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Little Man Joe is the "big man" at Dover

on 01/28/2014 12:00 AM
Little Man Joe turned back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   Corey Callahan rung up his first of two wins guiding Tina Clark's Little Man Joe to victory in the $20,000 claiming pace. The Bobby Clark trainee, a Western Terror-Ain't Given Up gelding, held off a strong stretch charge by Terror On My Side (Jonathan Roberts) for his first win of 2014. Ilikethemt...
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CHHA stallion auction begins Tuesday, Jan. 28

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
The 2014 Stallion Auction starts Tuesday, January 28 to benefit the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association. Stallion lineup is available at www.chha.net/stallions. Bids will be accepted online at  www.ongait.com or by phone at 603-898-1927, Tuesday January 28 – Saturday February 1.
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Changes made in Ohio Sires Stakes program

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
After a presentation by program administrator Joe Crugnale during its monthly meeting in Columbus on Jan. 23, the Ohio State Racing Commission approved the Ohio Sire Stakes program for 2014.   Crugnale told the commission it would be a year of change and growth, both in purses and participation. The biggest changes are the movement of the deadline to nominate from Feb. 15 to March 1...
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Meadowlands Pace changing to stakes format

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
A few significant reductions have been made to the cost of nominating and sustaining pacing colts to the Meadowlands Pace for 2014 and beyond. Recognizing the high cost of staking and the increased opportunities that exist for the 3-year-old pacing colt division, the nominating and sustaining payments for the 2014 Meadowlands Pace have been reduced by nearly 20 percent. Chief am...
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Meadows cancels Tues.; Northfield cancels Mon. & Tues.

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has canceled Tuesday's live card due to anticipated frigid weather. All facilities will be open Tuesday for simulcasting. Live racing at The Meadows is set to resume Wednesday, first post 12:55 p.m.   Due to severe wind chill factors and related travel advisories, Northfield Park has cancelled its racing programs scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27, and ...
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Buy stud services to benefit Racing Museum

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum is pleased to announce an exceptional roster of stallions for its2014 breeding auction. This year's list includes Hall of Fame inductees Camluck (2008) and Cam's Card Shark (2007).   By state and gait, Ohio's trotting sires are Break The Bank K, Colie's, Dejarmbro and Northern Kid. The pacing gait is represented by Feelin Friskie, Manhardt, Powerful Toy, St...
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Dayton Raceway announces $100k races

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which will open in October, is the latest Ohio track to announce new Grand Circuit races in the state where the "Roarin' Grand" got its start in the 1890s.   Grand Circuit President John Campbell, speaking at the Ohio Harness Horsemens Association annual awards banquet in Dublin, Ohio on Sunday night, said, "We are really happy about getting all f...
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Lisa, Witten win Smallsreeds for HFW photos

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
Dave Briggs, writing for the Guelph Mercury newspaper, and M. Kelly Young, writing for Hoof Beats magazine, were named the winners in the 52nd annual John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness racing journalism, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday.   Meadowlands Racetrack photographer Michael Lisa and Dave Witten of The Horseman And Fair World magazine were the w...
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Certified Ideal takes Mea feature for Barnard

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
Phone Terror followed the first-over cover of Certified Ideal, then brushed by her in the lane to capture Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Certified Ideal worked hard to wrest the lead from Foxy Lady, setting the stage for Phone Terror's rally. The 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror-Miss Lex scored in 1:56 on a "slow...
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Pierce drives 4 winners at Dover Monday

on 01/27/2014 12:00 AM
After winning last week's $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap Pace by three-quarters of a length, the 9-year-old mare Monochromatic won this week by a nose to take the female feature race at Dover Downs on Monday, Jan.27. For the second straight day, Ron Pierce racked up a four bagger.   Monochromatic, reined by Corey Callahan, won the top distaff pace for the fourth time this meet, ho...
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Fourth time a charm for Sweden's Maharajah

