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Falcon Seelster-Jadah Rose colt in Aussie race

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
A colt with a strong U.S. connection will be one of the major players in Australia’s richest 2-year-old race, the $A300,000 Australian Gold, Friday, April 23, at Tabcorp Park Menangle.   Jadahson, a son of Falcon Seelster-Jadah Rose, was one of the most impressive of the 10 heats winners for the Gold  race last weekend at the Melton track. He’s now won three of his five starts, wit...
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HHI announces new officers

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International, representing 16 member associations and nearly 10,000 individuals, recently concluded its election of officers and directors.   Elected president was long time Michigan horseman Gene Oldford. Oldford was re-elected for a new three-year term.   The remaining slate is as follows: First Vice President--Tom Luchento (New Jersey) Second&nbs...
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Big win for Write Stuff Stable

on 04/14/2010 2:00 AM
The Write Stuff Stable, a group that includes trainer Ernie Gaskin, The Horseman And Fair World’s Greg Schuler, and Nicole Kraft of Hoof Beats, had a winner on Wednesday night at Hoosier Park with JD’s Awesome Al. In addition to giving the Write Stuff Stable a victory, the win came on the day of Kraft's birthday.   JD’s Awesome Al, a 6-year-old gelding by Full Of Fun, turned...
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Bramalea Hanover repeats in Celias Counsel

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Bramalea Hanover was a repeat winner while Sleek Agent posted a mild upset in Monday’s second leg of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.Bramalea Hanover was sent straight to the front in the opening $20,000 division for driver Steve Condren and got total respect from her rivals as she was able to steal away with soft fractions of :28, :58.2 and 1:...
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TSM Photo Bugger wins Meadows series opener

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
TSM Photo Bugger had to work for the lead, but he dominated once he got there, drawing off to victory in Monday’s opening leg of the Michaelrowyourboat, a series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, at The Meadows. Talladega Hanover captured the other $15,000 opening-leg division.TSM Photo Bugger moved to the leader, Photo Sport, past the quarter but encountered stiff resistance and needed ...
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Stock rising for Pompano's "Team Paquet"

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
  With a recent resurgence of their stock at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park the trainer-driver couple known as "Team Paquet" has a trend going which is pointing to an outstanding year ahead.  "It was a combination of things that set us back" explains trainer Jamie Paquet. "This is the second year for us to be racing a stable together here in South Florida. There were some in ou...
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Melvin's Dream a repeat winner at Dover

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Melvin's Dream stepped up in class to win the $40,000 Preferred, Dontloseyourdayjob, the $37,000 Delaware Special, Ideal Vintage the $30,000 Open and Zee Barber took the $28,000 Four-Year-Old Open features on Monday, April 12 at Dover Downs. In a racetrack ceremony Three Of Spades was named Dover Downs Horse of the Meet.After winning last week's Four-Year-Old Open in 1:49.3, Melvin's Dream took on...
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Tioga & Vernon April payments due

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Trotting Classic requires a $500 sustaining payment and the Bettor's Delight, Artiscape, Credit Winner and Conway Hall all require a sustaining payment of $2,000 postmarked by April 15. The Tioga Downs slate of Late-Closing events has an April 15 close as well.   Information on all of these events is available at the Tioga website
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Andy Miller `In The Sulky' at Meadowlands

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Andy Miller will sit In The Sulky on the Meadowlands show on Thursday night to talk about Lucky Jim’s rivalry with Enough Talk, the Su Mac Final and a potential trip to Sweden for the Elitlopp. The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. Fans may e-mail questions for Miller to answer on air to racing@thebigm.com.   On Friday night, Klaus Koch will join the broadcast team to discuss the possible inv...
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Barberio wins Last Chance NHHC qualifier

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Robert Barberio won the Last Chance NHHC Qualifier on Saturday, April 10, at Meadowlands Racetrack. Barberio advanced to the National Harness Handicapping Championship, in which he will compete for $50,000 in prize money and bragging rights as the sport’s top horseplayer, on Saturday, April 24. Players in the Last Chance Qualifier began the tournament with a $100 bankroll and were required...
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Italian winner traces to Cassin Hanover

