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Eaves notes areas of success for WEG

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
Nick Eaves, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), answers questions about his company's racing business in an interview on The Paulick Report. The interview link is provided below. Among the topics Eaves comments on, he addresses WEG's strategy on takeout: "Our current strategy is to guarantee win Pick 4 pools. This year we have seen a 28 percent increase in our Standardbred Pick 4 ...
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NYSS for 3YO filly trotters Sunday at Buffalo

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
This Sunday the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters will be held at Buffalo Raceway, on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, with a first post time of 1:05.  These 32 fillies will be competing in four divisions, each carrying a purse of $37,043.   Some Girls, the 2010 New York Night of Champions winner as a 2 year old, drew into the second race and will start f...
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Outrageous Art: 4YO with more to prove

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
There was a time last year when trainer Mark Steacy thought he might have a top 3-year-old colt. Outrageous Art began his sophomore campaign with an impressive 5-2-0 from 7 starts, including a pair of victories in the Summertime Series before finishing second in the $60,000 final.   However, like most horses, Outrageous Art has had to contend with both good times and bad. "There was ...
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Krispy Apple, Pretty Katherine dominate NJSS

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
There were no surprises in both $25,000 divisions of the opening leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night as odds-on choices Krispy Apple and Pretty Katherine easily lived up to their billing with convincing victories.   Krispy Apple was sent off the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in the first split with driver Tim Tetrick and the daugh...
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Arch Madness wins Titan Cup prep in 1:51.3

on 06/24/2011 2:00 AM
Arch Madness, making his first start since returning from Sweden where he competed in the famed Elitlopp at Solvalla, posted a 1:51.3 victory Friday night at the Meadowlands in a $40,000 prep race for next weekend's Titan Cup. The time was the fastest mile trotted thus far in 2011.   Just six horses lined up behind the gate in the prep, with the entire compact field joined by Neighsay Hanov...
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Lindy Farms/HHYF Family Day attracts 120

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Lindy Farms, in conjunction with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, sponsored a Family Day for members of the Bourbon Slush Stable Sunday, June 19. There were 120 attendees, ranging from a few weeks old to 91 years old, who met stable member Lil Miss Bourbon, a 2-year-old American Ideal filly owned by the group, who jogged for the group.   They also had a chance to experience a jog cart ri...
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Ohio bill calls for commission to vote on relocation

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill by a 76-16 vote that would allow the Ohio State Racing Commission to handle and approve any relocations of racetracks in the state.   Lebanon Raceway must move because it is presently located at the Warren County Fairgrounds about 30 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Penn National Gaming, which operates Beulah Park and Raceway Park,...
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Tell All daughter wins in 1:57.4 at Harrington

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Steven Head’s 2-year-old pacing filly Denyittothend baby raced at Harrington Raceway Wednesday morning in 1:57.4.   The daughter of Tell All was driven by Jim Morand and is trained by Les Givens. The filly assumed command shortly after the quarter-mile mark in :30 and proceeded to the half mile in :58.2 and three-quarters in 1:28.2. She then paced a confident last quarter of 29.2 to...
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Tetrick bobble head giveaway at Tioga

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will continue its tradition with its annual bobble head giveaway on Drivers’ Championship day which takes place on Sunday, August 28. In 2011 Tioga Downs and its bobblehead sponsor, Winbak Farms, will unveil the re-production of the “Bionic Man” Tim Tetrick in coordination with the fifth edition of the Drivers’ Championship.   “We are honored to re-introduce the Tim Te...
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Takter sends out trio of baby race winners at Meadowlands

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Twelve of the 17 qualifiers Thursday morning at the Meadowlands were for 2 year olds, with the marathon session getting off to a rousing start when Barry Goldstein’s Willow Pond LLC’s Bluff, a daughter of Donato Hanover out of the Breeders Crown champion mare Blur, coasting to a 4 ½-length victory in 1:59.4 for trainer Trond Smedshammer. Trainer Jimmy Takter had three winners among the fres...
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Slave Dream prepping for Titan Cup

