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Sportswriter fights off Malicious in qualifier

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
In a battle of a pair of expected divisional contenders among the 3-year-old pacing colt ranks in 2010, Sportswriter edged Malicious by one length in a Thursday morning qualifier at Mohawk Raceway, with the defending Dan Patch and O'Brien award-winning champion crossing the wire in 1:56 with Brian Sears in the sulky. The win was the second straight in qualifying action for Sportswriter, a son...
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Stars post big efforts in Big M qualifiers

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
While expected divisional rivals Sportswriter and Malicious were tangling in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday morning, defending Breeders Crown champion All Speed Hanover was on the track at the Meadowlands, with the sophomore son of Cam's Card Shark scoring a 2 1/4-length victory in 1:52. Ron Pierce was in the sulky for trainer Noel Daley and owners Adam Victor & Son Stable and John F...
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Another rich Pick 4 at Woodbine

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The highest Pick-4 pool of the meet at Woodbine was recorded on the Monday, May 10th program when a total of $65,584 was wagered on the early Pick-4 as it continues to build on the momentum of the weekly guaranteed pool of $40,000.A pair of $100-plus winners also triggered some massive payouts this past week at Woodbine.On Friday night, More Moss upset in the fourth race, returning $127.80 to win....
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Easy Dream shatters PASS record

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Testing stakes waters for the first time, Easy Dream found the sloppy track just ducky as she shattered the record for the Stenographer, a $258,230 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies, Tuesday at The Meadows. The event was conducted over five divisions, with Perfect Chance, Barham Hanover, Top Photo and Greathallofchina capturing the other splits. Unraced at 2 becaus...
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D Train delivers full brother to Donato Hanover

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the birth of the first full brother to 2007 Horse of the Year and world champion Donato Hanover 3,1:50.3 ($2,998,777).  Donato’s dam, D Train, foaled a bay colt by Andover Hall on May 8 at 4:45 am.  Both mare and foal are doing well.   D Train is also the dam of stakes winner Here Comes Herbie t, 3,1:52m $365,541.  She will now be bred to 20...
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2003 Meadowlands Pace winner dies

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Harnesslink.com has reported that Allamerican Theory, the winner of the 2003 Meadowlands Pace, has died after being stricken with colic at Stallion Station’s Victorian base in Australia. The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Three Mile Smile (by No Nukes) was 10 years old.   Allamerican Theory won nine of 19 starts as a 3 year old and was voted the 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year in Canada. H...
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Red Mile dropping three Mondays in 2010 meet

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Red Mile on Tuesday received permission from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to drop three nights from its 2010 race meet which is scheduled to begin Sunday, Aug. 15. The three nights are all Mondays: Aug. 16, Aug. 30 and Sept. 20.   Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association executive secretary Gabe Prewitt told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that the tr...
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PASS payment reminder

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes is reminding horsemen of payments for yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds that are due this Saturday, May 15. Beecause of the weekend, the Sire Stakes will be accepting a May 17 postmark on the envelopes.   In contrast to a few other states, Pennsylvania REQUIRES that a yearling payment be made--$50 to be eligible to the pari-mutuel programs (Sire Stakes and...
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Bid for 2014 Super Bowl at Meadowlands

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
While the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), operator of the Meadowlands Racetrack and Sports Complex, tries to deal with huges losses in revenue, a committee is pitching the NJSEA's new football stadium as the site for the 2014 Super Bowl.   The New York Times reported on Wednesday that a serious effort is being made to lure the 2014 Super Bowl to metropolitan New York, wi...
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Sportswriter takes on Malicious on Thursday

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Sportswriter, the 2009 Dan Patch and O'Brien award winner as the top freshman colt pacer in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, will make his second qualifying appearance of 2010 Thursday morning at Mohawk Racetrack--with a driver switch to Brian Sears. It had previously been announced by the connections of Sportswriter that the change from Mark MacDonald to Sears would be made for the colt's sopho...
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4 wins for Personal Ad at Pocono this year

