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New Jersey Classic yearling sale canceled

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 New Jersey Classic Sale has been canceled due to insufficent entries. The Garden State Standardbred Sales Company, which has held the sale, made the announcement Monday morning. The yearlings that had already been entered into the sale will be sold as a group at Harrisburg, on Friday, Nov. 11, when they will begin the Standardbred Horse Sales Company mixed sale.
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No Yonkers Trot supplement for Dejarmbro

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Trond Smedshammer told harnessracing.com Monday morning that although he has until 4 p.m. on Tuesday to make a final decision on supplementing recent $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial Trot winner Dejarmbro to the upcoming Yonkers Trot, he doesn’t plan on entering the colt. Dejarmbro is not eligible to several major stakes, including the Hambletonian, but there are some—including the Yonk...
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Michael Fahy, Emily Murphy earn scholarships

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, has announced the winners of the organization's annual scholarships. The $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip scholarship, sponsored by Martin Scharf, goes to Michael Fahy, the son of Bill and Moira Fahy, of Washington, Pa., while Lambertville, New Jersey's Emily Grace Murphy, the daughter of Patti and Joseph Murphy, has been nam...
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Young Hochstetler implores governor to sign bill

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Enews Park Forest in Illinois on Sunday profiled Jay Hochstetler, the 18-year-old son of Illinois-based trainer Homer Hochstetler and Red Mile Grand Circuit race secretary Connie Hochstetler, who has been making daily phone calls to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn imploring him to sign the recent legislation passed in the legislature that would allow slot machines at racetracks. “If (Gov. Quinn) doesn...
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E Dee's Cam 2YO 1:51.4 winner at Mohawk

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Warrawee Needy (above) is the horse to beat in the $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old pacing colts next Monday, as he powered to a 1:51.4 score in tonight’s OSS Gold eliminations at Mohawk. Warrawee Needy's mile was also the fastest time in North America for a 2-year-old. Jake Sully and Aaron Byron captured the other elimination in 1:53.3.   Warrawee Needy, d...
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Village Blitz earns 58th career victory

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Andrea Hill’s Jeremy’s Successor ($7.20, Sean Bier) earned his fifth Harrington Raceway win in 2011 Monday with a 1:53.1 score in the featured $18,600 Open Pace. Also on Monday at Harrington, veteran pacer Village Blitz earned his 58th career win.   As for Jeremy's Successor,  the 7-year-old Mach Three gelding sat behind pacesetter Harlingen Hanover throughout and surged up the in...
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Wind Surfer takes Meadows trot feature

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
Overcoming a bad draw, Wind Surfer used speed early and the "Lightning Lane: late to capture Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. Leaving from post eight, Wind Surfer hustled to the front for Eric Ledford and was pocketed by the quarter-pole move of Rembrandt Spur. Wind Surfer charged by Rembrandt Spur in the stretch and defeated him by a length in 1:54.3. Y-Dat raced well first-over ...
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I'm Just Special scores in 1:50.3

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
A humid evening with the temperature well into the 80s was much to the liking of I'm Just Special as she reeled off a 1:50.3 lifetime mark performance in the $14,000 fillies and mares feature Monday evening at the Isle Pompano Park.   Jason Dillander made his weekly trek back from Hoosier Park to drive the 6-year-old daughter of Camluck-Ladys Special Girl. They sped through f...
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Battle of Lake Erie a LC, nominations due

on 06/27/2011 2:00 AM
The $100,000 (est.) Battle of Lake Erie is scheduled for Saturday night, July 23, and Northfield Park is seeking the sport’s top veteran pacers to race in the prestigious event. This year’s Battle will be raced as a late closer and nominations are Friday due July 1, 2011. The nominating fee is $1,000, with a $3,000 starting fee due on race night. Northfield Park will add $60,000 to the purse...
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Jezzy, Live Jazz win Historic divisions

