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Saint Johns Boy one of seven wins for Tetrick at Dover

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick continued his \"hot hand\" driving seven winners, including Saint Johns Boy to win the $25,000 feature. George Dennis took care of the two semi-feature races, guiding Go Sassy Go in the $22,000 and Fivedollarsforsox in a upset in the $21,000 Winners-Over trot on the penultimate day of the Dover Downs meet Wednesday.    Horseman Ken Wood celebrated his return from anot...
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Dover Closes with four $100,000 DSBF finals

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
The Dover Downs 2007-08 meet comes to a close today with four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals topping the last card of the season. In addition to the DSBF finals there are three $20,000 consolation events. First post is 5:30 p.m.   The top eight point getters in each of the four 3-year-old divisions qualified to race for a $100,000 purse. The first final is set fo...
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Erma La Em prevails by a head in second Blossom Series leg

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Erma La Em captured the $22,500 second leg of the Blossom Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:54.1 Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   Cheyenne Trish and Andy Miller cut the mile with fractions of :28.3, :58 and 1:27, but couldn’t hold of the late-stretch dual between Erma La Em and Cartniverous, who battled to the wire with Erma La Em prevailing by a head.   Ron Pierce was ...
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Landess Series underway at Hoosier

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
The first round of the Jerry Landess Series got underway Wednesday at Hoosier Park featuring two divisions of the $4,000 leg. The series will offer one more preliminary round before heading into the $14,000 final set for Wednesday, April 23. Showcasing the first division was My Man Moe and driver Rick Farrington. Starting from post three, the duo grabbed an early seat near the front, followi...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Spring has arrived which means it won\'t be too long until stakes season is upon us, and in this week\'s Wire To Wire Andrew Cohen discusses the importance of a horse\'s 3-year-old season. He notes several \"disappointments\" and \"surprises\" over history, and that how a horse performs at two doesn\'t necessarily foretell how that horse will do at three. Cohen took an informal poll as to those ho...
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Giant Diablo, Darlin\'s Delight win qualifiers

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Giant Diablo won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning, trotting to a 1:54.3 score, with a :27 last quarter, for driver David Miller. The 8-year-old mare by Supergill sat third for most of the mile, then made her move.   Giant Diablo, who won last fall\'s Allerage Trot with a world record 1:50.1 clocking, is slated to compete in the Su Mac Lad Series at the Meadowlands. The Swedis...
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Bangor delays 2008 opener until April 18

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Bangor Raceway has delayed the opening of its 2008 harness racing season from Friday until April 18 due to what track officials said was a late and sudden thaw and the effect on the track surface. The delay also means the Sunday race card has been canceled as well.   \"I haven\'t seen anything like this in 16 or 17 years at least,\" Bangor race secretary Fred Nichols told the Bangor Daily N...
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Meadows hotel scrapped; parking garage, bowling alley added

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Officials from the Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Thursday unveiled new plans for its $155 million permanent casino, which call for abandoning a proposed hotel project and adding a parking garage and bowling alley.   The revised plans call for as many as 4,200 slot machines, an additional 30,000 square feet for the gaming floor and an enclosed 1,050-space parking garage. Meadows off...
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Top colts to square off at Stockholm track

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
Surtees Hanover is set to take on Lord Capar, the top European 2-year-old of 2007, at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm next Wednesday, April 15. Surtees Hanover is eligible to the Hambletonian and the colt\'s trainer, Roger Walmann, has said plans call for the colt--now Swedish-based--to return to the US this summer.   Lord Capar, a son of Varenne-Foxy\...
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Play golf to benefit retired Standardbreds

on 04/10/2008 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will host their annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 12 at beautiful Knob Hill Country Club in Manalapan, NJ. All proceeds benefit the SRF, the oldest, most productive, award-winning program that finds homes for non-competitive Standardbreds and ensures their lifelong care. SRF also reaches out to children at risk through its after school Youth in...
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Halls Of Gold cruises in sloppy Speedy Rodney

