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Alagna in the Big M's "Sulky" on Friday

on 02/29/2012 12:00 AM
After a year layoff, Put On A Show returns to action in the $40,000 opening leg of the Overbid Series on Friday (March 2) at the Meadowlands. The Chris Ryder trainee was one of the top pacing fillies in the country before knee trouble placed her on the sidelines. Watch what Chris Ryder has to say about her recovery and progress by clicking on this link. In The Sulky: Trainer Tony Alagna. ...
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Bier buys Keystone Thomas for $100,000

on 02/29/2012 12:00 AM
One of the best open-class trotters in Florida of recent vintage, Keystone Thomas,has been sold by private treaty and is likely to re-surface soonin a more northern jurisdiction.   The 6-year-old Revenue S-Keystone Taboo gelding was sold by Fred Monteleone of Pompano Beach to the connections of trainer and driver Daryl Bier of Smyrna, Del. At the time of the transaction, Keystone Th...
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Sand E Fiftyfive speeds to 10th straight win

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
An old Jerry Reed song proclaimed "when you're hot….you're hot” and that's just what Sand E Fiftyfive is. The 6-year-old I Am A Fool mare scored her 10th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27.   For the second week in a row trainer Billy Kapinos handed the lines to Billy Dobson and once again the man in blue, gray and white colors got the job don...
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Harness Eye's Giwner to call race at Big M

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
A guest announcer will step into the booth in Thursday night's fifth race at the Meadowlands. Derick Giwner, managing editor of harness content for the Harness Eye and Daily Racing Form, will dust off his binoculars to call the $18,000 division of the Horse & Groom Series for conditioned trotters.   Giwner has worked for Sports Eye/DRF since 1996, serving as managing editor of t...
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Sustaining payments due March 15 for Delaware

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the 68th Little Brown Jug, the 43rd Jugette, the 61st Old Oaken Bucket and the 62nd Buckette at Delaware, Ohio, are due March 15. These are for foals of 2010 and will be raced in 2013.   Sustaining payments are also due for the 73rd Standardbred 2-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2010 to be raced in 2012.   The estimated purse for the 20...
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Bee Fullof Steinam ready to sting in Damsel

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
When Bee Fullof Steinam lines up behind the gate on Friday evening at Woodbine to compete in the second leg of the $40,000 Damsel Pacing Series, driver Paul MacDonell has plenty of reason to be optmistic about their chances.   A lightly-raced daughter of Life Sign-Caliterra, Bee fullof Steinamhas only has 17 career starts. She boasts an impressive record of 3-0-2 from five appearanc...
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Monticello cancels Wednesday due to snow

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has cancelled its Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 29) race card due to the National Weather Station forecast of heavy snow in the Catskills that day. Along with the cancellation of the pari-mutuel program, simulcasting, both day and night, is also cancelled.   Racing will resume on Thursday, March 1, with a new post time at 12:50 p.m. (Monticello)
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Wrenn looking for Hoosier Park 'four-peat'

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
Peter Wrenn completed a three-peat last season, earning his third straight leading driver title at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. He has established himself as the "go-to guy” for several of the top contenders in stakes races and brings in a wealth of experience and success, not only on the local scene, but on a national level.   Wrenn has wins in Breeders Crown action and...
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Bet On The Law--And the law won!

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
Following a break in stride in his lifetime debut on Feb. 7, Bet On The Law was back to redeem himself as the overwhelming 1-9 choice in the opening race of the Tuesday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The 3-year-old gelding by Bettor's Delight-Outlawed Beauty made every call a winning one with trainer Joe Pavia Jr. in the bike against maiden rivals. After dict...
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No Bad Luck is all good luck at Dover

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
There was no luck involved in a 1:51.2 victory by No Bad Luck in the $23,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday. Paradise Lost found the winner's circle for the second straight time in the $16,500 Mares winners-over pace.   Montrell Teague moved out of third heading to the half mile driving No Bad Luck. The Badlands Hanover-Gee I'm Lucky 5 year old taxied alongside front-paci...
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Back-to-back wins for Southern Allie

on 02/28/2012 12:00 AM
Southern Allie waited patiently in the pocket, then pounced in the Lightning Lane to capture his second straight victory in Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   When Jojo N Goliath and Valentowner moved smartly on the outside after the leader, Biletnikoff, it appeared that Southern Allie might not get clearance in enough time to win. But under Dave Palone's ur...
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Rosie Snyder, 84, dies in Washington, Pa.

