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Horse Racing New Brunswick have released the latest standings in the year-long handicapping challenge. Winner will receive a trip for two to Toronto.   After week eleven of the challenge, Brad MacPherson still leads the charge with a total of $170.10. Rose Doyle maintains here spot in second place, while Kayden Buchanan rounds out the top-three with $148.20.   This week's top handicapper was Jenn Ritchie with $16.10. She will receive a prize from H.P.I of $25.00. Week twelve will be held on August 9th at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John.   Brad MacPherson 170.10 Rose Doyle 155.80 Kayden Buchanan 148.20 Adam Saunders 147.30 Jenn Ritchie 115.40 Bruce Smith 78.00 Wayne Hubbard 45.30 Roy Flowers 31.00 Dale Spence Sr. 18.60   Scott Waddell    

Fredericton NB– Horse Racing New Brunswick announced today that it has launched a lawsuit against the Province of New Brunswick for breach of contract. Horse Racing NB Inc. was created in 2009 under the direction of The Provincial Government and industry stakeholders. In order to incorporate HRNB into the gaming strategy of NB, a contract was formed in partnership with the province to allocate 150 video lottery terminals from the 2000 put in play by NB Lotteries and Gaming. The 150 VLTS were designed to be placed at the existing racetracks in New Brunswick. HRNB, working through Atlantic Lotto, renovated Winners Lounge in Fredericton and placed 25 VLTs in that facility. “The major hurdle in deploying the balance of the allotment of VLT’s was infrastructure”, said Dr. Mitchell Downey, President of Horse Racing New Brunswick, “but we were determined to make it work.”  In 2010, the incoming government of David Alward was engaged to look at options for a racino facility at Exhibition Park in Saint John. HRNB was told to "find a partner". In 2012 that partner was found in the Woodstock First Nations Economic Development Corporation. In September of 2012, HRNB and WFNEDC entered into a memorandum of understanding that would see the construction of a state of the art gaming facility in Saint John and revitalize the harness racing industry. The very next day industry stakeholders were told that NB Gaming and the Province of NB would not recognize the MOU that HRNB had entered into, and further, had cancelled the contract, henceforth denying HRNB access to its allotment of VLTs. “In short” says Dr. Downey, “they breached a contract because they did not like the partner HRNB had found.” Brian Murphy, attorney for HRNB says “this is a clear case of breach of contract. The Province will defend on the basis of policy, yet it broke the terms of the agreement they drafted, they broke their word.” Dr. Mitchell Downey President Horse Racing New Brunswick

