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Pocono gets ready for 2013 season

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Opening night for the 2013 harness racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be Saturday, March 23, and it will kick off the Northeast PA track's 48th racing season.   Dale Rapson, vice president of racing operations, announced details with regard to entries. "Preference will be given for Pennsylvania-sired horses, horses stabled at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and horse...
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2nd Newfoundland fire in 2 days kills 7 horses

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada reported Tuesday morning that a barn fire in the Goulds area of Newfoundland--the second in as many days--killed seven Standardbreds. The fire also killed three goats and destroyed all the equipment in the barn owned by local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Anderson and his wife, Dr. Karla Furey.   The barn that was destroyed Tuesday is just five minutes from the first ba...
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Tioga and employees donate to United Way

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs is pleased to announce that it has recently made a $20,244 donation to the United Way to assist area organizations this holiday season.   The amount includes donations from Tioga Downs employees that were matched dollar-for-dollar by the company and a personal $5,000 contribution from Chairman Jeffrey Gural.   "I'm so proud of the employees of this company for...
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Monticello's Au Revoir set for Dec. 27

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Since Monticello Raceway instituted its Au Revoir back in 1991 only five times has the race been presented. Although the raceway had tried to fill it every year since the inaugural the fact remains that there is usually is a shortage of 14 year olds still racing in December of the final year of eligibility. And although the amount varies slightly from year to year during this season there were...
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Sarandon Blue Chip named NJSS Horse of Year

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Sarandon Blue Chip, winner of the two biggest races for 3-year-old pacing fillies in New Jersey-sired competition this year at Meadowlands Racetrack, has been selected as the New Jersey Sires Stakes Premier Division Horse of the Year for 2012.   The award for NJSS Green Acres Division Horse of the Year went to the 3-year-old trotting filly Aunt Mel, winner of five NJ-sired races at ...
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Thankyoukessel, Thankyoukessel, Thankyoukessel

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
There might not be any National Hockey League action these days, but it hasn't stopped one "Kessel" from scoring impressively.   With apologies to fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's not Phil Kessel, the team's points leader of 2011-12 in the limelight. In this instance, the trotter Thankyoukessel is the one making headlines.   The talented son of Ken Warkentin has...
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Inittowinafortune cashes big in DSBF final

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
An early fall purchase turns into a second $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-Year-Old Filly Pace final win on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Inittowinafortune captured the lead at the start and driver Tim Tetrick dictated the winning fractions for a 1:55.3 victory in the final DSBF event of the season. Blush With Pride, reined by Ben Stafford Jr., closed well fo...
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Itrustyou wins 15th of year at The Meadows

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Parked for the first three-eighths, Itrustyou was much the best when he finally made the lead, winning his 15th race of 2012 in Tuesday's $22,500 winners-over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Stuck with post eight, Itrustyou endured an opening panel of :26.4 before taking the point for Dave Palone. He was unchallenged thereafter, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:5...
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Dejarmbro to stand at Ohio's Hickory Lane Farm

on 12/11/2012 12:00 AM
Hickory Lane Farm is pleased to announce that it has purchased the millionaire and two-time world champion trotter, Dejarmbro 2, 1:55f; 3, 1:52.2f; ($1,137,285) from the Purple Haze Stables LLC to stand at its farm in Ohio beginning with the 2013 breeding season.   Dejarmbro is a dark brown 4-year-old son of Credit Winner and the first son of this sire to stand in slots-enriched Oh...
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Crazed colt captures Swedish stake

on 12/10/2012 12:00 AM
Crazed scored his most important victory in Europe on Sunday, when the top 2 year olds raced in the two divisions of the Svampen at the Orebro track. It¹s the second year of the new 2-year-old stake, which has a purse of 300,000 SEK ($45,000 US) for each division.   Tumble Dust was Crazed's first winner this year in Denmark and he also has one win earl...
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No Pan Intended will stand in Ohio for 2013

on 12/10/2012 12:00 AM
Peter Pan Stables and the Marvin Raber Farm announce that No Pan Intended will stand the 2013 breeding season in Ohio for a $3,000 fee. The 2003 Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year will join The Panderosa to form a powerful one-two punch for the upcoming year. "Marvin and I felt it was merely natural for No Pan Intended to return home to the site of one of his greatest triumphs...
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Upsets in opening round of Valedictory Series

