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San Pail wins Woodbine qualifier

on 04/25/2014 2:00 AM
After having broken stride in his 2014 pari-mutuel debut, San Pail looked to correct himself on Friday during a blustery qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack.   The 10-year-old San Pellegrino gelding had his regular driver, Randy Waples, in tow when he lined up in Post 6 for the first dash on the nine-race qualifying docket. Over a ‘fast' track rated one second slow, Waples and S...
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National Debt back in action Saturday night

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
The undefeated National Debt will no doubt get the bulk of attention from the betting public on Saturday evening when he contests the lone division of the Diplomat Series at Woodbine. The son of Allamerican Native-Our Inheritance remains a perfect six-for-six in his career, but comes into the Diplomat after a break since March 8, when he won the $60,500 Buddy Gilmour Memorial at the Meadowland...
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Military vets honored Saturday at Yonkers

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's million-dollar, stakes-laden Saturday night program shall also include military veterans demonstrating some newly-acquired horsemanship skills.   The veterans, accompanied by trainer Robbie Siegelman, are going to lead the post parades for the first few races on the 12-race card, which features the $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and...
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OHHA announces new position opening

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
The Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association has an opening for the newly created position of Communications Director/Assistant Executive Director. Interested candidates must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and/or Marketing, or have prior work experience in these areas in the Standardbred industry. This administrative salaried position will report dire...
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$30,000 Legends vs. Phenoms finale at Big M

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday night wraps up the six-week Legends vs. Phenoms drivers' competition at the Meadowlands. Beginning March 22, the competition offered a $2,000 top prize to the top point earner for both the Legends and Phenoms in each of the five legs. The format resulted in a cash bonanza for Meadowlands newcomer Scott Zeron, who swept all five preliminary legs on the Phenoms side and collected a cool...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again has a chance to win his third George Morton Levy Memorial Series title when he starts from post 3 in the $547,000 final on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. The new edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview runs through how the finalists got there. The stakes season for is heating up this weekend with the Courageous Lady and Reynolds, and trainers of top contenders in those races of...
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Sumatra aims for Dexter Cup glory

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Tom Fanning and owner Joe Smith did pretty well for themselves when they bought then-2-year-old trotter Possessed Fashion at the 2012 Standardbred Horse Sale's Mixed Sale and hope the same game plan produces winning results this year with Sumatra.   Sumatra was purchased at the 2013 mixed sale in Harrisburg for $100,000 out of the stable of trainer Julie Miller. Last season, he won five o...
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Tioga Downs nearing May 3 opening

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Final preparations are under way for the ninth season of harness racing at Tioga Downs, with the first of 61 programs set for Saturday, May 3.   Fans taking in Opening Night at Tioga Downs will receive a 2014 race date T-shirt and schedule magnet (while supplies last) and will be treated to a fireworks display following the last race. New for this year, one lucky fan will win a $1,0...
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Perfect Alliance coasts in Weiss Final

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
Perfect Alliance kept her record spotless in 2014 by coasting to victory in the $30,000 final of the Bobby Weiss late closer series for three and four-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Perfect Alliance (Credit Winner-Yalta Hanover) came into the final with eight straight victories, including three preliminary wins in the Weiss, to start the seaso...
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Play TrackMaster-Meadowlands Challenge

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
For the next five Saturdays, harness racing fans will have their time to shine with the opportunity to compete in the exciting new TrackMaster-Meadowlands Harness Handicapping Challenge. With $5,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in the finals, featuring a $2,000 grand prize, horse players of all types will not want to miss out on this free event. Co-sponsored by TVG and the USTA, the form...
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DSBF now taking credit card payments

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund is pleased to announce starting with all May 15 payments we can now accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) as a form of payment.   All 2 year olds eligible to make the May payment were sent a notice with the May stakes payment form along with a credit card information form. They can mail it in with their payment form. If they don't w...
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$1.2 million Hambo highlights Big M meet

on 04/24/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 Championship Meet at the Meadowlands will offer over $9 million in purses for its stakes races, headlined by the $1.2 million Hambletonian on Saturday, Aug. 2. Carrying a $1.2 million total purse, the Hambletonian is the richest Standardbred race in North America and will be the first jewel of the trotting Triple Crown in 2014. Hambletonian Day will also include a wide array of o...
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Ray Hall brings out broom in Weiss Series

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
Ray Hall completed his sweep of the Bobby Weiss series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for 3- and 4-year-old colts, stallions, and geldings on the trot by dominating in the $30,000 final on Tuesday night.   Leaving from post position four in a field of eight as a 1-5 favorite, Ray Hall (Justice Hall-Comebyrail), a 4-year-old gelding trained by Mark Harder who had won all four pr...
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Zuccarello wins Passover Pace at Mighty M

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
Matt Zuccarello—yes, Zuccarello-- reined the winner of Monticello Raceway's 16th annual Passover Pace on Tuesday afternoon. He hustled his charge Winsmith Molly up to collar the pacesetter--Sam's Fortune and driver Alan Charles--in the final strides and walked away with the box of matzohs.   Zuccarello's mother, the former (Arlene Rosenberg) is Jewish, and because of that Matt was...
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Keep It Real retires with Hoosier series sweep

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
Keep It Real made the final start of his racing career a winning one as he scored with driver Ross Leonard in the featured event, the $15,000 Polar Vortex Pacing Series final, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. Using a well-timed rally late in the lane, Keep It Real scored in a seasonal best time of 1:54.1 to score the second win of his 2014 campaign and final win of his career. ...
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Home of the Grey Ghost coming to Goshen

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
When the great gray trotter, Greyhound, won the 1935 Hambletonian at Goshen, N. Y's Good Time Park, America was emerging from the Great Depression. As he walked into his retirement home, a stall at the Maple Park, Ill., farm of his trainer, Doc Flanery, in 1940, the world was on the brink of a great world war, with a wave of social and cultural changes to follow.   The gr...
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Mirahmadi gets Cal Expo weekend gig

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
With Gary Seibel taking a week off for a family obligation, Cal Expo is pleased to have Frank Mirahmadi handling the announcing duties on Friday and Saturday.   Mirahmadi, who began his career at Hollywood Park in 1992, just wrapped up another season as the voice of the prestigious Oaklawn Park meeting in Hot Springs, Ark., and will once again be calling the action on the Northern C...
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Gingras, Dube talk Levy, Matchmaker

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras knows a lot of eyes will be on Foiled Again as he attempts to win Saturday's $567,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series championship at Yonkers Raceway, but the driver is unfazed by any additional pressure that might bring.   "It's fun,” Gingras said. "He's become one of the fans' favorites and a lot of people are watching him. People appreciate him mo...
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Steppin Out completes Meadows series sweep

on 04/23/2014 2:00 AM
She had to work hard to do it, but Steppin Out completed her sweep of the Unefoisdansmavie Trot for 3-year-old fillies by capturing Wednesday’s $34,250 championship leg at The Meadows. Her first challenge came down the backside when she moved uncovered from third for Dan Rawlings after the stubborn leader, Glide By Shooting. Steppin Out inched ahead around the final turn but then had to...
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Samira Hanover wins Lifetime Dream final

on 04/22/2014 2:00 AM
Samira Hanover found the line when it counted the most as she notched her first win of the season in the $43,200 final of the Lifetime Dream final on Monday evening at Woodbine.   The trotting miss, driven by Paul MacDonell, stopped the clock in a stakes record time of 1:53.3 at odds of 28-1.   MacDonell left alertly in the early stages as he settled Samira Hanover in thi...
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