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Yonkers cancels Tuesday due to weather

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled live racing and evening simulcasting for Tuesday night due to inclement weather in the greater New York area.   Live racing (and evening simulcasting) is scheduled to resume Thursday night (Nov. 29), with the usual 7:10 p;m. first post. Afternoon simulcasting is scheduled to resume Wednesday, with the beginning the Aqueduct race week.  ...
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Life Is A Lady looks for maiden win in Autumn

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Trainer Meg Crone hopes Life Is A Lady can get a smooth trip and be the brightest star when the 2-year-old filly goes postward in the $50,000 Autumn Stakes final on Thursday night at Woodbine.   The homebred daughter ofSantanna Blue Chip-Mate For Life was bred and is owned by Crone and Anthony Haughan, Life Is A Lady's regular reinsman.   It was Haughan's brother, E...
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Guaranteed pools at Balmoral Wednesday

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
The Balmoral Pick 5 was not hit on Sunday and that sets the stage for the second consecutive Wednesday of all night action with two guaranteed multi race pools. With the help of the USTA Strategic Wagering Initiative, Balmoral Park will offer guaranteed pools on the Pick 4 and Pick 5 Wednesday, Nov. 28. Free 12-line program pages are now available courtesy of TrackMaster at wwwustrotting.com. ...
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Luscious Leigh wins Delaware 2YOFT final

on 11/27/2012 12:00 AM
Luscious Leigh won the harness racing version of the friendly "Family Feud," taking the first of four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 finals on a‘sloppy' track at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Nov. 27.   Owned, trained and driven by John Wagner, Luscious Leigh overtook early leader JA GoingAlltheway, owned by Wagner's wife Pamela, to score a 2:02 victory. JA GoingAll...
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Lillywhites comes up huge at Saratoga

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
Lillywhites went a sensational mile to take the Sunday feature at Saratoga. The 7 year old was parked the mile in the $22,470 Fillies and Mares Open and never gave way. Mike Kimelman piloted the mare to the gutsy win in 1:55.4 for owner/trainer Sara Kimelman. It was the third win in the local feature this season for Lillywhites (Artiscape) who scored back-to-back Open wins in September. The...
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Zoccali new dir. of racing operations at Big M

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack is pleased to announce that the position of director of racing operations will be filled by Darin Zoccali, effective Nov. 30. Zoccali, 29, a native of Staten Island, N.Y., is a graduate of St. John's University. He later attended Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y. He has been around horse racing, and particularly the Meadowlands his entire life, attending the ...
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Tioga, Vernon, Gural add to donations

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, Tioga Downs Casino, and Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel are pleased to announce that they are donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross in aid of victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York City.   Between Sunday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 18, patrons who donated $5 Sunday through Thursday, and those who donated $10 on Frida...
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Freehold, SBOANJ settle on 110 dates in '13

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey reached an agreement Monday, Nov. 26, with Freehold Raceway for a 110-date meet in 2013. The calendar, which will be finalized and released soon, includes racing in the months of January and February. Initially, Freehold had requested only 90 dates and the track's proposed calendar did not include winter racing. The ...
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Bettis wins Meadows Preferred in 1:54.3

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
Dismissed at 28-1, Bettis saved ground, angled off the pylons late and rallied wide to pull off the stunning upset in Monday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Bettis was among The Meadows' trotting elite before serious injury sidelined him last year. The 7-year-old son of Sierra Kosmos-SJ's Shad Roe had been performing capably in conditioned races before a second-p...
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Freedom Crossing lands in Dover winner's circle

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
Corey Callahan left at the start and victory was never in doubt as Freedom Crossing scored a 1:52.1 triumph in the $16,500 mares winners-over pace at Dover Downs on Monday. Callahan completed the card with four winners while trainer Wayne Givens had a triple.   Freedom Crossing dictated all the fractions while recording her third win of the season for Bay Pond Racing. Wayne Gi...
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Can He Go upsets at 17-1 in Autumn final

