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Baillargeon brothers sweep Woodbine series

on 02/21/2010 12:00 AM
The brother tandem of Mario and Ben Baillargeon absolutely dominated Sunday’s first leg of the General Brock Trotting Series for 4-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack, winning all four of the $20,000 divisions that were contested.   The pair struck first in the opening division with McPride, who scored a front-end decision in 1:55.4. The son of Sjs Caviar - Woman Ofmy Dreams held off Lexis Am...
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An "Ideal" Pace contender?

on 02/21/2010 12:00 AM
Ideal Matters  took his first step on the road to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace with a stunning 1:53.3 victory in his career debut Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.   With Tim Tetrick in tow, Ideal Matters fired off a :25.4 final quarter to win the second race by 1 3-4 lengths over B Street Smart. The colt stamped himself ready for primetime with a pair of impressive morning quali...
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Pacinello, BG's Folly, River Shark win series finals

on 02/20/2010 12:00 AM
Pacinello picked up his second series crown with a front-end victory in the $88,000 Exit 16 W, one of three stakes finals contested Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The Junior Trendsetter final went to BG’s Folly (1:51.3) while River Shark (1:50.3) rallied to take the Aquarius.  Pacinello, with Tim Tetrick in the sulky, seized command from Majestic Jackpot past the opening turn and...
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Ontario Boys Series action at Woodbine

on 02/20/2010 12:00 AM
Mr Coolie was a repeat winner while Topcornerterror captured the other division in Saturday night’s second leg of the Ontario Boys Pacing Series for 4-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack.   Mr Coolie, who converted from a pocket trip in leg one of the series, rallied from off the pace on Saturday for driver Mike Saftic to score in 1:53. The son of No Pan Intended - Armbro Vertical was 1-1/4 l...
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Bartlett bags six wins at Yonkers Saturday

on 02/20/2010 12:00 AM
The Hopeful Series for colt and gelding pacers, began Saturday night with five, $10,000 events for 3-year-olds, and driver Jason Bartlett won four of the races. The Hopeful victories were part of Bartlett's six-win night on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway.   Bartlett started off his big night by taking the second race of the card, an overnight, with Western Blood, a 5-1 shot. He finis...
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Upsets in Tender Loving Care splits

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
The Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old fillies resumed with a pair of upsets Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Angel From Above rallied from fifth at the top of the stretch to win the first of the $12,500 splits in 1:56.1. The 22-1 shot scored her second career win in rein to Ron Pierce. Odds On Moinet, the 8-5 favorite, finished a half length behind in second, but was d...
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Late rallies take Dover features

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
Funny Deacon and Busted Again came from off the pace to win the Thursday double feature at Dover Downs, while Corey Callahan added a four-bagger.   Elizabeth Murray's Funny Deacon closed solidly for Bret Brittingham to win the $15,000 pace in 1:54.1. The Full Of Fun-Precious Sarah gelding posted his second win of the meet. Cool Cal (Mike Cole) was a close second. Real Magician (To...
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Brooks, Bulletproof sue USTA, New York

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
After having its horses barred from racing in the United States and Ontario, Bulletproof Enterprises’ Jeffrey Brooks has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Trotting Association and its executive vice president Mike Tanner, and the New York State Racing and Wagering Board and its chairman John Sabini and members Daniel Hogan and John Simoni. The Ontario Racing Commission is not named in ...
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Watch Mr. Feelgood's big effort in Sydney

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
There were four divisions of the first leg of the three-part Inter Dominion Championship on Friday night, Feb. 19, at Harold Park in Sydney, and the American-bred horses Mr. Feelgood, Genuwine and Fox Valley Appeal failed to be factors.   Mr. Feelgood, however, turned in a huge effort after starting from the second tier in his division on the half-mile Harold Park oval. He got away next to ...
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Harness Eye's Giwner is hot at the Big M!

