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Battle of the brain trusts - part 2 - at Monticello

on 04/15/2010 2:00 AM
Expect the unexpected from Monticello Raceway. The racetrack that has presented such unforgettable events  as the Battle of the Bosses, the Bartenders Derby, the Battle of the Broadcasters, the Legal Eagle Pace, the Battle of the New York Legends and the Passover Pace, now has plans to resurrect its Battle of the Brain Trusts, a unique non-wagering one mile race, that will feature CEO’s, tr...
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Brooks former company Point Blank files bankruptcy

on 04/15/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner-breeder David Brooks’s former company Point Blank Solutions, which made body armor for the U.S. Army and for which he was CEO before being indicted on several charges including fraud, reportedly has filed for bankruptcy due in part to the legal costs involved in the case.   Brooks, who is accused of stealing millions of dollars from the company to pay for a lavish lifes...
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RMTC launches new rulings database

on 04/15/2010 2:00 AM
Based on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has revised its recommended threshold for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) phenylbutazone from 5 micrograms per milliliter to 2 micrograms per milliliter of plasma or serum.   Under the current model rule, one of three approved NSAIDs is pe...
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Racing helps slots, but needs promotions

on 04/15/2010 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released its third annual Pari-Mutuel Benchmark Report that details the impact of slot machine play on the state's pari-mutuel horse racing industry. One of the most notable findings: In 2009, the average daily gross terminal revenue generated from slot machine gaming at horse and harness racing facilities was 15.27% higher on racing days vs. non-raci...
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Six wins for Tetrick at Dover

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
It was another big day for Tim Tetrick on a rainy Tuesday, April 13 at Dover Downs. Tetrick, who broke the sport's all time one season dash win record at the track three season's back, drove six winners, including Shady Sabrina in the $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace. He also guided Alpine Gold N to victory in the $24,000 Mares Jr. Open.Shady Sabrina was nowhere in sight and hadn't gotten a recent...
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Go Get Em sets season's mark in Meadows series

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Go Get Em did exactly that Tuesday at The Meadows, dominating his Lookout Hanover Pace division wire to wire in 1:53.3, fastest mile this year by a 3-year-old gelding on a 5/8-mile track. Wayne The Lefty captured the other $15,000 opening-leg division of the series for sophomore colt and gelding pacers. Go Get Em prepped for the series with two sharp overnight miles at Mohegan Sun at Pocono D...
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Salutation Hanover wins at Pocono

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Salutation Hanover, driven by Matt Kakaley and trained by Ron Burke, won the $28,000 open handicap trot Tuesday (April 13) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Kakaley caught a break in the race when Vivid Photo (Yannick Gingras) went on a break near the five-eighths pole. Kakaley was second over behind Impressive Earl (George Napolitano Jr.) with Grain Of Truth (Ray Schnittker) taking the nine-ho...
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Rosecroft to remain open at least to July 1

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Although Rosecroft Raceway officials recently announced the Maryland racetrack would be closing April 19, it will now remain open until at least July 1 after the state’s Racing Commission on Monday voted 5-1 to approve a racing license after prospective buyer Mark Vogel offered to front money. “We live to fight another day,” Sharon Roberts, executive director of Cloverleaf Standardbred Owne...
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DJ Wonder still king of the hill at Mighty M

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Since he came up from Yonkers Raceway in mid March DJ Wonder has been the king of the hill at Monticello Raceway, annihilating the best pacers on the grounds for the fourth time in five starts on Tuesday. The 7-year-old gelding Space Shuttle gelding romped to an easy four-length victory in a 1:55.3 clocking, a seasonal best for the Libertino Arrigo-owned, John Berger-train...
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Falcon Seelster-Jadah Rose colt in Aussie race

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
A colt with a strong U.S. connection will be one of the major players in Australia’s richest 2-year-old race, the $A300,000 Australian Gold, Friday, April 23, at Tabcorp Park Menangle.   Jadahson, a son of Falcon Seelster-Jadah Rose, was one of the most impressive of the 10 heats winners for the Gold  race last weekend at the Melton track. He’s now won three of his five starts, wit...
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HHI announces new officers

