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Stonebridge On Ice takes Woodbine Preferred

on 01/09/2011 12:00 AM
Making his 2011 debut, Stonebridge On Ice took control at the half-mile mark and went on to pull off a 10-1 upset in the $34,000 Preferred Pace featured at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday night.Longshot Alexie Mattosi (Paul MacDonell) fired to command from the outside Post 7 ahead of Stonebridge On Ice and driver Mike Saftic before a parked out Get Out Of Dodge (Phil Hudon) rushed up to take over p...
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Alpine Hawk wins at Cal Expo

on 01/08/2011 12:00 AM
He had the outside again, but it didn't matter to the oldest horse in the race as the ten year-old Alpine Hawk repeated.Claiming handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $3,400, were featured at Cal Expo on Friday night (January 7), on which Alpine Hawk won for the 33rd time in his career.Starting from the seven-hole in the field of the same number, the gelding was four and three wide for the firs...
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WEG's Saturday Pick-4

on 01/08/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack presents a $40,000 guaranteed pool for its early Pick-4 on Saturday evening, and WEG’s commentator, Chris Hickey, has scanned through Races 4 through 7 to come up with aplan of attack for constructing a ticket.Ticket Summary:Race 4 1, 2Race 5 4, 8Race 6 3, 4, 8Race 7 1, 7, 8Total $36.00 for $1 or $7.20 for $.20Race 4 1, 2#1 Meadowview Matty- He was a decent third when getting ...
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IPO Blue Chip, Rusty's Gamble win at Dover

on 01/08/2011 12:00 AM
IPO Blue Chip, a stakes contender last fall and fresh from finishing third in the Flower St. final at Chester, bested eight male opponents to win the $14,500 feature trot Saturday at Dover Downs with Brad Hanners driving the 1:57.1 victory for owner-Freida Ivory.   The Yankee Glide-Paloma Hanover 4-year-old distaff was followed across the finish line by CC’s Fred (Sean Bier), whose t...
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St. Elmo Hero still perfect

on 01/08/2011 12:00 AM
With Tem Tetrick at the lines, St. Elmo Hero led from gate to wire as he extended his streak to 20 wins in the second race at the Meadowlands on Saturday, a $20,000 prep race for the Complex Series. He was clocked in 1:50.4. The son of Western Hero has been perfect since winning his career debut on July 14, 2010 at Balmoral Park. Illinois owner John Barnard claimed the unraced 4-year-old gelding o...
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Richard Ingrassia series set for February

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway is offering trotting series for horses that have started four of their last six starts in claiming races  for a tag of $5,000 or less and have not raced for a purse in excess of $4300.There will be three legs and a final. The legs will go for $3000 with a $5000-added finale.  If there are enough entries there will also be a consolation for $4000The series will be run o...
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Big Baller wins at Cal Expo

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
He was the unknown when he stepped up to this class last week and won.  Now Big Baller could be considered the best trotter on the grounds. A mixture of five conditioned and claiming trotters, racing for a purse of $4,300, were featured at Cal Expo on Thursday night (January 6), on which Big Baller repeated.Firing out from post-five for driver Lemoyne Svendsen and getting the lead an eighth o...
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Buffalo to open Jan. 14 with purse increase

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
On Friday, Jan. 14, Buffalo Raceway kicks off its 69th year of live harness racing at the half-mile oval. All patrons will get a free program with a lucky number inside, which will make them eligible for free wagers on every race. Drink specials and free giveaways are also on tap for opening weekend.   “I’m very excited about opening weekend”, said COO Jim Mango. “We have ...
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Miss Versatility schedule changes slightly

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
The schedule for this year’s Miss Versatility Series for older trotting mares has changed a bit from what was initially announced. The race at Tioga Downs, which had been scheduled as the second leg of the four-leg series on Saturday, Aug. 13, has been moved to Sunday, June 19, where it now becomes the first leg.   The second leg of the Miss Versatility is scheduled for the Meadowlands on...
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Monticello cancels Friday card

