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Jersey Boy wins second straight at Dover

on 12/18/2013 12:00 AM
For the second straight week, Jersey Boy turned back seven rivals to score a 1:54.3 victory in the $20,000 Open trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Trace Tetrick driving for trainer Ed Gannon Jr. and owners Dom Costanzo, Dawn Gannon and Yannick Gingras became the fourth and last horse to take the lead, matched his lifetime best of last Wednesday, a 1:54.3 triumph. The four-year-old...
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Kramer sets Sports Creek mark with 8 wins

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
If Santa Claus is hampered by snow next week while trying to deliver his Christmas presents, maybe he should turn to Michigan-based driver Brad Kramer for help. Kramer proved last Saturday night at Sports Creek Raceway he can find his way through snow as he won a track-record eight races over a racetrack surface rated three seconds off by the stewards because of the conditions. Because of t...
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Yonkers cancels Tuesday card due to weather

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
A third early taste of winter in the greater New York area has forced Yonkers Raceway to cancel its live racing program and evening simulcasting for Tuesday, Dec. 17. Afternoon simulcasting remains available until approximately 6 p.m.   Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday, Dec. 19, with the usual 7:10 p.m. first post, as the Raceway continues its final live week of the seaso...
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Abbatiello, Fusco take Freehold titles

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
Driver Eric Abbatiello and trainer Vincent Fusco Jr. wrapped up meet titles when Freehold Raceway wrapped up its 2013 season on Saturday, Dec. 14.   "I believe this is the third consecutive driving title for me at Freehold,” said Abbatiello. "I appreciate the opportunities given to me by the trainers at Freehold.”   Abbatiello held a five-win margin over Jim Pantalean...
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Marohn draws chalk in Mighty M Heritage final

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
When it comes to half-mile track racing the luck of the draw sometimes is a determining factor. Although that phrase is usually used in conjunction with the post position draw, in Monticello Raceway's All-America Cup, the final of the Heritage Drivers Series on Thursday afternoon, it takes on a greater meaning and one that Jimmy Marohn Jr. benefits from. Marohn, the winner of the ...
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Mohegan Sun at Pocono on Undercover Boss

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
Watch Mohegan Tribal Councilor Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum as he goes undercover at two of its properties, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania, on CBS's hit show Undercover Boss on Friday, Jan. 10.   Towards the end of his term as chairman, Bozsum went undercover at the gaming, hotel and entertainment destinations as he prepared to pass the busines...
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Last call to join Prix d'Amerique tour in Paris

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
If you're interested in one of the greatest trotting events in the world–the Prix'D'Amerique-in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris, the City of Light, time is running out to join the Equitours group making the trek to this event.   There is no easier way to travel through Paris to see the highlights of the country's extraordinary trotting culture. From the specta...
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Aldrich continues hot streak with six-bagger

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
Bruce Aldrich Jr. has always been a good driver even when he had a big stable, but since he has given up training to concentrate on driving, he's moving up and fast.   At Monticello Raceway on a snow Tuesday afternoon, Aldrich reined six more winners and has moved to within seven wins of Dave Palone's 626 driving victories that rank second second in races won in North...
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Itrustyou three-peats at The Meadows

on 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
Itrustyou sailed through the slop and never had an anxious moment as he captured Tuesday's $18,000 winners-over $10,000 life/preferred handicap pace at The Meadows for his third straight victory.   Dave Palone gave Itrustyou a first half in a comfortable :58.4, effectively ending the race for win. The 5-year-old Third Straight-Dynamic Lady gelding scored in 1:54.3, 1 1/4 lengths bet...
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American Ideal's book full and closed

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
Brittany Stallion Management has announced that the book for American Ideal is now full and closed for the 2014 breeding season. The world champion racehorse and sire stands in New York at Blue Chip Farms for a fee of $10,000.   "American Ideal's coming off yet another year of producing some great horses, and his yearlings were in demand, so I expected his book to fill pretty q...
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Maharajah wins easily in Sweden

