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Oscar Oscar, Its A Good Thing win in Youthful

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
Newcomer Oscar Oscar made his Woodbine debut on a wet and sloppy Friday night and issued a strong statement with a convincing 1:54.1 victory in one of two $25,000 divisions in the second round of the Youthful Pacing Series for 3-year-olds while the second split went to Its A Good Thing.Racing over a deteriorating oval, It’s a Good Thing notched his seventh win of the campaign with a 1...
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Another reversal in 2008 Canadian Pacing Derby results

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
On April 2 the Ontario Racing Commission ruled that the results of the 2008 Canadian Pacing Derby should stand as posted by the judges at Mohawk Raceway the night of the race, when  they ruled that Won The West be placed from second to fourth for going inside two pylons during the stretch drive.   The ruling of the judges that night elevated Western Shore from second to third and ...
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Karen Garland seriously injured in car accident

on 04/04/2009 2:00 AM
Karen Garland, who races horses with her partner Steve Smith, suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in New Jersey on Friday. Garland had various broken bones and had undergone surgery by Saturday.   The accident occurred on Kozloski Road. Garland, 44, of Plainville, Mass., was transported to the trauma unit of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, after ...
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$186,905 on the line tonight

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Several longshots in Thursday\'s Pick 6 at the Meadowlands, including a 64-1 shocker in the opening leg, have created a record $186,905 Pick 6 Carryover heading into Friday\'s card.   Thursday\'s Pick 6 attracted $184,038 in wagering, fueled by an eight-day carryover of $76,566. But a fourth race 64-1 upset by ENS Curious and driver John Campbell helped pave the way for the record carryover...
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Don\'t Deny Me sweeps Jersey Girls

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Don’t Deny Me made it four wins in a row after steamrolling past competitors in the $71,400 Jersey Girls final Thursday night at the Meadowlands, hitting the wire in a stakes record time of 1:50.3. Don’t Deny Me [$3.00 $2.20 $2.10] and driver David Miller moved to the front past the half and wore down the pacesetter Natalie to prevail by 1 1-2 lengths. Autumn Magic [$3.20 $3.20] and ...
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Eash takes Landess Series splits

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Driver-trainer Don Eash swept both divisions of the Jerry Landess Series Thursday, April 2 at Hoosier Park. Eash won the first division with React Inagoodway followed by a victory with Master Punch in the second division. Both lightly raced 3-year-old colts used similar front-end strategy and nearly matched each other’s times, winning in 1:56.3 and 1:56.1, respectively. React Inagoodway began f...
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Second leg of Youthful tonight at Woodbine

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
The latest protégé from trainer, Bob McIntosh has been burning up the track at Woodbine since the end of January, and Its A Good Thing shows no sign of stopping as he goes into the second leg of the Youthful Pacing Series on Friday night, April 3. Its A Good Thing, a homebred son of Western Maverick–Sammartha Stewart (by Artsplace), has only been out of the money once in his 12-start c...
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Ohio veterinarian Paul Rothaug dies

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
A funeral service for Dr. Paul George Rothaug, III, 45, a veterinarian with Woodland Run Equine Clinic in Ohio and the husband of Standardbred breeder Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, will be held at 11 am Monday in Newark, Ohio.   Last summer Dr. Rothaug and his wife traveled North America watching Somebeachsomewhere race. Dr. Rothaug’s wife bred the world champion. The year after Somebea...
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NJ racing industry\'s voice heard at statehouse

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
A quartet of speakers representing New Jersey’s racing industry made their case for slots at racetracks before the State Assembly Budget Hearing in the State House Annex on Thursday, April 2.   Speaking on behalf of the racing industry were Anthony Perretti of Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, NJ; Michael Gulotta of Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, NJ; Standardbred Owners & Breeders Asso...
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PHHA announces 2009 bonus program

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA) has announced a new bonus program for the 2009 racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and the amount could reach $1.5 million.   The bonus pays an additional 20 percent for winning horses that are Pennsylvania owned, trained or sired. Qualifying winners will automatically receive the 20 percent as part of their purse checks, an...
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Tioga qualifer for NHHA set for Saturday

