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Category: HARNESS

RUTHLESS HANOVER REPEATS

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — After winning the inaugural Joseph Auger Memorial Invitational for older male pacers last year with a world-record 1:46.3 effort, Ruthless Hanover

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DAN PATCH WINNER RETURNS

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — A year ago at this time, Bythemissal was sidelined by illness, leaving the future of his campaign in doubt. But

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LARRY LEDERMAN MEMORIAL

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Throughout his career as a track announcer, Larry Lederman was known for the wit and wordplay that punctuated his race

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MARVIN LUNA’S RAPID RISE

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Marvin Luna is enjoying a rapid rise as a driver thanks to taking it slowly. The 22-year-old Luna began driving

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SEEKING CUTLER REPEAT

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Three horses have repeated as the winner of the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial in its 26-year history. Venerate will look

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FANCY IS AS FANCY DOES

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Kasey Bendix is never sure which version of Fancy Like That she will encounter on a day-to-day basis, but she

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SAT AT BIG M: HAMBO PREPS

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Returning Dan Patch Award winner Karl will make his first start of the season Saturday (May 11) when he leads

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SIR PINOCCHIO BY A NOSE?

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Stakes success at Freehold Raceway is a bit of a tradition for the family of Sir Pinocchio, who will look

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BOST HAS ‘DAISY’ ON GO

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Emily Bost was in college and knew nothing about harness racing when she answered a newspaper help-wanted ad for a

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GRAND CIRCUIT BEGINS

 Ken Weingartner, USTA — Eight horses were entered Wednesday for the Dexter Cup, the first Grand Circuit event of the season for 3-year-old male trotters,

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‘COACH’ TARGETING BORGATA

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Three horses will enter Monday’s $457,000 MGM Borgata Pacing Series final for older male pacers having been no worse than

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13YO TROTTER HOLDS FORM!

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA JL Cruze might be 13 years old, but he still acts like a youngster on a daily basis. “He goes in

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SEEKING MATCHMAKER FAME

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — There is no shortage of intrigue heading to Friday’s (April 12) last preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series

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