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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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Cats Meow wins Damsel Final

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
Cats Meow survived a close four-way photo to win the $80,000 Damsel Pacing Series Final for three and four-year-old fillies and mares on Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack.With Randy Waples in the driver’s seat, the four-year-old daughter of Goliath Bayama - Cataclysm got away second in the first quarter behind longshot Keepers Destiny who shot straight to the front from post 10.Cats Meow made...
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Sir Churchill wins at Hoosier

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
The 17th  season of Standardbred racing got underway Thursday, March 25 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino over a sloppy track surface with a newcomer to Indiana taking the first race of the night. Sir Churchhill, driven by Dan Shetler, won the season opener in a time of 2:01.2 to break his maiden in his first start for 2010.Starting from the second tier post 10, Shetler got away in mid-pack...
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OG's Si Bon earns a win at Cal-Expo

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
After a string a fine efforts, OG's Si Bon finally got through the door she had been knocking on. Conditioned-claimers were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (March 25), on which OG's Si Bon never looked back. Leaving, but while out-left, driver James Kennedy accelerated his mare to the first-turn before getting the lead well after an eighth of a mile.  Did Kennedy use his charge into ...
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Announcer Huston heading to Truro

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
The Truro Harness Horse Owners Association (THHOA) has announced that Roger Huston, voice of The Meadows and the Little Brown Jug, and one of the most recognizable voices in harness racing history, will serve as guest speaker at its upcoming banquet on Saturday, April 24, at the Truro Horsemen's Club. Huston will also announce the races at Truro on the following day, Sunday, April 25.   The...
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More action on proposed Red Mile plan

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
Lexington's Urban County Council approved an ordinance Thursday that established the Red Mile Development Area, allowing the developer to apply to the state for $54 million in tax-increment funding.   Last spring The Red Mile began the process of having the zoning of its property changed from agriculture to a commercial mix. At those meetings representatives of The Red Mile said t...
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Harness Eye Giwner's picks sharp at Big M Thursday

on 03/26/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner got the weekend off to a good start at the Meadowlands with a three-win night on Thursday. Giwner started fast when an exacta box using his top three horses in the first race was a winning ticket returning $148.40, and he added five more exactas to his successful card by the end of the night, including a $36.40 payoff in the 11th race.   Giwner’s picks are...
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