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Night Styles, Horse and Groom series continue at Big M

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Some Girls Do took a winning step toward her next series title in the $16,000 first leg of the Night Styles Series on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 3-year-old daughter of American Ideal-Village Green held off Only The World by a half-length to win the fifth race, the first of the evening's two divisions, in 1:52.1.  Brian Sears was in the sulky.  Trained by Ron...
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Changes in 2011 race dates for 2 NJ tracks?

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
At its Friday, March 18 meeting at Freehold Raceway, the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) addressed several issues relevant to harness racing. The commission granted Penwood Racing’s request to reshuffle the 2011 race days for Freehold. That track’s 2011 meet began on January 1, and was supposed to run until June 5, then resume racing on August 12 through December 31, will race three days...
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Purse increase announced at Tioga Downs

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced that with the opening of live racing in 2011, the condition sheet will reflect a 10 percent purse increase across the board. The top class at Tioga Downs in 2010 was going for $15,000 and will now be racing for $16,500 in 2011. Stall applications can be found online at www.tiogadowns.com along with a list of Tioga’s early and late closing events for 2011. “This goes...
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Internet gambling bill introduced in House

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA) and John  Campbell (R-CA) have introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 1174), which would permit Internet wagering with federally-licensed operators. The bill was also sponsored by Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Peter King (R-NY).The bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. ...
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Not Enough holds on to win Overbid final

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
Not Enough had just enough left in her tank to hold on for a victory in the $129,000 Overbid final on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   First to the lead, Not Enough made On The Glass work hard to clear the top in a :55.1 opening half before popping back out to re-take command. She opened up to a three-length lead at the top of the stretch and barely held off Laughandbehappy by ...
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Western Ideal filly I Lady upsets in Damsel

on 03/18/2011 2:00 AM
On a night of upsets at Woodbine, I Lady and driver Jody Jamieson provided a 23-1 ($46.00) upset in the $100,000 Damsel Stakes final, equaling the stakes record of 1:51.4.   From the start, Mark MacDonald sent Rub N Tug quickly to command to lead her nine rivals past the opening panel in :27.3, ahead of I Lady and Spirit To Spare (Paul MacDonell). As the fillies marched toward the half, I L...
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Anders Bluestone impressive at Dover

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
Anders Bluestone was at the top of his game wining the $26,000 Open trot on Wednesday, March 16 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce continued with a hot hand driving five winners giving him 17 wins since Sunday.  After big efforts in recent weeks, Anders Bluestone romped to an impressive 1:55.1 victory in the week’s top trot with Ross Wolfenden in the passenger’s seat. Ken Wood and Bill Dittmar ow...
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Anthony Napolitano wins big at Pompano

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
He didn't draw the favorites for the March 16 closing night of the Isle of Capri Drivers' Championship but Anthony Napolitano showcased his impressive skills in the bike to take home the title and $8,000 top prize. '"We have a lot going on right now and a lot of good uses for this money" Napolitano said in a trackside live TV interview after clinching the title in the final event of the three...
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Storm Queen wins Meadows series opener

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
Storm Queen overcame a serious shuffle to capture Wednesday’s opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot. The series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters honors the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of the track’s 2:00 Club. Storm Queen got away second but soon found herself fifth thanks to a whirl of early movement. Dick Stillings guided her to a good spot second over, an...
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Western Fair to reimburse customers

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
An unusual wagering occurrence during this past Friday night’s third race from Woodbine Racetrack resulted in a number of winning tickets being refunded. It was discovered that money wagered from Western Fair had not made it into the Woodbine pools in time for the third race, which resulted in the refund of the money that was wagered. The problem occurred due to a communication failure between ...
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Iceland edges Palm-bred Timetosaygoodbye

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
On Wednesday night in Stockholm, Iceland (inside) edged Timetosaygoodbye. Lars Palm, the longtime European correspondent for The Horseman And Fair World magazine, was part of the news about the race instead of simply writing about the news. He is the breeder of Timetosaygoodbye, who finished second to 2010 Elitlopp champion Iceland.  Palm bred the 7-year-old Timetosaygoodbye and so...
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Koch comments on scrambling for horses

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
With the opening of Harrah’s Chester on Friday, the Meadowlands racing office staff found far fewer entries in the box than it needed to card its usual 13-race programs with full, 10-horse fields for its March 18-19 cards. On Friday and Saturday, the Meadowlands has carded 11 races, but only three races each night have 10-horse fields.   Ten-horse fields are the engine that drives betting...
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More options for buying a racehorse

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
At the recent board meeting of the directors of the U.S. Trotting Association, USTA president Phil Langley recognized Frank M. Antonacci and the VIP Internet Stable for efforts to increase Standardbred ownership. Also, a new ownership group created to buy the pacer Here We Go Again brought 41 people to the winner's circle at The Meadows on March 7. Antonacci, the 27-year-old son of Frank A...
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KY Supreme Court denies Daniel Waxman motion

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied a motion filed to review a decision by a Kentucky Court of Appeals involving Loyal Opposition's positive in the 2005 Allerage Mare Pace final at The Red Mile.   Loyal Opposition, owned at the time by Daniel Waxman, won the $80,000 race but subsequently tested positive for Flunixin. The mare's trainer, Erv Miller, paid the $250 fine, but Waxman appealed...
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Youth Camp set for mid-July at Vernon Downs

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer camp to be held at Vernon Downs will take place from July 12–16.  The five-day format will provide lots of opportunity to groom and drive horses, learn about careers with horses, as well as join in fun activities related to Standardbred horse racing.   The camp is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 14 as of January 1, 2011; no pr...
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Plan for Meadowlands submitted to governor

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural has submitted a proposal to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to take over management of the Meadowlands Racetrack. Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, has reported that  he and Gural will meet with administration officials Friday to discuss the plan.   “I’m upbeat that the Governor’s Of...
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Classic Wish, dam of Bettor's Delight, dies

on 03/17/2011 2:00 AM
The Hall of Fame broodmare Classic Wish died Wednesday night during foaling at Winbak Farm in Maryland. The 21-year-old daughter of Armbro Emerson-Best Of The Best (by Albatross) gave birth to a Somebeachsomewhere colt who survived and is doing well.  Classic Wish began her career as a broodmare at Winbak Farm and was a 100 percent producer, with her offspring thus far earning more than $5 m...
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Perfect M Forever has four straight at Dover

on 03/16/2011 2:00 AM
Perfect M Forever notched her fourth consecutive victory, winning the $26,000 Mares Open pace for the third straight time, on Tuesday, March 15 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce, who had five wins Monday, added another four to his meet leading total.Eric Goodell got Perfect M Forever away fourth from the outside post, and the began his drive for the lead after the half. The Stand Forever-Perfect Model si...
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"A-Nap" surges in Pompano drivers contest

on 03/16/2011 2:00 AM
In the span of less than 15 minutes Anthony Napolitano vaulted to the top of the heap on the second night of the Isle of Capri Drivers' Championship at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The 29 year old reinsman was sitting in fourth place in the standings heading into the Tuesday evening action. That all changed after he won consecutive races with claiming trotter Mr Taurus for owner-train...
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Modern Day Clyde in Meadows season's mark

on 03/16/2011 2:00 AM
Modern Day Clyde gunned down the field - and a national season’s mark to boot - when he captured a division of Tuesday’s Dennis Sheehan Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The other $15,000 splits in the opening leg of the event for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding pacers went to Border Fighting and Buckeye Blitz, who provided Dave Palone and trainer Ron Burke with Sheehan Memorial doubles. T...
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