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Northfield Tuesday Pick 5 has $50,000 guarantee

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $50,000 guarantee to Tuesday’s (Feb. 7th) Pick 5 total pool.  Beginning in Race 3, the $50,000 guarantee includes a carryover of $13,926.30.  Tuesday’s Pick 4 also has a guaranteed pool and that guarantee is $15,000.  The Pick 4 begins in Race 8.  Northfield’s Pick 5, Pick 4 and the Pick 3’s, offer a reduced take-out rate...
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Holloway still evaluating his Social Network

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
Talent shows, such as “American Idol” and “The Voice,” are popular on television at this time of year. The winter series races at Meadowlands Racetrack are, in a way, not unlike those hits. They provide owners and trainers the chance to judge whether their stables’ performers should get opportunities to try for bigger careers.   Enter 3-year-old gelding pacer Social Network. Last ...
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7 wins in 8 starts for Abaton Hanover

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
To say that Abaton Hanover has been a model of consistency would be an understatement. When the 9-year-old SJ’s Caviar gelding scored  in 2:00.2 at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (Feb. 6), it was the trotter's fourth consecutive victory  this year.  In his final start last season Abaton Hanover finished second but prior to that the gelding had strung together thr...
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Youth Foundation needs trainers for horses

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking qualified trainers to condition its stable of Trottingbreds in preparation for the organization's 2012 summer program schedule. Volunteer trainers would be expected to jog or exercise the horse on a daily basis to build stamina; no actual training miles would be required. Trainer would be responsible for all care, feed, hay, bedding, and shoeing. Upo...
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Partnership between Meadowlands, Racing Form

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
Daily Racing Form and the New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC (NMRLLC), announced they have entered into a partnership that includes a dedicated Meadowlands events page on DRF.com featuring live video and analysis that will highlight the track’s racing schedule throughout the year.   This enhanced content, along with the available online past performances and ability to make a wager thro...
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PA Governor going after Race Horse Dev. funds

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed huge cuts in the Race Horse Development Fund in his new budget proposal. The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, a statewide group representing more than 10,000 trainers, owners and breeders of the horseracing industry in Pennsylvania, said on Tuesday that Corbett’s scheme to raid the Race Horse Development Fund by $72 million for each of the next three...
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Southern Allie takes Meadows Preferred Pace

on 02/07/2012 12:00 AM
Looped while trying for the early lead, Southern Allie persevered and reeled off a comfortable win in Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Dave Palone sent Southern Allie for the front from post 3, the 5-year-old Allie’s Western-Pershing Angela gelding was left on the outside when Biletnikoff outraced him to the point. Rather than looking for a hole, Sout...
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$6.8 mil in stakes at The Meadows in 2012

on 02/06/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino's 2012 stakes schedule will offer more than $6.8 million (est.) in purses and feature both the 46th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios and all four Pennsylvania championships for 2-year-olds.   “This is a compelling, attractive schedule for horsemen and fans alike,” said Mike Jeannot, president, Meadows Racing. “It demonstrates the robust state of ha...
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Rosecroft getting ready for March 10 opening

on 02/06/2012 12:00 AM
Preparations continue for the Rosecroft Raceway Winter-Spring 2012 meet set to begin on March 10th with a new 7:25 p.m. post time.  Applications for racing privileges at Rosecroft are now available at www.rosecroft.com/pages/racing-application. Twenty-five race cards will be contested through June 2.   Pre-meet qualifying races will be held Saturday, February 25 and Friday, March 2 at ...
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NY horsemen, breeders, ag form group

on 02/06/2012 12:00 AM
Stakeholders from throughout New York State’s racing and agricultural industries today announced the formation of a new advocacy group, The New York Horse Racing and Agriculture Industry Alliance, whose mission is to secure support for/protection of these critically important industries in any amendment to New York’s constitution to allow for full-scale commercial casinos. This new group –...
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Kandor Hanover returns to mare class and wins

