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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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Lower nominating fees for Big M series

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
Two new series and a reduction in nominating fees to several high-profile events highlight Meadowlands Racetrack's 2012 winter late-closing program.   The marquee events for older pacers--the Presidential, Cape & Cutter, Overbid, Aquarius and Four Leaf Clover--will all feature lower nominating fees in 2012. For example, the nominating fee for the Presidential has been lowered from $2,00...
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Daley says Magic Tonight bound for Crown

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
It is not necessary to win at Lexington’s Red Mile to advance to the Breeders Crown, but in the case of 2-year-old colt trotter Magic Tonight, back-to-back victories there stamped his ticket to the big event in Canada.   Magic Tonight won his $85,250 division of the Bluegrass Stakes by eight lengths over favorite American Gangster in 1:55.1 on September 30, and then won his $75,750 divisi...
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Maine pacing fillies are best friends, foes

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
The best of Maine will be on display at Scarborough Downs, outside Portland, when the finals of the Maine Sire Stakes are held Sunday afternoon, with post time at 12:05. Age, gait and gender divisions will each go for a purse of $85,000 after a summer of slugging it out for points at fairs across the state.   Trainer/driver Kevin Switzer, who lives in Cumberland Center, Maine, had expected ...
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Council members still against slots at Rosecroft

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
The prospect of expanded gaming at Rosecroft Raceway is still not being embraced by the a Prince George's County Council committee. On Tuesday the committee passed legislation banning slot machines from the county, clearing the way for the entire council to vote on the measure. The bill would ban slots and other video lottery machines.   Penn National Gaming bought Rosecroft Racew...
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Dover getting ready for November stakes

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
Following completions of the eight Breeders Crown finals later this month, the last major stakes action of the 2011 season shifts to Dover Downs in early November. The Delaware capital city raceway’s opens its 43rd meet on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the lucrative Matron Stakes and rich Progress Pace the following weekend.    The Matrons, the oldest continual major stakes in the sport, b...
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Season's sweep possible for Florida filly

on 10/12/2011 2:00 AM
She turned to the gate for the biggest purse of her young career and 2-year-old pacing filly Cracker Coffee came through with flying colors again in the $31,400 Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stallion Stakes on the Wednesday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The rookie daughter of Six Of Diamonds-Nasty As Can Be has been a model of consiste...
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Yonkers' tote board lights up

on 10/11/2011 2:00 AM
Many a bulb on Yonkers Raceway's tote board was pressed into holiday service. Monday night, with the $18,000, fifth-race pace producing several season-high payoffs.Early fractions of :27.3; 55.4 and 1:23.4 led to the front end falling down. The bombardiers were waiting to pick off the panting, with 77-1 Taylorlane Cruiser (Stephane Bouchard)--fifth turning for home--defeating 99-1 Upscale Hanover ...
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Ranger sweeps Florida Stallion stakes

on 10/11/2011 2:00 AM
It was a most familiar sight at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on the first Monday card of the new meet as Bruce Ranger was in the bike for both championship trotting finals of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stallion Stakes.In the $31,400 purse title event for the two year old fillies over the track rated good due to rain an hour before the program, Ranger wa...
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Gural elected to Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame

on 10/11/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural, chairman of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and the managing member of  the New Meadowlands Racetrack, has been elected the 28th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree.   “This is a big honor for me. To be honest, my favorite two days of the year are when I come to Delaware for the Jugette and Little Brown Jug.  Honestly, it is very depressing when the Jug is o...
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Docdor Libby wins Harrington Mares Open

on 10/11/2011 2:00 AM
Kim Gadino’s Docdor Libby ($7, Ross Wolfenden) earned her sixth win of the year in the $22,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday in 1:53.4.The 5-year-old Camluck mare sat behind pacesetter No Bad Luck throughout the mile before surging by the game leader in the final strides. Melissa’s Fancy, who had won the past two distaff events, finished third.For ‘Libby’, the win served as rede...
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