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Vernon cancels Friday due to power outage

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
 Due to a transformer failure which has resulted in a power outage, Vernon Downs has canceled both its live racing program and all simulcasting for Friday, May 14. (Vernon Downs)
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Giwner's picks for big weekend at Big M

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Admittedly in a handicapping slump at the Meadowlands over the past few weeks, Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner appears poised for a big handicapping weekend at the Big M after a six-winner night on Thursday, a card that saw his top two selections win nine of the 10 races. Giwner’s picks are available by clicking the Harness Eye icon located midway down the home page of harnessracing.com. ...
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Chips And Wings equals track record

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Chips And Wings equaled The Meadows track record he shares when he used a perfect pocket trip to capture Friday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot in 1:54.1.   Tony Hall hustled Chips And Wings to the two hole from post seven, where he stalked Winning Mister before blazing by that rival in the stretch to prevail by a nose. Tom’s OK Lady was a neck back in third.   Chips And Wings,...
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Cheyenne Trish edges Western Graduate

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
Friday night's co-featured $37,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway was won by Cheyenne Trish, who used a second-up trip to win over Western Graduate (Jim Pantaleano) in 1:53.2.   Starting from post three, Cheyenne Trish advanced behind the second move of Western Graduate as that one attacked the pacesetting Chris Cross (Lachance). Chris Cross had a...
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Put On A Show wins season debut in 1:51.2

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
There were some big miles by the gals on a 74-degree night at the Meadowlands on Friday, with Put On A Show (1:51.2), On The Glass (1:49) and Seaside (1:53.2) taking new lifetime marks.   Put On A Show, a winner of seven of nine starts and $732,308 last year, was making her first start of the season in a New Jersey Sire Stakes. The filly by Rocknroll Hanover started...
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Lolique wins Chester Open Trot

on 05/14/2010 2:00 AM
In his customary come-from-behind fashion, Pamela Wagner and Scott Woogen's Lolique ($8.60) prevailed in Friday afternoon's $32,000 Open Trot at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, closing three-wide into tiring pacesetters for a 1:54.1 score.   When the gate folded, 7-5 favorite Big Boy Lloyd (George Napolitano) and Speed Bomb (Yannick Gingras) were fastest away, lining up o...
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Personal Ad wins fourth race of season

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
Personal Ad, a four-year-old Artiscape mare driven by Jim Morrill Jr., won for the fourth time this year Wednesday (May 12) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.After finishing seventh in the $28,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares last week, Personal Ad stopped the timer in 1:53 in a race for non-winners of 8850 or 9 extended pari-mutuels life for fillies and mares.In 10 starts this season, th...
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Valentowner wins 5th straight at The Meadows

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
After a tough trip near the front cost him his last race, Valentowner returned to his customary rallying style Wednesday to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace — his fifth consecutive win at The Meadows. Following his fourth straight victory at his home track, Valentowner tried for the early lead in the May 1 Invitational at Hoosier Park. A shuffle forced him to come first over, a m...
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Son Of Ben impressive in slop at Scioto

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
Son Of Ben broke his maiden in impressive fashion on Wednesday night at Scioto, drawing off to win in 1:59 over a rain-soaked Scioto Downs oval by 7-1/4 lengths.Chris Page was in the bike for owner-trainer Earl Owings behind the sophomore son of Crown Time Big Ben, who was unraced last year as a juvenile. Page sent the bay gelding to the front from post eight and pulled away from his rivals with a...
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Young horses in demand at Blooded Horse Sale

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting gelding Stanchion Hanover topped the sale at $17,000 on a bid from Brent Davis of Ohio. The handsome son of Cantab Hall was consigned by Burke Racing LLC. Another promising young trotter JL Rocking Jake was purchased by Doris Marine for $12,000 to race in the state of Delaware. All Natural, a 3-year-old Allamerican Native filly racing in $11,000 conditioned claimers at T...
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American Ideal's book full and closed