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
One word described Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner’s handicapping prowess at the Meadowlands last weekend: hot! After picking 18 winners in 37 races last Thursday-Saturday, Giwner is showing signs of repeating that performance this weekend after a three-win night on Thursday at the Big M, including the 12-1 Allamerican Chief, who returned a hefty $27.40. Giwner’s picks are available by&...
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Christie vetoes NJ TBA, SBOA budgets

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
Newjerseynewsroom.com is reporting that Gov. Chris Christie late Wednesday, Feb. 17, exercised his veto power to halt the proposed 2010 budgets of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey and the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey approved at the state Racing Commission's meeting of Jan. 20. The budget for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association represents a 1...
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Chancey Lady wins Cape & Cutter

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
Chancey Lady cleared the lead at the top of the stretch and held off the late charge of Ramona DiSomma to win the $80,000 Cape & Cutter Final in 1:51.1 Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Flirtiscape led the field through blistering early fractions of :26.1 and :55.2 before driver John Campbell and Chancey Lady rushed up to challenge on her outside.  Chancey Lady edged clear a...
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Smashbox takes Ontario Girls leg

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
Smashbox got all she could handle as the prohibitive favorite in Friday’s second leg of the Ontario Girls Pacing Series at Woodbine, but the 4-year-old daughter of Mach Three - Sunone delivered for driver Rick Zeron in 1:53.   Leaving from post two in the single $20,000 division, Smashbox got away fourth in the field of 10 and watched as Cats Meow and Keepers Destiny exchanged leads thro...
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Big show prices at Yonkers

on 02/19/2010 12:00 AM
Friday night began Yonkers Raceway's 2010 stakes schedule, with the opening round of the Hopeful Pacing Series. Three $10,000 divisions for  3-year-old fillies went postward, and one split produced unexpectedly large payoffs when the favorite faltered.   Betting favorite Rintintin (3-10) was leading the field into the top of the stretch drive when she knuckled over and b...
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Mildred Williams Series action set for Pompano

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
With the start of the 2010 Mildred Williams International Womens' Driving Series drawn for Saturday evening at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Gro Formia isn't shy about stating her intentions for the upcoming campaign. I'd have to say I'm more determined than ever going into the Series this year," she says. "I'm in Florida in the winter and Ontario in the summer and I plan on making to as m...
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John McDermott on Big M show Thursday night

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer John McDermott will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack's pre-card television broadcast Thursday night. Fans can e-mail questions for McDermott to answer to racing@thebigm.com.   McDermott was a police officer before trading his badge for the backstretch 10 years ago.  The Lyndhurst, NJ resident followed his brother, Kevin, into the business ...
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David Brooks trial update, plus ARCHIVE

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Wednesday's Newsday coverage of the trial of Standardbred breeder and owner David Brooks included testimony from a former executive of Brooks's DHB Industries who said the company regularly rigged its financial records to ensure high profits.   The Newsday story by reporter Robert Kessler quoted Rhonda Graves, the former chief operations manager of Point Blank Industries, a DHB s...
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Tioga Downs moving forward with ADW

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs has reached a contractual agreement with eBet Technologies to create a dedicated ADW platform. Hopes are high to launch the Tioga Downs eBet website, which would offer internet and phone wagering, sometime in 2010.   “This is something we have been looking forward to doing at Tioga Downs for quite some time now, and we are proud to partner up with eBet Technologies to bring th...
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AJ's Delight wins Newcomers final at Balmoral

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
After three rounds of preliminary action the Newcomers Series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding pacers came to a close on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park with a field of eight battling for a purse of $6,000.   With seven of the eight starters boasting wins during the series the final figured to be a hotly contested affair. It proved to be just that as James Durante III’s AJ’s Deli...
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Michigan horseman Roger Edwards dies

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based horseman Roger Edwards died Friday, Sept. 12, after a long illness. He was 69.   Mr. Edwards is survived by four children, Patrick Edwards, Robin Edwards, Diane Emrick and James Edwards; brothers, Roland, John, Ned, Ted and Kenny; sisters, Martha and Patricia; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Martha and Desmond Edwards, and a sister,...
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