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Fox Stakes day moved to Friday, Aug. 20

on 03/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Fox Stakes and Grand Circuit day at the Indiana State Fair have been moved from their traditional Saturday slot for 2010. The Grand Circuit program is slated for Friday, Aug. 20, this year, one of many adjustments the State Fair is making during a transition period it is currently undergoing.   “This is the second year of the expanded fair schedule,” said Andy Klotz, spokesperson ...
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Arrangements set for publicist Joe Hartmann

on 03/15/2010 2:00 AM
Joe Hartmann, the former communications director at Pompano Park, Pocono Downs and Foxboro Raceway, and a recent nominee to be placed on the ballot for the sport’s Communicator’s Corner of the Hall of Fame, died Sunday evening, March 13, at his home in Deefield Beach, Fla. He was 59.   After attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., Mr. Hartmann began working as a sports report...
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Perretti purchases interest in Lucky Chucky

on 03/15/2010 2:00 AM
Bob Marks of Perretti Farms told harnessracing.com Monday morning that Perretti Farms, in association with Lindy Farms of Conn., has purchased a significant interest in Lucky Chucky, the reigning Dan Patch Award winner as the 2009 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year.    A son of Windsong’s Legacy out of the Muscles Yankee mare Aerobics, Lucky Chucky was bred by Perretti Farms and p...
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Cam Fella division winners splash to victory

on 03/14/2010 1:00 AM
Greystone Cash and Allamerican Motive both emerged victorious in their respective divisions of the second leg of the Cam Fella Pacing Series for 4 year olds over a rain-soaked Woodbine oval on Saturday night.   Greystone Cash made an impressive brush around heavily favoured Sixdaysontheroad just past the half in the opening $35,000(C) contest and then cruised to a 2 1/4 length victory for ...
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Gurf is fine in Dover feature

on 03/14/2010 1:00 AM
Meet-leading driver Corey Callahan had another hot hand Saturday at Dover Downs, racking up his fourth win piloting Gurf to a 1:58 score in the $16,500 trot, while Cosmos Madness and Teika Rose packed away Delaware-sired series wins.   In the feature, Callahan pulled Gurf to the outside behind cover as Iron Will (Roger Plante) and King Us (Vic Kirby) slugged it out for the lead. G...
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Daley Deposit Only wins Pompano feature

on 03/14/2010 1:00 AM
He was overlooked to the tune of 5-1 after the favorites Four Starz Bling and Where's Waldo, but Daley Deposit Only got the last laugh again in the $15,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday evening at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.    On the breezy 68 degree evening in South Florida, the action in the weekly top pacing class was hot and heavy from the outset as Where's Waldo wi...
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Looking Hanover strong in Horse & Groom split

on 03/14/2010 1:00 AM
After an epic storm washed out the Saturday card, racing resumed Sunday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack with the $20,000 second leg of the Horse & Groom Series as the featured event.   Looking Hanover certainly looks like the one to beat in next week’s final after breezing to victory in the last of the three divisions for conditioned trotters on the card. With driver and co-ow...
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Ginger And Fred dances to Overbid victory

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Ginger And Fred displayed some fancy footwork as she glided to victory over a sloppy track in the $50,000 second round of the Overbid Series Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.    With Tim Tetrick in tow, Ginger And Fred swung up to take the lead from BC’s Jesse after a 29.3 opening quarter and went untested through middle fractions of 57:3 and 1:25.1. She dug in gamely to fend of...
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Redneck Outlaw ready to ride into Four Leaf Clover

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Redneck Outlaw has already proven to be a lucky find for trainer Dan Altman. The 4-year-old pacer was a bargain yearling who has earned back his purchase price more than 10 times over for Altman and co-owners Mgm Racing and Kevin Ciarpelli. On Saturday night, Redneck Outlaw bids for his first Meadowlands victory in the second round of the Four Leaf Clover Series.   Redneck Outlaw ...
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Meadowlands stakes payments due March 15

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Stake payments for Meadowlands Racetrack's early closing program are due Monday, March 15.  Payments are due for the Countess Adios, Niatross, Oliver Wendell Holmes and Tarport Hap. Stakes applications are available online at: http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/stakesStallApplications.asp
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Lil Bit big again in Apaches Fame Series

