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Casino Bags Carlo cashes in DSBF final

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Casino Bags Carlo swept to victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old male pace, the last of four $100,000 DSBF finals this week on the closing day of the 45th season at Dover Downs on Thursday.   When front-pacing favorite Elite Awards suddenly broke stride on the final turn, Vince Copeland, sitting second with Casino Bags Carlo, shot into th...
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Four straight for Up Front Kellie Jo

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
For the fourth consecutive week, Up Front Kellie Jo was up to the task in the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday in Northfield Park's 10th race. She is trained by Rob Harmon for owners Ed Mullinax and Mark Ford. Josh Sutton has been in the bike for all four of her consecutive victories.   Despite being assigned the outside, Up Front Kellie Jo (Bettor's Deligh...
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Kauffman leading Miami Valley dash race

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Kayne Kauffman extended his lead in the dash standings at the inaugural meet at Miami Valley Raceway by notching four wins on the Thursday night (April 10) program.   The 35-year-old Kauffman, determined to defend the dash title he earned at the final meet at nearby Lebanon Raceway in 2013, has 64 victories through the first 45 nights of racing. Runner-up Tyler Smith has 49 win...
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Youth horsemanship camps added for summer

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of five one-day educational horsemanship programs to its summer schedule. HHYF will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on June 17, and has added four programs in Maine. June 30, July 1 and July 3 programs will be held at the Cumberland, Maine, fairgrounds, while July 2, a program has been added in Cornish, Maine. In additi...
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WEG stakes payments due April 15

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group reminds all owners, horsemen and women, that Tuesday, April 15, is the deadline for sustaining payments which are due for the circuit's major stakes events.   For more detailed information, click the link below. Envelopes must be clearly postmarked no later than the said due date or payment will not be accepted. Registered mail is recommended.   ...
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Seashell Hanover takes Meadows series opener

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Off 6-1/2 months since wrapping up her freshman season, Seashell Hanover blitzed the field with a powerful first-over move and scored easily in Friday’s Do Me Honor Pace at The Meadows. Mamas Fallen Angel and Bet On Me Hanover also took $17,500 opening-leg divisions in the series for 3-year-old pacing fillies named for Do Me Honor, a fast-class mare currently competing at The Meadows fo...
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Rock N Roll Xample completes Blossom sweep

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Xample didn’t disappoint the betting public on Friday evening at Woodbine as the heavily-favoured filly completed the Blossom Series sweep. After capturing both preliminary legs, Rock N Roll Xample and Randy Waples scored an open-length victory to take the rich $36,000 final in 1:53. Waples and the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-R Xample sat in the two-hole for most of ...
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American In Paris wins again in Artistic Vision

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
American In Paris rolled into the second leg of the Artistic Vision as a prohibitive favorite and the daughter of American Ideal did not disappoint. Sent off as the 3/5 choice, American In Paris made a quarter move to the lead for Jim Morrill Jr. before getting to the half-mile in 54.3 and three-quarters in 1:22.2.  Through the stretch she kept her stable-mate, Art Ideal, at bay with Road...
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Mark MacDonald heading to Meadowlands

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald, winner of over 5,000 races will be driving at The Meadowlands on Friday nights through the end of The Championship Meet.  MacDonald is hoping this will be a launching point to him becoming a Meadowlands mainstay going forward. "I want to start driving there on Friday nights. It’s tough to jump into any place in the middle of a meet, let alone The Meadowlands, but I ...
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Heartsaregonnaroll 'The Queen' in Buffalo trot

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
Heartsaregonnaroll was the 'Queen of the Night' at Buffalo Raceway Friday evening (April 11) as the lone mare in the field flexed her muscles and went wire-to-wire to snag the $10,500 Open Trot in a seasonal best time of 1:58.3 over the fast track. The heavily-favored Heartsaregonnaroll ($3.80) didn't break any hearts as she managed to post the half-length victory over Justgottogetthere (Jim Mc...
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Igottafeelinfran wins F&M feature at Hoosier

on 04/11/2014 2:00 AM
On a night primarily ruled by upsets, Igottafeelinfran and Brad Hanners followed suit and pulled a slight upset in the featured event, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, April 11. In true gate-to-wire fashion, Igottafeelinfran secured the front as soon as the gate folded and never looked back, winning by three lengths in 1:54. In ...
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Cohen shares memories of Duncan MacTavish

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
There have been better drivers and trainers in harness racing and surely there have been those who were more successful for longer stretches. But appreciate him or not, remember him or not in his glory, Duncan Delbert MacTavish was a unique and unforgettable figure in the history of the sport. He died Monday in Ottawa, Canada, after a brief illness, at the age of 74, just before the Maste...
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Maharajah out; Jalopy's son Panne de Moteur in?

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Maharajah, the Swedish trotter who won the Prix d'Amerique earlier this year, has been ruled out for the Elitlopp next month at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. Thankfully for his trainer, Stefan Hultman, he has another gun ready for the Elitlopp battle: Panne de Moteur, a 6-year-old son of Credit Winner out of 2005 Hambletonian Oaks champion Jalopy. Maharajah, a son of Viking Kronos (Ameri...
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Weiss prelims wrapping up at Pocono

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs's seasonal curtain raising series of early-closers, collectively known as the Bobby Weiss Series to honor the recently-retired trackman who made Pocono's surface into one of the best in the world, stages its fourth and final preliminary rounds over the next five days, with the highest prelim money-winners eligible for their respective $30,000 championship races. ...
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Hoosier offering $10k guaranteed Pick 4

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 pool offered on Thursday nights. In partnership with the Unites States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this signature wager beginning on Thursday, April 10.   ...
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Czernyson has stable full of trotting mares

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Jonas Czernyson is getting Maven ready to defend her division title among older female trotters, but last year's Dan Patch Award winner is not his sole focus as he prepares her for the stakes season.   Four additional older female trotters are receiving Czernyson's attention as he looks forward to the Miami Valley Distaff on May 4 at Ohio's new Miami Valley Raceway.  ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/10/2014 2:00 AM
The Levy Series continues at Yonkers Raceway this weekend and trainer Ron Burke's horses continue to dominate the standings. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview Burke and Yannick Gingras, who has driven seven of the barn's 10 Levy prelim winners thus far, talk about the power being displayed at Yonkers. Also, Dave Briggs talked to Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural about trainers...
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Three new late closers at Northfield Park

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced the dates of three spring late-closing series.   "These spring late closers are a good addition to our current racing program because they will feature a lot of younger horses just coming back to the races this season,” said Dave Bianconi, executive vice president of Racing and Simulcasting. "They are just part of the overall increased racing opportun...
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NJ commission issues 5-year suspensions

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) has suspended horsemen Alvin Callahan and Marvin Callahan each five years and groom John Hollingsworth one year for their roles in a March 1 incident at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop that led to their admissions of injecting drugs into horses who were scheduled to race that night at the Meadowlands. The Callahans were also each fined $5,000, while Holl...
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WEG's Jackpot Hi-5 carryover pool at $158K

on 04/09/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine's newest wager is offering its biggest pot ever. The Jackpot Hi-5, which became a part of Woodbine's Standardbred nightly betting menu in October, currently offers a carryover pool of $158,056.60. The next opportunity to cash a ticket on the popular bet is Thursday night, April 10. Post time is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. The Jackpot Hi-5 requires horseplayers to select the...
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