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Pompano Beach, FL...August 27, 2020...Pompano Park is readying for its 57th season of world class harness racing, which is scheduled to begin its 2020-2021 season. The 126 night season is set to begin on November 8, 2020 with the finale on May 19, 2021. According to Director of Racing Gabe Prewitt, there will be free stall rent for all competing racehorses. Stall rent for yearlings and two year-olds will be $250 per month. Applications will be available through Race Secretary Joe Zambito (Joezambito72@yahoo.com) beginning September 1 and stall availability, subject to acceptance, is on a first-come first-served basis. Prewitt relayed unbridled enthusiasm for the upcoming meeting saying, “We have been getting a very high number of inquiries for the season and we expect to be completely full as we get close to post time!” The talented 37 year-old Prewitt was elevated to his new post by Senior Vice President of Racing for Caesar’s Entertainment Joe Morris, who oversees the racing operations at all racing establishments under the new “CZR” banner. In looking forward to the upcoming season at Pompano Park, Morris related, “We have in place a very strong team at our tracks and there is a new aura of enthusiasm for the track.” Pompano Park has a rich history for world class harness racing since its initial season back in 1964. Reported by John Berry for Pompano Park

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica and the United States Trotting Association, is excited to announce the harness racing line-up for Thursday (September 26th, 2019) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by The Red Mile's Gabe Prewitt, Dayton Raceway's Barry Vicroy, The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association's Andrew 'Shades' Demski, and Pacing For The Cure's Janine Gesek. Prewitt, the voice of the Grand Circuit Meet at the Red Mile, will preview the upcoming meet which begins on Thursday, September 26th, with three divisions of the Bluegrass Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Post Time is 1:00 p.m. (EDT) Vicroy, who is the Track Announcer at Dayton Raceway in Ohio, will talk about the big card coming up on Friday, which includes the Dayton Trotting and Pacing Derbies. The races feature such trotting and pacing stars as Mission Accepted and McWicked. Demsky, the Director of Digital Media and Creative Services for the PHRA, joins us for their monthly segment on what's going on in Pennsylvania Horse Racing. Gesek, the President and Co-Founder of Pacing For The Cure, will give us an update on what's ahead in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. From Post Time with Mike & Mike

Elkton, MD -- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by the USTA/BetAmerica, is excited to announce the line-up for Thursday morning (Aug. 14) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Gabe Prewitt, Anthony MacDonald, Joe Zambito, and Jordan Stratton. Prewitt joins the program this week to talk about the happening at The Red Mile. The Kentucky Sire Stakes kicked off this past week in Lexington with some big names taking center stage. The pair will discuss some of the performances he has witnessed and how it may translate to Grand Circuit week. MacDonald will discuss TheStable.ca and their PEI initiative that has taken place over the past couple of weeks where they enter a horse into the Gold Cup & Saucer. He will discuss what goes into that promotion and talk about Brave World who will be in the Gold Cup consolation on Saturday night. Zambito, the track announcer at Batavia Downs Gaming, makes his debut on Thursday to talk about the 2019 Night of Champions at Batavia. Zambito has been a race caller at the storied track for several years, and he will discuss some of his experiences through the years. Stratton joins the program to discuss his recent trip to Ireland where he was for the Vincent Delaney Memorial weekend. Stratton will discuss some of the experiences he had during the event and what it felt like to win a race in Ireland. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by USTA/BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Michael Carter, for Post Time  

Pompano Beach, FL - A reminder that Sunday (March 3) will feature a mandatory payout in the twelfth race at Pompano Park on the harness racing 20-Cent Super Hi-Five. The carryover heading into the Sunday nightcap stands at $159,668. Sunday night will also feature a $30,000 guaranteed Pick 4 covering races 5 - 8, and a special late Pick 4 covering races 9 - 12. Both wagers feature an industry low takeout of only twelve percent. Live racing continues at the Isle Casino Pompano Park five nights per week, with a first post of 7:20 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday. Gabe Prewitt      

Pompano Beach, FL - Due to the overwhelming support from harness racing patrons in the nightly Pick 4, track officials, in conjunction with the USTA's Strategic Wagering Program, have increased the nightly guarantees across the board in the Pompano Pick 4.   The wager features a 50-cent minimum and the lowest takeout in North America at only twelve percent. The updated Pick 4 guarantee schedule is as follows: Sunday - $30,000 Monday - $15,000 Tuesday - $15,000 Wednesday - $15,000 Thursday - $15,000 Live racing continues at Pompano Park five nights per week, with a first post of 7:20 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday. There will be no live racing on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 2). Gabe Prewitt

