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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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Careless Love rolls to Meadows win

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Careless Love sat comfortably in the pocket, then brushed strongly through the lane to capture Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot.Eric Ledford hustled Careless Love from the gate before settling her behind RT Sun Poco. When Ledford moved the 6-year-old daughter of Keystone Nordic-Will You Be Mine off the cones into the final turn, she roared past RT Sun Poco and scored by 2-3/4 le...
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Upset winners at Dover

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
An 8-1 surprise Mystra won for the second straight time in an $18,500 Mares pace while 19-1 Joanna Allen racked up her first win of 2011to take a $16,500 4&5-Year-Old Mares Winners-Over pace on a longshot-filled Tuesday, March 8 feature race at Dover Downs. Joanna Allen and Kellytuck Sophie won the sub-feature paces. Ron Pierce drove five wins.Foulk Stable’s Mystra, with her regular pilot Ro...
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Pavia: pumped at Pompano

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr. is hoping the saying is true that history repeats itself when the 2011 Isle of Capri Drivers' Championship is staged next week at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. "I've been in a few of these drivers' championships in my career but the one I remember best was right here at Pompano close to twenty years ago" Pavia says. "The format was a ten man round robin competition staged...
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Plainridge set to open May 16

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse will open its 2011 harness racing season on Monday, May 16. On Tuesday, March 8, Plainridge general manager Steve O'Toole and Michael Perpall, president of the Harness Horsemen's Association of New England, jointly announced that they have agreed to a new schedule for live racing at Plainridge Racecourse for 2011.   The new schedule is subject to the approval of t...
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Berry's Creek winner Wearable Art returns

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Wearable Art, the 2007 Berry's Creek champion, will return to the racetrack after a two-year absence Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The 7-year-old son of Artiscape retired to stud duty after suffering the third separate tendon injury of his career on Sept. 18, 2008 at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. He will return to action in the 12th race Saturday night for trainer Peter Kleinh...
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Hall of Fame's Roosevelt project needs help!

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
On Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 4, 2010, William Mulligan, a trustee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, announced he would donate $10,000 to the important effort to examine, identify, categorize, maintain, store and digitize more than 8,000 photographs and 3,500 press releases saved from the demolition of Roosevelt Raceway.   But Mulligan's donation had one catch -- his...
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Gural says progress continues for Big M deal

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural issued the following statement on Wednesday afternoon, March 9:   I promised a quick update on the progress in leasing the Meadowlands prior to the March 15 stakes payments. The good news is that we continue to make progress in finalizing the plans and I have several groups interested in investing with us in the project.   We would still have to raise $40-$50 million in de...
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