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Lucky Jim wins first Clash of the Titans

on 04/02/2010 2:00 AM
The 2009 Older Trotter of the Year Lucky Jim got a stern test from the 2008 Older Trotter of the Enough Talk but the current reigning champion held off his rival down the stretch to score a 1:52.1 victory in the opening round of the Su Mac Lad Series Friday night at the Meadowlands.   The "Clash of the Titans' lived up to its billing as the two trotting heavyweights trad...
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Matchmaker Series continues at Yonkers

on 04/02/2010 2:00 AM
Round Two of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker Series led the Friday frolics, with three, $40,000  sewing circles for mares going at it.   Fleur de Lil A (Mike Vanderkemp, $26) upset in the first division as the sixth choice, proving more than ready for her first pari-mutuel start since mid-December. The 7-year-old Down Under Armbro Operative lass picked off dueling favorites McGi...
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Justice served again in Youthful split

on 04/02/2010 2:00 AM
Legal Justice was a repeat winner while Ashton Seelster posted an upset win in Friday night’s second leg of the Youthful Pacing Series for 3year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack.   Ashton Seelster surprised with a 1:52.1 victory in the opening $25,000(C) split for driver Jody Jamieson. The son of Camluck - Angelina Seelster got away second from post one and followed Lil Bit Li...
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RT Sun Poco is double trouble at The Meadows

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
Sporting earplugs for the first time, RT Sun Poco powered to the front from post eight and proved unassailable on the lead as she captured Wednesday’s $25,000 final of the Double Trouble, a series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters, at The Meadows. In last week’s series leg, Lucky Charm used the Lightning Lane to nip the front-ending RT Sun Poco, a result that prompted t...
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Harold Zahn to be remembered at Balmoral

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
On Saturday, April 10, family members and friends will gather at Balmoral Park for the ninth annual Harold Zahn Memorial Race, a tribute that was initiated by his son, Dale Zahn, and his wife LaVonne, now residents of Holland, Mich. The group will present a specially prepared Purple and White Blanket in the winner’s circle following the race.   Why purple? It’s because Harold was awarde...
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Yonkers adds Wednesdays, drops Thursdays

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is changing its live racing schedule, beginning in the muiddle of April. Effective the week of Monday, April 12, Yonkers will add Wednesday nights (first one April 14) and eliminate Thursday nights (first one April 15). This change remains in effect until further notice.   Effective April 12, Yonkers' weekly five-night live harness schedule is Monday, Tue...
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New post times at The Meadows

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced new post times for its Wednesday and Friday harness cards. Wednesday cards will now begin at 6:55 pm and post time on Fridays will be 12:55 pm.   The Meadows currently offers live racing Monday through Friday each week, with first post Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12:55 pm. The four-day, one-evening format will remain in effect, with ...
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Trotting titans in Su Mac Lad opener

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
While Clash Of The Titans opens at the box office Friday night, Meadowlands Racetrack will feature its own 3-D version as Lucky Jim and Enough Talk meet in the $50,000 opening round of the Su Mac Lad Series.   The last two Older Trotters of the Year will face each other for the first time this season in the Su Mac Lad, which is carded as race 10. Joining them is trainer Trond Smedshammer’...
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No vote on bill to add Delaware casinos

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The bill to expand casinos in Delaware beyond the three currently at Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway and Delaware Park failed to come up for a vote in the state legislature before it recessed for a two-week Easter break. The sponsor of the bill pulled it Wednesday, lacking the 21 votes needed to pass.   House Bill 194 drew nine amendments in the Wednesday discuss...
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Pocono adding jumbo screen on toteboard

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of the great weather, heavy equipment began grading and moving tons of earth for improvements to the infield at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Among the changes will be the addition of a large jumbo screen on the toteboard.   A large pond will be created to the left of the current toteboard. Also, a Mohegan Sun emblem, comprised of stone and various flowers, will be...
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Australian Hancock to start at Hoosier Park Saturday

