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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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Analysis of Brooks, Bulletproof complaint against USTA

on 02/24/2010 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, offers his analysis of the complaint in Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises v. the United States Trotting Association et al.  On Feb. 18, 2010, plaintiffs Jeffrey Brooks (brother of David Brooks) and Bulletproof Ent...
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DSOA's Case retires

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
James Case Jr. has stepped down after 36 years of service to Delaware and Maryland horsemen and women. During the span, Case served as an association director on both the Cloverleaf SOA (CSOA) and Delaware SOA  (DSOA) boards.   Case, a Dover, Del. resident, served as president for a combined 19 years. Six of those years, Case was president of CSOA when it served both Delaware and Maryl...
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Post time switch at Monticello

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Beginning March 1 and continuing with just one exception through Oct. 28, post times at Monticello Raceway will be at 12:50 pm. The exception occurs on Saturday night, July 3, when post time will be at 7:30 p.m. to allow for the annual fireworks extravaganza after the races.   During the month of March live racing will continue four times weekly on the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesd...
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Book full and closed for Muscle Mass

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that the 2010 book for Muscle Mass is now full and closed. Standing his second season at stud, his first crop of foals are highly anticipated to arrive this spring. Mares in his first exciting season include the dams of Sand Vic ($2.1 million), Pure Ivory ($1.4 million), Susie’s Magic ($734,188), Birminghim ($791,084) and Porsche Hall ($642,396).   ...
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Monticello cancels Thursday

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s assistant general manager Shawn Wiles announced Wednesday that the scheduled Thursday, Feb. 25, racing card is cancelled.   “After being deluged by 18 inches of wet heavy snow on Tuesday evening and with an impending larger snowstorm predicted to begin Thursday morning at 4 a.m., it will be better, and safer, for all concerned if w...
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Western Ace wins at rainy Dover

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
The $1.78-million winning Western Ace came on strong for a 1:51.3 victory in the $31,000 Open pace on a damp and rainy Monday over a track labeled "sloppy" at Dover Downs.   Montrell Teague took Western Ace three wide around the final turn and then zoomed past the leaders, reaching the finish line in 1:51.3, with a couple of lengths to spare to win the week's top pacing event.   ...
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Cadies Gotta Gun takes Meadows feature

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
Racing confidently despite stepping up in class, Cadies Gotta Gun sustained a long, uncovered bid that carried her to victory in Mondays $25,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred pace at The Meadows.   Cadies Gotta Gun had won two of her last four starts, but this was her first contest in elite company. When Brett Miller sent her first-up from fourth at the half, she wore down a game Tracys Song ...
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Meadowlands bettors to get more handicapping info

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 24, Meadowlands bettors will be given additional handicapping information for each race. In most races, there are several drivers who are named to drive more than one horse when entries are made. Drivers have to decide which horse they will drive a few days prior to the printing of the racing program. A new television graphic will now show these choices.   If a dri...
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Bulletproof, Brooks ask for Ontario hearing

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has received a request for a hearing from the parties involved in the suspension of Bulletproof Enterprises and the related individuals and stables. ORC manager of racing Brent Stone told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that a date for the hearing is still being finalized. On Jan. 26, 2010, the director of the ORC ordered the immediate suspension of the...
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USTA grants stay to Brooks, Bulletproof

on 02/22/2010 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association, in accordance with its Rule 23, Section 12, and following the receipt of a written notice of appeal, has stayed the suspension of membership privileges of Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises, Inc., respectively, pending a hearing before the USTA Executive Committee. The appeal is scheduled to be heard on Saturday, March 20 in Columbus, Ohio. (USTA)
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Norwegian power in women's driving series at Pompano

on 02/21/2010 12:00 AM
Though it was a long way from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Ann Larsen and Gro Formia made sure their home country of Norway had lots to be proud of on the Saturday evening, February 20 program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Tthey went out and swept both divisions of the Mildred Williams International Womens' Driving Series event.   "My horse went a great trip, I saw ...
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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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