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Bellamy reaches $2 million

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Well traveled and focused trainer Ryan Bellamy, 25, is taking in stride the news that he's just surpassed $2 million in career earnings.   "That's a nice number to accomplish at my age but I've already been at it long enough to know the valleys are out there and they seem to come more often than the peaks do," Bellamy said in a live TV trackside interview before the Monday evening program a...
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Expenses fraud detailed in Brooks trial

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Newsday is reporting that the chief financial officer for David Brooks' body-armor company said Monday, March 8, that while Brooks ran the company with an iron fist, including making all financial decisions, he worked with her on a number of schemes to avoid revealing that the company illegally had paid for his personal expenses, including a $101,000 diamond-encrusted belt buckle in the shape of a...
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Charles Dillander Jr. dies

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Charles William Dillander Jr., 64, of Vine Grove, Ky., died March 7, 2010, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. Mr. Dillander was a driver, trainer and owner and competed at Louisville Downs and The Red Mile. His last start was in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Becky; sons, Chris (Sharlene), Jason (Heather) and Kenny (Kelli); daughter, Darnell (Doug) Wilhjelm; mother, Mary...
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CHHA stallion auction in progress

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Christian Harness Horseman’s Association Annual Stallion Auction is in progress at www.ongait.com through Friday March 12th.   Breedings to 29 stallions in Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario have been donated to benefit CHHA’s ministry.  Jereme’s Jet, Lis Mara, Blissful Hall, Sportsmaster, Mr. Lavec, Xactly Hanover, and Big ...
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Harness Racing Museum needs your help

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
It’s time to update the timeline reader board located in the Delvin Miller Historic Timeline at The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The last historical reference is for 2001 and we invite harness racing fans to help us bring the exhibit up to the present.   Send ideas by April 1 to director@harnessmuseum.com. The museum is looking for items considered signifi...
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Meadowlands may be racing only Standardbreds

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
It appears that there will only be Standardbred racing at the Meadowlands in 2010 under an agreement reached Monday night between New Jersey officials and the racing industry. The agreement calls for the elimination of Thoroughbred racing at that track and raced solely at Monmouth Park, which will offer purses of about $1 million per day.   The agreement calls for more harness racing a...
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Schadt featured on Big M broadcast

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Robin Schadt, trainer for the Odds On Racing Stable, will be the featured guest on Meadowlands Racetrack’s Wednesday night pre-card television broadcast.    Schadt will talk about her recent claiming activity, Odds On Moinet’s Tender Loving Care win and more.  Fans can e-mail questions for her to answer on air to racing@thebigm.com.   The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. ...
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Kentucky Hall of Famer David Goatley dies

on 03/09/2010 12:00 AM
Kentucky Hall of Fame horseman David Milton Goatley died Saturday, March 6, in Bardstown. He was 91. Mr. Goatley was an elder in the Springfield Presbyterian Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge #50 F&AM. Mr. Goatley and his brother, Chester, were active in the Standardbred business for over 25 years and he was inducte...
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Looking Hanover a Horse & Groom winner

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Looking Hanover looked Celebrity Playboy in the eye at the top of the stretch and edged away to win the first of three $20,000 Horse & Groom Series divisions in 1:54.4 Sunday afternoon at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Driven and co-owned by Yannick Gingras, Looking Hanover came first up to pressure Celebrity Playboy at the half and the two horses matched strides through middle fractions of :56....
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American Hot Rod upsets in General Brock

on 03/08/2010 12:00 AM
Despite going up against a heavily-favoured four-horse entry in Sunday’s $67,200 General Brock Trotting Series Final at Woodbine Racetrack, American Hot Rod took his game to a whole new level and played the role of spoiler by upsetting his four-year-old counterparts in a career-best clocking of 1:55.1.The four-year-old son of American Winner-Alpine Goal, who finished second in the first two legs...
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Blacks A Fake wins fourth Inter Dominion

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Blacks A Fake was positioned in a perfect second-over trip by driver Natalie Rasmussen and then tipped out on the last turn before pacing on to a victory in the $1 million Inter Dominion Championship Sunday afternoon at the Tabcorp Park Menangle track. The mile rate time for the 2,300 meters (just short of 1 1/2 miles) was 1:53 8/10ths. It was his fourth Inter Dominion victory, making him the only...
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Golden Receiver, Alexie Mattosie fire at big M

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Golden Receiver prevailed by a neck over Lisagain after a lengthy battle in the $25,000 opening leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Golden Receiver fired to the front in a :26.4 opening quarter and matched strides with Lisagain through middle fractions of :57 and 1:24.1 before edging away in the final strides.  Driven by Andy Miller, Golden Receive poste...
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Wrenn, Deters score four at Pompano

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
On the eve of their induction into the Florida Hall Of Fame by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), it only seemed fitting that driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Mike Deters turned out to be the focus of attention on the Saturday evening, March 6, program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. The pair teamed up for four winners on the night. "It's very special to come ba...
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Pacific Admiral in a nail-biter at Cal-Expo

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Digging down for everything he had was what was needed for Pacific Admiral to prevail.A mixture of conditioned & claiming ($20,000) pacers, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night (March 6), on which Pacific Admiral scored in dramatic fashion.In advance of starting from post-six in the field of nine, driver James Kennedy had several thoughts."I thought I had t...
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Hoosier Park owner Centaur files for bankruptcy

on 03/07/2010 12:00 AM
Centaur LLC, owner of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, announced Sunday, March 7 that the company has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to restructure and emerge with less debt. According to a company press release, Centaur and its subsidiaries, which include Hoosier Park, Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino in Central City, Colorado, and Valley View Downs & Casino, elected to file a voluntary ...
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Odds On Moinet wins Tender Loving Care

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
Odds On Moinet tracked down Rev Me Up in the final strides to win the $61,000 Tender Loving Care Final for pacing fillies on Friday night at Meadowlands. Odds On Moinet and driver George Brennan made the top in a brisk :27.2 opening quarter until Tryst and Ron Pierce reclaimed the lead from them before the half-mile marker.  Odds On Moinet sat snugly in the pocket as Rev Me Up pressured Tryst...
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Pavia's Friday streak continues

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
The latest streak of winning at least one race each Friday night in South Florida now stands at three for Joe Pavia Jr. The March 5th program saw him rein in the winners of the top two races on the card at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. In the $15,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, Pavia's Florida stable leader, Esmeralda Semalu, was back on her best game with a dominant front end win. The 6...
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Swan Image takes $25,000 Meadows Trot

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
First over forever, Swan Image persevered until he collared the front-ending Wind Surfer and captured Friday’s $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. With Wind Surfer enjoying a moderate 58-second front half, victory seemed like mission impossible for Swan Image, who was 6 lengths back in fifth at the half. But when Brett Miller sent Swan Image on his uncovered bid, the 7-year-old ...
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Claudius Augustus reigns at Cal-Expo

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
The task turned out to be tougher, but the result was the same - - another triumph for Claudius Augustus.Open Handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $6,100, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (March 5), on which Claudius Augustus got the hat-trick.Despite being assigned post-nine in the field of the six, yes post-nine, driver Steve Wiseman wasn't fazed."The nine-hole didn't really bother ...
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Ninety nominated to Pepsi NA Cup

on 03/06/2010 12:00 AM
An impressive group of 90 horses has been nominated to the 27th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of standardbred racing's most prestigious events, set for Saturday, June 26 at Mohawk Racetrack. Headlining this year's group of nominees is 2009 O'Brien Award two-year-old champion Sportswriter. The Casie Coleman trainee won seven of eight races en route to the title. All Speed...
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