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Rose Run Flash takes second Junior Open at Harrington

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Lauren Allen\'s Rose Run Flash ($12, Mike Cole) became just the second two-time winner of the $18,700 Junior Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:58.2 win. Allen also trains the 8-year-old Armbro Laser gelding, who set all the fractions in his one-length win over Sunset Gentleman and Spunky Vic. It was his third win of the year.   Previously only Fivedollarsforsox, ...
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Wind Surfer coasts to Meadows win

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Wind Surfer made a decisive quarter-pole move to the lead and went on to a comfortable victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot Wednesday at The Meadows. Wind Surfer, who shipped to The Meadows after performing creditably in the Horse & Groom, Su Mac Lad and Father Foley Series at the Meadowlands, got away second behind the speedy Prism K. Eric Ledford sent the 4-year-old gelded s...
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Elitlopp wagering available at the Meadowlands

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Racing fans can watch and wager at the Meadowlands and through New Jersey Account Wagering as Enough Talk and Buck I St. Pat compete in Sweden\'s famed Elitlopp Sunday morning. Europe\'s most prestigious trotting event, the Elitlopp is part of a three-race program to be simulcast from Stockholm\'s Solvalla Racecourse beginning at 10:05 a.m.(EDT).   The final heat of the Elitlopp (Solva...
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NJ commission on Horse Racing holds meeting

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
New Jersey\'s Governor’s Commission on the Horse Racing Industry held its first meeting on Wednesday, May 27, and introduced some of the issues that will be addressed at monthly meetings of the 15-member group as well as through smaller working groups.The two-hour opening session was held in the State House Annex in Trenton.“Our task is to answer the question of whether horse racing ...
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Board votes to discontinue harness racing at Prairie Meadows

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
The board which manages Prairie Meadows racetrack has voted to discontinue harness racing there in 2010, and to shorten its Thoroughbred meet.   The board which manages Prairie Meadows voted 9-0 with three abstentions in favor of a 2010 season that would have a 56-day Thoroughbred meet followed by a 30-day quarter horse season, and no harness racing. In 2009 Prairie Meadows w...
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Buck I St Pat, Enough Talk train for Elitlopp

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Buck I St Pat and Enough Talk have both turned in their final training workouts over the five-eighths mile Solvalla track in Stockholm in preparation for Sunday\'s Elitlopp, and Buck I St Pat trotted over a wet oval in about 2:07 on Thursday morning for trainer Ronnie Burke, while trainer Peter Kleinhans worked Enough Talk on Wednesday morning.   The Elitlopp, which is contested is conteste...
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Mister Big wins fifth qualifier; Explosive Matter also wins

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Mister Big romped to a 12 ¾-length win in a qualifier Thursday at the Meadowlands, the fifth straight qualifying victory for the two-time divisional champion. Driven by Brian Sears, the 6-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear closed out his mile with a quarter in :27.3 to easily defeat the Dan Patch Award-winning filly Tug River Princess, who finished a distant second.   Trainer Virgil Morgan J...
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8 NJSS finalists eligible to NJ Classic

on 05/28/2009 2:00 AM
Eight of the colts and geldings in Saturday’s $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 3-year-old pacers are also eligible to the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on June 13 at the Meadowlands. Seven of the 10 fillies in the $200,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final are also nominees for the $200,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, also on June 13.   Both the New Jersey Cla...
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Five PASS 3FT divisions held at The Meadows

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Broadway Paige, the state’s 2008 juvenile filly champion, took her first step towards a repeat on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured a division of a $247,715 Pennsylvania Sire Staked in her seasonal debut.   The stake for 3-year-old trotters, known as the Stenographer, was contested over five divisions, with All Star Hanover, Whispering Wind, Caviar Russe and Spiceberry Hanover...
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Queen Creek rules in Violet elimination

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies splashed their way through the mud on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 looked for starting spots in next week’s $49,700 Violet Stake final. The top seven finishers in this $7,500 elimination will join Miss Vickie, Fox Valley Strata and Fox Valley Lover in next week’s finale.   Despite the fact that a torrential downpour just a few races earlier ...
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1,000 wins for Rick Farrington

