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High School Scholarship Race set for Goshen

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track kicks off its 50th anniversary of Matinee Racing on Sunday, June 5th with two divisions of the popular High School Scholarship Race.  Founded and supported by leading trainer Ray Schnittker, the race has provided local school districts and college-bound seniors over $75,000 over the last two years.   The Hambletonian winning trainer was optimistic about this yearâ...
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Yonkers mutuel clerks suspended for betting

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has suspended 11 mutuel clerks at Yonkers Raceway for betting on races while they were working. A New York newspaper reported that the clerks were suspended for 30 days.   Three former pari-mutuel clerks also had their licenses suspended for 60 days and were fined. The clerks were found to have violated a rule that took effect in 2...
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Neighsay Hanover wins Pocono's Open Trot

on 05/27/2011 2:00 AM
Neighsay Hanover capitalized on a bit or racing luck to rally and win the featured Open Trot in 1:52.2 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $60,000.   Neighsay Hanover, a 5-year-old stallion trained and driven by Ray Schnittker, sat in the middle of the pack for much of the race while Corleone Kosmos was doing the damage up front. The latter seeme...
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Hoosier's Stewart gives back

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park’s leading trainer Charlie Stewart is increasing the incentive for the Celebrity Standardbred Drivers in the Thrillyard 200. Stewart will donate his entire training percentage for the entire week leading up to Dan Patch Night Saturday, May 28 to the winning driver’s charity of the race.Stewart has been averaging more than three wins per week and has 26 wins in the first 40 nights o...
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Forever Ivy scores huge upset at Pocono

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Forever Ivy, the longest shot on the board, stunned a group of top-notch distaff pacers to win the featured Open pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the evening’s top purse of $60,000.Leaving from post position #8 in a field of nine as a 43-1 shot, Forever Ivy hustled to grab the early lead. He then allowed Red Star Hottie to take the le...
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I’m Justa Lady wins #72 at The Meadows

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
The venerable I’m Justa Lady, at 10 the oldest in the field, poured through the Lightning Lane to score a 7-1upset in Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows, the 72nd victory in her distinguished career.I’m Justa Lady was shuffled after leaving alertly and appeared hopelessly boxed in around the final turn. But when the Lightning Lane magically opened, the daughte...
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Feel L A wins again at Pompano

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Trotting mare Feel L A left her owner and trainer in a slight state of disbelief on the Wednesday, May 25 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Lately though that's been a regular weekly occurrence every time she races."Really, I thought going in tonight it's been a great ride but I was pretty sure that class would be just too tough" owner and trainer Gaston Glaude said. "A lot of things...
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Help name a Winbak Farm foal

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Every year hundreds of foals are born at Winbak Farm and they all have one thing in common..they need a name. This year, Winbak Farm is letting fans submit their ideas. It all started with an orphan colt out of the prestigious mare, Classic Wish. Winbak's Joe and Jo-Ann Thomson decided to let the fans submit their name suggestions for the brother of No Pan Intended and Bettor’s Delight.   ...
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Arch Madness favored in Sunday's Elitlopp

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Arch Madness, undefeated in four races this year and coming off a stakes-record-equaling win in the Oslo Grand Prix on May 15, is the favorite heading into Sunday’s prestigious Elitlopp at Solvalla, Sweden. The 7-year-old gelding trotter is trained by Trond Smedshammerand owned by Marc Goldberg and Barry Goldstein’s Willow Pond LLC. He will be driven by top Swedish reinsman Bjorn Goop, who als...
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Manofmanymissions wins Q in 1:53.3

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions is now officially ready for his 3-year-old season. After breaking in a qualifier last week at the Meadowlands, this week he was solid as a rock, cutting panels of :28.4, :56.4 and 1:25.1 before hitting the wire in 1:53.3 (last quarter in :28.2). He was leading by five lengths at the three-quarter mark, but driver Andy Miller settled for a 2 1/2-length margin over the Jimmy Takter...
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PA the proving ground for Big Bad John

