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St Elmo Hero makes it 25!

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
After being scratched from the Cam Fella Stakes elimination in his most recent start, St Elmo Hero made his Woodbine debut a winning one to extend his unbeaten streak to 25 straight victories in the $28,000 Preferred 2 pace.The son of Western Hero was urged on from the start as driver Jody Jamieson rolled him to the front past O K Boromir at the quarter in :27. Heading towards the half, Lennon Blu...
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Gingras, Burke score big in Levy splits

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series offered up Round 2 Saturday night with another six, $50,000 Free-For-All divisions. The first division saw Legal Litigator (Dave Miller)--just about wiped out a week ago--take it the distance. Leaving from post position No. 4, he put up intervals of :27.2, :56.3, 1:24.3, before winning by a length in 1:53.3. Foreign Officer (Jim...
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Hypnotic Blue Chip charges to SPC win

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
With no elimination necessary, Hypnotic Blue Chipand driver Jody Jamieson unleashed a ferocious late kick to capture the $125,000 Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine. The Kevin McDermott trainee was sent off as the 4-5 favorite, as he scored the victory in 1:51 for owner Francis Azur.Schoolkids (Pat Berry) aggressively took over command from post six ahead of Mr Saratoga (Keith Oliver) and Lisa...
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Big Gus upsets in Balmoral stake win

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 Balmoral Park stake schedule kicked off on Saturday, April 2 with a field of 10 Illinois conceived and three-year-old pacing colts squaring off in the $9,000 Taurus Bomber Stake. When the smoke cleared from this wild and wooly affair it was G&B Stable of Illinois’ Big Gus toting home top honors at odds of 10-1 as he rolled to a one-length victory in a career best of 1:54.4.Leaving f...
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Magee making his mark at Hoosier

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
Dave Magee, who has been the reigning champion for years on the Chicagoland circuit, is now making a strong bid for the throne at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Magee scored four wins Friday, April 1 to assist in his push to the top of the driver standings for the three-day opening weekend.A native of Wisconsin, Magee has raced at Hoosier Park in the past on a limited basis. Earlier this year, ...
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High Joltage, CC's Fred win Dover features

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
High Joltage, the only sophomore in the $16,500 pace, and CC’s Fred after seven second-place finishes in eight starts this year, won the twin features at Dover Downs on Sunday at Dover Downs.    Overcoming a start from outside post eight, Ben Stafford Jr. guided High Joltage to his fourth win of the year, but first since January, to win the top pace on the card in 1:53.1, a...
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Columbia County wins Battle of Saratoga final

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
The Battle of Saratoga #3 series for trotters wrapped up on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway and the winner had some similarities to the Saturday victors in the Battle of Saratoga #1 and #2 series.     Columbia County (Sierra Kosmos) went undefeated in his two legs of the $4,500 per division series for claming trotters and would look to complete the hat trick o...
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Daniel Elliott dies

on 04/03/2011 2:00 AM
Daniel J. Elliott, 56, of East Windsor, N.J., died March 22, 2011, after a lengthy illness.    Mr. Elliott grew up in Detroit, Mich., and began his grooming career at Detroit area tracks such as Hazel Park, Northville Downs and Wolverine Raceway. He moved to New Jersey in 1976 when the Meadowlands opened.   Over several years, he worked for various trainers but mainly...
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Calgary Seelster romps in Youthful final

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
After scoring a victory in his elimination last week, Calgary Seelster wired his nine rivals to capture the $60,000 Youthful Stakes final at Woodbine. In doing so, the three-year-old son of Modern Art extended his unbeaten streak to six for owner/trainer Murray Preszcator. He also equaled his largest payday of his young career after capturing the $60,000 Apaches Fame Stakes final, just two starts ...
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Debauchee Hanover upsets in Meadows final

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of swift early fractions, Debauchee Hanover went wide to pounce on the tiring leaders and score a 14-1 upset Friday at The Meadows in the $23,400 championship of the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. While Givemybest Hanover and Morwyn Hanover dueled for the early lead in a 56.1 opening half, Debauchee Hanover and Eric Ledford waited patiently ...
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Round two of Matchmaker at Yonkers

