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Third straight big Pick 4 payoff at Big M

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Another Meadowlands night of racing, another gigantic Pick 4 payoff.  For the third time in the last six nights, the Pick 4 paid more than $10,000 for a $1 wager on Friday night.   Friday\'s Pick 4 paid $11,061 for the 10-5-8-5 combination.  Two days earlier, the Pick 4 paid $17,054 and last Friday the payoff was $16,035.   The Pick 4 is offered on races six through nine every ...
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Winbak Speed wins fourth straight in $125,000 final

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Winbak Speed completed a series sweep as he rolled to his fourth straight win in the $125,000 Presidential Series final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  Winbak Speed was parked through the first half, finally clearing the lead from Boulder Creek as they reached the midway point in :55.  Winbak Speed rebuffed the challenge of Shark Gesture on the final turn and held off the fast-fly...
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Allamerican Idol, Rocknroll Band score in Big M finals

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Allamerican Idol  pulled off a series sweep as he held off the late charge of Lookout Hanover to win the co-featured $72,500 Complex Series final for conditioned pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  Starting from post seven, driver Brian Sears urged Allamerican Idol to the lead in a swift :26.3 opening quarter. Prize Art and Ron Pierce fired to the front next, but Sears retook...
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Oh, what a lucky man

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Lucky Man was anything but lucky as he thoroughly dominated the $60,000(C) Willowdale Pacing Series final on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack in a clocking of 1:51.4. The 4-year-old son of Camluck-Under Her Spell was able to score despite parking through much of the first quarter for driver Randy Waples in a strong :26.4. The top pair then led the field past the half in :55.2. with Real Nice s...
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Five-win night for Napolitano at Pompano

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Anthony Napolitano had a dream night at the races Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park, winning five straight races including the feature pace.   It all started in the third race $16,000 Stave Kamler Memorial Handicap Pace. Leaving from post seven with I Can Only Imagine ($4.40), Napolitano sent the 7-year-old stallion right to the lead and never looked back. They cut fractions of :27, :55.3 ...
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Tasmanian Daniel wins Yonkers feature

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Tasmanian Daniel lasted on the Saturday night lead, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $31,000 Open  Handicap Pace in a hard-fought 1:54.2. With Larry Stalbaum taking his customary seat for owner-trainer Kim Asher, \"Daniel\" left from post position four. He stepped around Noble\'s  Grand Slam (Greg Grismore), grabbing the throttle before a :27.2 opening quarter-mile. He then found a :57.3 int...
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Breeders Crown champ Kadealia wins first of \'09

on 01/24/2009 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion Kadealia won her first 2009 start in the $14,500 feature trot, one of three wins for driver Jim Morand, while Commander Turk N takes $15,000 top pace on Saturday at Dover Downs. Kadealia doesn\'t get much respect. The 75-1 Breeders Crown winner after a 61-1 victory in the Ontario Sire Stakes final was second choice in her first start her fourth year. Jim Morand got the...
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White Ruffles sweep for Orphan Annie

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Diamond Hunter rallied off a perfect pocket trip to win the $67,500 Super Bowl Final in 1:56.2 on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, and Orphan Annie took the White Ruffles final in 1:53.2. Diamond Hunter and driver Eric Goodell drafted behind Tropicana Ron and burst through late on the rail to win. Hypnotic Kris benefited from a ground-saving journey to finish a half-length behind in second, w...
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Yonkers to pick up tab for owners with winner

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
If your horse wins a race here, you might just win again as Yonkers Raceway has announced that it will pick up the dinner check for an owner and up to three guests (even if the horse has more than one owner, we take care of the tab for each…and up to three guests).   According to a press release, here\'s how Yonkers\' offer works:   1--Make a reservation in the Empire Ter...
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Allmar Surprise wins third straight at Dover

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Allmar Surprise scored her third straight win in the $15,000 feature trot and Fountain Of Youth won the $12,500 top pace on Thursday at Dover Downs. Vic Kirby and Corey Callahan had driving triples. For the second straight night, an Ontario expatriate won the feature trot. Just as Starcel on Wednesday, Allmar Surprise went right to the front for trainer-driver and co-owner Kirby and led...
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Jans Luck gets lucky at The Meadows

