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Premier takes Murdock Hanover final at Pompano

on 01/12/2014 12:00 AM
Premier, hot property recently at Pompano Park while changing hands by claim in his last two starts, captured the final of the $18,200 Murdock Hanover Late Closer at the south-Florida five-eighths mile oval on Saturday night, wiring his opponents with a lifetime best equalling performance of 1:51.3. Driven by Rick Plano for wife-owner Maryann Plano, the seven year-old son of Artspl...
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Dream Out Loud N wins open handicap at Yonkers

on 01/12/2014 12:00 AM
Dream Out Loud N  (Matt Kakaley) picked off favored Bettor's Edge (George Brennan) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned post position No. 2, he worked out a pocket trip behind 2-5 choice Bettor's Edge. That one threw down intervals of  :28.1, :57.2 and 1:25.2. All the while, he was pestered by a fumbly-gaited, but persistent, longshot Ed...
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Corey Callahan wins four at the Meadowlands

on 01/12/2014 12:00 AM
On a very rainy night in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the bettors came out in force. The Total Handle of $3,559,673 was a 23-percent increase over the $2,890,130 wagered on the same Saturday in 2013. In addition, on-track handle showed slight gains despite the rain-soaked evening. On the racetrack, Corey Callahan continued his meteoric rise with four more wins, pulling him within one win ...
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Freehold management, SBOA to meet Wednesday

on 01/12/2014 12:00 AM
A meeting of horsemen and track management will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Renaissance Room at Freehold Raceway. Freehold General Manager Howard Bruno and Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey President Tom Luchento will be among those addressing track conditions and other matters. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. All interested parties are invited ...
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Upsets galore at The Meadowlands

on 01/11/2014 12:00 AM
It was a parade of longshots at The Meadowlands on Friday night.  The centerpiece of which was a shocking 90-1 upset in the third race.  That win by Esteemed Members and driver Mike Pollio ensured a Pick 5 carryover into the Saturday program of $24,815.69.  The last time a Pick 5 carried over into a Saturday program at The Meadowlands, it resulted in a pool of over $128,000 and ...
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Annual awards dinner honors Delaware standouts

on 01/11/2014 12:00 AM
More than 300 horsemen, legislators and friends of harness racing turned out for the 17th annual Delaware Standardbred Owners Association (DSOA) Awards Dinner at Modern Maturity in Dover, Del. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The annual DSOA meeting at mid-day preceded the awards-dinner and its early evening cocktail hour. As usual, the popular Heather Vitale served as Mistress of Ceremony and p...
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Five drivers hospitalized after Freehold accident

on 01/11/2014 12:00 AM
Harness racing drivers Cat Manzi, Debra Rucker, Vincent Ginsburg, Chris Scicluna and Jim Pantaleano were taken to area hospitals after being involved in an accident in the fifth race Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Officials said all of the drivers were conscious and information regarding their conditions would be updated when available. The accident occurred when the starting ...
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Woodbine cancels Saturday racing card

on 01/11/2014 12:00 AM
Due to unsafe track conditions as a result of mild temperatures, Woodbine Racetrack has cancelled its Saturday, January 11 card of racing. Racing resumes Monday, January 13 with a 7:25 p.m. post time. Woodbine Racetrack had planned for customers and fans to meet WEG drivers Jody Jamieson, Anthony MacDonald, Sylvain Filion, Billy Davis, Jr and James MacDonald before the races, but that ...
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Buffalo Raceway cancels Saturday card

on 01/11/2014 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has been forced to cancel yet again. This time the 13 race card scheduled for this evening Saturday January 11 has been called off.  With temperatures in Western New York approaching 50 degrees causing snow melt and rain the track has become unsafe for horsemen and horses. The 2014 racing season at the Hamburg Oval will now get underway Wednesday January 15th with ...
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Donatella Hanover opens Super Bowl series

on 01/10/2014 12:00 AM
Dave Miller appreciated the return to Thursday night racing as he scored six wins on the card.  Two of those wins came in the Super Bowl Trotting Series which got underway Thursday night.   The first of the Buckeye "Super Bowl” triumphs was Donatella Hanover, sent off an even money favorite, she ranged up on the outside into the final turn, swooped to the lead and trotted strongly ...
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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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