harness racing

Top Four Qualify For World Harness Handicapping Championship In Latest Tourney At Meadowlands

Patrick O’Malley of Westbury, N.Y., captured the January 11th World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier presented by DerbyWars.com at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   While O’Malley cashed on five of his contest wagers, he saved the best for last when his $50 Win/Place/Show wager on Duckies Dynasty in Race 14 netted him $2,120.  His long-shot score vaulted him into […]

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Wagering Surpasses $3 Million Friday Night At The Meadowlands

Wagering at the Meadowlands has been on the increase in recent weeks, with last Saturday’s $2.913 million the biggest number during the recently-concluded 2019 Fall Meeting. On Friday night at the Big M, on the second day of the 2020 Winter Meeting, betting surpassed the magic $3-million mark, with all-source wagering that totaled $3,069,967. Play […]

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‘Shroud Of Mystery’ In New Racino Plan For Balmoral Park

A real estate developer named Philip Goldberg has a new plan for Balmoral Park, a Chicago track which hasn’t hosted harness racing in four years. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Goldberg purchased the property from HITS Inc., which has held horse shows there for several years, and intends to turn it into a casino and […]

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Ten Years Later: How The Stud Book Cap Has Affected Harness Racing

Horse racing is an industry built on using past performance to predict future outcomes, and if The Jockey Club goes through with its proposal to limit stud books to 140 mares bred per season, the Thoroughbred business has a decade of experience from the Standardbred side of the aisle to map out the road ahead. […]

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NYRA Cross Country Pick 5 Combines Thoroughbred, Harness Racing

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, July 20 featuring action from historic Saratoga Race Course, Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, Finger Lakes in Farmington, New York and the Saratoga Harness track, located less than two miles from the Spa. The first leg will take place […]

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Trainer, Radio Host Roger Stein Dies At 65

Trainer Roger Stein died this morning at his home in Hidden Hills after a lengthy battle with a myriad of illnesses. He was 65. Stein, who hosted a horse racing radio show on KLAA AM 830 for many years until June of 2017, began training Thoroughbreds in 1987 but obtained his harness trainer’s license in […]

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‘Spooked’ Harness Horse Runs Into Pond, Drowns At Miami Valley Gaming & Racing

A harness racing horse at Ohio’s Miami Valley drowned on Monday after getting loose and running into a pond, according to whio.com. Driver Kayne Kauffman was knocked out of his sulky, and the unidentified horse was apprehended by the outrider but broke loose again and ran into the pond. Jerry Abner, Miami Valley’s director of marketing, […]

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New Meadowlands/Woodbine Pick 4 To Address Post Time ‘Drag,’ Horseplayer Churn

Two giants of harness racing are not only introducing a new wager that combines their considerable assets this Friday (March 22) but are also tackling an industry-wide source of frustration in the hopes of pleasing the customer. The “Can-Am Pick-4” will make its debut and requires a player to correctly select the winners of two […]

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‘A Lot Of Fun’: Collmus Calls Harness Race At Yonkers

He’s called a pair of historic thoroughbred champions and countless Breeders’ Cups, but the career of Larry Collmus was officially made Monday night (March 11th). That’s because the popular voice of the New York Racing Association and the Triple Crown stopped by Yonkers Raceway to see how the other half lives. Collmus, a friend of […]

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