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Casino Night, Poker tourney on tap for Hambo week

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
A Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament will be held Wednesday (August 1) at Il Villaggio Restaurant in Carlstadt, N.J. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall Of Fame. Tickets for the event are now on sale. Dinner tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, dessert, open bar and $50 in casino chips. Additional casino chi...
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Lightning Too's 1:58.1 fastest in Illinois stakes

on 07/11/2012 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotters hit the track on Wednesday (July 11) at Balmoral Park. A total of 14 youngsters were sent to battle in a pair of $5,000 Psychic Spirit Stake splits, which were contested as non-wagering events before the start of the regular program.   In the first division, Ronald Knupp's Master Of Excuses kept a perfect record intact as he not...
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Mark MacDonald drives 5,000th winner

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Mark MacDonald reached the 5,000-victory milestone Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's sixth race with the pacing mare Midnight Mass. MacDonald won the $14,500 event as the odds-on ($3.30) choice (1:56.2), returned to the winner's circle for the requisite 60 percent pomp and 40 percent circumstance, then had to wait out a judge's inquiry involving possible stretch interference. The ...
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Tattersalls Summer Mixed catalog now online

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
The catalog and past performance racelines for the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale are now available on the Tattersalls website and also by download using the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad. The printed catalog and past performances will be mailed this week. The sale, featuring 165 head plus supplements, will start promptly at 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 29 in the Meadowlands race p...
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Meadowlands Pace draw sets the field

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou was installed the 5-2 favorite in the $600,000 Meadowlands Pace, the track's signature event for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday, July 14.   As one of the two elimination winners, Sweet Lou earned the right for his connections to pick their starting post in the final. They chose post four, while the team behind Heston Blue Chip, the other elimination winner, opted for post t...
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Delano, Coraggioso among 15 in NYSS

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
While 15 sophomores--including Googoo Gaagaa--were entered in the Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot, set for Saturday night at the Meadowlands, Vernon Downs will kick off its first Wednesday racing card on July 11, and will feature two divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year old colt trotters. Fifteen sophomore trotters dropped in for Wednesday's event, and it looks as if the two toughest drew...
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No eliminations needed for Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
With 10 horses entering for the prestigious $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot, set for July 21 at Mohawk Racetrack, no eliminations will be required for the 2012 edition of the classic. The field includes all of the top free-for-allers, except for defending champion San Pail, who is recovering from an injury.   Daylon Magician, last year's 3-year-old trotting colt of the year in Canada, coul...
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Quarter Horse breeder new AHC president

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Jim J. Shoemake, past president of the American Quarter Horse Association and senior partner in the St. Louis law firm of Guilfoil, Petzall & Shoemake, L.L.C., was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council (AHC) at the AHC's annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 26. The AHC represents the horse industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in...
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Jersey Boys look for sweet Pace win

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Larry Karr and Phil Collura know the thrill of winning a big race. Now the New Jersey residents are looking for a thrill with an added dimension. They want to win a big race at their home track of the Meadowlands.   Karr, a Randolph resident, and Collura, from Carteret, are part of the group that owns Sweet Lou, one of the top contenders to win Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace. ...
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Sailer Eddie fastest in PA Stallion splits

on 07/10/2012 2:00 AM
Sailer Eddie sailed right to the front and cruised home to win the fastest division of Tuesday's $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over five divisions, with Me And Cinderella, Boffin, Smoother Ride, Shockoe Hanover and Vitamin Hanover also capturing $20,000 splits. Dave Palone won five divisions, scoring...
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All Maevey Gravy in Hanover

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies headlined the Sunday program at Balmoral Park as a field of nine diagonally gaited ladies were sent postward in the $34,700 Hanover Stake. Using the inside starting spot to their advantage, driver Marcus Miller put Maevey Gravy right on the front from the word go and the daughter of Northern Kid-Grace Elizabeth never looked back, scoring by 1 3/4 lengths in ...
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PA All Stars wrap up at Pocono

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sunday night's racing at Pocono featured the conclusion of Grand Circuit Week and the Pennsylvania All-Stars races.   There were five $32,000 PA All-Stars divisions of 3-year-old trotting fillies and the winners were Can't Have My Moni (Cantab Hall-Moni Maker), owned by Moni Maker Stable, trained by Frank Antonacci and driven by Tim Tetrick in 1:54.2; Lady Andi (Andover Ha...
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$50,000 Open Pace on Meadowlands Pace card

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will host a $50,000 Open Pace for older horses on Meadowlands Pace Night, Saturday, July 14. Entries are due at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10.   The event is part of a rotating schedule of $50,000 Opens created under a multi-track partnership that includes the Meadowlands, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah's Philadelphia.   Last week's $50,000 Open Pace ...
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Burke to take post 4 for Sweet Lou in M Pace

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
The number four hasn't been particularly lucky for Sweet Lou. The 2011 Dan Patch Award winner left from post four as the favorite in the final of the Pepsi North America Cup and finished-- you guessed it-- fourth.   But he'll likely try post four again in Saturday's $600,000 final of the Meadowlands Pace as trainer Ron Burke says that's the slot he'll pick. Under the rules of t...
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Sportech to develop products for Pocono

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Sportech Racing LLC, a division of Sportech PLC (LSE: SPO), announced on Monday (July 9) that it had signed an agreement to provide a suite of Interactive Products and Services to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Sportech will develop a customized, fully featured website and a mobile wagering application to support pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. In addition to the Interact...
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Running Aces increases purses

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
With just one-third of the summer meet at Running Aces completed, the track has announced an across-the-board ten percent increase in purses. The increase will boost purses, effective July 14, to an average of over $46,000 per night and an average of over $5,000 per race.   "We've been blessed with brisk business in our card room during the first half of the calendar year,” explained...
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Pace win would be epic for "Heston" group

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip could deliver a historic win in Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   A victory by the horse known around the barn as "Moses” would make Linda Toscano the first female trainer to win the prestigious event for 3-year-old pacers, give driver Tim Tetrick his third Pace triumph at the age of 30, and also provide owner Ken Jacobs his firs...
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Toscano: "I'm taking 3" with Heston Blue Chip

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Linda Toscano told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that she doesn't mind that trainer Ron Burke announced earlier in the day that he planned on choosing post four for Sweet Lou in Saturday's $600,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands as she has targeted the three hole for Heston Blue Chip. Both Sweet Lou and Heston Blue Chip won their respective Meadowlands Pace eliminations la...
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My Drag Queen stars at The Meadows

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
My Drag Queen blistered the opening quarter in :26.4 but still had enough pop late to score a front-end victory in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   My Drag Queen charged to the lead from post seven for Aaron Merriman, pocketing the 2-1 favorite, Tremor Hanover. They raced that way the balance of the mile, with My D...
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Dream Maker Series gets underway at Mohawk

on 07/09/2012 2:00 AM
Promising youngstersTalbotcreek Armani and UpUp And Out showcased their talent in a pair of $20,000 opening-round divisions of the Dream Maker Pacing Series on Monday evening at Mohawk.   The John Pentland-trained Talbotcreek Armani delivered as the 8-5 favorite in the first dash for driver Jack Moiseyev.   The homebred son of Dragon Again-Luck Of Michelle was fifth past...
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