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Better Caviar wins by 11 at The Meadows

on 03/21/2011 2:00 AM
Better Caviar extended his career unbeaten streak to four, using an uncharacteristic burst of early speed to capture a division of Monday’s Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows. Mr Caviar took the other $15,000 second-leg division of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings.   Unraced at two, Better Caviar won his first three starts in closing fashion. In Monday’s leg, how...
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Well timed win by Mike Micallef

on 03/20/2011 2:00 AM
He was already assured of a personal award this weekend in South Florida so Mike Micallef made sure he added to the celebrations with a big night on the track on Saturday evening at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. His biggest accomplishment was a victory in the $14,000 purse top class handicap feature with Dragon's Blood. "The decision to claim Dragon's Blood was made late last year by h...
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This Is Wyatt wins at Yonkers

on 03/20/2011 2:00 AM
This is Wyatt (Eric Goodell) did it the hard way Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $28,000 winner-over paceLeaving from post position No. 6, he went up and over Go Go Solano (Dan Dube) after that one put up fractions of :26.2, :55 and 1:23.4.This is Wyatt found the lead early in the lane, found the mile marker in 1:51.4, then finished off the mile-and-one-sixteenth in 1:59.1...a n...
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Save My Shark, Neighysay Hanover are Yonkers winners

on 03/19/2011 2:00 AM
Favored Save My Shark (Jim Pantaleano) was both active and effective Friday night, winning Yonkers  Raceway's co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Leaving from post position No. 5, she was in the early fray through quick fractions. Save My Shark played leapfrog on the lead with Giveittoemstaight  (George Brennan) in between intervals of :26.3 and :55. She had a a first-u...
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Isabella's Magic in Meadows upset

on 03/19/2011 2:00 AM
Isabella’s Magic, who had a single win in 17 previous starts, poured from the pocket in the stretch to upset 1-5 favorite Diamond Tiara in a division of Friday’s Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Givemybest Hanover captured the other $15,000 opening-leg split in the event for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers. The event honors the late Donna Dunn, longtime horse owner and the...
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Meirs Hanover conquers in Cam Fella

on 03/19/2011 2:00 AM
Meirs Hanover and teamster Jody Jamieson wired his eight rivals in the $100,000 Cam Fella Stakes final at Woodbine in 1:49.1, a new stakes record and lifetime best.After posting the single elimination victory last week, the four-year-old son of Artsplace has now been unbeaten in four starts, as his lifetime earnings lifted to $248,439 for owners David Van Dusen, Michael Cimaglio and Strollin Stabl...
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Team Allard wins Four Leaf Clover

on 03/19/2011 2:00 AM
Rene Allard can check another goal off his career list. The 24-year-old trainer picked up his first Meadowlands stakes trophy with Strand Hanover in the $100,000 Four Leaf Clover final on Saturday night.  Strand Hanover pounced off a perfect second over journey to win the fifth race feature in 1:50.2.  He paid $11.80 to win.  Art Professor closed from far back to finish second, whil...
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Brennan, Pena share St Paddy's six pack

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's St. Patrick's Night math equation went something like this...In the 12-race card,  George Brennan drove 11 times, Lou Pena sent out eight horses...and the pair combined to win six races.The parade began with See Through It ($6) going the distance in the $10,000, second-race trot (2:05.3) before Lady Jay ($3.60) lasted on the lead in the lead in the $6,000, third-race pace (2...
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Jimmy Marohn wins Monticello's St. Pat's race

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Konjo N was certainly the best on paper going into the 10th edition of Monticello Raceway’s St Paddy Pace on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17  and when the judges hung the official sign Konjo N lived up to his billing. The pacer, who came into the contest off consecutive victories in his last two starts, rambled to another triumph in the race exclusively for driver s of Irish extraction.Jimmy ...
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Hoboken Hanover wins Dover feature

