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Vic Kirby, Corey Callahan each win 5 at Dover

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
While drivers Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby dominated most of the action winning 10 races between them; Raritan Bay chalked up a 1:52.3 victory in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 11.   Vic Kirby had his biggest day of the meet, driving his five winners. Corey Callahan, who leads all drivers in the sport in 2014, also had a five-bagger. &nbs...
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Meadowlands reminds Pace payment lowered

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Nomination payments for stakes and early closers for the 2014 season at the Meadowlands Racetrack come due on Feb. 15.The 38th edition of the $750,000(e) Meadowlands Pace, signature Grand Circuit stake at the track, offers a reduction in the nominating and sustaining payments for 2014 of nearly 20 percent compared with the 2013 levels. The price to nominate has been slashed in half, from $1,00...
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Certified Ideal takes Meadows feature

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Out at the three-eighths, Certified Ideal wore down the leader and drew off to a comfortable victory in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although she was uncovered, Certified Ideal relentlessly pursued Blissfull Romance, putting her away before the three-quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba's Last ea...
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Valentine's week starts with "sweetheart" win

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Jeremes Sweetheart won the $20,000 Mares Open Pace for the second straight week notching a 1:52.1 victory in the feature race at Dover Downs on Monday.   Last week, Jeremes Sweetheart scored a nose victory, but this time the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna 5 year old was more impressive. Ron Pierce left fast from the outside and quickly took the lead. From there on she faced only a d...
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Chicagoland qualifiers on Wednesday, Friday

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Racing secretary "Doc” Narotsky has announced that qualifying dates for both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 14, as horsemen and management continue to try and iron out details for a 2014 contract.   Balmoral Park will hold qualifiers on Wednesday with a start time of 10:30 a.m. Entries for that qualifying date will...
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Randy Tharps drives first winner at Miami Valley

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
It took two tries, but Miami Valley finally got to present its lidlifter Saturday night and it was spectacular. After having to send an overflow crowd home Friday night due to a power outage at the most unfortunate possible time, last night was a completely different story. The overflow throng returned and were treated this time to a great night of racing. The 11-race program produced a handle...
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Road Untraveled one of 4 wins for Callahan

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
The feature race on Saturday night at The Meadowlands lacked a prohibitive favorite, but provided a distinguished and competitive field. The depth and parody of the $30,000 A-2/A-1/FFA Handicap yielded a 19-1 winner in Road Untraveled who used every inch of a perfect trip to pull off the upset.   Allowed to settle off the pace by driver Corey Callahan, Road Untraveled found a comfor...
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Sweden's Nora Bean wins Prix de France

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
Sweden took the second of the three big "prixs" at the Vincennes track in Paris on Sunday when Noras Bean, driven by Bjorn Goop, won the Prix de France, a 2,100-meter race with a mobile start. The weather in Paris was cold and windy, but not rainy, as was the case when the Swedish owned and trained Maharajah won the Prix d'Amerique two weeks earlier.   Noras Bean started f...
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10% percent increase for new Rosecroft meet

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
A continued increase in purses, a new bonus system for Maryland horses and a new post time will be on tap for Rosecroft's 27-night winter-spring meet which opens Saturday, March 8.   "We expect a minimum 10% increase in purses when we start back this meet and could be looking at additional increases during the meet,” said Peter Hanley, returning to his second meet as Racing Secret...
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Daylon Magician tops at Meadowlands

on 02/08/2014 12:00 AM
The entire field was back. That was the theme for the quintet of trotters in the Friday night feature race at The Meadowlands, the $30,000 A-1/Free For All Handicap.  When last raced, it was World Cup and Joe Bongiorno who stormed home to nail Daylon Magician on the wire, but tonight Daylon Magician was too elusive on the lead.   Appearing headstrong under a hard hold by Dave M...
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Beechwood Wayne scores upset at Buffalo

on 02/08/2014 12:00 AM
Beechwood Wayne came flying on the outside late and shocked the field in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway in 1:59 over the good track on Saturday night (Feb. 8). Sent off at 17-1, Beechwood Wayne (Ron Beback Jr.) managed to get past Little Santamonica at the wire and score the win by a head, returning a healthy $37.80 to his faithful backers. It was almost an incredible victory for t...
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2013 O'Brien Award winners announced

on 02/08/2014 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has announced the winners of the 2013 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the event, the annual Black Tie Gala was held in Charlottetown, PEI, at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel and PEI Convention Center. The awards are named in honor of the late Joe O’Brien, an outstanding hor...
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Tetrick wins in 1st drive back at Meadowlands

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Not just anyone can come back in 52 days from hip replacement surgery to drive a car, let alone drive a racehorse, but that exactly what The Bionic Man, Tim Tetrick did on Thursday. Not only did he drive, he won his first race back at The Meadowlands, guiding Eagle Say to a score in the third race Filly & Mare C-2 Trot in 1:58.   Tetrick made his move to the half, sensing a soft...
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Crazy Luv Bug scores in Northfield open

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Crazy Luv Bug captured the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday in Northfield Park's third race. She is trained by Paul Holzman for owner Ameer Najor of West Bloomfield, Mich. Aaron Merriman was aboard for the winning drive.   Crazy Luv Bug (American Ideal-Luv's For Ever-Storm Damage) started from post four and was third through an initial quarter of :28.2. Merriman ...
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Dancin Yankee repeats in Dover feature

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Dancin Yankee won his second consecutive $30,000 Preferred/Handicap and All Stienam captured the $27,500 Delaware Special, both driven by Chris Page for trainer Josh Green. The two were part of a four-win output for the trainer and driver, who dominated the top races at Dover Downs on Thursday.   Page sent Baron Racing's Dancin Yankee three wide on the ...
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New payment schedule for Delaware County Fair

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Delaware County Fair is pleased to announce that the payment schedules for the Ohio Breeders Championships and the Delaware Open series have been changed. The $400,000 (est.) Ohio Breeders Championships now require a single $300 nomination payment due March 15, with no further sustaining payments required.   The single $300 payment replaces a pair of $200 payments requ...
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Hippodrome 3R more than a racetrack

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Hippodrome 3R racetrack in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, made the national harness racing spotlight in December when track management announced the revival of one of Canada's most prestigious race events, the Prix d'Été.   They will hold this special race on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, and with a guaranteed purse of $200,000 plus a $50,000 consolation race, making it the r...
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Pocono Downs stall apps now available

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Racing gets underway for the 49th season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, March 22, and racing applications are now being accepted.   Interested horsemen are encouraged to submit their racing applications, for either stalls or ship-in privileges, online as early as possible. The stable area opens for the season on March 1.   Nominations for the popular Bob...
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Father Patrick/Nuncio: Powerful Takter punch

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained Father Patrick was a unanimous choice for the 2013 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, posting 10 wins in 11 starts. The only blemish on his card came in his second start when Nuncio bested him by a head in a 2-year-old overnight at the Meadowlands in early July.   Nuncio's five wins last year also included the Matron final at Dover Downs. Included among ...
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Balmoral, Maywood stake payments extended

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
With discussions continuing between management and horsemen to get a contract ironed out that will preserve the Standardbred industry in Illinois, management has announced that the "normal” Feb. 15th date for nomination payments for the 2014 stakes season has been pushed back to March 1st. "While we hope and expect our live racing product to resume very soon, we felt it would be in the ...
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