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Windy City tops Friday card at Maywood

on 11/16/2011 12:00 AM
Fans of the sport will not want to miss any of the action at Maywood Park on Friday as the half-mile oval will play host to some of the sport’s top human and equine athletes for the 29th Annual Windy City Pace Night. The main event of the night the $175,000 Windy City Pace Stake for 3-year-old pacing colts that features this year’s Breeders Crown and American National champion Betterthanched...
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Vote now for 2011 Race of the Year!

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
It’s time to vote for the 2011 Race of the Year! As selected by the staff at harnessracing.com, here are the five finalists, in alphabetical order: Allerage Farms Older Horse Pace, won by We Will See; Breeders Crown Older Horse Trot, won by San Pail; William Haughton Memorial, won by Alexie Mattosie; Kentucky Futurity, won by Manofmanymissions; and Meadowlands Pace, won by Roll With Joe.  ...
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Blue Creek Angie wins 17th of year

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
It’s true that the margins of victory are less now than in the early seasonal wins, yet Blue Creek Angie keeps getting the job done. At Monticello Raceway on  Monday afternoon, the 8-year-old On The Attack mare notched her 17th victory of the season when owner- trainer Bruce Aldrich Jr. reined her to a neck triumph in 1:57.3.   Dixie Allstar (M...
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Zornow to be honored with Hamilton Medal

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
Theodore “Ted” H. Zornow was there at the conception of the New York Sire Stakes and he has been helping to shape the program ever since. For his outstanding contributions to harness horse racing and improvements of the breeding of Standardbred horses in the State of New York, Harness Horse Breeders of New York State will award Zornow the fifth annual Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal.   At...
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Forest City Pace attracts stellar field of nine

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
This year’s Forest City Pace, the anchor of the current fall meet at Western Fair Raceway, will feature Tim Tetrick’s debut at the London, Ont. half-miler and nine of the most elite pacing mares in North America including the recent Breeders Crown champion, the defending champion and Canada’s Horse of the Year and five mares who have earned in excess of $1 million.   With nine ...
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Roll With Joe to stand stud, being syndicated

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
Roll With Joe, 2011’s leading money-winning performer on either gait, has been retired to stud at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, NY.   A winner of more than $1.8 million during his career, Roll With Joe scored numerous victories in 2011 including the Meadowlands Pace, in which he took his record of 1:48.2.  His other major wins include the Messenger,  Battle Of Bran...
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Marcus Miller talks about Maywood Friday

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
With three driving titles in hand, Marcus Miller needed only one word to define his year. “Fun,” Miller said, laughing. “It’s just fun. That’s the only way to describe it.”   The 22-year-old Miller, who is the son of trainer Erv Miller and nephew of driver Andy Miller, entered Tuesday with 458 wins and $2.72 million in purses this season. Both are career highs for Miller, who is...
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Tunearriffic scores again at The Meadows

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
Tuneariffic was terrific at The Meadows once more, knifing through the slop to track down the strong leader and capture Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace for his second straight victory.   When Code Word drew off to a clear lead down the backside, it appeared that Tuneariffic might have too much first-over work to do. But the 7-year-old Tune Town-Dulcinea Esprit gelding persevered...
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Higher And Higher's 1:49.2 equals world record

on 11/15/2011 12:00 AM
Higher And Higher equaled the world record over a five-eighth mile oval, steaming to a 1:49.2 victory in the $23,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   For the second straight week, Daryl Bier drove Higher And Higher to a convincing triumph in the track’s top female event of the week. This time the winning margin was three lengths and the time equaled the world record f...
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Buffalo has new race secretary, announcer

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway, located on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, has announced the appointment of Virginia Rosenfeld as race secretary and Gabe Prewitt as announcer for the upcoming 2012 race meet that begins in January.   Rosenfeld has been employed as assistant race secretary, program director, and charter at Batavia Downs since 2002.  “Ginny brings with her a world of experience i...
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Hudons back at work after accident

