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Yonkers, Dover cancel Monday due to snowstorm

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway and Dover Downs have canceled their Monday live racing programs due to the severe snowstorm blanketing the East Coast. Yonkers is expected to resume live racing Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., while Dover\'s Tuesday card is scheduled to get underway at 4:30 p.m.
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Real Desire\'s book full and closed

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
Brittany Farms Stallion Management has announced that the 2009 book of Real Desire, who is standing his third year in Pennsylvania, is full and has been closed. Real Desire\'s first crop of Pennsylvania-breds will be available at yearling sales in 2009.   In 2008 Real Desire was the leading sire of 1:53 two year olds with a total of nine, more than double ...
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Beware of so-called ‘powdered EPO’

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
Investigators attached to the Equine Medication Control and Drug Task Force have received information about individuals offering for sale and/or using so-called ‘powdered EPO.’ It also has been referred to as a powdered blood builder. Acquisition, possession or use of EPO in any form is illegal and contrary to the Rules of Racing. However, an investigation has revealed that this particular su...
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Chicago-based Hall of Famer reaches milestone

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Dave Magee became only the sixth driver in North American harness racing history to record 11,000 driving victories when he guided Capture The Magic to a head decision in the 13th race at Balmoral Park Saturday night).   The always humble 55 year old, who has been a staple on the Chicago Standardbred circuit for decades, once again shrugged off his latest record setting accom...
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The Quiet Mon makes some noise in Big M invite

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
The Quiet Mon sat a perfect trip behind leader Race Track Ruler, popped the pocket down the stretch, and hurried home to win the $35,000 Invitational Pace Saturday night at The Meadowlands.   With driver Andy Miller in tow, The Quiet Mon ($20.60 $8, $7.40) got up in time for a 1:49.4 win. Race Track Ruler finished second, holding off the late rally up the r...
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Art McIlmurray scores win number 3,000

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
Art McIlmurray captured his 3,000th driving win at Northville Downs on Friday night, in a wire-to-wire performance aboard Jinni’s Fantasy N, trained by Rob Harmon and owned by Chuck Campbell. McIlmurray drove the favorite to a 1 ½-length victory in 1:59; fractional times for the mile were :28.2, :59.1, and 1:29. The win was the 32nd this season for McIlmurray, who claimed three win...
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Fox Valley Gambler overcomes outside post at Balmoral

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
The first Free For All of the 2009 Chicago racing season was contested on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a field of nine lined up behind the gate to battle for a purse of $18,000, and despite being assigned the outside post position in this tussle, Sawgrass Farms\' classy 5-year-old Fox Valley Gambler had no trouble dispatching his rivals as he rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory in 1:5...
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Stratton hits the jackpot at Yonkers

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
JP Jackpot and driver Jordan Stratton won the $31,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:55 Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. JP Jackpot--assigned post five--went right to the lead, stepping around Noble\'s Grand Slam (Greg Grismore) and rolling right along. JP Jackpot led the octet through fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:25.2, with daylight to play with going down the backside the second time. The rival...
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It took some imagination to win Pompano feature

on 03/01/2009 12:00 AM
I Can Only Imagine ($3) scored a 5 1/2- length romp in capturing the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday in 1:51.2.   The feature saw Mahdi (Joe Pavia Jr.) shoot to the early lead but by the opening quarter mile in :26.4 it was a determined Gotta Go Moe (Ricky Macomber, Jr.) that took over the lead. Gotta Go Moe then led the field to the half mile marker ...
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Free poker draws full house at the Meadowlands

on 02/28/2009 12:00 AM
A crowd of over 200 players participated in the first free Texas Hold\'em tournament hosted by NJ Free Poker on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Each Friday through April, NJ Free Poker (NJFP) will offer free tournaments in the Clubhouse Sports Bar. Professional dealers offer poker lessons at 6:30 p.m.; the tournament begins at 7 p.m.  All participants receive free admis...
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Leading Michigan trainer moving from Cement City to Jersey City

