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Freehold adopting classified racing

on 12/04/2013 12:00 AM
Classified racing is coming to Freehold Raceway in 2014. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and Freehold Raceway have jointly announced the change. Designating the conditions of races by ABC classification will go into effect with the 2014 meet that begins on Jan. 2. Opening day entries will close on Monday, Dec. 30, at 9 a.m.   "Our faith in the s...
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Awsome Valley wins feature trot at Dover

on 12/04/2013 12:00 AM
Awsome Valley closed strongly along the passing lane to score a 1:54.2 victory to win the $15,500 Winners-Over trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec 4. Tony Morgan turned Barbara Boese’s Awsome Valley loose along the inside to just get up to catch early leader Royal Malinda, driven by Ross Wolfenden, in the final strides for the Valley Victor-Nonnina Ambrosio gelding’s ninth win of th...
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Meadows annual charity auction on Dec. 15

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
The 2:00 Club, together with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), will hold the track's 25th annual Chinese Auction for Charity on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the DoubleTree Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) on Racetrack Road in Meadow Lands.   This event has raised more than $196,900 over the past 24 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as th...
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Appeal continues in cloning registration case

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
On Dec. 2, the U.S. District Court in Amarillo granted in part the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Motion for Stay of Equitable Relief Pending Appeal. The effect of the order is that pending resolution of AQHA's appeal, AQHA is not required to register clones or their offspring, as a court had previously ordered in a case earlier this year. While AQHA is not required to register c...
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Harness trouble in Mich.; Thoroughbreds to return

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned officials at Hazel Park Raceway and Northville Downs have reached agreement with the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (MHPBA) to race Thoroughbred meets at both racetracks in 2014. If the applications and plans are approved by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, both tracks will conduct only 10-day harness meets next year and fulfill their ...
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Higher purses, more Ohio Sires Stakes races

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
At a meeting of the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund earlier Tuesday, the three-member panel approved a racing schedule for the 2014 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) that includes higher purses and additional races.   OSS championship purses in 2013 were $150,000. Eight championships for 2 and 3 year olds will each be worth $200,000 next year. Scioto Downs will host the races on Ohio Super ...
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Itrustyou wins Meadows Preferred in 1:51.2

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
Parked past the quarter in a wicked :26.3, Itrustyou still was much the best Tuesday at The Meadows, capturing the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace in a sharp 1:51.2 for his second straight victory and third in the last four.   Sam Hill charged to the early lead and stung Itrustyou, but the 5-year-old Third Straight-Dynamic Lady gelding shrugged off the demanding panel, defeating Sam Hill ...
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Entries close Friday for Tattersalls January sale

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
Tattersalls announced today that the deadline for entries for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale has been extended to this Friday, Dec. 6.   The annual mixed sale, which traditionally kicks off the new year of auctions, is slated for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, in the Meadowlands race paddock. It will feature racehorses along with broodmares, stallion shares a...
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Ill. legislature fails to pass bill, racing in jeopardy

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
The Illinois General Assembly was convened on Tuesday (Dec. 3) but failed to pass a bill which would extend advanced deposit wagering (ADW). Without the extension of the law permitting ADW, the Illinois Racing Board has said it will not have funds to operate and the state's racing calendar will be slashed to only a handful of dates.   The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association poste...
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Elizabeth Caldwell joins KY Horse Council board

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Elizabeth Caldwell, who operates Cane Run Farm in Georgetown, KY with her mother, Rikki, and brother, Danny, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). The KHC welcomed returning and new board members on Nov. 10 following elections at the annual membership meeting, as well as honored retiring board members.   During the membershi...
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Time running out on voting for Race of the Year!

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
It's time to vote for the 2013 Race of the Year! As selected by the staff at harnessracing.com, here are the five finalists, in alphabetical order: American National 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, won by Charisma Hanover; Battle of the Brandywine, won by Sunshine Beach; Max Hempt Memorial, won by Captaintreacherous; International Stallion 2-Year-Old Filly Pace division, won by My Lady Day; and TV...
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Cash Hall to Cool Winds Farm in Ohio

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
World champion Cash Hall, the fastest trotter of all time on a half-mile track at 1:51.1, will stand in 2014 at Cool Winds Farm, in Lima, Ohio. A winner of $554,298, Cash Hall has been equally successful in the stud with progeny earnings over $9 million to date, including 18 trotters in 1:55 and the 2013 USTA District 8 Horse-of-the-Year, Market Rally, the winner of $281,816 this ...
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Unefoisdansmavie rallies inside for Meadows win

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie, the only mare in the field, stalked patiently from the pocket, then roared by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie, the 3-5 favorite, let Count Me In do all the heavy lifting on the lead before brushing late for Dave Palone and downing Count Me In by a half length in 1:53.3. The ground-saving Redde...
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Ms. Caila J Fra scores in Dover feature

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Ms. Caila J Fra showed her class in notching a 1:50.1 victory in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on Monday at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden was red hot with a "grand slam” on the card.   Andy Miller teamed with The Fra Stable's homebred 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Calla Fra for her seventh victory of the campaign. Steve Elliott trains Ms. Caila J Fra who no...
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Sunshine Beach captures Progress Pace

on 12/01/2013 12:00 AM
Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Sunshine Beach as he paced to a 1:50.3 victory in the $284,160 Progress Pace Final Sunday night at Dover Downs. Also on the program, eeboomook Fool Ya and Casino Bags Carlo took $100,000 DSBF Finals.   After early movement by Dedi's Dragon and Yannick Gingras at the start before being shuffled back to third by the half, Sunshin...
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Campbell wins 4 at Big M; live handle up 50%

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Friday night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment revived memories of years past with multiple lead changes, horses rallying from well back to win and John Campbell, "Mr. Meadowlands," stealing the spotlight.   All time Meadowlands leading driver John Campbell used the live flow to collect four winners on the night, employing the patented Campbell cover trip style on most. In fact, n...
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James Rattray wins $750k Miracle Mile

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
It was a drive that couldn't have been scripted any better. And one that will have the Tasmanian harness racing fraternity in a buzz for weeks.   Cool, calm and collected, reinsman James Rattray, who drove regularly in the US in the summers of 2099-2012, had some onlookers in a panic when he settled the Bettor's Delight gelding Beautide three back on the pylons in the SEW Eurod...
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Shake It Cerry, Muscle Network take 2YO trots

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Shake It Cerry locked up a divisional title, coasting to a three-length victory over Noon Tea Party in the $456,150 Goldsmith Maid Final for two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. She turned in a 1:53.4 clocking, only a fifth of a second off the track record that the 1-9 favorite set in the Merrie Annabelle Final on Aug. 3.   The male counterpart to...
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Nadia Lobell 12th win of year for Shebestingin

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Shebestingin brushed to the lead at the half-mile marker and was never seriously challenged from there in capturing the $167,500 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:50 on Saturday night (Nov. 30) at Meadowlands Racetrack.   David Miller was in the bike for trainer Joe Holloway and owners Val D'or Farms, Ted Gewertz and L&L Devisser as the daughter of Bettor...
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JK Endofanera captures Governor's Cup

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
JK Endofanera (Brian Sears) outlasted the field to win the $534,500 Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51.4 by a half length. That equals his career best.   Carracci Hanover (Yannick Gingras) was first in a three-horse rush to the lead, hitting that opening quarter mark in :26.2. He was quickly overtaken by JK Endofanera at the ...
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