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Sugar Wheeler fav in Celias Counsel Series

on 04/10/2012 2:00 AM
Sugar Wheeler, a sophomore daughter of Angus Hall, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favoritefor the second leg of the Celias Counsel Series,set for Thursday at Woodbine. Trained by Mike Keeling, the winner of $38,300 finished third in the opening leg.The veteran conditioner feels his charge will be much improved this week.   "I think she's coming into it (second leg) bette...
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Vernon announces requirements for meet

on 04/10/2012 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will conduct its first qualifiers for the 2012 racing season this Friday (April 13) at 11 a.m. Three more qualifiers are scheduled prior to opening night (April 27): Friday (April 20) at 11 a.m., Tuesday (April 24) at 6:55 p.m. and Friday (April 27) at 11 a.m. The entry box for each qualifier will close at 10 a.m. the day before. Also listed is information regarding documentation ...
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Wall, Kadabra among newest Canadian HOFers

on 04/10/2012 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2012 inductees. This year's honor roll includes three horses and two people representing the Standardbred industry, as well as three horses and two people from the Thoroughbred ranks. The 2012 Standardbred Inductees are: Astreos - Male Horse Category; Kadabra - Male Horse Category; Mystic Mistress – Female Horse Category; ...
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3YO Doctor RJ breaks maiden in 1:54

on 04/10/2012 2:00 AM
With nothing more than a qualifier on his career card, Doctor RJ performed like a seasoned veteran Tuesday at The Meadows, swooping the field three-wide down the backside and capturing a division of the Here We Go Again Pace. Rage N Ryan, Dungeon Dragon and Cyrus Seelster also took $15,000 splits in the opening leg of the series for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Unraced at age tw...
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Heres My Ticket cashes in $100,000 DSBF final

on 04/10/2012 2:00 AM
Heres My Ticket was the winning ticket in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final and Monochromatic won her third in four starts to take the $27,500 Mares Open/Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday (April 10).   Starting from outside post 8, driver Ross Wolfenden quickly got Heres My Ticket into good racing position and took the lead. After the three quarters...
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Raceway Park gearing up for opening

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Raceway Park is gearing up for the 2012 season in Toledo, Ohio. The ship-in area and racetrack open for training beginning Monday, April 9, at 9 a.m.   Pre-meet qualifiers will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Subsequent qualifiers will be held on Saturdays at 5 p.m. for the duration of the meet.   Racing will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays beginning April 28 a...
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Fitzpatrick now CFO of Gural-operated tracks

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
American Racing and Entertainment LLC and New Meadowlands Racetrack have announced the promotion of Rob Fitzpatrick to chief financial officer of American Racing and Entertainment and New Meadowlands Racetrack.   Fitzpatrick joined American Racing and Entertainment last May as the vice president of finance and has played a vital role in chairman Jeff Gural's acquisition of the New Me...
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Meadowlands shows 1st-quarter increase

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack has shown growth in both attendance and live handle in the first quarter of 2012 under the management of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC (NMRLLC).   Live wagering on the Meadowlands races was up 13.8 percent through the first 35 nights of racing, from $9.3 million in 2011 to $10.6 million in 2012. With all-source wagering also up slightly, the total Meadowlands h...
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Scholarships available through Youth Foundation

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Applications for several Harness Horse Youth Foundation scholarships must be postmarked by April 30, 2011. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on GPA, financial need, completeness of application and quality of essay (where applicable). For compete application forms and more information on these awards, log on to http://www.hhyf.org/scholarship...
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Real Nice, Atochia lead Levy in points

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Round up the usual suspects. A peek at the standings after the third of five preliminary rounds of Yonkers Raceway's ongoing series for free-for-all pacers shows the standouts standing out. Points for both series are divvied up the same way as purses, as in 50 for a win, 25 for second, 12 for third, eight for fourth and five for fifth. Each starter also earns a 25-point "appearance fee" just f...
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Chapter Seven set to return to track in June

