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Racetracks slots again 'dead' in Kentucky

on 01/22/2010 12:00 AM
The Kentucky state Senate on Thursday rejected a proposal introduced by Senate president David Williams that would have required a constitutional amendment as a requirement for any expanded gaming in the state. Williams’ proposal had been soundly rejected by racetrack officials, stating the bill would essentially significantly delay adding slots at the tracks and that machines are allowed under ...
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Horse owner, marketer Doug Warren dies

on 01/22/2010 12:00 AM
Douglas J. Warren, a USTA director from 1988-1993 and a director of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, died Friday, Jan. 8.   Mr. Warren was also the executive director and general manager of the SOA of NY from 1988 to 1993. A founder of the Warren, Muller, Dolobowsky advertising agency, Mr. Warren he retired in 1972 and somehow, fortunate for the racing in...
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Meadowlands back taking top T-bred signals

on 01/22/2010 12:00 AM
Simulcast wagering will be available on racing from Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel, Fair Grounds, Oaklawn and Golden Gate starting Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Meadowlands and all New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority properties and 4njbets.com.   The NJSEA properties and 4njbets.com had been locked out of offering the signals because of a dispute with TrackNet. Total handle at the ...
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Bet To Win takes open at Yonkers; Self Professed now millionaire

on 01/22/2010 12:00 AM
Favored Bet To Win, assigned inside his seven rivals, quarter-moved and made 'em pay Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $32,000 Open Handicap Trot in dominating fashion.   Driven by Brent Holland, Bet To Win, the 2-1 choice, was away third as Self Professed (Jason Bartlett) and Woody Woodrow (Greg Grismore) left hard. Bet To Win assumed command after the :28.1 opening ...
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Ritchie, Jamieson at Pompano

on 01/22/2010 12:00 AM
The driver nicknamed "Trottin' Trevor" across the continent will make his 2010 driving debut at The Isle Casino And Racing at Pompano Park on Saturday night. He's listed to drive Tom Cango in the third race $13,000 Open Trot.   "I don't know much about the horse except that he raced against the best in his division including Muscle Hill last year as a three year old" Rit...
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Sedona Canyon rallies to win at Dover

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Sedona Canyon came from off the pace while Jeter Marvel led from the start in winning efforts in $18,000 feature trots on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Corey Callahan moved Sedona Canyon into action after the three quarters and the well-bred Yankee Glide-Casual Breeze gelding rolled into the lead rounding the last turn and was all alone at the wire in 1:54.3. Owned by Mike Casalino an...
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Balmoral, Maywood change post times

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
When racing resumes in Illinois on Wednesday, Jan. 27, post times at both Balmoral Park and Maywood Park have been changed. The new post times are as follows: Balmoral Park, Wednesday and Saturday--7:10 p.m.; Sunday--6:30 p.m. Maywood Park, Thursday and Friday--7:10 p.m.
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Heza Challenger up to the challenge at The Meadows

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Heza Challenger shrugged off the effects of a month’s layoff, a poor post position and a persistent bid by Voila American to capture his fourth straight victory in Tuesdays $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at the Meadows.   Assigned post nine, Heza Challenger was parked out for much of the first quarter before reaching the front for Brett Miller. That rough opening panel was the signal fo...
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Quality Western, E Dees Cam to stand in Ohio in 2010

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Horseplex of Indiana is pleased to announce that millionaire Quality Western, E Dees Cam and Lawrence will stand in Ohio for the 2010 breeding season. The three stallions will stand at Autumn Lane Farm in Thornville, with Horseplex of Indiana handling the bookings for each.   Quality Western, p,3,1:50.2; 1:49.2f ($1,292,528) by Western Hanover-True To Life-Abercrombie, will stand his first ...
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Spring Garden Ranch announces schooling, Q dates

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Spring Garden Ranch has announced its schooling and qualifying schedules.   Schooling sessions for young horses will be conducted on Mondays and Thursdays beginning in Febuary and continuing through the end of the training season in April. These sessions will be conducted on the half-mile track from 8 am-10 am.   Qualifying races will be conducted on the one-mile clay track on&n...
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Breedings for sale to benefit New Vocations

