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Kallas talks about harness racing on WFAN

on 08/12/2010 2:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a contributor to harnessracing.com and The Horseman And Fair World magazine, a Standardbred owner, and New York attorney, talked harness racing on WFAN, the number one sports radio show in New York City, on Hambletonian Day while at the Meadowlands. Kallas spoke about harness racing in New Jersey, its economic impact, the politics of Atlantic City vs. north Jersey, and ...
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5 pm post time for Breeders Crown at Pocono

on 08/12/2010 2:00 AM
Post time for the 2010 Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be 5 pm on Saturday, Oct. 9.   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will have open seating for some 4,000 fans.    While big purse money will be up for grabs for owners, trainers and drivers, one lucky fan will be going home with a 2010 red Corvette convertible with a sticker price of more than $70,0...
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NJ breeders getting the word out

on 08/12/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey breeders are calling on Upper Freehold Township officials to approve a resolution showing support for the Standardbred horse industry in New Jersey. Six Standardbred farms in Upper Freehold Township comprise more than 3,000 aces.   A story about the farm's contributions to the local economy was published by the Messenger-Press newspaper. Click here to read the stor...
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Triumphant Caviar turns in 1:51.4 mile

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Triumphant Caviar dominated the Open trotting class at Mohawk Tuesday night with a 1:51.4 career best. The North American season's leaders for trotting speed are Buck I St. Pat, Arch Madness and Enough Talk, who have all won in 1:51 this year.   Driver and co-owner Luc Ouellete used rail advantage to position the son of SJ’s Caviar third before the opening panel of :27.1. Armbro Chro...
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PJ Clark sets Pocono record

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
PJ Clark established a new track record for a 4-year-old trotting stallion Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in winning the featured trot of the week in 1:53.   Previous track mark was 1:53.3 and owned by Snazzy Hot Rod (Tim Tetrick). The date for this mile was April 22, 2008.   Laura Shock trains PJ Clark, a 4-year-old son of Broadway Hall owned by the Hauser Brothers Rac...
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Mike Gulotta is a man with a plan for NJ racing

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
NJBiz.com reported in Friday, Aug. 6, that Mike Gulotta, prominent New Jersey horseman and owner and operator of Deo Volente Farms, has formulated a plan to revitalize the state’s horse racing industry and return it to profitability.   Elements of Gulotta’s proposal – a rebuttal to the Hanson Report – include changes to the Meadowlands meet that would emulate this year’s Mon...
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With 12, 13 entered, byes for Sweetheart, Wilson

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
A $50,000 prep race for the William R. Haughton Memorial and eliminations races for the Sweetheart and Woodrow Wilson, for 2-year-old pacing fillies and colts, respectively, headline the Friday night card at the Meadowlands. The Sweetheart and Wilson elims were originally scheduled for Saturday, but were moved when a football game was scheduled for the new Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday...
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NJSS at Freehold Saturday

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Part two of the 2010 New Jersey Sire Stakes Program begins this week at Freehold Raceway featuring top state-bred Premier Division 3-year-old colt trotters racing on Friday and 3-year-old pacers colts on Saturday.   The NJSS Freehold season actually opens on Thursday (August 12) with three Green Acres races, two 9-horse fields of three-year-old pacing fillies and one 8-horse field of three-...
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Indy Downs offers 'Challenge' races Saturday

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs will offer a card Saturday evening, August 14 featuring a mix of Indiana Sires Stakes contests as well as events that stray from the conventional one mile standard. Known as the “Dash and Distance Challenge” the card will be held in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association’s Back To The Track promotion.   “We wanted to try something different,” said In...
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BG's Folly supplemented to Confederation Cup

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
A deep field of 18 will converge on Flamboro Downs Sunday (August 15) in pursuit of the track’s most significant piece of hardware, Confederation Cup XXXIV.   "It’s the most competitive group that I’ve seen in my time -- and I’ve been here a while!,” said race Secretary Sheri Minler-Grabatin. “We’ve got horses exiting the Adios, the Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Meadowl...
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Keystone Tabby headlines Helen Smith elims

