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Freehold moves to NJ preference for 40% of races

on 11/13/2012 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey and Freehold Raceway reached an agreement on Tuesday (Nov. 13) to offer 40 percent of all races at Freehold with a preference for New Jersey-owned or New Jersey-sired horses.   The SBOANJ's Tom Luchento and Leo McNamara negotiated the increase with Freehold General Manager Howard Bruno and Director of Racing Karen...
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Wagners/Kirby double up in DSBF prelims

on 11/13/2012 12:00 AM
It was an all John Wagner show in both ends of the $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF), the first of two filly trot preliminary legs, at Dover Downs on Tuesday. The Wagners--John and Pamela--bred both JA Going Alltheway and Luscious Leigh, winners of the opening round of the DSBF freshman program. Vic Kirby drove both winning horses.   In the first $20,000 division, K...
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Rosecroft applies for 54 dates in 2013

on 11/12/2012 12:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway has submitted a 54-date live racing schedule for 2013 to the Maryland Racing Commission. The schedule, along with year-long simulcast approvals, will be voted on by the commission at its Nov. 20 meeting. This will mark the third year of live racing for the Maryland harness track under the ownership of Penn National Gaming. A 25-date winter spring meet will run Saturday,...
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Yearlings open first Blooded Horse Sale session

on 11/12/2012 12:00 AM
Horsemen from across the country flooded into Delaware, Ohi,o for the 65thannual Blooded Horse Fall Sale. The first 50 horses through the ring were purchased by buyers from 16 states. A total of 245 yearlings were featured in the opening session, with bidding wars especially fierce for Ohio-breds.   A total of 26 yearlings sold for prices between between $10,000 and $45,000. Ed...
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Michael's Power in 1:48.1 in Super Final

on 11/11/2012 12:00 AM
Eight $300,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals highlighted the Saturday race card at Woodbine Racetrack. The night began with a big victory for the 2-year-old filly trotter Bee A Magician and ended with a track-record win by 3-year-old gelding pacer Michael's Power.   Driver Rick Zeron achieved a special career milestone when Bee A Magician, a filly who dominated her division all ...
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Bolt The Duer wins Messenger

on 11/11/2012 12:00 AM
Bolt the Duer (Mark MacDonald) prevailed from the pocket Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $415,820 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   It was a case of role reversal in the third jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. Bolt the Duer, who had cut the mile only to finish second to Pet Rock in the Art Rooney Pace here this past June. This night, it was Pet Rock (Ge...
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Chapter Seven closes career with Am-Nat win

on 11/11/2012 12:00 AM
Chapter Seven added another crown to his closet full of trophies as he romped to an easy 1:54.4 victory in the $180,000 American National Aged Trot on Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   With Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Linda Toscano, the 4-year-old son of Windsong's Legacy picked up career victory 13 in 20 tries, in his final career start.   "I'd love to see...
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Keemosabe dominates in Fla Breeders final

on 11/11/2012 12:00 AM
Champions in all eight juvenile divisions were crowned Saturday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park in Florida Breeders Stakes finals each carrying over $50,000 purses.   The night commenced with a non-betting pre-program $53,200 event for the Sunshine State's finest 3-year-old pacing colts. Keemosabe (Bruce Ranger), who was clearly the best in the division all season long, so...
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Heston Blue Chip wins Progress preview

on 11/11/2012 12:00 AM
A 1:49.3 victory by Heston Blue Chip in the 16th Progress Pace Preview and several longshot wins among seven Matron elimination or preview events marked Veteran's day, Sunday at Dover Downs.   Heston Blue Chip, last year's Matron freshman pace champion, had little trouble returning at three to the scene of that victory. With Tim Tetrick at the controls in the $35,000 Progress Pace P...
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Burke sweeps Forest City eliminations

