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Bartlett to represent US in 2013 World Driving tourney

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett has been announced as the driver who will represent the United States in the World Driving Championship in June 2013 in Paris, France.   Bartlett represented the U.S. in 2009 in Norway, where there were varied distances, and finished sixth. In 2011 he was again chosen to represent the US, when the World Championships were conducted on more familiar turf in t...
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Freehold cancels Thursday due to Sandy

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has announced that live racing scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, has been cancelled due to a power failure that left the half-mile oval without power since Monday when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast region.   Simulcasting and live racing will resume once power is restored. Patrons and horsemen are asked to check Freehold Raceway's website, www.freeholdraceway.com ...
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Hot Roddy, Inittowinafortune win DSBF finals

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway hosted two $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for 2-year-old pacers Wednesday to close out the track's 66th year of live racing.   The races were originally scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, but were postponed due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The stake events were conducted as part of an abbreviated non-wagering four-race program. &nb...
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Kirschenbaum Memorial on Cal Expo opener

on 10/31/2012 2:00 AM
Watch and Wager LLC will raise the curtain on its new harness meeting at Cal Expo on Friday night, with the Alan Kirschenbaum Memorial Pace heading the card. It will go as the eighth race on a 14-race program.   The Watch and Wager meeting will run through May 11, with Friday and Saturday programs until Dec. 22, then three nights per week for the remainder of the meet on a Thursday...
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Top Illinois sire Broadway Express dies

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Broadway Express, the first millionaire stallion to ever stand stud in Illinois--and the horse that helped put Cottonwood Farm on the map—died Monday night, Oct. 29, at Cottonwood Farm at the age of 30. Bred by Patrick Kelly, he was a son of Big Towner and the Bengazi Hanover mare Snowball Express.   As a racehorse, Broadway Express won 20 starts and earned $1,141,726 while compet...
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News about top 2YO Captaintreacherous

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms, in conjunction with Marvin Katz, Michael Parisi, Joe Sbrocco and Myron Bell, are proud to announce that a limited amount of shares in the great pacing colt Captaintreacherous p,2, 1:49.2 ($917,141) will be available for purchase this fall. "The Captain” started his stakes campaign with an amazing track record victory in the Woodrow Wilson final at the Meadowlands in 1:49.3...
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Blooded Horse Fall Sale includes 245 yearlings

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The 65th annual Blooded Horse Fall Sale will offer 1433 horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Monday, Nov. 12, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The sale features 245 yearlings, 204 two year olds, 273 three year olds, and 97 weanlings along with hundreds of broodmares and a few stallions.   Yearlings from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario are in abundance and all sell ...
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Draw at Yonkers Tuesday; reopen Thursday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The latest from Yonkers Raceway and Empire City regarding the Hurricane Sandy-related cancellations, closures and schedule amendments.   Horsemen are reminded that there is a double draw (for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3) scheduled for today (Tuesday), with the entry box for both days closing at 4 pm. For more information, please contact the race office at 914-457-2627.   ...
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DSBF races re-scheduled for Wednesday

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
The four Delaware Standardbred Breeders' Fund races that will be contested Wednesday, Oct. 31, folowing their cancellation on Monday, Oct. 29, due to Hurricane Sandy, will be raced at Harrington Raceway in the same sequence as they were originally programmed.   First Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Colts Consolation - 6 p.m.; Second Race:2-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Consolation - 6:1...
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Woodbine set to offer 20-cent triactor tickets

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Tuesday announced it was adding 20-cent triactors to its live fractional betting menu through to the end of the year. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, racing fans can wager a minimum of 20 cents on triactors during Woodbine's live Standardbred and Thoroughbred cards.   Racing customers are already able to play 20-cent minimums on superfectas and...
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8 entered in Messenger; no elims needed

on 10/30/2012 2:00 AM
Eight 3-year-olds--seven colts and a gelding---have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. No eliminations are therefore necessary and so the 57th edition of the Messenger, worth $415,820, goes as a one-dash-for-the-cash event a week from Saturday night, Nov. 10.   The entrants, alphabetically with declared drivers, are...A ...
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Updated: Hurricane Sandy prompts cancellations

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy's churn up the East Coast has prompted the cancellation of racing and simulcasting at several racetracks. As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, here is the list:   The Meadows: Live racing is canceled on Tuesday.   Vernon Downs: Simulcasting is closed on Monday and Tuesday; scheduled to resume on Wednesday.   Yonkers Raceway: Live racing and simulcast...
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Horsemen: Sign up for race office texts!

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Consistently on the cutting edge of the ever evolving technology scene, Jeff Gural's three tracks have entered into a agreement with Sumotext to offer instant updates on race office information through mass text messaging.   The intended use is to get time sensitive information on upcoming deadlines, overnights and stakes into the hands of trainers and perhaps most interestingly, ma...
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Record 11-for-11 Crown night for Tetrick

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
Not only was it a record four-win Breeders Crown night for Tim Tetrick on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodbine Racetrack, he also set a record when he earned a purse check in all 11 of his drives on the card. Tetrick's total take on the program was $1,544,850, the second time this year he earned more than $1 million on a single card. On Hambletonian day at the Meadowlands he set a single-day record w...
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Bolt The Duer back in action with 1:52.3 win

on 10/29/2012 2:00 AM
World Champion Bolt The Duer, who won the 2012 Delvin Miller Adios but slumped recently due to a health setback, roared back Monday at The Meadows by capturing the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace from well back.   Bolt The Duer's 1:47.4 winning mile in the Adios is the fastest ever on a five-eighths-mile track, and he subsequently burnished his credentials by taking his second strai...
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Alan Kirschenbaum dies at 51

on 10/28/2012 2:00 AM
Alan Kirschenbaum, a successful writer of television sitcoms but also a friend of harness racing, breeding, owning and training scores of horses over the years, died Saturday in Los Angeles. Two of his most successful horses were Little Steven and Sugar Glider, who was trained by George Berkner, who Alan once worked for during his days as a horseman.   He also worked as a commentato...
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Googoo Gaagaa sets Rosecroft mark in MDSS

on 10/28/2012 2:00 AM
What do Maryland Sire Stakes and hurricanes have in common? Googoo Gaagaa!   Once again, just before a hurricane, Googoo Gaagaa set a track and stakes record, breaking Rosecroft's 3-year-old trotting colt record set in 1991 by Mr Chin and the Maryland Sire Stakes record set by Guyboin 2001.   Googoo Gaagaa looked like he was out for a stroll on Saturday, setting fraction...
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Ma Chere Hall, Banco Solo take Kindergartens

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Ma Chere Hall and Banco Solo each earned champion status as a result of their impressive victories in Friday night’s $408,500 finals of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series for 2-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Ma Chere Hall, who tied the Vernon record for her age, sex and gait with a 1:56 clocking in last Friday’s fifth and final KCS preliminary leg here, followed that rem...
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Tamla Celeber S upsets in Open Mare Trot

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber S, with Brian Sears, stormed down the stretch to nail the defending champion, Frenchfrysnvinegar  on the line in the $250,000 (US) Mare Trot, the first of 12 Breeders Crown finals worth $6.2 million, Saturday night, October 27 at Woodbine. The five-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall looked like she could finish no better than second when the field turned for home, as the odds-o...
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Freshman Somwherovrarainbow takes Filly Pace

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, driven by Andy Miller, delivered an off-the-pace score for trainer George Teague Jr. in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue got away fifth behind UF Dragons Queen (David Miller), who clocked the opening panel in :27.  From third, L Dees Lioness (Scott Zeron) was the first to m...
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