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Morand wins five at Harrington

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
James Magno and Joe Fonte’s World Fame ($4.60) captured the $18,600 Mares Open and was one of five winners for Jim Morand Tuesday at Harrington Raceway.World Fame, a 4-year-old No Pan Intended mare, set all the fractions in a half-length win over Don’ttellmewhatodo and Full Circle Patty. Trained by Les Givens, it was the third win of the year for World Fame. It was one of two training wins for...
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Horsemen headed to Habitat For Humanity

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
Several members of the Indiana Standardbred Association and the Celebrity Standardbred Drivers associated with the Fab Five promotion at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will lend a helping hand to Habitat for Humanity Saturday, May 7.The horsemen will be at the facility from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. assisting with the work that is currently being done to a single family home located on Lincoln Street...
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MacArthur stable: awesome in April

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
To say the starters from the Ron and Bernie MacArthur Stable were awesome in April at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park would be a bit like saying it's hot in Acapulco in August.Their two starters were nothing short of terrific and they almost rang up an undefeated month. As it was, three year old gelding Waldy Jimmy won all three of his starts in April and veteran mare Major Trap had a win, a s...
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Dube wins 7,000th

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
Dan Dube earned his 7,000th career victory Monday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $25,000, ninth-race pace with favored Armbro Durable ($3.70).It was the fourth win in the last five starts for the 8-year-old son of Blissfull Hall, who paced the mile-and-one-sixteenth in 2:00.3. Josh Green trained for himself and Seafood Delight Stable.But back to the star of the evening. Dube, a Quebec native and...
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Dog Day Derby returns to Goshen

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
Historic Track is proud to host the second annual Dog Day Derby, Sunday, May 15, 2011.  The event, sponsored by the Windy Hollow Hunt Club, features canine high jumping and open dog races.  Open to the public, the Dog Day Derby begins with registration at 10 a.m., an all-breed parade at 10:30 a.m., and the competitions slated for 11 a.m.  All canine breeds and dog owners are welcome...
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Tioga set to kick off 2011 season on Saturday

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
The Tioga Downs racing office staff has been busy preparing for Opening Day of the 2011 live racing season, which kicks off at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Below is information about the draw schedule for the 2011 season.   In other news from Tioga, Rob Fitzpatrick has been appointed Vice President of Finance and Administration for Tioga Downs and Ve...
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Miss New Jersey to present Miss New Jersey

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
Ashleigh Udalovas, 23, will continue the tradition of two-legged Miss New Jerseys meeting the winner of the Miss New Jersey Stakes on May 28 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Udalovas, who is from Millville, N.J., will present the trophy for the $150,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, a stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies who are by New Jersey-based stallions.   Sponsored by ...
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Takter recognized in international survey

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
International trotting media has voted Jimmy Takter as the second best trainer in the world. Kanal 75, the Swedish company that broadcasts harness racing on TV4 Sport in Sweden, asked 38 international media to rank tracks, horsemen and horses. The Horseman And Fair World's Kathy Parker was among those surveyed.   French horseman Fabrice Souloy, who is presently training Wishing St...
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Luchento honored by NJ leaders

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
April 27 was officiall Thomas F. Luchento Day in Monmouth County, New Jersey. It was already late in the day when Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association, was presented a plaque by the Freeholders of Monmouth County at the Hall of Records.   Luchento’s work and the importance of the racing community to the people of Monmouth County was noted in the o...
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Fashion Delight set to qualify Thursday at Big M

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
Fashion Delight, one of last year’s elite 2 year olds, will make his sophomore qualifying debut Thursday at the Meadowlands, according to trainer Jim Campbell. The son of Bettors Delight-B Js Sunshine conducted a 5-3-3 record from 11 starts last year as a freshman.   "The plan is to qualify him this Thursday at the Meadowlands," Campbell said. "He’s come back in great form and we...
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Lucky Jim wins Big M qualifier in 1:53

