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$55,000 top price 2nd day at Hoosier Classic

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The second day of the Hoosier Classic yearling auction Friday featured the sale of a filly  by trotting sire Here Comes Herbie for $55,000. Sawgrass Farms of Illinois bought the filly consigned by Luckiana Farm of Goshen, Ind.   The filly's dams is the Schimitar-sired Allie Jean 4, 1:57.3, whose first and only other foal is the Indiana winner Hardrock Kid 3, 1:58.3.   Several ot...
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SBOANJ re-elects Luchento president

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey’s Board of Directors re-elected Tom Luchento as president and reorganized after its annual membership meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.   The meeting was held in conjunction with the USTA’s District 12 meeting.   Luchento’s slate of officers remained unchanged with Ed Razzetti as first vice ...
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Billmar Scooter, Grain Of Truth win at Yonkers

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Billmar Scooter (Yannick Gingras) finished what she started Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 6, Billmar Scooter stepped around 1-2 choice On the Glass (George Brennan) before a 27-second opening quarter mile. After a :56.3 half, 80-1 rank outsider Witch is Bettor (Jordan Stratton) came to visit fi...
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Gold goes to Apogee Hanover, The Game Plan

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Erv Miller-trained Apogee Hanover, who captured last week’s lone elimination, romped in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old pacing fillies Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The trip to the winner’s circle also gave driver Scott Zeron his third straight OSS Gold Final victory. The Oakville resident also captured two Gold events Thursday evening at the Re...
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See You At Peelers entered to qualify

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers, who has been sidelined since Sept. 19 with a virus and heart issues, was entered to qualify at Freehold Raceway on Friday morning, Oct. 14.The daughter of Bettor’s Delight will leave from post three in the third race with Marcus Johansson in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter. The filly will wear heart monitors while she qualifies and will be evaluated afterwards.Trainer Jimmy...
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Entry box for Breeders Crown closes soon

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
With most of harness racing's coveted divisional titles still up for grabs, the $6 million 12-race Breeders Crown events at Woodbine Racetrack is the final setting to secure year-end honors.The countdown has begun on foreign entries, supplements and entries for the races slated for Saturday, Oct. 29 in Toronto, Canada.   Invited foreign horses must declare by noon on Saturday...
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Pacers featured in Futurities at Freehold

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
The pacers take center stage in a trio of New Jersey Futurities on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.Six will go postward in the $45,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-olds in the sixth race while 11 two-year-olds have been split into two divisions, five going for $28,000 in the first race and six vying for $29,000 in the eighth race.All three stakes, restricted to New Jersey-sire...
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Horsemen pledge to help racehorse adoption

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is inviting owners, trainers, and drivers of Breeders Crown horses to “Pledge To Give Back” by committing a percentage of their Breeders Crown earnings to the racehorse adoption effort.   “It’s a great way for today’s stars to give a helping hand to yesterday’s warriors,” said Executive Director Dot Morgan. “It can be any percent or f...
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Ilia captures NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
Heavily favord Ilia swept to victory Thursday in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway.   With Jeff Gregory driving, the daughter of Windsong’s Legacy took the lead from Pure Barre (Classic Photo) at the half-mile mark and stayed in front to the wire in 2:00.  Pure Barre had the early lead with a three-wide move ...
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Recent poll shows sentiment for funding testing

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
A recent poll conducted on the US Trotting Association's website indicated there is sentiment for taking revenues allocated to horse racing from slots revenue and using the money to fund better drug testing.   The USTA's question specifically read: "Should the horsemen and racetracks in states that have slot machines allocate one percent of slots revenue to pay for addit...
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Vernon has weekend of stakes action

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs kicks off its three-day race weekend Thursday night at 6:55 pm,  leading into its stakes filled weekend featuring the 2-year olds in the John Simpson stakes on Friday and Saturday night.   Friday night the track plays host to the freshman trotters led by NYSS champion Royal Shyster for the colts. Dan Daley brings Royal Shyster into Friday night looking to work on his ...
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New Meadowlands grandstand approved

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority formally approved plans for the new Meadowlands Racetrack grandstand at a meeting on Thursday. The Authority also approved plans for the American Dream Meadowlands project, which has been known as Xanadu.   Jeff Gural is presently working to finalize his lease of the Meadowlands Racetrack. He said on Thursday via email that he expects work on ...
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$375.40 record $2 win payoff at Colonial

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
While a tornado-like wind storm touched down in New Kent County late Thursday afternoon several miles from Colonial Downs, the track was able to get its final race of the afternoon off without a glitch, though the result of the race was quite dynamic.   When #6 McBlack crossed the finish line nearly a length ahead of #8 Craig Michael, it triggered the largest win payout in the 15-year histo...
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New 2YO trotting filly mark at Harrington

on 10/13/2011 2:00 AM
 HARRINGTON, Del. – Ram Racing Stable’s Wonderous Hanover ($4, Sean Bier) broke the 2-year-old filly trotting track record Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 2:01 victory.  The Conway Hall filly set a hot pace after assuming command approaching the quarter mile in 29.3. She sped to the half mile in 58.3 and three-quarters in 1:28.2. She led by double-digit lengths at the top of t...
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Hanover yearling videos being posted on web

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
The videos of the 2011 Hanover yearlings selling at Harrisburg are in the process of being added to the Hanover Shoe Farms website, hanoverpa.com. The videos are being put on the site as they are completed. Presently, most of the trotting colts and trotting fillies and a good many of of the pacing fillies have been added to the website.   Providing that the weather cooperates, it is expec...
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Aldrich is all kisses for Blue Creek Angie

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
An old adage says "there are horses for courses,” and  that moniker absolutely fits Blue Creek Angie, who had her 13th seasonal triumph at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon. Last year the 8-year-old daughter of On The Attack-Hiromi Hanover had 16 victories here and before the curtain comes down on this season and especially the form she is currently in, B...
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Unbeaten Market Share to be tested in NJ Futurity

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
Market Share will be putting his unbeaten streak on the line in the second of two $25,000 divisions of the New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotters on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.Market Share, driven by Jeff Gregory and trained by Linda Toscano, has won all four of his starts this year, including last week’s New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final.  The son of Revenue...
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Videos of Perretti Harrisburg yearlings now up

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
Videos of Perretti Farms yearlings selling at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg next month can now be seen at the farm's website, www.perretti.com. The Perretti yearling videos are also available through the website bestdamnhorsevideos.com.
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Pennsylvania's East Meets West at Pocono

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
The best of the best in Pennsylvania will battle it out for bragging rights, plus a share of $50,000 in total prize monies, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free.   The East Meets West Driving Challenge will bring the four leading drivers from The Meadows--Dave Palone, Brett Miller, Tony Hall and Eric Ledford--to Poc...
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Average daily handle up 4.1% at Mohawk meet

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group today announced that the average nightly wagering handle on the 2011 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which concluded Saturday, Oct. 1, increased from 2010 figures.   The "all-sources" betting total of $124,633,640 represents a 3 percent increase over last year. Per night handle showed an increase of 4.1 percent over 2010 as $1,284,883 was the average nightly betting...
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