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Pacific Philly, Apache Dame, First Draw win at Dover

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
Pacific Philly, after five seconds this season, broke into the win column in the top distaff event of the week the $32,000 Open, while Apache Dame won the $25,000 Jr. Open and First Draw, a $21,000 female pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, March 10. Tim Tetrick drove five winners; Ross Wolfenden won three.    Eddie Davis Jr. drove Pacific Philly along the passing lane to a 1:52.3 victory...
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New Pocono paddock to be ready March 19

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will open the 2009 season with a brand new, state-of-the-art paddock area.  The $6.2 million project is scheduled to be operational in time for the track’s first qualifiers on March 19 in preparation for opening night on April 1.   To accommodate the construction necessities and ensure the paddock’s readiness for this year, Pocono had to shorten its 2008...
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Monticello cancels Wednesday card

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has cancelled its Wednesday card because of unsafe track conditions, which marks the third straight day the track has cancelled live racing. Current track conditions are the results of a very cold winter in which the frost has been has permeated deep into the ground.   With the recent unseasonably warm weather the earth, is thawing and there is little that can be don...
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Standardbred Canada has $1 million budget already lined up

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada on Wednesday announced a multi-year initiative to help re-energize horse racing across Canada through the launch of Adrenaline-Canada\'s Racing Festival, an event that will present four days of events to generate awareness of harness racing.Speaking at Sarnia\'s Hiawatha Horse Park and Entertainment Centre before local politicians, industry stakeholders and ...
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Artists Rally draws pole, favoriite for Hopeful final

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
Artists Rally drew the pylons and was made the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Yonkers Raceway\'s $49,400 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Saturday night. The feature will go as the ninth race.   Artists Rally, a Real Artist colt, missed the first week of the series before prevailing in 1:56.1 and 1:56.2, respectively. Ryan Anderson retains the ...
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Harrah\'s Chester announces nomination numbers

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 early-closers at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack has attracted 1,352 nominations in the 10 events, which includes nominations to the Final Four, the races for 2 year olds previously held on a rotating basis between the Meadowlands and Woodbine.   Last year’s Dan Patch Older Pacer of the Year Mister Big and Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official lead the list of ...
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Group describes its plans for casinos in Ohio

on 03/11/2009 2:00 AM
A group behind the \"Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan\" has issued a news release in which it explains its plan for full-fledged casinos in Ohio. The group includes Penn National Gaming, which owns Raceway Park, but the Ohio Jobs and Growth Plan\'s only benefit to horse racing would be that the horse industry receive 3% of gaming revenues (estimated at $18 million) to help \"revitalize the...
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Indiana to consider tougher whipping rule

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana is well-known as being a strict jurisdiction when it comes to rules enforcement, and on Thursday, March 12, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) will consider new emergency rules that will drastically change the way drivers use the whip in competition at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs--a new rule would limit whipping action by drivers to wrist action only. The proposal has ...
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Silver Reign Series for 3YOs underway

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Warrawee Koine survived a close finish to prevail as the favorite in Monday night’s single division in the opening leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series for 3-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Mike Saftic guided the daughter of Astreos - My Gal Hunter, who was making her second career start, from post two in the bulky 12-horse field. She was able to leave effectively and grab early control of ...
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Blessed Victory wins at Pompano

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
It was a “blessed victory” to those patrons who played him at the windows as Blessed Victory, a 23-1 long shot, upset the field in winning the $16,000 Open Trot Monday at the Isle Pompano Park. He paid $48.80 to win.   It was the 3/5 favorite, No Pain No Gain, the lone mare in the field against seven male rivals, who shot right to the early lead for trainer/driver Joe Pavia Jr. in the ...
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Monticello cancels Tuesday card

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has canceled its Tuesday racing program due to thawing conditions which have made the racing surface unsafe for racing. The track is scheduled to race a live program at Wednesday afternoon.
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Jordan\'s Jewell draws post 3 for Hopeful filly final

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Jordan\'s Jewell, 9-for-9 in her young career, is the 9-5 early choice for Yonkers Raceway $47,700 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies, set for Friday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Jordan\'s Jewell, a daughter of Mantese, won both of her Hopeful legs right after a six-month hiatus. She drew post position three for the final and retains the services of driv...
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Four Starz Speed 1:54.4 winner at The Meadows

on 03/10/2009 2:00 AM
Four Starz Speed reeled off a back half in :56.4 but still had to fend off two late challengers to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot with a 1:54.4 performance Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows. The clocking was the fastest this year by a 4-year-old gelding on a five-eighths mile track.   Dave Palone sent the 4-year-old son of Conway Hall-Lotstoliveupto to the front with a quar...
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Racsan John wins Dover feature in 1:53.3

on 03/09/2009 2:00 AM
While NASCAR was stopped in Atlanta for another big race, Racsan John won the $14,000 feature at Dover Downs Sunday. Don Hawk and trainer Dan Warrington bred and own the veteran gelding and gave him the first name of Racsan, NASCAR spelled backwards. Hawk worked for legendary driver Dale Earnhardt for many years.   Vic Kirby made good use of starting from post one with Racsan John...
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Monticello cancels Monday card

on 03/09/2009 2:00 AM
Due to thawing track conditions, Monticello Raceway has canceled its Monday, March 9, racing program. Weather and track conditions permitting, the track will race on Tuesday, March 10, with post time at 1:10 pm.
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Four Leaf Clover series underway at Big M

on 03/08/2009 1:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Rocknroll Band regained his winning ways by capturing the first division of the first leg of the $25,000 Four Leaf Clover Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and Southwestern Dream followedu p his score in the Aquarius with a win in the second division. Despite just a scratched-reduced field of five due to scratches, Rocknroll Band and driver Dave Miller found themselves in a speed...
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Lucky Jim trots 1:51.3 in Horse & Groom Series

on 03/08/2009 1:00 AM
Lucky Jim equaled the world record for a 4-year-old trotting gelding on a mile track with a dazzling 1:51.3 mile in the $20,000 second leg of the Horse & Groom Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.
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Chasin Racin, Hypnotic Bue Chip win in Matt\'s Scooter action

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
After taking the first leg of the Overbid with Sportsfancy on Friday night, driver Brian Sears also steered Chasin Racin to a 1:52.1 victory in the first of two $16,000 Matt’s Scooter Series divisions for 3-year-old pacers on the card, with the other split going to Hypnotic Blue Chip in 1:51.3.   Chasin Racin brushed to the lead on the backstretch and drew off to a four-length margin over...
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Friday recap from Yonkers includes Hopefuls

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Pancleefandarpels and Beach Nut Brand took the plaudits Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, winning a pair of $31,000 Open Handicaps.   Pancleefandarpels (Jordan Stratton), last week\'s champ and this week\'s eight-hole assignee, was prudently patient early. Nip N Attack (Cat Manzi)--the  2-1 choice--and Leanback Coco (Jim Pantaleano) mixed it up through early interva...
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The Three Of U takes lifetime mark with Woodbine series win

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
The Three Of Us, a daughter of Mach Three, rebounded from defeat last week in the second leg of the Ontario Girls Pacing series to take the $54,500 final Friday night at Woodbine with a 1:51.4 effort.   Sent off as the betting third choice, The Three Of Us, with Mike Saftic in the bike, tucked into the pocket spot behind a rocketing April Three (Luc Ouellette) as the field got underway...
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