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Get ready for HANA Shoot Out Challenge

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
HANA Harness is pleased to announce its plans to hold the 2014 HANA Harness Grand Circuit 'Shoot Out' Handicapping Challenge. The contest will once again use Grand Circuit races although some stakes have been eliminated from the contest schedule to make it more manageable.   The contest tentatively begins with the George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Finals on April 26 at Yonke...
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Fat Man's Alley takes Yonkers feature in 1:52.3

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
Three weeks out and first-up were no problem for Fat Man's Alley (Matt Kakaley) Saturday night, as evidenced by winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Taking it all in early from post position 4, "Fat Man" watched as a three-wide Dancin' Yankee (Jason Bartlett) worked around Pan from Nantucket (Eric Goodell) before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. It was a :5...
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Premier scores at Pompano for win #31

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
Maryann Plano's Premier, trained and driven by husband Rick Plano, pulled off a 19-1 shocker at Pompano Park on Saturday night, scoring a photo finish victory in the $10,000 Open Pace in 1:52.1.   The 6-5 toteboard favorite, Cruizin KC, driven by Mark O'Mara, was a neck back of the winner with the late charging Electric Lad and Jason Dillander teaming up for third at 37-1. McGreat f...
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Buffalo's Niatross final to George P Hanover

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
George P Hanover made every step a winning one Saturday night (March 1) and registered a head victory over Kamanche Sun in the $28,250 Niatross Knockout Claiming Series Pace final at Buffalo Raceway.   Scoring from the three post, George P Hanover (David McNeight III) set the pace over the fast track with fractions of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:27.1 and had Kamanche Sun (Aaron Byron) breath...
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Perfect Alliance, Time To Quit win Singer splits

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Perfect Alliance continued her perfection on the racetrack on Thursday night with another powerful win in the $15,000 first division of the second leg of the Charles Singer Memorial.   On a cold and blustery night with temperatures in the high teens and a strong, steady wind facing the horses for the length of the homestretch, Perfect Alliance raced wide around the first turn t...
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Northfield Park adds six Hard Rockin Claiming Series

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced the dates of six "Hard Rockin' Claiming Series.”   "These new late closers are just part of the increased opportunities offered here at Northfield,” said Dave Bianconi, executive vice president of racing and simulcasting. "As our purses increase, we would like to fill more straight claiming races. These series will give claimers a real opportunity t...
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Trace Tetrick notches five-bagger at Dover

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Trace Tetrick topped a five-win day guiding Artists Rally to a 1:52.1 victory on a windy and chilly Thursday at Dover Downs in the $27,500 Delaware Special/Handicap.   Artists Rally left from post 1 and controlled all quarters en route to victory in the week's top pace. Ed Gannon Jr. owns and trains the Real Artist-Spunky Gal black gelding who won for the second time this ...
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PA tightens policy for procaine, penicillin

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has issued a new directive regarding its policy for procaine/penicillin.The following guidelines are recommended for the policy that takes effect April 1.   • Procaine penicillin cannot be administered after the lime of entry; • Recent treatment with procaine penicillin must be reported at the time of entry to the commission and this...
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Ohio Commission meets, approves four resolutions

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
At the monthly meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission in Columbus on Thursday, Feb. 27, four resolutions were approved.   Resolution 2014-04 authorizes the executive director to approve certain items without further ratification by the commission required. This authorization, also granted to the executive director in 2013, expires at the end of this year.   Resolutio...
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Final approval given for Plainridge slots license

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
"Congratulations and welcome to Massachusetts.” That's what the Boston Herald reported Friday that Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman Stephen Crosby said to Penn National Gaming officials after the five-member commission voted unanimously 5-0 to award the company a five-year license to operate a slots parlor at Plainridge Racecourse.   The commission voted 3-2 on Thursday in...
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Guccio breeding available via Racing Museum

