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Classic Martine wins 2014 debut at Meadows

on 04/30/2014 2:00 AM
Classic Martine, Pennsylvania’s divisional co-champion in 2013, successfully launched her 4-year-old campaign Wednesday at The Meadows by overcoming post 9 and cruising to victory in the $22,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot. Classic Martine earned a share of the PA championship when she and Frau Blucher finished in the fastest trotting dead heat eve...
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Meadows to race live on Triple Crown Saturdays

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
For the first time since 2008, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will offer live racing on each Saturday of the Thoroughbred Triple Crown, beginning with the May 3 Kentucky Derby. This Saturday's card, which begins at 11:25 a.m., features a $200,000 (est.) Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers. Advance wagering for the Kentucky Derby begins Friday.   The track ...
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Breedings still available to benefit Museum

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum has the following breedings still available because they did not receive appropriate bids, plus newly received services, are still available. Some stallions have more than one breeding available. Interested parties who have not booked their mares are urged to contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or email Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com. TROTTE...
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$40,000 guaranteed Pick 5 at Balmoral

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park will kick off Derby week with a pair of guaranteed pools on Wednesday. A large one day Pick 5 carryover of $7,665 will kick off the action on the first race of the night. The popular 50-cent Pick 5 wager is offered Wednesdays on races 1 through 5. The USTA and Balmoral Park have created a $40,000 instant guaranteed pool on the Wednesday Pick 5. Post time for the first r...
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Gulotta, Meirs, Mullen named to NJSS board

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher Tuesday announced Governor Chris Christie has appointed Michael Gulotta, Dr. Richard S. Meirs and Mark Mullen to the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees.   "All three new members of the Sire Stakes Board currently serve as directors of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey and bring extensive kn...
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Account set up for TV broadcast fund

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has set up a special account for industry participants and racing fans who have pledged support for the television broadcasts of the 2014 Little Brown Jug and the Meadowlands Pace which will air on the CBS Sports Network.   "Ontario trainer Jack Darling first mentioned the idea of industry support for this project on his Standardbred Canada blog and the response to h...
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Van Rose Memorial field includes Bandolito

on 04/29/2014 2:00 AM
Bandolito might not be the biggest of horses, but Daryl Bier expects him to stand tall when he takes on some of the best older pacers in the world in Saturday night’s $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The 4-year-old sensation, who owns the fastest mile of any pacer so far this season, faces eight rivals in the third edition of the Van Rose Memorial...
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Stephane Bouchard joins 8,000 win club

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard recorded win number 8,000 for his career on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 47-year-old native of Montreal reached the milestone with Lotto Winner, who he drove for trainer Sam Schillaci.   Bouchard became the 25th driver to drive 8,000 or more winners. Bouchard has been a fixture on the New York circuit for the past decade, finishing seco...
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Darling's TV fund tops $50,000

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Ontario-based horseman Jack Darling told harnessracing.com Sunday evening that despite the U.S. Trotting Association's (USTA) recent announcement it would be financially contributing to a 90-minute television show on CBS Sports Network showcasing the Little Brown Jug in September, it will not affect a fund he has set up to collect contributions to ensure the race be televised. In a separate ac...
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James Carr, 70, owner of Big Jim, dies

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada's website has reported that popular longtime horse owner James 'Jim' Carr passed away on Sunday, April 27, after battling cancer. He was in his 70th year. Mr. Carr campaigned the top pacing colts Big Jim and Panther Hanover, who both now stand at stud.   Mr. Carr, a native of Hamilton, Ont. made his living as a process server, delivering court documents in H...
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Four freshman events back on WEG calendar

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
After a one-year absence, four 2-year-old stakes events are returning to the Mohawk stakes calendar. The Dream Maker and Whenuwishuponastar, for 2-year-old colt and filly pacers, will return in July. ‪On the 2-year-old trotting side, the Define The World (formerly Bridger) and Pure Ivory (formerly In Free) will also re-appear in August. Nominations are also due for a pair of sophomore ev...
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Big M drops Pick 4 minimums to 50 cents

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Beginning with the Friday, May 2, racing program at the Meadowlands, the minimum bet required for the Early and Late Pick 4 wagers will be 50 cents. The decision was made due to the majority of customers expressing their desire for having the minimum bet for the two wagers reduced.   "For the past 18 months, this is something that we have been thinking about,” said director of rac...
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Scioto holds qualifiers, opens meet Thursday

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs first qualifiers of the season were held Monday (April 28) in preparation for the live racing season which starts on Thursday, May 8. Qualifiers will continue to be held on Monday's throughout the summer with a post time of 10 am. The condition sheet for the first week of live racing is now available and Scioto Downs is set up for Online Entry.   Announcer, Barry V...
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Barbara Bowers, 89, dies in Ohio

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Barbara E. (Wolf) Bowers, 89, of Dublin, Ohio, died Saturday, April 26, at the Kobacker House for Hospice Care in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Bowers and her husband, John F., bred and raced Standardbreds. Their daughter, Moira Fahy, trains and races horses at The Meadows with her husband Bill.   Born in Columbus, Mrs. Bowers lived mostly in the Grandview Heights and Upper Arlingt...
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Entranced doubles up in Tie Silk Series

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
A familiar face was found back in the winner's circle at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening as a pair of $15,000 divisions took place in the second round of the Tie Silk Series.   Entranced, driven by Mike Saftic, will aim for the series sweep after turning back all rivals in a 1:56.4 victory.   The talented son of Kadabra led from gate-to-wire through panels of :27, :5...
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Palone wins 6; Certified Ideal wins feature

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
Certified Ideal pulled the pocket at the half and rolled to a convincing victory in Monday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Nosed out last week by Do Me Honor, Certified Ideal found herself behind Do Me Honor after the two dueled for the early lead. When Tony Hall moved Certified Ideal, the 4-year-old daughter of Western Ideal...
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Spring Mixed Sale catalog now available

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
The sale catalog and past performances for the Meadowlands May 18 Spring Mixed Sale are now available for download on the Tattersalls website, www.tattersallsredmile.com.   The catalog and racelines may be downloaded in their entirety as PDF files, or users may wish to view individual horses from the sortable sale roster. The catalog will be available on the Equineline sales catalo...
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Just A Jolt extends streak to 3 at Harrington

on 04/28/2014 2:00 AM
John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($6.60, Victor Kirby) notched his third consecutive win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph in the $17,000 Open.   The 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding improved to two-for-two in 2014 at Harrington, after besting a high-level conditioned group on April 21 in 1:51.3. Trained by Jim King Jr., "Jolt" sat in the pocket throughout behind paces...
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Foiled Again fades so Levy to PH Supercam

on 04/27/2014 2:00 AM
Foiled Again was denied a third titleholder of the George Morton Levy Memorial, as PH Supercam took the crown Saturday night at Yonkers.   "At the half, I knew I was in trouble,” was the post-mortem of Yannick Gingras after Foiled Again—despite everything seemingly going his way—faded to third in Yonkers Raceway's early-rain-impeded $567,000 final of the Ge...
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West Side Story, National Debt score

on 04/27/2014 2:00 AM
West Side Story, driven by Chris Christoforou, stormed home to win the $43,000 final of the Don Mills Series on Saturday evening at Woodbine. After capturing his division in the opening round of the series, the Per Henriksen trainee scored back-to-back wins and his fifth tally of the year.   Mego Moss (James MacDonald) was quickly marched to the front well before the opening quarter...
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