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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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Ladyfield still Harrington's queen

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Joyce and Kathleen Keeler and Linda Sue Keeler’s Ladyfield ($6.20, Tony Morgan) earned her eighth win of the year Tuesday, winning the $25,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1.The 6-year-old Armbro Cadet mare found her best gear late and surged by pacesetter Don’ttellmewhattodo and held off a game Tug River Aussie, who closed strongly on the outside for a narrow win. Sportsfancy fini...
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Up Front Juansteen in Meadows record

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Up Front Juansteen, who needed seven races to break her maiden, demonstrated that she learned deliberately but well Tuesday at The Meadows as she took her Keystone Classic division in 1:56.1, a track record for freshman trotting fillies.The $95,800 event for Pennsylvania-breds was contested over three divisions, with Bone A Fide and Ally-Gal Ridge capturing the other splits. Trainer Ron Burke (Bon...
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Only Raceway and Northfield pay initial Ohio slot fee

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
According to Wednesday’s Columbus Post Dispatch, all seven racetracks in Ohio filed applications and paid a nonrefundable $100,000 filing fee by Tuesday’s deadline to add slot machines, but only two—Northfield Park and Raceway Park—met the deadline to pay the first $13 million in license fees. An attorney for the tracks told the newspaper that the other tracks still intend to make their in...
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Up Front Hotsey hot at Pocono

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Up Front Hotsey cashed in as the 3-2 favorite to win the featured Open Handicap trot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried a purse of $30,000.   Leaving from post position #4 in a field of seven, Up Front Hotsey, a 6-year-old mare trained by Noel Daley, settled into the pocket early on behind pacesetter Grain Of Truth.  That pair stayed in those positi...
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Boinga hoping to bounce back in Dancer

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Boinga, a daughter of Windsong’s Legacy, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $45,000 Harold Dancer Filly Final on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Freehold Raceway.The Harold Dancer Filly, carded as the second race, and the $55,000 Harold Dancer Colt, a non-wagering event at 12 noon, are restricted to two-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters.  Both stakes are sponsored ...
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Colonial Downs action

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs hosted a full night of harness racing Tuesday evening, with a twist: two of the night’s ten races were three-quarters of a mile, rather than the usual one mile distance.   In the first shortened race, J J Thomas N led from the start, the quarter pole, and cut the first two early fractions in :27 and :56. The 7-year-old gelding led by 1-1/2 lengths at the top of the stretch,...
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Pompano set to open new simulcast area

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
When the 2009-2010 racing season resumes on Saturday, Isle Casino Racing will unveil a new simulcast area on the second level of the casino, encompassing the Trackside Grill as well as two adjacent viewing/betting areas. Racing fans will be able to bet in a friendly, comfortable setting; have a cocktail at the bar; and order lunch or dinner from an appealing menu, including daily specials. ...
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PA Stallion Series adds consolations

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
The Stallion Series, a PA-sired stakes series for two-year-olds that has proven very popular in its first year during 2009, has added $20,000 Consolations per division on the night of its $40,000 divisional Championships, Monday, September 28 at The Meadows.The Championships will include the top eight point winners in Stallion Series preliminary competition; the Consolations will be comprised of t...
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