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David Ingraham drives 6,500th winner

on 10/28/2013 2:00 AM
Driver David Ingraham pieced together a masterful performance at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (Oct. 27), teaming four winners from the nine-race program and securing his 6,500th career win in the process. The milestone win came while driving No Surrenders, a five-year-old son of Art Major, owned by Omer Burke and trained by Thomas Richardson. The mile was timed in 1:57.4; the fifth win ...
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Count Me In upsets in Meadows top trot

on 10/28/2013 2:00 AM
Count Me In seized the two hole from the gate and used the ensuing pocket trip to pull off a 15-1 upset victory in Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Mike Wilder hustled Count Me In to the front, but the pair quickly settled in behind Summer Indian, the 1-1 favorite. The 4-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding was stronger in the lane, brushing outside to defeat S...
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Messenger, Lady Maud elims held at Yonkers

on 10/27/2013 2:00 AM
It was generally a formful foray Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting eliminations for both the Messenger Stakes--final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown--and its companion event, Lady Maud Pace. Ten 3-year-olds--eight colts and two geldings--tried the Messenger, while 14 soph ladies went at in the Maud. The first of two, $40,000 elims for the 58th Messenger saw 1-2 choice Sun...
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Stakes action highlights Hoosier Saturday card

on 10/27/2013 2:00 AM
Just one week after hosting the $1 million Hoosier Champions night, Hoosier Park continued the stakes action with an exciting 14-race card on Saturday, October 26.  In its’ 20th season of live harness racing, Hoosier Park hosted divisions of the Madison County and Circle City Stakes for two and three-year-olds for the first time ever. E L Titan and Riina Rekila kicked off the ...
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Kindergartens to Goddess, Southwind Spirit

on 10/26/2013 2:00 AM
Goddesss and Southwind Spirit each earned champion status as the result of their first-place finishes in Friday night's $433,500 finals of the 2013 Kindergarten Classic Series for 2-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs. Goddess gained a 1:56.3, front-striding victory in the $206,000 Kindergarten title test for 2-year-old filly trotters, while Southwind Spirit continued his superb season with...
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Beatgoeson Hanover, Here We Go Again win

on 10/26/2013 2:00 AM
Trotter Beatgoeson Hanover and pacer Here We Go Again won their respective Preferred races on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the featured races carried a purse of $25,000. Beatgoeson Hanover (Andover Hall-Beat The Wheel), a 5-year-old mare from the Nifty Norman barn, was making her first start since finishing 5th a week ago in the Breeders Crown final for aged...
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Fall Four races moving to Woodbine in 2014

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will once again proudly host the ‘Fall Four' stakes for two-year-olds in 2014, which includes the Goldsmith Maid and Three Diamonds for fillies and the Governor's Cup and Valley Victory for open competitors. With The Meadowlands Racetrack hosting the Breeders Crown in 2014, Woodbine Racetrack was asked to host the ‘Fall Four' stakes at the Toronto oval. The quartet of...
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Michael Melander, son Marcus, looking at US

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Michael Melander, the brother of well-known Swedish horseman Stefan Melander, is considering setting up a stable in the U.S. Melander is a professional pilot for TUI Travel Group, the largest tourism operator in Europe, and was based out of Fort Lauderdale last winter and resided in Vero Beach, near Palema Training Center. His son Marcus is a horseman in Sweden, earning honors as the country's...
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Case denied PA license; can re-apply in 5 years

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has affirmed an earlier ruling denying Walter Case Jr. a racing license. Case was originally denied a license in early June by the Commission.   According to the most recent ruling, dated Oct. 9, 2013, Case "may submit a new license application with this Commission after a period of five years h...
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Virginia Day of Champions Sunday at Colonial

