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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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Fox Valley Lover gets a lot of Koochie

on 05/04/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled pacers and trotters shared the spotlight on a busy weekend of racing action at Balmoral Park as a pair of stakes events provided plenty of thrills. Trotters headlined the Sunday card as a field of eight 3-year-old state-bred fillies battled it out in the $15,000 Koochie Stake. Fresh off an impressive win in her seasonal debut, Paula Smith and James Runyan’s F...
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Stratton wins five at Tioga; Boring scores with Arson Ant

on 05/04/2009 2:00 AM
Jordan Stratton headed west to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon and picked up five wins in 12 drives on the afternoon’s 13-race card. Stratton, who entering the day was 10th in the North American standings for wins, increased his win total to 169 in 2009. He confirmed he will be a regular on Sunday afternoons at Tioga Downs. Whatanartist was Stratton’s fourth win on the afternoon card, b...
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St. Pierre has big weekend at Saratoga

on 05/04/2009 2:00 AM
Reinsman Denis St. Pierre had his biggest week of the young season to date at Saratoga and it concluded with a driving hat trick on Sunday. St. Pierre came into the week seventh in the driver standings and ended it in sixth following a Saturday night driving double and a Sunday that saw the veteran driver tally three wins. Im Betting On You was the big win for the week for St. Pierre as th...
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Pantomimist wins Scarborough feature

on 05/04/2009 2:00 AM
Marcel Marceau could not have delivered any better a performance than Heath Campbell turned in on Sunday as the veteran teamster hit every mark to guide Pantomimist to the Scarborough Downs winner’s circle as the distaff star made her premier appearance of the 2009 season. Campbell engineered an Academy Award caliber performance which took full advantage of his patented patient style to t...
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Palone wins five at The Meadows, reaches 13,001 career wins

on 05/04/2009 2:00 AM
Dave Palone became just the third harness driver in history to reach 13,000 wins this afternoon at The Meadows when he guided Western Kissed to victory in race 11. Palone had won the first, sixth, and seventh races earlier in the day to set him up for the milestone victory. It came with Western Kissed, who is trained by Ronnie Burke, in a $17,000 pace for $30,000 claimers in 1:53.3. Palone also ...
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Anders Bluestone, Keystone Activator win Dexter Cup elims

on 05/03/2009 2:00 AM
Anders Bluestone, a New Jersey-sired son of Yankee Glide, and Keystone Activator each won a $30,228 elimination on Saturday, May 2 and will advance to the $181,369 Dexter Cup Final for three-year-old trotters on May 9 at Freehold Raceway. Both elimination winners are Hambletonian eligible. Keystone Activator set a three-year-old trotting colt track record of 1:55.3, winning the 12th race divisi...
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Foiled Again wins Levy

on 05/03/2009 2:00 AM
Foiled Again took over from entrymate Lucky Bettor early, then ran up the Saturday night score,drilling Yonkers Raceway\'s $370,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The finale of the Levy--Yonkers\' premier Free-For-All event and the sport\'s richest race of 2009 to date--was reduced to a battle for the balance for the last half-mile. Both halves of the Ron Burke-trained ent...
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Berry\'s Creek elims, Classic Series at the big M

on 05/03/2009 2:00 AM
River Shark stamped himself the one to beat in the $230,000 Berry’s Creek as he wired the field in his elimination race Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The top five finishers in each of the evening’s two $25,000 eliminations will meet in the Berry’s Creek Final on Saturday, May 9. Elimination winners earned the right to select their post positions in the final, which is the first major st...
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I Can Only Imagine in $41,000 Isle Pompano Park Pace

on 05/03/2009 2:00 AM
I Can Only Imagine ($3.20) barely made a clean sweep of the Isle Pompano Park Pacing Series on Saturday (May 2), winning the $41,000 final by a head over a very determined Armbro Dynamic. I Can Only Imagine (#7) barely held off Armbro Dynamic (#5) to win the $41,000 final of the Isle Pacing Series.Sent off as the 3-5 betting favorite, driver Bruce Ranger did what he has done with I Can Only I...
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World Away, Artists Rally win Diplomat legs

on 05/03/2009 2:00 AM
World Away and Artists Rally posted mild upsets in Saturday\'s (May 2) second leg of The Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. World Away, a half brother to Mister Big, won his Diplomat Series split in 1:53. World Away used front end tactics to capture the first C$25,000 split for driver Steve Condren. The pair blasted to command from post six and led t...
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Favorites dominate in Classic Series

on 05/02/2009 2:00 AM
There were no surprises Friday night when trotters took center stage in leg two of the Classic Series at the Meadowlands. Buck I St Pat coasted to a 1:52.3 victory in the first of two $60,000 Trotting Oaks splits for fillies and mares, her second straight win since returning from a tendon injury. With Tim Tetrick in the sulky, Buck I St Pat made the top in a :27.2 opening quarter and breezed throu...
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