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NJ governor sees NJSEA downsized

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
The Bergen Record newspaper of northern New Jersey has reported that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to downsize the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority--operator of the Meadowlands Racetrack--in the coming months.   The story, which came about after the newspaper's editorial board met with the governor, also noted that the contract of Dennis Robinson, the NJSEA's president and&...
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Reminder for those breeding mares to PA studs

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
Breeders of mares to Pennsylvania stallions during 2010, hoping to get foals in 2011, are reminded that in order to be eligible to receive the highly-lucrative top level of Pennsylvania Breeders awards, they must register these mares and their matings with the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund, administrated by the State Racing Commissions, by December 31, 2010.   In order...
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Michigan's Kramer takes on New York

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
Quietly and without much fanfare Brad Kramer has moved his base of operations from Michigan to New York State. Kramer, 53, has driven nearly 7,000 winners over his career and has been considered one of the best drivers in the Wolverine State over the past few decades.   Among his many accolades are driving titles at nearly everyone of Michigan’s pari-mutuel racetracks which  include ...
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Internet wagering bill passes NJ committee

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
Another step toward securing funding for New Jersey’s racing and breeding industries was taken Monday when the state senate’s Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill which would permit internet wagering based on casino games in Atlantic City.   A provision of the bill appropriates a percentage of the amount of tax generated by internet wagering for the benefit of t...
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New proposal: 6 days at Meadowlands in 2011?

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
A new report by Jon F. Hanson, who heads a special commission for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the state's gaming and horse racing businesses--became public late Monday afternoon and it recommends only a six-day meet at the Meadowlands in 2011, and moving any other harness racing dates to Monmouth Park.   The latest news, which began as a rumor which filte...
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Read the latest Hanson commission report

on 11/15/2010 12:00 AM
The latest report by the Hanson commission, the informal name for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports and Entertainment, recommends that the Meadowlands be closed after 2011 and harness racing moved to Monmouth Park. It also says Monmouth Park could be renovated/upgraded for harness racing at a cost of $4.6 million. The entire report follows, including news ...
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Northfield's Open Handicap Pace to Hansum Eclipse

on 11/14/2010 12:00 AM
Sam Mignano's Hansum Eclipse ($) a five-year-old homebred son of Cams Eclipse from Hansup Bar-b, made his Northfield Park debut a successful one Saturday, winning the $6,000 Open Handciap Pace in 1:54.3. Aaron Merriman put the winner on the lead just past the 5/8 pole and led from there, holding off the late charge of Delivered Rules, who had yielded to the winner after taking control past the qua...
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American Nationals full of excitement

on 11/14/2010 12:00 AM
The action was fast and furious on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as six American National finals totaling $938,000 in purses attracted some of North America’s top trotters and pacers to the Crete oval The $124,000 Aged Trot kicked off the proceedings and things went exactly as expected as millionaires Buck I St Pat and Enough Talk hooked up in the lane with Buck I St Pat getting the best of he...
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Rockin Image easy Progress winner at Dover

on 11/14/2010 12:00 AM
Rockin Image overpowered the field to win the $320,000 Progress Pace Sunday night at Dover Downs, while trotters Wishing Stone and Costa Rica took the Matrons for trotters. Also, Sand Windsor pulled off a huge--44-1--upset in the Matron for 3-year-old filly pacers.   For the second straight week Yannick Gingras and Rockin Image made short work of seven rivals to take the 14th...
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Sutton's Pompano debut a winner

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
The debut in Florida just couldn’t have been any more perfect for 28 year old driver Joshua Sutton on the Friday, November 12 program at The Isle Casino-Racing Pompano Park.It was just great to come into a situation where I was picking up a live drive and to get the job done in the feature race of my first program here" a beaming Sutton in the live trackside post-race TV interview. "I knew of th...
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Keep It Fair wins Vernon feature

