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Monticello horsemen thank the MHHA

on 06/17/2020 10:51 AM
Since March 12, when live racing was halted at Monticello Raceway due to the covid-19 outbreak, the horsemen have been without purse checks.   The Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association Inc. (MHHA) has been supplying  the many horsemen in the backstretch of Monticello Raceway with straw, hay and feed since the cancellation of racing.   The horsemen are real...
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Northfield Park opens to spectators on June 19

on 06/17/2020 9:48 AM
MGM Northfield Park is pleased to announce the official reopening of wagering on live and simulcast horse racing on Friday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. The action kicks off with Gulfstream Park at noon, followed by a full slate of the best Thoroughbred and Standardbred action from around the globe and the opportunity to advance wager on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Then on Saturday doors will open ...
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Wednesday Big M dinner reservation deadline

on 06/17/2020 8:38 AM
With the draw for the 36 races to be contested over the weekend now complete, the Meadowlands invites owners and fans to attend and watch their horses race for the first time since March. Post time for Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 is 6 p.m. with 18 races each evening.   Please make your reservations Wednesday by calling (201) 842-5059 or emailing Marianne Rotella at...
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Valuable Art takes Harrington feature

on 06/17/2020 8:32 AM
Breakaway Racing's Valuable Art ($8, Corey Callahan) was a 1:54.2 winner in the $10,000 mares Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.  Valuable Art assumed the lead near the opening quarter mile in 27.3 seconds, where she would stay through the half mile in 57 seconds and three-quarters in 1:25.4 before opening up a four length lead near the top of the stretch. Anytime N gained ground la...
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Hoosier opens; guaranteed Pick 4 Wednesday

on 06/17/2020 8:31 AM
After a successful opening night of the 2020 live harness racing season on Tuesday, June 16, Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has announced a $20,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 sequence when live racing resumes on Wednesday, June 17.  The pick-4 sequence went unsolved on Tuesday as longshots prevailed throughout the 14-race card and put an interesting spin on the opening evening actio...
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McDazzle grinds out Meadows F&M victory

on 06/16/2020 4:23 PM
McDazzle drove relentlessly first-over, grinding out a gritty victory in Tuesday’s feature at The Meadows, a $17,900 Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pace.   McDazzle got away fourth from post 7 for Ronnie Wrenn Jr. before attacking the leader, Touchamatic, with an uncovered bid. The 6-year-old daughter of Art Official-Dream McQueen put away Touchamatic in midstretch and triumphed...
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Dillinger leads the pacers in PcD baby race

on 06/16/2020 2:43 PM
Two year olds went behind the gate for the first time in 2020 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while 100 miles south trotters and pacers saw their first action of the year at Harrah’s Philadelphia, both in morning qualifying sessions.   During the Pocono babies action, the hot barn was that of Todd Schadel, co-owner of Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo, as Schadel guided all th...
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Meadowlands, Hamb. Society announce policy re: indicted trainers

on 06/16/2020 2:24 PM
The Meadowlands and Hambletonian Society are announcing a joint policy addressing the March indictments and arrests resulting from the current FBI investigation into illegal drug use.    The policy states that in 2020, any future arrests or indictments coming from this investigation shall result in those horses either owned or trained by an arrested or indicted individu...
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Illinois racing leader Bob Molaro dies

on 06/16/2020 2:22 PM
Hawthorne Race Course has reported that influential Illinois lobbyist and former state legislator Bob Molaro has passed. He was 69. Mr. Molaro was instrumental in all lobbying on behalf of horse racing in the state and Hawthorne annually named an Illinois Night of Champions stakes race after him and he atttended the racing program and presented the trophy.   Hawthorne President and...
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Big M's Breakfast With The Babies returns June 20

on 06/16/2020 2:17 PM
The Meadowlands will kick off the 2020 edition of the popular Breakfast With The Babies racing program on Saturday, June 20. The New Jersey SBOA will generously sponsor the bagels, muffins and refreshments provided for the those who enjoy watching the freshman pacers and trotters get their early lessons. Baby race proofs will be provided to all guests. For the next four Saturday mornings, the E...
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Plainridge Park gets OK to open July 6

