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Payments reduced for Nadia Lobell, Moni Maker

on 03/07/2013 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will host the Nadia Lobell and Moni Maker during the 2013 fall meet on Saturday, Nov. 30. These events offer a purse estimated at $200,000 for 3-year-old pacing and trotting fillies, respectively.   Nominations are due March 15.   Payments for these races have been slightly reduced and will be taken by The Red Mile. Nomination forms are available at ...
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St. Louis Jr.'s license revoked for 2 years

on 03/07/2013 12:00 AM
Michigan-based horseman Marc St. Louis Jr. has had his occupational license revoked and deemed ineligible for licensing until February 2015 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board for violation of probation stemming from an earlier incident in which he was suspended one year following the death of a horse and then attempting to "conceal, tamper and destroy evidence…by improperly burning and bur...
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Yonkers cancels Thursday race card

on 03/07/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the late-winter inclement weather descending upon the greater New York area, Yonkers Raceway has cancelled both live racing and evening simulcasting on Thursday.   Live racing (and evening simulcasting) is scheduled to resume Friday, Mar. 8, with the usual 7:10 p.m. first post.   Thursday afternoon simulcasting is scheduled to wrap up at approximately 6:15 p.m., wh...
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Illinois committee approves gaming expansion

on 03/07/2013 12:00 AM
An expanded gaming bill has passed by a vote of 10-4 in the Illinois Senate Executive Committee that would approve slot machines at racetracks, five new casinos and slot machines at Chicago airports. Gov. Pat Quinn recently vetoed a bill that would have allowed expanded gaming, saying it was excessive and did not have ethical standards.   While the bill would allow slots at racetrac...
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Grandich to sponsor St. Paddy Pace

on 03/07/2013 12:00 AM
When Monticello Raceway presents its 13th annual St. Paddy Pace for drivers of Irish heritage, for the first time since the its inception, the race will have a sponsor.   Peter Grandich is a sportsman and horse owner whose Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company (http://www.trinityfsem.com/) provides insurance and estate planning services to professional athle...
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Meadowlands qualifiers moved to Saturday

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the forecast of a winter storm, Meadowlands qualifying races for this week have been moved to Saturday morning at 10 a.m.   Entries are being taken this morning with the box to close at 9 a.m. Race Office phone is (877) 782-2537. (Meadowlands)
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Devan, Hempt to museum executive committee

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
The Board of Trustees of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located in Goshen, N.Y., met Friday, March 1, during the Harness Racing Congress in Ft. Lauderdale to discuss filling executive committee vacancies left by the passing of John A. Cashman Jr. and Paul E. Spears.   The Board unanimously supported the Executive Committee's recommendation to appoint Lawrence S. ...
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New events at the Meadowlands

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
 A few new races have been added for this season at the Meadowlands.   The Meadowlands Maturity is an opportunity for the 4 year olds to race for a purse estimated at $100,000 ($75,000A). There is no condition on the race; it is open to all aged 4 years and the top 10 lifetime money winners entered will be accepted into the race. No payment is necessary to be eligible other than t...
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Major Herbie takes feature trot at Dover

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Starting from post 8 was not a burden for Major Herbie who closed strongly in the stretch to record a 1:57.2 victory in the $16,500 Winners-Over feature trot on Wednesday, March 6 on a ‘sloppy’ track at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove the win, Major Herbie’s third in four races, overtaking early leader Allmar Surprise after turning down the lane, and rolled on for his 19th lifetime vi...
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Waiting On A Woman wins 4th in a row at Pompano

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman led from his first step off the gate to his widening last strides through the wire in winning his fourth straight Open 1 Trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday night over Lugar (Bruce Ranger) and I’ll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham). Last week’s winner, Pure Barre (Kevin Wallis) was fourth with She’s All In (Luke Plano) next and picking up the remaining marble. The five year-o...
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Hoosier Park gearing up for 2013 meet

on 03/06/2013 12:00 AM
Final preparations are underway on the backstretch at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in anticipation of the return of live Standardbred racing. Now in its 20th season, the Standardbred meet will begin on April 2 and offer five days of racing per week through Nov. 9, with a daily post time of 5:30 p.m. (EDT).   Horseman who have been granted stalls for the meet may begin moving in ...
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Cal Expo & Pompano in a dead-heat

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
In one of the most heated contests of the new year, the Cal-Expo/Pompano Park Pro-Am competition, featuring the leading drivers at both tracks, finished in a dead-heat with each team winding up with 124 points in the six race event. Wally Hennessey led all drivers with 56 points on the strength of three wins in the competition featuring a 13-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system. Steve Wiseman led ...
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HHI announces new board of directors for 2013

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International, who participated in the 2013 Harness Racing Congress held at the Westin Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL, on March 2 & 3, announces a new Board of Directors for 2013. Tom Luchento was elected as President, while Kim Hankins will serve as First Vice President and Tony Somone will serve as Second Vice President.  Luchento is the President ...
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ORC suspends Casie Coleman indefinitely

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Casie Coleman, recently honored as Canada's 2012 Trainer of the Year, the record fifth time she has been recognized with the O'Brien Award, has been suspended indefinitely by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). A hearing has reportedly been scheduled for Monday, March 11. The suspension was issued on Monday and it scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Coleman, who is winter training at ...
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No timetable for return of San Pail

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
San Pail, a three-time winner of the Maple Leaf Trot and Canada's Horse of the Year in 2011, hasn't posted a pari-mutuel start since last April, but is travelling smoothly along the road to recovery.   Trained by Rod Hughes for Hughes Stable Inc. and breeder Glenn Van Camp, San Pail, a winner of over $3 million, is recovering from a suspensory injury to his left hind ankle. "'...
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PA racetrack slots revenue drops in February

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition reported Tuesday that slots revenues at Pennsylvania's six racetrack casinos-- also known as Category 1 casinos -- took significant hits for the month of February, dropping by 14.3 percent compared to the same period in 2012. That decrease resulted in a corresponding drop of $3.47 million in funding to the Race Horse Development Fund, which supports live ...
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Rosecroft opener to be drawn Wednesday

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
Rosecroft will draw for its opening night card on Saturday, March 9, on Wednesday. Normally this spring the box will be open from noon to two, but for one day only on Wednesday entries will be taken from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The condition sheet is available at either http://www.rosecroft.com/ or the USTA's website. As the norm, female pacers and young trotters race on Saturday, with the...
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Walter Russell Memorial Series gets underway

on 03/05/2013 12:00 AM
CHF Elias proved that a straight line isn't always the path to glory Tuesday at The Meadows as he zigged and zagged his way to a 20-1 upset victory in the Walter Russell Memorial Pace.   The opening leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings was conducted over three divisions, with Incredible Dragon and Really Lucky taking the other $11,250 splits. The series honors ...
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Chapter Seven honored as Horse of the Year

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
It was another crowning moment for Chapter Seven. Chapter Seven and his connections received the Dan Patch Award for harness racing's Horse of the Year on Sunday night before a crowd of more than 400 people at the Westin Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   The ceremony came four months after Chapter Seven won the Breeders Crown Open Trot over an international field at Wo...
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Triple Treat for Im Themightyquinn

on 03/04/2013 12:00 AM
In sport, elite athletes can find a way to own the moment. And it doesn’t matter if it’s human, canine or equine. In the case of the latter, champion pacer Im Themightyquinn delivered on all levels to claim his third Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at TABCORP Park, Menangle today (Sunday). Dogged by constant criticism for failing to win a major Group One event on the east ...
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