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Thetruthaboutdavid rallies for Dover victory

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
Thetruthaboutdavid, the only sophomore in the field, recorded his third win of the year and reduced his lifetime record to 1:54.4 winning the $9,500 pace on Sunday to start the third from last week of the Dover Downs 2013-2014 meet.   A George Teague homebred, Thetruthaboutdavid closed strongly for driver Montrell Teague in only his eighth career race. The Total Truth-Star...
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Weiss 3CT Series underway at Pocono

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
Sixteen Mikes, Ray Hall, and Time To Quit picked up wins in the first leg of the Bobby Weiss Series on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the three divisions of the series, which included 3 and 4-year-old trotting colts, stallions, and geldings, carried a purse of $15,000.   Sixteen Mikes, driven by Mike Simons and trained by Gail Wrubel, scored in the first divisi...
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Put On A Show delivers filly

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
Owner Richard Young reported over the weekend that the 2010 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Put On A Show delivered her first foal, a filly by Somebeachsomewhere, on Friday. Young said he will have a contest with "a substantial prize" to name the filly. (photo from Richard Young)
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Job openings posted for Dayton Raceway

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
Applications are now being accepted for several positions in the racing division for Ohio's newest Standardbred racetrack – Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. The inaugural race meet is scheduled to commence on October 3, 2014. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the on-line applications at http://www.hollywooddaytonraceway.com/. Positions currently available include: Annou...
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Balmoral/Maywood announce stakes dates

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 stakes schedules for both Balmoral and Maywood Park have been released by racing secretary Doc Narotsky.   The action kicks off at Balmoral on March 29 with the Taurus Bomber Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts. Maywood's stakes season gets underway on Friday, April 11, with sophomore pacing colts slugging it out in the Sportsmaster Sta...
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Canadian Hall of Fame announces nominees

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2014 ballot. A total of 36 horses and people, including 18 Standardbred racing candidates and 18 Thoroughbred racing candidates, have been selected to appear on this year's ballot. A 20-person Election Committee for each breed will declare the winners in their respective categories. Results will be announced Tuesday, April 8. ...
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Bill Spangler dies after extended illness

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
William D. "Bill” Spangler, 65, of Galion, Ohio, died March 20 at The Ohio State University Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a horse owner and also well-known as the owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise in Galion, Ohio.   Mr. Spangler was born in Crestline on Dec. 28, 1948, to the late William and Pauline (Watt) Spangler. He attended Colonel Crawford High Sc...
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Captain getting ready for Meadowlands Maturity

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
As the 2013 harness racing season came to a close, the then 3-year-old Captaintreacherous headed to the Meadowlands for a race against the sport's best older male pacers. Although "TheCaptain” finished sixth in that race -- the $512,000 TVG Free for AllChampionship won by ageless Foiled Again -- trainer Tony Alagna was happy withwhat he saw.   Now as the 4-year-old Captaintreacher...
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A busy Saturday night at The Meadowlands

on 03/23/2014 2:00 AM
The six week "Legends vs Phenoms” Meadowlands drivers’ tournament kicked off with the Saturday, with the top point earner of each distinction awarded a $2,000 prize. Scott Zeron was the leader at every call for the Phenoms and had his bounty salted away by race ten. The Legends, though fewer in number, were far more contentious in their competition. The Millers, Andy (who seemed to re...
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Foiled Again--Again--in Levy Series at Yonkers

on 03/23/2014 2:00 AM
That Foiled Again came out swinging in the opening round of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series shouldn’t have come as a surprise…though some of the wagering public needed convincing. The now-10-year-old began his season and a quest for a third Levy title, throwing down the gauntlet with a wire-to-wire win the last of five, $50,000 divisions. In play early fr...
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Modern Family wins feature at Pocono

on 03/22/2014 2:00 AM
Modern Family parlayed a pocket trip into a late-kicking victory in the Preferred Handicap featured trot on Opening Night Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000. Leaving from post position #7 in a field of nine as the 4-5 favorite, Modern Family was sent to the front end early by driver/trainer Daryl Bier before ceding the lead in the ...
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Salazar takes Buffalo open pace

on 03/22/2014 2:00 AM
Salazar made an early first-over move and kept right on going in registering an easy four length victory over Sand Savage in the featured $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night (March 22). Sitting sixth before the half-mile marker, the favored Salazar ($4.80) and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. were already out and and winging. Getting the lead past the three-quarter pole, it was Salaza...
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Cruizin K C ekes out open win at Pompano

on 03/22/2014 2:00 AM
Cruizin K C, deftly handled by Mark O'Mara, edged by a stubborn Northern Companion (Dave Ingraham) turning for home and then held off the late surging Cartoonist (Bruce Ranger) to eke out a narrow win over the latter in 1:51.4 in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night. Northern Companion was a clear third at the end of the mile, while Premier, pacing the fastest ...
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Up Front Kellie Jo upsets at Northfield

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
Up Front Kellie Jo was victorious in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday in Northfield Park's fifth race. She is trained by Rob Harmon for owners C. Ed Mullinax and Mark Ford. Josh Sutton was aboard for the winning drive.   Up Front Kellie Jo (Bettor's Delight-Life's Highway-Life Sign) started from post six and was content being mid-pack while her competition ca...
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Spiritina breaks maiden in Meadows series

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
A nine-race maiden entering Friday’s Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows, Spiritina blew up the tote board with a shocking victory at 94-1 in the slop. There was no Show wagering in the race, but a $2 Win/Place ticket returned $422.20. Stirling Bella took the other $15,000, third-leg division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. The Donna Dunn championship, alo...
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Armed Dangerously in narrow win at Buffalo

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
Armed Dangerously needed everything in his arsenal to hang on for a nose victory over a hard-charging Fiorentina in the featured $10,500 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (March 21) in a lifetime best of 1:58.1. It took every step for Armed Dangerously to capture his third victory in six starts in 2014. After finally disposing of a parked Detailer just past the half mile, Armed Dangerou...
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Horse & Groom continues at Meadowlands

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
The second $20,000 leg of the Horse & Groom trotting series drew a dozen entries and went as the first and third races on the Friday night card. Bambino Glide took the opener in wire to wire fashion for Andy Miller to kick off the card on a pleasant spring evening, reducing his career record to 1:52.2 in the process. Miller sent the favored Bambino Glide to the top and ...
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Matchmaker quartet features solid efforts

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the opening round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker, its premier series for Open Mare pacers. Four, $40,000 divisions went postward. The first event saw Angel’s Delight (George Brennan, $16.40) pop from a perfect second-over trip in 1:53.2. Leaving from post position No. 5, she watched as Shelliscape (Tim Tetrick) take over from Handsoffmycookie (Dan Dube),...
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Dragon Lore wires field in Big M victory

on 03/21/2014 2:00 AM
On what is likely to be Yannick Gingras' final night at the Meadowlands until after the Levy and Matchmaker Series at Yonkers, the Big M's leading driver went out with a driving double on Thursday night.   First, he scored on Dragon Lore in the 5th race $9,000 C-2 Pace at 5-2. It was Dragon Lore's first start since Feb. 22, but he was ready off a qualifier where he finished up in a ...
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Harness Racing Fan Zone introduced

on 03/20/2014 2:00 AM
To help drive greater awareness of and engagement with the sport of harness racing to current and new fans, the United States Trotting Association ("USTA”), in partnership with social consultancy, Converseon and key industry constituents, have officially launched a new socially powered, consumer-facing website, The Harness Racing Fan Zone (http://www.harnessracingfanzone.com/).   ...
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