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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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RHEINHEIMER SET FOR BATTLE

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Matt Rheinheimer enjoyed a career-best year in purses in 2023, and two horses making their seasonal debuts this weekend in

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GIROUARD BACK AT BIG M

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA — When Michael Girouard climbs into the sulky for Friday’s first race at The Meadowlands, it will be the Massachusetts native’s

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“ONE ADAM TWELVE … “

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Adam Twelve, named after a television police drama and co-owned by driver Yannick Gingras, has been capturing plenty of wins

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WIDGER AT HOME IN OHIO

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Sam Widger was no stranger to success in Indiana in recent years, but this season the longtime driver took to

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‘MAXIM’ KEEPS DEVELOPING

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — The connections of Maxim Hanover hoped to see their 2-year-old male pacer develop as this season progressed, and after watching

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LIFE-CHANGING FILLY PACER

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA — For more than two decades, Worldly Beauty has made an appreciable impact on owner Mike Gulotta’s life. First, she was

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BREEDERS CROWN ON FS-2

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — On Friday (Oct. 27) and Saturday (Oct. 28) Harrah’s Hoosier Park will host the 40th edition of the Breeders Crown, which

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TCI SEEKS MILESTONE WIN

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — T C I has the opportunity to become the sport’s richest-ever 2-year-old on Friday when he competes against nine rivals

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FINAL CROWN POSTS DRAWN

By Ken Weingartner, USTA – The draws for post positions for the remaining four Breeders Crown divisions were finalized on Monday (Oct. 23) during a

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IT’S ROCKIN AT HOOSIER

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — When her current campaign comes to an end, so will Rockin Nola’s career. But there is still an opportunity for

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RED MILE VIA GARDEN STATE

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Robynlee Reichard grew up in central New Jersey — prime harness racing territory — but until recently never was involved

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MULTI-COLORED BROWN JUG?

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Bill Pollock enjoys the thrill of winning races and a victory in Thursday’s Little Brown Jug would rank up there

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INTERNATIONAL TROT NOTES

 By Ken Weingartner, USTA — Jiggy Jog S and driver Dexter Dunn will not be in the front row when Saturday’s $1 million MGM Yonkers

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‘ALRAJAH’ TOPS MAPLE LEAF

By Ken Weingartner, USTA — A year after being scratched from the Maple Leaf Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park because of an injury that sidelined

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