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Bernie Mc Kenna of New Jersey dies

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Bernard D. Mc Kenna, 76, of Myrtle Beach, SC, a valet at the Meadowlands drivers' room for many years, died Sunday, Nov. 14, after a brief illness.   Mc Kenna was born on June 3, 1934 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Bernard James and Bridie (Sheehan) Mc Kenna. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.   For many years he owned, traine...
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McCarthy says Mr Feelgood can overcome draw

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer-driver Luke McCarthy insists former star US pacer Mr Feelgood (Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories) can overcome a horror post position draw to win Saturday night’s $500,000 Miracle Mile at Menangle’s Tabcorp Park north of Sydney, Australia.   Betting shops pushed Mr Feelgood’s odds out from $3.20 (for a $1 bet) equal favorite to $7 when he landed the outside post ...
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Monticello horseman criticizes state's plans

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Alan Schwartz, president of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association, representing the hundreds of owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Monticello Raceway, issued the following statement regarding a possible Native American casino in the Monticello area.   "In just the last few weeks, the renaissance that has been experienced by the New York Racing an...
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PA board recommends changes for awards

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
At a meeting following the regular monthly session of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission last Wednesday, the Commonwealth’s Standardbred Breeders Advisory Committee, chaired by Commissioner Rick Welsh, came together to examine the current status of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund, and to explore ideas to ensure the short- and ...
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Award-winning filly Poof She's Gone retired

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider Monday morning that that O'Brien and Dan Patch Award winner Poof She's Gone has been retired. He also said that the physical issue that the filly fought this year was "the biggest mystery of my life."   Norman said that Poof She's Gone was retired right after the Nov. 13 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals at Woodbine...
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Post 1 for Rock N Roll Heaven in Matron

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
As if he needed any more of an advantage on the racetrack, Rock N Roll Heaven drew post one for Sunday night's $181,900 Matron final for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. With the connections of the two fourth-place finishers in last Sunday's Matron elims deciding to not re-enter for the final, just six will line up behind the gate for the race, scheduled as the 10th race on the program....
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Bills pass NJ Senate with bipartisan support

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Several pieces of legislation dealing with horse racing were addressed by the full New Jersey Senate on Monday and passed.   The full Senate voted to approve exchange wagering, a form of wagering being most successfully offered by Betfair. Another bill approved is designed to try to speed up construction of off-track wagering sites in the state and thus put more mon...
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Survey shows support for slots at Meadowlands

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
The Hall Institute has released the results of an informal survey regarding the possibility of adding slot machines at the Meadowlands racetrack. The survey, conducted last week during the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference, showed that slightly more than half of the 254 people who participated would favor having slot machines at the Meadowlands. A total of 134 people supported s...
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NJ Dems issue press release about pro-racing bills

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Democrats serving in New Jersey's Senate issued the following press release late Monday, after bills designed to help preserve horse racing in the state were passed with bipartisan support. The entire text of the press release follows:   A package of bills sponsored by Senate Democrats to help breathe new life into New Jersey’s ailing casinos and horse race tracks was approved by the...
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Tetrick scores stakes triple at Meadowlands

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick swept three of the five fall stakes finals on the Saturday night card at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Tetrick's hot streak began with Syenite [$11.20], who steamrolled to victory in the $47,400 Paul Doherty Memorial for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.  Syenite charged up to take the lead from Victom AS at the half and drew off to a career best 1:54 clocking. ...
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Dreamfair Eternal shows her heels to the boys

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal and driver Randy Waples used her usual off the pace tactics to top the best male pacers in Canada to take the C$42,000 Open Pace tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.In just a short field of six, Lucky Man (Mark MacDonald) was quickest off the gate from post three and carved fractions of :26, :54.3 and 1:23.2 before giving way to Dreamfair Eternal late in the mile.Waples guided his char...
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Full Of Sand a super Florida fit

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
His name confirms he’s racing in the right locale and two year old colt pacer Full Of Sand is fulfilling the dreams of his avid 92 year old owner and breeder in Florida with each passing start.“This couldn’t be happening to a nicer guy, and Bill White is just a great owner and so great for the business” trainer Jake Huff said in a live post-race TV interview. Full Of Sand, by Full Of Fun-S...
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JA'S Outlaw wins at Yonkers

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
 J A's Outlaw (George Brennan) whipped five Yonkers Raceway rivals, winning Saturday night's  $38,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 5 (in one notch after a defection) and the longest short in a short field,  J A's Outlaw sat early. A "Handsome" early battle  ensued, as Handsome Prince (Jason Bartlett) and Handsome Harry (Stephane Bouchard) were both anxious...
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Foiled Again tops $2 million

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
The 2010 season of top pacer Foiled Again has seen him take his second George Morton Levy title at Yonkers Raceway and victory in the Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway. It also saw him finish in the runner-up spot to stablemate Won the West in the Breeders Crown. Sunday afternoon's $32,000 Open Handicap pace at Harrah's Chester not only saw Foiled Again take his 44th career victory, but he ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven, Delmarvalous win Matron elims

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven ran his win streak to nine with a 1:50.1 win in one of two Sunday night $30,319 Matron Stakes eliminations for sophomore pacing colts and geldings.With Dan Dube in the bik,e the Rocknroll Hanover colt got away fourth early, while Urgent Action  and David Miller sped the quarter in :26.3. Rockin Image and Yannick Gingras briefly took the lead, but Rock N Roll Heaven asserted...
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Red Star Hottie wins Meadows feature

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
Taking advantage of rare post-position relief, Red Star Hottie shot to the early lead, backed down the second quarter and sprinted home to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace at The Meadows.  Because of her dominance throughout the year, Red Star Hottie routinely has been assigned outside posts in the Filly & Mare Handicap. But Friday’s race wasn’t written as...
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Western Graduate, Reigning Dough win at Yonkers

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
George Brennan made it four victories in a row Friday night, easily winning  Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Not even the eight-hole could slow her down. Western Graduate worked around Shanghai Lil (Tyler Buter), grabbing the lead after a :28.4 opening  quarter-mile, There was minimal rest for the even-money favorite, who threw down pair a :28.1 qu...
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Mr. Feelgood draws 10 in Miracle Mile

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
The field for Australia's greatest one-mile pace, the $500,000 Miracle Mile, has been set following the Cordina Sprint. Four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake has drawn post two while 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood, who has beaten him twice in the last few weeks, drew the outside post 10.   The Miracle Mile will take place over the seven-eighths mile Tabcorp Park Me...
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Aracache Hanover wins Windy City Pace

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
A world-record effort, a father-son team combining for a victory in the biggest race of the night, a huge upset and a favorite doing just what he was supposed to do were all a part of Friday’s 28th edition of the Windy City Pace at Maywood Park. In the signature race of the night, the $200,000 Windy City Pace for three-year-old  colts, the father-son team of trainer Gregg McNair and hi...
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Lisa America 4th in Prix d'Amerique prep

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
Lou Guida's trotting mare Lisa America finished an impressive fourth in her first prep for a possible start in the Prix d'Amerique. The 5-year-old Varenne mare competed in the Prix de Bretage Saturday afternoon at the Vincennes track in Paris.   The 2,700-meter race (1.67 miles) begins with a standing start--a first for Lisa. The mare had post 12 in the 18-horse field. Trainer Jerry Ri...
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