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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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Colitis sidelines Idyllic for Coleman

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
Idyllic, who was voted Canada’s 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year at the 2010 O’Brien Awards, has experienced a setback according to trainer Casie Coleman.   Things were setting up nicely for the 3-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Magical Dreamer, who had trained in 1:59 just over a week ago and was entered to qualify this past Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack. Needless to say...
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Arch Madness draws post 5 in Oslo

on 05/08/2011 2:00 AM
The field is set for the Oslo Grand Prix, to be raced May 15 at the Bjerke track. The race is contested at 2,100 meters, about 1.3 miles. Eight horses start on the gate for the race. The field includes the American-owned Arch Madness (Willow Pond LLC and Marc Goldberg) and Lisa America (Lou Guida) and the Canadian-owned Define The World (Al Libfeld).   The field, from the rail out...
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Young stable sweeps Princess elims

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Young made the most of his trip to Woodbine Racetrack Friday night as the veteran trainer captured both $25,000 Princess Stakes eliminations.   Young and driver Roger Mayotte teamed together with Dreaming in the first elimination and his son, Scott, in the second elimination with O K Dynasty. In doing so, Scott Young earned his first driving victory at Woodbine.   ...
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Flight Elal impressive in 2011 ISS debut

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Flight Elal proved that he was ready to fire on all cylinders Friday, making his 2011 debut an impressive victory in the first round of the $40,000 Indiana Sire Stakes. Last year’s 2-year-old colt of the year showed grit, winning in a time of 1:53.1 as the heavy favorite in the second of three divisions for sophomore pacing colts. A total of $504,000 was offered on the 13-race card that fea...
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Wuthering Hanover upsets at Yonkers

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Wuthering Hanover (Jordan Stratton), as the 14-1 rank outsider, was up in time Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $43,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving from post position five, "Wuthering" watched as 9-5 choice Grain of Truth (Jeff Gregory) made the lead after being sent three wide early. That one led through intervals of ::28 and :58.1 before Hurrikanebiggeorge (Dan D...
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It's All About Justice at Pocono

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
All About Justice blew by his cover late to win the featured condition trot on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race, for winners of over $25,000 lifetime, carried the night’s top purse of $29,000.   Leaving from post position six in a field of nine at odds of 9-2, All About Justice, who won in this same class a week ago for trainer Gail Wrubel, settled sixth in the early ...
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