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DeVan new president of Racing Museum & Hall

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, Lawrence S. DeVan was elected President of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, effective January 15, 2014. Elbridge T. Gerry Jr., announced his retirement after over twenty years of dedicated service as the institution’s President; Mr. Gerry will continue to help guide the Museum as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Max Hempt w...
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Bill Bork, former manager at harness tracks, dies

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
Bill Bork, whose 35 years in racetrack management culminated in leading Penn National Race Course as it migrated into Penn National Gaming Inc., died Monday in Reading, Pa., at the age of 80. Bork worked at, by his own count, about a dozen racetracks, both Thoroughbred and Standardbred.   He began his racing career as the controller and assistant to the president for the Willia...
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Traverse Seelster, Lovely Vacation win at Dover

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
Traverse Seelster made his first start in a month a winning one taking the $20,000 Open trot in 1:53.1 Lovely Vacation turned in a 1:55.4 succcess in the $15,000 Winners-Over sub-feature trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Corey Callahan and Ron Pierce drove four winners each. Meet leading, and currently the sport’s leading driver in 2014, Corey Callahan guided Traverse Seelster ...
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Princess Pablano wins 3rd straight at Meadows

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
Princess Pablano roared past her stablemate, Perfect Chance, in the stretch and notched her third consecutive victory in Wednesday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Fourth down the backside, Princess Pablano followed the live cover of Definitely Mamie before Dave Palone tipped her wide for the drive. The 4-year-old daughter of Holy Guacamolie-CR Princess Bride sc...
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Little Santamonica wins Buffalo feature

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
Little Santamonica arrived for Buffalo Raceway's season opener on Wednesday night with some impressive credentials from Yonkers, Saratoga and Vernon Downs in 2013. The 6-year-old mare started out 2014 great as well. Despite being assigned the far outside post, the eight spot, it didn't make a difference as Little Santamonica ($3.60) easily disposed of the field in ...
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Jolene's Pinehonker repeats at Pompano

on 01/15/2014 12:00 AM
Jolene's Pinehonker, driven by Jason Dillander, used a ferocious stretch rally to score a repeat victory in pompano Park's $10,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night. The five year-old gelded son of Pinetucky, trained by Mark O'Mara for owner Lester Raber, appeared hopelessly out of contention for the top spot turning for home but unleashed an eye-opening sprint in the final eighth (:13)...
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Snowshoe Series underway at Woodbine

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack played host to a trio of Snowshoe Series divisions as the opening round got underway for 3 -and 4-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Monday evening.   Hopiesdragninthedo kicked off the 12-race program with a 1:55 score in the first $15,000 division.   Driven by Anthony MacDonald, the son of Dragon Again sat in the pocket before the opening station in :...
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Meadows fan Carolyn Capone dies at 83

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
Carolyn Capone, who followed racing at The Meadows racetrack for many years, attending with her husband, Anthony, and their family, died Sunday, Jan. 12, in suburban Pittsburgh. She was 83.   Mrs. Capone and her husband bred and raced horses, among them Skyline Door Prize. The Capone family were active members of The Meadows' 2:00 Club, attending the races on most weekend and always...
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Maine horseman Richards seriously injured

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
Legendary Maine horseman Donnie Richards, 80, was seriously injured Jan. 10 when he was kicked in the face by a horse he was hitching up, according to a Facebook page maintained by his daughter, Becky Richards Allyn.   Richards has undergone surgery twice for facial injuries at Maine Medical Center, where he remains hospitalized. He is stable following the most recent surgery f...
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Rick's Saddle Shop, Purina helping drivers

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
Rick Wills of Rick's Saddle Shop and Purina have come to the aid of the six drivers injured in a dramatic spill in the fifth race on January 10 at Freehold Raceway.   Approached by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, Wills and Purina responded with a $700 gift certificate, redeemable for Purina Equine Feed, for each of the injured drivers: Cat Manzi, De...
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Tattersalls sale Monday; updated info available

