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Nob Hill High 1:50.3 winner at Dover

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
Nob Hill High spent the mile on the outside and still prevailed in the $35,000 Preferred/Open Handicap while Nova Artist came three-wide to win the $30,000 DelawareSpecial at Dover Downs on Thursday, Dec. 6.   David Miller raced Nob Hill High on the outside from the start and they continued to wear down their opponents the rest of a 1:50.3 mile. The victory was Nob Hill High's&...
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Owner back in game with Don't Hurry Love

on 12/06/2012 12:00 AM
When Don't Hurry Love captured the first leg of the Bob Staats Pacing series last weekend at Cal Expo, it marked a victorious return to racing for owner Ed Acktinson, who was watching his first starter in some 15 years. For good measure, he added a tally with the trotter Chevie Balboa a bit later on the same program. "Ed is retired now and called me and said he wanted to get back in the gam...
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Brett Miller drives 6,000th winner

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Brett Miller notched career win 6,000 when he piloted They Call Me Moon to victory, although by disqualification, in Tuesday's first race at The Meadows.   They Call Me Moon and Miller finished second but were awarded the milestone victory when the apparent winner, TSM Artist Star B, was set back for interference on the backside. Miller earned career win 6,001 the traditional w...
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Balmoral Park handle to show increase for 2012

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
If the first week of December is any indication, Balmoral Park will cap off a stellar 2012 season with sizable gains in business. Handle for the opening weekend of December was robust. The Saturday, Dec. 1, handle of $1,380,892 was $128,107 higher than 2011, and the Sunday, Dec. 2, program handled $1,135,362 versus $954,770 last year, an increase of $180,592. The combined two day weekend handl...
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Milby mania at Rosecroft on Tuesday

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Leading driver Frank Milby turned in another big night at Rosecroft on Tuesday night. Milby had 11 drives on the 13-race card and had five winners, two seconds and a third. He also had another finish fourth for a huge night.   Milby won the second race with Storm Logan, breaking that one's maiden in 1:57 for owners Norman, Dawn and Storm Short of Georgetown, Del. Melanie Major train...
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Art Official to stand at Midland Acres in Ohio

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Stallion Management together with Midland Acres is extremely excited to announce that multiple world champion Art Official p,3, 1:47 ($2,082,885), by Art Major-Naughty Shady Lady, by Falcon Seelster, will stand the 2013 breeding season at Midland Acres, located in Bloomingburg, Ohio. Kentuckiana Stallion Management will continue to serve as Stallion Manager and, along with Midland ...
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High-powered field entered in Cleveland Classic

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Northfield Park director of racing Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that while just six horses will go postward in Saturday night's $140,000 (est.) Cleveland Classic, it's not lacking for quality. The post-position draw will be held later Wednesday and posted when available.   Entered in the Cleveland Classic are: Meadowlands Pace winner A Rocknroll Dance;...
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120-time winner Tattler's Jet nearing retirement

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
In a few weeks, the career of 14-year-old pacer Tattler's Jet will come to an end. And as the final chapter is written in the life of the fastest horse ever bred in Wisconsin, 71-year-old breeder-owner Dave Carter might have provided the most amusing summation of the tale, which also features 68-year-old trainer Gene Miller.   "We're just two old guys and one old horse,” Carter s...
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Brooks brigade primed for Woodbine series

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Uxbridge conditioner Jeffrey Brooks and owner/breeder Prince Lee Acres will be busy this weekend at Woodbine. The pair will send out a trio of starters in the last two stakes engagements of the year.   PL Firstlady will contest the first round of the Niagara Series on Friday and PL Fighter and PL Faststrike will contest the opening leg of the Valedictory Series on Saturday.  ...
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Field set for $130,000 Cleveland Classic

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
The $130,000 Cleveland Classic, one of Northfield Park's premier races, is set for Saturday night. The final open stakes event on this year's national harness racing calendar, the Classic always draws an impressive slate of equine athletes as well as North America's top drivers. This year is no exception.   Thinking Out Loud has drawn the rail and has been named the 2-1 morning...
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Gilmour: "I wanted to go out a winner"

