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Sayitall BB, Lady Shadow win Cinderella splits

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
Sayitall BB captured the first $37,600 Cinderella Stake division for 3-year-old pacing fillies handily in 1:52.2 with Tim Tetrick at the lines for trainer Ron Burke on Friday night at Maywood Park.   "When she cleared and made the top, the rest was easy,” Tetrick said. "She's a very nice mare with a lot of talent and she did everything right. I never even pulled the plugs either. ...
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Big Boy Dreams, Earndawg take Maywood stakes paces

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
Big Boy Dreams won the $180,000 Windy City Pace in wire-to-wire fashion for driver Tim Tetrick in 1:51 Friday night at Maywood Park. The Ron Burke trainee and New York Sires Stakes competitor notched his fourth win of the year in 10 starts.   "I got the front the way I wanted and my horse was big and strong and carried me all the way to the wire,” Tetrick stressed. "I wanted to ma...
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Favorites score in OHSS at Hollywood Dayton

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
The best older Ohio-sired mares converged on Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday night to contest a pair of $50,000 state championship races, one for each gait. Favorites captured each division as world champion Victory Is Coming (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) won the distaff trot and Igotafeelinfran (Dan Noble) proved best in the pace.   Victory Is Coming, who established a world record on Aug....
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Pompano shifts October Mondays to April

on 10/17/2014 2:00 AM
Pompano Park has revised its racing schedule, eliminating the remaining Monday dates in October--the 20th and 27th--and adding those two racing programs to its April schedule.   The change was made due to a short-term insufficient supply of race horses, an occurrence which is expected to be remedied with the arrival of several stables within the next two to three weeks.   ...
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Batavia to remember late female trainers

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
On Friday, Oct. 17, Batavia Downs will look back and honor the careers of two longtime female trainers who plied their trade on the western New York circuit for many years. Mary Ann Sarama-Luce and Brenda Ohol will have races named in their honor and presentations made with their families in the winner's circle as the local horsemen pay their respects and remember their careers at Batavia Down...
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Ohio horseman RJ Brown dies at age 90

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Robert J. "R. J.” Brown, a veteran horseman from Troy, Ohio, died Oct. 14 at his residence. He was 90. Mr. Brown was a Standardbred owner, trainer and driver since 1951. He was self employed with a public stable. He started his racing career in 1951 at the Miami County Fairgrounds. He won more than1,900 races and more than$2.5 million during his career of 60-plus years.   ...
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Massive Storm fastest in Meadows LC split

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
A six-race maiden entering the fray, Massive Storm powered to the lead, re-seated his only challenger and sailed home in 1:58.4, fastest of three $12,500 divisions in Wednesday's (Oct. 15) opening leg of a late-closing series for freshman colt and gelding trotters at The Meadows. Red Maple Lane and Sixteen Encores took the other splits.   With Massive Storm on the front near the thr...
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Brian Brown talks about Governor's Cup entries

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Brian Brown has no problem articulating his feelings about Lost For Words. "As a racehorse, he just does everything the way you want it done,” said Brown, who is preparing the 2-year-old male pacer for the Governor's Cup eliminations at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday. "He's just a nice little horse that never disappoints you. Those kinds are nice to have, but hard to get.”  ...
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"Galaxy" looks to "romp" in Galt Trot

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Rompaway Galaxy, the 2013 Ohio 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year and a winner of $376,132 lifetime, headlines a field of nine in Friday's $92,300 Galt Stake for sophomore trotting colts and geldings.   Carefully managed throughout his career by trainer Krista Harmon, the son of Rompaway Wally was bred and is owned by Tom Smith's Rompaway Farms of Battle Creek, Michigan. Smith is t...
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Welch sends out two in Abe Lincoln

