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Donna Marshall wins Davies Humanitarian Award

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Who Is Donna Marshall? She is an accomplished horsewoman, wife, mother and friend extraordinaire. She is also the 2013 recipient of USHWAs January Davies Humanitarian Award. This annual honor is bestowed upon an individual or a group who has strong connections to harness racing for their works outside the harness racing industry     Marshall's quiet heroism reaches beyond her...
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Bianconi: We "rocked and rolled" with the Milstein

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
"I read the story on harnessracing.com on Monday (Jan. 6) about the canceling of the big races in Pennsylvania so I thought we'd pick one of those up. We rolled with it—actually, we rocked and rolled with it,” Northfield Park executive vice president of racing Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com Friday morning about the announcement of the inaugural $500,000 Carl Milstein Memorial for 3-yea...
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Monticello adds two Mondays to schedule

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
With the permission of the New York State Gaming Commission, Monticello Raceway will add Monday, Jan. 20, and Monday, Feb. 17 to its live racing schedule.   "Since we had to cancel a few racing days due to adverse weather conditions we applied for, and were granted, racing programs on Martin Luther King Day in January and on Presidents Day in February,” noted track general manager, Shaw...
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Entries for Blooded Horse Sale closing soon

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Entries for the Blooded Horse Winter Sale are due now! The 51st annual event takes place Feb. 10 and 11 in Delaware, Ohio. Take a break and join horsemen from 27 states and Canada as they converge at the home of the Little Brown Jug to replenish their racehorses, look for young prospects, pick up broodmares, and sort through yearlings. Entries could close as early as Monday Jan. 13. ...
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Sliding starting car leads to Freehold accident

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Five drivers were taken to Freehold, NJ, area hospitals for evaluation after the starting gate car collided with the horses in the first turn of the fifth race at Freehold Raceway on Friday, Jan. 10. The starting car had released the field and was on the outer portion of the track when it appeared to slide and spin into the oncoming horses.   Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, 63, from F...
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Condition sheet available for Miami Valley

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Just four weeks remain before harness racing gets an exciting brand new venue with VLT-infused purses, a five-eighths mile oval built from scratch by the renowned track designers Greg and Dan Coon, and an immense new 156-stall paddock attached to a modern racing administration building, all features of the new Miami Valley Gaming racetrack located just north of Cincinnati off Interstate 7...
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Ideal In Vegas, DW's NY Yank win at Yonkers

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's first-of-the-season Friday night $33,000 Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot who all knew the secret password--were won by favored Ideal in Vegas (catch-driver Jason Bartlett, $4.20) and DW's NY Yank (George Brennan, $9.50). The murky distaff derby was pared to half-dozen when the bookenders--inside Sweet Hedge and outside Cocoa  Beach--both came up ill. Th...
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Palone wins half of Meadows program

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Run And Tell Pap rebounded from two subpar performances to capture Wednesday's $16,500 winners-over trot at The Meadows for Dave Palone, one of eight victories on the 16-race card for Palone.   Although Run And Tell Pap won 10 times in 2013, he broke stride in his final starts of the year. Palone gave him a covered trip Wednesday, and the 7-year-old High Falls-Adele's Jade geld...
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Alley Magee, daughter of Dean, dies at 20

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Alexis "Alley” Maria Magee, the daughter of Illinois-based horseman Dean Magee and his wife, Kimberly, died Jan. 5 at Morris Hospital. She was 20.   Born in Naperville, Ill., on Dec. 21, 1993, she attended Minooka and Morris high schools.   She was a groom for her father's Standardbred racing stable in Ottawa and loved working with her father's horses. Her f...
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Tony Hall wins 4,000th career race

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Tony Hall notched career win 4,000 when he piloted Precise Accusation to victory in Thursday's sixth race at The Meadows.   "It's a nice number for me,” Hall said. "It feels good. I was hoping to get it a little quicker.”   Hall, 35, grew up in Carlisle, Ohio near Lebanon Raceway, where he began his career and won several driving titles. He moved from Lebanon to North...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Pierce the driver will line up behind the gate Saturday night in a race at the Meadowlands against a horse named Pierce, who will have the services of Gingras the driver for Takter the trainer. Got that? Make sure you do by reading the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview and find out what driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter have to say about Pierce—the 3-year-old gelding p...
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Nova Artist picks up fourth win of Dover meet

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Nova Artist won the $30,000 Preferred, 6-1 Sunshine Superman took the $27,500 Delaware Special, and another 6-1 shot, All Steinam, scored in the $17,500 Open Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday, Jan. 9.   For the fourth time this meet, Nova Artist reigned supreme in a top Thursday feature race. The pride of former Delaware champion Eddie Davis, now a trainer, and his wife, Kathy, w...
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Northfield adds $500k Carl Milstein Memorial

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
Less than one month after the opening of the $265,000,000 Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park has announced the creation of the $500,000 Carl Milstein Memorial to be raced on Friday, Aug. 15. The Milstein Memorial is an early-closer for 3-year-old-colt-and-gelding pacers. Northfield will add $250,000 to the purse, for an estimated $400,000 Final and a $100,000 Consolation. The top eight purse ea...
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3 new Living Horse Hall of Fame members

on 01/09/2014 12:00 AM
The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2014 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.   Annual members (in good standing) voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Donato Hanover and Precious Bunny. Th...
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Sir Global Z Tams wins Dover feature

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
Sir Globalop Z Tam swept out of second and came on to nip Alittleaintenough at the wire in 1:53.3 to win the $20,000 4&5-Year-Old Claiming Allowance on a very cold Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Dover Downs. Eddie Davis Jr. driving Sir Globalop Z Tam stalked front-pacing Alittleaintenough (Ross Wolfenden) from the start and then rolled to the outside and just got up for victory in the feature rac...
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Future of Maine racing hinges on LD 1111

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
The future of Maine's harness racing industry may well hang in the balance as the public hearing for LD 1111, An Act to Allow Maine's Harness Racing Industry to Compete with Casino Gaming, has been scheduled before the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs on Wednesday during their afternoon session which is set to begin at 1 p.m. (EST) in room 437 of the State House in A...
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Allamerican Native to stand in Ohio in 2014

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
Allamerican Native will be servicing mares in 2014 at Hagemeyer Farms in Clarksville, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 with multiple mare discounts.   A champion 2 year old and the second-place finisher in the 2003 North America Cup, Allamerican Native spent his first seven years at stud in Pennsylvania before moving to Ontario for the last three years.   The son of Presidential...
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Woodbine drivers to chat with fans

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
Has anyone wanted to ask a driver what they are really thinking out on the Woodbine or Mohawk track? Or get some insight into how to handicap the races on the Woodbine Entertainment Group circuit?   Fans will get that chance to chat, face-to-face, with some of the finest drivers in harness racing before this Saturday's (Jan. 11) card at Woodbine.   Jody Jamieson (@JodyJam...
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Big M/Tioga/Vernon implement Cobalt threshold

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
For the past year, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has been conducting out of competition testing on horses racing at the Meadowlands, in part to determine if any trainers are using illegal substances, but also to gather information pertaining to what racehorses are being given prior to their races and to implement rules to keep the horses safe. This testing, performed in a joint effort...
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Awsome Valley & longshot winners at Dover

on 01/08/2014 12:00 AM
Awsome Valley dictated the fractions on the way to a wire-to-wire 1:56.2 victory in the $20,000 Open/Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.   Tony Morgan took Awsome Valley into the early lead and strolled to the half in a pedestrian :59.1 before turning on the burners en route to a 1:56.2 success holding off Enrico AS and Allan Davis who challenged the winner on the backstretch...
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