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O'Sullivan hoping for O'Brien Award

on 01/18/2012 12:00 AM
After celebrating a career year in 2011, trainer Tony O’Sullivan has much to be thankful for. The Cambridge resident sent out winners of $3,964,619 in purses and 123 winners from 680 starters. The native of Australia has also been nominated for an O’Brien Award as Canada’s top conditioner, a first for the 35 year old.   When asked if he ever dreamed about being considered for a...
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Hennessey, Pavia nearing driving milestones

on 01/18/2012 12:00 AM
The countdown is on towards major milestones for two of the longest serving and most successful reinsman at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Joe Pavia Jr. is less than 20 wins away from reaching 5,000 lifetime driving wins. Hailing from Utica, NY, and now making home at Jenkins Township, PA and Pompano seasonally for racing campaigns at Pocono Downs and in Florida, Pavia is also still...
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First win in 3 years for San Remo Kosmos

on 01/18/2012 12:00 AM
The path along the comeback trail finally lead to the winner's circle for veteran trotting gelding San Remo Kosmos on the Wednesday (Jan. 18) program at Pompano. With Bruce Ranger at the lines for his third winner on the card, San Remo Kosmos topped a $7,000 conditioned group of rivals in 1:56.3 for his first win in more than three years.   The SJ's Photo-Sissy De 9...
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Jojo N Goliath takes top Meadows pace

on 01/18/2012 12:00 AM
Jojo N Goliath ended a series of frustrating losses Wednesday when he made a decisive quarter-pole move and captured the $22,500 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Although Jojo N Goliath had a victory in his five most recent starts, those four defeats were by two necks and two noses. He ensured there would be no close call Monday when he moved early from fourth for Eric Ledford and triumphed in 1:53....
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2 straight Dover wins for Anders Bluestone

on 01/18/2012 12:00 AM
The riches-to-rags-to riches saga of Anders Bluestone continues with his second-straight victory in the $23,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday (Jan. 18) at Dover Downs.   Anders Bluestone, a stakes winner as a juvenile, then due to injuries relegated to the claiming ranks, has been rejuvenated since being claimed for $25,000 at Harrah's Chester a year-and-a-half ago by ...
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Runaway Tray wins PPk mares feature in 1:53.1

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
The performance by pacing mare Best Around topped all others on the Monday evening at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, and it turned out to be the second fastest mile of the 2011-12 meet to date.   In the first race of the program, the 6-year-old daughter of Cambest-Rondeau Hanover was sent through fractions of :26.4, :55, and 1:22.4 leading up to the 1:50....
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Winbak welcomes first foal of 2012

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
As the new year begins, so does foaling season at Winbak Farm. Early Sunday morning (Jan. 15), Winbak Farm welcomed its first foal of the year.   The foal a colt by Royal Mattjesty out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Bet On Sis. He is the first of a multitude of foals that will be born between January and June at the main Chesapeake City, Md., farm.   This is ...
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Campbell part of Ontario sports dinner

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer John Campbell spent Monday night back in the area of his hometown to be part of the Rogers Sports Celebrity Dinner alongside former Toronto Maple Leaf great Curtis Joseph and Toronto Blue Jays notable Jesse Barfield, among others.   In a story in the London (Ont.) Free-Press, Campbell admits that he knows he has getting closer to retirement, but adds, "Horses are addictiv...
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'Hollywood's' Tattersalls Sale outtakes

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
Bob “Hollywood” Heyden was covering the Tattersalls Mixed Sale Monday afternoon at the Meadowlands for harnessracing.com/The Horseman And Fair World and he did his best impression of TV host Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes Red Carpet as he interviewed many of harness racing’s stars. Heyden may not have asked about what people were wearing, but he found out a few interesting things, includ...
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Hambletonian to return to heat racing

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
An agreement to host the Hambletonian, the flagship event at The Meadowlands Racetrack for 30 years, has been finalized between leaseholder Jeff Gural and the Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Hambletonian Stake. A new race for 4-year-old trotters, the Hambletonian Maturity, has also been created. The Hambletonian is the preeminent event in harness racing, and has routinely se...
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Sylvain Filion celebrates career year

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
It’s no secret that Sylvain Filion has made a name for himself while driving on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit. The native of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil, Quebec has consecutively earned over $1 million each year since 1993. Filion, who now resides in Milton, also finished second to Jody Jamieson with 234 victories on the WEG circuit last season and has reached a career high with ...
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Funeral services for Bart Glass Saturday

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
Funeral services for Bart Glass will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Stith Funeral Home in Danville, Ky., where Glass lived. Visitation will begin at 11 am with the funeral to follow at 1 pm. Stith Funeral Home is located at 318 W. Broadway in Danville, phone 859-236-2113. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Harness Horsemen's Association. 
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Florida groom Lidstrom honored on birthday

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
The Horse And Groom Of The Month Award presented during the Tuesday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park sure took an interesting twist when groom Linda Lidstrom disclosed in a live trackside TV interview just how she landed a job in North America.   "I had been working for my sister's stable in my home country of Sweden where we only have trotters," Lidstrom explaine...
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Higher And Higher sharp in 2012 debut

on 01/17/2012 12:00 AM
Higher And Higher scored an impressive victory in the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs    In her first start since late November, Higher And Higher showed no effects as the Western Terror-Pro Bowl Best 5 year old got away last and then after the first quarter, driver Daryl Bier pulled her to the outside and she worked up into contention. As the female pac...
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Grand Circuit announces 2012 schedule

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
The Grand Circuit will make 17 stops during its 2012 racing season according to the schedule announced Monday.   The Grand Circuit has been in existence since 1871, when representatives from three racetracks in different states met to create a racing circuit. The first campaign for the Grand Circuit took place in 1873, when four tracks offered $169,300 in purses. From those humble beginning...
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Washington draws King Pace favorite

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
In his career Cedric Washington has reined 1,807 winners and now having drawn the early line favorite, CC Make A Buck, in Monticello Raceway’s 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pace on Tuesday, his chances of adding to his lifetime win total seems likely.   Each year since 2001 the Mighty M has featured the Dr. King Pace not only to pay tribute to the great civil rights leader b...
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Delaware payments can be viewed online

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
All Feb. 15 sustaining payments for the Little Brown Jug, Jugette, Old Oaken Bucket, Buckette and Standardbred Stakes and nomination fees for the Ohio Breeders Championships, Delaware Open Series and Winbak Farm Pace can be viewed on line at the Little Brown Jug website: www.littlebrownjug.com. (LBJ)
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Hanover Shoe Farm honored by HHYF

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has named the Hanover Shoe Farm Foundation as the recipient of the 2011 Service to Youth Award. The Hanover Shoe Farm Foundation is an offshoot of the L.B. Sheppard Foundation and is now in its seventh decade of supporting deserving organizations in Hanover, Pa., as well as in the sport of harness racing, according to its President Russell Williams.  ...
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Breeding, livestock consultant Bart Glass dies

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
Bart Glass, a respected livestock expert and consultant to many Standardbred breeders and both the Kentucky Standardbred and Lexington Selected Sales companies, has died in his hometown of Danville, Ky. He had been hospitalized in Louisville, KY, was released, but then had to be readmitted to a hospital in Danville, where he died.   Glass, 76, began working as a consultant to inspect yearli...
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John Klark, formerly of Christian HHA, dies at 63

on 01/16/2012 12:00 AM
John Allen Klark, 63, well known around the tracks as a representative of the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA), died Friday, Jan. 13, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.   John was born at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH, the eldest of four children of Winthrop W. and Thelma (Beaton) Klark. He attended schools in Woodsville and graduat...
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