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Valentino has the nose for clover

on 03/12/2011 12:00 AM
Valentino held off Get It Now by a nose to win the $25,000 second leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Valentino chased Strand Hanover to the lead in a swift :53.3 half, edged away at the top of the stretch and dug deep at the wire to win his second start of the season in 1:50. Art Professor made a three-wide sweep for the show money. Va...
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Four straight for Gallant Yankee at Yonkers

on 03/12/2011 12:00 AM
Super-sharp Gallant Yankee (Jason Bartlett) kept the form spree going Saturday night, dominating  Yonkers Raceway's $32,500 Open Handicap Pace.    Ordered behind the eight ball as the 3-2 favorite, Gallant Yankee found himself wide early. He was double-parked to grab the lead from McApulco (Cat Manzi) just after a :27.1 opening quarter mile, then was left to his own devices. He zi...
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Sports Fanatic a winner at Pompano

on 03/12/2011 12:00 AM
A new winner emerged in the weekly top pacing class in South Florida on the March 12 program at Pompano Park.   Sports Fanatic got a well-rated, first-over trip from driver George Napolitano Jr. to catch B N Bad in rein to Joe Pavia Jr. in 1:52 in the $14,000 purse event. BN Bad surged to the early lead in :27.3 and was used in the second quarter to re-take the front in :55. Sports Fanatic ...
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Pompano Drivers' Championship too close to call

on 03/12/2011 12:00 AM
There are tough tasks in harness race handicapping, and this one looks impossible. There's no logical way to choose a favorite for the 2011 Isle Of Capri Drivers' Championship to be decided over the March 14, 15 and 16 programs at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   On statistics alone, perhaps Bruce Ranger would stand out in the nine-man field on the basis of over 8,000 lifetime winning...
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Meirs Hanover wins Cam Fella elim

on 03/12/2011 12:00 AM
Delayed one week due to a cancellation, the Cam Fella elimination Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack was delayed again--albeit momentarily by a recall. Coming off wins in the Clyde Hirt and Exit W finals at the Meadowlands, Meirs Hanover appears on track to make it a series trifecta after scoring a two-length win in 1:51.3 as the 4-5 betting favorite.   Jackets Required and Randy Waples w...
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Zeron clicks for five at Woodbine

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Scott Zeron had a banner night at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday thanks to a five-win performance on the 12-race card.The Oakville, Ontario horseman captured the $60,000 Silver Reign Stakes final with Blue Monster (1:56) in Race 3 to get the ball rolling, and it only took him two more races to find his way back to victory lane. He clicked with Windsun Montecarlo (1:56) in Race 5 and came right bac...
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Yonkers debuts live video streaming, archived replays

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is pleased to present live streaming race video, which began with Thursday's program.To view the evening's races, visit www.yonkersraceway.com, go to "racing," then "live racing," then "live race video."There is also an archived library of races dating back to March 7, 2007."This has been something we've been working toward ever since the New York State Racing and Wagering Board ga...
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Cool Runnings splashes to Dover win

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Cool Runnings outlasted Passit in a duel down the lane to win the $14,500 3,4&5-Year-Old pace on a rainy Thursday, March 10  at Dover Downs.Eddie Davis Jr. teamed with Cool Runnings, owned by Julianne Watkins and J&E Stable, to score his first win of the year in the feature race. The altered roan son of Three Olives-Gifted Debutante homebred was chased home by Passit (Corey Callahan) ...
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WEG stakes deadline

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind everyone of the upcoming stakes closing on March 15th, 2011.There are numerous Stake nominations and sustaining payments that are due for the circuit’s major stake events.Three year old Ontario Sired Fillies have a sustaining payment for the 2011 WEG/SBOA event.Two year olds have sustaining payments due for the 2011 Champlain Open & Champlain...
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Blue Monster captures Silver Reign final

