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Lucy Lucy wins at Tioga

on 07/31/2010 2:00 AM
Lucy Lucy tasted victory once again in Tioga’s feature the $15,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs. Anthony Napolitano picked up the catch drive and settled Lucy Lucy in fourth as Biggest Big Bertha (Luke Plano) took the field through fractions of 28.3 and 57.3. Just past the half Napolitano tipped Lucy Lucy first over and had the leader collared as the fiel...
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Delmarvalous sparkles in Adios win

on 07/31/2010 2:00 AM
The 45th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows, carrying a purse of $500,000, was won by 17-1 longshot Delmarvlaous in a seven-horse, one-length blanket finish in 1:49.2 lifetime best win for the Badlands Hanover colt.Driven by Brian Sears, in his second Adios win, for trainer George Teague and owners Badlands Racing, George Teague, Elmer Fannin,and Howard Dorfman, Delmarvalous, who ha...
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Poof She's Gone, Springtime Volo, Boinga win Oaks elims

on 07/31/2010 2:00 AM
Divisional champ Poof She's Gone found the form that has eluded her in recent starts with an explosive come from the pylons win in the first of three $35,000 Hamo Oaks elims at the Meadowlands on Saturday night.Driven by Dave Miller for trainer Richard Norman and owners Hartman, Liverman,  and McDuffee, Poof She's Gone let Bar Slide and Tim Tetrick do the heavy lifting through fractions of :2...
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Favorites rule in Ohio Sire Stakes action

on 07/31/2010 2:00 AM
Chalk players liked the five divisions of Ohio Sire Stakes at Scioto Downs on Saturday as favorites won each one. The sophomore fillies were using the Ohio Sire Stakes event as preps for the Ohio State Fair races to be contested at Scioto next week.   Reigning Ohio Horse of the Year Jesse’s Messenger jogged to an easy 5 1/4-length win for Ryan Stahl in 1:57.1. The 1-5 favorite trotte...
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Luchento: We cannot let this franchise die

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey held a meeting with nearly 150 trainers, drivers, breeders, owners and caretakers on Thursday, July 29, at the Meadowlands Racetrack, calling on the horsemen to support efforts to revitalize racing in the state.“Horses have been a cornerstone of New Jersey since colonial days and a major component of the state’s agri-busines...
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Aruba Vacation, Blacktuxwhitesocks fastest in NYSS

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Guy Howard is a happy man. And why shouldn’t he be, after all his sophomore trotting colt Aruba Vacation scored his third consecutive triumph when  Fern Paquet, Jr. guided the Dream Vacation gelding to a solid 1:58:4 victory in his division of the $190,000 NY Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Monticello Raceway on July 29.Howard was on hand to join in  the photo...
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Strike An Attitude wins Mohawk series final

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The $50,000 Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series final came down to a three-horse battle in deep stretch Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack and, when the dust settled, it was Strike An Attitude emerging victorious for driver Steve Condren in 1:53.3.The rookie daughter of Western Hanover – Strike A Balance, racing as part of a three-horse Bob McIntosh-trained entry, left alertly from post seven in th...
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Sir Caviar in Meadows shocker

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Dissed at 23-1, Sir Caviar found late trotting room and blazed by Rembrandt Spur in deep stretch to pull off the shocker in Thursday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Sir Caviar won five straight races — none of them in the Preferred — at The Meadows between May 24 and July 10, only to see his streak snapped by a poor performance at Mohawk that had players looking elsewh...
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I D K beats freshmen maiden pacers

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
I D K broke his maiden in convincing fashion on Thursday night at Scioto Downs, winning gate-to-wire for Jack Dailey in 1:57.1 in a 2-year-old pace.Dailey sent the Stand Forever gelding to the fore at the start and never looked back. Second favorite Cruise Thru broke stride soon after the start and trailed the field throughout the mile.David Myers put Cam’s Tuck (Cam’s Card Shark)  in beh...
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NJ lawmakers meet with governor

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Associated Press reported that on Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with 12 New Jersey lawmakers who represent Monmouth and surrounding counties that form the heart of New Jersey's horse racing industry, and told them to come up with solutions for saving horse racing in the state. Monmouth County is the home to Monmouth Park racetrack and picturesque Standardbred and ...
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Conditions available for Maryland Stakes at Ocean Downs

