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Field of nine to race for $90,000 in Dygert at Hawthorne

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
For as long as Hawthorne Race Course has conducted a harness meet, the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot has been its featured racing event. And though times have changed and purse structures slightly altered, the race continues to attract some of the best trotters in the land, evidenced by the $3,668,194 earned by this year\'s nine-horse field.   The 2008 edition of the Dygert Memorial, t...
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Fastest Reynolds split won by Caviar Forthelady

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthelady posted the fastest winning time among eight divisions of W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the divisions carried a purse of $20,000. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at the track. Caviar Forthelady, a SJ\'s Caviar-Croupier Lady filly trained by Marty...
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Allamerican Phoebe scores in Wohlmuth opener at The Meadows

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Allamerican Phoebe, who cut her teeth on New Jersey Sire Stakes, effectively used that experience on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $8,000 opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot, a series for freshman fillies. While she finished no better than fourth in her two stakes, those races gave Allamerican Phoebe an experience edge over most of her rivals. She showed it by going wire-to...
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Delaware\'s Brown Jug restaurant has closed

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The Brown Jug restaurant in Delaware, Ohio,  which first opened in 1946,  moved to its present location in 1970,  and has been operated by its current owners since 1977, has closed its doors after being sold to the Columbus-based Hoggy’s Restaurant & Catering.   Known for its meatloaf, steaks and barbeque pork ribs, the Brown Jug was also a popular stop for harness hors...
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Racino is now a proper word

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The word “racino” has been added to Merriam Webster’s new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary, noting that it found its first usage in an English-language publication in 1995. The dictionary notes the meaning of “racino” as: “racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers.”
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Buck I St. Pat leads field in Perretti Matchmaker

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The fourth annual Perretti Matchmaker Stakes will bring together a classy field of top older trotting mares competing for a large purse check and breeding to one of the farm\' elite stallions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Buck I St. Pat, the leading money winner among older trotters this season, leads the field of 12 for the $100,000 Perretti Matchmaker Stakes. Carded as race nine, t...
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Average handle up double at Scioto; Keno to be added

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Through the first half of the 2008 season, the average total bet per program at Scioto Downs is up 104.3 percent, according to figures from the Ohio State Racing Commission. “I’m very pleased with the total bet during the first half of our 50th anniversary meet,” says Stacy Cahill, general manager of racing operations. “We’ve posted big gains despite horrible weather. Last month was th...
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Million-dollar winner Dexter Nukes dies

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Dexter Nukes, the winner of the 1989 Meadowlands Pace and a sire in Canada for many years, has died at Winbak of Canada at the age of 22. He was euthanized due to multiple infirmities caused by old age.   Dexter Nukes made just won start as a 2 year old but made up for lost time at age 3, winning 19 of 27 starts. He took a mark of 1:51.3 in winning his Meadowlands Pace elim and finished his...
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Go Get Her, Autumn Magic look to pull out broom

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Go Get Her and Autumn Magic poised themselves for a possible sweep of the Town Pro Pacing Series by capturing their respective $18,000(C) divisions in Monday’s second round at Mohawk Racetrack. The other divisional winner was Yankee Pica who scored for Randy Waples in 1:53.1. Go Get Her made a quarter-pole move to the lead and then cruised to a 1:51.3 tally which was the fastest of the three ...
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Five-bagger for Gregory at Yonkers

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory batted .500 during Yonkers Raceway\'s 13-race Monday night program, winning half of his 10 drives. Gregory, who sat out the opener, won the $6,000, second-race trot with Private Education ($13.80) in a life-best 2:01.1, then the $5,500 fourth-race pace with an invading Windy City Paige (1:58). That one overcame the eight-hole at $8.10 mutuel. Gregory disposed of another eigh...
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Pocono hosts Reynolds 3-year-old colt trots

