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Summer Camp fine after Clyde Hirt race

on 02/03/2011 12:00 AM
Summer Camp, whose lengthy winning streak got snapped last week, looks to rebound in the first leg of the Exit 16W Series on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Summer Camp had won six straight races, including a career best 1:49.3 in the Escort Final, before his defeat as the favorite in the $62,600 Clyde Hirt on January 29.  He left hard to take the lead but folded at the three-...
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Drennan, Miller in the Meadowlands "Sulky"

on 02/03/2011 12:00 AM
Trainer Nik Drennan will be the featured In The Sulky guest on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Drennan will recap Alexie Mattosie's stunning upset in the Presidential Final last week and also discuss his starters for the weekend.   Fans can e-mail questions for Drennan to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com.  The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Paddock Level television se...
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Yonkers starts 1 1/16 mile races

on 02/03/2011 12:00 AM
Delayed a couple of nights due to weather, Yonkers Raceway debuted its mile-and-one-sixteenth  overnight racing Thursday evening.The new distance, which was to begin Feb. 1 (Tuesday was snowed out, Wednesday a scheduled dark night), encompasses all overnight races. Series and stakes races remain at the traditional flat-mile distance.   The off-the-pace Nancy Irene (Jim Pantaleano,...
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Nathan Feelsgood wins with broken head pole

on 02/03/2011 12:00 AM
A broken head pole from the half-mile on did not faze Nathan Feelsgood as he held off I'm Feelin Good to win their $12,500 Junior Trendsetter division on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driver Tim Tetrick masterfully kept Nathan Feelsgood on task through the stretch battle and he gamely dug in to best his foe by a half-length in 1:54. Given the slight nod over the runner-up ...
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Wish Away takes Woodbine final in 1:55.2

on 02/03/2011 12:00 AM
With two scratches heading into the $60,000 Miss Vera Bars Stakes final Thursday night at Woodbine, Wish Away was able to put away her eight rivals and score in 1:55.2.   Jody Jamieson, who currently leads all WEG drivers with 25 wins, positioned the daughter of Real Artist fifth in the early going, as post time favorite Tea Party Princess (Randy Waples) cleared to the lead past t...
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Alice's Restaurant serves up a win at Dover

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
Fast-closing Alice’s Restaurant needed only one call, at the finish line, to win the $26.000 Mares Open pace at 10-1 odds on a fog-shrouded  Tuesday, Feb.1 at Dover Downs.Cory Callahan bided his time as High Seed Life (Matt Kakaley) cut out the pace. In the stretch four starters converged on the leader and approaching the wire Alice’s Restaurant zipped past them all to win the week’s to...
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Esmeralda's era ends at Pompano

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
She went down swinging with a valiant effort to the last stretch drive of her career and the era of Esmeralda Semalu came to a conclusion on the Tuesday, February 1 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. In the end it was millionaire mare Not Enough that got the best of Esmeralda Semalu in her retirement race. She's being sent this weekend to begin her broodmare career with a first breeding ...
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Storm continues to prompt Wednesday cancellations

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
The massive winter storm prompted several racetrack cancellations on Tuesday and the weather has again prompted Wednesday cancellations. Monticello Raceway, Balmoral Park, Buffalo Raceway, Windsor Raceway, Western Fair and Flamboro Downs have cancelled their Wednesday live race cards.   Balmoral Park's Wednesday qualifiers were cancelled and the scheduled draw for Saturday's program ha...
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PA's new Secretary of Agriculture announced

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that he intends to nominate George Greig, a farmer and agriculture leader from Linesville, Crawford County, as Secretary of Agriculture.   “George Greig is an experienced farmer, businessman and leader,” Corbett said.  “His record of success and service makes him an ideal choice to lead this important state agency.” ...
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Harness Racing Museum exhibits available

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum’s free traveling exhibits – “The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives,” “A Drive To Win” and the “What is Harness Racing?” poster series – are available for hosting by museums, art galleries, libraries, race tracks and all appropriate venues.   Attendance figures for the popular exhibits have passed the one million mark. The Currier &...
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Maryland staking and stallion info online

