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Dave Ain't Here, he's in Yonkers winner's circle

on 02/27/2010 12:00 AM
After two nights of being confined to quarters by Mother Nature, Yonkers Raceway returned  Saturday, with Dave Ain't Here (Jim Pantaleano) reprising his starring role.   Corky Baran (Brent Holland), as the 13-10 choice, worked around Southwind Tabor (Greg Merton), assuming the control panel right at the :27.1  opening quarter-mile. While Southwind Tabor thought about pulling ...
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Brett Pelling testifies in Brooks trial

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine, is covering the trial of David Brooks, and has filed the following report:   Leading harness horse trainer Brett Pelling testified at the David Brooks trial on Thursday, Feb. 25. According to Newsday.com, Pelling testified that he received more than $900,00...
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Meadowlands, Freehold cancel Friday

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
The winter storm in the Northeast continues to have a major impact on racing, with the Meadowlands, Yonkers and Freehold closed for live racing on Friday. Freehold also cancelled its Friday qualifiers.   THe Meadowlands is scheduled to reopen for live racing on Saturday at 7 p.m. Freehold is scheduled to resume live racing on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Yonkers post time on Saturday is...
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Missed Tide wins Dover photo

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
Missed Tide was a nose in front at the wire for a 1:55.1 triumph in a three-horse photo in the $16,000 feature pace at Dover Downs on Thursday.   Tony Morgan urged Missed Tide along the passing lane and in the Misfit-Mannart High Tide gelding's last step he stuck his nose on the wire first. In a stretch-long battle, DVCFlyingfrenchman (Eric Goodell) and Dragon My Wagon (Frank Milb...
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The Horseman introduces ad incentives

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
The Horseman And Fair World has introduced new advertising incentives for stallion owners, breeding farms and others who advertised in the magazine's recent "Regional Review" editions of Feb. 10, 17 and 24.   Those who placed ad space in those special issues will be entitled to a 25 percent discount off both space and color for additional advertising placed in the magazine through its ...
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The Meadows adds two Thursdays in March

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino has announced the addition of two live cards, Thursday, March 18 and Thursday, March 25, to make up for programs lost to February's snowstorms.   First post for each additional card is 12:55 p.m. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has approved the additions. (The Meadows)
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Groton Hall to stand at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 02/26/2010 12:00 AM
Groton Hall, a lightly raced 4-year-old son of Conway Hall, out of Garbo Hall, by Lindy Lane, will stand this season at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett.   Groton Hall, a $125,000 yearling, suffered a racetrack injury in training at two that limited his racing care...
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Trotter was the chosen one at Dover

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Chosen Voyageur proved much the best cruising to a 1:54 victory in the $21,000 feature trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.   With meet leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, Chosen Voyageur took command just before reach the quarter and then raced easily in front to win by five lengths in the week's feature trot. Tamara Williams and trainer Dylan Davis own the veteran Balanced ...
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Gingras wins 3,000th

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras took the pressure off himself right away when he picked up career driving win No. 3,000 in the first race Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Gingras, who was one win shy entering the card, wired the field with 2-1 favorite Income De Vie for the milestone. The 30-year-old Quebec native is currently fifth in the Meadowlands driver standings and has ranked in the ...
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Aldrich reaches 3,000 at Monticello

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Bruce Aldrich Jr. entered the Wednesday racing program at Monticello needing just one more victory to reach 3,000 career wins. And he didn’t waste any time in procuring that milestone triumph when he subbed for an absent Zeke Parker and reined Belle Amor Stables' Sweet Love Roknrol to a 2:03.3 score in the first race on the card.   “I’ve been busy racing my own  horses ...
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Vivid Photo third in 2010 debut

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Voila American was parked to the quarter and later shuffled to fourth, but the 10-1 outsider completed his unorthodox path to the winner’s circle by tracking down Vivid Photo in the stretch in Wednesdays $25,000 Preferred Handicap trot at The Meadows.   Tony Hall sent Voila American to the lead from post seven, but the determined Vivid Photo and Roger Hammer wouldn’t release him. V...
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Meadowlands, Freehold, Monticello, Yonkers cancel Thursday

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands, Freehold Raceway, Yonkers Raceway and Monticello Raceway have announced their Thursday cards have been cancelled due to the winter storm in the Northeast.   The Meadowlands will remain open Thursday for simulcasting. Racing is scheduled to resume Friday night at 7 p.m., with the featured event the $51,000 final of the Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old filly pace...
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Pompano increases purses; out-of-competition testing to begin

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Starting with the Friday evening, Feb. 26 program, increases to the purse structure affecting almost all classes of races will be in effect at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "This is our final purse increase for the 2009-2010 meet through to May 22," the Isle's director of racing operations, John Yinger, said. "We are really pleased to implement this, and it reflects the positive ha...
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Exclusive--Interview with Brooks, Bulletproof attorney

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine who is covering the  trial of David Brooks, spoke exclusively to attorney Andrew Goodman, who represents plaintiffs Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises in their suit against the U.S. Trotting Association. its executive vice president Michael Tanner, and the ...
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Swan For All's book full and closed

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that Swan For All’s book for 2010 is now full and closed. Swan For All is standing his first season at stud at Kentuckiana Farms of Indiana, located at Victory Hill Farm in LaGrange, Ind.   At two, he won four of five starts, establishing a mark of 1:54.3, and was the winner of American National elimination and final, the winner of the Internationa...
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Pennsylvania Stallion Series returns in expanded form

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
All of Pennsylvania’s major horsemen’s associations, along with the state Racing Commissions, are proud to announce the continuation--and expansion--of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series, designed for horses just below the top level of Sire Stakes horses.   The hard work of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), ...
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Boots Place finds Dover winner's circle

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The spotlight was on the distaffs in Dover Downs' Tuesday features as Boots Place won the $30,000 Mares Open Pace and Keystone Rhythm the $24,000 Mares Jr. Open over a "sloppy" track.   Boots Place, piloted by Eric Goodell, took the lead from favorite Gabrielles Girl (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch then outlegged Chloes Silver Star and Ron Pierce to the wire by a long neck t...
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East-West amateur challenge set for April

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The 2010 installment of the East-West Amateur Driving Challenge will take place on April 9
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Dobson, Aldrich continue Mighty M battle

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The battle ensues. Both Billy Dobson and Bruce Aldrich Jr. are in a dog fight for top driving honors over the first two months of the season at Monticello Raceway and the battle figures to go on until the curtain comes down on the 2010 campaign in late December.   At the beginning of Tuesday's race card Dobson had a two-win lead on Aldrich, 55-53. Aldrich, who’s nearing 3,000 ca...
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Cooke reelected as CSOA president

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Veteran horse owner and breeder Tom Cooke has been elected to a third consecutive term as president of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Horsemen's Association (CSOA). Cooke noted that among his goals for 2010 are: 1) Supporting CEI (owner of Rosecroft Raceway) in its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy as an ongoing concern; 2) working closely with Rosecroft's contract purchaser Mark Vogel, in restoring ...
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