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Beautide wins, earns ticket to defend title

on 02/14/2015 12:00 AM
He's back . . . and the holiday might be over for the rest of his rivals if they fancy their chances of winning the TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final in two weeks' time, set to be held March 1 at the Menangle track north of Sydney.   Beautide simply blew them away in the second heat of Saturday night's (Feb. 14) Inter Dominion oreo with as impressive a win as any of hi...
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Jebswesternshake upsets in Delaware Special

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Jebswesternshake stepped out of the claimers for a 10-1 upset victory in the $25,000 Delaware Special on Thursday at Dover Downs.   After impressive wins at the $15,000 and last week $25,000 claiming level, Jebswesternshake flashed past tiring leaders to post a 1:52.1 upset in the week's top pace. George Dennis was content to sit back as Just A Jolt (Vic Kirby), Feel Like A Foo...
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Meadowlands adds two mini series

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands' new condition sheet offers a few interesting propositions for horsemen to consider for the upcoming week's racing. Race secretary Pete Koch has fashioned two mini-series' that provide a race next week then come back the following week for an inflated purse as was done in the previously titled "Dash for the C notes."   For Thursday, Feb. 19, the sheet inclu...
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Tetrick second by a nose in New Zealand

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick finished second in a photo finish in his New Zealand debut Friday afternoon at Alexandra Park. Tetrick directed the Tony Herlihy-trained The Fascinator to the runner-up finish in a $13,500 (Aus.) event. The video of the race can be viewed below in this story.   Tetrick, who is Down Under as the U.S. representative in the World Driving Championship that gets underw...
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Monticello signal to be HD beginning Feb. 17

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
On Tuesday Feb. 17, Monticello Raceway will be seen in a totally new light, it will be the initial day in which Monticello Raceway's outgoing simulcasting signal will be transmitted in high definition. This project has been a long time in the making.   According to Simulcasting Director Maureen Flynn, "The new High Definition cameras and equipment will greatly enhance our signal. We are e...
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Somsam splits highlight Valentine's Day at Big M

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The second leg of the Sonsam Series for 3- and 4-year-old pacers will head up Saturday night's program at the Meadowlands. Thirteen declarations to leg two resulted in a pair of divisions with the first carded as the second half of the Daily Double offering a contentious six-pack of pacers.   Rockeyed Optimist starts from the pole in this one and will be paired with Brett Miller for the f...
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Settlemoir running for USTA president

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Jason Settlemoir, a US Trotting Association (USTA) director and the CEO and general manager of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment and a vice president at Tioga and Vernon Downs, has advised the USTA via letter that he is running for president of the organization. The current USTA president is Phil Langley. The position is unpaid but does require a large amount of time. Langley will be attend...
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Kentucky Senate passes EquiLottery bill

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Senate on Friday approved a bill that would essentially allow a horse racing product such as EquiLottery, which ties in horse racing and the lottery, by a vote of 20-10.   The legislation provides for the alteration of existing state lottery laws to allow a "shared lottery game." The bill now goes to the state House for a vote. if passed and then signed into law by the ...
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OnGait-Sunshine Meadows to have mixed sale

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The management of Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village and OnGait.com has announced that they will have an internet online harness racing mixed horse sale on Tuesday, April 7. The online bidding begins on Monday, April 6, at 12 noon and will close on Tuesday, April 7, at around 3 pm. In addition, there will be a special live broadcast starting at 2:30 pm Tuesday from the track kitchen at Sunshin...
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All Terror takes Miami Valley mare feature

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Benefitting greatly from an early first quarter speed duel between the two favorites, All Terror paced strongest through the lane to upset the $14,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Friday night at Miami Valley Raceway. The 5-year-old Western Terror mare, owned by Mike Foote, became the seventh different winner of the weekly distaff feature in the seven weeks the track has been open for its se...
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Carolsideal wins Yonkers feature for Allard

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Favored Carolsideal (Dan Dube, $6.90) continued her form spree Friday night, handily winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play early from post position 7, ”Carol's” four-hole became a three-hole after invading Medusa (George Brennan) broke while going for the lead. That left pole-positioned Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald) in charge, alb...
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Blissfull Romance wins off a 3-month layoff

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
She was racing off a three-month layoff, and her faltering cover didn't take her where she wanted to go. Nevertheless, Blissfull Romance was the best in Friday's $22,500 Filly& Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Blissfull Romance was away eighth for Dave Palone and still trailing by 4-1/2 lengths at the three-quarters. When Palone tipped her thre...
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Miami Valley announces "Legends" Series

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
Miami Valley Raceway has announced the addition of nine more late-closing events to spice up its March and April racing calendar. Dubbed the "Legends" Series, each of the events is named in memory of a deceased horseperson who made major long-term contributions to harness horse racing in southwest Ohio. The names were selected by a five-member committee from over 50 nominations that were recei...
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Bet Ya beats Artistic Fusion by nose in series

on 02/13/2015 12:00 AM
The frigid temperatures continued Friday night at Woodbine, but the action was hot in the second legs of The Count B and Ontario Girls series.   Round two of The Count B for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings drew 13 horses split into two $17,000 divisions, while the Ontario Girls for four-year-old pacing mares second leg featured a field of ten in a lone $18,000 division. ...
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Antigua Hanover tops strong Blooded Horse sale

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
The beautiful five year old Somebeachsomewhere broodmare prospect, Antigua Hanover, topped the Blooded Horse Winter Mixed Sale held in Delaware, Ohio, February 9-10. Consigned by Buter Racing Inc., the $230,353 winner with a record of p,3,1:50.4f was purchased by Merlie A Schwartz of Indiana for $55,000. Burke Racing Stable LLC brought a powerful consignment that contained another excepti...
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Nothinbutanallstar stars in Pompano feature

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Nothinbutanallstar, craftily driven by Mark O'Mara, was up in the very last stride to eke out a photo finish win in Pompano Park's $12,000 Open Trot on Wednesday night.   The 4-year-old gelded son of Allstar Hall defeated Its Payday Friday, handled by Dan Clements, by the narrowest of noses in 1:55 with Coco Lindy and Wally Hennessey teaming up for third, just a head away from ...
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Woodbine cancels Thursday due to extreme cold

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Due to extreme cold temperatures and wind chill, the Thursday night card of live Standardbred racing at Woodbine has been cancelled.   The Friday, Feb. 13 live card will go as planned at 7:25 p.m.   The qualifiers scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Woodbine will now move to Friday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m.   The second leg of the Miss Vera Bars series,...
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Hoosier Classic dates set; no Indiana Premier

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Hoosier Classic Sale Company has released the sale dates for the 2015 Hoosier Classic Select Yearling Sale. The auction will be held October 23 and 24 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.   Victory Hill Farm and Black Creek Farm will be joining the 2015 consignor roster. According to auction manager Steve Cross, "We are extremely excited to have Victory Hill and Black C...
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Tim Rooney Jr. Grand Marshall of Yonkers parade

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Tim Rooney Jr., general counsel at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, has been selected the 2015 Grand Marshal for the 60th annual Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade,‎ which takes place on McLean Avenue on Saturday, March 21.   "It's quite an honor to be chosen to serve as Grand Marshal," said Rooney. "With our family's Irish heritage and long association with the City of Yo...
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Purse distribution changes at Delaware, Ohio

on 02/12/2015 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for the sophomore pacing classics Little Brown Jug and Jugette, Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old open trot) and the Buckette (3-year-old filly trot) are due Feb. 17. These payments are for foals of 2012.   In addition, the racing officials have also elected to pay all purses based on the 50%-25%-12%-8%-5% purse distribution schedule.   The Little Brow...
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