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Jim Campbell in the bike in Metro 6 Shooter?

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
When perusing the past performances for Saturday's seventh race at the Meadowlands, a $30,000 12-horse field that is Leg 5 of the Metro 6 Shooter wager, handicappers might have noticed an unusual sight: Brothers John and Jim Campbell were both named to drive in the race. Jim Campbell was down to drive his trainee Dial Or Nodial from post nine at odds of 7-2 while John Campbell was listed to driv...
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Trotting mare Classic Lane dies in NJ

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Classic Lane, the winner of the 2009 Classic Oaks Trot and Perretti Matchmaker Trot, died Friday morning in New Jersey, apparently of a ruptured stomach. She was a 5-year-old daughter of Lindy Lane-Heartland Classic (by Super Bowl).   Classic Lane took a mark of 1:52 at age four and earned $715,470. Owned by Bob and Lauren Tucker, she was trained by Ed Lohmeyer.   Lohmeyer trained&nb...
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Muscle Massive, Priority Photo move forward in NJSS

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Muscle Massive made an early move to the lead and gamely dug in to win the first of two $28,200 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Plan Of Action took the field to the quarter-pole in a tepid :29 seconds, prompting driver Ron Pierce and Muscle Massive to make an early move out of the pocket.  They cleared the lead mid-way down...
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Levi's Lady turns gaffe to gold in C&I win

on 06/04/2010 2:00 AM
Forced to race against the boys when her connections missed the entry deadline for the Currier & Ives filly division, Levi’s Lady turned gaffe to gold Friday at The Meadows when she captured the fastest split in the stake’s open division. The $150,000 event was contested over three divisions, with Hard Livin and Baximum taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a Currier & Ives...
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Ashtoreth Hanover wins claiming handicap at Pocono

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Ashtoreth Hanover, reined by Jim Morrill Jr., came from off the pace Wednesday (June 2) to win the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Paper Cut (Andrew McCarthy) cut out the first-half of the mile with times of 26 and 55.2, respectively, before tiring down the backstretch.Morrill Jr. began his charge with the eventual winner and held off a fast closing Fivewillge...
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Jojo N Goliath slingshots to victory

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Jojo N Goliath slingshot past a tough field with a brilliant backside burst that carried him to a convincing 1:50 victory in Wednesday’s $25,000 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Sent off at a middling 7-1, Jojo N Goliath settled into third before Eric Ledford asked him for pace halfway down the backside. The 4-year-old Keystone Raider-Jo Jo Cadet gelding easily cleared the leader, Armbro Bill...
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Camlit lights up tote

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Lightning lit up the sky in central Ohio on Wednesday night and Camlit lit up the tote board at Scioto Downs in winning the feature. The 4-year-old son of Cambest paid $106.20 to win.Driver Chris Page confidently sent Camlit for the lead from post eight. He was parked to the opening quarter, but then grabbed the lead and never surrendered. Page gave him a second-quarter breather in 30 seconds and ...
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SRF golf outing a great success

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
It was the third year with threatening weather for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) golf outing at Knob Hill Country Club, in Manalapan, NJ, but it didn't put a damper on the day or the evening. One hundred twenty-six golfers enjoyed a grilled lunch, a day on the greens, cocktails, dinner and a night of good times raising funds for the 180 Standardbreds the SRF is taking care of unti...
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Hemoglobin study to be conducted in Ontario

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
With the support of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and industry members of the Medication Control Advisory Group, the University of Guelph (U of G) will be conducting a research study into hemoglobin levels in Ontario racehorses. The program will collect 200 pre-race and 200 post-race blood samples from a group of quarter horse, standardbred and thoroughbred horses. To read the details of ...
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NJRC conducts out-of-competition testing at Pena barn

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Sources tell harnessracing.com that the New Jersey Racing Commission conducted out-of-competition testing at the barn of Lou Pena at Gaitway Farm in Englishtown, NJ on Wednesday, June 2.   Blood was drawn from every horse that was in the barn at the time in consistency with New Jersey’s out-of-competition testing regulations.    The investigation is ongoing and the samples we...
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Kid Carson a spoiler

