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Cash Cab wins third in a row at Dover

on 03/18/2014 2:00 AM
Cash Cab paid off after a strong stretch drive to win the $20,000 male claiming pace while a pair of three-year-olds--trotter I Like My Boss and filly pacer Evil Fight - scored impressively on Tuesday (March 18) at Dover Downs.   Vic Kirby steered 5-1 Cash Cab down the passing lane to win a blanket photo in 1:51.1. Trained by meet leader Dylan Davis, the Western Ideal-Tricky Tooshie...
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Brewers sweep mare features at Miami Valley

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Not only did father/trainer Jeff Brewer and son/driver Jason Brewer sweep the Open I and Open II mares features on Sunday night at Miami Valley Raceway, but they stamped their stable as the one to beat in the distaff final of the Madness In March tournament for minimum claimers as well. Holiday Shopper captured her third victory in five local tries in the $10,000 Open I event closing from 5...
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Ohio stud Stand Forever dies at age 22

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Hickory Lane Farm has announced that Stand Forever (Dragon's Lair-Niajet) died Saturday (March 15) due to natural causes at age 22. A fixture at Hickory Lane since 1997, Stand Forever was a productive sire in Ohio for more than 17 years. From 446 starters, he sired 264 in 2:00, 93 in 1:55 and 1 in 1:50, with his offspring earning more than $18 million. His top performers included Dream...
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Ontario track alliance officially announced

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
The Ontario Horse Racing division of the Ontario Racing Commission has provided the Premier of Ontario and the province's Minister of Agriculture & Food, Kathleen Wynne with this update on the progress in implementing the five-year Horse Racing Partnership Plan. While the announcement does not include a racing calendar, it does officially announce the Ontario alliance tracks.   ...
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Coletta lawyers file lawsuit against Harrah's Philadelphia

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Attorneys for the family of Anthony Coletta, who was seriously injured in a race accident last November at Harrah's Philadelphia, revealed Monday morning they have filed a lawsuit against the racetrack, alleging the track surface was "dangerously defective" and posed a threat to the safety of the drivers and their horses and that track officials knew of the issues two years ago. &...
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Hoosier open for training; meet begins March 28

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Training is officially underway for the upcoming season of live harness racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the seven-eighths mile oval was opened to horsemen on Monday, March 17. The track will remain open for training from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. the rest of the week, with weather permitting. Stalls were allotted for the upcoming season by Hoosier Park Race Secretary Scott Peine, and hor...
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Morrill, Hall, Smith to drive at Meadowlands

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
A couple of new shooters have declared their intentions to drive at the Meadowlands this coming weekend, including two that have confirmed their intention to participate in the upcoming drivers' competition at The Meadowlands that begins this Saturday.   Jim Morrill Jr. will be racing at the Meadowlands on Friday only for the next few weeks as he transitions into the summer meet at ...
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Imagine Hanover continues roll in Weaver Series

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Imagine Hanover continued his march through the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot, rolling to his third straight series win Monday at The Meadows. Spicey Victor took the other $15,000, third-leg split in the event for 3- and 4-year-old trotting colts, horses and geldings.   The championship legs of the Ken Weaver and three other current series at The Meadows are set for Friday, March 28. ...
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Alexachase rallies to win Dover feature

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
A post position change was a help as Alexachase closed quickly for a 1:52.3 triumph in the St. Patrick's Day $20,000 Mares Open Handicap on Monday at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove five winners.   With Pierce and Jeremes Sweetheart cutting out the fast pace, Alexachase, who picked up lengths but not position change after starting from outside post eight last week, closed st...
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Feeling You set to defend Matchmaker title