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Keep It Fair displayed speed and stamina while winning Friday night's $13,200 featured pacing contest in 1:52.4 at Vernon Downs.With Jack Rice at the controls for trainer Tracy Brainard, Keep It Fair ($2.80) advanced from fourth at the quarter to first before the half, and then keep on digging until she had defeated newcomer Snapper in Friday's seventh race, the week's top Miracle Mile contest for...
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Showherthemoney sells for record $700,000

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
A bidding war broke out at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed auction in Harrisburg late Saturday afternoon and it resulted in a record price of $700,000 for a pacing mare. Showherthemoney, a 4-year-old pacing mare by Cam's Card Shark-Stienam's Place, was purchased by John Cancelliere (owner of Bettor Sweet, who later won the $156,000 American National for older pacer...
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Feel Like A Fool takes 2YO Matron colt pace

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Pacers Feel Like A Fool and Krispy Apple along with trotters Chapter Seven and Fitness Girl won the lucrative Matron finals for 2 year olds on Saturday night at Dover Downs.   The richest of the four Matron frosh finals went to Feel Like A Fool in the $203,950 pace for males when Brian Sears raced along the passing lane to catch Powerful Mist in the closing strides. The winning time wa...
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Cracker Pullet 1:54 victor at Pompano

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
The well travelled pacer Cracker Pullet made his return to Florida in formidable fashion on the Saturday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, scoring in 1:54.   “He was coming off that win in Lexington last month when he took his life’s mark of 1:52.1 and things couldn’t have gone any better out there tonight,” said winning driver Mike Micallef of the 3-year-...
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One More Laugh 1:49.4 winner at Balmoral

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
One More Laugh picked up his eight win of the season in 18 starts when he captured the $245,000 American National for 3-year-old pacing colts Saturday night at Balmoral Park, hitting the wire an easy winner in 1:49.4. The horse's regular driver, Tim Tetrick, was aboard and picked up his third American National of the evening, previously winning with Buck I St. Pat (Older Trot) and Mystic Desire (2...
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NY champ holds off Put On A Show

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Much like the beloved Thoroughbred mare Zenyatta, the 3-year-old pacing filly Put On A Show battled back from a bad racing trip, but fell short of a victory in the $191,000 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Pace Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Anndrovette, a daughter of Riverboat King who took the New York Sire Stakes championship in her division this year, won the Am-Nat in 1:53.   Put O...
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Western Silk, Prodigal Seelster new Ontario champs

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Eight $300,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals took place Saturday night at Woodbine, with the races featuring the provinces best pacers and trotters of their divisions. Among the winners was the Jugette and Fan Hanover champion, Western Silk, who took the 3-year-old filly pace division title with a hard-fought 1:50.4 victory.   “She’s just been unbelievable this year,” sai...
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Vlos wins as Pocono Downs concludes 2010 season

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
It was only fitting that Vlos would be winning the $24,000 open handicap pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For the 12th race of the 13-race card honored Vlos after being named Pacer of the Year along with Golden Receiver. Both pacers have excelled in the $24,000 open handicap pace throughout the season.Vlos didn’t arrive at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack until late in ...
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Pardon, Mystic Desire take Am Nats for 2YOs

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Two horses with Illinois roots captured the American Nationals for 2-year-old pacers Saturday night at Balmoral Park. At the upper end of the age scale, the Am-Nat for older pacers, the 5-year-old gelding Bettor Sweet battled with Won The West but held on for a victory by a head in 1:50.   The 2-year-old filly pace, with a purse of $95,000 on the line, went to the supplemented filly Pardon,...
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It took 'three swings' to win at Dover

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Three Swings, an 11-1 longshot, won the $14,000 Veteran’s Day feature pace on Thursday at Dover Downs. Mike Cole had a driving triple, Daryl Bier won two races.   Allan Davis piloted the overlooked Three Olives-Swinging Joyce gelding to his third win of the season for trainer Martin Davis and breeder-owners Allan Pullman and Joe Glickstein. The 1:55 clocking is a new record for ...
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