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Stablemates Earndawg and King Of The Swamp head up a field of seven freshman pacing colts and geldings in Friday's $57,100 Abe Lincoln Stake at Maywood Park, and these two have a lot in common.   Both are trained by Roger Welch and both are by top Illinois sire Sportsmaster. As well, both are owned by William C. (Bo) Delong and William (Pat) Delong of Wisconsin and Illinois, with Ea...
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A glimpse of Meadow Lands Farm today

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Decades ago, Meadow Lands Farm was known as one of the nation's leading breeding farms and the home of Adios. Perhaps more importantly, it was the homestead of Meadows founder and harness racing Hall of Famer Delvin Miller, where he lived with his wife Mary Lib, and was known to host famous celebrities at his barn parties. Today, Meadow Lands Farm is owned by Joseph Salandra, a native of Wa...
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RMTC waits on Maylin research for cobalt threshold

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
A review by the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) of state-by-state adoption of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) National Uniform Medication Program showed the majority of major racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the program's four principal components in place by the end of the year.   At its me...
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Woodbine broadcast in high def at track, on TVG

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Broadcast upgrades and the return of a state-of-the-art tracking tool will change the way fans and horseplayers watch the races from Woodbine.   Beginning with Thursday's opening card, the Woodbine Standardbred simulcast feed will be produced in High Definition (HD) in a production control room on the fourth floor of the Woodbine grandstand. Customers on site will be able to view th...
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Mohawk meet up in total, average handle

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Thursday announced that overall wagering and average per race handle on the 2014 Mohawk Standardbred meet, which concluded Monday, Oct. 13, were up over last year.   The Campbellville track held 102 race cards and recorded an "all-sources" betting total of $152,503,221, a 15.8 percent increase over last year's $131,622,569 from 84 race cards. ...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Back home again in Indiana! At least for the starters on Saturday night's Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final card at Hoosier Park, it's great to be in Indiana. Each of the eight Super Finals carries a purse of $200,000, and the track's leading driver, Trace Tetrick, gives his take on his starters—which includes four morning-line favorites. Also, read about the impact stallion Always A Virgin i...
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Sumatra wins NJ Futurity over Angels Ransom

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Sumatra made it two straight trips to the winner's circle with a two-length tally in the $25,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters on Thursday, Oct. 16,at Freehold Raceway. The gelded son of Muscles Yankee – Lola Seelster covered the non-wagering mile in 1:57.2 with Brian Sears in the sulky.   Angels Ransom [Revenue] was second with Choco Sun [Chocol...
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Creatine, Foiled Again headed to Dayton

on 10/16/2014 2:00 AM
Hollywood Dayton Raceway, the new kid on the harness racing block, is pleased to announce that the richest pacer in history and the hottest free-for-all trotter in North America are headed to the five-eighths mile oval for the inaugural Grand Circuit stakes at the two-week old track. The $150,000 (est.) Dayton Trotting Derby and companion $110,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby will both be contes...
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Blue Chip yearling videos now online

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Blue Chip Farms' Harrisburg Sale yearling videos are now available on its website: http://www.bluechipfarms.com/. Yearlings may be inspected at the farm on a daily basis. Please contact the Jenn Connor at 845-895-3930 ex 10, or via e-mail: jconnor@bluechipfarms.com, to schedule an appointment. (Blue Chip Farms)
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Patience pays off for Sayitall BB

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
Ron Burke believes Sayitall BB is his best 3-year-old female pacer, which is why he kept her off the racetrack for more than three months during the summer.   Sayitall BB, who has won 11 of 16 races and finished worse than third only once in her career, was lightly staked this season. Rather than race the filly against older horses, Burke decided to wait for better opportunities in ...
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Colonial withdraws plans for 2015 racing

on 10/15/2014 2:00 AM
At the meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission in Richmond on Wednesday, Oct. 15, Colonial Downs owner Jeffrey P. Jacobs presented a statement which read in part, "I am now withdrawing Colonial Downs' thoroughbred and standardbred race day requests and the request for approval of the Old Dominion Horsemen's contract. I am also at this time turning in Colonial Downs' unlimited pari-mutuel own...
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