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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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Key has 2 wins, 1 second in Matron action

on 11/18/2012 12:00 AM
Owner Bob Key had a big Sunday at Dover as he won two Matron events and finished second in another. The program started out well for the Pennsylvania breeder-owner as his 2-year-old trotting colt Text Winner, a son of Tom Ridge, scored in 1:56.3. A few races later his top 3-year-old trotting filly Win Missy B finished second to Personal Banner in 1:53.2. Then Twilight Banner, a 2-year-old paci...
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$35,000 top price for racehorse at Blooded Horse

on 11/17/2012 12:00 AM
Buyers from across the country flocked to Delaware, Ohio Nov 12-15 for the 65thannual Blooded Horse Fall Sale.Ohio-bred yearlings were the stars opening day as prominent owner Ed Mullinax purchased two Feelin Friskie offspring for $45,000 and $32,000, along with a Chip Chip Hooray for $26,000.   "Racing is on the verge of dramatic improvement in Ohio,” Mullinax said. "It's going t...
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Fox Valley Smarty's 1:55.2 best in trot feature

on 11/17/2012 12:00 AM
Fox Valley Smarty worked out a cozy pocket trip before brushing through the Lightning Lane to capture Friday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Meadows newcomer Southwind Pepino gained steadily uncovered to slip past early leader Rembrandt Spur at the top of the stretch. But Fox Valley Smarty and Tony Hall found the Lightning Lane in time to gain a narrow victory ov...
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Market Share tops $2 million with Galt victory

on 11/17/2012 12:00 AM
Market Share went over the $2 million mark in earnings for the 2012 season with a victory in the $108,000 Galt Stakes at Maywood Park Friday night. He also set a track and stakes mark with his 1:54.4 victory by 3 1/2 lengths over Lindys Jersey Boy. Appomattox finished third while the pacesetter Prayer Session held on for fourth. Market Share's accomplishment makes him just the fourth...
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Pet Rock easy 1:51.4 Windy City winner

on 11/17/2012 12:00 AM
Pet Rock picked up a big stakes win when he captured the $215,000 Windy City at Maywood Park Friday night. Doug McNair, who drove the colt, allowed A Rocknroll Dance to initially take the lead, but before his foe had even broken the beam at the first quarter-mile mark (:27.2), McNair took command.   "I wanted to stay away from an early duel but I also wanted to be in contr...
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Racing Medication group oks thresholds

on 11/16/2012 12:00 AM
At its Nov. 13 meeting in Louisville, Ky., the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors addressed a number of important initiatives including therapeutic medications, laboratory proficiency, corticosteroid regulation and penalties for rule violations. Among the board's actions were approvals of thresholds and withdrawal guidelines for six medications that were present...
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Malabar Millennium dies at age 12 due to cancer

on 11/16/2012 12:00 AM
The stallion Malabar Millennium, 12, owned by Mal and Janet Burroughs, was euthanized on Thursday (Nov. 15) at Lindwood Farm in Greensburg, Pa., due to intestinal cancer. He won a Hambletonian elimination race in 2003 and was sixth in the final in what ended up being his final career starts due to injury. The son of Hambletonian champion Malabar Man and Hambo Oaks winner Gleam, he took a ...
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Dadoyan, Silver leave Meadowlands

on 11/16/2012 12:00 AM
More management changes have taken place at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Jeff Gural, chairman of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, confirmed that Alex Dadoyan, Director of Racing Operations, and Amy Silver, Director of Marketing, are no longer with the company.   Dadoyan and Silver have been key members of the staff at the Meadowlands for many years. Dadoyan was ...
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Put On A Show rallies, But Royal Cee Cee wins

on 11/16/2012 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night, $35,000 co-features--an Open Handicap for distaff pacers and an Open for trotters--were won by first-over Royal Cee Cee N (George Brennan, $6.80) and pocket-sitting Brando's Muscle Man, also driven by Brennan.   In play from post position seven, Royal Cee Cee N found a seat third as Rock N Soul (Jason Bartlett) put last week's victress, K...
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Toscano's magical season nears completion

on 11/15/2012 12:00 AM
As trainer Linda Toscano gets her horses ready for the final full weekend of stakes action this season, she also is getting ready to see the final chapter written in what has been a career year.   Toscano trains three horses in the sport's Top 10 poll: No. 1-ranked Chapter Seven, who saw his career come to an end with a win in last weekend's American-National Stakes for older trotte...
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Jans Luck retired; Do Me Honor wins

on 11/15/2012 12:00 AM
Her shoes pulled in the winners' circle, millionaire Jans Luck officially retired from racing Wednesday at The Meadows while a newcomer to the track, Do Me Honor, honored the great lady by winning the Jans Luck Retirement Pace.   The 8-year-old Jans Luck, who will join the Hanover Shoe Farms broodmare band, was fast and tough, banking $1,015,484 in a career that spanned 149 races an...
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Pet Rock out to smash rivals in Windy City

on 11/15/2012 12:00 AM
Friday's $215,000 Windy City Pace, the signature event on a big Friday night of stake action at Maywood Park, should be a hotly contested affair from start to finish as a very strong field of eight 3-year-old pacing colts square off in this prestigious event.   Frank Bellino's Pet Rock has been accorded the slight morning line favoritism at 2-1 after drawing post position two for t...
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