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College scholarships from HHYF

on 02/10/2010 12:00 AM
Applications are now available for 2010 scholarships administered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Scholarships available include: 1.  $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip – for children of N.Y. or N.J. licensed trainers and caretakers. 2.  $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial – for students with a passion for harness racing. 3.  Charles Bradley Memorial – for children of licensed pari-mu...
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Pine Chip mare with Dewey colt at side tops BHS at $80,000

on 02/10/2010 12:00 AM
The Blooded Horse Sale concluded its Winter Speed Sale Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio. A total of 559 horses were sold, generating a gross of $1.7 million for an average price of $3,061.    The sale topper was hip number 489, the 10-year-old broodmare Lady Stormont, and her young son by Deweycheatumnhowe, who was by her side. She had delivered the colt on J...
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When will it end? Freehold, Dover cancel Thursday cards

on 02/10/2010 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has canceled their live racing program scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, due to a winter storm creating blizzard conditions and expected to leave over a foot of snow on the region.   Qualifiers scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12, will tentatively be moved to Saturday, Feb. 13.   Live racing is scheduled to resume on Friday. First race post time is set for 12:30 p...
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Dobson pads Monticello lead

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
Last month when Billy Dobson said he was going to try to win the driving title at Monticello Raceway this year he wasn’t kidding. He knew that making that kind of statement would put him in the line of fire with his follow reinsmen, but as he says now, “Maybe the boys will be gunning for me but that’s their business…. I’m just out there trying to win every race I’m in....
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Napolitano hot at Pompano

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
A driving hat trick on the Monday program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park isn't likely to impress George Napolitano Jr. very much even though he's winning over 25 percent of his starts in the early weeks of 2010 in South Florida.   "I took close to a month and half off at the end of 2009 and I don't think it was quite enough of a break," Napolitano said in a live track...
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NJ team rejected Meadowlands casino

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Asbury Park Press is reporting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s transition team had originally been amenable to installing a casino at the Meadowlands, but that idea, which was included in a Jan. 4 report, did not make it into the final report on Jan. 5. The transition team included casino industry leaders from Harrah’s, Borgata and the CEO of Trump Entertainment. The ultimate omissi...
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NJ Senate to look at sports-betting bill

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
On Monday, Feb. 8, a NJ state Senate committee put forth legislation in favor of amending the state’s Constitution to allow betting on professional and college sports at Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks.   An assembly will examine the bill this week, but it will be an uphill battle to get the amendment passed and it must also overcome a federal ban on such wagering in New J...
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Dover cancels Tuesday's live racing

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
Tuesday's live race card at Dover Downs has been canceled, but the track is open for simulcasting.  Live racing should resume tomorrow, weather permitting with a first race post time of 4:30 p.m.  
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Meadowlands moves qualifiers

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
With the East Coast bracing for another winter storm on Wednesday (Feb. 10), the Meadowlands has moved qualifying races this week to Friday, Feb 12, at 10 a.m.   Horsemen are asked to enter by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact the Racing Office at 877-782-2537
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Blooded Horse Sale continues

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Blooded Horse Winter Sale is in its second and final day at the fairgrounds in Delaware, OH and is featuring high quality broodmares and yearlings from Walnut Hall Ltd. and Hanover Shoe Farms. The Walnut Hall Ltd. consignment offers 26 trotting mares in foal to the sires Cash Halll, Conway Hall, Deweycheatumnhowe, Striking Sahbra, and Tom Ridge. In addition they have 25&nb...
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Hazel Park new site of Detroit Shrine Circus

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
Hazel Park Harness Raceway has been announced as the new site of the Detroit Shrine Circus, at 103 years old the oldest Shrine circus in the United States. This year's circus will be held March 18-21, with between 25,000 and 40,000 expected to attend.   The circus will be held under a big tent located on a 20-acre parking lot at the racetrack. The circus, which began at the Light ...
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Snow, snow go away!!!