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
New Vocations 12th annual stallion auction will be held Feb. 3–9 at www.OnGait.com.  Deweycheatumnhowe, Majestic Son, Dragon Again, Cam’s Card Shark and Major In Art are just a sample of the breedings offered to 80 stallions in ten states and Canada.  All proceeds from the stallion auction go toward the care and placement of retired racehorses.   The stallion auction is bein...
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Dr. Richard Meirs joins SBOA/NJ board

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Richard S. Meirs, VMD, director of the Walnridge Equine Clinic and general manager of Walnridge Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ, has joined the board of directors of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey in 2010. Meirs fills the vacancy on the Breeders Committee created by the resignation of Martin O’Hare. A 1982 graduate of the Veterinary School at the University of Pen...
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Don't forget about changes in Jug conditions

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
Don't forget about the changes to the 2010 Little Brown Jug when making your stake payments.   Remember that last fall, the Little Brown Jug Society Directors voted at their annual meeting to restructure the splitting of the Little Brown Jug eliminations. With the change, race officials will be able to be much more flexible in splitting the race into eliminations. In a situation l...
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Pennsylvania slots play tops Atlantic City

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
The Associated Press (AP) has reported that slots play in Pennsylvania topped Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the month of December. The AP cited the Gaming Industry Observer's data.   Slots play in Pennsylvania totaled $2.1 billion while New Jersey was at about $2 billion. However, Atlantic City casinos generated more money from gambling because of table games, which were just legalized ...
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Aachoo wins Super Bowl final

on 01/21/2010 12:00 AM
It was a three-horse rush to the end zone in the $79,000 Super Bowl Final Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. And it was Aachoo’s nose that prevailed.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Aachoo came first up to take the lead around the final turn and held off Grey Ice and Beautiful Legacy. She trotted the mile in 1:57.1 and paid $4.60. The 4-year-old daughter of Keystone Nordic, trained by Ron...
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Stratton wins 4 Tuesday at Monticello

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
On a gloomy Tuesday at Monticello Raceway, 22-year-old Jordan Stratton drove four winners on the afternoon card, an output that he has had many times here over the last two seasons at Monticello.   At age 21 became the youngest driving champion in the 52-year history of Monticello Raceway  when he captured the title during the 2008 campaign. Now, with just a fraction more than thr...
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Brooks trial scheduled to begin Jan. 26

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
The biggest news to come out of Long Island involving harness racing since the closing of Roosevelt Raceway might transpire in the coming weeks. The federal trial of David Brooks, who has been connected with the Standardbred racing and breeding ventures Perfect World Enterprises, Bulletproof Enterprises and Tactical Armor, is scheduled to get underway in Central Islip, NY, on Long Island next...
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Dewey, Somebeachsomewhere now dads

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
The first foals by Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere have been born. The first offspring of the trotting champion Deweycheatumnhowe 3, 1:50.4 ($3,155,178) was born at Southwind Farm in Pennington, NJ, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Southwind Martini.   The first foal of the pacing great Somebeachsomewhere was born Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Steiner Stock Farm near Lima, Ohio. The foal, a filly,...
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James and Helen Dancer Memorials canceled

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has canceled the James B. Dancer Memorial Stake and the Helen Dancer (Filly Division) for 3-year-old pacers for 2010 and beyond. The half-mile oval has hosted the races, named for James and Helen Dancer, the parents of one of harness racing’s greatest legends, Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer, since 1976 but were also not contested in 2009.   As provided in the racing conditi...
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Payments due Feb. 15 for 2010 NJSS races

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
The Feb. 15 deadline for New Jersey Sire Stakes first sustaining payments is the last chance for owners of NJ-sired two-year-old and three-year-old pacers and trotters to be kept eligible to the lucrative 2010 Premier and Green Acres racing programs. The NJSS Premier Division begins in May at The Meadowlands and August at Freehold Raceway.  The Green Acres Division begins in August at Fr...
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