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Blossom Series underway at Woodbine

on 03/22/2013 2:00 AM
The inaugural edition of the Blossom Series kicked off Friday evening’s card at Woodbine with a pair of $18,000 divisions. Wildcat Hanna and Belle Boyd found the winner’s circle first for their respective connections. Wildcat Hanna, driven by Sylvain Filion, captured the opening division in 1:55.2 at odds of 12-1. The daughter of Mach Three came from off-the-pace as Burning ...
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Mattwestern rolls through Meadows series

on 03/22/2013 2:00 AM
Mattwestern continued to roll through the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace, winning her third straight Friday in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at The Meadows. Although Mattwestern began the series off a five-month layoff, she has dominated the event, taking her three splits by a combined 9-1/2 lengths. On Friday, she got away a leisurely fifth, brushed to the lead past the qu...
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Kandian Klub wins by 3 in Meadows series

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
Kandian Klub shrugged off a serious backside challenge Wednesday at The Meadows and drew away to a comfortable victory--her second in the series--in the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. Promisemethis captured the other $12,500 third leg split in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The $20,000-added final is set for Wednesday, March 27.   Kandian Klub was cruising on...
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Five straight for Waiting On A Woman

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
Waiting On A Woman extended his winning streak to five on Wednesday night at Pompano Park with a hard-fought win in 1:54.4 for Wally Hennessey.   The 5-year-old, gelded son of Northern Bailey won for the eighth time in nine 2013 starts--he suffered a did not finish line due to broken equipment in his only loss--by holding-off Mystical Starlight, handled by Joe Pavia Jr., by three-qu...
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Five-bagger for Smith at Northfield

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
Northfield Park's leading driver Tyler Smith drove five more winners on Wednesday.   Smith's winners included JJ's Beat The Rap ($2.80) in race one, Life Long Hanover ($3.20) in race three, Mr. Sam ($5) in race five, Handnlcbgetwithit ($3) in race 10 and Morningsailor ($3) in race 12.   Smith has garnered 107 victories at Northfield Park this year and enjoys a seven win l...
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He's Spooky lowers own Dover track record

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
He's Spooky was never headed in a 1:52.3 victory in the $23,000 Open Handicap Trot, breaking his own track record for an older trotting horse by a full second, on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Eric Carlson sped away from the starting gate quickly with He's Spooky and never relinquished the lead en route to his fourth victory of the year in the week's feature trot. Anders Blueston...
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James MacDonald back driving at Woodbine

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
James MacDonald, who hasn't driven since a Jan. 12 race accident at Woodbine, will return to the sulky tonight at Woodbine. MacDonald, 27, suffered a broken right ankle along with torn ligaments following the spill. He required surgery on January 14, which resulted in the addition of two plates and eight screws for corrective healing. "I'm glad to be back,” MacDonald said. "It's been over...
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New thresholds address drug "stacking"

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
At its March 19 meeting in Baltimore, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors adopted recommendations for thresholds and withdrawal times for four therapeutic medications identified by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI). The recommendations were for procaine penicillin, lidocaine, detomidine and xylazine.   While some of t...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/21/2013 2:00 AM
Quick—who won last year's Levy Series final at Yonkers Raceway? Atochia. Quick--who was second? Foiled Again, who won the rich contest in 2009 and 2010. The 2013 renewal of the Levy Series gets underway on Saturday with 42 older pacers entered. While Foiled Again is back again for a fifth try in the five-week series, there is a hodge-podge of other horses coming from tracks everywhere. Ge...
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Running Aces looking for presiding judge

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
The Minnesota Racing Commission is accepting applications for the contract position of presiding judge, for the 2013 live meet at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, Minn.   The meet will run from June 1 to Aug. 31. Approximate dates for the contracted service would be from May 13 through Sept. 3. Candidates must be accredited through the USTA.   The deadlin...
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El Cumanchero wins 2013 debut at Rosecroft

