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MacGrath talks some SBSW as colt aims for 11th straight

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere will bid for his 11th straight win as the overwhelming 2-5 morning line favorite in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Meadowlands Pace night, with a T-shirt giveaway to paid admissions while supply lasts.  First race post time is 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes later due to the Red Bulls vs. L.A. Galaxy game ...
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Leader Of The Bax leads way to Meadows\' winner\'s circle

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Leader Of The Bax converted a perfect pocket trip to victory on Tuesday at The Meadows, taking a division of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot for freshman fillies. Doug Snyder guided the daughter of Broadway Hall-Bax Machine to the pocket behind leader Allamerican Phoebe. Leader Of The Bax made her winning move around the far turn, drawing off to triumph by three lengths in 2:01.4 over Nordic Nymph. ...
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Maryland track granted permission to close, continue simulcasts

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway was granted permission by the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday to close for live racing for up to two years, while still allowing it to simulcast races. The commission declared the track to be in an emergency situation, thus honoring its request to continue simulcasting, and the site will still host six days of sire stakes and Maryland fund races in November and December as ...
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Bullville Powerful goes to Big Dance

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Bullville Powerful will attempt to do the unthinkable and beat the unbeaten Somebeachsomewhere this Saturday in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace. The $100,000 supplemented colt was second to Sand Shooter in his elim last Saturday in 1:49.4, almost a full second off of Somebeachsomewhere’s lifetime mark of 1:48.3, which he set in his winning elim on the same card. He earned back $12,500 of his s...
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Bruno named fall meet race secretary at Red Mile

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has announced Frank Bruno, assistant race secretary to Tad Stockman at the Meadowlands the past six years, has been named race secretary for the Kentucky racetrack\'s early fall meet, which begins Sunday, July 27. Bruno will then move into the judges\' stand for the two weeks of Grand Circuit racing which concludes on Oct. 4.   \"We are elated that Frank will be joining our rac...
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Anabolic steroid ban recommended in Kentucky

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
On Wednesday afternoon a subcommittee recommended that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commissionon ban the use of anabolic steroids in horses competing at Kentucky racetracks.   In a position statement, the Subcommittee on Anabolic Steroids, a subcommittee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council and the state racing commission, recommended either (or both of the fol...
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Here\'s another version of Cohen\'s ride with Pace finalist

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Turning 40 might send some men off to buy a fast car but in the case of First Over blogger Andrew Cohen, he went in pursuit of a fast horse, and his horse is Share The Delight, who will start from post one in the Meadowlands Pace Saturday night. Post time for the first race of the Pace night program will be 7:30 p.m. Cohen, now 42, is an attorney who is the full-time CBS News chief legal analyst...
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Mya Tri, ABC Mercedes win in Indiana Downs opener

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore filly trotter Mya Tri raised her undefeated streak to 17 starts Wednesday, July 16 as part of Indiana Downs’ opening program. The Sara Haynes trainee won handily in the $15,120 first leg of Indiana Sires Stakes competition, stopping the clock in 1:56.4. ABC Mercedes captured the $12,000 ISS division for three year old colt trotters in 1:56.4. Mya Tri started from the second tier in a ...
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Morrill wins three in Yonkers Sire Stakes action

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s second sojourn into New York Sire Stakes action offered Monday night\'s $223,445 Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies, with Winbak Dream and driver Jim Morrill Jr. turning in the fastest statebred event with a 1:59.2 effort in the second $39.024 event. The Malabar Man miss, co-owned by trainer Joseph and Edward Flynn, paid $6.40 for her third win in six \'08 tries...
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Three straight wins for Native Bride

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Edging first-over up the backstretch, Native Bride ($2.60) scored her third consecutive win and her 11th career victory in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action Monday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, turning in an impressive 1:51.2 performance with much in reserve. The three-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native and Nova sat just off leaders Saymynamesaymyname (David ...
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Unique Legacy upsets in Town Pro final

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Unique Legacy turned in an impressive two-move effort in scoring a mild upset in Monday night\'s $57,300(C) Town Pro Pacing Series final for 3-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:52.2. Mark MacDonald called on the filly\'s early speed for the first time in her young career and the daughter of Real Desire-Unique X Ample shot to the early lead from post six before yielding to Lola Palooza i...
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Churchill announcer Kruytbosch dies at age 47

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Luke Kruytbosch, the announcer at Churchill Downs, Ellis Park and Turf Paradise, was found dead in his Indiana apartment Monday at the age of 47. Kruytbosch had just finished announcing the races at Churchill Downs earlier this month and had moved to Evansville, Ind., where he had announced the first three programs of the season at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.   The cause of death has not b...
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Major racetrack renovations being done at Balmoral

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
It may be “down time” for live racing at Balmoral Park but there is still plenty going on at the Crete plant as the one-mile racing oval undergoes a complete renovation in anticipation of its re-opening on Saturday, Aug. 9.   In an effort to make the racing surface one of the fastest, yet safest, for both horses and horsemen in the country, Balmoral Park is currently renovating it...
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Morrill also wins four NYSS at Monticello

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
In a day where nearly $240,000 was offered in New York Sire Stakes events for sophomore pacing colts at Monticello Raceway, Jim Morrill Jr. put on a driving show Monday as he won four of the six divisions.   \"I had a pretty good day,” Morrill said modestly when the racing had finished. Bulletproof Enterprises\' Final Curtain won the first $39,864 division in a romp for Morri...
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Field assembled for $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, trainer Linda Toscano won the draw to pick a post position first for Saturday\'s Meadowlands Pace and she chose post one for Share The Delight, while trainer Brent MacGrath choosing next took post two for the overwhelming morning-line choice Somebeachsomewhere. Sand Shooter, who captured the third Meadowlands Pace elim last Saturday at the Meadowl...
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Jamieson gets sponsor\'s exemption to Tioga\'s Drivers\' Champio

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson will be the sponsor’s exemption for the second annual Drivers’ Championship at Tioga Downs, to be held Sunday afternoon, July 27. Jamieson currently has 165 wins this year and has earned more than $3,263,000 in purse earnings. He is one of the leading drivers in Canada, and also participated in the first Drivers’ Championship at Tioga in 2007.   “I am really honored t...
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Harrisburg yearling preview online

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
The yearling preview for the 1,139 yearlings entered in the 2008 edition of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company sale at Harrisburg are now online. All of harness racing\'s premier sires are represented. The preview may be found online at www.theblackbook.com.   The yearling portion of the sale will take place at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, from Monday, Nov. ...
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Penn National announces equine health and safety initiatives

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc., the second largest owner of pari-mutuel racing facilities in North America, Tuesday announced the implementation of several initiatives intended to ensure the continued health and safety of equine participants at its racetracks. These initiatives include limiting the height of toe grabs on front shoes worn by race horses, endorsing rules for new riding crops fo...
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Buck I St. Pat wins Perretti Matchmaker

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Buck I St. Pat, driven by Tim Tetrick, rallied off a second-over trip to win the $100,000 Perretti Matchmaker for trotting mares on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In addition to the $50,000 winner’s share of the purse, Buck I St. Pat earned a free breeding to Muscles Yankee, valued at $20,000, courtesy of Perretti Farms of Cream Ridge, NJ. Trained by Mickey Burke, Buck I St. Pat nipped t...
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No Pan Intended sweep in Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elims

on 07/14/2008 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack played host to its first set of Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers on Sunday night and sons of No Pan Intended swept all three $40,000(C) splits. In the opening contest, OK Boromir shipped in from Sarnia and captured his second straight victory with a front-end 1:55.3 tally for driver Gene Piroski. The son of No Pan Intended-Double Creme was coming...
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