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The Doctor is in at Colonial Downs

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Beyond Perfection stayed perfect at Colonial Downs, Jaavos Boy triggered a new life mark in the feature and The Doctor pulled a 59-1 upset in Tuesday action at Colonial Downs.   Trainer-driver Stacy McLenaghan guided Beyond Perfection to her second straight series win in the Young Women of Virginia late-closer. The 4-year-old pacing mare, who captured the three-quarter mile first leg by 4 1...
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More Standardbreds at Equestrian Games

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbreds will be presented during the World Equestrian Games starting this Thursday (Sept. 30) at the International Equestrian Festival.   Held in downtown Lexington, this trade show is honoring the Standardbred with a “USTA Breed Appreciation Day.” Laura Harbour and her 16-year-old pacing mare Veruca Salt will be demonstrating in the EcoTrack Park ring at 1:30 p.m. in the Lex...
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Luchento's statement at Gaming Symposium

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
The following is the statement given by Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, at the third and final Legislative Summit on Gaming, which got underway at Monmouth Park racetrack Wednesday morning. Below is Lucento's statement:   I am honored to be once again invited to testify before this committee.  I promise to...
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Instant Racing hearing held at Red Mile

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission held a public hearing Wednesday morning at The Red Mile to give members of the public the opportunity to voice their opinions on recently-passed regulations to allow Instant Racing machines at the state’s racetracks. The machines give players the chance to wager on randomly-determined previously run horse races and receive a payoff based on a pari-mutuel syst...
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Dancinwitthestarz to miss Crown, back in 2011

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Although 12 sophomore filly pacers will line up behind the gate in two Breeders Crown eliminations Saturday night, the Mistletoe Shalee winner and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Dancinwiththestarz is not among the names to be found. Following her recent runner-up finish in the Jugette, the filly came up sick and will remain on the sidelines.  "The Breeders Crown is the race I most wanted ...
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Tight Pants sets NJSS Green Acres record at Freehold

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
David Miller drove Tight Pants to the lead at the quarter-mile mark and remained in front to the finish in a record 1:58.1 to win the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Division Championship for two-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The filly’s winning time erased the previous mark of 1:59.2 by Ticket To Glide in 2004. It was the fourth consecutive victory in only...
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Campbell: The Meadowlands just needs help

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Gaming Summit at Monmouth Park, the Thoroughbred track owned and operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), was the site for the only appearance by Jon Hanson, chairman of the commission appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to study the state’s horse racing and casino industries and present recommendations. The Summit got underway Wednesday morning.   T...
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Perretti Farms tells its story on nj.com website

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey's horse industry, especially Standardbred participants, are telling the stories of their businesses and jobs in an effort to call attention to the need for the state to do what needs to be done to reinvigorate the state's horse racing industry.   On Monday, Perretti Farms and Republican legislators played host to a symposium at the farm in Cream Ridge. The Newark Star-Ledger...
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1 1/4-mile race at Colonial Downs

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Hi Im Johnny Kash scored a come from behind victory in the $8,000 final leg of the U Gotta Win One Now Pacing Series Wednesday afternoon in the rain at Colonial Downs.   Hi Im Johnny Kash earned a first leg win at the three-quarter mile distance then finished a disappointing fourth at the mile distance last week. In Wednesday’s finale, contested at 1 1/4 miles, the 8-year-old Mark Jo...
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Omen Hanover wins Pocono mare open

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover, reined by Jim Pantaleano and trained by Nick Surick, won the fillies and mares Open Handicap Pace Wednesday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the six hole in the six-horse field, Pantaleano sat third and second for three-quarters of the race with Danika Hanover (Matt Kakaley) sitting on the front end. The opening split went in :26.1, half in :55.2 and thre...
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Upsets in OSS Gold eliminations

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Despite dirty weather conditions Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack, a pair of upsets took place in both Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination's for 3-year-old trotting colts.In the first elimination, 10-1 Arriba Amigo (Trevor Ritchie) had just one rival beaten as the field turned for home and used a late rally to capture the first elimination in 1:56.3.Windsong Geant (Mark MacDonald) was quick...
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Transcending wins third straight at The Meadows

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Transcending powered to the lead, backed down the second quarter and sprinted the back half in 55 to capture his third straight victory in Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Dave Palone guided Transcending to the lead from post 6, then gave him a second-panel breather in 29.4. The 6-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear-Apopka Denise was unchallenged thereafter, scoring in ...
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Beat goes on for Cal-Expo trotters

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
If you’re keeping track, that’s five straight trips to the winner’s circle for the 6-year-old trotting mare Hope Tu Place, who campaigns for Maurice Sigmon while residing at the Kennedy Lindsey barn.It took Hope Tu Place a couple of starts at this meet to get her act together, but she’s on her game now for Lindsey.“The drop in class certainly helped her, and you can tell she has a lot mo...
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Windfall Blue Chip equals Harrington mark

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Kovach Stables, George Teague and Ted Gewertz’s Windfall Blue Chip ($2.80, Montrell Teague) equaled the track record for 3-year-old pacing colts Monday with a 1:52.2 triumph in a $10,500 conditioned race at Harrington Raceway.   The Art Major colt quarter-pole moved to the front from Worthys Magic and never looked back in his four-length triumph. The sophomore colt is also trained by...
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Average up slightly at Morrisville Sale

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Fall Yearling Sale at the Morrisville State College Equine Institute was held on Monday, with the average price up slightly over the 2009 number. This year, 186 yearlings went through the sales ring for an average price of $8,563, compared to 2009 when 229 yearlings sold for an average price of $8,477. The sale topper at this year’s sale was Zellweger Blue Chip, a daughter of American Ideal...
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Standardbreds presented during WEG

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbreds will be presented during the World Equestrian Games being held in Lexington, Ky. starting Thursday, Sept. 20, at the International Equestrian Festival. Held in downtown Lexington, this trade show is honoring the Standardbred with a “USTA Breed Appreciation Day.”   Laura Harbour and her 16-year-old pacing mare Veruca Salt will be demonstrating in the EcoTrack...
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Jug day was over the top for Hunterton

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
For Steve and Cindy Stewart’s Hunterton Sales Agency, last year was a very good year. Their 2008 Harrisburg sale graduate, Sportswriter, gave Hunterton grads back-to-back wins in the $1-million Metro Pace for 2 year olds after Major In Art won it the previous year. Highscore Kemp, a $300,000 Hunterton-bred and sold yearling, set a 1:51.4 world record for sophomore fillies in the distaff div...
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Jaguar Jet wins Little Grey Jug

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
On the misty Monday afternoon of Sept. 27, with the rain trickling down and the racetrack covered with mud,  Zeke Parker reined odds-on favorite Jaguar Jet to a 2:01.1 victory in the 20th edition of Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug. And since Parker won the inaugural in 1990 maybe it was only fitting.   Seven gray--or roan colored pacers--lined up behind the mobile...
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HHYF represented at World Equestrian Games

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Four youth representatives from the Harness Horse Youth Foundation have been extremely busy as racing ambassadors at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Philip Antonacci (Somers, Conn.), Mollie Fenwick (Tunkhannock, Pa.), Olivia Kimelman (Wallkill, N.Y.) and Carter Pinske (Plato, Minn.) are displaying their driving expertise at daily appearances...
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NJ Gaming Summit III is Sept. 29

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
The third, and reportedly final, session of the Summit on Gaming will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ.   Legislators will hear testimony, starting at 10 a.m. The agenda of speakers is not yet available.   The hearing will take place in the Turf Club, located on Parterre Level 1 in Monmouth Park’s Clubhouse.
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