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Road Bet returns to Saratoga, wins feature

on 03/01/2015 12:00 AM
Road Bet, the 2014 Saratoga Filly and Mare Pacer of the Year, started out her season in style on Sunday afternoon (March 1) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.   The Kyle Spagnola-trained mare made the early lead in the $18,000 co-featured Fillies and Mares Open and would not look back. Frank Coppola Jr. piloted Road Bet as she sped through a :27.1 opening quarter and la...
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Odds On Amethyst takes Big M trot

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands offered twin $30,000 Open features on a brisk late February Friday night.   Odds On Amethyst took the top class trot for the second time this season with a start-to-finish romp in 1:52 for Brett Miller. Miller set his chargeaway sharply from post eight and crossed over instantly. Odds On Amethystset honest fractions, fought off a legitimate bid from Melady's Monet throu...
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JL Cruze captures Singer final at Meadowlands

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
A busy night of racing action took place on Saturday (Feb. 28) at The Meadowlands, featuring a trio of series finals.JL Cruze made it back-to-back series' wins with his wire-to-wire victory in the $49,000 Charles Singer Memorial final.   Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, JL Cruze would dictate terms from the start, seating Opulent Yankee in the pocket through fractions of...
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Sylvain Filion wins 5 of 10 drives at Woodbine

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Sylvain Filion closed out the month of February in style with a five-win performance on Saturday night (Feb. 28) at Woodbine. The veteran reinsman scored his first victory of the night in the first of ten races on the card with pacer Hit And Giggle A.   Filion would then get on a roll by winning three races in a row. Spark Marky in the fifth, Power Move in the sixth and Nickle Bag i...
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Ideal Race wins Sovereign Warrior final

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Some very quick miles highlighted the Saturday night (Feb. 28) program at Miami Valley Raceway.   Thebestofjoel and Feel The Heat dueled throughout the mile setting up a perfect trip for pocket-sitting Neat and driver Jeff Nisonger. In just his seventh lifetime win, Neat lowered his own record by more than two seconds and eclipsed the Miami Valley standard previously owned by Gold R...
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Bettor's Delight mare sets 1:47.7 mark

on 02/28/2015 12:00 AM
Beautide successfully defended his Inter Dominion title on Sunday afternoon (March 1) at the TABCORP Park Menangle track in southwestern Sydney. Trained and driven by James "Jimmy" Rattray, the 7-year-old gelding by Bettor's Delight won in a mile rate time of 1:55 8/10th for the 3,009-meter distance.   Earlier on the afternoon, Natalie Rasmussen set out to make Menangle her own...
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Clem gives Dube 8,000th driving win

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Dan Dube, Yonkers Raceway's leading driver thus far in 2015, won his 8,000th career race Thursday night. The milestone victory was a wire-to-wire performance with outsider Clem ($22.60) in the $14,500, eighth-race pace. From post position No. 7, the 6-year-old gelding held sway a half-length in 1:56. Dube, who entered the evening needing a pair of wins for the plateau, immediately halved t...
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Black Magic Eyes scores at Meadowlands

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
The final Thursday night racing program of the 2015 meet featured the $25,000 filly & mare "Dash for the G-Note" series final and Black Magic Eyes took home the big slice off a perfect Brett Miller steer. She flashed off cover to a new career record of 1:52 for trainer Jason Robinson and his main owner, Bob Main.   Also on the bill was a short $10,000 claiming series that offers...
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Movie Idol takes Delaware Special in 1:50

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Movie Idol stepped up in class to win the $25,000 Delaware Special, his fourth straight victory, on Thursday, Feb. 26. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan notched four wins.   With Nova Artist (Allan Davis), Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby) and Jebswestershake (George Dennis) battling on the front end, Callahan pulled Movie Idol to the outside four-wide and rolled on for a lifetime best 1:50 ...
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Wrenn drives 7 winners at Northfield

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Despite driving in arctic temperatures, Ronnie Wrenn Jr. kept hot hands throughout Northfield's Park's 15-race program on Thursday (Feb. 26). Wrenn piloted seven winners on the card.   Wrenn's scores included South Beach Babe ($4.80) in race two, Rosy Fire ($3.80) in race five, Kayleigh's Future ($5.80) in race six, Bella Knight ($3.20) in race seven, Eyewitness Account ($6.20) in r...
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First foal by A Rocknroll Dance born, so play!

