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Young Zeron getting the last laugh

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
After purchasing a trip and sending his parents to the Cayman Islands this week, young driver Scott Zeron knew exactly what he was doing coming into tonight’s $60,000 General Brock Stakes final aboard his father Rick’s trainee, E W Fisher. The son of Fool Me Not (18-1) scored an overpowering victory and lowered the stakes record to 1:54.2, paying $39.80.Zeron blasted off the gate in the early ...
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Pompano's cash contest for drivers

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
A whole lot more has just gone on the line for the opening weeks of March for the talented driving colony and for fan interest at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. "We're announcing a cash contest for a three night drivers' challenge from March 14 through March 16" says John Yinger, the track's Racing Operations Director. "We've tried to devise it in such a way that the excitement starts t...
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Sustaining payments due March 15 for Jug week races

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the 67th Little Brown Jug,  42nd Jugette  and  45th Old Oaken Bucket and Buckette are Due March 15.  These are for foals of 2009 and will be raced in 2012.  Sustaining payments are also due for the Standardbred two-year-old colt and filly stakes for foals of 2009  to be raced in 2011.  The estimated purse for the 2012 Little Brown Jug&...
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No elims needed for Silver Reign

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Eliminations are not necessary for this year’s Silver Reign Stakes on March 3, as only seven sophomore pacing fillies had their names dropped into the entry box. The $60,000 guaranteed final will be contested at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday, March 10, with final post positions drawn on Monday, March 7.   Here are the entries, listed in alphabetical order: Backyard Baby Blue Mon...
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Stall apps now available for Running Aces

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Stall applications are now available for the fourth season at Running Aces Harness Park and must be submitted prior to the April 15 deadline for consideration. Opening night in 2011 is May 31 with the meet ending on Aug. 27. A total of 51 programs will be presented on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights with a 7 p.m. post time.    Purse projections call for an appr...
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Gwen Gilmour dies

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Gwen Gilmour, for 57 years the wife of Hall of Fame horseman Buddy Gilmour, died Wednesday, Feb. 23.   Gwen was involved in harness racing long before she married Buddy. She was the daughter of Hall of Famer Levi Harner and his wife, Arlene, and her brother was the late horseman Eldon Harner.   In addition to her husband, Gwen is surived by daughters Karen (Alan) ...
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Another gaming forum set for March 31 in NJ

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural, who is working to put together a deal to buy the Meadowlands, is scheduled to participate in a forum organized by the Hall Instituteof Public Policy and the School of Public Affairs and Administration at  Rutgers University-Newark on Thursday, March 31. March 31 is also the deadline date for Gural to have a lease in place to secure the future of harness racing ...
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2011 Inter Dominions moved to Auckland

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
The devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, has forced the transfer of the 2011 Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion Pacing and Trotting Championships from Addington Raceway to Alexandra Park in Auckland. Christchurch is located on New Zealand's south island while Auckland is on the north island. The Inter Dominion Championships, which are an annual event on the...
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Connor now a driving contender at Pompano

on 03/01/2011 12:00 AM
Unheralded driver Chuck Connor Jr. suddenly lost his ability to fly in under the radar with a pair of crafty off- the-pace wins in consecutive races on the Tuesday program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "Before I got to the track tonight I wasn't aware of all the details for that $17,500 Drivers' Challenge here on March 14-16, but I sure am paying attention now," Connor said afte...
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Penn National Gaming finalizes Rosecroft purchase

on 02/28/2011 12:00 AM
Penn Nation Gaming completed their transaction to purchase Rosecroft Raceway today completing the harness racetrack’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan which called for the sale of substantially all of the assets of Cloverleaf Enterprises Incorporated (CEI) which includes Rosecroft Raceway. U.S. District Judge Paul Mannes ruled on February 2, 2011 that Penn National Gaming had offered the be...
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Saratoga's 70th season begins March 4