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Due to the continuing snowstorm Monticello Raceway has cancelled its Friday afternoon racing program. The next race card will be on Monday, Jan. 10, with post time slated for 12:25 p.m.
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Crawford, Niccum elected to MHHA board

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) announced its election results Friday morning and two new directors, Keith Crawford and Rich Niccum, will be joining the MHHA Board in February. The MHHA membership elected Crawford in the Driver/Trainer category by a vote of 66 to 44, and in the At-Large category, Niccum was elected by a vote of 260 to 195.   Crawford, a l...
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Mohegan Sun at Pocono sets slots record

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown, Pa., is reporting the casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs set a one-week record when its slot machines had $68.3 million in handle, generating revenue of $5.7 million for the week ending Jan. 2. The report stated Pennsylvania’s 10 casinos brought in a record $672 million in slots wagers that week, which generated revenue of a record $56 millio...
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Meadowlands cancels qualifiers

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Due to heavy snow at the Meadowlands, Friday morning’s qualifiers were canceled after two races.   “There’s a lot of snow and very poor visibility,” said Big M paddock judge Ron Walters. “We had two races go, the first one in 2:02 and the second in 2:00. We’ve rescheduled the rest of the qualifiers for Saturday morning.”   As of 11 am there was no word on the whether th...
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Florida's new gov wants Vegas-style casinos

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that he could allow Las Vegas-style casino resorts, although legislation would be required for any such development. While he was running for governor he said that he was against the expansion of gambling in the state.   A story in the Thursday Miami Herald said a hearing could be held as early as next week for the Florida Senate about a proposal for "d...
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More racing news for free!

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
The debut card of the 2011 meet at the Meadowlands Friday night will go on as scheduled despite the accumulation of a few inches of snow and harnessracing.com has all the tools you need to enjoy a great weekend of racing from the comfort of your home.  Just go to this website and sign up for our free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. In it you’ll find features on races from the Meadowlands a...
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Yonkers' 2011 season begins Jan. 13

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's 2011 racing season begins Thursday night (Jan. 13), with a dozen races and the usual 7:10 PM first post.        After programs of next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the customary five-night-per-week live schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and  Saturday) returns the week of Monday, Jan 17.        ...
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Bill introduced to allow Meadowlands lease

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Bipartisan legislation that would allow the Meadowlands Racetrack to be operated jointly by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, or NJSEA, and a private lessee has been introduced by Assemblymen Ronald S. Dancer (the son of the late Harness Racing Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer), Joe Malone and John Burzichelli.   The bill allows for a one-year transition period as the Meadowlands,...
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Laughandbehappy takes invite in 1:51.4

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Laughandbehappy shook loose late in the stretch and got up to win the $32,000 mares invitational on opening of the 2011 harness meet at Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday night.   Driven by David Miller, Laughandbehappy capitalized on a perfect three-hole trip behind the leader Red Star Hottie and out sprinted the pocket sitter Bet The Ranch to win by 2 1-4 lengths in 1:51.4.  Eric Cherry...
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Hamlin Hanover fastest in Snowshoe elims

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
A pair of $20,000 Snowshoe Stakes eliminations took place Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with the post time favorites failing to find the winner's circle. In the first elimination, Hamlin Hanover survived a first-over trip for driver Randy Waples to earn his first lifetime win in 1:52.   Chanceofa Lifetime (Mark MacDonald) flashed the quickest speed off the gate, then allowed Midwest Ha...
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Idol takes Meadows distaff pace

on 01/07/2011 12:00 AM
Idol endured a demanding first quarter and went on to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. As a 4-year-old last year, Idol scored in 1:50, equaling the fastest mile ever by a distaff pacer at The Meadows. On Friday, she added a Murphy Blind left and flashed mid-season form, jetting to the lead for Brett Miller despite a parked-out opening panel. ...
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