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Pa. slots revenue drop 6.19 percent in January

on 02/04/2013 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition reported Monday that funds generated from slot machine gaming to the Race Horse Development Funddecreased by 6.19 percent or $1.33 million for the month of January compared to January 2012. The cumulative decline for the first seven months of the fiscal year--June 2012 through January 2013--is $7.69 million or 4.83 percent.   Funding for the Ra...
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Lorentzon has Without A Clue in Singer

on 02/04/2013 12:00 AM
Through the early part of his delayed career, Without A Clue has done a pretty good job of solving the mystery to winning. A half brother to multiple-stakes-winner Manofmanymissions, the 4-year-old trotter has won five of nine races since making his debut in October.   On Thursday, Without A Clue begins action in the Charles Singer Memorial series for 4-year-old trotters at Me...
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Payments due Feb. 15 for Smith trots

on 02/04/2013 12:00 AM
The first sustaining payments for this year's editions of the Charles and Helen Smith Trots are due by Feb. 15.   The fee is $200 for the Charles Smith open and $200 for the Helen Smith for fillies. Both stakes, restricted to 3-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters, are sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.   The $60,000 (est.) He...
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Train your dog to grass your horse!

on 02/04/2013 12:00 AM
if you don't have enough time or inclination to take your horse out of the barn for a little grass, how about training your dog to do it? This video posted by cnn.com under "CNN Distraction" shows a dog with a firm hold on a lead shank, and a horse trying to get a little snack of grass.   Here is the video link: http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c4#/video/living/2013/01/30/orig-jtb-d...
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Red Star Hottie wins Meadows mare feature

on 02/04/2013 12:00 AM
Blanked in her first three 2013 starts, Red Star Hottie ended her uncharacteristic dry spell when she shot the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A career winner of $613,850, Red Star Hottie suffered several narrow losses this year before her Monday breakthrough for Dave Palone, who gave her a comfortable p...
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Driver parity/big handle highlight Big M

on 02/03/2013 12:00 AM
Andy Miller and Yannick Gingras were the driving stars Saturday night at the Meadowlands, both winning three races. Miller’s three wins included the "prep” for the Exit 16W with Mr. Dennis. That winner was a recent $110,000 January Mixed Sale Purchase for Nick Surick and the J L Benson Stables. Mr. Dennis, who hit the mile on the snowy night in a sharp 1:49.4, completed the 1 1/16th i...
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Annie'swesterncard wins open pace at Yonkers

on 02/03/2013 12:00 AM
Millionaire Annies’westerncard (Matt Kakaley) charged from first-up Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 5, he watched the early floor show as inside assignee Nob Hill High (Brian Sears) seated both Here We Go Again (Eric Goodell) and Rockin' Robert (Jordan Stratton). While that was going on, Roadway (George Brennan) negated h...
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Northern Companion wins Pompano Feature

on 02/03/2013 12:00 AM
Dorothy Zarza’s Northern Companion overcame his assigned  post position eight and, again, cruised to victory in Pompano Park’s Open Pace on Saturday night. The exceptional five year-old gelded son of Cambest, again driven by Robbie Hoffman, used a different tactic this time around, coming from well off the pace on the strength of a final half in :54.2 to score a win measuring two len...
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Ready Cash offspring 1-2 in Paris 3YO features

on 02/03/2013 12:00 AM
Two important 120,000 euro races for 3-year-olds were raced under bad conditions after rain at the Vincennes track in Paris on Saturday.   The Prix Paul Viel resulted in an upset win for Atlas de Joudes (by Ready Cash, yes, the two-time Prix d'Amerique winner). Driven by Joseph Verbeeck, he is owned and trained by Philippe Allaire, who also owns Ready Cash. The n...
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It’s Miller time on a $3 million Friday

