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Tessallation named Ohio Horse of the Month for March

on 04/07/2010 2:00 AM
The five-year-old pacing gelding Tessallation won three of his four starts at Northfield Park in March, enough to earn him honors as the Ohio Horse of the Month. He was selected by members of the Ohio chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Assn.The son of Cambest started the month on March 6 with a grueling trip to win over Jeff The Builder in 1:55.4. That trip seemed cushy compared to his start a we...
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Shady Sabrina, All Or None win at Dover

on 04/07/2010 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, April 6, Shady Sabrina won the $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace for the second straight week with a career fastest clocking of 1:52 at Dover Downs. Earlier All Or None came within a fifth-of-second of a track record winning the $20,000 Mares pace in 1:50.1.Tim Tetrick chalked up his fourth win on the card, steering Shady Sabrina to victory in 1:52. It was the Cam's Dignity-Mymymymyshar...
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Threepeat for Autumn Magic at Meadows

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
Taking a page from her own book, Autumn Magic sprinted to the lead, controlled the fractions and held on late to capture her third straight in Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Back on March 29, Autumn Magic took the lead from post 6, pocketed Spring Break and downed that rival by a head. It was déjà vu all over again Monday when Dave Palone sent Au...
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Winners impress in Celias Counsel opener

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
Bramalea Hanover and Little River Dance were both impressive winners in their respective divisions of the opening leg of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for three-year-old fillies on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack.Bramalea Hanover, a $180,000 yearling from the 2008 Harrisburg Sale, used first-over tactics to capture the first $20,000(C) split for driver Steve Condren in 1:58.2. The dau...
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Cheesebrew bubbles up in Florida

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
It seemed like just a matter of time before trainer Dennis Cheesebrew would have a breakout career year and he's taking in stride the fact that it appears to finally be at hand for him in 2010. "I would like to think I've paid my dues in the business since I first got licensed as a groom in 1989. Basically, I decided to go out on my own because I got tired of being a second trainer, though ev...
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Booze Cruzin wins at Dover

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
On a Summer-like Monday, April 5, the accent was on speed. Booze Cruzin won the $40,000 Preferred/Handicap pace and Solano and Delivered From Zin continue to step up winning the $38,000 Delaware Special and $30,000 Open paces respectively.In the feature, Tim Tetrick rolled Booze Cruizin away quickly in the feature, a field reduced to six when Victor Vuitton N was scratch. After reaching the half i...
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Vernon press night draws nine races

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
The Vernon horse colony will be on display Tuesday evening for the first qualifying races of the 2010 season. The 6:55 post time is designed to "knock the dust off" the venerable racing facility and local press will be invited to attend and enjoy refreshments along with the nine race card.   The Howie & Jessica Okusko stable has a horse in every race, led by local favories...
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Mazel Tov! Charles wins first race in 18 years

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
Before this year’s Passover Pace went to post on Monday,  the race had  were more ups and downs than any other in the 12 years that Monticello Raceway has been presenting the “Race for the Matzohs.” But for one happy participant the day and results could not have been better. Alan Charles, who raced horses in metropolitan New York years ago and who now is trying a comeback of ...
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Pocono moves qualifiers up a day to April 14

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
A qualifying date scheduled for Thursday morning, April 15, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has been moved to Wednesday, April 14. Post time is 10 a.m.   Dale Rapson, vice president of racing, and Saul Needle, director of racing, stated the date was moved to accommodate contractors working on an infield renovation project at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack.   The renovations i...
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Florida agrees to blackjack deal with Seminoles

on 04/06/2010 2:00 AM
The state of Florida has reached an agreement with the Seminole tribe that allows the Seminoles to have blackjack at five facilities in the state, in exchange for paying the state at least $1 billion over the next five years.   What does this mean for the South Florida pari-mutuel operators? The pact with the Seminoles, which still must be approved by the Florida House and Senate, includes ...
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Lenore 'Lee' Bowen dies

