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Jans Luck wins Meadows Preferred

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Blocked twice in the stretch, Jans Luck finally found a seam and charged through to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A winner of 38 previous races, Jans Luck called on her experience and professionalism when she moved off the pylons for Dave Palone, only to find a tiring horse before her in the two path and still another rival to her outside....
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Penn National applies for Rosecroft license

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
The Standardbred industry received great news on Friday when Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced that it had submitted an application to the Maryland Racing Commission for a license to operate Rosecroft Raceway.Penn National’s application proposes to resume operations at Rosecroft on July 1, 2011 with standardbred and quarter horse simulcasting.  Penn National will offer 20 days of live ra...
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Frosty Flirt, The Kentuckian win at Vernon

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Frosty Flirt and The Kentuckian captured Friday night’s top trotting tests at Vernon Downs.Making her season’s debut, Frosty Flirt ($4.20) won Friday’s $10,000 featured ninth race, the week’s Open contest, while The Kentuckian ($4.00) notched his second win in succession with a 1:55.1decision in the $6,000 seventh session.Frank Milby drove both first-place finishers for trainer Tracy Brain...
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Ice Machine cool in Dexter Cup

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Robert Key’s Ice Machine with David Miller won the featured $160,850 Dexter Cup final on Saturday. Going in 1:57.3, Ice Machine’s win marked the first Dexter win for trainer Charlie Norris and second Dexter in a row for David Miller. Miller won last year’s event with Flex the Muscle.   Ice Machine got away fifth but cleared at the three-quarter pole and never looked back to take the 5...
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Surgery puts Put On A Show out til September

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Put On A Show, a winner of $1,947,726 lifetime, won't debut until at least September according to trainer Chris Ryder.   The 4-year-old daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place underwent surgery on March 12 to remove a chip out of her right knee and the veteran conditioner isn’t taking any chances bringing his star pacer back.   “She’s coming back just fine,” Ryder said...
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Canada HOY Dreamfair Eternal to qualify Monday

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Canada's Horse of the Year in 2010, Dreamfair Eternal is scheduled to qualify Monday at Mohawk Racetrack.   Owner John Lamers confirmed that the daughter of Camluck-J Cs Natalie has come back in fine form in hopes of having another spectacular season.   "Everything is on schedule," Lamers said. "Since her last race, Pat (trainer Pat Fletcher) never completely shut her down. He kept...
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Western Outfitter sets Scarborough mark

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Scarborough Downs played host to the largest crowd of the 2011 racing season on Saturday as an enthusiastic throng flocked to the seaside oval on Kentucky Derby Day. They were also treated to an historic performance as Western Outfitter sped to a brand new track record for aged geldings, stopping the teletimer in a sizzling 1:53.2.  That clocking surpassed the former standard of 1:5...
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Jamieson wins Canada's National Championship

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
With four wins and a pair of runner-up performances, driver Jody Jamieson topped the point standings to win the 2011 National Driving Championship on Saturday, May 7 at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park in P.E.I., and will represent Canada in the World Driving Championship this summer.   Jamieson, the 2001 World Driving Champion, took the lead in the point s...
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MacRaider N takes Yonkers Open Pace

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer MacRaider N (George Brennan) showed he belonged at the adult table Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving outside his five rivals, MacRaider N fell into an immediate pocket. He stalked 3-5 choice Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell), as that one--going after a fifth consecutive victory and sixth win in the last seven tries--zipped through in...
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Frecorned N wins at Yonkers

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Reformed claimer MacRaider N (George Brennan) showed he belonged at the adult table Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $43,000 Open Handicap Pace.  Leaving outside his five rivals, MacRaider N fell into an immediate pocket. He stalked 3-5 choice Clown's Smile (Eric Goodell), as that one--going after a fifth consecutive victory and sixth win in the last seven tries--zipped through int...
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1:51 speed needed to win PASS for pacing colts

