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Fancyfreeshark wins Dover feature

on 03/19/2012 2:00 AM
For the third straight week Fancyfreeshark has stepped up in class and for the second week in a row the 5 year old has turned in the fastest time of the week at Dover Downs, this time scoring a 1:50 victory to win the $36,000 Preferred Handicap on Monday. Tim Tetrick was at the controls as Fancyfreeshark left quickly to take the lead and then never looked back en route to his fourt...
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Dan Noble to drive at Meadowlands

on 03/17/2012 2:00 AM
  Dan Noble, the 2011 dash leader, will drive at the Meadowlands for the next few weekends. The Ohio-based Noble won driving titles at Northfield Park, Scioto Downs, Lebanon Raceway and The Red Mile en route to 773 victories last year. The 28-year-old reinsman, who bested George Brennan by 19 wins, was voted USHWA's 2011 Rising Star of the Year for his achievement. Noble is the son of ...
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Talk To Tony surprises in 1:51.1 at Pompano

on 03/17/2012 2:00 AM
You couldn't blame millionaire pacer Aracache Hanover for wanting to get away from Florida after his first two races of 2012. Specificially, Aracache Hanover would likely want to get away from driver Wally Hennessey if he could voice his opinion on the topic.   In the $12,000 purse Open Handicap Pace on Saturday evening, at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, Aracache Hanover ...
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Anndrovette, Art Z take Overbid, "Clover"

on 03/17/2012 2:00 AM
Anndrovette dominated the field from gate-to-wire in the $101,750 Overbid final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. And in the $78,400 Four Leaf Clover final, longshot Art Z split rivals just in the nick of time to win.   Deftly driven by David Miller, Art Z sat behind dueling leaders Risk Management and Fools Gold and burst through a narrow opening in deep stretch ...
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Woodbine cancels after 9 due to fog

on 03/17/2012 2:00 AM
After Brave Alex Semalu won the $50,000 Open Pace at Woodbine Saturday night, the remainder of the racing card was canceled due to fog. The Ontario Racing Commission judges were unable to utilize the photo finish equipment as a result of the fog, which caused the cancellation of the card after the ninth race.   As for Brave Alex Semalu, he was a three-quarter length winner in 1:49.4...
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Dave Rankin dies at age 65

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Ohio Hall of Fame horseman Dave Rankin, who had been battling cancer for some time, died  Thursday night at the age of 65. Rankin, who was a top colt trainer of his generation, was inducted into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame last January.   A native of Bremen, Ohio, Rankin was a driving force on the Ohio Sire Stakes and fair circuits in the Buckeye State for nearly 40 ye...
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Taggart wins St. Paddy Pace

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Jimmy Taggart Jr. gunned Prince Aidid away from the gate from the six hole and worked out a picture- perfect two-hole journey en route to a 2:00 victory in the 11th edition of the St. Paddy Pace at Monticello Raceway on Thursday.    Besides scoring his initial triumph in the event which features drivers of Irish heritage, Taggart also celebrated his 42nd birthday that day.   Whe...
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PA Harness Week show starts Saturday

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
"PA Harness Week,” harness racing's fastest-paced half-hour television show, is back with more action and a longer season. New episodes will air Saturdays at 1 pm through Dec. 29 on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.Tomorrow's season premiere will air at the special time of 12 noon due to NHL hockey.   Online viewers can catch a special sneak preview of tomorrow's episode online at HarnessWe...
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NJ veterinarian Joseph DeLeo dies at 68

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Joseph R. DeLeo, DVM, 68, one of the leading equine veterinarians in New Jersey, died Tuesday (March 12) at University Medical Center in Princeton, NJ.   Born in Far Rockaway, NY, Dr. DeLeo was a Cranbury resident for many years. Dr. DeLeo earned both his undergraduate degree and doctorate in veterinary medicine from Cornell University. He was president of the Beta Chapter of the ...
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Penn National makes deal to move OH tracks

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc. announced Friday (March 16) it has reached an agreement with the State of Ohio that will help pave the way toward the relocation of its two Ohio racetracks and the development of new approximately $200 million racetrack/video lottery terminal facilities (inclusive of a $50 million license fee) in Dayton and in Austintown (located in the Mahoning Valley). The non-...
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R Caan ready for Monday's Youthful opener