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The condition sheet is now available for the Maryland Standardbred Fund and Maryland Sire Stake Races at Ocean Downs that will be held on all four Saturdays in August. It is available at www.msrfonline.com.    All Maryland Staking information including all the requirements of Ocean Downs, License applications, W-9 forms, detailed race info and lists of eligible horses can be found on t...
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Horsemen urged to call Gov. Christie

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The SBOANJ is asking New Jerseyans to call the Governor's Office of Constituent Relations, starting today. The number is 609-777-2500. You are asked to call as often as you can with a brief, respectful comment, expressing your concerns about the future of the horse racing industry in New Jersey.  If applicable, you might mention that you are a taxpayer and landowner who will have to sell and...
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SBOANJ arranging buses to gaming summit

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey is arranging for buses to the Atlantic City Convention Center on Friday, August 6 for the Gaming Summit which begins at 10 a.m. It is expected that buses will leave from locations at training centers in Monmouth County and from the Meadowlands.  Specific times and places will be provided next week. Space will be limited, but t...
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Goss saves the day at Thunder Ridge

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Lakendrick Goss' current nickname is Red. But after the events that took place Thursday at Thunder Ridge, he may consider changing it to Spiderman. His actions just may have saved a horse, himself, and others from getting seriously injured or worse. As a field of eight lined up behind the Walt Reins starting gate, halfway through the turn Goss' horse Mac Holiday Gift broke the left line. Still be...
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Sportswriter retired due to training injury

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
World champion Sportswriter p,2,1:49.2s; 3,1:48.3s ($1,566,460) has been officially retired due to a training injury. The 3-year-old son of Artsplace-Precious Beauty last raced in the Meadowlands Pace on July 17 and was preparing for a start in the upcoming Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs when the injury occurred.   Trained throughout his career by Casie Coleman and driven by Mark MacDo...
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Takter trainees remain perfect in Haughton elims

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainees Leader Of The Gang and Pastor Stephen kept their perfect records intact as both 2-year-old colt trotters won their respective $20,000 eliminations for the Peter Haughton Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands. Leader Of The Gang is now four for four after his career-best 1:55.3 effort, while Pastor Stephen scored his third straight win with a career-best 1:56.1 clocking. &...
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Elusive Desire upsets in Miss Versatility opener

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Elusive Desire was all out in the final strides to hold off a late-closing Windsong Soprano and score a 1:52.1 victory in the $25,000 first leg of the Miss Versatility for open mare trotters. Driven by John Campbell, the 19-1 Elusive Desire held on by a neck to post her third win of the year in seven starts, as well as a new career mark.   Autumn Escapade finished third, while the 2009 Olde...
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Jezzy still perfect in New York Sire Stakes

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded 2-year-old trotting filly Jezzy remained undefeated after five lifetime starts after her 1:58.2 performance in Friday night’s $134,150 New York Sire Stakes feature at Vernon Downs.   With part owner and trainer Ray Schnittker in the sulky, Jezzy charged to the lead from third in the clubhouse curve and never looked back en route to a 6 3/4-length score that raised...
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Freshman filly pacers in NYSS action at Yonkers

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway hosted the $245,456 New York Sire Stakes Clyde Hirt Pace Friday night, eith eight divisions of fillies going postward.   The so-far-misnamed Drop the Ball (Jim Morrill Jr., four NYSS winners) made it three for three to begin her career, easily winning the $30,157 second  division in 1:57.4.   In no hurry early--as is her custom--the 1-20 favorite was away th...
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Sing Jesse Sing wins as OSS take over Northfield

on 07/30/2010 2:00 AM
Traditionally, Northfield Park Fridays feature fillies and mares. But July 30, the 3-year-old colts and geldings invaded for their Ohio Sire Stakes second leg, with four $15,000 trotting heats and two $20,900 pacing splits.   Wolf Creek Ted ($5.80) won his fourth straight race in the first trotting heat as Dan Noble left aggressively from post seven and inherited the lead when several ...
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