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Meet Hoosier Park\'s Fab Five

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is putting its on twist on a famous musical moniker by introducing five of its top drivers as the “Fab Five” on the main stage before the 38 Special concert Saturday, April 18. The drivers are part of a new campaign to showcase all aspects of entertainment at Hoosier Park, including the current harness racing season. So who are Hoosier P...
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Kadabra colt Parlay still undefeated

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Parlay, a son of Kadabra, simply trounced rivals on Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack to remain undefeated and give himself a chance at a sweep of this year’s Tie Silk Trotting Series.The smooth-gaited son of Kadabra-Speedy Shasta was handled patiently in the early going by driver Jack Moiseyev who settled him away in third position through an opening pa...
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Winbak Speed much the best at Harrah\'s Chester

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
Winbak Speed ($3.40) proved much the best in Thursday night’s Finian Hanover at Harrah’s Chester, turning away Proper Respect at the head of the stretch and winning in 1:51.2. The 6-year-old Village Jove gelding settled behind Domition Hanover (Eric Goodell) and Proper Respect (Tony Morgan) on the first turn before quickly brushing to the front. Driver Brandon Givens commented, \"As soon as...
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Maywood stakes season kicks off on Friday

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 stakes season at Maywood Park gets underway Friday night as an overflow field of 10 Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers square off in the $15,000 Sportsmaster Stake. Leading the way in what appears to be a wide open race is Jim Edgar, Jim Reynolds and Terry and Judith Rathgeber’s Rich N Flashy who is fresh off a convincing 3 ½-length romp in a division of...
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Big rallies take divisions of Whotookwhat Series at Meadows

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
Trailing by nine lengths at the half, Summer Blast took advantage of live cover and blasted through the stretch to win a division of the Whotookwhat, an early-closing series for 3-year-old filly trotters, on Thursday at The Meadows. ML Brown Sugar captured the other $15,000 division in the opening leg. Summer Blast, a daughter of Ilooklikemymom-HM Striking Faith, had won only a fair ra...
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Meadowlands photographer Lisa unveils top-driver posters

on 04/17/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands track photographer Michael Lisa has announced the release of the first five in a series of Meadowlands Top Driver posters. These one-of-a-kind photos depict the sport\'s top drivers in his own unique way.   The first poster was unveiled on March 14 when Tim Tetrick was officially bestowed the nickname The Bionic Man. Subsequent to that, Andy Miller, Yannick Gingra...
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Gambler\'s Passion takes Blossom Series final

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Gambler’s Passion, driven by David Miller, was a well-rated winner in the $70,000 Blossom Series final for sophomore filly pacers Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. 
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Tetrick sweeps Hoosier features as part of hat trick

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Miss DW Chip showed how tough she really is Wednesday in the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Trot at Hoosier Park. The 8-year-old seasoned mare rounded the oval in a time of 1:56.2, giving Trace Tetrick his first of three wins on the 13-race program. Starting from the outside post seven, Miss DW Chip rallied out hard for the early lead, joining Dynamite Diva and Peter Wrenn and ABC Bay Bee...
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Gurfein doubles up in Choquette Trot opener

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Gurfein captured both divisions of the first leg $7,000 Aime Choquette Trot at the Isle Pompano Park Wednesday Night with Wally Hennessey at the lines for both victories.   Hennessey piloted Spiceberry Hanover ($5) to a new life-time mark of 1:58.2 in the first division with fractions of :28.1, :59.3 and 1:28.3.   The undefeated Whosgoinwhosstayin and Mickey McNichol wer...
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Esmeralda Semalu atones with Pocono victory

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Esmeralda Semalu got a measure of revenge on Nip N Attack by winning the featured $25,000 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Last week in the same class, Nip N Attack was able to defeat Esmeralda Semalu, who set a world record earlier this year at Pompano. It looked like an instant replay when Jim Morrill Jr. once again sent Nip N...
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Oh baby! What a come-from-behind win at The Meadows

