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It's a girl for Buck I St. Pat!

on 01/24/2013 12:00 AM
Three-time Trotting Mare of the Year Buck I St. Pat, who retired in 2011, gave birth Thursday morning to her first foal, a filly by 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover, co-owner Howard Taylor said.   The foal was born at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, where Donato Hanover stands as a stallion.   "I'm excited,” said Taylor, who owns Buck I St. Pat ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 01/24/2013 12:00 AM
Driver David Miller has told Weekend Preview he has presidential aspirations—he wants to win Saturday night's Presidential Series final at the Meadowlands with Dial Or Nodial. In the new Weekend Preview Miller talks about Dial Or Nodial's chances of an upset victory over prohibitive favorite Golden Receiver. The focus then shifts across the Atlantic for Sunday's famed Prix d'Amerique in P...
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Tritton ready to launch Presidential duo

on 01/24/2013 12:00 AM
Australian-born trainer Peter Tritton sends out a pair of Down Under imports in his quest to upset the mighty Golden Receiver in Saturday's $103,500 Presidential final at the Meadowlands.   Second Wind N and Malak Uswaad N have drawn posts three and four, respectively, and the favorite Golden Receiver, going for his second consecutive Presidential Series sweep, will leave from post ...
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Escape The News wins Meadows feature

on 01/24/2013 12:00 AM
Escape The News escaped the field after a demanding first quarter and scored easily in Thursday's $22,500 winners over $10,000 life/preferred handicap pace at The Meadows.   Although Escape The News was parked out the entire first panel, he thwarted the first-over challenge of JJ Gladiator and triumphed for Dave Palone in 1:53.2. The pocket-sitting Risk Management was second, three-...
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Come Together wins 10th in a row at Dover

on 01/24/2013 12:00 AM
Come Together continues as hottest horse at Dover Downs, winning his 10th race in a row while Nova Artist put on a fast-closing show to win the 30,000 Delaware Special Handicap to highlight the Thursday program.   Since last fall, it has really "come together" for the Artsplace-Pleasantville 7-year-old gelding rolling up 10 consecutive trips to the winner's circle. His 10...
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Million-dollar Tuesday at Yonkers

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway enjoyed its biggest handle of the young season on a--shall we say--brisk Tuesday night, with $1,017,797 wagered on the 12-race card.   Brian Sears added to his lead in the driver standings with four winners, including both halves of the $13.60 early daily double. Sears now has 29 wins in the first nine racing nights. George Brennan won twice, with Eric Goodell, Jeff ...
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Meadowlands wagering is "through the roof"

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
Wagering was absolutely through the roof over the three days of live racing last weekend at the Meadowlands.   Objectively, the comparable weekend in 2012 was compromised by the only significant snowstorm of last winter. However, the total wagered from all sources on M1 races was $8,184,843 a whopping 29 percent increase from last year. To gain more perspective, the 2013 total...
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Watson wins his second Dr. King Pace

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
With the temperature hovering around 12 degrees and the winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour, Dennis Watson was undeterred by the weather conditions and confidently reined Ally's Delight to a 2:04.2 victory in the 13th edition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pace at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon.   The annual event honors the legacy of the great civil rights l...
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Peter Gerry to drive in amateur race in Paris

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
Peter G. Gerry, well regarded amateur/gentleman USA driver and venture capitalist, will participate in a prestigious international amateur trot (Prix de Saint-Claude) on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. The 1-5/16 mile event attracts some of the best international amateur competitors. Gerry's participation was organized by legendary Swedish trainer Anders Lindqvist, now sta...
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Two-year deal to continue racing at Woodbine/Mohawk