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's six-week fairer-sex festival, otherwise known as the Blue Chip Matchmaker, begins Friday night. Twenty-nine (of the 39) eligible Free-For-All pacing mares made their intentions known, resulting in four, $40,000, opening-round divisions. They go as races 4,6,9 and 10 on the 12-race card.   Defending series champion Feeling You drew into the third event, landing post...
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Customer Appreciation Days at Northfield Park

on 03/17/2014 2:00 AM
Last Wednesday and Thursday (March 12-13), Northfield Park was forced to close due to an Ohio Edison high voltage electric line that fell on the property as a result of issues surrounding a late winter snowstorm.   As part of Northfield's Customer Appreciation, this Wednesday (March 19) and Thursday (March 20), Player Reward members will receive a coupon for a FREE $10 wager; FREE N...
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Simon Allard wins $8k in PPk drivers' tourney

on 03/16/2014 2:00 AM
Despite being "not quite as sharp," Prairie Jaguar, with Jason Dillander in the sulky, was still able to capture his ninth straight victory at Pompano Park on Saturday night in the $10,000 Open Pace. Again, Northern Companion finished second for Dave Ingraham while Cruizin KC, driven by Mark O'Mara, finished third. Lyons Johnny, Premier and Legal Dream comprised the rest of the finish.   ...
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3YOs Bestofthebunch, Leyden win at Dover

on 03/16/2014 2:00 AM
Bestofthebunch and Leyden, both 3-year-olds, scored lifetime-fastest victories in co-feature events for young horses amid a light snow shower on Sunday, March 16, at Dover Downs.   Veteran Ron Pierce rushed Bestofthebunch out from post 8 to get the lead and led eight followers on the way to a lifetime record 1:53.3 victory in the first of the Delaware $9,500 3,4&5-Year-Old ...
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After accident, fund set up to help Janet Davis

on 03/16/2014 2:00 AM
One of the most giving people in harness racing, Janet Davis, who has championed numerous charity causes in recent years and was winner of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Service to Youth award last month at the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) ‘Night of Champions' dinner, has run into some bad luck and now needs help herself.   Last week, the Davis's truck transporting ...
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Royal Cee Cee N wins Yonkers Open

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $33,000 Open Handicaps--a pace for the ladies and a trot for all who sent in the box tops--were won by a pocket-sitting Royal Cee Cee N (Brian Sears, $5) and an come-from-behind Super Manning (Matt Kakaley, $6.70).   Royal Cee Cee N, who became a career millionairess with a second-place finish a week ago, was in play early this night from post positi...
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Somwherovrarainbow cruises in 1:49.1

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
The 2013 season for filly pacers was all about I Luv The Nitelife and Shebestingin. At year's end, Somwherovrarainbow hadn't lived up the her2-year-old championship season. Now four, Somwherovrarainbow decided she was going to make a statement in her 2014 debut, a $22,500 B-1/A-2 Handicap for filly & mare pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night.   In a race that included a w...
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Canadian pacer Kindly Poet tops $1 million

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
With a third-place finish in a $14,000 conditioned event on Saturday evening at Woodbine, Kindly Poet etched his way into the history books as he became harness racing's newest millionaire--using Canadian funds, where he has been based for his entire career. The talented 11-year-old son of Western Ideal was a mere $460 shy before the contest, but driver Chris Christoforou gave Kindly Poet...
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Pierce, Sears each win 4 Saturday at Yonkers

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
Montana Pablo A (Ron Pierce) prevailed from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's Ides of March $22,000 featured high-conditioned pace.   Away fourth from position 4, "Pablo" saw 17-10 favorite Sapphire City (Eric Carlson) control the intervals of :27.3 and :56.1. Aracache Hanover (George Brennan) then moved from third, with Montana Pablo A tailing.   ...
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9 straight wins for Apprentice Hanover

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
Apprentice Hanover dominated yet another $34,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Racetrack while lowering his own Canadian season's record to 1:50.4 early Saturday evening. He's now headed to the Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway.   The 4-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere romped to his ninth win in a row for Woodbine's leading owner Bradley Grant of Milton, Ont. His streak began back in No...
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Golden Receiver back in Big M winner's circle

on 03/15/2014 2:00 AM
With series action heating up and some more recognizable names populating the entries, Saturday nights at he Meadowlands are beginning to feel more event-like.   Golden Receiver is back and delivered a gallant 1:49.3 win in the $30,000 FFA, out-gaming Dovuto Hanover to the wire after having been headed by that one in midstretch. Corey Callahan had Golden Receiver on the good foot of...
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