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Buck I St. Pat ruled ineligible for Crown

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
Two-time defending Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot champion Buck I St. Pat has been ruled ineligible to start in this year’s upcoming Crown by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). Although trainer Ron Burke entered the 8-year-old mare, because she had made breaks in her last two charted lines she was deemed ineligible to compete. Burke told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that he has appealed...
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Draws set for BC 2YO Filly Pace, Older Pace

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
With no eliminations required for the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace and $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace, all entries will advance automatically to their respective finals. The draw for both events took place Tuesday afternoon for the Oct. 29 final at Woodbine Racetrack.   $600,000 2YO Filly Pace: 1--Marty Party (Dave Palone), 2--Handsoffmycookie (Tim Tetrick), 3--Pi...
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2-year-old Crown elims drawn for Friday

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown eliminations for 2 year olds will be held Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack, except for the filly pacers, which has all nine entries advancing directly to the Oct. 29 final. Twelve filly trotters were entered into the Crown, with Win Missy B and Circles taking byes and electing to race only in the final. Check Me Out is the richest entry, but trainer Ray Schnittker declined the by...
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Charles Williams, of Cadiz, Ohio, dies at 87

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
Horseman Charles E. Williams. 87, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Saturday Oct. 15, at Carriage Inn of Cadiz. He was born March 31, 1924 in Cadiz, a son of the late Clyde Williams Sr. and Elizabeth Davis Williams. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Lew Williams, his wife Hazel Williams and a brother, Clyde Williams Jr. Friends will be received Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 fr...
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Palone has 20th straight 500-win year at Meadows

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
With his victory behind Eagle Dream in the fourth race at The Meadows Tuesday, driver Dave Palone reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame career: 20 consecutive years with at least 500 wins at The Meadows.   In other racing action at The Meadows, Tunearrific swooped the field around the far turn and went on to score the upset at 10-1 in the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 ...
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Post positions drawn for Crown elims for 3YOs

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
Saturday night's card at Woodbine will feature eliminations for the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters and pacers, along with an elim for the Crown Mare Pace and a prep for older males set to compete in the Crown Open Pace.   Hambletonian champion Broad Bahn and Kentucky Futurity winner Manofmanymissions will line up beside each other behind the starting gate in the second of the two el...
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Brennan hits 7,000 milestone at Yonkers

on 10/18/2011 2:00 AM
Last June 9, George Brennan won both halves of Yonkers Raceway's early daily double, the back portion serving as career win number 6,000. Three-quarters of the way through the Tuesday night (Oct. 18) card, Brennan increased his lifetime total to an even 7,000.   So, in the span of a bit more than 16 months--496 days to be precise--Yonkers Raceway's (and North America's) lea...
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Hanover Stakes action at Balmoral Park

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman trotters stepped into the spotlight on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a pair of Hanover Stakes shared top billing on the 10-race program. With a total of 15 colts dropped into the entry box the boys were split into a pair of $29,850 tussles. An overflow field of 12 fillies were entered into that event which went for a purse of $53,700. Kicking off Sunday’s action with an easy 3 ½ len...
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Great Quantity a 90-1 upset in DSBF

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Four $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund 2-year-old trotting races were held at Harrington Raceway Sunday. A 90-to-1 longshot won the first filly division as Winbak Farm’s Great Quantity ($184, Jeff Fout) was a first-over winner in 2:03.3. The CR Commando filly took advantage of breaks by the favorites and seized control approaching three-quarters over Da Boss Lady and Skutt...
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Tamla Celeber rebounds, but not Maharajah

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The classy Swedish-bred 4-year-old Cantab Hall-mare Tamla Celeber (Amanda Celeber, by Express Ride) tried the boys in the Swedish Trotting Derby back in early September but did not have any racing luck. But she proved that she wa as good as the European 4 year olds in the Grosser Preis von Deutschland at the Bahrenfeld track in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday afternoon.   It helped a l...
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Illinois governor holds firm on opposing tracks

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn stated his opposition to expanding gaming at the state's racetracks at a press conference on Monday, and the Chicago Tribute reported that his statements set up a battle in the legislature when the veto session begins next week.   The Tribune reported that the governor indicated he's OK with five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Rockford, Danvi...
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3 horses supplemented to Breeders Crown

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Two sophomore trotting colts, Daylon Magician and Dejarmbro, and a surprise entry from mare trotter Frenchfrysnvinegar, were the only supplements to the Breeders Crown year-end championship races today at the Mohawk race office. The $6 million Breeders Crown events will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.   With the 3-year-old colt trot division still s...
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Meadowlands to request similar schedule

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is requesting 81 harness racing dates for 2012, the same number the track ran in 2011, while Freehold Raceway is expected to ask for 90 days, down from the 112 it is running this year. The Meadowlands presently expects to open Friday, Jan. 5, 2012, and race three nights a week--Thursday, Friday and Saturday--through the second week of March. Track management is still ent...
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Hong Kong has ITPP test; PA also working on test

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Testing for ITPP, a drug that some trials shows allowing hemogloblin to deliver more oxygen to the body and thus enhancing performance, is on the horizon in harness racing.   Dr. Gregg Scoggins, project manager for the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), said Dr. Terry Wan of the Hong Kong Jockey Club has developed a method of detecting ITPP. The Hong Kong J...
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Hall of Famer Gene Riegle dies

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Gene Riegle, 83, a developer of many trotting and pacing champions and a member of Harness Racing’s Hall of Fame died Monday, Oct. 17, at his Greenville, Ohio home. Details regarding his passing and funeral arrangements are not yet known, but will be reported when they become available.   Few horsemen have had careers as lengthy and as productive as Mr. Riegle. The Ohio-born dri...
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Designer Bags still in style in DSBF division

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old pacers is in the books after seven divisions Monday evening at Harrington Raceway. There were four divisions for fillies and three for colts.   Ed Walls’ Designer Bags ($2.10, Allan Davis) completed a sweep of her elims with a 1:58.3 front-end win in the first division. The Roddy’s Bags Again filly...
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Pompano cancels Monday pari-mutuel card

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
After daylong rains in South Florida raised havoc with the track lighting system, the Monday evening program at Pompano Park had to be canceled. Racing will resume Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:05 p.m.   Before the cancellation at 6:45 p.m. a non-wagering race was staged. The Sale Stakes began with the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot in the fourth of five sche...
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Callahan, Green set to defend Dover titles

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Both Corey Callahan, the leading dash winner, and Josh Green, longtime leading trainer, seek to defend their titles when the 2011-2012 Dover Downs season opens on Saturday, Oct. 29.    Callahan eked out a second consecutive top driver championship last meet finishing with 229 victories, one more than Ron Pierce with 228. It was Callahan’s second consecutive season on top of the stand...
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Caviar Forthelady orders up win at The Meadows

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthe Lady opened a daylight lead with a blistering third quarter, then hung on late to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Driver Charlie Norris sent Caviar Forthe Lady to the front past the quarter, the 5-year-old daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Croupier Lady reeled off the third panel in :27.3 to put away all pursuers on the outsid...
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Pa-sired/owned late-closer canceled at Chester

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The fall late closer series planned for 3-year-old Pennsylvania sired and owned horses at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack has been canceled due to a lack of entries.   The live racing season continues through Dec. 21, highlighted by stakes races on Nov. 13 including the $650,000 Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts, $475,000 Three Diamonds for 2-year-old pacing fillies, $575,0...
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