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Bloodstockshalltab wins Tie Silk final

on 05/09/2013 2:00 AM
After a win and a second-place finish in the preliminary rounds of the Tie Silk Series, Bloodstockshalltab found the wire when it counted the most in Thursday's $32,700 final at Woodbine.   Trained by Ben Wallace and owned by Brad Grant, the son of Cantab Hall captured the rich tilt in a career-best clocking of 1:56.3.   You Rock My World (Sylvain Filion) quickly marched ...
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Meadowlands offering additional LC series

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
With Freehold soon to close for the summer and the major stakes visiting Mohawk and Mohegan Sun at Pocono, the Meadowlands has structured several late-closing series' to offer Freehold horsemen classes for their horses during the month of June.   Events will be available for trotters, pacing mares and pacing horses and geldings who have made a minimum of six starts at Freehold in 20...
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Razzle Dazzle looks to sparkle in TVG FFA

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Razzle Dazzle has been nothing short of dazzling so far this year for trainer Mark Silva and owner Ira Kristel.   The 6-year-old gelding enters Saturday's opening round of the TVG Free For All Series for older pacers at Meadowlands Racetrack off his neck victory over Foiled Again in the $450,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series final on April 27 at Yonkers Raceway.   Razzl...
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PASS payments postmarked by May 15

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Horsemen with prospects for the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and its related programs should be aware that a payment for many classes must be postmarked to the Commission by Wednesday, May 15.   THREE-YEAR-OLDS: No further pari-mutuel payments for 3YOs is required, but those wishing to maintain eligibility for the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes circuit have a $100 payment due on May...
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Inside Harness Racing returns to air May 8

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Inside Harness Racing, the fast-paced, half-hour program chronicling the happenings at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, returns for its fourth season on May 8 (today) at 6 pm EST on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. The show continues to be hosted by Lew Barasch Breakthrough Award honoree Justin Horowitz. The new season kicks off with a jam-packed episode. A story about 2008 Hambletonian winner De...
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Dancer legislation would expand, change NJSS

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer's bipartisan plan to increase the number of standardbred horses in New Jersey was approved on May 6, 2013 by the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee. "It wasn't that long ago that New Jersey's equine economy was fueled by dozens of stallions and thousands of mares, yet today there are just three stallions, and a few hundred mares, left in the Garden ...
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Jamieson to drive Take My Picture in Elitlopp

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Last fall at The Red Mile, Take My Picture was a starter in a pair of racing under saddle contests at The Red Mile, and in just a few weeks the 6 year old will be taking on the world's best trotters in the famed Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Sweden. Trainer Nik Drennan told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that while Jack Moiseyev has been the regular driver behind Take My Picture,...
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Top trotter in limbo due to Vernon quarantine

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
George Ducharme's plans for stakes-winning trotter Royalty For Life are in limbo. The trainer is stabled at Vernon Downs, which is under quarantine since a case of Equine Herpes Virus-1 was diagnosed there on May 4.   Royalty For Life, a 3-year-old colt who won seven of 14 races last season and earned $334,588 for owners Alfred Ross, Raymond Campbell Jr. and Paul Fontaine, is being...
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Vernon to resume racing Fri. with resident horses

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Three horses stabled at Vernon Downs Raceway are known to be infected with a strain of the Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1). One of these horses was humanely euthanized. EHV-1 is a viral infection which can cause respiratory disease, abortion in broodmares, death in newborn foals and can also be a very serious neurologic disease. The virus does not affect people.   As of May 8, no...
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King Mufasa trots to career best 1:55.1