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
Pat Hudon will be taking sometime away from the race bike to nurse a pair of injuries he sustained in an accident, but that won’t keep him away from the barn in the morning or racetrack in the evening. Pat, his father Joe and his brother Phil were involved in an on-track incident on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Woodbine.   When Joe’s filly, Feels Good, fell, it then caused a chain reaction t...
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Ouellette bails out, but not injured

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
Driver Luc Ouellette was unseated during the fourth race on Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Ouellette was positioned fourth along the rail heading to the half when he knew something was wrong with his horse As Duharas.   As Duharas was angled towards the safety lane when Ouellette decided to leave the sulky. “I knew something was wrong with my horse,” Ouellette said, while wa...
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Back-to-back Meadows wins for Kandor Hanover

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
Kandor Hanover took her time making the front, but she was unassailable once there in capturing Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot at The Meadows for her second straight victory.   Dave Palone allowed Kandor Hanover to idle on the outside until the field settled before urging her to the lead in a :27.3 opening panel. The 5-year-old daughter of Tagliabue-Katelyns Glory was un...
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Bombilla Hanover sets 1:51.4 Pompano mark

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
A humid evening with the temperature hovering in the upper 70s set the stage for a remarkable track record by 3-year-old pacing filly Bombilla Hanover of 1:51.4 in the very first race of the Monday evening, Nov. 14, program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   A talented group of fillies and mares was assembled for the conditioned event for a $5,000 purse. First to ...
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Fools Gold, Highbeam Rusty N win again at Dover

on 11/14/2011 12:00 AM
It was deja vu all over again in the $30,000 double feature paces on Monday, Nov. 14, at Dover Downs. In a repeat of last week’s headliners, Fools Gold won the Preferred/Open and Highbeam Rusty N made it two Delaware Specials in a row. Corey Callahan drove three winners.   Daryl Bier wasted no time taking Fools Gold to the front and the 4-year-old by I Am A Fool led the rest of ...
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Ontario Super Finals in the books

on 11/13/2011 12:00 AM
The top 2- and 3-year-old Ontario-sired colts and fillies converged onto Woodbine Racetrack Saturday night to contest eight $300,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals.    Jody Jamieson captured his second Super Final victory on the card when Mister Herbie cruised to a 1:52 Canadian, track and OSS record for sophomore trotting colts and geldings.   Imperial Count (Scott Zeron...
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Go Go Solano ties Vernon all-age record

on 11/13/2011 12:00 AM
Go Go Solano tied the all-time track pacing standard at Vernon Downs with a blistering 1:49.4 performance on a clear, but chilly, Saturday evening.   A 1:51 winner here at age three, Go Go Solano was assigned the outside eight post by racing secretary Scott Warren for Saturday’s $10,000 Open contest.   With Greg Merton doing the teaming for trainer Jordan Rubin in race e...
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American Nationals contested at windy Balmoral

on 11/13/2011 12:00 AM
Balmoral Park played host to one of its biggest night’s of the year on Saturday as six American National finals were contested over the Crete oval. With almost $900,000 in purse money up for grabs and a large crowd on hand there were plenty of thrills and great performances despite gusting winds that exceeded 35 mph at times.   Freshman pacing fillies started the action as a full fie...
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Favorites rule in Fall Final Four at Chester

on 11/13/2011 12:00 AM
The Fall Final Four for 2 year olds were raced Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester, with the race favorite capturing each contest. The quartet began in the fifth race with the $410,000 Valley Victory for 2-year-old colt trotters, contested as a non-betting affair, won by Possess The Will. That was followed up by victories by betting favorites Win Missy B in the $365,000 Goldsmith Maid...
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Westwardho Hanover wins Progress Pace

on 11/13/2011 12:00 AM
Supplemental entry Westwardho Hanover bested favored Alsace Hanover by three quarters of a length in Sunday's $330,000 Progress Pace for 3 year olds at Dover Downs. In a major upset on the card, Big Rigs sprung a 16-1 surprise in the $174,940 Matron 3-Year-Old Colt, bringing to an end the four-race win streak of Chapter Seven. In other Matron action, Crys Dream finally got back on the winning trac...
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