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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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Campbell to drive in Tioga Drivers' Championship

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
One of the most decorated drivers in the history of harness racing will attempt to add another trophy to his wall on Sunday, Aug. 1, as Hall of Fame driver John Campbell will be in Nichols, N.Y., participating in his first Tioga Downs Drivers’ Championship.   Campbell is the all-time leading driver in earnings with more than $269 million, has more than 10,000 wins on his re...
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Kentucky commission approves 'Instant Racing'

on 07/20/2010 2:00 AM
Wagering on historical horse races ("Instant Racing") will be allowed at licensed Kentucky horse racing tracks under proposed regulations approved Tuesday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).   Commissioners voted to change the language in existing regulations that address definitions applicable to Thoroughbred racing, Standardbred racing, and Quarter Horse/Appaloosa/Arabian...
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Great Emancipator fastest in Hanover 3CT splits

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
A busy week of Hanover Stakes action came to a conclusion on Sunday at Balmoral Park as a total of 22 diagonally gaited sophomore colts squared off in a pair of $28,250 Hanover Stake splits.   In the first division, the Doug Ackerman Stables' Great Emancipator made it look easy as he made every call a winning one while recording a 2 1/4-length triumph in a career best of 1:55.2.  ...
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Pocono lowering takeout on tris, supers

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be lowering its takeout on superfecta and trifecta wagers beginning Monday, Aug.2, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission.   The promotion of lowering the takeout percentage from 35 to 25 percent on both exotic wagers will last through the end of the 2010 harness racing season.   “We’re going to experiment with the new take...
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Meadows gearing up for Adios Week

on 07/19/2010 2:00 AM
With table games now open, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is gearing up for one of its busiest and most exciting events of the year, Adios Week. The annual extravaganza of top harness racing and entertainment will kick off Saturday, July 24, with eliminations for the $700,000 Delvin Miller Adios and conclude the following Saturday with the 44th Pace for the Orchids.   During the festive...
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Big 10 Hanover action Saturday at Balmoral

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
Hanover Stakes action was in full swing on Saturday at Balmoral Park as 10 of the 14 races on the program featured Hanover action for 2- and 3-year-old pacers of both sexes. Freshman pacing fillies kicked off the busy Saturday night card with a total of 22 youngsters battling in a trio of $19,100 splits on a very warm and muggy evening.    In the first division Joe and Tina S...
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Big night of racing boosts Meadowlands handle

on 07/18/2010 2:00 AM
With a strong crowd on hand at the Meadowlands, total handle for the 14-race Meadowlands Pace night card on Saturday night was $4,431,546, an increase of 5.2 percent over last year's figure of $4,212,998. Betting on the Meadowlands Pace alone was $624,347.   This year's card had one more race. The last race on the card was one of the best bet of the night with handle of $261,482, which gave...
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