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Schadt featured on Big M broadcast

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Robin Schadt, trainer for the Odds On Racing Stable, will be the featured guest on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Wednesday night pre-card television broadcast.    Schadt will talk about her recent claiming activity, Odds On Moinet’s Tender Loving Care win and more.  Fans can e-mail questions for her to answer on air to racing@thebigm.com.   The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. ...
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Kentucky Hall of Famer David Goatley dies

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Kentucky Hall of Fame horseman David Milton Goatley died Saturday, March 6, in Bardstown. He was 91. Mr. Goatley was an elder in the Springfield Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge #50 F&AM. Mr. Goatley and his brother, Chester, were active in the Standardbred business for over 25 years and he was inducte...
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Looking Hanover a Horse & Groom winner

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Looking Hanover looked Celebrity Playboy in the eye at the top of the stretch and edged away to win the first of three $20,000 Horse & Groom Series divisions in 1:54.4 Sunday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Driven and co-owned by Yannick Gingras, Looking Hanover came first up to pressure Celebrity Playboy at the half and the two horses matched strides through middle fractions of :56....
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American Hot Rod upsets in General Brock

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Despite going up against a heavily-favoured four-horse entry in Sunday’s $67,200 General Brock Trotting Series Final at Woodbine Racetrack, American Hot Rod took his game to a whole new level and played the role of spoiler by upsetting his four-year-old counterparts in a career-best clocking of 1:55.1.The four-year-old son of American Winner-Alpine Goal, who finished second in the first two legs...
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Blacks A Fake wins fourth Inter Dominion

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Blacks A Fake was positioned in a perfect second-over trip by driver Natalie Rasmussen and then tipped out on the last turn before pacing on to a victory in the $1 million Inter Dominion Championship Sunday afternoon at the Tabcorp Park Menangle track. The mile rate time for the 2,300 meters (just short of 1 1/2 miles) was 1:53 8/10ths. It was his fourth Inter Dominion victory, making him the only...
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Golden Receiver, Alexie Mattosie fire at big M

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Golden Receiver prevailed by a neck over Lisagain after a lengthy battle in the $25,000 opening leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Golden Receiver fired to the front in a :26.4 opening quarter and matched strides with Lisagain through middle fractions of :57 and 1:24.1 before edging away in the final strides.  Driven by Andy Miller, Golden Receive poste...
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Wrenn, Deters score four at Pompano

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
On the eve of their induction into the Florida Hall Of Fame by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), it only seemed fitting that driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Mike Deters turned out to be the focus of attention on the Saturday evening, March 6, program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The pair teamed up for four winners on the night. "It's very special to come ba...
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Pacific Admiral in a nail-biter at Cal-Expo

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Digging down for everything he had was what was needed for Pacific Admiral to prevail.A mixture of conditioned & claiming ($20,000) pacers, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night (March 6), on which Pacific Admiral scored in dramatic fashion.In advance of starting from post-six in the field of nine, driver James Kennedy had several thoughts."I thought I had t...
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Hoosier Park owner Centaur files for bankruptcy

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Centaur LLC, owner of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, announced Sunday, March 7 that the company has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to restructure and emerge with less debt. According to a company press release, Centaur and its subsidiaries, which include Hoosier Park, Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino in Central City, Colorado, and Valley View Downs & Casino, elected to file a voluntary ...
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Odds On Moinet wins Tender Loving Care

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
Odds On Moinet tracked down Rev Me Up in the final strides to win the $61,000 Tender Loving Care Final for pacing fillies on Friday night at Meadowlands. Odds On Moinet and driver George Brennan made the top in a brisk :27.2 opening quarter until Tryst and Ron Pierce reclaimed the lead from them before the half-mile marker.  Odds On Moinet sat snugly in the pocket as Rev Me Up pressured Tryst...
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Pavia's Friday streak continues

