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22-year-old Kakaley sets sights on Big M

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
Young driving sensation Matt Kakaley will take to the sulky this weekend at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 22-year-old phenom has nine drives on the Friday night card.  Before the races, Kakaley will be the featured guest on In The Sulky, a pre-card television segment that allows fan to ask questions of the sport's leading drivers and trainers. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. on t...
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Teen Bongiorno one to beat in Billings Gold

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
After seven months of heated competition the C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series will culminate with the Delvin Miller Memorial Gold and Silver Cup Championship finals at The Meadows on Monday afternoon, Dec. 6.   No fewer than five former National Amateur Drivers of the Year will have mounts in the two final races. They include “Trader Bud” Hatfield, “Smokin’ Joe”...
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Talks with NJ Governor's office "productive"

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has issued a press release regarding harness racing at the Meadowlands in 2011. The press release states: "After extensive meetings this week with the office of Governor Chris Christie, Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento is extremely optimistic that there will be racing at the Meadowland...
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Wish All You Want wins again at Dover

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Wish All You want made good use of the passing lane en route to her third consecutive victory taking the $27,000 Open pace on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Dover Downs. . Eric Goodell left to get the lead driving Wish All You Want. Race Favorite Spoiled Beach and Tony Morgan took over at the quarter and led until nearing the finish line when Wish All You Want darted down the inside to notch a 1:52.1 triumph...
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Victory Is Coming is a Meadows winner

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Idling in last, Victory Is Coming launched an impressive backside brush in the slop that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap, her second straight win in The Meadows’ top distaff trot. Things looked bleak for Victory Is Coming when she trailed the redoubtable Tom’s OK Lady by 6-1/2 lengths at the half. But under Mike Wilder’s urging, the 3-ye...
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Another five spot for Tetrick at Chester

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Ideal Newton ($10.60) gave Tim Tetrick one of his five wins on the Tuesday card at Harrah's Chester, taking the fastest of five $25,000 Industrial Highway divisions for distaff pacers.   The 5-year-old Western Ideal mare cleared easily from her outside post and took no prisoners, reeling off a :26.3 first quarter before going unopposed throughout. She faced but one challenge ...
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Eight entered in Cleveland Classic

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Northfield Park executive vice president of racing and simulcast Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com that Saturday night's $172,000 Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic has drawn eight entries, including a trio of $15,000 supplements: Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh, Confederation Cup winner Aracache Hanover and Dreamland's Art.   The draw for the year's final stakes event for 3-year-ol...
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Meadowlands handicapping tourney Saturday

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Cash prizes and seats in the National Harness Handicapping Championship are up for grabs at a handicapping tournament on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Meadowlands Racetrack. The prize pool is estimated at $12,000 (based on 120 entries) with payouts to the Top 10. Plus, players keep their bankrolls. Walk-up entries will be taken between 5 and 6 p.m. at Raceworld Teletheater on the Paddock Level.   Fo...
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Meadowlands replays widely available

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
There are plenty of ways to watch the Meadowlands races. Fans can watch free Meadowlands replays at tthe following:   RaceReplays.com (http://www.racereplays.com/mlands).    Meadowlands Racetrack is also beta testing video replays within the results charts on MeadowlandsRacetrack.com (click on Video Replay in the top right corner of each race chart). Archived video from the...
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One More Laugh 1-1 in Cleveland Classic

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh has drawn post two and installed at morning-line odds of even money for Saturday night's $172,000 Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park. Trained by Ray Schnittker, One More Laugh will be driven by Tim Tetrick, who won last year's Cleveland Classic with If I Can Dream.   One More Laugh is one of three $15,000 supplemental entries into the ...
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NJ public policy institute looks at racing

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
The Hall Institute of Public Policy--New Jersey, which addresses issues in the state, is carrying a commentary by Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey on its website.   Luchento's commentary can also be read below: THE MANY FACES OF HORSE RACING By Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association o...
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Hoosier to open 2011 meet on March 31

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino recently received approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for dates and post times in 2011. The facility will offer 80 days of Standardbred racing and 62 days of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, including one day dedicated only to Quarter Horse action during the 2011 calendar year.    Live Standardbred racing will return to Hoosier Park ...
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The Platinum Guy is golden at Woodbine

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
The Platinum Guy scored an upset in tonight’s single $20,000 Autumn Stakes elimination for two-year-old pacing colts.It was a three-horse cavalry charge heading into the first turn with Royal Will, Tribute To Gear and The Platinum Guy all looking for early position. Tribute To Gear (Mark MacDonald) was able to strike the front over The Platinum Guy (Jody Jamieson) with Royal Will (Mario Baillarg...
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Protege Seelster & Roush Hanover score in frosh Autumn Elims

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Two $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts took place tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.Protege Seelster scored as the heavy favourite in the first elimination stopping the timer in 1:56.Grande Diablo (Tony Kerwood) flashed the quickest speed off the gate from post seven and struck the lead before the first turn but elected to release Twin B Spike Man (Sylvain Filion) to ...
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Three winners in Dover features

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Front speed held up in the Monday, Nov. 29 tri-features at Dover Downs with Three Of Spades winning the $35,000 Preferred, Solano, the $32,500 Delaware Special and Jeremy’s Successor taking the $27,000 Open paces.A two month vacation was just what the doctor ordered for last season’s Dover Downs Horse of the Meet as he has come back winning his third race in a row. Jon Roberts moved public cho...
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Marty's Charm triumphant at The Meadows

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Marty’s Charm made a triumphant return to The Meadows’ elite Monday when he rode a confident quarter-pole move to victory in the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace. A top performer at The Meadows in 2008 and part of 2009, Marty’s Charm last year injured his leg when he kicked a stall wall and was sidelined for a number of months. Midway through 2010, he began his comeb...
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Tetrick wins 7; St. Elmo Hero wins 16th

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
It was nothing short of a banner day for Tim Tetrick on Monday at Harrah's Chester, taking the $32,000 Open Handicap Pace with Hypnotic Blue Chip in 1:49.3. He also laid claim to a second overnight event and three divisions of the I-95 Late Closing Series for older pacers. Most impressively, however, was one of his two wins in the Blue Route Late Closing Series for 3- and 4-year-old pacers,...
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Helen Boehm dies at age 89

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Helen Boehm, a self-made businesswoman who the New York Times said was known around the world as the "Princess of Porcelain" for her company’s sculptures, which have become valued by collectors, died Monday at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla.. She was 89.   Mrs. Boehm and her late husband, Edward, bred and owned Standardbreds in the 1970s. Among them was the...
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Michigan's Kramer catching on fast at Monticello

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
When Brad Kramer decided to take a chance and pick up stakes and move from the comfort of the racing scene in Michigan and move to New York State, he knew he was taking a chance. After all, he was always among the leading drivers in his home state and his move east was without much power.   Sure he brought with him a talent for catch-driving and nearly 7,000 career wins, but as far as ...
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One More Laugh, Aracache heading to Cleveland?

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Northfield Park’s executive vice president of racing and simulcasting Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Saturday night’s $160,000(est.) Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old male pacers could be enhanced by several possible supplements. Bianconi said he has fielded calls from the connections of Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh, Confederation Cup winner Aracache Hanover...
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