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Arrigenna appreciates Archangel's Hambo effort

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
As trainer-owner Peter Arrigenna well knows, even getting into Saturday's $1.5 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands is a challenge. "To get there is one of the hardest things to do," he said two days later.   So he appreciates what his 3-year-old trotting colt Archangel, a dominant horse in the New York Sire Stakes, accomplished by finishing a solid fourth in the 10-horse field ...
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Gaelic And Garlic ties Mighty M mark in NYSS

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
Acl Suteri's Mado Dream, who'd been second twice, third and then eighth in four prior New York Sire Stakes appearances, got the job done at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon, cruising to a wire-to-wire 1:57.2 victory with Jeff Gregory in the sulky in the second $83,922 division of the NYSS 3-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Trot.   Gaelic And Garlic edged Trouble by a head in the first ...
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Racing to continue at Rosecroft in 2013

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming has agreed to a two year contract extension to continue live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway with the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association. The final agreement was signed on Aug. 3. The agreement provides for live racing to continue provided there is no casino approved for a location other than Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County. Highlights of the agr...
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Pro sports sue to block NJ sports wagering

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
A lawsuit has been reportedly filed in U.S. District Court by the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball to block a new law in New Jersey that allows sports wagering at casinos and racetracks, including the Meadowlands. Currently only four states—Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana—allow wagering on sporting events. New Jersey was given an opportunity in 1992 by Congress to vote on a ...
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Hambo Day produces strong export handle

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
The export handle for the 2012 Hambletonian Day card on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Meadowlands Racetrack was the highest since 2008. The export (other North American locations betting on the Meadowlands card) was $4,577,692, up 19 percent from the $3.85 million in 2011. Contributing to the boost in export handle were the live on-track broadcast by TVG and later post times for the Hamble...
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2YO gelding Its Complicated sets season's mark

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
Its Complicated made things pretty simple Tuesday at The Meadows when he captured a division of a $311,725 Pennsylvania Sires Stake in 1:56, fastest this year by a 2-year-old getting trotter on a five-eighths-mile track.   The event, known as the Florida Pro, was contested over three divisions, with Dontyouforgetit and Bluto — both driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by Jimmy Ta...
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Marohn wins 6 races at Monticello Tuesday

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn Jr. put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 7), winning six races on the program. Marohn got the ball rolling copping the first race with Vincent Valante's,Hammer ($6.80) by 13-lengths in a time of 1:57.1. He then won the second with Ed and James Hall's Mr. Express ($11.00) in 1:56.3 and came back to take the third with Craig, Gary and Ira ...
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Meadowlands Friday overnight sheet to be out Tuesday

on 08/06/2012 2:00 AM
The overnight sheet for Friday, August 10 will be out on Tuesday morning, August 7. The box for the NJSS 2 year old colt pacers and 2 year old filly pacers will remain open until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7. These races will go on Friday night. The following overnight races have been drawn for Friday: Pace – 3 Year Old Fillies N/W 2 Ext PM Races or $16,000 Lifetime. Pace – ...
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Tarpon Hanover wins Battle of Waterloo

on 08/06/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer David Menary swept Grand River Raceway's signature Battle Of Waterloo and Battle Of The Belles stakes with a pair of record-setting Ontario-sired 2-year-old pacers during the Elora, Ont. half-mile track's annual Industry Day on Monday afternoon.   Menary trainee Tarpon Hanover captured the 15th edition of the $300,000 Battle Of Waterloo for 2-year-old Ontario sired paci...
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Sweet Lou wins fastest PASS split

on 08/05/2012 2:00 AM
Rebounding from his Delvin Miller Adios disappointment, Sweet Lou overpowered his Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division Saturday at The Meadows in a crisp 1:49.4. The $290,937 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, was contested over three divisions, with Dapper Dude and Shady Breeze taking the other splits. Dave Palone scored a Tarport Effrat double with ...
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Heston Blue Chip, Bettor's Edge win EBC elims

