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Big M drivers and trainers have Thanksgiving plans

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Wonder how your favorite Meadowlands drivers and trainers are going to celebrate Thanksgiving?  You can check out the latest video feature at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com: click here.
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Real Desire moving to Midland in Indiana

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
World champion sire Real Desire, who just added another world champion son last weekend in Mystic Desire p,2,1:51.4-1:52.4h, has been relocated to Midland Acres in Indiana. His fee for the 2011 season has been set at $5,000.   The announcement was made jointly by Dr. John Mossbarger of Midland Acres and Brittany Stallion Management's Art Zubrod.   "We at Midland Acres feel that Real ...
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Daley in Australia; to attend Miracle Mile

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Horseman Noel Daley is in Australia, and he plans to attend the $500,000 Miracle Mile Pace on Saturday at Tabcorp Park Menangle north of Sydney. "I wouldn't miss it for the world, it will be one heck of a race,” he told local reporters.   The Miracle Mile's local post time is 9:10 pm Saturday, or approximately 4:10 am US Eastern time on Saturday.   Daley, a native of Australi...
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Matron field could have been bigger

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The field for the $181,913 Matron 3-year-old colt pace on Sunday includes just six horses, but it could have been larger. At least one trainer failed to notice the change in the holiday draw schedule and thus missed entering his horse.   The Thanksgiving draw schedule had been amended so that horses eligible to the Sunday final had to drop in the box by Monday, Nov. 22, rather than the Tues...
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Highlights of Vernon's 2010 racing season

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs wrapped up its 2010 race season this past weekend in Vernon, New York for the 57th time in track history.   A total of 13 track records highlighted a 90-day race meet in which the all age trotting track record was re-written by Lucky Jim and Andy Miller on Sept. 17 in the Credit Winner Open Trot in 1:52. Stonebridge Wish posted the fastest mile of the season with a 1:49.4 score...
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Arrigenna to be honored in New York

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The Upstate New York chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced that Western New York trainer, driver and breeder Peter Arrigenna will receive its 2010 Good Guy Award.   Besides overseeing one of the more successful homebred operations in the state, Peter Arrigenna is very involved in supporting fund raising activities in the name of harness racing and spends his...
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Deadline nears for Tattersalls January sale

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The deadline for entries for the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale is Friday, Dec. 3. The sale will be held Monday, Jan. 17, at the Meadowlands.   Horses can be entered  by telephone, fax or online. Contact Tattersalls online at www.tattersallsredmile.com. Entries can be faxed to 914.773.1633, or called in to 914.773.7777.
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SOA of NY steps up criticism of OTB rescue

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has sent a letter to New York legislators, and filed legal objections with a bankruptcy court, protesting plans for a last-minute bailout of New York City Off-Track Betting. The SOA of New York said the memo to legislators was sent today in advance of the scheduled special legislative session on Monday, Nov. 29. Below is the lette...
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Lucky Chucky to stand at Winbak of NY

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Although owned in part by Perretti Farms of New Jersey, Lucky Chucky 3, 1:50.4 ($2,099,973) will be standing the 2011 breeding season at Winbak of New York. His stud fee will be $10,000.   Perretti spokesman Bob Marks said Perretti Farms will manage the horse's breeding career. Lucky Chucky is a son of the late Windsong's Legacy, who stood at Perretti Farms in New Jersey, and...
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I Am A Fool To Indiana

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Chapel Ridge Farm in Grabill, Indiana has announced that the 2003 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year I Am A Fool p,2,1:51.2 ($1,163,312) will be standing at the farm for the 2011 breeding season.    The millionaire son of Life Sign is relocating to slots-enriched Indiana after standing in Pennsylvania and Ontario. From three crops of racing age, his standout performers include School...
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Tetrick, Brandon Simpson on pre-card show

