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Western Graduate, Reigning Dough win at Yonkers

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
George Brennan made it four victories in a row Friday night, easily winning  Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Not even the eight-hole could slow her down. Western Graduate worked around Shanghai Lil (Tyler Buter), grabbing the lead after a :28.4 opening  quarter-mile, There was minimal rest for the even-money favorite, who threw down pair a :28.1 qu...
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Mr. Feelgood draws 10 in Miracle Mile

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
The field for Australia's greatest one-mile pace, the $500,000 Miracle Mile, has been set following the Cordina Sprint. Four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake has drawn post two while 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood, who has beaten him twice in the last few weeks, drew the outside post 10.   The Miracle Mile will take place over the seven-eighths mile Tabcorp Park Me...
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Aracache Hanover wins Windy City Pace

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
A world-record effort, a father-son team combining for a victory in the biggest race of the night, a huge upset and a favorite doing just what he was supposed to do were all a part of Friday’s 28th edition of the Windy City Pace at Maywood Park. In the signature race of the night, the $200,000 Windy City Pace for three-year-old  colts, the father-son team of trainer Gregg McNair and hi...
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Lisa America 4th in Prix d'Amerique prep

on 11/20/2010 12:00 AM
Lou Guida's trotting mare Lisa America finished an impressive fourth in her first prep for a possible start in the Prix d'Amerique. The 5-year-old Varenne mare competed in the Prix de Bretage Saturday afternoon at the Vincennes track in Paris.   The 2,700-meter race (1.67 miles) begins with a standing start--a first for Lisa. The mare had post 12 in the 18-horse field. Trainer Jerry Ri...
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Dover's Matron will be "rockin'"

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven, the heir-apparent to 2010 Horse of the Year honors closes out his spectacular season at Dover Downs racing in the last Matron Stakes event of the season on Sunday. The Matron elimination features two standout three-year-old $30,319 divisions--Rock N Roll Heaven and Rockin Image.   Trained by Bruce Saunders, Rock N Roll Heaven has won 14 of 19 races and earned $...
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22-1 Life Up Front wins at Dover

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Life Up Front came from the rear to pull a 22-1 upset in the $15,000 Male pace feature  the $15,000 edition on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Dover Downs...While Go West Lucky Cam (Corey Callahan) cut out the early fractions and led until mid stretch a convoy of seven challengers were stacking up for the final charge.  Life Up Front, coming from far back at the three-quarter, was widest of all and...
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Nillabomb at noted milestone

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
 It could be considered an unusual and perhaps a rare milestone for five year old pacing mare Nillabomb. Even her trainer, Eric Beach, was caught off guard when informed that she’s now had twenty-five different drivers in her career which now spans four seasons and 97 starts. “Wow it just never occurred to me it was that many drivers that she’s had” Beach said when informed that the...
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David Miller In The Sulky Friday

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
David Miller will be the featured guest on Meadowlands Racetrack's Friday pre-card television broadcast.  Miller will talk about his Friday night drives and Saturday series finalists.  Fans can e-mail questions for The Buckeye to answer to racing@thebigm.com.  The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Paddock Level television set.  Can't make it to the track?  Watch the...
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NJ lawmaker says state can't forsake horse racing

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Joseph Cryan,the New Jersey Assembly majority leader and a Democrat who represents the 20th Legislative District, is calling on the state to help the horse racing industry, not forsake it. His opinion appeared in the Trenton Times newspaper and is also posted on The Star-Ledger's website.   Cryan writes, "It's quick and easy these days to simply dismi...
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Jenna's Beach Boy, Valley Victor To Indiana

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Peninsula Farm has announced that World Champion racehorse and sire Jenna’s Beach Boy p,4,1:47.3 ($1,972,172) and sub-1:53 producing trotting stallion Valley Victor will be relocating to Indiana for the 2011 breeding season. They both will stand at Dr. Paul and Cathy Webb’s Ivy Lane Farm in Goshen, Indiana.Peninsula Farm will serve as stallion manager and, along with the Webbs, will manage bot...
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$500,000 Earl Beal Memorial Trot announced

