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Lareau gets win 1,000 at Pompano

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
Being atop the drivers' standings has never mattered to Gaston Lareau, but just the same he was relieved to get the 1,000 lifetime win milestone out of the way. Perhaps reflecting a common occurrence in his career, he reached the four digit career win total in the first race of the Monday, February 21 program with a pocket trip long shot score at 22-1. Lareau was teaming four year old Wewering-Wal...
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Schoolkids aces Dover test

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
Schoolkids was at the top of his game repelling seven rivals to win the $35,000 Preferred Handicap while Nova Artist took the lead and never looked back in the $32,500 Delaware Special pace and Cams Art wins again to highlight the Presidents’ day card on Monday, Feb.1 at Dover Downs.Pat Berry took the lead from Harlingen Hanover (Roger Plante) before the opening panel and then set all the pace o...
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Hoosier Classic sale has new ownership

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, annually the leading sale for Indiana sired yearlings, was sold to a new ownership group effective Feb. 17.  The sale company, now incorporated as Hoosier Classic Sale Company LLC, has been sold by original proprietor Carl Becker to Jeffrey and David Fought of Shipshewana, IN.  The Foughts operate Cornerstone Stock Farm, a small farm exclusively breedin...
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Delaware writer Jack Ireland retires

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
Jack Ireland, who has been writing for the Delaware News Journal for more than 35 years, has announced his retirement. “Irish Jack” was named horse racing writer in 1989 following the retirement of Izzy Katzman, who was elected in 1994 to the Communicator’s Corner of the Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. “There are so many people to thank, there isn't room in the paper,” Ireland wrote i...
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Entries now being taken for NJ Classic

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
Entries are now being accepted, for the 2011 New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale, to be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Consignors already include Hanover Shoe Farms and Winbak Farm.   The location in the heart of New Jersey horse country, close to many tracks and training centers makes it the ideal place to market your yearlings. Entries can be made b...
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Youth Foundation needs stable help

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is seeking trainers and/or stables willing to prep the horses used for the HHYF Summer Programs.   Trainers would be expected to jog or exercise the horse on a daily basis to build stamina; no actual training miles would be required.   Trainer would be responsible for all care, feed, hay, bedding, and shoeing.  Upon request, gifts-in-kind re...
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Saratoga to host 2011 NYSS championships

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
There is still snow on the ground in New York State, but horses are being exercised and prepared for the 2011 New York Sire Stakes season, which will get underway June 5 with the 3-year-old filly pace at Buffalo Raceway.  This year’s New York Night of Champions will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. However, the finalists in the races will not have competed in ...
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The Meadows cancels Tuesday card

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
A snowstorm that dumped eight inches of snow on the region and rendered the track hazardous forced The Meadows Racetrack & Casino to cancel Tuesday's live card. All facilities remain open for simulcast wagering. Live racing resumes Wednesday, with first post at 12:55 pm.
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Horsemen want ID moved from Christchurch

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
The horror of Christchurch's earthquake is set to have a huge impact on Down Under harness racing. and the 2011 Inter Dominion, Down Under's marquee event, appears likely to be moved from devastated Christchurch in New Zealand's south island to Auckland in the north.   The Inter Dominion is scheduled to start in a month at Addington Raceway in Christchurch. The grandstand facility...
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McErlean named president of TRA

on 02/22/2011 12:00 AM
Christopher McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming Inc. (PNG), was elected the 35th President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) at its annual Board of Directors’ meeting Tuesday at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. McErlean, who succeeded Arlington Park President Roy A. Arnold as TRA President, has served on the TRA Board since 1998.   The TRA Board ...
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Just Right takes Dover feature

on 02/21/2011 12:00 AM
Just Right made it two wins in his last three starts to win the $17,000 4&5-Year-Old pace on Sunday, Feb.20 at Dover Downs. Imperial Flower and took split $14,000 distaff divisions for young pacers. Brad Hanners wins four.Tim Tetrick made it a family affair as he drove Just Right, owned by his dad, Midwest horseman Tom Tetrick, to a 1:52.1 triumph. The victory for the Bettor’s Delight-CR Noe...
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Blacks A Fake back in training, may make ID

