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Mister Herbie in 1:53 in Big M dress rehearsel

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Monday evening's qualifiers served as a dress rehearsal for Saturday night's grand opening of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's brand new grandstand. Meadowlands employees and their families were invited to Pink, the terraced dining room in the new building, for a complimentary tasting of the new menu and give the servers a test run of the facility.   The races began at 6 p.m...
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Vintage Master to stand in New Jersey in '14

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
The list of those bullish on the resurgence of New Jersey's racing and breeding industry continues to grow, as Brittany Stallion Management announced Tuesday that multiple world champion Vintage Master will relocate there for 2014.   Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,160,953) will stand at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey for a fee of $3,500. He stood his first two seasons in Ontario...
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Spend It All cashes in at Dover

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Spend It All, one of two 3 year olds in the $15,000 filly and mare winners-over pace, bested five other starters in 1:52.1 to win the Monday regular card feature at Dover Downs.   Owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, the sophomore daughter of Tell All-Dream Card proved much the best driven by Jim Morand to her 14th victory of the season in 25 races. Les Givens trains the winn...
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Anvil Raider N wins 20th of year at Northfield

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Anvil Raider N crossed the finish line in 1:57.2 in winning the seventh race on Monday at Northfield Park. This is the 20th time that Anvil Raider N has been triumphant in 2013.   Having 20 wins this year ties Anvil Raider N with Haroun Hanover for the second winningest horse in North America in 2013. Only Tracy's Song (21) has scored more victories this year than Anvil Raider N...
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Export handle shows increase at Vernon

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
For the third consecutive season, Vernon Downs experienced a double-digit increase in export handle, the amount of money wagered at off-track locations on races at Vernon Downs.   For the 2013 season, which concluded Nov. 9, export handle was up 17 percent. In the past three seasons, the export handle has increased a total of 63 percent.   "Posting a third straight handle...
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Ardyne Ace wins open pace at Yonkers

on 11/17/2013 12:00 AM
Look up "perfect trip" in the harness dictionary and you find Ardyne Ace (George Brennan) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried early from post position No. 4, Ardyne Ace saw Great Vintage (Larry Stalbaum) loop Sapphire City (Brian Sears) early, then get caught wide again as 8-5 favorite China Grill (Pat Lachance) pulled pocket right in front of h...
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Red Hot Yankee takes Pompano feature

on 11/17/2013 12:00 AM
Red Hot Yankee, an invader from Indiana owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, made his first appearance at Pompano Park a winning one when he captured the $10,000 Open 1 Pace on Saturday night. The nine year-old son of Artsplace snuck through along the pylons at mid-stretch to, first, get by the leading Special Strides (Rick Plano) and, then, held off the ferocious close of the even mo...
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Archetto Hanover breaks maiden in Abe Lincoln

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Archetto Hanover captured the $87,000 Abe Lincoln Stake in 1:55.2 after a brutal stretch duel that necessitated a photo to decide the winner in the one mile test for freshman pacing colts and geldings.   The freshman son of Bettor's Delight picked up his maiden victory in his 18th try for driver Lewayne Miller and trainer Erv Miller and pushed his career earnings to $137,076. &nb...
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Pertty Music takes Cinderella; Galt to Rossini

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Pertty Music used a three-wide move around Maywood's final turn to win the $73,000 Cinderella Stake for sophomore pacing fillies in 1:53.2 while Rossini won the Galt for 3-year-old trotters.   John DeLong piloted the Tom Harmer trained, owned and bred daughter of Jereme's Jet-My Metallica to her fifth win of the season and sixth career victory.   "I got away fourth ...
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Word Power captures $176,000 Windy City

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Word Power did all the talking in the Windy City Pace, coming up the inside lane to capture Maywood Park's premiere event in 1:51.4 on Friday night. It was the first stakes win of the season for Word Power, who defeated Lucan Hanover.   Scott Zeron steered the 3-year-old son of Western Ideal-Lush Limbaugh for trainer Larry Remmen and owner Bradley J. Grant of Milton, Ontario. &nb...
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Feeling You tops in Yonkers mare feature

