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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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Stallion breedings available through New Vocations

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Support the racehorse adoption mission by purchasing a stallion season from New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. The charity has breedings available to stallions in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario. Call or email for a list: (937) 947-4020 or dot@horseadoption.com. All proceeds go toward the care and placement of retired racehorses. (Ne...
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James McGinnis dies

on 02/27/2009 12:00 AM
Former legislator and Delaware Lt. Governor James D. McGinnis of Dover, Del., died Tuesday at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 77. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Philip A. and Evelyn Mousel McGinnis. At the age of 13 his father died and later he and his mother settled in Baltimore with his stepfather, Walter Minahan. In 1951, he married Mary Jane Richards...
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Veteran trotter continues quest to reach $1 million

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Classy veteran Green Day turned in a powerful performance to win the $33,000 Open Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs, while Twelve Seventeen maded the winner\'s circle in the $21,000 sub-feature trot. With Tim Curtin at the controls, Green Day blew past leader Allmar Surprise (Vic Kirby) at the three-quarters and then opened up a giant lead on the way to a 1:54 triumph. LT\'s Best...
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Proud Chipper lights up Pompano toteboard

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Proud Chipper became the first horse at the Isle Pompano Park this year to pay more than $100 to win as the 55-1 long shot captured the $4,000 second-race trot Wednesday.   Leading from start to finish and barely holding on at the wire to win by a neck in 2:00.3 for driver George Lindsay, Proud Chipper paid $113.80, $51.20 and $4.80 across the board. RT Um Jim ($4.60, $2.20) was second wit...
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Three splits of Ideal Society held at Balmoral

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
After a pair of first-round battles at Maywood Park action in The Ideal Society shifted to Balmoral Park on Wednesday night. With a total of 22 pacers dropped into the box these colts and geldings were split into a trio of $6,500 events, with Castin, Dylan Rocks and Ram It In coming up winners.   In the first division, Dennis Brightwell’s Castin pulled off a shocking upset as he reported...
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Ohio casino plans leave out racetracks

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Ohio’s seven tracks would reportedly be excluded from a casino proposal that is being discussed by two gaming companies. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Lakes Entertainment and Penn National Gaming have discussed a plan to put casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo. The two companies are joined by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and noted Cleveland businessman...
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Meadows photographer was in focus for the victory

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
In Focus Hanover worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then powered away in the lane to capture the $25,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. In Focus Hanover had been launching her bids from mid-pack, but on Wednesday, Ed Hensley guided her to the pocket behind Whotookwhat, who rolled through a swift three-quarters in 1:26.4. In Focus Hanover pounced aroun...
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Meadows steps in to help starving horses

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
The management of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association have banded together to help a group of nearly two dozen horses found emaciated about six miles from the track, near Washington, Pa. The horses, who are not believed to be Standardbreds, were seized by local authorities over the weekend and are being cared for on site. Multiple horse carcasses were...
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Racetrack lawsuit alleging gaming discrimination thrown out

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by Northville Downs and other Michigan horse racing interests that alleged the state law unfairly discriminates against racetracks in favor of Detroit casinos and Indian casinos. The suit was filed against an amendment to the state\'s constitution passed in 2004 that requires both a statewide and local referendum before any expanding gaming can occur, howev...
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The Meadows to add electronic table games in April

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania may not have table games, but The Meadows Racetrack & Casino is going to give its guests the next best thing when it unveils electronic table games during the April 13 invitation-only testing of the $175 million permanent casino. The Meadows’ electronic table-games pit will feature 10 electronic blackjack tables and two three-card poker tables, which will allow up to 60 play...
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Monticello winner has lifestyle of the witch and famous

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
Woody Hoblitzell’s Witch And Famous has been a consistent breadwinner throughout his career. Last year the trotter won seven races and over $14,000 in purses and has a career bankroll in excess of $120,000. This year again the 7-year-old Corleone gelding is off  to another fruitful season. On Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Monticello Raceway with Brent Holland at the controls, Witch And Fam...
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First foal of 2001 Pacer of the Year wins Saratoga qualifier

on 02/26/2009 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer Bunny’s Legacy, the first foal of 2001 Pacer of the Year Bunny Lake, made her long-anticipated career debut Wednesday at Saratoga Harness Raceway, scoring easily in a qualifier. With trainer-driver John Stark Jr., Bunny’s Legacy won by six lengths in 2:02.1, rallying from fifth at the half and posting a final quarter of :29.1 to draw clear from her rivals.   A...
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Stratton wins six at Monticello

on 02/25/2009 12:00 AM
Just four days after Jordan “The Kid” Stratton notched his 1,000th career win, the 21-year-old driver put on a clinic at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, reining six winners on the card. Stratton began his assault with a victory in the second race behind Robert Bogigian’s Spongbobsquarepans ($7.80) in a time of 1:58.3 and followed with a 2:01 victory with ...
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