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'Senior Statesman' strikes at Pompano

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
He may be the most senior competitor in the driving colony these days at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park but 71 year old Veral Bowman is also among the most successful.After recent top class wins training and driving with his stable member D'Artagnan, Bowman was at his crafty best again on the Wednesday, June 15 program. He executed a perfect off the pace score with $6,000 claiming pacer Arts ...
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Ohio Tracks React To Slots Approval

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Ohio track operators have begun looking toward the future following Gov. John Kasich’s announcement Wednesday of an agreement that includes allowing slot machines at the state’s seven racetracks. Although the news was met with open arms by Northfield Park chief operating officer Tom Aldrich, who said he had a shovel ready to begin the process, Lebanon Raceway president John Carlo was...
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Penn National out at Maryland Jockey Club

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc. announced on Thursday that has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its joint venture interest in the Maryland Jockey Club to Stron-MJC Limited Partnership. As announced by MI Developments Inc., Penn National's joint venture partner, an affiliate of MI Developments Inc. will also transfer its interest in the Maryland Jockey Club to an affiliate of St...
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Leary named USTA director of communications

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran communications executive and racing publicist Dan Leary has been named director of communications by the U.S. Trotting Association. The announcement was made Thursday by USTA executive vice president and CEO Mike Tanner.   Prior to accepting his new position, Leary, 53, served as director of communications at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas since April 2008, and as direc...
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Powerful Mist looking for NA Cup victory

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Even after winning his Pepsi North America Cup elimination last weekend, Powerful Mist still might be considered a longshot to many handicappers when the field lines up for the $1.5 million final this Saturday at Mohawk.   Trained by Wayne Givens, the 3-year-old son of Powerful Toy-Misty Speed has already earned $186,000 this season from seven starts. With a recent third-place finish in h...
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American Jewel shines in Big M baby race

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Nine baby races were mixed in with seven qualifiers for older horses at the Meadowlands on Thursday morning. The fastest junior mile was turned in by American Jewel, a Brittany Farms homebred daughter of American Ideal. With trainer Jimmy Takter in the bike, American Jewel went wire-to-wire, winning by 7 ½ lengths in 1:54.Also winning her baby race debut was Sterling Volo, by 2007 Hambo winner Do...
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Lisa America to take on Sedin horse in Finland

on 06/16/2011 2:00 AM
Lou Guida's trotting mare Lisa America will be taking on Elitlopp runner-up Rapide Lebel in the Kymi Grand Prix in Finland on Saturday. The field also includes Amour Ami, a 9-year-old stud by Tagliabue out of Amour Hall, a sister to Conway Hall, Angus Hall and Andover Hall.  A victory by Amour Hall would be a small consolation to his owners, Henrik and Daniel Sedin's Sedin Stable. ...
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2YO races start June 18 at Pompano

on 06/15/2011 2:00 AM
Florida Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association and Isle Pompano Park has announced that races for 2 year olds commence June 18 as part of the qualifying events. Trainers need to enter by 9 am Friday, June 17, by calling the race office (either 954-633-6476 or 954-633-5171). Baby races are open to all two-year olds irrespective of state eligibility. Sunshine Stakes...
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Canadian postal lockout affects Mohawk

on 06/15/2011 2:00 AM
With the Canadian postal lockout now in effect, anyone nominating to the Beat The Heat Pacing Series have the following options:   The preferred method would be to drop off payment today to the Mohawk Race Office or Security department (if the race office is closed). If you cannot make it today please fax nomination form to 905-854-7828 or e-mail Kim Neelands at kdn@woodbineentertain...
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Ohio Governor approves racetrack slots

on 06/15/2011 2:00 AM
An agreement reached between Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Rock Ohio Caesars (ROC), which will operate casino in Cleveland and Cincinnati, paves the way for the introduction of slot machines at the state’s seven racetracks. Gov. Kasich announced the agreement at a noon press conference on Wednesday.   According to reports, the states racetracks will have to pay a $50 million license fee, plus...
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World records on Tioga's Inside Harness Racing

