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Ranger headed to Tioga

on 04/27/2010 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger, the winningest driver in the 46-year history of Pompano Park, has shipped north for summer season competition at Tioga Downs in along with his stable's trainer of record, Stewart Nemiro. Ranger departs South Florida as the track's top driver again this year.   Tioga is a new destination for Ranger in the summer months due to the discontinuation of racing at Rockingham Park, wh...
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106 play in Handicapping Championship

on 04/27/2010 2:00 AM
Joseph Fierro of Holstville, NY, captured the $20,000 grand prize in the 2010 National Harness Handicapping Championship on Saturday, April 24 at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Fierro finished the tournament with a $1,909 bankroll to top the field of 106 players from across North America who competed for $50,000 in prize money. The NHHC contest format required contestants to bet 10 races: eight M...
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Enough Talk draws post 8 for Finlandia Cup

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
Enough Talk has drawn a tough post eight for the Finlandia Cup, scheduled to be raced on Sunday in Helsinki, Finland. The one-mile race has a field of 10.   Here is the starting list: 1. Quarcio du Chene (driver--Björn Goop), 2. Scarlets Aino (Hans-Owe Sundberg), 3. Ladakh Jiel (Ari Moilanen), 4. Premiere Steed  (Mathieu Abrivard), 5. Brioni (Joakim Lövgren), 6. Rapide Lebel&nbs...
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Finally! Moni Maker has a colt!

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
Moni Maker, the richest trotting mare of all time, finally has a son. The daughter of Speedy Crown, now 17 years old, gave birth to a colt by Deweycheatumnhowe at 1:17 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Lindy Farms in Connecticut. Her previous six foals were all fillies. Moni Maker’s first foal was the filly named Touch Of Moni, and five more fillies followed before the colt. Touch Of Moni and Moni M...
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Glenn Buter dies at 88

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
Glenn R. Buter, 88, the father and grandfather of well-known horsemen Terry, Tim, Todd and Tyler Buter, died Thursday, April 22, at the Courtyards, on the Brethren Village retirement community's campus in Lancaster, Pa.   Born in Zeeland, Michigan, he was the son of the late Gustave and Nellie Bos Buter. A former resident of Zeeland, Mich., he was a graduate of Holland Christian High School...
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Meittinis still hospitalized after Freehold spill

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Meittinis remains hospitalized with fractures of three vertebrae as the result of a racing accident Saturday, April 24, at Freehold Raceway.   The 44-year-old Meittinis was thrown from the sulky when pacer Drell N began galloping as the field passed the half-mile point in the 11th race. Meittinis was struck by one of the sulky wheels of driver Jim Pantaleano, who also was unseate...
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Box closes Wednesday for first Tioga draw

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will be holding its initial draw of the 2010 race season this coming Wednesday morning. The draw will be for opening night, Saturday, May 1, and will feature divisions of the Kenneth J Series for 3-year-old pacers.   The draw schedule will continue on Thursday, April 29, for Sunday, May 2's races. Those horsemen interested in dropping in should call the race office at ...
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Entries still open for Blooded Horse Sale

on 04/26/2010 2:00 AM
The Blooded Horse Sale is taking entries through April 30 for a supplement to the catalog for the 47th Annual Spring Sale, scheduled to be held May 10 and 11 at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds.  Entries can be made at www.bloodedhorse.com through Friday, April 30.  Entries can also be faxed to the sale office at 859.858.8498. (Blooded Horse Sale)
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Fierro wins Handicapping Championship

on 04/25/2010 2:00 AM
A nine-day Pick Six carryover and the National Harness Handicapping Championship helped propelMeadowlands Racetrack to its best live and total handles of the meet on Saturday, April 24.   The total all sources handle was $4,031,158. The previous meet high was $3.7 million wagered on January 23. The live handle was also the best of 2010, with $648,889 wagered on the live card in the building...
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Teague horses snag 3 of 4 Levy divisions

on 04/25/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Saturday fare offered four, $50,000 divisions in the fifth (final) preliminary round of  the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series...and the gang from Delmarva went home happy.   Trainer George Teague and driver Corey Callahan teamed to win the first three events, more than offsetting any Jersey Turnpike toll increases.    Mr. Wiggles was a first-up, f...
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Ohio horseman Jim Parkinson dies

