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Life Source dies at age 14

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Life Source p,7,1:48 ($1,844,445), was humanly euthanized at Peninsula Farm on Feb. 17, 2011, after a chronic battle with arthritic and respiratory problems. He was 14.   The son of Life Sign-She’s Pure Silk-Nihilator was foaled, raised and sold by Peninsula Farm as a yearling for $25,000. He raced successfully from 1999 at age 2, through 2005, taking winning marks each season. ...
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Lucky Bettor repeats winning ticket at Yonkers

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Lucky Bettor (Brett Miller) picked off a tiring rival while holding off a closing one Saturday night,  winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,500 Open Handicap Pace for a second consecutive performance.   Leaving from post position six, he sat patiently in the rear of the room while Western Shore (Dan Dube) did all the early entertaining. That one two-moved to the lead, widening his way th...
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Delivered From Zin's 1:48.4 a Pompano record

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
There had never been anything quite like it in the 47-year history of harness racing at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park dating to 1964. In the Saturday evening featured pacing event for a $14,000 purse, the 8-year-old gelding Delivered From Zin toured the South Florida oval in 1:48.4. A capacity trackside crowd was on hand and their appreciation of the historic all time track record momen...
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Jessee's Career wins first of 2011 at Dover

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Jessee’s Career, a 6-1 shot, post his first 2011 win besting eight rivals in the $14,500 trot on Saturday at Dover Downs.   Allan Davis opened up two lengths turning for home and that was more than enough to score a 1:59.3 victory in the night’s feature race. Owned by Carol and husband trainer Jim Atkinson, Jessee’s Career, 4-year-old son of Jailhouse Jesse-Pine Career&...
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Big M stakes double for Burke/Sears

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke and driver Brian Sears teamed to win two of the three series finals contested Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   I'm Feelin Good ($19.60) picked an opportune time to break his maiden as he won the $68,000 Junior Trendsetter in his first start for the Burke barn. Sears and I'm Feelin Good sat third the whole way and exploded through an opening in the lane to be...
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Allthatgltrsisgold sparkles in Aquarius

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Allthatgltrsisgold ($6) pounced off a perfect second-over trip to win the $78,000 Aquarius final Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Driven by Ron Pierce, Allthatgltrisgold slingshot past his cover Code Word in the stretch and drew off to a three-length tally in 1:51.2.  Foreign Officer edged Whiskey Pete for third.   "He showed a lot of ability as a 2 year old, but he needed some...
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Royal Becquet upsets in WEGZ at 34-1

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Rene Allard pupils Royal Becquet and Strand Hanover swept the top two spots in the $60,000 WEGZ Stakes on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The WEGZ Stakes, formerly called the Ontario Boys Pacing Series, is for older pacing horses that are non-winners of $50,000 in 2010 as of Oct. 31.   With elimination winner Vertical Horizon scratched, the field for the final was narrowed down to nin...
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Jolt wins in Dover shocker

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Frank Milby drove 13-1 shot Jolt down the passing lane to win the $14,000 Thursday, Feb.17 feature race. Kiss My Art had just enough to take the $$11,500 sub-feature pace.Moving from an outside post 8 to the inside was just what the doctor ordered for Dale Milby’s Jolt, trained by his brother Don, and driven by his nephew Frank Milby in the feature race. Jolt, overlooked at 13-1, stormed down th...
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Ohio USHWA taps Howyadoinpal

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
The only thing tougher than this January's Ohio weather was Howyadoinpal. Based on his four wins in the month of January, the six-year-old was named Ohio's best by the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.The gelded son of Keystone Raider started his year on New Year's Day scoring in a conditioned event in 1:55.4. In the next 28 days, he added three victories in Northfield...
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NHHC qualifier set for Saturday

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Cash prizes and seats in the National Harness Handicapping Championship are up for grabs at Meadowlands Racetrack's next handicapping tournament on Saturday night.The prize pool is estimated at $24,000* with payouts to the Top 10.  Plus, players keep their bankrolls.  The total contest fee is $400 ($200 entry fee/$200 bankroll).  Contestants must bet exactly 10 Meadowlands races, wi...
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Meadowlands hosts Presidents' Day card

