harness racing

‘Sportscasters Charity Derby’ Features Popular Announcers Driving Harness Horses

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” — two harness races to benefit each participating Sportscaster’s selected charitable organizations — on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” will consist of ten famous Sportscasters who will each compete in a one-mile harness race driving a racehorse in a jog […]

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Maryland Standardbred Track, Rosecroft Raceway, Enters 70th Season

It was in May of 1949 that breeder, owner and driver William E. Miller opened Rosecroft, the “Raceway by the Beltway.” Seventy years later, just eight minutes from National Harbor, trotters and pacers are still competing at Rosecroft. Beginning Wednesday, the track in Oxon Hill will open for its four-month spring meet. The 12-race program […]

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NY Appeals Court Upholds Lengthy Ban Of Harness Trainer Lou Pena

The New York State Gaming Commission announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the 2015 sanctions levied against harness trainer Lou Pena, who was found responsible for 1,719 equine drug violations in 675 races. The ruling ends more than six years of litigation and validates the Commission’s actions of using veterinarian records […]

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KHRC Defers Vote On New Harness Track License For 30 Days

Following presentations by the three groups seeking a license for a harness racing track in Oak Grove, Ky., the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission decided to take no action on the matter this week. According to harnessracing.com, the KHRC officially deferred the vote on which group to license for 30 days. Following is a quick summary of […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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Kentucky Downs Files Application To ‘Fill A Void’ With Oak Grove Harness Track

The ownership of Kentucky Downs has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to build a standardbred track to be named Oak Grove Meadows on 80 acres near the intersection of Interstate 24 and U.S. 41-A in close proximity to Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Tenn. Kentucky Downs is committing $45 million to the […]

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Sky Racing World Launches Australian Harness Racing Product In North America

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Ky.-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has launched harness racing from multiple Australian states in North America. From Oct. 7th, 2018, Sky Racing World’s North American advance depositing wagering (ADW) partners will offer simulcast wagering on harness racing from Australia every Sunday and […]

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Churchill Downs, Keeneland Propose Harness Racing Dates For 2019 And Beyond

WKY Development, LLC – a joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) and Keeneland Association Inc. – has filed an application with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission requesting live Standardbred racing dates at CDI’s old Louisville Downs racing venue located at Derby City Gaming in Louisville for 2019 and in 2020 at its proposed venue […]

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Bettors Responding Well To Meadowlands Pick-4 Wager

The Meadowlands’ signature Pick-4 wager – always popular with the Big M faithful – has experienced an especially good run over the last three weeks, as the bet with the 50-Cent base (and low 15 percent takeout) has seen at least $90,000 pushed through the windows each of the last six times it has been […]

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