on 06/15/2011 2:00 AM
It’s a world record edition of “Inside Harness Racing” at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. The newest episode airs tonight at 6:00PM/EST on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.  Fans outside the viewing area can watch the show anytime at the Tioga Downs YouTube site.   Bettor Sweet’s world record performance in the $208,000 Bettor’s Del...
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2YO brother to Bettor Sweet 1:55.1 winner

on 06/15/2011 2:00 AM
Eighteen groups of freshmen qualified at The Meadows on Wednesday morning, and the day’s first event proved to be the fastest. Sweet Lou, a Yankee Cruiser colt out of the Falcons Future mare Sweet Future, the dam of world champion Bettor Sweet, covered his mile in 1:55.1. The youngster, trained by Ron Burke and driven by Dave Palone, cut fractions of :28.4, :59 and 1:27.3 en route to an 18-lengt...
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Sir Caviar in Meadows track record win

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Rebounding from two sub-par efforts, Sir Caviar captured Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot in the track-record time of 1:53.1. It was the fastest mile ever by an older gelding at The Meadows, knocking a tick from the old mark Sir Caviar held jointly with Master Begonia. Sir Caviar dominated the Preferred Trot for much of the spring, winning three straight by a combined 11 lengths. But he brok...
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Sophomore filly pacers impressive in NYSS

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Three of the top New York-bred fillies, JK Owhatanite, Some Girls Do and Southwind Jazmin, looked extremely impressive winning their respective divisions of the $180,000 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon.   When trainer Linda Toscano follows one of her pupils to the Mighty M for a sire stakes event  that spe...
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Big Bad John named $1.5 mil NA Cup favorite

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Post positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon for Saturday night's $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack, with the connections of the three elimination winners--Powerful Mist, Big Bad John and Up The Credit--getting to choose their posts. When the dust settled, arguably the five leading contenders will start from the inside five posts, with Big Bad John named the 2-1 morning-line ...
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Ohioan Richard Kirkpatrick dies at age 90

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Richard W. Kirkpatrick, 90, of New Holland, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. In the mid to late 1970s he raced the tough pacing mare Courtney J p, T1:55.4, a favorite at Scioto Downs. Courtney J produced It's Courton p, 1:55.3f  ($331,874), a 31-race winner. Today Kirkpatrick's daughter, Jan, still carries on the Courtney J line with the mar...
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Bourbon Slush Stable celebrates 1st win

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
It may have been just a qualifier, and the winning margin may have been just a nose, but trainer Frank Antonacci told harnessracing.com that the victory by Betterthanbourbon at Plainridge Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon was as big as any the stable has ever had. A son of Bettor’s Delight, Betterthanbourbon is one of three 2 year olds in the Antonacci barn that is owned by the Bourbon Slush Sta...
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Dadoyan to take control at the Meadowlands

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Lennon Register, the senior vice president of racing at the Meadowlands Racetrack, has informed the New Jersey Racing Commission and other racing officials in the state that Alex Dadoyan, current assistant vice president of racing development and distribution for both the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, will assume management control of the racetrack. The change comes as Register assumes a new pos...
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Rocknroll Hanover colt fastest in Scioto 2YO action

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
Pet Rock scampered to a 4-1/2 length victory in her 1:58 qualifier at Scioto Downs on Tuesday, fastest of the day’s extensive action for 2-year-olds. The Rocknroll Hanover colt was driven by Kayne Kauffman for trainer Lester Clemmons.   Kauffman put Pet Rock in the pocket behind Dontcallatall (Shark Gesture) and wheeled out in the final quarter Pet Rock won handily with a final ...
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Meadows to offer $20,000 Pick 4 guarantee

on 06/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer a $20,000 guaranteed pool for its Wednesday Pick 4, the largest pool guarantee since the track reintroduced the Pick 4 wager in May. The Meadows has been offering $5,000 guaranteed Pick 4 pools each Monday and Tuesday throughout May and June.   When no players hit this week’s Monday and Tuesday Pick 4, generating a carryover of $8,512.33, the ...
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