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Widger gets a Hoosier hat trick

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Joinusforsomefun kicked off a driving triple for Sam Widger in the $25,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace Friday, June 4 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The four-year-old Illinois bred mare swooped from last to first, winning by two lengths in a time of 1:53.2, a new seasonal best.Starting from post six in the eight mare lineup, Joinusforsomefun obeyed Widger and went directly to the bac...
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Midwest star could shine at Meadowlands

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cup runner-up Allthatgltrsisgold makes his Meadowlands debut for trainer Bobby Brower in Saturday night's eliminations for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic. The colt is one of 17 entrants vying for a starting berth in the New Jersey Classic Final, which is restricted to New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacers, on June 12.  The New Jersey Classic and its companion event fo...
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Funding restored for Illinois Summer Previews

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
ISOBA Executive Director John Cisna announced on Saturday the restoration of funding to the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association by the State of Illinois, Department of Agriculture, Horse Racing Program. Those funds will be used to conduct ISOBA Summer Previews for Illinois conceived and foaled 2 and 3-year-old trotters and pacers.   Race events are scheduled for th...
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2YO paces 2:00.1 at The Meadows

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
A total of 15 qualifying races were held at The Meadows on a rainy Saturday morning session, the first six of which featured 2-year-old trotters and pacers, most making their career debuts.   In the first race, Keystone Reactor, owned and driven by Cory Kreiser, was a wire to wire winner.  The colt by Dragon Again cut fractions of 30.2, 1:04, and 1:34.3 before cruising home in 30 secon...
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Fancy Filly wins $250,072 Lynch Pace

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
Fancy Filly certainly lived up to her name as she scored an easy victory Saturday night (June 5) in the $250,072 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In producing the victory from the nine hole, Fancy Filly stopped the timer in 1:49.4, just one tick off the track and stakes mark for a three-year-old pacing filly. The win was by five and one-quarter lengths over Feeling You...
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Shetler Scores Win 1,000

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
In so many ways, it was just another trip to the winners circle, but in one way it was a little more memorable. Andy Shetler earned his 1,000th career win Saturday, June 5 and could not have been happier.Shetler drove Brandon’s Secret to a close finish in the evening’s 11th race to beat out Noble Commander and Jason Dillander and Cuda Boy, with Ricky Macomber, right at the finish line for the ...
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Lifetime best for Keystone Horatio

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
With regular pilot Randy Waples in the bike Keystone Horatio circled his rivals to win the $42,000 Open Pace in a lifetime best of 1:48.4 on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.The Ontario Sire Stakes graduate used a :26.4 final quarter to defeat millionaire Bigtime Ball and Major Hottie, who set a 1:48.3. world-record performance a week ago, in the final strides. “He’s just a special horse to ...
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Metro 6 Shooter pays $43,000

on 06/05/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter, a pick six wager comprised of races from the Meadowlands and Yonkers, returned a hefty $43,131 payoff in its first week. The winning sequence (1-9-4-3-2-8) returned $43,181, while the five-of-six consolation paid $232.  The Metro 6 Shooter began with $30,000 added to the net pool, while another $34,476 was wagered into the pool. The Metro 6 Shooter returns next Saturday w...
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Boinga bounces to NJSS win

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies were contested Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Under the guidance of Tim Tetrick, Unefoisdasnmavie shook off a final stretch run from IPO Blue Chip [second place] to win the $20,200 first division in 1:56. Kleinhans Racing Inc. of Flemington, NJ and Ajks Racing of West Paterson, NJ own the filly...
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Jesse's Messenger 10 for 10

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Jesse’s Messenger remained undefeated in 10 career starts after effortlessly capturing a division of the $121,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters Thursday at The Meadows. The event was conducted over three divisions, with Christiana Hanover and Barham Hanover taking the other splits. On Friday afternoon, The Meadows hosts the $150,00 Currier & Ives open division. A...
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Rose Run Leah beats older trotters at Scioto

