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Lightning Treasure strikes at Dover

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Lightning Treasure in similar style as her earlier victory came on strongly in the stretch to win the $26,000 Mares Open pace on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Dover Downs. Jon Roberts got away late and eased out of sixth with Lightning Treasure heading to the clubhouse turn. After working his way alongside pacesetter Wish All You Want (Eric Goodell) at the three quarters, the two raced side-by-side around th...
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Action-Broadway a repeat winner at The Meadows

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Action-Broadway idled 8 lengths off the lead at the half, but she overpowered the field with an uncovered move and went on to capture Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. The 1-5 favorite, Action-Broadway gave her backers some anxious moments before Dave Palone sent her after the leader, Pilgrims Stunner. The 4-year-old daughter of Broadway Hall-Photo W...
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Ill. court rules against casinos on tax challenge

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
An Illinois state appellate court on Tuesday upheld an earlier decision by a county court that dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state by four casinos that argued a law that required them to give three percent of their earnings to the racetracks.   The bill was signed into law in December 2008, requiring the casinos to pay the three percent into the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund on a d...
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Drivers and trainers mix it up for SRF

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
  Join harness racing’s drivers and trainers for a night at Redd’s Restaurant and Bar in Carlstadt, NJ to benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). On Monday February 21, 2011 at 5pm a fabulous menu of fun is planned but the highlight of the night is harness racing’s drivers and trainers serving up the drinks.  There’s a $10 cover charge going to SRF along w...
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27YO trying to get young people to the track

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Darin Zoccali, 27, an announcer and broadcaster at Tioga Downs and the Meadowlands, is doing his part to encourage young people to get interested in harness racing. He is encouraging them via Facebook to come out to the track on Friday, Feb. 18.   The event is not an official Meadowlands event, but Zocalli will be at the track handicapping and trying to give fans winners to...
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Nathan has the Mulders feeling good

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
‘Gerry and Patricia Mulder have experienced a lot of ups and downs in the breeding business over the last 25 years, but they are riding high now thanks to Nathan Feelsgood. The Mulders, of Lansing, MI, bred and own the son of Mr Feelgood-Black Chana.   Despite a broken head pole from the half-mile on, the 3-year-old colt gamely dug in to win his Junior Trendsetter Series division in 1:54 ...
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St Elmo Hero back home in Illinois

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Undefeated pacing sensation St Elmo Hero is taking a well-deserved breather after stretching his winning streak to 23 in the $65,000 Complex Series Final on January 29 at the Meadowlands.   “St Elmo Hero is doing very well,” owner John Barnard reported on Tuesday. “He’s back in Illinois and jogging every day. We just want to keep him loosened up. We had scheduled time off for him. ...
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Northville set to open Friday night

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Friday night marks the 2011 opening for Northville Downs, which first opened for live harness racing in 1944. The half-mile oval, which will have live racing on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m., has a big weekend planned with some big changes awaiting racing fans.   Northville Downs underwent a complete upgrade to the facility to include the addition of 350 brand new flat panel televisi...
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Meadows announces $7.8 million stakes schedule

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced that its 2011 stakes schedule will offer an estimated $7.86 million in purses. The final of the track's signature event, the Delvin Miller Adios, will be held on Saturday, July 30.   Eliminations of the Adios, the 45th edition of the prestigious event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, will go on Saturday, July 23. The fin...
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Penn National wants to move Raceway, Beulah

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Penn National Gaming will be putting its card on the table in Ohio on Thursday by asking the state's racing commission for permission to move its Raceway Park operation in Toledo to Youngstown and Beulah Park in Columbus to north Dayton. The Ohio State Racing Commission must approve moving the tracks, which Penn National would also only do if video lottery terminals (VLTs) at the tracks ...
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Anniecrombie dies at age 28

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
Anniecrombie p,1:52.3 ($1,414,477), winner of a Breeders Crown and the 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year in 1986, was euthanized on Monday (Feb. 7) at Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek in Paris, Ky. The daughter of Abercrombie-Sparklespray (by Windshield Wiper) was 28 and was buried on the farm.   Owned by Ohio breeders Robert Mondillo and Donald Robinson, Anniecrombie lived the last five yea...
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Delaware County Fair board's Frank Welker dies

on 02/09/2011 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 Agric...
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Jeremy's Successor wins Dover feature

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
For the third consecutive week, Sean Bier and Jeremy’s Successor reached the finish line first in 1:50.4 to win the $35,000 Preferred pace on Monday, Feb. 7 at Dover Downs. Solano notched a 1:51 triumph in the $32,500 Delaware Special. First by three-quarters, then by a head, this time by a nose, Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor made the winner’s circle in the week’s top pace. The Mach T...
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Allard 'Rocks' to Don Mills win

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Fresh off winning The Count B Stakes final this past Friday night, driver Simon Allard posted a 35-1 upset with Rudy Rocks in the $60,000 Don Mills final tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.Allard positioned the son of Striking Sahbra fourth in the early going as Lexis DJ (Rick Zeron) was on the engine to take over command before the first turn.After Lexis DJ front-stepped his way past the opening quart...
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Glaude celebrates 70th with 'Moonshine'

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
According to long serving Pompano trainer Gaston Glaude there's been nothing quite like marking his 70th birthday with a great 'Moonshine'. He's referring to the leader of his five horse string on the Pompano Park backstretch, trotter P C Moonshine. "I really can't put my finger on any one thing that's caused him to get so good lately" Glaude says of the 6 year old Malabar Maple-JM Gerula gel...
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Handsome Prince rules at The Meadows

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Handsome Prince powered to the lead, backed down the second quarter and blazed home to score convincingly in Monday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. After Handsome Prince controlled the opening quarter in 27.1, Dave Palone gave him a 29.3 breather in the second panel. The 6-year-old Grinfromeartoear-Nova Princess gelding ripped off the back half in 55.4...
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Revenue returning home to Sweden

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Perretti Farms’ Bob Marks told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Revenue S, who has been standing stud in New Jersey since 2005, is en route back to his native Sweden where he will stand stud the remainder of his career. Revenue will stand at Brodda Stuteri in Sweden, where he originally stood before arriving in the United States. From 315 registered foals in the U.S. while standing at Per...
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Gural: Make Meadowlands stakes payments

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
Standardbred breeder/owner Jeff Gural, also the owner of Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs, is currently in negotiations to lease the Meadowlands Racetrack from the state of New Jersey. With the Feb. 15 deadline for stakes payments just one week away, Gural on Tuesday morning issued the following statement:   "I know firsthand that this is the week that we all have to make stakes payments on our...
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A bald-headed Hough is a winning Hough

on 02/08/2011 12:00 AM
It couldn’t have been much more than a week or 10 days ago that we reported that Mighty M reinsman Kevin Hough shaved his head in hopes of changing his luck. And whether it was the "Jody Jamieson look" or some other extraneous influence, Hough has been winning races since the clipping.   “I’m not sure that shaving my head made any difference, but I’m not gonna let my ...
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Widger featured in Illinois newspaper

on 02/07/2011 12:00 AM
Illinois-based driver Sam Widger won his 4,000th career race last month at Maywood Park, and in Monday's Southtown Star, he talks about his life in harness racing to writer Tim Cronin. To read the story, click here. 
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