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Jogging Home Jogs in $100,000 Grand Circuit at Meadows

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Jogging Home flew home for trainer/driver Marty Wollam to win a division of Wednesday’s $100,000 Grand Circuit stake for 2-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows. The event, known as the Judge Joe McGraw, was contested over five divisions, with Hall-N-Flori, Swing Anna Cash, Catching Katie and Sister Kate taking the other splits. Tony Hall enjoyed a stake driving double with Swing Anna Cash...
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Not Nice is very nice to Dave Palone

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Abandoning his front-end style, Not Nice came first over to capture a division of Wednesday’s $60,000 Grand Circuit stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows and help Dave Palone to a driving sweep of the three-split event. Mythical Hall and Triomphe De Vie also took divisions of the stake known as the Henry Oliver. The event was part of Adios Week at The Meadows, which ...
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Centaur gets extension on PA track project

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Centaur LLC, the owner of Hoosier Park, is still trying to find a way to build a racino in Pennsylvania, even though it is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.   On Wednesday the company asked the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission for another two-year extension of its racing license, which was originally granted in 2007. Centaur said it needed m...
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USTA sends letter to New Jersey governor

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
 The US Trotting Association has posted the following letter on its website, which it sent to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.   Dear Governor Christie:   On behalf of the United States Trotting Association’s members in New Jersey, our thousands of members nationwide, and the hundreds of thousands of Meadowlands fans nationwide and worldwide, we ask that you seriously consider ...
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Dube back, second at Monticello

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
A little over six weeks after driver Dan Dube, 41, fractured two vertebrae in his lower back and a carpal bone in his right hand in a June 18th racing accident at the Meadowlands, he is more than ready to get back to work. Dube finished second in a New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway Thursday afternoon and is scheduled to drive in 11 races on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31 at the M...
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Governor's Day card held at Harrington

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
More than $600,000 in purses were up for grabs Thursday as part of the annual Governor’s Day of racing at Harrington Raceway during the Delaware State Fair. Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals were contested for 3 year olds, as well as four $20,000 consolation events.   Erika Paradee’s Chocolate N Roses ($11.60, Bret Brittingham) was the first DSBF final...
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SC announces initiatiave for "sustainability" plan

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada today announced the development of a comprehensive plan to revitalize Ontario’s harness racing industry, and it's asking for help.   The formation of the Ontario Racing Development and Sustainability Plan has been in the works for well over a year and is the result of two Wagering Conferences, months of consultation with industry stakeholders, and numerous committee me...
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Margarita Man wins by 16 in NYSS

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Guy Howard is a happy man. And why shouldn’t he be afterl his sophomore trotting colt Aruba Vacation scored his third consecutive triumph in a New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Thursday.   Fern Paquet, Jr. guided the Dream Vacation gelding to a solid 1:58.4 victory in his division of the $190,000 NYSS for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Howard was on hand to join in&nb...
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SBOANJ spearheads Hanson Report opposition

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
A large crowd gathered in the Meadowlands back paddock on Thursday, July 29, to attend a meeting called by the SBOA of New Jersey to discuss a response to the Hanson Report, which called for selling off or closing of the Meadowlands.SBOA president Tom Luchento and members of the board of directors as well as other industry reps were in attendance, as was a concerned crowd of owners, breeders,...
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Rosenheim taking a shot with Temple Of Doom

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Robert Rosenheim,has made the 2010 Hambletonian cast with his colt, Temple Of Doom.   The Yankee Glide son drew the 3 hole in the third “Hambo” elimination at the Meadowlands on July 31. Rosenheim knows anything can happen in that race but remains confident that “Doom” will make the final.   “We drew into the softest division,” he said from his office in Connecticut. “...
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Merrie Annabelle eliminations contested

on 07/29/2010 2:00 AM
Thatsnotmyname, a half sister to world champion Muscle Mass and 2010 Hambletonian starter Muscle Massive, and Hey Mister, out of the Malabar Man mare Pick Me Up, winner of the 2002 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, won their respective Merrie Annabelle eliminations Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   Thatsnotmyname ralied first-over past the half to win by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:55.1 for d...
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In Focus sharp in Pocono win

