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Applications for 'Dewey Degree' due May 31

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Upstate New York Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association is looking for eligible high school seniors (or returning college students) from families of licensed owners, trainers, or drivers who participate full or part time in harness racing. They can now log on to www.upstatenyushwa.com and print out an application form that could bring them $1,500 closer to completing their colleg...
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Penn National to ban sellers for slaughter

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., North America’s largest pari-mutuel operator, Monday announced a company-wide policy addressing individuals competing at its pari-mutuel facilities who sell their horses to brokers for resale and slaughter.   The Company’s policy states “Any horsemen stabled at a Penn National Gaming Inc. owned or operated horse racing facility who knowingly, or without...
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Gefilte Fish off the Passover Pace menu

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
A week ago the Monticello Raceway publicity department got a call from Canadian Sheldon Rose who asked if he entered his pacing mare, Gefilte Fish, in the track’s annual Passover Pace would he be able to participate  in the event relegated to drivers of Jewish  descent. He was told in no uncertain terms, that yes he would get a drive as long as he brought his pacer whose name was so ap...
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TrackMaster to text re: post times

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
TrackMaster, the leading provider of electronic harness racing information in the United States and Canada, announced on tuesday that it has upgraded its Virtual Stable™ service. Virtual Stable™, a free service available at trackmaster.com, alerts users via e-mail when horses they are tracking are entered in a race.   In addition to current email options, users can elect to receive...
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Handicapping championship on April 24

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
The National Harness Handicapping Championship, harness racing's only tournament to feature $50,000 in prize money, will bring together the nation's top handicappers on Saturday, April 24, at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Players who have not qualified through a satellite tournament may buy directly into the NHHC Final for $800 [$400 entry fee/$400 tournament bankroll]. The NHHC entry fee i...
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John Campbell on Thursday Big M show

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
John Campbell will talk about his Four Leaf Clover-Night Styles stakes double and more on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Thursday night pre-card broadcast.   Fans can e-mail questions for harness racing’s all-time leading driver to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com.
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Pocono cancels due to snow

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Due to heavy snow and deteriorating racing conditions, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs management made the decision to cancel the remainder of Tuesday night’s live harness racing card at the completion of the 6th race.  There were 13 races scheduled   Live racing is scheduled to resume on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM ET.
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Expensive Toy takes Meadows series final

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Expensive Toy found the Lightning Lane just in time, charging through to erase a two-length deficit and capture Tuesday’s $25,600 final of the Wheel of Fortune series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Meadows.   Expensive Toy was racing in third when Up Front Mustang launched a first-over bid and overtook the leader, Picture Me. But when Up Front Mustang could not draw ...
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Claudius Augustus invades Hoosier Park and wins

on 03/29/2010 2:00 AM
Claudius Augustus is looking to rule over a new empire as he coasted home to victory in the $23,000 Invitational Trot Saturday, March 27 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.   Driven by Hoosier Park newcomer Lemoyne  “Moony” Svendsen, the 6-year-old stallion trotted under the wire in 1:56.1 to earn his fifth win in six starts for 2010 at his new location.   Startin...
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Bernie Waugh dies at 68

on 03/29/2010 2:00 AM
Bernard K. Waugh, 68, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, March 25, at his home in Vernon, NY.    "Bernie” was born on May 16, 1941, in Denmark, N.Y., a son of the late Cyril and Shirley (Griffis) Waugh, and attended Hermon Dekalb Central School.He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964.Bernie then started the B.K. Waugh racing Stable at Verno...
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Callmecowboy wins at Dover

on 03/29/2010 2:00 AM
Callmecowboy won the $18,500 filly and mare pace, while Robindarch was placed first in the $16,500 filly division at Dover Downs on a rainy Sunday.   Brad Hanners drove the first of his two winners by directing Howard and Josh Kaufman's Callmecowboy to his first win for the owners who claimed him in February. The Blissfull Hall-Coastarosa gelding set a personal speed record of 1:54 for...
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Badlands Hanover's book full and closed

on 03/29/2010 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada and the Badlands Hanover Syndicate has announced that the 2010 book of Badlands Hanover is full and closed.  He is best known as the sire of millionaires Badlands Nitro, Mr. Wiggles and 2008 Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year Tug River Princess.   “Badlands Hanover has attracted another strong group of high quality mares in 2010,” stated Winbak ...
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Maryland legislator trying to help save Rosecroft

on 03/29/2010 2:00 AM
Legislation calling for separate Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing commissions in Maryland is facing opposition from the state’s Thoroughbred industry, according to the sponsor of the bill.   C. Anthony Muse, a Maryland state senator for the 26th legislative district—where Rosecroft Raceway is located—wrote a letter to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on March 26, asking for him to ...
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Cammabis paces 1:50.1 at Pompano

on 03/28/2010 2:00 AM
By virtue of a 1:50.1 tour in the $15,000 Open Handicap Pace on the Saturday evening,the 7-year- old gelding Cammabis became the fastest pacing  performer of the 2009-2010 meet at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Kevin Wallis had the Cambest-Majestic Lady career winner of $278,000 fired up off the gate to make all the pace in :27, :54, and 1:22.1 which set the stage for the ...
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Ohio voters to have their say on slots at tracks

on 03/28/2010 2:00 AM
The Ohio Secretary of State has certified enough valid signatures by LetOhioVote.org so that a statewide referendum approving slots at the state's racetracks will appear on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.   Last April Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland approved slots at the tracks through his budget, but the state's Supreme Court later ruled that a referendum needed to be held.   Stricklan...
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New York City OTB says it will close April 11

on 03/27/2010 2:00 AM
The winning ticket for the record payoff Pick 4 at the Meadowlands on Friday night was played at New York City OTB, but plans to keep the off-track betting operation open are looking dim. Negotiations on Friday to come up with a bailout plan to keep New York City OTB afloat while it deals with its millions of dollars in liabilities--many to tracks--failed.   With no plan approved by the New...
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Kindly Poet best in Spring Pacing Championship

on 03/27/2010 2:00 AM
Kindly Poet is a pacer known for his off-the-pace prowess, but he used his front-stepping skills to capture the opening leg of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday evening, scoring in 1:51.   In rein to Sylvain Filion, the 7-year-old son of Western Ideal-Stonebridge Elite battled to the quarter pole in :26.2 with Hyperion Hanover and driver Jody Jamieson before r...
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Lisagain wins Four Leaf Clover by nose

on 03/27/2010 2:00 AM
You could say it took a bit of an Irish connection to win this year's Four Leaf Clover Final. In a wild rush to the finish, Lisagain, bred by Timothy J. Rooney, out-sprinted Alexie Mattosie and Golden Receiver to win the $132,000 final by a nose Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   In what was perhaps the most competitive final in the stake’s history, Lisagain was sent off...
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Callahan, Teague win 2 Levy divisions

on 03/27/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's premier event for free-for-allers--the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing  Series--began its six-week odyssey on a brisk Saturday night with a half-dozen, $50,000 divisions. Nearly everyone came to play, with 43 of the 52 nominees peddling their wares.   Millionaire Blueridge Western ($8.60) earned first-dance honors, taking advantage of a slick Dave Palone drive to l...
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Celebrity Playboy in Horse & Groom shocker

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
A photo was needed to declare the winner in both stakes races contested Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Celebrity Playboy stopped the pacesetter Impel Hanover by a nose to pull off a 32-1 upset in the $96,000 Horse & Groom Final.  Driver Ron Pierce and Celebrity Playboy drafted behind Impel Hanover the whole way and burst through late on the pylons en route to a 1:53.3 clocking.&n...
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