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Maywood's 'quick start' producing big payoffs

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The new “Quick Start” in which horses are turned loose about 175 feet before the old starting point, thus giving horses saddled with outside post positions a better shot of being a factor in races, appears to be having an immediate impact on the results of the races at Maywood Park.   Over the 25 races contested last week at Maywood Park horses starting in the seven and/or eight po...
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Meadows cancels Friday card

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows has canceled its Friday afternoon race card due to a winter storm. Live racing is scheduled to resume at The Meadows on Monday, Feb. 8, at 12:55 p.m. Although the Friday program was canceled, the track will remain open for simulcasting.  
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Beegle new Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's president

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Sam Beegle, a 37-year veteran of the Standardbred industry, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA) by its board of directors. He will begin serving immediately.   Beegle is an owner, trainer and driver and has served on the PHHA’s board of directors since 1985, and was a past president for eight years. He is also a USTA direct...
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Karp testified he received checks from Brooks

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
According to a source involved with the David Brooks trial, horse agent Charlie Karp took the stand this past Wednesday, Feb. 3, as a prosecution witness in the continuing trial of United States v. Brooks.  Karp was shown and questioned about a check in the amount of $10,000 that he received as a broker’s commission for work done on behalf of David Brooks.   According to the ind...
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Harness Eye helps with handicapping the Big M

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Help has arrived in handicapping the races at the Meadowlands in the form of Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner, whose picks are now available by clicking the Harness Eye icon located midway down the home page of harnessracing.com.   The weekend races at the Big M are tough enough to handicap, and although track handicapper Dave Brower has his selections available on the Meadowlands webs...
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Michigan horsemen now being urged to not sign gaming petition

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association on Friday posted the following on its website for its membership in regard to ongoing negotiations regarding revenue sharing for possible expanded gaming in the state: As of today (Feb. 5) we are urging horsemen NOT to sign the Racing to Save Michigan petition that is being circulated at Sports Creek Raceway. MHHA and MiHBPA (Michigan Horsemen's Ben...
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Callahan is up down and around at Dover

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Up Down And Around, one of meet-leading driver Corey Callahan's eight winning drives Wednesday at Dover Downs, won the $26,000 Mares Open Handicap. Callahan's eighth win behind Chosen Voyageur in the $15,000 sub-feature tied a record first set by Luc Ouellette in 1998, then again in 1999, equaled by Brad Hanners in 2005 and tied again in 2006 by Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick.   In the ...
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The situation is right for Scootin Around on the Pompano shore

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Following a succession of four straight starts of finishing second or third, the situation finally worked out just right for Scootin Around to take down a top prize at the Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park on the Wednesday evening program.   With David Ingraham in the bike, the 5-year-old Scoot Outa Reach-C The Glory gelding sat last for the first three quarters of the $12,500 claimin...
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$50,000 Goldstein Memorial tops rich Pompano Saturday card

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
The top eight Open and Free For All horses presently in training in South Florida will contest the Bernard Goldstein Memorial Pace on Saturday at The Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park. The purse is set at $50,000, almost quadruple the usual $13,000 amount for the weekly top class in the 2009-2010 meet in South Florida. The Bernard Goldstein Memorial will go...
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Bookkeeper testifies about checks in Brooks trial

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
According to a report by the Long Island newspaper Newsday, a federal prosecutor charged Wednesday that David Brooks used a front company to illegally siphon off millions of dollars from his body-armor business to pay for his stable of more than 100 harness horses.   The Newsday story states that at Wednesday’s trial in US Federal Court in Central Islip, NY, a bookkeeper for Tactical...
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TLC gets underway at Meadowlands

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
The next round of winter series stakes action kicked off with the first leg of the Tender Loving Care on Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Tryst kept her perfect record in tact in the first of the $12,500 divisions. Driven by Ron Pierce, Tryst took command at the half and held off Rev Me Up for a half-length victory in 1:54.3. Cee Q held her ground for third. Tryst ...
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Armbro Prowess dies

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Armbro Prowess (Speedy Crown–Sugarbear Hanover–Super Bowl) 2, 1:56.2 ($430,004), the 1996  Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, died unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 29, at owner Robert Rosenheim's farm in Stillwater, NY. The 16-year-old mare was in foal to Malabar Man and went into premature labor. Her foal was aborted and her uterus prolapsed, and sadly the...
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Woodstock always draws a crowd

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
A large crowd will be gathered at the rail when Woodstock Hanover parades down the stretch Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   After a strong showing in the Clyde Hirt Series, the 4-year-old gelding will tackle the competition in the opening round of the Exit 16W. Woodstock Hanover romped to easy victories in the first two legs of the Clyde Hirt and was a game third in the $90,000 fina...
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NJ racing leader questions loss figure

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
The website of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is carrying two items of interest pertaining to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s newly assembled commission to study horse racing and the state’s sports and entertainment industry.   The first item is a story from the Asbury Park Press’s Bob Jordan and decries the lack of horse-racing expertise on the commis...
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Stallions return from Southern Hemisphere

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Badlands Hanover and Blissfull Hall returned to Winbak of Canada on Thursday morning after spending the latter part of 2009 Down Under for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season.  Badlands Hanover stood in New Zealand at Nevele R Stud and Blissfull Hall stood in Australia at Empire Stud.   “Both horses look great.  They got in this morning, and both were turned out in their...
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Winbak announces 2010 yearling sale

on 02/04/2010 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm will be holding their sixth annual Winbak Select Yearling Sale on Friday, Sept. 17, at the main farm in Chesapeake City, Md.   A catalog of approximately 40 yearlings by Delaware and Maryland sires will be featured at the sale. Winbak Farm was the number one breeder in Delaware in 2009, where over $3 million is estimated for 2010 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund...
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Lofty Widget wins again at Dover

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
For the third time in four starts Lofty Widget won the $26,000 Mares Open Handicap on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Driver George Dennis dominated the early part of the card winning three of the first four races, including a 60-1 shot.   Ron Pierce took Lofty Widget into the lead early and the fought off a stiff challenge from Apache Fame, the winner of the previous two distaff Opens. The...
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Bartlett honored at Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
On Tuesday night, Feb. 2, before a packed house on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the stars gathered to salute the memory of New York Yankee great Thurman Munson.  Munson, the heart and soul of the great Yankee teams of the late 1970s, died in a plane crash on Aug. 2, 1979, while trying to get home from New York to see his family in Ohio.   Last night...
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Trio scores Mighty M hat trick

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
Billy Dobson, who came to Monticello Raceway after a career racing in Michigan, was one of three drivers who scored three winners on the Tuesday afternoon card at the New York racetrack. Joining Dobson was Jordan Stratton and Greg Merton.   Dobson started it with a 1:58 victory with Moen Stables' Blue Collar Worker ($2.20) in the first race and then he came back to win the sixth with Mary S...
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New Jersey suspends Brooks family, stables

on 02/03/2010 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission issued rulings on February 2, 2010, barring four individuals and five stables connected to the current trial of David H. Brooks. The Commission ruled: “Consistent with recent actions taken by the Ontario Racing Commission and the United States Trotting Association against the licenses of the following individuals and entities, and pursuant to the requirements of ...
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