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Larry Small will send R Caan postward in the $20,000 opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series on Monday evening at Woodbine, but the veteran horseman revealed that up until a few months ago, he wasn't certain if he would still have the 3 year old in his barn. But he decided to keep the lightly-raced son of Four Starzzz Shark and the decision has been a good ...
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Fred And Ginger qualifies in 1:48.4

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Fred And Ginger paced the second fastest qualifying time in harness racing history Friday, winning in 1:48.4 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Foiled Again, his stablemate from the barn of trainer Ron Burke, was second in 1:49.2 as he prepped for next weekend's start of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway.   Shark Gesture set the record for the fastes...
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New Jersey OTB on target for July opening

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC’s (NMRLLC) first off-track wagering facility, Winners in Bayonne, NJ, is on target for a July opening. The 25,000 square-foot venue will boast two large simulcast viewing areas, a VIP room and an energetic, 38-seat sports bar. McLoone’s will operate a custom-designed restaurant that emphasizes race and sports-viewing capabilities. With more than 150 television...
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Breakheart Pass wins at Yonkers in 1:53.3

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Breakheart Pass (Jason Bartlett) set it up from second-over Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $33,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 5, Breakheart Pass watched the early action as Qucksilvercandy A (Larry A (Larry Stalbaum), 10-10 favorite Mystical Diva (Jim Pantaleano), Bunny in the Bank (George Brennan) and Mud Pie Hanover (Cat Manzi)...
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Fountainbleau Volo crushes foes in stakes record

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Fountainbleau Volo completed a sweep of the Horse & Groom Series with a dominant five-length win in the $82,000 final on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driver David Miller sat patiently in fourth with the 4-5 favorite as Here Comes Numbers took the field to the half in 56:1. Miller unleashed Fountainbleau Volo on the final turn and he easily charged past the leade...
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Winning It captures Donna Dunn Memorial Pace

on 03/16/2012 2:00 AM
Hammered down to 1-9, Winning It justified that faith Friday when she jogged to an easy victory in the Donna Dunn Memorial Pace at The Meadows. Sand Latte’ and Sharkist Breeze also captured $15,000 opening-leg divisions in the series for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare pacers.   The series is named for the late Donna Dunn, longtime Standardbred owner and the wife of veteran horse...
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Teague Stable shines in Dover qualifiers

on 03/15/2012 2:00 AM
For the second straight time, the George Teague stable, with Montrell Teague driving, dominated Wednesday morning qualifying races at Dover Downs.   Again this week, Teague, who usually qualifies his top young horses at least twice, sometimes three times, before sending them into pari-mutuel starts, sent out nine of his promising 2012 campaigners. Montrell Teague drove six of t...
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Court Street now 2-for-2 at The Meadows

on 03/15/2012 2:00 AM
In only her second career start, Court Street followed cover beautifully and captured a division of Wednesday's opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trotting Series for 3- and 4-year old fillies and mares at The Meadows.   A daughter of SJ's Caviar-Hollybrook Lane, who was unraced at two, Court Street has won both career races from off the pace. In the Wohlmuth, she moved secon...
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Michigan Hall of Famer C.J. Osborn dies

on 03/15/2012 2:00 AM
C.J. Osborn, 86, a member of the Michigan Harness Racing Hall of Fame, died Tuesday, March 13, in Jackson, Mich.   Mr. Osborn was known for his expertise at conditioning 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers and always recording a high Universal Rating as both a driver and trainer; he won North American UDR titles in 1979 and 1980.   During the summer of 1979, Mr. Osbor...
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HOY San Pail wins qualifier in 2012 debut

on 03/15/2012 2:00 AM
San Pail, the 2011 Horse of the Year in both the United States and Canada, won a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday morning in his first appearance of the year. With Randy Waples driving, San Pail scored a 1:55.3 victory, besting by one length Canada's 2010 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year Blue Porsche, who was also making his 2012 debut.   Scheduled to qualify last Th...
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