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Major In Art leads Meadowlands Pace nominees

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
Major In Art tops a list of 73 colts nominated to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday, July 18, and the total represents a 7 percent increase from last year\'s nominations (68).   Elimination races on July 11 will determine the 10 finalists who advance to the 2009 Meadowlands Pace.The 2008 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Major In Art counted the Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands...
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Trotter gets all the money at Monticello

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
This winter at Monticello Raceway the winners-over classes have been dominated by two horses. On the pacing side where the weekly feature is presented on Tuesdays, Southbound Trucker notched his fifth win in six starts, and on Wednesday Getthemoney won the winners-over trot and now he has three wins and two seconds against the best trotters on the grounds. Getting a driver change to Jimmy ...
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Darlin\'s Delight makes 2009 debut on Friday

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight makes her 2009 debut in the $50,000 opening round of the Overbid Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The 6-year-old mare, trained by Jeff Stafford, is rated 9-2 from post eight in the sixth race field, which includes Cape & Cutter winner Martha Maxine. A winner of $2.5 million lifetime, Darlin’s Delight was first or second in 10 of 16 starts in 2008 as she battled ...
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Magna files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC), which owns Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Thistledown Racetrack, and manages the harness racing operation at The Meadows, announced early Thursday afternoon that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and has agreed to sell Gulfstream, Golden Gate Fields, Palm Meadows Training Center, Lone Star Park, its interests in AmTote International, and ...
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Pocket-rocket trip scores in Pompano feature

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Fred Monteleone’s U All BB ($14.80) was the pocket-rocket at the Isle Pompano Park Tuesday, using perfect cover in capturing the $16,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace.   Pasta Lavista and driver Dan Clements went right to the lead at the start of the feature with U All BB and driver Bruce Ranger grabbing the two-hole dream trip. Pasta Lavista led the field to the opening quarter mile in ...
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Still Electric wins at Dover; Pierce thrown from sulky

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
For the third time in her last four starts, Still Electric won the $32,000 Mares Open Pace impressively on Tuesday at Dover Downs, while Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce was thrown from his sulky in the second race. Taken to a nearby hospital, he was checked and released, complaining only of a sore neck.   The racing accident happened when the Pierce-driven She\'s Real Wild apparently ch...
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Should he or shouldn\'t he be paid?

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
A bettor in New Zealand says it was a “bloody rip-off” after discovering that because a race he had pre-bet was postponed one day that his winning tickets worth $530 were declared invalid. The bettor, Ray Browne, a 77-year-old former apprentice jockey, reportedly placed his bets last Friday on the $2.2 million New Zealand Derby. The race was scheduled to be run on Saturday but weather forced ...
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Pacer keeps on truckin\' to Mighty M winner\'s circle

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s announcer Howard Oil often cites the phrase, “If you can’t catch’em you can’t beat’em,” when calling a horse that has opened a big lead on the field and is heading for victory. He used that expression again Tuesday when calling another breakaway victory by the hottest horse on the grounds, Southbound Trucker. For the fifth time in just six seasonal s...
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Artiscape\'s book full and closed

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Artiscape is the latest stallion managed by Brittany Farms Stallion Management whose book is full and closed for the 2009 breeding season. Earlier this week Brittany Farms Stallion Management announced that Real Desire\'s book was full and closed.   Artiscape is the sire of six millionaires from just his first two crops, including Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue and current FFA star Mal...
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Winbak-breds receive honors

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Maryland Standardbred Breeder’s Association held their annual awards ceremony at Rosecroft Raceway on February 28, and Winbak Farm took home four  breeder awards that night. In addition, Tejano, who who stood at Winbak Farm through 2008, received the award for the Outstanding Trotting Sire of 2008.   Cool Clyde, a colt by Bonnie And Clyde out of Cool Flying Filly, ...
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Champion filly Stienam dies at age 27

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Stienam p,3,1:53.4 ($1,355,474), the champion 3-year-old pacing filly of 1985 who waged thrilling battles with another champion filly, Amneris, was euthanized this past week at Hawk’s Cry Farm in Springboro, Ohio, where she had been living as a pensioner. An infected left front hoof, first diagnosed this past November, was intensively treated but failed to respond, and thus the decision was ma...
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Warp Speed to be out months after Woodbine accident

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Trainer Ben Wallace offered an update Wednesday morning on the condition of Warp Speed, the 4-year-old Mach Three gelding whose fall in the final of the Ontario Boys Series final at Woodbine on Monday night set off a chain-reaction accident involving eight of the 10 horses in the field, and sending three drivers to hospital with injuries. \"He’s gone home to Kemptville,\" said Wallace. \...
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Tanner joins HHYF board

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner to the Board of Trustees.     “I’m thrilled to be part of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Harness racing is a wonderful sport, and I love the fact that HHYF provides kids with the opportunity to learn about it and be part of it. I’ve seen camp participants...
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Winbak to host open houses in Canada, Delaware

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada and Winbak Farm of Delaware both will be holding open houses soon to showcase the farms and their stallions. Winbak Farm of Canada’s open house will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 10 am to 2:30 pm with guest speakers on equine nutrition.  Winbak Farm of Delaware’s Open House will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 1 pm to 4 pm with Dr. Patricia Sert...
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SRF has breedings for sale

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is now offering breedings for sale to some of harness racing’s top stallions, including Deweycheatumnhowe, Badlands Hanover, Conway Hall, SJ’s Caviar and Broadway Hall. For information on prices and availability, call (609) 324-1500.   Additionally, all 3 year olds in 2009, by stallions whose breedings were donated to SRF in 2009, are el...
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Trotter scores first of year in Pompano open

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Lanson ($2.80) made a triumphant return to the races in 2009, winning his seasonal debut with a five-length romp Monday at the Isle Pompano Park in the $16,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The feature saw Cicsco Hall (Dan Clements) leave from the outside in post eight and take the lead away from Keystone Empire (Richard Simard) but then Keystone Empire went offstride, giving the two-hole trip to ...
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Drivers hurt in accident-marred Ontario Boys final

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
A horrific eight-horse accident marred Monday night\'s $55,400(C) Ontario Boys Pacing Series final for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack, with drivers Roger Mayotte, Robert Shepherd and Mario Baillargeon transported to a local hospital. The event went to Windsun Twister, who overtook Dinner Guest in the stretch to score in 1:56. They were the only two horses to finish the rac...
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Foggy Lane K coasts in TARP final

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
A headstrong Foggy Lane K opened a huge lead, then coasted home Monday at The Meadows to capture the $31,400 final of the Big TARP series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Foggy Lane K got the early lead from post position seven and took them through a first half in :58.2, swift fractions in the 18-degree chill. Even then, he wasn\'t ready to be rated as he widened the margin to f...
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Freehold cancels Tuesday card due to winter storm

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has canceled their live racing program on Tuesday due to the winter storm on the East Coast.
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