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Expanded gaming in New Hampshire?

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Eagle Tribune is today reporting that the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill on March 24 permitting expanded gamling – in the form of slot machines and table games to be allowed at Rockingham Park, two dog tracks and a golf resort as well as two as yet to be determined locations. The Senate voted 14-10 in favor of the measure and will now be considered by the House Of Representatives. If ...
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Kentucky Instant Racing bill appears dead

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
A bill that would have approved Instant Racing machines at racetracks in Kentucky is essentially dead after the senator who proposed the measure said Thursday he was no longer working on it and that only a "perfect storm" would allow it to proceed.   On Thursday, Sen. Damon Thayer was quoted on the Louisville Courier-Journal's website as saying that he believes negative comments by leaders ...
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Deo Volente buys into Holiday Road

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
Mike Gulotta, owner and operator of Deo Volente Farm in Flemington, NJ,  said Thursday that the farm had acquired a 20 percent interest in last year’s Peter Haughton Memorial Trot winner, Holiday Road, for an undisclosed sum. The 3-year-old Yankee Glide colt earned $312,530, while winning three of six starts and set a national season’s mark of 1:54 in winning the Haughton. The Haughton w...
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Tioga qualifier for handicapping contest set for Saturday

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs wrapped up its 2010 Nation Harness Handicapping Championship (NHHC) qualifier on Saturday, March 20, with Earl Andrews from Edmeston, NY, winning the contest and qualifying for the final at the Meadowlands set for April 23.   Tioga Downs will host its NHHC qualifying event on Saturday, March 27, with five races from Yonkers Raceway, along with five from Saratoga. Entr...
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CPMA upholds refund of Northlands race

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
A conference call between the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA), Horse Racing Alberta, AmTote and Northlands Park has resulted in the determination that since monies wagered late on the 10th race last Saturday at the Alberta racetrack the decision at the time to refund all the betting pools was the correct one.  There was total wagering of $13,783 on the race, but because of what Northlands...
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Callahan will win Dover dash title

on 03/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Dover Downs meet is heading down the homestretch with closing day on April 15, but Corey Callahan has sewn up the leading driver title.   Through Wednesday, Callahan, who is also second in 2010 North American standings, has driven 242 winners since meet opening day last Nov. 1. Ron Pierce is second with 188 wins. Ross Wolfenden, who has been red hot lately, is third with ...
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Apache Dame wins at Dover

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Apache Dame, the reigning Horse of the Meet, showed her class scoring an overland 1:53 victory in the $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace. Tug River Aussie won the $20,000 distaff sub-feature at Dover Downs on a partly rainy Tuesday, March 23. Three drivers, Ross Wolfenden, Jim Morand and Ron Pierce had triples.Ross Wolfenden pulled Apache Dame to the outside in front of the grandstand and continued ...
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Armbro Dowry wins season opener at Pocono

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its 2010 harness racing season Tuesday (March 23) night with the first race of the year being won by Armbro Dowry.Driven by Yannick Gingras, Armbro Dowry stopped the timer in 1:53.3 in a $20,000 claiming pace. This marked the fifth win of the year for the seven-year-old gelded son of Bettor’s Delight and trained by Kirsten Proctor.Gingras worked out a pocket tr...
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Brett Miller gets career win 5,000

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Brett Miller drove the 5,000th winner of his career Tuesday when he guided Sure Duffy to victory in the sixth race at The Meadows. Miller achieved the milestone with a flourish, driving six winners on the 13-race card — including career victories 5,001 and 5,002. Miller, 36, a native of Columbus, Ohio, said he never imagined such a lofty total when he launched his career. “When I fir...
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Jack Landis dies in Florida

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Jack Landis, 84, of West Palm Beach, Fla., who won the 1982 Kentucky Futurity with Jazz Cosmos, died Monday, March 22.   Jazz Cosmos 3, 1:55 ($701,568), also captured a heat and finished second in summary in the 1982 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. Racing under the name of Sunbird Stable, Landis also campaigned Why Not 4, 1:56.4 ($823,108) and Nearly Perfect 4, 1:54 ($630,327). H...
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Oy vey! Gelfilte Fish in the Passover Pace

