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Tamla Celeber rebounds, but not Maharajah

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The classy Swedish-bred 4-year-old Cantab Hall-mare Tamla Celeber (Amanda Celeber, by Express Ride) tried the boys in the Swedish Trotting Derby back in early September but did not have any racing luck. But she proved that she wa as good as the European 4 year olds in the Grosser Preis von Deutschland at the Bahrenfeld track in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday afternoon.   It helped a l...
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Illinois governor holds firm on opposing tracks

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn stated his opposition to expanding gaming at the state's racetracks at a press conference on Monday, and the Chicago Tribute reported that his statements set up a battle in the legislature when the veto session begins next week.   The Tribune reported that the governor indicated he's OK with five new casinos in Chicago, southern Cook County, Rockford, Danvi...
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3 horses supplemented to Breeders Crown

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Two sophomore trotting colts, Daylon Magician and Dejarmbro, and a surprise entry from mare trotter Frenchfrysnvinegar, were the only supplements to the Breeders Crown year-end championship races today at the Mohawk race office. The $6 million Breeders Crown events will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.   With the 3-year-old colt trot division still s...
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Meadowlands to request similar schedule

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is requesting 81 harness racing dates for 2012, the same number the track ran in 2011, while Freehold Raceway is expected to ask for 90 days, down from the 112 it is running this year. The Meadowlands presently expects to open Friday, Jan. 5, 2012, and race three nights a week--Thursday, Friday and Saturday--through the second week of March. Track management is still ent...
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Hong Kong has ITPP test; PA also working on test

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Testing for ITPP, a drug that some trials shows allowing hemogloblin to deliver more oxygen to the body and thus enhancing performance, is on the horizon in harness racing.   Dr. Gregg Scoggins, project manager for the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), said Dr. Terry Wan of the Hong Kong Jockey Club has developed a method of detecting ITPP. The Hong Kong J...
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Hall of Famer Gene Riegle dies

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Gene Riegle, 83, a developer of many trotting and pacing champions and a member of Harness Racing’s Hall of Fame died Monday, Oct. 17, at his Greenville, Ohio home. Details regarding his passing and funeral arrangements are not yet known, but will be reported when they become available.   Few horsemen have had careers as lengthy and as productive as Mr. Riegle. The Ohio-born dri...
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Designer Bags still in style in DSBF division

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action for 2-year-old pacers is in the books after seven divisions Monday evening at Harrington Raceway. There were four divisions for fillies and three for colts.   Ed Walls’ Designer Bags ($2.10, Allan Davis) completed a sweep of her elims with a 1:58.3 front-end win in the first division. The Roddy’s Bags Again filly...
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Pompano cancels Monday pari-mutuel card

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
After daylong rains in South Florida raised havoc with the track lighting system, the Monday evening program at Pompano Park had to be canceled. Racing will resume Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:05 p.m.   Before the cancellation at 6:45 p.m. a non-wagering race was staged. The Sale Stakes began with the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot in the fourth of five sche...
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Callahan, Green set to defend Dover titles

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Both Corey Callahan, the leading dash winner, and Josh Green, longtime leading trainer, seek to defend their titles when the 2011-2012 Dover Downs season opens on Saturday, Oct. 29.    Callahan eked out a second consecutive top driver championship last meet finishing with 229 victories, one more than Ron Pierce with 228. It was Callahan’s second consecutive season on top of the stand...
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Caviar Forthelady orders up win at The Meadows

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthe Lady opened a daylight lead with a blistering third quarter, then hung on late to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Driver Charlie Norris sent Caviar Forthe Lady to the front past the quarter, the 5-year-old daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Croupier Lady reeled off the third panel in :27.3 to put away all pursuers on the outsid...
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Pa-sired/owned late-closer canceled at Chester

