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Debauchee Hanover upsets at The Meadows

on 03/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hammered down to 1-5 in the wagering, Diamond Tiara rewarded her many backers with an easyfront-end victory in a division of Friday’s Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Debaucheee Hanover  scored an 8-1 upset in the other $15,000 second-leg split of the series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares    In the series’ opening leg, Diamond Tiara raced off a 4-1/2-month lay...
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Daley Depost Only earns 28th career win

on 03/26/2011 2:00 AM
The luck of the post position draw went his way and the sturdy veteran pacer Daley Deposit Only knew what to do with it on the Saturday evening, March 26, program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "Everyone should be as lucky as we've been to have a homebred like this," trainer and driver Dan Daley beamed in the winner's circle after his stable stalwart's 28th career triumph. "...
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Foreign Officer fastest in opening Levy action

on 03/26/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's premier proving ground for free-for-allers, the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, began Saturday night with six, $50,000 divisions. Foreign Officer (Jim Pantaleano, $5.50), as the 17-10 favorite, popped open the six-pack in 1:52.4...swiftest local race of the season.   Leaving from the pole, Foreign Officer stuffed Dreamland's Art (Yannick Gingras) in be...
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Art Professor wins Meadowlands feature

on 03/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hypnotic Blue Chip was in position to win Saturday night at the Meadowlands, but he couldn't hold off the late brush of Art Professor, who kicked home in :26.3 to capture a $27,500 event for 4 and 5 year olds. The time for the mile was 1:51.3. The handle for the 11-race Meadowlands card was $2,483,994.   Hypnotic Blue Chip was put on the point by driver Brian Sears and carved out fract...
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Keystone Neptune takes Dover feature

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan had four winners including Keystone Neptune  in the $14,000 4&5-Year-Old feature at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 24 at Dover Downs. Trainer George Teague haltered three winners.  After a four win Wednesday, Corey Callahan equaled the accomplishment by piloting Keystone Neptune, owned and conditioned by his father, Nick Callahan, to a 1:54.2 score in the featur...
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Preszcator has high hopes for Calgary Seelster

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
When owner/trainer Murray Preszcator shelled out $16,000 at the Forest City Yearling Sale in 2009 for Calgary Seelster, he wasn’t quite sure what would be made of him. Now, over a year later, the London, Ontario resident is enjoying the recent success of his star pacer.Despite being unraced as a rookie, the three-year-old son of Modern Art - Cmon Mama Cass has proven to be worth every penny as h...
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Hanover returns to Meadows with Adios Sale

on 03/25/2011 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, has announced that the farm will return to selling yearlings at The Meadows in conjunction with the Adios. The sale will be held Friday afternoon, July 29.   The sale will consist of 32 Pennsylvania sired Hanover yearlings.Simpson said, “With the tremendous growth of the Pennsylvania program this sale is a natural.  Not...
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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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