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Sportswriter, All Speed Hanover top Jug eligibles

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
Two-year-old North American pacing champion Sportswriter and his Breeders Crown nemesis All Speed Hanover are the early favorites in a wide-open 65th Little Brown Jug this year. A total of 148 three-year-old colts and geldings remain eligible to the $550,000 Classic which will be raced Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds.   Sportswriter was voted th...
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NJ Assembly passes measure supporting Hambo

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
The full New Jersey Assembly approved today [March 22, 2010] a measure encouraging the Hambletonian Triple Crown event to remain at the Meadowlands.Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, Burlington, Mercer and Monmouth, sponsored the resolution with hopes of keeping one of America’s oldest sporting events in New Jersey, where it has been held since 1981. In May, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Au...
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Sutton gets OK to resume driving at Hoosier Park

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
When Hoosier Park Racing & Casino opens for live racing Thursday, March 25, former leading driver Josh Sutton will be a part of the colony. Sutton, who was previously banned from racing in Indiana for two years, has been issued a probationary license by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC).   “What happened 2 ½ years ago, I think it has made me a better driver,” admitted Sutt...
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Meadowlands drivers remember their first time

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
The first time racing under the lights at Meadowlands Racetrack is full of nervous excitement for any driver, whether he is a rising star or seasoned professional. In this video, harness racing's leading reinsmen recall how they felt during their first drives at Meadowlands Racetrack. Watch it now on Meadowlands Racetrack's YouTube Channel by clicking here.
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Double Dribble bounces to Meadows series win

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
Double Dribble did a double take at the top of the lane, didn’t like what he saw outside and bounced into the Lightning Lane to capture a division of the Wheel Of Fortune at The Meadows. Foolish Attempt also used a late brush Tuesday to take the other $15,000, second-leg split of the series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Double Dribble was 2-1/2 lengths behind the dueling ...
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Odds are In Schadt’s favor in Night Styles

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
A three-horse entry from trainer Robin Schadt and Dana Parham’s Odds On Racing tops the field of pacing fillies to compete in the $60,000 Night Styles Final Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Odds On Moinet, the best of the Odds On bunch, bids for her fourth straight win and second series crown in the Night Styles Final. The daughter of Real Artist-Aparte won the $61,000 Tender Loving Care ...
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Man In Motion moves into Dover winner's circle

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce drove his fourth winner Man In Motion to win the $16,500 feature while Ross Wolfenden and Ms. Ed teamed for the $16,500 sub-feature distaff pace at Dover Downs on Sunday.   Baron Racing Stable's Man In Motion made good use of starting from the inside as Pierce orchestrated a 1:53 victory, the second straight for the Spoortsmaster-Mor-Lin Express gelding in the $18,500...
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Harness Tracks of America offers scholarships

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
The Harness Tracks of America College Scholarship Fund is offering five, $5,000 scholarships for post-secondary education to students actively involved in the sport of harness racing or to the children of harness racing professionals (living or deceased), including licensed drivers, trainers, caretakers or management officials.   Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, fina...
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Kakaley ready to take on Pocono

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
Matt Kakaley, the youngest driver in harness racing history to surpass 1,000 wins, begins a new chapter in his life when Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opens its 2010 live harness racing meet Tuesday night. First post is 6:30 p.m.   It won’t be an easy task for Kakaley, whose hometown is Streetsboro, Ohio, when he takes to the racetrack to challenge the likes of Jim Morrill Jr., Joe Pavia Jr...
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NY horsemen reinforce support for Pretlow proposal

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
In response to Monday’s bankruptcy court ruling to uphold the proposed bankruptcy of New York City Off Track Betting, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York reinforced their support for a restructuring proposal released last week by NYS Assembly Racing & Wagering Committee chairman Gary Pretlow.   The following was the decision released Monday by the bankruptcy cour...
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Pebble Creek rallies for Silver Reign win