on 02/06/2012 12:00 AM
Rebounding from a pair of uncharacteristic off-the-board finishes, Kandor Hanover powered through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Kandor Hanover, who exited four straight races against the track’s top colts and geldings, relished her return to the distaff feature as she worked out a cozy pocket trip from post eight for Dav...
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Summer Camp best in tight Dover photo

on 02/06/2012 12:00 AM
Only the photo-finish camera could separate the first three finishers in the $30,000 Preferred/Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs Monday night, with Summer Camp holding on for a 1:51.2 victory. Also on the card, Matt Kakaley drove two winners and is now two away from 2,000 lifetime.   Summer Camp took the lead on the final turn then had to hold on for dear life as Southwestern Dream and...
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Ruff Me Up pushes streak to six in WEGZ win

on 02/05/2012 12:00 AM
In the opening round of the WEGZ Pacing Series, the grey gelding, Ruff Me Up, extended his win streak to six after capturing his $20,000 division, which was the first of three on Saturday night at Woodbine.   The Joseph Cirasuola trainee used a :27 final quarter to find the winner’s circle in the opening dash.   The eight-year-old son of Real Artist-April Ruffles, who was parked ou...
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Yonkers feature to Tobago Cays in 1:52

on 02/05/2012 12:00 AM
Tobago Cays (Jim Pantaleano) unleashed a decisive move by the half Saturday night en route to winning Yonkers Raceway's $33,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position three, Tobago Cays was away fourth as Lucky Man (Larry Stalbaum) and Silent Swing (Brent Holland) played leapfrog on the lead. The former retook from the latter just after a :26.4 opening quarter-mile.   As th...
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Kindergarten Classic expands to other tracks

on 02/04/2012 12:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series for 2-year-old trotters has risen steadily in popularity over its five year history. Conceived by Jeff Gural with the idea of offering races for 2 year olds to gain racing experience and as an alternative to the major stakes, the series has seen both nominations and the final purse increase each year. In 2011, the colt final went for $200,500 and...
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Synergy Seelster's 1:52.1 fastest in WEG series

on 02/04/2012 12:00 AM
Driver Doug McNair made the most of his trip to Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening as the young reinsman captured two of four divisions of the opening leg of the $20,000 HorsePlayer Interactive Series (HPI). He won with Do Me Honor (1:55) and Synergy Seelster (1:52.1) while the other splits went to You Thrill Me and Day To Ponder.   McNair wasted little time on the program as he took...
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Drive All Night scores at Pompano in 1:53.3

on 02/04/2012 12:00 AM
The combination of a late afternoon rain which dulled the track for leaders into the stretch worked in tandem with an excellent trip scenario to produce a huge upset in the Saturday night, February 4 feature at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The $12,000 purse weekly edition of the Open Pace gave the impression until the closing strides that the recent dominance of Kommander Hawk in ...
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Westwardho Hanover takes Aquarius opener

on 02/04/2012 12:00 AM
Westwardho Hanover and driver Yannick Gingras collected an impressive victory in the $35,000 first leg of the Aquarius Series Saturday night, February 4 at the Meadowlands. Starting from the second tier, the Ron Burke-trained four year old brushed to the lead racing to the half and set the pace on the way to a 1:50.4 victory. The winner was followed across the line by Camaes Fellow and Art Z. &nb...
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Winbak of Ontario studs now on the farm

on 02/03/2012 12:00 AM
Breeding season is about to begin, and Winbak Farm of Ontario has announced that the stallions on its 2012 roster are in residence at the farm.   Winbak Farm will be standing 11 stallions in 2012, including two new stallions.  The first of the two new stallions to arrive was Vintage Master, p, 2, Q1:57.4; 3, 1:49.2f; 4, 1:48.1f ($2,162,979). His harness was hung up for the last ti...
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Shirley Reid, mother of David Reid, dies

on 02/03/2012 12:00 AM
Shirley Mae Cuthbert Reid, 73, of Argyle, NY, the mother of David Reid, a familiar face in harness racing through his work with Preferred Equine Marketing and the Lexington Selected and Tattersalls sales companies, died at her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 30 after a courageous fight with pulmonary fibrosis.   On Sept. 28, 1956, Shirley married Donald H. Reid in the North Argyle Uni...
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