on 04/05/2010 2:00 AM
Lenore "Lee" Vinnedge Bowen, the wife of The Red Mile's director of sponsorships Charlie Bowen, died Sunday, April 4. She was 82.   A graduate of Miami University, Mrs. Bowen was a member of Alpha Omega Pi sorority and in 1947 named queen of Miami's Recensio Yearbook. For many years she was a member of Childhood League and continued as an assistant board member. She was a past member of the...
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Rosecroft to close on April 19

on 04/05/2010 2:00 AM
Kelley Rogers, president of Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc., notified employees and Standardbred horsemen that Rosecroft Raceway would cease operations on April 19, 2010 without the help of the Maryland legislature.   "The Cloverleaf Enterprises board of directors felt that it was important to notify our employees and horsemen that Rosecroft would close on April 19. It is very sad when you cons...
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Meadowlands stable area to remain open year-round

on 04/05/2010 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority have reached an agreement to keep open the Meadowlands Racetrack’s stable area all year.   “Traditionally, the stable area would close at the conclusion of the racing season in August to allow the Meadowlands to prepare for its fall thoroughbred meet,” said To...
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Ramegade Bruiser, Dali win SPC splits at Woodbine

on 04/04/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of familiar faces, Ramegade Bruiser and Dali, were victorious in their respective divisions of the second leg of the Spring Pacing Championship for older pacers on a windy Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Ramegade Bruiser turned in a determined effort to captured the opening $50,000(C) split for driver Roger Mayotte in 1:54.3.   The 7-year-old Rambaran gelding was par...
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Pilgrims Toner fares best in Meadowlands invite

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
 Pilgrims Toner extended his winning streak to four races in the $32,000 Invitational Pace on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   With Yannick Gingras at the lines, Pilgrims Toner sat a pocket trip behind Western Shore, angled out approaching the far turn and drew off to a 2 1/2-length margin in a career-best 1:49 clocking. Letsgetitstarted and Mr Hallwell were second and t...
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Mystery Chase repeats at Pocono

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
The $28,000 Open Handicap Pace Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs once again found Jim Morrill Jr. in the winner’s circle with Mystery Chase.   Last week it was Mystery Chase, a 5-year-old Real Artist stallion trained by Donnie Russell, closing fast to win by a nose over Western Bay and Matt Kakaley. The second time around it was Mystery Chase getting a solid trip in the pocket ...
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Aerobic Linda takes Dover trot

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of $16,000 events shared the Saturday feature roles at Dover Downs. Aerobic Linda scored a 1:57.3 win in the trot while Sweet Bobbie Ann had just enough to win the distaff pace in 1:55.1.   The females excelled in the top trot as Graham Grace Stable's Aerobic Linda, a daughter of Dream Vacation-Aerobics, driven by Jon Roberts romped to a 1:57.3 victory in a $16,000 trot and the other...
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Cammabis, Baseball Express repeat at Pompano

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
The horses laying claim to the fastest wins on each gait of the 2009-2010 meet at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Cammabis and Baseball Express, held their strong form for repeat wins on the first Saturday evening program of April.   "In the 45 starts I've had Cammabis he's never ceased to amaze me after his big wins," trainer Paul Holzman declard after his stable leader scor...
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Johnson, Svendsen double up at Hoosier

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has a new ruler among the trotting ranks. Claudius Augustus and Lemoyne “Mooney” Svendsen proved supreme again with their second straight win in the co-featured $23,000 Invitational Trot on Saturday.   Starting from post four in the 10-horse lineup, Claudius Augustus left for the top, but was content to let Blowlowsanta and Elliott Deaton go ahead and le...
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Jamieson heading to Finland

on 04/03/2010 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson, the leading dash-winning driver in 2009, revealed Friday night on the Woodbine Racetrack in-house TV show that he is soon heading to Finland to compete over a 10-day span at tracks across that country. Jamieson said he will leave April 8 for what he termed a "whirlwind tour" overseas.   Jamieson, voted the 2009 O'Brien Award as Canada's leading driver after scoring a Canadian...
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