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Painted Speed is April's Ohio Horse of the Month

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Painted Speed was brilliant in winning two Open Handicap Paces in April at Northfield Park, and that’s why members of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Assn. voted him as Ohio Horse of the Month.The 6-year-old gelded son of Real Artist won the Open Handicap Pace at Northfield on April 3 in a dazzling 1:53 with driver Aaron Merriman steering him to a pacesetting victory by three-quarte...
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Best in western PA honored

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Keystone Chapter teamed with The Meadows before Wednesday’s card to honor the western Pennsylvania-based stars of harness racing who won USHWA awards as the state’s best in 2009. The distinguished group includes Dave Palone, who will be inducted into the Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame later this year, and Ron Burke, who topped Nort...
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Feeling You impressive in Wilkes-Barre win

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Feeling You, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., was impressive Wednesday (May 5) in winning the $41,000 Wilkes-Barre Pace for three-year-old fillies.The three-year-old Cambest filly was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the race and didn’t disappoint. Morrill Jr. was first up before the three-eighths pole in the race after David Miller and Holiday Shopper led the opening split timed in 27 seconds.Feeling ...
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Cole Muffler dies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Cottonwood Farm is extremely saddened to report that  Cole Muffler was humanely euthanized on May 5 and laid to rest just outside the stallion barn that had been his home since 1993.  The 21 year old stallion suffered a debilitating incident in his paddock on Saturday, and although he had overcome a variety of lameness issues over the past several years, this latest event proved to be un...
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Tattersalls Summer Mixed Sale dates changed

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Tattersalls will be holding its Summer Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Aug. 1, the day after eliminations for the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. In the past the sale had been held on Meadowlands Pace weekend. With the change to the Sunday sandwiched between the Hambo elims and Aug. 7 final, Tattersalls expects a large international crowd of buyers. Tattersalls is now taking entries fo...
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Filly superstars help Meadows launch PASS

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows’ component of the 2010 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes program, a series that will offer approximately $12 million in purses statewide, kicks off Thursday and Friday, with two of the biggest stars of the 3-year-old filly pacer division on hand to help launch the festivities. Thursday’s opening leg of the PASS Stallion Series for sophomore pacing fillies includes six $20,000 divisions. L...
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Greg Merton wins four; Trainer Jennifer Lappe having a big year

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Greg Merton usurped attention from Zeke Parker, when he reined four winners on the Tuesday afternoon , May 4th card at Monticello Raceway. With his four driving victories, Merton is now in third place on the local leaderboard with 85 wins, four behind Billy Dobson’s 89  but both reinsmen trail hot-handed Bruce Aldrich, Jr. who leads the colony with  144 victories. Merton began the day...
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More large payouts at Woodbine

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Windsun Countess lit up the tote board in Friday night’s final race at odds of 77-1 and generated the highest win ticket return of the week at Woodbine, worth $157.20. The pacing mare also triggered an exactor worth $1,550.50 , a triactor worth $7,656.70 and a superfecta payoff of $10,123.60. The Monday night early pick-4 pool - which features a guarantee of $40,000 -  reached another sea...
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Jason Bartlett bobble head day

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will continue its tradition of honoring the defending Drivers’ Champion with a bobble head on Drivers’ Championship of the following year. In 2010 Tioga Downs will unveil the Jason Bartlett Bobble Head Giveaway on Sunday, August 1st sponsored by Winbak Farm and Tioga Downs, which also marks the fourth edition of the Drivers’ Championship.     Bartlett took home bra...
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Lady Suffolk draws five NJ-Sired fillies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
Five of the 10 fillies in two divisions of the Lady Suffolk Trot on May 7, 2010 at Freehold Raceway are New Jersey-sired. The Lady Suffolk is being presented as a pair of $40,000 divisions, carded as the third and fifth races on Friday’s card.  The Lady Suffolk for three-year-old trotting fillies is the companion event for Saturday’s Dexter Cup. In the first split, Religulous by New Jer...
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Sportswriter wins qualifier in 2010 debut

