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Cam Fella final set for Saturday at Woodbine

on 03/19/2010 2:00 AM
He did everything he needed to in Alberta, so the owners of Sixdaysontheroad, a live contender in Saturday’s $80,000 Cam Fella Stakes final, sent him to local trainer Gord Remmen to chase after the rich Woodbine purses.   Clearly, that decision has paid off. "He’s made quite a bit of money already this year," said Remmen, who has 12 horses based at Mohawk. "The owners think every race...
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Ontario commission warns about alkalizing agent

on 03/19/2010 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) is advising all participants to be aware of the properties of calcium propionate. The white, powdery substance is used as a preservative in a wide variety of products, and is an alkalizing agent similar to baking soda.   Use of calcium propionate could lead to readings which exceed the acceptable TCO2 levels under the Rules of Racing in Ontario. Al...
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Bill Napier dies in Kentucky at 63

on 03/19/2010 2:00 AM
Bill Napier, the longtime executive secretary of the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association (KHHA), died late Friday afternoon, March 19, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a battle with cancer. He was 63.   Mr. Napier was a veteran Lexington police detective when he became involved in harness racing in the early 1970s, purchasing horses with friend and fellow detective Bob D...
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5YO Ramona Disomma wins Overbid final

on 03/19/2010 2:00 AM
Ramona Disomma, a 5-year-old mare by Pacific Fella, gained the lead on the final turn and held off a pack of challengers in the stretch to win the $115,000 Overbid Final for older pacing mares Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ramona Disomma and driver George Brennan slid into third on the rail as 7-5 favorite Ginger and Fred rushed up to take the lead from Knock Three Time...
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Hoosier Park hosts qualifiers under the lights

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to a set of 17 qualifiers Wednesday night, March 17 that attracted 113 trotters and pacers. A dress rehearsal for the March 25 season opener, the Anderson oval carded six qualifying races for trotters and 11 for pacers. It was the third qualifying opportunity for local horsemen and first under the lights.   Beehomeontime led all trotters with a 1...
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Trotting mares in series action at The Meadows

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Sporting a hood for the first time, RT Sun Poco atoned for a break last week when she came first-over to capture a division of Wednesday's (March 17) opening leg of the Double Trouble, an early-closing series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters, at The Meadows. Gaylewinds NY took the other $15,000 opening-leg division.   RT Sun Poco had been a virtual win machine, taking 16 of 18 ...
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Sophomore trotters to start season at Pompano Friday

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Based on the increasing number of young horses arriving at the races for their early career starts,spring has arrived in earnest at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Jan Johnson will be gunning for a second straight win with his young charges in 2010 when he sends out 3-year-old Yankee Glide filly Dressedforsuccess in the eighth race on Friday evening, March 19. She's ha...
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Move Over Mrs. Markham set for 18-show run at Mohawk

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Working Reel Productions today released the details of its dinner theatre collaboration this spring. Mohawk, the mid-season home of Standardbred racing, will host a limited engagement run of shows from April 9 through May 29.  The schedule is a mix of evenings (April 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 30; May 1, 7, 8, 15, 20, 22, 28, 29) and matinees (April 11 and ...
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Second qualifiers of 2010 season at Pocono on Tuesday

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Under sunny skies and seasonable temperatures, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs held its second qualifying races of the 2010 season Tuesday (March 16) morning. And Jim Morrill Jr., last year’s leading percentage driver, picked up where he left off last season as he won his initial qualifying race of the season. He drove Witch Is Bettor, trained by Robert Horowitz, to a win in 1:57.3 from the two pos...
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John Gilmour wins the St. Paddy Pace at Monticello

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
When Monticello Raceway presented its 10th Annual St. Paddy Pace on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Irish eyes were smiling  and  mostly they were smiling on John Gilmour who reined Gemini Jon, a rare free-legged pacer, to a head victory over 27-1 shot Bolero Artifice and driver Curtis Carey in a time of 2:00:4. However, though Gilmour took home the trophy had the race gone another 25 feet...
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RT Sun Poco, Gaylewinds NY win Meadows series openers