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
The latest streak of winning at least one race each Friday night in South Florida now stands at three for Joe Pavia Jr. The March 5th program saw him rein in the winners of the top two races on the card at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. In the $15,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, Pavia's Florida stable leader, Esmeralda Semalu, was back on her best game with a dominant front end win. The 6...
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Swan Image takes $25,000 Meadows Trot

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
First over forever, Swan Image persevered until he collared the front-ending Wind Surfer and captured Friday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. With Wind Surfer enjoying a moderate 58-second front half, victory seemed like mission impossible for Swan Image, who was 6 lengths back in fifth at the half. But when Brett Miller sent Swan Image on his uncovered bid, the 7-year-old ...
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Claudius Augustus reigns at Cal-Expo

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
The task turned out to be tougher, but the result was the same - - another triumph for Claudius Augustus.Open Handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $6,100, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (March 5), on which Claudius Augustus got the hat-trick.Despite being assigned post-nine in the field of the six, yes post-nine, driver Steve Wiseman wasn't fazed."The nine-hole didn't really bother ...
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Ninety nominated to Pepsi NA Cup

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
An impressive group of 90 horses has been nominated to the 27th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of standardbred racing's most prestigious events, set for Saturday, June 26 at Mohawk Racetrack. Headlining this year's group of nominees is 2009 O'Brien Award two-year-old champion Sportswriter. The Casie Coleman trainee won seven of eight races en route to the title. All Speed...
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Games of skill at KY tracks?

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
A recent story in the Lexington Herald Leader reported that legislation was filed this week to allow "electronic games of skill" at Kentucky racetracks and supporters say it could generate more than $28 million for Kentucky purses and $3.14 million in purse supplements, breeders awards and other incentives, if it passes.The bill, House Bill 601, was filed by Rep. Harry Moberly, D-Richmond, and wou...
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Master Pine still perfect in 2010

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
"Hobbles?! I don't need no stinkin' hobbles!"If Master Pine could talk, that's what we surmise he would have said Friday night after easily winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $32,000 Open Handicap Trot.The win maintained Master Pine's perfect 2010 resume and gave Jason Bartlett a sweep of the evening's co-features.Sent right to the lead from post position No. 3, the 8-5 favorite had nary an anx...
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Owner Sherman Steinberg dies

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
Sherman Steinberg, 78, of Holmdel, and Fort Plain, N.Y., died Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Cooperstown. Mr. Steinberg was born in New York City and taught Chemistry at NYU before becoming owner of an industrial paint manufacturing company, North American Technologies, Ocean Township. His true love was horses. He became involved in the Harness Racing industry over 25 years ago and raised and raced m...
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Race fixing probe underway in Michigan

on 03/05/2010 12:00 AM
The Detroit Free Press today is carrying a story about a year-long investigation into possible race fixing at all three Michigan tracks - Hazel Park Raceway, Northville Downs and Sports Creek Raceway. The story said that as many as 30 drivers, trainers and owners may be implicated and that three homes were raided on Thursday, March 4. Cooperating witnesses are being sought. Anyone with informatio...
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Biggest Big Bertha is in Top-Flite

on 03/05/2010 12:00 AM
It came down to the draw and strategy, and both were to the advantage of Biggest Big Bertha. Filly & Mare Open Handicap Pacers, racing for a purse of $6,100, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (March 4), on which Biggest Big Bertha won for the 51st time in her fine career. Before starting from her assigned post four, was trainer Rick Plano concerned that his mare had been off a coup...
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NJ sophomores dominate speed ratings

on 03/05/2010 12:00 AM
New Jersey-sired trotters, led by Il Villaggio, dominate the sport’s speed ratings for 2010 by capturing five of the top seven spots on a list of the projected fastest three-year-old trotters in the nation. According to the latest Experimental Championship ratings compiled by harness racing authority Stan Bergstein, Il Villaggio, a son of Yankee Glide, was estimated to register a 1:51 mark this...
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