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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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Arch Madness pulls away in 1:51.4

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Arch Madness held off a challenge from favored Four Starz Speed around the far turn and pulled away in the stretch to a 1:51.4 victory in Friday night’s featured $31,000 Invitational Trot at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears, Arch Madness [$6.40, $4.20, $2.80] assumed the lead from Prayer I Am midway down the backstretch through fractions of :28 and :55.1.  It took a :27.1 second quart...
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Vertigo Hanover wins season debut

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
Making his first start of the year, the 3-year-old pacing colt Vertigo Hanover stayed game despite racing at the back of the field and turned in a late stretch rally that gave him a neck win in 1:52.3 at the Meadowlands Friday night.Vertigo Hanover, a son of The Panderosa, started from post nine and was settled eighth in the nine-horse field by driver John Campbell. But Campbell\'s patience and th...
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3YO pacing colts battle in series action at Woodbine

on 04/24/2009 2:00 AM
The red hot Oscar Oscar ran his career unbeaten streak to five with a punishing 1:52.1 effort in one of two $20,000 divisions in the opening leg of the Ontario Sired Spring Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Friday at Woodbine Racetrack while his stablemate Blue Suede Shoes stopped the clock in 1:51. Both colts are conditioned by Tracy Brainard. Oscar Oscar took his time leaving the ...
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Late rally enough to capture featured trot at The Meadows

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Trailing by six lengths at the half, Michaelrowyourboat unleashed a powerful close that carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot Wednesday at The Meadows. When 3-5 favorite Primo Spur took the field through a comfortable half in :59, it appeared that the race was for place. But Michaelrowyourboat responded to the urging of trainer-driver Jimmy Smith and sailed by Pri...
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Comindown to the Hoosier winner\'s circle

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Yourcomindown got her second victory of the season at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Wednesday night in the third leg of the Future Stars Series. The mile trot had a purse of $6,000 and gave driver Neil Coleman a good start to his day with a victory in the first race.  Starting in the outside post eight, Yourcomindown turned in a controlled race and was seventh at the quarter, trailing...
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Gelding was Bettor Thantherest at Pompano

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Bettor Thantherest ($2.40) certainly lived up to his name once again as the 4-year-old gelding won the $8,500 second leg of the Springboard Pacing Series in a romp by 4 1/2 lengths Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park.   And for the third time in his last four starts, Bettor Thantherest won the race in the identical time of 1:53.4, his lifetime mark.   The sixth race co-feature saw Mr...
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Fox Valley Lover hot in 2009 debut at Balmoral

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotting fillies made their first stakes appearance of the season on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a full field of 10 sophomores slugged it out in the $15,000 Trotting Tilly Stake.   After closing out her 2-year-old season with an impressive win in the ISOBA Super Sale Stake back in November, Paula Smith and James Ruyan’s Fox Valley Lover picked up rig...
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American amateurs set to take on Italy\'s best

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Though the Italian amateurs are yet to land in America the first races in the Italy vs USA Friendship Competition have already be drawn at Monticello Raceway with wwo races on Monday, April 27, comprising the Mighty M leg which will be followed by two races at Yonkers Raceway the next day. Four top amateur reinsmen from northern Italy  will be winging their way to the St...
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Ideal Newton upsets in Pocono open

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Ideal Newton stayed perfect in 2009 by pulling off an upset win in the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   A 4-year-old mare trained by Noel Daley, Ideal Newton moved up to the Open after winning back-to-back condition paces at Pocono to start her season. Leaving from post position four in an eight-horse field a...
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Standardbred Committee of RCI aims at abusive whipping

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International approved changes to the whipping rule in an effort to crack down on abusive uses of the whip during the running of races. The rule was approved by the committee during a meeting at the Lexington Hilton Downtown Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday.   The committee recommended in all Standardbred races th...
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NYCOTB sends $2 bets as $200 bets; Monticello only harness track

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Association of Racing Commissioners International president Ed Martin said a wagering system foul up April 22 poisoned wagering pools in five states, affecting bettors across the country.   According to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, $2 bets placed at New York City Off-Track Betting and processed through AmTote were deposited into wagering pools as $200 bets. Racetracks ...
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Tetrick named to drive world-champion mare in Sweden

on 04/23/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that an offer from Solvalla officials to race Buck I St. Pat in the Elitlopp the last weekend of May has been accepted and that Tim Tetrick has already agreed to also head to Sweden to drive the 6-year-old trotting mare.   “It took two seconds (to accept the invitation),” said Burke with a laugh. “We already pretty much knew ...
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Biletnikoff scores in Indiana invitational

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
The unstoppable Speed N The Tunnel and driver Sam Widger prevailed again in the week’s top trot at Hoosier Park, besting a field of nine in the featured $25,000 Invitational Tuesday. Scoring her third win in five starts for 2009, the 6-year-old Armbro Tunnel mare earned the win by a neck in a time of 1:57.4. Starting from post three, Speed N The Tunnel proved how versatile she can be,...
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Crystal Chris poised for series sweep at Pompano

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
For the second straight week Crystal Chris ($4.80) showed why she is currently the top mare on the grounds at the Isle Pompano Park, taking the $25,000 second leg of the Girls Night Out Pacing Series Tuesday. Driven by Tom Sells, Crystal Chris battled on the outside at the start of the featured sixth race against Atlantic Filly (Wally Hennessey), taking command after the opening quarter mile ...
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Hoosier\'s Fab Five meets 38 Special

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino’s “Fab Five” celebrity harness drivers made their first public appearance last Saturday prior to each of the 38 Special concerts. Joe Putnam, Jason Dillander, Trace Tetrick, Mike Peterson, and Ricky Macomber Jr. make up the “Fab Five” and will represent the track in numerous promotions and events during the meet. Each driver was introduced on stage ...
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Final Levy and Blue Chip Matchmaker prelims set for Yonkers

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway this weekend hosts the fifth and final preliminary rounds in both the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and Blue Chip Matchmaker. The Levy, Yonkers\' premier free-for-all event, offers three, $50,000 trials--races 6,8 and 9 on the 11-race card. Saturday night\'s first division is led by King Cat Anvil N (Jordan Stratton, post 2), with a pair of early-round wins to his cred...
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Maple Leafs GM Burke named NA Cup drawmaster

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Toronto Maple Leafs’ president and general manager Brian Burke has been announced as the drawmaster for this summer’s 26th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup which takes place on Saturday, June 27, at Mohawk Racetrack. Burke, who was ranked no. 1 by The Hockey News in the magazine’s Annual GM rankings in March of 2008, managed the Anaheim Ducks from 2005-2008 and led them...
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Pick your princess at Woodbine

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
There are plenty of potential princesses in the upcoming $25,000(C) opener of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies Thursday night at Woodbine. But one that bears particular attention is the Allamerican Native daughter, Blogette Hanover, who is half of the entry from the shedrow of conditioner John Burns. Blogette Hanover, who was unraced at two, has racked up an impressive re...
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Hensley drives to series double at The Meadows

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Parked the first three-eighths of the mile, Ultimate Desire showed his heart and talent by drawing off to win his second-straight in the Vesuvio Grande Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday at The Meadows. Monster Dragon took the other $15,000 division, giving Ed Hensley a driving sweep of the second leg. Ultimate Desire, who romped last week by 7 1/4 lengths, was sent off t...
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