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Breedings to Tom Ridge, Crazed for scholarships

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association has three breedings that are being offered via auction to benefit the MSOA's Scholarship Fund.   This year, the MSOA welcomes back a familiar face and a new partner to assist with the scholarship funding effort. For the second straight season, horse owner and MSOA member Ted Tomson of Brackenridge, PA has donated two breedings to...
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The Red Mile proposes $25 million Instant Racing parlor

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has submitted plans to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) for a $25-million project to renovate the current grandstand and build a 50,000-square-foot facility to house 500 Instant Racing machines, which allow bettors to wager on the outcome of random historical races.   The Red Mile and Keeneland Thoroughbred track filed separate applications, both of which are...
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Blossom starter Violet Bayama "tough as nails"

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
With victories in her last two starts, Violet Bayama has certainly been in top form and will look to continue her winning ways in the second round of the Blossom Series on Friday at Woodbine. The talented daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Korinna Bayama captured the opening round in 1:55.3 for Yves Filion's Bayama Farms, who co-owns and bred the lass with Jacques Damours. Trained by Stephane L...
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Western Fair announces April, May dates

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
Live race dates for April and May have now been finalized for The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, as part of Ontario's new Standardbred Racing Alliance. Wednesday programs have been added to the weekly schedule, meaning there will be racing four days a week for the final two months of the Spring Meet. In addition, post times have been changed to 6:15 p.m. (ET) for all programs, ...
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Road Bet returning quickly in Artistic Vision

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Ryder is wagering that Road Bet is a good bet to be ready for the start of Friday's (April 4) Artistic Vision Series at Meadowlands Racetrack. The 4-year-old pacing mare finished third in Monday's $63,000 Petticoat Series final at Yonkers Raceway and is getting ready to return to action in four days in the first leg of the Artistic Vision at the Big M. Road Bet races in the second...
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Holy Halibut wins Meadows feature

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
 Holy Halibut easily overcame post 8 in Tuesday’s $20,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, rolling to his third straight victory in 1:54.3.   Holy Halibut zipped to the lead for Dave Palone and had little trouble repelling the first-over thrust of Tamarind. The 6-year-old Holy Guacamolie-CR Gone Fishin gelding defeated the pocket-sitting Trustworthy...
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DSBF 3FT prelims raced at Dover

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
Race favorite Bella’s Spunkin and second-choice Overnight Hit recorded wins in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Filly Trot preliminaries on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Allan Davis drove Bella’s Spunkin right to the lead and cut all the fractions en route to an easy 2:01.1 victory in the first of two $20,000 divisions. Stop The Jade Farm owns...
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Extreme Machine N wins Sagamore Hill final

on 04/01/2014 2:00 AM
Favored Extreme Machine N (Eric Goodell) prevailed from loosest of pockets Tuesday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $67,400 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series.   The Teddy Roosevelt-approved series, for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings, culminated with Yonkers Raceway's richest race of the season to date.   Extreme Machine N, as the 9-10 favorite, won the draw a...
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Ray Hall, Sixteen Mikes take Weiss splits

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
The second round of the Bobby Weiss Series for 3 - and 4-year-old male trotters were part of an abridged Sunday racing card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. An unexpected late winter/early spring sleet storm steadily transformed into a snowfall that eventually led to an early evening.   Luckily, both divisions of the Weiss Series were held before the races were called following the...
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Rock Ann Rolling in Miami's March Madness

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
The girls pretty much had their way with the boys in Sunday night's $8,000 championship final of the month-long Madness in March tournament at Miami Valley Raceway.   A field of sixty-four $4,000 claiming horses began the Madness in March elimination tournament with the field reduced to 32 after week one, 16 after week two and the Elite 8 after week three. While the 'brack...
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Idyllic has Somebeachsomewhere filly

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Steiner Stock Farm has announced the arrival of Lima Incredible, the first foal out of the 2011 Jugette winner Idyllic, by 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere.   The bay filly was born Sunday, March 30. (Steiner Stock Farm)
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Foxy Lady takes Meadows mares feature

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Foxy Lady zipped to the front, backed down the second quarter and never had an anxious moment thereafter as she rolled to an easy victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly& Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. After Foxy Lady wrested the early lead from Tremor Hanover, Dave Palone gave her a second-panel breather in :29. The 6-year-old daughter of Real Desire-Judy is a Fo...
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USTA Online Entry system to go live on April 7

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association's 2014 annual meeting, held in Columbus, Ohio, concluded Monday afternoon with the organization moving into the future with some new andupdated initiatives.   During the two-day meetings, the directors were updated on the progress made in the industry's social media initiative; given a detailed overview with a video presentation of the USTA's innovative, new ...
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Account Rollover gives Randy Waples 6,000 wins

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Monday night was memorable for Randy Waples as the veteran driver notched his 6,000 career win at Woodbine. Waples guided Account Rollover to a 1:52.3 victory in the second of two Youthful Series divisions for Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh to capture the milestone.   "It's such a special feeling to reach any milestone let alone 6000,” Waples said following the win. "It was...
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Delaware stakes for fillies held at Dover

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Seboomook Fool Yah led off the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries with a strong 1:54.4 performance Monday at Dover Downs. Jonigold won the second division wire-to-wire also in 1:54.4 and Angel Face took the third split.   The Allan Davis-driven Seboomook Fool Yah took the lead from post 7 in the opening $20,000 prelim and fought off a stron...
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Foiled Again one of four Levy repeat winners

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
He stopped surprising me a long time ago,” driver Yannick Gingras said before Foiled Again's 200th career start. There would be no surprises Saturday night, as Foiled Again's 78th lifetime victory was among his simplest in round two of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Leaving from post position  in the last of four, $50,000 divisions, Foiled Agai...
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Avatartist strong in Hirt Series final

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
On paper, the $83,000 Clyde Hirt final Saturday night at the Meadowlands appeared to be a wide open race. But on the racetrack, it was anything but.   Avatartist, sent off as the 9-5 favorite, made the early lead in :26.1 prior to yielding to the pocket. Driver Dave Miller made an aggressive move down the backstretch, reclaiming the lead past a :53.3 half. The Buckeye threw down the...
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Summer Indian, Jammin Joshua win Hoosier features

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
On a cold night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the favorites delivered in the $22,000 featured trot and pace on Saturday.   Kicking things off for the evening, current world record holder, Summer Indian was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to make his seasonal debut a winning one in 1:57.3 in the featured trot. &nbs...
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Fox Valley Deuce cruises at Balmoral

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
After opening his second season with two very impressive scores over "older open” company, Paula Smith and James Runyan's Fox Valley Deuce took his first crack at state-bred stakes company on Saturday night at Balmoral Park in the $10,000 Taurus Bomber Stake.   The gelded son of Sportsmaster-Dodger Girl had no problem keeping his perfect slate intact as he cruised to an easy 4 1/2...
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USTA Board meets Sunday in Columbus

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
The annual convocation of directors of the United States Trotting Association got underway Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.   With Chairman of the Board Ivan Axelrod presiding, the assembled directors heard from Robert Schmitz, chairman of the Ohio Racing Commission. Schmitz spoke on the importance of harness racing to the Ohio economy and the support of Governor John Kasich...
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