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Personal Ad, a 4-year-old Artiscape mare driven by Jim Morrill Jr., won for the fourth time this year Wednesday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   After finishing seventh in the $28,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares last week, Personal Ad stopped the timer in 1:53 in a race for non-winners of $8,850 or 9 extended pari-mutuels life for fillies and mares.In 10 starts this se...
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Ontario reward paying for open stakes soon

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission announced late Wednesday that starting with the first foal crop out of the Ontario Resident Mare Program, the Standardbred Improvement Program will pay out Ontario Bred Rewards of 15 percent of purse earnings for any open stakes race contested in Ontario for a purse of $100,000 or more.   These enhanced Ontario Bred Rewards will be paid to eligible mare owners ...
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Viviani horses 1-2 in Balmoral stakes

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting colts were the center of attention on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of six state-breds was sent postward in a $14,720 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stakes.   Once again trainer Jerald Viviani’s charges dominated the action but this week it was Leaveitonthetrack, who bested stablemate Showmeyourstuff by 3 ½ lengths in a ...
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All Speed Hanover tops NJ Classic eligibles

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
All Speed Hanover, winner of the 2009 Breeders Crown for Two-Year-Old Colt Pacers, tops the list of 94 colts and fillies made eligible to the Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and the Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey which will be contested on June 12, 2010 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.Both the $500,000 estimated New Jersey Classic for three-year-old pacing colts and the $175,000 estimated Mi...
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Windsong Grand Ave wins Spring Series

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
Windsong Grand Ave thumped her nine rivals in Monday’s $60,000 Ontario Spring Series final for three-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack with a sparkling 1:51.4 stakes record victory for driver Jody Jamieson.The well-bred daughter of Camluck - Jasper Avenue was let go at generous odds of 12-1 despite an easy victory in last week’s second leg of the series.In Monday’s contest, Winds...
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Apple Plush peels 13 seconds off of record

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
Apple Plush, who had only a baby race victory in the Maine mud to her credit, roared through the stretch Monday at The Meadows to capture a Pennsylvania Stallion Series division for 3-year-old filly trotters, lowering her lifetime mark 13.1 seconds in the process. Agenda Tom Ridge survived a brutal first quarter to take the other $20,000 split. Since her victory in 2:10.3 last July over a mud...
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Committee approves legislation preserving NJ racing

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee unanimously approved a plan that would permit the Meadowlands Racetrack and Monmouth Park to run fewer races, which would increase the amount of purses and revive New Jersey's horse racing industry. It is sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande and Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer. The legislation, A-2507, codifies an agreement between the...
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Lexington Herald-Leader endorses Andy Roberts

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
Kentucky-based Standardbred horseman Dr. Andy Roberts received a big boost in his campaign for state Senator on Tuesday when the Lexington Herald-Leader gave its endorsement in an editorial in the newspaper and posted online. A Republican, Roberts is running in the state's 12th District that includes The Red Mile and Keeneland against incumbent Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr.   The winner in the May...
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Live coverage set for Sirius XM Radio

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
SIRIUS XM Radio announced on Tuesday that it will offer live coverage of some of harness racing’s biggest events on a new horse racing series set to debut Saturday, May 29.   Saturday Night at the Races will air on Saturdays for 11 consecutive weeks and will offer listeners nationwide wire-to-wire coverage of some of the biggest races of the summer including the Meadowlands...
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Three Pocono wins for Grain Of Truth

on 05/11/2010 2:00 AM
Grain Of Truth continued his run of success at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a win in the featured Open Handicap trot on Tuesday night.  The race carried the evening’s top purse of $24,000.   With Mike Simons in the bike for trainer Ray Schnittker, Grain Of Truth, leaving from post position seven in an eight-horse field, quickly settled into the pocket behind Autumn Escapade, the ...
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