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Up The Credit takes Diplomat final in 1:52.1

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
The Diplomat Stakes Final was the stage for several North America Cup eligibles tonight but it was Up the Credit and driver Jody Jamieson who stole the show, as they stormed to the wire in 1:52.1 in the $80,000 final.   The Carl Jamieson trainee was taken off the gate getting away sixth, as Eighteen (Sylvain Filion), Rockabillie (Phil Hudon) and Mach It Big (Doug McNair) all made bids ...
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Jamieson drives 4 winners at Woodbine

on 05/14/2011 2:00 AM
Two-time O’Brien Award winning driver Jody Jamieson enjoyed a productive Saturday night at Woodbine as he captured four of eleven races on the card. Jamieson started out with back-to-back wins with Dalhousie Dave ($18.50) in the second race for trainer Tony O’Sullivan, followed by Rate Exchange ($5.60) in the third race for Rob Fellows. Jamieson found the winners circle again in The Diplomat S...
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Temple Of Doom wins season's debut

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Temple Of Doom, a 2010 Hambletonian finalist, rolled to victory in his 4-year-old debut Thursday night at MeadowlandsRacetrack.Temple of Doom seized the lead after the first quarter and trotted home to victory in 1:57.1 in the fourth race, featuring 3-and 4-year-olds.David Miller on of last year's top sophomore trotters to his 15th win in 29 starts. The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Temple is owned b...
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Meadowlands video features: Cutler, Graduate previews

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
The $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial and $246,000 Graduate finals headline the May 14 card at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Watch what the leading contenders have to say about their chances in the first major events of the season for free for all trotters and pacers.  The videos are available on Meadowlands Racetrack's YouTube Channel at the following links:  http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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She's Everything wins another at Vernon

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Shes Everything continued her tender winning streak with a 1:54.4 pacing performance in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs. Fresh from a front-striding 1:53.4 triumph on May 7, opening night at Tioga Downs, Shes Everything ($3.30) employed similar route going tactics in Thursday’s Open for female side-wheelers, cutting splits of :28.1, :58.3 and 1:28 on her way t...
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Meadows launches Facebook racing page

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced today that it has launched a Facebook page devoted exclusively to its harness racing product and designed to provide an exciting new environment for the enjoyment of that product. The page can be accessed through the track’s website, www.meadowsgaming.com/racetrack.   “We are committed to fully utilizing on-line platforms and social media to ...
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Chester moves draw schedule for May 20-21

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands announced this past Wednesday that beginning the week of May 16 the draw for the weekend race cards would be moved up by one day, and on Friday morning Harrah’s Chester announced a similar switch for the weekend programs of May 20-21.   Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association executive director Ron Battoni told harnessracing.com Friday that the Chester move came as a r...
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Yonkers to be featured in "Royal Pains" episode

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
The New York Post is reporting that Yonkers will be featured in an upcoming episode of USA's "Royal Pains" will film scenes for an upcoming episode starting today at noon at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. The cast will be filming scenes on the track and will feature top drivers Jason Bartlett and Jordan Stratton in a mock race, and will also film scenes in the track's Empire Terrace Dining...
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Gural talks about immediate plans for Big M

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural told harnessracing.com Friday morning that there were times at the marathon meeting Thursday in Trenton that he didn’t think a deal would be reached for him to lease the Meadowlands. “I think this is a minor miracle,” said Gural. “Even yesterday, I was concerned because the governor’s office was adamant that they had to have a deal with both tracks for any of this to happen."...
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Freehold to continue with Monmouth, Tbred signals

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Although the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) sent a letter earlier this week to Freehold Raceway stating the track would be unable to simulcast races from Monmouth Park or any other Thoroughbred track effective May 14, the situation appears to be resolved. Chris McErlean, vice president of racing for Penn National Gaming, parent company of Freehold Raceway, told harnessra...
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Art Professor heads to Molson Pace