Horse Racing New Brunswick will carry on a long standing tradition of harness racing in the province on Monday with a ten-dash card at Fredericton Raceway.   Holiday racing on New Brunswick day has been a staple of the provinces racing schedule and post time is set for 2:00 P.M.   Monday's top-class will feature the speedy pacing mare Ramblinglily whose best time of the season of 1:56.4 came at Fredericton. She has drawn the outside post-five in the $ 1500 feature for owners Norm Leger and Allan Jones.   She will face-off against J Rs Hurricane ( Scott Hubbard ), Man In Pink ( Mark Haig ), Magical Alex ( Todd Trites ) and Rose Valley and Mike Campbell.   Driver Mark Haig will be looking to add to his fourteen ( 14 ) wins in the province this season and sits atop the leader board.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Connell Park in Woodstock, N.B will be the site of live racing this Friday evening at 7:00 P.M presented by Horse Racing New Brunswick.   Ten races have been assembled for the race card including the $ 5000 Kelti Burnett Memorial Pace that has attracted a solid field of six.   Darth Bader has drawn the favourable post-one for catch-driver Gilles Barrieau for Ed Harvey and Kathy MacLean. Joseph Michael, a fan favourite in racing circles in the province, will score post-two for Todd Trites. He is owned by Andrea D Dolan, Lower Cambridge-Valerie G Phelan, Geary, N.B.   Young trainer Jonah Moase, a big supporter of Maritime racing, along with his Dad, Neal will have Lyndale Royal leaving from post number three for Dale Spence. Dance Hanover, another popular N.B owned pacer will leave four for Stephen Trites for the Ultimate Stable.   Two outside entries consist of the tough pacer Grimsby who will line up in the number five slot. Owned by Stefan Decourcey, Ronald D Fowlie, Quispamsis, N.B and Sara Mh Burns, Fredericton, NB.   Ed Harvey will pilot his second entry for the Harvey-MacLean combination as American Terror will see the outside post-six. Corey Ford again has been kind enough to sponsor the main event. All ten races have been sponsored and Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to thank them for their support.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Horse Racing New Brunswick will have not one, but two exciting cards coming up this long holiday weekend in the province of New Brunswick at Connell park in Woodstock, N.B and Fredericton Raceway in the provinces capital city.   On Friday, August 1st the tradition continues with racing at Woodstock, N.B at beautiful Connell Park. Officials have offered up some big purses on Friday with a minimum purse of $ 1100.   Horseman are asked to have entries into the Horse Racing New Brunswick offices by Tuesday, July 29th by 10:00 A.M. Outside entries are welcome and you can call or fax your entries to:   1-506-459-3204 FAX 1-506-206-2403 or 1-506-636-6927 PHONE   Friday's premier event is the yearly invitational pace that will carry with it a purse of $ 5000. Named in memory of Kelti Burnett, the race is sponsored by Corey Ford. Post time is slated for 7:00 P.M.   On Monday, Fredericton Raceway is the place to be with the yearly New Brunswick Day card of holiday racing on August 4th. Horsemen are asked to have their entries in by Wednesday, July 30th by 10:00 A.M at the same numbers as provided above. Post time for Monday's card is 2:00 P.M.   Horse Racing New Brunswick would like to send out an advanced appreciation to all their sponsors, and horsemen who will be supporting this weekend's double card of racing in the province.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Horse Racing New Brunswick played host to week ten of the year-long handicapping challenge this past Saturday at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Handicapper Brad MacPherson has taken a big lead in the challenge and now sits with a total of $ 170.10. Rose Doyle continues to stay in the top three and sits in second spot with $ 148.00.   In third place, Saint John capper Kayden Buchanan rounds out the top-three with a total of $ 142.10. Overall winner at seasons end will receive a trip to Toronto to see the Ontario Sires Stakes finales.   This week's H.P.I winner of a $ 25.00 prize is Adam Saunders who enjoyed a big week with a total of $ 28.10. Here is a look at the total standings   Brad MacPherson 170.10 Rose Doyle 148.00 Kayden Buchanan 142.10 Adam Saunders 141.20 Jenn Ritchie 98.80 Bruce Smith 54.10 Wayne Hubbard 40.40 Roy Flowers 31.00 Dale Spence Sr 18.60   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Dance Hanover, the classy son of Astreos captured the top-class at Exhibition Park Raceway in 2:02 for the Ultimate Stable of Greater Lakeburn, N.B on Saturday at E.P.R.   Stephen Trites worked out a perfect pocket journey for the eleven-year-old pacer as he scored his fifth win in nine races this season.   Rose Valley finished in the runner-up spot with Man In Pink grabbing third. Stare Down had been the early leader in the race but faded late in the mile.   New Brunswick's leading driver, Mark Haig added two more winners to his seasons total. Haig now sits with fourteen winners on the year. Skippy ( 2:01.3 ) gave co-owner Harold DeFazio a great birthday present with the victory with co-owner Dale Spence.   Haig's other win came with J Rs Hurricane as he romped to a seven-length win in 2:01.2. Gordon Hennessey had a banner day as he scored with his pacers Armbro Comet and After Lunch Larry.   Next card will be raced at Connell Park in Woodstock, N.B on Friday, August 1st at 7:00 P.M. Horse Racing New Brunswick will also host a holiday card on Monday, August 3rd at Fredericton Raceway to celebrate New Brunswick day.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Horse Racing New Brunswick will showcase a total of seven dashes on Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway.   In the featured event of the day, Stare Down from the Mike Downey stable has been listed as the favourite in the six-horse field.   Stare Down will leave the gate from post-five in the sixth race feature that will carry a purse of $ 1500. Mike Downey will drive the pacer for owners Ellen Stevenson, Susan Downey and Dr. Mitchell Downey.   Two horses will put race streaks on the line as both Man In Pink ( Mark Haig ) and ROF Samurai ( Sam Hodgin ) enter the race winning their last two races. Other starters are Sparky Bayama ( Lonny Stokes ), Rose Valley ( Mike Campbell ) and Dance Hanover ( Stephen Trites ).   Post time fort the first of seven races is slated at 2:00 P.M at Exhibition Park Raceway.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB        

