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Rocknroll Hanover to shuttle to Australia

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
David James of Empire Stallions in the state of Victoria in Australia, and a source close to Perretti Farms have confirmed that the top pacing sire Rocknroll Hanover will be standing at stud in the Southern Hemisphere for the upcoming breeding season. At this time the agreement is verbal and has not yet been signed. James, who operates Empire Stallions with Donna Egan, told The Harness ...
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Miss Millie leads ISS winners at Indy Downs

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for freshman pacing fillies Monday, August 1, with seven $40,000 divisions carded. Favorites managed to win only three of the features, producing several first-time winners.   The Alvin Miller-trained Miss Millie turned in the fastest win of the night, stopping the clock in 1:55.1. Driven by Peter Wrenn, the Dontget...
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Manofmanymissions 9-5 Hambletonian favorite

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
Hambo elimination winner Manofmanymissions will start from post two in Saturday afternoon's $1.5 million nationally-televised final at the Meadowlands, while second-elim winner Broad Bahn will line up in post one. The connections of both 3-year-old trotters earned the right to choose their posts for the final by virtue of the elim victories, while the other eight Hambo finalists went into an open ...
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Oaks favorite is Crys Dream from post 2

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks elimination winners Iron Lady and Crys Dream will leave from posts one and two, respectively, in Saturday afternoon's $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands. Crys Dream, undefeated in five starts this year and 12 of 13 lifetime, has been installed the 7-5 morning-line choice while Iron Lady is the second choice at odds of 5-1.   Luc Oue...
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Foreclosure N purchased by Richard Young

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
One of this year's top 3-year-old pacers was purchased by an owner who has always wanted a major player in the glamour boy division, and after seeing his own stable star shelved with an injury, he closed in on his coveted contender. Richard Young, the gregarious owner of sidelined pacing mare Put On A Show has purchased Foreclosure N from (Canadian) Hall of Famer Peter Heffering for an undisc...
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NY's Winbak Farm hosts international guests

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of New York hosted two tours Monday for the World Trotting Conference and tourists from Denmark. The guests had a chance to tour the mare barn, stallion barn, and see the stallions.   Tourists had a chance to meet stallions that they had heard about and hadn’t necessarily ever seen before. While others had seen some of the stallions race and enjoyed swapping stories about...
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This year's Hambletonian takes the cake!

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
At the Hambletonian press conference, drivers and trainers posed with a cake, not the Hambletonian trophy! Mauro Castano of the hit TLC reality show "Cake Boss" gave media a preview of the cake Carlo's Bakery of Hoboken, N.J. will create for the 30th anniversary of the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, Aug. 6.   Carlo's Bakery will unveil a giant cake commemorating 30 y...
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2YO trotting colt Broadway Zinger in 1:57

on 08/02/2011 2:00 AM
Broadway Zinger had little trouble overcoming post seven, bursting to the front and staying there in a stake record 1:57 in Tuesday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.The stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters was conducted over six divisions, with Fashion Astral, Hall Harbour, Brigadier, Chapter Eleven and Scary Good taking the other splits. Dave Palone fashion...
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Marcus Miller time in Balmoral stakes

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
The bevy of state-bred stakes action that comprise the Southland Festival of Racing continued on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as sophomore trotters took center stage in a pair of big- money events. Headlining the action were diagonally gaited sophomore fillies as a field of nine ladies lined up behind the gate for the $49,500 Fox Valley Evita Stake.    Fresh off an eye-popping nine-le...
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Fawkes now in Hambo spotlight

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
Author J.K. Rowling presented her first Harry Potter manuscript to 12 publishing houses and was rejected by all 12. Experts looked at the pages and didn't see potential, let alone greatness.   Perhaps the same could be said for Fawkes, a surprise qualifier for Saturday's $1.5 million Hambletonian. The colt, named for Professor Dumbledore's mythical bird, hasn't shown much on the program pag...
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$150K Pick 4, $200K tri guarantee on Hambo day

