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Longtime Michigan horseman Paul Jensen dies

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based horseman Paul Jensen died early Monday morning, Feb. 17, in Margate, Fla. He was 82. Mr. Jensen was born on Sept. 9, 1931, in Pontiac, Mich. His career in harness racing began in the 1950s where he owned, trained and raced horses at all the racetracks in his home state, many in partnership with Don McIlmurray and Adolph "Bud” Silverstein. One of Mr. Jensen's early suc...
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Monticello cancels after 1st race Thursday

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway was forced to cancel the race card after the first race Thursday afternoon due to track conditions. Racing will resume Monday, Feb. 24, with post time at 12:25 p.m.
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Red Mile Sees Court Ruling As Positive

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
On Thursday the Supreme Court of Kentucky ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has the authority to license and regulate the operation of pari-mutuel wagering on historical horse races. In its ruling the Court specifically rejected an argument by The Family Foundation of Kentucky that historical racing falls outside the "statutorily-circumscribed parameter of `legitimate horse racin...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
Trainer Mark Harder has a veteran and a newbie in to go on Saturday night at the Meadowlands and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, he talks about the $380,000 yearling making his debut in a Gilmour division and what he expects this year from stalwart Golden Receiver as the 9 year old makes his first appearance of 2014. Also, Sunday night's Dan Patch Awards will be video streame...
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Y Mach Me, Daylon Miracle win mare features

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
Y Mach Me captured the filly and mare feature at Northfield Park on Thursday night. Y Mach Me (MachThree-Sunnie Corleone-Pacific Rocket) started from post four and was fourth through initial fractions of :28.2 and :59.1.Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his move in the third panel and was second through the 1:29.2three-quarters. Y Mach Me hit the front in the final turn and bested her competition by tw...
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Perfect Alliance gives Andy Miller 8,000 wins

on 02/20/2014 12:00 AM
Andy Miller drove Perfect Alliance to a dominating 7 3/4-length victory in a division of the first leg of the Charles Singer Memorial at the Meadowlands Thursday night and in the process earned his 8,000th driving win. The time for the mile was 1:53.3.   A native of Illinois, Miller handled the driving of Perfect Alliance for trainer Julie Miller, who is also his wife. Perfect Alliance is...
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KYSS makes change to include resident mares

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced Wednesday that, beginning with the 2014 breeding season, horses by resident mares will be eligible for the Kentucky Sires Stakes.The Kentucky Sires Stakes is a culmination of a month-long series of preliminary races, with the biggest money earners getting a chance to compete in one of the richest finals in North America.The Kentucky Si...
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The Meadows cancels Wednesday card

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
A continuing thaw that has inundated the track with melting snow and ice has forced the cancellation of Wednesday's live card at The Meadows. All locations remain open for simulcasting. Live racing at The Meadows is set to resume Thursday at 12:55 PM.
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Lebanon official accused of embezzling $111,000

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
The Dayton Daily News is reporting that Susan L. Wilson, formerly the vice president of racing and simulcasting at Lebanon Raceway, has been charged with embezzling $111,943 from the Lebanon Trotting Club and the Miami Valley Trotting Club, which operated the two meets at the Ohio racetrack. According to the report, Wilson, 48, was indicted on two counts of grand theft and two counts of una...
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Delaware looking for harness racing administrator

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
The Delaware Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Delaware Harness Racing Administrator position. As an employee of the State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, the Administrator will represent the state's interests at the two harness racing tracks, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. The Administrator oversees the daily activities of the Delaware Harness Racing...
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Guccio retired to stud, to stand in Indiana

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
The world champion and million-dollar winning trotter Guccio 4, 1:51.1f ($1,021,809) has been retired to stud duty at Victory Hill Farm, one of the leading farms in Indiana. He will stand for a fee of $5,000 for the 2014 breeding season and a limited number of shares in the stallion are available for purchase. Trained by Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter, Guccio is a son of Yankee Glide and t...
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Woodbine qualifiers moved to Saturday

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
Due to the mild forecast scheduled for this Friday, Woodbine Racetrack has postponed its qualifying sessions for Friday afternoon. Woodbine's next session of qualifiers will go postward on Saturday, Feb. 22, with the first race set for 4 p.m. All horses entered for Friday's qualifiers will remain in the box for Saturday. Woodbine Racetrack will also not be available for training on Saturday.
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Illinois board turns down Balmoral request

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) reported on its website Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 19) that a request by Balmoral Park to eliminate Wednesday racing was turned down by the Illinois Racing Board by a vote of 9-0 earlier in the day. The IHHA opposed the elimination of Wednesday racing while it continues to negotiate a contract with the Johnson family, which opera...
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Buffalo cancels after first race

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has cancelled the remaining of the racing card for Wednesday, February 19 following race 1. Daily Double wagers of  7/all paid $35.80. All other wagers were refunded. Racing is scheduled to continue Thursday, February 20 with a first post of 5:00 pm. 
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Ashes Cash wins feature trot at Dover

on 02/19/2014 12:00 AM
Ashes Cash the $20,000 Open trot over a track labeled "good’ on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Dover Downs. Ross Wolfenden drove Ashes Cash for trainer Leigh Raymer of the Tyler Raymer Stable to his second win in a row and third in his last three races chalking up a 1:55 score in the week’s top trot. A career winner of 17 races in 32 starts, the Vito Cucci-owned Cash Hall-Ashameg four-year-old geld...
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Allan Davis wins 999th--and 1,000th at Dover

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
Allan Davis recorded his 999th and 1,000th career wins on Monday at Dover Downs.   Davis drove Winbak Speedi to a come-from-behind 1:54.3 victory in one of two $14,500 mares winners-over co-features and then won a claiming pace with Arc De Triumph in 1:55.   After consecutive second-place finishes by a head, Winbak Speedi broke into the win column for Bay P...
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Lyons Josephjnr upsets in Northfield open

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
Pembroke Snapshot was the winner of the $9,500 Open Trot in Northfield Park's opening race on Monday.   Johnny Yoder owns and trains the 9-year-old trotter. Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive. Pembroke Snapshot (S J's Photo-Super Earl) started from post four and led at every call through fractions of :28.4, :58.4, 1:27.4 and 1:57.3. Pembroke Snapshot easily hand...
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Howard Taylor wins Not Quite Presidential Pace

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
On Presidents Day, with well over two feet of fresh snow on the ground, much of it piled along the inside and outside of the racetrack, Monticello Raceway was still able to present its "Not Quite Presidential Pace" despite the fact that three horses were late scratches.   "That we lost three horses to scratches was something we didn't figure on,” said Eric Warner, the track's dire...
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Jamieson to join Gangle on WEG Sat. show

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
Jody Jamieson, a two-time winner of the Pepsi North America Cup – Canada's richest harness race, will be the guest on Woodbine Racing Live's pre-game show this Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 6:45 p.m.   The 37 year old is also a three-time O'Brien Award winner as Canada's top driver.   Jamieson has banked over $103 million in career earnings along with 6,770 victories....
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Freehold adds three make-up Mondays

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and Freehold Raceway have agreed to the addition of three Mondays–Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10–to the Freehold live racing schedule to make up for some of the cards lost to snowstorms this winter.   Further decisions, regarding two additional canceled dates, will be addressed in the near future.   Detai...
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