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Services Tuesday for Patricia Wollam

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Patricia Wollam, the wife of veteran horseman Marty Wollam and an owner of harness horses, died Saturday at Sharon Regional Hospital in Sharon, Pa. Mrs. Wollam, who was 59, had become ill recently and developed pneumonia.   The daughter of Robert and Mayellyn Williams Hoffman, she was born July 3, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School, Mrs. Wollam&nbs...
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Illinois-bred youngster shine in Betzotic splits

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old pacing colts hit the track on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a total of 14 youngsters lined up behind the gate for a pair of $10,700 Betzotic Stake splits. In the first division John & Mary Krasnican’s Big Brad took advantage of a late break by the 1-2 favorite, Fox Valley Action, parlaying the miscue into a 1 ½ length victory in 1:54....
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OSS regular season wraps up

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
The Ontario Sires Stakes regular season wrapped up with two-year-olds Kims Royal Day and Windsong Jack winning the last two $130,000 Gold Finals of the year on Saturday night at Georgian Downs. Kims Royal Day, the leading two-year-old pacing filly in the OSS program, earned her first Gold Final trophy with a 1:56.3 winning effort over a sloppy track for driver Billy Davis Jr. and trainer ...
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Pole-sitters sweep Betzotic splis

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies took center stage on Thursday night as 2 Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-olds battled in a pair of $10,600 Betzotic Stake splits at Maywood Park. As can often be the case on a half-mile oval, speed and the inside post are often a winning combination and it certainly turned out to be on this night as both pole-sitters scored in wire-to-wire fashion. In the fir...
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Katys Jet rockets to OSS lead with Gold win

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
As predicted, Ontario's exciting 3-year-old pacing fillies delivered another sizzling performance at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening.   Ottawa fans sent reigning Gold Final champion Apogee Hanover off as their top choice, with elimination winner Jet Wash ranked second and pole sitter Katys Jet third, and they did not have to wait long for the expected battle to begin.  ...
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Day of Champions set for Sunday at Colonial

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will wrap up its 15th season of pari-mutuel harness racing on Sunday, Oct. 14, with the $390,125 "Day of Champions” card. Eight Virginia-bred championship races featuring 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters of both sexes will be decided in the richest "Champions” card ever.   In 2-year-old competition, Jane Dunavant's Candid Photo had a dominating wire-to-wire effort...
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2013 Michigan Colt Stakes program announced

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Agriculture along with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association, the Michigan Standardbred Breeders' Association, the Northern Michigan Fair Association and the Michigan Association of Fairs approved a tentative plan for horse racing at 2013 Michigan County Fairs.   The 2 year olds in 2013 will have the opportunity to race in the Great Lakes Cham...
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Time To Kill prevails in NJ Futurity Trot

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
Time To Kill rolled to a length and three-quarters victory in the $30,000 New Jersey Futurity for two-year-old trotters on October 12, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. The Futurity is restricted to New Jersey-sired horses and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Time To Kill covered the mile in 2:03.1 with John Campbell in the sulky. The dau...
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Burke entry rated 2-1 in NJ Futurity Pace

on 10/12/2012 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke-trained entry of Mortal Zin and Verdad is rated the 2-1 pick in the $50,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old pacers on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. Restricted to New Jersey-sired pacers, the featured tenth race drew five geldings, two fillies and one colt.  The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey sponsors the New Jersey Fu...
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Breeders Crown supplements, entries up next

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
With most divisional titles still in play after the Grand Circuit left Lexington's Red Mile, the spotlight turns north to Woodbine Racetrack and the US$6 million 12-race Breeders Crown series.   It's decision week for foreign invitees, supplementals and entries for the races slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, in Toronto, Canada. Invited foreign horses must declare by noon on Saturday, O...
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Sugar Wheeler fights off Miss Paris in Gold

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
The weather was 10 degrees cooler and she started one spot closer to the rail, but other than that 3-year-old trotting filly Sugar Wheeler's second tour of Grand River Raceway looked much the same as the first.   Starting from post three in Wednesday's $130,00 Gold final, driver Paul MacDonell fully intended to use Sugar Wheeler's gate speed to gain early position on his rival...
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Bolt The Duer placed on Lasix after blood found

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Pete Foley told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that tests run Wednesday on Bolt The Duer at Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, Ky., showed the 3-year-old colt pacer had blood in his lungs and will now be placed on Lasix. "We had him on the treadmill and they couldn't see anything in the heart, so they scoped him and still couldn't see anything,” said Foley of the winner...
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Jim Barry to be laid to rest in Illinois hometown

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
James E. "Jim" Barry, a well-known horseman from Illinois who since 2008 had worked with Peninsula Farm in Kentucky, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Bradford, IL. Barry, 63, died on Friday, Oct. 5.   Mr. Barry became a harness racing enthusiast as a young man and started out working in the sport as a trainer in Chicago. He became friends with bloodstock salesman Ph...
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Breeders Crown Fantasy Draft set for Oct. 18

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown Fantasy Draft, presented by Standardbred Canada, will award one lucky player entry into the 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship featuring an estimated $100,000 prize pool! The 2013 WHHC is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13, at the Meadowlands.   The draft will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the offices of Standardbred Canada at 2150 Meado...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
After the flurry of major stakes the past two weekends at The Red Mile, this weekend's calendar is light by comparison. The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview includes driver Jody Jamieson's take on a resurgent Warrawee Needy, who competes in an Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event this weekend.   There are three Ontario Sires Stakes Gold events on this weekend's calender and...
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NY Yankees wins at The Meadows

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
While the New York Yankees were trying to wrap up their series against the Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees was wrapping up a victory in Thursday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   NY Yankees got away fourth for Dave Palone and moved first over to clear the leader, Tremor Hanover. She prevailed handily by a pair of lengths over Faro...
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Aunt Mel visits NJ Green Acres winner's circle

on 10/11/2012 2:00 AM
Aunt Mel recorded the ninth win of the year and 11th of her career in the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres for 3-year-old trotting fillies, the featured ninth race on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The daughter of Yankee Glide was a half-length winner in 1:58.3, holding off Flower Bouquet (Muscles Yankee). Chocolatta De Vie (Chocolatier) was third by three and a quarter ...
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Shady Breeze scorches Rosecroft in 1:50

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
In what was the fastest night of pacing ever at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday, Shady Breeze and driver Chris Welty broke the track record for 3-year-old pacers while winning in a lifetime mark-equaling time of 1:50. This broke a track record held by Presidential Ball, Cam's Card Shark and Sheer Brilliance of 1:50.3.   The mile was the third fastest in the history of racing ...
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Put On A Show breaks Pocono track record

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Put On A Show continued her monster 2012 season with a virtuoso performance on Tuesday night, breaking the track record for older pacing mares with a 1:49 win in the $50,000 Open Handicap distaff pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the outside post as the even-money favorite, Put On A Show (Rocknroll Hanover-Stienam's Place) sat back in fifth early as Feeling You cu...
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Royal Briefing upsets at 52-1 in DSBF

on 10/10/2012 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 divisions of the first leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes events for 2-year-old trotters were held Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The filly divisions were won by Dr. William Moffett's Country Romance (Jon Roberts, 2:03.4) and Pam Wagner's JA Going All the Way (Victor Kirby, 2:04.4). Both races were held as early non-wagering events. Country Romance, a dau...
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