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WEG to begin common pool wagering with New Jersey

on 10/16/2007 2:00 AM
It was announced earlier today that as of Thursday, Woodbine Entertainment would begin common pool wagering on racing from the state of New Jersey. Harness racing from Freehold Raceway will be the first opportunity for fans to take advantage of the common pooling.Common pool wagering on Thoroughbred racing from Monmouth Park will go into effect on Oct. 24, which will give fans a great opportu...
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Windsong Espoir captures OSS Gold Final

on 10/15/2007 2:00 AM
When you are sitting on the kind of horsepower Steve Condren was in the $130,000 two-year-old trotting colt Gold Final at Windsor Raceway on Sunday, you can afford to be patient. Condren guided Windsong Espoir to his eighth consecutive victory with a 1:57.3 score, winning by nearly three lengths at the wire. Starting from Post 3 in a field of nine with prohibitive favourite Windsong Espoir, Condr...
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Big Bam Ray draws away in Elite final

on 10/15/2007 2:00 AM
Big Bam Ray once again blew away the competition Sunday in the $35,000 Quebec Plus Elite final for 2-year-old pacers. The Yankee Cam colt followed the same script as the Coupe de L’Avenir, engaging pacesetter Reconciliation early on, drawing clear and widening the margin from there for his sixth consecutive victory. He was seven-and-a-half lengths the best this time for driver/trainer Dan...
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Open house held for new retirement facility

on 10/15/2007 2:00 AM
On Oct. 14 more than 200 people traveled to Hamilton, NJ, to celebrate the grand opening of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s (SRF) new facility. Horse lovers of all ages were treated to a barn full of happy Standardbreds, all of which feasted on lots of apples and carrots.   Humans attending the festivities were treated to demonstrations of Standardbred versatility under saddle ra...
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Rich finals for Maine horses at Scarborough

on 10/15/2007 2:00 AM
The first legs of the 3-year-old division of the Maine Standardbred Breeders Stakes were contested at Scarborough Downs on June 30 with the ensuing 3 1/2 months dedicated to winnowing out the best of the best through repeated heats and trials of elimination. Sunday, Oct. 14, the top eight point earners gathered together for one last test to determine supremacy but as the aftern...
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Dancer Memorial splits at Freehold

on 10/14/2007 2:00 AM
Millionaire Southwind Lynx added to his already stellar credentials Saturday, October 13 by winning a division of the James B. Dancer Memorial for sophomore pacers at Freehold Raceway. The George Teague trainee stopped the clock in 1:52.3 while Tivoli Hanover collected the second division in 1:52. Driven by Tim Tetrick, Southwind Lynx took command racing to the half in the  $134,265 first di...
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ISS champions crowned at Indiana Downs

on 10/14/2007 2:00 AM
Four freshman champions were crowned at Indiana Downs Saturday evening, October 13 as the track played host to a quartet of $80,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. Favorites Mya Tri and ABC Mercedes swept the trotting contests while the pacing events were won in upset fashion by Blueridge Finance and LBS Scootin Coffee. Filly trotter Mya Tri completed a perfect season for owners Bob Wientjes an...
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Booze Cruzin wins Windy City Pace in stakes record

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Booze Cruzin took advantage of Maywood Park\'s coveted one-slot and went on to post a wire-to-wire victory in Friday night\'s $220,000 Windy City Pace in 1:51.3, a new stakes record for the 25th edition of the meet\'s showcase stake for three-year-olds colts and geldings. The victory was driver Sam Widger\'s first in a Windy City Pace and Booze Cruzin became only the third Illinois bred to win th...
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Another World Record for Green Day

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Green Day broke his own world record for a three-year-old gelding on a half-mile track when he drew off to a widening 11 length victory in the first $65,000 Galt Trot Friday evening at Maywood Park with a 1:55.1 clocking for driver Andy Miller. Green Bay ($2.20) sat third through the first half fractions set by Bamboo Yankee of: 28 and: 57.2 and then flushed out the pocket horse Like a Breez...
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Vivid Photo sets world record at Colonial

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo found another burst of speed in deep stretch to repel challenges on both flanks to win the $100,000 Patriot Invitational Trot in track and world record time for the second straight year Saturday at Colonial Downs. Vivid Photo trotted the mile in 1:50.4, two-fifths slower than his 2006 Patriot score, but easily lowering the track and world record for aged gelding trotters on a greater ...
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Artcotic scores second NJSS title

