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Filly from last crop of Artsplace is Debutante winner

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
When Lover Of Art won the $71,662 Historic-Debutante Stakes on Wednesday at the Meadowlands, it put a spotlight on the late, great New Jersey-based pacing stallion Artsplace. Lover Of Art is from the 139 registered foals in the stallion’s last crop. Artsplace, the Horse of the Year in 1992, died on Oct. 30, 2006 at the age of 19. To date, Artsplace, who stood at Southwind Farms in Penning...
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Trotter Snow White euthanized at age four

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Owner Curtis Larrimore has told harnessracing.com that the world champion trotter Snow White died early Thursday morning at the age of four after suffering a twisted intestine while at trainer and co-owner Kevin Lare’s farm in Delaware.   Voted the 2007 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, Snow White won 14 of 19 career starts and had earnings of $1,433,551. She was owned by Joe Petros...
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Board takes step toward new national lab standards for testing

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Beginning a process that will result in the most significant changes to drug testing in the United States in more than three decades, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has approved new national laboratory standards for testing, the implementation of a laboratory accreditation program and a new independent Equine Quality Assurance Program.  In addition, the...
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Fox Valley Lover wins Balmoral stake

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
State-bred trotting fillies were back in the spotlight on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as an overflow field of 11 diagonally gaited sophomores squared off in an $18,370 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stake.   Continuing her money-making ways for owners Paula Smith and James Runyan, Fox Valley Lover trotted right by her rivals in the late going to record a three-q...
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Yada Yada Yada A wins 43rd career race

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Bill Ditmar, Stephen Iaquinta, Kenny Wood and Henry King\'s Yada Yada Yada A ($6.60, Frank Milby) earned her 43rd career win Tuesday in the featured $19,800 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The 9-year-old Armbro Operative mare seized the front from Ozmopolitan approaching the quarter and cruised to a one-length win over Boots Place and VC Atom N. The Eric Ell-trainee has now banked nearly $...
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McCarthy scores PASS hat trick at Pocono

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Australian-born Andrew McCarthy enjoyed his biggest night ever in North America on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, collecting three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victories for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. In the opening division, with each of the races carrying purses of $42,000-plus, McCarthy shot up the Pocono Pike (passing lane) to win with 17-1 longshot Sand Benelli w...
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A gifted win indeed in PA Stallion split at The Meadows

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
In an eventful career debut, DVC Gifted Indeed threw a shoe, opened up a comfortable lead and nearly squandered it en route to victory in a division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Tuesday at The Meadows. The event was contested over four divisions, with Native Justice, TSM Ryans Dragon and Pan Of The Lost taking the other splits. ...
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Historic Week set to begin at the Meadowlands

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Harness racing\'s Grand Circuit makes the first of its two summer stops at the Meadowlands during Historic Week, July 1-4. Originally raced at the Goshen Historic Track in New York, the eight Historic stakes events moved to the Meadowlands in 1979. The 2-year-old fillies step out Wednesday in the $71,662 Debutante for pacers and $94,460 Acorn for trotters, while the colts take the stage Thursday...
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Red Mile presents proposed development plans

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Officials of The Red Mile presented a plan Tuesday night in a public meeting held in Lexington that call for development of 68 acres of the 132-acre site that includes business, retail shops and residences, including 150 to 200 condominiums and apartments targeted toward young professionals. The plan also calls for 300,000 square feet of retail and office space and a hiking trail along Red Mile R...
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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission gets budget boost

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
After seeing its funding from the state’s general fund cut the past two years, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has received a significant boost for the coming year. In fiscal year 2008, the KHRC’s funding was cut from $1.7 million the previous year to $504,200, and then saw another decrease to $423,700 in 2009. For the fiscal year 2010, the KHRC will now receive an additional $2,66...
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Hoosier Park remains open as budget resolved

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Although the Indiana legislature resolved its budget issues on Tuesday, earlier in the day Hoosier Park and the state’s other gambling venues went to court and received an order that would have prevented the state shutting down those sites if a budget had not been approved.   Marion County Superior Court Judge John F. Hanley issued the injunction after agreeing with the argument that the ...
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Meadows announces scholarship recipients

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has announced the winners of the 2009-10 MSOA Collegiate Scholarships. Three students will share a total of $6,000 in awards for the upcoming schoolyear. Chelsea Fahy, of Washington, PA, is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship.  She will attend the University of Findlay this fall as a freshman and plans to major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine major....
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Big M invaders take two of three opening splits of Town Pro

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands invaders fared well in Monday night\'s opening leg of the Town Pro Series for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack, winning two of the three $20,000(C) divisions over a rain-soaked oval that was rated as \"good.\" Local filly Apricot Brandy used a strong stretch rally to score from off the pace for driver Chris Christoforou in 1:55 in the first division. The daughter of ...
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Art Director closing in on $1 million

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Kovach Stables\' Art Director ($7.80, Victor Kirby) notched his 35th career win with a 1:52.2 win in the featured $23,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 8-year-old Artiscape stallion and Bobby Clark trainee has now banked more than $937,000 in his career. Sniper Hall (Mike Cole) set the fractions from post eight in pursuit of a third straight win, but Kirby gave Art Dire...
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Gingras cracks open a six-pack at Harrah\'s Chester

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras won six races on the Monday night card at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack. Gingras won six of 11 establishing two lifetime marks aboard Alastor Hanover and Royal Fortune in the Daily Double and seasonal bests on Trueland Hanover, Classic Cullen N and Lightning Elvis respectively.   The 29-year-old Quebec native who rounded out the top 20 winningest drivers as of Ju...
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Rembrandt Spur wins Currier & Ives

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Rembrandt Spur made a decisive quarter-pole move to the front, then cruised on top to capture the $119,679 final of the Currier & Ives for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday at The Meadows. Rembrandt Spur has done his best racing on the lead, so when he got away third behind early leader Rompaway Beau, trainer-driver Dick Stillings didn’t sit in with him for long. “The ...
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Michigan Racing Commissioner White resigns

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White, whose forced budget cuts have severely impacted racing in that state, has notified Gov. Jennifer Granholm that she is resigning her position to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a memo sent to staff members, White said her resignation is effective at the end of this week and she will be starting her new job on Monday, July 6. White...
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Indiana budget impasse could close Hoosier Park at midnight

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park and all other gambling operations in Indiana could be forced to close as of midnight tonight unless the state legislature approves a new state budget or passes a continuing resolution to pay for state operations by that time.   A vote on a two-year budget is expected in both the Indiana House and Senate sometime today, but if not the racetracks and casinos would likely have to ...
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Kakaley goes Gingras one better, wins seven

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Twenty-one-year-old Matt Kakaley wasted no time getting started on his second thousand wins, posting an impressive seven-bagger at Northfield Monday.   Kakaley, who became the youngest driver in harness racing history to reach 1,000 wins Sunday at Tioga Downs, took both halves of the $27 early Daily Double, scoring with Sand Jamie ($5.20) and I Be Strollin ($8.80). He also won with City Dra...
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And four for Forte at Monticello

on 06/30/2009 2:00 AM
Without much fanfare Mike Forte keeps winning races. On Monday, the 51-year-old native of Dix Hills, N.Y. won four more and now has 90 here at Monticello Raceway which places him fourth on the local leaderboard. Forte began the afternoon with a 2:02.3 trotting victory with Randy Ingrassia and Richie Lefkowitz’s Connors Blue Chip ($20.40)  in the sixth and he didn...
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