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Robin Schadt new Director of Racing at Cal Expo

on 06/24/2014 2:00 AM
Watch and Wager LLC, the operator of harness racing at Cal Expo, has announced that Robin Schadt is the new Director of Racing. Said General Manager Chris Schick, ""Robin'’s vast experience in all facets of the industry will make her a huge asset to the Cal Expo team."   The 2014-2015 meeting is set to begin on October 4 and will run through May 4, with plans to expand to three ni...
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Tamarind overcomes post 9 to win at Meadows

on 06/24/2014 2:00 AM
Dismissed at 16-1 because of his poor post position, Tamarind circled the field early and held on late to score the upset in Tuesday's $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Although Tamarind has been perhaps the most consistent of The Meadows' elite trotters in 2014 — he already had won seven times this year — his chances looked dim from post 9 and appea...
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Overnight Hit fastest in Delaware stakes leg

on 06/24/2014 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters is now complete after 10 fillies went to post over two divisions Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Art Stafford Jr. and Wyatt Starkey's Overnight Hit ($3.80, Stafford Jr.) was the fastest elimination winner with a three length score over Kelsey's Commando and Linbo Love in 1:59.4. The Giant Hit-s...
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Macie Rae scores in lifetime best at Balmoral

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
After a pair of romping wins in downstate fair events, Donald Huddleston's Macie Rae returned to Balmoral Park on Sunday night looking to avenge her only loss of the year which came in the Violet Stake here on May 25. The speedy filly did just that as she shot right to the front and proceeded to make every call a winning one in an easy 1 1/2-length victory over seven other ICF 3-year-old ...
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Yonkers announcer Hernan on News 12

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's veteran track announcer, John Hernan, was the subject of a local TV profile this past weekend. News 12 Westchester stopped up to the booth last Friday night (June 20) and spoke with the 47-year-old Hernan before the races about his craft, then showed him in action during the early part of the card. The story first aired Friday night, then was cycled through the weekend. &n...
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Supreme Court rejects NJ's bid for sports betting

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Any hope of sports betting being allowed at racetracks and casinos in New Jersey were dashed on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had declined to hear the case and instead let stand a lower court ruling that if allowed it would conflict with a federal law that permits sports betting in just four states. In 2011, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved amending the state cons...
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Fanning enjoys some "Miller Time" at Gaitway

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Monday morning was Miller time for trainer Tom Fanning.   Fanning won four qualifiers for 2 year olds at Gaitway Farm, three with driver Brett Miller at the lines and one with David Miller. Fanning's four victories were the most of any trainer in the 14 qualifiers for 2 year olds. Ron Burke and Chris Ryder were the only other conditioners with multiple wins, with two apiece. ...
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Lightning lane win for Do Me Honor

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Do Me Honor stalked the leader from the pocket, then poured through the Lightning Lane to capture Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Certified Ideal, the 1-2 favorite, clocked a reasonable :56.3 half on the front. But when Aaron Merriman knifed inside with Do Me Honor, she was the fresher mare, defeating Certified Ideal...
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Jonigold, I'm Won Rum Wise sweep DSBF prelims

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
Delaware-sired 3-year-old fillies took center stage on the Monday Harrington Raceway program with three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes.   Owner The Wiz Kids Stable had a double in the stakes as Jonigold ($2.10, Corey Callahan) and I'm Won Rum Wiser ($2.60, George Dennis) each prevailed in their respective divisions, both completing a sweep...
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Ont. horsemen issue Gural/Sears statement

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
In all jurisdictions, harness racing is governed, policed and controlled by a political body – normally a Racing Commission or Gaming Commission. These regulatory organizations are charged with licensing individuals – and tracks – to participate in racing. They are also responsible for policing the game. They hand out penalties when rules are broken and suspend or expel individuals if th...
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Pocono sets all-time speed record

on 06/23/2014 2:00 AM
 The great card of racing this past Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, primarily populated by elimination races for this Saturday’s $2.2M Sun Stakes Saturday, flirted with the divisional world record table on more than one occasion without any new names being set down, but the card as a whole did produce one record – according to the USTA’s Trotting and Pacing Guide, it was th...
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Series finals, Cameltonian III at Big M

