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Muscle Hill moving to PA for 2014 season

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Southwind Farm has announced that trotting stallion Muscle Hill will be standing at stud at Bill Mulligan's Marion Farms in New Hope, Pa., for the 2014 breeding season. While Southwind Farm is based in Pennington, NJ, the syndicate is moving the stallion across the border because of the decline in the New Jersey Sires Stakes program.   Mike Klau, Syndicate Manager for Southwind Farm and t...
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Gingras says Charisma Hanover better than ever

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Charisma Hanover has charmed driver Yannick Gingras with her recent form as he gets ready to race the 3-year-old filly pacer in Saturday's $167,500 Nadia Lobell Stakes at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Gingras and Charisma Hanover will leave from post seven in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies. Charisma Hanover has won 13 of 19 races this season, including seven of her last eight start...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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Franceschetti performing well in Toronto

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Mark Horner is the first to admit that he's not a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, but when he hears the name Franceschetti, he can't help but get excited.   Franceschetti, a four-year-old gelding who is named after the veteran NHLer Lou Franceschetti, has back-to-back wins at Woodbine, including a victory in the $34,000 Preferred Pace this past Saturday.   Horner, who trains a stable of 2...
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Kelsey's Commando wins Delaware 2YOFT final

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Kelsey’s Commando won the 2-year-old filly trot, the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals on Monday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs.   Vic Kirby drove Kelsey’s Commando into the lead from post seven, taking the lead after reaching the opening quarter.  The filly then maintained her superiority for a lifetime best 2:00.1 victory on a chilly l...
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"Nitelife" suffers slab fracture of knee

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing filly I Luv The Nitelife has suffered an injury and will miss Saturday night's Nadia Lobell Pace at the Meadowlands. The filly suffered a slab fracture of her right front knee on Tuesday morning when she trained in a leisurely 2:15.   "She trained well this morning and was real good, and she cooled out fine. About an hour and a half later, she was lame," said Chris R...
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Cat Manzi returns to sulky Friday at Freehold

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who suffered multiple pelvic fractures in a racing accident at Freehold Raceway on Sept. 6, returns to action on Friday, Nov. 29. It is a Thanksgiving wish come-true for the Manzi family.   "Cat has been cleared by the doctor [today] and will be back driving on Friday,” Ellen Manzi, his wife, texted this morning.   Word got out of Manzi's return to ...
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Doubledown Gass finds best form for Autumn

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
It's safe to say that Doubledown Gass has certainly found his best stride in the latter part of the year, and owner/trainer/driver Reg Gassien can only hope that continues in the $33,600 Autumn Stakes final, Friday at Woodbine.   The homebred son of Majestic Son has crafted a 3-2-0 record in his last five starts, including a victory and runner-up finish in both preliminary legs of the ser...
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The Captain taking on older foes in TVG FFA

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Still glowing from a grand opening of the new facility just days ago, the fall harness meet at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment presents a stellar stakes card worth over $3.4 million in purses to the very best horses in racing on Saturday, Nov. 30. Headlining the star-studded program are the $500,000 finals of the Inaugural TVG Free For All trot and pace.   The pace (race 10) offers...
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Bee A Magician's win streak on line Saturday

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Sixteen down, one to go. Bee A Magician will try to complete a perfect season Saturday night when she faces nine foes in the $253,000 Moni Maker Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ranked No. 1 in the sport's current Top 10 poll, Bee A Magician is 16-for-16 this year, with $1.42 million in earnings. She will start the Moni Maker from post eight for trainer Ric...
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Send your memories to Canadian Sportsman

on 11/25/2013 12:00 AM
The Canadian Sportsman is seeking contributions from the harness racing industry to celebrate the life of Canada's oldest magazine.   In 300 words or less, please email your thoughts, memories, stories, comments — just about anything you want to say about the magazine — to editor Dave Briggs (dbriggs@canadiansportsman.ca) before noon (eastern time) on Thursday, Dec.5.   We will...
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Krivelin wins amateur Gold Cup championship

on 11/25/2013 12:00 AM
The final contests in this year's Billings Harness Driving Series were presented at Harrah's Philadelphia on the cold and blustery Sunday afternoon with Bobby "Rapid Rail” Krivelin victorious in the $25,000 Delvin Miller Memorial Gold Cup Championship and "Tough Tony” Ciuffetelli triumphant in the $15,000 Silver Cup Championship.   Krivelin reined Current Crisis to a 2:30 victory...
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Batavia horsemen unite Wednesday for Coletta

on 11/25/2013 12:00 AM
Thanksgiving is set for Thursday but Wednesday night at Batavia Downs, the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season will be front and center as many inthe driver's colony, along with trainers and owners, will be donating their earnings from the 12-race program in support of Harrah's Philadelphia driver Anthony Coletta who was seriously injured in an on-track accident on Sunday, Nov. 17...
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Mystical Victress the victress at Balmoral

on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM
Just as she's done so often throughout her illustrious career, Mystical Marker Farm's Mystical Victress proved to be too much for her state-bred rivals as she confidently reported home with a two-length triumph over nine other ICF distaffers in Saturday's $15,000 Fox Valley Memory Stake at Balmoral Park. The final time was an effortless 1:54.   Hustled away from post position eight b...
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Dallenbach Hanover wins Yonkers open

on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM
Reformed claimer Dallenbach Hanover (Brian Sears) prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's blustery $37,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Inheriting the pole after an inside defection (one of two scratches in the race), "Dallenbach"--as the 17-10 favorite--gave up the lead to China Grill (Pat Lachance). China Grill led through intervals of :27.2 and :57.1 before the 3-y...
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New era begins at Meadowlands

on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM
A new era in harness racing dawned Saturday night with the debut of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. The gleaming $88 million track, the vision of chairman Jeff Gural, launched with a 13-race program on a blustery, chilly night with occasional snow squalls before an estimated 15,000 fans.   The on-track handle exploded in the new facility, reaching a total of $530,917, an impr...
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Goodnite Goodluck repeats at Batavia

on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, Goodnite Goodluck ($6.60) was put in "long-term parking" but once again he managed to survive the brutally long trip and snag the $8,500 Open Pace at Batavia Downs on a cold Saturday night in 1:58.1 over a "good" track.   It was the second straight victory in the Open Pace and fourth in a row for the razor-sharp Goodluck Goodluck. He now has 10 ...
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Freshmen star Saturday night at Pompano

on 11/24/2013 12:00 AM
The Melvyn Aylor Memorial for 2 year olds was contested at Pompano Park on Saturday night with Tough Issue, Geronimo Fame, Gold Star Jessica and Markie taking the top prize in their respective divisions.   Tough Issue, driven by Bruce Ranger, took the $18,400 non-betting opener for the pacing colts and geldings in a lifetime best 1:56.2, knocking almost three seconds off his pr...
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