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NJ Sires Stakes have payment due Feb. 15

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
The February 15 deadline for New Jersey Sire Stakes first sustaining payments is the last chance for owners of NJ-sired two-year-old and three-year-old pacers and trotters to be kept eligible to the 2013 Premier and Green Acres racing programs. The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively again at The Meadowlands in 2013 starting in May for three-year-olds and in late June for tw...
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Positive wagering at Big M; new FFA Series

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
The positive wagering trend continued at the Meadowlands this past weekend despite the adverse weather conditions. Post time temperature hovered between 17 and 20 degrees the three days and blowing snow blanketed Friday's fields throughout the card.   On the tote board, the all-sources handle was up 16 percent over what was a very mild weekend weather-wise last year. ...
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Frank Chick's Sale moved to April 9

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
Frank Chick's Harness Horse Sale has announced a change in date for its annual spring sale.   The sale has been moved from its traditional March date to April. It will be held on Tuesday, April 9. beginning at 12 noon at Harrington Raceway in Harrington, Del.   Horse consignments are being accepted now; deadlines are March 8 for the sale catalog and March 22 for...
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Ladies needed for Lady Godiva Pace

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
It may be early but responses are coming in slowly from potential participants in Monticello Raceway's 11th annual Lady Godiva Pace which is slated for Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. The race, part of the track's Heritage Drivers Series 2013, is exclusively for lady drivers.   "As it stands now we have only heard from three women who say they are ready to drive in our upcoming ...
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New racino at Northfield Park: Rocksino

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
The Akron Beacon Journal has reported that the new racino that is currently being built at Northfield Park will be called Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. The announcement came Monday from Hard Rock International which said in a statement that the name pays tribute to Cleveland as the birthplace of rock and roll as well as being a play on the word racino.   "It's meant to ex...
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Indiana-sired millionaire Go On BB retired

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
When filly pacer Summer In Fiji was sidelined by an injury during her 2-year-old season after going 5-for-5 and winning the 2006 Indiana Sires Stakes summer championship, owner Frank Baldachino worried his fun might be ending.   Instead, the good times would go on.   Baldachino, with the assistance of trainers Mickey and Ron Burke, purchased Go On BB as Summer In Fiji's r...
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TSM Photo Bugger flies to Meadows win

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger used a powerful first-over move to swallow up the leader and go on to a facile victory in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   TSM Photo Bugger was sitting fourth down the backside when Mike Wilder sent him after the leader, Hava Kadabra. The 6-year-old S.J.'s Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding grabbed the lead in a matter ...
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Carlson pulls "Holdup" at Dover Downs

on 01/29/2013 12:00 AM
Stagecoach Holdup came from off the pace to capture the Tuesday feature, a $20,000 male claiming pace, at Dover Downs.   After a month's respite, Stagecoach Holdup returned to the races and struck with a 1:51.4 victory, a lifetime record, with Eric Carlson at the controls. Philanthropist (Corey Callahan) finished second in front of Four Starz Q (Ross Wolfenden).   Eli Sco...
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Dancer's bill for mobile betting signed by governor

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Racetrack patrons would be permitted to place bets on special mobile gaming devices under legislation signed on Monday by Governor Christie and sponsored by Assembly Republican Ronald S. Dancer. "With this innovation, horse race fans could place a bet and collect their winnings without leaving their seats,” Dancer, R-Ocean, Burlington, Middlesex and Monmouth, said. "Allowing race tracks...
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CHHA stallion auction begins Monday

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horsemen's Association Stallion Auction begins Monday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. on ongait.com. Visit www.chha.net/stallions for an up-to-date listing of available breedings. Bids may also be called in to Lee at 603-898-1927.
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Historic Stakes move to Harrah's Philadelphia

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
The Historic Stakes, some of the oldest and most prestigious races on the Grand Circuit, conducted for more than 80 years, have a new venue for freshman pacers and trotters.   In 2013 the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association and Harrah's Philadelphia will host the quartet of events on the following dates. Wednesday, August 7 -- $60,000 est.-- The E.H. Harriman Cup for...
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Trainer Magie moonlighting as basketball coach

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Brian Magie has enjoyed success with Standardbreds. He is pretty good with Mustangs, too. Magie, a 54-year-old harness racing trainer from Chesterfield, N.J., is in his fourth season of coaching the girls' basketball team at New Jersey United Christian Academy in nearby Cream Ridge. The school is for students in grades seven through 12. When Magie took over the girls' basketball program, th...
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Yonkers cancels Monday due to weather

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Due to impending inclement weather in the greater New York area, Yonkers Raceway has cancelled both live racing and evening simulcasting on Monday evening.   Horsemen are advised that Mohday's draw for Friday's card remains as scheduled, with the entry box closing at the usual 4 p.m.   Live racing (and evening simulcasting) is scheduled to resume Tuesday night, ...
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NJ Breeders honor best of 2012 season

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Chapter Seven, Linda Toscano and Walnridge Farm were among the honorees at the 56th annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon on Jan. 27 at Charley's Other Brother. Chapter Seven was the recipient of the New Jersey Standardbred Horse of the Year award. Chapter Seven's trainer, Linda Toscano of Freehold, was saluted with the Governor's Cup and Walnridge Farm of Cream Ridge was recognized as...
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Michigan horseman Larry Jones dies

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based horseman Larry Jones, of Jackson, died Sunday, Jan. 27. He was 69.   Along with his wife, Linda, Mr. Jonesraised and raced many very nice horses over his years in the business, Stir Fry, Insipid, Oakmont, Spicy Cinnamon and Casino Showgirl were just a few.   Mr. Jones worked as a meat cutter from the age of 16, but he loved racing horses....
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Tremor Hanover breaks out of "seconditis"

on 01/28/2013 12:00 AM
Tired of being the bridesmaid, Tremor Hanover took matters into her own hands Monday at The Meadows when she powered to the lead and fashioned a game victory in the slop in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace. Tremor Hanover had finished second in 11 of her last 32 starts — including five of the last six — primarily with pocket trips. On Monday, Brian ...
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Michael's Power, Coleman in O'Brien spotlight

on 01/27/2013 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada announced the winners for the 2012 O'Brien Awards, which honor Canada's best in harness racing over the past season, on Saturday night. The annual Black Tie Gala was held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont.   The awards are named in honor of the late Joe O'Brien, an outstanding horseman and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. ...
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Something For Doc best in Yonkers feature

on 01/27/2013 12:00 AM
Something for Doc (Matt Kakaley) finished what he started Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned penultimate post position No. 7, "Doc"--as is his custom--has nose on gate. He made the lead around locally-debuting Intheblinkofaneye (Jason Bartlett) right after a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. A rated 29-second next quarter (:56.3 half) ser...
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Golden Receiver goes back-to-back in Presidential

on 01/27/2013 12:00 AM
Golden Receiver made it back-to-back Presidential Series finals on Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:49.3 effort to take home the winner's share of the $103,500 purse.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Golden Receiver left from post seven and dropped in second early as the fast-leaving Mr. Hasani N and driver Corey Callahan were first to trip the quarter timer in a brisk :25.3. Tetr...
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Strategy reversal pays off for Northern Companion

on 01/27/2013 12:00 AM
Northern Companion, among the top 10 older pacers in wins last year with 17, resumed his winning ways at Pompano Park on Saturday night in the Open Handicap Pace with an ever-so-easy two length win for Robbie Hoffman in 1:51.2.   The 5-year-old gelded son of Cambest ditched his usual come-from-behind tactics and blasted out of the Hummer Starting Gate and assumed command earl...
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