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Apache Dame wins at Dover

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Apache Dame, the reigning Horse of the Meet, showed her class scoring an overland 1:53 victory in the $30,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace. Tug River Aussie won the $20,000 distaff sub-feature at Dover Downs on a partly rainy Tuesday, March 23. Three drivers, Ross Wolfenden, Jim Morand and Ron Pierce had triples.Ross Wolfenden pulled Apache Dame to the outside in front of the grandstand and continued ...
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Armbro Dowry wins season opener at Pocono

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its 2010 harness racing season Tuesday (March 23) night with the first race of the year being won by Armbro Dowry.Driven by Yannick Gingras, Armbro Dowry stopped the timer in 1:53.3 in a $20,000 claiming pace. This marked the fifth win of the year for the seven-year-old gelded son of Bettor’s Delight and trained by Kirsten Proctor.Gingras worked out a pocket tr...
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Brett Miller gets career win 5,000

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Brett Miller drove the 5,000th winner of his career Tuesday when he guided Sure Duffy to victory in the sixth race at The Meadows. Miller achieved the milestone with a flourish, driving six winners on the 13-race card — including career victories 5,001 and 5,002. Miller, 36, a native of Columbus, Ohio, said he never imagined such a lofty total when he launched his career. “When I fir...
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Jack Landis dies in Florida

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Jack Landis, 84, of West Palm Beach, Fla., who won the 1982 Kentucky Futurity with Jazz Cosmos, died Monday, March 22.   Jazz Cosmos 3, 1:55 ($701,568), also captured a heat and finished second in summary in the 1982 Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. Racing under the name of Sunbird Stable, Landis also campaigned Why Not 4, 1:56.4 ($823,108) and Nearly Perfect 4, 1:54 ($630,327). H...
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Oy vey! Gelfilte Fish in the Passover Pace

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
For the past three or four years Canadian Sheldon Rose has been seeking a mount in Monticello Raceway’s annual Passover Pace. He recently called the track's publicity office and once again inquired about driving in the event that is relegated to drivers of Jewish heritage.   “If I bring my horse this year can I get in the race?” Rose asked. “It certainly would help,” was the ...
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Woodbine/Mohawk purses to drop by 15 percent

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Effective Thursday, April 1, Standardbred purses on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit will be reduced by an overall average of 15 percent. The measure is necessary due to the decrease in wagering over the past year.   *There has been a general softening of Standardbred wagering in the market, and the fifth day of racing during the winter at Woodbine clearly indicated there wa...
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Owner Parham In The Sulky at Meadowlands

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Horse owner Dana Parham will sit In The Sulky on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Friday pre-card television show.   One of the biggest bettors in North America, Parham founded the large-scale racing and breeding operation Odds On Racing with trainer Robin Schadt a decade ago and it has developed into one of the most successful outfits in the sport. Odds On Racing will send out a three-horse entry...
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J M Vangogh wins at Dover

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran JM Vangogh moved over the $1.9-million mark in career earnings via a 1:54 victory in the $30,000 Open/Handicap trot feature on Wednesday, March 24. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan fashioned driving triples.With Tony Morgan handling the reins, JM Vangogh sat second nearly three lengths off a brisk pace set by Chosen Voyageur (Corey Callahan) until reaching the final turn when the 10-year-old so...
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Nancy Irene wins Pocono feature

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr., and Nancy Irene took the short route coming down the stretch and won the featured race of the 13-race card Wednesday (March 24) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Nancy Irene, a six-year-old Park Place mare, left from the one hole in the $20,000 claiming pace for fillies and mares and sat second for the first half of the mile with Im A Native Two (George Napolitano Jr.) cutting out th...
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Gaylewinds NY breezes to 2nd straight Meadows win

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Gaylewinds NY breezed to the front past the quarter and drew off late to capture her second straight in the Double Trouble, a series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters, Wednesday at The Meadows. Lucky Charm took the other $15,000, second-leg split, giving Dave Palone a driving sweep of the divisions.Gaylewinds NY settled in the pocket but made her decisive move as the field passed the c...
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Hoosier Park honors charitable donations

on 03/24/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the Fab Five Standardbred drivers honored five local and Central Indiana charitable organizations with donations at the inaugural Champions for Charities luncheon held yesterday March 23, 2010. Hoosier Park's Fab Five Standardbred drivers raised the funds over the duration of the 2009 Standardbred racing season through the Charity Chariots program. The Charity ...
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Chip Chip Mac holds on for Meadows series win

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
Chip Chip Mac made a confident quarter-pole move to the lead for Tony Hall, then hung on in the stretch to capture a division of the Triple Diamond at The Meadows. Staying Smooth was placed the winner in Monday’s other $15,000 division of the second leg of the series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters, giving Hall a driving sweep of the splits. Sitting third behind early leader Sky...
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McNichol recovering, heading to Pocono

on 03/23/2010 2:00 AM
There seems to be a new and strong resolve from Mickey McNichol when you hear him speak of his four-month road to recovery following heart bypass surgery.    "As I think back, I started to go downhill and was feeling overly tired last September, right after the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes when I was still at Pocono Downs in 2009," the 61-year-old McNichol said in a live tr...
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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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