on 02/21/2011 12:00 AM
In a remarkable twist, the 10-year-old Blacks A Fake’s hopes of an unprecedented fifth Inter Dominion win are alive again. Just nine days after a second bout of atrial fibrillation effectively ended his quest for the 2011 Inter Dominion series in Christchurch, New Zealand, trainer-driver Natalie Rasmussen revealed it was back on the table.   “We found the reason he fibrillated, his elec...
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New Indiana sale premieres this fall

on 02/21/2011 12:00 AM
Yearling buyers who participate in Indiana--and those who buy for other programs--will have a new sale on the calendar this fall, thanks to the launch of the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale, set for Sept. 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.The announcement was made Monday by sale manager Randy Manges of Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co., which will oversee the new au...
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Grasso, Machiz finish 1-2 in NHHC qualifier

on 02/21/2011 12:00 AM
Mike Grasso of Carteret, N.J., grabbed the top cash prize and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship at Meadowlands Racetrack's latest qualifying tournament held on Feb. 19.   The tournament required players to bet 10 Meadowlands races, with a $20 minimum, $100 maximum per race.  Wagers had to be Win, Place (or combination WP) and on one horse per only.   ...
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Saturday Pick Four was Big M's highest

on 02/21/2011 12:00 AM
The Pick Four pool on Saturday, Feb. 19 was the highest of the 2011 Meadowlands meet and a track record.   The $132,002 pool, which helped fuel a total handle just short of $3 million, was the highest in history for a card that did not include the Meadowlands Pace, Hambletonian or a carryover.  The Pick Four pool has averaged $87,766 through the first 20 nights of the meet with an a...
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Maharajah captures Prix de Paris

on 02/20/2011 12:00 AM
Sweden's Maharajah won the 350,000 (euro) Prix de Paris at the Vincennes racetrack on Sunday afternoon, finally capturing one of the prestigious "Prix" races during the winter meet after falling short in the Prix dAmerique and Prix de France. Driven by Orjan Kihlstrom, the son of Viking Kronos covered the 4,125 meter distance (2.563 miles) in a mile rate time of 2:01.4.   Wearing the d...
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Allard making presence felt at Woodbine

on 02/20/2011 12:00 AM
It wasn’t that long ago, that driver Simon Allard was traveling from track to track around Ontario's B-tracks looking to drive horses. Now the 28-year-old reinsman is making his presence felt on the WEG circuit, as he currently sits third among all WEG drivers with 29 wins.   After steering four winners last night at Woodbine Racetrack, Allard remains just 12 wins back from leading drive...
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Life Source dies at age 14

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Life Source p,7,1:48 ($1,844,445), was humanly euthanized at Peninsula Farm on Feb. 17, 2011, after a chronic battle with arthritic and respiratory problems. He was 14.   The son of Life Sign-She’s Pure Silk-Nihilator was foaled, raised and sold by Peninsula Farm as a yearling for $25,000. He raced successfully from 1999 at age 2, through 2005, taking winning marks each season. ...
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Lucky Bettor repeats winning ticket at Yonkers

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
Lucky Bettor (Brett Miller) picked off a tiring rival while holding off a closing one Saturday night,  winning Yonkers Raceway's $32,500 Open Handicap Pace for a second consecutive performance.   Leaving from post position six, he sat patiently in the rear of the room while Western Shore (Dan Dube) did all the early entertaining. That one two-moved to the lead, widening his way th...
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Delivered From Zin's 1:48.4 a Pompano record

on 02/19/2011 12:00 AM
There had never been anything quite like it in the 47-year history of harness racing at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park dating to 1964. In the Saturday evening featured pacing event for a $14,000 purse, the 8-year-old gelding Delivered From Zin toured the South Florida oval in 1:48.4. A capacity trackside crowd was on hand and their appreciation of the historic all time track record momen...
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