on 02/28/2011 12:00 AM
Celebrating 70 years of live harness racing, Saratoga Casino and Raceway will open for the season at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, March 4. With 171 racing dates, the 2011 season will run through Dec. 11. Throughout March, races will begin at 7:05 p.m. Fridays, 12:45 p.m. on Sundays and doubleheaders every Saturday at 12:45 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. For the full season schedule, visit www.saratogagaming.com To ...
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Meadowlands Chamber releases vision for Big M

on 02/28/2011 12:00 AM
With a goal of regaining its status as the world’s leading multi-venue sports and entertainment complex, the Meadowlands Regional Chamber has released a concept plan for the continued redevelopment of the Meadowlands Sports Complex that will include a casino, convention center, hotels, entertainment and sports facilities. Conceptualized in collaboration with Chamber members including Parsons Br...
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New Jersey's Dr. Dey II dies

on 02/28/2011 12:00 AM
Dr. Stephen Perrine Dey II, 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 28. Dr. Dey, a lifelong resident of Allentown, N.J. and an equine veterinarian for more than four decades, was based at his family’s 500-acre Heritage Hill Farm, one of the founding farms of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program.   Heritage Hill was honored as the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey’s Bree...
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Handsome Prince takes Meadows feature

on 02/28/2011 12:00 AM
Handsome Prince enjoyed a cozy pocket trip behind Object Of Art, then brushed by him in the lane to score a convincing victory in Monday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dave Palone gunned Handsome Prince to the front but willingly yielded to Object Of Art, who was strong enough to thwart the early challengers. But Handsome Prince, the 1-5 favorite...
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Barnard tickled by another Elmo win

on 02/27/2011 12:00 AM
On a wet and chilly night, John Barnard’s St. Elmo Hero continued the amazing start to his racing career easily dispatching of four rivals in Saturday’s $10,900 Free For All for his 24th win in as many starts. . The final time of 1:50 over a track generously rated as “good” was the second fastest effort of the five-year-olds career. Hustled away from post position five by driver Robert Smo...
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Artistic Vision delivers full brother to Rock N Roll Heaven

on 02/27/2011 12:00 AM
While in Florida for the expected coronation of Rock N Roll Heaven as 2010 Horse of the Year, breeders Julie and Cotton Nash, received a phone call that their broodmare Artistic Vision delivered a full brother to Rock N Roll Heaven at around 1 am on Sunday morning at Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek in Paris, Ky.   "Her timing was incredble!" said Julie Nash.   The Nashes wer...
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Kentucky's Nate Sholar dies

on 02/27/2011 12:00 AM
Nate Sholar, a longtime leader of the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association who was especially active in keeping county fair racing in Kentucky alive, has died. Sholar, who lived in Mayfield, KY, was a member of the Kentucky Harness Racing Hall of Fame.   Sholar was born in Mayfield in western Kentucky and began his involvement with harness horses in 1962. For more than 40 years he worked...
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Rock N Roll Heaven Horse of Year

on 02/27/2011 12:00 AM
By taking 123 of the 131 votes, Rock N Roll Heaven enjoyed a winning night at the annual Dan Patch Awards banquet Sunday, with his connections picking up trophies for 3-year-old male pacer of the year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.   Lucky Chucky, who was the 3-year-old male trotter of the year, won Trotter of the Year in a close vote ov...
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Park Avenue, Pembroke Prayer win at Yonkers

on 02/26/2011 12:00 AM
Park Avenue (Tyler Buter) angled and circled Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured  $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Leaving from post position No. 3, she watched early as last week's victress, Twin B Tiara (Jim Pantaleano), worked her way around slight 5-2 choice  Delightful Diva (George Brennan). After intervals of :27.1 and :57, Tomorrowpan (Dan Dube) moved firs...
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Pompano is Zin-less

on 02/26/2011 12:00 AM
The special $20,000 Invitational carded on February 26 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park for pacer Delivered From Zin may have looked like a foregone conclusion and an anti-climax when he stopped the clock with lengths to spare in 1:49.1. However, it wasn't as much of a certainty as it may have appeared to be, according to driver George Napolitano Jr. "He wasn't quite as good tonight as ...
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