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The fall late closer series planned for 3-year-old Pennsylvania sired and owned horses at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack has been canceled due to a lack of entries.   The live racing season continues through Dec. 21, highlighted by stakes races on Nov. 13 including the $650,000 Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts, $475,000 Three Diamonds for 2-year-old pacing fillies, $575,0...
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Sir Caviar continues Meadows dominance

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
Sir Caviar, who has dominated The Meadows’ elite trotting ranks throughout the year, made it look easy again Saturday with a decisive front-end victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap.Despite leaving from post 7, Sir Caviar made the front quickly for Brian Zendt and never was seriously challenged en route to victory in 1:54.3. Diamond Hunter shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-3/4 lengths ba...
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Toscano and Ford pupils sweep Simpson Stakes

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip, Forever Just, Blackjack Princess and Up Front Sharon were each divisional winners in Saturday’s $62,534 John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stake for 2-year-old pacers, while Tim Tetrick teamed five first-place finishers during a raw and rainy fall evening at Vernon Downs.   The Linda Toscano trainees Heston Blue Chip (1:54.4) and Forever Just (1:55) won segments of the $31,924 S...
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Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concludes

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded Saturday, October 15 with a third session topped by a Lotsa Credit filly that brought $22,000. Trottin Joanna, the second foal from Armbro Kelvin mare Capryz Kelvin, is a sister to top Indiana Sires Stakes freshman colt Trottin Tiger. Consigned by Pond-A-Acres, the filly was purchased by Ron Wrenn. A total of 157 yearlings were sold Saturday for an avera...
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Maine 3YO champions crowned at Downs

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
At Scarborough Downs on Sunday, the 3-year-old Maine Sire Stakes champions were crowned. Over $380,000 in purse money was on the line. Iza Bella capped off a brilliant stakes career by adding the 3-year-old filly trotting championship to the freshman crown that she won last season, claiming her 15th career victory from only 23 lifetime starts.   Owned by Michael Andrew of Gorham, Maine, the...
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Simpson Memorial Stakes at Vernon

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Classic Conway, Quit Smoking Now, Cowgirl Hall, Exercise To Go and Autumn Escapade all performed with distinction during a rainy, blustery Friday evening at Vernon Downs.   Classic Conway and Quit Smoking Now were each divisional winners in Friday’s $63,734 John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stake (JSSMS) for 2-year-old colts & gelding trotters, while Cowgirl Hall and Exercise To Go each capt...
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Trottin Tiger leads ISS winners at Indy Downs

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman colt and filly trotters were featured Friday night, October 14 in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Indiana Downs. Favorites captured four of five divisions on the card, with the fastest mile turned in by Trottin Tiger. Trained by Mark Gillenwater and driven by Sam Widger, the Mossy Oak-Capryz Kelvin gelding romped by more than 13 lengths in 1:59.1.   Drawing post f...
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Roll With Joe, Autumn Escapade win BC preps

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Two notable horses tuned up for the Breeders Crown on Friday night. First, at Yonkers Raceway, Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe won a qualifier before the pari-mutuel card, then later that evening the older trotting mare Autumn Escapade scored at Vernon Downs,   Roll With Joe had his regular driver Ron Pierce in the sulky and won by a comfortable 1 3/4 lengths in 1:55....
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Camluck colt brings $150,000 to top Forest City

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
A Camluck colt out of a mare who is a full sister to new world record holder Strike An Attitude topped the opening day of the Forest City Yearling Sale in London, Ont. The colt, consigned by Seelster Farms, was bought by Fiddlers Creek Stables of West Bloomfield, Mich., with a bid of $150,000.   The colt (hip 71) named Nitro Seelster, a Jan. 27 foal, is the first foal of the Western Ha...
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Breeders Crown deadlines Monday, Tuesday

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
High noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, was the deadline for the invited foreign classic winners to declare in to the $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Both French superstar Rapide Lebel and Swedish-bred and owned Commander Crowe remain committed to the entry box. Both are European stand-outs and will be making their first North American starts. Commander Crowe is trained ...
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