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Mandabra upsets again at Harrington

on 10/24/2012 2:00 AM
Nick Callahan, Shaun Callahan and C.A. Bonnucelli's Mandabra (Franklin Milby, $19.60) was an upset winner for the second straight week in the $22,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   Dismissed at 8-to-1, Mandabra charged hard up the backstretch and wore down the early leader late for a half-length win over Spunky Vic and Man About Town. Trained by Nick Callahan, the 6-year-old...
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Pathtodover finds path to Batavia circle

on 10/24/2012 2:00 AM
Using a big move at the three-quarter pole, Pathtodover found the path to the winner's circle in the $9,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at a damp and foggy Batavia Downs Wednesday night.   Sitting fourth behind the parked-out and stalling cover of Real Joy (Jason Merriman), driver Doug Bowins steered Pathtodover ($10.20) three wide around the final turn and easily blew past the pace-setti...
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Diamond Creek purchases See You At Peelers

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
World Champion and two-time divisional champion pacing filly See You At Peelers p,2,1:51.3f; 3,1:49.2f, a career winner of more than $1.5-million, has been purchased privately by Diamond Creek Farm of Paris, Ky.   The mare is presently carrying her first foal, by the year's leading sire of 2-year-old pacers, Somebeachsomewhere. The purchase price was not disclosed.   In m...
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Palone update: still waiting on test results

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Roger Huston, announcer at The Meadows, told harnessracing.com that he spoke with Dave Palone's wife, Bethann, at 8 am Tuesday morning and she told him they were still waiting on the results from x-rays to determine if Dave sustained any injuries to his neck and shoulders in a racing accident at The Meadows on Monday afternoon.   Palone was driving a horse in race 10 on Monday and was fir...
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Crown draw streamed live at 12:25 today

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Beginning at 12:25 p.m. today, Woodbine Entertainment Group will live stream the post position draw for the Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt trot. The draw, which will take place at WEGZ Stadium Bar, can be viewed at www.WoodbineEntertainment.com/BreedersCrown.   James van Riemsdyk, star forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the special celebrity drawmaster for the 29th edition...
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Badlands Nitro to stand at Winbak Farm of Delaware

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Delaware is proud to announce that Badlands Nitro p,2,1:51.1f; 3,1:50f ($1,597,638) will be coming to Winbak Farm of Delaware in 2013. Badlands Nitro was a stakes winner at 2 and 3. At 2, he equaled Artsplace’s world record of 1:51.1f winning the Matron Elimination and won the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Final. He was second in the Smullin Memorial. At 3, he won the elimi...
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Another Palone update: up and around

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
At the beginning of the broadcast of the Meadows Live racing show on Tuesday at 12:30 pm, announcer Roger Huston reported that he spoke with Bethann Palone, wife of driver Dave Palone, shortly before going on the air and she reported that her husband was up and walking around in his room at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.   Bethann Palone told Huston that x-rays of her husband's...
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Intimidate 3, Little Brown Fox 4 in BC 3YOCT

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer and co-owner Luc Blais selected post three for Intimidate for Saturday night's $555,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at Woodbine Racetrack at the post-position draw held Tuesday afternoon at the WEGZ Stadium Bar. Blais earned the right to choose his post after Intimidate won his Crown elimination last Saturday. Little Brown Fox won the second elimination and co-owner Jim Fielding ...
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Callahan hoping to outfox Hot Shot

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan will drive Hot Shot Blue Chip (post three--odds 8-1) in the $600,000 Breeders Crown for older trotters at Woodbine Racetrack this Saturday. Callahan is the 18th driver to compete with the speedy but inconsistent gelding. The 6-year-old winner of nearly $1.2 million has vexed his connections (trainer Jonas Czernyson and owner Thomas Dillon of Anson, Maine) with brilliant perfo...
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Copiad, who beat Pine Chip in Elitlopp, dies

