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Meadowlands video: Campbell talks return

on 07/28/2011 2:00 AM
John Campbell returned to action Thursday for the first time since the end of May and is looking forward to driving Live Jazz, a colt he co-owns, in Saturday's eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Campbell was sidelined as the result of a racing accident May 30 at Harrah's Chester. His injuries included a broken right shoulder and broken right knee. He go...
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Shelliscape takes 2YO pacing filly elim at Mohawk

on 07/28/2011 2:00 AM
Shelliscape remains undefeated after capturing the lone Whenuwishuponastar Stakes elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. The Bob McIntosh filly picked up her third win in three career outings with driver Randy Waples in the sulky.   Shes Astronomical (Sylvain Filion) was the tempo-setter for the $20,000 tilt, holding the lead through fractions of :27...
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Thinking Out Loud takes Dream Maker in 1:52.4

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud, a son of Ponder, rallied from off-the-pace to take the $50,000 Dream Maker Stakes Final for 2-year-old pacers Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Bob McIntosh homebred took a new lifetime mark of 1:52.4 in the process with driver Randy Waples in the bike.   Spinarama (Paul MacDonell) was the first to the front with a :27.1 opening panel. The pair held the lead thr...
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Mr Ridgetaker easiest winner in Arden Downs

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Purchased for only $3,000 as a yearling, Mr Ridgetaker is a Grand Circuit winner now as he captured a division of Tuesday’s $80,000 Arden Downs stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. The event known as the Henry Oliver was contested over four divisions, with Pekoe Fashion, Keystone Silencer and Boytown taking the other splits.   Grand Circuit Week at The Meadows resu...
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Evil Urges, Dejarmbro lead NYSS winners

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and geldings trotters were held at Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night, with total purses of $235,575 on the line. Five divisions--including three off the card--were contested. The evening's first wagering event, worth $47,655, was won by the very consistent Evil Urges (Jimmy Whittemore), who returned to Westchester for his first visit since finishing ...
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Darling has high hopes for McArdle 2YO filly

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Big Mcdeal, a 2-year-old daughter of McArdle-Ideal Gal, was a $70,000 purchase at the 2010 Lexington Yearling Sale in 2010 and she has proven to be worth every penny at this stage for owner/trainer Jack Darling. With a pair of qualifiers under her belt, the miss then finished a strong third in her first lifetime start with her own mile timed in 1:54.2, with a :26.4 final quarter. On Friday, t...
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Jamieson on WDC on "Inside Harness Racing"

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
A brand new multi-million dollar expansion at Vernon Downs and a look into the Amish past of a leading Tioga Downs driver are just some of the highlights on this week’s episode of “Inside Harness Racing.” Fans can see all the action Wednesday night at 6 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Sports throughout upstate New York. Viewers are encouraged to check their local listings for the channel ...
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Radar Contact, Ashleysnflight win ISS divisions

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacing fillies Tuesday, July 26, with two divisions going to the post. Heavily favored Radar Contact and Ashleysnflight, winner and runner-up in the $200,000 ISS final held earlier this month, won their respective divisions with ease.   Radar Contact kept her sophomore campaign flawless with a 1:54 per...
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Beat The Boss Challenge Continues With Twist

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
After the strong response to last week's "Beat The Boss" challenge, new Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural is throwing down the gauntlet to Big M Club members for the rest of the meet.    Every Friday, Gural will put a $1,000 betting voucher on the line as he challenges Big M Club members to out-handicap him in five designated races for the night using $6 win, place and show wag...
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Chapter Seven looks to pay off in Hambletonian

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Richard Gutnick hopes Chapter Seven pays off. Chapter Seven is one of 18 three-year-old trotters entered in the Hambletonian elims Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. “I’m excited and nervous,” said Gutnick, who is the CFO of a medical supply company in the Philadelphia suburbs and one of Chapter Seven’s owners. “I’ve been in the business for 28 years and this is the first time I’ve ...
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Martiniontherocks hopes to get back on track in Oaks

