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Top trotters race Friday

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
While 3-year-old pacers are the focus on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations, the Friday card will showcase the sport’s top sophomore trotters as the fields are decided for the $375,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial and $375,000 Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands. Twenty-two colts were split among three $35,000 eliminations for the Stanley Dancer which is regarded as the la...
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Harness racing on RFD

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the standardbred sport, will air on cable/satellite network RFD-TV starting in July. RFD-TV is on channel 9409 on DISH Network and on channel 379 on DirecTV. Inside The Heart of Harness Racing will air on Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m and 10 p.m; Friday, July 14, at 6 a.m.; Sunday, July 16, at 2...
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Black Book \'06 roster online

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
The roster of yearlings for this year\'s Harrisburg sale is now available on Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s web site. www.theblackbook.com. The group consists of an all-time modern era total of 1,086--557 pacers and 429 trotters. The pacing contingent is led by perennial leader Western Hanover, who has 63 yearlings. He is followed by first year New York stallion Art Major with 62. Other pa...
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Tioga resumes racing

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs resumed live racing action on Monday night, in front of more than 5,000 spectators, after having been closed due to flooding in the area this past week. Twelve races were contested, which included three early-closing series finals, those for the Tioga County Pacing Series, the Southern Tier Trotting Series, and the Sacketts Creek Pacing Series. It was South Park Hanover and driver C...
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Meadowlands Pace draws 17

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
In the world of 3-year-old pacing, the fireworks are not on the Fourth of July but rather on Saturday, July 8 in pair of $50,000 elimination races for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Seventeen colts and geldings were in the entry box Tuesday morning for the elimination races on Saturday night, carded as races seven and eight. From these elims will emerge a field of 10 – top five finishers in e...
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Wednesday card uncertain

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is still planning to be open for live racing on Wednesday night, but the status of that racing will depend on a resolution of the impasse over the state budget. A decision, regarding Wednesday night\'s races, will be made early in the afternoon on Wednesday. Wednesday morning baby races at the Meadowlands are canceled. The Meadowlands Racing Office will be open to take entries ...
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Parker wins 9,000th

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
When Billy Parker Jr. reined Never Look Back to a 2:01:3 victory Monday at Monticello Raceway, it marked his 9,000th career driving victory. He joins a very elite group of just nine drivers who have won 9,000 or more races in their careers. Parker, a Maine native and a Monticello, N.Y., resident for the past 19 years, has won 13 driving titles at the Mighty M since he arrived in 1984. He holds...
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Titan Cup, Haughton moved

on 07/03/2006 2:00 AM
The $200,000 Titan Cup for free for all trotters and a pair of elimination races for the $650,000 William R. Haughton Memorial for free for all pacers have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 8 at the Meadowlands. The final for the $650,000 Haughton has been moved to July 15 and will share the spotlight with the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Both events were originally carded on Saturday, Jul...
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No supplements for Pace

on 07/03/2006 2:00 AM
There will be no supplementary entries to the $1 million Meadowlands on July 15. The deadline for supplements, which required a fee of $100,000, passed at 12 noon on Monday without anyone being entered. The draw for Saturday\'s Meadowlands Pace eliminations will take place on Tuesday.
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Special session in NJ?

on 07/03/2006 2:00 AM
According to reports, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine plans to call a special session of the legislature Wednesday in an attempt to end the state’s budget crisis. Assemblyman Joseph Cryan said the governor plans to lay out his arguments for a sales tax increase as necessary to close a $4.5 billion budget shortfall. New Jersey’s racetracks and the state’s casinos have been told the close t...
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PASS at The Meadows

on 07/03/2006 2:00 AM
Rusty’s For Real, a colt by Real Artist-Cam’s Exotic, was the fastest Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing colt winner at The Meadows Monday night, scoring in 1:54.3. Other division winners were Pacific Hoss (1:56), Art Star (1:55.4), Hot Rod Mindale (1:56), The Double Dion (1:55.2) and Pardon You (1:55.1). Rusty’s For Real is trained by Robert Myers Sr. and is owned by Carter Racin...
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New world mark at Rock

on 07/02/2006 2:00 AM
Our First Falcon N, who was driven superbly by Ron Cushing, established a new world record for the unorthodox harness racing distance of fifteen-sixteenths of a mile at Rockingham Park on Saturday. The 6-year-old gelded New Zealand-bred crossed under the wire in 1:44.1 on a fast track in the $12,000 One For The Books Invitational Pace, and he took almost a full second off the previous world ma...
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Favorites dominate MDSS

on 07/02/2006 2:00 AM
Four divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes were contested at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday evening, and the odds-on favorite in each race proved victorious. The third race of the evening, worth $46,350, brought Mandas Mistyclover to the winner’s circle. The 3-year-old trotting filly wired the field under the guidance of driver Cliff Green. Owned by Donnie and Nancy Drewer of Delmar, MD, ...
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Holton trainee wins PASS split

on 07/02/2006 2:00 AM
Muckross won a division of a $116,965 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadows on Saturday, giving trainer Terry Holton his first stakes victory since his most recent cancer surgery. The stake, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested in five divisions, with Real Hope, Fancy Flash, Kingsgold Hanover and Upmarket Hanover taking the other splits. Dan Altmeyer score...
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Big M re-opens

on 07/02/2006 2:00 AM
Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands will be open for live and simulcast racing through the last live Thoroughbred race at Monmouth on Tuesday, July 4. \"We will keep our horsemen, guests and employees apprised of the status of live and simulcast racing at both racetracks beyond the July 4th holiday card as soon as we are informed,\" said Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing for the New J...
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Stardust equals Goshen mark

on 07/02/2006 2:00 AM
It hasn’t been an easy road back to the sophomore season for Stardust, who was crowned the New York Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Trotting Filly champion last year. But the Conway Hall lass put herself back in the spotlight with a track-record equaling 1:59.1 performance in the New York Sire Stakes at Goshen Historic Track on Sunday, July 2. After a relatively easy winter, the filly’s training sch...
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Pocono staff aid flood victims

on 07/01/2006 2:00 AM
Ten Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs\'s employees volunteered their services this past Wednesday and helped prepare about 800 meals for Wyoming Valley. Penn. residents who had to evacuate when their homes were threatened by the swollen waters of the Susquehanna River. The threat of a major flood in Wyoming Valley and vicinity forced the mandatory evacuation of 200,000 residents on Wednesday, which se...
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Armbro Dancer wins PASS split

on 07/01/2006 2:00 AM
Five fields of fillies raced for $115,000 in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Armbro Dancer won the fastest $20,442 split in 1:52.2. Armbro Dancer and driver Dave Palone won by one half-length. The 3-year-old filly by Blissfull Hall is owned by Louie Camara and trained by Jimmy Takter. Other split winners were Riley Rose (1:52.4), Armbro Davina...
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Racing canceled at Big M

on 07/01/2006 2:00 AM
Because the state of New Jersey failed to pass a budget Friday night, the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands was canceled and the track shut down at 6 p.m. that night. The Titan Cup for free-for-all trotters will not be rescheduled. The purse was distributed to all finalists. The Haughton eliminations for free-for-all pacers have been postponed until next Saturday. Monmouth Park Racetrack i...
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Burning Point wins at Mohawk

on 07/01/2006 2:00 AM
Burning Point and driver Ron Pierce proved to be much the best Saturday night during the $387,250 final of the Roses Are Red Stakes for pacing fillies and mares, as they tallied an open-length victory in 1:52-flat. Racing over a course somewhat off due to rain showers, Pierce left from post three with the multi-million dollar daughter of Camluck and tucked into third as KG Katriona blasted to t...
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