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Crazy Dream comes true at Dover

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Crazy Dream scored his third win in five starts this year in the $14,500 4&5-Year-Old pace on Thursday, Feb.10 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce collected four winning drives.In a garrison charge down the lane, Corey Callahan and WJ MCDougall Racing’s Crazy Dream emerged from a cluster of young pacers to overtake pacesetter PW Rainbow (Jim Morand) in mid stretch and go on to set a 1:53.4 lifetime r...
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Muscle Hill-Broadway Schooner welcome son

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Broadway Schooner (above), the winner of the 2009 Hambletonian Oaks and Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, delivered a colt by 2009 Horse of the Year Muscle Hill on Thursday night at approximately 7 pm at Fashion Farms in Pennsylvania.   Broadway Schooner 3, 1:53.3 ($885,933) was trained by Jim Campbell for owners Arlene and Jules Siegel of Fashion Farms. She is a daughter of Broadway Ha...
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Holiday Shopper giving Buckeyes some thrills

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
When Holiday Shopper goes behind the gate in her elimination of the $20,000 Horseplayer Interactive (HPI) Stakes tonight at Woodbine, co-owner Robert Hutchison will be cheering on his star pacer from his home in North Ridgeville, Ohio.   Hutchison, who currently owns seven horses, hasn’t had a filly like Holiday Shopper for quite some time. "She has been just tremendous for us," Hutchis...
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Aled Hanover looking for back-to-back wins

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack, trainer Tony O’Sullivan will be looking for back-to-back wins with Aled Hanover. The 4-year-old son of Western Hanover will compete in the second elimination of the $20,000 WEGZ Stakes from post four.   O'Sullivan is confident that his pupil will be competitive Saturday night. "He is wicked fast for a piece," O’Sullivan commented. "I think he...
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Australian reception to Meadowlands good

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
The simulcast of Meadowlands races to Australia is showing promise. Australia had its first opportunity to bet on the Meadowlands races Friday morning, Feb. 4, which was the local time the Thursday, Feb. 3, card began at the New Jersey track. Saturday, Feb. 4, races were also simulcast, but SkyRacing2, the national racing television channel in Australia, could only show four Meadowlands races ...
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Racing Commissioners looking at Ontario rule

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
The International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of RCI held its first meeting yesterday and called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to urging in Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Standardbred racing.   The committee, chaired by Doug King, the Director of Racing for the Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority, expressed a desire that RCI adopt the current rule of the Ont...
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Northfield responds to possible track relocations

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
In response to Penn National Gaming's request to the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) to move Raceway Park in Toledo to Youngstown, and Beulah Park Thoroughbred track from Columbus to Dayton, Northfield Park owner and chairman Brock Milstein sent a letter to OSRC chairman William Koester, which was read into the minutes at a meeting held Thursday morning.   Harnessracing.com receiv...
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A peek into the future of the Meadowlands

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association are sharing artist renderings of what could be the new Meadowlands Racetrack.   “Phase one of this process is coming to a close,” said Gural, who is leading the group to lease and revitalize the Meadowlands.  “We've coalesced on a design for a new grandstand.  We're working now on what it will cost to operat...
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"Happy" at last among Meadowlands series winners

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Ideal Newton brushed to the lead on the backstretch and was never threatened en route to a 1:50.3 victory in her $40,000 Cape & Cutter Series division Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Steered by Tim Tetrick, Ideal Newton paid $4 to win the first of two series splits for open mare pacers.  It was a half-length behind to Red Star Hottie, who could not escape the pocket until it was too...
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'Headpoles' and 'Amigos' are Yonkers' winners

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Headpoles R Us (Cat Manzi) was both decisive and deserving Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's  co-featured $32,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 4,  "Headpoles" slipped in fourth as Giveittomestraight (George Brennan) was a mare on a mission. After laying down  intervals of :26.3 and :56.4, she saw Headpoles R Us lunge to the lead in Tur...
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Didrickson Remains Unbeaten In 2011

