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Zeron scores with OSS fillies

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Scott Zeron made the most of his journey to Woodbine Racetrack Thursday evening as he captured a pair of OSS Gold finals. Zeron guided Modern Connection and Miss Paris to victory in their respective divisions.The David Menary-trained Modern Connection converted off a pocket trip to track down heavily-favored Monkey On My Wheel in the final strides to capture the $170,000 OSS Gold final for ...
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Brennan wins eight Thursday

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
George Brennan, whose miles (or miles-and-one-sixteenth) frequently conclude in Yonkers Raceway's winner's circle, found that venue eight times during Thursday night's windy, rainy, foggy 13-race program.The Raceway's leading driver wasted no time, winning the first four races. First up was Braeside Derby N ($4.60), who took the $10,000, pacing opener in 2:02.4 for the mile-and-one-sixteenth. Bren...
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Ocean's Motion surges to Vernon win

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Ocean’s Motion went from last to first before recording a 1:51.3 victory in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured first race at Vernon Downs.Competing against five quick-footed foes in the week’s Open contest for female pacers, Ocean’s Motion ($4.10) was last at the quarter, fifth at the half and fourth entering the final two furlongs.  The 4-year-old daughter of Camotion-CR Charisma powe...
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Perretti Farms property does not sell

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Star Ledger is reporting that the 310-acre farm of preserved land in the heart of New Jersey’s horse country did not sell at auction on Wednesday, Oct 12 because the highest bid — $1.5 million — was not as much as the owners had anticipated.Eight bidders showed up to the site in North Hanover, which is owned by the state’s largest and most prestigious standardbred breeder and racing st...
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Justice Hall colt tops Hoosier Classic first day

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Caper Hall, a Justice Hall brother to Canadian Trotting Classic runner-up Whatever It Takes, topped the first session of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale Thursday afternoon, October 13. Serving as agent, Pond-A-Acres consigned the colt, purchased for $57,000 by The Kales Company LLC. A total of 197 yearlings were sold Thursday, averaging $7,199.   Sand Burner, a brother to Indiana Sires St...
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75 years ago, Greyhound equaled own mark

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Keeneland racetrack by publishing pages that originally appeared on Keeneland's opening day, Oct. 14, 1936. The front page of the paper that day also included the headline "Equals Own Record Against Time" over a photo of the champion gray trotter Greyhound.   Greyhound trotted in 1:57 1/4 on the morning of Oct. 14,...
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See You At Peelers wins qualifier in 1:54.1

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers returned to the racetrack Friday (Oct. 14), winning a qualifier in 1:54.1 at Freehold Raceway, and trainer Jimmy Takter is optimistic the star 3-year-old filly pacer could race again soon.See You At Peelers, who won the first 22 races of her career, was scratched from a New York Sire Stakes race on Sept. 19 at Yonkers Raceway because of a virus that causes heart and lung issues....
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Second leg of Delaware Fund events Oct. 16

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
The second leg of the DSBF (Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund) stakes for trotters will get underway Sunday, Oct.16, at Harrington Raceway. Two divisions of fillies and two for colt and gelding trotters, all going for a purse of $20,000, will help determine who makes their respective $100,000 finals on Oct. 24, when all DE-sired 2-year-olds, pacers and trotters will compete.   The fi...
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Quick Deal takes another Green Acres final

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Quick Deal, in a repeat performance from his 2-year-old season last year, won the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings today at Freehold Raceway.   With Jim Meittinis driving, the gelded son of Revenue led from start to finish, hitting the wire in 1:57.4.  Quick Deal had won the NJSS Green Acres final for freshman trotter...
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Market Share; All In The Muscles win Futurity finals

on 10/14/2011 2:00 AM
Market Share extended his unbeaten streak to five and the filly All In The Muscles beat the boys in their respective $25,000 division of the New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotters on Friday, October 14, 2011 at Freehold Raceway.Market Share, a son of Revenue, coasted to a seven and a half length victory, wire-to-wire, in the second division, the sixth race, with Jeff Gregory at the lines of...
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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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