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Pro-Am driving series at Pompano Monday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
The second annual installment of an innovative pro-am series hosted by Pompano Park is only days away. Pompano Park is hosting the second annual event which consists of six races contested in the Sunshine State on Monday evening, March 4. Returning guest professional drivers are Cal-Expo's leading drivers Luke Plano and Steve Wiseman. Plano is in the top ten drivers nationally in both wins (de...
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Winbak foaling manager featured in story

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
A Maryland newspaper with a feature which profiles working men and women in Cecil County, Md., has the foaling manager at Winbak Farm as its latest subject. Reporter Adelma Gregory-Bunnell spent several early morning hours with Jerry Crump, the foaling manager at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City.   Crump, who grew up around animals in Kentucky, has been the fo...
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Babic payments due March 15

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
An important sustaining payment is due March 15 in order to keep New Jersey-sired 2-year-old pacers eligible to the 2013 Lou Babic Memorial Paces, sponsored by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program. Due on March 15 are sustaining payments of $700 for the Babic Pace open and $400 for the Babic filly division. These payments should be mailed to NJSS, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.   Th...
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Buffalo, Flamboro cancel Wednesday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway has been forced to cancel its live harness racing program for Wednesday due to track conditions.   Flamboro Downs has also canceled its qualifiers and live racing scheduled for Wednesday. The qualifiers will be rescheduled for Friday, March, 1 at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to qualify on Friday must re-enter. Flamboro is also closed for training on Thursday, Feb...
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Pocono stable area will open Friday

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Spring is in the air and the first official sign in Northeast Pennsylvania is the return of horses to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The stable area opens for the 2013 racing season on Friday (March 1).   Luann Reynolds, Stall Superintendent, will be on hand as more than 50 horses will begin arriving shortly after the gates open at 8 a.m. Among the early arrivals include horses from t...
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Pure Barre closes fast to win Pompano open

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
Pure Barre, part of a powerful Tom Gonsalves entry, conquered five rivals, including her stablemate, and a sloppy racing surface to win the $10,500 Open 1 Handicap Trot on Wednesday night at Pompano Park.   The 5 year-old Classic Photo mare, owned by Gonsalves and driven by Kevin Wallis, used her usual stout closing kick to edge past I'll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham) to win by thr...
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Anders Bluestone joins "Millionaire Club"

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
After a nearly two month absence from the winner's circle Anders Bluestone returned in full force to win the $23,000 feature trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday. The win elevated Anders Bluestone into the $1 million win club.   The 7-year-old son of Yankee Glide-Annette Hanover went right to the front and driver Ross Wolfenden never looked back en route to a 1:54 victory. Allmar Surpr...
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NY court says Pena can train horses again

on 02/27/2013 12:00 AM
The Daily Racing Form has reported that a New York state court has ruled that Lou Pena be allowed to train horses again. The New Yorkl Gaming Commission could appeal the court's ruling, and individual tracks can still exercise their exclusion powers. Last year Pena was accused of 1,719 violations of New York racing rules and his license to train horses was suspended..   Pena to...
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Fiesta Camcun upsets in 1:51 at Pompano

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Diane Hellen's Fiesta Camcun, flawlessly handled by Stephane Lareau, pulled off a major upset in the $10,000 Open Handicap for Mares on Monday night at Pompano Park while Bombilla Hanover put in a startling 1:51 performance in the secondary feature for the distaffers.   Fiesta Camcun, a 7-year-old daughter of Camotion, stalked 1-5 favorite Gold Star Gidget, driven by Ricky Macomber,...
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Tracys Song sings winning tune at Mighty M

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
If anybody had a doubt as to Tracys Song's chances to win the final of Monticello Raceway's Name Your Price Claiming Series for mares on Monday afternoon, it certainly wasn't the betting public. They had so much confidence in the 8-year-old Astreos mare that they sent her off at odds of 1-9 in the eight- horse field comprised of the top point earners in the four-week pacing series. &nb...
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Top Ohio sire Nobleland Sam dies at 30

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Nobleland Sam, 30, one of the top sires in Ohio breeding history, died Tuesday morning in his stall at Midland Acres in Bloomingburg, Ohio, according to farm vice president Dr. John Mossbarger.   The son of Sonsam-Ima Happy Noble was bred, owned and trained by Sam A. Noble, Jr. He showed promise as a 2-year-old, but due to an oversight by Noble, was not staked to the Grand Circ...
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USTA board set to meet during Congress

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
The annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Trotting Association, which will be celebrating its 75th anniversary during 2013, will convene on Saturday, March 2, as part of the upcoming Harness Racing Congress in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   USTA business will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with meetings of the Rules, Executive, Registration, Pari-Mutuel and "Save our Stand...
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Meadowlands momentum continues

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
There is a feeling present at The New Meadowlands that had been absent for the past few years. Excitement pervades the grandstand and there's definitely a buzz throughout the industry. The Meadowlands is becoming cool again!   The competitive racing and climbing handle have resulted in an enticing product for the horseplayer.The results are often subtle; an example being a logical w...
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Comments about Ontario casino push heat up

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Canadian Hall of Fame member Robert Burgess has written to the Ontario Liberal Government pointing out that the government's Transition Panel' for racing's projections of only $10 Million in purses for racetracks beyond Woodbine facilities is virtually a death sentence for racing elsewhere in Ontario.   Burgess' letter also states that gaming at racetrack slots facilities ...
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25YO qualifies for Handicapping Championship

on 02/26/2013 12:00 AM
Matt Laman, 25, became the second youngest person to ever capture a handicapping tournament at Meadowlands Racetrack when he beat the field in the World Harness Handicapping Championship qualifier held on Feb. 23.   Laman built his $200 bankroll into $1,113, earning him the $4,720 top cash prize and an $1,000 seat in the World Harness Handicapping Championship on April 13 at Me...
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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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