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
The Supplement Catalog and updated racelines for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com, and on the Equineline sale catalog app for the iPad. The printed supplement catalog will be available at major racetracks and at the sale.   The January Mixed gets underway at 11 a.m. next Monday, Jan. 20, in the Meadowl...
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Wolfenden drives five winners at Dover

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
The "future” was now at Dover Downs when Here Is The Future scored a 10-1 victory in the first of two $20,000 claiming allowance pace, while Jake's Spur won the other, at Dover Downs over a "sloppy” track on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Ross Wolfenden had five wins.   Starting from the second tier, Here Is The Future came on for Montrell Teague, to beat race favorite Hot Roddy (Chris Page)...
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TSM Photo Bugger wins by 11 at Meadows

on 01/14/2014 12:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger blitzed the field with a powerful backside burst and rolled to an 11-length victory in Tuesday's $15,000 winners over $10,000 life trot at The Meadows.   TSM Photo Bugger was sitting fourth when Mike Wilder asked him for trot. The 7-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding gobbled up the leader, He's Spooky, and jogged home in 1:56.1 on a sloppy surface. Sam Has C...
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Funeral services set for Chip Noble

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
Sam "Chip” Noble III, 60, one of the top driver/trainers in the sport and a member of the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame, died Monday, Jan. 13.   Funeral services will be held at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, OH. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9:30-11:30, with the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at...
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Maryland registers 35 stallions for 2014

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
Maryland Standardbred Race Fund registered 35 stallions for 2014. Moving to Maryland from other states are Total Truth, Sand Vic, Nuclear Breeze, Great George Two and Groton Hall. Also, Up Front Charlie and Western Hero are returning to Maryland after an extended absence.   First-time stallions standing in Maryland will be trotters Charlie De Vie, GooGoo GaaGaa (book full)...
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Lord Terror tops $500K in Dover victory

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
Lord Terror moved strongly on the final turn and sped away from eight rivals to score a 1:51.4 victory in the $20,000 featured pace at Dover Downs on Sunday.   Driven by Vic Kirby, Lord Terror made his first appearance of the New Year, a successful one for trainer Eric Ell and owner Bill Emmons. The Western Terror-Cheryl Hanover gelding was all alone at the finish for his third...
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Scott Palmer named NY Equine Medical Director

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine today announced the appointment of Scott E. Palmer, VMD as the state's Equine Medical Director after conducting an international search.   Dr. Palmer, a renowned veterinarian from New Jersey with more than three decades of experience in providing medical care for horses, will oversee the h...
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Janet Davis wins HHYF Service to Youth award

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive year, a Delaware resident has won the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's (HHYF) Service to Youth Award. The 2013 award goes to second-generation horsewoman, Janet Stevenson Davis, who follows the University of Delaware's Susan Truehart Garey as the winner of HHYF's most prestigious honor.   The Service To Youth Award is given annually to individuals, farms, ...
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Hanover's first foal of year born Jan. 11

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
The first of 316 anticipated Hanover Shoe Farms foals of 2014 arrived at the Farms Saturday morning, Jan. 11, at 4 a.m.   The foal, a filly by leading pacing sire Somebeachsomewhere, is the second foal from the young Rocknroll Hanover mare Summer Thriller p.2,1:59.2, a half sister to Vertical Horizon p.2,1:57.2, 3,1:50.4f,1:49.3f($856,063). Summer Thriller's first foal is the y...
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Jack D. Parker Sr. dies at age 84

on 01/13/2014 12:00 AM
Veteran horseman Jack D. Parker Sr., whose sons followed him into the sport, has died after battling cancer. He was 84.   Mr. Parker followed his father, Howard, into harness racing. He raced at tracks throughout the northeast and at Pompano Park. Mr. Parker's sons Jack Parker Jr. and Howard contined the family involvement in harness racing, as well as daughter Lynne, who worke...
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