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NJ groups band together to enhance racing

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack, the New Jersey Sire Stakes program and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) are in negotiations to provide New Jersey-sired horses with more racing opportunities, featuring enhanced purse money.   "We are committed to supporting New Jersey's breeding program and reward those who race New Jersey-sired horses,” said SBO...
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Meadowlands May 15 payments due

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Several stakes and early closers hosted by the Meadowlands require a May 15 payment. Those include the final in a series of payments for the Meadowlands Pace and other marquee summer races.   The Ima Lula series for 4-year-old mare trotters calls for a nomination fee of $1,000 to be made eligible for the two legs and final of that event.   Of special note to bre...
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Miller to miss Copenhagen Cup after Philly mishap

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter has announced via Twitter Friday afternoon that David Miller will not be making the trip to Denmark to drive Uncle Peter in Sunday's Copenhagen Cup. The announcement comes in the aftermath of Miller being dumped to the track in a pre-race incident Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia.   Miller told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon while a...
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Sam Hill best in featured pace at The Meadows

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
Sam Hill sat comfortably in the pocket, then roared by the leader in the lane to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Windsong Jack, the 2-5 favorite, took the field through three-quarters in a demanding 1:23.3, making him vulnerable to the stalking Sam Hill. The 8-year-old Artsplace-Apple Of My Eye gelding took advantage of th...
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Trixton wins Simpson in sensational 1:51.2

on 05/09/2014 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Memorial trotting stakes were raced at the Meadowlands on Friday evening and no one in the house was prepared for the exhibition put on by Trixton in winning the $51,543 "Ayres” for sophomore colts. The beautiful dark son of Muscle Hill from Emilie Cas El was absolutely devastating, leading virtually all the way in a stunning 1:51.2 while driver Jimmy Takter sat motionless. ...
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Ryder sends two in Simpson 3CT

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Well Built looks to bounce back from going off stride in the Dexter Cup elimination at Freehold on April 26 when he faces 10 rivals in Friday's $51,543 John Simpson Memorial for 3-year-old male trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Part of a Chris Ryder-trained entry with Walk The Walk, Well Built is 7-2 on the morning line and will start from post 1 with driver John Campbell. ...
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Rockingcam Park favored in Reynolds 3FP

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Rockingcam Park is the 5-2 morning line favorite in Friday's Reynolds Stakes for 3-year-old female pacers at the Meadowlands. She starts from post 6 for trainer Ron Coyne Jr. and driver Tim Tetrick.   Starting inside of Rockingcam Park will be, from post one, McVita Bella, Blixtra, A La Notte Hanover, Gettingreadytoroll, and Fanticipation. To her outside are I Need Hotstuff, JK...
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Meadowlands makes change to qualifiers

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Qualifiers at the Meadowlands next week will be moved to Friday, May 16.   Please note beginning with that round of qualifiers the draw date will be changed as the entry box for next week's qualifiers and each week thereafter will close Monday at 9 a.m.   Two-year-old races will begin on Saturday, May 31, with the entry box closing Tuesdays at 9 a.m. When the 2-year-...
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Blue Chip Farm featured in Chase bank ad

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Like most seemingly effortless artistic endeavors, the short film shoot for Chase Bank Platinum Business Services at Blue Chip Farms took time, a lot of time. Three days, in fact. "It was a huge production,” said Blue Chip owner Tom Grossman, of the two-and-a-half minute production designed to highlight how Chase Bank can help businesses. "They must have had 25 or 30 people following u...
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USTA Social Ambassador platform upgraded

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Social Ambassador Program, launched in Q4 2013 to help industry advocates spread the word about harness racing through social media, today announced that it has expanded its capabilities and mission to become the industry's first-ever consumer-rewards program.   The new enhancements make the platform easier-to-use for even novice social media users while adding a ...
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Woodbine Jackpot Hi 5 pool tops half-million

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced that the mandatory payout for the Standardbred Jackpot Hi 5 is set for Saturday, May 17, the second-to-last card of the Woodbine meet.   A mandatory Jackpot Hi 5 payout will also be offered on closing night on the Victoria Day Holiday, Monday, May 19.   Harness racing moves to Mohawk for 102 dates, beginning Th...
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Sebastian K news in new Weekend Preview!

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Swedish star Sebastian K makes his North American debut in Saturday's Cutler elims at the Meadowlands, and in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview assistant trainer Bernie Noren says he believes the trotter is ready to go after one qualifier. Also, David Miller is making his first-ever trip the other way across the Atlantic as he will drive Uncle Peter in the Copenhagen Cup in Den...
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Takter talks Uncle Peter and Denmark

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Uncle Peter will prep for the Elitlopp, to be held May 25 in Sweden, by facing nine rivals in Sunday's Copenhagen Cup at Charlottenlund Travbane in Denmark.   Trained by Jimmy Takter, Uncle Peter will be handled by his regular driver, David Miller, in the 1 1/4-mile race, which has a purse of $140,000 for the winner. Uncle Peter drew post 1.   Defending Copenhagen Cu...
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Fair Winds Farm open house on June 29

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey celebrates the "Month of the Horse” in June and Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge is joining the celebration, opening its gates from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. The farm is at 74 Red Valley Road in Cream Ridge.   The events of the day are free and will include, pending availability, a chance to see a rare white Standardbred, a 2-year-old colt named White...
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Designed To Be's 1:55 leads PASS winners

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races featuring 3-year-old filly trotters were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   The first division went to Katz and Libfeld's Designed To Be. The daughter of Donato Hanover quarter-moved past early leader Global Magic and never looked back. She went on to trot the mile in 1:55 for trainer Julie Miller and d...
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Former breeder Dan Gernatt Sr. dies at 97

on 05/08/2014 2:00 AM
Daniel R. Gernatt Sr. who operated Dan Gernatt Farms in New York for many years and stood Sir Taurus at stud, died Monday in his home after a brief illness. He was 97. The farm was located in Collins, NY, and the horses Mr. Gernatt bred all had the word "Collins" in their name. Mr. Gernatt owned companies which produced gravel and asphalt products, eventually with locations in several New Y...
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Captaintreacherous to qualify May 16

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
The countdown has begun for the 2014 debut of two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous. Trainer Tony Alagna told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that Captaintreacherous, who dominated his 3-year-old peers last year before finishing sixth in the season-ending $512,000 TVG FFA final against older horses, will qualify for the first time as a 4 year old on Friday, May 16, at the Meadowl...
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Roosevelt Legacy Night set for May 17

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
Just a reminder…Roosevelt Raceway Legacy Night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is fast approaching on Saturday, May 17. If you are a former driver/trainer/owner who competed at, or is connected with Roosevelt Raceway and are planning on attending, please call (201) 460-4090 to confirm.   Activities will include a Roosevelt driver autograph session with Herve Filion,...
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Mistress Valentine wins Meadows feature

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
Mistress Valentine claimed the lead at the half and rolled to an easy victory in Wednesday’s $15,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Mistress Valentine was away second for Mike Wilder before circling the leader, True Day Dream. The 5-year-old daughter of Master Glide-Patsy’s Valentine faced no effective challenge thereafter, scoring in 1:54 to ...
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NF Happenstance sets Harrington track record

on 05/07/2014 2:00 AM
James Moore III’s NF Happenstance ($5.60, Jack Parker Jr.) earned a decisive win in the $17,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway on Wednesday (May 7) in 1:54.2 and set a new track record for 4-year-old mares. The SJ’s Caviar mare and trainer/driver Parker were sent for the lead immediately from their rail post position and never relinquished the lead in a two length win over Spunky Jac...
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