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Willies Place is Youthful winner

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
Willies Place took advantage of a perfect two-hole trip to capture the $60,000 Youthful Pacing Series Final for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers during a cool, blustery Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Luc Ouellette had the option of driving both Willies Place and Lil Bit Lil Bit entering the final and opted for the former who had drawn post five in the field of 10. The veteran r...
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Matt Kakaley wins three at Pocono

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley collected three wins at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday (April 9) and pushed his season total  to 13 at the five-eighths mile oval.In the $30,000 claiming pace for horses, colts and geldings, Kakaley drove No. 1 Pocket Driver N to his first victory of the 2010 season, stopping the timer in 1:53.4 on a cold windy night with snow flurries in the air.Redstone Ruckus (George Napol...
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Open mares in action at Pompano

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
Just a week after a stretch collapse saw her finish sixth as the 4-5 favorite, five year old mare I'm Just Special rebounded in the biggest possible way on the April 9 program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The graduate of the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series program unleashed handy 26.4 speed bursts in the first and third quarters of her 1:52 triumph. Kevin Wallis had the daughter o...
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Sire stakes underway at Cal-Expo

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
Filly sophomores were highlighted at Cal-Expo on Friday (April 9) in a pair of $15,000 California Sires Stakes, on which One Hot Tamale & Exquisite Gem were winners.On the wagering card for the three year-old lady pacers, trainer Rick Plano knew that last years success with his young lass didn't make him a winner this year."I thought my chances were good because she was the best filly last yea...
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Not So Slim wins the Petticoat

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
The only thing not so slim about Not So Slim (Brandon Simpson) was her price Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $62,200 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series at odds of 19-1. The finale of the month-long melee for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares offered some fast early fractions as 9-10 favorite Docdor Libby (Jeff Gregory) was stung by Forever Libby (Ryan Anderson) to a :27.1 opening-...
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Europan Union tunes up for Berry's Creek

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
Heavy favorites Ideal Matters and Europan Union lived up to expectations in the first round of the Matt’s Scooter Series on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ideal Matters, with Tim Tetrick in the sulky, took command at the half and never looked back en route to a 3 3/4-length victory in 1:51.4. Terlingua finished second off a perfect journey behind the winner. Pike Hanover was a...
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ABC Mercedes wins first start of 2010

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
ABC Mercedes cruised home a winner in his first start of 2010 in the co-featured $23,000 Invitational Trot Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Driven by trainer-driver Joe “True Blue” Putnam, the Indiana-standout trotted home in a time of 1:55.4.   Starting from the second tier post 10, Putnam had no choice but to follow the field out from behind the Todd Nixon starting g...
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Daley Deposit Only refuses to lose

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
It was a classic stretch long duel in the $15,000 weekly Open Handicap Pace on the Saturday night program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. After surrending the lead early in the stretch, Daley Deposit Only battled back to win in front-end fashion in 1:52.2.   "That horse driven by Wally (Hennessey), Four Starz Bling, was in the pocket and I could hear him snorting on my hel...
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Giddy Up Delight wins Sagamore final

on 04/10/2010 2:00 AM
No longer subjected to sidebar status, the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series wrapped up with a $66,400 Yonkers Raceway final Saturday night. Giddy Up Delight (Jason Bartlett, four winners on the 12-race card) negated an outer post and seven rivals in one fell swoop, going the distance in a solid effort to complete his own personal (4-for-4) series sweep.   Leaving from post position seven&nb...
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Wheel Of Fortune slots at Monticello

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
They are said to be the crème de la crème of video gaming machines and now Wheel of Fortune® machines are available at Monticello Casino & Raceway.“Wheel of Fortune® is the number one slot machine title in America,” noted Anthony Bruno ,director of slot operations  a the gaming facility  in Monticello, NY. “And this move   to bring Wheel of Fortune is just the fir...
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LR Dancing Dream glides to Jersey Girls win