on 02/28/2009 12:00 AM
After making a name for himself in Michigan, Rob Harmon is shifting his tack to the Meadowlands with great success as he had three wins from four starters last week, which earned him the Big Dee’s Trainer of the Week award.
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Dick Stllings wins 5,000th career race

on 02/28/2009 12:00 AM
JK Reunited completed a sweep of her three Early Call eliminations on Friday at The Meadows but had to recover from an early break to do it. Dixie Dew Bluechip also won a $12,000 division of the series for 3-and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers which concludes next Friday, March 6, with a final for approximately $30,000. Dick Stillings drove Dixie Dew Bluechip, part of his three-bagger on t...
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DM Marion has broom ready in Ontario Girls Series

on 02/28/2009 12:00 AM
A front-end trip proved too much for favorite The Three Of Us, Friday night at Woodbine, in the first of two $20,000(C) splits of the Ontario Girls Pacing Series second leg, as she let 9-2 choice DM Marion squeeze by in the stretch for the win.  The Three Of Us, with Roger Mayotte at the controls, won the scrimmage for the early lead and took the short field through fractions of :28 an...
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The P\'s have it at Yonkers

on 02/28/2009 12:00 AM
The \"Ps\" performed professionally Friday night with Pancleefandarpels and Princetonian dividing Yonkers Raceway glory in the co-featured $31,000 Open Handicaps. Pancleefandarpels (Jordan Stratton) won the Filly and Mare Open Handicp Pace, working out a second-ver trip from post five. Symphony in Motion (Brent Holland), who failed to pick up her feet as the choice a week ago, owned the ear...
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Upset marks featured Delaware race

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Longshot Cosmic Illusion N won the featured $14,000 pace and GE\'s Alex won the co-featured $10,500 pace for fillies and mares on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Cosmic Illusion N, overlooked at 12-1, is owned and trained by Katja Schreyvogel. The altered son of Fake Left-Cosmic Queen, acquired in early January, put in a strong effort, racing on the outside for much of the race. He&...
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Dobson wins five at Monticello

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Michigan native Billy Dobson put on a great display of driving ability when he scored five victories on the Thursday at Monticello Raceway.   Now relocated in New York State and among the most sought after catch-drivers at Monticello Raceway, Dobson began the afternoon by winning both ends of the early daily double. He reined Holmes Stock Farm’s trotter Spurlin to a 2:03.2 victory in...
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General Brock division winners include 87-1 upsetter

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Three new winners emerged from Thursday\'s second leg of what has been a wide open General Brock Trotting Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. The first division was an action-packed affair with Eventime parked most of the first half before taking over the lead. He was still on top as the field turned for home, but the toll of that long trip caught up to him in the late stages as S...
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Harder off to good start at Meadowlands

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Although he decided to scale back his stable a few years ago, trainer Mark Harder has reemerged as a strong nightly presence at the Meadowlands in 2009.Harder, 47, won his first Meadowlands training title in 2004, a season in which he pulled off the biggest upset in Meadowlands Pace history with Holborn Hanover. Harder’s stable won 281 races and earned almost $7 million that year, but the N...
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Night Styles gets underway at the Big M

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Teenage Paige and Lightning Treasure won their respective $16,000 divisions of the opening leg of the Night Styles Series for 4-year-old mares Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   Teenage Paige, a daughter of Real Desire, closed late to win for driver Tim Tetrick in 1:52. Moving to the lead past the three-quarters, Teenage Paige then had enough left to hold off Get That Cheese. Favored Mill...
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Closing Bell sweep for Elizabeth Lane

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Elizabeth Lane made it a clean sweep in the eliminations of the Closing Bell, winning her third straight in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters on Thursday at The Meadows. Trainer-driver Doug Snyder hustled Elizabeth Lane to the pocket, where she enjoyed a golden trip behind Wild Nordic. The 4-year-old daughter of SJ\'s Caviar-Braker Lane blew by in the lane, scoring by a wi...
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