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Hoboken Hanover won the St. Patrick’s day feature race at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 17.Tim Curtin drove Hoken Hanover to his second straight victory reducing his lifetime record to 1:54.3 in a 3,4&5-Year-Old pace. Owned by Dave Toomey, Dave and trainer Bill Moffett, the Cam’s Card Shark –Haps Hanover gelding shook off a cluster of rivals in the stretch with GE’s Corey (Allan Davis...
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Night Styles, Horse and Groom series continue at Big M

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Some Girls Do took a winning step toward her next series title in the $16,000 first leg of the Night Styles Series on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 3-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Village Green held off Only The World by a half-length to win the fifth race, the first of the evening's two divisions, in 1:52.1.  Brian Sears was in the sulky.  Trained by Ron...
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Changes in 2011 race dates for 2 NJ tracks?

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
At its Friday, March 18 meeting at Freehold Raceway, the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) addressed several issues relevant to harness racing. The commission granted Penwood Racing’s request to reshuffle the 2011 race days for Freehold. That track’s 2011 meet began on January 1, and was supposed to run until June 5, then resume racing on August 12 through December 31, will race three days...
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Purse increase announced at Tioga Downs

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced that with the opening of live racing in 2011, the condition sheet will reflect a 10 percent purse increase across the board. The top class at Tioga Downs in 2010 was going for $15,000 and will now be racing for $16,500 in 2011. Stall applications can be found online at www.tiogadowns.com along with a list of Tioga’s early and late closing events for 2011. “This goes...
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Internet gambling bill introduced in House

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA) and John  Campbell (R-CA) have introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 1174), which would permit Internet wagering with federally-licensed operators. The bill was also sponsored by Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Peter King (R-NY).The bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. ...
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Not Enough holds on to win Overbid final

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Not Enough had just enough left in her tank to hold on for a victory in the $129,000 Overbid final on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   First to the lead, Not Enough made On The Glass work hard to clear the top in a :55.1 opening half before popping back out to re-take command. She opened up to a three-length lead at the top of the stretch and barely held off Laughandbehappy by ...
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Western Ideal filly I Lady upsets in Damsel

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
On a night of upsets at Woodbine, I Lady and driver Jody Jamieson provided a 23-1 ($46.00) upset in the $100,000 Damsel Stakes final, equaling the stakes record of 1:51.4.   From the start, Mark MacDonald sent Rub N Tug quickly to command to lead her nine rivals past the opening panel in :27.3, ahead of I Lady and Spirit To Spare (Paul MacDonell). As the fillies marched toward the half, I L...
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Anders Bluestone impressive at Dover

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
Anders Bluestone was at the top of his game wining the $26,000 Open trot on Wednesday, March 16 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce continued with a hot hand driving five winners giving him 17 wins since Sunday.  After big efforts in recent weeks, Anders Bluestone romped to an impressive 1:55.1 victory in the week’s top trot with Ross Wolfenden in the passenger’s seat. Ken Wood and Bill Dittmar ow...
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Anthony Napolitano wins big at Pompano

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
He didn't draw the favorites for the March 16 closing night of the Isle of Capri Drivers' Championship but Anthony Napolitano showcased his impressive skills in the bike to take home the title and $8,000 top prize. '"We have a lot going on right now and a lot of good uses for this money" Napolitano said in a trackside live TV interview after clinching the title in the final event of the three...
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Storm Queen wins Meadows series opener

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
Storm Queen overcame a serious shuffle to capture Wednesday’s opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. The series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters honors the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the track’s 2:00 Club. Storm Queen got away second but soon found herself fifth thanks to a whirl of early movement. Dick Stillings guided her to a good spot second over, an...
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Western Fair to reimburse customers

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
An unusual wagering occurrence during this past Friday night’s third race from Woodbine Racetrack resulted in a number of winning tickets being refunded. It was discovered that money wagered from Western Fair had not made it into the Woodbine pools in time for the third race, which resulted in the refund of the money that was wagered. The problem occurred due to a communication failure between ...
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