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
With Andy Miller in the bike for trainer Julie Miller, the 2009 Trotter of the Year, Lucky Jim, won a Meadowlands qualifier by 11-3/4 lengths in 1:53 at the Meadowlands on Tuesday May 3. Lucky Jim was on top at every call, leaving from post six and posting splits of :28.3, :57.2 and 1:25.3 en route to the open-lengths win over the fast track.Temple Of Doom (Ray Remmen) was second with Pilgrims Chu...
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Mater Deo another top filly from Coleman barn

on 05/03/2011 2:00 AM
After scoring two victories and $72,239 in earnings last year as a freshman, Mater Deo will make her sophomore debut this Thursday in the $25,000 Princess Stakes eliminations at Woodbine. Last season, the daughter of Western Ideal-Life Matters captured a $100,529 division of the Eternal Camnation Stakes for trainer Casie Coleman and owners West Wins Stable and Steve Calhoun.   "I'm lookin...
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Smoken Up to North America?

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Down Under’s record-breaking pacer Smoken Up (Tinted Cloud-Carnlough Bay) could race in North America. Not content with with obliterating the Australasian mile record last Saturday night, the horse's trainer-driver, Lane Justice, will talk to Smoken Up’s owners about chasing the world record.   The 8-year-old gelding left the Menangle crowd gobsmacked when he took a staggering...
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Mayotte announces Escape The Wind retired

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Roger Mayotte announced Monday morning that his multiple stakes winning pacer Escape The Wind has been officially retired at the age of 11 years old. Escape The Wind recorded 62 wins, 25 seconds and 27 thirds in 224 starts over the course of his career to earn over $1.9 million for the Venture 2000 Stable, which consists of Mayotte and longtime friends and partners Stavr...
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Ill Rumpel dies in Canada

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Illa Rumpel, who traveled to North American racetracks with her husband, Gordon, to watch their star horses such as Matt's Scooter and On The Road Again, died April 29 after years suffering with Alzheimers.   Gord and Illa had been married for 59 years and their story was documented by Horse Racing Alberta in a feature called “A Special Lady” and that video production won HRA top honors...
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Youth Foundation names new trustees

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Harness Horseman's Association Executive Director Ron Battoni and former HHYF Assistant Ryan Avenatti have been elected to three-year terms on the HHYF's fifteen-member Board of Trustees.   Battoni, 61, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has worked closely with HHYF in the past in his role with the PHHA . "I was honored to be asked to serve on the Board," he says. "The HHYF does so much goo...
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Harrington joins USTA's wagering program

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway recently joined the USTA’s strategic wagering program and will be guaranteeing its pick four on Tuesdays in May with a $5,000 minimum pool.It will begin on May 3 with Harrington’s pick four, which starts nightly at race three. For selections, visit,   http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=42194&z=87.Harrington Raceway currently races on a Sunday t...
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Saunders happy with colt's third-place finish

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Bruce Saunders is no stranger to campaigning 3 year olds to lucrative seasons. Last year Saunders trained Rock N Roll Heaven to top honors and this year he's back with Lookinforadventure. The colt finished third Friday, April 29, in his second start of the season. Lookinforadventure faced a minor setback to begin his 2011 season but Saunders is confident his charge can rebound. "In hi...
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Raceway Park opens 2011 meet

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
Raceway Park began its live racing season on Saturday to a record opening weekend crowd of more than 2,200.  The crowd came out early for the promotions, including 150 season passes that were all gone before the first race even started.   “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our 2011 season”, said General Manager Bill McLaughlin. “The weather was perfect and the e...
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Field set for Italy's rich Lotteria

on 05/02/2011 2:00 AM
The draw for the 62nd edition of the famed Gran Premio della Lotteria at the Agnano track in Naples, Italy, a track located in the shadow of the vulcano Vesuvio, has been conducted and the race includes the American-breds Pretty Boy Lindy and Southwind Samurai. The race will be held Sunday.   The eliminations have purses of $20,900 each while the total purse is over $600,000. The thr...
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