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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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Christie signs bill, but supplements uncertain

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a rescue package for Atlantic City on Tuesday, and it may or may not provide a $30 million purse supplement for horse racing. According to a report by John Brennan in New Jersey's The Record newspaper, while the rescue package indeed provides for a $30 million purse supplement, two legislators said it is unclear whether Christie will allow the purse ...
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11-1 Jeremy's Successor repeats at Dover

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Last week, a 7-1 Jeremy’s Successor won the $35,000 Preferred pace wire-to-wire. This week at 11-1 odds, he got up at the wire to win the feature again.  Go West Luck Cam, won the $32,500 Delaware Special at 7-1 and Transcending took the $26.000 Open pace on Monday, Jan. 31 at Dover Downs. Matt Kakaley and Tim Tetrick drove three winners each. Jon Roberts had a double.Sean Bier left alertly...
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Storm cancellations; Meadows cancels after 7

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
The massive winter storm moving across the country has prompted the cancellation of the Tuesday evening cards - live and simulcast - at Yonkers Raceway. Afternoon racing program at Monticello Raceway, with simulcasting is also cancelled.   The Meadows, which had a 12:55 p.m. post time, raced seven races Tuesday before deteriorating weather and track conditions prompted the cancellation of t...
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Waples sweeps Don Mills elims

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
Fresh off winning his third O’Brien Award as Canada’s Driver of the Year this past Saturday night, Randy Waples swept both $25,000 eliminations of the Don Mills Stakes tonight at Woodbine.In the first elimination, Flashback (Mario Baillargeon) took the field to the opening quarter in :27.3, ahead of Lexis DJ (Mark MacDonald) and Adrion Dream (Per Henriksen).Flashback would continue to lead his...
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Purse hikes at Pompano

on 02/01/2011 12:00 AM
The turn of the calendar page into February brings with it a new purse structure at The Winter Capital Of Harness Racing. As evidenced by the February 1 program, the increase across many classes range from just over 8% to more than 16% for the three weekly top class events. "The on-track business trends have been very promising and our place in the simulcast market is looking more solid as th...
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Sams Treasure hits Dover's jackpot

on 01/31/2011 12:00 AM
Sams Treasure came on strongly in the stretch to win the $17,000 4&5-Year-Old pace in 1:54.2 on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Dover Downs.With Ron Pierce in the bike, Tom Ceraso and Foulk Stables’ Sams Treasure overtook race favorite Bryson Seelster (Corey Callahan) on the way to his third win of the meet in the feature race. Trish Foulk trains the Nobleland Sam-This Is My Life gelding. Bryson Seelster...
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NJSS payments due Feb. 15

on 01/31/2011 12:00 AM
The Feb. 15 deadline for New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) first sustaining payments is the last chance for owners of NJ-sired 2-year-old and 3-year-old pacers and trotters to be kept eligible to the 2011 Premier and Green Acres racing programs.   The NJSS Premier Division will be contested exclusively at the Meadowlands in 2011 starting in June. The Green Acres Division begins in Septembe...
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Luchento named NJ Co-horseperson of the year

on 01/31/2011 12:00 AM
Thomas Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, was presented the Governor’s Trophy as co-Horseperson of the Year for 2010 at the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board’s 54th Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon at Charley’s Other Brother Restaurant in Eastampton Township, NJ on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Luchento shared the honor with Dennis ...
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