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Pompano opens meet on Saturday

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
The isle Pompano Park will open again for live racing on Saturday night, with the feature a $12,000 Open Pace featuring Armbro Dynamic, Cape Karuna, Change Your Luck, Object Of Art and Golden Mattjesty.   Armbro Dynamic, owned by Rod Lorenzo along with Souren Hovsepian, comes into the action off of a relaxing four month vacation and has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. ...
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Auction to benefit New Vocations set for Jug Week

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
A charity auction held in conjunction with the traditional Pre-Jug party is scheduled for Wednesday,  Sept. 23,  in the Hospitality Pavilion immediately following the Jugette.  Guests will enjoy gourmet hor d’oeurves, open bar, live music, and friendly competition to win the bid on a variety of exciting items and services.   Tom Harmer and Michael Polansky have donated a cu...
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15 filly pacers entered in Jugette

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Fifteen 3-year-old filly pacers have been entered for next Wednesday's $350,000 Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, but Not Enough, the top-ranked member of the division, is not among them. Here is the draw for the Jugette, the second richest in history.   First Elimination -- $56,000  Post     Filly         ...
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Not Enough misses Jugette because of 'struggling in the turns'

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Tracy Brainard told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that because the connections don't believe the top-ranked 3-year-old filly pacer Not Enough handles turns at 100 percent, they decided to not enter in the Jugette scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23, over the half-mile oval at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   "She's been struggling in the turns so we didn't enter her in the Juget...
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Vintage Master qualifies in 1:54.3 at Freehold

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug contender Vintage Master tuned up for the Delaware classic by turning in a 1:54.3 workout in a qualifier at Freehold Raceway Friday morning. Dan Dube, the Western Ideal colt's regular driver, was in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter.   Vintage Master won the Cane over Freehold's half-mile oval earlier this month and in August captured the Adios, upsetting Well Sa...
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He's Gorgeous, Classic Lane set Yonkers marks

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
He's Gorgeous made a mockery of both rivals and record books Friday night, winning his division of Yonkers Raceway's $178,522 New York Sire Stakes Tuckahoe Pace in a track-record performance. All told, a trio of divisions--worth $59,874, $58,774 and $59,874, respectively--went postward.   With regular driver Jason Bartlett along for his minimal share of the glory, He's Gorgeous--at odds of ...
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Arch Madness scores in Credit Winner

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Arch Madness and Autumn Escapade were notable winners during Friday night’s (Sept. 18) 11-race program at Vernon Downs. Arch Madness turned in the fastest trotting mile of the meet with a 1:52.4 performance in the $187,000 Credit Winner open test, sponsored by Blue Chip Farms, while Autumn Escapade delivered a 1:55.1 triumph in Vernon’s $25,000 leg of the Miss Versatility series for Open dista...
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Lindy's Two Step, Upfront Pattys Boy win Dancers

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Lindy’s Two Step had all the right moves to win the $45,000 Harold Dancer Filly Final on Thursday at Freehold Raceway. In the non-wagering $55,000 Harold Dancer for colts, Upfront Pattys Boy posted his third victory of the year.   The Harold Dancer Filly and the Harold Dancer Colt are restricted to two-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters and both stakes are sponsored by the Stand...
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NYSS for 2YO Colt Trotters, 3YO Colt Pacers

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
They didn't exactly give away a lot of the state's money Thursday evening--you did have to earn it--but more than $400,000 was adorning Yonkers Raceway's table in a pair of New York Sire Stakes events.The $181,368 Lew Barasch Trot (2-year-old colts/geldings) was contested in three, $60,456 divisions.   Strong Hope (Jason Bartlett) skimmed the cones in the opening event, getting by prohibiti...
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Meadowlands announces dates for 2010 NHHC

