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A panel of some of America's leading harness racing breeders engaged in a wide-ranging discussion that highlighted day four of the World Trotting Conference.

'The Minister of Speed' aka George Brennan came from last at the half with Jersey As to get up and nail harness racing favorite Buck I St Pat in the shadows of the post to win the $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker Free-For-All Trotting mares at the Meadowlands today (Saturday August 6).

Saturday Night at the Races, the show that brings the best in harness racing action to the 21 million subscribers of Sirius XM satellite radio, is set to return May 28.

Mattscape Seelster, a winner of more than $651,000 in his long harness racing career and a regular on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit for many years, was euthanized this morning after suffering a spiral fracture of his left hind cannon bone in the 12th race at Western Fair Raceway yesterday.

Boom harness racing sire Muscles Yankee only had two of his progeny competing in this month's Inter Dominion and both of his 5-year-old sons finished first and second in the $250,000 Trotters' Grand Final at Auckland's Alexandra Park.

The earthquake that hit Christchurch in New Zealand earlier this week with a 6.3 rating had reverberations to the United States harness racing community. News of the quake was received in the U.S. on Monday night (February 21).

Anthony Perretti admits he and his father William stumbled into harness racing by accident in the 1970s and now some 40 years later the Perrettis and their right hand man Bob Marks have created the largest farm in the state of New jersey specializing in the breeding and racing of standardbreds.

Perretti Farms, home to two of harness racing's premier stallions as well as the 2010 Trotting Broodmare of the Year, was selected New Jersey Breeder of the Year by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.

College Major aced his first test. The son of Art Major-Armbro Wallflower was the sales topper for Tuesday's (November 9) session at the Standardbred Horse Sale. College Major was purchased by harness racing trainer Jeff Gillis for $145,000.

Brilliant millionairess trotter Costa Rica drew off to a four-length victory on Friday (August 20) at Freehold Raceway, adding the $70,000 Helen Smith Trot to her harness racing list of stakes credits.

Tawesome More made her debut a winning one on Tuesday, August 17, cruising to a 1:58 victory in the $50,000 Circle City for 2-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs. The 1-2 favorite, guided by Andy Miller for harness racing trainer Tony Alagna, crossed the wire 4-1/4 lengths in front of Finaltab Hanover and Ricky Macomber. Always Yours, driven by trainer Dan Shetler, finished third.

Likeabatoutahell secured a nice harness racing position leaving into the first turn, was about to release Lubbock but repelled that one at the three-eighths, continued on setting a hot clip, opened up on the field in early stretch and held gamely late when threatened.

Experienced South Auckland horseman, Rob Saunders, has joined to assist with various harness racing projects. The first venture Rob will be involved with is working with studs and stallion owners so that they can take advantage of the huge fan base the site has.

Governor Chris Christie today (Wed July 21) hailed the recommendations of the New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Commission as a guide for creating and sustaining a healthy economic environment to support the long term viability of the State's gaming, professional sports, and entertainment infrastructure.

They weren't quite doing handstands or cartwheels at New Zealand's premier harness racing stud - Nevele R - on Monday morning, but staff at the Canterbury breeding establishment were on cloud nine and certainly had much to celebrate about.

Rock N Roll Heaven brushed to command at the half and held off all challengers to win the $220,000 Berry's Creek Final on a blustery harness racing Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The opening quarter was a swift :26.4 as Europan Union engaged Cambassador around the first turn and took the lead as the latter went off stride.

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