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Ocean Downs lifts restrictions on races

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
A special notice has been issued to all horsemen who intend to participate in the late-closing program and overnight races this summer at Ocean Downs. All restrictions for three of the late-closing events--The Dawn Trader Memorial, The Bob Cotton Memorial and The Austin Thomas Memorial--have been lifted.   “In an effort to reach out to our fellow horsemen in neighboring states, the ...
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HANA to host Western Fair Pick 4 'Pool Party'

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
The Horseplayers Association of North America’s Harness Racing division--“HANA Harness”--is happy to announce a “Pool Party” for the pick 4 at Western Fair Raceway on $300,000 (est.) Molson Pace night on Friday, May 27.   “Pool Parties” were first introduced by HANA in 2009. The concept is simple: Horseplayers gather to bet a specific pool on a specific day or evening to ...
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Canadian HOY Dreamfair Eternal debuts Friday

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
After qualifying Monday morning, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2010, Dreamfair Eternal is set to make her first pari-mutuel debut of 2011 this Friday at Woodbine. She will begin from post five in the $40,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in race nine for regular pilot Randy Waples and trainer Patrick Fletcher.   The daughter of Camluck-J Cs Natalie conquered her division last year with a 1...
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Hoosier Park joins Strategic Wagering program

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park will join the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering program with a $5,000 guaranteed Pick 4 beginning May 18 as well as offering a $20,000 guaranteed superfecta for the Dan Patch Invitational on May 28.   Hoosier’s guaranteed Pick 4 will be races three through six each Wednesday. First race post time is 5:30 p.m. EDT, with the first leg of the Pick 4 scheduled fo...
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Fantaddy aims to put best foot forward in Diplomat

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
After a less than stellar freshman campaign, Fantaddy seems to be putting his best foot forward this season. The 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Lifetime Member has posted a 2-1-0 record in three starts this season, including an elimination victory of The Diplomat Stakes this past Saturday at Woodbine.   Last year, Fantaddy earned $10,110 from four starts but wasn't showing his best s...
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Northfield seeks Battle of Lake Erie nominees

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
Northfield Park is seeking the sport’s top veteran pacers to race in the $100,000 (est) Battle Of Lake Erie on Saturday night, July 23. This year’s Battle will be raced as a late-closer, with nominations due July 1. The nominating fee is $1,000, with a $3,000 starting fee due on race night. Northfield Park will add $60,000 to the purse.   “The Battle of Lake Erie has traditionally dra...
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Thatsnotmyname, Temple Of Doom meet at Big M

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
Thatsnotmyname, who was an early season freshman sensation last year for trainer Jimmy Takter, winning the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stake final and the $437,000 Merrie Annabelle, both at the Meadowlands in the summer of 2010, makes her seasonal debut in the fourth race conditioned event at that track on Thursday night, May 12.The 3-year-old daughter of Windsong’s Legacy was a $250,000 yearling p...
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Luchento pleads with industry to enter horses

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, May 10, Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ), wrote an open letter to industry participants, slamming them for failing to support the Meadowlands. Luchento wrote the letter after just 65 horses were entered for the upcoming Friday card. The letter appears below:   Dear Horsemen: Saturday night the Meadowlands Ra...
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Ponder filly In Deep Thought sets PASS record

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the half, In Deep Thought launched a powerful uncovered move that carried her to victory in a stakes-record 1:52 in Tuesday’s $210,109 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, known as the Adios Betty, was contested over three divisions, with Mikayla Rose (1:53.2) and Pupetta (1;53.2) taking the other splits.   Dave ...
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Allen reunites and wins with Glam Cam

