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Shared international racing intelligence planned

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
Sharing information was on the minds of the delegates to the 22nd World Trotting Conference, who resolved to exchange investigative intelligence and marketing data as the international conclave came to an end on Tuesday morning in Jersey City, N.J.   The “IRIIS” -- the International Racing Intelligence and Information System -- will be data compilation that will give investigators aroun...
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Cal Expo cuts dates from early schedule

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
In a change from the original schedule, the Cal Expo harness meeting, which is set to begin on Friday, Aug. 26, will feature two-day racing weeks until October 6. There will then be racing on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday night basis through Dec. 17.   Cal Expo received permission from the CHRB to eliminate three previously scheduled Thursdays in September. Those Thursdays were Septe...
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European wagering boosts Hambo Day handle

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
Record European wagering helped produce the third highest harness handle in history on August 6 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  Total all-source wagering on the 15-race card was $8,489,496, trailing only the $8.8 million wagered in 2002 and $9 million wagered (on a 17-race card) in 2005.International wagering was nearly $2.9 million, up from the $2.4 million wagered on the 2010 simulcast.&nb...
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NY Governor says he's looking at casinos

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
The New York Post reported on Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his administration is actively investigating whether to bring commercial, non-Indian casinos and related gambling to New York.   Allowing more commercial casinos in New York would likely require legislation. A constitutional amendment may or may not be necessary. Cuomo said it was time for the state to “come t...
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Groom Hanover sets Meadows stakes record

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
Groom Hanover shrugged off challenges early and late to score in a stake record 1:56 — and earn a spot in the championship — in Tuesday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows. The stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Big And Little and Fountainbleau Volo taking the other splits. Groom Hanover made an easy lead from ...
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Manyofmanymissions headlines NJSS finals

on 08/09/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions, who will attempt to redeem himself from a miscue in the Hambletonian, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite from post 10 in the fourth race, one of a quartet of $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Meadowlands.A total of $700,000 in New Jersey Sire Stakes purses will be distributed to determine the champions in all four three-y...
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Gun Show is Ohio's best in July

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
Gun Show started his career a perfect three-for-three and his efforts have earned him the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association's July Horse of the Month.The two-year-old colt started his month and career with a victory in the $35,300 Ohio Sires Stake leg at Scioto Downs on July 2. Two weeks later, Gun Show was back in the Scioto Downs winner's circle with a $34,300 OSS sco...
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J J’s Hall takes Ohio Governor’s Cup in 1:55.4

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
The ultra-consistent J J Hall capitalized on a miscue by odds-on favorite Shining Ember to win a $32,000 split of the Ohio Governor’s Cup on Sunday afternoon at Scioto Downs. He was driven to victory by Ohio Hall of Famer Chip Noble for trainer Scott Mogan.Shining Ember and catch-driver Dan Noble grabbed the lead from Future Night Train at the first quarter in :28 seconds and rolled onto the hal...
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Precocious Warrawee Needy rebounds

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
Warrawee Needy extended his Gold Series unbeaten streak to five with an Ontario Sires Stakes record performance at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening. The 1:53.3 win was a rebound victory after the colt was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo.   Starting from post 2 in the first of three $40,000 Gold Eliminations for the freshman pacing colts, driver Jody Jamieson settled Warrawee Needy in thi...
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3YO Mach Three filly Monkey On My Wheel wins

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
Monkey On My Wheel made it easier for trainer Travis Umphrey to reschedule his missed vacation time when she cruised to a commanding victory in the $130,000 three-year-old pacing filly Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Final at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening.   After Monkey On My Wheel swept to victory in her elimination and the final of the Canadian Breeders Championship in July, Umphrey...
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Average price up at Tattersalls summer sale

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
Tattersalls held its Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Paddock on Sunday, the day after the Hambletonian, and people showed up to buy racehorses. Clear Vision, a gelding who consistently competes in the upper condition ranks, topped the sale when bought by Burke Racing LLC for $150,000. The second highest price was $80,000, which is what it cost Jeff Bamond to buy the 3-year-old Art Major geldi...
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US breeders talk about future at Trotting Conference

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
A panel of some of America’s leading breeders engaged in a wide-ranging discussion that highlighted day four of the World Trotting Conference.   Mike Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms, Jim Simpson of Hanover Shoe Farms, Bob Marks of Perretti Farms and Mike Kimelman of Blue Chip Farm offered observations, did a bit of prognosticating and expressed opinions.   Gulotta commented on the nee...
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Meadowlands hosts Lederman benefit on Saturday

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
This Saturday, August 13, harness fans are encouraged to bet an extra $5 on the fifth race at Meadowlands Racetrack to help harness announcer Larry Lederman as he undergoes treatment for a malignant brain tumor.The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey will donate all net profits from both on-track and simulcast wagering on the fifth race to help ...
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Harrington hosts Harness Horse Youth Foundation

on 08/08/2011 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway is hosting a Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) Family Day on September 10. Kids and families will have this unique opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of harness racing with industry professionals as part of a fun filled day.  The activities are designed for 9-to-11 year olds but families are encouraged to attend. The cost to participate is $10 per family o...
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Fans love Hambo, and present grandstand too

on 08/07/2011 2:00 AM
The Record newspaper of northern New Jersey had reporters at this year's Hambletonian and interviewed those in the crowd about the plans for the track's present grandstand to be demolished and a smaller facility to be built. Many of those interviewed expressed a fondness for the building, and all spoke of how the Hambletonian is an annual event on their social calendar.   On Saturday a...
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Field set for Drivers Championship at Tioga

on 08/07/2011 2:00 AM
After a day of big money on the line at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning the final standings of the drivers’ earnings were set in stone. The top seven money-winning drivers in North America will be invited to participate in the fifth Annual Drivers’ Championship at Tioga Downs.   The top money-winning drivers are George Brennan, Tim Tetrick, Ron Pierce, Jo...
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Favorites reign in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Favorites carried the day in the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for two-year-old colt trotters Friday, August 5 at Indiana Downs. Led by Trottin Tiger, a 1:58.2 winner, favorites claimed three of four $40,000 divisions.   One week after setting a national season’s mark, Trottin Tiger and Sam Widger returned to the winner’s circle Friday for their second seasonal win. Start...
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Shadyshark Hanover shatters Holmes record

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
With driver Jim Morill Jr. at the helm, Shadyshark Hanover demolished both the Oliver Wendell Holmes ($102,750) record in pacing the fastest mile ever and  the fastest mile by a 3-year-old pacer at the Meadowlands as he ricocheted off cover to win in 1:47.4. Hugadragon was second and Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe was third."They were mixing it up in 1:19 and I got picked up enough liv...
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Check Me Out cruises in Merrie Annabelle

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
With a powerful first over brush, the undefeated in six starts Check me Out, driven by Tim Tetrick and owned by Ray Schnittker and Charles Iannazzo, set a new stakes record in the $333,200 Merrie Annabelle for 2-year-old trotting fillies, winning by open lengths in 1:54.2 at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Love Walked in was second and Miss Paris was third."She's a very special filly. She's very smar...
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Weingartner wins Haughton

on 08/06/2011 2:00 AM
Weingartner, named for Harness Racing's Communications Ace Ken Weingartner, was the upset winner in 1:55.2 in the $400,000 Peter Haughton Memorial at the Meadownds on Saturday. Johnny Takter was in the bike for brother Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding, Brixton Medical and Louie Camara as the son of Donato Hanover, who was originally an also eligible to the race with just one...
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