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Philly cancels Tuesday, moves card to Wednesday

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
Horsemen and fans alike are advised that the Tuesday card at Harrah's Philadelphia has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled and raced in its entirety on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Post time will be 12:40 p.m. (EST).   Horsemen should also note that the draw originally scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 11, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, with the box clos...
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SOA of NY holds annual meeting

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
On Saturday, Dec. 7, The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA), the horsemen's association representing the over 1,000 owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway, held its annual membership meeting.   At the meeting, the results of the SOA's 2013 Board of Directors election were certified. In the driver/trainer category, Ray Schnittker and P...
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Yonkers cancels Tuesday due to snow

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
An early taste of winter in the greater New York area has forced Yonkers Raceway to cancel its live racing program and all simulcasting on Tuesday.   Live racing is scheduled to resume Thursday, Dec. 12, with the usual 7:10 p.m. first post. Afternoon simulcasting is scheduled to resume Wednesday, Dec. 11.   Horsemen are advised that Tuesday's draw for Satur...
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Testimony on Instant Racing in NJ

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
Legislation to create Instant Racing at New Jersey's racetracks was released from committee on Monday, Dec. 9. The action was taken by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee in Committee Room 7 of the State House Annex in Trenton.   Among those testifying on behalf of the Senate Bill 2935 was Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association...
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Aldrich vs. Wrenn in Mighty M showdown

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
Harness racing fans know that Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Bruce Aldrich Jr. are top drivers; after all, their records speak for them. Wrenn's 658 driving victories is tops in North America while Aldrich's 588 winners ranks him third in races won on the continent. But are they good handicappers?   We'll find out on Thursday afternoon at Monticello when the two drivers go head to head on the...
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New Vocations needs breedings, donations

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is currently organizing its 16th Annual Stallion Auction to be held through OnGait.com Feb 10-14, 2014. "This is a difficult time for unwanted horses, and a successful stallion auction is essential to our ability to handle the large numbers that need us,” said Executive Director Dot Morgan.   New Vocations annually offers hundreds of former raceh...
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SOANY, Yonkers reach deal on 3-year contract

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association (SOA) of New York and Yonkers Raceway are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement on the terms of a new three-year contract. The new agreement will cover the conduct of racing at Yonkers Raceway for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 racing seasons. The previous expired contract had been extended until Dec. 31, 2013, by mutual agreement.   The 2014...
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6-1? Unefoisdansmavie wins Meadows feature

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
Snubbed by bettors in favor of her stablemate, Unefoisdansmavie brushed wide in the lane to capture Tuesday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows at an uncharacteristic 6-1.   Unefoisdansmavie was the favorite in each of her last three races, but when she was matched Tuesday against the red-hot Summer Indian — they raced as separate wagering interests — players made h...
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Caretakers appreciated at The Meadows

on 12/10/2013 12:00 AM
Joe Lucas turned out to be the big winner on the day, but he was just one of the many caretakers who went home with a special pre-holiday bonus on Caretaker Appreciation Day on Tuesday at The Meadows, hosted by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association.   The second annual event featured a cash prize ranging from $30 to $300 for each winning caretaker, with the prize drawn at rand...
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Rosecroft's Dec. 7 card all-Maryland production

on 12/09/2013 12:00 AM
On  Saturday, Dec. 7, for the first time, an entire race card at Rosecroft Raceway featured 100 percent participation by Maryland-based owners and trainers as well as horses bred and sired in the state.   The Dec.  7 card featured all 99 of the night's participants meeting the preference criteria set up through the combined efforts of Rosecroft and Cloverleaf Standar...
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Michael Carter named new Buffalo announcer

on 12/09/2013 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway, located on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, N.Y., hasannounced that Michael Carter will be the race caller for the 2014 season.   Carter, a Hattiesburg, Miss., resident has called races as a fill in announcer at many tracks including Colonial Downs in Virginia and Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland.   "The race meet at Buffalo is fantastic, especially during the wi...
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Twilight Bonfire captures Reynolds

on 12/08/2013 12:00 AM
It was six months ago when Twilight Bonfire burst on the scene with a runner-up performance in the Pepsi North America Cup. Since then, it has been a year of ups and downs. In fact, he entered Saturday's Reynolds Stake at the Meadowlands with just one win from his last 13 starts.   On this night, he asserted his class, making a long move to the lead under pilot Tim Tetrick and ...
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Sweet win for Sweet Lou at Yonkers

on 12/08/2013 12:00 AM
Double-millionaire Sweet Lou (George Brennan) made a successful local debut Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Ordered outside his seven rivals (though inside one notch after a defection), 3-5 choice "Lou" worked around Sapphire City (Eric Carlson), making the before a quick :26.3 opening quarter. It was a rated 30-second quarter (:56.3) with Ard...
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Race secretaries wrap up Florida meetings

on 12/08/2013 12:00 AM
The American Harness Racing Secretaries (AHRS) concluded their three days of meetings on Saturday morning in Deerfield Beach, Fla., followed by an awards luncheon.   The final session started off with last minute checking of hundreds of stakes events with some changes in dates, purses and names of events. Tracks and race organizations now have until early January to finalize and sub...
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Harrah's Philadelphia cancels after 1st race

on 12/08/2013 12:00 AM
Due to inclement weather conditions, racing at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon was cancelled after the second race.
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Zeron, Trace Tetrick score first Big M wins

on 12/07/2013 12:00 AM
It was old hat for Dave Miller, as he found his way to the winners circle three times Friday night at the Meadowlands. But for Scott Zeron, it was a different story.   After being shut out in his first three nights driving at the Meadowlands, Zeron broke through in a big way as he scored a driving double. Zeron put a perfect drive on Janie Bay in the second race, parlaying a second...
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The Sweet Dion wins 3rd straight at Northfield

on 12/07/2013 12:00 AM
The Sweet Dion paced home for her third straight win Friday in Northfield Park's 11th race. The 7 year old is owned, trained and was driven by Elliott Deaton.   The Sweet Dion started from post 4. She was third through an initial quarter of :27.4. Deaton pulled the mare approaching the :58 half and remained first-over before taking the lead approaching the 1:27 three-quar...
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Lebanon cancels Friday due to winter storm

on 12/06/2013 12:00 AM
Lebanon Raceway has announced it has canceled its Friday night live race card due to the winter storm moving across the Midwest. The track is scheduled to race Saturday night at 6:30 p.m., with the card the last at the current site before a new racetrack in Dayton opens for live racing in February.
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Wishing Stone to stand stud & race in 2014

on 12/06/2013 12:00 AM
Wishing Stone, who sports earnings of $2.2 million and a 1:51.2f record, will be standing at stud at Deo Volente Farm in New Jersey for the 2014 breeding season. However, taking a cue from European stud managers, Wishing Stone will also return to the races in the latter part of 2014. His last race of the 2013 season is Friday at Yonkers, when he was scheduled to compete in the Open Trot. &n...
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Langley responds to RMTC statement

on 12/06/2013 12:00 AM
Earlier this week the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) issued a press statement noting its release of two position papers which stated that no physiologic difference among the various racing breeds exists to justify changing regulatory thresholds from those recently established by RMTC for the use of corticosteroids and clenbuterol. US Trotting Association president ...
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