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
A special holiday matinee of racing will kick off at 1:10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21. After the races, fans are encouraged to head over to Redd's Restaurant in nearby Carlstadt, NJ for a very special fundraiser to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation.  The stars of harness racing will serve up the drinks behind the bar.  Plus, there will be karaoke, a wings cook-off, raffles, bar ...
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Night of Stars awards to be streamed online

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
The videostreaming of the major annual awards event in harness racing, the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s “Night of Stars” banquet, will take place Sunday, Feb. 27, and can be seen on the U.S. Trotting Association’s website www.ustrotting.com. Previous videostreaming of the annual awards banquet included from Pompano Park and the Meadowlands. Todd Roberts, pioneering an...
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NJ bill passes to allow transition period

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
A bill that will allow the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to help operate the Meadowlands Racetrack during a one-year transition period with possible lessee Jeff Gural reportedly easily passed the New Jersey legislature on Thursday. Also approved were bills that reduced the required racing dates at the Meadowlands and Freehold to 75, but horsemen’s groups would still have to grant ap...
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Free Weekend Preview Available Now!

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
TGIF! That’s because Friday is the day subscribers to the FREE HarnessRacing Weekend Preview get to find out the latest harness racing news by opening their email and reading the latest edition, which arrives first thing every Friday morning. The HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is available by signing up by clicking the box at the top right of harnessracing.com’s home page.  Today’s Weeke...
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With Woodbine dark, Big M gets handle bump

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands saw its handle climb on Thursday night from the comparable day the previous week. Handle for the 11-race Feb. 17 program totaled $1,889,853 versus $1,634,747 for the previous Thursday card, which featured only 10 races.   The fact that Woodbine cancelled its Thursday night program because of track surface problems "definitely helped our total handle. We did see much more mon...
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Laughandbehappy in Cape & Cutter winner's circle

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Laughandbehappy sailed to victory in the $89,000 Cape and Cutter final on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Laughandbehappy bull rushed Red Star Hottie for the lead in a swift :54.4 half and rebuffed a game Ideal Newton en route to a 1:51.4 clocking. Driven by David Miller, Laughandbehappy paid $3.60 to win the sixth race feature. Cuz She Can rallied late to finish a lengt...
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Some Girls Do gets TLC at the Meadowlands

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Some Girls Do kept her perfect 2011 record in tact with a 1:54.2 score in the $49,000 Tender Loving Care final Friday night at the Meadowlands.   With Brian Sears at the lines, Some Girls Do sat second through a tepid :28.3 opening quarter before sprinting to the lead down the backstretch. She led the field through middle fractions of :57.3 and 1:27 and drew clear as looming threat Sag...
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Winds force Woodbine cancellation after five

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Shortly after the fifth race, Woodbine Racetrack has been forced to cancel its Friday night program. High winds in the Toronto area was deemed unsafe for both horses and drivers.   Simulcast wagering remained available throughout the evening at Woodbine. Racing is scheduled to resume Saturday evening with a first race scheduled for 7:10 p.m. (WEG)
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Didrickson rallies to win Horseplayer final

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
After scoring a victory in her elimination last week, Didrickson delivered in the $60,000 HorsePlayer Interactive Stakes final Friday night at Woodbine. With the victory, the daughter of Keystone Raider has now scored six consecutive victories and remains unbeaten in 2011 for owner/trainer Kelly Goodwin.   Driver Randy Waples elected to use off-the-pace tactics in the early going as ...
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Upsets in Yonkers Friday features

on 02/18/2011 12:00 AM
Twin B Tiara (Jim Pantaleano), in the right place at the right time Friday night, won Yonkers Raceway's  co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position four, she watched a whole lot of early movement. Legerdepan (Dan Dube)--bumping up in search of a fifth consecutive  victory--had the first lead before a 27-second opening quarter-mile. Right af...
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