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Bier says Modern Family "best trotter I ever had"

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
The first time Daryl Bier drove Modern Family in a training mile at Dover Downs earlier this year, he came to an exciting conclusion. "I knew he was the best trotter I ever had,” Bier said. "He went in (1):58.2 and came home in 28.2 (seconds) by himself. Regular horses can't do that. I was like: Wow.” Bier bought Modern Family for $110,000 at the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at...
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Hava Kadabra takes Meadows Preferred Trot

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Hava Kadabra, whose 2013 campaign began with a disappearing act — and some tough post positions — rediscovered the magic Tuesday at The Meadows with a convincing victory in the $18,000 Preferred Trot. Hava Kadabra banked $180,579 last year at 5 yet began this season with three straight losses, despite adding Lasix for two of those starts. But he won a Winners Over event last week and was u...
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Callahan drives 6 winners, Wolfenden 4 at Dover

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan, the leading dash-win driver in North American in early 2013 and Dover Downs leader, won six races on the Tuesday, Feb. 26, program on an off track and his track runner-up Ross Wolfenden added four wins himself to dominate the 15-race card.   Wolfenden piloted Art Brewer's Albert to a 1:53.2 victory in a light rain to win the $15,000 Male Claiming pace. It was the 12-...
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Monochromatic picks up fifth win at Dover meet

on 02/25/2013 12:00 AM
Monochromatic won the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs for the fifth time this season on Monday night (Feb. 25) and stamps herself as one of the leaders for the Horse of the Meet award at season’s end. Corey Callahan has driven Monochromatic in all of her starts at the track. She had to battle a strong challenge from Southwind Jazmin and Tim Tetrick on the backstretch befor...
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Kakaley wins 6, Sears 3 at Yonkers

on 02/24/2013 12:00 AM
Our Cullenscrown N (Brian Sears, three winners on the 12-race card) continued his form spree Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway $28,000 moist, winners-over pace.   Leaving from post position No. 4, Our Cullenscrown N sat as Report for Duty N (George Brennan) left around pole-sitting Roadway (Jim Pantaleano) before a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. Stonehouse Adam (Matt Kakaley), a...
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Oil Magnet wins 7th straight in Winter Survivor final

on 02/24/2013 12:00 AM
Make it seven straight for Oil Magnet after the 9-year-old son of Western Hanover scored a 1:53.1 victory over a "sloppy" racetrack Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the $86,700 Winter Survivor Series final.   Yannick Gingras was in the driver's seat as Oil Magnet dropped into fourth early as fellow Ron Burke trainee Killer Quakes took the early lead. After Killer Quakes reached ...
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Big night at Pompano for Pavia, Santeramo

on 02/24/2013 12:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr. and Andy Santeramo shared the spotlight during Pompano Park's racing program on Saturday night.   Pavia took top honors with Bestnotlie Hanover in the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace in a photo finish over Santeramo's Spring Again in 1:51.2 and then came back to double his pleasure with Bet On The Law in a conditioned event for pacers in 1:51, the fastest mile of the night....
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Dover makes scheduling changes

on 02/24/2013 12:00 AM
During March and through April 11, the meet's closing day, Dover Downs will race five days a week, Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and Monday to Thursday with the traditional 4:30 p.m. post time. There will be no live racing on Friday andSaturday.   Live harness racing originally scheduled for Saturday, March 2, has been canceled. (Dover Downs)
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Another huge night at the Meadowlands

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
On Friday night at the Meadowlands it wasn't a single equine performance that headlined the evening, although Resistance Futile and Quick Deal came close. Nor was it a driver that necessarily stole the show, although Yannick Gingras can't be stopped right now. On this night, it was one of the largest single day increases in handle that could ever possibly be imagined.   The fin...
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Bartlett wins pair of Yonkers features

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps -- for trotters along with prim and proper pacers -- were won by Affirmed Action (Jason Bartlett, $19.80) and Warrawee Koine (Bartlett again, $12).   In play early from post position No. 6, Affirmed Action landed in a three-hole behind Fuel Cell (Brian Sears) and Mymom'sablizzard (Larry Stalbaum). Meanwhile, Bra...
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Wrenn Jr. wins 10 at Northville Downs