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Not only did Kid Carson spoil the debut of Pepsi NA Cup eligible Sportswriter this past Saturday night, but he also returned the largest win payout of the week at $81.40. The win was one of three on the Saturday program from young reinsman Simon Allard who currently leads all Canadian drivers with 230 wins to his credit so far. Pacer Hay Beautiful seemed exactly that way to her backers last Thur...
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Last call for HOF souvenir journal

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
The deadline has passed and time is running out to honor, congratulate and remember, in this year’s journal, those who have made significant contributions to the world of Harness Racing. The Sunday, July 4, 2010 honorees are Living Hall of Fame: Hal S. Jones and Dave Palone; Bunny Lake and Varenne. Immortals of the Hall of Fame: Alden Goldsmith, Richard Stone Reeves, Dr. Harry Zweig and Three Di...
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Rocknroll's sons look to repeat in NJ Classic

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
It was spring of 2005 and Rocknroll Hanover was beginning his three-year-old campaign with three starts at the Meadowlands.  He won all three – a New Jersey Sire Stakes on May 14, his elimination division of the New Jersey Classic on May 21 and the $500,000 New Jersey Classic Final on May 28.  This series of successes would jumpstart a Horse of the Year season that included victori...
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Konchie in Monti track record

on 06/03/2010 2:00 AM
Bruce Aldrich, Jr. has had many  good days in the sulky this year at Monticello Raceway  and his 168 wins(prior to today) continues to lead the driving colony. But the afternoon of June 3 could possibly be his best thus far. Not only did he rein six winners on the card, his 1:57:4 triumph with Konchie in the featured  $8400 winners/over trot  was also a new track record for old...
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You’re Next wins open trot at Pocono

on 06/02/2010 2:00 AM
You’re Next, driven by Joe Pavia Jr., won his second consecutive open handicap trot race Tuesday (June 1) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.The eight-year-old Yankee Paco gelding trotter, trained by Chris Carrubba, came charging down the stretch after Pavia Jr. found racing room on the outside, going thee deep and beating Grain Of Truth (Ray Schnittker) by one-half length. Time of the mile was 1:53...
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Scioto dropping Wednesdays

on 06/02/2010 2:00 AM
After its June 2 racing program, Scioto Downs will drop the three remaining Wednesdays that it is scheduled to race during the 2010 season. The track was slated to race on June 9, 16, and 23, but those race nights will be dropped.
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Yonkers returns Saturday with 6-shooter

on 06/02/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway returns from its brief hiatus Saturday night...and not a moment too soon. Saturday night's 12-race extravaganza (first post 7:10 PM) launches the Metro 6-Shooter, a unique Pick-6 wager featuring a pair of Yonkers races and  four races from the Meadowlands.   The $1 base wager is spiced up with $30,000 added to net pool and one "overflow" race at each track (12-horse Me...
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New Jersey Classic elims top Saturday Big M card

on 06/02/2010 2:00 AM
 The $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the richest race for New Jersey-sired horses, drew 17 entrants for Saturday's elimination races at Meadowlands Racetrack. The top five finishers in each of the $25,000 eliminations will advance to the final on Saturday, June 12.  Early season standout BG's Folly looks to regain his winning form in the second of the two elimination...
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Bulletproof sues New Jersey commission

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
In a blockbuster complaint dated May 12, 2010, plaintiffs Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof are suing Frank Zanzuccki, both individually and in his capacity as executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC or Commission), and the following, all both individually and in their respective capacity as commissioners of the NJRC:  James Aaron, Anthony Abbatiello, Anthony Caputo, Noel Lo...
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Metro 6 Shooter starts on Saturday

on 06/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Metro 6 Shooter, a cooperative effort of Yonkers Raceway, the Meadowlands and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, is set to begin on Saturday, June 5. The SOA of New York has begun publicizing the new wager and has assembled some quick facts about it.   Of particular note, two of the races will have "overflow" fields--12 horses at the Meadowlands, and 10 at Yonkers. Below a...
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