on 11/26/2012 12:00 AM
Sent off at odds of 17-1, Can He Go, driven by Randy Waples, found the wire first in the $50,000 Autumn Stakes final on Monday evening at Woodbine. The series is for Ontario-sired 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, who are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of midnight, Oct. 31.   Trained by Mark Austin for owner/breeder Robert Chapple, Can He Go scored the first victory of his car...
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St Lads Zoom Zoom fastest in Autumn elims

on 11/25/2012 12:00 AM
A pair of $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations for sophomore colts and geldings were contested Saturday evening at Woodbine, and heavy the favorites St Lads Zoom Zoom and Autumn Gottem won their respective assignments in convincing fashion.   St Lads Zoom Zoom captured the quickest of the two eliminations as he got under the wire in 1:52.4. The son of Apaches Fame extended his winning...
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Sapphire City takes Yonkers open in 1:52.1

on 11/25/2012 12:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Sapphire City (Brent Holland) lasted on a windy lead Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace. Assigned post position four, Sapphire City eschewed an early seat behind Eighteen (Mark MacDonald), instead making the lead before a :26.4 quarter-mile.   From there, it was a :56.1 intermission before eight-hole ordered Great Vintage ...
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Matron elims to Thinking Out Loud, Hillbilly Hanover

on 11/25/2012 12:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud, the public choice, beat Bettor's Edge by a nose to win the first $29,444 Matron 3-Year-Old Colt Pace elimination in 1:50 while Hillbilly Hanover pulled a 14-1 surprise to hold off fast-finishing favorite Heston Blue Chip in a lifetime fastest 150.3 to win the other Matron elim at Dover Downs on Sunday, Nov. 25. Ron Pierce and Jim Morand drove four winners on the card whil...
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Field set for Autumn final for 3YO pacing fillies

on 11/24/2012 12:00 AM
Apach Of Luck pulled off a 7-1 upset and snapped Drunk And Dramatic's undefeated record in the first of two $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations on Friday night at Woodbine. The 3-year-old pacing filly, who debuting for WEG's leading trainer Richard Moreau, also lowered her lifetime mark to 1:55.2.   Apach Of Luck and driver Sylvain Filion got away fifth behind Greystone Ladylike (Bil...
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YR mare feature to Coleman's Keeper's Destiny

on 11/24/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and trotters of all ranks and files--were won by a down-the-road Keeper's Destiny (George Brennan, $6.10) and a pocket-sitting Looking Hanover (Brian Sears, $4).   In play from what became penultimate post position No. 6 (the results of an eight-hole defection), Keeper's Destiny made the lead ar...
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Horseman Bill Evilsizor, 85, dies in Ohio

on 11/24/2012 12:00 AM
Charles William "Bill” Evilsizor, 85, of Urbana, Ohio, an owner, trainer and driver, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Vancrest of Urbana.   In addition to his work as a horseman, Mr. Evilsizor was an avid collector of harness racing memorabilia. He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughters, Tami (Don) Troyer, Shelley Wallace and Lori (Jim) Gawro...
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Prairie Big John takes Pompano feature

on 11/22/2012 12:00 AM
Wednesday night's $12,000 Open Handicap Trot at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park featured a thrilling stretch drive with five horses within three-quarters of a length strung out across the track at the finish. Prairie Big John (Tom Sells) pushed a head in front of Wesleys Fortune (Rob Hoffman) to record his second straight triumph in the weekly top trot.   Favored Andover America (Bruce Ra...
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JA Going Alltheway 2:00 winner in Delaware

on 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
It was deja vu in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg preliminaries for filly trotters as JA Going Alltheway and Luscious Leigh, trainer John Wagner and driver Vic Kirby, duplicated last week's opening round of the two weeks prelims on Tuesday (Nov. 20) at Dover Downs. Kirby bided his time waiting until mid-backstretch before sending JA Going Alltheway into action and the daughte...
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Art's Chip moving to Ohio for 2013

on 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
Velocity Standardbreds of Ohio has announced that after standing two very successful seasons in Indiana Art's Chip p,4,1:49.3 ($726,999) will be relocating to Ohio for the 2013 breeding season. Indiana’s leading money-winning sire of 3-year-old pacers in 2012, Art's Chip is the sire of American National and Indiana Sire Stakes Gold Champion Our Lucky Chip p,3,1:50.1-’12 ($399,187) and multi...
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