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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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Come Back does to win in Count B

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
Come Back was an easy repeat winner in The Count B Pacing Series on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack while the other $20,000 division went to Willies Place in a hard fought decision.Come Back used his patented early speed to full advantage in the first division and jetted straight to the front from post six through a :26.3 first fraction. Once on top, the son of I Am A Fool got plenty of respect...
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TV Mom wins at Cal Expo

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
Being off two weeks and racing first-over didn't stop the tough as nails TV Mom from winning for the 33rd time.A field of seven trotters, five in on a condition and two to be claimed, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (February 5), on which TV Mom repeated.Leaving from post-two in the field of seven and getting the lead after a sixteenth of a mile, driver Lemoyne Svendsen yielded the lead ...
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I'm Just Special is just that at Pompano

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
A pedigree that quickly became familiar in South Florida last November was at the forefront of the Friday night, February 5 proceedings at the Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park. I'm Just Special, a five year old mare by Camluck-Ladys Special Girl scored a dominant class dropping victory in 1:52.4 with co-owner Ted Colby of Bronxville, NY in attendance for the occasion. In 2008 at age 3, I'm ...
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Freehold cancels Saturday card

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has canceled its Saturday afternoon race card due to a winter storm. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 12:30 p.m. No decision has been made yet as to whether the track will remain open for simulcasting. 
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Freehold purses to increase by $4.8 mil in 2010

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
Purse money at Freehold Raceway will increase by nearly $4.8 million thanks to an agreement reached with the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority has agreed to release the Purse Enhancement Agreement funds which will be disbursed at Freehold, mostly in 2010.   "The extra funding will benefit all classes racin...
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Meadowlands open for racing

on 02/06/2010 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack is open for live racing on Saturday, Feb. 6. First race post time is 7 p.m. The card features a nearly $100,000 Pick Six carryover and the $40,000 opening leg of the Aquarius Series. The Pick Six begins in race four. (Meadowlands)
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Five-win night for the Green Hornet

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The hot hands of driver Yannick Gingras and upsets in two of Thursday night’s Junior Trendsetter Series divisions contributed to a $40,143 Pick Six carryover heading into Friday night’s card at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Gingras guided five winners on the card, including Colin Power ($29) and Catawba ($43.60) in the last two legs of the Pick Six. He also swept the daily double at the...
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Pelling to testify in Brooks trial this month

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Brett Pelling will be back in the US next week after being subpoenaed to give evidence at the trial David Brooks and will use the time to further explore a possible return to training. Speaking from his home in Perth, Australia, Pelling said after four years out of training, he had the hunger back.   But he hastened to add the U.S. would only be an option if the Meadowlands was as...
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Miss Vera Bars Series continues

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Slimsplace and Pebble Creek were both off-the-pace winners in Thursday night’s second leg of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.   Slimsplace watched Cams Cupid do most of the front-end road work in the opening $20,000(C) contest and then rallied in the stretch for driver Randy Waples to haul down race favorite A Pippin Hanover who was closing ...
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Dead heat in Dover feature

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
There were two winners in the $14,000 feature pace at Dover Downs Thursday night when Inflation Hanover and Life Up Front finished in a dead heat for win.   In the feature, the photo finish camera could not separate Bobby Reeser, Stan Rosenstock and Only Money Inc.'s Inflation Hanover, a Western Ideal-Impressive Hare gelding driven by Brad Hanners, and a Life Sign-Liamatters 4-y...
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Maywood's 'quick start' producing big payoffs

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The new “Quick Start” in which horses are turned loose about 175 feet before the old starting point, thus giving horses saddled with outside post positions a better shot of being a factor in races, appears to be having an immediate impact on the results of the races at Maywood Park.   Over the 25 races contested last week at Maywood Park horses starting in the seven and/or eight po...
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Meadows cancels Friday card

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows has canceled its Friday afternoon race card due to a winter storm. Live racing is scheduled to resume at The Meadows on Monday, Feb. 8, at 12:55 p.m. Although the Friday program was canceled, the track will remain open for simulcasting.  
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Beegle new Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's president

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Sam Beegle, a 37-year veteran of the Standardbred industry, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA) by its board of directors. He will begin serving immediately.   Beegle is an owner, trainer and driver and has served on the PHHA’s board of directors since 1985, and was a past president for eight years. He is also a USTA direct...
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Karp testified he received checks from Brooks

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
According to a source involved with the David Brooks trial, horse agent Charlie Karp took the stand this past Wednesday, Feb. 3, as a prosecution witness in the continuing trial of United States v. Brooks.  Karp was shown and questioned about a check in the amount of $10,000 that he received as a broker’s commission for work done on behalf of David Brooks.   According to the ind...
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Harness Eye helps with handicapping the Big M

on 02/05/2010 12:00 AM
Help has arrived in handicapping the races at the Meadowlands in the form of Harness Eye editor Derick Giwner, whose picks are now available by clicking the Harness Eye icon located midway down the home page of harnessracing.com.   The weekend races at the Big M are tough enough to handicap, and although track handicapper Dave Brower has his selections available on the Meadowlands webs...
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