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Higher And Higher wins Dover $23,000 mares feature

on 11/08/2011 12:00 AM
Higher And Higher duplicated her winning performance of last week to win the $23,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday (Nov. 8) at Dover Downs.In similar fashion to her win last week, Daryl Bier moved Higher And Higher to the outside heading to the clubhouse turn and then followed cover before making her decisive move on the final turn on the way to another impressive victory in 1:51.2 victory, ...
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New Jersey voters approve sports wagering

on 11/08/2011 12:00 AM
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a ballot proposal that would allow sports wagering at racetracks, sites of former racetracks and casinos. NJ.com reported shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night that with more than 50 percent of the votes tallied, voters were approving the referendum by a margin of nearly 2-1.   Although approved, the legalization of sports bett...
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Roll With Joe strong favorite in Messenger

on 11/08/2011 12:00 AM
Roll With Joe, the richest harness horse in North America this season. drew post position three for Yonkers Raceway's Messenger Stakes. The 56th edition of the final leg of the Pacing Triple Crown goes as Saturday night's sixth race, a one-dash-for-the-cash event worth $401,000. Post time is approximately 8:50 p.m.   Roll With Joe, a son of Cam's Card Shark, lists the $1 million M...
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Pierce wins 8,000th career race

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce won his 8,000th career race Sunday night, reaching the milestone with the 3-year-old filly pacer Fouralarmfire in the 12th race at Dover Downs. The 55-year-old Pierce is just the 20th driver to reach 8,000 victories. Pierce began Sunday three away from 8,000, and was shut out in four starts on the afternoon card at Harrah’s Chester. Making the trip then to Dover, ...
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Updated: Valley Victory drawn despite controversy

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
UPDATED (Nov. 7, 4:15 pm)  Howard Taylor has given harnessracing.com an update on the draw situation regarding the post position draw for Sunday's $410,000 Valley Victory 2-Year-Old Colt Trot at Harrah's Chester, and he said the race was drawn with five finalists and did not include the three horses that made breaks in their respective eliminations and were deemed ineligible to advance to the...
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Donato Hanover brother brings record $825,000

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
John and Tom Cancelliere have made harness racing history by buying the breed's most expensive yearling ever, paying $825,000 for Detour Hanover, a full brother to Donato Hanover early Monday evening at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg. Karl-Erik Bender of Sweden, who won the Hambletonian with Alf Palema, was the underbidder. The previous record price ...
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Harrah's Chester 2-year-old stakes drawn

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
Post positions for the four stakes races for 2 year olds on the Sunday card at Harrah's Chester have been drawn. There are just five slated to line up behind the gate in the $410,000 Valley Victory for 2-year-old colt trotters, with that race still in limbo as a court appeal is expected to be filed to include three horses that made breaks in the elims and were deemed ineligible.   Also on t...
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Kandor Hanover takes Meadows feature

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
Rebounding from an eighth-place finish in the Breeders Crown Mare Trot, Kandor Hanover used a third-over trip and a powerful late kick to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap at The Meadows.   Away an unhurried sixth for Dave Palone, Kandor Hanover followed live cover before brushing through the lane to down Victory Is Coming by a neck in 1:54.4. Charged Freight wa...
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Fools Gold scores in 1:51.3 at Dover

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
Fools Gold closed to win the $30,000 Preferred/Open pace while Highland Rusty N used similar tactics for victory in the $30,000 Delaware Special on Monday (Nov. 7) at Dover Downs.   Daryl Bier followed cover racing fourth on the backstretch before coming to the outside on the final turn and Fools Gold shot into the lead in the stretch for a 1:51.3 victory. The win was the 4-year-old son of ...
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I'm Just Special is a horse for a course

on 11/07/2011 12:00 AM
More than 80 percent of her wins in 2011 have been in South Florida so it was no surprise that I'm Just Special would go off as the 3-5 prevailing public choice in the $12,000 purse Monday evening feature at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.With Bruce Ranger making a key decision in the opening eighth of the mile to bypass a possible inside racing spot back in the pack, I'm Just Special would s...
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Gingras, Burke team for Indy Downs stakes wins