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Artcotic coasted to a three length victory and captured her second $85,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Final on Saturday (October 13) at Freehold Raceway. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the seventh race, the daughter of Artiscape–Pumped did not disappoint, posting her seventh win of the year in a time of 1:53.3, only two-fifths of a second off the stakes record for 3-year-old pacing fillies that s...
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Toscano tandem takes Babic Memorial elims

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of pacing colts trained by Linda Toscano swept the two $15,000 eliminations for the Lou Babic Memorial on Saturday (October 13) at Freehold Raceway. The two -- Artic Stretch and Meant To Be Me -- will be among the eight New Jersey-sired 2-year-old colts and geldings advancing to the final of the open division of the Babic on October 20. The Babic open division and the companion filly divis...
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Jugette champion wins by a nose

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Western Graduate ($6.00) won the $128,000 Courageous Lady Pace at Northfield Park Saturday night, defeating Michelle’s Power in the tightest finish in stakes history. Only a nose separated the pair in the 1:53 mile. Yannick Gingras drove Western Graduate for trainer Mickey Burke and owners Sylvia Burke, Tom Cherichello, George Leon and Lawrence Kerr.   The win, her 8th in 18 seasonal sta...
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Florida Sale Stakes at Pompano Park

on 10/13/2007 2:00 AM
Donald Soderstrom’s homebred Sody’s Moonshine rebounded from his first career defeat on Saturday, October 13, putting forth an impressive performance to capture a $19,225 division of the Florida Sale Stakes for juvenile colt and gelding pacers at Pompano Park. Driven from post four by Kevin Wallis, Sody’s Moonshine settled briefly in the pocket as Seal The Deal Spot (Bruce Ranger) paced an ...
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Track record overlooked at Vernon Downs

on 10/12/2007 2:00 AM
A track record performance by Jacob’s Winner was overlooked last Friday at Vernon Downs. The 1:56.1 effort produced by the brown son of Credit Winner in capturing Vernon’s ninth race on Oct. 5 turned out to be the fastest mile by a 3-year-old trotting gelding in the track’s 54-year history, eclipsing the 1:57 record set by Meadowbranch Hans back in 1993.    Jimmy W...
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Jans Luck pulls upset in Trillium

on 10/12/2007 2:00 AM
Jans Luck posted her second consecutive win in the Trillium Series with an upset victory in Thursday night\'s $73,373 contest on opening night of the fall meet at Woodbine Racetrack.Steve Condren guided the 3-year-old daughter of Camluck- Jans Scooter to an off-the-pace score in 1:54.1 over a Woodbine oval that was rated good. The filly plowed her way through a strong headwind in the hom...
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Lis Mara to stand stud in Ontario

on 10/12/2007 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that Lis Mara, last season\'s Older  Pacer of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada, will stand the 2008 breeding season at Kentuckiana Farms of Ontario, located at Emerald Ridge Farm of Rockwood, Ont. Kentuckiana Farms will serve as syndicate manager and along with Emerald Ridge Farm will manage his breeding career.   Lis Mara, a son of Ca...
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Cheyenne Trish wins Babic Filly elim

on 10/12/2007 2:00 AM
Cheyenne Trish nipped Happy Dreamer at the wire to capture Friday’s $10,000 elimination for the Lou Babic Filly Memorial and will join seven others on the gate for the final on Oct. 20 at Freehold Raceway.   Eight of the nine 2-year-old pacing fillies in the elimination will advance to the $78,000 estimated final. Like A Redhead did not make the cut.    The Babic Filly a...
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World Record for Merited Victory at Northfield

on 10/12/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio’s top county fair performers wrapped up their campaigns Friday at Northfield, contesting eight rich Night of Champions Finals, but that was overshadowed by a World Record performance. The two-year-old colt trot saw Merited Victory ($4.20) establish a new freshman trotting gelding World Record with his gate-to-wire, 1:57.3 victory in his $18,500 Night of Champions Final. Ohio Sires Stakes c...
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Rich contest attracts top sophomore filly trotters

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
Thirty 3-year-old filly trotters have been entered for the inaugural $400,000 Phillip Tully Trot at Monticello Raceway, with the entries split into four eliminations on Monday to determine the finalists--the top two from each race--for the rich final on Oct. 22.   Some of the finest New York-breds who have already proven their abilities over half mile tracks are among  the en...
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