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting colts were on display on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of eight diagonally gaited state-breds were sent postward in the $12,000 Betzotic Stakes, which was contested as a non-wagering event prior to the start of the regular 10-race program on Wednesday night.   Fresh off a victory in the Iggy Magoo Stake to open his 2013 campaign, H W Wright &...
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Fox Valley Armor snags 50th career victory

on 05/08/2013 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Armor paced home for his 50thcareer victory on Wednesday (May 8) in Northfield Park's fourth race. The 11-year old has 236 career starts, winning 50 times and finishing second and third 33 and 29 times, respectively.   Fox Valley Armor (Sportsmaster-Sew With Silk) has career earnings of $548,663 and a lifetime mark of 1:51 taken at The Meadows at age eight. The pacer's ri...
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NY casino bill would target 3 harness tracks

on 05/07/2013 2:00 AM
The BloodHorse reported on its website Tuesday afternoon that Senate Republicans in New York are preparing to file legislation for gaming expansion that would restrict the first three full-blown, Las Vegas-style casinos to areas of the state already home to racetracks that have VLT parlors.   The plan calls for the first three casinos to be restricted to Sullivan County in the Cats...
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Northfield Park announces 2nd purse increase

on 05/07/2013 2:00 AM
For the second time in the 2013 season, Northfield Park will increase overnight purses. Beginning with the condition sheet that spans racing from May 10 through May 15, overall purses will go up around 10 percent from the previous week. A similar increase took place on March 1.   Northfield's purses will experience a much larger boost when the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park, ...
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New wagers at Scioto; big fields for opening

on 05/07/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino opens its 2013 racing season with 11 races on Wednesday (May 8), and all races have at least 10 horse fields.  With just under one year of VLT gaming at Scioto, the purse pool has steadily gained.  Opening day, horses will race for $59,000, compared to the 11 races on the 2012 opening day card going for $22,600. The new 10 cent Super High Five wager will be c...
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Don Giovanni sets new track record at Hoosier

on 05/07/2013 2:00 AM
Don Giovanni, with Benny Christensen at the lines, shattered a fifteen-year-old track record for older horses on the trot when he powered home a winner in 1:54 in the featured event of the evening on May 4, a $24,000 Invitational trot. The previous record of 1:54.3 was established by Sonoran Sunrise and driver, trainer Mark O’Mara in 1998. Leaving from post five as the publics’ choice...
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Arch Madness draws post 6 for Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/06/2013 2:00 AM
After his gutsy performance at the Meadowlands Friday night, Arch Madness was shipped to Oslo, Norway, for this coming Sunday's Oslo Grand Prix. The 9-year-old Arch Madness finished third in 1:51.2 at the Meadowlands after starting from the outside and racing parked past the opening quarter.   In the Oslo Grand Prix he will face a formidable field from Europe, including th...
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Estevez to begin filming racing movie in August

on 05/06/2013 2:00 AM
The website for the Cincinnati Enquirer has reported that actor Emilio Estevez will begin filming his harness racing movie "Johnny Longshot" in early August. Estevez was at Lebanon Raceway last Tuesday to begin the pre-production process.   "They've been great. They've been very, very cooperative,” Estevez said.   Estevez, 50, said he plans to shoot the ending of the fi...
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Linda Pape of Ohio's Stonewall Farm dies

on 05/06/2013 2:00 AM
Linda H. Pape, 72, of Wilmington, Ohio (formerly of Indian Hill near Cincinnati) passed away Tuesday, April 30, at Hospice of Dayton. Her husband, John Wesley Pape, preceded her in death. They were married December 3, 1965. Mrs. Pape was born August 24, 1940 in Yellow Knife, NWT, Canada, daughter of the late William R. and Jessie Graham Mcdougal Hammond. Linda and her husband owned and...
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PM barrel racing ruled illegal in Florida

on 05/06/2013 2:00 AM
After 16 long months of hearings and legal challenges, an administrative law judge in Tallahassee has ruled that the State of Florida cannot allow the conduct of pari-mutuel barrel racing under current law. The ruling follows months of taxpayer-funded litigation in vehement defense by the State of a new gambling product that was never legislated, never received a regulatory hearing or any publ...
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Four confirmed equine herpes virus at Vernon

on 05/06/2013 2:00 AM
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine and State Gaming Commission Acting Executive Director Robert Williams on Monday issued the following statement:   Laboratory tests completed at the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory revealed that at least four horses stabled at Vernon Downs Raceway have been infected with a str...
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