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DSBF gets underway at Dover for 3-year-old fillies

on 03/23/2009 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 3-year-old preliminaries got underway with Tom\'s Toy, AJ\'s Lilgamblngal and Little Bit Tricky winning the three $20,000 first leg filly paces on Sunday at Dover Downs.   Tom\'s Toy, a Powerful Toy-Glowing Hans bay, the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old winner of the $100,000 final last year, breezed to a 1:55 victory in the first $20,00...
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Hoosier Park celebrates Sweet 15

on 03/23/2009 2:00 AM
When Hoosier Park Racing & Casino opens its doors for a 15th season of harness racing on Tuesday, March 24, few aspects of the program will resemble what was offered in 2008. Much has changed since last July, with new officials overseeing the racing program, a new post time schedule and the promise of slots-enhanced purses. Based on the early response from horsemen, many are anxious to compete...
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Auckland Reactor draws poorly; still favored by bettors

on 03/23/2009 2:00 AM
Auckland Reactor became the favorite to win the $1A million Inter Dominion final on March 28 after he captured the last qualifying round on Saturday night, March 21, and not even the worst possible starting position--gate 13, outside the second tier--has stopped bettors from unloading their cash on the largely North American-owned Auckland Reactor.   Auckland Reactor, a 4-year-old...
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Big payoff at Monticello

on 03/23/2009 2:00 AM
Talk about winning a lot with just a little. How about this…some lucky off-track superfecta bettor raked down  $4,922.25 for a ten cent wager. It happened at Monticello Raceway in the seventh race on the Monday program after horses with the saddlecloth numbers 7-8-5-1 finished in that exact order.   To win at superfecta wager a bettor must correctly identify the exact order...
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Southwestern Dream, Chasin Racin score in Big M features

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell scored a stakes double Saturday night at the Meadowlands, taking the $132,000 Four Leaf Clover with Southwestern Dream and $104,400 Matt’s Scooter with Chasin Racin.  Campbell and Southwestern Dream, who paid $108 to win the Aquarius last month, teamed for their second stakes upset this season in the Four Leaf Clover. Southwestern Dream ($12.00) went r...
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Anderlecht surprises in Cam Fella final

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Anderlecht took advantage of a perfect inside trip, and a few breaks along the way, to post an upset victory in Saturday’s $77,500(C) Cam Fella Pacing Series final at Woodbine. Phil Hudon engineered the winning trip from post two with the 4-year-old son of Cam\'s Card Shark-Princess Chablis who got away fifth in the early stages and watched Card Dealer put up the opening fraction in :26.4. Card ...
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Ranger doubles up in Pompano features

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Bruce Ranger was able to capture both feature races at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday.   Ranger, 49, started off the evening lead from start to finish with I Can Only Imagine ($2.60) in the first race $16,000 Open Pace. Cutting fractions of :28.1, :56.2 and 1:25, I Can Only Imagine kicked in a final quarter mile in :27.2 to win by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:52.2.   The pocket-sitting...
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King Cat rules at Yonkers; Sagamore Hill Series gets underway

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Grinding his way to glory, King Cat Anvil N annexed Yonkers Raceway\'s featured $31,000 Open  Handicap Pace Saturday night. The Strattons--driver Jordan and trainer Dave--team up as King Cat Anvil N was patient from post position four. Inside assignee Cheyenne Hollywood  (Cat Manzi) broke on the early lead, forcing both Up Front Peyton (Brent Holland) and 8-5 favorite Real Nice (Jason ...
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Forward to represent Canada in World Driving Championship

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Eight of Canada\'s best drivers converged at Fraser Downs on Saturday afternoon for a chance to represent the country in the World Driving Championship and with two wins, one second and three thirds, Brad Forward earned the 2009 National Driving Championship title with a total of 65 points. Going into the final leg, representatives from each region including Gilles Barrieau, Brad Forward, Gu...
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Wholeftthegateopen closes door on Dover rivals

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Buster Mee N, a 25-1 shot won the $17,000 feature, Enessee Ernie won a $16,500 trot, and Rare Bunny set a new North American record for the five-eighths mile distance winning one of four $10,000 Go The Distance II races on a longshot-filled Saturday at Dover Downs, where Mike Cole drove his 1,000th winner. In the feature race, Wholeftthegateopen and Mike Cole cut fast early fractions, and at the...
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Ocean Downs contract agreement reached

