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Bee A Magician still perfect with 16th win

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Making her first start since winning the Breeders Crown on Oct. 19, Bee A Magician kept her perfect record unblemished as she stormed through the inside to win the American National 3-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:55.2 on Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   The sophomore daughter by Kadabra was driven handily--but not without anxious moments--by Brian Sears for trainer Nifty Norman and ow...
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Hoosier, Vernon finish seasons

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino culminated their 2013 harness racing meet with a 14-race card in front of a packed house on Saturday, November 9. In addition to the racing action, Tyler Smith and Ron Burke secured leading driver and trainer titles, respectively.   Ron Burke, who led the trainer standings from start to finish, was officially recognized as the 2013 leading trainer of...
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Pan From Nantucket takes Yonkers feature

on 11/09/2013 12:00 AM
Pan From Nantucket (Eric Goodell) rebounded from a rare poor effort Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Content to watch early from post position No. 5, Pan from Nantucket was sixth as Fred and Ginger (George Brennan) worked past Live On (Jordan Stratton) right at the :27.2 opening quarter-mile. Dream Out Loud N (Brent Holland) just about bolted f...
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Nova Artist wins Dover's Delaware Special

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Nova Artist, the 2011-12 Horse of the Meet, showed his strong stretch kick to win the season's first $27,500 Delaware Special while Second Wind N came from last to first in the $20,000 Open Pace on Thursday at Dover Downs.   On a program boasting fast finishing winners, trainer Eddie and Kathy Davis' Noble Artist came from sixth at the half to catch public choice Malak Uswaad N and T...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park hosts a big night of racing on Saturday with eight American National finals, and the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. How will the trotting mare Maven do against the boys? How about Captaintreacherous as he looks to bounce back off his stunning defeat last weekend? Can Bee A Magician continue her magical year and remain unbeaten? And will I Luv The Ni...
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Illinois legislature adjourns with no ADW solution

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Over 20,000 Illinois horsemen are unsure about the security of their jobs today after the General Assembly adjourned without acting to extend online horse betting also known as Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW), a key funding source for the Illinois Racing Board. Without that extra funding, the Racing Board will have to dramatically curtail the racing season.   "It's beyond frustrating...
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Buchanan new chair of Ontario commission

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Elmer Buchanan has been appointed by the Government of Ontario as Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a term of one year. Most recently, he served as a member of the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel, which met with industry participants and worked to develop a vision for the industry's future. Buchanan's knowledge, leadership and dedication will benefit both the horse racing i...
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Daughters of Delinquent Account top $200k

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Two daughters of the great race filly and broodmare Delinquent Account topped the first session of the two-day Standardbred Horse Sales Company mixed auction in Harrisburg Friday, bringing bids of $240,000 and $230,000.   Selling as part of the complete dispersal of mares owned by Brittany Farms and the equine holdings of the late Brian Monieson, Credit Rating, a daug...
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Handsofmycookie takes Yonkers pace feature

on 11/08/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--a pace for the ladies and a trot for all with the recent resume--were won by a diving-inside Handsoffmycookie (Dan Dube, $13.40) and twice-over all-age track record-holder Quick Deal (George Brennan, $3.30).   Unhurried from post position 2, "Cookie" was away third as locally-debuting Swinging Beauty (George Brennan) ...
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Meadows mark for Unefoisdansmavie

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
Returning home to The Meadows after a respectable showing in the Breeders Crown, Unefoisdansmavie made short work of an accomplished field, capturing Wednesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot in a track record 1:53.   Unefoisdansmavie finished fourth to Maven in the final of the Breeders Crown Mare Trot, outperforming her 49-1 odds. Back at her stomping grounds, though, she was be...
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Green Day wins 42nd lifetime in Dover feature

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
Green Day, the second of three wins for Corey Callahan, showed his class turning back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to win the $21,000 Open Handicap Trot on a 10-race card on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Callahan took the lead on the backstretch and Green Day rolled away to his fourth victory of the season and 42nd lifetime. The Enjoy Lavec-Sonoma Hanover 9-year-old gelding trained by ...
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Creatine, Spider Blue Chip renew rivalry in Am-Nat

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
Another great rivalry has shaped up late this season between the sophomore trotters Creatine and Spider Blue Chip.That match-up figures to be front and center again on Saturday when the two diagonally gaited foes meet again in the $235,000 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Trot.   At Hoosier Park on Friday, Nov. 1, Creatine avenged his Breeders Crown loss to his main rival by be...
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USTA creates medication advisory committee

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
In order to develop comprehensive proposals on the use of therapeutic medications and recommended penalties for violations in harness racing, US Trotting Association President Phil Langley has appointed a diverse panel of experts to a new USTA medication advisory committee.   "Recognizing that some of the fault was that the USTA lacked sufficient scientific representation on the Racing M...
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Cheyenne Miriam in Matron elim Sunday

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
In fact, when Cheyenne Miriam won the open handicap for fillies and mares there on Nov. 4, it was the first time Siegelman raced a horse at Dover Downs since 2008. And over the last 15 years, the New Jersey-based New Yorker has competed at Dover just 20 times. So when Cheyenne Miriam returns to Dover Downs for Sunday's eliminations for the Matron Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers, Siegelman is...
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Harrisburg sale finishes with average up 18.5%

on 11/07/2013 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., concluded late Thursday afternoon (Nov. 7) with an18.5 percent gain in the average price and a 29.4 percent increase in the median. The average price at this year's sale was $34,345, up from $28,995 in 2012. The median price--the point where half the yearlings sell for more and half for less--rose from $17,000 to $22,000. ...
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Ultimate Beachboy scores in Meadows feature

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
Ultimate Beachboy took his time making the front, but he was unassailable once he got there, scoring comfortably in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Ultimate Beachboy was looped from the gate by Sam Hill and raced outside until the three-eighths. But once he collared Sam Hill, the 3-year-old Somebeachsomewhere-Ultimate Bet gelding had even more in the tank...
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Past OHHA president Bob Kauffman dies

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
Robert A. "Bob" Kauffman, of New Albany, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 4. He was 80.   Mr. Kauffman was born and raised in Columbus, the son of the late Albert and Marie Kauffman. He graduated from Columbus Aquinas College High School, Class of 1952, where he played football and golf, and then attended The Ohio State University.   He owned,operated and eventually retired f...
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Best in the bike at Balmoral on Saturday

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park will not only play host to some of the best horses in North America on Saturday night for the American National Stakes , but some of the sport's leading reinsman will also be in Crete to steer the cream of the crop over the one-mile oval. A pair of $200 million men—Hall of Famers John Campbell and Ron Pierce are slated to drive. This pair will reach half a billion ...
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NY voters approve casino expansion in state

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
New York voters went to the polls Tuesday and authorized the state to license up to seven new commercial casinos, the biggest casino gambling expansion in state history. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting, the margin was 57-43.   The requisite casino bill specifies that the first four of the eventual seven casinos be located in three areas: Albany/Sa...
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Day 3 at Harrisburg: Average up 16.8%

on 11/06/2013 12:00 AM
The trend of an upswing in the yearling market continued in the third session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg on Wednesday as the average price climbed 16.8 percent, increasing from $16,367 for 2012's comparable session to $19,123. The median price--the point where half the horses sell for more and half for less--also rose to $15,000, an increase of 25 percent. ...
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