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Imagine Hanover fastest in Weaver splits

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Off the board in each of his five previous 2013 starts, Imagine Hanover put it all together Monday at The Meadows and rolled to an easy front-end victory in the opening leg of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot for 3-year-colts, geldings and horses. The series honors the memory of the late Ken Weaver, a breeder and trainer at The Meadows and a longtime PA Fairs circuit stalwart.   Imagine...
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Stallion breedings still available via Museum

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum would like to thank all of the donors and bidders for a successful stallion breeding auction.   In addition to the list of stallions that are still available, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is proud to offer a newly acquired breeding to Guccio as part of our stallion breeding auction. This is a unique opportunity as his book is sure to b...
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Dead heat in Northfield Open Trot

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Hello Carlo and Kahoku dead heated in the $10,000 Open Trot in Northfield Park's sixth race on Monday. Hello Carlo is owned by Mario Caponi of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and trained by Larry Clabaugh. Josh Sutton was aboard for the winning drive. Margaret Mancini of Colts Neck, N.J., owns Kahoku. Crist Hershberger trains and drove.   Both trotters came from the back as the fraction...
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HHI begins meetings in Florida

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International (HHI) began their annual meetings Monday at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa in Florida.   HHI president Tom Luchento welcomed the group, which consists of horsemen's representatives from ten associations including Cloverleaf SOA, Delaware SOA, Illinois HHA, Ohio HHA, Maine HHA, Meadows HHA, Western New England HHA, Pennsylvania...
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Pompano celebrates Napolitano's 6,000th

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
George Napolitano, Jr. reached yet another milestone in his career by winning his 6,000th race, a feat which puts him in the top 60 among drivers that have competed in the two-century history of the sport.     The Smithtown, N.Y. native reached the lofty plateau on Feb. 22 with Lily's Hi Ho, competing out of the Peter Pellegrino Stable.   As successful as his career ...
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Press conference by track, Maine horsemen

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Scarborough Downs and the Maine Harness Horsemen's Association will co-host a press conference in favor of LD 1111, An Act to Allow Maine's Harness Racing Industry to Compete with Casino Gaming, on Wednesday, March 5. The event will be held at 11:30 am in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the State House in Augusta. Subject to a local referendum, LD 1111 would allow the Downs to oper...
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Dragon Tattooteen at 15-1 in Russell division

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
On the bench since Dec. 23, Dragon Tattooteen followed cover beautifully and pulled off a 15-1 upset in Tuesday's opening leg of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace at The Meadows.   Partyatbartsplace and Mogul Hanover took the other $15,000 divisions of the Russell. The series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts, geldings and horses honors the memory of the late Walter Russell, a Hall ...
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Phantom Rusty shocks at 52-1 in Dover opener

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Wildshot Hanover and Idealist turned in impressive victories in split-division $20,000 claiming co-features on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Post position one and a drop in claiming price paid off for Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis, as meet leading driver Corey Callahan took Wildshot Hanover to the front and completed a 1:51.1 lifetime fastest mile. The win was the...
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HHI meetings continue in Florida

on 03/04/2014 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International continued their annual meeting on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa in Deerfield Beach, Fla.   Horsemen's representatives from 10 associations, including Cloverleaf SOA, Delaware SOA, Illinois HHA, Ohio HHA, Maine HHA, Meadows HHA, Western New England HHA, Pennsylvania HHA, SBOA of New Jersey and Kentucky HHA were in a...
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Dover cancels Monday due to snowstorm

on 03/03/2014 12:00 AM
Because of the major storm that has brought freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow to the Mid-Atlantic, Monday's race card at Dover Downs has been canceled.
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IHHA asks for mediation in Chicago impasse

on 03/03/2014 12:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen (IHHA) posted on its website the following in regard to the impasse between the IHHA and Balmoral Park and Maywood Park that has precluded live racing from getting underway in 2014:   We have failed to reach an agreement with the racetracks so the IHHA has agreed with the IRB's suggestion to enter into professional mediation with the racetracks. &nbs...
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HHYF looking for Trottingbred trainers

on 03/03/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking qualified trainers to condition its stable of Trottingbreds in preparation for the organization's 2014 summer program schedule.   Volunteer trainers are expected to jog or exercise the horse on a daily basis to build stamina, but no actual training miles are required. Trainer is responsible for all care, feed, hay, bedding, and shoeing. ...
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Details announce re: Ontario funding program

on 03/03/2014 12:00 AM
Ontario Horse Racing on Monday released more details related to the $80 million (Can.) annual funding under the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program.   The details of the five-year government funding program were confirmed on Feb. 13, following the government's approval of the HRPFP Order in Council.   This announcement offers assurance to the racing industry tha...
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After 6,000 wins, another race for Napolitano

on 03/03/2014 12:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr. recently reached yet another milestone in his auspicious career by winning his 6,000th race, a feat which puts him in the top 60 among drivers that have competed in the two century history of the sport. The Smithtown, N.Y. native reached the lofty plateau with Lily's Hi Ho, competing out of the Peter Pellegrino Stable. As successful as his career has become, ...
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$4 million handle and win by Dinner At The Met

on 03/02/2014 12:00 AM
For the first time since April 4, 2009 (other than Meadowlands Pace or Hambletonian Day cards), when a near seven-figure Pick 6 pool spurned a massive night, total handle at the Meadowlands eclipsed $4 million on Saturday night (March 1). The total handle on the night was $4,106,609, which was a 14-percent increase over the same program in 2013. This was the third highest handled program in th...
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Beautide wins Inter Dominion in record time

on 03/02/2014 12:00 AM
Beautide (pictured), a son of Bettor's Delight, became the first horse in 15 years to win both the Miracle Mile and the $750,000 (Aus.) Inter Dominion when he captured the Inter Dominion on Sunday at the Tabcorp Park Menangle track north of Sydney. Despite three days of rain and early morning showers, the track was fast for the Inter Dominion and Beautide also set a world record...
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Get ready for HANA Shoot Out Challenge

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
HANA Harness is pleased to announce its plans to hold the 2014 HANA Harness Grand Circuit 'Shoot Out' Handicapping Challenge. The contest will once again use Grand Circuit races although some stakes have been eliminated from the contest schedule to make it more manageable.   The contest tentatively begins with the George Morton Levy Memorial and Blue Chip Finals on April 26 at Yonke...
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Fat Man's Alley takes Yonkers feature in 1:52.3

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
Three weeks out and first-up were no problem for Fat Man's Alley (Matt Kakaley) Saturday night, as evidenced by winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Taking it all in early from post position 4, "Fat Man" watched as a three-wide Dancin' Yankee (Jason Bartlett) worked around Pan from Nantucket (Eric Goodell) before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. It was a :5...
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Premier scores at Pompano for win #31

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
Maryann Plano's Premier, trained and driven by husband Rick Plano, pulled off a 19-1 shocker at Pompano Park on Saturday night, scoring a photo finish victory in the $10,000 Open Pace in 1:52.1.   The 6-5 toteboard favorite, Cruizin KC, driven by Mark O'Mara, was a neck back of the winner with the late charging Electric Lad and Jason Dillander teaming up for third at 37-1. McGreat f...
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Buffalo's Niatross final to George P Hanover

on 03/01/2014 12:00 AM
George P Hanover made every step a winning one Saturday night (March 1) and registered a head victory over Kamanche Sun in the $28,250 Niatross Knockout Claiming Series Pace final at Buffalo Raceway.   Scoring from the three post, George P Hanover (David McNeight III) set the pace over the fast track with fractions of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:27.1 and had Kamanche Sun (Aaron Byron) breath...
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