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Slave Dream begins his bid for his fourth straight Meadowlands stakes title in the $40,000 prep for the Titan Cup on Friday night.   He will be joined in the third race feature by Arch Madness, Buck I St Pat, Enough Talk, Four Starz Speed and Pilgrims Chuckie.  The six prep race entrants will meet four others - Corleone Kosmos, Lucky Jim and Neighsay Hanover - in the $220,750 Titan Cup...
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NZ's Dunn has 7 drives at Big M Saturday

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Learn more about New Zealand's 21-year-old driving phenom Dexter Dunn as he prepares to make his Meadowlands debut on Saturday, June 25. Dunn is preparing to represent New Zealand in the World Driving Championship, which begins July 31.  He is also about to win his nation's fourth driving championship with a single-season record of 218 (and counting) wins.  Dunn is the youngest comp...
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Freddy is steady in Hoosier open

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Freddyscooter and driver Trace Tetrick held steady in the final strides to take home the top prize in the $24,000 Open Pace Wednesday, June 22 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The duo covered the one-mile distance in a time of 1:51.3.Starting from post eight, Freddyscooter was ushered out quickly at the start, using a different strategy early on. The six-year-old I Scoot Hanover was still on t...
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14 month drought over for Tom Cango

on 06/23/2011 2:00 AM
Less than two years ago he was the third place finisher in the Kentucky Futurity to Muscle Hill and it's been a bumpy and challenging road back to prosperity for trotter Tom Cango.In the $10,000 purse weekly top trot handicap on Wednesday, June 22 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Richie Simard wheeled the five year old Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo son to the lead just past the quarter over Bull Du...
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Octet of divisions in 238G NYSS Art Watson pace

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes stopped by Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night, with the $238,032 Art Watson Pace for 3-year-old fillies.Since See You at Peelers has taken to beating up on a new set of defenseless lasses, tonight offered the chance for other talented members of the statebred sewing circle to grab some glory.Eight divisions--including two early non-bettors--comprised the cotillion.Some Girls Do (Br...
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Kakaley and Burke double up in Pocono Stallion Series

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley and trainer Ron Burke joined forces to win a pair of Stallion Series races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday night. There were five divisions held for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace, each of which carried a purse of $20,000.Kakaley, Pocono’s leading driver in 2011, and Burke, the nation’s leading trainer, won with Scenic Art in 1:51:4 in the third divisio...
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Deaton scores win 2,000 at Hoosier Park

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
Elliott Deaton earned his 2,000th career win at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Tuesday, June 21. Deaton brought home Bigboppr Bluegrass in the second race of the night to reach the milestone.A native of Middletown, Ohio, Deaton first got involved with racing through trips with his parents to nearby Lebanon Raceway. In 1985, he began working around the barns at the age of 20 and started driving i...
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Pena's Yonkers dominance leads to dash lead

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
For the first time in recent memory a name other than Ron Burke appears at the top of the North American trainers’ dash standings. That name is Lou Pena, who currently leads the trainers’ dash standings at Yonkers Raceway, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah’s Chester. One year ago (through June 28, 2010), Burke led the dash standings with 365 victories, well on his way to a record-setti...
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Fleming added to OSAS board of directors

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
The Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Ian Fleming to its board of directors. One of the most respected administrators in racing, Ian is currently racing and gaming manager at Western Fair Raceway as well as general manager for Clinton Raceway.   Over the years Ian has worked as race secretary at five of Ontario’s tracks, has been inst...
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Gural signs documents to lease Meadowlands

on 06/22/2011 2:00 AM
After marathon meetings last Friday and again on Tuesday, Jeff Gural and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey signed Memorandums of Understanding with each other and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA). The documents signed late Tuesday pave the way for a formal lease for Gural to lease the Meadowlands. In addition, Morris Bailey and the Thoroughbred ho...
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