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NJ Gov. gives conditional OK to internet gambling

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would permit internet gambling, but has now issued a conditional veto statement that will move the initiative forward. Christie's recommendations include authorization, but with a limitation of 10 years. "With these goals in mind, I have concluded that now is the time for our State to move forward, again leading the way for the nation, by becoming...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Fifty Shades Darker is the second book of the best-selling trilogy and it's also the name of a 3-year-old colt pacer scheduled to go to post in a Junior Trendsetter division Friday night at the Meadowlands. Owner Leigh Raymer has read the book and she tells the story of the up-and-coming pacer in the new Weekend Preview. Also, find out trainer Tony Alagna's thoughts of his four Junior Trend...
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Simcoe, SBOA payments due Feb. 15

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that the sustaining payments for the 2013 Simcoe Stakes divisions and SBOA Stakes, which are to be contested at Mohawk, are due Friday, Feb. 15. Feb. 15 is also the deadline for the late nomination fee of $1,000 for the 2014 WEG/SBOA Stakes for pacing and trotting fillies, who were foals of 2011.   If sending nominations by mail, enve...
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Racetracks cancel Friday cards due to Nemo

on 02/07/2013 12:00 AM
Due to the blizzard preparing to descend upon the greater New York and New Jersey areas, the Meadowlands and Yonkers Raceway have cancelled live racing and all simulcasting for Friday, Feb. 8. Canada has not been spared by Winter Storm Nemo as Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, The Raceway at The Western Fair District and Flamboro Downs have also canceled their Friday night live pro...
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Auctioneer Merrill Anderson dies at 73

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
Merrill Orr Anderson, well known as an auctioneer at the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company's annual yearling sale, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Aurora House Hospice Aurora House Foundation in Weslaco, TX, after fighting a lengthy battle with cancer. Mr. Anderson, from Newman, Ill., and Weslaco, was 73. Born in Broadlands, Ill., Mr. Anderson was graduated from ABL High School in 1957...
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PA coalition says less revenue for horse racing

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition expressed concern that the Corbett Administration's proposed budget would divert a total of $31,159,000 from the Race Horse Development Fund to the state's General Fund and other budget line items. This comes at a time when the industry is experiencing significant declines in revenues going into the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF), which will likely result ...
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Harness Museum inviting Immortal nominations

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is inviting Immortal nominations for the Class of 2013. All Museum members, in good standing, have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased THREE years or more to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biogra...
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"Ricky Bobby" Ryan drives 1st WEG winner

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
It was a milestone Monday night for driver Jason ‘Ricky Bobby' Ryan, who saved his best for last when taking the final dash on the Woodbine card.   The 24 year old gave P L Cammander a perfect, second-over trip before showing the son of Camluck clear racetrack at the top of the stretch to score a three-quarter length victory in 1:53.3, for owner/trainer Rhandy Patton.   ...
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Kentucky Futurity race-off eliminated

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
The 121st Kentucky Futurity, final leg of trotting's Triple Crown, will be raced with a revised format on Sunday, October 6, at The Red Mile.   Historically the Futurity has been raced in the "heat" format with a race off (third heat) sometimes required to determine the winner. This fall, the Futurity will be converted to elimination races and a final on the same afternoon, wi...
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Series action on tap at the Big M

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
The 2013 race meet at The New Meadowlands moves forward with four more series' beginning this week.   Thursday's card includes five divisions of the Winter Survivor for pacers that have raced in a $15,000 claimer or less and the Charles Singer trotting series for 4-year-old trotters. Friday's offering is the popular Jr. Trendsetter series for sophomore pacers that haven't won twice...
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Advertising whiz Mike Rashkow dies at 71

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
Michael Rashkow, the mind behind memorable advertising campaigns for Niatross, BG's Bunny, and other top horses syndicated by Lou Guida, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23 after a battle with cancer. He was 71. Mr. Rashkow was born in New York City. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a psychiatric medic and then worked in the music business and became a golf professional. According to a wikipedia p...
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Name Your Price series continues at Monticello

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
On Monday the mares did their thing  in Monticello Raceway’s name Your Claiming Price Series and on Wednesday, February 6 three divisions of  horses and geldings did battle in their divisions with Sams Fortune, Thomas John N and Haroun Hanover each emerging victorious in their respective divisions. The first of the three to be victorious was the Ed Hall-owned  Sams F...
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Waiting On A Woman cruises at Pompano

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman, who avoided disaster and almost fell down in his last start when a hobble broke midway through his mile, stayed on his feet perfectly on Wednesday night at Pompano Park to score what turned out to be a handy win in the $10,500 Open I Trot. With Wally Hennessey handling the five year-old’s lines, Waiting On A Woman took command when the Hummer Starting Gate opened and...
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Mandabra, Awsome Valley win feature trots at Dover

on 02/06/2013 12:00 AM
Mandabra made it two wins in-a-row while Awsome Valley won wire-to-wire in the top two trots on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan left fast driving Mandabra and had the lead by the opening quarter. From there it was follow the leader to a 1:55 victory in the $16,000 Winners-Over trot. The Kadabra-Beautiful Mind gelding won for the second straight week and third time in his ...
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Moni Market buys into "Queen of Italy"

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
Moni Market Breeders announced Tuesday that it purchased a stake in the 4-year-old trotting mare Pearl Axe earlier this year. Pearl Axe solidified her position as the top trotting filly in Italy when she was officially named "La Regina" (the Queen) of Italian racing.   She earned her crown by winning the most prestigious races in her class. Her victories included the Italian De...
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Mystra plays another encore at Dover

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
Mystra stepped up to the $23,000 Mares Open pace for her third consecutive victory at Dover Downs on Monday.   Tim Tetrick sat second with Mystra as Jeremes Sweetheart driven by Ron Pierce cut out the fractions until heading for the final turn. Tetrick then sent Mystra around the leader and led the way to a 1:53 triumph in the week's top distaff event and keeps the Art Major-Pastram...
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Michigan makes changes to whipping rule

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has just announced revisions to a number of rules and policies affecting Michigan horsemen. Rules and policies impacted by the changes include those involving driving rule violations, the EPM list, phenylbutazone levels, and deceased horse protocols. The rule and policy changes were previously made available for review and comment last spring. Feed...
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Name Your Price winners name the time: 2:00.3

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway's Name Your Price Claiming Series got underway om Monday afternoon with three divisions for fillies and mares and strangely the final times for all three winners, Pot Limit , Romi Mystic, and Tracey's Song, was 2:00.3.   The event, which has three legs and a final, allows in the second and third legs for owners to choose claiming prices from $4,000-$6,000, obvious...
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Lindwood Farm announces first foal of 2013

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
Lindwood Farm's first foal of 2013 was born on Groundhog Day, February 2. McPhil, a colt by McArdle, is out of the mare Philadelphia p,2,1:54.4f; 3,1:53.1f; 4,1:52.1f ($160,537). This is her third foal, the first being McLiberty p,2,1:56.3f-'12 ($21,120) timed in 1:54f, and her second Philly's Art, now two.
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Slots agreement reached at Grand River

on 02/05/2013 12:00 AM
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has announced that it has reached a lease agreement in principal with Grand River Agricultural Society for OLG's slots operations at Grand River Raceway.   OLG has provided the site holder with a Letter of Intent, which sets out the general intentions and business arrangements, subject to approvals, between OLG and the site. OLG previously ...
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