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Three HorsePlayer Interactive Stakes (HPI) eliminations were contested Friday night at Woodbine, with Michigan invader Didrickson extending her unbeaten streak to five-in-a-row for owner/trainer Kelly Goodwin in the second elimination.   The daughter of Keystone Raider enjoyed a second-over trip for driver Randy Waples as she cruised to victory in 1:54.3.The early pace belonged to Tyma...
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Winning Mister sets Dover track record

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Winning Mister became the fastest older male trotter in Dover Downs history scoring a 1:53.2 victory in the $26,000 Open trot on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at Dover Downs.For the second straight week, Bob Key’s homebred Winning Mister notched an impressive victory in the top trot of the week. Matt Kakaley left from the outside and required a :26.4 opening panel to get the lead. But that was all that was ...
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Frank Welker, LBJ Society and Delaware Fair Board Member, Dies

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Frank J. Welker, 85, a longtime member of the Little Brown Jug Society and the Delaware, OH County Fair Board, died February 8. Born February 20, 1925 in Newark, OH, Mr. Welker graduated from Willis High School in 1943 and proudly  served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 42nd  Rainbow Division.Welker was also past president of the Delaware County Agricultural Socie...
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Hennessey praises Pompano track crew

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
There were of course the usual accolades for the horse he prevailed with in the top weekly trot at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Driver Wally Hennessey also made it a point to talk up an otherwise overlooked group in his live post race trackside TV interview. "You're seeing this top weekly trot race going in the 1:54 range and lots of horses taking life's marks and I think it's time we...
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Bettis wins Meadows feature

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Bettis powered to the lead past the quarter and went on to an easy victory — the fifth in his last seven outings — in Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. When Diamond Hunter fronted the first panel in a slowish 29.4, Aaron Merriman recognized the leisurely fraction and moved the 3-5 favorite to the front from fourth. The 6-year-old son of Sierra Kosmos-SJ’s Sha...
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Notable American blood wins in Europe

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Joyland Park (above) was one of two notable horses with American blood who won in Europe this week. In Stockholm on Wednesday night, driver Erik Adielsson and trainer Stig H. Johansson dominated the card at Solvalla with three wins, including one with Joyland Park, an unbeaten 4-year-old by Yankee Glide–Almond Joy. Then on Thursday in Paris, Main Wise AS, a 5-year-old son of Yankee Glide out of ...
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Penn National announces details of Ohio plan

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
At Thursday's meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission, Penn National Gaming announced its intention to seek approvals to relocate its two Ohio racetracks if the state proceeds with plans to authorize video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Ohio racetracks.  Penn National also presented details of its proposed investment and development plans in new facilities as well as the employment, tax...
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Donato Hanover filly tops Blooded Horse Sale

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Strong consignments attracted large crowds to the Blooded Horse Winter Sale. Buyers poured in from 24 states and four Canadian provinces, along with representatives for European interests.   The Bold Bidder consignment provided the sale topper in the Donato Hanover filly Myura Bi. Atlantic Trot purchased the first foal from the Pine Chip mare Spectacular Scarlet for $35,000 on behalf o...
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Wishing Stone entered in Prix de France

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
The plan for Kentucky Futurity winner Wishing Stone (above) flip-flopped again as the 4-year-old was entered for Sunday's 400,000 euro Prix de France, set for the Vincennes racetrack in Paris.   Just last week Dewayne Minor, who trained the horse in the U.S. and saw him recently in France, said that he believed it would be best to wait until March and the prestigiou...
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Kramer leaving East Coast, heads back to Michigan

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Driver Brad Kramer, who moved his base of operations from Michigan to New York late last year, has announced he is returning home to the Wolverine State and will be at Northville Downs when the suburban Detroit racetrack opens Friday night, Feb. 11, for its 68th year of harness racing. “If I was younger, I’d probably stay in New York and stick it out long enough, or if I didn’t have my farm...
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