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Filly with memorable name a contender in Autumn

on 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
Whether she wins or loses in her Autumn Stakes elimination this Friday, Drunk And Dramatic has already exceeded her conditioner's expectations. Trained by Philip Doyle, Drunk And Dramatic remains a perfect eight-for-eight in her young career, along with earnings of $25,600. The bay miss has raced exclusively at Rideau Carleton near Ottawa and will look to make her Woodbine debut a winning one. "I...
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Big Rigs sets track record at Dover

on 11/21/2012 12:00 AM
Big Rigs became the fastest trotter in track history winning the $23,000 Open trot in 1:52.1 while Second Wind N scored his fourth straight victory and Solo Command, Dingy’s Boy and He’s A Primadonna win Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) freshman colt trotters 2nd leg preliminaries on a strong and fast pre-Thanksgiving Day card, Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Dover Downs. With David M...
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John Kelly, owned KY's Janne Farm, dies

on 11/20/2012 12:00 AM
John Morgan Kelly, who owned and operated Janne Farm in Winchester, KY, and also worked as comptroller of The Red Mile, in the 1980s, died Saturday, Nov. 17, at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. He was 85.   Mr. Kelly had a small broodmare band and stood the Albatross stallion Sweet Meadow Doc p,2, 1:56.4 at his farm.   He also at one time operated and owned Fi...
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Retirement Foundation's Paris trip raffle underway

on 11/20/2012 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's annual raffle for a trip to the celebrated Prix d'Amerique at the Vincennes track in Paris, France, has left the gate with the finish just 18 days away when the winning ticket will be drawn.   The Prix d'Amerique, one of harness racing's most prestigious events, is a dream destination for those who love the sport of harness rac...
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Heston Blue Chip making his case in Matron

on 11/20/2012 12:00 AM
Owner Ken Jacobs has long believed Heston Blue Chip is the best 3-year-old male pacer in the nation. He hopes that by winning the upcoming Matron Stakes at Dover Downs, Heston Blue Chip will convince a lot of other people as well. Heston Blue Chip, trained by Linda Toscano and driven by Tim Tetrick, is coming off a win in Sunday's $270,000 Progress Pace at Dover Downs in a stakes-record 1:4...
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Perretti Farms to stand its studs in PA in 2013

on 11/20/2012 12:00 AM
Perretti Farms is opening a new stallion station in Newtown, Pa., just over the border from New Jersey, so its stallions can have the benefits of a solid sires stakes program in 2013.   Rocknroll Hanover, the leading money-winning sire of 3 year olds and all-age pacers this year, along with perennial trotting kingpin Muscles Yankee, and the young Lucky Chucky, will all stan...
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Legendary broodmare Rich N Elegant dies at 22

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
Rich N Elegant, the mare which many consider to be the greatest Standardbred broodmare ever, was humanely euthanized Friday, Nov. 16, at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania due to a severe bout with colic. Rich N Elegant, who was a Harness Racing Hall of Fame broodmare, was 22 years old.   Rich N Elegant, originally named Armbro Literal, born on St. Patrick's day March 17, ...
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Vote now for the 2012 Race of the Year!

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
It's time to vote for the 2012 Race of the Year! As selected by the staff at harnessracing.com, here are the five finalists, in alphabetical order: Breeders Crown Open Trot, won by Chapter Seven; Colonial Trot, won by Googoo Gaagaa; Hambletonian, won by Market Share; Metro Pace, won by Captaintreacherous; and Tattersalls Pace, won by Sweet Lou. Don't miss out on your chance to select the 20...
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Hatfield wins Billings Gold Cup final

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
The Billings Series finals were held at a new venue this year and a few weeks earlier than in past seasons. When the events were completed, "Trader Bud” Hatfield emerged victorious in the $25,000 Delvin Miller Memorial Gold Cup Championship final while "Smokin' Joe” Faraldo copped the $15,000 Silver Cup Championship, both at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 18.   Hatfi...
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New Yorker Margie Vance, 79, dies

