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Dewey Degree scholarship deadline May 16

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Time is growing short and you only have until May 16 to apply for the 2011 Dewey Degree College Scholarship.   The Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association is looking for eligible high school seniors (or returning college students) from families of licensed owners, trainers, or drivers who participate full or part time in harness racing. They can now log on ...
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Shadyshark Hanover sharp in Big M qualifier

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Making his first appearance as a 3 year old, Shadyshark Hanover kicked home in :25.4 to win his qualifier in 1:56.1 Thursday morning, May 5, at the Meadowlands. The 2010 Woodrow Wilson champion Fashion Delight also made his first start of the year but he had to settle for second in his respective qualifier. Among the trotters, the 3-year-old filly Creme De Cocoa came up victorious while Dejarmbro...
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Foiled Again hoping for third time Molson charm

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
The connections of iron horse Foiled Again are hoping the third time will prove the charm in the upcoming $300,000 (est) Molson Pace, Western Fair Raceway’s signature race which gets underway with eliminations on May 20 followed by the final the following Friday night, May 27.   This will mark the third time Foiled Again has competed in Western Fair’s richest race and he’s proven ea...
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Big Bad John to make 2011 debut Saturday

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Big Bad John, a central Ohio owned, trained and driven Little Brown Jug contender, will make his first start in a division of Saturday’s $210,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Harrah’s Chester.   "He seems ready to go,” said trainer Ron Potter of Delaware, Ohio. “He’s won two qualifiers at The Meadows including a 1:53 effort last week on a cool, rainy day. That was right w...
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Son of French horseman killed in Grobois fire

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
French horseman Philippe Allaire, who campaigns Ready  Cash, the winner of this year's Prix d'Amerique, suffered a tragedy late Wednesday night when fire swept through his apartment home adjacent to his stable at Grobois outside of Paris and his 20-year-old son William was killed.   European trotting media reported that about 20 fire trucks responded to the blaze, which broke out while...
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Star 3 year olds qualify at Mohawk

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
There was a great parade of returning 3 year olds Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack, as many of last year's elite 2 year olds marked their first charted line of 2011.   Last year's top Ontario-sired pacers, Prodigal Seelster and Mystician both made their sophomore qualifying debuts this morning. Both colts sired by Camluck finished one-two, respectively.   Mystician wa...
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Tioga opens Saturday with open mares featured

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will open up for its sixth season of live racing action from Nichols, N.Y., on Saturday, May 7 (Kentucky Derby Day) with a post time of 6:50 p.m. A 10-race card will highlight opening night co-featured with Tioga’s Derby Fest featuring all day activities including mint juleps, a Derby Day hat contest, live entertainment, wagering and video from Churchill Downs, and much more. &...
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Federal legislation causes concerns

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Two Kentucky legislators filed legislation in Congress on Wednesday that calls for federal intervention in the regulation of horse racing. Standardbred breeder Alan Leavitt, who is a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, presently is uncertain that federal intervention could be a positive for horse racing.  The bill, titled the Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act o...
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New Jersey Sire Stakes payments due May 15

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Important payments are due May 15 to make and keep horses eligible to the lucrative New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) program and other special stakes races for New Jersey-sired horses.   Nominations are due for foals of 2010 that are yearlings in 2011. All horses nominated must be registered with the U. S. Trotting Association or Canadian Standardbred Horse Society.   For elig...
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Parker wins five at Monticello

on 05/05/2011 2:00 AM
Winning races is nothing new to Billy Parker Jr. but lately he’s been on a tear at Monticello Raceway. The 14-time Mighty M driving champ, added five more wins to his career totals on Thursday afternoon and he’s driving like a man possessed.   “I feel real good  and I’m have been getting  some better mounts than I was getting earlier this year and that sure helps...
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BV's Sister gets lightning lane Meadows win

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
BV’s Sister worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then shot the sloppy Lightning Lane to score a narrow victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. After Greg Grismore hustled BV’s Sister away from the gate from post 3, she settled in behind Caviar Forthe Lady, who was strong enough to carry her to the Lightning Lane. The 7-year-old daughter of ...
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Elitlopp flashback: Campbell talks about Mack

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
With last weekend's Finlandia Ajo in the books and the Lotteria and Oslo Grand Prix soon to follow, it won't be long before the field is announced for the Elitlopp, which will be contested Sunday, May 29, at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. Back in 1988, Mack Lobell won the race, becoming the first American-owned horse to win the classic in many years.   John Campbell, who was just 33 years...
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Hambo second in trotting media survey

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
The survey of International trotting media that recognized Jimmy Takter as the second best trainer in the world has also voted the Hambletonian as the second most prestigious race in the trotting world and Stig H. Johansson as the top trainer-driver. Kanal 75, the Swedish company that broadcasts harness racing on TV4 Sport in Sweden, asked 38 international media to rank tracks, hors...
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Fields set for 52nd edition of Lady Suffolk

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
The 52nd edition of the Lady Suffolk goes in two divisions at Freehold on Friday (May 6). The sixth and eighth races each carry a $39,825 purse and both divisions feature six horse fields.In the first division, Jeff Gregory goes from the rail for John Stark, Jr. with Imageofasweetday, a winner of $94,963 lifetime and a finalist in the New York Sires Stakes at Yonkers last fall. Right alongside wil...
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Big M adds Summer Series for 3YO pacers

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack has added a new, four-week series for 3-year-old pacers to its summer racing schedule.  The Summer Survivor Series, which begins June 2, is for non-winners of two pari-mutuel races or $25,000 lifetime as of May 1, 2011.  (Winners over $75,000 lifetime are ineligible).  The series consists of two preliminary brackets and a semi-final round that will narrow the c...
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13 entered in Graduate; 3 take byes

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
There were 13 horses entered in the Graduate free-for-all pace, with the $50,000 elimination set for Saturday night at the Meadowlands. With the 13 entries, three horses were given byes and took them—Foiled Again and Giddy Up Lucky, who raced in the Levy Memorial final, and Western Shore.  The rest of the elimination field, from the rail out, will feature (1) Atochia, (2) Bettor Sweet, (3)...
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104 colts eligible to this year's Hambletonian

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
Dan Patch divisional champ Pastor Stephen tops a list of 104 trotting colts eligible to the 86th Hambletonian, the richest and most prestigious event in harness racing. The $1.7 million Hambletonian and the filly companion stakes, the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks, will be raced on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Hambletonian Society, which has owned and service...
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Lucky Jim looks to reclaim Cutler title

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
After a rocky start to the season, Lucky Jim looks to rebound in the $40,000 prep race for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial when live racing resumes at Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, May 7.   Post time is 7 p.m. for the card which co-features the $50,000 elimination for the Graduate stake. Eliminations for the Cutler were unnecessary as 10 trotters, including 2010 Dan Patch Award winners E...
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Bartlett wins 4,000th at Yonkers

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
One night after Dan Dube won his 7,000th career race, Jason Bartlett joined the milestone madness.Bartlett drove his 4,000th winner Tuesday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's 12th-race pacing finale with Handfulofjuno ($4.90) in 2:01.2 for the mile-and-one-sixteenth distance. Chris Marino trained the 6-year-old Village Jove gelding for Melissa Guido Stables.Entering the night needing a quartet to re...
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Tetrick has big night at Pocono

on 05/04/2011 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick punctuated a big driving night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs by guiding Dagnabit Hanover to a dominating win in the featured condition pace on Tuesday night. The race carried the night’s top purse of $21,000.The win with Dagnabit Hanover was Tetrick’s fifth and final victory of the night. That matched the highest single-night total by a driver so far at Pocono this season, which w...
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