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Name the first A Rocknroll Dance foal born at Diamond Creek Farm and win $10,000 in yearling credits! Diamond Creek's first A Rocknroll Dance foal, a filly out of Whetstone Hanover, arrived amid excitement and anticipation on Wednesday. She's nameless, but soon to be famous.   Contestants can submit their name suggestions from now until March 14. Adam Bowden, owner of Diamond Creek ...
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PA Harness Writers honor Choquette, others

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
The Keystone Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) has announced the harness racing humans and equines it will honor for outstanding performance in 2014 – and in one notable case, for many, many years before that. Aime Choquette, 100 years young this past Halloween, is being honored with the Chapter's highest prize, the Mary Lib Miller Award, for longtime outsta...
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Series finals headline Big M Saturday card

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Saturday's night's Meadowlands card may look familiar as you page through the program but don't be put off by that sense of déjà vu. Half of the card are Winter Series finals and a few other stakes, casualties of last Saturday's snow-out that were carried over intact to this weekend.   The stakes action begins in race two with the $49,000 Charles Singer trotting final. Super...
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Meadowlands statement on simulcast dispute

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
As the simulcasting dispute between Monarch Management and the Mid-Atlantic Co Op enters its fourth month, we wanted to update our fans and bettors on recent developments.   In 2011 when the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park were privatized, we hired Monarch Management to handle our import and export simulcasting agreements. In today's world, it's almost a necessity for a track to be part ...
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Carolsideal now five-for-five in 2015

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Freakishly-formful favorite Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $5.80) continued her roll Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned outside her seven rivals, "Carol” tried to leave, but other inside of her had the same idea. It was Handsoffmycookie (Matt Kakaley) working around Coffee Addict (Eric Goodell) and laying down the law th...
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Igottafeelinfran gets back on winning track

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Igottafeelinfran got back on the winning track Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway winning the $16,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace.   Sent off as the 6-5 favorite despite two straight disappointing finishes from outside post positions, the 5-year-old daughter of Ohio sire Feelin Friskie went directly to the front for driver Dan Noble and went unpressured until the stretch. With no ...
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Wilder gone wild at Meadows, wins 6

on 02/27/2015 12:00 AM
Mike Wilder continued his hot streak Friday at The Meadows, winning six times — including five straight — on the 12-race card. It was the second time this week he won as many as five races on a single program.   On Friday, Wilder swept races 2-6, then added a win in race 11 for good measure. Two of Wilder’s victories were for trainer Ron Burke while he notched one win each for...
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NZ's Dunn seals championship with second

on 02/26/2015 12:00 AM
The World Driving Championship headed to Penrith on Thursday night (Feb. 26) for three heats. Penrith is a suburb and a major center in the metropolitan area of Sydney. Penrith is located 60 kilometers west of Sydney on the banks of the Nepean River. The Penrith track is 804 meters in circumference. New Zealand's Dexter Dunn took a 39 point lead into the night over his nearest rival, USA'...
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Up, Up and Dube!

on 02/26/2015 12:00 AM
Dan Dube is feeling good. As a result, the 45-year-old driver is doing good as well.   Two years removed from back surgery to correct a sciatic nerve issue, Dube is the leading driver this season at Yonkers Raceway and entered Thursday needing only two wins to reach 8,000 for his career.   Dube has won 65 races this year, with 64 coming at Yonkers, where he leads the race...
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Meadows handicapping contest on Friday

on 02/26/2015 12:00 AM
On Friday, Feb. 27, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will stage its first "live bankroll” handicapping contest, set for the track's racebook, with an estimated $2,500 prize pool.   While The Meadows has conducted many handicapping contests in the past, entrants played in those events with virtual bankrolls. In Friday's contest, players must provide $50 for their opening bankroll...
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