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Cruizin K C takes Pompano feature

on 03/08/2014 12:00 AM
The last 24 hours have been quite memorable for Mark O'Mara. On Friday night, Mark was inducted into the Florida USHWA Hall of Fame and, less than 24 hours later, his own Cruizin K C took top honors in Pompano Park's $10,000 Open Handicap Pace. The six year-old gelded son of Mach Three engineered a final half in :54.2 to score a 1 1/2 length decision over the pace-setting Lyons J...
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Perfect Alliance sweeps Charlie Singer Mem.

on 03/08/2014 12:00 AM
Perfect Alliance completed her sweep of the Charles Singer Memorial at the Meadowlands with a dominant 1:52.2 stakes record performance in the $53,200 final for Andy Miller. Sent away as the overwhelming 1/5 betting choice, Perfect Alliance followed Time To Quit around the first turn before brushing to the top before the 55- half. Ray Hall ranged up first over for Tetrick and pressed the ...
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Mattador D bulls way to Survivor Series win

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Winter Survivor Series began on Thursday with a pair of $12,500 divisions. The opening round drew 21 horses that had started in a $15,000 or less claiming race in at least once in their last four starts, which resulted in a couple of pretty competitive fields.   In the first division, Tamayo shipped in from The Meadows for Ron Burke with a fairly imposing record...
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Y Mach Me upsets in Northfield open

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
Y Mach Me was victorious in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday at Northfield Park. She is trained by Pat Karcher for Carey, Ohio owner Lucky Draw Racing Stable. Kurt Sugg was in the bike for the winning drive.   Y Mach Me (Mach Three-Sunnie Corleone-Pacific Rocket) started from the rail and was fourth through a taxing :27 opening quarter. Sugg pulled Y Mach Me ...
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Tracks, horsemen reach deal in Illinois

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
After a flurry of activity and a hearty debate among the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) board of directors reached an agreement on a contract with Maywood Park and Balmoral Park on Thursday night. IHHA president Dave McCaffrey posted the following update on the IHHA website, and noted that the deal begins March 14 and runs through June 30, 2015.   "In this 16 mo...
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Foiled Again wins qualifier at Meadowlands

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
A star-laden card of Meadowlands qualifiers were conducted on a pleasant Friday morning of 30 degrees with mild gusts to no wind.   The third race trot saw Daylon Magician (Mark Ford) return to form after a month's freshening with a 1:53.2 score for David Miller. Sweet Justice led most of the way before Daylon Magician moved past in the stretch. Sevruga was an even third i...
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Watch the Dan Patch Awards dinner video

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
The entire Dan Patch Awards Banquet, which was held at Dover Downs on Sunday, Feb. 23, is now available for viewing "on demand” at the home of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), http://www.ushwa.org/ . Thanks to the USTA and Roberts Communications, the entire production has been archived and made available to everyone through a link at the top of the USHWA homepage. &n...
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Burke talks Foiled Again, Big M qualifiers

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Six Million Dollar Man is back, and it could be another year when he is better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.   When dealing with Foiled Again, that's no longer a surprise.   The 10-year-old pacer on Friday made his first trip of the season to the racetrack for qualifiers at the Meadowlands. Foiled Again, with regular driver Yannick Gingras in the sulky...
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HHYF announces 2014 summer schedule

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has announced its 2014 summer program schedule which includes a return to Ocean Downs for the first time since 2000; a full five-day program at Harrington Raceway after an absence of several years; and a leadership camp at the Goshen Historic Track. Complete 2014 schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps, and one- a...
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American In Paris wins Meadowlands feature

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
Friday night's (March 7) $30,000 A/FFA pace for mares at Meadowlands Racetrack proved to be the fourth straight success for the vastly improved American In Paris. The American Ideal mare has really moved forward for Ron Burke, winning her four most recent starts with the addition of Lasix. This edition was another gate-to-wire trip conducted by Yannick Gingras. Fast out of the gate t...
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Stirling Bella, Small Town Charmer win at Meadows

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
Stirling Bella powered to the lead from fifth and rolled to a convincing victory in Friday’s opening leg of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Small Town Charmer took the other $15,000 split in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. The series honors the memory of the late Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner at The Meadows and the wife of trainer and USTA ...
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Detailer scores upset In Buffalo open trot

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
A smooth move to the inside down the stretch by Detailer and driver David McNeight III proved to be the difference in scoring a $38.20 upset victory in the featured $10,500 Open Trot Friday night (March 7) at Buffalo Raceway. Fiorentina (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) set the tempo in the race, registering red-hot fractions of 28.2, 58.4 and 1:29.1 Detailer was second over at the three-quarter marker, but M...
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Hoosier Park to add overnight series

on 03/07/2014 12:00 AM
As Hoosier Park Racing & Casino prepares for the upcoming 21st season of live harness racing, horsemen should be advised that Hoosier Park will offer five new overnight series for the 2014 live harness racing meet. The 2014 live racing season will be comprised of 160 dates and offer an extended stakes schedule headlined by the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational pace on...
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Wrenn wins 7 at Northfield Park

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. drove seven winners on Wednesday night at Northfield Park. Wrenn's winners included Summerwinds Atlast ($36.20) in race three, Annie's Master ($4.40) in race five, Argon Fire ($2.80) in race six, Olin ($2.40) in race seven, Forevers A Deal ($6) in race eight, JM Showcat ($4) in race 12 and Perfect Night ($3.80) in race 15. Wrenn, 27, began driving in 2008 and has sinc...
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Jason Thompson hurt in skiing accident

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Jason Thompson has not driven at Northfield Park since a skiing accident on Sunday, March 2.   "Wyatt (Irvine) and I decided to so skiing. I am not a good skier and the slopes were icy,” explained Thompson. "I should not have been out there with the icy conditions, but went anyway. I was going really fast, hit a hole and the result was not good.”   Thompson broke both...
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European correspondent Lars G. Palm dies

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com is sad to report that longtime European correspondent Lars G. Palm has died of a heart attack in Sweden. He was 69. Mr. Palm was the European correspondent for The Horseman And Fair World magazine since 1973 and more recently also to harnessracing.com and HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. He died at his home in suburban Stockholm Wednesday night (March 5) afte...
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Tetrick sets sight on series finals, 8,000 wins

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
A month into his return from hip surgery, driver Tim Tetrick is eyeing two big races Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack, not to mention another career milestone.   Tetrick, who was last season's Driver of the Year as voted upon by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, will take the lines behind National Debt in Saturday's $60,500 Buddy Gilmour Memorial Series final for 3-year-o...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
With just one win in eight starts Rock Fame hasn't yet achieved much fame, but that could all change Saturday night in the final of the Buddy Gilmour Series at the Meadowlands. But if Rock Fame is going to spring the upset, he'll have to do so from post 9, and in the free and new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, trainer Ed Hart and driver David Miller give their thoughts on starting from the out...
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Illinois breeder Phil Pearce dies at 91

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
Proud Marine, husband, father and grandfather, farmer, banker, politician, civic leader and life-long harness horse enthusiast H. Phil Pearce, 91, of Cloverland Farm, Hawthorne Township, White County, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 28, at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, Ind.   Phil was born January 3, 1923 at Carmi, IL, the son of Tice Albert Pearce and Helen Hanna Pearce. His abidi...
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Track work underway to get Hoosier Park ready

on 03/06/2014 12:00 AM
While horses may not be present yet, there is much going on at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in preparation for the upcoming season of live harness racing that will kick off on Friday, March 28. Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval garnered much acclaim last season as racing fans witnessed 25 track records re-established over the racing surface. In a continued effort to provide a superior...
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