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MEADOWLANDS INVASION

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Richard Poillucci reached the pinnacle of harness racing in 2019 when his imported New Zealand-bred pacing mare Shartin was named

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ALEXA SKYE SET FOR RETURN?

By Ken Weingartner, for USTA — Alexa Skye, a Grand Circuit-winning female pacer sidelined since late February because of a leg injury, is set to

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BEACH GLASS MAKES RETURN

By Ken Weingartner, USTA –After a six-week absence because of throat surgery, Meadowlands Pace champion Beach Glass is ready to return to the races in

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RYDER’S CROWN FINALIST(S)?

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Chris Ryder knows he will have at least one Breeders Crown finalist — returning champion Niki Hill in the event

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BREEDERS CROWN OCT 28-29

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — The richest sophomore pacing male of the season, Bythemissal, Ontario Sire Stakes star sophomore trotting filly Adare Castle, and pacing mare

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MELANDER FUTURITY READY

By Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Marcus Melander will send out the morning-line favorites in both the $430,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old trotters and $276,000 Kentucky

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HERE COMES THE BULLDOG

By Ken Weingartner, USTA Media — Jack Darling is trying to soak up every moment with harness racing’s all-time fastest performer, Bulldog Hanover, but despite

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HAMBO, OAKS ELIMINATIONS

By Ken Weingartner, for Hambletonian Society — Joviality S, who earlier this month became the first female to beat the boys in the Yonkers Trot

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ADIOS PACE ELIMINATIONS

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Pebble Beach will return to the races for the first time since his Pepsi North America Cup victory five weeks

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HAMBO, BIG M PACE DOUBLE?

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA Eight trainers in history have won the Meadowlands Racetrack’s two premier harness racing events, the Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian Stakes. Ake

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A MARKET BASED UPSET?

By Ken Weingartner, USTA Media — A dozen years ago, Chuck Pompey, Howard Taylor, and Edwin Gold partnered as owners for the first time, purchasing

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IT’S GRADUATION NIGHT

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Prior to last Saturday, there had been 11 winning miles faster than 1:47 in harness racing history. Only once did

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