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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 Museumâ€...
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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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Agreement for 140-date race meet at Pompano

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Officials representing Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, along with representatives from the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owner's Association (FSBOA), have announced an agreement has been executed and signed by both parties.   Details of the agreement include Isle's plans for a 45-week racing schedule based upon a 140-day racing meet, an agreed upon annual supplement to statutory p...
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Carlson's 'snowman' sets Northville record

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Eric Carlson wowed Northville Downs fans on Saturday night, winning eight of the night's 15 races. Challenging track conditions, including blinding snow at times, didn't faze Carlson who won the 5th (Vt`s Gold Key), 6th (Armbro Billow), 7th (Abes Little Blacky), 8th (Suit Yourself), 10th (Dr. Major), 11th (Starry Lady), 13th (Fully Loaded Gun), and 14th (Irish Toddy). He managed to earn a check ...
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New York horseman Danny Cappello dies

on 03/07/2011 12:00 AM
Daniel (Danny) Cappello, a resident of Swan Lake, N.Y., and a longtime harness horseman, died Saturday, March 5, at his home. He was 75.   Mr. Cappello raced horses at many tracks on the East Coast and was a winner of 327 races in a career that spanned five decades. His son,  Daniel J. (Dan Jr.) is a top harness driver with over 4,600 career victories. Another son, Rober...
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Burke barn gets the green in Four Leaf Clover

on 03/06/2011 12:00 AM
Ron Burke took home the lion's share of the $25,000 purse as his trainees finished one-two-three in the opening round of the Four Leaf Clover Series on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Get It Now, driven by Brian Sears, swooped in late to best his pacesetting stablemate Code Word by a length and a quarter in 1:52.2.  Windsong Gorgeous, who was parked out the whole way, compl...
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Get It Now wins Big M series opener

on 03/06/2011 12:00 AM
Ron Burke took home the lion's share of the $25,000 purse as his trainees finished one-two-three in the opening round of the Four Leaf Clover Series on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Get It Now, driven by Brian Sears, swooped in late to best his pacesetting stablemate Code Word by a length and a quarter in 1:52.2.  Windsong Gorgeous, who was parked out the whole way, completed the al...
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Carmella Luchento dies

on 03/06/2011 12:00 AM
Carmella Mildred Luchento, 82, of Freehold, N.J., died at her home surrounded by love on Saturday, March 5. For many years, Mrs. Luchento was involved in the racing stable previously operated by her son, Thomas, who is the current president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   Born in Jersey City, she married her beloved husband Natale on April 7, 1945...
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Survey of harness bettors posted by HANA

on 03/05/2011 12:00 AM
The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has posted the complete results of its first survey of harness racing bettors. A total of 229 people responded to the 88-question survey. When HANA conducted its first survey of Thoroughbred bettors, 550 people participated.   The largest age group (43 percent) of the respondents to the HANA harness survey fell into the 50-64 range, ...
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