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Ill. legislature fails to pass bill, racing in jeopardy

on 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
The Illinois General Assembly was convened on Tuesday (Dec. 3) but failed to pass a bill which would extend advanced deposit wagering (ADW). Without the extension of the law permitting ADW, the Illinois Racing Board has said it will not have funds to operate and the state's racing calendar will be slashed to only a handful of dates.   The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association poste...
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Elizabeth Caldwell joins KY Horse Council board

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Elizabeth Caldwell, who operates Cane Run Farm in Georgetown, KY with her mother, Rikki, and brother, Danny, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). The KHC welcomed returning and new board members on Nov. 10 following elections at the annual membership meeting, as well as honored retiring board members.   During the membershi...
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Time running out on voting for Race of the Year!

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
It's time to vote for the 2013 Race of the Year! As selected by the staff at harnessracing.com, here are the five finalists, in alphabetical order: American National 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, won by Charisma Hanover; Battle of the Brandywine, won by Sunshine Beach; Max Hempt Memorial, won by Captaintreacherous; International Stallion 2-Year-Old Filly Pace division, won by My Lady Day; and TV...
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Cash Hall to Cool Winds Farm in Ohio

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
World champion Cash Hall, the fastest trotter of all time on a half-mile track at 1:51.1, will stand in 2014 at Cool Winds Farm, in Lima, Ohio. A winner of $554,298, Cash Hall has been equally successful in the stud with progeny earnings over $9 million to date, including 18 trotters in 1:55 and the 2013 USTA District 8 Horse-of-the-Year, Market Rally, the winner of $281,816 this ...
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Unefoisdansmavie rallies inside for Meadows win

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Unefoisdansmavie, the only mare in the field, stalked patiently from the pocket, then roared by in the Lightning Lane to capture Monday's $18,000 Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Unefoisdansmavie, the 3-5 favorite, let Count Me In do all the heavy lifting on the lead before brushing late for Dave Palone and downing Count Me In by a half length in 1:53.3. The ground-saving Redde...
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Ms. Caila J Fra scores in Dover feature

on 12/02/2013 12:00 AM
Ms. Caila J Fra showed her class in notching a 1:50.1 victory in the $21,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap on Monday at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden was red hot with a "grand slam” on the card.   Andy Miller teamed with The Fra Stable's homebred 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-Calla Fra for her seventh victory of the campaign. Steve Elliott trains Ms. Caila J Fra who no...
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Sunshine Beach captures Progress Pace

on 12/01/2013 12:00 AM
Starting from outside post 8 proved no problem for Sunshine Beach as he paced to a 1:50.3 victory in the $284,160 Progress Pace Final Sunday night at Dover Downs. Also on the program, eeboomook Fool Ya and Casino Bags Carlo took $100,000 DSBF Finals.   After early movement by Dedi's Dragon and Yannick Gingras at the start before being shuffled back to third by the half, Sunshin...
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Campbell wins 4 at Big M; live handle up 50%

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Friday night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment revived memories of years past with multiple lead changes, horses rallying from well back to win and John Campbell, "Mr. Meadowlands," stealing the spotlight.   All time Meadowlands leading driver John Campbell used the live flow to collect four winners on the night, employing the patented Campbell cover trip style on most. In fact, n...
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James Rattray wins $750k Miracle Mile

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
It was a drive that couldn't have been scripted any better. And one that will have the Tasmanian harness racing fraternity in a buzz for weeks.   Cool, calm and collected, reinsman James Rattray, who drove regularly in the US in the summers of 2099-2012, had some onlookers in a panic when he settled the Bettor's Delight gelding Beautide three back on the pylons in the SEW Eurod...
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Shake It Cerry, Muscle Network take 2YO trots

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Shake It Cerry locked up a divisional title, coasting to a three-length victory over Noon Tea Party in the $456,150 Goldsmith Maid Final for two-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. She turned in a 1:53.4 clocking, only a fifth of a second off the track record that the 1-9 favorite set in the Merrie Annabelle Final on Aug. 3.   The male counterpart to...
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Nadia Lobell 12th win of year for Shebestingin

