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Southwind Wasabi tops $600,000 mark

on 11/02/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Wasabi vaulted over $600,000 in career earnings with a dominating victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Southwind Wasabi was hammered down to 3-5 in the wagering on the strength of her respectable fourth-place finish in last month’s Breeders Crown Mare Trot. She justified that support when she made the lead for Dave Palone with a quarte...
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Mathias Meinzinger, owner of One More Laugh, dies

on 11/02/2010 2:00 AM
Mathias “Mat” Meinzinger, 74, of Upper Brookville, N.Y., died Sunday, Oct. 31, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He campaigned many top horses over the years, including One More Laugh.   Born April 25, 1936, Mr. Meinzinger was the founder, CEO and president of Creative Bath Products, a prominent and well respected Long Island, N.Y.-based company. Born in Hungary, he arri...
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Omen Hanover by a nose at Dover

on 11/02/2010 2:00 AM
Tight photo finishes were en vogue in the top distaff paces of the week with Omen Hanover winning the $26,000 Open Handicap and Pacific Filly holding on in the $18,000 female paces at Dover Downs on the Election day program.   Tim Tetick drove Omen Hanover alongside $1.1 million-winner Not Enough, handled by Ron Pierce, heading around the last turn and just got up in 1:53 for her 10th ...
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Winning Mister takes 'Pocono Pike' to victory

on 11/02/2010 2:00 AM
Winning Mister, driven by David Ingraham and trained by Walter Carroll, never left the pylons in winning the $24,000 Open Handicap trot Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Ingraham came charging up the “Pocono Pike” to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Grain Of Truth, with Dink Adoo finishing third. The race went in 1:55 on a cold night in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This was the fou...
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Mr Feelgood beats Blacks A Fake again

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
Mr Feelgood stretched his record to eight wins in 10 starts when he beat four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake for the third successive time in last Saturday night’s $A200,000 Queensland Pacing Championship, contested at 2,680 meters.   As the curtain came down on the Sydney Inter Dominion in March, many felt the same was happening to Mr Feelgood’s racing ca...
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Luke McCarthy looking for US horses to buy

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
Luke McCarthy’s success with Mr Feelgood and another of his US imports, the lightly-raced and exciting Buckeye Nation, has given him inspiration.   “Given the current economic climate (strong Aussie dollar), I think Australian owners should seriously start looking at the North American horses,” he said. “The idea might seem a bit of a stretch at first thought but when you sit down a...
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Longtime race official Gene Cossette dies

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
Edward "Gene" Cossette, a longtime racing official who worked as a judge at several racetracks, including the Meadowlands and The Red Mile, died Friday, Oct. 29, in Dover, N.H., after a battle with cancer. He was 71.   Mr. Cossette's stint as a racing official took him to many tracks in the United States, including Northfield Park, Foxboro Raceway, Rockingham Park, Scarborough Downs and&nbs...
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Feel Like A Fool Supplemented To The Matron

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
This morning, trainer George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com that he will supplement his star 2-year-old pacer Feel Like A Fool to the $200,000 (est.) Matron Stakes for the supplemental fee of $20,000. The freshman pacing and trotting divisions of the Matron feature elims on Saturday, Nov. 6 with the final to be raced the following week. The 3-year-old eliminations for trotters and filly pacers ...
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Italy's Nesta Effe wins Orsi Mangelli

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli, the major Italian 3-year-old stakes with a purse of about 275,000 euros for the final, looked Swedish after two superior elimination wins by Muscles Wiking BR  and Formula One.  But in the final on Monday night at the San Siro track in Milan, the mighty chestnut Nesta Effe won over Muscles Wiking BR in a mile rate of 1:57.1 over 1,600 ...
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Changes to WEG's Pick 4; Jamieson wins 5

on 11/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the following changes to its Pick-4 wagers, effective when WEG drops it's Tuesday racing card on November 16.   There will be a $40,000 guaranteed early Pick-4 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Thursday, Nov. 18. Monday's $50,000 guaranteed Pick-4 will remain the same.   WEG will also be offering a $50,000 guaranteed...
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Hoosier Classic Sale posts significant increases