on 02/02/2013 12:00 AM
For the first time since closing night of the 2010 Championship meet, the Meadowlands total handle on a Friday night card surpassed $3 million. In addition, in just 14 days of racing thus far in 2013,the Meadowlands surpassed a mark that took 80 racing days in 2012. Tonight marked the fourth $3 million handle of the young meet. In 2012, that plateau was only reached on three occasions, the thi...
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Brice Cote to head integrity efforts at Gural tracks

on 02/02/2013 12:00 AM
Brice Cote has been designated to lead the effort to detect and deter the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and any other unscrupulous practices that affect the racing product at The Meadowlands, Tioga & Vernon Downs. Mr. Cote has an impressive background in this arena, having previously served as a detective in the Racetrack Unit for the New Jersey State Police for...
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Big M tops $2 mil on Thursday--a first since 2010

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick was the man on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, winning three races on the card. Two of the three at more than generous odds as Pilatus (6-1) and Through The Night (11-1) both made trips to the winners circle for The Bionic Man. Yannick Gingras also won two races on the card, bringing him within two of David Miller for the lead in the driver standings.   Amateur driver...
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Mighty M five-bagger for Devaux

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Jimmy Devaux is no stranger to winning races, especially at Monticello where he won the driving title in 2002 and where he amassed the majority of his 3,077 career wins over the Mighty M double oval since the turn of the 21st century.   On Thursday, Devaux capped a very productive (four-day) week scoring five wins on the 13-race card. Those victories followed three on Wednesday...
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Final day for CHHA Stallion Auction

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Bidding closes at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2 for the 2013 CHHA Stallion Auction. Place your bids at www.ongait.com or call Lee at 603-898-1927 for any of the 42 available stallion breedings. For more information visit www.chha.net/stallions. The Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association greatly appreciates all the farms, syndicates and individuals who donated stallion seasons to this...
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Simms named to head Miami Valley Gaming

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, a joint venture of Delaware North Companies Gaming and Entertainment and Churchill Downs Inc., Friday announced that James W. Simms will serve as president and general manager of Miami Valley Gaming, the new, world-class gaming and racing facility being developed in Warren County, Ohio.   Simms brings more than 15 years of executive experience i...
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Chicago heads to break with 2 guaranteed pools

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Both Balmoral and Maywood Park will be on a short hiatus from live Standardbred racing beginning on Sunday, Feb. 3. The "break” will last until Wednesday, Feb. 13, when Balmoral resumes live racing with a 10-race card which will get underway at 7:10 p.m.   There will be no qualifying races at Balmoral Park on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Qualifiers are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Feb...
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Back to the Track weekend set for July 5-7

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association announced on Friday that the 2013 edition of "Back to the Track” is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7. In addition, the USTA released the new logos for this year's event and activated the Back to the Track website.   After the first three years, Back to the Track has become a special event that fans mark on their ca...
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Purses drop as WEG announces stakes schedule

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Friday announced its 2013 Standardbred stakes schedule, which includes the 30th renewal of the prestigious Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Pepsi North America Cup, WEG's signature harness race,will offer a guaranteed purse of $1 million on Saturday, June 15. Ten of the continent's finest 3-year-old pacers will line up beh...
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Fuel Cell, Queen Of Royalty win Yonkers co-features

on 02/01/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-features--an Open Handicap for everyone's-allowed trotters and an Open for distaff pacers--were won by Fuel Cell (Brian Sears, $15) and Queen of Royalty (Brent Holland, $42.60). Fuel Cell did it the hard way from post position No. 5. He watched from fifth as 4-5 choice  Calchips Brute (George Brennan) worked around the lass Mymomsabl...
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The Meadows no eask task in WHHC qualifier

on 01/31/2013 12:00 AM
Contestants in Friday's leg of the World Harness Handicapping Championship, when The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is one of the featured tracks, will need both a sharp pencil and an eye on the sky.   They'll need to be in top handicapping form because Friday's 15-race program at The Meadows offers highly competitive events. Indeed, fields are so evenly matched at The Meadows that ...
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