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Handle on PA horse races increased in 2012

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board released its sixth annual Racetrack Casino Benchmark Report on Wednesday (March 27). Since its first release in 2008, this annual report has concentrated on the impact that Pennsylvania's casinos have had on the state's horse racing industry.   Among the report's findings, total dollars wagered on Pennsylvania races in 2012, referred to as ...
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No Coleman/Harris horses allowed at Meadowlands

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that In the wake of trainer Casie Coleman's 60-day suspension by the Ontario Racing Commission as a result of three positive tests for flumethasone at Woodbine Racetrack, horses trained by her assistants will not be allowed to race at the Meadowlands during the course of that suspension.   Coleman's suspension began March 5 and is schedul...
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Scarborough Downs opens meet Saturday

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
The Scarborough Downs staff is busy gearing up for Opening Weekend as the 108-day, 2013 live harness racing meet gets underway on Saturday, March 30th at 4 pm and Sunday, March 31, at 1:05 pm. Fridays will be added to the schedule beginning April 5th (4:00 pm post). The track is pleased to be racing on Monday, May 27th Memorial Day (1:05 pm post), and Thursdays will be added to the live race s...
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Ohio commission delays Dayton racetracks

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
For the third time this month, the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) Wednesday morning told Penn National Gaming Inc. and Miami Valley Gaming officials to add more seats at planned racetrack/casino projects in Dayton. The OSRC is withholding approval until it deems as adequate the number of seats, which means a delay in planned construction.   Penn National hop...
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Canada's Hall of Fame ballot announced

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
Racing greats Secretariat and Niatross figure prominently on the 2013 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame election ballot, which reflects the changes announced earlier this year. Eligibility now includes those people and horses that brought honor to Canadian horse racing.   Also new to this year's ballot is the Communicators category, added to honor those who have been instrumental i...
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Father-son dead heat at Monticello

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
It was just another lazy early spring afternoon at Monticello Raceway with 10 races carded  and nothing unusual  happening until lightning struck.   Not literally. The lightning referred to was that a once in a lifetime thing occurred when a father and son finished in a dead heat for win in the ninth race on Wednesday. Jimmy Marohn Sr.  was driving  Quiet Hero (1...
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Another contender for Handicapping Championship

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
Tedd Derian of the Bronx, NY, won the Meadowlands Racetrack’s March WHHC Qualifier held on March 23, 2013. Derian captured first place with a big score in the final race of the night.  His $40 win wager on Dana’s Sharp Smart in Race 12 paid $304 and ended his night with a bankroll of $466.50. Derian’s win earned him the $2,280 cash prize and a $1,000 seat in the World Harness H...
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Solo Command, Triple Command in DSBF elims

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
The ‘Commands’  prevailed in 1st leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding trots with victories by Solo Command and Triple Command in $20,000 divisions while 82-1 Sand Top Gun was longshot winner of the $23,000 Open/Handicap trot. In the first section, Jim Morand sent Solo Command right to the front and had little trouble en route to a 1:59.1 victory...
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Tug River Dylan steps up with win at Pompano

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
Tug River Dylan, off of a lifetime best 1:54 winning performance last week in Open 3 ranks, stepped up to the big time at Pompano Park on Wednesday night—the Open 1 class—and scored a very handy win for Wally Hennessey in 1:54.1. Owned and trained by Robert Dutilly, the seven year-old got a picture perfect drive from Wally Hennessey, stalking the pace-setting My Man (Kevin Wallis) through f...
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Promisemethis takes Meadows series final

on 03/27/2013 2:00 AM
Used twice in the mile, Promisemethis still had plenty in reserve Wednesday at The Meadows as she captured the $29,500 championship of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. Dan Rawlings hustled Promisemethis to the three hole from post 7 and didn’t hesitate to send the 3-year-old daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Promisemespring after the lead at the quarte...
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Career marks set in Youthful divisions