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
With no eliminations necessary and the track listed as sloppy, six Ontario Sired three-year-old pacing fillies made their way behind the Woodbine starting gate tonight, to compete in the $60,000 Silver Reign Stakes final.Driver Scott Zeron engineered a perfect-pocket trip as Blue Monster upset heavily favored Lady Kelleigh Anne (Keith Oliver) in the final strides to stop the timer in 1:56, paying ...
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Bergstein to be honored by USHWA in 2012

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Stan Bergstein, (not-so-)arguably the greatest executive in the sport of harness racing over the last 50 years, and the only “double Hall of Fame” honoree, will be spotlighted at the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA)’s Dan Patch Awards banquet in late winter 2012. Bergstein first came to prominence as a racecaller in Detroit and Chicago, but it soon became apparent that this...
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Could Panesthetic become a sensation?

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Panesthetic raced under the radar as a sophomore, but this year, that could change. The 4-year-old son of The Panderosa steps into the spotlight in the $25,000 second leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Trained by Scott Blackler, Panesthetic will start from post seven (program number five) in the tenth race stakes feature. Andy Miller has the drivin...
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Put On A Show has excellent prognosis

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Surgery to remove a bone chip from Put On A Show's right knee turned out to be a classic, text-book case with an excellent prognosis for the 4-year-old pacing mare's return to racing later this year.   Mike Ross, a veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, performed the arthroscopic surgery Friday morning.   "Mike Ross told me it was just like we saw in the ...
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Blue Chip expanding Credit Winner's book

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Veterinarians have given Credit Winner, the leading trotting sire in North America last year, the green light to breed more mares than anticipated at the start of the 2011 breeding season.   The 14-year-old stallion had been approved to breed 75 mares this year, but Blue Chip Farms will expand his book to at least 100 mares, and may accept additional mares if Credit Winner’s performance ...
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Western Fair cancels; Driving Championship moved

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Due to severe weather conditions, Western Fair has canceled Friday night's card of racing which also means that the Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for the program will be rescheduled.   Officials from Western Fair and Standardbred Canada are hoping to reschedule the Driving Championship on Friday, March 25, and are in the process of confirming the availability of ...
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Maryland staking info now online

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Two-year-old payments (foals of 2009) are due to the Maryland Standardbred Fund and the Maryland Sire Stakes on Mar. 15, 2011. This payment MUST be made to maintain eligibility!   All staking forms, race dates and stallion pedigrees 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 sen...
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Top pacing mare Miss Scarlett retired

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Less than two weeks after celebrating as co-breeders of the 2010 Horse of the Year Rock N Roll Heaven, Charles "Cotton," Julie and Francene Nash have learned that the racing career of their 6-year-old pacing mare Miss Scarlett is over. The daughter of Red River Hanover out of the Artsplace mare Odds On JP tore a suspensory in her last start March 1 at Dover Downs, which prompted the decision to re...
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Friday is winning night for Tomorrowpan

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Tepid choice Tomorrowpan (Dan Dube) gave nothing else a chance Friday night, winning Yonkers  Raceway's co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position four, she worked around Symphony in Motion (Jeff Gregory) just after a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Tomorrowpan found the :56.3 half before Save My Shark (Jim Pantaleano) took a shot with a move f...
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Buffalo cancels Friday after 1st race

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
After one race, Buffalo Raceway canceled the 12 remaining races on Friday's card. Days of rain and warm tempatures has caused an unsafe track. Despite the outstanding efforts of the track crew only the first race was completed, which was won by Mystically. (Buffalo)
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Ideal Newton rallies in Overbid leg

on 03/11/2011 12:00 AM
Ideal Newton tracked the dueling leaders and charged home late to win the $50,000 second leg of the Overbid Series for pacing mares on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ideal Newton sat third-over as Ginger And Fred and Laughandbehappy battled each other into submission and rallied between horses to capture the fifth race feature in 1:50.2. Not Enough tracked the pace from ...
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