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Andover Hall colt wins rich Mangelli in Italy

on 11/01/2011 2:00 AM
The Orsi Mangelli for 3-year-old trotters, worth approximately $525,000, was contested at the San Siro track in Milan, Italy on Tuesday night and it was won by Brad de Veluwe, a son of Andover Hall out of the Muscles Yankee mare Amazing Ride. The filly division went to Orsia, a daughter of Angus Hall.   Brad de Veluwe, representing Finland, was timed in a mile rate of 1:55.2 over 1,600 mete...
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6 entered in Messenger; 4 in Lady Maud

on 11/01/2011 2:00 AM
Roll With Joe, the richest harness horse in North America this season. leads six 3-year-olds entered for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes. The final leg of the pacing Triple Crown is a one-dash-for-the-cash event, worth $401,000. It will be contested Saturday night, Nov. 12.   The remainder of Messenger half-dozen includes Keystone Velocity (Dan Dube), Rollwithitharry (Pierce also li...
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Winbak Delight upsets Real Mystical at Monticello

on 11/01/2011 2:00 AM
One of the bigger stories around Monticello Raceway in recent months has been the emergence of Real Mystical, a 1:51.1 record pacer five years ago who has been the talk of the town of late.   Claimed for $5,000 by James Schreisbeis on Sept. 20, the altered son of Real Artist then proceeded to reel off five consecutive victories, all faster than 1:54.3 and culminating in a 1:53.2 trium...
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Economy Terror in Three Diamonds at Chester

on 11/01/2011 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown winner Economy Terror was among eight 2-year-old fillies entered in the Three Diamond Stakes at Harrah’s Chester, while Breeders Crown runners-up Win Missy B, A Rocknroll Dance, and Possess The Will also will make stakes appearances at the Philadelphia-area oval.   Sunday’s racing at Chester will see three eliminations for the Governor’s Cup for 2-year-old male pacers, ...
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Jojo N Goliath takes Meadows pace feature

on 11/01/2011 2:00 AM
Jojo N Goliath worked out a second-over trip and went on to a narrow victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Sitting fourth down the backside, Jojo N Goliath and Eric Ledford followed the live cover of Tunearrific before peeling off around the final turn to score by a nose in 1:51.1. Valentowner was second, with the 79-1 Haverford H...
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2YO trotting filly Fox Valley Velvet wins Violet

on 10/31/2011 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old Illinois conceived and foaled filly trotting set was on display Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven youngsters were sent postward in the $45,100 Violet Stake. Continuing a late season hot streak, Redbud Stable and Jim Eaton’s Fox Valley Velvet had no trouble disposing of her rivals, reporting home with a 1 ¾ length victory in 2:01 over a sloppy track.   Given...
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Live webcast for Harrisburg sale announced

on 10/31/2011 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive year,all the sessions of this year’s Harrisburg sale will be webcast live. The live webcast may be found at http://theblackbook.com/livestreamtest.asp. There will be a link available on the homepage.   The sale begins at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. All subsequent sessions of the sale will start 10 a.m. The select yearling sale continues daily throu...
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A Breeders Crown and plenty of promise

on 10/31/2011 2:00 AM
When trainer Travis Umphrey began the voyage from his native Alberta to Ontario in early 2009, the last thing on his mind was notching a Breeders Crown victory.   Now, three years later, the conditioner is feeling right at home, courtesy of his stable star, Monkey On My Wheel, who took the $501,950 Breeders Crown final for three-year-old filly pacers this past Saturday at Woodbine.  ...
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Northville Downs fan wins $100,000

on 10/31/2011 2:00 AM
There may not be slot machines at Michigan racetracks, but that didn't stop Northville Downs officials from giving away $100,000 on Saturday night to one lucky harness racing fan.   Every Friday and Saturday night at the suburban Detroit racetrack one patron is selected to play one of two exciting games where the contestants can win up to $100,000 in cash. Friday night’s are Royal ...
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2YO trotters Check Me Out, Uncle Peter win

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Check Me Out lowered the Breeders Crown stakes record in the 2-year-old filly trot with a 1:54.4 performance. The 2-5 favorite picked up driver Ron Pierce when her usual driver, Tim Tetrick, was stuck in New Jersey.   Uncle Peter, with Dave Palone in the bike, sprang an upset in the $602,340 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, collaring the even-money choice Possess The Will in mid-st...
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Economy Terror cruises in BC 2YO Filly Pace