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Both JJ Shark and Donau were not heavily supported by the betting public on Saturday evening at Woodbine, but both sophomore pacers found the winner's circle in the first round of the $20,000 opening leg of the Valedictory Series.   JJ Shark, sent off at odds of 21-1, captured the first division for driver Randy Waples.   The son of Cam's Card Shark settled in fourth in t...
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Shocker in Pompano feature

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Woodmere Ultimate, making his first pari-mutuel start since being claimed last September, lit up the Pompano Park toteboard by pulling off a stunning 28-1 upset in the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace Saturday night.   The 4-year-old gelded son of Western Success, driven by Dave Ingraham and eight lengths out of it around the final turn, collared the 14-1 outsider B N Bad (Joe Pavia Jr.) ...
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Fitz's Z Tam wins Yonkers Open

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Pocket-sitting Fitz's Z Tam (Yannick Gingras) whipped pace-setting Casimir Jitterbug (Jason Bartlett) in a two-speed number Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post four as the just-over-even-money favorite, Fitz's Z Tam yielded to Casimir Jitterbug before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. The leader rated a soft (56-second) hal...
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T Russell Lou closes Lebanon meet with win

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Longshot T Russell Lou sat on the back of pacesetting Andy's Z Tam, then pulled out with a quarter-mile remaining and paced to victory for driver Jeremy Smith in the Lebanon Raceway feature on Saturday.   The winning was time of 1:58.2 and T Russell Lou paid $31.40 for a $2 win bet. He defeated Chip Of Art and War Dancer.   The 4-year-old gelding scored his fifth win in 2...
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Bolt The Duer wins Cleveland Classic

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Bolt The Duer, owned by All Star Racing Inc. and trained by Pete Foley, won the $130,000 Cleveland Classic for 3 year-old pacing colts in 1:51 at Northfield Park on Saturday night.   Bolt The Duer briefly led through the first eighth of the mile before releasing Pet Rock (Doug McNair) to the front through an opening fraction of :27.2. Pet Rock yielded to Thinking Out Loud (Dav...
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Ready Cash wins easily in Vincennes

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Ready Cash was ready to cash in the Prix du Bourbonnais Saturday at Vincennes in Paris, France, the second pre-test of four for January's Prix d¹Amerique, which he won easily and earned about $75,000.   Ready Cash, driver Franck Nivard and trainer Thierry Duvaldestin had decided for a different program this year and opened earlier after the breeding season. After a short ...
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$100,000 Pick 5 guarantee at Balmoral

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Here we go again! Get ready for another giant betting opportunity on Sunday at Balmoral Park. Players will get a $100,000 guaranteed pool, a big carryover, free program pages courtesy of Track Master and a low 15 percent takeout. What more could a player ask for?   If you are a part of the growing Balmoral Nation, you are certainly aware that the third six digit pool of th...
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Hot Roddy goes wire to wire in DSBF final

on 12/09/2012 12:00 AM
Hot Roddy won his sixth race in a row, registering a wire-to-wire 1:55.2 triumph in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding pace final on an overcast, drizzling off track at Dover Downs on Sunday.   Starting from outside post eight and overlooked at 7-1 odds even though a winner of his last six straight races, George Dennis powered the Roddy...
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Faraldo comments on proposed owner sanctions

on 12/08/2012 12:00 AM
A news item by Tom LaMarra of Bloodhorse.com entitled "Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles," reported on the doings of this past week's University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.   In the piece, Mr. LaMarra quotes Rick Goodell, assistant general counsel to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board as saying: "We've tried to discourage owners from pu...
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