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
It took 1:51 speed to win a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on Saturday at Harrah's Chester Racetrack & Casino. Four divisions for the sophomore colts were contested, with a $100,000 open pace (won by One More Laugh in 1:51.2) and the Pennsylvania Stallion Series also on the card.   In an early non-betting PASS, Big Bad John won his 2011 debut with ease, scorin...
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Tioga opens with crowd of more than 11,000

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
More than 11,000 showed up during the day to enjoy simulcast action of the 137th Kentucky Derby and the launch of the 2011 race season at Tioga Downs.   Four divisions of the Morrisville College Sale Trot were contested on Saturday night each leg for $7,500. I Love New York stole the show when he turned in the most impressive performance of the night as Greg Grismore set the tempo thro...
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Bettor Sweet, Looking Hanover in Big M wins

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
Bettor Sweet went straight to the head of the class for the Graduate final with a gutsy elimination win Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Bettor Sweet attached first over, put away St Elmo Hero after a lengthy duel and gamely held on for a 1:50 victory in the $50,000 headliner on a 14-race card.  Driver John Campbell steered Bettor Sweet to his second victory in six starts ...
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He's Gorgeous sets Vernon track record

on 05/07/2011 2:00 AM
In an eye-popping performance, Hes Gorgeous powered to 1:50 track record for 4-year-old pacing horses while winning the $10,000 featured ninth race on Saturday night at Vernon Downs.   Competing against four select rivals in the week’s open-1 contest, Hes Gorgeous battled with Sheer Brilliance to the quarter, reached in :26.3, then took command and led through additional splits of :54.4...
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Tioga Downs ready for 2011 opener

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will open up for its sixth season of live racing action from Nichols, New York on Saturday, May 7 (Kentucky Derby Day) with a post time of 6:50 pm. A ten race card will highlight opening night co-featured with Tioga’s Derby Fest featuring all day activities including mint juleps, a Derby Day hat contest, live entertainment, wagering and video from Churchill Downs, and much more. Satu...
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Canaco Star shines at Vernon Downs

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
The super steady pacer Canaco Star became the 12th two-time winner after seven Vernon Downs programs following her 1:54.2 performance in Thursday night’s $6,000 featured ninth event.Leaving from post three against five select female rivals during the track’s initial Thursday program of 2011, the favored Canaco Star ($3.70) went right to the front and cut fractions of :28 seconds, :56.3 and 1:2...
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Matt's Scooter retired from breeding

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
Matt's Scooter, the sire of the winners of more than $72.1 million, has been retired from stud duty after a breeding career of 22 years at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. According to Bob Marks of Perretti Farms, the 26-year-old son of Direct Scooter is in good health for his age, but has a weak hind suspensory.   "His libido is willing, but with his hind suspensory, we're afraid he could hur...
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Hazel Park opens 59th season Friday

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
Hazel Park Raceway begins its 59th year of harness racing on Friday night, with a first-race post time of 7:25 p.m. for the 13-race card. The featured events on the first of 50 programs are a Preferred Pace for fillies and mares and an Open Trot, while fans will be able to enjoy the first of the weekly Friday night “Action on the Apron” with $1 hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn and $2 draft be...
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Canadian Racing Hall of Fame's 2011 Nominees

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold and Little Brown Jug champion Astreos are on the 2011 ballot for the eighteen Thoroughbred and Standardbred nominees along with twelve racing notables for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.The winners in the three equine categories for each breed and the jockey/trainer, driver/trainer and builder categories will be announced on May 17.The gala i...
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Ontario horseman suspended pending drug charges

on 05/06/2011 2:00 AM
The Deputy Director of the Ontario Racing Commission has issued a ruling suspending the license of driver/trainer/tradesperson Alain Lamontagne of Hamilton, Ontario, pending the outcome of charges laid by the Ontario Provincial Police.Lamontagne was charged earlier this week with illegally supplying drugs and medications to the horse racing industry.He was released on a Promise to Appear with cond...
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