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
Newcomer Darren Hancock will make his Indiana debut Saturday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Australian-born driver-trainer made the trek from Down Under earlier this year to try his luck in the United States. After a brief stop at Cal-Expo near Sacramento, Hancock and his family relocated to their final destination in the Hoosier State.   Hailing from Pheasants, Australia, Hancock...
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Jersey Girls Series underway at Meadowlands

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The magic number was 1:51.3. That’s what it took to win a Jersey Girls leg at the Meadowlands Thursday night. In the first leg, LR Dancing Dream prevailed with Idol and Dream’s Bar close behind. Laughandbehappy, who was racing on Lasix for the first time, followed up her Night Styles triumph the previous week with her victory in a Jersey Girls leg.   LR Dancing Dream, a 4-year-old ...
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Breeders Fund action at Dover

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old first leg preliminaries shifted to colt and gelding pacers and trotters on Thursday at Dover Downs. Superbad Hanover, Lou's Bad Yankee, McMurray Hanover and Cool Runnings won the $20,000 paces while Par Done My Putt and Strike N Cash took the DSBF soph trots. Jim Morand had his biggest night of the meet racking up four winners.   ...
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Shady Sabrina shines in the rain at Dover

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Shady Sabrina, second last week and overlooked this time at 9-1, became Tim Tetrick's fifth consecutive victory on a rain-drenched Tuesday card, winning the $30,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs.   As a strong field of feature-race pacing distaff turned for home, Shady Sabrina had not received a contender's mention. Tetrick hustled the Cam's Dignity-Mymymymysharona 8 year old fr...
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First-leg Levy winners all return for round 2

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Stakes action remains very much in vogue this weekend, with Yonkers Raceway offering 16 series events Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday night, it's round two of the popular George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. As was the case in last week's opener, a happy half dozen of $50,000 Free-For-All divisions go postward. Each and every one of last week's winners have returned to double down, wit...
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It's a wonder the winner paid $9.60 at Monticello

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Neither wind, nor rain, nor gloom of day could keep DJ Wonder away from the winner's circle at Monticello raceway on Tuesday afternoon. With Bruce Aldrich Jr. once again at the controls the veteran Space Shuttle 7-year-old gelding rambled down the homestretch to collar the leaders and then draw off to a two-length triumph in 1:59.1 clocking in the weekly pacing feature. It was the third ...
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New York-based horseman Richard Ingrassia dies

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
After a four-month mysterious debilitating illness, Monticello Raceway trainer-driver Richard M. Ingrassia, died at his home in Hurleyville, N.Y., on Tuesday, March 30. He was 45.   At the time of his death, he was also employed as an assistant trainer for Ray Schnittker, with whom he was associated for many years.   Mr. Ingrassia, the son of veteran horseman Rona...
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Butler Bulldog--the trotter--wins in Indy

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
As the Butler Bulldogs prepare for the upcoming NCAA Final Four games in Indianapolis, Butler Bulldog, the equine representative in the state of Indiana, was doing a little prep work of his own. Butler Bulldog, a 3-year-old trotter, set the winning tone Wednesday 31 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, capturing the first race of the evening with trainer Doug Rideout in the race bike.  ...
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Three straight March wins for Jessalilmixup

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Jessalilmixup made it three straight in the month of March as the 6-year-old mare won the featured pace of the Wednesday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The mare's winning time was 1:54.   The track’s leading driver and trainer also continued on their winning ways. George Napolitano Jr. drove Jessalilmixup to the win in the $20,000 claiming pace for fillies and mares. Lou P...
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Briteolive longshot winner in DSBF prelim at Dover

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
The 95-1 shot Briteolive lit up the toteboard while winning one of six $20,000 first leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) at Dover Downs Wednesday.   Briteolive put on a late race burst to overtake battling leaders Iosmio (Bryan Truitt), second, and race favorite Model Legs (Montrell Teague), third, and capture the first $20,000 DSBF Filly pace in a lifetime fastest 1:54.4, paying...
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