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Last month Art Professor made headlines when he halted the unbeaten streak of St Elmo Hero in an open pace at Woodbine and he followed that performance with a life best 1:50 victory in the same class last week at the Toronto track.The next start for the four-year-old will be at Western Fair Raceway next Friday night, May 20, for eliminations for the track’s signature race, the Molson Pace where ...
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Feel Like A Fool headlines Tioga Simpson splits

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will host the John Simpson Stakes for 3-year-old pacers on Sunday afternoon with a post time of 1:30 p.m. Catching all the headlines is Feel Like A Fool, who was a major force on the grand circuit last season as a freshman from the always powerful George Teague Jr. stable. The son of Art Major-Fool That I Am made 11 starts last year banking more than $568,000 while never being off the...
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Working horsemen thrilled by Big M news

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands was racing its Thursday night card when news that Jeff Gural and his team of negotiators had reached a deal with the Governor’s office. “I heard the news early in the evening. I was sitting with Myron Bell in the box seats,” said trainer Bruce Saunders. “He got a call and he told me that they had an agreement in principle and that everybody that was at the meeting was ...
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Tioga adds May 27 card, drops Aug. 22

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to inform all horsemen and fans that there has been a change to its 2011 race schedule. Tioga Downs has added a live racing day on Friday, May 27, with a post time of 6:50 p.m., and will drop Monday, Aug, 22. For more information regarding the 2011 race season or for condition sheets for upcoming weekend please visit www.tiogadowns.com. (Tioga Downs)
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Burke's brigade march at the M

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Ron Burke trainees Red Star Hottie and The Assassinator finished one-two in the $32,000 Mares Invitational Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.With Brian Sears in the sulky, Red Star Hottie settled in out of the gate and stalked the early leaders through the half in: 55. She came first over on the final turn and accelerated down the stretch to a length victory in 1:51. She returned $4.40 for the...
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Gural interviewed Saturday at Meadowlands

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural will be the featured In The Sulky guest on Meadowlands Racetrack's Saturday pre-card broadcast. The New York investor and developer successfully negotiated a lease yesterday to assume control of and redevelop Meadowlands Racetrack.  Gural, who operates Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in New York, will talk about his immediate plans for the track, his vision for a new grandstand and th...
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Autumn Escapade returns triumphant to Pocono

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Autumn Escapade, racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the first time since a near-miss in the Breeders Crown, dominated an Open trot for fillies and mares on Friday night. It was the first distaff Open trot at Pocono in the 2011 season, carrying a purse of $60,000.In last year’s Breeders Crown for aged trotting mares at Pocono, Autumn Escapade, trained by Jonas Czernyson, finished second be...
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Bet Night Live returns

on 05/13/2011 2:00 AM
Bet Night Live returns this Monday night following a three-week hiatus with a fresh, new look. The two-hour show beginning at 7 p.m. covers the first five races and is aired coast to coast on The Score Television Network.Chad Rozema, Jeff Bratt, Sandy Hawley, and Natalie Zak will be joined by The Score's Laura Diakun to once again assist in the presentation.There will be a nightly prize pool of $1...
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Billmar Scooter surprises in Pocono's distaff feature

on 05/12/2011 2:00 AM
Billmar Scooter rallied in a frantic finish to pull off an upset at 30-1 in the featured Open pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $60,000.Leaving from post position #5 in a field of 8, Billmar Scooter, driven by Tyler Buter for trainer Amber Buter, sat 6th early on while Lightning Treasure set the pace. On the fr...
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Freddyscooter wins Hoosier invite

on 05/12/2011 2:00 AM
Freddyscooter and driver Trace Tetrick made the ending the best part of the featured $24,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Wednesday, May 11. The duo rallied hard on past the field to pull in their first victory of 2011 by only one-half length in a time of 1:51.0.“He (Freddyscooter) acted like his old self tonight,” said Tetrick, who had a driving triple on the program....
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