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Berry's Creek winner Wearable Art returns

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Wearable Art, the 2007 Berry's Creek champion, will return to the racetrack after a two-year absence Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The 7-year-old son of Artiscape retired to stud duty after suffering the third separate tendon injury of his career on Sept. 18, 2008 at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. He will return to action in the 12th race Saturday night for trainer Peter Kleinh...
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Hall of Fame's Roosevelt project needs help!

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
On Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 4, 2010, William Mulligan, a trustee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, announced he would donate $10,000 to the important effort to examine, identify, categorize, maintain, store and digitize more than 8,000 photographs and 3,500 press releases saved from the demolition of Roosevelt Raceway.   But Mulligan's donation had one catch -- his...
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Gural says progress continues for Big M deal

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural issued the following statement on Wednesday afternoon, March 9:   I promised a quick update on the progress in leasing the Meadowlands prior to the March 15 stakes payments. The good news is that we continue to make progress in finalizing the plans and I have several groups interested in investing with us in the project.   We would still have to raise $40-$50 million in de...
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Hoosier Park driver to make donation

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Fab Five Standardbred driver Mike Peterson will present his charitable donation from last year’s activities at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to Shriner’s Hospital for Children Friday, March 11 at the Madison County Shrine Club in Anderson, Ind. Peterson will present the check at 6 pm during the weekly fish dinner session, which is open to the public. Gary Dalzell, president of the local cha...
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Changes in Pocono, Chester race offices

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
The race offices at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah's Chester have new faces as the two tracks prepare to open their 2011 harness meets. Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack has named Joe Auger its race secretary for the upcoming 2011 meet, while Mike Harant will serve as assistant race secretary.   Auger takes charge of the Chester race office after assisting Rick Kane for the...
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Photo Maxx 1:55.2 Dover winner

on 03/09/2011 12:00 AM
Photo Maxx emerged from a group of horses to win the $18,500 winners-over feature trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Jon Roberts took Photo Maxx to the outside as a quartet of trotters converged on leader Baximum (Corey Callahan) and challenger Libra Vita (Ron Pierce), dueling in midstretch. Photo Maxx then quickly out-closed the entourage to score a 1:55.2 victory. LT’s Best (Vince...
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Calgary Seelster fastest in Apaches Fame elims

on 03/08/2011 12:00 AM
Calgary Seelster (Phil Hudon), a son of Modern Art,extended his winning streak to three tonight at Woodbine as he captured the fastest of two $20,000 Apaches Fame eliminations, stopping the timer in 1:53.The Apaches Fame series is for three-year-old colts and geldings who are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of October 31, 2010.Calgary Seelster, a $16,000 yearling purchase from the Forest City Y...
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Solano shines at Dover

on 03/08/2011 12:00 AM
Solano notches 1:51.2 victory to win the $33,500 Delaware Special; Wambam Sam scores a 1:51.1 win in the $26,000 Open Handicap and Village Blast takes a 1:52 triumph in an $18,500 Male Winners-Over pace, to highlight Monday, March 7 at Dover Downs. Meet leading dash win driver Corey Callahan extended his lead with five wins. Ron Pierce racing third found room to move to the outside at the three-qu...
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Standardbreds to march in St. Paddy's Day Parade

on 03/08/2011 12:00 AM
When the 35th Annual Mid-Hudson ST. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 13th in the Village of Goshen, NY, residents of the Cradle of the Trotter will be treated to a half-dozen retired Standardbreds along the parade route.  They will be joined in the marching procession by a current performer that just won his last start who will be pulling the Harness Racing Museum...
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ORC providing cell phone access to judges

on 03/08/2011 12:00 AM
As part of its commitment to officiating excellence, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is publicizing the cell phone numbers of the panel of Officials at each track.  The Official Veterinary Supervisor contact information regarding the Death Registry is also included. The goal of this initiative is to ensure full accessibility to Officials, so that racing participants can get answers to the...
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Stars nominated to Western Fair stakes

on 03/08/2011 12:00 AM
Many of harness racing’s top older pacers have been nominated for Western Fair’s signature races, the Molson Pace and its’ distaff companion event, the Forest City Pace. The Molson Pace will anchor the London, Ont. track’s 50th anniversary celebrations this May. The eliminations are set for Friday, May 20, with the $225,000 (added) final the following week, May 27.   Foiled Again,...
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PW Rainbow upsets in Dover feature

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Longshot PW Rainbow captured the feature pace while Windcross gave Vic Kirby his third winning drive in the top trot in 4&5-Year-Old co- feature events on a rain soaked Sunday 6 at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick and Vic Kirby had driving triples.    Ken Wood’s unheralded PW Rainbow pulled an 8-1 surprise in the $!6,500 pace for young horses with Jim Morand driving a 1:54.3 win in the f...
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Yonkers distance experiment shows promise

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
In the month since Yonkers Raceway made 1 1/16 miles its set overnight racing distance, there has been much chatter, pro and con. Whenever something is proactively attempted in order to improve our product, discussion and debate is both warranted and healthy. Still, and while admittedly the jury is still out with such a small sampling of data to analyze, preliminary result...
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Mr. Cantab's book full and closed

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
The Mr. Cantab Syndicate announced today their very popular young stallion’s book is now full and closed for 2011. Mr. Cantab 2,1:56.1; 3,1:53.3, who won six of his 12 starts at 2 and 3, is a half brother to World Champion Passionate Glide 2, 1:55.4; 3, 1:52.2 ($2,060,447), and was the highest priced yearling colt sold at auction in 2007, with a price of $350,000 at the Lexington Select Sal...
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17-win Saratoga weekend for Dobson

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Slomotion won the first Fillies and Mares Open of the new season Sunday night at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway as the Heidi Rohr trainee went wire to wire with driver Billy Dobson at the controls. For Dobson, it was one of four victories on the afternoon and completed an opening weekend in which he drove an incredible 17 winners.   Slomotion (Camotion) held off the late ch...
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PASS payments due March 15

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Those intending to participate in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes program in 2011 are reminded that a number of payments to maintain eligibility must be postmarked by a week from tomorrow, March 15, 2011, in order to be able to stay in the program.   Two year olds had to have a nominating payment made on them already: those that have, which includes almost every hopeful, find that $150 is due ...
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Bill passes requiring KY ADWs to report handle

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Two major pieces of horse racing legislation achieved final passage on Monday in the Kentucky General Assembly.  HB 387 will require advance deposit wagering companies (ADWs) to report handle to the Kentucky Racing Commission and SB 24 creates an Interstate Compact for horse racing states.   “I’m pleased a bipartisan group of legislative leaders came together to pass two ...
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WEG receives worldwide quality award

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) was honored Monday for its commitment to corporate achievement and social responsibility with the prestigious Century International Quality ERA Gold Award for QC100 Total Quality Management. This award is presented by "Business Initiative Directions" (BID), the leader in worldwide quality culture recognition by business leaders from 49 countries representi...
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Lexington Select Sale set for Oct. 3-7

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Principals of the Lexington Selected Sales Co. have announced dates for the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, with changes in starting times for its 2011 renewal.The sale will be conducted five consecutive days, from Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion on Newtown Pike in Lexington. The first three sessions will be held during the evenings, while the Thursday and...
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Kentucky Futurity scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
The Red Mile--pending final approval from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission--has a couple of changes on the schedule for the 2011 live racing program, including nighttime racing and Sunday afternoon programs during the two-week Grand Circuit meet.   The Red Mile will open the 2011 season on Sunday, Aug. 7, with racing Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. The track had raced th...
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