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Rags-to-riches story continues at Dover

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Gottaservesomebody, Southwind Lynx, Dontloseyourday Job, Wambam Sam, Escapefromalcatraz and Life Up Front won on the power-packed Monday program at Dover Downs.   In the top race for a $40,000 purse, Gottaservesomebody continued his rags-to-riches climb up the ladder of success as Tony Morgan drove the Artiscape-HH Sapphire gelding to his biggest career win holding off a strong stretch-l...
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Nick Callahan hurt in training accident

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Veteran trainer Nick Callahan has returned to his home in Greenwood, Del., following a weekend training accident and pelvis surgery.   Callahan was completing a training trip behind Tom's Toy, a 4-year-old pacing mare recentty added to the stable. When coming around the final turn his sulky wheel ran over an obstruction with Callahan being ousted from his bike. He fell hard to the track b...
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McGibson powers to Meadows victory

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
McGibson powered to a front-end score in 1:52.1, the fastest mile this year by a 4-year-old pacing mare on a five-eighths-mile track, in Monday's $25,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   As she did in her victory last week, McGibson vaulted to the lead for Dave Palone, cutting a wicked :26.3 first quarter. That blazing panel did little to tire her, though, as the dau...
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A Bigmizndrstnding at Western Fair

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Bigmizndrstnding scored the first victory of his 2010 campaign in Monday’s $13,500(C) Preferred Pace at Western Fair Raceway.   Mike Sumner put the 5-year-old son of No Pan Intended on the front from the start and never looked back to win in 1:57.3. Oakley Seelster, the winner in this class last week, sat second most of the race and came within a nose of the winner but had to be content w...
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Paragon claimed again at Pompano

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
The claiming tug of war for pacer Paragon continued on the Monday evening card at the Isle of Capri Pompano Park.   For this start he was dropped from the Open-3 class back to a $15,000 price tag and scooping up the Cambest-Lola 8-year-old pacer this time was Melvin Fink of Michigan. After two starts in the Peter Pellegrino barn for Coral Springs owner David Schneider, Paragon will return t...
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Bellamy reaches $2 million

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Well traveled and focused trainer Ryan Bellamy, 25, is taking in stride the news that he's just surpassed $2 million in career earnings.   "That's a nice number to accomplish at my age but I've already been at it long enough to know the valleys are out there and they seem to come more often than the peaks do," Bellamy said in a live TV trackside interview before the Monday evening program a...
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Expenses fraud detailed in Brooks trial

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Newsday is reporting that the chief financial officer for David Brooks' body-armor company said Monday, March 8, that while Brooks ran the company with an iron fist, including making all financial decisions, he worked with her on a number of schemes to avoid revealing that the company illegally had paid for his personal expenses, including a $101,000 diamond-encrusted belt buckle in the shape of a...
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Charles Dillander Jr. dies

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Charles William Dillander Jr., 64, of Vine Grove, Ky., died March 7, 2010, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. Mr. Dillander was a driver, trainer and owner and competed at Louisville Downs and The Red Mile. His last start was in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Becky; sons, Chris (Sharlene), Jason (Heather) and Kenny (Kelli); daughter, Darnell (Doug) Wilhjelm; mother, Mary...
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CHHA stallion auction in progress

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horseman’s Association Annual Stallion Auction is in progress at www.ongait.com through Friday March 12th.   Breedings to 29 stallions in Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario have been donated to benefit CHHA’s ministry.  Jereme’s Jet, Lis Mara, Blissful Hall, Sportsmaster, Mr. Lavec, Xactly Hanover, and Big ...
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Harness Racing Museum needs your help

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
It’s time to update the timeline reader board located in the Delvin Miller Historic Timeline at The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The last historical reference is for 2001 and we invite harness racing fans to help us bring the exhibit up to the present.   Send ideas by April 1 to director@harnessmuseum.com. The museum is looking for items considered signifi...
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Meadowlands may be racing only Standardbreds

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
It appears that there will only be Standardbred racing at the Meadowlands in 2010 under an agreement reached Monday night between New Jersey officials and the racing industry. The agreement calls for the elimination of Thoroughbred racing at that track and raced solely at Monmouth Park, which will offer purses of about $1 million per day.   The agreement calls for more harness racing a...
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Schadt featured on Big M broadcast

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Robin Schadt, trainer for the Odds On Racing Stable, will be the featured guest on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Wednesday night pre-card television broadcast.    Schadt will talk about her recent claiming activity, Odds On Moinet’s Tender Loving Care win and more.  Fans can e-mail questions for her to answer on air to racing@thebigm.com.   The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. ...
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Kentucky Hall of Famer David Goatley dies

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Kentucky Hall of Fame horseman David Milton Goatley died Saturday, March 6, in Bardstown. He was 91. Mr. Goatley was an elder in the Springfield Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge #50 F&AM. Mr. Goatley and his brother, Chester, were active in the Standardbred business for over 25 years and he was inducte...
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Looking Hanover a Horse & Groom winner

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Looking Hanover looked Celebrity Playboy in the eye at the top of the stretch and edged away to win the first of three $20,000 Horse & Groom Series divisions in 1:54.4 Sunday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Driven and co-owned by Yannick Gingras, Looking Hanover came first up to pressure Celebrity Playboy at the half and the two horses matched strides through middle fractions of :56....
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American Hot Rod upsets in General Brock

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Despite going up against a heavily-favoured four-horse entry in Sunday’s $67,200 General Brock Trotting Series Final at Woodbine Racetrack, American Hot Rod took his game to a whole new level and played the role of spoiler by upsetting his four-year-old counterparts in a career-best clocking of 1:55.1.The four-year-old son of American Winner-Alpine Goal, who finished second in the first two legs...
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Blacks A Fake wins fourth Inter Dominion

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Blacks A Fake was positioned in a perfect second-over trip by driver Natalie Rasmussen and then tipped out on the last turn before pacing on to a victory in the $1 million Inter Dominion Championship Sunday afternoon at the Tabcorp Park Menangle track. The mile rate time for the 2,300 meters (just short of 1 1/2 miles) was 1:53 8/10ths. It was his fourth Inter Dominion victory, making him the only...
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Golden Receiver, Alexie Mattosie fire at big M

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Golden Receiver prevailed by a neck over Lisagain after a lengthy battle in the $25,000 opening leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Golden Receiver fired to the front in a :26.4 opening quarter and matched strides with Lisagain through middle fractions of :57 and 1:24.1 before edging away in the final strides.  Driven by Andy Miller, Golden Receive poste...
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Wrenn, Deters score four at Pompano

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
On the eve of their induction into the Florida Hall Of Fame by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), it only seemed fitting that driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Mike Deters turned out to be the focus of attention on the Saturday evening, March 6, program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The pair teamed up for four winners on the night. "It's very special to come ba...
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Pacific Admiral in a nail-biter at Cal-Expo

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Digging down for everything he had was what was needed for Pacific Admiral to prevail.A mixture of conditioned & claiming ($20,000) pacers, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night (March 6), on which Pacific Admiral scored in dramatic fashion.In advance of starting from post-six in the field of nine, driver James Kennedy had several thoughts."I thought I had t...
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Hoosier Park owner Centaur files for bankruptcy

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Centaur LLC, owner of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, announced Sunday, March 7 that the company has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to restructure and emerge with less debt. According to a company press release, Centaur and its subsidiaries, which include Hoosier Park, Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino in Central City, Colorado, and Valley View Downs & Casino, elected to file a voluntary ...
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