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Blue Monster captures Silver Reign final

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
With no eliminations necessary and the track listed as sloppy, six Ontario Sired three-year-old pacing fillies made their way behind the Woodbine starting gate tonight, to compete in the $60,000 Silver Reign Stakes final.Driver Scott Zeron engineered a perfect-pocket trip as Blue Monster upset heavily favored Lady Kelleigh Anne (Keith Oliver) in the final strides to stop the timer in 1:56, paying ...
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Bergstein to be honored by USHWA in 2012

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Stan Bergstein, (not-so-)arguably the greatest executive in the sport of harness racing over the last 50 years, and the only “double Hall of Fame” honoree, will be spotlighted at the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)’s Dan Patch Awards banquet in late winter 2012. Bergstein first came to prominence as a racecaller in Detroit and Chicago, but it soon became apparent that this...
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Could Panesthetic become a sensation?

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Panesthetic raced under the radar as a sophomore, but this year, that could change. The 4-year-old son of The Panderosa steps into the spotlight in the $25,000 second leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Trained by Scott Blackler, Panesthetic will start from post seven (program number five) in the tenth race stakes feature. Andy Miller has the drivin...
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Put On A Show has excellent prognosis

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Surgery to remove a bone chip from Put On A Show's right knee turned out to be a classic, text-book case with an excellent prognosis for the 4-year-old pacing mare's return to racing later this year.   Mike Ross, a veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, performed the arthroscopic surgery Friday morning.   "Mike Ross told me it was just like we saw in the ...
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Blue Chip expanding Credit Winner's book

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Veterinarians have given Credit Winner, the leading trotting sire in North America last year, the green light to breed more mares than anticipated at the start of the 2011 breeding season.   The 14-year-old stallion had been approved to breed 75 mares this year, but Blue Chip Farms will expand his book to at least 100 mares, and may accept additional mares if Credit Winner’s performance ...
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Western Fair cancels; Driving Championship moved

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Due to severe weather conditions, Western Fair has canceled Friday night's card of racing which also means that the Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for the program will be rescheduled.   Officials from Western Fair and Standardbred Canada are hoping to reschedule the Driving Championship on Friday, March 25, and are in the process of confirming the availability of ...
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Maryland staking info now online

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Two-year-old payments (foals of 2009) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2011. This payment MUST be made to maintain eligibility!   All staking forms, race dates and stallion pedigrees are now available online. Please use our website for all your current MSRF info and any updates as they become available. We recommend that all payments be sen...
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Top pacing mare Miss Scarlett retired

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Less than two weeks after celebrating as co-breeders of the 2010 Horse of the Year Rock N Roll Heaven, Charles "Cotton," Julie and Francene Nash have learned that the racing career of their 6-year-old pacing mare Miss Scarlett is over. The daughter of Red River Hanover out of the Artsplace mare Odds On JP tore a suspensory in her last start March 1 at Dover Downs, which prompted the decision to re...
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Friday is winning night for Tomorrowpan

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Tepid choice Tomorrowpan (Dan Dube) gave nothing else a chance Friday night, winning Yonkers  Raceway's co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position four, she worked around Symphony in Motion (Jeff Gregory) just after a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Tomorrowpan found the :56.3 half before Save My Shark (Jim Pantaleano) took a shot with a move f...
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Buffalo cancels Friday after 1st race

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
After one race, Buffalo Raceway canceled the 12 remaining races on Friday's card. Days of rain and warm tempatures has caused an unsafe track. Despite the outstanding efforts of the track crew only the first race was completed, which was won by Mystically. (Buffalo)
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Ideal Newton rallies in Overbid leg

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Ideal Newton tracked the dueling leaders and charged home late to win the $50,000 second leg of the Overbid Series for pacing mares on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ideal Newton sat third-over as Ginger And Fred and Laughandbehappy battled each other into submission and rallied between horses to capture the fifth race feature in 1:50.2. Not Enough tracked the pace from ...
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Meadowlands nominations due March 15

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Nominations for a quintet of spring and summer stakes races at the Meadowlands Racetrack are due Tuesday, March 15.   Applications for the Matt's Scooter (3cp), Countess Adios (2fp), Tarport Hap (3fp), Oliver Wendell Holmes (3cp) and newly combined SRF Niatross (2op) are available at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com.    The Matt's Scooter will change to a two-week format this ...
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Didrickson, Spirit To Spare win in Damsel

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Fresh off capturing the $60,000 HorsePlayer Interactive Stakes in her most recent outing, Didrickson returned to Woodbine Friday night and showed no mercy to her seven foes, as she captured the first of two $25,000 Damsel Stakes eliminations in 1:54, a new lifetime best. In doing so, the daughter of Keystone Raider extended her winning streak to seven and remains unbeaten in 2011 for owner/tr...
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Early Morning Call in Meadows upset

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
Dismissed at 8-1, Early Morning Call survived a demanding first quarter as well as a serious late challenge en route to victory in Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Early Morning Call was parked three wide in a 28 opening quarter before making the lead. But when Terry O’Brien gave him a 31.2 second-panel breather, Early Morning Call had just enough to thwart the ...
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'Trisco' surprises Levesque

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
You'd think a former racetrack owner and operator would know when one of the horses he owns a share of is in line for a top performance. Pierre-Louis Levesque made no attempt to hide the fact he was completely fooled by the 1:52.3 effort by Bolero Trisco at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. "Maybe it was the slight class drop, maybe he's finally getting used to being in Florida but I sure ...
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Moreland Flash is Ohio's best in February

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
Moreland Flash went undefeated in three February starts and was named the 'Ohio Horse of the Month' by the Ohio Chapter of the USHWA.The five-year-old son of Memphis Flash dominated the non-winners of $500 per start class and scored in a season’s best 1:54 on February 12.Moreland Flash is owned by Andrew E. Coblentz and conditioned by John G. Wengerd. Dan Noble drove the gelding in all three vic...
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Put On A Show to have chip removed from knee

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
Put On A Show's racing career could be in jeopardy due to a bone chip in her right knee. Veterinarian Mike Ross at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center will perform an arthroscopic surgery on the 4-year-old mare on Friday morning.   "We hope it's not a big deal, but you never know until you do the surgery," said the mare's trainer, Chris Ryder. "She had been training well...
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More guaranteed Pick 4 pools set for April

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association will hold its annual board of directors meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday and Monday, March 13 and 14. Among the items on the agenda is a wagering initiative spearheaded by director Chris Schick of California.   Schick offered an update on Thursday, March 10. “The plan is moving forward,” he said. “There is a seven-person committee that has held thre...
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Eight possible bidders for Monmouth Park

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
The Asbury Park Press is reporting on its website that eight prospective management companies each submitted $25,000 deposit checks on Thursday at a bid conference held by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. One of the bidders was John Brunetti, a New Jersey resident and real estate developer, who owns Hialeah Race Course in Florida and was a shareholder in the old Monmouth Park befor...
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Meadowlands cancels after one race

on 03/10/2011 12:00 AM
Summer Snow got up in the final strides to win her $16,000 Night Styles Series division before the Meadowlands was forced to cancel the remainder of its Thursday, March 10 card due to unsafe racing conditions.   Summer Snow nipped the pacesetter BJ’s Mayreau by a neck in 1:58.1 in the first race, one of three divisions of the Night Styles Series for filly and mare pacers slated on th...
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