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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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The Meadows cancels after 3 races

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
After delaying the start of its Tuesday afternoon race card slightly more than one hour as the track crew worked on the race surface at The Meadows, just three races were contested before the track canceled the remaining 12 races due to track conditions.   Racing is scheduled to resume at The Meadows on Wednesday at 12:55 p.m.    
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A Rocknroll Dance's book full and closed

on 02/18/2014 12:00 AM
The 2014 book for first-year stallion A Rocknroll Dance is now full and closed, according to Diamond Creek Farm's Adam Bowden.   A Rocknroll Dance p,2,1:49.1; 3,1:48.1f; 4,1:47.2 ($2,429,441), a multiple world champion and winner of the Meadowlands Pace, stands at Diamond Creek of Pennsylvania for a stud fee of $6,000.   "I'd like to thank all who booked to him, from the...
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Lookinforadventure--1:51.4 Miami Valley mark

on 02/17/2014 12:00 AM
Despite sub-freezing temperatures Lookinforadventure, trained by Virgil Morgan Jr., scorched the new Miami Valley five-eighths mile oval in 1:51.4 on Sunday night to capture the featured $10,000 Open-Preferred Pace and lower the track record.   Driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. left alertly and opted to sit the pocket throughout most of the record-setting mile. Eventual runner-up I'm Feeling ...
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Ill. horsemen issue statement about stalemate

on 02/17/2014 12:00 AM
For the second week in a row, live harness racing in Illinois has been cancelled because of a contract dispute between the owners of Maywood and Balmoral Park Racetracks and the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA). The central conflict surrounds the question of what rights do the horsemen have in directing their own bank account known in racing as the purse account.   "At...
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Top filly Winky's Goal euthanized at age 24

on 02/17/2014 12:00 AM
Winky's Goal 3, 1:54.4 ($844,924), who earned divisional titles in 1992 and 1993, died Friday night, Feb. 14, at Kentuckiana Farms in Georgetown, Ky. The 24-year-old daughter of Armbro Goal-Winky's Gill developed colic and was euthanized, said Kentuckiana farm manager Bob Brady.   "She was in with a group of five retired horses on the farm, and they were all doing well, includi...
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It was Easy Again in the Meadowlands FFA

on 02/16/2014 12:00 AM
On what was another difficult evening weather-wise with the wind blowing a gale throughout, the Meadowlands' Saturday night card provided excitement, opportunity and value.   The excitement was provided by Easy Again who won the $30,000 Free For All feature by leading all the way in 1:51.1. Sent out hard from the outside post six after a pair of scratches by Yannick Gingras, Easy Ag...
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