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Copiad, a fan favorite in Sweden, especially on the day in 1994 when he beat Pine Chip in the deciding heat of the Elitlopp in Stockholm, died Oct. 19 on the same farm where he was born, SR Varmland, 23 years earlier.   A son of Texas-Bibbi Girl, Copiad won 50 of his 81 starts, with the Oslo Grand Prix and Finlandia Ajo in addition to his Elitlopp victory. He was trained and driven ...
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Mark Loewe named VP for Ohio tracks

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc. has named Mark Loewe as Vice President of Ohio Racing Operations, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Loewe, a 30-year veteran of the horse racing industry with a five year tenure at Penn National Gaming, most recently served as Vice President of Racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, PA, a position he assumed in Novemb...
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Palone released from hospital

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Dave Palone, who was injured in a five-horse accident in Monday's 10th race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, was released from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.   Following the spill, Palone was transported directly to the hospital by helicopter. Upon further examination, in which the results from X-rays and other tests c...
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Toscano could win back-to-back Crowns

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
Market Share, who  on Tuesday drew post eight for the $555,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters, was made the 2-1 morning line favorite and he could give trainer Linda Toscano back-to-back winners in the event. Chuck Sylvester is the only trainer to win the 3-year-old colt trot in consecutive years, with Pine Chip in 1993 and Incredible Abe in 1994.   ...
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Wilder bounces back, takes Meadows feature

on 10/23/2012 2:00 AM
In Tuesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at the Meadows, it was hard to tell who was more determined — the winning horse or the winning driver.   Mike Wilder, competing only a day after suffering a sprained wrist and bruised ribs in a five-race mishap at The Meadows, guided Victory Is Coming to a spirited Lightning Lane rally and a ¾-length triumph over Unefo...
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Hall of Famer Jimmy Arthur dies at 93

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer/driver Jimmy Arthur, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Tampa, Fla., area. He had been living with his son Bill, a former racing official.   Mr. Arthur's family moved to Hanover, Pa., in the mid-1930s, seeking more favorable working conditions for his father, not necessarily a career for then high school-aged Jimmy.   His father went to work for He...
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Delmarvalous to stand in Winbak Farm’s PA lineup

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
In 2013, Winbak Farm will be welcoming Delmarvalous p,2,1:52.3f; 3,1:48.2 ($905,691), to its Pennsylvania stallion lineup. The Badlands Hanover son had a lucrative career that included wins at two in the Arden Downs and two Delaware Breeders Finals. Early in the season, he finished second to Two Year Old Colt Pacer of the Year Sportswriter in both his Metro and Nassagaweya eliminations. He was vot...
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McArdle to stand in Ohio

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
The McArdle Syndicate is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2013 breeding season, McArdle p,3,1:49 ($2,455,609) (Falcon Seelster-Lilting Laughter-Nihilator), will stand stud in Ohio at Hickory Lane Farm. To date, McArdle has sired ten (10) 1:50 or better winning performers; is currently a leading sire of three year olds in total money earnings; and, his offspring have won nearly ...
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Successful filly Cowgirl Hall overcomes injury

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
Cowgirl Hall will start from post 10 in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday (Oct. 27) at Woodbine Racetrack. The daughter of Cash Hall-Centerfold Hall has a mark of Q1:54.4s and $386,152 in earnings -- 100 percent of them in the state of New York. The 2012 New York Sire Stakes champion has been ultra-consistent throughout her career, winning or hitting th...
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Accident at Meadows sends drivers to hospital

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
Five drivers went down in a horrific accident in race 10 at The Meadows Monday afternoon, and as of early that evening all appeared to have escaped life-threatening injuries. Dave Palone was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital because of possible head trauma. A scan ruled out head injuries, and while Palone was alert he was experiencing excrutiating pain in his neck and...
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DSBF 2-year-old splits raced at Harrington

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
Six $20,000 divisions of the second leg for the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway. There were three divisions apiece for colts and fillies.   There was an event held as an early non-wagering race which went to Nanticoke Racing and Donna Messick's Ilikethemtrashy (Jim Morand), who was a 1:56 winner for ...
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