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The Meadows to be site of movie locale

on 06/27/2008 2:00 AM
Shannon’s Rainbow, a theatrical film about a grieving teen who learns valuable lessons by caring for an injured Standardbred, has begun filming in western Pennsylvania—and The Meadows is one of the movie’s principal locales.   Shooting at the track, which will take place following racing and qualifiers, is set for July 16 and again from July 23 through July 26. The production has issu...
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Dewey coasts; Snow White breaks stride

on 06/27/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe, the early favorite for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, kept his perfect record intact as he won his 2008 debut in 1:53.3 on Friday night at the Meadowlands, but his female counterpart Snow White broke stride while leading her stakes and finished up the track.Driver-trainer Ray Schnittker steered \"Dewey\" to his 11th straight win in the $79,100 Dickerson Cup, race three...
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Muscle Mass wins in 1:54.3

on 06/27/2008 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Muscle Mass won an overnight at the Meadowlands Friday night, using a second-over trip to score an easy 2 1/4-length victory in 1:54.3. Brian Sears handled the driving for trainer Erv Miller.   Muscle Mass, a son of Muscles Yankee out of Graceful Touch, finished ninth in his career debut on June 12 and was making just his second start of the season Friday night....
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Thong, Cheyenne Trish win Lismore elims at Yonkers

on 06/27/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Trot Eve found Yonkers Raceway offering a pair of a pair of $20,000 elimination races for the Lismore Pace for 3 year olds, and the winners were Thong and Cheyenne Trish, who won their splits in 1:53.1 and 1:53.4, respectively. The Lismore final, set for next Saturday night, will carry a purse of $325,230.   Thong was driven to victory by Stephan Bouchard while&...
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Campbell, Miller in the win zone

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
Drivers John Campbell and David Miller cleaned up in a quintet of stakes races for 2-year-old fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, and one of Campbell\'s winners included Honorable Daughter in the Acorn, who slipped free and held off Celebrity Blueyes, who reared up and dumped her driver in the pre-race score, but rallied for second at odds of 89-1.  Campbell piloted Melis...
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You\'re Next wins after one-year layoff

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
You’re Next ($8) made a triumph return to the races Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park exactly one year to the day that he was scratched due to lameness. The co-track record holder for most consecutive wins at the Isle Pompano Park (13 straight 2006-2007), You’re Next was given a textbook drive by Wally Hennessey. Racing in third for most of the one-mile event, Hennessey waited until...
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Heart and Olive fastest in DSBF divisions

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
Three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events were contested Wednesday for 3-year-old pacing colts at Harrington Raceway with Teague Inc.\'s Big Heart ($2.40, Jim Morand, 1:54.4) and Joe and Tina Seekman and L&L Devisser Inc.\'s Martiniwitholives ($2.80, Ross Wolfenden, 1:54.4) each winning their respective divisions in identical times and Gateway Stable\'s Badlan...
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Tom\'s OK Lady rebounds with Meadows win

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
Tom’s OK Lady rebounded from an uncharacteristic break last time out and captured the $23,000 Filly and Mare Open Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. The daughter of Inquirer saved ground until the stretch, where she unleashed a wicked brush for Dave Palone that carried her past a game Go Get Blanche. Tom’s OK Lady prevailed in 1:56 by a half-length over Go Get Blanche. Wizard Springs, wh...
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Moni Maker daughter takes lifetime mark

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
All Our Moni, a 3-year-old daughter of Self Possessed and the great Moni Maker, posted her first career win on Wednesday night, jogging home by five lengths in 1:56.2 at the Meadowlands.   All Our Moni was making just her third start of the year and the sixth of her career. The filly was bred and is owned by the Moni Maker Stable, which also campaigned Moni Maker from midway in her 3-y...
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Connors Memorial at Hazel Park draws 16