Pompano Beach, FL - The curtain closes on the 126-day 2017-18 racing season at Pompano Park on Wednesday night (May 30), with mandatory payouts in every pool, including the Jackpot Hi-Five which has a carryover of $18,822 into the eleventh and final race. Track officials, in conjunction with the USTA's Strategic Wagering Program, have placed an 'instant guarantee' of $40,000 on the total pool Wednesday night. Free PP's for the 11th race can be found at handicapping.ustrotting.com. Live racing is scheduled to return to the South Florida oval in late October. by Gabe Prewitt, for Pompano Park      

What The Hill and harness racing driver David Miller didn't get to celebrate his win aboard Fear The Dragon in the $400,000 Adios on Saturday afternoon for long, as he was back to work on Saturday night with a full slate at The Meadowlands. Luckily for him, the good day continued, as he piloted What The Hill to a gate-to-wire victory in the $49,580 Reynolds Memorial. What The Hill darted right to the top from post seven in the big field of eleven, with his stablemate Southwind Cobra (Yannick Gingras) coming away on his back from post one. Those two continued sitting one-two through reasonable splits of 28.2, 56.2, and 1:24.2, and looked poised for a Burke barn battle down the lane, but Southwind Cobra jumped it off stride when angling to the outside at the top of the stretch. What The Hill would inherit a 3 1/2 length lead after the break in stride of Southwind Cobra, and he had plenty left to coast home in 27.4 to win by 3/4 of a length in 1:52.1, in a race that was closer on paper than in reality. Yes Mickey (Ake Svanstedt) had to negotiate heavy traffic from the second tier post eleven, and rallied up to finish second, narrowly besting 6-5 favorite Bill's Man who was first over and held third. What The Hill a Muscle Hill colt now has four wins in six seasonal tries, for the ownership group of Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms. What The Hill Giveitgasandgo Picks Up Win What The Hill wasn't the only three-year old trotting colt with an impressive Hambletonian tuneup, as Giveitgasandgo (Corey Callahan) parlayed a perfect pocket trip to edge by Jake (Daniel Dube) to win in 1:52.1 earlier on the card in a $15,000 trot earlier on the card. The winner, a ridgling by Yankee Glide, was adding lasix for the first time, but the medication is not permitted for use in the Hambletonian by rule. Giveitgasandgo Jackpot Super High 5 pays $1,306.34 The mandatory payout of the last race jackpot super high 5 returned $1,306.34 after attracting a total pool of $171,449. Total handle on the 12-race card was $2,570,369. By Gabe Prewitt for the Meadowlands  

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (April 27, 2017) - The award-winning Meadowlands Racetrack television broadcast will have a decidedly different look when the harness racing championship meet begins on May 5. Former Meadowlands handicapper and television host Dave Brower is rejoining the Big M television team after six years away. Brower grew up five minutes from the Meadowlands in nearby Passaic. He previously served as the track's morning line oddsmaker, handicapper, and broadcaster for 16 years from 1987 to 2011. He has also co-hosted CBS Sports Network's coverage of The Hambletonian, Meadowlands Pace, and Little Brown Jug with Hall of Famer Gary Seibel and his new co-host at the Meadowlands, Justin Horowitz. "I think it'll be great to be back at the Meadowlands after a long six years since I left," said Brower. "The timing is right for a return, and with the Championship Meet coming up, and the chance to work with my good friends Ken Warkentin, Bob Heyden, Justin Horowitz and all the good folks in the TV Department again, I think it's a good fit for everybody. I hope we'll bring a new and vibrant approach to what is already an exciting stakes season leading up to the Hambletonian. I am very much looking forward to it, and I would like to thank Jeff Gural and Jason Settlemoir for this new opportunity." Brower will be joined by a new face to the Meadowlands. Gabe Prewitt, 33, will also join the broadcast team. The Kentucky native has been the announcer at Pompano Park in South Florida since 2013 and added the role of Director of Racing Operations in 2016. The U.S. Harness Writers Association Breakthrough Award recipient in 2015 is widely respected for his deep understanding of handicapping, wagering, and horsemen's issues. "As someone who has spent countless hours watching races at The Meadowlands, it is truly an honor to be invited to join the first-class broadcast team, while having a ringside seat for the world-class racing as part of the Championship Meet this summer," said Prewitt. "I look forward to contributing in any way that I can, and am thankful and excited for the opportunity." Brower will also return to his previous role of morning line oddsmaker and program handicapper. He will officially begin on Friday, May 5, opening night of the Championship Meet, while Prewitt will begin on June 2 after the South Florida season concludes. For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com. Justin Horowitz