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
The opening round of the Youthful Series kicked off on Monday evening at Woodbine with Orillia Joe and Classic Gen finding the wire first. In doing so, the pair also lowered their career marks.   In the first division, Orillia Joe, driven by Paul MacDonell, went gate to wire in 1:52.4.   The son of Western Ideal led through panels of :27, :56.1 and 1:24.3, before using a ...
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Eric Cherry talks about cartel wagering

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
Eric Cherry, who races horses as Let It Ride Stables and owns the South Florida Trotting Center in Florida, has written the following in response to recent articles regarding cartel wagering at the Meadowlands Racetrack:   The recent article about cartel wagering and how The Meadowlands is secretly fostering this practice to the detriment of horsemen in order to artificially raise t...
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Tracys Song wins 10th in a row at Mighty M

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
An old country song by Jerry Reed proclaimed "when you're hot… you're hot,” and that is just what Tracys Song is, and has been, at Monticello Raceway.   The 8-year-old Astreos mare scored her 10th consecutive victory on Monday afternoon, which equals the Mighty M track record for most wins in a row by a mare. With that 1:58.2 triumph Tracys Song has regained sole command of...
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Flamboro, Georgian get transitional funding

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced on Tuesday (March 26) that it has signed agreements in principle with the Government of Ontario for transition funding. This funding will provide support to continue horse racing at the company's Georgian Downs and Flamboro Downs racetracks beyond March 31, 2013 as Ontario's horse racing industry adapts to a more sustainable model. The letter...
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Meadowlands adds bonus to late Pick 4

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
The Late Pick 4 at the Meadowlands has long been harness racing's best bet. That has never been more the case than this season, with the wager averaging nearly $85,000 per night. Now, the Meadowlands is pleased to make that wager even better. Beginning Friday, April 5, the Late Pick 4 at the Meadowlands will carry an opportunity for a 10 percent bonus. The specifics of the bonus are as follows:...
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Buter feels good about Feeling You

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
Tyler Buter is not feeling good about Feeling You's draw for Friday's second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series at Yonkers Raceway, but he is feeling optimistic about the mare's campaign as a whole.   Feeling You, who won her first-round Matchmaker division by a half-length over Handsoffmycookie in 1:54.2 on March 22, starts her second-round division from post seven in a seven...
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Meadowlands purse increase for young horses

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack condition sheet will reflect a purse increase for conditioned races for younger horses beginning next week. The increase will be applied to fillies/mares and colts, both pacers and trotters. The new purse structure for these races will be as follows:   Non-Winners Of 1 Pari-Mutuel Race: $10,000 (Increased From $9,000); Non-Winners Of 2 Pari-Mutuel Races: $1...
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See Captaintreacherous on live video

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
Courtesy of Hallway Feeds/Rapco Feed and Protective Measures Fire and Security Company LLC, racing fans can now watch live behind the scenes video of Captaintreacherous. The video feed provides a 24 hour birds-eye view of Captaintreacherous at rest and at play. Early this morning the "Captain” was seen playing with his orange traffic cone and watching quietly as his groom spread fresh beddin...
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Up Front Dan takes Russell Series final

on 03/26/2013 2:00 AM
Undeterred by the sluggish early fractions, Up Front Dan overwhelmed the leader with a backside blitz and went on to a facile victory in Tuesday's $30,500 championship of the Walter Russell Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses geldings Tuesday at The Meadows.   Up Front Dan was sitting fourth while the leader, Incredible Dragon, waltzed to the half in :58.3. Winning dri...
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Yonkers raises overnight purses for 3&4YOs

on 03/25/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced a purse increase for its races featuring younger pacers. Beginning with the racing week of Monday, April1, the non-winners of two pari-mutuel races and/or $20,000 lifetime goes for $15,000 (up from $10,000), while the non-winners of four pari-mutuel races and/or $40,000 lifetime goes for $18,000 (up from $13,000). Both classes are restricted to 3- and 4-year-olds,...
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