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Don't Know Chip, Some Girls Do win finals

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
A swift early pace set up perfectly for the closing kick of Don’t Know Chip in the $74,000 Horse and Groom, the first of two stakes finals contested on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Don’t Know Chip sat well off the cutthroat duel between Affirmed Action and Southwind Vavoom and exploded home in the final eighth to win the sixth race feature in 1:53.4. Celebrit...
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Mr. Feelgood second in Inter Dominion opener

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Smoken Up, who finished third in last year's Inter Dominion after starting from the outside post 10 and enduring a grueling first-over trip, showed he is on top of his game again in the 2011 Inter Dominion on Friday night at the Alexandra Park track in Auckland, New Zealand. Horses race clockwise at Alexandra Park, a five-eighths mile oval.   Smoken Up, an 8-year-old gelding by Tinted ...
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Muscles Yankee son wins ID trotting split

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Let Me Thru, a 5-year-old gelding by Muscles Yankee, won an opening round of the Inter Dominion for trotters on Friday night at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Trained and driven by Chris Lang, Let Me Thru won by one length over Sovereignty in a mile rate time of 2:01 8/10ths for 2,700 meters.   A second division for trotters was won by Dr. Hook, a 5-year-old gelding by Dr. Ronerai...
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Spring Garden matinee set for Saturday

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Spring Garden Ranch in Deleon Springs, Fla., will hold a matinee program on Saturday, March 26. In addition to matinee racing, the training center will also have an antique car show, pony, wagon and mini-mule rides and clowns for interaction with children.
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Meadows to introduce 50-cent wager

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announced on Friday that effective April 1, it will introduce a 50-cent minimum wager for superfecta boxes and wheels. The track also will add a Pick 4 wager with 20 percent takeout and a third superfecta for each card. All wagering format changes have been approved by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission.   Currently, The Meadows offers a ...
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Whiskey Pete ready for Big M shootout

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Whiskey Pete has been a model of consistency since his arrival at Meadowlands Racetrack last fall. On Saturday night, he bids for his third straight win in the $27,500 preferred pace for four and five-year-old pacers.  The son of Art Major has finished a nose ahead of Europan Union in his last two outings in that class and also counts a dead heat with Art Professor in the Aquarius Series am...
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Striking Sahbra's stud fee lowered to $3,500

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Effective immediately, Striking Sahbra’s stud fee has been lowered to $3,500. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Limited and manager of the Striking Sahbra syndicate.   One of the leading trotting sires of the present day, Striking Sahbra is the sire of the winners of more than $50 million, a total that keeps increasing daily.  He is also one of th...
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Lookintorepeat with Lookinforadventure

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Lookinforadventure had a successful 3-year-old debut Friday morning, winning a qualifier at the Meadowlands by five lengths in 1:54. Driven by Daniel Dube for trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino—the same connections behind 2010 Horse of the Year Rock N Roll Heaven--Lookinforadventure had an open-lengths lead at every call of the race as he led gate...
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Jamieson 3YOs qualify well at Mohawk

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Carl Jamieson was a busy man Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack as the veteran conditioner teamed up with his son Jody to capture five of nine qualifying events. Up The Credit, Mach It Big, Kyron, Cross Of Lorraine and Mister Herbie all found the winner’s circle.   Up The Credit, a 3-year-old son of Western Terror, was the headliner for the Jamieson stable as he went gate-to-w...
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Arch Madness returns a winner

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Double-millionaire trotter Arch Madness, whose 2010 season was curtailed after making just nine starts after suffering a broken splint bone, had a successful return to the racetrack Friday afternoon at Harrah's Chester, winning the $35,000 Invitational in 1:53.4. With trainer Trond Smedshammer in the sulky for the 2011 pari-mutuel debut of the world champion, Arch Madness rushed home a half-length...
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Gural said he's "optimistic" he can lease track

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural said he’s "optimistic" he can finalize a deal to lease the Meadowlands Racetrack and take over operations on June 1, but revealed that he is still in negotiations with union leaders for reductions.   “I think I’ve actually got the money lined up to do this,” he told Meadowlands announcer Sam McKee during an interview at the racetrack on Friday night before the racing...
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Gural's TV interview now online

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural joined Meadowlands Racetrack's pre-card show on March 25 to update fans and horsemen about his progress in negotiating the lease of Meadowlands Racetrack.   A longtime horse owner and breeder, Gural is the chairman of real estate titan Newmark Knight Frank and principal owner of Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs racetracks in New York.  Click here to watch the interview on Mead...
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Chancey Lady fastest in Matchmaker splits

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker for Open Mares began Friday night, with a quartet of $40,000 sojourns for the sisterhood.   Millionairess Chauncey Lady (Jason Bartlett) left nothing to chance in the series opener, dusting six rivals in a spiffy 1:54.1. Leaving from post position No. 4, she led through intervals of 27.4, :57. and 1:24.4. Up by 2 1/2 lengths turning for home in a strun...
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Favorites romp in Youthful eliminations

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of $20,000 Youthful Stakes eliminations took place Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with Im Feelin Good and Calgary Seelster prevailing as race favorites. Im Feeling Good, sent off at odds of 2-5, coasted to a comfortable 1:54 score in the first elimination for driver Randy Waples. Calgary Seelster took the second elim with an open-lengths 1:54.2 effort.   With ...
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Balmoral guarantees April Pick 4s

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
Beginning Saturday, April 2nd, Balmoral Park’s Pick 4 wagers will have guaranteed pools of $15,000 on Saturday’s and $25,000 on Sunday nights. The guaranteed pools will be in effect throughout the entire month of April. In conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, Balmoral Park, Yonkers Raceway and Northfield will all be offering the guaranteed Pick 4 pools. Yonkers will offer $...
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Libra Vita, Allmar Surprise win at Dover

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
Libra Vita notched her second straight victory in the $18,000 Winners-Over trot and Allmar Surprise took the sub-feature on a rainy Wednesday, March 23 at Dover Downs  Corey Callahan drove four winners to tie Ron Pierce for first place in dash win standings.Ron Pierce driving Libra Vita shook off a determined bid from Second Hand News and Corey Callahan to persever in the week’s top trot. O...
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$90,000 yearling wins at Pompano

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
It's that time of year in South Florida when promising young horses begin to show up and Lucky Cadet just could prove to be one of the most promising of all in the months ahead. The three year old Art Major-Yankee Luck colt did not race as a two year old. That decision appears to have been extremely prudent as the $90,000 purchase at the 2009 Lexington Selected Sale romped to victory in 1:56....
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Storm Queen wins again at The Meadows

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
It was a dark and stormy night - the perfect setting for Storm Queen, as she blazed to the front and captured her second straight division in Wednesday’s Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Shelby County took the other $15,000 second-leg split in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters. Heavy rains and hail hours earlier rendered the track sloppy, but they couldn’...
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Formula One wins in Sweden, now 9 for 11

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
Stig H. Johansson's 4-year-old favorite Formula One (Yankee Glide-Ferrari Of, by Credit Winner) made his season's debut a winning effort at Solvalla Wednesday night, taking his ninth win in 11 career starts. The big upcoming races for the US-bred are the King's Trophy and Sprintermastaren.   Formula One is aptly named and probably the new star of Johansson's stable. He was bred by...
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Inter Dominion gets underway Friday in NZ

on 03/24/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 Inter Dominion, the famed racing event in Australia and New Zealand, will get underway at approximately 4 am EDT on Friday, March 25. The Inter Dominion series was begun in 1936 as a competition between the neighboring countries of Australia and New Zealand. This year’s prestigious event is being held at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand, where they race clockwise. The Inter Domin...
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