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Scarborough Downs issues statement on bill

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
LD 1111, an act that would authorize the creation of a fully-integrated racino at Scarborough Downs or another Southern Maine location, continues to make its way through the Maine legislative process. After an overwhelming vote of support from the House of Representatives last week, the Senate last night voted to indefinitely postpone action on the bill. This morning, the House of Represent...
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Woodbine adjusts quailfying schedule

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that it has made an adjustment to this week's qualifying session.   Due to the high demand of qualifiers this week, Woodbine Racetrack will host qualifying sessions on both Friday and Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. Five qualifiers on the pace will take place on Friday, while a quartet of qualifiers on the trot will be featured on Saturda...
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Freehold to pay accident equipment claims

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
Chris McErlean, vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Freehold Raceway, has sent a letter to Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association president Tom Luchento that noted claims already submitted for damage suffered in a race accident Jan. 10 have been approved. "I have been informed by our legal counsel involved with our insurance company that any claim subm...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
The George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Matchmaker series begin this weekend at Yonkers Raceway and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview takes a look at both. Foiled Again has had great success in the Levy Series—but do you know exactly how much success? And what are Feeling You's chances of repeating in the Matchmaker? Also, we asked some regulators their thoughts on 20-y...
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Hoosier adds technology to race charts

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
Buoyed by a sensational 27 percent increase in all-sources handle for the 2013 live harness racing meet over the previous year, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has now set sail on providing the most accurate past performance lines in harness racing history for the upcoming 2014 live harness meet.   Along with the recent addition of Trakus, the automated racehorse tracking system, H...
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Believe This Bob springs to Dover victory

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
Believe This Bob stormed past Nova Artist in deep stretch to win this week's $27,500 Delaware Special Handicap in a lifetime best 1:50.1 clocking on a beautiful first day of spring on Thursday at Dover Downs.   Tim Tetrick took Jeremy's Successor into an early lead only to succumb to a strong challenge from the Allan Davis-driven Nova Artist at the three quarters. Believe...
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Showdown looming in Russell final at Meadows

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
Mogul Hanover and Partyatbartsplace each rolled to his third straight victory in Tuesday's Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows, setting up a showdown in the championship of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings. That final, along with the championship legs of three other current Meadows' series, is set for Friday, March 28, first post 6:55 p.m.   Mogul ...
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Meadowlands statement on Bongiorno interview

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
Last Saturday night at the Meadowlands driver Joe Bongiorno was replaced on two of his mounts after a pre-race interview in which he stated that his instructions from the owners of those horses were to race those two horses conservatively in anticipation of upcoming stakes.   The judges at the Meadowlands, after listening to the interview, felt that he should be replaced to protect ...
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First electronic entries Saturday at Pocono

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
History will be made on Saturday night, March 22, when Shark Fantasy competes in the seventh race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Not because the 4-year-old pacer, co-owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Frank Baldachino, is trying for his third straight win, but because he will be the first horse ever in racing history to have been entered into a race elect...
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Maryland Standardbred night set for April 12

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
The "Friends of Maryland Standardbreds” is more than just a Facebook page helping promote the harness racing industry in Maryland as they are hosting a special "Evening at the Races” on Saturday, April 12, at Rosecroft Raceway. The special evening will not just feature a buffet meal and a great night of live racing action, but also guest speakers and networking opportunity to help promote ...
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G Momma, Mystical Melody win at Meadows

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
G Momma rolled to her third straight victory in Wednesday’s Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows while Mystical Melody captured her second consecutive win in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The pair will square off in the series championship, which, along with the final legs of three other current Meadows series, is set for Friday, March 28. First post that day is 6...
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First round of qualifiers held at Hoosier Park

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
Eight qualifiers were held Wednesday morning at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in preparation for the start of the 2014 harness meet that kicks off on Friday, March 28. The non-wagering events marked the first trip of the season for many of the Indiana horsemen over the new, completely rebuilt track surface. With the addition of a brown limestone material and modest banking to each turn...
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Heavenly Place shines at Buffalo

on 03/19/2014 2:00 AM
Heavenly Place is sure earning her keep in 2014. In seven starts this season, Heavenly Place now has been in the money every time with four victories including an easy three length win in the $10,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (March 19). She left little doubt who was the 'queen' on this night. Sitting fourth at the half mile, driver David McNeight III pul...
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Do you have a top moment in harness racing?

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
In celebration of the rich history of harness racing, the United States Trotting Association, in partnership with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday the launch of the "Top 100 Moments in Harness Racing” contest.   The contest will allow fans from around the world to upload and share their favorite personal harness racing moments for industry reco...
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Meadowlands to pay tribute to Roosevelt

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
Harness racing is in the midst of a new era at the Meadowlands, as the brand new $90 million facility stands tall on what used to be the backstretch of the Meadowlands, home to many of the sport's biggest starts. Many of those same stars that left their hoof prints where the new state-of-the-art facility gleams in the night skies of East Rutherford, N. J., also wrote harness racing histor...
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Bill Perretti to be remembered in New Jersey

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
Anthony Perretti will be hosting a commemorative celebration of the life and times of his late father, Bill Perretti, at the Watermark, 800 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, N.J., on Saturday March 22, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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Raffle tickets for Elitlopp helping SRF

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has a trip to the celebrated Elitlopp in Solvalla Stockholm (Sweden), one of harness racing's largest events up for grabs through a fund-raising raffle. This fabulous trip begins with an airfare voucher valued to $1600 and includes a 5-day - 4 night stay for two at a 4-star hotel in the heart of the Stockholm. A welcoming dinner and get together ...
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RMTC adopts protocols for more medications

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) held a regular meeting March 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. At that meeting, the board took several actions intended to further the process of uniform nationwide adoption of medication rules, penalties and testing. With respect to the "Schedule” of controlled therapeutic substances – the list of 24 medications at ...
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Feeling You defending Blue Chip Matchmaker title

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
Feeling You will try to become the first repeat winner in the brief history of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway, but it won't be easy. The six-week series for pacing mares, which dates back to 2009, begins with four first-round divisions Friday night at the Hilltop. Defending champion Feeling You competes in the third division and 2012 champ Rocklamation races in the first...
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36 of 47 Levy eligibles entered in first leg

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's six-week Free-For-All foray, better known as the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Matchmaker, begins Saturday night.  Thirty-six (of the 47) series eligibles are in to go, resulting in five, $50,000, opening-round divisions. They go as races 2.4,5,9 and 11 on the 12-race card. Ten of the entrants carry the hopes and dreams of trainer Ron Burke, including the sea...
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