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Mr Feelgood draws far outside post

on 04/19/2010 2:00 AM
Former Little Brown Jug winner (2006) Mr Feelgood (Grinfromeartoear-Best Of Memories) will have to overcome a horror barrier draw in his next Down Under feature race.   Mr Feelgood is stud-bound in August, drew the outside post (post  12) for Friday night’s $A100,000 Group 1 Len Smith Mile at Menangle’s 1400m track near Sydney. Mr Feelgood, who won the 2009 Inter Dominion final fo...
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Remainder of 2009 Illinois fair money to go unpaid

on 04/19/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that all monies still owed from 2009 from the state of Illinois for races held at Du Quoin and Springfield will likely remain unpaid. Because of budget issues, the state paid only half the purses to owners of horses that earned money racing at the two state fair tracks last year (the trainer and driver fees were taken off the top).   Sources told harnessracing....
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Fast miles highlight fourth Levy leg at Yonkers

on 04/18/2010 2:00 AM
It's getting down to the nitty and the gritty in the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, with  Yonkers Raceway hosting the fourth of five preliminary rounds Saturday night. Five, $50,000 divisions went postward.    Pole-sitting River Shark (Dan Dube) took care of business in the opener as the odds-on choice. He placed PsiluvuheartbreaKer (Jason Bartlett) into the  pock...
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Discoverer journeys to season's mark at Meadows

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
 A three-race maiden entering the race, Discoverer journeyed to the front and discovered the winner's circle in 1:54, equaling the fastest mile this year by a sophomore pacing filly on a five-eighths mile track, in Friday's opening leg of the Jans Luck at The Meadows.   Hokie Heart and Tearosa, each driven by Mike Wilder and trained by Dan Altmeyer, captured the other $15,000...
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Rose Run Keepsake upsets Classic Lane at Pocono

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
It was a huge mile for Rose Run Keepsake Friday in the $28,000 Open Trot for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Over a sloppy track and with the rain falling, Rose Run Keepsake, driven by Mike Simons, nosed out 1-9 favorite Classic Lane (Jim Morrill Jr.) to win in 1:56.2.   Big Z Credit, piloted by Matt Kakaley, took the eight-horse field to the opening quarter in :28.3 ...
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Teague brings out big guns at Chester qualifiers

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
The second day of pre-meet qualifiers at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack on Friday saw a number of notable performances, including four winning efforts from the George Teague Jr. Stable.   While Fancyfreeshark was a handy winner in 1:55.3, the trio of Delmarvalous, Barber Pole and Windfall Blue Chip were nothing short of sensational.   Delmarvalous led the Teague brigade i...
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Flip For Love wins Pompano photo

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
They raced a mile to finish almost inseparable in the photo finish of the $15,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on the Friday night program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Under a steady light drizzle the first quarter of the weekly top distaff contest in South Florida was hotly disputed as Wild Ride Hanover with Gaston Lareau parked out Major Trap in rein to David Ingra...
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9,000 wins for Kevin Wallis

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
It was a humble, relieved and thankful sounding Kevin Wallis that returned to the winner's circle at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on Saturday night after achieving his entry into the harness sport's elite 9,000-win club for drivers.   "It's been on my mind non-stop over the past few days and yes I did want to get it out of the way as quickly as possible," the 53-year-old dr...
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Dan Chaz takes Northfield Open

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
With Painted Speed taking a week off, Dan Chaz ($2.60) returned to the Northfield Park winner's circle in Saturday's $6,000 Open Pace after two straight second-place efforts to Painted Speed in the top pace.   Owner-driver Ryan Stahl picked up his third win in the first four races with his 7-year-old Expensive Scooter gelding. He won an early duel with Misty's Dignity for the lead and contr...
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Golden Receiver wires Pocono feature

