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Atlantic Filly breezes to Pompano victory

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
There was plenty of cool weather laying over the Atlantic coast of Florida, but that didn’t bother Atlantic Filly ($30.80) and driver Dan Clements as they made their way to the winner’s circle after taking the $18,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at the Isle Pompano Park in 1:53.4 on Tuesday. Clements and Atlantic Filly went right to the lead to take the top pacers through fraction...
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Chloes Silver Star shines for Pierce at Dover

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
Chloes Silver Star, one of four winning drives by Ron Pierce, made it two in a row by winning the $32,000 Mares Jr. Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Pierce taxied Chloes Silver Star alongside race leader Mozzi Hanover and Jim Morand on the backstretch and the pair dueled to the three-quarters and around the final turn. The 5-year-old Intrepid Seelster-Silver Chloe mare appeared to be...
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NAADA final to benefit Juvenile Diabetes won by longshot

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway had a race with two winners Tuesday night -- and there wasn\'t a dead-heat in sight as the $12,000 final of the North American Amateur Drivers Association was won by 14-1 outsider Valcyon Days (Anthony Verruso), who launched a big move in and out of the final turn to prevail by two lengths in 2:04.2.   The 6-year-old Dream Vacation gelding, trained by Gary Messenge...
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No Elitlopp trip for Arch Madness

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
There will not be a trip overseas this spring for older trotter Arch Madness. Trond Smedshammer, the trainer and sometimes driver of the 5-year-old gelding, was considering a trip to Sweden for the Elitlopp in May. Arch Madness, who has won $1.6 million lifetime, finished ninth in the second leg of the Su Mac Lad Series on March 27 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. It was his first start this season....
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PH Harness Week TV show set to resume

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen\'s Association has announced that its PA Harness Week television show will begin its 2009 season on Saturday, April 11. The show, which features the best of Pennsylvania harness horse racing plus features, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, was critically acclaimed in its debut 2008 season.   New episodes of the weekly half-hour sho...
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Perkins to handle early Red Mile meet duties

on 04/08/2009 2:00 AM
Billy Perkins, who has been serving as race secretary at Player\'s Bluegrass Downs, has been appointed to handle the same duties during the early fall 2009 harness meet at The Red Mile. The Red Mile will open its 2009 meet on Aug. 2 and race three days a week before the Grand Circuit begins on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Connie Hochstetler will continue in her duties as race secretary for the Grand Circ...
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Falls For You only favorite to win

on 04/07/2009 2:00 AM
It was not a good day for favorites on the biggest program of the season at Dover Downs Monday as the opening Classic legs went to Frog Juice, Martha Maxine, Swan Image, Falls For You and Summertime Yankee.    Tim Tetrick had three winners; Ron Pierce, Eric Goodell and David Miller won two races each.   Following morning showers, the skies cleared for the top race program...
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Mr Wiggles, Little Bit Tricky win Delaware finals

on 04/07/2009 2:00 AM
Mr. Wiggles was a 6-1 surprise winner of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 Three-Year-Old Colt Pace final when Corey Callahan drove the Badlands Hanover colt past public choice Ray\'s Big Bubba for a 1:52 victory Monday night at Dover Downs.   The win was the second in three races this year and seventh in 11 lifetime starts for Mr. Wiggles, owned by Elmer Fannin o...
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Slave Dream wins Riedel Memorial Trot

on 04/07/2009 2:00 AM
Slave Dream ($8.40) swept three wide on the final turn and gunned down Farmer Jones to win the $16,000 Hubert Riedel Memorial Trot Monday at the Isle Pompano Park.   The feature saw some early hardball as Diva Diva (Andy Santeramo), the lone mare in the field, parked out race favorite Blessed Victory (Dan Clements) past the opening quarter mile in :27.1. Once settled in on the lead, B...
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3YO trotting fillies in action in series at Woodbine

