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Tattersalls entry deadline Friday, June 10

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Tattersalls is accepting entries for its July 17 Mixed Sale, which will be held at the Meadowlands on Meadowlands Pace weekend. With the track’s signature race the night before, the sale is a popular shopping destination. Entries close on Friday, June 10. Horses may be entered online at www.tattersallsredmile.com, faxed to 914-773-1633, or by calling 914-773-7777. (Tattersalls) 
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Meadowlands lease deal is nearly complete

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
New Jersey Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento told John Brennan of northjersey.com Wednesday afternoon that a deal finalizing the lease agreement of the Meadowlands Racetrack by the state to Jeff Gural is on its way to completion. It had been hoped that the deal would be finalized by June 1.   Luchent said his understanding was that Gural and h...
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PASS record for Cashmere N Caviar

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Cashmere N Caviar, who strenuously objected to her lessons last year, showed how much she has matured Wednesday at The Meadows when she captured a division of the $202,935 Stenographer in a stakes-record 1:55.3.   The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies was contested over three divisions, with Celebrity Katie and Hot Off The Press taking the other $67,645 splits. Cashme...
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Erv Miller 'In The Sulky' on Friday night

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Erv Miller will join Meadowlands Racetrack’s Friday pre-card broadcast to discuss Manofmanymissions’ 2011 debut in the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Fans can e-mail questions for Miller to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast can be watched live from the Paddock Level television set or online at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com beginning at 6:...
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Meadowlands to host Big M/Mohawk NHHC qualifier

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will team with Mohawk Racetrack to host its final National Harness Handicapping Championship qualifier of the season on Saturday, June 18.   An estimated $12,000* in prize money and seats in the NHHC will be up for grabs at the Meadowlands-Mohawk Challenge. The tournament is $200 to enter and requires players to bet 10 races from the Meadowlands and Mohawk, including ...
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Keystone Thomas goes gate to wire at Pompano

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
A heads-up, well-rated steer by veteran reinsman Walter Ross Jr. told the tale in the mid-week trotting feature for a $10,000 purse highlighting the Wednesday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Subbing for the injured Bruce Ranger in the bike, Ross guided Keystone Thomas through fractions of :28, :57.4, 1:27.3 and 1:56.2. After disposing of the mild first-over bid of Basebal...
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Maravich sets Harrington track record

on 06/01/2011 2:00 AM
Michael Casalino and Dylan Davis’ Maravich ($2.80, Jon Roberts) set a new 4-year-old track record for trotting geldings Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:56.2 triumph.   The 4-year-old Lockkeeper gelding settled off the pace early as Safari Heat set a hot pace. Maravich hit his best gear approaching three-quarters and surged by the leader and opened up three lengths at the wire ove...
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John Campbell breaks shoulder, knee

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Paula Campbell, the wife of Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that her husband suffered a broken shoulder and broken knee as a result of an accident in the ninth race, a division of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for 3-year-old colt trotters, Monday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester. The spill occurred when the David Miller-driven Somedancer Hanover, who wa...
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Podcasts available at Brittany website

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Did you miss last weekend's "Saturday Night at the Races" broadcast on SiriusXM? Or would you like to listen to the show to find out more about it? Brittany Farms has last week's show, and will soon have an archive of all future shows, available for download on its website, www.britfarms.com.Brittany Farms is one of the radio show's sponsors, and farm owner George Segal and manager Art Zubrod beli...
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49 eligible to North America Cup

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
An elite group of 49 horses remain eligible to the 28th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing's most prestigious events. Headlining this year's talented group is Big Jim, who captured the $400,000 New Jersey Classic this past Saturday at the Meadowlands.   The son of Western Ideal-Bold Pink has lifetime earnings of $1,046,580 for owner James Carr. &nb...
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France recounts Balmoral Park accident