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
Pebble Creek swept from off the pace to capture the $60,000(C) Silver Reign Pacing Series final for 3-year-old fillies on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Mike Saftic had the daughter of Modern Art - Hayser Creek sitting well back in eighth position in the early portions of the mile before coming to the outside to follow cover. The lead would change hands four times before the three-qu...
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Three Of Spades has winning hand again

on 03/22/2010 2:00 AM
Three Of Spades displayed his closing punch in a 1:50.3 victory in the $40,000 Preferred Handicap Pace while Proper Respect took no prisoners winning the $37,000 Delaware Special Handicap on a track labeled 'good," at Dover Downs on Monday.   After scoring a powerful 1:51 victory last week, Jon Roberts called on Three Of Spades late this time closing fast to secure a triumph in th...
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USTA continues stay of Brooks's suspension

on 03/21/2010 2:00 AM
In a full board session on Sunday morning, the board of directors of the U.S. Trotting Association agreed to continue the stay of its suspension of Standardbred owner and USTA member Jeffrey Brooks and family members and various stables associated with Brooks.   On Feb. 2 the USTA suspensed the licenses of Jeffrey Brooks, various family members, and stables, most notably...
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Brent Holland drives 4,000th winner

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
Brent Holland, Call Me Yours and Winnin' Image engaged in March Marquee Madness as stars of Yonkers Raceway's Friday night fare.   Holland won the 4,000th race of hia career, guiding Bet to Win in the evening's $27,000, 10th-race Preferred Trot. The 6-year-old Credit Winner gelding, who owns the fastest local trot mile of the season (1:55.3), negotiated the mile in 1:57 as the 11-10 ($...
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Lil Bit Lil Bit wins Woodbine final

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
Lil Bit Lil Bit made short work of his six rivals in capturing Friday’s $60,000 Apaches Fame Pacing Series final for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack in 1:53.4.   The son of Rambaran - Little Bit Famous shot straight to the front from post six for driver Luc Ouellette and established command well before the first quarter in :27. Once on top, the colt raced prettymu...
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Lucky Jim back; could go to Elitlopp

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
Trotting powerhouse Lucky Jim got his 5-year-old campaign off to a triumphant start in the $32,000 invitational trot Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The 2009 Older Trotter of the Year got away fifth off the gate and was prompted to move around lagging cover mid-way down the backstretch as Likeabatoutahell carved the fractions up front. Lucky Jim floated up into second as they reach...
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O Lucky Me overcomes post 9, wins Meadows series opener

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
Fresh off a second-place finish in the Hopeful final, a sharp O Lucky Me overcame post 9 and captured Friday’s $15,000 opening leg of the Quarter Mile, an early-closing series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers, at The Meadows. O Lucky Me endured a tough first-over trip in the slop at Yonkers to earn her big Hopeful check, a show of determination that may have persuaded trainer/dri...
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She was Really Special

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
The first and final quarters of 26.4 pretty much told the story of the dominant performance by I'm Just Special in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace on the Friday evening, March 19 program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. With Kevin Wallis named for bike duty this week, I'm Just Special stepped off the gate to the quarter in 26.4 on the 68 degree (20 C.) evening in South...
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USTA board begins meetings

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
The annual board of directors meeting of the U.S. Trotting Association got underway Saturday in  Columbus, Ohio. The board’s first action after convening was the election of Dick Brandt Jr. as treasurer of the organization. Brandt, a director representing Ohio, replaces Judy Roland of Iowa. Also, Ivan Axelrod was re-elected chairman of the board, and Russell Williams was returned as vice ch...
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Alexie Mattosie scores in 1:49.1 in "Clover"

on 03/20/2010 2:00 AM
The first day of spring produced heated battles in the second round of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Alexie Mattosie stopped the teletimer in 1:49.1 after a tussle to the wire with Beeeyouuuuuu and Golden Receiver in the first of the $25,000 divisions for conditioned pacers. Alexie Mattosie and driver George Brennan fired to the lead off the gate and...
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