There is a change atop the standings in the year-long H.R.N.B handicapping contest after week nine action.   Brad MacPherson had a strong week with $ 33.70 earned in the three selected races. He now leads the pack with a grand total of $137.60.   He now leads Rose Doyle who checks in this week with $134.30 while Kayden Buchanan leaps into the top three at $121.40.   This week's individual winner for the most winnings this past week is Kayden Buchanan who led all players with $49.40. He picks up a $ 25.00 H.P.I. prize.   Week 10 will take place this Saturday at Exhibition Park Raceway. Here are the complete standings.   Brad MacPherson 137.60 Rose Doyle 134.30 Kayden Buchanan 121.40 Adam Saunders 113.10 Jenn Ritchie 93.30 Bruce Smith 43.50 Roy Flowers 31.00 Wayne Hubbard 30.50   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Not only was it a scorching day in the beautiful city of Fredericton, the action on the racetrack was hot and fast. Horse Racing New Brunswick presented a solid card of eight races.   Ramblinglily in line to Allan Jones turned in a overpowering, sizzling win of 1:56.4. Norm Leger owns the papers on the four-year-old who sports a record of 1:56.1 taken as a three-year-old.   After the dust had settled, she had romped to over a nine-length victory as she turned aside Sparky Bayama and A Weekend.   Sam Hodgin turned in an impressive day on the track as he guided three winners to victory lane. They included half siblings ROF Peruvian High and ROF Samurai. Both are trained by Zoran Petrovich.   Hodgin's other win came with Spots Shadow in a maiden breaking performance. Racing will now switch to Saint John on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 P.M.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB    

Week number eight is in the books for the 2014 Horse Racing New Brunswick handicapping challenge.   On the line is a trip for two to the Ontario Sire Stakes super finals later this season.   Things are starting to tighten up on the leader board with Rose Doyle still leading, but Brad MacPherson is making a move as week nine approaches this week in Fredericton.   Rose Doyle leads with $ 118.30 after eight-weeks in the challenge. MacPherson is second at $ 103.90 with Adam Saunders rounding out the top-three at $ 97.10   This week's top money earner was Rose Doyle with a total of $ 21.00 and wins a weekly prize from H.P.I.   As mentioned, week nine will take place at Fredericton this Saturday, July 19th with first post scheduled at 2:00 P.M.   Here are this week's stats:   Rose Doyle 118.30 Brad MacPherson 103.90 Adam Saunders 97.10 Jenn Ritchie 93.30 Kayden Buchanan 72.00 Bruce Smith 34.40 Roy Flowers 28.90 Wayne Hubbard 28.10   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Horse Racing New Brunswick will showcase a total of eight races on Saturday afternoon at Exhibition Park Raceway with first post at 2:00 P.M.   Saturday's feature will be contested as race seven on the program and has attracted a solid field of six pacers.   American Captain, from the high producing Mike Campbell stable has drawn the favourable post-one. He is coming off a win on Canada Day in 1:58.2 for owner Ronald Roy of Fredericton.   Starting from post-two, Sparky Bayama has been listed by the odds maker as the longest shot in the race listed at 8-1 odds. Ramblinglily will be looking for her first win of the season as she leaves from post three for Allan Jones.   J Rs Hurricane will score from the four slot for owner Jean Belliveau of Moncton. Dance Hanover, just shy of the $ 100,000 mark in career earnings will leave post five for the Ultimate Stable.   Rounding out the field is Stare Down from the potent Mike Downey stable. He will have the outside post six to contend with but his early speed should help the pacer.   Latest leg of the year-long handicapping challenge will also be featured on Saturday.   Saturday's free programs will be available for fans and horsemen later this week on the official website of Horse Racing New Brunswick at   by Scott Wadell, for HRNB    

