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David Miller drives 9,000th winner

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
It’s 9,000 wins and counting for 44-year-old driver David Miller, who hit the milestone on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, becoming the  third youngest driver to ever reach that mark. Both Walter Case Jr. and Dave Palone reached the 9,000-win milestone younger than Miller. With his win behind Redstone Ruckus in Sunday’s sixth race at the Meadowlands.“It’s something I’m very pr...
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Darlin\'s Delight takes series finale for pacing mares at Big M

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight ($5.80) held off the late rally of Chancey Lady to win the $123,000 Overbid final for open pacing mares Friday night at the Meadowlands.An early scramble forced 6-5 favorite Martha Maxine three wide on the opening turn as she claimed the lead from Chancey Lady in :27.4. Darlin’s Delight rushed up to seize command from Martha Maxine in a swift 54.4 and driver Yannick ...
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Su Mac Lad opener goes to Likeabatoutahell

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Likeabatoutahell dug in under pressure to win the $50,000 opening leg of the Su Mac Lad Series for open trotters Friday night at the Meadowlands. The 2008 divisional champion Enough Talk was first to brush to the lead, but Brian Sears and Likeabatoutahell quickly stole command before the half.    Knight Of Intrigue applied immediate pressure to the outside but, despite a game effo...
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Rushmore Hanover scores in Yonkers feature

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Rushmore Hanover outdrew his seven rivals and made \'em all pay Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s featured $21,000 high-conditioned trot. With Brent Holland driving for trainer Larry Remmen, Rushmore Hanover stuffed 8-5 choice Stunt Man Hall (Jason Bartlett) into the pocket before a  29-second opening quarter mile. Rushmore Hanover then found a :59.4 intermission with no one leaving ...
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A midnight romp at Woodbine

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Rick Zeron and Midnite Romp came on strong with a :26.4 final quarter to capture the $48,200(C) final of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series at Woodbine Friday night. Herestopatrick and Luc Ouellette made a rush for the early lead from the outside post position, but by the quarter pole were overtaken by Its A Good Thing, the 4-5 favorite, with Randy Waples at the controls. Through a sensible second qua...
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Gulotta to testify before NJ Budget and Appropriations Committee

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
A large turnout of trainers, drivers, breeders, owners and others who favor racetrack slots would be helpful to support the efforts of prominent horse owner and breeder Michael J. Gulotta, who will be testifying at a public hearing of the New Jersey State Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Montclair State University.   Gulotta, whose Deo Volente F...
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High stakes for Card Dealer in Cam Fella Final

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
A Camluck gelding named Card Dealer will be playing for the biggest stakes of his career this Saturday night, March 21, when he makes a bid to win the $77,500 final of the Cam Fella Pacing Series at Woodbine.   At barely the age of four, Card Dealer already has 50 starts under his belt, but this is the largest purse he has yet set his sights on. A veteran of Ontario’s smaller ovals in Lon...
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New gate at The Meadows helps outside horses win more

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
In February, The Meadows introduced a new starting gate with a deeper slant to allow horses drawn outside to be closer to the gate at the start than those posted inside. The goal was to mitigate the disadvantages of an unfavorable draw, thereby creating more exciting racing for fans and a more level playing field for horsemen. Early returns indicate that the plan is working.   Through ...
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Red Mile development plan unveiled

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Although construction in Lexington, KY has slowed to a crawl, just like in most parts of the country, The Red Mile unveiled plans on Thursday night to develop 68 acres of the track\'s property. The Red Mile Village Development Plan was presented to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission at its work session on Thursday.   A report in the Lexington Herald-Leader said ideas are...
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Jersey Girls series underway at Meadowlands

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Don’t Deny Me sat second over and slingshot past tiring leaders to win the first of two divisions of the $20,000 Jersey Girls Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   Dave Miller and Don’t Deny Me [$5.20 $3.80 $3.00] followed Natalie up the backstretch as she tried to pass the leader, Saymynamesaymyname.  Natalie couldn’t clear and it became a duel between the two with Don’...
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Allamerican Idol on the rise at the Meadowlands