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is gearing up for its National Harness Handicapping Qualifying Championships on Saturday, April 4, with the winner earning a trip to the national event at the Meadowlands on April 25.   The format for the handicapping championship will be the first five races from the Meadowlands and races six through ten from Yonkers Raceway. The first-place finisher in the Tioga qualifier...
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Ohio Farm bureau supports expanded gaming at tracks

on 04/03/2009 2:00 AM
On April 1 the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation State Board (OFBF) voted to support Ohio’s equine industry and the Ohio State Racing Commission’s proposal for related gaming at Ohio’s horse tracks.   The Ohio Harness Horsemen\'s Association, in a posting on its web site, issed this statement: \"Having the support of the OFBF, the State’s most powerful agriculture group, is an i...
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Strada Memorial at Big M moved to July 4

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
The $50,000 Thomas Strada Memorial for free-for-all pacing mares has been moved to Saturday, July 4 at the Meadowlands. The race, which was originally slated for April 11, was shifted in order to ensure a full, competitive field of the sport’s top mares. (Meadowlands)
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IYQ, Dynamite Diva take Hoosier features

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
IYQ, with Walter Haynes Jr. in the bike, scored her third consecutive win Wednesday in the featured $24,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park. The win for IYQ marked the second consecutive trip to Hoosier Park’s winner’s circle, stopping the timer in 1:53.3, just one fifth of a second off her personal best. Starting from post four in the eight-horse lineup, IYQ sat in the ...
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Rumble rallies to Pompano victory

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
Rovasreadytorumble ($7) was able to close from eighth on the final turn and gun down seven rivals to win the $8,500 feature trot by one length in 1:58.2 Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park.   The seventh race got underway with Tropical Bay and driver Dan Clements going to the early lead with Ferraras Girl (Raymond Vizzi) right on their backs to the opening quarter mile in :27.4. A...
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DSBF 3-year-old trots contested at Dover

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
Five Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old trots completed the preliminary legs of the Delaware-sired stakes program Wednesday at Dover Downs.   A pair of favorites led off the card as Tony Morgan drove Mark Waterman\'s TP Lucy to victory in 1:59.1 capping off the mile with a: 28.4 final panel. The win was the third in four lifetime starts for the Limbo-Fastreena filly. Bris...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters on Big M backstretch

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
New Jersey Nets star Devin Harris visited Meadowlands Racetrack with 30 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen and Passaic Counties on Tuesday, March 31.   Harris and the kids, who ranged in age from eight to 16, visited the barns of trainers Robbie Siegelman and John McDermott and the Meadowlands Equine Clinic, run by Dr. Brian MacNamara, to examine and learn about Standa...
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Spoiled Beach edges Terroronthebeach in series opener

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
Less than two weeks after Beach Towel died in New Zealand, fillies out of mares sired by the 1990 Horse of the Year swept the top two positions in the $22,500 opening round of the Blossom Series Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Spoiled Beach crossed the wire first over Terroronthebeach in the 1:54.1 mile contested over a “sloppy” track and through rainy conditions.   Spoiled Beach, a...
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Makerbark upsets in Pocono opener

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
Makerbark, a 15-1 shot, pulled off an upset in the first race feature on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race was the opener of the 2009 season and marked a return to night racing at Pocono. Makerbark, driven and trained by Roger Hammer, cleared her competitors in the conditioned pace for fillies and mares at the three-eighth-mile mark of the race. The mare kept the lead from...
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Cottonwood Farm cancels 2009 yearling sale

on 04/02/2009 2:00 AM
Cottonwood Farm has announced that it will not be holding a yearling sale at the farm this fall due to an insufficient number of entries.   \"We are making this announcement at this time to allow those customers who were planning to sell with us again this year enough time to make alternative plans for their yearlings,\" said Cottonwood Farm owner Terry Hunt. \"I would personally like ...
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