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Museum receives another grant for Roosevelt project

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Historic Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island’s landmark entertainment venue, is the focus of a two-phase project being conducted by the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.  With the aid of two 2007/08 Museum Collection & Research Grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency, the museum will record and digitize the more than 8,000 photographs, videos, progr...
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Meadows moves race, Huston still gets the call

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
The Meadows and Pocono Downs announced today that the 2008 Delvin Miller Adios, the track\'s signature race and one of the sport\'s premier events for 3-year-old pacing colts, will be conducted at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2008. The announcement was made at a Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission meeting. Construction of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino is in full swing, limiting the ...
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Manhardt ready to make Presidential bid

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Manhardt may very well be the dark horse candidate in the Presidential Series at the Meadowlands.Chicago, Manhardt surprised his trainer when he rallied to win his division of the Presidential last week in 1:51.3. On Saturday night, he will face Jilliby Generator and Mr. Feelgood in the $50,000 second leg of the series.   \"I don\'t think the Presidential has come up quite as strong...
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Nidya A captures Mares Open in Delaware

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
Nidya A broke out of a recent \"bridesmaid\" roll to score a 1:53 victory in the $26,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace Tuesday at Dover Downs. With five second-place finishes in her last six starts, Nidya A, overlooked at 8-1, stormed down the lane for Tim Tetrick to overtake leader Pacific Philly and Eddie Davis Jr. in the last few strides to win the week\'s top distaff feature. Public choice...
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Pompano extends deadline for winter series

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
Pompano Park has extended the nomination date for its winter series of racing, with nominations for the $350,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series, the $100,000 Frances Dodge Van Lennep Pacing Series for fillies and mares, and the $100,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series to be received by Friday, Jan. 25. Nominations were originally scheduled to close on Jan. 22.   “There are many top-quality hors...
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Bartlett wins three pairs of races

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
Newcomer Jason Bartlett put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon when he reined six winners on the card. Bartlett, 26, in from Maine where he won 457 races last year and almost 1,300 in the previous three seasons, is the first to win six races at Monticello since Stephane Bouchard did it  nearly 10 months ago. He won the first race with Southview Sabre ...
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Grand Circuit announces 2008 dates

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
The Grand Circuit will make 20 stops during its 2008 racing season according to the schedule announced by Grand Circuit president Tom Thomson. The Circuit will be welcoming a new member in 2008 as Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack was granted dates from Aug. 17-21. The Pennsylvania oval will be racing many of their top stakes during their week of Grand Circuit action including the Col...
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Meadows owners raise money for charity

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) raised $12,144 through its annual Christmas Chinese Auction, with the proceeds going to local charities and two standardbred retirement groups.   The MSOA held its 19th annual auction at the Holiday Inn adjacent to The Meadows racetrack. More than 100 prizes were donated for auction, which allowed the MSOA to reach a new...
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Blue Mist hopes to find winner\'s circle in blizzard

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
An ever-improving Blue Mist hopes to leave her competition in a snowbank in Thursday’s $42,800(C) final of the Blizzard Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies and mares. The homebred filly will have her work cut out for her, leaving from post position number nine. She’s enjoyed inside posts in the first two legs, resulting in a second in the opener and a win last week. Trainer Blair...
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Dennis Watson wins Mighty M\'s King Pace

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
BJ’s Jetstream and driver Dennis Watson circled the leaders at the three-quarter pole and then paced off to a five-length victory in 2:00 in the seventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday.   The race, the first in the Mighty M’s Heritage Drivers Series this year, features the talents of African-American drivers, and is also The Mighty M’...
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Racing offices consolidated in Pennsylvania

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
To improve equine racing operations in Pennsylvania, Governor Edward G. Rendell announces the consolidation of the administrative offices for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. The state Harness Racing and Horse Racing commissions will remain separate entities. Thanks to the hard work of both racing commissions and the addition of slots at racetracks, Pennsylvania will continue to be a great p...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
The late Ricky Nelson sang, “I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends, a chance to share old memories and play our songs again,” and in this week’s Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen writes that since it seems there is no longer a garden party for harness racing in the Garden State, reminiscing about the old days might be all that is left in a few years in New Jersey if changes...
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Northfield Park, horsemen aid starving horses

on 01/16/2008 12:00 AM
Just days after Cleveland news media broadcast shocking reports of starving and neglected horses in nearby Brimfield Township, in Portage County, Northfield Park horsemen and management responded with monetary aid and needed supplies.   A spontaneous effort, led by Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association representative Amy Hollar, yielded 500 pounds of specialized grain feed, as well as blank...
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Striking Pockets could sweep in Lifetime Dream

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Striking Pockets struck with authority in the $20,000 second leg of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night, setting herself up for a possible sweep of the three-part series. The daughter of Striking Sahbra- Bisou Francais enjoyed a perfect second-over trip under the guidance of Rick Zeron, to overtake a tenacious Tymal Francesca in the stretch and surge to the wire in 1:57....
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Major League pitcher Johnny Podres dies

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Johnny Podres, who pitched the Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series title in 1955, died Sunday at the age of 75. Podres\'s son, John Jr., trains and drives horses at Saratoga Racing & Gaming.   Podres, a left hander on the mound, was picked for four All-Star games and was the first Most Valuable Player in World Series history.   Podres and the Dodgers won a best ...
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No luck needed in Delaware pace

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Lucky NZ won the $35,000 Preferred Pace in another longshot-filled card over an off track on Monday at Dover Downs that also saw the 31-1 Klondike Kid win the $32,500 Delaware Special. Eric Goodell racked up four driving wins, Ron Pierce had three, while meet-leading trainer Josh Green haltered three winners. Summersby Stable\'s Lucky NZ made his first local appear...
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Striking Pockets strikes with authority at Woodbine

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Striking Pockets struck with authority in the $20,000(C) second leg of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series Monday night, setting herself up for a possible sweep of the three-part series. The daughter of Striking Sahbra-Bisou Francais enjoyed a perfect second-over trip under the guidance of Rick Zeron to overtake a tenacious Tymal Francesca in the stretch and surge to the wire in 1:57.2. A gutsy ...
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Indian Hill Rocket repeats at Pompano

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Indian Hill Rocket visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle for the second straight time on Monday after prevailing in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot in 1:56 to remain unbeaten on the new year. Driven from post five by Kevin Wallis, Indian Hill Rocket settled comfortably in the pocket as odds-on favorite Gale Warning (Wally Hennessey) was parked through an opening quarter mile in ...
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NJSEA issues statement on Ledford

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority and its racing property, the Meadowlands Racetrack, has said in a press release that it will honor the license granted to driver Eric Ledford by the New Jersey Racing Commission on Thursday, Jan. 10. Ledford had been listed to drive a horse at the Meadowlands on Thursday by trainer Carmine Fusco.   \"As a state-owned facility, the Meadow...
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Breeders Crown stallion nominations due

on 01/15/2008 12:00 AM
Stallion nominations for Breeders Crown No. 25 (excluding first-year stallions) which covers foals of 2009, are due today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, for inclusion in the sport\'s most prestigious program. The total estimated value for Breeders Crown No. 25 is $7 million in purses. First-year stallions have 60 days from the date of their first cover to nominate to the program. For more information...
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