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
The top Swedish trotter Maharajah won a V75 Gold division race at the Aby track in Gothenburg on Saturday, turning in an impressive effort.   Driver Orjan Kihlstrom sent Maharajah three-wide before the five-eighths mark and attacked and took control of the race quickly. Maharajah was an easy winner in a mile rate of 1:57.1 over 2,140 meters.   Maharajah, an 8-year-old stallion...
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Harrah's Philadelphia announces 2014 dates

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has announced its 2014 live racing schedule, with the 150-program season slated to begin on March 14 (pending Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission approval).   The opening Friday card carries a first post of 12:40 p.m., which will remain the standard starting time throughout the season. Unlike seasons past which saw a spring-summer m...
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Andy Miller joins $100 million club

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
Mother Nature delayed the milestone a couple of days, but Andy Miller on Monday afternoon became the 16th driver in North American harness racing history to surpass $100 million in career purses when New York Kitty finished second in the fourth race at Harrah's Philadelphia.  Miller's drives Saturday night at the Meadowlands and Sunday at Philly were wiped out when snow forced each track...
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Austin's Jon Jon wins second straight

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
A pair of winners-over $10,000 life trots, each worth $15,000, highlighted Monday's card at The Meadows, with Count Me In and Austin's Jon Jon taking the featured races.   The first division became a family feud of sorts when Count Me In, trained by Marty Wollam, challenged No Doze, conditioned by Marty's son, Miles Wollam, in the stretch. Score one for the older generation, as Coun...
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Yonkers announces early 2014 draw schedule

on 12/16/2013 12:00 AM
The 2014 Yonkers Raceway season begins—pending NYSGC approval—Monday, Jan. 6. That card, along with the card of Tuesday, Jan. 7, are to be drawn Thursday, Jan. 2 (box closes at 9 am). Driver changes and scratches for both cards are to be made Friday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m.   The card of Thursday, Jan. 9, is drawn Friday, Jan, 3 (9 a.m. close), with the regular draw schedule resuming...
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J C Onthebeach fastest in Valedictory opener

on 12/14/2013 12:00 AM
The $15,000 opening round of the Valedictory Series highlighted the Friday card at Woodbine with J C Onthebeach capturing the fastest of two divisions. Driven by Jonathan Drury, J C Onthebeach earned himself a new lifetime best as he got under the wire first in 1:52.2. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere was first to the front at the opening station in :27, but allowed a parked-out ...
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Sweet Justice wins again at the Meadowlands

on 12/14/2013 12:00 AM
Sweet Justice might just be the next star for trainer Bruce Saunders and he didn’t break the bank. The three year old gelded son of Justice Hall went through the sales ring at The Harrisburg Mixed Sale as Hip No. 2011.  He left a $25,000 purchase by Bruce Saunders for M&M Harness Racing. Since the sale, Sweet Justice has done nothing but win, literally.  He has made three ...
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Meadowlands, Yonkers cancel Saturday cards

on 12/14/2013 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway have announced the cancellation of racing for Saturday, Dec. 14. Heavy snow is in the forecast for New Jersey and New York. Both the Meadowlands and Winners Bayonne will remain open until 6 p.m. for simulcasting. Afternoon simulcasting was scheduled to be open until approximately 6 p.m. at Yonkers as well, but could change depending upon the status of Aqueduc...
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Apprentice Hanover wins Cleveland Classic

on 12/14/2013 12:00 AM
Apprentice Hanover, driven by Jody Jamieson, made a sweeping three-wide move to win the $126,000 Cleveland Classic in 1:52.1 Saturday night (Dec. 14) at Northfield Park. Sent off at odds of 3-1 as a heavy snow fell on the half-mile oval, Apprentice Hanover got away fifth as favored Word Power (Scott Zeron) made the lead before the quarter, clocked in 27. Twilight Bonfire (Tony Hall) wa...
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List of Maryland stallions for 2014 released

on 12/13/2013 12:00 AM
The list of stallions standing in Maryland for 2014 may be viewed at http://www.msrfonline.com.   The pedigrees will be up as soon as we receive them. Please keep checking back as this list may increase as we have late registration until Feb. 1, 2014.   All 21 stallions from 2013 have returned along with 11 new stallions including Nuclear Breeze, Sand Vic and Great G...
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