on 01/26/2014 12:00 AM
Maharajah, considered one of the greats of his generation in Europe but a horse who has struggled with injuries, won the 1 million euro Prix d'Amerique in his fourth try on Sunday afternoon in Paris. The 9-year-old stallion is a product of American blood as he is a son of Viking Kronos (American Winner-Conch) and the Giant Chill mare Chili Khan. Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg's Menhammar Stu...
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Ohio to honor its best in 2013 on Sunday

on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM
The Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association will hand out its annual awards at the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association banquet on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest (Dublin).   The Ohio Chapter has voted Brian Brown as the recipient of the Winner’s Circle Award for the Ohioan who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in the past yea...
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Global simulcasting deal signed in Paris

on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM
Officers of Cheval Francais and directors of the United States Trotting Association convened Saturday (Jan. 25) at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris to sign a historic breeding agreement. Delegations from Slovenia and the Irish Harness Racing Club inked similar agreements with Cheval Francais.   The President of Cheval Francais, Dominique de Bellaigue, said, "These agreements will help o...
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Dont Say Goodby scores again at Buffalo

on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM
Dont Say Goodby said 'hello' to the winner's circle once again after registering a three-quarters of a length victory over Stonebridge Rocket in the $10,500 Open Pace at a blustery Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (Jan. 25) in 1:59.1 over the good track. The victory was the fourth straight in Open competition in Western New York for Dont Say Goodby ($3.30) since arriving from Indiana in late Nove...
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Sapphire City wins 33G open pace at Yonkers

on 01/25/2014 12:00 AM
Sapphire City (Eric Carlson) made amends Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000  Open Handicap Pace. The race took on a different description early as 7-5 favorite Bettor's Edge (George Brennan) jumped it off early. Those who minded their manners were led by last week's pocket winner, Lumberjack Willie (Jordan Stratton). That one worked around Sapphire City--who left ...
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Northfield Park to host first WHHC qualifier

on 01/24/2014 12:00 AM
On Thursday, Jan. 30, Northfield Park will host the initial leg of the USTA's 2014 World Harness Handicapping Series. The series, featuring 10 different tracks is free to enter. The winner of each contest earns an entry ($800 value) into the $60,000 World Harness Handicapping Championship final at the Meadowlands, to be held Saturday, April 19, 2014.   Contestants who would like...
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New Grand Circuit events at Miami Valley

on 01/24/2014 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway, set to kick off its inaugural meet on Friday (Feb. 7), is pleased to introduce a pair of new Grand Circuit events for older mares during its first season. The new races, each with estimated purses of $50,000, are for 4-year-old and up mares and will be raced on Sunday (May 4), the final program on the local 2014 calendar.   The pace will be called the Sam ‘Ch...
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Northfield Park announces 30% purse increase

on 01/24/2014 12:00 AM
Northfield Park is pleased to announce a 30 percent overall purse increase beginning with the Thursday, Jan. 30, race program. This is the second increase since the opening of the $265 million Hard Rock Rocksino five weeks ago.   "This is really the fourth time we have upped the purses in the last 12 months,” said Dave Bianconi, executive vice president of racing and sim...
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Visible Gold wins Meadows feature

on 01/24/2014 12:00 AM
Despite a layoff of 5-1/2 months, Visible Gold grabbed the lead at the three-quarters and held on late to capture Friday’s $15,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life Pace at The Meadows. Visible Gold was enjoying a pocket trip when Dave Palone sent him after the leader, Eddie Sweat. The 6-year-old Bettor’s Delight-Gabrielle gelding showed his toughness when he thwarted the rallying Drumfire A ...
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Cedarridgetag pulls stunner at Buffalo

on 01/24/2014 12:00 AM
Cedarridgetag has been well traveled to say the least since November, making stops at Vernon Downs, Saratoga Raceway, Harrah's Philadelphia, Monticello Raceway and the Meadowlands. This week's stop on his 'East Coast' tour was wind-swept Buffalo Raceway and it was well worth the trip as Cedarridgetag ($40.00) stunned the field in the $10,500 Open Trot Friday night (Jan. 24) with a 3-3/4 length ...
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