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted the Historic Stakes for 3-year old trotters on Saturday night. Jezzy and Ray Schnittker were heavily favored in the $75,500 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks from post position number eight.   Schnittker wasted no time putting Jezzy into the early lead and took control of the field through fractions of :29 and :59. As the field aimed towards three quarter Schnittker let Jezzy t...
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Rollwithitharry, Best Man Hanover win NJSS

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Rollwithitharry captured the first of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack, with Best Man Hanover taking the second split.   Rollwithitharry and winning driver Dan Dube pulled away in the stretch, pacing to a 1:50.4 victory for a purse of $26,000 in the first leg of the NJSS. The son of Rocknroll Hanover-Queen Otra was a Gra...
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New Zealand's Dunn does it at Big M

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Dexter Dunn is now a winning driver in both hemispheres. In his first U.S. appearance, New Zealand's 21-year-old leader guided McClelland to victory in the 11th race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Dunn and the Aaron Lambert trainee pounced off a perfect second-over trip to score by two lengths in 1:50.1. The young reinsman also steered Rock To Glory to a third-p...
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Bluebird Elian, Dollys Joy top ISS winners

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Bluebird Elian was back to his old form Saturday, taking the fourth and final leg of the $40,000 Indiana Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The 3-year-old reigning freshman trotting champ turned in a powerful performance to win his division by 10 1/2 lengths in 1:57.4 for trainer driver Dan Shetler.   Shetler recognized that Bluebird Elian had been experiencing issue...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Ellamony final

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Teaming up with driver Jody Jamieson, Dreamfair Eternal tracked down her fellow aged pacing mares to claim her first $121,000 Ellamony Classic title on Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs.   Leaving from the inside post position, Call Me Yours (Stuart Sowerby) took control of the field, but her lead was short-lived as Tomorrowpan (Trevor Henry) rolled up from the pocket to take over at th...
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Aracache, Won The West win Franklin elims

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of hotly contested $50,000 eliminations for the fifth edition of the Ben Franklin free for all pace headlined the Sunday action at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, with Aracache Hanover and Won The West prevailing in their respective splits.   William Switala and James Martin's Aracache Hanover ($20.80) scored a mild upset in the first elimination, tracking a late battle betwe...
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Stark, Mattison share NYSS wins at Buffalo

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
There were four $37,043 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Sunday afternoon, but only two drivers took home the blankets. John Stark Jr. and Brian Mattison each won two races over a glib track that had some moisture in it due to early morning rains. Brandnewgirlfriend’s 1:59.1 clocking in 2009 is safe for another year.   In the first division, trai...
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Razzle Dazzle dazzles at Tioga

on 06/26/2011 2:00 AM
Sunday marked the first time Razzle Dazzle had made an appearance at Tioga Downs, and the third time that Simon Allard had made the trip to Nichols, N.Y. The duo teamed to take home the $16,500 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position number six, Allard left aggressively and yielded to River Shark (Ed Hensley) as the field reached the quarter in :26.3. Passing the fans and the stand...
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Roadside Delight fastest in NYSS action

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued downstate Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $237,990 Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and gelding in five, $47,598 consecutive divisions.   Roadside Delight (George Brennan, $6.40) turned in the fastest effort, convincingly winning the third grouping. The Bettor's Delight colt--leaving from post position seven after an inside defection-...
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Freshmen debut at Hoosier Park

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old races were held at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Friday, giving fans a glimpse at some of the future stars in the state of Indiana. Heading the list of impressive performers was Next Flight In, a first time starter from the Erv Miller Stable, who knocked out his debut in a time of 1:58.   Next Flight In obeyed early orders from Leading Driver Peter Wrenn and eas...
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Coco was crisp in Tioga feature

on 06/25/2011 2:00 AM
Leanback Coco and Phil Fluet captured the $16,500 fillies and mares open handicap pace on Friday night at Tioga Downs, just as they did last week for trainer Ken Andersen.   Assigned with post position number six in a field of six, Fluet floated off the gate and used their usual first-over grind as Hello Great Mate (Lewayne Miller) cut through fractions of :27, :56.4, and 1:24.3 As the fiel...
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