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Cambest's dam, Oxford Mary Ann, dies

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
David Meirs III has told harnessracing.com that Oxford Mary Ann, the dam of the $1.4 million-winner Cambest, whose 1:46.1 time trial in 1993 at Springfield, Ill., is still the fastest mile in history, has died at the age of 31. A daughter of Harold J, Oxford Mary Ann has been at Meirs' Walnridge Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., since she was purchased for $20,000 from the White Horse Farm dis...
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Mystical Sunshine sold for $145,000 to Denmark

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
World champion trotter Mystical Sunshine, the dam of the 2011 Peter Haughton Memorial Trot runner-up Power Play, has been sold for $145,000 to Thomas Lindholm of Denmark, via an online auction at OnGait.com. A winner of $1.7 million on the racetrack, the now 10-year-old Mystical Sunshine won 27 races, including a pair of world records, with a mark of 1:50.3. Included among Mystical Sunshine’s v...
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Colonial Downs set to open Saturday

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will open its 14th annual season of harness racing this Saturday in conjunction with the New Kent County Fair, which features a number of events including a 5K running race on the track, live music, grape stomping, a blood drive and an inflatable village.   The fair itself opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and kicks off with a 5K race at 10 a.m. followed by a parade on ...
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Edie's Desire wins 14th race of year at Mighty M

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
With her stunning 1:56.4 eight-length victory, the unwanted  pacer, Edie’s Desire, scored her 14th seasonal triumph at Monticello Raceway on Monday. The win also moved Edie's Desire into second place, just two wins behind the season's leading race winner, the Canadian-owned Mythic Voyage, who also added another  triumph to his seasonal stats on Sunday at Rideau...
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Michael Herbert, counsel for SBOANJ, dies

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Michael J. Herbert, 73, of Titusville, NJ, died Monday, Sept. 12, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Born in Jersey City, he moved to Trenton in 1965 and to Titusville in 1976. He was a senior partner in the Lawrenceville law firm of Herbert, Van Ness, Cayci and Goodell.   He received his B.A. with honors from Jersey City State College, was an Eagleton Fellow from Rutger...
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Hanover Lex yearling videos now online

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Videos of the 24 yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms has consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online. They may be accessed by going to the Hanover Shoe Farms website at hanoverpa.com.  These yearlings will be sold in Lexington on the evenings of Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4.   The remaining 188 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings, in addition to the 28 Hanover yearli...
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Meadowlands operational turnover set for Dec. 5

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
A request by New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC (NMRLLC) to extend the date it will assume control of the racetrack's operations to December 5, 2011 has been approved by the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA). "We asked to extend the date in order to give the New Jersey Racing Commission adequate time to review NMRLLC's licensing applications and to address open labor issues," said Me...
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France's Rapide Lobell set for Breeders Crown

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Alexandre Provost, owner of French superstar Rapide Lebel, believes he has one of the fastest trotters in the world and has accepted an invitation to prove his case in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, on Sat. Oct. 29.   The 6-year-old gelded son of Ginger Somolli-Kornaie des Noes has won several Group 1 races, a condition of the Breeders Crown invitation. Up...
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American Harness Tracks submits financials

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
American Harness Tracks, the Pittsburgh-based company that bought Centaur Gaming's Lawrence County, Pa., assets with hopes of building a one-mile harness track, filed its financial package with the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission by the Sept. 12 deadline imposed by the commission. American Harness Tracks has plans to build on the site that has been known as Valley View Downs.   Sam...
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Campbell looking for a better "Jazz" tune

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Even a Hall Of Fame driver can get frustrated at times, and that just may be how John Campbell feels about his trotting colt Live Jazz, who he owns  with Mel Hartman, Chuck Sylvester and Neal Goldman. If things had gone a bit differently, the Andover Hall Colt, a $55,000 yearling purchase, could have been racing in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk; instead, he...
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Jezzy wins NYSS split at Monticello

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Until recently, the 3-year-old trotting filly Jezzy had been among North America’s top 10 horses. But shed  no tears  for the outstanding daughter  of  Credit Winner-Ladylind because she has already bankrolled over $445,000 this season, with her latest victory coming in a $35,688 New York Sire Stakes division at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon...
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Meadows adds four Saturday night cards

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced that it will add four Saturday evening cards in October and November to make up for programs lost last week due to weather. Post time for each added card is 6:55 pm. Pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, the added dates are: October 15, October 22, October 29 and November 5.   The additions will give The Me...
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Lorrie Please wins Harrington feature

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Allen and Ira Kaplan and David Sheib’s Lorrie Please ($3.40, Tony Morgan) scored her third consecutive win Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53.3 triumph in the $20,500 Mares Open.The 4-year-old Western Ideal mare showed her customary early speed and took no prisoners in her front stepping wire to wire win over Bet On Luck and Don’ttellmewhattodo. It was the 12th win of the year for Lorri...
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Field Set For OSS Gold Final

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
With only nine of Ontario’s top sophomore pacing fillies entering the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations scheduled for Tuesday evening at Mohawk, all fillies entered automatically will advance to the $170,000 final.The draw took place this evening with the following post positions assigned for the rich final on September 20. The field is listed below:1) Tanned For Life2) Waasmula3) Athenas L...
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Ezpass Hanover takes a toll on the competition

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Ezpass Hanover made it look easy Tuesday at The Meadows as he drew off by 5 lengths to capture the $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series championship for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in a stake-record 1:52.1. The Meadows hosted all four $40,000 Stallion Series freshman championships, with Dream Of Winning (filly pacers), Can’t Be Seduced (filly trotters) and Boytown (colt and gelding t...
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Pastor Stephen breaks coffin bone

on 09/12/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce told harnessracing.com Sunday night that Pastor Stephen’s break early in a Canadian Trotting Classic elimination the night before at Mohawk Racetrack resulted in the 3-year-old colt trotter breaking a coffin bone in his left front leg, and trainer Jimmy Takter confirmed the news on Monday morning. “He trained coming into the race very good and warmed up super,” said Takter...
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No Jug start for Shadyshark Hanover

on 09/12/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that Shadyshark Hanover, whose 1:47.4 win in an Oliver Wendell Homes division Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands is the fastest mile by a 3-year-old pacer in 2011, will not be entered into next week’s Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Shadyshark Hanover was listed as a 9-1 fifth choice in the first Little Brown Jug Future Wager. “We wanted t...
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PA horseman Daugherty's health improves

on 09/12/2011 2:00 AM
Mercer, Pa., horseman William Daugherty Jr., life-flighted out of the Amulet Farms paddock area after a cardiac incident during the races Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, is “doing much better now,” said his son, Robert Daugherty, to Harness Commission/MSOA representative Jeff Zidek last night. “The doctors say he looked fantastic for what he had been through,” and William is expected to...
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For A Dancer sets 1:56 Vernon 2YOFT mark

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs celebrated its second track record performance of the weekend after the undefeated For A Dancer delivered a 1:56 victory in a division of Saturday’s $121,591 New York Sires Stake that trimmed one-fifth of a second off the previous local standard for 2-year-old trotting fillies.   Competing in the final flight of the state-sired event that was inherited from Tioga Downs d...
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Haley Louise closes out big Ohio night with bang

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
The grand finale of the Ohio Sire Stakes championships on Ohio Super Night at Scioto Downs Saturday, the $75,000 event for 2-year-old filly pacers, had a big bang of an ending as Haley Louise, a 63-1 shot, held on to win, virtually wiring the field.   Haley Louise, a daughter of Mantacular trained and owned by Larry Deyemand of Jefferson, Ohio, had just one win in nine starts prior to the O...
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