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker offered up the second round the same way it presented the first...with four, $40,000 Friday night divisions for the girls. Headpoles R Us (Cat Manzi, $22.40), leaving from post position No. 6, won the first division. She snapped pace-setting (:28, :57, 1:25.1) pole-sitter Giveittoemstaight (catch-driver Jason Bartlett) on the money by a short schnozz in ...
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Roosevelt legacy project Phase II complete

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
Harness Racing Museum trustee Bill Mulligan challenged the Museum and its supporters to collect $20,000 in new contributions to complete Phase II of the Roosevelt Raceway Legacy Project. In return he promised a $10,000 donation to seed Phase III, the installation of a permanent exhibit and publication of a commemorative book. Since October, 2010, when the Challenge officially began, a little more ...
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McLaughlin joins Hoosier Park's TV team

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
If you haven’t seen or met Rachel McLaughlin, you’re likely to before you know it. She is the new television commentator and co-host on the racing show with Track Announcer Steve Cross at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. McLaughlin stepped into the position with a moment’s notice and has kicked off the season with an outstanding performance.Viewers may recognize McLaughlin as a return comme...
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NJSS payments due April 15

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
April 15 is last chance for New Jersey-sired two-year-old and three-year-old pacers and trotters to be kept eligible to all 2011 N. J. Sire Stakes pari-mutuel racing programs.           The NJSS Premier Division is scheduled to begin in May at The Meadowlands and the Green Acres Division in August at Freehold Raceway. NJSS Executive Secretary ...
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Changes announced by Ohio Racing Commission

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
Effective April 1, 2011, Governor John Kasich has made the following appointments to the Ohio State Racing Commission: Chairman of the Racing Commission,  Robert Schmitz ®, Bexley, Legislative Representative and former OHHA Legislative Representative;  Commission members, Todd Book, (D), McDermott, an attorney and 2010 term limited State Representative and B.J. Roach, ®, Grove Cit...
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Golden Receiver wins Pocono's Open

on 04/02/2011 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver led much of the way and sustained despite a blistering pace to win the featured Open pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It was the first Open pace of the 2011 meet , and it carried the night’s top purse of $25,000.Leaving from post position #8 in a field of nine as the 2-5 favorite, Golden Receiver was sent for the lead early by driver Ron Pierce. The 6-year-o...
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Shetler wins two as Hoosier opens

on 04/01/2011 2:00 AM
Driver-trainer Andy Shetler got off to a roaring start Thursday, March 31, kicking off the 18th season of Standardbred racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a driving and training double. The Iowa native earned wins in the first and third races on the card with Soaring Viking and Legal Option, horses that he also trains.Shetler wasted little time getting back into the groove, placing Soa...
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DSBF continues at Dover Downs

on 04/01/2011 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Colt and Gelding $20,000 trot and pace divisions got underway with first leg preliminaries with Powerful Mist, Three Martini’s, First Captain and Warrhawk One winners at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 31 at Dover Downs. Trainer Wayne Givens conditioned four winners, Vic Kirby drove three wins.Powerful Mist, a Powerful Toy-Misty Speed ...
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Chupp and Leonard in Maywood accident

on 04/01/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran reinsmen Del Chupp and Casey Leonard were both injured in a nasty spill that took place just after the start of the second race of Maywood Park’s Thursday card.   As of 10:15 p.m. (central) the 33-year-old Leonard who hails from Harvard, IL and the 46-year-old Chupp who resides in Beecher, IL had both been taken via ambulance to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital with both complaining ...
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Smoken Up beats Blacks A Fake in ID leg

on 04/01/2011 2:00 AM
Smoken Up, the runner-up to Blacks A Fake in last year's Inter Dominion championship, captured his second leg in the 2011 renewal of the Australasian classic on Friday night (April 1) at Alexandra Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Smoken Up beat Blacks A Fake by 3 1/2 lengths.. The first division of the second leg went to The Mighty Quinn, who also captured the first leg of this year's event. In trot...
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