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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/27/2014 2:00 AM
Brothers Larry and Ray Remmen will be riding the Hudson River on Saturday night as they'll be sending out Word Power in the Levy and Wake Up Peter and March Awareness in series finals at the Meadowlands. Ray talks about the trio in the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Also, Cat Manzi reveals his plans for the future. Plus, Corey Callahan talks about his recent trip to Australia. ...
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70 eligible to North America Cup

on 03/27/2014 2:00 AM
 An elite group of 70 horses remain eligible to the 31st edition of the Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events and Canada’s richest harness race with a $1 million final.   The one mile pace for 3 year olds at Mohawk Racetrack, is scheduled for Saturday, June 14.   Headlining this year's group of nominees is the Dan Patch Award winn...
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Pennington named Caretaker of Year

on 03/27/2014 2:00 AM
Rob Pennington, a native of Marion, Ohio, has been named 2013 Groom of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms and Harness Tracks of America.   Now a resident of Allentown, N.J., Pennington works full time for trainer Noel Daley, caring for five horses, most owned by William B. Weaver III’s Valley High Stable.   In nominating Pennington, ...
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Getitoffyourchest looks for Weiss repeat

on 03/26/2014 2:00 AM
Now that he is healthy, Getitoffyourchest is trying to get it going. Or, maybe more appropriately after winning his first two starts of the year, keep it going.   The 4-year-old male pacer is two for two this season after capturing his opening round division of the Bobby Weiss Series last weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. He starts from post No. 1 in the second of three $...
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Missevil a Blossom contender at Woodbine

on 03/26/2014 2:00 AM
Kyle Reibeling's Missevil has certainly made her impact this season while racing at Woodbine Racetrack,  and the talented filly could be in for a prosperous payday in the coming weeks. The swift pacer has banked $30,100 this season from five starts, including three wins and a second-place finish for owners Mike Timpano and Frank Cirillo.   A daughter of Armbro Deuce-Impudent, M...
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DSBF preliminaries underway at Dover

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) kicked off its preliminaries for sophomores on Monday at Dover Downs with three $20,000 filly pace divisions with two favorites and a longshot posting wins. Meanwhile Jeremes Sweetheart got back in the win column in the $20,000 Mares Open Handicap.   Seboomook Boo Yah, winner of last fall's $100,000 freshman final, returned in top form ...
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Hall of Memories takes Northfield Open

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
Hall Of Memories captured the $9,500 Open Pace on Monday (March 24) in Northfield Park's ninth race. He is owned by Charles St. Jean, Linda Ebersole and Steven Hubbard. Trainer Jeff Ebersole called upon Kurt Sugg for the winning drive. Hall Of Memories (Blissfull Hall-Royal Flash-Cam's Magic Trick) started from the rail and sat the pocket through quarters of :27.4, :56.2 and 1:25. Kugg move...
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Aldrich stays hot at Monticello

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
Last December Monticello Raceway's leading driver, Bruce Aldrich Jr. locked horns with Northfield Park's top gun, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., in a drive-off' here where both men drove in every trace on the card. At day's end it was Aldrich, the hometowner, who reined six winners while Wrenn, the visitor, had four.   When the curtain came down on the 2013 national racing season both gentl...
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Sunday's USTA board meeting streamed live

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
The 2014 USTA annual meetings are scheduled for Sunday, March 30, and Monday, March 31, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio.   Following Rules and Executive Committee meetings in the morning on Sunday, the Board of Directors general session, which will be streamed live on the USTA website (http://www.ustrotting.com/), will begin at 12:30 p.m. (EDT).  ...
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Holy Halibut wins Meadows trot for Burke

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, March 26, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $7,500-guaranteed pool for its Pick 5 wager as part of the US Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. No one has correctly picked the Pick 5 for two consecutive programs, resulting in a carryover of $2,172.08 that prompted The Meadows to offer the "instant” guarantee. The minimum wager for the Pick 5, which...
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Even Brighter, Bella's Spunkin win DSBF leg

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
Even Brighter and Bella's Spunkin were upset winner in the first leg preliminaries of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Filly Pace on a day of longshots over a snowflaked "good' track Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Even Brighter pulled a 30-1 surprise in the first DSBF prelim when Bret Brittingham guided the 3-year-old daughter of Giant Hit-E...
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Sweet Charity fastest in Weiss splits

on 03/25/2014 2:00 AM
R Journey Together, Envious Hanover, and Sweet Charity all scored wins Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the Bobby Weiss Series. The three divisions, which included 3- and 4-year-old pacing mares, each carried a purse of $15,000.   R Journey Together (Western Ideal-R Xample), driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Lou Pena, came off a two-month layoff to win th...
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Horseman's Waterstone to play in HANA contest

on 03/24/2014 2:00 AM
HANA Harness is pleased to announce the initial Gold Sponsors of this year's handicapping contest along with the handicappers and rescues they are representing in this year's event.   This year's Grand Circuit Shoot-Out Handicapping Contest is being sponsored by prior year sponsors, The Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. New ...
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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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