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Purses up at Harrington

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Horsemen racing at Harrington Raceway were in for a pleasant surprise when looking at the track\'s most recent condition sheet, which reflected a 10 percent purse increase.Harrington races on a Sunday through Thursday schedule with a 5:15 p.m. post time. Racing continues through July 2, before a summer break. There will be one day of live racing during the Delaware State Fair on July 30, before th...
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It’s Me and My Baby again

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Me and My Baby didn’t disappoint, repeating as the week’s top performer in the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace Wednesday, May 6. Accompanied by driver Mark O’Mara, who earned his third win on the evening, Me and My Baby scored the win over the sloppy surface in a time of 1:54.4.It was a perfect journey from the start as O’Mara placed Me and My Baby right in the two-hole behind ...
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Primo Spur takes Meadows trot

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Primo Spur, rebounding from two disappointing races, used a pocket trip and a late brush to capture the $25,000 Preferred Trot in a career best 1:54.2 Wednesday at The Meadows. The beaten favorite two back, Primo Spur suffered broken equipment in his most recent start, a mishap that cost him the lead. On Wednesday, trainer/driver Dick Stillings hustled him to the pocket, where he enjoyed escort s...
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WEG Stakes nomination reminder

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to remind all owners, horsemen and women, of the upcoming stakes closing on Friday, May 15th, 2009.There are numerous Stake nominations and sustaining payments that are due for the circuit’s major stake events. Sustaining payments are due for the 2009 Champlain Open & Champlain Fillies (2yr olds).Envelopes must be clearly post-marked no later than the ...
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Too Salty, Crystal Chris win Pompano features

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Both Too Salty ($2.60) and Crystal Chris ($4.60) each captured their respective $20,000 co-feature Open races Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park.Too Salty started off the evening in fifth place at the beginning of the fifth race Open Trot as O-Georgie (David Ingraham) and Indian Hill Rocket (Kevin Wallis) battled to the opening quarter mile in :27.4 with Indian Hill Rocket going off-stride and the...
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Hambletonian to celebrate 160th birthday in New Jersey

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
Hambletonian, the most prolific and successful stallion ever to influence a breed, will be honored on the occasion of his 160th birthday, Sunday, May 17, at the Cranbury Museum in Cranbury, N.J. Considered the “Great Father” of all trotters and pacers, even those racing today, Hambletonian will be feted with a birthday cake in his image, light refreshments, and appearances by race mascot Ham...
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Buck I St. Pat draws trailing post 11 in Miss Versatility opener

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
The fourth edition of the Miss Versatility Trotting Series is set to get underway this Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The Miss Versatility is for aged mare trotters, in which four legs are raced all on different size tracks. The first leg is at one mile oval of the Meadowlands, the second leg around the five-eighths track of Tioga Downs, third leg at Vernon Downs on the seven-eighths, with t...
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Mister Big wins Big M qualifier; Well Said scores in 2009 debut

on 05/07/2009 2:00 AM
After two qualifying victories at Hoosier Park, the 2008 Older Pacer of the Year Mister Big captured a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning, scoring in 1:53.1 with driver Brian Sears in the sulky.   Trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. and owned by Joe Muscara, Mister Big posted 11 victories last year, including the Breeders Crown, Haughton Memorial, Allerage, Canadian Pacing Championship,...
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Dr. McDreamy stars in Iggy Magoo split

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 summer racing schedule at Balmoral Park kicked off with the Iggy Magoo stake for 3-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday night, with Windy Joe and Dr. McDreamy capturing their respective $11,500 divisions.   In the first division, Kay Willis and Brandy Pinske Stable’s Windy Joe came charging through the lane to win by a half-length in a career best of 1:58.1.   Leaving from ...
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Robin I Scoot becomes fastest Hoosier State-bred ever

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
Robin I Scoot and driver Peter Wrenn turned in a sizzling performance to become the fastest Indiana-sired horse ever at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Tuesday. The duo turned in a time of 1:49.3 in the $25,000 Invitational Pace, which is only the second time a race has dipped below the 1:50 time barrier at the Anderson, Ind. track outside of the signature Dan Patch Invitational in the 16-year hist...
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Ladyfield wires field in Harrington feature

