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Scarborough cancels Friday card again

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Due to the continuing horse shortage in New England, the upcoming card for Friday, April 24, at Scarborough Downs has been canceled.   Live harness racing will be conducted at the Downs on Saturday at 4 p.m. (EDT) and on Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. post time. (Scarborough Downs)
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Shake It Cerry ready for 2015 debut

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Shake It Cerry, the 2014 Dan Patch Award Trotter of the Year, is ready to shake off the rust and begin a new campaign.   The 4-year-old female trotter, who closed out last season by winning her final nine races, will kick off this year in Friday's inaugural $51,100 Meadows Maturity for older female trotters at The Meadows. Shake It Cerry drew post No. 7 in the nine-horse field and i...
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JL Cruze, Donttellruss win Weiss finals

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The winning beat went on for JL Cruze as he captured the $30,000 championship of the Bobby Weiss Series for trotting males in 1:52.4 Tuesday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while in the $30,000 pacing female championship, Donttellruss led a 1-2-3 finish for the Burke Stable with a 1:52.1 triumph.   It may not exactly have been the maximum win in "cruze control” – it lo...
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RN Nate swings 24-1 hammer in Meadows series

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
Pinned along the pylons in the stretch, RN Nate swerved sharply outside and roared home to pull off a 24-1 upset victory in Tuesday's $32,800 championship of the Visible Gold Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings at The Meadows.   Roger Hammer, driver, trainer, breeder and owner of RN Nate, was giving the Nuclear Breeze-RN Artist gelding a ground-saving trip but found himself sitti...
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Late sub Banca scores in French-American race

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
She was a late replacement, but Monica Banca was more than on time when it counted.   Filling in for originally-scheduled participant Robert Krivelin, Ms. Banca handily defended the honor of both country and gender, guiding Meadowview Arny ($7.40) to a decisive Tuesday afternoon win in Yonkers Raceway's French-American Friendship Competition.   Leading at every pylon in ...
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"40-minute Pick 4" on May 2 at Big M

on 04/21/2015 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will begin it's live racing program on Saturday, May 2, with a special post time of 5:30 p.m.   In addition to the 12 live races contested at the Meadowlands on May 2, the Meadowlands will simulcast two races from Tioga Downs that will be offered as part of the Meadowlands live card through separate pool wagering, producing a 14-race program. The two races simulcast ...
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Camluck named to Western Fair Hall of Fame

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The Raceway at Western Fair District will have its 2015 Wall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, May 15, and for the first time the prestigious honor will go to a horse rather than a human recipient.   The incomparable Camluck, who has long resided at Seelster Farms in nearby Lucan, will be honored during a ceremony that night in recognition of his remarkable contributions both on...
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Harrah's Philly sees first sub-2:00 mile of '15

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Wood, Dittmar, and Iaquinta's Adventure Bound (Corey Callahan) took the first of two events for upper-conditioned level pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.   A 7-year-old son of Camluck, Adventure Bound was sent off the race favorite and did not disappoint, making every call a winning one, stopping the clock in a meet's fastest 1:49.4. It was the 27th vict...
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SBOANJ to hold annual golf outing July 13

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The annual golf outing to benefit New Jersey horsemen will take place this year on Monday, July 13, 2015. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey's fundraiser will once again take place at Gambler Ridge Golf Course in Cream Ridge, NJ, featuring a round of golf, a prime rib dinner and chances for door prizes, silent auction items and a 50-50.   The fee is $18...
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Round 1 of Tie Silk Series contested at Mohawk

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Tarot (pictured) was one of the three sophomore trotters to win in the opening round of the Tie Silk Series on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A group of 23 sophomore trotting colts and geldings were split into three $15,000 divisions for the first round of the Tie Silk. The trotters not only had to battle with each other Monday evening, but also heavy winds blowing in their face down ...
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HANA handicapping tourney starts Friday

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
The sponsors have stepped up and the handicappers selected for the 2015 HANA Harness Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge presented by the Bellino Stables, DRF Harness, Hambletonian Society, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, Northfield Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs. With the handicappers chomping on the bit, the contest finally gets underway with The Meadows Maturity on Friday aftern...
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Chef Lee completes sweep of Meadows series

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Chef Lee completed his sweep of the Tamarind Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings when he dug in late to capture Monday's $35,800 championship at The Meadows.   Chef Lee moved to the lead before the quarter and took the field through what appeared to be a comfortable 1:28.4 three-quarters. But when Simeon angled off the pylons from third for the stretch drive, the battle was on. C...
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Bandolito scores in 1:51 at Harrington

on 04/20/2015 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier's Bandolito ($3, Bier) won the opening day feature at Harrington Raceway on Monday (April 20) with a national season's mark on a half-mile track of 1:51.   The fastest horse so far in North America in 2015, Bandolito notched his fifth win of the year. Bier, who owns, trains and drives Bandolito, left alertly from his rail post position and they were decisive win...
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P H Supercam sport's newest millionaire

on 04/19/2015 2:00 AM
No one knows if P H Supercam actually bowls, but he did complete a perfect game Saturday night. Last season’s defending series champ was this season’s only perfect preliminary-round participant in Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. Thus, his score is 300, as in 50 points for each of his four series wins and 25 points for each of his four series appearan...
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Fifth & final Matchmaker prelim to Camille

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. One lonesome, $40,000 division attracted six lasses, with odds-on Camille (George Brennan, $3) barely holding sway over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) in 1:53. The former, starting inside her five foes, saw both Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald) and Krispy Apple in pl...
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PC's Vixen victorious in Meadows series

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
PC’s Vixen followed live cover and used it effectively to capture Friday’s $17,500 second leg of the Do Me Honor Pace for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows. The second leg was contested in a single division, with all eight participants eligible for the championship on Friday, April 24. First post that day is 6:55 PM. PC’s Vixen endured a nightmarish trip in the opening leg, when she...
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2 mares, 1 driver tie Miami Valley record

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
The Miami Valley Raceway track record for older pacing mares was tied twice on Friday (April 17) and the two shared another common denominator, driver Dan Noble.  The first to equal the best-ever 1:52.1 clocking was Native Dream, a five-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native, in a $10,450 condition race.  The Bill Dailey trainee, owned by Pacey Mindlin and Kenneth Cohen, bested Bett...
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War Hero scores in Vernon opening night feature

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Howard Gill’s homebred War Hero ($11.40) took advantage of a pocket trip, pouncing late and drawing clear to a 1:55.2 victory in the featured $10,000 Open Trot on Friday (April 17) evening’s Vernon Downs program. The seven-year-old Ken Warkentin gelding secured the pocket behind pacesetter Grey Ice (Jimmy Whittemore) through a :28.2 opening quarter, drafting patiently through the race...
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Whom Shall I Fear stamps himself one to watch

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Whom Shall I Fear, the full-brother to Father Patrick and $475,000 yearling, served notice that he is a three year old trotter to watch in 2015 with a compelling performance in his 2015 debut at the Meadowlands on Friday, April 17. Released from the gate as the 1/5 prohibitive favorite, Yannick Gingras guided Whom Shall I Fear towards the rear of the field while following what would turn ...
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Top horses qualify at The Meadowlands

on 04/18/2015 2:00 AM
Spring arrived at The Meadowlands Saturday morning, April 18 and with it came a fair number of stakes types shipping up from the farms to be put through some fast miles and several of past year’s stars getting some work in the qualifying races on a perfect day. Sarcy was second beaten just a head in last year’s $251,100 Kindergarten final and made her sophomore debut a winning one in ...
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