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Gural meets state officials about "economic issues"

on 04/13/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural’s efforts to lease the Meadowlands continued on Wednesday when he and other New Jersey harness racing leaders met with officials from the administration of Gov. Chris Christie at the statehouse in Trenton. According to a report by Bob Jordan of the Asbury Park Press, Christie has given Gural until the end of the week to finalize a lease of the Meadowlands. Gural told Jordan th...
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Series action underway at Hoosier

on 04/13/2011 2:00 AM
Action Jackson and driver Sam Widger made his 1:57.4 win on Wednesday night in the second leg of the $12,500 Jerry Landess Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino look easy.   After finishing second in the first round, the four-year-old son of Kentucky Spur brought home his first win of the year in only his second start for Greg Kain’s Green Acres of Beecher, Ill. Bred by Kain, wh...
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Fund set up for late horsewoman's daughter

on 04/13/2011 2:00 AM
Members of the horse racing community are banding together in honor of their friend, Michelle Eustis, who was killed in a fatal accident at Balmoral Park on Monday. In addition to her parents and siblings, Michelle leaves behind her 7-year-old daughter Haylee (Koifoid).   Michelle Eustis died on Monday, April 11, after an accident on the backstretch at Balmoral Park.   According to R...
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Corleone Kosmos continues comeback

on 04/13/2011 2:00 AM
It was a return to winning ways after months along the comeback trail for 2008 Breeders Crown champion trotter Corleone Kosmos. The 9-year-old gelding scored in 1:54.4 Wednesday night at the Isle Pompano Park.   "It's a big relief to get this one out of the way and only thanks to great owners like Art Rudolph and Bernard Owen that a horse can be given nine months off," trainer and driv...
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$100,000 Delaware filly finals held at Dover

on 04/13/2011 2:00 AM
Pacer Badlands Jenny closed with a rush and trotter Overnight Command was never headed in $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action  for 3-year-old fillies on a drizzling Wednesday night at Dover Downs.   In a rare off-the-pace demonstration, Badlands Jenna roared down the stretch to score a lifetime fastest 1:54.1 victory in the DSBA filly final with Be...
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Schoolkids, Astounding Hanover win at Dover

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Schoolkids was a convincing winner of the $35,000 Preferred Handicap win while Astounding Hanover won the $32,500 Delaware Special in 1:50 on a Summer-like Monday, April 11 at Dover DownsIn the $35,000 Preferred Handicap, Pat Berry sent Schoolkids moved to the front at the quarter and never looked back scoring a 1:50.3 victory to lift his seasonal bankroll into three digits. The five-year-old son ...
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Eight new series at Pompano

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is pleased to announce the offering of eight new series which are scheduled to be contested with their divisions and finals in the period of May 2 through July 2 at the South Florida venue. Nominations, at $200 each,  are due by Friday, April 15 for The Evaluation Pacing Series, The Appraisal Trotting Series, and The Spring Bling Pacing Series. Nominat...
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Misti Maiden delivers in Celias Counsel final

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
After scoring a victory in her elimination last week, Misti Maiden was pressured for most of the stretch drive in the $60,000 Celias Counsel Stakes final, but she survived the pressure to earn her largest payday of her career.After being purchased for $10,000 at the Fall Extravaganza Mixed Sale in late October, the three-year-old daughter of Angus Hall now has a career bankroll of $44,080 for owne...
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Washingtonian remains unbeaten at Meadows

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Washingtonian made a decisive quarter-pole move to the lead and went on to capture a division of Monday’s Rembrandt Spur Trot — a victory that kept him undefeated in three career starts — at The Meadows.Better Caviar took the other $15,000 opening-leg split in the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The series honors world champion Rembrandt Spur, who for owner Roy Davis an...
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Legislation just one step toward Rosecroft reopening

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Late Monday night (April 11) Maryland lawmakers passed legislation which was critical to the revival of harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway. However, more action must still take place outside the legislature before the track’s reopening is set.   "This is just one of several steps that need to be done before racing can resume at Rosecroft,” said Chris McErlean, vice president of ra...
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Dancer makes statement on date reduction