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
It turned out to be a happy reunion for well known 55-year-old horseman Rod Allen with pacing mare Glam Cam on the Tuesday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Allen developed Glam Cam, a 5-year-old pacing mare, before a private sale in March to Arthur Mergenhagen of Williston, FL.   Now racing from the Dan Hennessey barn in an $8,000 purse conditioned test for pacin...
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Spring Blooded Horse Sale draws big crowd

on 05/10/2011 2:00 AM
Trainers were sifting through horses like panning for gold at the spring Blooded Horse Sale. “It was the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen at a spring sale,” said vice president Charley Morgan. “Lots of people were out in the barns, and you could hardly move in the holding area.”   Condensed into a strong one day venue, both the sale topper and runner-up sold near the end of the 443 ho...
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St. Elmo Hero recovering

on 05/09/2011 2:00 AM
After a fading, eighth-place finish in the $50,000 Graduate elimination at the Meadowlands on Saturday, May 7, after a lengthy duel with eventual winner Bettor Sweet, owner John Barnard knew something was wrong with pacer.“That was just not like him. After the race we found out he was sick,” he said, adding that there were inklings before the race that all might not be well. “I don’t think...
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Dreamfair Eternal second in qualifier

on 05/09/2011 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal, who was voted Canada’s Horse of the Year in 2010, returned to action this morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The daughter of Camluck-J Cs Natalie finished second in her qualifying effort in 1:54.1 for driver Randy Waples.   The 45-time winner sat in the pocket behind Mach Dreamer through panels of :28.4, :58.3 and 1:27.3 before Mach Dreamer hit the wire first. Dreamfair Ete...
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Business up at NJSEA locales on Derby Day

on 05/09/2011 2:00 AM
Kentucky Derby Day wagering was up five percent in 2011 at all New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) locations combined. A total of $7.15 million was handled versus $6.82 million the previous year.   Favorites at Woodbridge handled a one-day record of $992,563, up five percent from the previous high of $944,966 in 2010. New Jersey Account Wagering also saw its best single ...
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Virgin Mary, Hot List 1:53.3 PA winners

on 05/09/2011 2:00 AM
They took different paths to glory, but Virgin Mary and Hot List each captured a division of Monday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows in 1:53.3, establishing a stakes record that they now share.   The event for 3-year-old filly pacers, which kicked off The Meadows’ 2011 stakes season, was contested over five divisions, with Macapelo Rose, Sand Starla and Quik ...
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Caulfield earns first career win

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Persistence has paid off for 25 year old trainer Kyle Caulfield of Dunnellon, FL. With his 34th starter he earned his first career win on the Saturday evening, May 7 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.Caulfield, originally from Jackson, NJ, made a private purchase of pacer Lastcomicstanding in April from trainer Tom Wine. In his second start for Caulfield, the 7 year old gelding by Whe...
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Eighteen, Fantaddy win Diplomat elims

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Sixteen sophomore pacing colts and geldings, including seven North America Cup eligibles, converged at Woodbine Saturday night to represent their connections in The Diplomat Stakes elims.   In the first elim, the Dr. Ian Moore-trained Eighteen (Sylvain Filion) left the gate with some early speed and held the lead through the turn, clocking a :27.1 opening quarter. Big Time Rocks (Scot...
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Winbak Dimensions posts 32nd career win

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Winbak Dimensions, the 2008 Tioga Downs Horse of the Year Winbak Dimensions, started off the 2011 race season in mid-season form on Sunday afternoon. He won in 1:51.4 to pick up his 32nd career victory.   Matt Kakaley hustled Winbak Dimensions to the front from post position number three through an opening panel of :27.4 before releasing the favorite, JK Kinahurra, and Jason Bartlett. Kak...
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Box closes Monday morning for Scioto opener

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs opens its 53rd season of racing on Friday night and will feature weekend racing only this summer. “We’re going with Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon,” said Stacy Cahill, track general manager. “We think that customers like coming to the races at night when they don’t have to get up the next morning for work. And Sunday afternoon racing should be really special...
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Whiskey Pete beats Foiled Again at Chester

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Whiskey Pete rallied from off the pace to overtake Foiled Again and win a $70,000 Open Pace on Sunday at Harrah's Chester.   Foiled Again started from post three but Drop Red had the quickest foot and broke the beam at the first quarter in :27.1. But then Yannick Gingras shot Foiled Again to the front and they passed the half in :55.2 and the three quarters in 1:23.1. Brian Sears put Whiske...
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