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Rick Farrington reached an important milestone in his career on Tuesday at Hoosier Park, winning the last race of the evening and scoring his 1,000th career win in the process. Farrington guided Gimme A Big Hug to the winner’s circle for the accomplishment. Brian Elmore, director of racing operations, was on hand to congratulate Farrington following the win. Starting from post one, Farrin...
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Hall escapes serious injury in spill at The Meadows

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Tony Hall, who was thrown to the track on Tuesday\'s card at The Meadows in a race accident that appeared alarming, was treated and released at Canonsburg General Hospital with no serious injuries. Pastor Joe DiDonato, chaplain for The Meadows, visited the 30-year-old driver at the emergency room and said physicians advised Hall that he could treat his injured leg at home. The misha...
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Ladyfield wins third in a row at Harrington

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Joyce, Kathleen and Linda Sue Keeler\'s Ladyfield ($4.40, Tony Morgan) defended her crown among the distaff mares at Harrington Raceway again Tuesday with a 1:56.1 triumph in the $18,700 Mares Junior Open. It was her third win in a row and fourth win of the meet for trainer Vic Keeler II. The Armbro Cadet mare is approaching $400,000 in career earnings. Ladyfield and Morgan collared pacesetter Oz...
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Two more series for California amateurs

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
The California Amateur Driving Club (CADC) and the California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) have announced two late-closing series for amateur drivers, and each series will feature two and a final with an estimated purse of $8,000.   The first series, to be contested beginning on Saturday June 6 for three consecutive Saturdays, is a conditioned claiming event with tags...
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Caviart Kiss becomes fastest 2 year old of \'09 at Scioto

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Caviart Kiss became the fastest 2 year old of the season when she rebuffed challengers to win a qualifier in 2:01.3 at Scioto Downs on Wednesday morning. The daughter of The Panderosa is out of Before Sunrise p,2,1:53 ($416,252) and is trained by Jim Arledge Jr. for Caviart Farm of Virginia. Driver Dean Glispie sent her to the front at the start of the race and eased her to the half-mile ma...
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Field set for Hoosier Cup

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
A field of 12 will race one dash for a $500,000 purse in the Hoosier Cup Saturday afternoon at Hoosier Park in Indiana, and the field includes Annieswesterncard, the 2-year-old world champion Sheer Desire, and the three-horse George Teague entry of Mr Wiggles, Chasin Racin and Barber Pole.   The race is the 13th on the program, and is scheduled to go off at 4:45 pm....
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Jug Fantasy contest nears; 8 Hoosier Cup starters Jug eligible

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 Jug Fantasy Stable Contest gets underway Saturday with the $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park, and players have a chance to earn points quickly as eight starters in the 12-horse field are eligible to the Little Brown Jug.   Jug Fantasy Stable is free to play and players can sign up anytime at www.jugbarn.com, but if points are to be earned in the first contest race of the year i...
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Max the Standardbred is Graceland\'s

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Max Of Maine, an unregistered Standardbred saved from slaughter in 2007, is the king of the Elvis Presley stable at the family’s Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn. One of a family of six horses found in Maine and bought from a slaughter dealer in an effort lead by Carole-Terese Naser, Max’s plight caught the attention of Priscilla Presley who, citing Elvis’ love of horses, offered him a perm...
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Art Official wins Balmoral qualifier in 4-year-old debut

on 05/27/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official, who saw his 2008 season cut short by a torn muscle, returned to action Wednesday in a qualifier at Balmoral Park in Chicago. The 4 year old, trained by Joe Seekman and driven by Travis Seekman, won by a length in 1:55.4. Art Official’s first stakes race is scheduled to be the William R. Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Eliminations are ...
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Morrill sweeps EBC splits with Russell Hill, Honorable Daughter

on 05/26/2009 2:00 AM
Russell Hill and Honorable Daughter earned championship honors in Monday afternoon’s Empire Breeders Classic finals for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs. The second wagering choice ($6.90), Russell Hill snapped the eight-race winning streak of favorite Donttellmywife with a 1:57.1 triumph in Monday’s seventh race, the $206,275 colt and gelding division, while favored Honorable D...
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