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Murmur Hanover latest top Quebec-trained trotter

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
With high-level two-year-old credentials to build on, Murmur Hanover has license to be a serious Hambletonian contender for Quebec-based brothers, Claude Bardier, 48, and Normand Bardier, Jr., 50. The $1.2 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack is on Saturday, August 3. The colt by Majestic Son was a major force in the Ontario Sires Stakes program in 2012 for Mario and Benoit Baillarge...
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Bee A Magician wins; field set for Elegantimage final

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician (1:53.3) and Angies Lucky Star (1:53.1) both scored decisive victories in their respective eliminations for this year’s Elegantimage Stakes on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Bee A Magician, Canada’s top two-year-old filly from 2012, got the upper hand in the first elimination, over To Dream On, who was crowned the US rookie trotting filly of the year fro...
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Ma Chere Hall wins fastest Currier & Ives split

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Making the first start of her sophomore campaign, Ma Chere Hall followed cover beautifully and scored in 1:55, the fastest mile in Wednesday’s $108,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. The stake was contested over three divisions, with Faith and Top Tart taking the other $36,000 splits. Ma Chere Hall captured the final of the 2012 Kindergarten series at V...
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3YO trotters set to square off in Empire Classics

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
New York's finest 3-year-old trotters will compete for nearly $500,000 in the Empire Breeders Classic finals at Vernon Downson Sunday evening.   The filly final, for a purse of $237,600, goes as race six on the card. Returning elimination winners Perfect Alliance and Wygant Lady, both daughters of the prolific sire Credit Winner, will begin from posts three and four, respectively, c...
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Meadowlands handle up 49.6% in May

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack posted a May to remember and certainly got the Championship Meet off on the right foot. For the month, the Meadowlands showed a total handle increase of 49.6 pecent. That figure included a 57 percent increase in the export wagering and an 8 percent increase in on-track wagering when compared to 2012. "This season has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Jas...
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Celebrity Legacy wires field in 1:55.3 at Pompano

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Celebrity Legacy took top honors in Pompano Park's trotting feature on Wednesday night, scoring a handy wire-to-wire win in 1:55.3 for driver Bruce Ranger.  The 7-year-old Windsong's Legacy gelding scored a two-length decision over Like a Gator (Kevin Wallis), with Tug River Dylan (Dave Ingraham third in the mile. My Revenuer and Dutchess Seelster picked up the final two awards ...
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RMTC OKs penalties for multiple drug violations

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
A new penalty system for North American racing designed to reduce positive drug tests and identify and penalize trainers with multiple medication infractions took a major step toward implementation when the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors gave its preliminary approval to the Multiple Violation Penalty (MVP) system.   The MVP system was develop...
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10 Muscle Hill offspring in-to-go in Big M baby races

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will be the site of 15 baby races on Saturday morning, June 8, and 10 offspring from the first crop of 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill will debut on the track.   Among the Muscle Hill offspring scheduled to start are colts out of Hambletonian Oaks champions Creamy Mimi and Broadway Schooner. Race 15 of the baby race extravaganza features a Well Said brother to ...
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KY commission upholds Campbell's fine

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to uphold a $150 fine levied against driver John Campbell for his drive on Odds On Equuleus on Sept. 29, 2012, at The Red Mile, when the judges placed the horse from first to seventh. The judges ruled that Campbell took his horse up "abruptly...causing confusion among trailing horses."   Alan Leavitt, th...
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Wheeling N Dealin schools in 1:57.3 at Mohawk

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Dustin Jones hopes the third time's the charm as he prepares the 2013 Hambletonian winterbook favorite and the undefeated Wheeling N Dealin for the $1.2 million classic, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   There have been three undefeated freshman trotters in the past 11 years with serious Hambletonian aspirations--Broadway Hall, Can...
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NJ Secretary of Ag to be at Showplace Farms

on 06/06/2013 2:00 AM
New Jersey's Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will help to spotlight the state's Month of the Horse celebration with an appearance at Showplace Farms on Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m.   The event was originally scheduled for Friday, June 7, but rescheduled because of the stormy weather in the forecast. Showplace Farms is located at 505 Route 33 in Millstone, NJ. &nbs...
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Another score for Inittowinafortune in Delaware

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for pacing fillies took place Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The first division went to Daryl Bier and Charlie Dombeck's Inittowinafortune ($2.40, Bier), who fought off all comers in a wire-to-wire win in 1:57. Trained by Bier, it was her third win in seven starts this year. Scott Woogen's K...
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Haroun Hanover picks up 13th win of season

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Haroun Hanover, the horse that does pull-up after the race, scored his 13th seasonal victory yesterday (June 4) at Monticello Raceway and is now second on the North American leaderboard in races won this year to leader Tracys Song, who won for the 18th time yesterday (June 4). Another Mighty M pacer, Worthy's Magic won for the 12th time this season and is currently fourth on the N.A. leader...
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Friday card at Ocean Downs canceled

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Due to transformer issues, Ocean Downs has cancelled qualifiers and races scheduled for Friday (June 7). The race card will not be carried over. Power will be restored this weekend.   Ocean Downs will be taking entries on Sunday (June 9) for the Thursday (June 13) card of racing. The box closes at 9 a.m. The next set of qualifiers will be Friday (June 14). Declare by Thursday (...
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RCI reports progress on uniform medication rules

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
The president of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) said today that a survey of U.S. racing regulatory jurisdictions shows that the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing in every region of the country. "Adoption of the RCI Schedule of Controlled Therapeutic Substances is advancing through the regulatory processes of jurisdictions throughout the United Sta...
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Norman's leading ladies hope for stakes success

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
When the eliminations for the Armbro Flight and Elegantimage stakes are held this weekend at Mohawk Racetrack, trainer Nifty Norman will send out the horse that won the Hambletonian Oaks last season and another he hopes can win the Oaks this year. Personal Style won the Hambletonian Oaks last year and was among 17 trotting mares entered in the Armbro Flight Stakes. She will start from pos...
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No more playtime for Captaintreacherous

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna has been impressed by Captaintreacherous’ improved maturity this year. He says the 3-year-old colt pacer still likes to fool around, but now knows when it is time to get serious. It is time to get serious. Captaintreacherous heads to Canada this week for the eliminations for the C$1 million North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. The colt is in the first of three se...
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Delaware-bred sophomores shine at Harrington

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
The final round of eliminations for the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Stakes for 3-year-olds wrapped up on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. After eliminations for pacers took place earlier in the week, Wednesday spotlighted the trotters as two divisions of colts and fillies went postward in $20,000 divisions. Stop the Jade Farm’s Bella’s Spunky Punk ($2.80, Tony Mo...
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Jesse Lane lowers Hoosier Park track record

on 06/05/2013 2:00 AM
In just the third start of her sophomore season, Jesse Lane impressively returned to her winning ways and lowered the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old trotting fillies to 1:55.3 on Wednesday, June 5 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. With Mark O’ Mara at the lines, Jesse Lane scored her first win of the season in the featured event of the evening, the second round of the $30,000 ...
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Full report on Monday's Monticello accident

on 06/04/2013 2:00 AM
Kevin Gleason of the Times Herald-Record has written an in-depth report on the accident which involved seven drivers at Monticello Raceway on Monday (June 3). "This was no trip and fall,'' said Bruce Aldrich Jr., driving Rose Run Ivan two horses behind Getthemoney when it went down. "He just fell, as if somebody had pulled a leg from underneath him.''   In addition to Aldrich, th...
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