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Lil Bit Lil Bit wired the field over a sloppy track on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack to make it two straight wins in the Apaches Fame Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   Driver Luc Ouellette sent the son of Rambaran-Little Bit Famous straight to command from post six in the seven-horse field and raced uncontested on the lead through panels of :26.3, :57.2 and 1:27.4 in ...
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Esmeralda Semalu sensational in 1:50.2 win

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
The two fastest pacing miles of the 2009-2010 meet at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park are the exclusive domain of the Joe Pavia Jr. Stable.   Esmeralda Semalu was just sensational in a 1:50.2 tour of the South Florida oval on the Friday evening program over a track that certainly gave no hint of being dulled by late afternoon heavy rains.The mile equalled the fastest pacing wi...
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Rev Me Up fastest In Hopeful filly final

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Rev Me Up won Friday night's sloppy $46,900 final of the Hopeful  Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies, earning Yonkers Raceway's first series finale of the season.   With Jason Bartlett--five winners on the 12-race card--driving for trainer Ron Burke, the daughter of Park Place easily conquered her elements and her  adversaries. Leaving from post position th...
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Wind Surfer cruises to Meadows win

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Waiting patiently behind the dueling leaders, Wind Surfer gobbled them up with a third-quarter burst and went on to a comfortable victory in Friday's $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   While Vivid Photo and Speed Bomb exchanged the lead over a wicked front half in :26.4 and :55.4, Eric Ledford had Wind Surfer well positioned in third. When Ledford pressed the accelerator, Win...
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Sears scores win number 7,000

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Harness racing’s 2009 Driver of the Year Brian Sears reached career win No. 7,000 on Friday night at the Meadowlands.    Sears guided trotter Muscles Marinara to an easy score in the $14,400 first race to reach the victory milestone. On the earnings side, he surpassed $100 million in 2009, ranking him eighth on harness racing’s all-time list. The United States Harness Wri...
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Meadowlands, Yonkers cancel Saturday cards

on 03/13/2010 12:00 AM
Due to high winds and unsafe racing conditions, the Meadowlands and Yonkers both cancelled its Saturday night live racing programs. The Meadowlands is scheduled to resume live racing Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m., with racing at Yonkers resuming Monday night at 7:10 p.m.   At Yonkers, the final and consolation of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings has been resc...
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Night Styles underway at Meadowlands

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
Fresh off an upset in the Tender Loving Care, Odds On Moinet picked up another victory in the opening round of the Night Styles Series on Thursday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by George Brennan, Odds On Moinet slipped up the rail after a pocket trip to win the second of the two $16,000 splits for pacing fillies and mares in a career-best 1:53. Despite her stakes win the wee...
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Cats Meow fastest in Damsel splits

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
Cats Meow used off-the-pace tactics while Yankeelicious wired the field in respective $35,000(C) divisions in the opening leg of the Damsel Pacing Series for 3 -and 4-year-old fillies and mares on Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Cats Meow rallied from fifth to first in the first split for driver Randy Waples to stop the clock in 1:53--the fastest of the two divisions. The 4-y...
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Melvin's Dream scores in 1:52.4 at Dover

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
Bad Rusty, Melvin's Dream and I'm Outtahair cane through with impressive victories in the tri-feature at Dover Downs as heavy fog crept in early in the Thursday card before lifting for the last two races.   In the $16,500 pace, Rodney Long's Bad Rusty, one of four Ross Wolfenden wins, set a lifetime mark of 1:52. Fresco Blue (Mike Cole) was next. Music Man NZ (Corey Callahan) pi...
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Meadowlands draw and stakes schedules amended

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has moved several dates on its Standardbred racing schedule starting next week.    There is no longer racing on the following dates: Wednesday, March 17; Sunday, March 21; Wednesday, March 24; Sunday, March 28; Wednesday, March 31; Sunday, April 11; Sunday, April 18; Memorial Day, Monday, May 31; and Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20. (There is live racing on Moth...
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