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Too Salty wins Trots & Slots final at Pompano

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
Too Salty ($14) made a three-wide move at the three-quarter mile marker to collar race leader O-Georgie and then sped away to victory by 2 1/4 lengths in winning the $42,500 final of the Trots & Slots Series at the Isle Pompano Park Monday.   The time of the one-mile trot was a lifetime mark of 1:54.4 for Too Salty. Bruce Ranger drove the 5-year-old gelding to his third win this year fo...
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Field Of Honour A scores at Harrington

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
Carter Racing Stable and Bobby Myers\' Fields of Honour A ($6, Eddie Davis Jr.) returned to Harrington Raceway a winner Monday with a 1:53.3 win in the featured conditioned sixth race.   The Myers trainee is a former 2007 track horse of the meet. The 8-year-old Fake Left gelding was making his eighth start of the year as Davis sent him to the front from the rail with fractions of :27.3...
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Keystone Activator cruises to Primo Spur victory

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
Keystone Activator, parked the entire first quarter, was unassailable when he made the front, taking the $30,200 Primo Spur Trot final for 3-year-old colts and geldings Monday at The Meadows. Eric Ledford gave Keystone Activator a :30.1 breather the second panel, and that was all the son of SJ’s Caviar-Armbro Blusher needed to cruise home in 1:55.4, the fastest mile this season for a sophomore...
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John Campbell named to Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
The Canadian Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that John Campbell has been named to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, joining hockey standout Mark Messier and five others who will be formally inducted in November.   Campbell, a native of Ailsa Craig, Ont., is harness racing’s all-time leading driver with purse earnings of more than $260 million. Last year he scored his 10,000th drivin...
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Changes in store for upcoming Mohawk meet

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
Harness racing is preparing to move from its winter home at Toronto\'s Woodbine Racetrack, to its summer digs at Mohawk, just a short distance away on Highway 401 west in Campbellville and when it begins on Thursday evening, there will be a few changes in store according to Woodbine Entertainment Group\'s vice president of Standardbred racing Bruce Murray. \"A new video wall will be unveiled in...
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Early-closers at Vernon/Tioga attract sport\'s stars

on 04/28/2009 2:00 AM
Many of the sport’s stars have been paid into the rich early-closing events to be raced this summer at Tioga and Vernon Downs.   The Miss Versatility has emerged as a true test of a trotting mare’s abilities with legs over all sized tracks leading to the $120,000(est.) final held annually on Jug Day over the Delaware half-ile oval. Susie’s Magic returns to defend the title she ea...
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Dick Dallas dies

on 04/27/2009 2:00 AM
Richard “Dick” Dallas, best known for his work with the 1978 Meadowlands Pace winner Falcon Almahurst, died Friday, April 24, in Winter Park, Fla., after a long battle with bone and lung cancer. He was 78. Born in Kendallville, Ind., Mr. Dallas retired from harness racing in the mid 1990s. He continued to work with horses, finding a job driving horse-drawn carriages at Walt Disney World...
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Winner cashes in 7 of 10 contests

on 04/26/2009 2:00 AM
Michael Rip of Nutley, NJ, captured the $20,000 grand prize and bragging rights as the sport’s top handicapper in the 2009 National Harness Handicapping Championship on April 25 at Meadowlands Racetrack.   With a bankroll of $1,858, Rip topped a field of 111 players who came from all across North America - including Canada, California and Curacao - to play in the 2009 championship.  Co...
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Camluck, Real Artist colts take first Diplomat legs

on 04/26/2009 2:00 AM
My Gift To You and Fire On The Water both emerged victorious in Saturday’s first leg of The Diplomat Pacing Series for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers over a Woodbine oval rated as good after a freak rainstorm hit the area earlier in the afternoon. My Gift To You, in rein to Jody Jamieson, got away fourth early on in the opening $25,000 contest before making a backside brush to command ju...
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Blueridge Western wins last Levy leg, leads in points

on 04/26/2009 2:00 AM
The fifth and final preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series highlighted Yonkers  Raceway\'s Saturday night social, with a trio of $50,000 events.   Saturday night\'s first foray saw 1-2 favorite Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras), back from a week\'s vacation, cruise to his third consecutive series win.  Unhurried early from post position No. 4, he watched ...
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Southwind Tempo, Tetrick win Betsy Ross

