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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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"Peelers' featured on Tioga TV show

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
The newest episode of “Inside Harness Racing” includes coverage of See You at Peelers’ 14th straight win, plus the rest of the Empire Breeders’ Classic eliminations at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. Other top New York-breds on this week’s show include Feel Like a Fool, Fashion Delight, Roadside Delight, Jezzy and Dejarmbro.   The show will be broadcast Wednesday evening at 6 p...
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Southwind Farms looking for foal pictures

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Southwind Farms is compiling a photo gallery of as many foals by Muscle Hill, who stands at its New Jersey farm, as possible. The farm asks that anyone with a foal send photos to Southwindfarms@aol.com or Ladyvortex04@aol.com.  Please include the name of the dam/ sex/date of birth, the owners of the foal, and an additional comments that might be of interest.   (Southwind Farms)
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'Shadyshark' is all business on the track

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Shadyshark Hanover's strong work ethic could give the colt the winning edge in the $400,000 Anthony Abbatiello Classic on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack."He's the odd horse who steps on to the track and goes a mile or two before he starts bucking and playing," said his trainer, Erv Miller.  "Almost all horses would do so before the first mile.  He really loves going out there an...
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Koch said he'll try "modified" classified racing

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands horsemen met with Meadowlands race secretary Peter Koch on Monday to discuss ways to adapt the racing product in the face of competition from neighboring tracks whose purse money is bolstered by other forms of gaming. About 30 people attended the meeting including Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ), and Myron Bell, ra...
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Won The West heads Dan Patch field

on 05/25/2011 2:00 AM
A field of eight will go to post Saturday, May 28 in the 18th edition of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational for older pacers. The race is part of a special evening tagged as Thrillyard 200 featuring more than $18,000 in giveaways courtesy of the Indiana Standardbred Association. The evening will also include 11 divisions of the Indiana Sires Stakes, bringing total purses for the evening to $671,0...
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Rooney, Lismore eligibles in play

on 05/24/2011 2:00 AM
A trio of Yonkers Raceway stakes eligibles hit town Monday night, getting the lay of the land.In the $12,000, third race, Lismore Pace nominee JK Owhatanite (Jason Bartlett, $3.80) toured the territory by herself. She traversed the mile-and-one-sixteenth distance in a flat two minutes, winning by 14 3/4 lengths. Linda Toscano trained the homebred daughter of Bettor's Delight for 3 Brothers Stables...
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From Mississauga to Miami

on 05/24/2011 2:00 AM
Although he was out of harness racing for more than a decade making a new life for himself in Florida, Brian Gayman couldn't resist the lure of returning to work with the horses when the opportunity recently arose at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. "I'd been out of harness racing for fifteen years, and I had been about eighteen years between training wins before All American Damsel won last w...
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