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Museum has old harness racing books for sale

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
A large selection of gently used harness racing books and periodicals, available for purchase, has just arrived at The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, thanks to generous donations from members and friends.   These vintage publications are the perfect holiday gifts for the hard-to-please harness racing fan(s) in your life! Several new titles are available through the Museum's Winne...
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Austin's beauties are beasts

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
Trainer Mark Austin grins when he tells you looks can indeed be deceiving. Sparky Mark, arguably the top horse on the WEG circuit in recent weeks, and Machleen, who recently captured her Autumn Stakes elimination, are from the same family and not surprisingly, share similar traits.   And though they might not turn heads with their physical attributes, they have been attracting the attenti...
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New York Sire Stakes announce changes

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Board, in conjunction with the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State, has approved significant changes to the 2012 New York Sire Stakes racing conditions and schedule that will provide owners of horses of varying ability more flexibility and opportunity to race in the state.   Beginning next year, Standardbred owners...
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Westwardho to supplement to Cleveland Classic

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that he and the Westward Ho Stable will be making the $15,000 supplemental entry fee for Westwardho Hanover into Saturday night’s $150,000 (est.) Jay Auto Group Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old colt pacers at Northfield Park. Since being purchased privately and entering the Burke barn in early October, Westwardho Hanover has posted thre...
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Biletnikoff scores again in Meadows Preferred

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
Biletnikoff burst to the front, then held off his stablemate, Jojo N Goliath, late to capture his second straight victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   Biletnikoff and Aaron Merriman worked out a comfortable front half of :57 over the sloppy surface and parried the first-over thrust of Tuneariffic. Jojo N Goliath, who was riding Tuneariffic’s cover, brushed wide ...
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Young horses take marks at Pompano

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing colt One Lucky Dragon was a winner on the Tuesday (Dec. 6 program) at the Isle Pompano Park, lowering his lifetime mark to 1:55.1 when moved up to the non-winners of 2 races lifetime.   Wally Hennessey drove the Dragon Again-Kiss My Lips colt, a $90,000 yearling purchase by Ed Telle's Winchester Baye Acres. Dan Hennessey is training the co...
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Owner von Knoblauch wins 2 races at Dover

on 12/06/2011 12:00 AM
Mystra returned to the scene of a number of her wins last season turning back seven foes to capture the $16,000 mares winners-over pace in 1:56 on a rainy Tuesday at Dover Downs. Three drivers, Brad Hanners, Ross Wolfenden and Vic Kirby, had triples.   With Hanners at the controls, Mystra took command in front of the grandstand and was never headed on the way to her ninth win of t...
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Windshield, Flying Instructor take DSBF finals

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
For the second straight night, a favorite Windshield, and an upsetter, Flying Instructor, won $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF)Two-Year-Old finals for trotters and for pacers. Dover Downs on Sunday, Dec. 4. Nanticoke Racing is part owner of both winning freshmen. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan added four more wins to his total.   Windshield lived up to his favorite’s...
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Stallion retirement condition deferred to 2012

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural's vision for improving interest and attendance at harness tracks includes the now well-known provision intended to discourage the retirement of the sport's stars after their 3-year-old season. This would be accomplished by adding a condition excluding the foals of any sire retired at age four (absent a legitimate medical reason) from stakes at Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs and the...
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MacDonald named WEG VP, strategic initiatives

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Monday announced the appointment of Andrew MacDonald as the company's vice president, strategic initiatives. The newly created position will report to the organization's president and chief executive officer, Nick Eaves.   In this role, MacDonald will focus exclusively on leading WEG's various strategic initiatives which will have significant imp...
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Blue Creek Angie wins 18th race of 2011

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
Over the past three years Blue Creek Angie has been a winning machine, reaching the winner's circle 46 times in 101 trips to the post. And with four weeks of racing still remaining before the curtain comes down on the 2011 campaign at Monticello Raceway--her home track for the past three seasons--there’s still time for her to add to her totals.   On Monday the 8-year-old On The Attac...
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Former world champion Beat The Wheel dies

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
The world champion trotting mare Beat The Wheel 4, 1:51.4 ($303,178), died Monday at Hanover Shoe Farms. The cause of death was kidney failure which led to the failure of her vital organs. She was 21 years old.   Beat The Wheel was a multiple stakes winner at ages two and three, but  it was at four where she really shone. She became the world’s fastest trotter ever, ta...
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Trained for riding, and ready for a home

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
World Class Lass, a 15-year-old daughter of Albert Albert, who was helped to recovery through the USTA’s SOS program for neglected horses, is now ready for a home.   “Lassie,” who is in the custody of the Large Animal Protection Society outside Philadelphia, has been professionally trained for riding and is ridden regularly as she awaits a permanent home.   She rides trails, cr...
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Kandor Hanover takes Meadows feature

on 12/05/2011 12:00 AM
Rebounding from a last-place finish, Kandor Hanover followed cover beautifully, then charged through the lane to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows.   Defeated in the slop as the 3-2 favorite last week, Kandor Hanover trotted along the cones in mid-pack before she picked up the live cover of Hawaiianphotograph. She peeled off cover for Dave Palone in t...
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Commitment To Win upsets in DSBF final

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
Commitment To Win pulled a stunning 12-1 upset while No Picnic scored a courageCoous victory in the two Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals for trotters and pacers, respectively, Saturday at Dover Downs. Also on the card, driver Jon Roberts joined the 2,000 win club.    Prohibitive favorite Alleigh Girl appeared on the way to her seventh consecutive victory in the ...
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Autumn 3CP elims raced at Woodbine

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
Thirteen 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings contested in a pair of $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations Saturday night at Woodbine with Road Untraveled and Modern Legend finding the winner’s circle.   After capturing a pair of longshot victories in last night’s Autumn Stakes eliminations for sophomore pacing fillies, driver Mike Saftic once again lived up to the task as he guided Road ...
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Post-race spill mars Lucky Man's Yonkers win

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
Favored Lucky Man (Brian Sears) justified his Saturday night support, winning Yonkers Raceway's $38,000 Open Pace.   Away third early from post position two, Lucky Man moved around pole-sitting Rojette's Best (Brent Holland). He grabbed the lead just after a :27.1 opening quarter-mile, then rated a :56.3 half. The soft fractions did nothing for the outer chasers, including a first-up Shooeb...
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Sfumato scores career best in Pompano feature

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
After a pair of traffic troubled trips and last week's bold first-over try, everything finally fell into place for Sfumato to capture the top weekly event in South Florida. The pacer earned a life's mark in his fourth appearance at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on Saturday night.   With driver Ed Hensley returning to duty after being injured in the Mares Open Pace accident of las...
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Five straight for Sparky Mark at Woodbine

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
Sent off as the 3-5 wagering favorite in Saturday night's $38,000 Preferred Pace at Woodbine Racetrack, Sparky Mark rewarded his backers with a 1:50 victory, the fifth consecutive trip to the winner's circle for the 4-year-old son of Astreos.   Driven by Sylvain Filion, Sparky Mark moved to the lead past the opening :26.3 quarter posted by the Keith Oliver-driven Major Hottie. Sparky Mark h...
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Two $100,000 DSBF finals slated for Sunday

on 12/04/2011 12:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old Stakes come to a close on Sunday (Dec. 4) with two $100,000 finals, one featuring colt pacers, the other trotters at Dover Downs. Post time is 5:30 p.m.   In the Colt pace final, Gary and Barbara Iles’ homebred Shaving Mug, reined by Montrell Teague) has won his last five in-a-row and is a prohibitive favorite. Tim Tetrick will d...
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