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Nickie K takes Meadows mare trot feature

on 03/05/2012 12:00 AM
Nickie K, who lost her last three races by a total margin less than one length, ended the frustration Monday at The Meadows when she brushed wide to capture the$22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot. Shuffled to fifth, Nickie K angled off the pylons for Dan Noble and blazed home in themiddle of the track to triumph in 1:55.4 over a "good” surface. Kandor Hanoverthe 1-1 favorite, was seco...
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Breed to Trainforthefuture for scholarship fund

on 03/05/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced the donation of two breedings to the stallion Trainforthefuture, to benefit the MSOA collegiate scholarship fund.   John C. Green, owner of Pinnacle Racing, Ltd., is donating the breedings for the second year, and commented, "We think that this is a great program, a great opportunity to keep young people interested in St...
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Pavia 6 wins from 5,000 after scoring with 3YO

on 03/05/2012 12:00 AM
A rather predictable development occured in the personal pursuit by Joe Pavia Jr. of 5,000 lifetime winning drives on the Monday evening (March 5) program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The accomplished horseman unveiled yet another promising 3-year-old prospect.   The 3-year-old pacing filly Arodasi was set to roll after a trio of February qualifiers. Pavia kept the filly well b...
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Delivered From Zin wins in 1:51.3 at Dover

on 03/05/2012 12:00 AM
Delivered From Zin returned to the Dover Downs winner's circle for the fourth time this year while Bondy N registered his fourth triumph since arriving in the U.S. in the $36,000 and $27,500 respective feature races on March 4. Tim Tetrick won four races, nine in two days, while Corey Callahan drove four winners on the Monday card.   Big-hearted Delivered From Zin and ...
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Funeral services Tuesday for Geoffrey Stein

on 03/04/2012 12:00 AM
Geoffrey Stein, co-owner of Preferred Equine Marketing and co-manager of both the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and Tattersalls Mixed Sales, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, March 4, at the age of 58.   Stein, known for his enthusiasm for fitness, had completed his regular morning run and collapsed shortly afterward. Although lacking any previously known complications, his death...
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Rapide Lebel huge winner in 2012 debut

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
The winter meet at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes was concluded on Saturday afternoon when Rapide Lebel, the runner-up to San Pail in last fall's Breeders Crown Trot at Woodbine, made his season's debut in the 160,000 euro Prix de l'Union Europenne. It was an incredible performance because there sure wasn't a race as he was far ahead of his foes for the entire event. Go to the Today's Video b...
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Another millionaire pacing mare produces a millionaire

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
While achieving millionaire status, Omen Hanover vaulted Ooh's N Aah's as only the third pacing mare ever that earned more than $1 million who has also produced a millionaire daughter. The other two mares to achieve this distinction were Stienam's Place-Put On A Show and Town Pro-Darlin's Delight.   Additionally, there are only six other pacing mares that have earned over a million ...
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Breeder-owner Peter Heffering dies

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
Prominent standardbred breeder and owner R. Peter Heffering passed away at the age of 80 on Saturday, March 3. His passing is a tremendous loss to North America's harness racing and agricultural community. A Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame inductee, Peter was also a breeder of champion Holstein cattle. His Hanover Hill Holstein herd was arguably the most ...
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Hennessey scores with Forty Carrots in 1:51

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
Although he had to take a pass on Saturday night's NHL home game for his beloved Florida Panthers against Nashville in favor of race bike duty, driver Wally Hennessey found a way to do some stickhandling anyway.   Late in the stretch of the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace, Hennessey's charge Forty Carrots appeared to be hopelessly blocked after enjoying a pocket trip behind BN Bad, ...
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Risk Management snags first "Clover" leg

