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Blacks A Fake chasing Gallo's money mark

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
With a big purse check in Saturday night's $500,000 Miracle Mile, the legendary Australian pacer Blacks A Fake will pull virtually even with Gallo Blue Chip as the world's richest pacer. The Australian dollar is presently worth almost 99 cents in US currency.   The race will be contested over the American-designed seven-eighths mile Tabcorp Park Menangle track north of Sydney, where a South...
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Ford Looks For First $5 Million Season

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
With a Horse of the Year and training facility to his credit, Mark Ford has already achieved what few others in racing have ever done. This year, he looks to reach another milestone.   "We're trying to hit the $5 million mark for the first time, and we're about $260,000 away," Ford said.  "December is usually a month of famine for us, but we're hopeful."   Ford has $4,741...
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Wind Surfer beats Master Pine at Yonkers

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
Breakheart Pass (Yannick Gingras), the timid favorite and one of three, 2-1 propositions, lasted on a  Friday night lead, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace.   Leaving from position four, Breakheart Pass worked around pole-sitting LR Dancing Dream (George Brennan) before 27-second opening quarter-mile.   Slomotion (Jason Bartlett) took a shot ...
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Thibodeau's Sparky Mark ready for Autumn

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
There will be a pair of Autumn Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old pacing colts taking place tomorrow night at Woodbine Racetrack and trainer Mark Austin believes Sparky Mark can repeat in this event.   After scoring the victory in the $39,800 final last year in the 2-year-old division, the 3-year-old son of Astreos has posted back-to-back dominating victories at Georgian Downs in 1:51.2 and...
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Gold Star Glitter rebounds from injury

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
Patience is paying the biggest dividend in a well deserved turn of fate for Florida horseman Tom Audley.   “Gold Star Glitter tested my patience this year but there was never a time that I was tempted to give up on her,” he beamed after his homebred miss took an eye-catching life’s mark in the $12,625 Florida Sale Stake on Friday night at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. &nb...
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Delaware Breeders Stakes action at Dover

on 11/26/2010 12:00 AM
After the Thanksgiving holiday break, four second-leg preliminaries of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) two-year-old stakes - two for filly pacers and two trotter divisions - top the Saturday, Nov. 27 program. Tomorrow, in addition to the $191,913 Matron Stakes Final, the DSBF male pacing and trotting elims are Sunday features. First post is 5:30 p.m. In the first $20,000 DSBF p...
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Sire Stakes at Cal Expo Friday

on 11/25/2010 12:00 AM
She's So Glad and Betty Elizabeth will attempt to continue sweeps at Cal Expo in Friday night’s two $15,000 California Sire Stakes for the 3-year-old fillies, while Cherry Tree Nicole is the one to beat in the $7,700 finale of the Turkey Trot. There is also a $3,539 carryover in the Pick 5.  The 50-cent minimum wager is conducted on the fifth through ninth races on the evening and ...
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Omen Hanover wins Dover distaff

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Omen Hanover won a three-horse photo to return to the winner’s circle in the $26,000 Filly and Mare Open/Handicap pace on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Dover Downs.For the length of the stretch Omen Hanover and Tim Tetrick and Ron Pierce-driven Not Enough waged a side-by-side duel with Omen Hanover persevering in 1:52 for her third win in her last four races, all wins by a nose. KDM Stables own the six-ye...
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Big M drivers and trainers have Thanksgiving plans

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Wonder how your favorite Meadowlands drivers and trainers are going to celebrate Thanksgiving?  You can check out the latest video feature at MeadowlandsRacetrack.com: click here.
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Real Desire moving to Midland in Indiana

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
World champion sire Real Desire, who just added another world champion son last weekend in Mystic Desire p,2,1:51.4-1:52.4h, has been relocated to Midland Acres in Indiana. His fee for the 2011 season has been set at $5,000.   The announcement was made jointly by Dr. John Mossbarger of Midland Acres and Brittany Stallion Management's Art Zubrod.   "We at Midland Acres feel that Real ...
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Daley in Australia; to attend Miracle Mile

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Horseman Noel Daley is in Australia, and he plans to attend the $500,000 Miracle Mile Pace on Saturday at Tabcorp Park Menangle north of Sydney. "I wouldn't miss it for the world, it will be one heck of a race,” he told local reporters.   The Miracle Mile's local post time is 9:10 pm Saturday, or approximately 4:10 am US Eastern time on Saturday.   Daley, a native of Australi...
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Matron field could have been bigger

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The field for the $181,913 Matron 3-year-old colt pace on Sunday includes just six horses, but it could have been larger. At least one trainer failed to notice the change in the holiday draw schedule and thus missed entering his horse.   The Thanksgiving draw schedule had been amended so that horses eligible to the Sunday final had to drop in the box by Monday, Nov. 22, rather than the Tues...
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Highlights of Vernon's 2010 racing season

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs wrapped up its 2010 race season this past weekend in Vernon, New York for the 57th time in track history.   A total of 13 track records highlighted a 90-day race meet in which the all age trotting track record was re-written by Lucky Jim and Andy Miller on Sept. 17 in the Credit Winner Open Trot in 1:52. Stonebridge Wish posted the fastest mile of the season with a 1:49.4 score...
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Arrigenna to be honored in New York

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The Upstate New York chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced that Western New York trainer, driver and breeder Peter Arrigenna will receive its 2010 Good Guy Award.   Besides overseeing one of the more successful homebred operations in the state, Peter Arrigenna is very involved in supporting fund raising activities in the name of harness racing and spends his...
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Deadline nears for Tattersalls January sale

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The deadline for entries for the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale is Friday, Dec. 3. The sale will be held Monday, Jan. 17, at the Meadowlands.   Horses can be entered  by telephone, fax or online. Contact Tattersalls online at www.tattersallsredmile.com. Entries can be faxed to 914.773.1633, or called in to 914.773.7777.
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SOA of NY steps up criticism of OTB rescue

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has sent a letter to New York legislators, and filed legal objections with a bankruptcy court, protesting plans for a last-minute bailout of New York City Off-Track Betting. The SOA of New York said the memo to legislators was sent today in advance of the scheduled special legislative session on Monday, Nov. 29. Below is the lette...
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Lucky Chucky to stand at Winbak of NY

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Although owned in part by Perretti Farms of New Jersey, Lucky Chucky 3, 1:50.4 ($2,099,973) will be standing the 2011 breeding season at Winbak of New York. His stud fee will be $10,000.   Perretti spokesman Bob Marks said Perretti Farms will manage the horse's breeding career. Lucky Chucky is a son of the late Windsong's Legacy, who stood at Perretti Farms in New Jersey, and...
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I Am A Fool To Indiana

on 11/24/2010 12:00 AM
Chapel Ridge Farm in Grabill, Indiana has announced that the 2003 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year I Am A Fool p,2,1:51.2 ($1,163,312) will be standing at the farm for the 2011 breeding season.    The millionaire son of Life Sign is relocating to slots-enriched Indiana after standing in Pennsylvania and Ontario. From three crops of racing age, his standout performers include School...
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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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