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Keystone Tabby, who won a division of the Duenna at the Meadowlands last week, makes her next start on Friday, August 13 in the $10,000 elimination race for the $70,000 estimated Helen Smith Trot at Freehold Raceway. Five of the seven three-year-old fillies in the Helen Smith Elim will advance to the final on August 20, joining three with byes – Costa Rica, Religulous and Unefoisdansmavie – w...
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Centaur asks to sell interest in PA track project

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper has reported that Centaur Inc.has filed a motion with a bankruptcy court for permission to sell its ownership in Valley View Downs LP." Valley View Downs is the proposed harness track in northwestern Pennsylvania. It has been in limbo since Centaur ran into financial problems which eventually forced it to file for bankruptcy.   Centaur owns and ope...
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Box closes at 9 am next Wednesday for Super Sunday

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Harrah's Chester is reminding trainers that entries for Super Stakes Sunday (Aug. 22) close on Wednesday, August 18, at 9 am.   As in years past, entries for the Battle of the Brandywine, the Colonial Trot, and the Valley Forge will be determined by 2010 purse earnings. The finals will be limited to the eight highest money earners in 2010 of those that enter as of the publish...
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One More Laugh in PASS split Sunday

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh heads the second of two divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sunday at Harrah's Chester. The first division features eight horses while a seven-horse field will contest the second split.   The fields for the two splits are as follows, from the rail out. First Division (race 10): Pang Shui, Panesthetic, O...
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Enough Talk to compete at Scarborough

on 08/11/2010 2:00 AM
World Champion trotting sensation Enough Talk will head a stellar field of horses on Saturday for the ninth annual Joseph Ricci Memorial Trot at Scarborough Downs.   The 31-time winner, who has bankrolled over $1.4 million during his career, was a 13th hour addition to the Ricci lineup as Scarborough Race Secretary Joe Figiulo diligently worked the phones right...
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Mildred Williams victory for Debbie Rucker

on 08/10/2010 2:00 AM
The Mildred Williams Driving Series visited Yonkers Raceway Monday night, and did what it does best...put on a good show and raise money for a terrific cause.Pembroke Cushy--making his first purse start since last August--and driver Debbie Rucker overcame the eight-hole, wiring seven foes in 1:58.4.   Goodbye Gary (Leah Vandervort) chashed from the pocket, missing a neck. The Travelling ...
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Western Silk score OSS Gold

on 08/10/2010 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman trainees finished one-two in Monday night’s $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old fillies over a track rated ‘good’ at Mohawk Racetrack.In the end, it was Western Silk prevailing in a hard-fought battle over stablemate Bay Girl in 1:51.Tiz To Dream blasted off the wings from post nine for driver Doug McNair and parked just past the first quarter in a rapid...
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Extraordinaire captures OSS Gold final

on 08/10/2010 2:00 AM
Extraordinaire and driver/trainer Wayne Henry captured the OSS Gold final for two-year-old trotting fillies tonight at Mohawk Racetrack. This marks the second consecutive OSS Gold final victory for the daughter of Duke Of York.Henry left the gate from post six and positioned Extraordinaire on the lead before the opening panel of :28.3. Enchantment and driver Keith Oliver then took over command fro...
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Big Rigs speeds to series win at Pocono

on 08/10/2010 2:00 AM
Big Rigs, piloted by George Napolitano Jr., turned in the fastest time of the young freshman trotters Monday night, winning the fourth division of The Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting colts and geldings.Trained by Kelly O'Donnell, Big Rigs was taken to the front from the six post in the seven-horse field and scored a wire to wire victory in 1:57. This was the first life start for the two-...
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Takter now training All Speed Hanover

on 08/10/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that owners Adam Victor & Son Stable and John Fielding have moved All Speed Hanover into his barn following the 3-year-old colt pacer's seventh-place finish in the last of three $115,500 Oliver Wendell Holmes divisions Saturday at the Meadowlands.   The winner of last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace and runner-u...
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