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Prohibitive favorite Economy Terror and driver Brian Sears roared down the stretch to post a convincing 1 1/4-length win over Handsoffmycookie in the $602,340 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace. It was the seventh win in 10 starts for the daughter of Western Terror-Mattatonic, who paced the mile in a track record-equalling 1:51.   Trained by Chris Oakes for Pennsylvania owners Chuc...
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Sweet Lou's 1:49 fastest for 2YO pacing colt

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou is the world*s fastest 2-year-old after setting a new world record of 1:49 in the $652,535 Breeders Crown Colt Pace final Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The Ron Burke-trained Sweet Lou loafed through the opening quarter mile, which was covered in :26.1, before driver Dave Palone asked him to accelerate and make his move. Taking command down the backstretch with a big brus...
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Heavy favorite Anndrovette prevails in 1:49.2

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Fresh off of winning her elimination, heavy favorite Anndrovette delivered in the $301,170 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace final, Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The Mark Kesmodel trainee took a new lifetime mark of 1:49.2 while notching her 11th victory of the season in 19 outings.   Anndrovette was in the pocket past the opening panel of :26.1 when catch-driver Luc Ouellette took her ...
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San Pail, Bettor Sweet hold on for big wins

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Randy Waples made a split-second decision and it paid off as San Pail, Canada's favorite horse and the undisputed top candidate for Horse of the Year honors, won the $602,340 Breeders Crown Open Trot Saturday night at Woodbine. San Pail held off the European invader Rapide Lebel by a neck, with a second European challenger, Commander Crowe, third in 1:51.4.   Bettor Sweet, drive...
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3YO Crowns to "Cheddar," Monkey On My Wheel

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
In a stakes record clocking of 1:49.3, the 3-year-old pacing filly Monkey On My Wheel pulled off a 5-1 upset in the $501,950 Breeders Crown Filly Pace final. Then in the Crown division for the guys, Betterthancheddar, an elimination winner, slipped up the inside and edged past Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe to win in 1:49.2.   Appearing hopelessly blocked in mid-stretch, Bette...
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Chapter Seven, Cedar Dove win BC 3YO trots

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Chapter Seven and Cedar Dove have become late-season stars. The two 3-year-old trotters, colt and filly, respectively, won Breeders Crown championships Saturday night. Chapter Seven took his event in 1:53 while Cedar Dove cruised to a 1:53.3 score.   Favored Chapter Seven, driven by Jeff Gregory, stormed past the leaders in early stretch to post an overpowering seven-length score over ...
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Eight wins at Vernon for Hay Goodlooking

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Maryann Plano’s Hay Goodlooking became the winningest horse after 84 racing programs at Vernon Downs following his 1:53.1 score in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured Open Pace.   Facing six select rivals in race nine, the favored Hay Goodlooking ($4.60) went right to the front for driver/trainer Rick Plano and cut fractions of :27.2, :56.3 and 1:24.3 before earning a neck trium...
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Special T Rocks wins on Dover opener

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier picked up his second win on the 2011 season-debut program guiding Special T Rocks to victory in 1:56.4 over a sloppy track at Dover Downs on Saturday, Oct. 29. Defending champion Corey Callahan wins four.   A gelded sophomore son of Rocknroll Hanover-Ladys Special owned by Bier, Forrest Bartlett and JoAnn Dombeck, Special T Rocks scored his ninth victory of the year, notchin...
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Multiple Circle City stakes at Indy Downs

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
While the Burke Stable was busy at Woodbine, the Indiana division was doing its part to bring in a few stakes victories. The stable's 2-year-old pacing Darena Hanover and Destiny's Chance won Circle City stakes divisions at Indiana Downs on Saturday night with winning efforts in 1:55.1 and 1:53.2, respectively. In addition, the Burke's Stable 3-year-old pacing colt I'm Feelin Good won in 1:51.2. ...
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Yonkers, Pocono cancel cards due to storm

on 10/29/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled live racing and evening simulcasting for Saturday due to the snowstorm invading the greater New York area. Afternoon simulcasting ends at the conclusion of the Belmont Park program (approximately 5:30 p.m.). The Saturday night live racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono has also been cancelled.   There is rain in the Dover, Del., area, so despite the early previ...
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