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Plainridge applies for gaming license

on 08/09/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse president and CEO Gary Piontkowski today issued the following statement regarding the track's efforts to obtain a license for expanded gaming: "It is an honor and privilege for the owners, employees, vendors and management of Plainridge Racecourse to submit this application and $400,000 filing fee in furtherance of a Class II gaming license to the Massachusetts Gaming ...
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Cantab Hall colts take Mohawk series leg

on 08/09/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin, a rookie son of Cantab Hall, has stamped himself as a top contender heading into the $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series final on Monday (Aug. 20) at Mohawk. The bay remains perfect in three outings to start his young career as he took his $30,000 division in the second round of the Bridger Trotting Series on Thursday evening at Mohawk. Trained by Dustin Jones, Wheeling N Dealin...
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Rare white colt at Meadowlands Aug. 17

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
The 2012 Championship Meet at the Meadowlands Racetrack will end with a bang – literally - on Friday, August 17. Fireworks, live music, eight stakes races, the Vernon/Meadowlands Drivers' Championship and unbelievable prize drawings are in store at the track's Summer Finale. The evening kicks off at a special 6:35 p.m. post time and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show after the last ...
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Posts drawn for two-heat Confederation Cup

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old pacers have been entered for Sunday's Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The double-heat race is divided into a pair of $50,000 eliminations, with the top four finishers in each plus one fifth-place finisher will return for the same-day $481,000 final.   Included among the entries to this year's 36th renewal of the Confederation Cup is Panther Hanover, who is a $...
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Check Me Out ready for Friday's PASS

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Check Me Out returns to the races this Friday (Aug. 10) at The Meadows, after finishing third-placed-eighth for interference while on a break in the final turn at odds of 3-5 in the Hambletonian Oaks on Aug. 4. Trainer (and co-owner with Charles Iannazzo) Ray Schnittker says Check Me Out came out of the Oaks in good shape and is ready to race again, which is a ...
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$10,000 Pick 4 guarantee Thursday at Red Mile

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
The 139th season of live racing kicked off at Lexington's The Red Mile with a bang on Sunday, Aug. 5. A good crowd enjoyed great weather and a parade of longshots on the opening night program which has made for a $2,663 Pick 4 carryover into the first Thursday night program. As part of the U.S. Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Program, The Red Mile has announced that the Thu...
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Samsawinner a winner at Monticello

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
Last year, Samsawinner had a terrific year winning seven races, the fastest in 1:58.3, and amassing purses in excess of $65,000 for the owner-trainer combination of Woody Hoblitzell and Brue Aldrich.   This season the 6-year-old Victory Sam gelding has been struggling producing just two wins and a $13,000 bankroll. But the struggling was all but forgotten when Kyle DiBenedetto guide...
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Jamieson guest auctioneer at Hall of Fame dinner

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
Don't miss your chance to be part of the excitement at the 2012 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony and gala dinner, as three-time O'Brien Award Driver of the Year winner Jody Jamieson takes to the microphone for the Hall of Fame live auction.   Generous donors like Adena Springs, The Royal Horse Show, Paul Reddam and Doug O'Neill, Gustav Schickedanz, and the Woodb...
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Canada's dash leader Davis wins 1,000th race

on 08/08/2012 2:00 AM
Canada's top dash-winning driver for 2012 is harness racing's newest member of the 1,000 win club. Billy Davis Jr. drove his 1,000th win on Wednesday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   After being shut out for the first seven races, Davis hit the milestone in Race 8 aboard the appropriately named Oh So Sweet for trainer John Williamson and owner Daniel Haist of Ridgeville, Ont. It was the 315...
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Lady Laker sets In Free stakes mark

on 08/07/2012 2:00 AM
Lady Laker lowered the stakes record by a full second in Monday's $50,000 final of the In Free Trotting Series at Mohawk, and completed her sweep of the series for 2-year-old fillies.   The Allen Tomlinson trainee and driver Trevor Ritchie went coast to coast to stop the clock in a career-best performance of 1:57.1.   Lady Laker powered off the gate to take comm...
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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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