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Takter talks about his Wellwood finalists

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter will send three horses into Saturday’s C$469,000 William Wellwood Memorial at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario, including elimination winner Little Brown Fox, who finished a half-length ahead of stablemate Weingartner in 1:56.3. Joining those two in the final from the Takter Stable is Nothing But Class, who was third in an elim won by The Game Plan in 1:55.   Little Brown Fox’s ...
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Don Anderson the inspiration behind Aunt Mel

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Mike and Mary Jane Anderson got into harness racing as a tribute to Mike’s dad, and those tributes are extending to aunts and adopted uncles these days. And the aunt’s namesake, Aunt Mel, is starting to make the family proud.   Aunt Mel, a 2-year-old filly trotter that is one of two horses the Andersons have full ownership of, has won two of her last three starts after not win...
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Archangel leads winners in 249G Elmsford trot

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
First-season statebreds returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $249,400 New York Sire Stakes Elmsford Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.Four divisions--three off the card--went at it.The lone ($63,175) wagering event wasn't a happy one for those who took 10 cents on the dollar on Delano (Ray Schnittker). From the pole, he misbehaved in the first turn, eventually lea...
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27-1 Migisi repeats as PA Stallion Series champ

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Last year, Migisi pulled off a 32-1 shocker in capturing her Pennsylvania Stallion Series final. Monday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, it was déjà vu all over again, as the 27-1 Migisi took the $40,000 Stallion Series championship for 3-year-old filly trotters — her first win of the year — at a juicy 27-1. The Meadows hosted all four $40,000 Stallion Series sophomore finals, wit...
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Foiled Again, Atochia win Quillen elims

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras, owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and JJK Stables, and trainer Ron Burke teamed up to win both $30,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial eliminations Monday at Harrington Raceway with horses Foiled Again ($2.10, 1:51.2) and Atochia ($5.60, 1:51.1).Foiled Again, the 2010 defending Quillen champ, set all the fractions in his dominant win, including a :26.4 last quarter und...
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Red Mile launches new wagering website

on 09/13/2011 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has launched a new website for its internet wagering platform: RedMileBets.com.  Powered by Ebe technologies, RedMileBets.com is fully integrated with The Red Mile’s already existing telephone account wagering system: Bet Race. Players will appreciate the ease and convenience integrating these two platforms provides, and will feel secure in knowing their account is be...
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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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