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Aldrich reaches 3,000 at Monticello

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Bruce Aldrich Jr. entered the Wednesday racing program at Monticello needing just one more victory to reach 3,000 career wins. And he didn’t waste any time in procuring that milestone triumph when he subbed for an absent Zeke Parker and reined Belle Amor Stables' Sweet Love Roknrol to a 2:03.3 score in the first race on the card.   “I’ve been busy racing my own  horses ...
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Vivid Photo third in 2010 debut

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Voila American was parked to the quarter and later shuffled to fourth, but the 10-1 outsider completed his unorthodox path to the winner’s circle by tracking down Vivid Photo in the stretch in Wednesdays $25,000 Preferred Handicap trot at The Meadows.   Tony Hall sent Voila American to the lead from post seven, but the determined Vivid Photo and Roger Hammer wouldn’t release him. V...
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Meadowlands, Freehold, Monticello, Yonkers cancel Thursday

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands, Freehold Raceway, Yonkers Raceway and Monticello Raceway have announced their Thursday cards have been cancelled due to the winter storm in the Northeast.   The Meadowlands will remain open Thursday for simulcasting. Racing is scheduled to resume Friday night at 7 p.m., with the featured event the $51,000 final of the Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old filly pace...
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Pompano increases purses; out-of-competition testing to begin

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Starting with the Friday evening, Feb. 26 program, increases to the purse structure affecting almost all classes of races will be in effect at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "This is our final purse increase for the 2009-2010 meet through to May 22," the Isle's director of racing operations, John Yinger, said. "We are really pleased to implement this, and it reflects the positive ha...
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Exclusive--Interview with Brooks, Bulletproof attorney

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine who is covering the  trial of David Brooks, spoke exclusively to attorney Andrew Goodman, who represents plaintiffs Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises in their suit against the U.S. Trotting Association. its executive vice president Michael Tanner, and the ...
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Swan For All's book full and closed

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that Swan For All’s book for 2010 is now full and closed. Swan For All is standing his first season at stud at Kentuckiana Farms of Indiana, located at Victory Hill Farm in LaGrange, Ind.   At two, he won four of five starts, establishing a mark of 1:54.3, and was the winner of American National elimination and final, the winner of the Internationa...
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Pennsylvania Stallion Series returns in expanded form

on 02/25/2010 12:00 AM
All of Pennsylvania’s major horsemen’s associations, along with the state Racing Commissions, are proud to announce the continuation--and expansion--of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series, designed for horses just below the top level of Sire Stakes horses.   The hard work of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA), ...
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Boots Place finds Dover winner's circle

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The spotlight was on the distaffs in Dover Downs' Tuesday features as Boots Place won the $30,000 Mares Open Pace and Keystone Rhythm the $24,000 Mares Jr. Open over a "sloppy" track.   Boots Place, piloted by Eric Goodell, took the lead from favorite Gabrielles Girl (Corey Callahan) on the backstretch then outlegged Chloes Silver Star and Ron Pierce to the wire by a long neck t...
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East-West amateur challenge set for April

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The 2010 installment of the East-West Amateur Driving Challenge will take place on April 9
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Dobson, Aldrich continue Mighty M battle

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
The battle ensues. Both Billy Dobson and Bruce Aldrich Jr. are in a dog fight for top driving honors over the first two months of the season at Monticello Raceway and the battle figures to go on until the curtain comes down on the 2010 campaign in late December.   At the beginning of Tuesday's race card Dobson had a two-win lead on Aldrich, 55-53. Aldrich, who’s nearing 3,000 ca...
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Cooke reelected as CSOA president

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Veteran horse owner and breeder Tom Cooke has been elected to a third consecutive term as president of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Horsemen's Association (CSOA). Cooke noted that among his goals for 2010 are: 1) Supporting CEI (owner of Rosecroft Raceway) in its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy as an ongoing concern; 2) working closely with Rosecroft's contract purchaser Mark Vogel, in restoring ...
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Analysis of Brooks, Bulletproof complaint against USTA

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine who is covering the  trial of David Brooks, offers his analysis of the complaint in Jeffrey Brooks and Bulletproof Enterprises v. the United States Trotting Association et al.  On Feb. 18, 2010, plaintiffs Jeffrey Brooks (brother of David Brooks) and Bulletproof Ent...
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DSOA's Case retires

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
James Case Jr. has stepped down after 36 years of service to Delaware and Maryland horsemen and women. During the span, Case served as an association director on both the Cloverleaf SOA (CSOA) and Delaware SOA  (DSOA) boards.   Case, a Dover, Del. resident, served as president for a combined 19 years. Six of those years, Case was president of CSOA when it served both Delaware and Maryl...
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Post time switch at Monticello

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Beginning March 1 and continuing with just one exception through Oct. 28, post times at Monticello Raceway will be at 12:50 pm. The exception occurs on Saturday night, July 3, when post time will be at 7:30 p.m. to allow for the annual fireworks extravaganza after the races.   During the month of March live racing will continue four times weekly on the afternoons of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesd...
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Book full and closed for Muscle Mass

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms is pleased to announce that the 2010 book for Muscle Mass is now full and closed. Standing his second season at stud, his first crop of foals are highly anticipated to arrive this spring. Mares in his first exciting season include the dams of Sand Vic ($2.1 million), Pure Ivory ($1.4 million), Susie’s Magic ($734,188), Birminghim ($791,084) and Porsche Hall ($642,396).   ...
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Monticello cancels Thursday

on 02/24/2010 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s assistant general manager Shawn Wiles announced Wednesday that the scheduled Thursday, Feb. 25, racing card is cancelled.   “After being deluged by 18 inches of wet heavy snow on Tuesday evening and with an impending larger snowstorm predicted to begin Thursday morning at 4 a.m., it will be better, and safer, for all concerned if w...
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Western Ace wins at rainy Dover

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
The $1.78-million winning Western Ace came on strong for a 1:51.3 victory in the $31,000 Open pace on a damp and rainy Monday over a track labeled "sloppy" at Dover Downs.   Montrell Teague took Western Ace three wide around the final turn and then zoomed past the leaders, reaching the finish line in 1:51.3, with a couple of lengths to spare to win the week's top pacing event.   ...
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Cadies Gotta Gun takes Meadows feature

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
Racing confidently despite stepping up in class, Cadies Gotta Gun sustained a long, uncovered bid that carried her to victory in Mondays $25,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred pace at The Meadows.   Cadies Gotta Gun had won two of her last four starts, but this was her first contest in elite company. When Brett Miller sent her first-up from fourth at the half, she wore down a game Tracys Song ...
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Meadowlands bettors to get more handicapping info

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 24, Meadowlands bettors will be given additional handicapping information for each race. In most races, there are several drivers who are named to drive more than one horse when entries are made. Drivers have to decide which horse they will drive a few days prior to the printing of the racing program. A new television graphic will now show these choices.   If a dri...
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Bulletproof, Brooks ask for Ontario hearing

on 02/23/2010 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has received a request for a hearing from the parties involved in the suspension of Bulletproof Enterprises and the related individuals and stables. ORC manager of racing Brent Stone told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that a date for the hearing is still being finalized. On Jan. 26, 2010, the director of the ORC ordered the immediate suspension of the...
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