harness racing

Crowded Winner’s Circle: Rare Triple Dead Heat For Victory Recorded At Hawthorne

On a snowy Sunday evening at Hawthorne Race Course, one of the rarest events in racing occurred as a triple dead heat for victory took place. In the tenth race on the card, Picky Picky Valor, Keep the Cash, and Skyway Jaylo all hit the wire together in the Open trot. The oddity was actually […]

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Meadowlands Adjusts Post Time, Wagering Format Beginning Friday

Post time for the Meadowlands will move to 6:35 P.M. starting this Friday, December 22nd and continue through February 24, 2018. “Our entry box is over flowing and to accommodate the horsemen we are going to move post time to 6:35pm,” said General Manager & COO, Jason Settlemoir.  “We will card ten races next Thursday, December 28th and will be carding […]

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Hambletonian Society Names Moira Fanning New Chief Operating Officer

Moira Fanning, Director of Publicity and Event Operations for the Hambletonian Society, has been named COO by the executive committee of the Society, effective immediately. Fanning has been with the Society since 1988 and will take over many of the administrative duties performed by former president and CEO Tom Charters. Earlier this year Charters announced […]

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Champion Standardbred Somebeachsomewhere Diagnosed With Cancer

Champion harness racer and sire Somebeachsomewhere has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in New Jersey. According to Hanover Shoe Farms, where the horse stands, the tumor was found early and removed while still small. The Hall of Fame pacer, whose offspring includes this year’ Governors Cup […]

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‘You Got To Feel Kind Of Helpless’: Horsemen Concerned Over Future Of Harness Racing In Ontario

The horse racing industry in Ontario has struggled in the five years since the government reduced – by more than half – the funding it received from slots revenue. Now, as the London Free Press reports, those that work in the harness racing industry “fear the death knell may be approaching.” That concern has grown in the […]

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Meadowlands Announces New Wager: ‘The Pick 10 Survivor’

With the return of the Meadowlands Harness season this Saturday, November 4 also comes the debut of a new wager – The Pick 10 Survivor. The first-of-its-kind wager requires the selection of the winner in the first 10 races on the program. The unique twist in the wager is ticket holders that correctly select the winner of […]

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Indiana Grand Adjusts Calendar To Support Breeders Crown; Final Day Of Racing Now Oct. 27

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a request to alter the final week of racing at Indiana Grand during its regular monthly meeting Friday, Aug. 25. The 120-day racing season will now include a special day of racing Thursday, Oct. 26 and the final day of racing is slated for Friday, Oct. 27. The altered […]

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New York: Horses Rescued As Fire Destroys Several Barns At Goshen Historic Track

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed several barns Wednesday night at Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, NY. The Associated Press reports that the blaze started in one of the barns at the harness track, which is located northwest of New York City. The Goshen Historic Track was designated as a Historic Landmark in […]

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Hambletonian Day All-Sources Handle Jumps 4.5 Percent

All-sources handle on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands increased by 4.5 percent versus 2016 including a double-digit increase in separate-pool wagering from Europe and Australia. Total handle on the 16-race program was $7,287,712 up from the $6.9 million wagered in 2016 on a similar 16-race card. Field size was nearly identical to last year (9.7 […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

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