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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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Cheyenne Miriam preps for Matron with win

on 11/04/2013 12:00 AM
Cheyenne Miriam tuned up for Sunday's Matron Stakes, coming on to edge race-favorite Monochromatic in the $20,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap feature race on Monday, Nov. 4, at Dover Downs.   David Miller pulled out of fifth place on the backstretch to quickly engage Monochromatic on the final turn then battled head-to-head down the lane in a :28 final panel before sticking her nos...
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Arockin Hanover rocks in Vernon debut

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Newcomer Arockin Hanover captured the $12,000 Open Pace, Noble Wabbit lowered his odd-distance record for seven-eighths of a mile in the "Turn Back The Clock Rewind Race,” while drivers John MacDonald and Truman Gale each recorded four victories during Saturday night's 13-race program at Vernon Downs.   The Saratoga-shipper Arockin Hanover went off as the second choice i...
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Dontgetinskyway springs 36-1 shocker at Batavia

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
It was déjà vu all over again in the Saturday night feature race at Batavia Downs when Dontgetinskyway, the 36-1 outsider in the field over eight, got up in the final strides to pull the shocker in the $8,500 Open Pace. Friday night, Headingforaruckus scored the upset in the $8,500 Open trot at odds 19-1.   Even more surprising was how the race went down.   Last w...
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Ronny Bugatti upsets in Messenger final

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Jason Bartlett won five races at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night...oh, including a stakes race of substance.   Bartlett and the New York-bred Ronny Bugatti outgamed a stubborn Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras) on the money, winning the $450,000 final of the Messenger Stakes--final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown--for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Leaving from post positio...
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Howard Parker wins 5,000th career race

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
Driver Howard Parker won a conditioned trot aboard Guiltywithanexcuse in Saturday night's 14th and final race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to earn his 5,000th career victory.   Parker, who started his driving career in 1977 and has made Pocono his home track for the past few seasons, added to career earnings of over $45 million with the win.   The entire racing departme...
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Big Jim breeding to benefit One Fund Boston

on 11/03/2013 1:00 AM
During the month of November, Scarborough Downs (Maine) will be accepting bids on a breeding to pacer Big Jim (Western Ideal-Bold Pink-Big Towner), a donation generously made by Jim Carr of Seelster Farms of Ontario, Canada, where Big Jim is currently standing, to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings last April. The winning bid money will be donated to the One Fund Boston. ...
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Freshman Simpsons held at Vernon Downs

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Well Built, Skates N Plates, JK Molly, Bikini So Teeny and Bakersfield were all divisional winners in Friday night's $88,844 John Simpson Memorial stakes for 2 year olds at Vernon Downs.   The favorite Well Built captured the $14,396 opening division of the Simpson stake for male members of the trotting persuasion with a strong-striding 1:59.3 victory in Friday's first race. Jim Mei...
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Autumn finals set after round 2 at Woodbine

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Round two of the Autumn Series continued Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack with five divisions contested. Divisions were held for rookie colts and geldings of both gaits.   Aventure will look for the series sweep after an impressive 1:57.3 victory to start the 13-race program. The trotting son of Muscle Mass sat third in the early going past the opening quarter in :29.2. From the...
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Creatine, Pet Rock score in Hoosier stakes

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Three horses who won Breeders Crown finals two weeks ago at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs were in action Friday night at Hoosier Park and all three again had something in common as they all had to settle for second this time around.   Creatine, who finished second by a neck in the Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old colt trotters to Spider Blue Chip, reversed that outcome in Friday's ...
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Check Me Out retired, to be bred to Credit Winner

on 11/02/2013 2:00 AM
Check Me Out, the 2011 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year and the 2012 Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, has been retired.   Check Me Out finished her 3-year-old campaign in 2012 with the most earnings ever by a filly trotter over her freshman and sophomore seasons. She retires with lifetime earnings of just over $1.9 million.   Check...
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Winbak to stand Lucky Chucky, Muscles Yankee

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
In the upcoming breeding season, Winbak Farm of New York will be welcoming two of the industry’s most distinguished trotting stallions. "With the New York Sire Stakes program having the richest purses in North America, we are excited to announce the addition of Lucky Chucky and Muscles Yankee,” said Garrett Bell, Winbak Farm General Manager. "Both individuals were outstanding racehorses and...
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Skyline Road takes Maywood's feature stake

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
Thursday’s $12,000 Life’s A Holiday Stake at Maywood turned into quite a nail biter for chalk players as the heavily favored entry of Skyline Road and King Mufasa both made breaks during the mile. The 1-9 favorites still made good on their favored status though with Skyline Road prevailing by 3 ¼ lengths in 2:00.4 over a sloppy track. After speeding to the top from post position eigh...
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Blooded Horse Sale catalog available online

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
The 66th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 1,469 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 21. The sale features 345 yearlings, 198 two year olds, 297 three year olds, and 87 weanlings along with hundreds of broodmares and a few stallions. Yearlings from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario sell on Monday. Most have bla...
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We Will See to stand in Ohio in 2014

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
Marion Beachy of Abby Stables, along with owners Shannon DePinto, Earl Smith and J & T Silva Stable, LLC, are announcing that We Will See will be standing stud for the 2014 breeding season at Abby Stables in Sugarcreek, Ohio. We Will See p,4,1:47.2 ($2,549,409), by Western Hanover out of the Abercrombie mare Aberdakara, was the fastest pacer in North America in 2011 at 1:47.2, where h...
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24-1 Isabella's Magic upsets in Meadows feature

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
Pouncing on the tiring leaders, Isabella’s Magic circled from worst to first and pulled off a 24-1 shocker in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Isabella’s Magic was ninth at the quarter and still trailed by 4-1/2 lengths at the three-quarters. But aided by a hot pace and multiple lead changes, the 6-year-old daughter of Blissful Hall-Follow Th...
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Quick Deal lowers own world record at Yonkers

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
Quick Deal (George Brennan) became Quicker Deal Friday night, bettering his own Yonkers Raceway track--and world--record on Friday night.   Leaving from post position No. 5--the same starting stop from his previous record Oct. 15--in the $25,000, 11th-race trot----the 2-5 choice was three-wide early before making the lead. He did just that before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile, rated ...
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Dedi’s Dragon stuns at Hoosier Park

on 11/01/2013 2:00 AM
As Al Michaels once said, "Do you believe in Miracles?” While it might not be of the same magnitude as the United States beating the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics, Ron Burke certainly believes in his three-year-old pacing colt, Dedi’s Dragon, after tonight’s stunning performance. At odds of 43-1, Dedi’s Dragon pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season as he was able...
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