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Feeling You fastest of Five Wilkes-Barre divisions

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Feeling You, driven by Jim Morrill Jr. and trained by George Berkner, turned in the fastest time of the five divisions of the Wilkes-Barre Pace for three-year-old fillies Wednesday (April 21) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In the fourth division of five of the first leg, Morrill Jr. left quickly from the six hole and grabbed the lead with Feeling You, a three-year-old Cambest filly who had three w...
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Hoosierdega nights!

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will be hitting all cylinders Saturday, April 24 with the first annual Hoosierdega Nights, bringing a NASCAR feel to the 14-race program. A total of $492,000 in purse money will be distributed throughout the card, featuring 11 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacers and trotters.Included in the lineup of Indiana’s finest are returning divisi...
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Daley youngsters unleashed at Pompano

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
The four new late closing series for the Spring season developed by racing secretary Greg DeFrank have all filled and the first round of action goes to the starting this weekend at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Youngsters from the care of veteran colt and filly developer Dan Daley will be in the spotlight on both Friday and Saturday evening. In the opening round of the Spring Training ...
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Taylor's top trotters qualify at Balmoral

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Wednesday mornings qualifiers at Balmoral Park drew plenty of attention as two of Illinois most dominant state-bred trotters over the past two seasons, Southern Rocketop and Miss Vickie, were both sent out for their first preps of the 2010 season.Drawing into the same race, things went exactly as trainer Robert Taylor had planned as his prize pupils hooked up in an exciting duel through the final ...
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Coal Younger rebounds at Cal-Expo

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
He disappointed as the public's choice in his last, but for those who gave him a second chance, Coal Younger backed their confidence.Conditioned-claiming pacers were featured at Cal-Expo on a special Wednesday night (April 21) card, on which Coal Younger got back on the winning track.In advance of starting from post-position two in the field of a half-dozen over a sloppy track, driver Luke Plano h...
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Auckland Reactor ready to qualify

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Kelvin Harrison reports that just days before the long awaited qualifying debut of Auckland Reactor, the pride of New Zealand is, “doing great. He looks fantastic and came out of the winter in super shape.” Although Harrison has been very pleased with the son of Mach Three’s adjustments to life in New Jersey at Magical Acres in Chesterfield, he has added something new to the horse’s routi...
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Powerhouse weekend on tap at Chester

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
A total of 356 entries jammed the box for a powerhouse opening weekend at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, with strong fields slated to contest the $32,000 features on both the Friday and Sunday cards.   Friday’s Open Trot could very well shape up as a battle of the sexes between millionaires Corleone Kosmos and Buck I St Pat, both of which are making their 2010 debuts. Corleone K...
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May 15 deadline for stakes nominations

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Important payments are due May 15 to make and keep horses eligible to the lucrative N. J. Sire Stakes Program and other special stakes races for New Jersey-sired horses. Nominations are due for foals of 2009 that are yearlings in 2010. All horses nominated must be registered with the U. S. Trotting Association (USTA) or Canadian Standardbred Horse Society (CSHS). For eligibility to the S...
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Divisional champions star in Big M qualifiers

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Reigning divisional champions Poof She’s Gone and Fancy Filly were among the winners at qualifying races Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, with the Dan Patch Award winners just two of a star-studded cast of performers that took to the racetrack.   Included among the other qualifying winners were the sophomore colt pacers One More Laugh, who blazed a final quarter of :25.4 to score in 1...
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SBOANJ scholarships for 2010 announced

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
The deadline is June 15 for applicants wishing to be considered for the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey 2010 college scholarships. Scholarships, which can range from $2,500 to $5,000, are for qualified students who plan to attend a two or four-year college or university, who are the son or daughter of a full-time participant in New Jersey harness racing or are themsel...
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With six you get Zeke at Mighty M

on 04/22/2010 2:00 AM
Billy “Zeke” Parker Jr .began the Monticello Raceway Thursday afternoon card needing only 26 more driving victories to reach the coveted milestone of 10,000 career wins, and he really put on a show winning six races on the program.   Parker, 56, started the day winning both ends of the early double. He won the first race, a trot, with Jennifer Lappe’s Wicked Winner in 2...
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Grain Of Truth wins again at Pocono

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
For the second time in three outings at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Ray Schnittker came up the inside with Grain Of Truth to emerge victorious in the $28,000 open handicap trot Tuesday (April 20).Leaving from the five post in the seven-horse field, Grain Of Truth was quickly taken to the front, getting to the open split in 27.2 before giving way to Celebrity Playboy and Jim Morrill Jr. Celebrity ...
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Valentowner makes it 4 in a row

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
In the Silky Sullivan style that has become his signature, Valentowner blazed the back half in a first-over 54.4 to capture his fourth straight in Tuesday’s $25,000 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Valentowner, who has erased deficits of at least 6-1/2 lengths in each win in the streak, moved uncovered down the backside for Mike Wilder after the leader, Upfront H...
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New Jersey slots campaign needs you

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
A statewide grassroots campaign in New Jersey to get video lottery terminals installed at Meadowlands Racetrack continues to chug along, and its organizers are asking for financial help from horsemen.The next step in the campaign is a series of radio ads across Garden State stations, which is scheduled to begin Monday, April 26. Campaign organizer Mike Gulotta is asking those with an interest in s...
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$10,000 handicapping contest at Cal-Expo

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
The next two weeks at Cal-Expo will find Wednesday racing, and those two cards will feature qualifying rounds for the $10,000 Spring Harness Handicapping Challenge.  There will be no Thursday programs over the next two weeks, with the trotters and pacers in action on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month.The Handicapping contest will take place at participating California satellite ...
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Perfect M Forever scores at Harrington

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
KSJ Stables’ Perfect M Forever ($8.60, Brad Hanners) scored a wire-to-wire win Tuesday in the $23,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old Stand Forever mare held pocket-sitting Cruzin For a Livin N at bay with a one-length win. Alpine Gold N overcame an early miscue to finish third. "Perfect," trained by Josh Green, earned her 33rd career win in 74 starts.   Jeff Cl...
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NJ legislators call for bids

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande have called on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority to seek proposals to place video lottery terminals at the Meadowlands, following a recent $600 million offer from a group of casino industry executives.   “This proposal to pay the SEA $600 million shows that placing VLTs or s...
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Nebupanezzar returns with a bang

on 04/21/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh told harnessracing.com that he may have had a restless night prior to the return of 2008 O’Brien Award winner Nebupanezzar in a qualifier, but he was thrilled with the 1:52.4 winning performance by the 4-year-old son of No Pan Intended at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday morning.   The richest freshman pacer of 2008 with $946,365 in earnings, Nebupanezzar did not mak...
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Bramalea Hanover sweeps Celias Counsel

on 04/20/2010 2:00 AM
Bramalea Hanover completed a sweep of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series with a 1:56 tour de force in the $60,000 final on Monday night for driver Steve Condren.The daughter of Windsongs Legacy - Bramasole got away third in the early going but as soon as things settled up front, she blasted to command just past the first quarter of :27.4. From there, she cruised through splits of :58 and 1:28 befo...
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Another Hall Of Famer heads to Pompano

on 04/20/2010 2:00 AM
If all goes according to plan there will be another Hall of Fame-inducted horseman in the South Florida driving and training colony for the 2010-2011 season--Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Doug Brown. Since the award's inception in 1989, Brown is the only seven-time winner of Canada's prestigious O'Brien award as the top driver in his home nation. "We've thought about winter...
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