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International, representing 16 member associations and nearly 10,000 individuals, recently concluded its election of officers and directors.   Elected president was long time Michigan horseman Gene Oldford. Oldford was re-elected for a new three-year term.   The remaining slate is as follows: First Vice President--Tom Luchento (New Jersey) Second&nbs...
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Big win for Write Stuff Stable

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
The Write Stuff Stable, a group that includes trainer Ernie Gaskin, The Horseman And Fair World’s Greg Schuler, and Nicole Kraft of Hoof Beats, had a winner on Wednesday night at Hoosier Park with JD’s Awesome Al. In addition to giving the Write Stuff Stable a victory, the win came on the day of Kraft's birthday.   JD’s Awesome Al, a 6-year-old gelding by Full Of Fun, turned...
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Bramalea Hanover repeats in Celias Counsel

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Bramalea Hanover was a repeat winner while Sleek Agent posted a mild upset in Monday’s second leg of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.Bramalea Hanover was sent straight to the front in the opening $20,000 division for driver Steve Condren and got total respect from her rivals as she was able to steal away with soft fractions of :28, :58.2 and 1:...
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TSM Photo Bugger wins Meadows series opener

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger had to work for the lead, but he dominated once he got there, drawing off to victory in Monday’s opening leg of the Michaelrowyourboat, a series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, at The Meadows. Talladega Hanover captured the other $15,000 opening-leg division.TSM Photo Bugger moved to the leader, Photo Sport, past the quarter but encountered stiff resistance and needed ...
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Stock rising for Pompano's "Team Paquet"

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
  With a recent resurgence of their stock at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park the trainer-driver couple known as "Team Paquet" has a trend going which is pointing to an outstanding year ahead.  "It was a combination of things that set us back" explains trainer Jamie Paquet. "This is the second year for us to be racing a stable together here in South Florida. There were some in ou...
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Melvin's Dream a repeat winner at Dover

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Melvin's Dream stepped up in class to win the $40,000 Preferred, Dontloseyourdayjob, the $37,000 Delaware Special, Ideal Vintage the $30,000 Open and Zee Barber took the $28,000 Four-Year-Old Open features on Monday, April 12 at Dover Downs. In a racetrack ceremony Three Of Spades was named Dover Downs Horse of the Meet.After winning last week's Four-Year-Old Open in 1:49.3, Melvin's Dream took on...
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Tioga & Vernon April payments due

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Trotting Classic requires a $500 sustaining payment and the Bettor's Delight, Artiscape, Credit Winner and Conway Hall all require a sustaining payment of $2,000 postmarked by April 15. The Tioga Downs slate of Late-Closing events has an April 15 close as well.   Information on all of these events is available at the Tioga website
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Andy Miller `In The Sulky' at Meadowlands

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Andy Miller will sit In The Sulky on the Meadowlands show on Thursday night to talk about Lucky Jim’s rivalry with Enough Talk, the Su Mac Final and a potential trip to Sweden for the Elitlopp. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. Fans may e-mail questions for Miller to answer on air to racing@thebigm.com.   On Friday night, Klaus Koch will join the broadcast team to discuss the possible inv...
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Barberio wins Last Chance NHHC qualifier

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Robert Barberio won the Last Chance NHHC Qualifier on Saturday, April 10, at Meadowlands Racetrack. Barberio advanced to the National Harness Handicapping Championship, in which he will compete for $50,000 in prize money and bragging rights as the sport’s top horseplayer, on Saturday, April 24. Players in the Last Chance Qualifier began the tournament with a $100 bankroll and were required...
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Italian winner traces to Cassin Hanover

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
One of the biggest winners in Europe last weekend carries the blood of a legendary American trotting mare.   Mago d’Amore won the 99,000 euro Gran Premio Citta di Turin on Sunday, April 11. He is a 4-year-old son of the leading Italian stallion Lemon Dra (Sharif di Iesolo, a son of the Victory Song-stallion Quick Song) and his dam is Do It Wise.   Do It Wise is a daughter of D...
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