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
LR Dancing Dream extended her streak to four straight wins in the $20,000 second round of the Jersey Girls Series Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. LR Dancing Dream laid in wait as Mid-Western Jatelo led the field through torrid fractions of :27.2, :54 and 1:21.2 before fading to the back of the pack.  Driver Brian Sears angled LR Dancing Dream off cover at the head of the lane and she...
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Six $20,000 DSBF events complete soph prelims

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2nd leg preliminaries came to a close with six colt and gelding events, four paces, won by Golden Gladiator, Scout Hanover Colormeoutbadboy and Superbad Hanover, and two trots, taken by Par Done My Putt, on Thursday, April 8. Tony Morgan drove three DSBF winners while Ross Wolfenden and Jim Morand had three wins each during the program.Tony Morgan dro...
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Television Star wins at Cal-Expo

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
A class drop to his last winning level successfully offset Television Star having to race against the style he prefers.Conditioned pacers were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (April 8); on which Television Star gave his foes no chance after getting his own way.In advance of starting from post-two in the field of a half-dozen, trainer Rick Plano had positive and negative thoughts."He was dro...
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WEG increases early pick-4 guarantee to $40K

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced it will be bumping up the guaranteed pool on the Monday early pick-4 wager from $35,000 to $40,000, beginning Monday, April 12.   WEG began offering the guaranteed pool in early March and the response from customers has been positive with the average pool size reaching $46,000 through the first four weeks of the new initiative. There have b...
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Rock N Roll Heaven ready to rock

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
With a leisurely  1:54.4, 1 ¼ length win in an April 8 Meadowlands qualifier, Rock N Roll Heaven showed trainer Bruce Saunders that he’s ready to make the step up to a very tough sophomore pacing class. Clearing to the lead after a mild :30 quarter, driver Daniel Dube let the Rocknroll Hanover colt out several notches, wheeling by the three-quarters in 1:26.4 and opened up eight lengths ...
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World record dead heat at The Meadows

on 04/09/2010 2:00 AM
Diamond Hunter got the jump down the backside, but Rembrandt Spur gobbled up his lead in the lane and at the wire the two were inseparable in 1:55.1 at The Meadows Friday afternoon. The time was the fastest trotting dead heat ever on a 5/8-mile track. Impeccable Image and NY Speed Limit established the previous mark of 1:55.3 in 1998 at Dover Downs.   The world record came in the $25,000 tr...
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Chips And Wings equals Meadows record

on 04/08/2010 2:00 AM
Chips And Wings, a conditioned claimer only five weeks ago, used his early speed to secure the pocket, then powered home Wednesday to score in 1:54.1, equaling The Meadows’ track record for 4-year-old trotting stallions. Owner/trainer Bethie Murdock claimed Chips And Wings from his Feb. 26 conditioned claiming event and quickly advanced him to the Preferred Handicap ranks, where he was hamp...
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JM Vangogh wins Dover open; DSBF fillies compete

on 04/08/2010 2:00 AM
JM Vangogh won the $30,000 Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, April 7, Black Tie took the sub-feature trot while No Bad Luck, Badlands Kate and Sucha Bad Girl won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2nd leg $20,000 filly pace preliminaries and Status Symbol and Punk's Embrace won the filly trot prelims. Vince Copeland had a driving triple.Tony Morgan and JM Vangogh made up three lengt...
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Trainers' titles a Pompano photo finish

on 04/08/2010 2:00 AM
It's way too soon to declare a winner or even a favorite in the trainers' dash wins and cash earnings categories with six weeks to go in the 2009-2010 South Florida campaign at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. No less than six trainers are in the hunt in the wins category. Dan Hennessey harnessed up his 48th winner of the current campaign at the Winter Capital Of Harness Racing on the Wed...
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Rare pick 3 at Woodbine

on 04/08/2010 2:00 AM
The Saturday, April 3rd program at Woodbine featured a very odd occurrence when three horses wearing the number 10 saddle pad won three consecutive races on the card.The 10-10-10 winning pick-3 combination is the first in recent memory and believed to be the first ever at the Rexdale oval. The rare pick-3 combination was worth $187.75.The claiming action was quite intense this past week with 10 ho...
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