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Four $250,000 Classic Series finals on tap at Big M Saturday

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
The $250,000 finals of The Classic Series will go post ward at a mile and one sixteenth at the Meadowlands on Saturday evening.     The Pacing Classic leads off the charge in race seven. Ten of the top older horses currently racing will line up behind the gate, led by morning line choice Artistic Fella. Eagle Luck won last week\'s third leg in a stakes record equaling 1:48.3 and retur...
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Lorentzon has two bids at Hambo Oaks

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Young trainer Anette Lorentzon boasts training two fillies in the Hambletonian Oaks eliminations this weekend, Fancy Vacation and There’s A Way. In only her third year of training at age 25, after working for trainers such as Jimmy Takter and Trond Smedshammer, she not only has fillies entered in this contest, but Swedish-born Lorentzon has a real chance of winning with one. Fancy Vacation, by ...
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Top colt pacer succumbs to endotoxemia

on 07/23/2008 8:00 PM
Owner Rodney Mitchell told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that recent New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Scape Ghost has died as a result of endotoxemia. Scape Ghost had won the $175,000 Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands June 20 in a career-best 1:50.2 and then followed that up with a narrow second-place finish June 28 in the $61,710 Jersey Cup, which was his last start before dying Tuesday, J...
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Go Get Blanche wins photo in Meadows feature

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Go Get Blanche charged through the lane to win a three-horse photo and capture the $23,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot on Tuesday at The Meadows. An unhurried sixth at the half, Go Get Blanche waited patiently while BV’s Sister and I’m Justa Lady skirmished for the lead. But when Aaron Merriman asked her for trot, she sped home in :28.4 to score in 1:56.1, a head better than BV...
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140-1 upsetter at Vernon Downs

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Co Ed Desire, Hanger Pride N and Golden Receiver all produced highlights during Tuesday night’s nine-race program at Vernon Downs. With trainer Gary Messenger doing the teaming for owner Scott Woogen, Co Ed Desire (Real Desire-Yankee Co-Star) remained unbeaten in five starts, two in pari-mutuel competition, after posting an unchallenged 1:55.3 victory in Tuesday’s $5,000 first race, a 2...
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Donato\'s connections selected as Hambo parade grand marshals

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover was the star of the trotting world in 2007, and brightest among his achievements was capturing the $1.5 million Hambletonian before a crowd of 26,000 last August at the Meadowlands, and in recognition of his achievements, the team members behind Donato Hanover have been selected as grand marshals of the Sixth Annual Hambletonian Parade, which will take place on Saturday in...
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Freshman colt pacers featured at Indiana Downs

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Five divisions of freshman colt pacers lined up behind the gate Tuesday, July 22 at Indiana Downs in the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. The favorites claimed victory in each of the $15,000 contests, with defending leading driver Trace Tetrick collecting two trips to the winner’s circle. Hawk’s Copperstone scored a 1:57 victory in the first division, winning by three and one-...
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$620,000 in purses for Thursday\'s Delaware Governor\'s Day

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
The richest day in racing annually for Delaware horsemen will take place Thursday during Governor\'s Day at the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway. There will be $620,000 in purses distributed over the 14-race program with a special 11 a.m. post time. The prestigious day of racing showcases Delaware\'s best owned and bred horses. Four $100,000 finals will be contested in the Dela...
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Napoleon: only Trotting Triple Crown eligible in Hambo

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
There’s only one horse eligible to complete the Trotting Triple Crown this year, and his name doesn’t start with Dewey; the hopeful is Napoleon, who won the Yonkers Trot late last month at Yonkers Raceway and will now take aim at the Hambletonian when elims are held at the Meadowlands this Saturday.   It will likely be an under-the-radar quest for Napoleon as the perfect 13-for-13 strea...
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Open division draws 23; Oaks attracts 21 fillies

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe has drawn post four in the second of three $70,000 eliminations Saturday for the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, with the classic test for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters drawing 23 entries. The top three finishers in each elim and the fourth-place finisher with the highest lifetime earnings will advance to the $1.5 million final Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2. ...
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Race secretary applicants wanted at Dover

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Dover Downs is seeking applicants for its racing secretary’s job for the 40th anniversary season opening Oct. 26, a seasonal job stretching 133 days until April 9, 2009.   For information contact John Hensley, senior director of horse racing, at (302) 857-3234 or email at jhensley@doverdowns.  
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Who will be the harness racing customer of 2025?

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Hambletonian Society are calling a special meeting entitled “Who Will Be The Harness Racing Customer in 2025?” with the panel discussion held at The Meadowlands Sheraton, East Rutherford, N.J. on Thursday, July 31, from 10 am-3 pm. The focus of the discussion will be on the perception of harness racing by younger generations and what efforts are being m...
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Saorse sets 1:54.3 track mark at Pocono for Dubois Stable

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Saorse, a 3-year-old filly by Andover Hall, set a new track mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday afternoon when she won a $41,453 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:54.3 with Dave Palone in the sulky.   There were five divisions of the PASS for 3-year-old filly trotters. Palone also was in the bike when Classic Lane, Lindy Lane filly, equaled the previous track mark wi...
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Opening Little Brown Jug future odds announced

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of three Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at noon Thursday at racetracks across North America and internet sites. Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.North America Cup winner and Meadowlands Pace runner-up Somebeachsomewhere (3-1) is the morning line favorite in the future Jug pool.  Trainer and co-own...
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Shetler drives two winners in ISS opening round

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the opening round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for freshman filly pacers Monday afternoon, July 21. Three $15,000 divisions were carded, with Andy Shetler guiding winners in two of the splits. In the first division Shetler and VIP Filly wired the field to take top prize in 1:55.4, winning by a length. The V P Finance filly, owned by Ellis G. Miller of Florida, is al...
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Ellen Harvey wins at The Meadows

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Ellen Harvey, the equine namesake for the executive director of Harness Racing Communications, broke her maiden with a 2:01.2 score in a division of the $231,626 Pennsylvania Sire Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters Monday afternoon at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over six divisions. Ellen Harvey’s win for Mike Wilder was the slowest split of the sta...
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Four promoted at Saratoga Gaming and Racing

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway announced Monday the creation of four new posts within its administration to focus on the company’s future growth, according to Saratogian.com. Jamie Hartmann, executive vice president and general manager announced the promotions Monday of four current employees to the new positions.   Rita Cox, formerly vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted ...
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Entries for Adios due Saturday by 10 am

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
The deadline for declarations for the 2008 Delvin Miller Adios will close Saturday, July 26, at 10 am. The race is set to be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs due to construction at The Meadows, the home of the Adios. Pocono race secretary Saul Needle noted that the race office would be open from 8 am until 10 am on Saturday to accept entries. He noted that if eliminations are necessary th...
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Merriman scores 3,000th career victory

on 07/21/2008 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman\'s 30th birthday present came just a few weeks late as he scored his 3,000th career driving victory on Saturday night at Scioto Downs. Merriman celebrated his 30th birthday on June 30, and is looking forward to the second half of the best season in his career. Thus far in 2008, he\'s won 304 races and more than $1.5 million in purses. He\'s on target to top his 2006 totals of 557 w...
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Cumin First steals OSS Gold Final at Flamboro in 1:59.4

on 07/21/2008 2:00 AM
The front end was a tough place for two-year-old trotting fillies on Sunday evening at Flamboro Downs, as fan favourites in both the $120,000 Gold Final and $20,000 Gold Consolation did all the early work but were unable to hang on in the stretch and claim the provincial hardware. Fans sent Daylon Mystique off as their top choice in the Gold Final and the undefeated daughter of Amigo Hall looked ...
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