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Sporting a hood for the first time, RT Sun Poco atoned for a break last week when she came first over to capture a division of Wednesday’s opening leg of the Double Trouble, an early-closing series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters, at The Meadows. Gaylewinds NY took the other $15,000 opening-leg division. RT Sun Poco had been a virtual win machine, taking 16 of 18 career starts bef...
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Johnson seeking two straight

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Based on the increasing number of young horses arriving at the races for their early career starts, Spring has arrived in earnest at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Jan Johnson will be gunning for a second straight win with his young charges in 2010 when he sends out three year old Yankee Glide-Shops For Dresses filly Dressedforsuccess in the 8th race on Friday evening, March 19. She's had a...
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Joey The Jet still flying high

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
For the second straight week, Joey The Jet JT trotted home in 1:55.4, good enough to get the winner's circle again to win the Wednesday feature race, the $30,000 St. Patrick's day Open/Handicap trot at Dover Downs on March 17. Joey The Jet JT sat patiently as Chosen Voyageur and Ron Pierce cut out the early fractions and appeared strong until halfway down the lane when a convoy of challengers we...
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Rosecroft to host NHHC qualifier Saturday night

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will be hosting a qualifying round for the NHHC this Saturday, March 20, starting at 7 pm. The fee to enter is $200 ($100 registration fee/$100 bankroll). The contest will consist of win/place wagers and the tracks being used for the contest include Dover (In-progress), Meadowlands, Yonkers and Woodbine.   Rosecroft will be sending the first- and-second-place finisher...
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Qualifying action at Meadowlands

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
The top older trotters Arch Madness, Enough Talk and Classic Lane tuned up for the 2010 season with qualifying wins at the Meadowlands Thursday morning. Arch Madness was put on the point by trainer Trond Smedshammer and won in 1:55 over Enough Talk. The mare Classic Lane won by a whopping 11 3/4 lengths in 1:56.2 (last quarter :27.3), with Tim Tetrick driving for trainer Ed Loh...
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Cohen has commentary on NJ racing industry

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner and former harnessracing.com blogger Andrew Cohen has written an opinion piece on New Jersey's racing industry that appears on the Newark Star-Ledger's nj.com web site.   Cohen writes, "It seems to me that your state’s leaders can no longer afford to talk and wait and bicker while this revenue stream flows by. It’s time to act—time to compromise. Give peop...
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Fund-raiser held for KY candidate Andy Roberts

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
A fund-raiser was held at The Red Mile clubhouse on Wednesday night for Kentucky veterinarian and Standardbred owner and breeder Andy Roberts. Roberts is running for the Kentucky state Senate and must face an incumbent in a May primary to be the Republican party's name on the ballot in November.   The fund-raiser was attended by veterans of Kentucky's Standardbred breeding an...
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Odds On Moinet now 4 for 5 this year

on 03/18/2010 2:00 AM
Odds On Moinet extended her streak to three wins as she wired the field in one of two divisions of the Night Styles Series Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   With George Brennan at the lines, Odds On Moinet went straight to the front and paced comfortably through fractions of :27.4, :56.2 and 1:24.2 en route to a career best 1:51.4 clocking.   Laughandbehappy angled out of th...
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Callahan in freak accident; to return later this week

on 03/17/2010 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan, driving pacer Elizabeth Ann, was injured in a freak accident in the first race at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. Callahan was standing up in his bike trying to help his horse by untangling her hobbles, when a horse directly behind bumped into Callahan's sulky, throwing him to the track. Afterwards he complained that his upper arm was bothering him.   Callahan was immedia...
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Boots Place returns to Dover winner's circle

on 03/17/2010 2:00 AM
After a second-place finish last week, Boots Place returned to the winner's circle for the third time in four weeks in the $30,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   Eric Goodell got Boots Place away sitting second behind front-pacing Apache Dame until deep stretch when the Park Place-Put The Boots 5 year old closed along the inside to score a 1:51.3 lifetime best mile...
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