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
She might not look like much around the barn, but when dressed for a night out she can turn heads. That’s Martiniontherocks, last year’s Breeders Crown winner and one of the 19 three-year-old trotting fillies entered in the Hambletonian Oaks. Two Oaks elimination races will be held Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack, with the top five finishers in each division returning on Aug. 6 fo...
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It may not be a picnic for "Peelers"

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Upon further review, it may be a bit tough. See You at Peelers puts her perfect performance history on the line Thursday night, visiting Yonkers Raceway for the $232,330 New York Sire Stakes  Rye Pace for 3-year-old fillies. "Peelers," 20-for-20 lifetime (including 4-for-4 here) and 7-for-7 this season, landed outside of her five rivals (after one inside scratch) in $46,826 fifth (final) divi...
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Hey Mister has positive test after Miller win

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that Hey Mister, a favorite in the first Hambletonian Oaks elimination Saturday at the Meadowlands, had a positive test for Banamine after winning the $257,000 Del Miller Memorial on July 15. Banamine is a Class 4 medication under the Racing Commissioners International classification system, meaning it is considered a therapeutic drug.According to sources, it is unlik...
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New policy for workman's comp in NY

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
As a result of the diligent efforts of the Empire State Harness Horsemen’s Alliance, consisting of the Harness Horse Association of Central New York, Vernon, New York, the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association, Monticello, New York, the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Association, Saratoga Springs, New York, the Standardbred Owners Association, Inc. of New York, Yonkers, New York and the Wes...
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Can Charlie De Vie be a Hambo contender?

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
This could be the year for surprises in the $1.5 million Hambletonian. The connections of 18 colts entered the fray on Tuesday with only 10 guaranteed a spot in the final on Aug. 6. Trainer Chris Ryder could be that “Why Not Me?” guy when he sends out the precocious Charlie De Vie in one of the classic’s two elimination heats.   For Ryder, who has done quite well with some aged trotte...
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Is there a Big Sky Storm brewing in Hambletonian?

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
What Big Sky Storm lacks in concentration, he makes up for in raw talent. The Hambletonian hopeful, trained by Chris Marino, will compete for a spot in the $1.5 million final in one of two $70,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Meadowlands. Big Sky Storm will start from post three in the first of the two elims, race five, with David Miller at the lines.   "This horse has really high...
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$600,000 Governor's Cup card at Harrington

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
A showcase of Delaware’s top horses will take place Thursday at Harrington Raceway as $600,000 in purses will be up for grabs as part of the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair. A special 11 a.m. post time is slated for the 13-race program. The First State’s top sired 3-year-old horses will compete in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final event...
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World Driving Championship starts Sunday at Chester

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 World Driving Championship (WDC) gets underway Sunday at Harrah’s Chester, with 10 countries represented in the 20-race competition that will take place overall at five East Coast racetracks. A total of $55,000 in prize money is up for grabs, with a check for $25,000 going to the winning driver and $12,500 going to the second-place driver.   Dave Magee is the last U.S. ...
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John Campbell to drive Thursday at Big M

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
John Campbell's record streak of 28 consecutive years with drives in the Hambletonian may not be over after all. Campbell has been on the sidelines since suffering a broken collarbone, shoulder and knee and cracked ribs in a Memorial Day accident at Harrah's Chester, and having been on crutches as recently as just a few weeks ago it appeared that a date for his return to the sulky--if at all-...
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Custard The Dragon draws post 1 for Adios

on 07/27/2011 2:00 AM
Custard The Dragon has drawn the rail for the $500,000 Adios, set for Saturday afternoon at The Meadows and has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The race will be the 10th on the card, with an approximate post time of 4 pm.   “My reaction is good,” said the favorite’s conditioner, George Teague, Jr., who won last year’s Adios with Delmarvalous and is looking to become...
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