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Handsome Prince wins Meadows Preferred

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
Handsome Prince sat patiently behind the dueling leaders, then blazed through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   With Golden Receiver on the point and Marty’s Charm challenging first over, Handsome Prince and Brett Miller waited patiently in third through three-quarters that went in 1:25.2 on a track rated “good.” Ignoring the bo...
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Western Fair’s Tuesday card cancelled

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
The intense snow storms that hit the London, Ont.  area with more than 100 cm of snow has forced Western Fair to cancel its program of live racing for today, December 7. A snow squall warning has been issued for London and the surrounding areas and the City of London is considering calling a state of emergency to deal with the snow that has resulted from the storms. All City of London servic...
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RCI: Use of Zilpaterol earns most severe penalties

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International today classified Zilpaterol Hydrochloride as a “Class 3” substance and called for the most severe penalty should it be found in a racehorse. The RCI Board called for a minimum penalty of a one year suspension and fines in excess of $10,000 for a first Zilpaterol hydrochloride (Zillmax) violation. A second violation would result in a three-...
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Panetta wins Handicapping qualifier

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
John Panetta of Albany, NY, captured the $2,380 top prize in a 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifier held Saturday, Dec. 4, at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Panetta topped a field of 106 entries with a $970 bankroll. In addition to his pari-mutuel winnings and prize money, Panetta also earned the $800 buy-in into the National Harness Handicapping Championship (NHHC) to be hel...
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McCall returning home to Australia

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
Australian-born trainer Darren McCall is returning to his native land after an eight-year stint in North America. The 40-year-old came to North America in 1998 to work for trainer Ross Croghan in New Jersey before venturing to Ontario in 2002.   "I always intended to go back home, I've never kept that a secret," McCall told WEG's media department. I learned a lot here (in North America) a...
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Bill to save NYC OTB fails to pass Senate

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
The Albany (NY) Times-Union has reported that the New York Senate has voted down a bill which would have keep New York City's bankrupt Off Track Betting operations afloat. Now the operations could close as soon as Wednesday.   The vote in the Senate was 29-21 and was mostly on party lines, with Democratic leaders pushing approval of the bill, which was drafted by Gov. D...
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HHI meetings continue in Florida

on 12/07/2010 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International’s annual meeting wrapped up its second day of meetings at the Embassy Suites Resort in Deerfield Beach, FL.   On Monday, Dec. 6, the HHI general session welcomed veterinarians Dr. Larry Soma and Dr. Mary Robinson from Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.  Dr. Soma discussed drug detection in racehorses and identifying markers of drugs by non-traditional ...
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Western Fair, Northfield cancel Monday

on 12/06/2010 12:00 AM
Due to deteriorating weather conditions caused by lake effect snow, Northfield Park has canceled live racing for Monday, Dec. 6. Live racing resumes at Northfield Tuesday, Dec. 7. The canceled program will be made up on Thursday, Dec. 23, pending approval by the Ohio State Racing Commission.   Northfield remains open for simulcasting on Monday, Dec. 6.   Also, Wester...
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BG's Folly to stand at Emerald Ridge

on 12/06/2010 12:00 AM
BG's Folly p,3,1:49.1-1:52h-’10 ($556,345) is the newest addition to the stallion lineup at Emerald Ridge Farm near Rockwood, Ont. The winner of the $500,000 New Jersey Classic and only son of Rock N Roll Hanover to stand stud in Canada, will command a service fee of $3,000. Multiple mare discount will apply. “We’re very happy to acquire a son of Rocknroll Hanover that has some se...
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Michiganders dominate in Billings finals

on 12/06/2010 12:00 AM
Maybe it was the Michigan-like weather which was cold, windy and snowy on Monday afternoon that inspired the winners of both of the C.K.G. Billings Championship finals at The Meadows. Whatever it was, Croswell, Mich. office machinery sales company owner Steve “You’re Never Too” Oldford  copped the Delvin Miller Memorial Gold Cup Championship and Davison, Mich. farmer, Kel...
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McCarthy feels good about Mr. Feelgood

on 12/05/2010 12:00 AM
Gifted young horseman Luke McCarthy couldn't help but let his mind wander to Mr. Feelgood in the moments after winning the $100,000(Aus.) Treuer Memorial with stablemate Washakie.   Washakie notched the 30th win of his career and stretched his career earnings beyond $930,000 when he led throughout to upstage four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake just outside Sydney ...
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Spirit of the Season: Betty Stewart's volunteer work

on 12/05/2010 12:00 AM
Betty Stewart, the mother of harness horsemen Bob and Steve Stewart, is profiled in today's Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper for its The Spirit of the Season coverage. Mrs. Stewart, who is 89, volunteers as a host of the intensive care waiting room at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The story said Mrs. Stewart has also volunteered every year to be Mrs. Claus at the hospita...
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200-1 shocker in DSBF freshman final

on 12/05/2010 12:00 AM
The pacer Conartist Hanover and the trotter All Clear in the two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old colt and gelding finals on a cold and windy Sunday at Dover Downs.    Conartist Hanover, driven by Eric Goodell, shocked the betting public by scoring at 211-1. The son of Badlands Hanover, owned by Baron Racing Stable and Glenview Livestock and trai...
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Meadows 2:00 Club auction Dec. 17

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
The 2:00 Club at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is very pleased to announce the upcoming 22nd annual Chinese Auction for Charity will take place 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.   ...
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NYCOTB to remain open until Tuesday

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
An emergency meeting of the New York City Off Track Betting Corp. (NYCOTB) Friday has led to the decision to keep its sites open until Tuesday in the hopes the state Senate will approve legislation that would allow the restructuring of the organization. NYCOTB had previously announced it would cease operations at the end of business on Friday.   Earlier this week, the state Assembly passed ...
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Hiteman wins 8,000th career race

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
Longtime Chicago veteran reinsman Dale Hiteman reached a coveted plateau in his racing career on Friday night at Maywood Park as the 54-year-old native of Westville, Ind. posted his 8,000th career driving victory behind the Dave McCaffrey-trained Daibin N. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the $6,000 claiming event, Hiteman took full advantage of his inside starting spot as he put the 9-year-old Ne...
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Lisa America second at Vincennes in Paris

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
The Lou Guida-owned trotting mare Lisa America (above, 8) continues to turn in impressive performances as she prepares for a possible appearance in the famed Prix d'Amerique in late January. On Saturday at Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris, where snow covered the ground, Lisa America finished a fast-closing second behind the veteran French free-for-aller Ready Cash in the 110,000 (euro) Prix Doynel...
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Blueridge Western wins Yonkers Open

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
Blueridge Western (Jason Bartlett) made it three consecutive wins--the last two here--winning Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night $38,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position five, the 11-10 favorite worked around Forensic Z Tam (Pat Lachance), assuming command just after the :27.1 opening quarter-mile. After a :56.4 intermission, eight-ball assignee Atochia (Yannick Gingras) made ...
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One More Laugh wins snowy Cleveland Classic

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
One More Laugh got the "last" laugh of the 2010 stakes season Saturday night at Northfield Park, winning the $172,000 Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic in 1:52.1. But it was actually Mother Nature who was probably chuckling a bit as the race was contested under blizzard-like conditions that virtually obscured any clear view.   Although a light snow had fallen throughout the program...
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Freshmen impressive in FSBOA elims

on 12/04/2010 12:00 AM
When the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) 2010 Super Night is staged on Dec. 11 the best of the eight finals could well be the battle looming in the 2-year-old colt and gelding pace division. Close to $400,000 in purses goes on the line for the annual gala next Saturday at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   The speculation about a pitched battle in the 2-year...
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