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Lear Jetta stayed unbeaten in 2008 with a W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes win on Monday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the races being the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono. Lear Jetta (Lindy Lane-Missy Hadagal) overcame an outside post to beat eight other 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:55:1 on a track listed only in \"good\" condition. Trained b...
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Northfield Park ready to add keno, other tracks likely to follow

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Keno will be introduced in the state of Ohio early next month and Northfield Park chief operating officer Tom Aldrich confirmed to harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that the Cleveland track will be installing three terminals to sell the tickets when the game launches Monday, Aug. 4. A winner will be announced every four minutes, and the track will have the numbers shown on an in-house TV ch...
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NFL policy has Rooney brothers looking to sell Steelers shares

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
A National Football League guideline that prohibits association with racetrack and gambling interests reportedly has Yonkers Raceway president Tim Rooney and his brothers, Patrick and John, looking to sell their shares in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Patrick Rooney is CEO of the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida.   A story in Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated the Steelers have been att...
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Five-horse entry favored in NJSS 2-year-old colt trot final

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
This summer’s final New Jersey Sire Stakes champions–-the 2-year-old colts–will be crowned on Thursday at the Meadowlands, with each of the championships carrying a purse of $175,000 with the trotters carded in race five and the pacers in race six. Ray Schnittker, who trains and drives the unbeaten 3-year-old Deweycheatumnhowe, will send out four starters in the trotting c...
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Indiana sees $6.5 million from slots in June

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Casino operations at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs sprang from the gate quickly in their first month of operation, and according to a report released by the Indiana Gaming Commission, both casinos combined to bring in just over $26 million in adjusted gross receipts in the month of June, generating just over $6.5 million in tax revenue for the state. Hoosier Park ranked fifth of the state’s 13...
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SBSW to meet Badlands Nitro in Big M Pace elimination

on 07/08/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere\'s perfect record was not enough to scare off the competition for the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19 as 26 top 3-year-old colts, including the undefeated pacing powerhouse, have entered the July 12 eliminations. The first three finishers in each elimination, plus the fastest fourth-place finisher, will advance to the nation\'s richest event for sophomore pacers. ...
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Ryan Anderson hurt in Hawthorne spill

on 07/07/2008 2:00 AM
A race accident at Hawthorne Sunday night sent driver Ryan Anderson to the hospital with an apparent broken arm and cut to his forehead. The spill occured in the ninth race when Anderson was thrown from his bike. He was conscious when taken to Loyola Medical Center in nearby Maywood. Also involved in the accident were drivers Mike Oosting and Tyler Buter, but both were not injured and drove in the...
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Bullville Powerful a $100,000 supplement to Meadowlands Pace

on 07/07/2008 2:00 AM
Owner-trainer Steve Crevani said Monday morning that his Crevani Farms has paid the $100,000 supplemental fee for the Meadowlands Pace for his 3-year-old colt Bullville Powerful, who on Saturday posted an impressive 1:49 victory in a 3-year-old open at the Meadowlands over a “good” racetrack.   “He is just peaking now; he’s getting better and better,” Crevani told harnes...
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Thong overcomes first-over trip to win Lismore

on 07/06/2008 2:00 AM
Saturday night\'s $325,230 final of the Lismore Pace at Yonkers Raceway--companion event to the Art Rooney--saw Thong (Tim Tetrick) two-move to glory in 1:53.3, a new track record for 3-year-old fillies. Southwind Tempo, driven by Tetrick to a win in this race a season ago, had the old divisional standard (1:54.4). Leaving from post six--same venue as Badlands Nitro--Thong ducked in fourth ...
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Coon, Guida honored in Goshen

on 07/06/2008 2:00 AM
Charles E. “Chuck” Coon and Lou P. Guida were inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Sunday night during ceremonies under a big tent on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall Of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. Also honored were Murray Janoff and Alan Prince, who were inducted into the Communicators Corner of the Hall of Fame.   Coon revolutionized racetrack design in the United Stat...
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