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
After his victory on Nov. 28 with his beloved trotter My Buddy Chimo, John Gilmour announced in the winner's circle that he was retiring from driving.   Unbeknownst to nearly everyone, Gilmour sprung that on the world although he admitted he'll continue training his current five- horse stable. "Now I'll leave the driving to them young fellers,” he said.   Asked why all...
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Between-race interviews to start at Maywood

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horseman's Association (IHHA) this Friday will unveil unprecedented between-race interviews that promise to revolutionize the way that fans handicap and understand harness racing in Chicago.   "I hope racing fans tune in to the Maywood Park signal on Friday,” said IHHA president David McCaffrey. "There are no other horseman's associations or racetracks going b...
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Commander K in charge again at Pompano

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Commander K, smartly driven by Joe Pavia Jr., was sent to the lead as the gate's wings folded and wired the competition for the second straight week in Pompano Park's $11,500 Open Trot on Wednesday night.   Owned by trainer Luca Derrico, the 5-year-old gelded son of Ken Warkenton carved out panels of :27.4, :56.4 and 1:25 before digging in late to hold off the surging even-money favorite,...
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Gurf wins Wednesday Dover Open Trot

on 12/05/2012 12:00 AM
Overlooked at 15-1 after winning at Yonkers from post eight last week, Gurf stormed from last to first in the stretch to win the $23,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.   With Allan Davis at the controls, Gurf sat seventh when the field began to bunch as Magic Wheel (Brad Hanners), who led from the start, tried to hold on when the entire field came at the leader. Gurf, how...
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Crazed moving to Hanover in 2013

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
World champion Crazed will move to Hanover Shoe Farms in 2013, it was announced Tuesday. He stood in New York at Blue Chip Farms since he entered stud in 2009, with full books his first two seasons and well over 100 mares bred in each of the past two.   His fee for next year has been set at $6,000.   Crazed Syndicate manager David Reid said the move to Pennsylvania o...
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Windsong Ingenius upsets at 31-1 in Autumn

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
An upset-minded Windsong Ingenius stormed home late to lower the stakes record to 1:54.4 while defeating the popular Nowucit Nowudont in the $60,000 Autumn Stakes final on Monday night at Woodbine.   With driver Mike Saftic at the helm, the 3-year-old trotting gelding scored the victory at odds of 31-1 for trainer Joseph Cirasuola.   Windsong Ingenius left swiftly from p...
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Monochromatic wins at Dover off layoff

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
Following a two-month hiatus from racing Monochromatic came back as if she hadn't been away, closing strongly to win the $23,000 Filly and Mare Open/Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Monday. During the last two seasons, Monochromatic has been nearly invincible in the upper ranks at Dover.   Again this time, Corey Callahan guided the 7-year-old Dream Away-Miss Ty mare to her 10th win of...
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Toscano: 2013 Spirit of the Horse Award winner

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
The Rutgers Equine Science Center has named Linda Toscano as the 2013 recipient of the Center's annual "Spirit of the Horse” award.   Toscano will receive the award during the Equine Science Update on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Cook Campus Center on the G. H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, N.J. Liz Durkin, the 2012 recipient and vice chair of the Rutgers University Board fo...
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Amateur Schwartz wins 500th career race

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
Amateur driver Alan Schwartz is having a banner year. Not only did he rein his 57th winner of the season at Monticello Raceway on Monday, but that triumph was Schwartz's 500th of his amateur driving career. Schwartz's milestone victory came behind Space Chalet in 1:58.1.   That makes him one of the most prolific amateur drivers of all time, ranking him second in races won ...
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NY Times story wins 1st Bergstein Award

on 12/04/2012 12:00 AM
The first annual Stanley Bergstein Writing Award was presented at a special luncheon in Lexington, KY, on Tuesday (Dec. 4). Sponsored by Barry Irwin's Team Valor International, the award went to writers Walt Bogdanich, Joe Drape and Rebecca Ruiz for their New York Times story about the role of veterinarians in the use of drugs in American horse racing.   The award included a check f...
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