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
ln Focus, piloted by provisional driver Jim Takter Jr., won the Open I Handicap Trot Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.It was young Takter’s second lifetime victory in five starts. In Focus, the five-year-old SJ’s Photo gelding left from the one hole in the seven-horse field and sat second behind BigPepper (George Napolitano Jr.) with the opening split in 27 seconds and half in 57.T...
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All Summer Long wins second leg of Dream Maker

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
All Summer Long delivered as the heavy favorite in last night's lone division in the second leg of the Dream Maker Pacing Series at Mohawk Racetrack.Leaving from post six, driver Paul MacDonell sent All Summer Long to the front through the opening quarter of :27.3.Eighteen and driver Luc Ouellette enjoyed a two-hole trip as All Summer Long controlled pace through the half in :57 and three-quarters...
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Munis Blue Chip leads quintet of NYSS winners

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
Downstate New York Sire Stakes action continued Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway entertaining the $278,050 New Rochelle Trot for 3-year-old fillies. Five divisions went postward.Defending state-bred champion Munis Blue Chip (Ray Schnittker) did nothing to ruin the resume, toying with 'em in the $56,419 second event in as-she-pleased fashion.Leaving from post position No. 2 at two bits on the do...
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NJ legislator says racing can be saved

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
An upcoming summit on gaming and horse racing in New Jersey is showing promise that it might be a much more comprehensive study of the contributions of the racing industry to the state than the recent Hanson report, and how to save both. A comment from a state legislator whose district includes the Meadowlands racetrack, published in today's the Press of Atlantic City, indicates he plans to d...
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Drivers set for Tioga Drivers’ Championship

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
There will be $40,000 in prizes--including a $25,000 first prize--on the line for this year's Tioga Downs Drivers' Championship, which is set for Sunday, Aug. 1.   The draw for the 2010 Tioga Downs Drivers’ Championship takes place on Thursday, July 29, with the box closing at 9 a.m. Purses for the Drivers’ Championship races are increased by 20 percent and horses finishing sixth t...
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Draw held for $500,000 Adios

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
The draw for the $500,000 Adios was held at approximately 6:35 on Wednesday night, and the open draw handicapped Adios elim winner Rockin Image, who drew post nine, the far outside, and set the stage for a battle on Saturday afternoon. From the rail out, the field will be Trick Man, Nova Artist, Versado, We Will See, Pang Shui, Whackamole Hanover, I'm Gorgeous,&n...
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Smedshammer, Noren on Meadowlands show

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Trond Smedshammer is the featured guest on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Thursday night pre-card broadcast, while Bernie Noren will sit In The Sulky on Friday.   The trainers will discuss their Hambletonian and Oaks elimination contenders and analyze the competition for trotting’s biggest events. Fans can e-mail questions for Smedshammer and Noren to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.co...
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Omen Hanover wins third open at Pocono

on 07/28/2010 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover, driven by Matt Kakaley,  won her third open handicap pace for fillies and mares in the last four starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Wednesday night.  She scored in 1:51.4 and won by 1 1/4 lengths over Four Starz Horndog (Tony Morgan), with third-place going to Billie Bluechip (Joe Pavia Jr.).   Omen Hanover's other start in the past few weeks, in the ...
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Hannington wins Pocono feature

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Hannington, reined by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Bill Mullin, won the Monday night featured  race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It was a $20,000 claiming pace.Let go at 8-5 on the odds board, Hannington stopped the timer in 1:52.4, just a fifth of a second off the six-year-old gelding’s life mark.This was the third win in 21 starts and the first for the William (Bill) Mullin Sta...
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