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Tammibest records personal best at Pocono

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
Tammibest, with Larry Stalbaum in the sulky, recorded a new life mark of 1:51.1 in winning the Wednesday night featured race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In a race for $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap fillies and mares pacers, Stalbaum quickly left from the seven post to grab the lead with Tammibest. The five-year-old mare, trained by Nicholas Surick, got to the opening split in 26.4, half in 5...
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Red Star Hottie cruises at The Meadows

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
Red Star Hottie cruised on the front end to the sixth victory in her last eight starts, capturing Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a sharp 1:51. After a demanding first quarter in 27, Dave Palone gave the 1-2 favorite a second-panel breather in 29. The 5-year-old daughter of As Promised-Whitehorse Fever had little trouble getting home from there...
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Antonacci "In The Sulky" Thursday at Meadowlands

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
Frank Antonacci will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack's Thursday pre-card broadcast. Antonacci, who trained Crazed to a runner-up finish in the 2008 Hambletonian, will talk about his summer stakes contenders and more.   Fans can e-mail questions for Antonacci to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast begins at 6:30 pm.   Can't make it to the track? Watch live on ...
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Swaney hurt in Pa. fair race accident

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
A nasty-looking spill marred the sixth race at the Lycoming County Fair in north-central Pennsylvania Thursday, but early reports indicate that the driver, Dr. David Swaney, and trotter Green Card appeared to emerge not too much the worse for wear.   Green Card, a 2-year-old daughter of Tagliabue making only her third lifetime start, was racing in midpack of a spread-out field when she had ...
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Hoosier Park's purses increase by 9 percent

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino concluded its 2010 Standardbred racing season Sunday, July 11. The 80-day meet included numerous special events, increased on-track business levels, and a new overall track record of 1:48.1 produced by Shark Gesture in the tracks’ signature harness event, the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace.   One of the most notable improvements during the Stand...
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Kleinhans gives his take on Maple Leaf

on 07/22/2010 2:00 AM
Enough Talk is certainly no stranger to winning major races and beating the best older trotters in North America. He has the distinction of being the fastest trotter ever in the history of harness racing with a world record time of 1:49.3 taken in 2008 at Colonial Downs, and he's looking to add another stakes victory Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in the $772,000 Maple Leaf Trot, o...
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Christiana Hanover breaks Pocono record

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
Riina Rekila and Christiana Hanover made track history Tuesday night in winning an $84,745 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.Christiana Hanover established a new track mark for the sophomore fillies with the timer reading 1:53.4. The winning horse went off 42-1 and returned $87.80, $26.00 and $9.00 across the board. Rekila, also the trainer and making her...
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Jody Jamieson wins pair of Dream Makers

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson guided both winners in Tuesday’s opening leg of the Dream Maker Pacing Series for two-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. He won with heavily favoured Up The Credit in the first split while posting an upset victory with Rock To Glory in the second.In the first $20,000 contest, Jamieson settled fourth early with Up The Credit and watched Stuck Up and Sylvain Filion put ...
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Pastor Stephen sets PASS record

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
Fresh off a Reynolds victory from off the trot, Pastor Stephen again came from well back Tuesday and scored in a stake-record 1:58.1 in a $278,995 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. The event, known as the Hickory Pride, was contested over five divisions, with Broad Bahn, Mythical Hall, Magnum Kosmos and Buffalino Hanover taking the other splits....
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NJ report says state should get out of horse racing

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
On Wednesday morning New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made it official when he announced that his specially-appointed commission on the state’s gambling industry had recommended to drastically scale back the operations of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA)—operator of the Meadowlands racetrack and Monmouth Park—and privatize operations.   Meanwhile, the Standard...
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SBOA/NJ issues statement about report

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has issued a statement following the announcement of recommendations from a New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Commission, which was chaired by former New Jersey Exposition and Sports Authority chairman Jon Hanson.   The Hanson report included a review of the horse racing industry and called for...
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Pilgrims Taj now in Smedshammer's barn

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Trond Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that upon the request of the ownership group of the 3-year-old colt trotter Pilgrims Taj, he is now training last year’s Breeders Crown champion. Although Pilgrims Taj is Hambletonian eligible, Smedshammer said as of Wednesday his only guaranteed entry to the trotting classic elims on July 31 at the Meadowlands is Break The Bank...
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We Will See, Rockin Image in Adios elims

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
We Will See, winner of more than $500,000 and undefeated at The Meadows, and Versado, a colt purchased for the express purpose of winning the “Pace for the Orchids,” head a deep, accomplished field of 22 three-year-old colts and geldings who will contest the $700,000 Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows.   Three eliminations will be held Saturday afternoon, July 24, with the top three fin...
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NJ legislators against selling Meadowlands

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
A story on nj.com, the website of the Newark Star-Ledger, has reactions from state legislators about a gaming commission's report that proposes selling the Meadowlands. One legislator said, "The last thing we should be doing is giving up this asset. Rather, we should be exploiting its full potential and modernizing it by adding video lottery terminals to the Meadowlands."   Click here to re...
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Could the horsemen lease the Meadowlands?

on 07/21/2010 2:00 AM
"I'll take the bet that we will be racing at the Meadowlands next year," says Leo McNamara, executive administrator of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOA/NJ), when asked for his reaction to a report which called for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) to lease the Meadowlands Racetrack to a horsemen's group or just shut it down.   "I...
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Perfect Photo remains perfect in 2010

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Perfect Photo remained perfect in 2010 following her win in the $20,000 Stallion Series for three-year-old trotting fillies at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening.Trained by Julie Miller and driven to victory by Andy Miller, Perfect Photo stopped the timer in 1:57 in the third division of four of The Stallion Series at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack.With no show or Trifecta wagerin...
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Dubois scores twice in In Free

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
The In Free Trotting Series for two-year-old fillies kicked off on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack and it was veteran Jean Pierre Dubois stealing the show as he guided both winners in their respective $20,000 splits.Dubois used front-end tactics in the opening division, pointing Savanah Dream to command from post three and laying down splits of :30, 1:00.3 and 1:31.1, before sprinting home in :29...
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Buckhams Bay is flawless

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Buckhams Bay remained perfect in his young career with another flawless performance in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes final for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. With veteran Jacques Hebert in the bike, the son of Ken Warkentin - Merles Image left sharply from post eight and was the first leader before releasing post-10 starter Plato to command at the o...
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Leonardo Lindy wins debut in PA Stallion Series

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Leonardo Da Lindy, who didn’t see the front end in any of his baby races, vaulted to the lead in his career pari-mutuel debut and went on to score in 2:02, fastest division in Monday’s $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. The stake was conducted over three divisions, with Ax Man and Keystone Wild Card taking the other splits.&...
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Back To The Track offers VIP treatment

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Everyone likes to receive special treatment, and now those who go “Back to the Track” to the harness races on Aug. 14 or 15, have a way to gain just such treatment: The U.S. Trotting Association, in partnership with more than 20 tracks cooperating in the promotion, has announced the debut of the “VIP Track Pass”--available to fans across the U.S.   The pass is free and available to...
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