on 06/16/2020 2:00 PM
During a special meeting of the Racing Division of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission held on Tuesday, the commissioners of that board unanimously voted to allow live racing to begin at Plainridge Park on Monday, July 6, in accordance with the governor's phased reopening program, assuming Phase-3 begins as scheduled.    The meet which was originally slated to start in mid-Ap...
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The Meadows moves Currier & Ives trots to July 4

on 06/16/2020 9:32 AM
The Meadows Racetrack will be re-scheduling the Currier & Ives 3-Year-Old Filly Trot originally scheduled for May 22, 2020, and the Currier & Ives 3-Year-Old Open Trot originally scheduled for June 20, 2020 to Saturday, July 4, 2020. (The Meadows)
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Action Uncle's 1:53.2 OSS win sets new world record

on 06/16/2020 8:46 AM
Action Uncle posted the second North American race record of his career this past Saturday night, June 13), at Northfield Park in the second $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division for 3-year-old colt trotters. Action Uncle crossed the wire in 1:53.2, the fastest time ever for a sophomore trotting colt on a half-mile track. Action Uncle also set a new Northfield track record for sophomor...
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Compelling rallies late to capture Tioga feature

on 06/16/2020 8:43 AM
 Compelling (Verlin Yoder) won the $8,000 Open Handicap Trot at Tioga Downs on Monday. BJ Lorado (Jim Meittinnis) went straight to the front followed by Beguin Dugoutier F (Fern Paquet Jr.). BJ Lorado controlled the fractions of :28, :56.4, and 1:25. Compelling ($2.20), who is owned and trained by Yoder, sat back in third as they entered the final turn and came first-over as they mad...
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Wichita Lineman reaches line first in Harrington feature

on 06/15/2020 8:17 PM
Harrington Raceway's 74th season of live harness racing returned Monday on a beautiful spring evening.  Michael Horn and Alex Rice Jr.'s What A Treasure ($11.80, Corey Callahan) won the opening race of the meet with a strong front-end score in 1:55.2 in a $7,000 conditioned pace.  The featured race was slated fifth in the card, a $10,000 Open event for pacers.  Ra...
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Pocono, Harrah's Philly set for racing

on 06/15/2020 6:52 PM
The first pari-mutuel racing card in the “second part” of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono will take place this Saturday afternoon, with the first of fourteen races to be going postward at 12:30 p.m. (Pocono comes back with racing on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday at 12:30, with the Sunday card beginning at 7.)   Top event scheduled on the return card is a $17,200 co...
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The Meadows reopens; Final Breath wins Open Trot

on 06/15/2020 5:21 PM
Final Breath shed faltering cover just in time and powered home to spring an 8-1 upset in the $17,900 Open Handicap Trot at The Meadows on Monday, the track’s reopening day after a 91-day covid-19 shutdown.   With so many horses racing off stale dates. Monday’s card provided a bonanza for long shots — and long shot players — as the average win price exceeded $3...
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Lather Up's book full and closed

on 06/15/2020 10:20 AM
World champion Lather Up p,4, 1:46 ($1,735,623) has completed his rookie breeding season and has bred a full book of 140 mares. Lather Up is a son of I’m Gorgeous (by Bettor’s Delight) and stands at stud at Sugar Valley Farm in Ohio for owners Gary and Barbara Iles, George Teague Jr. and Taylor Made Stallions.   “Being the co-fastest Standardbred of all time, we had ...
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Scioto's 17-card handle tops its 90-card handle in '19

on 06/15/2020 8:55 AM
Wagering records continue to be set at Eldorado Scioto Downs since the Ohio racetrack opened on May 22, three weeks later than scheduled, and Sunday night was no different. Total handle on the 15-race card was $1,023,004, the 14th time in 17 cards wagering topped the $1-million mark (including one record $2-million night). In addition, Sunday's handle brought the total for the first 17 program...
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Buckeye Classic entries still open

on 06/15/2020 8:51 AM
The entry deadline for the Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale has been extended. According to sale manager Steve Cross, “to accommodate those missing the June 15 deadline, ‘the box’ will remain open until further notice.”   The sixth annual Buckeye Classic, scheduled for Oct. 13 is held at the Champions Expo in Springfield,Ohio, and is open to ALL foa...
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