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I Wanna Go Fast wins again at Dover

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
I Wanna Go Fast did just that outlegging eight rivals to a 1:54 victory in the $17,000 3,5-Year-Old pace on Sunday, Feb.13 at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had a four-bagger.With Daryl Bier rushing I Wanna Go Fast away from the starting gate to take the lead, the Three Olives-Toohappytobefussy gelding posted his second consecutive win, a 1:54 performance, for owner-trainer Brian Callahan. Furious Fr...
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Auckland Reactor back on winning track Down Under

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
It only took one run back in New Zealand for the Auckland Reactor juggernaut to gather momentum again. The former Kiwi pin-up pacer brilliantly won his comeback race at Ashburton in NZ's South Island last Saturday and clocked one of the fastest closing 400-meter splits in Down Under history.   Auckland Reactor worked around to take the lead early, ran the mile in 1:52 9/10, but the big...
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Blacks A Fake likely out of Inter Dominion

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
The quest for a staggering fifth Inter Dominion title looks over for champion Australian pacer Blacks A Fake. The amazing 10 year old suffered a second bout of atrial fibrillation--irregular heartbeat--during trackwork last Saturday morning and trainer-driver Natalie Rasmussen said it was "almost certain" he would be scratched from the Christchurch series.   "The heart clicked back int...
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Group wants to pursue Ohio race licenses

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
On the heels of Penn National Gaming's announcement that it would like to move Raceway Park to the northeast corner of Ohio in Youngstown, and Beulah Park Thoroughbred track to Dayton, located in the central part of the state, an entity called Mahoning Valley Development Group (MVDG) has announced plans to pursue what would be the abandoned racing licenses in Toledo and Columbus. Th...
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Gural needs to raise about $100 million

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural, who is working to put together a plan to lease the Meadowlands and build a new grandstand at the facility, is now actively working to raise approximately $100 million in capital for the project. After meeting with architects last week, plans for constructing a new grandstand estimate a cost of $70 million. The additional money would be to construct the off-track wagering facilitie...
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Woodbine increases purses

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) announced that effective Thursday, Feb. 17, standardbred purses at Woodbine and Mohawk will be raised.   The increase is largely a result of improved wagering numbers in the second half of 2010 in addition to fewer races conducted than budgeted as a result of horse supply.   "Business stabili...
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Woodcock named Maine commissioner

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
Chandler Woodcock, 61, of Farmington, ME, was named as Gov. Paul LePage’s new commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on Feb 10.  Woodcock, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, has been the Executive Director of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association for the past two years and a member of Harness Horsemen International (HHI).Woodcock, a former Repub...
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“Say Hey” Lisa Krom wins Lady Godiva

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
Even without trying, memorable things seem to happen at Monticello Raceway. Score one for this year’s Lady Godiva race winner “Say Hey” Lisa Krom who now has one for the ages.As the eight –horse field was approaching the starting line, inadvertently Krom did her best version of  the “Say Hey Kid”, Willie Mays, who was world famous in his youth for running out from under his hat.So...
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Object Of Art paints Meadows masterpiece

on 02/14/2011 12:00 AM
Object Of Art challenged Handsome Prince first over, then gradually wore him down in a quarter-mile duel to capture Monday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Handsome Prince, the 2-5 favorite, took the field through three-quarters in 1:25.2 before Aaron Merriman moved Object Of Art from third. Both horses were strong to the wire, but Object Of Art ke...
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Second round of Aquarius ends in dead heat

on 02/13/2011 12:00 AM
Whiskey Pete and Art Professor hit the wire together in a dead heat in the first of two $40,000 Aquarius series divisions Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Whiskey Pete and driver Pat Berry fired to the front and were briefly headed by Art Professor and Ron Pierce before retaking the lead midway down the backstretch in a :55.3 half.  Whiskey Pete repelled a challenge by Windsong Gorgeo...
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Ready Cash edges Maharajah in Prix de France

on 02/13/2011 12:00 AM
Ready Cash won the 400,000 euro Prix de France Sunday in Paris, and just like in the Prix d'Amerique, he had to battle with Sweden's Maharajah to capture the victory. But this time it wasn't so easy as the two trotters battled side-by-side the length of the Vincennes track homestretch and Ready Cash, driven by Franck Nivard, won by a mere head in a mile rate time of 1:53.1.   Lana...
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Lucky Bettor lucky at Yonkers

on 02/13/2011 12:00 AM
Lucky Bettor (Brett Miller) vaulted from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's  $32,500 Open Handicap Pace.Leaving  from post position No. 5, he watched the early, three-way scrum between Southwind Tabor (Jim Pantaleano), Forensic Z Tam (Pat Lachance)  and Dragon Island (George Brennan).Dragon Island endured the worst of it, hung three-deep past a  :26.4 opening...
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Sweet Valentine's victory for Meadows men

on 02/12/2011 12:00 AM
Male drivers and their female counterparts staged their annual Saint Valentine’s Day competition Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, with the men rallying to win the celebratory chocolates. The event presented by the track and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association featured two races — “The Battle of the Sexes Trot” and the “Guys & Dolls Pace.” Randy Tharps, Ken...
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Blacks A Fake's future in question

on 02/12/2011 12:00 AM
The racing future of Down Under's greatest pacer Blacks A Fake (Fake Left-Colada Hanover) is in tatters.The world's richest pacer suffered atrial fibrillation - an irregular heartbeat - during trackwork this morning (Saturday) and his hopes of winning an unprecedented fifth Inter Dominion final in Christchurch, New Zealand on April 8 are over."I'd say that's it for the Inter Dominion," trainer Nat...
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Mcapulco fastest in WEGZ stakes elims

on 02/12/2011 12:00 AM
A trio of $20,000 WEGZ Stakes eliminations took place tonight at Woodbine Racetrack with Mcapulco, Aled Hanover and Vertical Horizon scoring the victories.Mcapulco went gate-to-wire for driver Mario Baillargeon to capture the first elimination in 1:51.2, a new lifetime best.The son of Mcardle flashed the quickest speed off the gate from post  six and rolled past the opening quarter in a quick...
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Mojo Terror, Some Girls Do win at Meadowlands

on 02/11/2011 12:00 AM
Mojo Terror was the only repeat winner in round two of the Junior Trendsetter series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. With Hall of Fame driver John Campbell in the sulky, Mojo Terror moved to the front early, relinquished command before the half and drew off when released in the stretch to a 1:52.3 score.  Hot Shot Lawyer was 1 3-4 lengths beh...
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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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