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Trevor Henry wins two in Australia

on 02/14/2014 12:00 AM
Top Canadian driver Trevor Henry celebrated a pair of harness racing victories abroad at Australia's Leeton racetrack on Friday afternoon.   Adorned in borrowed red and blue silks, Henry won back-to-back races on the card with horses trained by Neil Day. Henry struck up a good friendship with the Australian trainer when the two represented their respective countries in the World Dri...
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Sugar Valley open house on March 2

on 02/13/2014 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm will be hosting their annual open house on Sunday, March 2, from 1-3 p.m. at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, the home of the Little Brown Jug. The Sugar Valley Farm stallions will be available for inspection in the Jugette Barn and stallion videos and a reception will be held in the Log Cabin. Food and beverages will be provided by Shorty's BBQ. RSVPs are pr...
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Sand Royal Blu tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 02/13/2014 12:00 AM
In spite of the arctic blast that slammed Delaware, Ohio, with sub-zero temperatures, the Blooded Horse Winter Mixed Sale was among the strongest in the past 12 years. The Jailhouse Jesse gelding Sand Royal Blu topped the sale at $29,000. The stakes winning trotter moved from Ty Loy's barn at Northfield Park to Kurt Sugg's.   Rene Allard brought a large consignment of quality r...
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Ice skating accident sidelines John Campbell

on 02/13/2014 12:00 AM
John Campbell, the sport's all-time leading money-winning driver, will be out of action for an undetermined time after needing surgery late Wednesday afternoon to repair a broken left collarbone suffered in an ice skating accident earlier in the day.   Campbell's wife, Paula, told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that her husband was skating on an outside neighborhood rink with hi...
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Sydney Weaver reunited with Sydney Seelster

on 02/13/2014 12:00 AM
Harness racing's social media community erupted on Sunday Feb. 9, following the $6,250 claim of Sydney Seelster at Flamboro Downs. Horses are claimed every day in the harness racing world, but this particular claim upset many fans of the sport.   To some, the horse might be just a $4,500 claimer (plus allowances), but for owner Sydney Weaver the pacing mare was worth a lot more. ...
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Take a look at Pierces's numbers in new Preview

on 02/13/2014 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available and it includes a look at the impact Ron Pierce has made on the Yonkers Raceway driving scene in just two weekends. Also, Dave Briggs has a point to make in his new column "Stretch Call."   Please click here to go straight to the download, which also contains free program pages courtesy of Trackmaster. You can also...
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New Vocations stallion auction ends Friday

on 02/12/2014 12:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's 16th annual stallion auction is currently in progress and ends at 2 pm Friday, Feb. 14. The auction is taking place online at http://www.ongait.com/. Breedings to Donato Hanover, Deweycheatumnhowe, Conway Hall, Camluck, and A Rocknroll Dance are among the 85 breedings offered. All proceeds go to rehab, retrain, and re-home Standardbreds that are ...
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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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