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Seeking Jeanie now 10 for 10 at Pompano

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
They were under pressure late in the stretch like never before in their 2011 starts and the top divisional trotters all came through with flying colors in the second leg of the Sunshine State Stakes on Wednesday evening at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. All events turned to the gate for purses in excess of $5,300 in the 2011 five event series staged by the Florida Standardbred Bree...
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Batavia joins USTA Strategic Wagering

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Add Batavia Downs Casino to the list of racetracks that are participating in the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA) Strategic Wagering program. Beginning Saturday Aug. 6, the Pick-4 pool will be guaranteed at $5,000. The Pick-4 pool will also be guaranteed at $5,000 on Aug. 13 and 20. The 2011 racing season will get underway on Monday, July 25.    The Pick 4 is conducted on races tw...
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Bold And Fresh hits PASS three-track trifecta

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Even an early break of stride couldn’t stop Bold And Fresh from her third consecutive Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were three divisions of the stakes races held at Pocono for 3-year-old trotting fillies, and each division carried a purse of $66,846.   Bold And Fresh had racked up Sire Stakes wins at The Meadows and Chester in her pr...
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Running Aces set to re-open

on 07/20/2011 2:00 AM
Running Aces has announced it will be opening its doors on Thursday, July 2,1 at 10 a.m. after having been closed as part of the state shutdown for the past 20 days. Live racing will resume this Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. The track will host a “Back to Live Racing” party.   “Our horsemen are extremely grateful that they can begin racing again Saturday night and look forward to a st...
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Senena Esty named Lady Pace honoree

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Senena Esty, one of the Standardbred sport’s leading breeders,  is the 2011 Lady Pace honoree. The Utica, Ohio native will be honored in winner’s circle ceremonies following a 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Ohio Breeders Championship to be raced Jug Day afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 22) at the Delaware County Fair. “As a little girl my dream was to own a horse farm.  I grew u...
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McErlean appointed to Horse Council board

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that Chris McErlean, president of the Thoroughbred Racing Association (TRA), has been appointed to the AHC Board of Trustees. McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNG), was elected president of the TRA in February 2011.   “We are very fortunate that Chris has joined the AHC’s Board of Trustees,” said AHC...
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"Cake Boss" bakery to make Hambo cake

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Carlo's Bakery of Hoboken, NJ, the setting for the hit TLC reality show "Cake Boss," will unveil a cake commemorating 30 years of Hambletonian champions at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Hambetonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 6.   The cake will be on display throughout Hambletonian Day on the Paddock Level at the Meadowlands and some lucky fans will receive the chance to taste the bakery's creation!...
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Denver Cyclone sets 1:57.3 Maine 2YO mark

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Denver Cyclone lowered the Maine record for 2-year-old pacing colts as he glided to victory in 1:57.3 in Maine Sire Stakes action at Bangor Raceway. Reined and trained by Wallace Watson, the son of Western Cyclone remained undefeated for owner Alfred Ross of South Dartmouth, MA.  The race was a duel of two unbeaten colts–Jimmy Whizbang from the Florence O’Keefe Stable and Denver Cyclone ...
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Callahan replaces Bartlett in World Driving Championship

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan has accepted an invitation from Phil Langley, president of the U.S. Trotting Association, to represent the United States in the upcoming 2011 World Driving Championship, which will open on July 31 at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack. The invitation was necessitated when Jason Bartlett was injured in an automobile accident earlier this month and had to withdraw due t...
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Wishing Stone finishes second in Sweden

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Wishing Stone, the 2010 Kentucky Futurity champion, finished second in a top event for 4 year olds on Tuesday at the Eskilstuna track outside of Stockholm. With new trainer Ake Svanstedt driving, he was raced in the pocket behind Raja Mirchi, but lost ground when Raja Mirchi (Viking Kronos) broke stride while leading. Eventually he finished second.   The winner of the race was Amo...
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San Pail gives horseman journey of a lifetime

