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Snowstorm prompts track cancellations

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands, Monticello, Freehold and Yonkers have canceled their live racing and all simulcasting for Thursday due to the snowstorm in the area.   The entire Meadowlands Thursday racing card, including the first round of Charles Singer Memorial, will be carried over to next Thursday, Feb. 20. Therefore, if your horse was entered to race tonight at the Meadowlands, he or she is ...
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Perfect Alliance favored in Singer opener

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
Perfect Alliance and driver Andy Miller have formed a perfect partnership so far this year.   A 4-year-old female trotter, Perfect Alliance is two-for-two this season as she heads into Thursday's scheduled first leg of the Charles Singer Memorial Series at the Meadowlands. She is the 7-5 favorite in the second of two opening-round divisions. Time To Quit, who won the Super Bowl...
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L Diz wires field in Buffalo feature

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
L Diz ($8.70) made a big jump up in class Wednesday night (Feb. 12) at Buffalo Raceway but she handled the competition with an impressive length victory in the $9,500 Fillies and Mares Open I-II Handicap Pace. The past two weeks, L Diz found success in lower conditions with a first and second place finish. The step up proved to be the right move as Buffalo Raceway's leading driver Billy Dobson ...
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Traverse Seelster wins open trot at Dover

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
Traverse Seelster continued his reputations at top trotter at the track chalking up his third $20,000 Open Trot/Handicap win in a row at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Corey Callahan had another four-win ‘slam. With Callahan in the bike, Traverse Seelster took the lead at the opening quarter and led the rest of a 1:53.2 mile to keep his 2014 winning record, now at three straight. Tr...
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Meadows pick 5 pool reaches nearly $97K

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
Fueled by a four-day carryover, The Meadows Pick 5 pool topped out at $96,768.71 before players hammered Wednesday’s wager. Each of Wednesday’s Pick 5 legs produced a heavily supported winner — longest price was 2.90-1 — resulting in 113 winning tickets (assuming all tickets were played for 50 cents). Still, with a payoff of $855.75 for a winning 50-cent ticket, the event was exci...
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Pompano open trot to Andover America

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
Mc Trade Enterprises' Andover America, driven by Bruce Ranger, reached yet another milestone in his illustrious career by winning Pompano Park's Open Handicap Trot and, in doing so, vaulted his lifetime earnings over the $750,000 bar. The now nine year-old altered son of Andover Hall used the rail to perfection, tussling briefly with House Money, Mymomsablizzard and&...
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Gagnon to let Sydney Seelster be re-claimed

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
On Sunday, harness racing's social media world exploded with outrage when Sydney Weaver's prized Standardbred Sydney Seelster was claimed at Flamboro Downs.   The brown lass had been racing well in 2014 having won three of her four starts heading into Sunday's race and had yet to miss the board in all of her races.   It was learned after Sunday's race that Sydney Seelster...
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Changes suggested to NY Excelsior Series

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of NYS have provided written recommendations to the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. At this time these are recommendations only and will require a vote from the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board of Trustees.   The recommendations would change the Excelsior Series into an "A” and a "B” s...
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Feb. stakes payments must be mailed by Feb. 18

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
The initial payment deadline for eligibility to more than 137 stake events at 16 different tracks, headlined by the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Aug. 2 and the $5 million Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ, on Nov. 21 and 22, is fast approaching.   Because of the federal holiday on Monday, payments for all Hambletonian-Society serviced S...
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Feb. 13 Cloverleaf SOA meeting canceled