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Allamerican Idol, a bargain purchase who has blossomed under patient handling, bids for his second Meadowlands stakes title this season in the $132,000 Four Leaf Clover Final on Saturday night, March 21. The Complex Series champion, trained by Tom Fanning, is rated at 10-1 on the morning line from post three in the Four Leaf Clover for older pacers. He faces a competitive field that includes Aqua...
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Buter stablemates take two of three in Damsel Series divisions

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Stablemates Park Avenue and Gottogetoutmore delivered a one-two punch in the first of two $35,000(C) divisions of the Damsel Pacing Series second leg at Woodbine Thursday evening. Seven lasses went postward in the initial split, with Todd Buter pupils Park Avenue and Gottogetoutmore going as a joint entry and heavily favoured at 1-5 odds. Chad Schmiedge trainee, B M Mcw (Sylvain Filion), s...
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McFlirty sets career best in Dover feature

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
McFlirty notched her first win of the year while Blowout Hanover won his third straight in the Thursday double feature paces at Dover Downs. Trainer Bobby Reeser sent out his second winner of the day when Bonnie Benson\'s McFlirty reduced her lifetime mark to 1:55.2 in a $10,500 fillies and mares pace. Vic Kirby piloted the McArdle-Face The Table filly to extend her career record to three...
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Apaches Fame final down to six

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Just six sophomore colts will be going postward in the $48,200 final of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series on Friday night at Woodbine … but the race is anything but a foregone conclusion. Three strong candidates for the championship have emerged in this series:  Bob McIntosh trainee, Its A Good Thing, David Gibson pupil, Midnite Romp, and Mark Austin’s Herestopatrick.  Midnite Romp, ...
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Classic Series supplements due Monday

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Supplemental entries for the 2009 edition of The Classic Series (TCS) must be received in the office of The Hambletonian Society by the close of business on Monday, March 23. The payment levels, along with a list of nominees, may be accessed at www.theclassicseries.com. TCS starts the season at Dover Downs on Monday, April 6, and continues with legs at The Meadowlands on May 1 (trotters) and May ...
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Possess The Magic, P-Glide, Flirtin Miss deliver at Brittany

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
It was a week that had been highly anticipated by Brittany Farms since the end of last breeding season, and the results started coming Saturday, March 14, when Possess The Magic delivered her first foal, a filly by 2006 trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster.   Then on Thursday night, March 19, the $2 million winner Passionate Glide, who captured the Hambletonian Oaks and ...
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Announcement expected soon regarding Breeders Crown format

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s $7 million year-end series is considering changes to format and venue after the 2009 series. Since 1999, the Breeders Crown events have been divided into four races for open horses in late summer and eight for 2 and 3 year olds in the fall, a format that flourished under a 10-year partnership with the Meadowlands in New Jersey and Woodbine in Ontario, wh...
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TrackMaster announces handicapping contest

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
TrackMaster, in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association and BetAmerica, announced that their spring handicapping contest is open, with the first race date for selections on Saturday, March 21.Over $3,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the contest.  The grand prize is $1,500 in cash. In addition, each weekly winner will receive a $100 wagering credit at BetAmeri...
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Florida legislature wants to rein in table games

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
According to reports, legislation will be introduced in the Florida House of Representatives next week that will limit tribal casinos, such as the Seminole Tribe operations in South Florida, to slots, and prohibit their present table game business.   In 2007 Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a deal with the Seminole Indian tribe which guarantees the state $100 million over 25 y...
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Red Mile announces it has

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has issued a press release in which it announced that it has \"resolved all differences with Jan Johnson, Bob McIntosh, Jim Arledge and Joe Seekman,\" and that each of the trainers plans to race horses at the historic track this year.   The Red Mile\'s press release issued Friday, March 20, states: \"The Red Mile is glad that a resolution could be reached and wants to make sure...
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