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Photo Charm smiles in Meadows series win

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Used three times in the race, Photo Charm showed heart and speed in taking the fastest division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake Tuesday at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old filly trotters was conducted over four divisions, with Perfect Photo, Pearly Princess and Flawless Lindy capturing the other splits. Dave Palone sent Photo Charm toward the front, where she briefl...
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Yonkers promotes talking horse contest in NYC

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, at Sixth and 49th Street in New York City, Yonkers Raceway was promoting its new contest to name the talking horse used in the commercials for Empire City at Yonkers Raceway.   Two young faces of harness racing, drivers Jordan Stratton and Jason Bartlett, handed out entry blanks along with Yonkers Raceway general manager Bob Galterio and his daughter Claire, and Eileen Ro...
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Sportswriter to arrive in NJ on Monday

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Sportswriter is expected to arrive in New Jersey on Monday, July 5, in preparation for next weekend’s Meadowlands Pace eliminations. The 2-year-old divisional champion struggled with quarter cracks and bruised heels in his first few starts of the season, but trainer Casie Coleman reports the colt is in peak condition after his 1:48.3 victory in the North America Cup...
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Takter on pre-card broadcast on Thursday

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Thursday pre-card broadcast to discuss his Hambletonian hopeful Muscle Massive and his entrants in the Harriman Cup that evening.   Greg Peck, who captured the 2009 Hambletonian with Horse of the Year Muscle Hill, is the featured guest on Friday. Peck will start Holiday Road on the path to the sport’s richest event in the His...
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Silverman making progress in rehab

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Richie Silverman is undergoing physical rehabilitation at Care One in Wall Township, NJ following a June 18 racing accident in which he fractured both ankles.   The most seriously hurt of the six drivers involved in the crash, Silverman expects to be released from Care One next week and will finish recuperating at his home in Wellington, FL.   "I'm getting used to using the wh...
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Foiled Again favored in Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Defending Battle of Lake Erie champ Foiled Again drew the rail for Saturday’s 25th edition of the race and has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite by director of racing Dave Bianconi. Foiled Again will be driven by Dave Palone, who will be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Ron Burke trains the millionaire pacer for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and J...
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Kindergarten nominations show increase

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic series,offered for freshman trotters only in 2010, has matured into an intriguing option for those seeking opportunities to prepare their precocious harness racing juveniles for the fall stakes.   The number of nominees increased dramatically this year which, in addition to in increase in money added to the finals from $25,000 to $40,000, will see the purses for eac...
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2YO trotting filly Jezzy 1:57.3 Acorn winner

on 06/30/2010 2:00 AM
Jezzy shook loose in the stretch and rallied past the pacesetter Global Desire to win the $83,800 Historic Acorn Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Jezzy trotted to a 1:57.3 victory in her career debut. Global Desire was 1 1-2 lengths behind her, while Oakiedokie Hanover was third.   Part of a four-horse entry in...
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Trainer-driver Ray Small retiring at Pocono Downs

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
Raymond (Ray) Small of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will retire from the sport of harness racing Wednesday (June 30).On Wednesday night, he’ll also be celebrating his 79th birthday ry and retirement in the clubhouse at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The veteran horseman has been a fixture at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack for many years. He was born in McSherrystown, near Hanover, Pa., June 30, 193...
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He's Gorgeous looks the part in NYSS

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes continued at Yonkers Raceway Monday night, with the $278,200 Hugh Grant Pace (3-year-old colts and geldings) in five divisions.It was a 4-H sort of evening...Hazy, Hot, Humid and He's Gorgeous.The defending NYSS champ--and frosh track record-holder--made a mockery of the third ($56,440) statebred division at a nickel on a dollar. He's  Gorgeous ($2.10) won by 5 1/2 of the...
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Merton gives thanks as winner of Mayflower Mile

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
In what turned out to be a great horse race, Greg Merton drove Tradin Paint to a come-from-behind  1:59.3 victory in Monticello Raceway’s Mayflower Mile on Monday afternoon. The event, for drivers of British extraction, was the sixth preliminary leg in the tracks year-long Heritage Drivers Series.   When the wings of the mobile starting gate folded five pacers went ou...
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Yonkers looking for a name for talking horse

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
Have you ever met a talking horse?...He’ll make a New York City public appearance Wednesday, June 30, from 9 am-1 pm.   Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is looking for a name for the talking horse that is featured in television commercials, and a contest is now underway to name the horse, with a grand prize of $1,500 on the line.   The promotion runs through ...
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15-race all stakes card at Meadows Friday

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
In what may be a first for a non-Adios Day card, The Meadows on Friday, July 2, will offer a 15-race program consisting exclusively of stakes. The card features nine divisions of a Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers and six splits of a Stallion Series event for freshman filly trotters. With each division going for $20,000, 111 youngsters will vie for $300,00...
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15 entered in Yonkers Trot; elims Saturday

on 06/29/2010 2:00 AM
A total of fifteen 3-year-olds--13 colts and two geldings--were entered for the 56th Yonkers Trot. The first jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown offers a total purse of $653,770. The number of entrants requires a pair of $40,000 elimination races this Saturday night, with the first four finishers in each  returning to the $573,770 final a week week from Saturday night (July 10)....
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The Meadows adds cards for Adios Week

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has added two live cards Thursday, July 29, which will extend Adios Week to six consecutive days. It is also adding Saturday, Oct. 16, when the track will again host the Pennsylvania Fair Finals.   With the addition of the July 29 program, Adios Week now will begin Monday, July 26, with Grand Circuit racing each day through Saturday, July 31, whe...
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Daley says All Speed is 'fine' after 10th in NA Cup

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daly told harnessracing.com Monday morning that despite All Speed Hanover’s last-place finish in last Saturday’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk, the colt came out of the race fine and will now be aimed for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace next month. “He’s fine, he’s fine,” said Daley of All Speed Hanover. “I’m not making excuses, but the way the race t...
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Lipinski Wins Meadowlands/Mohawk Challenge

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Greg Lipinski of Bloomfield, NJ, captured the top cash prize, plus and a seat in the 2011 National Harness Handicapping Championship, in the second annual Meadowlands/Mohawk Handicapping Challenge on Saturday, June 26.   Lipinski turned his $100 bankroll into $620.50, netting him the $2,700 grand prize in a tightly run race with William Meisel, who finished just $3 behind him. The tournamen...
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Monticello adds card for Saturday, July 3

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Besides its usual Monday through Thursday 4-day-aweek schedule,  during the month of July Monticello Raceway will add live racing cards on Saturday, July 3, and the Sundays of July 18 and July 25.   Post times will continue at 12:50 pm with just one exception. On Saturday, July 3, the track will stage its 41th annual fireworks extravaganza after the races. That evening post time will b...
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Last chance to attend Hall of Fame induction

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
The box closes on Wednesday, June 30, for reservations to the annual Harness Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Dinner. Sponsored by Cameo Hills Farm, the Brown Family & Kindergarten Stud and the Meadowlands Racetrack, this is harness racing’s most important event of the year so don’t get shut out!   You can phone Kim Green at 845.294.6330 and make your reservation to...
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Ohio group drops ballot challenge to track slots

on 06/28/2010 2:00 AM
Monday’s Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a ballot challenge to a plan that would allow slot machines at racetracks in Ohio that was previously proposed by Gov. Ted Strickland is being dropped by the group that organized the petition drive.   Although LetOhioVote.org had gathered more than 320,000 valid signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot and let the voters decide, ...
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