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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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Automatic Slims squeezes out Meadows win

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Desperate for late racing room, Automatic Slims poured through a narrow opening Friday and captured a $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. With his main rival penned up, Rockin The House appeared to have the race wrapped up. But Brett Miller guided Automatic Slims to clearance, and the 8-year-old son of Bettor’s Delight-Natchitoches roared to a head victory in 1:52.3 o...
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Studio City rallies to win at Buffalo

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Studio City needed every step of the mile to run down the front running Lutetium in the $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (Feb. 7). Lutetium (Kevin Cummings) set the fractions with marks of 29.1, 1:00 and 1:31 and tried desperately to make every step a winning one. He was close but no cigar. Studio City and Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Billy Dobson had other ideas. Starti...
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Ramalama, DW's NY Yank win at Yonkers

on 02/07/2014 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 sent in their proofs of purchase--were won by odds-on favorite Ramalama (Matt Kakaley, $2.90) and a repeating DW's NY Yank (George Brennan, $4.40). Starting from post position No. 4--the best she could have hoped for the way the race was laid out--Ramalama settled third as Lorrie Pl...
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Miami Valley cancels card due to power issues

on 02/07/2014 12:00 AM
Although the lights around the five-eighths mile oval at Miami Valley Gaming & Racing were on all day long, at about 6:05 pm the power to the entire facility just north of Cincinnati began to fail and the lights dimmed. The facility has backup generators, but due to technical problems they weren't powering the lights to full force, which left the track in shadows in spots and required...
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Near The Limit wins 50th at Northfield Park

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
Near The Limit trotted home for his 50th career victory at Northfield Park on Wednesday night. The classy veteran has 222 career starts, with his 50 wins joined by 28 seconds and 31 thirds.   Near The Limit started from post six and virtually made every pole a winning one, posting fractions of :28.3, :57.4, 1:28 and 1:59.2. He finished 1 ¼-lengths clear of his closest competit...
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Don't Blink scores on sloppy Meadows track

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
Don't Blink moved first-over through the slop, collared the leader in the stretch and captured Wednesday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Don't Blink was sitting fourth when Brett Miller tipped her off the cones. The 6-year-old daughter of Broadway Hall-SB Ina roared by Daylon Miracle and held off the late charge of Magic...
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Modern Family wins, Tim Tetrick returns at Dover

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
Modern Family disposed of five rivals en route to a 1:54.1 triumph in the $20,000 over a "good” track on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick returned to the racing following his recent hip surgery.   Daryl Bier guided Modern Family into the lead at the quarter and led throughout the mile posting his 14th career victory in 39 starts and $283,822 in purses. Bier, Charles Domb...
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Pompano celebrates anniversary in rain

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
Not even a three-inch deluge of rain could dampen the festive aura at Pompano Park on Wednesday night as the South Florida track celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Besides the appearance of hockey's Florida Panthers cheerleaders, the track was well garnished with the appearances of several drivers who appeared during the track's inaugural season in 1964, including Lucien Fontaine, T...
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PA-resident mares must be registered soon

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission is reminding Standardbred horse owners to register their broodmares as "PA-resident” before Feb. 15 to ensure their foals are eligible for Breeders Fund awards.   Broodmares must reside in Pennsylvania for at least 180 contiguous days, including foaling, and be in foal to a registered Pennsylvania stallion, to be eligible for the awa...
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Waples to guest star on WEG pre-game show

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
The always entertaining Randy Waples, a three-time O'Brien Award winner as Canada's outstanding driver, will be the guest on Woodbine Racing Live's pre-game show on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6:45 p.m.‬   ‪Waples, 49, is quickly closing in on 6,000 career wins and currently has over $103 million earned as a driver.‬   ‪Some of his big...
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The Meadows to remember Jeannot on Friday

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
The Meadows, its horsemen and horsewomen will honor the memory of Mike Jeannot with a trackside ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, before the start of the live card.   Jeannot, president of Meadows Racing for The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, died last Friday after battling liver cancer.   For the ceremony, the trainer/driver colony--in their colors--will walk ...
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Still no agreement for racing in Chicago

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) posted on its website that several discussions have taken place with racetracks executives, Illinois Racing Board (IRB) commissioners, and the IHHA, but no agreement for a contract between the IHHA and Balmoral and Maywood Park racetracks was reached.   "We've found that the IRB and it's Commissi...
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New Weekend Preview available!

on 02/06/2014 12:00 AM
A new era in Ohio racing begins this weekend as Miami Valley Gaming and Raceway opens its inaugural meet Friday night. Ohio trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. talks about his Miami Valley starters on the opening night card for Weekend Preview. Award-winning writer Dave Briggs has another "Stretch Call" column and don't forget that the Meadowlands is back in action this weekend ...
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