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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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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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