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
On a day when The Meadows resumed racing following a two-week hiatus and celebrated the opening of its permanent casino, Whybabywhy provided some fireworks of her own. She captured the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot, lighting up the tote board at 22-1.   Trailing by 10 1/2 lengths at the half, Whybabywhy launched a ground-saving move for Dick Stillings that carried her to within f...
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Youth will be served on Meadowlands TV on Thursday

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
On Thursday night, Meadowlands Television will turn over hosting duties to Darin Zoccali and John Massey, a pair of young bettors who will talk about what attracts them to harness racing and share their perspective on reaching a younger generation of fans on the pre-card broadcast. In addition, Zoccali and Massey will team up for various pick segments during the card and host the half-hour Ra...
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Kentucky court rules against Waxman in Loyal Opposition case

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
A Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky ruled on Tuesday to dismiss an appeal by owner Daniel Waxman regarding a positive test on his horse Loyal Opposition in 2005 at The Red Mile. Loyal Opposition received a positive test for flunixin after winning the $80,000 Allerage final Oct. 8, 2005. The now-retired Glowing Report finished second in that race and with the additional $20,000 she would receive a...
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Lutman has famous last words in Passover Pace

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
P.J. Lutman III emerged victorious Wednesday in Monticello Raceway’s “Race for the Matzohs.” Granted, Lutman is not a Jewish name but the 27-year-old horseman whose mother was Jewish, took home the box of Matzohs when he guided Famous Last Words to a 2:01.2 victory in Monticello Raceway 11th Annual Passover Pace.   Lutman, the recipient of the local scribes Max A. Brewer Awa...
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Big Dee\'s recalling snaffle bits

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Big Dee\'s has announced it was recalling snaffle bits after it recently came to their attention that there have been reported cases of half cheek snaffle bits that have broken while in use. Big Dee\'s is urging everyone to please check your bits immediately. If you have a bit that has “play” between the mouthpiece and the cheeks please discontinue use immediately. \"...
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Youth Camp to be held in June at Vernon Downs

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is once again hosting the 2009 Harness Racing Youth League for kids who want to learn the ins and outs of harness racing. The camp is for kids from ages 11-13 and involves hands-on care of horses, learning how to drive, participation in an exhibition race during live racing, and lots more.   The camp at Vernon Downs will be held from June 19 through June 23 with lodging i...
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SRF has breeding to Badlands Nitro available

on 04/16/2009 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has a new breeding donation available to Badlands Nitro standing at Winbak in NY. Additional breedings are available to Conway Hall, Valley Victor, Modern Art and Wearable Art, plus several more.   Please visit our website at www.adoptahorse.org for the complete 2009 Stallion List, or contact Dana Letual at (609) 324-1500. (S...
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Crystal Chris upsets in opening round of Florida series

on 04/15/2009 2:00 AM
Crystal Chris ($29.40) and driver Tom Sells showed a field of eight pacing fillies and mares what its like to step out at the Isle Pompano Park to capture the $25,000 first leg of the Girls Night Out late-closing event Tuesday night.   Wally Hennessey rushed Atlantic Filly from post four looking for the top spot but had to settle for the two-hole trip when Fern Paquet Jr. and Hypnotize acce...
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Star shines in Indiana mud

on 04/15/2009 2:00 AM
A muddy track and rainy conditions did not dim the light on Royalton Star and driver Andy Shetler during the $25,000 Invitational Pace Tuesday at Hoosier Park. The 5-year-old son of Threefold pressed through the mud to win in a time of 1:52.1, a new lifetime mark. Starting from post two in the eight-horse lineup, Royalton Star got a seat right behind early leader Robin I Scoot and Bill Dailey thr...
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Levy Series continues this weekend at Yonkers

on 04/15/2009 2:00 AM
It\'s getting to the nitty and the gritty in both of Yonkers Raceway\'s series for older marquee pacers this weekend, with the fourth of five preliminary legs scheduled for this weekend.. The George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series continues Saturday night with three, $50,000 events, going as races 6, 8 and 9 on the 11-race program. The first Levy event finds King Cat Anvil N (Jordan Str...
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