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Sam Beegle, president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, announced Friday that the Earl Beal, Jr. Memorial Trot will be contested at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2011 and annually thereafter to honor the organization’s influential and long-serving former president.   Approximately $500,000 will be up for grabs in the 3-year-old open trot final. The date has not y...
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NJSEA chairman: 2011 schedule in 30 days

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Carl Goldberg, the chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, operator of the Meadowlands, said on Friday that harness racing owners, trainers, drivers and breeders will know by the middle of December about the Meadowlands 2011 meet, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 7.   "We would have an obligation to notify the Standardbred owners by the middle of December as to what avai...
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Wendy's Dragon in Cinderella upset

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
On Friday, Nov. 19, the $76,700 Cinderella Crown at Maywood Park went to Wendy's Dragon, who scored the $36.20 upset win over Fox Valley Oracle and favorite and fourth place finish finisher Tiz To Dream.Driven by Marcus Miller for trainer Erv Miller and Dennis Lakomy's Mystical Marker Farms, Wendys Dragon sat through early fractions of :27.4 and :56.2, then brushed three-wide at the hree-quarters ...
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Flex The Muscle in strong Galt win

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
Flex The Muscle was a powerful winner in the $97,900 Galt Stake at Maywood Park on Friday, Nov. 19. Tim Tetrick was in the bike for trainer Ray Schnittker and owners Schnittker, Jerry Silva and the Arden Homestead Stables.The Muscles Yankee colt was on top at every call, leading through opening fractions of :28.3 and :58.2, then stretching out to an easy 1:27.3 and 1:56.3 win with Flashback second...
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Aracache wins Windy City

on 11/19/2010 12:00 AM
A late rush up the pylons from post seven was not enough for sophomore pacing star One More Laugh to vanquish upstart Aracache Hanover in the $200,000 Windy City Pace on Friday night at Maywood Park.With Doug McNair in the bike for his father Gregg McNair and owners William Switala and James Martin, the son of Dragon Again strongly, and ultimately, defended the rail through fractions of  :26....
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Powerful Position rolls in ISOBA Sale stake

on 11/18/2010 12:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting colts were front and center on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a compact field of six youngsters squared off in a $12,605 ISOBA Super Sale Stake. As expected the Pam Coleman trained Powerful Position took advantage of the absence of many of the top trotters in the division as he had absolutely no trouble disposing of his rivals, posting a 1 ...
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Jeanie seeks and earns a true six pack

on 11/18/2010 12:00 AM
Two year old trotting filly Seeking Jeanie is giving her owner and breeder the time of his life.“Wow, this has been a long time coming since I’ll soon be marking 40 years in the business” Arthur Mergenhagen of Williston, FL commented in a live TV winner’s circle interview after his prized filly romped in the $33,564 Florida Stallion Stake for two year old state-bred trotting fillies. “Th...
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One More Laugh looking for Chicago sweep

on 11/18/2010 12:00 AM
After an impressive victory in 1:49.4 in last week’s $245,000 American National at Balmoral Park, Creative Racing Stable, Jerry Silva and Ray Schnittker’s One More Laugh will look for a sweep of Chicago’s main events when he takes on seven rivals in the signature event of the night the $200,000 Windy City Pace.  The main event on Friday’s program is carded as race seven.   Inst...
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Mystic Desire looking for 3 straight in Lincoln

on 11/18/2010 12:00 AM
Coming off back toback scores in the $127,000 American National elimination and final at Balmoral Park, Let It Ride Stables, Robert Cooper Stables and Angie Nessa’s Mystic Desire will look to close out his 2010 campaign with a third straight victory when he squares off with eight other 2-year-old pacing colts in Friday’s $116,700 Abe Lincoln Stake, which closes out the Friday night stakes acti...
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NJ lawmaker calls Harrah's hypocrites

on 11/18/2010 12:00 AM
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, a Democrat from Essex, says time is running out for the state to save both its casino and horse racing industries, and that the only way to do so is to put video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands.   Caputo writes: "Time is running out, and we need to find ways to increase our revenue now. The task at hand now is to develop a cohesive strategy that mel...
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