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SBOANJ issues statement on sports betting

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Mark Ford, the president of the SBOA of NJ, has issued the following statement in response to the Daily Racing Form article regarding the Saturday opening of sports betting at the Meadowlands.   "We have had ongoing dialogue with Jeff and the Meadowlands. In one of our more recent meetings, it was clearly understood, and stated by Jeff, that the horsemen would participate in sports ...
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Caesars completes purchase of Centaur Gaming

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Caesars Entertainment Corporation Monday announced it has completed the acquisition of Centaur Holdings LLC for $1.7 billion in cash, $1.625 billion of which was due at closing and $75 million of which is deferred consideration. The transaction adds Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Ind., and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., to the Caesars Entertainment portfoli...
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Purpose Blue Chip's 1:57 fastest in NYSS 3YOCT

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Going down the road as fast and far as you can go seemed to be the tactic of the day in Monday afternoon's (July 16) New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Monticello Raceway. Many of the afternoon's participants tried to follow that pattern; some were successful while others were not. In the first $38,500 Sire Stakes division (race one), the short five-horse fie...
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Faithfulandtrue's 1:58.3 fastest in PA Stallion

on 07/16/2018 2:00 AM
Casanova’s Jewel erased a 10-length deficit following a break and roared home for an improbable victory in Monday’s (July 16) $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings was contested over six divisions, with Faithfulandtrue, Crossfit, Cantab Ed, Forecast and Heavensdor Hanover taking the other splits. Eric Goodell en...
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Courtly Choice rules in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event for 3-year-olds. Courtly Choice rallied to win the Pace by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night. "T...
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Plunge Blue Chip 1:49.4 in Miller Memorial

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Plunge Blue Chip, driven by Ake Svanstedt, nipped 1-2 favorite Manchego in a world-record performance to win the second of two $128,500 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting fillies at The Meadowlands Saturday night and in the process, became the fastest 3-year-old trotter in history, regardless of sex. The 2-1 second choice, who hadn’t raced in three weeks and was ...
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Hickfromfrenchlick captures Sheppard Pace

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
They’re 2 year olds. Things happen. Such was the case in Saturday night’s $100,000 Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace, Yonkers Raceway’s premier event for ‘open’ frosh colts and geldings honoring the Hall of Fame founder of Hanover Shoe Farms.  When the stone dust settled, Hickfromfrenchlick (Mark MacDonald, $5.30) emerged an open-length winner in a six-horse race that was not for the sq...
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McWicked powers to Haughton Memorial win

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
McWicked continued to turn back the clock, holding off Filibuster Hanover by a half-length to win Saturday’s $471,100 William R. Haughton Memorial for older male pacers in 2:02.2 at the distance of 1 1/8 miles at The Meadowlands. Rockin Ron finished third. McWicked, a 7-year-old stallion, was a Dan Patch Award winner at age 3 in 2014. He has won five of seven races this year, including the Be...
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Sophomore pacing fillies shine in OSS

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions were contested Saturday night at Scioto Downs in the third round of action in the four-leg series for Ohio-bred 3-year-old pacing fillies. Prsntpretynperfect certainly was present, pretty and perfect as she rocked to a 1:51.4 clocking in the first OSS division for driver Chris Page and trainer Brian Brown as the 1-9 favorite. The Big Bad John ...
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Divas Image upsets in Golden Girls

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Divas Image, sent off at odds of 31-1, charged through the stretch from near the rear of the pack to win Saturday’s $189,750 Golden Girls for older female pacers by one length over 99-1 shot Inverse Hanover in 2:03.1 for the distance of 1 1/8 miles at the Meadowlands. Pure Country finished third. Shartin N, the 1-5 favorite, took the lead soon after the start and set fractions of :25.2 for th...
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John Erik Magnusson dies in farm accident at 66

