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Jersey Girls Series underway at Meadowlands

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The magic number was 1:51.3. That’s what it took to win a Jersey Girls leg at the Meadowlands Thursday night. In the first leg, LR Dancing Dream prevailed with Idol and Dream’s Bar close behind. Laughandbehappy, who was racing on Lasix for the first time, followed up her Night Styles triumph the previous week with her victory in a Jersey Girls leg.   LR Dancing Dream, a 4-year-old ...
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Breeders Fund action at Dover

on 04/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old first leg preliminaries shifted to colt and gelding pacers and trotters on Thursday at Dover Downs. Superbad Hanover, Lou's Bad Yankee, McMurray Hanover and Cool Runnings won the $20,000 paces while Par Done My Putt and Strike N Cash took the DSBF soph trots. Jim Morand had his biggest night of the meet racking up four winners.   ...
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Shady Sabrina shines in the rain at Dover

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Shady Sabrina, second last week and overlooked this time at 9-1, became Tim Tetrick's fifth consecutive victory on a rain-drenched Tuesday card, winning the $30,000 Mares Open Handicap at Dover Downs.   As a strong field of feature-race pacing distaff turned for home, Shady Sabrina had not received a contender's mention. Tetrick hustled the Cam's Dignity-Mymymymysharona 8 year old fr...
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First-leg Levy winners all return for round 2

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Stakes action remains very much in vogue this weekend, with Yonkers Raceway offering 16 series events Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday night, it's round two of the popular George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. As was the case in last week's opener, a happy half dozen of $50,000 Free-For-All divisions go postward. Each and every one of last week's winners have returned to double down, wit...
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It's a wonder the winner paid $9.60 at Monticello

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Neither wind, nor rain, nor gloom of day could keep DJ Wonder away from the winner's circle at Monticello raceway on Tuesday afternoon. With Bruce Aldrich Jr. once again at the controls the veteran Space Shuttle 7-year-old gelding rambled down the homestretch to collar the leaders and then draw off to a two-length triumph in 1:59.1 clocking in the weekly pacing feature. It was the third ...
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New York-based horseman Richard Ingrassia dies

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
After a four-month mysterious debilitating illness, Monticello Raceway trainer-driver Richard M. Ingrassia, died at his home in Hurleyville, N.Y., on Tuesday, March 30. He was 45.   At the time of his death, he was also employed as an assistant trainer for Ray Schnittker, with whom he was associated for many years.   Mr. Ingrassia, the son of veteran horseman Rona...
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Butler Bulldog--the trotter--wins in Indy

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
As the Butler Bulldogs prepare for the upcoming NCAA Final Four games in Indianapolis, Butler Bulldog, the equine representative in the state of Indiana, was doing a little prep work of his own. Butler Bulldog, a 3-year-old trotter, set the winning tone Wednesday 31 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, capturing the first race of the evening with trainer Doug Rideout in the race bike.  ...
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Three straight March wins for Jessalilmixup

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Jessalilmixup made it three straight in the month of March as the 6-year-old mare won the featured pace of the Wednesday card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The mare's winning time was 1:54.   The track’s leading driver and trainer also continued on their winning ways. George Napolitano Jr. drove Jessalilmixup to the win in the $20,000 claiming pace for fillies and mares. Lou P...
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Briteolive longshot winner in DSBF prelim at Dover

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
The 95-1 shot Briteolive lit up the toteboard while winning one of six $20,000 first leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) at Dover Downs Wednesday.   Briteolive put on a late race burst to overtake battling leaders Iosmio (Bryan Truitt), second, and race favorite Model Legs (Montrell Teague), third, and capture the first $20,000 DSBF Filly pace in a lifetime fastest 1:54.4, paying...
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Wallis closing in fast on 9,000 wins

on 03/31/2010 2:00 AM
Over the course of the past week it's looked a lot like Kevin Wallis doesn't want to waste any time getting to his next major career milestone. After a three-win performance on the Wednesday program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, the 53-year-old driver stands at 8,983 wins. At the rate he's been going lately, Wallis certainly won't be long getting to the 9,000 win plateau.   O...
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A winner at The Meadows after 19 tries

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Global Winner K, an 18-race maiden entering Monday’s Triple Diamond Series, picked an opportune time to get his act together, as he captured a $28,200 race for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows.   Global Winner K had come close to graduating before, losing a win to disqualification last year and breaking stride on a clear lead in last week’s Triple Diamond leg....
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Trips for Three Of Spades

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Three Of Spaces made it three $40,000 Preferred Handicap Pace victories in a row while Solano, also leaving from an outside post, won the $37,000 Delaware Special on a rainy Monday at Dover Downs.   It apparently is getting to be a habit for Bill DeLodovico and Bib Roberts' Three Of Spades. The 7-year-old Cam's Card Shark-Triple Flip was sidelined for much of 2009, but since Dover Downs o...
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Say there, Kleinhans joins Passover Pace

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
On Monday, April 5, when the marshall calls the pacers for Monticello Raceway’s 12th annual Passover Pace,  Peter Klienhans will be among the participants.   “I wanted to drive last year,” Kleinhans recalled ,” but I called in too late and all the mounts were promised to others. But this year I got in early and I am looking forward to taking home the trophy as well as the ...
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Longtime Ohio breeder-owner Elbridge Moxley dies

on 03/30/2010 2:00 AM
Northfield Park Wall of Fame inductee Elbridge Moxley of Westfield Center, Ohio, and Boca Raton, Fla., died Saturday, March 27, at his home in Florida. He was 96.   Mr. Moxley's early professional business career was forged with his uncle at Earl Gibbs Automobile Agency, and later he and his brother, John, founded the Medina Supply Company which grew to become one of the pre-eminent ce...
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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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