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr., profiled in the Feb. 13 issue of The Horseman, had the best night ever for a driver at a Michigan racetrack on Friday night as he won 10 times on the 14-race program.   Wrenn, 26, has been dividing his time this year between Northville, Northfield Park and Buffalo Raceway. He wasted no time on Friday finding the winner's circle as he not only won the firs...
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Action-Broadway nearing closer to $1 mil

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Action-Broadway moved closer to $1 million in career earnings when she captured Friday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The victory lifted her career bankroll to $987,987.   The 2011 Mare Trotter of the Year, Action-Broadway was winless in five starts this year before Friday, when she moved powerfully first over for Tony Ha...
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Henley, 19, wins Dover Saturday feature

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Brandon Henley, the youngest driver at the track at age 19, drove When Two Fools Met to victory in 1:55.4 to win the Saturday afternoon $13,500 filly and mare pace on a light rainy Saturday at Dover Downs.   Racing in the middle of the nine-horse field, Henley pulled his 4-year-old I Am A Fool-Heather's Halo mare up to challenge then sped past the leaders and opened ...
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Real Babe comes up real big in Singer final

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Purchased at last fall's Harrisburg mixed sale for $200,000, Real Babe returned a nice dividend to her new connections with a 1:57.2 victory over a "sloppy" track Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the $47,800  final of the Charles Singer Memorial Series for 4-year-old trotters.   Winless last year in 14 starts, Real Babe has found her winning stride in new conditioner Mark H...
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Mr. Dennis strong in Exit 16W final

on 02/23/2013 12:00 AM
Mr. Dennis, moved to the lead in the final turn by driver Andy Miller, opened up enough of a margin through the stretch to reach the winner's circle in front in Saturday night's $60,200 Exit 16W Series final at the Meadowlands. The time for the mile over the "sloppy" racetrack was 1:52.3.   There was plenty of shuffling at the front of the race as first Hang Ten, then Holdingallthec...
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Big payoffs = big late Pick 4 pool at Meadowlands

on 02/22/2013 12:00 AM
A pair of monster payouts early in the card triggered a Pick 4 carryover. Race 4 saw Jailhouse Rockie squeeze through to score at 60-1 which was immediately followed by Joyful Years winning at 70-1.   With the addition of the Early Pick 4 pool comes the potential for a carryover into the Late Pick 4 pool. For the second time in as many nights, that was the case. A carryover of $38,...
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Winning Mister stud fee reset to $4,500

on 02/22/2013 12:00 AM
The introductory stud fee for millionaire trotter and FFA sensation Winning Mister 2,1:56.1; 3,1:54.3; 1:51.3 ($1,108,874), who stands in Pennsylvania at Lindwood Farm, has been reset for the 2013 season at $4,500, or $4,000 for multiple mares.   In making the announcement, stallion owner Bob Key said both the current economy and the competition in the Keystone State played a role i...
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Shopping With Art cashes in 8th straight win

on 02/22/2013 12:00 AM
Stolen Car got up in deep stretch to win the $35,000 Preferred/Handicap pace in 1:50.4 while Woodstock Hanover came from far back and to win the sub-features on a windy Thursday at Dover Downs.   While Mustang Art (Daryl Bier), then Dancin Yankee (Corey Callahan) and Versado (Pat Berry) cut out the early fractions, George Dennis and Joe Muscara's Stolen Car, a son of Mach Tree...
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OK given for all harness at Hoosier Park

on 02/22/2013 12:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved the 2013 race dates Friday morning for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Casino and Downs. Under a new format described as one breed, one track, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will solely host Standardbred racing while Indiana Grand Casino and Downs will play host to Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Both racetracks are set t...
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New roles for Elmore, Moore at Indiana tracks

on 02/22/2013 12:00 AM
Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings LLC announced Friday the appointment of Brian Elmore to the position of vice president of racing, effective immediately. Elmore will oversee horse racing operations at Centaur's two properties, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. and Indiana Grand Casino and Downs in Shelbyville, Ind. and direct each property's general manager of racing. ...
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