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Shooebee's Place takes Yonkers open handicap

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
Shooebee's Place (George Brennan) lasted on the lead Saturday night (November 5), winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 3, "Shoobee" left around Southwind Tabor (Larry Stalbaum), making the lead before a :26.3 opening quarter. After a 56-second half, 3-5 choice Stonebridge Tonic (Dan Dube) moved from fourth. However, he wasn't moving anywhere of...
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Check Me Out sets world record in Matron elim

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
Check Me Out opened up the 2011 Matron Stakes with a 1:53.2 world record winning the $18,175 two-year-old filly trot elimination. Delano made it a Ray Schnittker-trained and co-owned daily double with a 1:57 win in the $38,725 colt trot elim. Voluptuous Ronda notched the other $18,175 filly trot elim while Destiny’s Chance took the $42,200 filly pace elim in 1:52.4 and Hurrikane Kingcole complet...
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Cracker Coffee earns $100,000 Florida bonus

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
The rain held off until the evening's added money events were complete, and Saturday night (November 5) at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park was made $100,000 sweeter for the connections of two year old pacing filly Cracker Coffee. The 2011 'Super Night' headline performer came through with a gritty effort to cap off an undefeated season in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Associatio...
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Hall of Fame pays tribute to Bergstein

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Stanley Bergstein was inducted into the Harness Racing Communicators’ Hall of Fame in 1987 and inducted into the Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame the following year. These are the two highest honors that can be bestowed by one’s peers and he is the only person who is a member of both halls of fame. He was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of The Harness Racing Museum & Hall ...
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WEG lowers fees for winter/spring series

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is pleased to announce several new changes to its Winter and Spring Stakes Series, beginning with events scheduled to close Dec. 1. All events with deadlines of Dec. 1 this year, along with Jan. 17 and Feb. 15, 2012, will now offer a reduced nomination fee of only $100©.   Scott McKelvie, Woodbine Entertainment’s director of Standardbred racing and raci...
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MOMM retired to stud duty at Kentuckiana

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
World champion trotter Manofmanymissions 3, 1:52.1 ($1,215,000) has been retired. The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Vanquish (by Garland Lobell) will begin his stallion career at Kentuckiana Farms in 2012. Kentuckiana, breeder of the colt, will serve as the syndicate manager.   Manofmanymissions, the fastest 2-year-old and second fastest 3-year-old son of the great Yan...
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Rewind things at Vernon on Saturday

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
With the upcoming daylight savings upon us this weekend, Vernon Downs’ race secretary, Scott Warren, has decided to shake things up and for the first time in the track’s 58-year history two races on Saturday night will be raced in the opposite direction.   Dubbed the “Turn Back The Clock” rewind race, eight trotters and eight pacers will race at a distance of seven-eighths of a...
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Wall inducted to London Sports Hall of Fame

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Dave Wall, one of the most talented horsemen to ever emerge from the London area, was honored Thursday night at the Spirit of Sports awards and inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame.   Accompanying Wall as part of the 10th anniversary induction class were NHL players Eric Lindros and Doug Jarrett, Paul Duerden (volleyball), Ron Jones (lawn bowling), Harvey Lennox (stock c...
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Breeders Crown to return to Woodbine in 2012

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
On the heels of a record-breaking night of racing featuring a spectacular international trotting contest, the Hambletonian Society and Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Friday the Breeders Crown $6 million year-end championships will return to Canada in 2012, on Saturday, Oct. 27.   "The 2011 Breeders Crown at Woodbine exceeded our expectations for attendance and wagering, and the...
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Temple Of Doom to stand at Ind.'s Victory Hill

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Temple Of Doom 3, 1:52.4f ($680,267), a world champion during the 2010 racing campaign, has been retired to stud duty and will stand the 2012 breeding season at Jeff and Maria King’s Victory Hill Farm in Indiana. His stud fee will be $3,000.  “Temple Of Doom is a handsome, dark horse who also has the pedigree to become a top sire with his foals being eligible to the exciting Indiana stak...
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Matron elims headline Saturday Dover card