on 02/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands, The Meadows, Dover Downs, Monticello Raceway and Freehold Raceway have canceled their Wednesday live racing programs due to the winter storm along the East Coast. The Meadowlands, Dover and Freehold are scheduled to resume live racing on Thursday, while The Meadows will resume on Friday.   The Tender Loving Care Series at the Meadowlands slated for Wednesday has been r...
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The Meadows, Dover cancel Monday

on 02/08/2010 12:00 AM
Monday's live race cards at The Meadows and Dover Downs have been canceled due to the impact of the weekend storm that dumped more than 20 inches of snow in some areas. Live racing at The Meadows is set to resume Tuesday, Feb. 9, with a 15-race card at 12:55 p.m. Dovers is scheduled to resume live racing on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.    
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Hanover crew deals with 24-28 inches of snow

on 02/08/2010 12:00 AM
The major snowstorm that swept through the Mid Atlantic region dumped in the range of 24 inches in Pennsylvania, creating extra work at racetracks and farms. Jim Simpson, president and CEO of Hanover Shoe Farms in the middle of the state, said the snowfall at the farm ranged from 24-28 inches.   "Our staff has been at this for a long time, so we were able to do what we needed to do," s...
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Meadowlands Pick Six Pays Out $131,599

on 02/07/2010 12:00 AM
After a nine-day carryover, the Meadowlands Pick Six was hit for $131,599.80 on Saturday, February 6, 2010.It was the second highest Pick Six payout in Meadowlands history.  A $96,355 carryover attracted an additional $247,453 in wagering on the Saturday Pick Six.  Two tickets, both purchased in Canada, chose the correct sequence: 9-Real Platinum ($15), 4-Art At Heart ($6.60), 1-Internat...
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Ford Finishes One-Two in Aquarius Opener

on 02/07/2010 12:00 AM
 (Meadowlands)Mark Ford trainees Handsome Harry and Keep It Real nabbed the lion's share of the $40,000 purse in the opening round of the Aquarius Series for 4-year-old pacers.Handsome Harry burst through on the pylons to win the featured seventh race by a half-length over his stablemate in 1:51.  One of the early sophomore standouts last season, Keep It Real claimed the lead from Handso...
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Daley Deposit Only wins $50,000 Pompano feature

on 02/07/2010 12:00 AM
The script couldn't have been written better for the supremely patient horseman Dan Daley to capture the $50,000 Bernard Goldstein Memorial Invitational Pace on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park. Daley's ticket to the winner's circle was the 5-year-old Artiscape gelding Daley Deposit Only, who scored in 1:51.3.   From the split second the gate swung away on the bre...
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Sears Scores Six-Pack At Meadowlands

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
A sparkling 1:50.2 mile by Native Bride in the $40,000 Cape & Cutter Series topped a six-winner night for Meadowlands leading driver Brian Sears on Friday.Sears and Native Bride brushed to the top at the half and drew off to a 2 1-2-length victory over Ramona Disomma to win the featured tenth race for free for all mare pacers.  Trained by Lou Pena and co-owned by Sears' father, Jay, and T...
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Meadowlands Pick Six Carryover Nearly $100,000 For Saturday

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
There was only one winning favorite in the Friday Pick Six, producing a $96,355 carryover heading into the Saturday night card at Meadowlands Racetrack. A $1 base wager, the Pick Six is available nightly on races four through nine.  A 10-day carryover produced a record $1.3 million pool and $193,384 payoff on April 4, 2009, when five winning tickets took down the pool.  The Saturday nigh...
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V Squared has the broom ready

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
V Squared will look to complete a sweep of the Don Mills Trotting Series on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack but will have to overcome the difficult post nine in the $60,000 finalto do so.That post was no obstacle for the four-year-old gelded son of PegasusSpur in leg one of the series when he upset at odds of 7-1 for owner-driver Scott Zeron. He came right back to win last week and position...
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