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
Margaret "Margie" Vance, 79, the wife of Paul Vance, has died. Margie was the matriarch of the family and its nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Margie loved attending the horsemen's year-end celebrations during the heyday of Roosevelt Raceway, which included the years when the family campaigned such notables as Secret Service p,4, T1:53.2 ($454,179).   In addition to...
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Caraluzzi raises $2,080 for Retirement Foundation

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
Jimmy Caraluzzi, 22, a recent Rutgers University graduate working as a groom for his father, Joe, while looking for professional employment, turned in a time of 3:37.57 for the 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon on November 18, and raised $2,080 for the Standardbred Retirement Foundationin the process. Caraluzzi was running his very first marathon and asked for pledges to benefit the SRF,...
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Meadows to race 208 programs in 2013

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino today released its racing schedule for 2013 — the track's 50th anniversary season — featuring 208 live cards and highlighted by the Delvin Miller Adios on July 20 and July 27. Mike Jeannot, president of Meadows Racing, noted that the track has offered 208 live cards for the past several years. "Unlike other tracks that have been forced to reduce their ...
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Personal Style pushes Miller past $10 million

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
In August, driver David Miller won his first Hambletonian Oaks with Personal Style. On Sunday, she helped Miller to another memorable moment by winning the $149,400 Matron Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Dover Downs, pushing Miller's seasonal earnings beyond $10 million. The purse earnings from the Matron victory extended Miller's own record for most $10-million seasons in harness r...
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Campbell fined $150; Bluegrass DQ appealed

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
Following a formal hearing with two of the three track stewards at The Red Mile, driver John Campbell has been fined $150 as a result of the disqualification of Odds On Equuelus from first to last in a Bluegrass division on Sept. 29. Campbell met with all three of the track stewards two days after the incident and was told at the time that no further sanctions would be given; however, there...
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Top colts entered in Matron 3YO pace; 2 elims

on 11/19/2012 12:00 AM
Three of the leading contenders for Dan Patch U.S. Harness Writers Association's 2012 Three-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Award will match strides in one of two $29,444 Matron eliminations this Sunday at Dover Downs. Heston Blue Chip, Pet Rock, Bettor's Edge, Mel Mara, Bolt The Duer and Thinking Out Loud are among the contenders.   Heston Blue Chip, trained by Linda Toscano for ow...
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Rockincam captures Yonkers feature

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
Locally-debuting Rockincam (Eric Goodell) worked out the perfect trip Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position six as the 6-5 favorite, Rockincam sat early as Silent Swing (Mark MacDonald) left to an immediate lead. That one then took up, allowing honors to Code Word (Yannick Gingras). After a :26.1 opening quarter and :54.4 ...
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Rocklamation tops Camille in Forest City

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
Heavy 1-4 favorite Rocklamation held off her Ron Burke stablemate Camille to win Western Fair Raceway's $200,000 Forest City Pace on Saturday night with Scott Zeron in the sulky.   With the inside post advantage, Milton Stakes champion Rocklamation and Zeron grabbed the early lead with Ticket To Rock (Jody Jamieson) rolling up alongside from post six. Rocklamation gave way to t...
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Dillander returns to Florida and wins

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
It didn't take Jason Dillander long to pick up right where he left off in sunny Florida. Following a most successful 2011-12 winter season at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, the 36-year-old reinsman spent the past summer at his other home base, the Hoosier Park-Indiana Downs circuit where he has excelled in recent years.   Dillander brought his talents back and on Saturday nig...
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USTA District 7 meets; initiatives in PA discussed

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association District 7 annual meeting and banquet took place on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn in Clarion, PA. At the meeting, Chairman Walter "Boots” Dunn stepped down from that position and passed the reins to Sam Beegle.   "I'm going to continue on as a USTA director, but Sam (Beegle) is going to take over as chairman,” said Dunn in making the...
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Progress to Heston; Googoo Gaagaa falters

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip continued with his late-season surge as he captured the $270,000 Progress Pace in 1:49 on Sunday night at Dover Downs. Driver Tim Tetrick and the American Ideal colt controlled the race, setting fractions of :25.2, :54 and 1:21.1.   There was plenty of Matron Stakes action on the card as well, and in the 3-Year-Old Colt Trot the Jimmy Takter Stable ga...
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