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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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Blueridge Western wins another Levy leg

on 04/05/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s premier free-for-all event, the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series,  continued Saturday night with four $50,000, second-round divisions. It may not quite be Christmas season, but Blueridge Western toyed with his five rivals in the first division.   Leaving from post position No. 2, the 1-5 favorite put up walk-around fractions of ::29 and :58.2. A 56-seco...
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Ramegade Bruiser poised for series sweep at Woodbine

on 04/05/2009 2:00 AM
The conclusion was never in doubt in Saturday night\'s $50,000 second round of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine as 1-5 favorite Ramegade Bruiser and Chris Christoforou took command of a quality field of six mature pacers and never looked back, winniing in 1:53.4.Trainer/driver Dan Megens sent Stormaway to the early lead on this blustery night, but by the quarter pole the pocket-sitting R...
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Bouchard in winner\'s circle for first time since February

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
A drizzling, foggy Friday night found Yonkers Raceway hosting the ladies in the second preliminary round of  the Blue Chip Matchmaker, and Elusive Prey put Stephane Bouchard back in the winner\'s circle, while the other splits were won by Nip N Attack and Sportsfancy, who battled past Chancey Lady.   As for Bouchard, he had been sidelined much of the season with a pinched nerve, w...
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$426,135 carryover for Pick Six Saturday

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
There was only one winning favorite in the Friday Pick Six, producing a record $426,135 carryover heading into Saturday’s card at the Meadowlands.  Fueled by a nine-day carryover of $186,905, Friday\'s Pick Six attracted $399,030 in wagering for a record $585,935 pool.  With two $30 horses as bookends, bettors could only manage five correct winners, which paid $679.20. &...
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Oscar Oscar, Its A Good Thing win in Youthful

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
Newcomer Oscar Oscar made his Woodbine debut on a wet and sloppy Friday night and issued a strong statement with a convincing 1:54.1 victory in one of two $25,000 divisions in the second round of the Youthful Pacing Series for 3-year-olds while the second split went to Its A Good Thing.Racing over a deteriorating oval, It’s a Good Thing notched his seventh win of the campaign with a 1...
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Another reversal in 2008 Canadian Pacing Derby results

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
On April 2 the Ontario Racing Commission ruled that the results of the 2008 Canadian Pacing Derby should stand as posted by the judges at Mohawk Raceway the night of the race, when  they ruled that Won The West be placed from second to fourth for going inside two pylons during the stretch drive.   The ruling of the judges that night elevated Western Shore from second to third and ...
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Karen Garland seriously injured in car accident

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
Karen Garland, who races horses with her partner Steve Smith, suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in New Jersey on Friday. Garland had various broken bones and had undergone surgery by Saturday.   The accident occurred on Kozloski Road. Garland, 44, of Plainville, Mass., was transported to the trauma unit of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, after ...
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$186,905 on the line tonight

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Several longshots in Thursday\'s Pick 6 at the Meadowlands, including a 64-1 shocker in the opening leg, have created a record $186,905 Pick 6 Carryover heading into Friday\'s card.   Thursday\'s Pick 6 attracted $184,038 in wagering, fueled by an eight-day carryover of $76,566. But a fourth race 64-1 upset by ENS Curious and driver John Campbell helped pave the way for the record carryover...
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Don\'t Deny Me sweeps Jersey Girls

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Don’t Deny Me made it four wins in a row after steamrolling past competitors in the $71,400 Jersey Girls final Thursday night at the Meadowlands, hitting the wire in a stakes record time of 1:50.3. Don’t Deny Me [$3.00 $2.20 $2.10] and driver David Miller moved to the front past the half and wore down the pacesetter Natalie to prevail by 1 1-2 lengths. Autumn Magic [$3.20 $3.20] and ...
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Eash takes Landess Series splits

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Driver-trainer Don Eash swept both divisions of the Jerry Landess Series Thursday, April 2 at Hoosier Park. Eash won the first division with React Inagoodway followed by a victory with Master Punch in the second division. Both lightly raced 3-year-old colts used similar front-end strategy and nearly matched each other’s times, winning in 1:56.3 and 1:56.1, respectively. React Inagoodway began f...
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Second leg of Youthful tonight at Woodbine

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
The latest protégé from trainer, Bob McIntosh has been burning up the track at Woodbine since the end of January, and Its A Good Thing shows no sign of stopping as he goes into the second leg of the Youthful Pacing Series on Friday night, April 3. Its A Good Thing, a homebred son of Western Maverick–Sammartha Stewart (by Artsplace), has only been out of the money once in his 12-start c...
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Ohio veterinarian Paul Rothaug dies

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
A funeral service for Dr. Paul George Rothaug, III, 45, a veterinarian with Woodland Run Equine Clinic in Ohio and the husband of Standardbred breeder Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, will be held at 11 am Monday in Newark, Ohio.   Last summer Dr. Rothaug and his wife traveled North America watching Somebeachsomewhere race. Dr. Rothaug’s wife bred the world champion. The year after Somebea...
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