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
One of the biggest winners in Europe last weekend carries the blood of a legendary American trotting mare.   Mago d’Amore won the 99,000 euro Gran Premio Citta di Turin on Sunday, April 11. He is a 4-year-old son of the leading Italian stallion Lemon Dra (Sharif di Iesolo, a son of the Victory Song-stallion Quick Song) and his dam is Do It Wise.   Do It Wise is a daughter of D...
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Field set for Sweden's Olympic Trot

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Sweden's famed Olympic Trot will be held Sunday, April 17, at the Aby track in Gothenburg. The race will carry a purse of approximately $200,000. Betting from the race helps fund the training of Sweden's Olympic athletic teams.   Simb Chaplin got into the race after Global Investment was withdrawn. Global Investment, a 7-year-old gelding by Pine Chip-Armbro Naive, came from b...
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Massachusetts House passes slots bill

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
The Massachusetts House of Representatives -- by voice vote on Tuesday morning -- passed a bill that would legalize slot machines at the state’s four racetracks and establish two other casinos, and then followed that vote with two more votes against sending the measure back to committee and against allowing more public hearings on the question. The bill would permit up to 750 slot machines at ...
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Groff to be on hit show Glee

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
Jonathan Groff, son of longtime Pennsylvania trainer Jim Groff, has performed on Broadway and now he'll be on the hit Fox TV show "Glee." Groff will begin a story arc on the popular show tonight at 9:28 pm as the character Jesse St. James, who becomes a romantic rival for lead character Rachel Berry (Lea Michele).   Jonathan Groff, who shot to stardom in the Tony Award winning play “...
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Clash of the Titans: Part 3

on 04/13/2010 2:00 AM
The “Clash of the Titans: Part 3” debuts Friday night at the Meadowlands, with Enough Talk and Lucky Jim, the past two Older Trotters of the Year, respectively, renewing their rivalry in the $125,000 final of the Su Mac Lad Series. Lucky Jim won the opening leg in 1:52.1 with Enough Talk second, but the two switched places in the second round with Enough Talk scoring in 1:52.4. Just like last...
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Robin I Scoot wins season's debut

on 04/12/2010 2:00 AM
It was an evening of returning Indiana champions on the track as Robin I Scoot coasted home to victory in the co-featured $23,000 Invitational Pace Saturday, April 10 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Robin I Scoot, 2008 Indiana Horse of the Year, is back better than ever, winning his first race of 2010.Starting from post eight in the 10-horse lineup, driver Trace Tetrick hustled Robin I Scoot ...
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Missed Tide and Fussy's Bad score at Dover

on 04/12/2010 2:00 AM
Missed Tide made up for breaking stride last week with a 1:51.4 victory in a $16,500 4&5-Year-Old pace, while in the next race Fussy's Bad came on for a 1:54.1 decision in a similar event for distaffs on Sunday, April 11 at Dover Downs. Leading driver Corey Callahan had three wins.Corey Callahan and Missed Tide chased Break My Art (Tony Morgan) through the lane before finally passing his rival...
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Arrangements for Ronnie Williams

on 04/12/2010 2:00 AM
Arrangements have been announced for Ronnie W. Williams, of Lebanon, Ohio, who died Dec. 5, 2009, during a fire at Lebanon Raceway. Mr. Williams was 54.   Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., with a memorial service following, all at the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon.   Born in Hamilton, Ohio, on Nov. 7, 1955, to George a...
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PA-sired races worth $15 million in 2010

on 04/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Racing Commission, a part of the state’s Department of Agriculture, is pleased to note that the 2010 Pennsylvania-sired harness stakes season should be the richest ever in the history of the Commonwealth, with $15 million being awarded at the pari-mutuel tracks between the Sire Stakes and the Stallion Series.   The Stallion Series, introduced for 2 year olds last year as ...
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Equine job fair set for April 28 in Goshen

on 04/12/2010 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum and U.S. Trotting Association will hold the second annual Equine Job Fair on Wednesday, April 28, from 5 to 8 pm at the Museum, 240 Main St., Goshen, NY.   The event is free and open to anyone seeking or offering a job in the horse world. Participating employers can be seeking to fill current or future openings for any kind of job, temporary or permanent, full or p...
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