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
For the past three or four years Canadian Sheldon Rose has been seeking a mount in Monticello Raceway’s annual Passover Pace. He recently called the track's publicity office and once again inquired about driving in the event that is relegated to drivers of Jewish heritage.   “If I bring my horse this year can I get in the race?” Rose asked. “It certainly would help,” was the ...
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Woodbine/Mohawk purses to drop by 15 percent

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Effective Thursday, April 1, Standardbred purses on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit will be reduced by an overall average of 15 percent. The measure is necessary due to the decrease in wagering over the past year.   *There has been a general softening of Standardbred wagering in the market, and the fifth day of racing during the winter at Woodbine clearly indicated there wa...
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Owner Parham In The Sulky at Meadowlands

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Horse owner Dana Parham will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Friday pre-card television show.   One of the biggest bettors in North America, Parham founded the large-scale racing and breeding operation Odds On Racing with trainer Robin Schadt a decade ago and it has developed into one of the most successful outfits in the sport. Odds On Racing will send out a three-horse entry...
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J M Vangogh wins at Dover

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran JM Vangogh moved over the $1.9-million mark in career earnings via a 1:54 victory in the $30,000 Open/Handicap trot feature on Wednesday, March 24. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan fashioned driving triples.With Tony Morgan handling the reins, JM Vangogh sat second nearly three lengths off a brisk pace set by Chosen Voyageur (Corey Callahan) until reaching the final turn when the 10-year-old so...
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Nancy Irene wins Pocono feature

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr., and Nancy Irene took the short route coming down the stretch and won the featured race of the 13-race card Wednesday (March 24) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Nancy Irene, a six-year-old Park Place mare, left from the one hole in the $20,000 claiming pace for fillies and mares and sat second for the first half of the mile with Im A Native Two (George Napolitano Jr.) cutting out th...
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Gaylewinds NY breezes to 2nd straight Meadows win

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Gaylewinds NY breezed to the front past the quarter and drew off late to capture her second straight in the Double Trouble, a series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters, Wednesday at The Meadows. Lucky Charm took the other $15,000, second-leg split, giving Dave Palone a driving sweep of the divisions.Gaylewinds NY settled in the pocket but made her decisive move as the field passed the c...
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Hoosier Park honors charitable donations

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Fab Five Standardbred drivers honored five local and Central Indiana charitable organizations with donations at the inaugural Champions for Charities luncheon held yesterday March 23, 2010. Hoosier Park's Fab Five Standardbred drivers raised the funds over the duration of the 2009 Standardbred racing season through the Charity Chariots program. The Charity ...
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Chip Chip Mac holds on for Meadows series win

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
Chip Chip Mac made a confident quarter-pole move to the lead for Tony Hall, then hung on in the stretch to capture a division of the Triple Diamond at The Meadows. Staying Smooth was placed the winner in Monday’s other $15,000 division of the second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters, giving Hall a driving sweep of the splits. Sitting third behind early leader Sky...
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McNichol recovering, heading to Pocono

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
There seems to be a new and strong resolve from Mickey McNichol when you hear him speak of his four-month road to recovery following heart bypass surgery.    "As I think back, I started to go downhill and was feeling overly tired last September, right after the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes when I was still at Pocono Downs in 2009," the 61-year-old McNichol said in a live tr...
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Sportswriter, All Speed Hanover top Jug eligibles

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
Two-year-old North American pacing champion Sportswriter and his Breeders Crown nemesis All Speed Hanover are the early favorites in a wide-open 65th Little Brown Jug this year. A total of 148 three-year-old colts and geldings remain eligible to the $550,000 Classic which will be raced Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds.   Sportswriter was voted th...
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