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
The 2010 National Harness Handicapping Championship has been set for Saturday, April 24 at Meadowlands Racetrack. The NHHC is the only championship tournament for harness players to feature a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool.  Players may earn their way into the April championship through participation in a qualifying tournament at an NHHC partner outlet or by direct buy-in.  The cost to en...
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JM Vangogh earns 58th career win Wednesday

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Paul Chambers’ and Laurieta Mello’s JM Vangogh ($4.80, Tony Morgan) achieved his 58th career win in his illustrious career Wednesday, winning the $21,700 Junior Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:57.1 on a track listed in ‘good’ condition.The 9-year-old Earl stallion sat a pocket trip behind pacesetting Safari Heat and found room in the stretch for a one length triumph. Fivedollarsforsox...
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Pilgrims Taj wins Keystone Classic split

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Taj spotted World Champion Correctamundo 5 lengths, then surged by him with an impressive uncovered move that carried him to victory in a Keystone Classic division Wednesday at The Meadows. The time of 1:55.2 equaled the track record and is the fastest mile this season by a freshman colt trotter on a 5/8-mile track.The $124,000 event was contested over four divisions, with Kash’s Caviar...
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New racetrack TV network delayed until November

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Roberts Communication Network has announced that its new racetrack television network offered through Dish Network Corp. that was supposed to be launched around this time has been postponed until November. According to a press release on the Racetrack Television Network website, a tentative launch date has been set for Nov. 15 but a final date will be determined later by Dish Network.   The...
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Magee trades Super for Classic

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Inaugurated at old Sportsman’s Park in 1989, the 21st consecutive Super Night of Illinois racing will take place at Balmoral Park Saturday night (Sept. 19) with something special missing this year -- Hall of Fame driver Dave Magee.The 55-year-old driver with more than 11,000 career dash winners will instead be up north in Canada to guide the talented Illinois bred 3-year-old trotter Southern Roc...
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Salazar wins 4th in NJSS Green Acres

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Cat Manzi drove Salazar to his fourth consecutive victory in New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres competition for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:55.3 on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway.His four-for-four winning streak made the gelded son of Mcardle-January Spur the top point earner eligible for the $35,000 NJSS Green Acres Championship Final on September 25.  His $20,...
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Well Said to stand at stud at Hanover

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Jim Simpson, president of Hanover Shoe Farms, and Sue Grange and Jeffrey Snyder, the owners of Well Said, have announced that they have reached an agreement to retire this year's North America Cup and Meadowlands Pace winner at the conclusion of the 2009 racing season.   In making the announcement, Simpson said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Well Said come to Han...
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WEG applies for 2010 race dates

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), with full support from the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA), today announced it has filed its application to the Ontario Racing Commission for 243 Standardbred race days in 2010.This represents the same number of race days as scheduled between Woodbine and Mohawk Racetracks in 2009, and eight more than are annually called for in the new five-year ...
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Heritage final Oct. 7 at Monticello

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
When Jimmy Marohn reined the winner of the Godfather Pace, the last of Monticello Raceway’s eight Heritage Drivers Series races in late August, the stage was then set for the winners of each of the eight preliminary legs to return and battle in the series final- “The All-America Pace”- which the Mighty M will present on Wednesday, October 7.Prior to the Godfather Pace, which was for drivers ...
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Angostura appeal denied; Peaceful Way drawn

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
The draw for both the Peaceful Way Stakes Final and Consolation were conducted this morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The draws for both were delayed pending an appeal by the connections of Angostura who was disqualified and placed last in last weekend’s eliminations.   The Ontario Racing Commission dismissed the appeal and the filly will compete from post one in the $50,000 Consolation event....
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Gift Card pays off in NYSS

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Gift Card’s 1:59:3 clocking turned out to be the fastest of four New York Sire Stakes for 3 year-old trotting fillies at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday September 15. Each split was worth approximately $44,000. Other winners included She’s so Savvy, Beachcomber and Pembroke Firestorm.In their division, Tim Tetrick fired Gift Card to the lead from post seven though she didn’t take command...
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