on 11/10/2012 12:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke swept both $15,000 Forest City Pace eliminations for older pacing mares during Friday night action at The Raceway at The Western Fair District.   In the first elimination, Scott Zeron got Rocklamation away second from the starting gate from post two and sent her to the front just as the field passed the opening eighth. Once on top, the pair rolled through fractions...
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Last-to-first scores in Yonkers features

on 11/10/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers as well as trotters of all shapes and sizes--were won by a from-last, odds-on Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $2.80) and Aisling (George Brennan, $5.10).   There were more than a new Maalox moments for those who took 40 cents on the dollar with Krispy Apple. Assigned post position No. 5, she was...
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White Birch Farm buys Western Silk for $330,000

on 11/10/2012 12:00 AM
The tempo picked up at the final day of the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg on Saturday when two broodmare prospects were sold for $200,000 and $330,000.   Western Silk p, 3, 1:50.1 ($1,667,427), a 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Extemporaneous, was sold for $300,000 to White Birch Farm, which also purchased the trotting broodmare Windso...
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Freshman pacer ready to "roar" in Super FInal

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
What's in store for Roar in Super Finals? Marc Hanover and Gordon Banks' Enviro Stables Ltd are looking to Roar into this Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals for rookie pacing colts.   Roar, a $82,000 yearling purchase, has raced just five times this season, but the son of Mach Three couldn't be coming into the rich event in better form after his impressive 1:52.1 winn...
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Gural, Meadowlands donate $250K to Red Cross

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC chairman Jeff Gural has pledged $250,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New Jersey.   Gural and his wife, Paula, will make a personal donation of $200,000, while another $50,000 will be donated by the Meadowlands Racetrack, the world's premier harness track operated by Gural in East Rutherford, N.J.  ...
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Am-Nat a Big Brad/Blatantly Best showdown

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Fresh off a record-setting performance at Balmoral Park, John and Mary Krasnican's Big Brad will square off against Circle City Stake winner Blatantly Best and seven others in Saturday's $157,000 American-National 2-year-old colt pace at Balmoral.   Big Brad etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books in his most recent start, taking the Crete Stake in a blistering 1:5...
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Always About Katey favored in Am-Nat 2FP

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
After dominating the state of Indiana to the tune of nine wins and one third in 11 starts, William C. and William P. DeLong and Katey McClymont's Always About Katey retuns to the local scene, looking to continue an impressive start to her career when she faces five rivals in Saturday's $113,000 American National for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park. The connections of Al...
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Vernon, Tioga to donate proceeds to Red Cross

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel and Tioga Downs Casino have announced that all proceeds from their respective Champions Buffet and The County Fair Buffet will be donated to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. The sites hope to raise $100,000 to give to the American Red Cross. Between Sunday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 18, all patrons who donate $5 Sunday through Thursday and who donate $10 on Frid...
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Four get chance to repeat in Super Finals

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
On Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack four of Ontario's finest young racehorses will have an opportunity to achieve something that has only occurred six times since the Super Finals were introduced in 2000.   Apogee Hanover, Miss Paris, Prestidigitator and Warrawee Needy were all Super Final champions as 2 year olds and all four return to the $2.4 million Ontario Sires Stakes showcas...
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Florida Super Night on tap Saturday at Pompano

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Almost a half million dollars in purses will be awarded Saturday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park when eight lucrative Florida Breeders Stake championship finals are contested as part of an exceptional 12-race program plus one early non-betting event. Dubbed "Florida Super Night," the richest card of the year will also include a patron t-shirt giveaway and a carryover which should...
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Windsong Soprano sells for $340,000

on 11/09/2012 12:00 AM
Windsong Soprano 2, 1:53.4; 3, 1:52.4 ($1,231,385) was sold for $340,000 in the opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed auction in Harrisburg on Friday (Nov. 9). In foal to Kadabra, she was purchased by White Birch Farm.   In other mixed sale news, A And G'sconfusion p,2, 1:50.3; 4, 1:50.2f ($1,472,566) was purchased by Hanover Shoe Farms with ...
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