Horse Racing New Brunswick have released the top drivers and trainer numbers so far for the 2014 harness racing season in the province.   Of all drivers in New Brunswick, Mark Haig leads the way going into this Saturday's program at E.P,R. Haig has reined a total of ten winners so far this season at tracks in Saint John and Fredericton.   Todd Trites is sitting with nine trips to the winners circle and two are tied for third place. Mike Campbell and Mike Downey both have five wins on the year in New Brunswick.   In the training category, there are three individuals who have five wins in 2014 as Mike Campbell, Sifroi Melanson and Bob MacNeil. Campbell had a big day on Canada Day as he registered three winners.   Racing will continue this coming Saturday, July 12th at 2:00 P.M.   By Scott Waddell    

Horse Racing New Brunswick are pleased to release the latest standings in their year-long handicapping challenge after week seven.   On the line is a chance to have a paid trip to Ontario for the O.S.S Super Finals and Rose Doyle still stands on top but it's getting much closer.   Brad MacPherson was the top handicapper this past week and has taken over second place. He also picks up a prize, courtesy of H.P.I and H.R.N.B.   Following are the standings that will lead into the eighth week of the competition that will take place, Saturday, July 12th at Exhibition Park Raceway.   Rose Doyle 97.30 Brad MacPherson 89.50 Adam Saunders 81.50 Jenn Ritchie 74.20 Kayden Buchanan 59.00 Roy Flowers 28.90 Wayne Hubbard 28.10 Bruce Smith 16.00   For all the latest info on horse racing in New Brunswick, please visit Horse Racing New Brunswick's website at   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

After six-weeks into Horse Racing New Brunswick's year-long handicapping challenge, Rose Doyle has emerged with a sizable lead in the competition.   Up for grabs is a trip for two to Ontario for the O.S.S Super Finals and Doyle has a lead of $ 24.70. Adam Saunders checks in at second spot this week with Jenn Ritchie rounding out the top-three.   Seventh leg will take place on Tuesday, July 1st at Fredericton Raceway that will also feature the running of the Walter Dale Memorial Pace.   This week's winner of a prize from Horse Player Interactive for most points in week six is Kayden Buchanan. He tallied $ 19.70 in the three race competition.   Following are the complete standings.   Rose Doyle 88.70 Adam Saunders 64.00 Jenn Ritchie 63.40 Brad MacPherson 62.90 Kayden Buchanan 48.70 Roy Flowers 28.90 Wayne Hubbard 28.10 by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

Mark Haig continued to hold the hot hands in New Brunswick as he scored a pair of wins at Exhibition Park Raceway on Saturday afternoon.   Haig scored gate-to-wire efforts in back to back races for trainer Mel Land with Joeys Sidekix ( 2:04.2 ) and Lanny ( 2:05.2 ). He now has ten wins in just twenty-seven drives this year and a Fabulous .559 driving average.   In the days main event, Ramblinglily was making her 2014 debut and was involved in a placing after the judges ruled that her driver Allan Jones had caused interference to both J Rs Hurricane and Skippy.   It was originally ruled a dead-heat with Mike Downey's Stare Down but the four-year-old mare was placed back to forth for the interference. For Stare Down it was his first win on New Brunswick soil for the father-son duo of Dr. Mitchell and Mike Downey.   Next live card of racing in New Brunswick will be held on July 1st at Fredericton Raceway as Horse Racing New Brunswick hosts the traditional holiday program.   by Scott Waddell, for HRNB

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