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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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Native Bride scratched from Cape & Cutter final

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Native Bride, the 6-5 morning line favorite, has been scratched from the $80,000 Cape & Cutter for older pacing mares on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.    Jay Sears, who shares ownership of the mare, said she came out of the last leg of the Cape & Cutter a little off. "She's got a suspensory behind that's bothering her," said Sears, whose son, Brian, has been driving t...
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Rendell wins Messenger Award

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Edward G. Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania, has been named winner of the 2010 Stanley F. Bergstein Messenger Award, highest honor bestowed by Harness Tracks of America (HTA), the association of North American harness racetracks. The annual award, named for the English thoroughbred imported to America in 1788 and founder of the harness breed, and for Stan Bergstein, now in his 49th year as execut...
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Gabrielles Girl wins Dover feature

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Gabrielles Girl, a winner of three previous distaff features, returned to the winner's circle for the first time in 2010 to win the $27,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace on Tuesday, Feb. 16. at Dover Downs.   With meet-leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, the Camotion-Cheryl's Place 5-year-old had just enough to hold off a strong stretch challenge by Apache Dame and Ross Wolfenden for...
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Stratton wins five at Monticello

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of day could keep Jordan Stratton  from his from winning five races on the Tuesday afternoon card of Feb. 16 at Monticello Raceway. On a unpleasant day for both man and beast , not only was the weather uncompromising  but contending with the muddy racetrack was no easy job either. Still Stratton looked like “the Kid” who won the driving ti...
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Delaware late closers scheduled

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Three late closing events for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) registered four-and-five-year-old horses are scheduled; one is for trotters, one for male pacers and the other for female pacers. Nominations close on Monday, March 1, 2010. The nomination fee is $300 for each entered horse. Each event begin with two $12,500 legs with the top eight in points qualifying for $40,000-added fina...
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Mystery Chase wins again at The Meadows

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Mystery Chase survived a parked-out first quarter in a wicked 26.4 to capture his second straight race in the Feb. 16 Tuesday feature, the $25,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, at The Meadows.   After that demanding opening panel over a “good” surface, Eric Ledford was able to give Mystery Chase a 29.1 breather in the second quarter. That was all the 5-year-old...
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