on 04/07/2009 2:00 AM
Kandor Hanover delivered as the favorite while NF Freestyle posted an upset in Monday’s first leg of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for 3-year-old fillies over a Woodbine track rated as good after a day of freezing rain and snow.   Kandor Hanover was taken off the pace in the opening $20,000 contest by driver Randy Waples and made her move towards the front in the second quarter. When...
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Dale Blackledge, who worked in the Log Cabin, dies

on 04/07/2009 2:00 AM
Dale J. Blackledge, a volunteer who worked behind the counter in the Log Cabin at the Delaware County Fair, taking race entries and also balanced the entries at the conclusion of racing at the fair, died April 4.   Blackledge, 70, who was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., had worked as a volunteer at the fair since 1965.   ‘He was a high school buddy and a dear friend growing up,” s...
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Ohio bars also want slots

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
If the Ohio legislature approves slot machines at the state\'s seven racetracks, Ohio bars feel that they should share in the action. Phil Craig, executive director of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Assn., said that bars proved that they can regulate gaming when they installed Keno machines in their facilities last summer. Tracks also began offering Keno in August.   The Ohio State Racing Commi...
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Viking Defender one of 3 wins at Dover for Callahan

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
Mike Cassalino\'s Viking Defender began a three-win night for Corey Callahan and the first of two wins for trainer Dylan Davis Sunday at Dover Downs. The Muscles Yankee-Viking\'s Goddess 4 year old turned in a lifetime-best 1:56.3 decision to win a $12,500 trot. Pefect Man (Vic Kirby) was runner-up. Rapsong (George Dennis), the race favorite, had to settle for third. Jim Morand drove...
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Entries being accepted for July Mixed Sale

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands July Mixed Sale will be held Sunday, July 19, the day following the Meadowlands Pace, in the paddock at the Meadowlands, and entries for the sale will close on June 5.   To enter a horse in the sale contact Tattersalls at tattersallsredmile.com, or phone 914.773.7777.
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Harness horseman Bob Pinske dies

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
Robert (Bob) Pinske, 85, who led the Pinske family into harness racing in the 1950s, died on Saturday, April 4. Pinske was affectionately known as “Grandpa” by everyone who visited the Florida training facilities of his grandson, the late Brian Pinske.   He is survived by his sons Tim (Marlys) and Rod (Celia); a daughter Patricia (Paul) Broat; and grandchildren and great-grandchild...
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John Szymanski to represent Buffalo Raceway

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
Following on the heels of last Saturday night\'s Pick 6 windfall at the Meadowlands, the National Harness Handicapping Championship (NHHC) is set for the Big M on Saturday, April 25, and among the competitors will be John Szymanski of Williamsville, NY, who won the qualifier at Buffalo Raceway this past weekend.   Szymanski defeated 19 other finalists to win the grand prize at Buf...
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NAADA final on Tueday to benefit Juvenile Diabetes

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
After eight races in the four preliminary legs of the NAADA Trotting Series the top point earners will battle in the $12,000 series finale at Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night.   Even the eight trotters that will go to post in the $12,000 final that night also had to meet a criterion. For them to be eligible, the trotters had to have made at least two starts in the series. And a worthy benef...
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45 nominated to Abbatiello New Jersey Classic

on 04/06/2009 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial, who won the 2008 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals at both the Meadowlands and Freehold, is among the 45 colts and geldings nominated to the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic.  The New Jersey Classic for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers and its filly companion event, the $200,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, will share the spotlight with a pair of $200,000...
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Wagering on Pick 6 tops $900,000

on 04/05/2009 2:00 AM
After 10 consecutive carryovers, the Meadowlands Pick Six was finally hit Saturday, April 4 with a record $193,384 payout. The $426,135 carryover attracted a record additional $902,032 in wagering on the Saturday Pick Six.  There were five winning tickets, of which two were sold at the Meadowlands, one at Freehold and two at out-of-state locations.  The winning Pick Six sequenc...
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River Shark wins first Suslow leg

on 04/05/2009 2:00 AM
River Shark saved ground early and nipped the leader Glad To Be Back in the final strides to take the $22,500 opening round of the Robert J. Suslow Series in 152.1 on Saturday night.   
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