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Crown contenders in qualifiers at Mohawk

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
Qualifiers at Mohawk Friday saw action from several Breeders Crown contestants whose events have gone straight to finals on Sat., Oct. 27.   Defending sophomore Crown champ Cedar Dove is one of three mares to take a bye in the $250,000 Mare Trot along with last year's Mare Trot champ Frenchfrysnvinegar and Pembroke Heat Wave. Cedar Dove qualified for Mike Vanderkemp in 1:56.2....
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Luchento re-elected SBOANJ president

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
The slate of officers, headed by president Tom Luchento, will be at the helm of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey for 2012-2013.   The SBOANJ held its annual membership meeting on Friday at Freehold Raceway and followed the public session with the reorganization of its uncontested Board of Directors.   Luchento's slate of officers remained unchan...
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Alagna trainees sweep Crown 2CP elims

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna-trained horses swept the two eliminations of the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace Friday night at Woodbine, with one being expected and the other a surprise. Captaintreacherous rolled to his eighth straight victory with a 1:50 effort in the first elimination at odds of 1-9, while Wake Up Peter woke up the bettors in the second elim with a 1:51.1 score at odds of 13-1.   ...
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Somwherovrarainbow finds gold in 2FP elim

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, a daughter of 2008 Horse of the Year and Breeders Crown champion Somebeachsomewhere out of the 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue, also a Breeders Crown champ herself, scored a 10-1 upset victory in the single elimination of the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The top seven finishers in the race will join bye recipients I Luv The Nite...
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Wheeling N Dealin scores in Crown 2CT elim

on 10/19/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remained perfect in eight career starts in Friday night's single elimination for the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, but it wasn't easy for the favorite. The top eight finishers in the elim will join Dontyouforgetit and Major Athens in the $600,000 final on Oct. 27.   The field was reduced by one starter at the start when Fashion Blizzard made ...
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Drivers hospitalized after Harrington accident

on 10/18/2012 2:00 AM
An accident marred the seventh race Wednesday at Harrington Raceway and initiated a "no contest” ruling by the judges, and drivers George Dennis and Brad Hanners are recovering from injuries. While their injuries are not believed to be severe at the time of this writing, both drivers are being held overnight at Milford Memorial Hospital in nearby Milford, Delaware awaiting testing and x-r...
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Miller/Hammer team up on Crown hopeful

on 10/18/2012 2:00 AM
In 2005 Erv Miller and Roger Hammer were on completely different sides of the racing spectrum. Miller sent out the 1-2 Hambletonian favorite that year in Classic Photo and Hammer piloted the upset race winner Vivid Photo to victory in the $1.5 million event one spot ahead of Classic Photo.   Flash forward a few years and the two have partnered on a Breeders Crown juvenile colt pace ...
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New Weekend Preview Now Available!

on 10/18/2012 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown XXVIIII is upon us with eliminations for 2 year olds on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack and eliminations for 3 year olds and the older mare trot on Saturday night. This week's free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview has all the news leading up to the championship events.   One intriguing story line is the 3-Year-Old Colt Trot, another is the 3-Year-Old Pace. While ...
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Second leg of DSBF for 2YOs at Harrington

on 10/17/2012 2:00 AM
The second leg of $20,000 eliminations for 2-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) trotters was contested at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. Three divisions of colts were held while there were two for fillies.   Art Stafford and Art Stafford Jr.'s Royal Briefing (Art Stafford Jr.) took the first of two non-wagering events as a 2:03.3 winner in a division for colt trotters....
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Billy Davis Jr. to represent Canada in France

on 10/17/2012 2:00 AM
Billy Davis Jr., Canada's leading dash winning driver to date this year, will represent Canada in an International driving event in Paris, France in early December. The International Week End is dedicated to the "Trotteur Français" and is held at Hippodrome Paris- Vincennes' racecourse, from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The 'Prix des Rencontres Internationales du Trotteur Français,' a single race driv...
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Rick Zeron has chance at two Crowns

on 10/17/2012 2:00 AM
There's very little that has eluded WEG circuit regular Rick Zeron over his decorated career. That's why a Breeders Crown coronation would mean the world to the veteran horseman. This year the 56-year-old horseman has two hopefuls in the 29th edition of the Breeders Crown, set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodbine. With no eliminations required for the 2- and 3-year-old filly trot di...
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Hurrikane Kingcole has the need for speed

on 10/17/2012 2:00 AM
It's been a rocky road for the connections of Hurrikane Kingcole this year. The brilliantly fast 3-year-old pacer has at times looked like a world beater. Then there were the times when he would simply beat himself.   Trainer John McDermott planned out a 3-year-old season for his $10,000 bargain basement purchase with a mindset to race the colt from off the pace. With as much speed ...
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Hockey player to assist with Crown draws

on 10/17/2012 2:00 AM
James van Riemsdyk, star forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the special celebrity drawmaster for this year's edition of the Breeders Crown, which offers over $6 million in purses, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodbine.   Van Riemsdyk, will be on hand to assist with the noon event, set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at WEGZ Stadium & Bar in Vaughan.   Born in 1989, van Ri...
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Marcus Miller wins at Yonkers; Sears has 5

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller declared that he was "the happiest person here" after he made a winning Yonkers Raceway debut Monday night.   Miller went the distance with odds-on favorite Domethatagain ($2.90) in the $19,000, seventh-race pace. The 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight aired by 5½ lengths, negotiating the sloppy surface in 1:53.1. Domethatgain is co-owned by Mystical Ma...
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Delaware Breeders Fund for 2YO pacers

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Six $20,000 divisions for the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway over a sloppy racetrack. The top eight point earners in each division will return on closing night, Oct. 29, to compete in $100,000 finals.   Among the three filly divisional winners was James Wilson's Ally Wishes ($99.60,...
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Hoosier Classic preview on Thursday night

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Sale Company will host the Classic Preview on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6-9 pm in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The event, sponsored by Gluco Glide LLC, Hubbard Feeds, and Indiana StandardbredAssociation, will give buyers the opportunity to examine yearlings, view videos and socialize the night before the auction.   The auction starts at ...
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Put On A Show one of 10 in Crown Open Pace

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown finals had one big surprise – the $2.3 million winning mare Put On A Show was one of 10 pacers entered in the $500,000 Open Pace, a first in Breeders Crown history. The other nine pacers in alphabetical order are: Aracache Hanover, Bettor Sweet, Foiled Again, Foreclosure N, Golden Receiver, Hypnotic Blue Chip, Razzle Dazzle, Up The Credit and We Will See...
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Toscano hopes to double up in Breeders Crown

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Market Share will try to win the upcoming Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, thereby duplicating the accomplishment of stablemate Chapter Seven a year ago. Chapter Seven, meanwhile, will try to win the upcoming Breeders Crown for older trotters, thereby accomplishing something not done in nearly two decades. Not since Pine Chip in 1993-94 has a male trotter w...
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Big entry fee doesn't "intimidate" owners

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
The $62,500 entry fee for the $555,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings did not keep the connections of Intimidate from writing a check that equals nearly half his lifetime earnings.   The son of Justice Hall-Fabulous Tag has 11 wins in 15 starts this year, with $130,845 in earnings. His largest payday was a $62,246 check for finishing second to Little Brow...
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SBOA opposes fewer dates at Freehold

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ), representing the horsemen and women who race in the Garden State, will "vigorously oppose” Freehold Raceway's request of only 90 racing dates in 2013.   The Freehold application for dates, submitted on Monday, would have the track closed in January and February and race only 90 dates.   "By virtu...
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