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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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Spring Survivor Series begins next week

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will hold the first round of its Spring Survivor Series for trotters and pacers next week.  The trotting series begins Friday, March 30, with the entry box closing at 9 a.m. Monday, March 26.  The pacing series commences Saturday, March 31.  That entry box closes 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Due to fewer nominations than anticipated, no horse will b...
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Toscano hoping to play her 'air guitar' at Woodbine

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
Air Guitar Hanover will make her Canadian debut in the opening round of the inaugural edition of the Blossom Pacing Series, Monday evening at Woodbine.   While racing at Harrah's Chester, The Meadows, the Meadowlands and Tioga Downs, the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Armbro Amorettocrafted a career record of 3-2-2 in 10 outings, alongwith $46,295 in lifetime earnings.   ...
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San Pail wins 2012 debut; nearing $3 million

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year on both sides of the border, notched his 50th career win in 1:52.1 in the lone division of the opening leg of the Glorys Comet Series at Woodbine. With the victory, the son of San Pellegrino-Village Beauty brought his career earnings to $2,913,106. Driven by regular pilot Randy Waples, San Pail cleared to the lead past the opening panel by Windsong Geant...
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Campagnuolo sweeps FADC trots at Pompano

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
Avid horse owner and amateur driving enthusiast John Campagnuolo of Loxahatchee, FL had a dream night he won't soon forget on Saturday evening, March 24 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The 49 year old trucking company operator was in the bike to win both of trotting events in the weekly Florida Amateur Driving Club (FADC) series. He teamed Blake Island to a perfect pocket trip win i...
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Sparky Mark, Golden Receiver win at Woodbine

on 03/24/2012 2:00 AM
On Saturday’s programme at Woodbine, four-year-old and older pacers contested two $50,000 divisions of the opening leg of the Spring Pacing Championship Series. Both Sparky Mark and Golden Receiver prevailed as favourites in their respective tilts. Sparky Mark, in rein to driver Sylvain Filion, scored the fastest of two divisions after stopping the clock in 1:49.4. The son of Astreos cleared...
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Conditions approved excluding progeny of 4YOs

on 03/23/2012 2:00 AM
The official language designed to exclude the progeny of 4-year-old stallions (absent meeting one of the listed exemptions) from stakes races at The New Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon Downs has been approved for inclusion in stakes conditions at those tracks beginning with horses bred in 2013, foals of 2014.   This same language is to be included in stakes conditions by the Woodbine Entertai...
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Racing canceled at Saratoga due to strangles

on 03/23/2012 2:00 AM
Due to an outbreak of Strangles, all racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has been cancelled. Qualifiers were scheduled for Friday morning but were canceled, and disinfection of the paddock was underway. Racing will resume, barring any complications, on April 11.   "We have been in contact with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board regarding the issue," said John...
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