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Crown victory for favored Heston Blue Chip

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
The team of driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Linda Toscano scored again when Heston Blue Chip wore down Sweet Lou to capture the $555,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt pace. The race was expected to be a shootout and it lived up to its billing with a host of leavers forcing an incredibly fast past under less than ideal conditions. Tetrick left the gate with Heston Blue Chip but was outspr...
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Anndrovette repeats, Tetrick sets Crown mark

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the first driver to win four Crown finals in one night, when he steered Anndrovette to victory in the $331,500 (US) Breeders Crown Mare Pace Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Tetrick, who won earlier on the card with Chapter Seven (Crown Trot), American Jewel (Three-Year-Old Filly Pace) and Heston Blue Chip (Three-Year-Old Colt Pace), also joined Hall of Famers John Cam...
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Intimidate rallies to 3YO Colt Trot victory

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
The supplemented Intimidate used his late closing kick to capture the $555,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. Elimination winner Intimidate and driver Ron Pierce got away seventh behind Knows Nothing (Jody Jamieson), who marched past the first-quarter in 27-seconds.  Hambletonian and Canadian Trotting Classic winner Market Share (Tim Tetrick) was...
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Bettor Sweet impressive in Open Pace romp

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
It appears as if October at Woodbine is the perfect season for Bettor Sweet. The seven-year-old gelding made it back-to-back Breeders Crown Opens with an awesome 1:49 1/5 score in the $500,000 contest closing out the dozen race Crown card. Driver Dave Miller had a mission from the start and it had to do with getting to the front. Despite leaving from post seven Bettor Sweet jetted out and tucke...
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It's all in the family for James MacDonald

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Driver James MacDonald is looking forward to bringing his brother act to the Breeders Crown, one of standard racing's most prestigious events, boasting over $6 million in purse earnings this Saturday evening at Woodbine. The MacDonald name needs no introduction in harness racing circles. Mark, James’ older brother, is one of the sports leading drivers, with...
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Breeders Crown challenge Saturday at Meadowlands

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Bet the Breeders Crown simulcast from Woodbine and win big in the Breeders Crown Challenge on Saturday, October 27 at the Meadowlands. Walk-ups welcome. The top two finishers in the tournament will earn spots in the 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship, courtesy of Woodbine.  Prize money will be paid out to the Top 10 finishers, plus players keep their bankroll.  There w...
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Intimidate intends to live up to his name

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Even though Intimidate still has work ahead of him, trainer Luc Blais feels the toughest job is completed. Intimidate is the 5-2 morning line second choice in Saturday’s $555,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters. His connections – Blais and co-owner Judith Farrow – paid $62,500 to get the colt into last weekend’s eliminations, so advancing to the final was of paramount ...
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Melady's Money wins NJSS final in stakes record

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Melady’s Monet extended his winning streak to three and trotted a stakes record 1:57.3, capturing the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotting colts on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. Trained by Taylor Gower and driven by Hall of Famer Cat Manzi, the gelded son of Revenue eclipsed the Green Acres gelding record of 1:58 set by Spat One ...
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Royal Cee Cee N, Tober score Yonkers features

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night pair of $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and everyone-welcome trotters--were won by odds-on choice Royal Cee Cee N (George Brennan, $3) and Tober (Jason Bartlett, $8.30). It was Royal Cee Cee N making quick work of her outside starting venue. Hurdling over her six inside rivals (one defection), she easily found her way around P Note Blue ...
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Passion for horses runs in the family for Alagna

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
In the world of harness racing, there’s no better recipe for success than hard work, perseverance, knowledge and passion for the game. Sprinkle in a bit of luck and as some would say, "it’s all good.” Chicago-based trainer Donna Lee couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to her son Tony Alagna, who will be harnessing six Breeders Crown starters on Saturday.  Much has ...
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European sensation Commander Crowe lands in Toronto

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Swedish star Commander Crowe is the first foreign horse to accept an invitation to the Breeders Crown in successive years and his connections hope to see Europe’s top trotter make the return trip memorable. Commander Crowe is the 5-2 second choice in Saturday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot. He will start from post four in the six-horse field, with Christophe Martens at the lines fo...
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Dover Downs feature race days rescheduled

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
The Dover Downs Race secretary Rod reveals there will be a new format for major race days this meet with the top pace, the $30,000 Preferred pace will move to Thursday this season. On Tuesdays, the feature race will be a $23,000 Filly and Mare Open pace. The week’s top event for diagonally gaited performers, a $23,000 Open trot, is now set for Tuesdays.     Dover Down...
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Quail upsets in Florida Stallion Stakes

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
With the Florida-bred stakes season in full swing it was the pacing fillies turn to shine at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on Wednesday night. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the beach areas on the east coast of south Florida for Thursday and Friday, but it seemed like the threatening weather was arriving sooner than expected when a severe tropical rainstorm threatened to end the m...
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The Panderosa will stand in Ohio for 2013

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
Peter Pan Stables and the Marvin Raber Farm announce that The Panderosa will stand in Ohio for the 2013 breeding season at a $4,000 fee. "Marvin and I are very excited about the future of harness racing in The Buckeye State," Bob Glazer stated. "We feel that bringing a stallion of the caliber of The Panderosa to Ohio can be instrumental in the revival of the breeding and Sires Stakes prog...
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Majestized scratched from 2CT; Fashion Blizzard in

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
Majestized, who finished eighth in the single elimination for the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, has been scratched by trainer Linda Duncan from Saturday's rich finale. The scratch is the second from that contest, with Pine Credit being withdrawn earlier in the week. Pine Credit instead will race in Friday night's $206,000 Kindergarten final at Vernon Downs.   With Pi...
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Estevez to make harness racing movie in 2013

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
Actor Emilio Estevez will officially announce at a Thursday afternoon press conference at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum that he will shoot a movie about harness racing in the Cincinnati area next year. Estevez, the brother of Charlie Sheen and son of Martin Sheen, was quoted as saying his next project "shoots in Ohio, where both my folks are from, set in the competitive world o...
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New Valley View group approved in PA

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
According to reports, the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission approved new principals in the Valley View Downs project at its monthly meeting held on Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia.   The racing commission approved the stock transfer of Valley View Down's assets from its previous ownership group, known as American Harness Tracks, to the new owner, Philadelphia-based ...
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Sylvain Filion talks about Crown chances

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
It's been over a decade since driver Sylvain Filion won his first and only Breeders Crown championship. On Saturday night at Woodbine, he'll have half a dozen chances to make a return trip to the winner's circle.   "Eleven years ago, I won a Breeders Crown with my Dad's horse, Goliath Bayama, which was pretty unexpected at the time, but it was a great thrill,” recalled Filion of t...
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Johnson gets Captive Audience ready

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
He got the sport's attention as a 44-1 outsider in the Champlain this year, but Captive Audience has easy to overlook in the days leading up to the $600,000 Breeders Crown juvenile colt pace. Most of the headlines have been reserved for the Metro and Wilson winner Captaintreacherous.   "I think if we can get on his back we can go with him,” said Captive Audience's trainer Corey Jo...
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New Weekend "Crown" Preview available!

on 10/25/2012 2:00 AM
A new edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available and it is full of everything you need to follow the big Breeders Crown championship night at Woodbine Saturday. Free TrackMaster past performances are included, along with stories about the contenders and plenty of statistics. And remember, post time for Breeders Crown night is 6:30 pm!   The 3-year-old colt pace and 3-...
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