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-Burlington, Ocean, Mercer and Monmouth), the son of the late Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer, has issued a statement following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's signing of legislation which allows a reduction in the number of live racing dates in the state, if agreed to by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.   "The horse racing industry...
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Entries still open for May Blooded Horse Sale

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
The Blooded Horse Sale is still taking entries for the 48th Annual Spring Sale May 9 at Delaware, Ohio. This very popular sale offers racing stock, young green horses, yearlings, broodmare prospects, and mares with foals. Entries can be made online at www.bloodedhorse.comor faxed to the sale office at (859) 858-8498 through Friday April 15. (Blooded Horse Sale)
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Dean hoping for big year for Big Jim

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Big Jim, voted 2-year-old pacing colt divisional honors last year in both the U.S. and Canada, is currently training at James “Friday” Dean’s winter base at Southern Oaks Training Center in Sorrento, Fla., and is likely less than two weeks from making his sophomore debut. The 48-year-old Dean, who at one time worked alongside Canadian Hall of Famer Stew Firlotte with such standout pacing co...
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Vernon Downs set to open April 15

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Despite being in the midst of negotiations with the Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY) for a new contract to replace the one that expired in March, Vernon Downs is scheduled to open its 58th season of racing on Friday, April 15. Although the recent two-year contract with the HHACNY expired, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board approved race dates at Vernon Downs throug...
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Eustis tragedy update; arrangements announced

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Reports from Balmoral Park on Tuesday morning indicate that 21-year-old caretaker Heather France has been upgraded from “critical” to “fair” condition at a local hospital one day after being involved in an alleged DUI accident on the track backstretch that killed 25-year-old Michelle Eustis, the daughter of Charles Eustis III, the trainer of the undefeated St. Elmo Hero. France and Michel...
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Indulge Me retired, to be bred to Art Major

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Following a victory by Indulge Me Friday, April 8, at Harrah’s Chester, trainer Ed Lohmeyer announced the retirement of the 5-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight.   Indulge Me p, 2, 1:52 ($675,165) won 18 of 72 starts, with her biggest victory coming in the $203,425 Empire Breeders Classic at Tioga Downs. Owned by Robert and Lauren Tucker, Indulge Me will be bred to Art Major. &nbs...
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Zeron talks Rainbow and Martini

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
After celebrating a career year as a trainer last season with $1,725,343 earned, Oakville, Ont. resident, Rick Zeron is hoping to succeed that goal in 2011. The 2010 O'Brien Award winner for Horsemanship is eagerly anticipating the return of his two stable stars, Lady Rainbow and Peach Martini.   Lady Rainbow, a 3-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee, earned $212,989 last season with four ...
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Vernon draws for opener, has tentative contract

on 04/12/2011 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs completed the final tune-up for Friday’s (April 15) 58th season’s opener last night. On Tuesday the track's Media Night program consisted of seven races. Earlier in the day, racing secretary Scott Warren, beginning his initial season at the central New York harness track, conducted a double draw for opening weekend.  Friday’s 10-race program includes a $10,000 fil...
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42-1 Caviart Tyler, CC's Fred win Dover features

on 04/11/2011 2:00 AM
Caviart Tyler put on a strong finish to chalk up a 1:52 lifetime fastest victory at 42-1 to win the $16,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace while CC’s Fred has found the winning formula in the $14,500 trot on a sunny Sunday, April 10 at Dover DownsWith Corey Callahan in the bike, Tom Cooke’s Dragon Again-Caviart Sierra gelding, trained by Bib Roberts, pulled a big surprise in the day’s top pacing ev...
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Misti Maiden favored in Celias Counsel final

on 04/11/2011 2:00 AM
Misti Maiden, a 3-year-old daughter of Angus Hall, will headline this year's group of sophomore trotting fillies coming into Monday night's $60,000 Celias Counsel Stakes final   The Frank Coville trainee scored the fastest elimination victory last week with a gate-to-wire, maiden-breaking score in 1:59 for driver and co-owner Jack Moiseyev.   "That was the first time I have ever pu...
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