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Northern Campanion runs streak to three

on 12/02/2012 12:00 AM
Most astute observers had written Northern Companion off when he trailed by nearly seven lengths at the halfway point of Saturday night's $11,500 Open Handicap Pace at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.  Driver Rob Hoffman wasn't one of them, though, urging his favorite horse past one rival after another until nailing pacesetter Special Strides (Rick Plano) by a head at the wire.  Hay ...
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Heston wins Matron over Thinking Out Loud

on 12/02/2012 12:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip continued to show that he is at the top of his game, overwhelming an all-star group of 3-year-olds in the track record time of 1:48 to win the final Matron event of the season, worth $163,663. In addition, three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg colt paces were also held on the Sunday (Dec. 2) card at Dover Downs.   Af...
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All Heart Gal wins Meadows $22,500 F&M Pace

on 12/01/2012 12:00 AM
All Heart Gal proved that her win last week in softer company was no fluke as she reeled off a front-end victory at a juicy 12-1 in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. A top earner at 2 and 3, All Heart Gal slumped thereafter and lost her first 25 races this year. But she captured a Nov. 21 conditioned event on the lead and employed the same strateg...
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Kilowatts Fantasy shines in Lebanon win

on 12/01/2012 12:00 AM
Favored Kilowatts Fantasy took the Friday night featured pace at Lebanon Raceway for driver Jack Dailey in 1:58.1, holding off Connie’s Marti. Pacesetting Keene Supreme finished third in the field of nine. At the start, driver Mark Winters, Sr. shot Keene Supreme to the front from post position five while Dailey tucked Kilowatts Fantasy in the two hole right on the leader's back. Their ...
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Nowucit Nowudont continues to shine for Henriksen

on 12/01/2012 12:00 AM
When Nowucit Nowudont entered the Per Henriksen barn earlier this year, it was nothing new for O’Brien Award winning conditioner. Nowucit Nowudont, a son of Kadabra, earned $18,500 as a rookie with a 1:57.1 speed badge, but coming into this season the gelding wasn’t performing as expected and as a result he was off to Henriksen’s barn. "He had a decent ...
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Canada's Davis Jr. triumphant in European debut

on 12/01/2012 12:00 AM
While representing Canada, Billy Davis Jr., a regular driver on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, won the 2012 Prix des Rencontres Internationales du Trotteur Français on Saturday at the Hippodrome de Paris-Vincennes. The 26-year-old Guelph resident was selected to compete in the international driving competition, which was established by Cheval ...
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Matron Stakes come to an end Sunday at Dover

on 12/01/2012 12:00 AM
The final Matron Stakes of the year features last week’s elimination winners Thinking Out Loud and Hillbilly Hanover and a pair of millionaire pacers, Heston Blue Chip and Bolt The Duer leading a field of eight racing for a $176,663 purse and possible recognition as 2012 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year honors in a power packed Sunday program at Dover Downs. Post time is ...
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Modern Art filly OK Feisty takes Autumn final

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
In the last start of her two-year-old campaign, OK Feisty lowered her lifetime mark to 1:54 in the $50,000 Autumn Stakes final on Thursday night at Woodbine.   Driver Scott Zeron and the pacing lass were on the move from sixth as Prettyndangerous (Anthony MacDonald) clocked the :27 opening panel.When a pocket-sitting Marlee B (Sylvain Filion) was tipped to the outside in the backstr...
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Takeout on Pompano Pick 4 lowered to 10%

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
In what is described as one of the most significant pari-mutuel developments in recent years, the isle casino racing Pompano Park will debut a 10 percent take-out on their Pick 4 wager—by far the lowest in the industry—beginning on Monday, Dec. 3.   John Yinger, Director of Racing, said the new low take-out will continue through the end of the racing meet. "We have a very compet...
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Versado runs earnings to $742,448

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
Versado came along the passing lane to win a blanket finish in 1:50.1 in the $36,000 Preferred/Open Handicap pace while Francyfreeshark withstood a strong stretch assault for a 1:51 triumph in the $30,000 Delaware Special, the Thursday co-features, on a chilly Nov. 29 at Dover Downs. Yannick Gingras drove KDM Stables' Versado to his third consecutive victory, following early leader Sec...
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The day the deer stood The Meadows still

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
Oh Deer! The Meadows' track announcer Roger Huston has called thousands and thousands and thousands of races over his Hall of Fame career, but he was able to add a first on Wednesday night at the Pennsylvania racetrack when a trio of deer came onto the track prior to the ninth race and caused a short delay.   Huston, who was on the air with co-host Jeff Zidek on the track's sim...
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Fundraiser tix for SRF still available!

