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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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Scott Brown a winner in more ways than one

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
Newly elected Republican senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, is no stranger to harness racing and in fact has driven a winner in a charity race.   As it happens, the senator who upset Martha Coakley to score an historic win for Republicans in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts in the Jan. 19 special election to fill the seat long occupied by Ted Kennedy, is a p...
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It's Fritz euthanized

on 01/20/2010 12:00 AM
According to a report by The Harness Edge, It's Fritz, one of the top free-for-all pacers of the early 1980s, was euthanized at Hempt Farms in Pennsylvania on Wednesday morning. He was 31. According to farm manager Roger Kopas, the former world champion was suffering from the ailments of old age.   It's Fritz was campaigned by horseman Carl Allen. The son of Keystone Ore-Taps (by Meadow Ski...
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Six-bagger sends Pierce back to top of Dover standings

on 01/19/2010 12:00 AM
Domitian Hanover, the third of six wins for Ron Pierce, came from off the pace while Gottaservesomebody and Tony Morgan won wire to wire in the $32,500 Delaware Special and $26,000 Open Pace, respectively, on Monday at Dover Downs.   It didn't take long for Pierce to re-take the track dash-win lead. After 10 wins over the weekend, Corey Callahan had tied Pierce with 133 wins dur...
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Ingraham brings home 65-1 longshot at Pompano

on 01/19/2010 12:00 AM
By reining in a pair of winners that paid over $100 each to win in the past five-day span, driver David Ingraham has truly become 'the longshot man' in the early weeks of 2010 at The Isle Pompano Park. Last Wednesday evening, Ingraham shocked the house in the first race with a crafty off-the-pace score with My Heart's Cry for a 51-1 win mutuel of $105.20. On Monday evening...
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Dobson scores four on Mighty M card

on 01/19/2010 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson put on another driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon when he won four races on the program. Last Thursday Dobson won five races here and now leads the driving colony with 15 wins.   Dobson began the Monday card with a victory in the first race behind PB Racing Stables' Fox Valley Marissa ($45.80) in a 2:01.1 clocking and came back to ...
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Meadowlands increases Pick Four guarantee

on 01/19/2010 12:00 AM
The best bet in harness racing just got even better. Beginning Saturday, the Pick Four guaranteed pool at the Meadowlands will be $75,000 on Saturday and $35,000 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Offered nightly on races six through nine, the Pick Four is a "must bet" at the Meadowlands with its low 15 percent takeout, guaranteed pools and high return rate.   The Pick Four po...
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Wrenn on Meadowlands pre-race show Thursday

on 01/19/2010 12:00 AM
Peter Wrenn will sit "In The Sulky" on Meadowlands Racetrack's pre-card television broadcast on Thursday night. Best known for campaigning Hi Ho Silverheel's, Wrenn was one of Meadowlands Racetrack's leading drivers in the mid-1990s before returning to his home state of Michigan.   On Thursday night, he will steer his homebred mare Amarillo Sky in the $53,000 White Ruffles final.   F...
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Glory to Armbro Chronicle

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
The class prevailed in Sunday’s $91,100(C) Glorys Comet Trotting Series final at Woodbine with Armbro Chronicle turning in a devastating front-end victory for driver Mike Saftic in 1:53.4.   Making his fourth appearance in the Glorys Comet, the 8-year-old gelded son of Self Possessed-Pat Honey blasted straight to command from post five and led the field through a brisk opening panel of ...
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Kandor Hanover dominant in Lifetime Dream final

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
Kandor Hanover turned in a dominant first-over effort to capture the $60,000(C) Lifetime Dream Trotting Series final in a stakes record clocking of 1:55.4 on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.   The daughter of Tagliabue-Katelyns Glory had finished second in the two preliminary legs of the series and her chances greatly increased with the scratch, due to sickness, of Margarita Mary w...
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Callahan scores seven at Dover