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is proud to offer a breeding to Guccio as part of our stallion breeding auction. This is a unique opportunity as his book is sure to be full and closed very shortly.   The world champion and million-dollar winning trotter Guccio 4,1:51.1f ($1,021,809) begins stud duty at Victory Hill Farm, one of the leading farms in Indiana. He will stan...
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Harrah's Philadelphia set to open on March 28

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has revised its 2014 live racing schedule, with the 150-program season slated to now begin on March 28.   The opening Friday card carries a first post of 12:40 p.m., which will remain the standard starting time throughout the season. The 2014 season will run through Sunday, Dec. 14. (Harrah's Philadelphia)
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Chris Boring recovering after stroke

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Michigan Hall of Fame horseman Chris Boring told harnessracing.com late Friday afternoon that he is doing well after successful surgery on Thursday (Feb. 27) at a Toledo hospital to clear blocked arteries that led to the 72 year old having a stroke two days earlier.   Boring said he hadn't been feeling well and on Thursday, when his health became more of an issue, he was f...
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Twin B Spike Man in 1:51.1 in Big M trot

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
On a cold and crisp yet windless Friday night at the Meadowlands a couple of new shooters took the $30,000 overnight features, both in front-running fashion.   The top trot was carded as Race 2 and Twin B Spike Man handled his initial ascension to the Free For All ranks with aplomb. A convincing winner against the B-1 class last week, Twin B Spike Man responded to a confident steer ...
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Dead heat in top-class pace at The Meadows

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Automatic Slims needed the wire to extend his four-race winning streak. Visible Gold needed to make up 3 1/2 lengths late. They both got what they wanted, as the pair dead heated for win in a sharp 1:50.4 in Friday's $18,000 winners over $10,000 life/preferred handicap pace at The Meadows.   Automatic Slims found the pocket for Brett Miller after a swift :26.2 opening quarter and br...
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Cocoa Beach, Tober take Yonkers features

on 02/28/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $33,000 Open Handicaps--a Pace for the ladies and a Trot for all who passed initiation--were won by a down-the-road Cocoa Beach (Matt Kakaley, $4.90) and a pocket-sitting Tober (Jason Bartlett, $6.70).   From the pole, the 7-5 choice Cocoa Beach gave nothing else a chance. Season-debuting Swinging Beauty (George Brennan) left into a two hole w...
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58 nominated to Meadowlands Pace

on 02/27/2014 12:00 AM
The first round of payments are in for the major Grand Circuit stakes to be raced in 2014 at the Meadowlands and the big news is the dramatic increase in the number of horses nominated to the $750,000 (est.) Meadowlands Pace. A total of 58 three-year-old colt pacers were named to the race, nearly double the 2013 figure of 30, and boast the most accomplished freshmen from last season and a few ...
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Callahan heading to Australia to drive

on 02/27/2014 12:00 AM
In an exciting announcement for the Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star, it has been revealed that star United States reinsman Corey Callahan will be in Australia for the International extravaganza on March 22.   In just its second year, the $400,000 (Aus.) Pryde's EasiFeed Great Southern Star trotting series held across one sensational night at Tabcorp Park Melton has at...
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Rosecroft condition sheet available online

on 02/27/2014 12:00 AM
The first condition sheet for the 2014 Rosecroft Winter-Spring race meet is now available on-line at http://www.rosecroft.com/. A total overnight purse schedule of over $70,000 per day will be offered, including a 15% bonus on earnings for any Maryland owned, sired, trained or foaled horse that finishes first through fifth in an overnight race during the meet.   The track's 65th ann...
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Harrah's Philly expected to open late March

on 02/27/2014 12:00 AM
At its monthly meeting held in Harrisburg on Thursday (Feb. 27), the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission reinstated the 2014 race dates for Harrah's Philadelphia. On Jan. 23 the commission suspended the track's race dates for 2014 due to the track's failure to provide the commission with information regarding how it would address issues with the track's racing surface.   Harrah's...
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