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Meadowlands requires 24-hour health certificate

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
All horses shipping into the Meadowlands Racetrack must have a 24-hour health certificate and rectal temperatures must be recorded. The following statement must appear on the health certificate:   "Horses on this certificate have not originated from a barn with a confirmed or suspect case of strangles, nor have shown signs suggestive of these diseases, nor have been febrile within the ...
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Miss Paris prepping for mostly ONT campaign

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
When Miss Paris captured the $300,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final last season in her final start of her freshman campaign, she established herself as a top threat this season in the provincial program. The regally-bred daughter of Kadabra-Pizza Dolce was a $210,000 yearling purchase and has banked $486,656 in her rookie season for trainer Richard ‘Nifty' Norman.   "She h...
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Big Rigs romps in Chester qualifier

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Kelly O'Donnell qualified a pair of 4-year-old trotters Tuesday morning at Harrah's Chester, scoring a 1:56.3 victory with Big Rigs and a 1:58.4 win with Bambino Hall. Big Rigs, whose four wins last year included the $174,940 Matron final at Dover Downs and a $113,000 Bluegrass division at The Red Mile, romped to a 13 ¾-length win with David Miller driving. The son of Andover Hall ...
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Five Matchmaker splits on tap at Yonkers

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
After five divisions in last week's opening round of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker, another quintet is on tap for Friday night's second leg. The groupings of Open Mare pacers—each worth $40,000--go as races 4,6,7,8 and 9 on the dozen-race dossier. Post time is the customary 7:10 p.m.   The dead-heat (1:52.4) duo of See You at Peelers and Chancey Lady are back it, alb...
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Pocono, Chester not accepting Saratoga horses

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack will not be accepting horses that have recently raced at Saratoga. The PHHA will issue updates as they become available. (PHHA)
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Monticello cancels 5 races due to Saratoga strangles

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
A strict quarantine at Monticello Raceway due to the occurrence of strangles at Saratoga Raceway has resulted in five of 13 races Tuesday afternoon being cancelled and another 27 horses scratched from the remaining eight contests, leaving short fields. In addition, three of 11 races on Wednesday have already been cancelled, with another slew of horses being scratched from the other eight ev...
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Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. Overstreet

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
Longtime Kentucky-based Standardbred breeder and owner Dr. Luel Overstreet has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Henderson, Ky. Dr. Overstreet grew up in south-central Kentucky on a farm that didn't have electricity until 1950, according to the Evansville Courier And Press. He later attended Eastern Kentucky University, graduating in three years. He ...
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Palone wins 15,000; returns standing in sulky

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
Dave Palone did a couple of imitations of Herve Filion on Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows. First, he won race 10, which was his 15,000th winning drive. Then, with Filion in attendance, he stood in the seat of the sulky as he brought his horse back to the winner's circle, something Filion was also famous for doing during his driving career. Filion is harness racing's all-time winning...
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OSS 3-year-old hopeful wins Pompano debut

on 03/27/2012 2:00 AM
A sure sign of the oncoming spring season emerged at Pompano Park on Tuesday as Canadian Hall Of Famer Doug Brown unveiled Ontario Sire Stakes (OSS) hopeful Kylie Hall for the first start of her 3-year-old season.   She was last seen on the track on Nov. 12 at Woodbine in the 2011 OSS Gold Super Final. She did not win as a 2 year old but did bank over $32,000 along t...
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Winter Night wins Dover feature in 1:53.1

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
Winter Night overtook We The People to win the $18,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace on Sunday, March 25, one of four wins for meet leading driver Corey Callahan on "Harness A Cure Day,” a fund-raiser for Cancer Research at Dover Downs. One of only two three-year-olds in the feature race, Winter Night continued his early season success racking up his fourth win in seven races, all with in-the-mone...
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Herve to join Palone for 15,000 win celebration

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
When Dave Palone gets career win 15,000 at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, one of his biggest fans will be there to congratulate him. Herve Filion, who holds the North American harness racing record of 15,180 career victories — and the man whose mark Palone is chasing — will join the 15,000 watch and plans to be in the winners’ circle to celebrate with Palone. Filion told The Meadows...
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Monticello takes strangles precautions

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway announced Monday that it is taking precautions to limit its exposure to an occurrence of streptococcus equi, commonly known as strangles, at Saratoga Harness Raceway. Strangles is a non-lethal, acute bacterial respiratory infectioncharacterized by fever, lethargy, nasaldischarge and swollen lymph nodes in horses.   Monticello Raceway management has prohibited...
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Scarborough updates its strangles policy

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
In light of recent developments regarding an outbreak of the equine disease known as "strangles" at Saratoga Raceway (New York), Scarborough Downs will immediately implement the following policies regarding all horses entering to race or desiring to be stabled at the track:   1. All out of state horses must present a current health certificate before being granted admission to the p...
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Pacer aims to prove Youthful win no fluke

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
After a longshot score in last week's opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series, Real Infusion has established himself as a top contender heading into the $30,000 second leg, Thursday evening at Woodbine.   While the toteboard suggested he was an outsider in his latest start,Real Infusion, the sophomore son of Real Desire, came from off the pace to score a 1:51.4 lifetime best, payi...
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NY Racing Board says 14 cases of strangles

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman issued an update on Monday (March 26) regarding the occurrence of strangles, a highly contagious, non-lethal equine bacterial infection, at Saratoga Raceway.   "The Racing and Wagering Board continues to partner with veterinarians and experts from the Department of Agriculture and Markets and consult with owners, horsepersons and...
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Uszak, Ornellaia Dream honored at Pompano

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
You can't ask a horse to do much than win all of their starts and take a lifetime record in a single month. For those achievements, the 7-year-old trotting mare Ornellaia Dream and her groom, Joan Uszak, were an easy and overwhelming choice for the February Horse and Groom Of The Month Awards at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "I've been grooming horses for almost 50 yea...
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Special T Rocks takes Dover feature

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
Special T Rocks pulled a mile surprise winning the $36,000 Preferred/Handicap Pace at Dover Downs Monday, while Flying Instructor, It's Outta Here and Bail Money won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund preliminaries.   Daryl Bier became a two-time owner- trainer-driver winner, piloting Special T Rocks to a1:51.3 triumph in the week's top pace, out-legging Bondy N and Ron Pierce to t...
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Pine Of Broadway 69-1 winner for Fahys

on 03/26/2012 2:00 AM
A monstrous longshot at 69-1, Pine Of Broadway saved ground, brushed wide late and pulled off a stunning upset in Monday's $28,600 championship of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows.   Dave Palone notched two wins on the 15-race card, lifting his career total to 14,996 as he seeks to become the second driver in North American harness racing history with 15,000 lifetime vict...
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Real Nice leads Levy Series winners at Yonkers

on 03/25/2012 2:00 AM
The grown-ups came out to play Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway beginning its George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. A half-dozen, $50,000 divisions comprised the first leg for Free-For-Allers, and the participants saved the fastest for the lastest.   Defending series champ Real Nice (Jason Bartlett) stole a cheap early number in the final grouping, then held sway against t...
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See You At Peelers a narrow winner in return

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
She was both the star attraction and the biggest question entering Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open pacing mares. Friday night featured the 4-year-old debut of See You at Peelers (Brian Sears), and, even though she only came away with half a loaf, she a was whole lot better. After beginning her career with 22 consecutive victories, she became both mortal (theee consecuti...
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