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Shebestingin brushed to the lead at the half-mile marker and was never seriously challenged from there in capturing the $167,500 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:50 on Saturday night (Nov. 30) at Meadowlands Racetrack.   David Miller was in the bike for trainer Joe Holloway and owners Val D'or Farms, Ted Gewertz and L&L Devisser as the daughter of Bettor...
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JK Endofanera captures Governor's Cup

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
JK Endofanera (Brian Sears) outlasted the field to win the $534,500 Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51.4 by a half length. That equals his career best.   Carracci Hanover (Yannick Gingras) was first in a three-horse rush to the lead, hitting that opening quarter mark in :26.2. He was quickly overtaken by JK Endofanera at the ...
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Market Share wires field in 1:51 in TVG Trot

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Market Share, driven by Tim Tetrick, trotted hard and fast every step of the mile, bursting off the gate to get the lead and never relinquishing it to win the $500,000 TVG FFA Trot on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51, by three-quarters of a length. The win pushed his lifetime earnings over the $3 million mark to $3,115,011.   Market Share and Tetrick came off the ...
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Delightful Dragon slips up rail to win Three Diamonds

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Delightful Dragon snuck up along the rail in deep stretch to win the $394,950 Three Diamonds for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night (Nov. 30) at Meadowlands Racetrack in 1:52.4.   David Miller was in the bike for trainer Noel Daley and breeder/owner Adam Victor & Son Stable as the daughter of Bettor's Delight-Little Miss Dragon won for the third time in eight ...
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Jay Sears wins 3 FL Breeders Finals at Pompano

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Pompano Park was host for the $427,300 F.S.B.O.A. Championship Series for Florida Bred two and three year-olds on Saturday night (Nov. 30). Here is a recap of those events.   Tough Issue, driven by Bruce Ranger, took top honors in the (non-wagering) $50,300 Florida Breeders Stake for two year-old pacing colts and geldings by scoring a handy victory measuring 3 ¼ lengths in1:56.3. ...
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Foiled Again holds off Golden Receiver

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Foiled Again, who will be 10 years old in a month and a day, won the $512,000 TVG Free For All Pacing final on Saturday night (Nov. 30) at the Meadowlands by a head in 1:49.2 against a field with $17.7 million in collective earnings. The win pushed Foiled Again's lifetime earnings to $6,030,968 and helped propel handle for the card to $3,490,590.  Although billed as a battle between Fo...
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Bee A Magician finishes 2013 a perfect 17

on 11/30/2013 12:00 AM
Bee A Magician made it a perfect 17 for 17 with her one length victory in 1:53.3 in the $253,000 Moni Maker Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night (Nov. 30) at the Meadowlands. The win put her over the $2.3 million mark in career earnings.   Time To Kill (John Campbell)  made it to the lead first at the :27.2 quarter mile-mark while Ma Chere Hall (Corey Callahan)&...
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Pure Barre ekes out 1:56.2 win at Pompano

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
In a field oozing in depth and class, Pure Barre, making her Pompano Park fall debut, eked out a brave 1:56.2 win in the $10,000 Open 1 Trot for Mickey McNichol in a three horse photo on Wednesday night. The five year-old daughter of Classic Photo and the only distaff resident in the field, made a gutsy quarter move to the lead and held off the serious late charges of both Jessesjo (Ed Hensley) ...
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Meadowlands announces details for Trotters

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
There were many aspects of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment that left those in attendance for the grand opening of the new $88 Million facility in awe. Perhaps none more so than "Trotters,” a combination of owners boxes with elegant dining in the warm ambiance of the atmosphere of a private club. Filled with fireplaces, plush seating, wood-finish and decorated with the memories of great ...
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Ron Burke: "You first have to beat Pet Rock"

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
Sometimes long range plans do pan out. Myron Bell starting thinking in March and April about the inaugural $512,000 TVG Free-For-All Pacing Final on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for the sensational 3-year-old colt Captaintreacherous.   "There were four races we wanted to participate in this year: the North American Cup, The Meadowlands Pace, the Breeders Crown ...
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