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), in an effort to raise much needed funds, is scheduled to draw the winning ticket for the fabulous trip to the 2013 Prix d'Amerique in just seven days. This fabulous trip begins with an airfare voucher with a value of up to $1800 and includes a four night stay for two at the charming four-star Hotel Terass in the heart of the Montmartre district ...
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John Gilmour retires after Mighty M victory

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
After a 35-year driving career, New York-based horseman John "Sep” Gilmour wanted to retire a winner—and he did just that on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Monticello Raceway. Driving My Buddy Chimo, a 10-year-old pacer he trains and co-owns, the 74-year-old Gilmour won his 4,492nd race and then told track photographer Geri Schwarz he was calling it a career and that he wanted to go out a winner...
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Meadowlands moves post, adds Early Pick 4

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack will undergo some changes for the upcoming standardbred meet. Post time will move to 7:15 p.m. each racing night with the exception of Hambletonian Day, Saturday, Aug. 3, which will begin at 12 noon.   The most significant changes are to the Meadowlands wagering platform. The Meadowlands Pick 4 has long been the most popular bet in harness racing. Now,...
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Krispy Apple, Sand Wyndham win 35G Yonkers' Co-Features

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and trotters of all philosophic persuasions--were won by a pocket-sitting Krispy Apple (Brian Sears, $3.30) and a second-over Sand Wyndham (Dan Dube, $12.40). In what was essentially a match race from the get-go, Don't Blame Her (Joe Bongiorno) and 3-5 favorite Krispy Apple were in play from pos...
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Aubsession sweeps Autumn Series

on 11/30/2012 12:00 AM
After capturing her Autumn Stakes elimination last week, Aubsession once again returned to victory lane in the $60,000 final for driver Jody Jamieson on Friday evening at Woodbine. The heavily-favoured daughter of Lis Mara celebrated the biggest win of her career for trainer Bill Budd and owners Jocelyne Gagnon and Gloria Aubertin. In the early going, Trama Unit (Jonathan Drury) left...
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Commander K continues to pay dividends

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
The ship from Pennsylvania to Florida didn't seem to bother Commander K at all as the 5-year-old son of Ken Warkentin sped to a 1:56 score over six highly-regarded rivals in Wednesday's $11,000 Open Trot at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Joe Pavia Jr. guided the winner to the half-length victory over Credit Balance (Wally Hennessey) and I'll Tell You What (Dave Ingraham). Combined lif...
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Meadowlands hires PI to focus on integrity

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has been proud to be home to the world's greatest harness racing since its founding. In addition, the racetrack takes pride in providing a racing product that is driven by integrity. In the 2013 racing season, the Meadowlands Racetrack will take another booming step in providing that integrity driven product.   The Meadowlands Racetrack is proud to announce the ...
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Put On A Show wins 12th of 2012

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
World champion 5-year-old pacing mare Put On A Show won her 12th race of the year on Wednesday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, capturing a $50,000 Open in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:51.1 for driver Brian Sears. Also on the card, Empire Breeders Classic and Lady Maud champion Bettor B Lucky scored in 1:52.2 in a $17,000 conditioned event for driver Yannick Gingras.   Put On A Show...
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Parker closing in on Marohn at Monticello

on 11/29/2012 12:00 AM
He doesn't get much national attention but Billy "Zeke” Parker Jr. is one of the best harness drivers of all time. And his record speaks for itself!   On a muddy Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, Parker reined six winners on the card, with those victories bringing his career total to 10,855; seventh best all-time in North America.   Parker began ...
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