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Past OHHA president Bob Kauffman dies

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
Robert A. "Bob" Kauffman, of New Albany, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 4. He was 80.   Mr. Kauffman was born and raised in Columbus, the son of the late Albert and Marie Kauffman. He graduated from Columbus Aquinas College High School, Class of 1952, where he played football and golf, and then attended The Ohio State University.   He owned,operated and eventually retired f...
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Best in the bike at Balmoral on Saturday

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park will not only play host to some of the best horses in North America on Saturday night for the American National Stakes , but some of the sport's leading reinsman will also be in Crete to steer the cream of the crop over the one-mile oval. A pair of $200 million men—Hall of Famers John Campbell and Ron Pierce are slated to drive. This pair will reach half a billion ...
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NY voters approve casino expansion in state

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
New York voters went to the polls Tuesday and authorized the state to license up to seven new commercial casinos, the biggest casino gambling expansion in state history. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, the margin was 57-43.   The requisite casino bill specifies that the first four of the eventual seven casinos be located in three areas: Albany/Sa...
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Day 3 at Harrisburg: Average up 16.8%

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
The trend of an upswing in the yearling market continued in the third session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg on Wednesday as the average price climbed 16.8 percent, increasing from $16,367 for 2012's comparable session to $19,123. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--also rose to $15,000, an increase of 25 percent. ...
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I Luv The Nitelife ready for Saturday's Am-Nat

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife heads into Saturday's American National for 3-year-old filly pacers fresh off her stunning victory in the $500,000 Breeders Crown sophomore distaff pace on Oct. 19 at Pocono Downs.The venerable daughter of Rocknroll Hanover trounced her competition soundly in 1:50 by nearly four lengths.   "She's been at Odds On Acres since last Wednesday and she's just jogged lig...
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Stars set for Matron elims Sunday at Dover

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
The Matrons kick off the Dover Downs "Novemberfest” of stakes. Many of the top stables, trainers and drivers will be headquartered at the track for two weeks of Sunday Grand Circuit competition starting on Nov. 10.   All eight Matron freshman and sophomore divisions share the spotlight on the same program. Two of the divisions are split with one elimination in the others with the ...
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Market Rally named District 8 Horse of Year

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
The top luminaries of New York State racing convened on the main concourse of Tioga Downs on Sunday, Oct. 27, for the 2013 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) awards dinner and District 8 meetings. Categorical accolades were handed out during the banquet and the announcement of the top equine honor capped off the evening.   When that envelope was opened, 2-year-old trotter Market Rally...
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Swede pays $240,000 for white pacing colt

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
White Bliss, the striking and unusual white Standardbred, was sold Tuesday morning at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg, Pa., bringing a $240,000 bid. Tristan Sjoberg, who co-owns the top Swedish trotter Sebastian K, was the buyer. Ake Svanstedt, who trains Sebastian K, will also condition White Bliss, a colt by Art Major out of Coochie Mama p,3, 1:52.3.   S...
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From Georgia to Woodbine for Autumn final

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Ed Peconi Jr. would love nothing more than for Ramas Last Son to capture his final start of the season on Friday at Woodbine. After finishing first and fourth in the preliminary rounds, the rookie trotter will leave post five in race three in the $28,200 final of the Autumn Series.   Three other Autumn Series finals will also take place on the Friday program for 2 year olds of ...
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Muscle Mass relocated to Blue Chip Farms

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Stallion Management has announced that Ontario stallion and former world champion Muscle Mass, by Muscles Yankee out of Graceful Touch, will stand the 2014 breeding season at Blue Chip Farms, located in Wallkill, N.Y.   Kentuckiana Farms will continue to serve as syndicate manager and along with Blue Chip Farms will manage his breeding career.   With...
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Day 2 at Harrisburg: average climbs 8.3%

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg generated an average price of $39,995, an increase of 8.3 percent from day 2 of the 2012 sale. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--was $30,000, up 11.1 percent from the second session in 2012.   The combined first and second sessions this ...
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Simulcasting stays in old M grandstand until Nov. 18

on 11/05/2013 12:00 AM
Due to a minor malfunction during testing of anemergency generator, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will postpone the opening of its new facility for simulcasting until Monday, Nov. 18. This is strictly to ensure the proper functionality of the emergency equipment. All other aspects of the new facility are operating on schedule.   Despite the week's delay in opening for simul...
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Three Of Spades flush in Dover opening feature

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Three Of Spades, a 10-year-old Cam's Card Shark-Triple Flip gelding, overtook race favorite Feel Like A Fool in the stretch en route to a 1:52.3 victory in the opening night feature race Sunday at Dover Downs.   With Jonathan Roberts in the bike, Three Of Spades rushed away from the starting gate to take the lead then relinquished the front to Feel Like A Fool after the quarter. Th...
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Am-Nat freshman elims held at Balmoral

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
With a busy weekend of 2-year-old action in the books the countdown to one of Balmoral Park's biggest events in history, American-National Stake Night, will begin in earnest. A pair of American-National elimination tussles for freshman pacers headlined the Saturday night action with 10 2-year-old pacing fillies battling for a purse of $18,530. The top eight finishers will return on Saturday...
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Trust fund set up to help Noble family

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Veteran Ohio horseman Chip Noble is undergoing treatment for third stage esophageal cancer. Presently, Noble is a patient at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.   Because Noble's treatment ordeal will keep him sidelined indefinitely and his wife, Debbie, will have to take a leave of absence from her work to assist him, a trust fund has been set up to help the family cover their expen...
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Horsemen Charles Wayne von Knoblauch dies at age 60

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
 Horseman Charles Wayne von Knoblauch (Stickman) has died at the age of 60. Mr. Von Knoblauch spent his childhood playing on the sand hills of Long Island. He later moved to the Chicago area where he began a career racing horses with his father Harry. He also spent a few years working for Delvin Miller and Sonny Graham on the Grand Circuit, taking care of Tarport Hap.   ...
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Pocono strikes out again on Mike Schmidt

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame baseball superstar Mike Schmidt has postponed his appearance on closing night, Nov. 23, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs due to a personal conflict, according to his management.   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is pleased to welcome former Major League baseball pitcher Dwight Gooden instead on Nov. 23. Gooden, nicknamed "Doc,” will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. on the sky ...
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New Meadowlands Preview Night on Nov. 21

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
On Thursday, Nov. 21, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will be offering a night for owners, trainers and drivers to preview the new facility at the Meadowlands with a qualifying run. Qualifiers will be held with a post time of 6 p.m., but they are a part of an evening that offers much more than a cozy seat to watch the qualifying races.   The Meadowlands will offer a...
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Average price up 21.6% at Harrisburg

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, PA, got underway Monday and 213 horses were sold for an average price of $65,873. That's an increase of 21.6 percent from the 2012 opening session, when 235 yearlings generated an average of $54,181. Just as importantly, the median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--rose by 25 per...
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Trainer hospitalized, but Sears Stable wins 2

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association showcased four Stallion Stake trotting events at Pompano Park on Monday night with Showing Off and Markie capturing the juvenile fisticuffs while Tea Party Express and Railee Kwik proved best in the races for the sophomores.   Showing Off, catch-driven by Wally Hennessey for the hospitalized Jay Sears--he suffered a training a...
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