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for any who could pass initiation--were won by millionairess-in-waiting Feeling You (Jason Bartlett, $5.50) and a couldn't-be-any-simpler Brando's Muscle Man (Eric Goodell, $4).   Ordered behind the eight-ball for her first local try since mid-September, a wide-early Feeling You worked ar...
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Yankee Cruiser to Sugar Valley Farm for 2014

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm and the Yankee Cruiser syndicate are pleased to announce that Yankee Cruiser will stand at the Delaware, Ohio nursery for the 2014 breeding season. The son of Artiscape out of the Jate Lobell mare A Yankee Classic has sired four sub 1:50 performers and winners of $24.6 million, including Sweet Lou (1:47.4s - $2,054,001) and the 2012 Jugette champion, Darena Hanover (1:50...
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8 Matron Finals--richest single program in DE

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
The finale day for the 2013 Matron Stakes during Dover Downs' "Novemberfest' of stakes racing is the richest one-day program in Delaware racing history. Eight lucrative finals and six Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) combine for a total purse of $1,326,863. The Matrons boast many of the top two-and-three-year-old colt and filly trotters and pacers after last week's elimination d...
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Nova Artist earns speed-badge honors at Dover

on 11/15/2013 12:00 AM
Nova Artist won the $27,500 Delaware Special with a convincing 1:49.2 triumph, the fastest clocking, on a fast Thursday card at Dover Downs.   On the heels of a come-from-behind 1:51.2 victory last week, Nova Artist, reined by Allan Davis, took the lead after a:26.2 opening quarter and then was never challenged winning for the eighth time this year. Mustang Art, with Ron Pierce...
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Lucan Hanover set to blow away foes in Windy City

on 11/15/2013 12:00 AM
Lucan Hanover appears poised to capture the $176,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park on Friday night.   The gutsy son of Western Ideal battled outside the winning Captaintreacherous all the way through the lengthy Balmoral Park stretch last Saturday night, finishing second by half a length in 1:49 in the $256,000 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Pace in rein to David Miller.   "I ...
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Lindy's Tru Grit looks for Chi-town repeat

on 11/15/2013 12:00 AM
Lindy's Tru Grit will be seeking his second consecutive victory on a Chicago oval when he steps behind the gate in Friday's $110,000 Galt Stake for sophomore trotting colts.   Last week the son of Cantab Hall took a career record of 1:53.3 en route to capturing the $235,000 American National 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at Balmoral Park.Tim Tetrick steered the brown colt to his fifth seasonal vic...
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McDonough has slim dash lead at Batavia

on 11/15/2013 12:00 AM
Back when Batavia Downs opened its season on July 22, there wasn't a clear-cut favorite to win the drivers' title. With nearly four months of racing in the books and just 11 programs left, the quest for the championship is basically still up in the air.   Shawn McDonough, a provisional 22-year-old driver, has been in front for the past three months after taking over from early lead...
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Can Do does it in Dover Open Trot

on 11/14/2013 12:00 AM
Vic Kirby waited until late in the stretch to uncork Can Do and the 4 year old came on to score a lifetime best 1:54.1 victory in the $20,000 Open/Handicap Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs.   Last week's winner, Green Day, rolled out of post 8 for Trace Tetrick to take the early lead. Corey Callahan then moved Looking Hanover up going to the half and took the lead before the th...
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Victory Is Coming comes on late to win at Meadows

on 11/14/2013 12:00 AM
Victory Is Coming saved ground until the final turn, then popped off the pylons and brushed by Unefoisdansmavie to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Victory Is Coming sat snugly behind Unefoisdansmavie and Win Missy B as they dueled for the early lead. When Mike Wilder asked her for trot, the 6-year-old daughter of Victory Sam-Nor...
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Burke tops $20 million; set to reach 1,000 wins

on 11/14/2013 12:00 AM
Horses trained by Ron Burke, North America's leading conditioner, surpassed the $20 million mark in 2013 earnings on Wednesday when For All We Know picked up the third-place check in a $14,000 mares claiming handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Burke is the first North American harness conditioner to ever crack the $20 million plateau. Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher...
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