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Tina and Patrick Graham’s Halls Of Gold may have made a break in his last start but the son of Band’s Gold Chip had no trouble getting over a sloppy surface on Tuesday night as he trotted to an impressive seven-length victory in the $15,000 Speedy Rodney Stake at Balmoral Park.   With a spring downpour turning the track into a sea of mud and reducing visibility, driver Brandon Sim...
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Pacific Philly wins Dover feature

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Tight finishes marked the Tuesday distaff features at Dover Downs where Pacific Philly won the feature, Bikini Bottom the $24,000 mares winners-over pace, and Fritzie Bunny the $22,000 mares winners-over pace. In the $25,000 feature, Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Bob Messick\'s Pacific Philly out of fifth after the half and followed Dream-A-While with Tim Tetrick battling race favorite Ball Gown...
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Barlett still two shy of two grand; Levy splits drawn

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett pitched a shutout--and not the good one--Tuesday night at Yonkers Raceway, leaving him two wins away from 2,000 in his career, as Yonkers\' leading driver, who sniffed the milestone after a five-win night Monday, was blanked in eight drives during the 12-race program. After a day of R&R, Bartlett, his friends and family as well as Yonkers are back at it Thursday, wit...
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Casper makes friends with bettors at Meadows

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Casperdfrendlyhors was frighteningly good on Tuesday at The Meadows, using a pocket trip to take the $13,000 opening leg of the South Strabane Trot, a series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Unraced at two, Casperdfrendlyhors broke stride in his career debut but now has ripped off three consecutive wins for trainer-owner Bill Bercury. On Tuesday, the gelded son of SJ\'s Photo settled in b...
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Court held in Pocono winner\'s circle

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
Conway Court, a 17-1 longshot, survived a tough outside trip to get up and win the featured $22,000 Open Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon. Conway Court left from the far outside post in a field of eight and sat back while Rose Run Flash set early fractions of :27.1 and :57. Driver Dan Dube sent Conway Court to the outside at the three-eighths mark and finally wre...
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Hazel Park: Las Vegas here we come!

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
For the first time ever, Hazel Park Harness Raceway\'s signal will be accepted in Nevada racebooks starting Monday, April 21, with bettors in Nevada able to wager on the Monday and Tuesday night programs. The 2008 meet begins Friday, April 18, with racing Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:25 p.m.   \"Our signal will be accepted by at least 60 locations and it could be ...
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Meadowlands raises Pick 4 guarantees

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
The best bet at the Meadowlands will get even better on April 19 when the track will raise the guaranteed pools for its popular Pick 4 wager to $75,000 on Saturdays and $35,000 on weeknights. The Pick 4 pool has averaged $71,698 nightly since the start of the 2008 meet.Offered on races six through nine, the Pick 4 features a 15-percent takeout, one of the lowest in the racing industry. T...
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Tattoo Hall tattoos Monticello feature

on 04/09/2008 2:00 AM
With a burst of speed Tattoo Hall circled the pacesetter Great Baldini as the field headed up the backstretch and gained command at the three-quarter pole before going on to score a victory in Monticello Raceway\'s pacing feature on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty-year-old Jordan Stratton handled the driving chores for co-owner and trainer Luanne Kroninger and guided the 6-year-old Ca...
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1:52.2 world record by Enough Talk in Classic Trot

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella won his first start of the season, My Little Dragon handed Southwind Tempo her first setback of the season, Enough Talk pulled off an upset, and Buck I St Pat rolled on in $85,000 Classic Series openers on a chilly Monday, April 7, at Dover Downs.   Tim Tetrick won four races and one of his victories featured a track record-setting performance by Buck I St Pat, who scored in ...
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55 wins for Abbey Road C

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
The ageless Abbey Road C turned in another flawless effort for driver Keith Jones in winning Monday night\'s $45,000(C) Open Trot at Woodbine Racetrack and, in the process, equaled his lifetime record of 1:52.4. The 9-year-old gelding followed the pacesetting Starsel through fractions of :26.2, :56.1 and 1:25.1, before sailing past that rival in the stretch and widening out to a three-length vi...
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