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
While freshmen pacers Big Jim, Fashion Delight and Feel Like A Fool were making headlines last year, Big Bad John, from the last crop of Western Hanover, was quietly carving out an impressive junior resume of his own.   Owned by Edward Telle’s Winchester Baye Acres and trained by Ron Potter, Big Bad John earned $260,279 in 2010, winning seven races and finishing second in the other two. H...
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NYSS prep races offered at Tioga for Monday

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will offer a matinee live racing card on the Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 30, with a post time of 1:30 pm. Included on the condition sheet for that day are a battery of unofficial "Preps" for New York bred 3-year-olds of each sex and gait. These races are designed to insure the sires stake horses a start against other sophomores heading into...
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Coleman says watch out for her 3YO pacing colt

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
After scoring the biggest victory in her career last year in the $1.5 Pepsi North America Cup, trainer Casie Coleman is looking for a repeat. Coleman captured the 27th edition last year when Sportswriter wired his rivals in 1:48.3. Now, one year later, Coleman is hoping Betterthancheddar can pen a similar success story.   Most often, horses with limited starts in their 3-year-old cam...
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New series makes big splash at Big M

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack has received a strong response to its new Summer Survivor Series for 3-year-old pacers, which begins Thursday, June 2.   A total of 63 horses were entered in the four-week series for non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifetime.  The Summer Survivor consists of two preliminary brackets and a semi-final round that will narrow the competition for an e...
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Fields sets for Empire Breeders 3YO paces

on 05/26/2011 2:00 AM
The Tioga Downs’ odds maker has dubbed See You At Peelers as the heavy 2-5 morning line favorite for Sunday night’s $279,175 Empire Breeders’ Classic Final for 3-year old filly pacers.   After last week’s national seasons, stakes, and track record of 1:50.4 in the first start of her sophomore campaign See You At Peelers extender her undefeated streak to fourteen. However, eight of N...
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World Fame wins at Harrington

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
James Magno and Joe Fonte’s World Fame ($6.60, Jim Morand) earned her fourth win of the season Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53.1 victory in the featured $18,600 Mares Open.Trained by Les Givens, the 4-year-old No Pan Intended mare sat behind pacesetter Ash Larue throughout before surging in the final strides to nail that rival on the wire. It was her third win at Harrington Raceway thi...
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Nillabomb wins no matter who is driving

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
The number of horses of any racing breed which have had more than two dozen different drivers or riders must be very small indeed. Indestructible pacing mare Nillabomb has now had 26 reinsman as her dance partner and she just doesn't seem to mind one bit.The six year old Admirals Galley-Be A Little Lady mare summoned up two strong moves to win the $14,000 purse top mares weekly pacing feature on t...
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Humanitarian horseman Wood returns from Ghana

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran Dover Downs' horseman and humanitarian Ken Wood has returned from his 21st trip to the West African nation of Ghana where he has dug and installed more than 600 wells for drinking water for the many thousands of Ghana residents. Before Wood’s arrival, the natives had to walk approximately five mile to reach often contaminated water.Wood now is extending his project to aid Tanzania native...
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Big M summer survival challenge begins June 3

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Enrollment is now open for Meadowlands Racetrack's Summer Survival Challenge, a free online wagering game featuring real cash prizes.  The game begins Friday, June 3 and concludes Hambletonian Day, Saturday, August 6.  The winner is determined by the highest total bankroll at the end of the Challenge based on a $2 "across the board" wager [win, place and show] on selections for three des...
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A study of the Molson finalists

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Last Friday night’s two eliminations determined the starters for this Friday’s $300,000 Molson Pace, Western Fair Raceway’s signature race. Of the eight starters, favourite Foiled Again is the oldest, fastest, richest and most experienced of the group.An easy winner in the second elimination Foiled Again is the only seven-year-old in the race with four of the starters four-year-olds and the ...
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