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Stallions return from Southern Hemisphere

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Badlands Hanover and Blissfull Hall returned to Winbak of Canada on Thursday morning after spending the latter part of 2009 Down Under for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season.  Badlands Hanover stood in New Zealand at Nevele R Stud and Blissfull Hall stood in Australia at Empire Stud.   “Both horses look great.  They got in this morning, and both were turned out in their...
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Winbak announces 2010 yearling sale

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm will be holding their sixth annual Winbak Select Yearling Sale on Friday, Sept. 17, at the main farm in Chesapeake City, Md.   A catalog of approximately 40 yearlings by Delaware and Maryland sires will be featured at the sale. Winbak Farm was the number one breeder in Delaware in 2009, where over $3 million is estimated for 2010 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund...
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Lofty Widget wins again at Dover

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
For the third time in four starts Lofty Widget won the $26,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Driver George Dennis dominated the early part of the card winning three of the first four races, including a 60-1 shot.   Ron Pierce took Lofty Widget into the lead early and the fought off a stiff challenge from Apache Fame, the winner of the previous two distaff Opens. The...
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Bartlett honored at Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
On Tuesday night, Feb. 2, before a packed house on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the stars gathered to salute the memory of New York Yankee great Thurman Munson.  Munson, the heart and soul of the great Yankee teams of the late 1970s, died in a plane crash on Aug. 2, 1979, while trying to get home from New York to see his family in Ohio.   Last night...
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Trio scores Mighty M hat trick

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson, who came to Monticello Raceway after a career racing in Michigan, was one of three drivers who scored three winners on the Tuesday afternoon card at the New York racetrack. Joining Dobson was Jordan Stratton and Greg Merton.   Dobson started it with a 1:58 victory with Moen Stables' Blue Collar Worker ($2.20) in the first race and then he came back to win the sixth with Mary S...
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New Jersey suspends Brooks family, stables

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission issued rulings on February 2, 2010, barring four individuals and five stables connected to the current trial of David H. Brooks. The Commission ruled: “Consistent with recent actions taken by the Ontario Racing Commission and the United States Trotting Association against the licenses of the following individuals and entities, and pursuant to the requirements of ...
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Gov. orders review of NJ sports, gaming and entertainment

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
The Associated Press is reporting today that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has assembled a seven-member commission to review and make recommendations on, among other things, the future of the New Jersey  Sports and Exposition Authority, New Jersey’s horse racing industry as well as how to increase the popularity of Atlantic City as a resort destination. To read the article click here &nb...
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NJ Gov. appoints commission to develop plan for racing

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
According to NJbiz.com New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has appointed a commission to develop plans on gaming, sports venues and Xanadu. The seven members of the commission do not include any representatives from the horse or casino industries.    The commission will be led by Jon F. Hanson, former chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the rest of the commission inc...
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Julie Miller to drive in Lady Godiva

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
Julie Miller has joined the field of women drivers who will compete in Monticello Raceway’s Lady Godiva Pace on Monday afternoon, Feb. 15. Miller is a  outstanding conditioner and the trainer of Lucky Jim, the Dan Patch Award winner as USHWA’s Older Trotter of the Year who will be honored at the scribes' upcoming banquet at Yonkers Casino & Raceway.   Miller’s training percen...
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Shady Matilda waltzes to Meadows win

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Trailing by 7 1/2 lengths at the half, Shady Matilda unleashed her characteristic brush that nailed the leader and carried her to victory--her third in the last four starts--in Monday’s $25,000 Fillies and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   With Spring Break on a comfortable lead, Brett Miller sent Shady Matilda uncovered on her mission. The 8-year-old daughter of Shady Charac...
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Domitian Hanover takes Dover feature

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Domitian Hanover gave driver Ron Pierce his fourth of five wins and trainer Josh Green his second winner of the night in the $26,000 Open Handicap on Monday at Dover Downs.   In a tight finish, Green's Domitian Hanover nosed out Kelly's Spur and Corey Callahan after a long head-to-head duel to the finish line, in 1:51, to win the feature. Three Of Spaces, last week's win...
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Trotters win for new connections at Pompano

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
A pair of trotters that have recently undergone barn changes through being sold came out winners in their first starts for their new connections on the Monday evening program at the Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park.   After a win seven days ago in South Florida, the trotting mare Perfect Bubbles was sold by former owner, trainer and driver Don Cromer to Hugo Bergantino. The 7-year-ol...
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Pelling a possible witness against Brooks

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine, filed the following as he continues to report on the trial of David Brooks:   In a blockbuster document obtained by The Horseman and Fair World, the prosecutors in the case of United States v. Brooks have indicated to U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert t...
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Dobson has lead in competitive Mighty M drivers' chase

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Sure, it’s a long way to the end of the 2010 racing season at Monticello Raceway, but if the battle for leading driver continues like it did during the first month of the year it promises to be a barn-burner. Early during the month of January--on Jan. 14 to be exact--and after he had a five-bagger, Billy Dobson was quoted as saying, "I’m going to try to be the leading driver at Monticello...
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USTA suspends all Brooks entities

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association, in following its rules related to reciprocity, has announced the suspension of membership privileges for the following individuals and entities: • Terry Brooks• Jeffrey Brooks• Andrew Brooks• Victoria Brooks• Perfect World Enterprises• VA Enterprises• Bulletproof Enterprises• Goldfinger Enterprises•&...
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Spring Garden Ranch sets Easter Saturday matinee

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Spring Garden Ranch will conduct its 2010 Matinee Day Program on Easter Saturday, April 3 (if necessary the rain date will be April 10). Post time for this family day at the races will be 11 a.m. The program will showcase the Standardbreds training at the Ranch this season. Qualifying races will also be conducted during this "Annual Spring Cup Invitational."   For more information or questi...
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NYSS payment reminder

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) officials today remind horsemen that continuation payments are due February 15, 2010. These payments are required to be eligible to race in the 2010 NYSS season.   Checks or money orders must be in US funds, postmarked by February 15, 2010, and made payable to the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. Address: 90 State Street, Suit...
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O'Brien voting breakdown announced

on 02/02/2010 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has released the breakdown of the voting for the 2009 O'Brien Awards. The ceremony took place Saturday night, Jan. 30 at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga, Ont. The O'Brien for the 3-year-old filly pacers was not awarded by Standardbred Canada after the Ontario Racing Commission suspended the license of Bulletproof Enterprises--the owner of both finalists--and all other entit...
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Minister of Speed rules at the Big M on Sunday

on 02/01/2010 12:00 AM
There was no stopping the Minister of Speed on Sunday. George Brennan steered six winners on the afternoon card at Meadowlands Racetrack, including a trio of long shots.   Brennan's hot streak began in race two with Red Star Catch {$5.80) and continued with Crypto Man ($17) in race three, Frankie’s Dream ($8) in race four, Sammy Savannah ($23.60) in race eight, Real Golden Girl ...
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Winner shakes out at Dover

on 02/01/2010 12:00 AM
Allamerican Shaker won the $16,500 featured pace at Dover Downs to close out the first month of 2010 racing on Sunday.   Ross Wolfenden sent Pat Lachance's Allamerican Shaker, an altered son of The Panderosa into the lead after the half, and then put away seven rivals for a 1:53.3 victory in the pace for younger horses.   It was Wolfenden's third winner of the night. Chester Fi...
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