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
Cloverleaf SOA's Annual Meeting scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 13, in Grasonville, Md., is CANCELLED due to the impending snow storm and the concern for people traveling to the meeting.   Every effort will be made to reschedule the meeting to next week. We are working on a new date now.   The Annual Awards Banquet for CSOA & MSBA is on for Feb. 15. It is...
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No Doze takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
Wednesday's Pick 5 at The Meadows will feature a rich Pick 5 pool sweetened by a four-day carryover of $24,762.37. Spanning races 11-15, Wednesday's Pick 5 promises to be a tough challenge for players, as it includes four highly competitive trotting events. The Pick 5 at The Meadows offers a minimum wager of 50 cents, although by law in Pennsylvania, the minimum total wager is $2. A consolatio...
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Vic Kirby, Corey Callahan each win 5 at Dover

on 02/11/2014 12:00 AM
While drivers Corey Callahan and Vic Kirby dominated most of the action winning 10 races between them; Raritan Bay chalked up a 1:52.3 victory in the $20,000 Male Claiming Allowance pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Feb. 11.   Vic Kirby had his biggest day of the meet, driving his five winners. Corey Callahan, who leads all drivers in the sport in 2014, also had a five-bagger. &nbs...
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Meadowlands reminds Pace payment lowered

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Nomination payments for stakes and early closers for the 2014 season at the Meadowlands Racetrack come due on Feb. 15.The 38th edition of the $750,000(e) Meadowlands Pace, signature Grand Circuit stake at the track, offers a reduction in the nominating and sustaining payments for 2014 of nearly 20 percent compared with the 2013 levels. The price to nominate has been slashed in half, from $1,00...
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Certified Ideal takes Meadows feature

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Out at the three-eighths, Certified Ideal wore down the leader and drew off to a comfortable victory in Monday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although she was uncovered, Certified Ideal relentlessly pursued Blissfull Romance, putting her away before the three-quarters. The 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Areba's Last ea...
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Valentine's week starts with "sweetheart" win

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Jeremes Sweetheart won the $20,000 Mares Open Pace for the second straight week notching a 1:52.1 victory in the feature race at Dover Downs on Monday.   Last week, Jeremes Sweetheart scored a nose victory, but this time the Jereme's Jet-Fox Valley Evanna 5 year old was more impressive. Ron Pierce left fast from the outside and quickly took the lead. From there on she faced only a d...
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Chicagoland qualifiers on Wednesday, Friday

on 02/10/2014 12:00 AM
Racing secretary "Doc” Narotsky has announced that qualifying dates for both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Friday, Feb. 14, as horsemen and management continue to try and iron out details for a 2014 contract.   Balmoral Park will hold qualifiers on Wednesday with a start time of 10:30 a.m. Entries for that qualifying date will...
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Randy Tharps drives first winner at Miami Valley

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
It took two tries, but Miami Valley finally got to present its lidlifter Saturday night and it was spectacular. After having to send an overflow crowd home Friday night due to a power outage at the most unfortunate possible time, last night was a completely different story. The overflow throng returned and were treated this time to a great night of racing. The 11-race program produced a handle...
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Road Untraveled one of 4 wins for Callahan

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
The feature race on Saturday night at The Meadowlands lacked a prohibitive favorite, but provided a distinguished and competitive field. The depth and parody of the $30,000 A-2/A-1/FFA Handicap yielded a 19-1 winner in Road Untraveled who used every inch of a perfect trip to pull off the upset.   Allowed to settle off the pace by driver Corey Callahan, Road Untraveled found a comfor...
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Sweden's Nora Bean wins Prix de France

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
Sweden took the second of the three big "prixs" at the Vincennes track in Paris on Sunday when Noras Bean, driven by Bjorn Goop, won the Prix de France, a 2,100-meter race with a mobile start. The weather in Paris was cold and windy, but not rainy, as was the case when the Swedish owned and trained Maharajah won the Prix d'Amerique two weeks earlier.   Noras Bean started f...
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10% percent increase for new Rosecroft meet

on 02/09/2014 12:00 AM
A continued increase in purses, a new bonus system for Maryland horses and a new post time will be on tap for Rosecroft's 27-night winter-spring meet which opens Saturday, March 8.   "We expect a minimum 10% increase in purses when we start back this meet and could be looking at additional increases during the meet,” said Peter Hanley, returning to his second meet as Racing Secret...
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