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Tetrick, Brandon Simpson on pre-card show

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Drivers Brandon Simpson and Tim Tetrick will be In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack's pre-card television show this weekend. Simpson will take the hot seat on Friday night, while Tim Tetrick will join the set on Saturday. Fans can e-mail questions for the drivers to answer to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. each night on the Paddock Level television set.   If you're ...
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San Pail sails to victory in Woodbine open

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Despite posting his last pari-mutuel start on October 2, millionaire trotter San Pail delivered his 11th victory of the year taking the $42,000 Open trot tonight at Woodbine Racetrack. Define The World (Paul MacDonell) blasted to the lead from post two but would relinquish command to San Pail and driver Randy Waples past the opening panel in :27. With just a five horse field, San Pail would then...
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Giddy Up Lucky wins 10 in a row

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Giddy Up Lucky remains unbeaten all Fall season long winning his 10th race in a row in 1:49.1, the fastest clocking of the current meet in the $35,000 Preferred pace; Barber Pole takes second straight Del. Special while last season’s Horse of the Meet Three Of Space is winner of the $27,000 Open on a perfect Monday for racing, Nov. 22 at Dover Downs.Starting from outside posts has not been a pro...
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Pompano horsepeople stepping up - again

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
It’s less than a year since the backstretch horsepeople of The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park stepped up in a big way with cash and donations for the Ohio victims of the Lebanon Raceway fire. Now, a cause closer to home in South Florida has become a rallying point for their generosity once again.“As soon as I spoke about it in a live trackside TV interview I was amazed to see a couple of patr...
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Smoken Up hot in prep for Miracle Mile

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Smoken Up, who has developed a reputation as one of the fastest horses at a mile distance in Australia, tuned up for Saturday's $500,000 Miracle Mile with a 1:54.4 mile rate qualifier over 2,240 meters on Monday night at the Melton track. The time was just two-tenths of a second off the track record.   Lance Justice trains and drives Smoken Up, who enhanced his reputation by leaps and ...
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NJ newspaper says scrap Hanson report

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
The Asbury Park Press newspaper has published an editorial critical of the Hanson commission's latest recommendations to close the Meadowlands racetrack and move harness racing to Monmouth Park, and says Gov. Chris Christie should ignore it.  In addition to noting that the Hanson commission's proposals are harmful to racing, the newspaper editorial also notes that the plan...
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Pretty Boy Lindy wins big in Italy

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Pretty Boy Lindy is the latest horse with American connections to win in Europe. The 3-year-old son of Cantab Hall won last Saturday's Premio Regione Autonoma, a Grade II race, in Italy. The time was a mile rate of 2:01.   Pretty Boy Lindy got away third on the pylons and was buried on the inside before he slipped free in the last turn. With a bold four-wide move on the half-mile track in T...
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Maywood makes changes to gimmick bets

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
On one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Maywood Park hopes to put some extra spending money in its customer’s hands with several changes in the gimmick wagering format starting Friday, Nov. 26.   In an attempt to create the Superfecta carryovers that so many fans have requested Maywood Park is returning to a one dollar Superfecta minimum wager instead of the current 10 cent Super...
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Rock N Roll Heaven to stand at Blue Chip Farms

on 11/23/2010 12:00 AM
Owner Frank J. Bellino has announced that Rock N Roll Heaven will begin his stud career in 2011 in the Empire State at Blue Chip Farms, in Wallkill, N.Y. Previously, Rock N Roll Heaven was scheduled to stand stallion duty at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. A winner of more than $2.6 million lifetime, Rock N Roll Heaven began his career at two winning the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) final, th...
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Cal Expo, TwinSpires team up for Pick 4 bonus

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
TwinSpires.com and Cal Expo have teamed up in a bonus program. In partnership with TwinSpires.com, Cal Expo will be offering bonus payouts of 17.65 percent on every winning Late Pick 4 wager on Saturday nights from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18 for wagers made on track at Cal Expo or on TwinSpires.com.   The bonus payout of 17.65 percent negates the 15 percent takeout rate on the Late Pick 4...
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Bernie Mc Kenna of New Jersey dies

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Bernard D. Mc Kenna, 76, of Myrtle Beach, SC, a valet at the Meadowlands drivers' room for many years, died Sunday, Nov. 14, after a brief illness.   Mc Kenna was born on June 3, 1934 in Newark, NJ, son of the late Bernard James and Bridie (Sheehan) Mc Kenna. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.   For many years he owned, traine...
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McCarthy says Mr Feelgood can overcome draw

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer-driver Luke McCarthy insists former star US pacer Mr Feelgood (Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories) can overcome a horror post position draw to win Saturday night’s $500,000 Miracle Mile at Menangle’s Tabcorp Park north of Sydney, Australia.   Betting shops pushed Mr Feelgood’s odds out from $3.20 (for a $1 bet) equal favorite to $7 when he landed the outside post ...
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Monticello horseman criticizes state's plans

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Alan Schwartz, president of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association, representing the hundreds of owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Monticello Raceway, issued the following statement regarding a possible Native American casino in the Monticello area.   "In just the last few weeks, the renaissance that has been experienced by the New York Racing an...
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PA board recommends changes for awards

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
At a meeting following the regular monthly session of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission last Wednesday, the Commonwealth’s Standardbred Breeders Advisory Committee, chaired by Commissioner Rick Welsh, came together to examine the current status of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund, and to explore ideas to ensure the short- and ...
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Award-winning filly Poof She's Gone retired

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Richard 'Nifty' Norman told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider Monday morning that that O'Brien and Dan Patch Award winner Poof She's Gone has been retired. He also said that the physical issue that the filly fought this year was "the biggest mystery of my life."   Norman said that Poof She's Gone was retired right after the Nov. 13 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals at Woodbine...
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Post 1 for Rock N Roll Heaven in Matron

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
As if he needed any more of an advantage on the racetrack, Rock N Roll Heaven drew post one for Sunday night's $181,900 Matron final for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. With the connections of the two fourth-place finishers in last Sunday's Matron elims deciding to not re-enter for the final, just six will line up behind the gate for the race, scheduled as the 10th race on the program....
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Bills pass NJ Senate with bipartisan support

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Several pieces of legislation dealing with horse racing were addressed by the full New Jersey Senate on Monday and passed.   The full Senate voted to approve exchange wagering, a form of wagering being most successfully offered by Betfair. Another bill approved is designed to try to speed up construction of off-track wagering sites in the state and thus put more mon...
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Survey shows support for slots at Meadowlands

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
The Hall Institute has released the results of an informal survey regarding the possibility of adding slot machines at the Meadowlands racetrack. The survey, conducted last week during the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference, showed that slightly more than half of the 254 people who participated would favor having slot machines at the Meadowlands. A total of 134 people supported s...
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NJ Dems issue press release about pro-racing bills

on 11/22/2010 12:00 AM
Democrats serving in New Jersey's Senate issued the following press release late Monday, after bills designed to help preserve horse racing in the state were passed with bipartisan support. The entire text of the press release follows:   A package of bills sponsored by Senate Democrats to help breathe new life into New Jersey’s ailing casinos and horse race tracks was approved by the...
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Tetrick scores stakes triple at Meadowlands

on 11/21/2010 12:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick swept three of the five fall stakes finals on the Saturday night card at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Tetrick's hot streak began with Syenite [$11.20], who steamrolled to victory in the $47,400 Paul Doherty Memorial for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.  Syenite charged up to take the lead from Victom AS at the half and drew off to a career best 1:54 clocking. ...
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