Elkton, MD --- Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by Bet America is proud to announce the guests for Thursday's (Jan.5) program beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time at posttimewithmikeandmike.com.   Mike and Mike will take a special look at the career of the 2017 USHWA Breakthrough Award winner Allison Conte. The 28 year old New Jersey native will reflect on her short, but expansive career in the sport of harness racing. She will also weigh in on the sport's presence on Social Media, and her vision for the future of the Harness Racing Zone, which she oversees. Conte is the Social Media Manager for the United States Trotting Association.   Buffalo Raceway Handicapper Brian Mazurak will also join the program. Brian will preview the 2017 meet at Buffalo, which is set to start Wednesday, January 11th.   Also, our on-going series with Pompano Park will continue this week with Director of Racetrack Operations/Track Announcer Gabe Prewitt. Prewitt will review the past week of racing action, and preview what's ahead at Harness Racing's winter capital.   The show can be heard live at posttimewithmikeandmike.com, or on-demand at www.Betamerica.com/barn.   From the Mike & Mike Show

Pompano Beach, FL...December 1, 2016...Gabe Prewitt has been named Director of Racing Operations at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The 33 year-old Prewitt, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, is in his fourth season at Pompano Park, having served as their principal announcer and director of post times since his arrival. "Gabe brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position," said Rob Wyre, VP and General Manager of Isle Pompano Park. "He brings the unique experience of having worked both on the horseman and management side of the industry. We look forward to a smooth transition and outstanding meet ." On his accepting the position, Prewitt said, "We have a tremendous racing team in place, and we look forward to retaining our title as the 'Winter Capital of Harness Racing' for horsemen and horseplayers alike." He was the 2016 recipient of the United States Harness Writers Association Breakthrough Award, given to an individual who has had a positive impact on harness racing. Live harness racing at Isle Pompano Park is scheduled through May 2017. For a complete list of live racing dates, please see http://pompano-park.isleofcapricasinos.com/play/racing.html.  

Harness racing patrons will be in for a special treat on Monday evening (March 28) at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, as Aaron Byron will join track announcer Gabe Prewitt for on-air analysis and color commentary in between races. Byron, currently third in the driver standings, has mounts in the first two races on the card and is expected to be on-air prior to the fourth race. "We think our fans will enjoy a fresh and unique perspective from one of our top reinsmen, and are looking forward to Aaron joining the broadcast," said Brett Revington, Director of Racing. Monday night will be highlighted by the $15,000 Open Trot, featuring the likes of Natural Herbie, Wind of the North, Oho Diamond, and Auspicious Hanover. The Open Trot is slated as the sixth race on the program, also the beginning of the Pick 4, which features a $7,500 guaranteed pool and a reduced takeout of only 12%. Live racing continues at the Isle Casino Pompano Park on a four-night per week schedule, with a first post of 7:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evening. The final Saturday night program of the season comes up on April 9th.