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
The Matrons, the sport’s oldest continual stakes program, makes it’s 2011 debut on Saturday (Nov. 5) with elimination divisions for freshman on Saturday and three sophomore elims plus two Progress Pace elims on Sunday at Dover Downs. First post is 5:30 p.m.   An impressive group of two-year-olds viie in five eliminations. Two of the Matron contestants –Hester Blue Chip and Check Me Ou...
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Yonkers features to Favored Lightning, Looking Hanover

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Favored Lightning Treasure (Dan Dube) went from first-up to first home Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position No. 5, Lightning Treasure watched from fifth as Billmar Scooter (Eric Goodell) was the only leave. That one stepped around pole-sitter Quicksilvercandy A (Larry Stalbaum), throwing down quarters of ...
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Yankee Manny scores in 1:57.2 at Dover

on 11/04/2011 2:00 AM
Yankee Manny survived an overland journey to snare a 1:57.2 triumph in Friday night’s $8,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   Facing seven formidable foes, Yankee Manny ($7.80) moved up steadily from fifth at the quarter to third at the half and second entering the stretch, building up a two-length lead in the process. The Dan Daley-driven Hallin Cash escaped from traffic in the fin...
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Vaporstar shines in Cardinal

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
Fresh off a convincing win in the biggest event of the year for Illinois conceived and foaled trotting colts, Lincoln Land Stake winner Vaporstar romped to his second straight triumph destroying eight other diagonally gaited freshmen by 8 ½ lengths in Wednesday’s $48,700 Cardinal Stake at Balmoral Park.   Given a confident steer by driver Dave Magee the son of Vaporize-Starlicious headed...
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Tattler's Jet, 13, wins 110th career race

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
Thirteen-year old Tattler’s Jet, who scored a 1:49.2 winning mile at Colonial Downs last fall, won for the 110th time in his 417th career start Wednesday afternoon as the “work horse” continues to roll back the clock in his twilight years.   The Tattler’s Torpedo gelding had not won in his five previous outings this fall at the New Kent track, but a drop in class helped turn th...
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Winbak to stand Shark Gesture at Nandi in PA.

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm will be standing Shark Gesture in 2012 at Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania. ­He will be standing for $6,000 and will be available for syndication.   Shark Gesture had a successful race career taking marks of p, 2, 1:51.3; 3, 1:49.1; 1:48.1 and earning $2,818,021. Shark Gesture proved to be a tough racehorse at all ages. At two, Shark Gesture’s victories included the Bluegrass, ...
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VIP has new partnership group with free shares

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
The newest partnership group in Harness Racing looks to bring new owners into the game by offing FREE shares in a package of four yearlings.  Inner Circle Stable is the latest innovation from industry leader VIP Stable, and this new stable is being introduced to offer ownership opportunities at an affordable price to almost every fan of Harness Racing.   When Inner Circle says affordab...
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Raffle tickets available for Prix d'Amerique drawing

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
The Prix d'Amerique, one of harness racings most prestigious events, raced at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris, is a dream destination for those who love the sport of harness racing. The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), in an effort to raise much needed funds, is once again raffling a chance to win a fabulous trip to the 2012 Prix d'Amerique slated for Sunday, Januar...
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Top colt trotter Whatever It Takes dies

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
Andy Miller told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that Whatever It Takes, who most recently finished second in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic in September at Mohawk Racetrack, was euthanized Friday, Oct. 22, after coming down with pneumonia and then laminitis. After posting four wins in 15 starts this year, including the $283,475 Empire Breeders Classic at Vernon Downs and a Townsend ...
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Changes to Woodbine winter series

on 11/03/2011 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is pleased to announce several new changes to its Winter & Spring Stakes Series beginning with events scheduled to close December 1. All events with deadlines of December 1 this year, along with Jan. 17 and Feb. 15, 2012, will now offer a reduced nomination fee of only $100.   Scott McKelvie, WEG’s Director of Standardbred Racing and Racing Secreta...
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