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver led every step of the way in winning the featured Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the evening’s top purse of $28,000.   Leaving from the five post in a field of eight at odds of 6-1, Golden Receiver, a 5-year-old gelding from the barn of trainer Mark Harder, was sent right to the front by driver Joe Pavia Jr. ...
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Europan Union, Cambassador win Matt's Scooter splits

on 04/17/2010 2:00 AM
Peter Pan Stables' Europan Union tracked the leader down at the top of the stretch and pulled away to a length-and-three-quarter victory in the first of two $16,000 Matt's Scooter Series divisions Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Andy Miller, Europan Union lowered his mark to 1:52.3 as he scored back-to-back wins in the series for 3-year-old colt pacers. Highbeta Blue Ch...
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Golden Gladiator leads DSBF winners at Dover

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
Golden Gladiator, No Bad Luck, Par Done My Putt and Miss Snazz were winners of $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for three year olds to close out the Dover Downs meet on Thursday, April 15.In the colt and gelding final, Tony Morgan turned in a skillful drive, his third of five wins, handling The Wiz Kids Stable's homebred Golden Gladiator on the way to the Powerful Toy-Golden Del...
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Agenda Tom Ridge wins Meadows series split

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
Agenda Tom Ridge unleashed a stunning backside brush that propelled her from fifth to first in a heartbeat and went on to win a division of the Hidden Viggorish, a series for 3-year-old trotting fillies, Thursday at The Meadows. Rosey Chick captured the other $15,000 opening-leg split. Agenda Tom Ridge had collected two victories and a close-up second since adding Lasix, but Thursday’s triu...
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Go Go Red Marty dominates in Tie Silk

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
The beat goes on for the red-hot Go Go Red Marty who captured his fourth straight victory with a dominant 1:56.3 tally in Thursday’s second leg of the Tie Silk Trotting Series for three-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack.The victory also poised the chestnut gelded son of Striking Sahbra -Clarice Marie for a possible series sweep.Handled confidently by driver Mike Saftic in the first $20,000 contest...
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Trotters resume rivalry in Su Mac Lad showdown

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
In what has quickly turned into harness racing's most contentious rivalry, Lucky Jim and Enough Talk will battle in the $125,000 Su Mac Lad Final Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The 2008 and 2009 divisional champions headline a sharp field of free for all trotters in the race five feature.  Enough Talk and driver Ron Pierce received the slight 7-5 nod as the morning line favorite from ...
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Sportsmaster attracts eight sophomores

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
Maywood Park’s 2010 stake schedule gets underway on Friday night as a field of eight three-year-old colt and gelding pacers will face the starting gate in the $9,000 Sportsmaster Stake. Carded as race nine on the 14-race program, this test is restricted to state-bred sophomores. Southern Sport checks into Maywood Park off a pair of sharp efforts at Balmoral and the gelded son of Sportmaster figu...
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Big night for Wiseman at Cal-Expo

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
A night that started out with four straight winners by driver Steve Wiseman was capped off when he won the feature with Stop Calling.Conditioned-claiming pacers, racing for a purse of $3,300, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (April 15), on which Stop Calling scored.In advance of starting from post-position two in the field of seven, driver Steve Wiseman was respectfully optimistic."It w...
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Derby drawing to benefit Harness Racing Museum

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse is again including The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in its $10,000 Kentucky Derby Charity Give Away Drawing. On Tuesday, April 27, three lucky winners will receive: 1st Place-$4,000, 2nd Place-$1,500 and 3rd Place-$500, to wager on the Derby, on Saturday, May 1. Winners do not have to be present (Plainridge will assign a representative to place wagers fo...
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Empire Resorts ordered to pay $65 million

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Supreme Court has ordered Empire Resorts, which owns Monticello cCasino & Raceway, to pay $65 million to its bondholders. After major bondholders had called in notes,  Empire Resorts had filed a lawsuit last August in New York Supreme Court to try to block payments.   A story in the Middletown (NY) Herald-Record reported the news and included the following comment...
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WEG adds video features

on 04/16/2010 2:00 AM
As part of the ever-expanding features for the new WoodbineEntertainment.com websites, video features are now available to watch on the Woodbine Racetrack website. WEG's online video inventory will continue to expand on a daily basis providing horse racing fans and handicappers with unique coverage and insight from trackside to one-on-one interviews. Woodbine's media and broadcasting teams ...
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