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OSU students pitch harness marketing ideas

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Horse racing has long sought the best ways to attract new, young fans, especially college students, to the sport and how to get them to come to the racetrack.   Thanks to the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) and Dr. Deborah Mitchell's Ohio State University Project-Based Marketing Consulting course at the Fisher College of Business, harness racing representatives were able ...
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RCI updates Therapeutic Medication Schedule

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Please be advised that the ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule has been updated. The most current version of this document is Version 2.1, which corrected an error in the dosing specification for Methocarbamol.   All jurisdictions are urged to use the most current versions of both documents for all regulatory purposes.   In addition, several formatting changes...
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Devaux pays boxcars twice at Monticello

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Quietly Jimmy Devaux does his job, and he's good at what he does. On Wednesday afternoon  Devaux reined four winners on Monticello Raceway's eight race card. The previous day he had three wins.   Devaux began Wednesday by scoring a 2:00.4 victory with Melissa Russo's veteran trotter Tobell and although Tobell paid $38 for win it wasn't the biggest payoff of Devaux's ...
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Arch Madness nearing return

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
Renowned pacer Foiled Again is a perfect 10 this season--as in an undefeated 10 year old--and now trotting star Arch Madness is getting ready to try to join him.   The 10-year-old Arch Madness won a qualifier last weekend at the Meadowlands in 1:54.3 and will return to the Big M on Saturday for another prep for the upcoming campaign.   Last year, Arch Madness won three of...
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Can A Stitch In Time overcome the nine?

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
The first of four $30,000 Bobby Weiss Series Championships takes place this Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, with late-developing 3 and 4 year olds who did the best in their four preliminary rounds going behind the gate for the big money.   By far the fastest mile of the prelims was the 1:49.3 victory turned in last Saturday by A Stitch In Time, an altered son of ...
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Dohertys win SRF Elitlopp raffle

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) raffle for a trip to the famous Elitlopp was won by Jim and Marianne Doherty of Clifton, N.J.   When SRF reached Marianne, she was thrilled and very excited to hear the news.   The raffle is a great way to help us feed and provide for the Standardbreds under our full care, all hoping for homes but many passed over due to...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 04/17/2014 2:00 AM
The Levy Series continues at Yonkers Raceway and the Ron Burke domination in the six-week event continues too. Saturday night is the final preliminary leg and the feature story in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview explains Burke's plight as he will only be able to enter two horses in the rich final despite currently having five of his horses in the top six spots in the standings. ...
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Morgan nabs five at Rosecroft

on 04/16/2014 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan picked up his second five win night of the meet on Tuesday night at Rosecroft Raceway.   Morgan won the featured $11,000 Open Pace with Winbak Carl, lighting up the toteboard to the tune of $73.20.   Leaving from post eight, Morgan tucked in fifth as Bad Man Sam (Mike Beaver) sped through fractions of :26.1, :55.4 and 1:23.4 on the sloppy oval. Morga...
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American In Paris sets sight on Artistic Vision

on 04/16/2014 2:00 AM
American In Paris has taken the Meadowlands by storm.   A 4-year-old female pacer, American In Paris is six-for-six this season, with all her victories coming at the Big M. Her two most recent triumphs were in the preliminary rounds of the Artistic Vision Series, which concludes Saturday with a $55,800 final.   American In Paris will start the final from post two wit...
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Goshen Historic Track seeking GM

on 04/16/2014 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track is seeking a general manager. Applicants should have a background in or extensive knowledge of harness racing. The successful candidate will be expected to both manage and assist in marketing the property. This involves supervising staff, interacting with tenants, communicating with a Board of Directors, dealing with local government and support fund-raising.   ...
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HTA relocating offices from Arizona to Ohio

on 04/16/2014 2:00 AM
The following press release was authored by Paul Fontaine, president of Harness Tracks of America.   Harness Tracks of America (HTA) is embarking on a new chapter in its storied history. Our executive committee and directors have decided to repatriate our office to East of the Mississippi, bringing our focus and manpower closer to our membership, geographically. We will be closing o...
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Rose Run Logan scores again at Northfield

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
Rose Run Logan crossed the finish line as the winner for the eighth time this year in just nine starts when he was victorious in the $10,000 Open Trot on Monday in the evening's 11th race at Northfield Park.   He is owned and trained by Jeff Hochstetler of Urichsville, Ohio. Josh Sutton was aboard for the winning drive.   Rose Run Logan (Armbro Laser-How Miraculous) ...
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Diamond Tiara sparkles again at Monticello

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
The beat goes on for Diamond Tiara. On a warm, but windy, Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Diamond Tiara scored her 10th seasonal triumph and now leads all other Standardbreds in races won in North America this year.   Once again trainer Mike Watson availed himself of the services of Jimmy Taggart Jr. and Taggart responded by guiding Diamond Tiara to a 1:58.1 triumph whi...
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Kentucky's Ward named RCI chairman

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
A Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer, long time horse owner, and a leading regulatory veterinarian are the new officers of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for 2014-2015, RCI president Ed Martin announced Tuesday.   John T. Ward, Jr. the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was automatically elevated to become the RCI chairman this mo...
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Flexible Woman ready for Celias Counsel

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
After a commanding 5 1/2-length victory in her latest outing, Flexible Woman certainly appears to be on her game when she begins in Thursday's opening round of the Celias Counsel Series at Woodbine. The John Bax trainee didn't disappoint her backers last start as Flexible Woman trotted to a 1:59.3 mile over a sloppy track for driver Steve Byron.   "She's come back really well ...
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PHRC reminder on breeders awards changes

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission reminds owners of non-resident Pennsylvania-sired Standardbred 2 year olds that they will not receive breeders awards for the 2014 racing season.   The non-resident 2-year-old disbursements were sunset provisions in the rules of Pennsylvania's Breeders Fund and ended last racing season. In the 2014 racing season only foals of Pennsylvania-...
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Mullinax looks to be "rockin" in Weiss final

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
Ed Mullinax probably would be happy if UF Rockin Dragon turns out to be a little bit like his mother.   A longtime harness racehorse owner, Mullinax campaigned UF Rockin Dragon's dam, Up Front Dragonfly, and saw her win 28 races and earn $579,718 despite sitting out her 2-year-old season. She was lightly staked, with her most lucrative victory coming in the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sir...
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Wednesday afternoon, Miller out of surgery

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
Horseman Nick Surick posted on Andy Miller's Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon that Miller was "out of surgery and on his way to recovery! he is in a lot of pain but the doctor said it all went great and he should be out of bed by tomorrow in his brace."   Miller, who was injured in a Yonkers Raceway accident Tuesday night, underwent surgery at Columbia Presbyteria...
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2 straight wins for Cammikey at Meadows

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
Cammikey powered to the lead at the quarter and romped through the slop to capture his second straight series victory in Tuesday’s Visible Gold Pace at The Meadows. Somesizesomestyle took the other $17,500 division in the event for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The series final is set for Tuesday, April 22.   Cammikey won his opening series split with a decisive quarter-pole move...
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Levy purse $567k; Matchmaker at $371,400

on 04/15/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced the purses for both of its ongoing series, the George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Matchmaker. The finales, set for Saturday night, Apr. 26, offer antes of $567,000 (Levy) and $371,400 (Matchmaker). The enhanced purses include all starting fees--$1,000 per start in the Levy and $800 for each work night in the Matchmaker. These are the two richest races to da...
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