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Jans Luck, whose bid to wire the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace field fell a bit short on Thursday at The Meadows, got the victory nevertheless when the unofficial winner was disqualified. Jans Luck and Dave Palone rolled to the half in :57, then faced a strong first-over challenge from Vysoke Tatry, who bothered the advancing Spring Break in moving from the pylons. Vysoke Tatr...
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Don\'t Tempt Me a winner at Cal Expo

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
She was facing her toughest test ever, not to mention a change in tactics, but Don\'t Tempt Me was still up to the task in the $5,400 Open II Filly & Mare Handicap Pace at Cal-Expo on Thursday night over a track listed as \"good.\" In advance of starting from post position three in the field of seven, driver James Kennedy knew the competition was tougher. \"I really wasn\'t sure w...
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Willowdale final wide open

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
  In the opening and second legs, no standout individual has emerged from the competitive Willowdale Pacing Series for four-year-olds, making Saturday night’s $60,000 final at Woodbine something of a free-for-all for horses and horsemen, and a wide-open opportunity for bettors. Dinner Guest (Chad Schmiedge), Anderlecht (Igor Vrablic), and Real Nice (Bob Young) all scored victories in the ...
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Lively Moment gets the money at Mighty M

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Six weeks ago the veteran trotting mare, Lively Moment, set a world record at Monticello Raceway at a distance of 1 3/4 miles on a half-mile track. Since then Tommy Carpenito’s King of the Castle Stable’s stalwart has been first, second and third in her following starts, that is until Thursday when the 6-year-old daughter of  Master Lavec put the skids to Getthemo...
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Michigan stallion Shark St. Partners dies

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Snow Ridge Farm is sad to announce the death of their stallion, Shark St. Partners p,3,1:50.4 ($347,194). One of Michigan\'s more popular sires, Shark St. Partners was recently discovered to have a large internal growth that was soon to be diagnosed as a very large bladder stone, approximately the size of a small volleyball. In August, he underwent two serious operations and two weeks recovery ...
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Slots play at The Meadows gives county $11.2 mil

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Revenue from 2008 slots play at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has generated about $11 million for the county where the track is located.   According to the Observer-Reporter newspaper, an aide for State Sen. J. Barry Stout said he had calculated the county\'s amount at $11.2 million. Originally, the county thought it was going to receive around $12 million.   Pennsylvania Gaming...
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Jerry Monahan to open consulting company

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Jerry Monahan, until recently senior vice president of Colonial Downs racetrack in Virginia, has announced that he plans to return to the Lexington, Kentucky, area and form a horse racing consulting company.   “I enjoyed my experience at Colonial Downs,” Monahan said. “Having worked in both the Thoroughbred and Standardbred industries, I believe it is the right time to tak...
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Hoosier Park stall application deadline is Jan. 29

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is nearing several deadlines in preparation for the upcoming 2009 Standardbred racing season. Horsemen interested in obtaining stalls for the 80-day race meet, increased from 71 days in 2008, need to submit their stall applications by Thursday, Jan. 29.   \"In order to make stall allocations, we need to get all stall application requests into our offices by Th...
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Track condition causes Freehold cancellation after four races

on 01/23/2009 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway canceled live racing after four races on Friday due to track conditions. The mild temperatures were to blame for the rapid thawing of the racetrack, causing unsafe conditions. Simulcasting was to continue as scheduled for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Live racing resumes at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 24, with a first race post of 12:30 p.m.
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Presidential final set at Meadowlands

on 01/22/2009 12:00 AM
If Boulder Creek can pull off the upset in the $125,000 Presidential Saturday night, driver Dan Dube will have the distinction of winning the race with the two richest male pacers of all time.Dube won the 2003 edition of the Presidential with Gallo Blue Chip, who retired as the leading money-winning pacer of all time with $4.2 million in earnings.  On Saturday night, Dube and Boulder Creek wi...
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