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
Three-year-old payments (foals of 2008) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Feb. 15, 2011.   All staking forms, race dates and stallion pedigree’s are now available online. Please use our website for all your current MSRF info and any updates as they become available.   We recommend that all payments be sent by certified mail. Please remember t...
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Ruling in PNG's favor on Rosecroft

on 02/02/2011 12:00 AM
A challenge to Penn National Gaming's $10.25 million purchase of bankrupt Rosecroft Raceway was dismissed by a bankruptcy judge on Wednesday.  The new price is $11 million, and another court challenge could be filed.   Landow Partners, whose principals include former Maryland Democratic Party chairman Nathan Landow, bid $10.05 million in cash for Rosecroft, with additional payments pos...
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WEG's Monday Pick-4 ticket

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will present a $50,000 guaranteed pool for its early Pick-4 Monday evening. The Pick-4 will kick off as usual in Race 4.Woodbine Entertainment Group's Mike Hamilton, Chris Hickey and Ken Middleton have handicapped the four races and provided their insight on tonight's featured wager.Chris’ Pick-4 TicketRace 4 - 2, 3, 7Race 5 - 3, 7Race 6 - 3, 4, 7Race 7 - 2, 3Total - $36 for $...
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Encore Encore to stand at Lindwood

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Encore Encore 2,1:55.3f; 3,1:53.3f, a winner of more than $360,000 his 2-year-old season and current 3-year-old track record holder at The Meadows, will enter stud for 2011 at Lindwood Farm in Greensburg, Pa. His fee has been set at $6,000. He joins another Winning Key Farms' stallion at Lindwood in champion sire American Winner.   "Horseman in Pennsylvania think very highly of this horse,"...
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February Pick 4 frenzy starts this weekend

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
The best bet in harness racing just got even better. For the month of February, Meadowlands Racetrack’s Pick Four pool guarantees will be raised to $75,000 on Fridays and $100,000 on Saturdays.   Offered nightly on races six through nine, the Pick Four features a low 15 percent takeout and high return rate. The Pick Four paid an average of $4,313 in 2010, returning more than $1,000 over 5...
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Meadowlands going to Australia

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands races will be televised on Sky Racing2 in Australia through March 26. "Sky Racing is pleased to begin a trial with the acclaimed USA venue, Meadowlands,” said Sky Racing chief operating officer Brendan Parnell. “It's the first step in what we hope leads to regular USA racing being imported into Australia."   The Meadowlands cards, which will be offered on a separate...
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Brower goes live with fans on Facebook

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Members of Meadowlands Racetrack’s Facebook Fan Page will be able to interact live with oddsmaker and television host Dave Brower each racing night beginning Thursday, Feb. 3.   Brower will invite fans to talk about their selections in each race as well as provide his own picks. Plus, he will give the railbird’s-eye view on warm-ups, speed trends, late scratches and changes and other up...
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NY budget proposes surcharge on purse money

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a balanced budget for 2011 that includes a 2.75 percent state surcharge on purses for all horse races run in New York. The money the surcharge would generate, estimated at $7.6 million in 2011 and $8.5 million in 2012, would go to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, which has been running at a deficit.   The governor's budget plan, which...
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Action-Broadway wins Meadows feature; final 8 races canceled

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
A leisurely fifth at the half, Action-Broadway unleashed a powerful uncovered bid that propelled her to the lead and on to victory in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot, the feature on the Tuesday card at The Meadows shortened by worsening track conditions. Sent off the 4-5 favorite, Action-Broadway idled 5-1/2 lengths back before Dave Palone moved her off the cones. She gob...
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Hendler wins handicapping challenge

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Tracy Hendler of Carteret, NJ, captured the grand prize and a seat in the National Harness Handicapping Championship at the 2011 Meadowlands Woodbine Challenge on January 29. The Meadowlands Woodbine Challenge required players to bet 10 races, including three races each from the Meadowlands and Woodbine.  Wagers had to be meet a $10 minimum, $100 maximum per race and be Win, Place (or combina...
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