HARRISBURG PA - The United States Harness Writers Association, the industry's organization of communicators, announces the following Dan Patch award winners for their accomplishments during the 2015 racing season:   Rising Star Award - Montrell Teague Breakthrough Award - Gabe Prewitt Good Guy Award - Joann Looney-King Unsung Hero Award - Joanne Young Breeder of the Year - Hanover Shoe Farms Trotting Broodmare of the Year - Margie Seelster Pacing Broodmare of the Year - Mozzi Hanover   It is interesting to see this list of honorees and note the various relationships that these people and horses have with the winners announced yesterday: Bergstein Proximity Award winner Jim Simpson, Owner of the Year George Teague Jr., Trainer of the Year Jimmy Takter, and Driver of the Year David Miller.   Jim Simpson gets two additional pieces of good news today. His Hanover Shoe Farms has been voted the Breeder of the Year, as its leads the industry tables in money won by its graduates for the 67th straight year - ever since records started to be kept.   And with Aaron Merriman now in control of the drivers' dashwinning derby, the last major statistical race of the year focuses squarely on Hanover and the record books in relation to the calendar - Hanover "offspring" had earned $29,920,074 this season through Sunday, only $92,135 shy of their own all-time one year record of $30,016,209, set in 2012. Granted, this is not "prime time" for racing opportunities, but Hanover could still rewrite the record - especially seeing as their produce earned $88,595 between Thursday and Sunday.   Hanover was also the seller of Pacing Broodmare of the Year Mozzi Hanover as a yearling. The daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy - Movie Star Laag was purchased by a partnership that included George Teague Jr., who campaigned her successfully as a racehorse. In the summer of 2012, Teague went back and purchased "Mozzi" with a suckling colt at her side - that baby of course turning out to be Wiggle It Jiggleit, 2015's Harness Horse of the Year, a winner of over $2 million last year with a 1:47.4 mark, a sophomore who earned admiration throughout the harness community for his talent, durability, and courage.   As much as George delights in his "equine family" members "Mozzi" and "Wiggle," his warmest family feelings are for his son Montrell, who has won the Rising Star Award, for trainer/drivers 35 years of age or less. Montrell, who will turn 25 the day after New Year's, went into 2015 with fewer than 700 lifetime wins.   However, in the ultimate "pressure cooker" of weekly being the driver of the horse to beat in a major stake, his handling of Wiggle It Jiggleit, by turns aggressive and temporizing as needed, marked him as a star - right now, let alone "Rising" -- no doubt with an occasional word of guidance from his dad. Montrell also showed a level-headedness in handling whatever racing fortunes were thrown at him, and was friendly and cooperative with the media despite its blazing spotlight on him all year.   When Wiggle It Jiggleit won a qualifier at the Teagues' home base of Harrington Raceway on April 22, finishing second in that race was a fellow sophomore named Wakizashi Hanover, who is trained by Joanne Looney-King. "Wakizashi" would go on to win $1.15 million in 2015, winning the North America Cup at Mohawk over his chief foe and giving "Wiggle" all he wanted on several other occasions.   Through it all Looney-King, a pioneering female driver who now focuses on training, maintained delight in her horse's performances, a warm nature which was conveyed to the media throughout the season, and which earned her the Harness Writers' "Good (GAL) Award."   Jimmy Takter and David Miller have been both selected for harness racing's highest honor, induction into the sport's Living Hall of Fame. The Hall, which is located in Goshen NY, near Monticello Raceway and north of New York City, benefits from having a staff of knowledgeable, resourceful people - among whom Joanne Young ranks at the very top of the list.   The Director of Development for the Museum, Joanne's primary responsibilities (she can do most any job there) include overseeing membership, and the sale of the bricks and pavers that are a unique feature of the entrance to the Museum. For basically contacting people to request money from them, doing so with a smile, and NEVER getting turned down for a request, Joanne Young is truly an Unsung Hero in the continued success of the Hall/Museum, and thus was voted the Unsung Hero Award by USHWA.   Takter and Miller had their fair share of success this season during Grand Circuit action at Lexington's Red Mile, where this year's Breakthrough Award winner Gabe Prewitt serves as the announcer during the fall meet and in several managerial capacities during the Grand Circuit meet.   At age 32, the multi-talented Prewitt has already served as a horsemen's representative, media representative, and "Manager of Post Times" (an important job in this simulcasting era), and is currently employed as the announcer at Pompano Park in addition to The Red Mile, at both venues conveying the urgencies and drama of a developing race in a professional yet dynamic style.   Finally, Takter also figured prominently in the election of the Trotting Broodmare of the Year, Margie Seelster, a daughter of Angus Hall - Meadowbranch Gal. Like her pacing counterpart Mozzi Hanover, Margie Seelster struck it big with her first foal - Pinkman, this past season's Trotter of the Year, a winner of $2.4 million lifetime with a mark of 1:51, and the Hambletonian winner, all under the tutelage of trainer Takter. An ownership combine of Team Takter has since purchased Margie Seelster.   All of the winners will be presented their awards during the Dan Patch Awards Banquet, to be held on Sunday, March 6 at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale FL. Information on dinner tickets, accommodations, and related topics for the event can be found at http://www.ushwa.org.   From the US Harness Writers Association  