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
On a crisp March evening longtime Mid-Atlantic leading driver Steve Warrington returned to Rosecroft along with 2012 Spring Rosecroft Horse of the Meet El Cumanchero. Making their first respective first starts of 2013 the combination returned to the winner's circle for the sixth time at Rosecroft but it wasn't easy.   The always competitive Trophy Hunter blasted away from the gate i...
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PA horseman Richard King, 68 dies

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
Richard A. King, 68, of Stoneboro, Pa.,died March 6 at his home. Born May 6, 1944, in Grove City, Mr. King was a son of Melville G. "Mel” King and Georgia D. Cramer King. He attended Mercer High School and enlisted in the Army and was a Vietnam-era veteran, serving in Korea. After the military, he went to work for Foster Grading Co. of Jackson Center, where he operated its asphalt plant. He reti...
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Haroun Hanover scores 9th win of 2013

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
What would the odds be that two horses from the same racetrack lead North America in wins? Probably be real long, you'd think. But on Tuesday, Haroun Hanover scored his ninth seasonal victory and now joins another Monticello Raceway pacer, Tracys Song, who won her ninth race on Monday, at the top of the North American leaderboard for races won this season.   Both Haroun Hanover and ...
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Matchmaker, Levy kick off this weekend

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's premier events for the "mature" crowd begin this weekend, with opening rounds of both the Blue Chip Matchmaker (Friday) and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (Saturday). "Ladies first" finds five, $40,000 Matchmaker divisions, going as races 4,6,7,9 and 10. Trainer Ron Burke, who nominated nine mares to the series, is making them all wing for their supper in the first...
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Meadowlands responds to Faraldo's comments

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
While it is unfortunate that Mr. Faraldo has targeted the Meadowlands in another public outburst that would have been better left to a private discussion, due to the vast inaccuracies in his "editorial,” the Meadowlands Racetrack feels compelled to respond.   Yes, the Meadowlands Racetrack, like many other racetracks with larger-sized pools has players that bet through a computer-...
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MacDonald crosses Hudson to the Meadowlands

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
Beginning this Saturday, driver Mark MacDonald will be making a change in his driving plans. For at least the duration of the winter meet, MacDonald will be driving Friday and Saturday nights at the Meadowlands.   Macdonald said several factor played into his decision. "The Meadowlands is where I always wanted to be, it's the place to drive. With the stakes races at Yonkers coming ...
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Marquise De Sarah ready for Woodbine's Blossom

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Blossom Stakes gets underway this Friday at Woodbine. Good timing for trainer Joey Shea, who likes the way his filly Marquise De Sarah is heading into the $18,000 event.   "She's coming into the race as good as we can expect,” Shea said. "I trained her the other day and she trained very well, so we'll see what the weekend brings.”   The daughter o...
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OSRC: Still not enough seats at Dayton tracks

on 03/20/2013 2:00 AM
For the second week in a row, on Wednesday morning officials from both Penn National Gaming and Miami Valley Gaming and Racing presented plans for proposed new harness racetracks in Dayton to the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC). And for the second week in a row, were told to come back next week with further revisions. Penn National has proposed moving the Beulah Park Thoroughbred track ...
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Three and done at Yonkers on Monday

on 03/19/2013 2:00 AM
In theory, spring arrives Wednesday, but that small factoid didn't stop Old Man Winter from making one last seasonal stand in the greater New York area.   Monday night's scheduled dozen-race Yonkers Raceway program was curtailed after three races due to wind-driven snow, which made for harness racing's version of unsafe driving conditions.   None of Monday's four divisions o...
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September Hall repeats at The Meadows

on 03/19/2013 2:00 AM
September Hall rushed to the early lead, then sailed through the slop Monday at The Meadows to capture his second straight in the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot. Marvenue took the other $12,500 third leg division in the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings. The $20,000-added final goes next Monday, March 25.   Although steady rain had drenched the track, September ...
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