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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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Copeland steers 7-1 upset winner in Delaware feature

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
LT\'s best won the $32,000 Open Trot and Jobo Da\'Shabra took the $21,000 trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, while Tony Morgan had four winning drives. Razor-sharp LT\'s Best, driven by Vince Copeland, held off a strong stretch drive by Joey The Jet JT and Ross Wolfenden by half a length to win the week\'s top trot in 1:56. Entering the stretch race favorite Allmar Surprise (Vic Kirby) bro...
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Meadows permanent casino set for April 15 opening

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows will not be racing April 1 through April 14, and during that time the finishing touches will be put on the new Meadows Racetrack & Casino, which is now scheduled to have its grand opening at 10 am on Wednesday, April 14. The new $175 million permanent casino is one of the largest on the East Coast. The opening date is contingent upon a successful testing of the casino and final app...
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Diva rules in top trot at The Meadows

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
Dynamite Diva controlled the field with a measured first half but had to dig in late to preserve her victory in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. When Aaron Merriman sent Dynamite Diva through early fractions of :28.1 and :58, she had plenty left in the tank. She needed all of it to repel the first-over challenge of In Focus Hanover and the late th...
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Booze Cruzin to make 2009 debut Friday

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
Broekhuis Stables\' Booze Cruzin, the 2007 winner of the Windy City Pace at Maywood Park, will make his 2009 debut on Friday night when he takes on seven rivals in a $9,500 conditioned event. The multiple stakes winning son of Art’s Conquest is the 2-1 morning line favorite despite coming back from a four month hiatus.     After putting together a record of 6-5-8 in 30 starts and...
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Flurry of finals on tap at the Meadowlands

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
The action gets underway Friday (March 20) with the $123,000 Overbid Final and $50,000 opening leg of the Su Mac Lad Series on the card. Martha Maxine bids for her second series crown in the Overbid for open pacing mares. She is rated as the 8-5 morning line favorite from post nine (head number eight) in the featured tenth race with Andy Miller in the sulky. After a narrow loss to Sportsfancy in ...
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SRF has additional breedings for sale

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has announced that it has an updated list of breedings available, and among the stallions new to the list are Western Ideal and Valley Victor. Others available include Conway Hall and Rocknroll Hanover.   For a complete list, visit SRF\'s web site at www.adoptahorse.org, or phone the SRF office at (609) 324-1500...
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Poker Shark goes from first to last at Dover

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
In an example of a not often imposed penalty, driver Kevin Sizer was disqualified from first and placed last for a too-slow second quarter  in the second race at Dover Downs on Wednesday, March 18.  Sizer and pacer Poker Shark wrestled the lead from Grab The Fortune and driver Tony Morgan  at the end of a :27.2 opening quarter. Click here to view race  Once in control, Siz...
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Ohio commission ready to present VLT plan to legislature

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission unanimously endorsed a proposal outlined by commissioner Thomas Zaino for VLTs at Ohio’s seven tracks at its monthly meeting on Thursday, and the proposal will now be forwarded to the Ohio General Assembly for consideration.   Zaino, who served as Ohio’s tax commissioner from 1999-2003, says that the legislature can authorize such a proposal without a st...
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The score is now Jans Luck 8, Spring Break 5

on 03/19/2009 2:00 AM
Jans Luck let her archrival Spring Break do all the heavy lifting, then surged by in the “Lightning Lane” on Thursday at The Meadows to capture the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace. Spring Break rolled through the first three panels in 1:24.2, swift enough to thwart the first-over bid of Vysoke Tatry. But Jans Luck and Dave Palone, enjoying the pocket trip, brushed past late ...
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Stroll in the Pompano park for U All BB

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
World record holder U All BB ($2.60) strolled to an easy victory Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park, leading from start to finish in the $14,000 Mares Open II Pace.   Trained and driven to victory by Bruce Ranger for the Fred Monteleone Stable of Pompano Beach, U All BB cut all the fractions in winning by three open lengths in 1:53.3 over Head Over Heels (Andy Santeramo) and Wilma Hall (Dan ...
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Mare rallies from behind to win St. Patrick\'s Day feature

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Hopefull N circled the field to score a 1:53.2 victory in the $32,000 Mares Jr. Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on the St. Patrick\'s Day program Tuesday.   With two of the eight listed starters scratched, Hopefull N sat last at the half and was still last but outside following cover at the three-quarters when Brandon Givens got the Totally Ruthless-Maiden\'s Blush 8 year old ...
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Special Report set to defend Levy championship

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Thirty-four of the finest free-for-allers in training have been nominated to the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, a staple of Yonkers Raceway’s stakes schedule. The 2009 Levy, with an estimated total purse of $1 million, begins with the first of five preliminary legs--each race worth $50,000--Saturday night, March 28. The series rolls through all April Saturdays, culminating wit...
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Purdon receives six-week suspension for Auckland Reactor drive

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Mark Purdon, the trainer-driver of Down-Under star pacer Auckland Reactor, has been given a six-week suspension from the Queensland Harness Racing Stewards as a result of a questionable drive in last Saturday\'s opening round of the $1 million Inter Dominion Series at Parklands Raceway. Although Auckland Reactor--now owned mostly by North Americans--finished second, the track stewards immediately ...
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Harness Racing Museum looking for relatives of Immortals

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will induct eight significant contributors to the sport into its Hall of Immortals this coming Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 5. The inductees are artist Nicholas Winfield Scott Leighton (1847-1898), equine photographer George Francis Schreiber (1803-1892), artist Edward Troye (1808-1874), Standardbred breeder Colonel Richard West (1819-1887), trainer-d...
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Pompano cancels Wednesday card due to weather

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Due to inclement weather, live harness racing at the Isle Pompano Park has been canceled for Wednesday, March 18. The track will be open for simulcasting. Live racing will resume on Saturday, March 21.  
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Filly notches third straight win in Silver Reign

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
The undefeated Warrawee Koine extended her win streak to three on Monday night in the $20,000(C) second leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series, setting herself up for a series sweep. Mike Saftic positioned the black Astreos filly, who went off at 1-2 odds, comfortably behind early pacesetter Lil Miss Nyalation (Scott Coulter), who set fractions of :27.1 and :56.1. Just past the half-mile ma...
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Seven straight deserves front page star

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Front Page Star ($2.80) certainly deserves front page coverage as the winningest horse at the Isle Pompano Park in 2009 posted his seventh straight win Monday.   Driven by Anthony Napolitano, Front Page Star started from post four in the $4,500 pace and got away in fifth place as Leutenant General (Bruce Ranger) left from post eight to take the early lead with Sports N Splendor (Fern ...
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