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
Risk Management, a 4-year-old gelding by Western Hanover, set the pace and then held off the late rally of Fools Goal to win the first leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The time of the mile was 1:52.4.   Risk Management, with Yannick Gingras driving for trainer Ron Burke, started from post eight but took control of the race before the first quarte...
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Modern Legend 5 for 5 with Cam Fella win

on 03/03/2012 12:00 AM
Modern Legend (pictured) front-stepped his way to the winner's circle Saturday night at Woodbine in the second round of the Cam Fella Pacing Series, and in doing so the Dave Drew trainee extended his win streak to seven.   Itrustyou (Brett Miller) showed early speed off the gate in the first $40,000 dash, clocking a :27.1 opening panel. After a parked-out Lizard King (Chris Christofo...
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90-year-old owner returns to racing

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
When Sam Durbano makes the trip to the Mohawk Racetrack backstretch in the early morning hours to see his horse, Dazzling Victor, it isn't the thought of racing for an important stakes race or a big purse that brings a smile to his face.   Durbano, age 90, arrives in his beloved 2010 silver Cadillac to greet trainer Garth Gordon and the rest of his staff. He also brings along goodies for ...
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Meadows adds new wager to create jackpots

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced that on Monday, March 5, it will introduce a wager called the "50/50 Pick 5,” a bet designed to increase the size of both jackpots and consolation payouts. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has approved the wager.   As with most Pick 5 wagers, bettors must pick the winners of five consecutive races. With each 50/50 Pick 5, 50 percent...
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Im Themightyquinn wins 2nd straight Inter Dom

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
Im Themightyquinn, a 7-yar-old gelding by 1999 Adios champion Washington VC, captured the $1 million (Aus.) Inter Dominion Pacing Championship on Friday night at the Gloucester Park track in Perth, Australia. In a stirring stretch duel, Im Themightyquinn battled with Mysta Magical Mach before getting clear by one-half length. Mr. Feelgood, the 2006 Little Brown Jug winner, left strongly and set...
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Ontariio testing for ethanol in samples

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been advised that some samples of a compounded version of n-butyl alcohol contain ethanol. The substance was not listed as an ingredient. On February 23, the ORC issued a Notice to the Industry reminding licensees of the CPMA testing of its official samples for ethanol effective February 13, 2012.   The ORC believes it is the responsibility of Ontar...
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Balmoral average handle $1.1 mil in February

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
Chicago harness racing continues to show renewed vigor as Balmoral Park showed strong handle gains in February. The one mile oval took advantage of incredible weather and super competitive racing with no dominant trainer or driver. This perfect storm created the lowest percentage of favorites in the nation at 32.01% , which has seen Balmoral post a significant increase in business again. &...
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Meadows horsemen meet legislators

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association hosted a crucial meeting on March 1 related to Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget. The standing-room-only crowd was urged to contact their local legislators as well as the Governor to express their concerns for the plan. For those that were unable to attend the meeting, here is a recap. Executive Director Kim Hankins opened the meeting with a gene...
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Up Front Kellie Jo takes Yonkers feature in 1:54.4

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
Up Front Kellie Jo (Mark MacDonald) was a rainy pocket victress Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $33,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from the pylons, "Kellie Jo" stung Mud Pie Hanover (Cat Manzi), then released her before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Mud Pie Hanover found a :55.3 half as 11-10 favorite Bunny in the Bank (George Brennan) was about to ma...
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Emily Gaskin new Hoosier Park publicist

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
Emily Gaskin has joined the team at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Gaskin has assumed the duties of racing publicist and executive assistant to Brian Elmore, general manager of racing.   A resident of Pendleton, Ind., Gaskin graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in agricultural communication. During her time at UK, she worked as an intern for The Horseman and Fai...
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DGs Tinkerbell, Miss Sand Creek win in Damsel

on 03/02/2012 12:00 AM
With the second leg of the $40,000 Damsel Series taking place Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, DGs Tinkerbell and Miss Sand Creek took home the lions share for their connections and recorded lifetime best efforts in the process.   In the first division, DGs Tinkerbell and Luc Ouellette enjoyed a perfect pocket trip to score the victory in 1:52.2. Post time favorite Ole Miss (Billy Da...
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