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8 wins this year for Pancleefandarpels

on 12/16/2011 12:00 AM
Pancleefandarpels, a newly-minted millionairess from her last start in Pennsylvania, was back a victress in New York Friday night. She won Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, going from first-up to first home for driver Jim Pantaleano.   Leaving from post position five as the just-over-even-money favorite, "Pancleef" floated in fourth as Lightning Treasu...
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Dreamfair Eternal prevails at Woodbine

on 12/16/2011 12:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, wore down late-season sensation Rebeka Bayama in the final strides to steal the glory in this week's edition of the $42,000 Fillies & Mares Open Pace at Woodbine Racetrack. It was the Camluck mare's eighth win in 21 starts this season. Dreamfair Eternal, who missed the mark by just three-quarters of a length last time out, got the ...
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Burke sets training mark at The Meadows

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
Jessesjo got the jump on the field with a backside burst and went on to a comfortable victory in Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Jessesjo was sitting second when Mike Wilder sent him after the leader, Florida Mac Attack. The 4-year-old Jailhouse Jesse-Boston Blaze gelding blazed the third quarter in :27.4 and downed Rembrandt Spur, the 3-10 favorite, by 3 1/4 len...
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Hi Ho Get Chipped!!

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
Winning races in bunches at any racetrack is a common occurance nowadays for many drivers. On Wednesday, Larry Stalbaum, Mike Forte and Billy “Zeke” Parker Jr.  each had a hat trick of their own at Monticello Raceway.   But Parker had another trick besides winning three races on the card and that was containing Get Chipped in the winner's cir...
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Harness Racing Museum eyes Guinness world record

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
Seeing the name of The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in The Guinness Book of World Records is getting closer to reality.   Thanks to many, many supporters, the Museum’s Christmas tree now carries 434 ornaments, each one with a horse theme. There are rocking horses, jumping horses, Santa horses, weathervane horses, and best of all a harness racing driver and Standardbred hooked ...
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NJ Tbed horsemen won't oppose Gural's deal

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
John Forbes, president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, was quoted Thursday afternoon on northjersey.com that his group does not have any opposition to Jeff Gural's continuing quest to lease the Meadowlands Racetrack. The statement came two days after real estate executive Morris Bailey announced he was withdrawing from his lease agreement of Monmouth Park Thoroughbred r...
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Nordic De Vie wins Autumn 3FT final

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
Nordic De Vie, driven by Randy Waples, used a ground-saving trip to capture the $60,000 Autumn Stakes final for sophomore trotting fillies Thursday evening at Woodbine.   The odds-on favorite, Pretty Crafty (Mario Baillargeon), overtook the lead from Ashlake (Chris Christoforou) after the opening panel in :29.2. Nordic De Vie was forwardly placed, sitting third, with Third Copy (Paul MacDo...
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Photorama wins first of Dover meet

on 12/15/2011 12:00 AM
Photorama registered his first win of the current meet scoring a 1:57.3 victory in the $13,500 trot on Thursday at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had a driving quadruple.   Driver Matt Kakaley and Photorama ranged up on the outside to collar leader The Dud Abides (Roger Plante) and then moved away to his fourth win of 2011 in the feature trot. Willard Reynolds own...
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Three straight for Omen Hanover at Dover

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Omen Hanover turned in a dominant 1:53.2 triumph to win the $23,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday, a program liberally sprinkled with long shots. Corey Callahan continued his red-hot pace driving five winners.   Andy Miller drove favorite Omen Hanover into the early lead and then poured it on after reaching the half mile with a :27.4 third-quarter and topped off the ...
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Noble heading to Pompano for New Year's Eve

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
The intrigue and drama of the 2011 battle for North America's winningest driver will end on Saturday evening, Dec. 31 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   "We're just rounding up the last of the details for what was already going to be a huge New Year's Eve race card here and to have Dan Noble committing to be here to chase the drivers' dash title for the year should really add to...
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Jojo N Goliath rallies to Meadows win