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Rose Run Leah gutted out a determined victory over the 5-year-old  gelding S T’s Hooray at Scioto Downs on Thursday night. She triumphed in 1:59.3 for driver Jim Dailey.Dailey shot the bay filly to the top out of the gate, then yielded to S T’s Hooray, driven by brother Jack Dailey. S T’s Hooray led the way into the stretch, rebuffing challengers along the ...
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Roger J overlooked at Cal-Expo

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
He was facing tougher, but no one told that to a repeat winning Roger J. Claiming pacers were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (June 3), on which Roger J scored in an upset.Leaving a bit from post-one in the field of six before yielding into the first-turn for driver Anthony Succarotte, the pair came away in fourth into a fast :28 opening quarter."I was alright with the quarter because I was...
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Past performances available for Metro 6 shooter

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Free online past performances are now available for the Metro 6 Shooter, which launches with a $30,000 carryover this Saturday. Each week, TrackMaster will supply free Platinum Past Performances and selections for the Metro 6 Shooter races at www.Trackmaster.com/metro6.  The pick six wager begins with the fourth race from the Meadowlands and features races from both the Meadowlands and Yonker...
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Standardbred claiming rule changed by ORC

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
At its meeting on May 27, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission responded to calls from the industry and, effective immediately, made changes to the claiming rules in Ontario Standardbred racing. The changes will see the elimination of Rule 15.09 (b) that required a claimed horse to be entered back in for a price 20 percent higher that its claimed price for a period of 15 days. A call to act...
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Holiday Road wins qualifier, Lucky Chucky almost ready

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
The 2009 Haughton winner, Holiday Road, qualified today, Friday, June 2, at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears for trainer Greg Peck, the son of Yankee Glide left from post two. Opening up a 2-1/2  length lead by the quarter in :28.1, Holiday Road increased his lead to to 2-3/4 by the half in :57.4 and stretched that margin to seven by the three-quarters in 1:27.3. The final tally was 9-1...
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It's official: Eaves new WEG CEO

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
David S. Willmot, chairman of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), announced the appointment of Nick Eaves as the company's Chief Executive Officer, effective Friday, June 4.   Eaves, who joined Woodbine Entertainment Group in 1994, succeeds Willmot, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1995.   "It is a luxury for any company to be in the position to promote a n...
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Nick Eaves appointed CEO of WEG

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
David S. Willmot, Chairman of Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Eaves as the company's Chief Executive Officer, effective Friday, June 4, 2010. Mr. Eaves, who joined Woodbine Entertainment Group in 1994, succeeds Mr. Willmot, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1995. "It is a luxury for any company to be in the position to promote a ne...
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Shark Gesture qualifies in 1:48.2

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture turned in the fastest qualifying effort in history when he won at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:48.2. With George Brennan in the sulky, Shark Gesture started from post six but was immediately put on the engine.   Shark Gesture, a son of Cam's Card Shark, cranked out fractions of :26.3, :54.2 (in front by two lengths) and 1:22.1 (up by five lengths) before stretching his ...
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Jim Campbell in the bike in Metro 6 Shooter?

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
When perusing the past performances for Saturday's seventh race at the Meadowlands, a $30,000 12-horse field that is Leg 5 of the Metro 6 Shooter wager, handicappers might have noticed an unusual sight: Brothers John and Jim Campbell were both named to drive in the race. Jim Campbell was down to drive his trainee Dial Or Nodial from post nine at odds of 7-2 while John Campbell was listed to driv...
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Trotting mare Classic Lane dies in NJ

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Classic Lane, the winner of the 2009 Classic Oaks Trot and Perretti Matchmaker Trot, died Friday morning in New Jersey, apparently of a ruptured stomach. She was a 5-year-old daughter of Lindy Lane-Heartland Classic (by Super Bowl).   Classic Lane took a mark of 1:52 at age four and earned $715,470. Owned by Bob and Lauren Tucker, she was trained by Ed Lohmeyer.   Lohmeyer trained&nb...
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