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Gottaseeaboutagirl scores Night Styles final

on 03/23/2012 2:00 AM
Gottaseeaboutagirl worked out a second over trip and easily overcame the leaders to win the $46,000 Night Styles final on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Driver David Miller steered the lone 3-year-old in the field of filly and mare pacers to a mark of 1:51.3.  Just A Glimpse finished 2 3-4 lengths behind in second, while Buck Stops Here held third.  Gottaseeabou...
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Hoosier Park cards 13 races for Tuesday opener

on 03/23/2012 2:00 AM
The stage is set for the 19th Standardbred season opener at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 80-day meet will kick off on Tuesday, March 27 with 13 races on the card. With more than 187 entries flooding the box for opening night, the card will feature four legs of the Miss Windfall Series. With three $10,000 legs and a $15,000 final, the series is open to 3- and 4-year-old Indiana-sir...
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Palone now at 14,994 after Meadows triple

on 03/23/2012 2:00 AM
Undeterred by post 7, Winning It powered to the front and drew off to capture her second straight series win in Friday’s Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Chloe Hall and Metro Ville also took $15,000 second-leg divisions in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares which concludes with next Friday’s final. Aided by a second-quarter breather, Winning It — the 1-5 favori...
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Maxine The Mighty breaks maiden in series

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
A 10-race maiden entering the event, Maxine The Mighty unveiled a mighty brush in the lane Wednesday and captured a division of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot in a sharp 1:56.4 at The Meadows.   Pretty Paper took the other $15,000 second-leg split — her second straight Wohlmuth win — in the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. The series final is next week.  ...
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Noble to make Meadowlands debut Friday

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
Harness racing's 2011 dash king, Dan Noble, will make his Meadowlands debut on Friday night. He has seven drives on the card, including Tu Sei Bella in the $46,000 Night Styles Series Final. Noble will also be the guest on "In the Sulky,” prior to the card.   In a breakout season, the 29-year-old Ohioan won more races -- 773 -- than any other harness driver last year. His record ...
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Cruzin Angel, You Little Rascal ready for "Night"

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
A change in strategy helped Cruzin Angel to a career-best 1:53 victory last week at the Meadowlands. She looks to follow up that effort in the $46,000 Night Styles Series Final on Friday night.   In round two of the series, Cruzin Angel withstood heavy pressure on the lead en route a $19 upset with Ron Pierce driving. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser owns seven wins in 25 starts and s...
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Reibercrombie declared ineligible for Levy

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacer Reibercrombie, entered in Saturday night's opening round of the George Morton Levy Series at Yonkers Raceway while under a 90-day suspension imposed by the Ontario Racing Commission as a result of a positive test earlier this month, has been scratched. According to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board director of communications Lee Park, Reibercrombie's scratc...
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Tioga reopens for simulcasting on April 2

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will once again be open for simulcasting seven days a week beginning on Monday, April 2. As in years past, Tioga had ceased simulcast operations on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter months due to lack of product and interest. "With more tracks opening up for their spring meets we feel it is a good time to once again simulcast seven days a week leading in to our live racing ...
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NEW Weekend Preview now available!

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available by clicking below or by signing up by following the link at the top of this home page. The Weekend Preview is FREE and this edition also includes a historical primer on the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, which gets underway at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, along with breeder-owner Bob Key's hopes for his trotter...
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Plainridge moves season opener up two days

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse general manager Steve O'Toole announced Thursday that the Massachusetts State Racing Commission has approved a request to move its season opener up two days. As a result the 2012 season at the harness track will get underway on Saturday, April 21, with a special 1 p.m. post time for the afternoon card.   "We will try to generate some excitement t...
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My Man is best in Dover featured trot

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
My Man was "thee man” in the $16,000 trot Thursday at Dover Downs, giving Ross Wolfenden his fourth win of the day.   A son of the late Malabar Man-In To Me, My Man posted his third win of the year in eight of nine in-the-money starts mastering a field of nine in the feature race. Dawn Gannon, Dom Costanzo and Yannick Gingras own the winner trained by Ed Gannon Jr. ...
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Charlie Is A Joker all business in General Brock

on 03/22/2012 2:00 AM
After capturing his division in the opening leg of the General Brock Series last week, Charlie Is A Joker returned to victory in the second leg, taking home the lion's share of the $30,000 purse Thursday evening at Woodbine.    The 4-year-old son of Angus Hall sat in the two hole behind Edit (Jody Jamieson) through fractions of :27.3 and :56.3 before brushing past the tempo-set...
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Keystone harness writers announce awards

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
The "Burke Brigade,” after a successful season in 2011, as expected took the lion’s share of Pennsylvania awards for that season in balloting recently conducted by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.   Ron Burke, also voted national champion, of course claimed Keystone honors as Trainer of the Year, and Burke’s ownership division, Burke Racing, and "t...
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San Pail's fans to attend his 2012 debut

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Racing fans aren't the only ones gearing up to see trotting titan San Pail make his return to the racetrack, as he readies to defend his title in the opening round of the Glorys Comet Series, Saturday at Woodbine.   San Pail, who swept the 2011 edition of the Glorys Comet, has an enviable resume, chock full of accolades and awards, all of which has garnered him celebrity status. Bet...
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Palone nearing 15,000 wins, Filion's record

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Dave Palone would rather find out about a milestone after reaching it. But when chasing numbers as momentous as those ahead of Palone, it is difficult to proceed unnoticed. Entering Wednesday, Palone was 13 wins from 15,000 career victories. Only one driver in North American harness racing history has reached that level: Herve Filion, who has held the sport's No. 1 spot in lifetime wins since ...
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Zeke Parker wins 3 at Monticello after layoff

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
After a 2 1/2-month hiatus due to prostate cancer surgery, Billy "Zeke” Parker Jr. got back in the winner's circle at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday (March 21). And that afternoon Zeke had his photo taken three times.   He won both ends of the early double; first with Mo Jo Stables' Cam's Accord in 1:58.4 in the first race and then came right back to score a 2:03.3 victory with G...
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Pompano's 10-cent Mega-9 pays $12,092

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
The first-ever winner of the 10-cent MEGA-9 wager, offered only by The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, has been traced to Maryland. For a dime investment on the Tuesday, March 20, program, the single succesful ticket returned $12,092.   Pompano's Director Of Racing Operations John Yinger and Mutuels Manager Joe McTommoney believed the winning ticket was purchased at Rosec...
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Tagyoureit Hanover sets 1:53 Dover mark

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
After being locked in last week, Corey Callahan put Tagyoureit Hanover on the front end en route to a track record 1:53 performance in the $27,500 Open/Handicap Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday. Brad Hanners drove three winners on the card.   Following two straight wins to start the New Year, Tagyoureit Hanover had bad racing luck in his next two starts. This time, ...
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Gottaseeaboutagirl in the Night Styles final

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Gottaseeaboutagirl might be small in size, but she is racing big. Unraced last season at age two, Gottaseeaboutagirl has won three of seven races, finished second twice, and earned $26,100 this year for trainer Bob Rice and owners Mike Horn, Charlie Bonham and Rice's father, Alexander.   Not bad for a $2,000 yearling purchase.   On Friday night, the 3-year-old filly pacer will comp...
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Passover Pace slated for April 12 at Monticello

on 03/21/2012 2:00 AM
Arguably the biggest favorite of Monticello Raceway's eight ethnic races is "the Race for the Matzoh's” better known as the Passover Pace, which features the talents of drivers of Jewish heritage.   As proof of its continued interest earlier this week the racing office had three calls from drivers who want to participate in the 14th edition and the date of the contest had yet to ...
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