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded Sportswriter--the 2009 O'Brien and Dan Patch award winner--made his return to the racetrack during Thursday morning’s qualifying session at Mohawk Racetrack and captured his contest for driver Mark MacDonald in 1:54.3. The strapping son of Artsplace-Precious Beauty, who is one of the pre-season favorites for this year’s $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North...
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Hambo winner Shiaway St Pat dies

on 05/06/2010 2:00 AM
The 1981 Hambletonian winner Shiaway St. Pat, died on May 2, 2010 in his paddock at the farm of the veterinarian who foaled him 32 years ago, Dr. Clete Vonderwell in Delphos, OH.  The Tarport Devlin gelding enjoyed a long and interesting career which included winning the prestigious Hambletonian with driver Ray Remmen, who was making his Hambo debut. Over a rain-soaked track, Shiaway St. Pat ...
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New format for Goshen matinee races

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
In an effort to support harness racing enthusiasts, and to allow for greater participation in 2-year-old events, the Board of Directors of Goshen Historic Track has shifted the 49th Annual Matinee Races to the first three Sundays in June (6, 13 & 20).“The decision was made to help accommodate trainers who traditionally go to The Meadowlands baby races on Saturdays” noted GHT Vice-President...
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Cassis wins Wyoming Valley Trot at Pocono

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, one of the premier catch drivers in North America, has stamped Cassis as the one to beat in the 2010 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes following the thee-year-old Cantab Hall colt’s victory Tuesday in the $35,000 Wyoming Valley Trot final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.“He’s very easy to drive,” said Tetrick in the winner’s circle following his victory with Cassis. “I never re...
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Southwind Go Go Go long gone at The Meadows

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Go Go Go used a quick burst from the gate to secure the pocket, then charged through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday’s $25,000 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Tony Hall hustled Southwind Go Go Go to the front, where the 9-year-old Grinfromeartoear-Radiant Rachel gelding willingly yielded to Sand Benelli. With that rival under siege on the outside...
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Gulotta fires back at Atlantic City's argument

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
Mike Gulotta, the CEO of Deo Volente Farm in New Jersey, has written a rebuttal to a recent editorial authored by an Atlantic City, NJ, casino executive. He is also an actuary and former chairman of benefit consulting firms ASA Inc. and Aon Consulting, and has been involved in some talks about New Jersey's budget crisis.   In his piece posted on NJ.com, Gulotta notes that "Atlantic Cit...
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More stalls available for Running Aces meet

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
A meeting between Running Aces Harness Park officials and board members at the Barnum, Minnesota, Fairgrounds has resulted in the immediate opening of a 90-horse stabling facility complete with a reconditioned half-mile track.  The Running Aces meet opens on June 1.   RV and camper hook-ups are available on site at Barnum.  Stall rent during the Running Aces season will be just $3...
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Goodell relocates to Indiana

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
During the last few years, Eric Goodell has made a name for himself driving and winning at some of harness racing’s top venues. Now, the 36 year old is looking for a change of pace as he has quietly appeared on the list of drivers competing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.   “I’ve been at it real hard for three years straight, beating myself into the ground,” the Michigan native...
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Western Fair spring meet starts

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
A new racing schedule and a 10 per cent purse increase will greet horse people and patrons as Western Fair Raceway kicks off its Spring Meet tonight.   Purses were raised 10 per cent across the board due to an increase of approximately nine per cent in average daily handle during the recently concluded Winter Meet.   For the month of May the London, Ontario track will race on Wednesd...
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Rock N Roll Heaven is a dream for Saunders

on 05/05/2010 2:00 AM
The $220,000 Berry's Creek marks the first major stop on the road to the Meadowlands Pace for Rock N Roll Heaven.   One of last year's top 2 year olds with nearly $600,000 in earnings, Rock N Roll Heaven will start from post three as the 3-1 second choice on the morning line in the featured fifth race for pacing colts Saturday night.  Trained by Bruce Saunders, Rock N Roll Heaven fi...
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