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Drivers Brandon Simpson and Tim Tetrick will be In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack's pre-card television show this weekend. Simpson will take the hot seat on Friday night, while Tim Tetrick will join the set on Saturday. Fans can e-mail questions for the drivers to answer to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. each night on the Paddock Level television set.   If you're ...
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San Pail sails to victory in Woodbine open

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Despite posting his last pari-mutuel start on October 2, millionaire trotter San Pail delivered his 11th victory of the year taking the $42,000 Open trot tonight at Woodbine Racetrack. Define The World (Paul MacDonell) blasted to the lead from post two but would relinquish command to San Pail and driver Randy Waples past the opening panel in :27. With just a five horse field, San Pail would then...
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Giddy Up Lucky wins 10 in a row

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Giddy Up Lucky remains unbeaten all Fall season long winning his 10th race in a row in 1:49.1, the fastest clocking of the current meet in the $35,000 Preferred pace; Barber Pole takes second straight Del. Special while last season’s Horse of the Meet Three Of Space is winner of the $27,000 Open on a perfect Monday for racing, Nov. 22 at Dover Downs.Starting from outside posts has not been a pro...
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Pompano horsepeople stepping up - again

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
It’s less than a year since the backstretch horsepeople of The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park stepped up in a big way with cash and donations for the Ohio victims of the Lebanon Raceway fire. Now, a cause closer to home in South Florida has become a rallying point for their generosity once again.“As soon as I spoke about it in a live trackside TV interview I was amazed to see a couple of patr...
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Smoken Up hot in prep for Miracle Mile

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Smoken Up, who has developed a reputation as one of the fastest horses at a mile distance in Australia, tuned up for Saturday's $500,000 Miracle Mile with a 1:54.4 mile rate qualifier over 2,240 meters on Monday night at the Melton track. The time was just two-tenths of a second off the track record.   Lance Justice trains and drives Smoken Up, who enhanced his reputation by leaps and ...
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NJ newspaper says scrap Hanson report

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
The Asbury Park Press newspaper has published an editorial critical of the Hanson commission's latest recommendations to close the Meadowlands racetrack and move harness racing to Monmouth Park, and says Gov. Chris Christie should ignore it.  In addition to noting that the Hanson commission's proposals are harmful to racing, the newspaper editorial also notes that the plan...
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Pretty Boy Lindy wins big in Italy

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Pretty Boy Lindy is the latest horse with American connections to win in Europe. The 3-year-old son of Cantab Hall won last Saturday's Premio Regione Autonoma, a Grade II race, in Italy. The time was a mile rate of 2:01.   Pretty Boy Lindy got away third on the pylons and was buried on the inside before he slipped free in the last turn. With a bold four-wide move on the half-mile track in T...
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Maywood makes changes to gimmick bets

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
On one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Maywood Park hopes to put some extra spending money in its customer’s hands with several changes in the gimmick wagering format starting Friday, Nov. 26.   In an attempt to create the Superfecta carryovers that so many fans have requested Maywood Park is returning to a one dollar Superfecta minimum wager instead of the current 10 cent Super...
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Rock N Roll Heaven to stand at Blue Chip Farms

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Owner Frank J. Bellino has announced that Rock N Roll Heaven will begin his stud career in 2011 in the Empire State at Blue Chip Farms, in Wallkill, N.Y. Previously, Rock N Roll Heaven was scheduled to stand stallion duty at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. A winner of more than $2.6 million lifetime, Rock N Roll Heaven began his career at two winning the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) final, th...
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Cal Expo, TwinSpires team up for Pick 4 bonus

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
TwinSpires.com and Cal Expo have teamed up in a bonus program. In partnership with TwinSpires.com, Cal Expo will be offering bonus payouts of 17.65 percent on every winning Late Pick 4 wager on Saturday nights from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 for wagers made on track at Cal Expo or on TwinSpires.com.   The bonus payout of 17.65 percent negates the 15 percent takeout rate on the Late Pick 4...
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