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
There was no reading between the lines when it came to Chapter Seven and his place among the top sophomore trotters last season on the Grand Circuit. He put together a sophomore record of 5-2-0 from 10 starts with $720,784 in earnings and proved he could come up with a big effort in the big events.   Chapter Seven's top performance came when it counted the most, specifical...
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Strong numbers for Instant Racing in Kentucky

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Monday that the Instant Racing machines at Kentucky Downs in Kentucky posted a 19.75 increase in wagering in March from February's total. According to the story, more than $67.5 million was wagered from last September through March, with players betting more than $15 million last month alone—a $2.5 million increase from February. For the first time Ken...
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3YO fillies Copain Du Haras, Mint Kiss win

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
It's that time of year when an increasing number of promising 3-year-old trotters are hitting the at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park to lay the foundation for their 2012 campaigns. Two more prime examples were winners on the Monday (April 9) program at the South Florida track.   Copain Du Haras, a Broadway Hall-Shimette colt, stepped to a lifetime mark of 1:58.1 with Dan Cl...
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Hawaiiancaviar 1:58.2 winner in series leg

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Parked the opening quarter and pressured once he got the lead, Hawaiiancaviar still had little trouble fashioning a daylight lead and cruising home in Monday's opening leg of the Sir Caviar Trot at The Meadows. Blokbuster Hanover and Hoorayforvacation also captured $15,000 divisions in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The series is named for Sir Caviar, the track record-hol...
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Flying Instructor takes $100,000 Delaware final

on 04/09/2012 2:00 AM
Flying Instructor followed flight instructions well to win $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final, while Warning Zone won the photo in the $37,000 Preferred/Handicap Pace on Monday (April 9) at Dover Downs.   In similar fashion to his two preliminary leg wins, Tim Tetrick took Flying Instructor away smartly and after taking the early lead, led throughout, scoring ...
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A Rocknroll Dance wins Hoosier qualifier

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance made his 3-year-old debut a winning a one as he won his qualifier in 1:55.4 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday.   Driver Pete Wrenn sent the colt out of the seven hole to settle third on the rail through a first quarter in :29.4. The pair didn't stay long as they were out and moving just past the first marker. A Rocknroll Dance reached the half in...
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Mister Herbie upsets 2011 HOY San Pail

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
It was no ordinary Saturday night for San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year on both sides of the border, as the 8-year-old trotter tasted defeat for the first time since July 16, 2011. Mister Herbie played giant killer as he reached the winner's circle first in the $125,000 final of the Glorys Comet Series Saturday at Woodbine. The mile time of 1:51.3 was a new series record.   San Pa...
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Golden Receiver romps in Spring Pacing Championship

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
After finding the winner's circle in both preliminary legs, Golden Receiver and driver Randy Waples dashed away from their rivals by 5 3/4 lengths to capture the $125,000 Spring Pacing Championship on Saturday evening at Woodbine.   Sent off as the even-money favourite, the 44-time winner blasted to command well before the opening panel in :25.1. St. Elmo Hero (Scott Zeron) was in t...
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Talk To Tony back on top at Pompano

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
After settling for a runner-up finish last week, Talk To Tony returned to the top of the heap in South Florida's top weekly pacing class on Saturday in the $8,000 Isle Mile 1 Pace at the Isle Pompano Park.   Andy Santeramo was in the bike to find a pocket trip for Talk To Tony behind the pacemaking Flexjet in rein to Doug Brown. When Flexjet tired in mid-stretch after putt...
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Foiled Again wins 60th race in Levy split

on 04/07/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again turned 60 Saturday night...doesn't look it, doesn't act it, but it says it right there on his record...60. The number "60," as in the number of career wins after his wrapped-up, public workout in the fifth, $50,000 division of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Foiled Again outdrew and outclassed his six rivals, with regular driver Yannick Gi...
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