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
It was a big night for Yannick Gingras and Burke Racing Stable Saturday, November 5 at Indiana Downs. Gingras teamed with leading trainer Ron Burke to capture the $275,500 Monument Circle with Hugadragon before capping the evening with a track record performance behind Foiled Again in the $205,000 Indiana Pacing Derby.   Gingras and Hugadragon made victory look easy in the Monument Circle f...
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Mystical Valentine scores at Vernon

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
Mystical Valentine delivered a strong stretch kick to capture Saturday night’s $10,000 Open pace, while the trotter Famous Image and pacer Noble Wabbit each established Vernon Downs records for going 7/8ths-of-a-mile--the wrong way of the track.   With Leon Bailey steering for trainer Dave Dewhurst, Mystical Valentine ($16.60) idled in second early in the ninth race, got shuffled back to ...
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Star Recruit wins American-National elimination

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
Steve Carter pupils Star Recruit and Caviart Key swept the top two spots in the lone American-National elimination for freshman pacing colts Saturday, November 5 at Balmoral Park. Sent off as the favorites, the two horses finished a neck apart at the wire, with Ridge Warren guiding Star Recruit to the 1:53.2 victory in the $20,120 event. The contest helped set the field for next week’s $121,000 ...
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Sires stakes headline action at Cal Expo

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
The weather wasn't nice, but the weekending card (November 5) at Cal Expo was while highlighted by Sires Stakes, Series' Finals, and Winners-Over action. Two $15,000 California Sires Stakes had center-stage for freshmen colts & geldings, on which Ra Ra Steven & El Azteca scored.   In the event for the pacers over a track listed as 'good,' Ra Ra Steven, leaving moderately from post-f...
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Colonial Downs closes with Day of Champions

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
Itrustyou, the 2010 Virginia-bred 2-year-old colt and gelding pacing champ, returned to the Commonwealth and captured the $44,400 3-year-old division in a new life mark on Saturday afternoon on the $368,000 Day of Champions program at Colonial Downs. The Third Straight--Dynamic Lady gelding went wire-to-wire, cutting fractions along the way of :27.4, :57 and 1:25 before finishing in 1:51.3. Driv...
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A Rocknroll Dance wins Governor's Cup elim

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Downs played host to key elimination races Sunday afternoon, November 6 to determine the fields for the Governor’s Cup, Valley Victory and Goldsmith Maid. A Rocknroll Dance turned in the fastest win in three $20,000 Governor’s Cup splits for freshman pacing colts, stopping the clock in 1:51.2. The heavy favorite, driven by Yannick Gingras, wired the field and finished a leng...
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Progress Pace elims to "Alsace," Fashion Delight

on 11/06/2011 1:00 AM
Alsace Hanover and Fashion Delight won Progress Pace elims, and Chapter Seven, Cedar Dove and Drop The Ball were Matron Stakes winners on Sunday at Dover Downs.   In a photo finish, John Fielding’s Alsace Hanover, reined by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, had just enough to hold off fast finishing Rock To Glory (Yannick Gingras) and front-pacing Westwardho Hanover (Dave Palone) to win the ...
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Red Star Hottie a winner at The Meadows

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
Red Star Hottie charged through the Lightning Lane at The Meadows to capture Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace and become a career $500,000 performer.Away second behind the streaking Mud Pie Hanover, who was seeking the fifth win in her last six starts, Red Star Hottie brushed late for Dave Palone and scored in 1:53.1, defeating the game Mud Pie Hanov...
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Big night of stakes action at Indiana Downs

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
The last Saturday night program for Indiana Downs’ 2011 harness meet is packed with stakes action. Several top trotters and pacers are slated to compete in several lucrative events on the 14-race program beginning at 6:55 p.m.   Burke Racing Stable will send out six entries in the highly-competitive $205,000 Indiana Pacing Derby for free-for-all pacers. Led by Breeders Crown runner-up Foi...
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Shooebee's Place takes Yonkers open handicap

on 11/05/2011 2:00 AM
Shooebee's Place (George Brennan) lasted on the lead Saturday night (November 5), winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 3, "Shoobee" left around Southwind Tabor (Larry Stalbaum), making the lead before a :26.3 opening quarter. After a 56-second half, 3-5 choice Stonebridge Tonic (Dan Dube) moved from fourth. However, he wasn't moving anywhere of...
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