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
The American Ideal Syndicate announced Thursday that the stallion's 2010 book is now full and closed.   “We are very appreciative of the faith shown in American Ideal by the public. This is his fourth year and that is always the toughest one. The training reports have been good all year, but right now there is a real buzz about him,” reports syndicate manager Art Zubrod.   A...
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Burke Stable has favorite for Hempt

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
Two elimination divisions of the Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace will highlight the 16-race Saturday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There will be a special post of 5 pm in conjunction with the simulcast of the Preakness from Pimlico.  The first four finishers and the fastest fifth-place finisher from the two elimination races will advance to the $300,000 finals the following Saturday night....
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Sportswriter fights off Malicious in qualifier

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
In a battle of a pair of expected divisional contenders among the 3-year-old pacing colt ranks in 2010, Sportswriter edged Malicious by one length in a Thursday morning qualifier at Mohawk Raceway, with the defending Dan Patch and O'Brien award-winning champion crossing the wire in 1:56 with Brian Sears in the sulky. The win was the second straight in qualifying action for Sportswriter, a son...
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Stars post big efforts in Big M qualifiers

on 05/13/2010 2:00 AM
While expected divisional rivals Sportswriter and Malicious were tangling in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday morning, defending Breeders Crown champion All Speed Hanover was on the track at the Meadowlands, with the sophomore son of Cam's Card Shark scoring a 2 1/4-length victory in 1:52. Ron Pierce was in the sulky for trainer Noel Daley and owners Adam Victor & Son Stable and John F...
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Another rich Pick 4 at Woodbine

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The highest Pick-4 pool of the meet at Woodbine was recorded on the Monday, May 10th program when a total of $65,584 was wagered on the early Pick-4 as it continues to build on the momentum of the weekly guaranteed pool of $40,000.A pair of $100-plus winners also triggered some massive payouts this past week at Woodbine.On Friday night, More Moss upset in the fourth race, returning $127.80 to win....
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Easy Dream shatters PASS record

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Testing stakes waters for the first time, Easy Dream found the sloppy track just ducky as she shattered the record for the Stenographer, a $258,230 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies, Tuesday at The Meadows. The event was conducted over five divisions, with Perfect Chance, Barham Hanover, Top Photo and Greathallofchina capturing the other splits. Unraced at 2 becaus...
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D Train delivers full brother to Donato Hanover

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms has announced the birth of the first full brother to 2007 Horse of the Year and world champion Donato Hanover 3,1:50.3 ($2,998,777).  Donato’s dam, D Train, foaled a bay colt by Andover Hall on May 8 at 4:45 am.  Both mare and foal are doing well.   D Train is also the dam of stakes winner Here Comes Herbie t, 3,1:52m $365,541.  She will now be bred to 20...
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2003 Meadowlands Pace winner dies

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
Harnesslink.com has reported that Allamerican Theory, the winner of the 2003 Meadowlands Pace, has died after being stricken with colic at Stallion Station’s Victorian base in Australia. The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Three Mile Smile (by No Nukes) was 10 years old.   Allamerican Theory won nine of 19 starts as a 3 year old and was voted the 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year in Canada. H...
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Red Mile dropping three Mondays in 2010 meet

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Red Mile on Tuesday received permission from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to drop three nights from its 2010 race meet which is scheduled to begin Sunday, Aug. 15. The three nights are all Mondays: Aug. 16, Aug. 30 and Sept. 20.   Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association executive secretary Gabe Prewitt told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that the tr...
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PASS payment reminder

on 05/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes is reminding horsemen of payments for yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds that are due this Saturday, May 15. Beecause of the weekend, the Sire Stakes will be accepting a May 17 postmark on the envelopes.   In contrast to a few other states, Pennsylvania REQUIRES that a yearling payment be made--$50 to be eligible to the pari-mutuel programs (Sire Stakes and...
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