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Triple Command wins $100,000 DSBF Final

on 04/10/2013 2:00 AM
Not only did Josh Green’s Triple Command win the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Three-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot Final but another Green trainee, Traverse Semester, set an all-track record of 1:51.2 winning the feature trot on Wednesday, April 10 at Dover Downs. Green, not only won the feature races, but all four of his trainees made the winner’s circle, thr...
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Curtsy Hanover fastest winner in Meadows series opener

on 04/10/2013 2:00 AM
Undefeated Curtsy Hanover stalked Chiptomylou until deep stretch, then blew by to capture the fastest division of Wednesday’s Trotslikethewind Trot at The Meadows. The opening leg of the series for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with Promisemethis and Glidetowin taking the other $11,250 splits. That pair gave driver Dan Rawlings, trainer Rick Beinhauer and...
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Miss Windfall Series continues at Hoosier

on 04/10/2013 2:00 AM
The second round of the Miss Windfall Series, a late-closing event open to 3- and 4-year-old Indiana-sired fillies and mares that are non-winners of $7,500 lifetime, was contested through three divisions on Tuesday at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.   The fastest of the three divisions went to Mystic Karissa and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. posting a new lifetime best of 1...
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Haroun Hanover wins 11th of year

on 04/10/2013 2:00 AM
On a warm and sunny Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Haroun Hanover scored his 11th seasonal victory when he turned back a solid field of pacers to score in 1:56 for driver Jimmy Marohn Jr.   That victory ties Haroun Hanover with another Mighty M-based pacer, Tracys Song, for most wins this season in North America.   In what seemed like just another over...
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Contessa Leigh getting ready for Ohio stakes

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
Contessa Leigh is practically a member of the family for Marty Wollam. The 63-year-old Ohio horseman trained and raced both her sire Full Count and her grandsire Striking Sahbra as well as her dam Howl. He also trained her older brother Count Me In, a top Ohio Sires Stakes performer in recent years.   Certainly Contessa Leigh's ability is not in question. Last year as a 2-year-old, ...
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Niatross elected to Canadian Hall of Fame

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
World class racing greats Secretariat and Niatross headline the field of 13 new Hall of Fame inductees under new rules that allow international competitors into Canada's Hall. There will be a total of three horses and three people representing Standardbreds, along with three horses and four people from the Thoroughbred ranks entering the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in August 2013. &n...
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Witherite moving from microphone to jazz band

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
James Witherite is comfortable with improvising, whether it is behind a microphone calling harness races at Harrah's Philadelphia or in front of a crowd playing jazz. On Wednesday, he will do both. Witherite will start his day by announcing a 14-race afternoon card at Harrah's Philadelphia, then head to Chris' Jazz Café in center city Philadelphia to perform with his organ trio. W...
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Last call for $100,000 WHHC entries

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
Harness racing's only tournament to feature $100,000 in prize money, the World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC) will bring together the world's top handicappers on Saturday, April 13, at Meadowlands Racetrack. Players who have not qualified through a satellite tournament may buy directly into the WHHC final for $1,000 ($600 entry fee/$400 tournament bankroll). The WHHC entry fee includ...
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Junior Trendsetter show finisher big at Meadows

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
Fresh from a stint at the Meadowlands that sharpened him, Terror High overpowered the field in Tuesday's Schoolkids Pace at The Meadows, scoring on the front end in a blistering 1:52.3.   The opening leg of the series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, named for the fast-class pacer Schoolkids who is still performing at The Meadows, was conducted over three divisions, with Coun...
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Starlit Eyes takes new Delaware champion

on 04/09/2013 2:00 AM
Starlit Eyes, fresh from a wire-to-wire victory in last week's $20,000 preliminary, and overlooked at 18-1, completed the same mission from post eight in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF)Three-Year-Old Filly Trot Final on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Starlit Eyes scored in 1:58.3.   Outside starting fillies left fast with Starlit Eyes, handled by Ross Wolfenden...
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"Jewel" in foal to Somebeachsomewhere

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms of Versailles, Ky.,  has announced that 2012 Dan Patch Award winner American Jewel has been pronounced in foal to Somebeachsomewhere.   Bred and campaigned by Brittany Farms, American Jewel earned $1.8 million on the track in winning 17 of 25 starts, including such prestigious races as the Breeders Crown, Fan Hanover, Bluegrass, Simcoe and American National. The ...
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Woodbine increases Pick 4 guarantee to $75K

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Monday announced the early Pick-4 wager on its live Standardbred racing cards will now carry a guaranteed pool of $75,000, beginning this Thursday, April 11.   WEG had been offering a nightly guarantee of $50,000 on the early Pick 4, which asks players to pick the winners of four straight races on one ticket. "The wager has been popular...
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SRF golf tourney to have $1 million shot chance

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will host their 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the beautiful and private Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, New Jersey.   This year's presenting sponsor once again is the generous Valley High Stable. The big highlight again is the SRF Million Dollar Shot. Last year, Peter Tate won the right to take the shot t...
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Youth Foundation scholarship deadline April 30

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
The application deadline for scholarships offered through the Harness Horse Youth Foundation scholarships is rapidly approaching. Completed forms are due at the HHYF office by April 30. Information on these financial awards is available at www.hhyf.org/scholarships.asp. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on GPA, financial need, completeness o...
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Annette Funicello, mouseketeer & harness owner, dies

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Annette Funicello, for many years a Standardbred owner and breeder and wife of trainer Glen Holt, died Monday, April 8, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 70. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete as of this writing.   Ms. Funicello was also a noted television and movie personality, having starred as a young woman o...
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Palone escapes serious injury at Meadows

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Dave Palone escaped serious injury Monday in a mishap at The Meadows that saw him flipped from the sulky and bounced along the track. The accident occurred in the 10th race when Palone’s horse, North Bay Hanover, locked wheels with another horse near the finish line. Palone maintained his grip on the lines when he was ejected from the sulky, so that when North B...
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Gingras undergoes surgery for hernia

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras underwent a scheduled hernia surgery Monday at a New Jersey hospital and reported on his Facebook page on Monday night that he was doing well. Gingras, 33, has 107 wins and $1.6 million in earnings this year. He is listed to drive trainer Ron Burke's horses at Yonkers Raceway Friday.
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Bags Of Stars shines in DSBF final

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
With Ron Pierce driving, Bags Of Stars sped to a 1:52.4 victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old Filly Pace final on a beautiful Monday at Dover Downs.   After getting away sixth in the field of eight Delaware-sired fillies, Pierce moved to the outside and proceeded after race-favorite Inittowinafortune with Tim Tetrick, who also had just pu...
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Maxamillus wins fastest series split at Meadows

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Maxamillus powered to the lead at the three-eighths and went on to victory in 1:58.4, fastest division in Monday's opening leg of the Winning Mister Trot at The Meadows. Waikiki Hanover and Imagine Hanover also took $11,250 splits in the series for 3-year-old colts and geldings.   The series is named for Winning Mister, Bob Key's fast-class trotter who at various times held the trac...
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Palone tops Pennsylvania award winners

on 04/08/2013 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, who last season eclipsed the North American record for most driving records ever, will soon receive an award that will be dear to his heart – for it is announced that the Keystone Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has voted Palone the Mary Lib Miller Award, named after the wife of "Mr. Meadows,” Hall of Famer and Meadows founder Del Miller, at whose...
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