on 04/25/2010 2:00 AM
James A. Parkinson, 69, a veteran Ohio trainer-driver, died Saturday, April 24, from cancer.   He was born on January 9, 1941, to the late Silas "Frank" and Hazel (Irwin) Parkinson. Mr. Parkinson graduated from Linnwood High School in Jacksontown, Ohio. Although skilled in many fields, he spent his lifetime working with his first love, which was horses.   Mr. Parkinson...
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Judge, horse owner John R. Knight dies

on 04/25/2010 2:00 AM
John R. Knight, a presiding judge who also won the 2001 Adios Pace as the owner of Pine Valley, died Friday at Heritage Manor in Springfield, Ill. He was 79. His son, David, trains horses at The Meadows.   Mr. Knight was born in Port Huron, Mich., and was a huge University of Michigan football fan, helping as an alumni recruiter for 20 years.   He served in the U.S. Army during the K...
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Betting Alert! Pick 6 carryover now at $284,688

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
A trio of long shots piloted by Tyler Buter helped propel the Pick Six carryover to $284,688 for Meadowlands Racetrack's Saturday night card.   Buter opened the Friday Pick Six with a hat trick of double-digit winners: Spectacular Cam [$94.40] in race four, Don't Know Chip [$15.20] in race five and Park Avenue [$24.80] in race six. A leading driver onthe Chicago circuit, the 24-year-old Mi...
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Ideal Matters takes Matt's Scooter final in 1:50.2

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
Ideal Matters, who was unraced at age two, made it three straight wins as a 3 year old as he breezed to victory in the $67,000 Matt’s Scooter Final on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Ideal Matters got away fourth off the gate and tracked Versado to make the lead in a :55 opening half. He easily rebuffed a challenge by Cambassador as they entere...
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Rock N Roll Heaven, Fred And Ginger win

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
In addition to the Matt's Scooter final, two overnight condition races at the Meadowlands on Saturday night featured 3-year-old winners. Rock N Roll Heaven won the third race on the card in 1:51.1 and Fred And Ginger won race 7 in 1:51.2.   Rock N Roll Heaven, a colt by Rocknroll Hanover out of Artistic Vision, made his first start of the year and controlled the race for the victory. Daniel...
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Seven straight for Pilgrims Toner

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Toner picked up his seventh straight victory by winning the $32,000 Invitational Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night. With Yannick Gingras driving, the 6-year-old gelding by The Panderosa led the field to the first quarter in :26.4, then loafed to the half in :54.1 before turning on the afterburners for a sizzling third quarter (1:21.2) and 1:48.4 mile.   Alexie Mattos...
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McArdle colt takes Diplomat opener

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mcaracas turned Saturday night’s lone division in the opening leg of the Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings into a final-quarter sprint and scored decisively at Woodbine for driver Mario Baillargeon. The winning time was 1:53.2.   The strapping son of Mcardle - Smooth Latin N left sharply from post two and grabbed control briefly before yielding to Jackets ...
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Golden Receiver wins 2 in a row at Pocono

on 04/24/2010 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, Golden Receiver won the $28,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pocono Down on Saturday.   Assigned the eight hole with the eight-horse field, driver Joe Pavia Jr. hustled Golden Receiver right to the top followed by Tidewater Tomahawk (Tony Morgan) and Mucho Sleazy (Andrew McCarthy). The opening split was timed in :26.1 before Pavia applied the brakes and got to...
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Lorenzo Dream upsets in Tie Silk final

on 04/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lorenzo Dream played the role of giant killer in Thursday’s $60,000 Tie Silk Trotting Series final at Woodbine Racetrack when he upended the heavily favoured Go Go Red Marty in 1:55.4.Sylvain Filion guided the three-year-old son of Taurus Dream - Langala Dream from post two in the field of nine. They got away third in the opening quarter of :28.2 before moving to the outside in the second panel ...
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13-1 Pearly Princess is a gem in Meadows series

on 04/23/2010 2:00 AM
Showing no ill effects from a layoff of nearly seven months, 13-1 Pearly Princess stormed home in 1:57.2 — equaling the fastest mile this year by a sophomore filly on a 5/8-mile track — in Thursday’s Hidden Viggorish Trot at The Meadows. Flawless Lindy captured the series’ other $15,000, second-leg division. At two, Pearly Princess won a single race, a Pennsylvania Stallion Series div...
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