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Rosie Snyder, 84, of Washington, Pa., the mother of horsemen Dane and Doug Snyder and Dee Smith, the wife of Illinois horseman Perry Smith, and the widow of the late horseman Richard "Dick" Snyder, died Sunday (Feb. 25) at Evergreen Assisted Living facility, where she had been a resident for two years.   Born in Fremont, Ohio, Mrs. Snyder was a daughter of the late Clarence and...
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Meadows to host Sadie Hawkins races

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
In the fertile imagination of Li'l Abner creator Al Capp, Sadie Hawkins Day was a once-a-year occasion when a woman could marry a man of her choosing — if she could catch him and drag him across the finish line. Capp's 1937 invention spawned Sadie Hawkins Day races across the country. On leap year night, Wednesday, Feb. 29, The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association will sta...
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Hoosier Park eyes purchase of Indiana Downs

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Following the announcement last week that Indiana Live/Indiana Downs has filed a motion in bankruptcy court that would place the facility up for sale, published reports in Indiana state that Centaur, the parent company of Hoosier Park Casino & Racing, is an interested buyer.   A story in The Herald Bulletin of Anderson, Ind., quotes Centaur CEO Rod Ratcliff as confirming his com...
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Hoosier Park gearing up for March 27 opener

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Final preparations are underway for the 19th season of Standardbred racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 80-day meet begins Tuesday, March 27, offering five days of racing per week through Saturday, July 14. Post time Tuesday through Saturday is set at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.   Hoosier Park will allow horsemen to ship in to use the racetrack beginning Monday, March 5. The trac...
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Payments for PASS, fair racing due March 15

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Approximately $12 million is ready to be won by Pennsylvania's brightest and fastest harness racing stars during Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition in 2012.   With slots play in the state at an all-time high of more than $30.3 billion last year, the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund, which gains a portion of the slots proceedings, also grew to record levels, and in thi...
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Pocono stable area to open Thursday

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
After one of the mildest winters on record, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is preparing for its 2012 racing season by opening the stable gates Thursday (March 1), for the arrival of horsemen and horses. Racing kicks off Tuesday, April 3.   Luann Reynolds, stall superintendent, will be on hand as more than 50 horses begin arriving shortly after the gates open at 8 a.m. Among the early a...
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PL Daley takes Don Mills final in 1:55.4

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
After posting a pair of second-place efforts in the preliminary rounds of the Don Mills Trotting Series, PL Daley was guided to the winner's circle in the rich $75,000 final Monday evening at Woodbine by regular pilot Chris Christoforou.   Christoforou elected to use off-the-pace tactics in the early going as Charlie Is A Joker (Sylvain Filion) was the front-runner at the opening qu...
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Hennesseys win with Eyewitness Account

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Following closely after his milestone 8,000th winning drive and his February private purchase of pacer Waterside Champ bringing him a pair of wins in his first three starts, Hall Of Fame driver Wally Hennessey has done it again with a private acquisition of pacing mare Eyewitness Account at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   In the first start in the care of trainer Dan Hennesse...
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Photo Fantasy upsets in Meadows mare trot

on 02/27/2012 12:00 AM
Dismissed at 11-1, Photo Fantasy worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then charged through the Lightning Lane to score the upset in Monday's $22.500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Although competitive in The Meadows' top distaff trot, Photo Fantasy had been earning checks rather than wins and thus was lightly regarded. On Monday, however, she sat behind the hard-...
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