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WEG's Friday Pick-4 ticket

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will once again will present a $40,000 guaranteed pool for its early Pick-4 for its card of racing. Greg Gangle of WEG’s media department has handicapped the four races for and offers his thoughts on Friday night's Pick-4 wager. Race 4 – 9, 5, 4 9. Tracey My Love – Obviously is my #1 choice after posting four consecutive victories. Her most recent was at this same class le...
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Nova Artist and Foxland win Dover features

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
Nova Artist and Foxland chalked up impressive victories in separate $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old pace divisions the Thursday, Dec. 2 twin feature races at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce, first to win six races this meet.  Early this season Nova Artist was a highly thought-of colt in the three-year-old ranks but some minor injuries prevented him from being a major item in the sophomore Summer stakes. A...
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Burlington renamed 'Somebeachsomewhere'

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has renamed the Burlington Stakes, the key stakes prep race for the Pepsi North America Cup, the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes.   "Somebeach," a two-time Horse of the Year in Canada (2007, 2008), kicked off his outstanding 3-year-old campaign with a tour de force victory in the Burlington in 2008.   "He is one of the most outstanding, influential hors...
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International Sound wins Messenger Award

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
Harold and David Snyder, the father-son team who, through their International Sound Corporation and their families, have been the principal supporters of Harness Tracks of America’s College Scholarship Fund, will receive HTA’s highest honor, the Stan Bergstein Messenger Award, at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program’s awards luncheon in Tucson on Dec. 7.   The fund ha...
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Autumn 3YOFP elims featured at Woodbine

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
A pair of Autumn Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old pacing fillies took place Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack with Theta Blue Chip and Touch Of Kathryn posting the victories.   In the first elimination, Full Circle Patty (Mike Saftic) blasted off the gate to cross over and take command to lead her rivals past the opening panel in :27. As the field headed towards the half, Tymal Dalia (J...
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Fillies find form in FSBOA elims at Pompano

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
The timing couldn’t be better for a pair of precocious fillies to return to form after bouts of sickness at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. After wins on the Friday evening program in the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) Breeders Stakes Eliminations, the picture is much rosier for the 3-year-old trotting filly Pocohontas Fame and the 2-year-old pacing filly Ruby ...
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Bartlett wins pair of Yonkers features

on 12/03/2010 12:00 AM
Friendly Amigo (Jason Bartlett) took it the distance on Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Open Handicap Trot.Friendly Amigo was a sharp winner for Jason Bartlett in Friday's trotting featureLeaving from post position five, the lone lass worked around the 8-5 choice, Don'ttellmywife (George Brennan), grabbing the lead before a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. After a :58.2 inte...
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Rembrandt Spur wins Meadows top trot

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
Enjoying his seat behind the dueling leaders, Rembrandt Spur charged through snow showers and the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Sir Caviar controlled the early fractions but was challenged down the backside by Triumphant Caviar. Rembrandt Spur saved ground and energy along the pylons, then brushed inside for trainer/driver Dick Stillin...
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Starsel goes wire-to-wire at Dover

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
Starsel was in command from the start in a 1:55.3 victory in the $27,000 Open/Handicap trot on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Dover Downs. Daryl Bier got Starsel away quickly to take the front and play follow-the-leader the rest of the mile recording his third win of the year in the week’s feature trot. Glen DelRusso, Charles Dombeck and trainer-driver Bier own the seven-year-old Angus Hall-Super Sally ge...
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Brian Sears Returning To Florida

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
One of the harness sport’s highest profile drivers, Brian Sears, is returning to Florida for at the least next two weekends of competition culminating in the 2010 Florida Super Night on Saturday, December 11 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.“I’m really looking forward to it and it’s going to be fun to return to Florida and to Pompano” Brian says. “I see it as an opportunity for a...
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Bergstein writes about Jersey for DRF

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
In the Nov. 30 edition of the Daily Racing Form, Harness Tracks of America's Stan Bergstein calls for answers regarding the alleged losses on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's books from harness racing.   Bergstein writes that if Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, can ever have a direct conversation about the track's los...
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Illinois Senate approves slots; now on to House

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
The Illinois state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill calling for expanded gaming in the state, including slot machines at racetracks, four new riverboat casinos, and a land-based casino in Chicago. The bill was approved by a vote of 31-20, and must still be passed by the state House and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, who has been quoted as saying, "I'm not for a top-heavy expansion of gambling." &nb...
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Prizes can still be donated for charity auction

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
The 2:00 Club at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will hold its 22nd annual  Chinese Auction for Charity on Friday, Dec. 17. This event has raised nearly $138,000 over the past 21 years for the benefit of worthy local charities as well as New Vocations Racehorse Adoption in Ohio and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation in New Jersey.   Doors officially open at 7 pm with...
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22-year-old Kakaley sets sights on Big M

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
Young driving sensation Matt Kakaley will take to the sulky this weekend at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 22-year-old phenom has nine drives on the Friday night card.  Before the races, Kakaley will be the featured guest on In The Sulky, a pre-card television segment that allows fan to ask questions of the sport's leading drivers and trainers. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. on t...
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Teen Bongiorno one to beat in Billings Gold

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
After seven months of heated competition the C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series will culminate with the Delvin Miller Memorial Gold and Silver Cup Championship finals at The Meadows on Monday afternoon, Dec. 6.   No fewer than five former National Amateur Drivers of the Year will have mounts in the two final races. They include “Trader Bud” Hatfield, “Smokin’ Joe”...
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Talks with NJ Governor's office "productive"

on 12/02/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has issued a press release regarding harness racing at the Meadowlands in 2011. The press release states: "After extensive meetings this week with the office of Governor Chris Christie, Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento is extremely optimistic that there will be racing at the Meadowland...
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Wish All You Want wins again at Dover

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Wish All You want made good use of the passing lane en route to her third consecutive victory taking the $27,000 Open pace on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Dover Downs. . Eric Goodell left to get the lead driving Wish All You Want. Race Favorite Spoiled Beach and Tony Morgan took over at the quarter and led until nearing the finish line when Wish All You Want darted down the inside to notch a 1:52.1 triumph...
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Victory Is Coming is a Meadows winner

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Idling in last, Victory Is Coming launched an impressive backside brush in the slop that carried her to victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap, her second straight win in The Meadows’ top distaff trot. Things looked bleak for Victory Is Coming when she trailed the redoubtable Tom’s OK Lady by 6-1/2 lengths at the half. But under Mike Wilder’s urging, the 3-ye...
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Another five spot for Tetrick at Chester

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Ideal Newton ($10.60) gave Tim Tetrick one of his five wins on the Tuesday card at Harrah's Chester, taking the fastest of five $25,000 Industrial Highway divisions for distaff pacers.   The 5-year-old Western Ideal mare cleared easily from her outside post and took no prisoners, reeling off a :26.3 first quarter before going unopposed throughout. She faced but one challenge ...
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Eight entered in Cleveland Classic

on 12/01/2010 12:00 AM
Northfield Park executive vice president of racing and simulcast Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com that Saturday night's $172,000 Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic has drawn eight entries, including a trio of $15,000 supplements: Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh, Confederation Cup winner Aracache Hanover and Dreamland's Art.   The draw for the year's final stakes event for 3-year-ol...
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