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Hanson looked at other site for racing

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Thursday edition of The Record, the newspaper which serves northern New Jersey, included a story by reporter John Brennan that indicates that the Hanson commission not only recommended moving racing away from the Meadowlands in its report, but also picked out a potential site. Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, confirmed that he was...
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Dejarmbro made it in New York, now the Crown?

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Just how tough was the New York Sire Stakes program this year? As Frank said, "If you can make it there you can make it anywhere." Well, on Friday night we’ll find out if anywhere is Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and if that somebody is 2-year-old trotting colt Dejarmbro.   It’s hard not to be fascinated by a beautiful dark brown 2-year-old trotting colt that was virtually unbeaten raci...
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Simpsons on tap next week at Vernon

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Memorial Stakes for 2 year olds are scheduled for next Thursday and Friday at Vernon Downs. Purses for each sex and gait are estimated at $35,000 divided and the draw schedule is as follows:  2FT to race on Thursday, Oct. 7, with the entry box to close at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The 2CT-2CP-2FP all to race on Friday, Oct. 8, with the entry box to close at 9...
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Quick Deal wins Green Acres championship

on 09/30/2010 2:00 AM
Quick Deal, a son of Revenue, won the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Championship Final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   With Brent Holland driving, the freshman trotting colt worked his way from post eight to get the lead in the stretch and win by a length over a fast-closing Northern Photo (Classic Photo), who had broken earl...
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NJ III Gaming Summit scheduled speakers

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Meeting 3: Horseracing, Gaming Technology and Summary of Governor’s Gaming Task Force ReportSeptember 29, 2010; 10AM at Turf Club of Monmouth Park Racetrack,175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, New Jersey.Welcome·         Mayor Michael J. Mahon, Oceanport       Summary of New Jersey Gaming, Sports, and Entertainment Advisory Commis...
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Yonkers holds second annual Fall festival

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
Among the Saturday night highlights of Yonkers Raceway's second annual Fall Harvest Festival  is another edition of the "Legislators Pace." Eleven New York State elected officials do battle on the track prior to the wagering events.In last year's inaugural, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, driving in tandem with Jason Bartlett, reined Mr. Soggy to victory in trhe first event, while Assemblyman Rory ...
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Recognizing California stars

on 09/29/2010 2:00 AM
This month will see a series named at Cal-Expo for Gee Gee Digger and another honoring Desmond, two of the most popular pacers to ply their trade in California over the last few decades.  Track record holder Gee Gee Digger was conditioned by Rudy Sialana, while Steve Desomer trained and drove Desmond.“If you were to just judge him by today’s fast times, Desmond may seem a bit unremarkable...
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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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