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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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Royalty for Ducharme in 2CT? Pine Credit scratched

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
He's called Royalty For Life. For trainer George Ducharme winning the Breeders Crown juvenile colt trot would be a life changing experience.   For the conditioner who trains a small group of trotters pointed towards the New York Sires Stakes program each year, the Breeders Crown is a pleasant departure from the norm and something he's definitely not taking lightly.   "It ...
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Crown/Walsh offers MVT Award

on 10/22/2012 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown and Walsh Products are pleased to announce the renewal of the Most Valuable Trainer ( MVT ) Award to be presented at the conclusion of the Breeders Crown races Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack.   Last year's winner, Ron Burke, was named The Breeders Crown MVT when he accumulated 33 points with 10 horses entered and three horses hitting the board including last ...
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Draws held for Crown 3YO Colt Paces

on 10/21/2012 2:00 AM
Forty-four of harness racing's top 3-year-olds went postward Saturday night at Woodbine to contest six $25,000US Breeders Crown eliminations. The elimination winners earned the privilege to select their post positions for their respective finals, set for Saturday, Oct. 27.   Bettors Edge, driven by David Miller, pulled off a 17-1 upset in the first Crown elimination for 3-year-old p...
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Trotting mare doesn't miss a "Beat"

on 10/21/2012 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover delivered a two-length score in the lone $40,000US Breeders Crown elimination for older trotting mares on Saturday night at Woodbine. The draw for the race was held and Beatgoeson Hanover will start from post two in the final while defending champion Frenchfrysnvinegar drew post eight.   The Richard ‘Nifty' Norman trainee and driver Brian Sears, who picked up th...
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Big Brad's 1:51.1 sets Balmoral 2YOCP mark

on 10/21/2012 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old pacing colts were in action on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven youngsters met in the $12,700 Crete Stake. This affair turned into a showcase for John and Mary Krasnican's up and coming star Big Brad as the youngster set a new track record for a 2-year-old pacing colt, rolling to a four-length victory in a blazing 1:51.1. The p...
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Big efforts take Kindergarten splits at Vernon

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Ma Chere Hall tied the track record for 2-year-old filly trotters with her impressive 1:56 score in Friday night's fifth and final leg of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series action at Vernon Downs. The $175,000 (est.) finals are scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 26, also at Vernon.   Competing over a "good" track in Friday's $10,000 tenth event, Ma Chere Hall displayed fast foot from...
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Silverman brings siblings into Crown action

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
History has a way of repeating itself. If that's true, Richie Silverman hopes it happens on Oct. 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.   Last year half-brothers Sweet Lou and Bettor Sweet became the first siblings to capture Breeders Crowns on the same night. This year, Silverman has a brother and sister act named Razzle Dazzle and Ramalama hoping for lightning to strike twice.   "We've got Ra...
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Naughtytiltheend repeats in Yonkers feature

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's misting Friday night pair of $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps for distaff pacers and either-gender trotters--were won by a repeating Naughtytiltheend (Brent Holland, $13.40) and a freakishly formful Blacktuxwhitesocks (George Brennan, $2.40).   At the outset of the fairer-sex foray, it was the returning Feeling You (Eric Goodell) and Rock N Soul (Jason Bartlett) doing...
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Rebeka Bayama bests Put On A Show in Open

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Supplemental Breeders Crown entry Rebeka Bayama topped a field of 10 in Friday night's $42,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack with a dazzling 1:48.4 track record equaling effort for driver Sylvain Filion and her new trainer Stephane Laroque. Put On A Show, prepping for her start against the boys in the Crown Open Pace, finished fourth. Rebeka Bayama settled in...
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Filion says Rebeka Bayama "super"

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Though it didn't happen in a Breeders Crown elimination, Rebeka Bayama's impressive, 1:48.4 track-record equaling performance at Woodbine in an Open Mare prep on Friday night established her as a top contender for the $600,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace Final on Oct. 27. The record was one of Woodbine's longest standing speed badges, set in 2003 by Carolina Sunshine.   Driven by Sylva...
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Big performances by Little Brown Fox, Intimidate

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Little Brown Fox sprinted away from the field and won by 7 lengths in the first 3-year-old colt trot Breeders Crown elimination, timed in 1:53 at Woodbine on Saturday, while Intimidate upset Market Share in the second elim in 1:53.1. The top five finishers from each elimination, listed below in alphabetical order, advanced to the $555,000 Crown final: Another Amaretto, Guccio, Intimidate, Know...
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Always About Katey wins second Indiana final

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
The second Indiana Sires Stakes $200,000 Gold finals for 2 year olds were contested at Indiana Downs on Saturday  night and one horse, the filly pacer Always About Katey, picked up her second championship victory. The filly by Always A Virgin won her first on Sept. 8 in 1:54.4 and came back and picked up her second in 1:53.3. She has now earned $307,775 for owners William C. and...
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Googoo Gaagaa wins by 23 lengths in 1:58.1

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
While the sport's top performers were in action at Woodbine, the fast 3-year-old trotting colt Googoo Gaagaa had a lazy night at Rosecroft Raceway. Competing in a $3,200 Maryland Sires Stakes race, he won by 23 lengths in 1:58.1 with Jim Morand driving. Corey Callahan, who usually drives Googoo Gaagaa for trainer-owner Richard Hans, was at Woodbine instead.   Googoo Gaagaa won this ...
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Great Vintage takes Yonkers feature

on 10/20/2012 2:00 AM
Favored Great Vintage (George Brennan) found the finish when he needed it Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Pace.   In play early from post position 5, Great Vintage easily stepped around pylon-patrolling Sapphire City (Brent Holland). After a quick, :26.4 opening quarter-mile, the 6-5 choice rated a :56-second intermission. Great Vintage amped it up d...
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Under saddle race on turf at Indy Downs

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs hosts an innovative race on Saturday night when a field of trotters races under saddle on the track's turf course. This is a follow-up to a similar race for saddled trotters at the track earlier in the month. Saturday's race is believed to be the only such turf race ever held in North America in many years. Standardbreds normally race pulling a sulky over a dirt track. Races w...
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