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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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Big news for Yonkers; races back on NY TV

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway debuts as part of the New York Racing Association (NYRA) television network beginning Friday night (Feb. 11). The agreement between the Raceway and NYRA restores the nightly Yonkers' signal back into the five boroughs via Channel 71, as well as places it on the NYRA Rewards streaming video. In addition, simulcast areas at both Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park shall remain o...
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Omen Hanover giving young trainer exposure

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Omen Hanover's success could mean a promising future for young trainer Nick Surick. The open class mare has earned $250,000 since entering the 22-year-old conditioner's barn last April. She makes her next start in the $40,000 second leg of the Cape & Cutter Series on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Omen Hanover will start from post six in the tenth race with Matt Kakaley...
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Sherman on Meadowlands broadcast Friday

on 02/10/2011 12:00 AM
Trainer Kent Sherman will talk about his champion trotting mare Jesse's Messenger and his four starters on the card on Meadowlands Racetrack's Friday night pre-card broadcast.   On Saturday, the multi-talented George Anthony sits In The Sulky to discuss his five trainees on the card and his return to the announcer's booth at Ocean Downs.  Fans can e-mail questions for Sherman and Antho...
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Longshots payoff at Pompano

on 02/09/2011 12:00 AM
With a fast track, no wind, and a temperature well into the 60's it was surely one of the rarest of occurrences and utopia for the longshot lovers. The longest odds horses in two consecutive races came up winners on the Tuesday, February 8 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. In the 5th race, May Street Bon was kept well back of a fast pace and swept up to win a $10,000 purse ...
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