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Spotting the leader 5 1/2 lengths, Jojo N Goliath roared up with a powerful uncovered move that carried him to victory in a sharp 1:50.3 in Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Jojo N Goliath was sitting fifth down the backside when Eric Ledford sent him after the leader, Fred And Ginger. The 5-year-old Keystone Raider-Jo Jo Cadet gelding gobbled up Fred And Ginger ...
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Big Bad John to race at Pompano

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
With Big Bad John just $11,441 away from reaching the $1-million mark, and combined with a chance to get a fast mark on a five-eighths mile racetrack, owner Ed Telle has made the decision to race the Little Brown Jug winner at least a couple of times in the next few weeks at Pompano Park in Florida. It was announced last month that Big Bad John was being retired and heading for stallion duty at M...
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Mohawk postpones qualifiers until Friday

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Due to the heavy rains forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday, Mohawk Racetrack has cancelled its qualifying sessions for Thursday morning.   Mohawk's next session of qualifiers will go postward on Friday, Dec. 16, with the first race set for 10 a.m. All horses entered for Thursday's qualifiers will remain in the box for Friday. (WEG)
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Stratton's star still rising

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
When he began his career at Monticello Raceway back in 2006 Jordan Stratton was impressive right from the start. Although he has had many personal milestones, his star just keeps rising.   On Tuesday afternoon Stratton won three races at Monticello Raceway and after traveling to his home base at Yonkers Raceway in the evening the youngster scored three more driving victories. The ...
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MacGrath has Weigh The Odds in Valedictory

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
The best Christmas gift, at least an early one, that owner/trainer Brent MacGrath could have asked for, came true when his Weigh The Odds received a favorable post position in one of two $25,000 Valedictory Stakes eliminations set for Saturday evening at Woodbine.   MacGrath, the man who campaigned the incomparable Somebeachsomewhere to superstardom, is hoping Weigh The Odds, a 3-year-old...
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Zimmerman named USHWAn of the Year

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Leon Zimmerman, a member of harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame who has for the last two years spearheaded a committee to bring the By-Laws of the U.S. Harness Writers Association up to “21st-century code,” has been selected as USHWA’s Member of the Year.   Zimmerman is a 45-year veteran of the Trenton (N.J.) State House in “day jobs” as award-winning journalist and inno...
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$30,000 Pick-4 guarantee Wed. at Balmoral

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
With a carryover of $7,838 , the U.S. Trotting Association and Balmoral Park have created a $30,000 instant guaranteed pool on the Wednesday Pick 5. The 50-cent Pick 5 wager is offered on races two through six. Post time for the second race is 8:30 Eastern, 7:30 Central and 5:30 Pacific.   Balmoral will also offer a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick 4 pool on races seven through 10. Th...
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Chapter Seven returning to track in 2012

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Chapter Seven ended his season on a roll and his connections hope it continues in 2012.  Linda Toscano, who trains the 3-year-old colt trotter, said Wednesday that owners Richard Gutnick, Gary Cocco, Southwind Farm and Jerry Silva decided last weekend to bring back Chapter Seven for his 4-year-old campaign.   A son of Windsong’s Legacy-La Riviera Lindy, Chapter Seven overcame s...
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Give an Allamerican Cheer to Dover winner

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Allamerican Cheer used the same game plan as last week closing fast in the stretch to annex his second-straight $16,000 winners-over trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan drove three winners.   Driver Ross Wolfenden sat patiently with Allamerican Cheer as a succession of rivals battled for the lead. In the stretch, the Yankee Glide-Chelemark Ginger 5-year...
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Big night for Pavia at Pompano Park

on 12/14/2011 12:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr., a Pompano mainstay for two decades who has returned from Pocono Downs with a 30-horse string for the 2011-12 campaign, racked up two training wins and three victories in the bike on the Wednesday night program. From his own stable, Pavia teamed class trotters Pembrook Street, Carscot Nexus and Senator Hall to victory in addition to partnering 3-year-old claimin...
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