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
The first official night of summer brought a huge crowd out for Cameltonian III and the feeling at the Meadowlands was electric. The Saturday night card produced a handle of $2,573,155 which was an increase of $496,320 from the same night last year, which also featured the camel and ostrich races. That represents a 24-percent increase over last year. On-track handle was also up slightly. &n...
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Digital Z Tam upsets inYonkers Open Pace

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Longshot Digital Z Tam (Brent Holland) vaulted from second-over Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Sitting chilly from post position No. 5, "Digital" saw Sapphire City (Pat Lachance) uncork early intervals of :27.4 and :56.3. Meanwhile, 3-5 choice Heston Blue Chip (Dan Dube), who did not leave, was forced to try it first-up. He moved from third, ...
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Casino Bags Carlo scores in DSBF event

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) divisions for pacing colts were contested on the Sunday(June 22) Harrington Raceway program.   Defending Dover Downs champ, Cavalli Pazzi Stable's Casino Bags Carlo ($2.10, Vince Copeland) returned to winning form with an easy victory over Lewiebyalength and Motorino. Leaving from his rail post position for trainer/driver...
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You Rock My World picks up 9th win of year

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
You Rock My World (Muscle Mass-Disco Inferno) has apparently found the right form in 2014. After winning just one of 19 starts in 2013, You Rock My World (Jim Morrill Jr.) not only picked up win number nine in 18 starts this year, he set a track record at Tioga Downs in winning the $43,200 Final of the Morrisville College Trotting Series for 3-5 Year Old Colts on Sunday, June 22. The final tim...
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Double D Deluxe upsets in Maine Sires Stakes

on 06/22/2014 2:00 AM
Sunday (June 22) marked the 2014 debut of Maine Sire Stakes racing at Scarborough Downs and upsets were the order of the day.   Double D Deluxe got things off to a rollicking start, winning at 10-1 and keying a $582.20 exacta, as the Donald Dickison trainee rallied to secure his maiden win over the heavily favored AC's Meadow Star, who failed to hit the board. Gettin Outta Line (Eddie ...
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Gural Hanover's 1:55.4 fastest in NYSS

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Cash Me Out (Cash Hall) secured his first New York Sire Stakes win of the season on Friday night (June 20) at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. It was the beginning of the stakes season at the Spa and Cash Me Out was the star of the show.   Cash Me Out, locally based with trainer Cheryl McGivern and driver Mickey McGivern, went off as the public's 1-9 favorite in the wageri...
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Uncle Ugly dominates in $92,000 Maywood Pace

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Continuing to show that he is going to be a force to be reckoned with among this season's Illinois Conceived and Foaled 3-year-old colt pacing set, Paymaq Racing's Uncle Ugly turned Friday's $92,000 Maywood Pace into nothing more than a stroll in the park as he cruised to a beautiful five-length victory in 1:53.3 for driver John De Long.   Gunned away from post position five by De Lo...
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Full sister to Captaintreacherous among 2YO winners

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
Saturday morning's Breakfast with the Babies at The Meadowlands was offered up on a perfect morning with mild temperatures and little wind. Quick impressions were that Takter has another powerful group of freshman trotters, his fellow Swede Ake Svanstedt is a quick study with pacers, and Tony Alagna chose well last fall.   Takter opened with a trotting filly triple, winning t...
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Balmoral cancels Saturday card after storms

on 06/21/2014 2:00 AM
After heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Crete, Ill., area shortly before post time, Saturday's 13-race card at Balmoral Park was forced to be cancelled after the nasty storms caused unsafe racing conditions.   "Despite the fact that the storms eased up around 8 pm, the resulting "washouts” from the torrential rains and continued lightning strikes made the surface unsafe for rac...
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