on 10/31/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale followed a strong first session with an equally solid second session Saturday, October 30 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Bidding again reached new heights as I Scoot Hanover colt Robins Rocket sold for a record $125,000 and the two-day sale saw the sale average improve dramatically over 2009 results. A total of 201 yearlings were sold Saturday for nearly $2.2 milli...
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Amante Stable triples up at Pompano

on 10/31/2010 2:00 AM
A flawless performance by three year old filly trotter Pocohontas Fame on the final October program at The Isle Casino-Racing Pompano Park capped an unforgettable weekend for the Amante Standardbreds Stable of Delray Beach, FL.   “To come up with three winners that we bred and raised in stakes finals in a twenty-four hour span is really special” Tony Amante observed after Pocohontas Fam...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Forest City Pace

on 10/31/2010 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal continued to dominate the aged pacing mare division with a victory in the second edition of the $167,000 Forest City Pace at Western Fair Raceway on Saturday night. With driver Chris Christoforou subbing in for regular reinsman Randy Waples, Breeders Crown champion Dreamfair Eternal made her move at the opening quarter and cruised to victory in 1:54.3 for trainer Pat Fletcher and...
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Drop Red lowers Pocono Downs track record

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Drop Red broke his own track record for 4-year-old pacing stallions in winning the featured Open Handicap pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $24,000.   Leaving from post position #5 in a field of eight, Drop Red, a 6-1 choice, was sent to the front end early by driver George Napolitano Jr., but he then allowed race favorite Vlo...
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Aliveandwell scores Yonkers feature in 1:53.2

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Favored Aliveandwell N (Ryan Anderson) conquered the cavalry Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $38,000 Open Handicap Pace   Leaving from post position No. 5, Aliveandwell N moved around Forensic Z Tam (Pat Lachance), securing the lead before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. After a :56.4 intermission, longshot Lahaye (Dan Dube) provided some unwanted advances.   Leader and stal...
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Shadyshark Hanover wins Governors Cup elim

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Shadyshark Hanover delivered in the lone $25,000 Governors Cup elimination for driver Jody Jamieson Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Rollwithitharry (Yannick Gingras) and Ohmygosh Hanover (Mark MacDonald) were both quickest off the gate and battling for position but it was Rollwithitharry controlling the lead as Ohmygosh Hanover settled for the two-hole at the quarter in :26.3. Post ...
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Buckeye Man takes open trot at Northfield

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Ron Fuller and Dee Hotton’s Buckeye Man ($3.60) won Northfield’s $5,500 Open Trot Saturday with an impressive 1:57.2 effort. Dan Charlino pulled the pocket to challenge leader That Fly’n Angel past the half and won the battle, as That Fly’n Angel finished second, while Master Wheels closed for third. Hotton trains Buckeye Man, a three-year-old gelded son of Jailhouse Jesse from the Final S...
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Burke barn doubles In Escort Series

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Ron Burke trainees Meirs Hanover and No Monkeys Allowed swept the early double, a pair of $15,000 Escort Series divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers, on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Meirs Hanover took the lead before the half and drew off to a decisive 1:51.2 score in the first race with Brian Sears in the sulky. Sent off the 2-5 favorite, Meirs Hanover posted his fourth win i...
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Blue Porsche sets record in Valley Victory elims

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of $25,000 Valley Victory eliminations took place Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack featuring the best two-year-old trotting colts in North America. Blue Porsche and Luckycharm Hanover captured their eliminations respectively for their connections.   Luckycharm Hanover delivered as favourite to capture the first elimination for Hall of Fame driver John Campbell.   ...
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Sheer Brilliance sparkles at Vernon Downs

on 10/30/2010 2:00 AM
Sheer Brilliance repulsed last week’s top pacing class winner, Daley Deposit Only, in the final stride to capture Saturday night’s $12,000 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs.   After having a three-race Vernon win skein snapped at Pocono Downs last Saturday, Sheer Brilliance ($3.30) returned to this week’s Miracle Mile-1 handicap and wired five fleet-footed rivals in 1:53.1. The 5-...
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