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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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Aldrich stays hot at Monticello

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
When you’re hot, you’re hot---and Bruce Aldrich Jr. is and has been hot. The former New Englander reined four more winners on the Thursday card  at Monticello Raceway and now has 78 for the meeting.   Aldrich began the afternoon with a one- win lead over Billy Dobson and after he reined the four horses to victory on the matinee card he opened some breathing room betw...
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Speed prevails in Pocono qualifiers

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
With temperatures in the high 50s and a lightning fast track, speed was the order of the day as Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs held its first qualifying races of the 2010 harness racing season Thursday morning. Of the 10 qualifying races conducted, the initial race produced the fastest clocking of 1:55.1 for 3-year-old pacer DVC Givemeattitude. Mike Micallef was in the sulky with this qualifying winn...
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Instant Racing appears headed to Kentucky

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
A Kentucky Senate committee on Thursday approved a proposal by a vote of 11-1 that would allow “Instant Racing” machines at racetracks in the state. The bill is expected to head to the Senate next week with bipartisan support, which was confirmed by Senate president David Williams, who has been an adamant opponent to any expanded gaming at the racetracks.   “I think it has considerabl...
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Woodbine to guarantee Pick 4 pool on Mondays

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has added a new twist to the early Pick-4 wager on Monday nights by offering a guaranteed pool of $35,000 starting this Monday, March 15.   The early Pick-4, which asks fans to pick the winners of four consecutive races beginning in Race 4, is one of the track's most popular nightly pools and consistently generates some of the largest payoffs of the week...
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Giwner's Harness Eye picks hot; $30 winner Thursday

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
After a five-win night on Wednesday and a pair of longshot winners on Thursday at the Meadowlands, Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner is off to a strong start this week and he is confident his good fortune at the Big M will continue through the weekend. Giwner’s picks are available by clicking the Harness Eye icon located midway down the home page of harnessracing.com. Along with having five...
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Illinois horseman Paul Dudzik dies

on 03/12/2010 12:00 AM
Paul Arthur Dudzik, 62, of Sandwich, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 26, at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill.   Dudzik trained horses for over 40 years, and at the time of his death at the Sandwich fairgrounds, along with his son Jerry. He mainly raced at the Chicago tracks and traveled the Northern Illinois Colt Association fair circuit each summer.   Besides training, ...
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When he's a jet he's a jet all the way

on 03/11/2010 12:00 AM
Joey The Jet JT won a three-horse photo to take the $20,000 trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Racing third from the start following leader Jeter Marvel (Daryl Bier) and Early Shirley (Jack Parker Jr.), driver Ross Wolfenden took advantage of the opportunity to trot down the passing lane with Joey The Jet JT after Early Shirley moved to the outside. All three horses were s...
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