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Wednesday confirmed that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Province which ensures the continuation of live horse racing at Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks for the next two years.   "This long-awaited agreement offers stability while WEG and our partners in horse racing work with government towards a long-term sustainability s...
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OLG has agreements with 10 tracks for slots

on 01/23/2013 12:00 AM
On Wednesday, January 23, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a press release which stated that it has reached lease agreements in principle for its slots operations at a total of 10 provincial racetracks.   "We are pleased to announce that we have reached lease agreements in principle with 10 gaming sites," OLG President and CEO Rod Phillips was quoted as saying in the rele...
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Ohio's best honored at awards banquet

on 01/22/2013 12:00 AM
The Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association handed out its annual awards at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association banquet on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin.   The Ohio Chapter has voted Jim Mulinix as the recipient of the Winner's Circle Award for the Ohioan who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in the past year; n...
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Cooke has Martiniontherocks at Tattersalls Sale

on 01/22/2013 12:00 AM
Tom Cooke began his relationship with the Hans family in the 1980s when he claimed a horse from them. Since then, he has enjoyed successes with the family, a trend he hopes to continue with trotting mare Martiniontherocks.   Cooke purchased the 5-year-old Martiniontherocks, a Breeders Crown champion at age 2, for $82,000 at Monday's Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meado...
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Will One Through Ten bring out the Hirt broom?

on 01/22/2013 12:00 AM
Trainer Richard "Nifty” Norman was familiar with One Through Ten before the 4-year-old male pacer arrived in his barn for the Clyde Hirt series at Meadowlands Racetrack. Norman was the underbidder on the horse when One Through Ten sold as a yearling for $100,000 in 2010.   "I kind of knew the horse a little bit; I always liked him,” Norman said. "I'd followed him. I knew he was...
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Do Me Honor takes top honors at The Meadows

on 01/22/2013 12:00 AM
Headed approaching the final turn, Do Me Honor fought back and claimed a narrow victory—her third straight—in Tuesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Despite a parked-out first quarter in :27.1, Do Me Honor was on the lead when she encountered a first-over challenge from Tremor Hanover, who inched ahead. But Do Me Honor d...
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Winbak Farm welcomes first foal of 2013

on 01/21/2013 12:00 AM
From January to June, Winbak Farm is expected to welcome close to 400 foals. Early Friday morning, January 18, Winbak Farm welcomed its first foal of 2013. Born at 5:00 a.m., the colt is by Art Colony and out of the Falcon Seelster mare, Pass With Caution p,2, 1:56.4z; 3, 1:54.1; 1:52.4f ($242,040). Pass With Caution won 26 times before she retired from the track, and is a half-si...
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Yarrah Boko won't race in Prix d'Amerique

on 01/21/2013 12:00 AM
Yarrah Boko, who won the last prep for the Prix d'Amerique when he captured the Prix de Belgique on Jan. 13 at the Vincennes track in Paris, will not be racing in the big event after all. The 8-year-old stallion injured his suspensory and was scheduled to be shipped home to Norway on Monday (Jan. 21).   Yarrah Boko is a son of Coktail Jet-Big Blue Kitten. Coktail Jet's dam is Armbro...
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And the O'Brien for Driver of the Year goes to...

on 01/21/2013 12:00 AM
When the 2012 O'Brien Awards take place this Saturday at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, there will be plenty of drama, including the battle for Canada's Driver of the Year honors. Both nominees, Scott Zeron and Sylvain Filion, regular fixtures on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit, celebrated career years in earnings.   Zeron, who recorded $8,756,946 in purse earnings, c...
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Hollywood Heyden reports on Tattersalls sale

on 01/21/2013 12:00 AM
An enthusiastic racehorse-hungry crowd filled the back paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack Monday (Jan. 21) for the annual Tattersalls January Mixed Sale. The emphasis was on racehorses, and all the major players were in attendance.   Among the sale toppers was hip number 171, Modern Family, who went for $110,000. The 4-year-old gelded son of Cantab Hall was bought by Daryl Bi...
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New guarantee for mares bred to Shadow Play

on 01/21/2013 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms, Winbak Farms and the Shadow Play syndicate are proud to announce the Shadow Play Money Back Guarantee Program for the 2013 Breeding Season.To be eligible for the program a mare must be booked to Shadow Play in 2013 and race at 2YO in the 2016 Ontario Sire Stakes Program. If the available Ontario Sire Stakes 2YO pacing money per starter in 2016 is less than 50% of the corres...
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