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
Joyce and Kathleen Keeler and Linda Keeler\'s Ladyfield ($3, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner Tuesday in the featured $17,000 Mares Junior Open at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Armbro Cadet mare earned her second win of the meet with a decisive one-length triumph over Madges Lil Fortune and Boots Place. It was Ladyfield\'s 24th career win as her lifetime bankroll soared to nearly ...
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HTA/TRA seeking submissions for best simulcast production

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
The award to honor the racing industry’s best simulcast production again will be presented at the 17th annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The deadline for all entries is Friday, Aug. 21. The International Simulcast Conference is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America. The award honors the best simulca...
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Arcadia Bluffs wins Wyoming Valley Trot final

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
Arcadia Bluffs passed six horses in the final quarter to get up in time and win the $35,000 final of the Wyoming Valley Trot Late Closer for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Leaving from the outside post in a field of nine trotters and let go at 8-1, Arcadia Bluffs, a 3-year-old gelding from the barn of Ed Lohmeyer, sat eighth around the fir...
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New York-sired Giacometti wins 2009 debut

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
Last year Giacometti was a force to be reckoned with on the New York Sire Stakes circuit and after his eye-opening 1:56.3 victory in his first seasonal start at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday, where the altered son of Bettor’s Delight cruised to a nine-length triumph, it again appears he’ll be a force again this season. True, his competition at the Mighty M in the non-winners of seven ...
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Delaware says no to sports betting

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, Delaware house lawmakers failed to pass a bill reauthorizing a sports betting lottery in Delaware. The bill had the support of Governor Jack Markell, but was opposed by the gambling industry. The measure fell two votes short of the three-fifths majority needed for approval, with 23 votes in favor, 15 against and three abstentions.  Delaware is one of only four states, al...
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Jugbarn.com just days away

on 05/06/2009 2:00 AM
It is now just days until this year’s Jug Fantasy Stable contest gets underway on Jugbarn.com and Barry Pon, a retired insurance underwriter from Edmonton, Alberta, and defending champion of the Jug Fantasy Stable contest, gives some do’s and don\'ts to prospective players.  Mr. Pon rallied from third place going into Jug Week to win the 2008 Jug Fantasy Stable contest sponsored by t...
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Baillargeon returns to sulky with longshot winner

on 05/05/2009 2:00 AM
Ashtreos used a strong off-the-pace rally to upset in Monday’s single $20,000(C) division in the second leg of the Ontario-sired Spring Series for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. It was the second drive back for Mario Baillargeon who was returning to action after breaking his leg in serious accident earlier this spring at Woodbine. Baillargeon was able to stalk the pace from four...
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Incredible Art wins Harrington feature

on 05/05/2009 2:00 AM
Niel Gargiulo\'s Incredible Art ($7.40, Brandon Givens) was a decisive winner in Monday\'s $17,000 Junior Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2. A recent $40,000 claim for trainer Wayne Givens, the 7-year-old Incredible Finale gelding was a three-length winner over Areyouinorout and Art Director in his first start for new connections. \"Art\" has seven wins this year and nearly $80,000 in ear...
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Civil Attack adds to Palone\'s win total

on 05/05/2009 2:00 AM
Civil Attack, who had been knocking on the door regularly, broke down that barrier Monday at The Meadows when he captured the $25,000 Preferred Handicap pace. Over his last eight races entering Monday’s action, Civil Attack finished no worse than fourth while taking on the top pacers at The Meadows, Buffalo Raceway and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. While he enjoyed two victories in that stretch...
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$165,000 in bonus money paid out at Mohegan Sun at Pocono

on 05/05/2009 2:00 AM
Earl Beal Jr., president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, announced that the group’s 2009 bonus program has paid off to the tune of $165,000 during the first month of live racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The bonus pays an additional 20 percent for winning horses that are Pennsylvania owned, trained or sired. Qualifying winners automatically receive the 20 percent in ...
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