing every Friday, Saturday a...
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Gaitway Farm, Magical Acres baby races to stream live

on 06/06/2020 8:52 AM
Live stream of the Gaitway Farm and Magical Acres baby races next week will be available, courtesy of SBOANJ, Gaitway Farm, and Magical Acres. Gaitway Farm will have baby races at 10:00 am on the following Mondays June 8th, June 15th, and June 22nd.  Online entry will be available.   Baby races will be at Magical Acres on the following Tuesdays June 9th, June 16th, and June 23rd al...
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Racing is back at Mohawk Park

on 06/06/2020 8:49 AM
A spectator-free Woodbine Mohawk Park played host to its first card of live racing in 78-days on Friday evening. Saskatoon, a four-year-old pacing mare, was the first horse to visit the winner's circle since March 19, scoring a mild 7-1 upset in the evening's first-race for driver Doug McNair and trainer Carmen Auciello. The evening's action consisted of 10 races, with the $32,...
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Manchego huge in 1:50.3; handle $2.8 million

on 06/06/2020 7:08 AM
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The return of racing at the Meadowlands from the coronavirus shutdown featured phenomenal performances by a pair of Nancy Takter trainees.   Manchego got the party started in the first race back after the Big M’s 12-week layoff by taking the Preferred for trotters in a season’s-best 1:50.3 with Dexter Dunn driving, despite racing over a track ra...
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Second Activity Box now available from HHYF

on 06/05/2020 4:54 PM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s (HHYF) second Activity Box is now available! Themed around mares and foals and titled “Before The Track," the box contains with more than a dozen of games and puzzles and lessons. Suzanne D’Ambrose, HHYF secretary and former teacher, assisted with the content development. “We ha...
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