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Hannington wins Pocono feature

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Hannington, reined by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Bill Mullin, won the Monday night featured  race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It was a $20,000 claiming pace.Let go at 8-5 on the odds board, Hannington stopped the timer in 1:52.4, just a fifth of a second off the six-year-old gelding’s life mark.This was the third win in 21 starts and the first for the William (Bill) Mullin Sta...
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MacDonell scores twice with In Free wins

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell took both divisions of the 2nd Leg of the In Free Trotting Series at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday night. As Yall Like It delivered in the first division for MacDonell.The Yankee Glide miss left from post three and was positioned second behind Quantum Victoria and driver Karen Carroll through the opening quarter of :28.3.Quantum Victoria took the field past the half in :59.1 and...
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Hula's Z Tam swiftest soph in NYSS

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $275,512 Mount  Vernon Pace for 3-year-old fillies.Defending NYSS champ Hula's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) turned in by the fastest effort of the evening, first stinging--then snapping--Galimony (Dave Miller) in the ($92,304) third division.What figured to be a match-race was just that, with pole-sitting "Hula" releasing t...
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Pompano-based horseman Arnold waits for kidney transplant

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran Pompano Park-based horseman Bob Arnold, less than one week away from turning 57 on Aug. 2, is currently awaiting a kidney transplant, with his story told Tuesday on SunSentinel.com. Arnold, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 19 and twice has undergone double bypass open-heart surgery, also received a kidney from his wife, Rene, in 1996.   Arnold, who has been undergoing d...
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Stratton wins Mighty M's Munich Mile

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Once again, and for the second consecutive season, Jordan Stratton has reined the winner in Monticello Raceway’s Munich Mile, a race which featured drivers with German heritage. He won in wire-to-wire fashion with RE’s Queen Virgina in a time of 1:59.   The race was the seventh leg of the track's year-long Heritage Drivers Series and with his victory Stratton, whose Germa...
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Response from Rutgers Equine Science Center

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
The Rutgers Equine Science Center has issued a response to Report of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on New Jersey Gaming, Sports and Entertainment from the Rutgers Equine Science Center. It follows below:   The New Jersey equine industry benefits every resident in the state through its socio-economic influence, reflected in its positive annual economic impact and i...
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24 entered in Hambo; 23 fillies in Oaks

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Twenty-four 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters have been entered in this year's 85th renewal of the $1.5 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. The elimination fields will be drawn late Tuesday morning, with the entries divided into three splits to be contested Saturday, July 31. The top three finishers in each, plus the richest horse among the fourth-place finishers, will advance to the $1.5 ...
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HLN's Robin Meade to sing Anthem on Adios day

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
HLN anchor Robin Meade will perform the National Anthem to kick-off festivities on Saturday for the annual Adios Day Celebration at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.   Meade is the host of HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” and anchored the network’s coverage of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the January 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama. Meade is ...
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SBOANJ meeting Thursday at Meadowlands

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has called a meeting for Thursday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Back Paddock at the Meadowlands. SBOANJ president Tom Luchento and members of the board of directors as well as other industry reps will be attending the meeting to discuss a response to the Hanson Report.   This meeting is open to all interested partie...
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Entries still open for Blooded Horse Sale

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
If you have horses you want to move this summer to make room for yearlings, don’t miss the convenience of the Blooded Horse Sale on Aug. 30 and 31 at Delaware, Ohio.  Entries will be taken through Aug. 2 for this popular mixed sale that attracts buyers from all over North America and Europe. Entries can be made at www.bloodedhorse.com or called into the sale office at (859) 858-84...
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Hambletonian eliminations drawn and ready

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Stanley Dancer Memorial division winners Holiday Road and He's A Demon, along with reigning divisional champion Lucky Chucky, all drew into the same Hambletonian elimination Saturday at the Meadowlands. With 24 entries into the trotting classic for 3-year-old colt and geldings, the field was divided into three elims, with the top three in each, plus the richest fourth-place finisher, will advance ...
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Three elims for Hambletonian Oaks

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Twenty-three 3-year-old filly trotters have been divided into three eliminations this Saturday at the Meadowlands for the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks scheduled for Aug. 7. Defending divisional champion Poof She's Gone, who has been competing at Mohawk Racetrack, heads to New Jersey having landed post seven in the third elim for driver David Miller and trainer RIchard "Nifty" Norman.   Costa ...
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NY horsemen issue memo to legislators

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
The following memorandum was sent today to members of the New York State legislature by the Standardbred Owners Association of New York:   As recently reported in the horse racing industry publication “Bloodhorse,” (The Blood-Horse),  the “Official Creditors’ Committee of New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation” last month circulated a draft memo containing numerous propo...
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Bulletproof back racing in New Jersey

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that a settlement agreement has been reached between the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) and Bulletproof Enterprises that allows horses owned by Bulletproof and other entities associated with the family of David Brooks, including his brother, Jeffrey, to now compete at the Meadowlands and Freehold.   NJRC executive director Frank Zanzuccki told harnessracin...
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Delaware State Fair racing on Thursday

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Delaware’s top owned and bred horses will be showcased Thursday as $620,000 in total purses will be up for grabs as part of the annual Governor’s Day of racing during the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway.   There will be four $100,000 Final events for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) horses featured on the card, as well as a quartet of $20,000 consolations. There is...
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New Little Brown Jug website launched

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug officials are excited to announce the launching of a new website. The new website will provide visitors with the latest news and information about the Little Brown Jug and all other Grand Circuit racing action. The link to the new Jug website is: www.littlebrownjug.com.   Horsemen can visit the Racing section of the website to view schedules, eligibility lists and down...
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Lavec Kronos wins big in Sweden

on 07/27/2010 2:00 AM
The ninth race in the 2010 European Grand Circuit series, the Hugo Åbergs Memorial, named after the founder of the Jaegersro track in Malmo, Sweden, has always been a magical event, and this year's race, held Tuesday night, was no different.   On a beautiful summer night in the south of Sweden, trainer-driver Lutfi Kolgjini enjoyed great success by winning the ra...
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Southland Festival elims continue at Balmoral

on 07/26/2010 2:00 AM
After a busy Saturday night of elimination action for next weekend’s Southland Festival of Racing the countdown to the big weekend continued with three more elimination’s for state-bred pacers and trotters on Sunday.   The first elimination of the night featured Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old trotting fillies as a field of 10 was sent postward looking for spots in next week’...
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Western Shore upsets at Chester

on 07/26/2010 2:00 AM
With Real Joke making his second start off a layoff and finishing a narrow second to Annieswesterncard in last week's $32,000 Open Pace at Harrah's Chester, he was thought by most the horse to beat, dismissed at 9-5 favoritism. However, he couldn't wear down John Cancelliere's Western Shore ($25.60), who prevailed in a pillar-to-post performance in the Sunday afternoon Open Handicap Pace. &n...
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Carlson wins 10 at Hazel Park

on 07/26/2010 2:00 AM
It was a record-setting Saturday night at Hazel Park Raceway as leading driver Eric Carlson set the record for number of driving wins on a card with 10. The previous mark of eight was set by Peter Wrenn on April 25,2008.   Carlson is the current leading driver at Hazel Park. He has 113 wins out of 397 starts at the current meet.  Carlson has been on fire over the last seven d...
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