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
The big Pick 4 guarantee returns on Hambletonian Day! A $150,000 Pick 4 will be offered on races 6-9 on the Saturday, Aug. 6 card. The $150,000 guarantee on the Meadowlands Pace Night Pick 4 handled more than $200,000. A special Pacing Pick 4 will also be guaranteed at $50,000 later in the Hambletonian Day card. And for those that aren't interested in multi-leg wagers, the main even...
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Shelliscape reminds McIntosh of Delinquent Account

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh is hoping his undefeated freshman pacing filly will live up to her pedigree when she goes postward for the Whenuwishuponastar Stakes final this Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack.Shelliscape is a perfect three-for-three with a 1:53.4 lifetime mark and $27,000 in the bank so far.   The daughter of Artiscape-Shell I Scoot was a $25,000 Lexington Select purchase. ...
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Machapelo upsets in Battle of Waterloo

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
Machapelo captured Grand River Raceway’s $300,000 Battle Of Waterloo in 1:54.4 and pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the race during the track’s Industry Day Celebration on Monday, Aug. 1.   Leaving from post four, driver Scott Zeron sent the Mach Three homebred first-over at the half-mile marker to score a three-length victory over Two Guys, driven by his father, Rick...
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Dexter Dunn takes World Driving tourney lead

on 08/01/2011 2:00 AM
New Zealand’s Dexter Dunn was a race winner in the second round of the World Driving Championship, raced at Tioga Downs on Monday evening, and as a result took the lead in the 20-heat competition among 10 of the world’s top harness drivers.   Corey Callahan, sent away from the starting gate in the first of four heats raced on Monday with “USA, USA” cheers in his ears, scored a ...
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Twin B Legend, Prodigal Seelster win OSS elims

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Eleven sophomore colt and gelding pacers contested a pair of Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first OSS Gold elimination, it was the Jack Darling-trained Twin B Legend who found his way to the winner’s circle for the third time this year in six outings.   Celebrity Citation (Mark MacDonald) was first to the quarter-pole in :26.4, ...
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Wind Surfer breezes in Yonkers Open

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Wind Surfer (Jim Pantaleano) closed from well out of it Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Whata Hustler (catch-driver Brent Holland) set sail though fractions of :27.2 and :56.4, Neighsay Hanover (Jeff Gregory) then made his second move, leaving the cones from fourth. Whata Hustler, though, continued his open lead in and out of the 1:25.3 th...
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Hennessey closes Pompano with 3 FSBOA wins

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Isle Casino Racing at Pompano Park rounded out the 2010-11 racing season Saturday night with the care featuring four pacing finals of the July segment of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Sunshine State Stakes, all for $10,000 purses.   In the 2-year-old colt and gelding pace division, Diamond Cowboy earned a life's mark of 1:54.3 with Wally Hennesse...
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Aruba Vacation just misses Tioga record

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation has been stabled at Tioga Downs since he began training for Guy Howard in his 2-year-old season and has been a force to reckon with on his home turf. On Saturday night, the 4-year old son of Dream Vacation-Dixie Hit notched his first win of the 2011 season at Tioga Downs in the $18,000 Open Handicap Trot.   Leaving aggressively from post position number two, driver Fern ...
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Flight Elal leads trio of ISS winners

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Flight Elal extended his record to six wins in seven seasonal starts Saturday, July 30 in the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition for sophomore pacing colts held at Indiana Downs. The Panspacificflight homebred, driven by Peter Wrenn, won his $40,000 division in 1:53. Straight Dancer and Demanding Force picked up victories in the other two splits.   Selected as the heavy favorit...
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Southland Festival highlights Balmoral Saturday card

on 07/31/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled pacers were the focus of attention on Saturday night as six big stake races with almost $350,000 in purses headlined the Southland Festival of Racing at Balmoral Park. Kicking off the action were 2-year-old pacing fillies as a full field of 10 squared off in the $57,500 Loyal Opposition Stake.    Fresh off a win over conditioned rivals here at Balmora...
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