on 04/26/2009 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo became the fastest pacing mare on a five-eighths mile track when she hit the wire in 1:48.3 to win the $250,000 Betsy Ross at Harrah\'s Chester Sunday afternoon.Four Starzz Meliss (Luc Ouellette), one of last week\'s elimination winners, started from post one and rushed to the lead. Driver Brian Sears attempted to put My Little Dragon on the point, but was parked through the qua...
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Scioto to start meet with higher purses

on 04/26/2009 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs will open its 2009 season with purse increases as high as 30 percent in some classes. “The track had a very good Golden Anniversary year in 2008,” said Stacy Cahill, track general manager. “The increase in total betting last year allows us to bump many of the purses up to help our horsemen.” She stressed that purse increases vary from class to class. “Overall, we’ve i...
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Getting hot for the National Harness Handicapping Championship

on 04/25/2009 2:00 AM
It\'s Saturday afternoon and just a few hours away from the beginning of the 2009 National Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands and hopefully what will turn out to be a big story on this website and The Horseman And Fair World with the headline \"Gordon Waterstone Comes Up A Winner!\"   The festivities actually began last night with a very nice cocktail party and thanks...
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CJ\'s Super Secret wins Hoosier series final

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
CJ’s Super Secret and Mark O’Mara polished off a lucrative series Thursday, winning the $20,000 final of the Ralph & Dorothy Rose at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The victory for the trotting mare was her first career win after only three starts this season.   Starting from post three in the 10-horse lineup, O’Mara got away well in mid-pack with CJ’s Super Secret. Ripken...
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Apaches Fame-sired filly wins first series leg

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Jack Moiseyev worked out a perfect pocket trip for Topaz Seelster in Thursday night’s first leg of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine, and the daughter of Apaches Fame had no problem turning the trip into a 1:52.2 win. Topaz Seelster, who hangs her harness bag in the barn of trainer Mark Cecile, drafted behind pacesetter Gargantua Hanover through splits of :2...
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Amigo Hall-sired Breewood Gringo beats Parlay

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Breewood Gringo played giant killer at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening for trainer/driver Stephen Loughran, who managed to find the chink in the armour of the previously undefeated Parlay by winning the $47,200 final of the Tie Silk Trotting Series for 3-year-old colts in 1:56.Parlay, who was sent off as the 1-9 favorite, had to settle for the runner-up spot behind the 18-1 upsetter in...
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Lucky Jim still undefeated this year with Father Foley tally

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim kept his perfect 2009 record intact as he breezed to his seventh straight win in a $20,000 Father Foley Series leg Thursday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in 1:54. Lucky Jim assumed command from Wind Surfer in a :28.1 opening quarter and eased through fractions of :57.3 and 1:26.4. Driven by Andy Miller, Lucky Jim paid $2.40 to win the featured third race. Swan Image was 2 3-4 lengths...
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Winbak closes Badlands Hanover\'s 2009 book

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm has announced that the 2009 breeding book for Badlands Hanover, sire of millionaire world champion Badlands Nitro, and 2008 Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year Tug River Princess, closes Friday. Badlands Hanover, who retired as the fastest 2-year-old ever, was booked  to outstanding mares this year, including French Panicure, Moving Pictures, Carolina Sunsh...
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Meadowlands plans to be dark on Wednesdays in May

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack’s three-week Hiram Woodruff Series for trotters has been moved to Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21, from its original Wednesday schedule. Pending New Jersey Racing Commission approval next week, the Meadowlands will be dark Wednesdays May 6 and 20. The change will reduce the racing schedule those weeks from five days to four, as special matinee cards will be held Sunday, May 10 ...
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Learn to read a program by watching Racing 101 videos on YouTube

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack has uploaded the first in a series of Racing 101 videos to its YouTube Channel. In this week\'s edition, learn how to read past performances in the racing program with track announcer Ken Warkentin.Click here to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg5ltkuSLIc (Meadowlands)
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