Lexington, KY - Having been in existence since 1875, The Red Mile is the second oldest harness racing track in the United States. However, it will move into uncharted territory on Thursday afternoon's Grand Circuit program. A carryover in the 20-Cent Super Hi-Five of $50,398 will be the largest carryover in the 140-year history of the track. Track officials, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program, have placed an 'Instant Guarantee' of $150,000 on Thursday afternoon's Super Hi-Five. The Super Hi-Five is a daily wager featured in the final race of each program, where fans must select the top five finishers in order. The wager features a 20-cent minimum. Wednesday afternoon's Super Hi-Five was made up of a 13-1 winner, followed in by a 9-1, 48-1, 6-1, and 4-1. Despite over $58,000 being wagered into the pool, there were no winning tickets, leaving the $50,398 carryover into Thursday afternoon's finale. The 10th and final race on Thursday afternoon is scheduled to go to post at 4:35 p.m. (EST). It will feature 12 two-year old trotters going to the gate in what appears to be a wide open crapshoot. The Perfect Lindy (Dave Miller) has been installed as the 7-2 lukewarm morning line favorite. Thursday afternoon's program will also feature a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on races 7 - 10, and will be highlighted with five divisions of the $264,000 International Stallion Stake for freshman colt trotters. Live racing continues through Saturday, October 10th, with a first post of 1 p.m. The closing day card will feature over $1.8 million in purses, highlighted by the $527,000 Kentucky Futurity, third leg of the Trotting Triple Crown. Gabe Prewitt, The Red Mile

Plenty of great wagering options await racing fans at the harness racing meeting on Wednesday (Oct 7) at The Red Mile, as racing transitions to a 1 p.m. post for the final week of Grand Circuit action. No one had Saturday night's 20-Cent Super Hi-Five, leaving a $6,548 Carryover into Wednesday afternoon's 10th race finale. The 10th race features an eleven-horse field and appears to be a wide open affair. Track officials, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program, have placed a $30,000 guarantee on Wednesday's Super Hi-Five. The Pick 4 will continue to feature a $10,000 guarantee each afternoon. The Pick 4 covers races 7 - 10, and features a $1 minimum. Grand Circuit racing continues each afternoon through Saturday, October 10th, which will feature the $600,000 Kentucky Futurity, third leg of the Trotting Triple Crown. Also included on the closing day card will be the $600,000 Tattersalls Pace, the $350,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity, and the $300,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial. First post each afternoon is 1 p.m. Gabe Prewitt

Pompano Beach, FL - A reminder to horsemen that the 2015-16 live harness racing season at the Isle Casino Pompano Park is quickly approaching, with opening night slated for Sunday, October 4th. Stall applications have generated a lot of interest, with many horsemen looking to take advantage of the racing opportunities in sunny South Florida this winter. A reminder that stall applications are due by Friday, August 28th. The stable area opens on September 8th, with free stall rent being offered throughout the month of September. Stall applications can be found by clicking http://pompano-park.isleofcapricasinos.com/racing/horsemen.html. One of the highlights of the new season will be several late-closing events to take place over the winter, including a return of the 'Isle of Capri' Open series. The 'Isle of Capri' series was last contested in 2008, where Mr Feelgood was victorious with a 1:49.4 win in the final. There will be 3 legs each in the month of February for Open Pacers, Open Pacing Mares, and Open Trotters. All three 'Isle of Capri' divisions will host a final on March 6th, with the Open Pacers going for $100,000 (est.) and the Open Pacing Mares and Open Trotters going for $75,000 (est.). The series is open to all horses, with only winners of over $200,000 in 2015 being excluded. In total, there will be 19 different late-closing events offered over the winter for all different levels. A full late-closing schedule can be found later this week on our website, www.theislepompanopark.com . For more information regarding the upcoming live racing season, please contact Brett Revington, Director of Racing, at 954.633.6507. by Gabe Prewitt for Isle Casino Pompano Park

Pompano Beach, FL - The stage is set for what is likely the most highly anticipated $4,000 claiming race in the history of harness racing. It will be the 10th and final race on Wednesday night (May 20) at the Isle Casino Pompano Park, with a $202,965 carryover into the 20-Cent Super Hi-Five, featuring a mandatory payout. Estimated post time is 10:40 p.m. The tenth race will feature a group of 11 pacers, with numbers 10 & 11 starting from the second tier. Both 'Also Eligibiles' (12 & 13) have been officially scratched. The large field and competitive nature of the group could yield a large return to patrons involved in the Hi-Five wager. It will be the largest pool in the 51-year history of the South Florida harness track, with estimates ranging all over the board for a total pool figure. The Isle Casino Pompano Park has assembled a team of some of the brightest handicappers from all across the sport to provide their insight into the race, their opinions can be found by clicking here. Free PP's are being offered to racing fans for Race 10 courtesy of Trackmaster and the United States Trotting Association, and can be found by clicking here. Live racing continues at the Isle Casino Pompano Park on Wednesday and Saturday evenings through June 27th, with a first post of 7:30 p.m. by Gabe Prewitt for Isle Casino Pompano Park

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