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
With over $1.9 million in earnings, two Maple Leaf Trot victories and a pair of O’Brien Awards to his name, San Pail has given trainer/co-owner Rod Hughes the journey of a lifetime. He was a horse nobody wanted in the early stages of his career, but he could enter the history books becoming just the second horse to win three straight editions of Maple Leaf Trot.   The 59th edition of th...
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18 entered in Adios; 3 elims set for Saturday

on 07/19/2011 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon will be taking a shot at the special $250,000 bonus to be paid if a horse can win the Hempt Memorial, Adios and Battle of the Brandywine when he steps on the track in one of three Adios eliminations Saturday night at The Meadows.   Custard The Dragon won the Hempt in May and will start from post two in the second of three Adios elims. George Teague Jr. trains Custard...
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2YO filly Apogee Hanover takes Ontario Gold

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
With Rick Zeron picking up the catch-drive, Apogee Hanover scored her first career victory in the $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final Monday night at Mohawk in 1:52.3.   Making just her second-career start, the daughter of Jeremes Jet was in no hurry in the early going as Legal Entity (Luc Ouellette) led past the opening panel in :27.2. Katys Jet (Phil Hudon) sat in the pocket with Saub...
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Go Go Dancer wins Tompkins-Geers at Tioga

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
The Tompkins–Geers Grand Circuit rounded out its four-day race weekend on Monday evening at Tioga Downs. One lone $65,910 division for 3-year old filly trotters brought the curtain down on Grand Circuit action.   Go Go Dancer and Brian Mattison weres sent off as the prohibitive race favorite and wasted no time getting control of the race past the quarter in :28.1. From there Mattison rati...
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Burgess adds riding to Il Villagio's routine

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Il Villaggio may not be the most experienced trotter in this Saturday’s Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack, but one thing is certain, he has speed. The Blair Burgess pupil is the youngest trotter in field at four, but he has equaled the nation’s fastest trotting mile of the season with a 1:51.4 performance last Tuesday. It’s a record Il Villaggio shares with fellow Maple Leaf Trot starter S...
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Hanover's Adios sale yearling videos available

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
The Hanover Shoe Farms videos for the farm's yearlings selling at The Meadows on Friday, July 29, are now available at the Hanover website hanoverpa.com.  To access the videos, please select the year of foaling (2010) and the sale location (2011 Hanover Adios) and they will be available. (Hanover Shoe Farms)  
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Hanovers in the books at Balmoral Park

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Eight divisions of Hanover Stakes were contested on Saturday night at Balmoral Park. With 27 two-year-old colt pacers dropped in the box for their respective Hanover a total of three divisions, each with a purse of $25,800, were contested.    In the opening split trainer Steve Carter and driver Tyler Smith teamed up for the first of two victories in this division as Cavi...
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See You At Peelers: "She wasn't herself"

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Monday morning that while See You At Peelers was able to emerge from Saturday night’s $127,000 Tarport Hap at the Meadowlands with her 20-race win streak intact, the filly came up sick the following morning. “All day Sunday she was colicky and didn’t feel good,” said Takter of the 3-year-old filly pacer whose earnings are approaching $1.3 milli...
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Running Aces hopes to resume racing Saturday

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Running Aces Harness Park hopes to resume the 2011 season this Saturday (July 23) as the state of Minnesota budget impasse, which has idled the Minnesota Racing Commission and a host of other state agencies since July 1, appears to be nearing a resolution. An “agreement in principle” between the Governor and legislative leaders, reached this past Thursday night, has been debated and con...
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2YO trotting colt Pekoe Fashion 1:57.2 winner

on 07/18/2011 2:00 AM
Pekoe Fashion enjoyed a splendid career debut in a division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows, making a quarter-pole move like a veteran and destroying the field by 16 lengths in a stakes-record time of .1:57.2.   The stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Hall Harbour, Hawaiiancaviar, Fashion Astral,...
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