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Candid Photo, Eloise Eden and Blueridge Adalia, champion two year old Virginia-breds in 2012, each won their respective 3-year-old prep races last weekend in advance of this Sunday's 16th annual Virginia Harness "Day of Champions” program at Colonial Downs. A total of $380,000 in purse monies will be up for grabs among eight freshman and sophomore divisions in the 15-race card. Candid Pho...
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Power Wheel captures NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Power Wheel claimed the lead at the head of the backstretch and never was pressed, winning the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 3-year-old trotting colts on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The son of Muscles Yankee trotted the mile in 2:00.1, finishing two lengths ahead of Fandango Tornado (by Revenue) and 4 1/4 lengths in front of the 3-5 favor...
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Likeabatoutahell tops $1 million in earnings

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--pace for the ladies and a trot for all with proper credentials--were won by a wiring Rock N Load (Dan Dube, $10) and newly-minted millionaire Likeabatoutahell (George Brennan, $13.40).   Rock N Load, involved at the start from post position 3, made the lead around Classy Lane Rose (Jason Bartlett) after a :26.3 ...
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Marvin Raber wins Billings on "Pink Out" Friday

on 10/25/2013 2:00 AM
Tabulator was so wound up while scoring down that it took both trainer/driver Marvin Raber and Parade Marshal Missy Rothfuss to control him. But once Raber was able to redirect that energy to the matter at hand, the result was amazing — a 17-length victory for "Marvelous Marvin” and Tabulator in Friday's $10,000 C.K.G. Billings West Final at The Meadows.   Tabulator ripped off a...
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Wrenn Jr. has Georgia on his mind at Batavia

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
It was a successful debut for Umygeorgia Hanover and North America's leading dash driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. at Batavia Downs Wednesday night as the pair combined to romp to victory in the $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace.   It was the 13th victory of the season for Umygeorgia Hanover ($4) who was stepping up in class after coming off a 2 1/2-lengh victory in 1:53 on Oct. 11 at ...
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Production underway on Johnny Longshot

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Production on Johnny Longshot, a movie being produced by actor Emilio Estevez, who will also star in the film as a retired Thoroughbred jockey who wants to make a comeback in racing as a harness driver with winning the Little Brown Jug his goal, has begun. A trailer has been posted on Youtube promoting Johnny Longshot, although Estevez told harnessracing.com the version is still not completely...
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After 68 losses, a pacer a maiden no more

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Something occurred Wednesday at Monticello Raceway that brought back memories to longtime harness fans. If one happened to be around the sport in late 1970s and early 1980s they may have recalled a pacer by the name of Super Kris.   Super Kris was anything but super. Spotted locally and proclaimed to be the world's perennial loser, Super Kris was cited for losing 85 races in a ...
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Contract extended for live racing at Rosecroft

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Since reemerging from bankruptcy in 2011 under the direction of Penn National Gaming, Rosecroft Raceway has provided an economic kick start to Prince George's County and the Maryland Standardbred industry. Since reopening in the fall of 2011 the focus at Rosecroft has been on directing racing opportunities and increasing purses towards Maryland horses and horsemen. Penn National Gaming has ...
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Big week for $200-million man Pierce

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
With 11 drives in the 12 Breeders Crown finals last Saturday night, Oct. 19, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Ron Pierce and Tim Tetrick were the busiest drivers on the card. Pierce and Tetrick both won three Crown finals, but with Pierce also having three second-place finishes to Tetrick's trio of third-place finishes, he was the leading money-winning driver on the night with $1,126,500 in pur...
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Qualifiers at new Meadowlands on Nov. 14, 21

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host two nights of qualifying races prior to the grand opening of its new facility. Those dates will be Thursday, Nov. 14, and Thursday, Nov. 21. Post time for the Nov. 14 qualifiers will be 7:15 p.m. while the Nov. 21 qualifiers will begin at 6 p.m.   These qualifiers will be the first races being raced out of the new facility. The b...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/24/2013 2:00 AM
Although the Breeders Crown championships are in our rear-view mirror, there is still plenty of stakes action left in 2013, including this weekend at Hoosier Park, Yonkers Raceway and Vernon Downs, and the new HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the details. It's graduation time for the Kindergartners at Vernon and trainers Jimmy Takter and Noel Daley talk about their chances with their r...
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