on 08/05/2012 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip (1:50.4) and Bettor's Edge (1:51.2) captured the two eliminations of the Empire Breeders' Classic races on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 5) at Tioga Downs.   In the first elimination on Sunday afternoon, Heston Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick) was the overwhelming favorite and settled in fourth as the field went by the quarter in :26. As the field headed toward the half-mile mark, ...
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Raceway spill sends Jason Merriman to hospital

on 08/05/2012 2:00 AM
Drivers Mark Headworth, Lindsy Moen and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. and Jason Merriman were involved in a racing accident in race 9 at Raceway Park on Sunday night. Headworth, Moen and Wrenn were checked out by Raceway Park's EMT staff and resumed driving. Merriman was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo by the Toledo Fire/EMS Department. Merriman had severe lower back pain and pain in h...
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Top Billing sets PASS record with 1:53.4 win

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
Top Billing, who just missed qualifying for the Hambletonian final, took out his revenge on a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes field Friday at The Meadows by capturing his division in a stake-record 1:53.4 for Dave Palone. The $286,512 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Smoke, was contested over three divisions, with Frost Bites K and Solvato taking the other splits. ...
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Hambo horses clear out-of-competition testing

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has cleared all out of competition tests on all entrants in the $1.5 million Hambletonian and $714,050 Hambletonian Oaks to be raced Saturday, Aug. 4 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ. Earlier this week samples were drawn from the 20 finalists entered throughout NJ, and those stabled in NY were also tested with the cooperation on the NY State Racing &...
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Gurfein reflects on trio of Hambo wins

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
Only one Hall of Fame trainer in harness history has conditioned three Hambletonian winners using the same Hall of Fame driver, in the same decade, at the same racetrack.  Astute harness racing and Hambletonian fans know that can be none other than Ron Gurfein, racing’s "trotting guru.” The 2005 Hall Of Fame inductee harnessed Self Possessed, Continentalvictory and Victory Dream to ...
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Put On A Show takes Lady Liberty in 1:47.3!

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
 Five year old Put On A Show did just that Saturday, August 4 in the $253,700 Lady Liberty final, slipping up the rail and surging late to victory in world record time. Driven by Jody Jamieson, the Rocknroll Hanover mare held off Rebeka Bayama, Anndrovette and Rocklamation at the wire in 1:47.3 set an all-age record in the day’s second race on a packed Hambletonian Day card. Starting...
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Sarandon Blue Chip wins Miss New Jersey

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
Sarandon Blue Chip, runner-up in last week’s elimination, used a first-over trip to claim victory in the Miss New Jersey for sophomore filly pacers Saturday in 1:50.1. The Western Ideal filly, driven by David Miller, picked up the winner’s share of the $125,000 purse with a lifetime best effort. John Campbell and Mikeleh, 47-1 longshots, were second, followed by Pirouette Hanover. Early act...
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Sweetheart to Jerseylicious in 1:52.1

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
Jerseylicious and driver Corey Callahan wore down heavy favorite Nikki Beach and Brian Sears in the stretch to win the $268,300 Sweetheart final for freshman filly pacers Saturday afternoon in 1:52.1. Cult Status and Trace Tetrick were third in a scratch-shortened contest that saw seven fillies line up behind the gate. The Western Ideal lass broke her maiden in fine fashion on the Hambletonian ...
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Track record for Captaintreacherous in Wilson

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
Making only his third career start, Captaintreacherous blew the field away in the $309,050 Woodrow Wilson final for freshman pacing colts, winning by open lengths in a track record 1:49.3 Saturday. Driven by Tim Tetrick, the Somebeachsomewhere colt pulled away in the turn and was unchallenged in the lane to collect his second win for trainer Tony Alagna. Hail The Taxi and Martini Hanover round...
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Track, stakes record for To Dream On

on 08/04/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On kept her perfect streak intact Saturday, winning the $354,450 Merrie Annabelle in a stakes and track record time of 1:54. Sent off at 1-5 odds, the Credit Winner filly stormed down the lane to overtake leader Royal Assets for driver David Miller. Raring To Go S and Yannick Gingras were third. Entering the final three-for-three for her connections, To Dream On and Miller were unhurri...
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