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
I'm Outtahair, Corey Callahan's fifth of seven winning drives, won the $16,500 feature while Wendy T won a mare pace on a rainy and foggy Sunday over a track labeled "sloppy" at Dover Downs.   Red-hot Callahan chalked up an impressive score driving Gary and Barbara Iles homebred I'm Outtahair to his second straight victory in 1:53.3. With seven of the eight starters in the event...
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Lis Mara syndicate to aid Haitian relief effort

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
The Lis Mara syndicate is proud to announce a bold philanthropic initiative to help bring dignity to families who are suffering through the trauma of the earthquake that ravaged the already impoverished country of Haiti and, in particular, the city of Port au Prince.   As you may be aware, World Champion Lis Mara, through his victories in the Breeders Crown, two Canadian Pacing Derbies, and...
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Hypnotic Blue Chip tops sale at $325,000

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale got underway in the Meadowlands' paddock at 10 am on Monday morning.   The sale was topped by the 4-year-old pacing stallion Hypnotic Blue Chip, who Fran Azur bought with a bid of $325,000. Consigned by Northwood Bloodstock Agency, Hypnotic Blue Chip took a mark of 1:49.2 and ran his career earnings to $571,488 in 2009 for trainer Mark Ha...
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Ohio horseman Gale Dubbs dies in car accident

on 01/18/2010 12:00 AM
Former Ohio-based trainer Gale Dubbs has died in a single-car accident near Greenville. The accident occurred either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, with the local police finding the crash sight around 10 a.m. Sunday after receiving a tip from passing motorist. A native of Indiana, Mr. Dubbs was 68.   According to the U.S. Trotting Association, Mr. Dubbs had 58 driving wins and...
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Final Presidential primaries held

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
Western Shore paced the fastest mile of the meet so far with a 1:49 stunner in the $50,000 second round of the Presidential Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Alllamerican Idol and Southwestern Dream were first to the front before Western Shore crossed over to take the lead in a :54.2 half. Driver George Brennan and Western Shore opened up their lead as they reached th...
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Willowdale Series splits contested

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
 Ideal Race was a repeat winner while Handsome Harry captured the other division in Saturday's second leg of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds during an unseasonably warm night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The first $35,000(C) division was an action-packed affair from start to finish with Shady Cam parking well past the opening quarter of :25.4 before clearing the field and...
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Legal Litigator rules in Yonkers feature

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
Favored Legal Litigator (Cat Manzi) lasted on the lead Saturday night, earning a Yonkers Raceway repeat in the $32,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Ordered outside his six rivals, Legal Litigator was wide early, taking the lead from Lindy's Bandit (Greg Grismore) after a :27 opening quarter mile. He then rolled by a :55 intermission and 1:23.2 three-quarters. Jo Pa's Wild Card (Jim Pantaleano...
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Infinite Desire takes top pace at Dover

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
Infinite Desire won the $13,700 pace and Fivedollarsforsox the $12,500 featured trot on Saturday at Dover Downs.   Sean Bier moved Jeff and Paul Long's Infinite Desire into the lead heading to the clubhouse turn and proved invincible in the $13,700 feature for younger female pacers. The Jenna's Beach Boy-High Roller Ash 4 year-old won for the first time in her second start since arrivi...
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Scharf presents Gallo scholarship at Meadowlands

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf presented nursing student Maddie Dudka with a $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, named for his champion pacer, on Saturday in the Meadowlands Racetrack winner's circle.   Scharf, a successful New York real estate manager, has awarded more than $95,000 in tuition funds in the name of his 2000 Horse of the Year since 2005. The Gallo Blue Chip scholarship is administered t...
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David Brooks ordered back to jail

on 01/17/2010 12:00 AM
David Brooks, whose Bulletproof Enterprises is now listed under his son Andrew's name, has reportedly had his bail revoked and remanded back to prison after federal officials alleged he had concealed millions of dollars in assets overseas. David Brooks is scheduled to go to trial later this month on charges that he looted his body-armor company in 2007.   In 2009, horses owned by Bulletproo...
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