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
John Erik Magnusson, who bred and raced horses under the banner of ACL Farm, died Saturday due to injuries sustained in an accident while bailing hay on his farm in Paris, Ky. He was 66.   A native Swede, Mr. Magnusson became an international player in trotting when he purchased Mack Lobell from Lou Guida. Mack won his second Elitlopp while trained by Magnusson and stood at stud for Ma...
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St Somewhere's 1:52.2 win fastest in NYSS 2FP

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) took center stage at Tioga Downs Sunday afternoon (July 15). St Somewhere (Yannick Gingras) charged late to win the third division ($36,566). The other winners were Prescient Beauty and Boogie Roll. Zero Tolerance (David Miller) charged out of the gate and controlled all the early fractions (:27.4, :56.3, 1:25). St Somewhere ($2.90), who is tr...
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More The Better N scores in 1:49.1 in US debut

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
More The Better N, having to come from eighth at the half in a third-over flow, won his U.S. debut, a $30,000 Great Northeast Series Open Pace, in 1:49.1 on Sunday afternoon (July 15) at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Corey Callahan dropped back with his horse at the start as early command was taken by Caviart Luca, who in turn yielded to Western Joe before the :26.1 quarter. The outer tier formed as...
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Such An Angel tops Marion Marauder at Yonkers

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Such An Angel (Brian Sears, $14.60) did it quite well Sunday afternoon (July 15), winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $54,800 Open Handicap Trot. The weekly trotting feature went as the late-morning opener, the first of four, 1-1/4 miles, bigger-field ‘French’ forays. Away third from post position five, Such an Angel saw lass Weslynn Dancer (Jason Bartlett) serve as the 28-second op...
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Buff scores in 1:55.1 in Saratoga Open Trot

on 07/15/2018 2:00 AM
Buff (Credit Winner) recorded his first Open Trot score of the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday afternoon as the Jackie Greene trainee out trotted the favorite in the final eighth of a mile. The Open field was reduced to five horses after a pair of scratches and when one rival broke at the start, Buff wound up in the pocket spot in the early going. The race’s front-runner, Crazycat (...
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Jackpot Super High-Five returns 76K at Big M

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
It was a night for the bettors at the Meadowlands Friday night, with big carryovers in the 50-Cent Pick-5 and Late 20-Cent Jackpot Super High-Five, as well as a third straight 50-Cent Pick-4 that saw big action. The Pick-5, which had a carryover of $28,976, saw $192,177 in "new" money poured into the pot, for a total of $221,153. For many, the wager played out as a Pick-4 would, as 4-5 favorite...
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Track record set by Ohio Sires Stakes victress

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Friday the 13thproved to be lucky for Looking For Zelda as she romped to a near six-length triumph in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on a perfect summer evening at Scioto Downs, timed in a new track record clocking of 1:54.1. Conditioned by The Meadows-based Norm Parker for breeder-owner Robert Key of Leechburg, PA, the leggy sophomore daught...
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Meadowlands hosts NJSS 2-year-old finals

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted the New Jersey Sire Stakes finals for 2-year-olds on Friday (July 14) night. The pacers competed for a $75,000 prize while the trotters fought for the $125,000 purse. Hurrikane Emperor son of Hurrikane Kingcole swept the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the final to remain unbeaten in three pari-mutuel starts. The John McDermott Jr. trainee left from post position ...
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Hannelore Hanover, Broadway Donna win Miss Versatility

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Hannelore Hanover and Broadway Donna each won a $30,000 division of the Miss Versatility Series for older female trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Hannelore's 1:50.2 score coming up just one-fifth of a second off the year's fastest trotting mile. Hannelore Hanover, the defending Horse of the Year, was sent off at 1-9 and led from start to finish for driver Yannick Gingras. Ic...
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Kissin In The Sand dominates Mistletoe Shalee

on 07/14/2018 2:00 AM
Kissin In The Sand powered to a 3-length victory over archrival Youaremycandygirl in the $191,800 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The top two tangled last month in the Lynch final at Pocono Downs with Kissin In The Sand relentlessly tracking down the pacesetting Youaremycandygirl to prevail by a neck in an epic effort. The finish wasn't near...
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