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Heather France, the 21-year-old caretaker severely injured in the April 11 backstretch incident at Balmoral Park that killed Michelle Eustis, the 26-year-old daughter of Illinois-based horseman Chuck Eustis III, the trainer of St. Elmo Hero, has recounted the details of that night to the Chicago Sun Times.   France and Michelle Eustis were riding a horse bareback in the early morning hours ...
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Crys Dream headlines Casual Breeze splits

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Last year's O’Brien Award winner, Crys Dream, will look to keep her eight-race win streak alive as she headlines a pair of $86,781 Casual Breeze divisions Friday, June 3 at Mohawk. The daughter of Taurus Dream-Crystas Image made a big statement in her sophomore debut on May 16 by defeating older company in 1:54.2.   "That was a tall order for her," driver Luc Ouellete commented about Cr...
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Badlands Hanover book full and closed

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Badlands Hanover Syndicate and Winbak Farm of Canada has announced the 2011 book of Badlands Hanover is full and closed. The son of Western Hanover stands in Ontario for $6,000.   Badlands Hanover retired to stud as the fastest 2-year-old pacer ever and a world champion. At two, he won the elimination and final of the Breeder’s Crown, Niatross, Bluegrass Stakes, Keystone Classic, leg ...
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Fields set for SBSW; don't count out Drain Daddy

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Harness racing’s glamour boys, the 3-year-old pacers, will battle it out in the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes on Saturday, June 4, at Mohawk Racetrack. In the key stakes prep race for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, the Murray Brethour-trained Drain Daddy will be looking to make his late owner proud.   Longtime owner and breeder, Stephen Scarff, passed away from cancer Saturday, M...
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See You At Peelers draws 5 for Rooney

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated filly See You at Peelers drew post position five as she takes on the boys in the 21st edition of Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace. The $307.734 Rooney--one of Yonkers' premier events for 3-year-olds--goes as Saturday night's ninth race (approximate post time 10:10 p.m.). Post time for the dozen-race card is the usual 7:10 pm. The draw for the Rooney, with declared drivers: 1-...
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Illinois Senate approves slots at tracks

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Late Tuesday afternoon the Illinois Senate approved a major gambling expansion that includes a Chicago casino, slot machines at horse racing tracks and Chicago's two airports, and four new casinos in the suburbs and downstate. The Senate voted 30-27 to support the measure, which had passed the House on Monday. The Senate needed 30 votes to pass the bill. The bill had passed through ...
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3YO filly trotterscompete in PA Stallion Series

on 05/31/2011 2:00 AM
Trailing by 6-1/2 lengths at the half, Sephora De Vie rallied with a steady drive that carried her to victory in a stakes-record 1:56.3 in a division of Tuesday’s $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.  The stake for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested over four divisions, with Linnea P, La Cantera and Im A Centerfold also capturing $20,000 splits.   Trainer G...
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Lucky Cadet preps for NYSS with 1:51.2 score

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs held a special matinee race program on Monday afternoon and featured three New York Sire Stakes prep races each for $10,000. Lucky Cadet and Lewayne Miller stole the show in the prep race for 3-year old colt and gelding pacers with a new lifetime best of 1:51.2. Miller sent the 3-year old son of Art Major – Yankee Luck first over and cleared past the three quarters in 1:23.3 and crui...
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Illinois House passes gaming bill for racing

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
In Illinois on Memorial Day, Senate Bill 744, which would permit slots at the state's racetracks, passed the House. The bill must now be passed before midnight on Tuesday, when the legislative session ends.   Senate Bill 744 passed out of the House by a 65-50 margin, a margin which was not as close as some had predicted it would be. The bill, which still has two hurdles to clear before...
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Dancin Yankee's 1:52.1 leads OSS at Scioto

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug eligible Dancin Yankee avoided a first-turn breaker, then overpowered his rivals to win the third division of the Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore pacers at Scioto Downs on Monday in 1:52.1, fastest mile of the meet.    “I was lucky when I avoided the confusion in the first turn when that horse [Perfekjenlmnkalfas, driven by Dan Noble]  broke,” said driver Kyle...
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