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
The Charlie Norris-trained entry of Twin B Caviar and Foggy Lane K has been named the morning-line favorite in the first of two eliminations for the $100,000 William Connors Memorial 3-Year-Old Trot at Hazel Park Raceway Friday night, while stablemate First Pleasurelane, coming off a ninth-place finish in the lone Yonkers Trot elimination last Saturday night, is the fourth choice in the second eli...
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North American blood helps fill Sprinter Championship

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
The draw has been held for the 2008 SprinterChampionship for 4-year-olds, also the second leg in the Euro Classic Trot, and as the starting lists indicate, it is no longer just a classic Swedish stakes race. Among the field will be last year\'s Hambletonian runner-up Adrian Chip.   The starting lists also show that the race has a great representation by North American-bred tr...
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Delaware eligibles can be found on Little Brown Jug website

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
All colts and fillies who are eligible to any of the stakes scheduled for Grand Circuit week at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair are listed on the Little Brown Jug website: www.littlebrownjug.com. The week of racing begins Sunday, Sept. 14 and continues daily through Thursday, Sept. 18.  The Jug web site contains a complete list of eligibles, in alphabetical order, for the 63rd Little Brow...
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Hawthorne offers on-line elimination contest

on 06/26/2008 2:00 AM
Starting Saturday, June 28, Hawthorne Race Course will off a free online elimination-style contest for its summer harness meet. The object of the contest will be to pick one horse every racing evening to finish in the money. It\'s that simple.   The contest is available to anyone who registers before 6:50 pm central time this coming Saturday. It is a winner-take-all event, and the gran...
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Badlands Nitro, Santanna Blue Chip, favored in elims

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old colts shall contest the 2008 edition of Yonkers Raceway\'s Art Rooney Pace with Badlands Nitro and Santanna Blue Chip the favorites in their respective eliminations which will be held Saturday night. The total purse of the \'08 Rooney is  $618,270, with a pair of $40,000 eliminations. The first four finishers in  each elim returns for the July 5 final. Lead...
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Knockout delivered in fastest DSBF split

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Brenda Teague\'s Sheisaknockout ($5, Jim Morand) was the fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Badlands Hanover filly left from post five and set all the fractions, prevailing by two lengths in 1:54.4, holding off Badlands Power, who was second to Fire And Ice, who finished third. It was her se...
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Native Bride redeems in PASS division at Pocono

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Native Bride bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the James M. Lynch Memorial to capture a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The 3-year-old filly from the Joe Pavia Jr. barn went off as the 1-5 favorite in the Lynch at Pocono on June 14 but finished fourth for just the second loss of her career. On Tuesday, with Brian Sears in ...
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HHYF summer camp a rousing success

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation\'s Summer Camp at Odds On Acres in Crete, Ill. is now history and was a rousing success for all attendees. Kids from all over the Midwest enjoyed their experiences learning about grooming, nutrition and training of the harness horse as evidenced in these attached photos. The youngsters--ages 11 to 13--saw their week culminate by driving their harness ponies ...
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Dewey, Snow White set to race at Big M Friday

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe and Snow White, last year’s 2-year-old trotting champions, make their much-anticipated 2008 debuts on Friday night at the Meadowlands in Historic action.  Deweycheatumnhowe headlines the $79,110 Dickerson Cup [race three] while Snow White tops the field in the $68,110 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks [race five]. The stakes are part of the action-packed week at the Meadow...
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Road to the Meadowlands Pace

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Each week Meadowlands statistician Bob Heyden ranks the contenders for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, set for Saturday, July 19, each week, and his latest rankings appear below.   RANK, HORSE, DRIVER, TRAINER, OWNER, BOB HEYDEN’S COMMENTS 1, SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE, Paul MacDonell, Brent McGrathSchooner Stables, Took the week off following 1:49 wins in NA Cup elim and final. No horse h...
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Strangles quarantine lifted at Pompano

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Pompano Park management announced Wednesday morning that animal health officials from the United States Department of Agriculture have removed the Streptococcus equi (Strangles) quarantine on the stable area at the track.   Track management and the horsemen and women in the backstretch were commended by the USDA health officials for complying with all the special bio-safety a...
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