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
Published reports state that an agreement has been reached between Ocean Downs and the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association that calls for the Maryland track to race 40 nights in 2009 with $900,000 for purses coming from the track, and for the backstretch to close in December. The three-year-agreement is expected to be signed sometime this upcoming week.   Cloverleaf’s board of dire...
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David Miller drives 9,000th winner

on 03/22/2009 2:00 AM
It’s 9,000 wins and counting for 44-year-old driver David Miller, who hit the milestone on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, becoming the  third youngest driver to ever reach that mark. Both Walter Case Jr. and Dave Palone reached the 9,000-win milestone younger than Miller. With his win behind Redstone Ruckus in Sunday’s sixth race at the Meadowlands.“It’s something I’m very pr...
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Darlin\'s Delight takes series finale for pacing mares at Big M

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight ($5.80) held off the late rally of Chancey Lady to win the $123,000 Overbid final for open pacing mares Friday night at the Meadowlands.An early scramble forced 6-5 favorite Martha Maxine three wide on the opening turn as she claimed the lead from Chancey Lady in :27.4. Darlin’s Delight rushed up to seize command from Martha Maxine in a swift 54.4 and driver Yannick ...
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Su Mac Lad opener goes to Likeabatoutahell

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Likeabatoutahell dug in under pressure to win the $50,000 opening leg of the Su Mac Lad Series for open trotters Friday night at the Meadowlands. The 2008 divisional champion Enough Talk was first to brush to the lead, but Brian Sears and Likeabatoutahell quickly stole command before the half.    Knight Of Intrigue applied immediate pressure to the outside but, despite a game effo...
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Rushmore Hanover scores in Yonkers feature

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Rushmore Hanover outdrew his seven rivals and made \'em all pay Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s featured $21,000 high-conditioned trot. With Brent Holland driving for trainer Larry Remmen, Rushmore Hanover stuffed 8-5 choice Stunt Man Hall (Jason Bartlett) into the pocket before a  29-second opening quarter mile. Rushmore Hanover then found a :59.4 intermission with no one leaving ...
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A midnight romp at Woodbine

on 03/21/2009 2:00 AM
Rick Zeron and Midnite Romp came on strong with a :26.4 final quarter to capture the $48,200(C) final of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series at Woodbine Friday night. Herestopatrick and Luc Ouellette made a rush for the early lead from the outside post position, but by the quarter pole were overtaken by Its A Good Thing, the 4-5 favorite, with Randy Waples at the controls. Through a sensible second qua...
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Gulotta to testify before NJ Budget and Appropriations Committee

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
A large turnout of trainers, drivers, breeders, owners and others who favor racetrack slots would be helpful to support the efforts of prominent horse owner and breeder Michael J. Gulotta, who will be testifying at a public hearing of the New Jersey State Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at Montclair State University.   Gulotta, whose Deo Volente F...
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High stakes for Card Dealer in Cam Fella Final

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
A Camluck gelding named Card Dealer will be playing for the biggest stakes of his career this Saturday night, March 21, when he makes a bid to win the $77,500 final of the Cam Fella Pacing Series at Woodbine.   At barely the age of four, Card Dealer already has 50 starts under his belt, but this is the largest purse he has yet set his sights on. A veteran of Ontario’s smaller ovals in Lon...
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New gate at The Meadows helps outside horses win more

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
In February, The Meadows introduced a new starting gate with a deeper slant to allow horses drawn outside to be closer to the gate at the start than those posted inside. The goal was to mitigate the disadvantages of an unfavorable draw, thereby creating more exciting racing for fans and a more level playing field for horsemen. Early returns indicate that the plan is working.   Through ...
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Red Mile development plan unveiled

on 03/20/2009 2:00 AM
Although construction in Lexington, KY has slowed to a crawl, just like in most parts of the country, The Red Mile unveiled plans on Thursday night to develop 68 acres of the track\'s property. The Red Mile Village Development Plan was presented to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Planning Commission at its work session on Thursday.   A report in the Lexington Herald-Leader said ideas are...
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