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Seeking Jeanie wins $100,0000 FL bonus

on 12/12/2010 12:00 AM
They came through with the grittiest, most determined efforts of their young careers. It paid off in a big way for 2-year-old trotting filly Seeking Jeanie and 2-year-old pacing gelding Palm Beach Boy on Florida Super Night 2010 Saturday at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Over $450,000 in purses went on the line for the eight championship finals as the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners...
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Three in a row for Timbogo at Dover

on 12/12/2010 12:00 AM
Timbogo recorded his third win in a row to win the $14,500 feature trot while Nova Artist made it two straight in the $12,500 pace, both races for 3, 4 and 5 year-olds on Saturday at Dover Downs.    In the feature trot, Brad Hanners drove Mike Casalino and trainer Dylan Davis’ Timbogo from post eight to notch a 1:58.4 victory. The win for the Yankee Great-Free Kitten 3-year-old ...
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Mild upset for Southern Allie at Yonkers

on 12/12/2010 12:00 AM
Southern Allie (Yannick Gingras) pounced off a wicked Saturday night speed duel, winning Yonkers  Raceway's $38,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position five, Southern Allie--facing his elders--watched the early floor show. Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi), the 9-10 favorite, was stung by Southwind Tabor (Stephane Bouchard) past a 27-second opening quarter mile. In turn, "Hea...
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California Sire Stakes finals held at Cal Expo

on 12/12/2010 12:00 AM
Pacers and trotters, both male and female, on both gaits, were featured at Cal Expo on Saturday night in four California Sire Stakes Championships.   In the first of the four $20,000 Stakes, a non-betting event for the filly trotters held prior to the wagering card, Betty Elizabeth won her fifth straight, all in Sire Stakes.   Leaving from post-four in the field of five for...
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Breakheart Pass, Master Pine win at Yonkers

on 12/11/2010 12:00 AM
Favored Breakheart Pass (Yannick Gingras) pranced around the pylons Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play early from post position six, Breakheart Pass worked around pole-sitting Bling (Eric Goodell) before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. A rated :29.1 second quarter (:56.4) and a parked out Cuz She Can (Jason Bartlett) bo...
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Full Circle Hope rallies for Autumn triumph

on 12/11/2010 12:00 AM
After finishing third in her elimination last week, Full Circle Hope exploded from the backfield to score a narrow victory in Friday night's Autumn Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.   Ella V Horse (Randy Waples) crossed over to take command past the opening quarter in :27.3 with Touch Of Kathryn in the pocket. Waples was able to slow the pace in the ...
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Bongiorno Captures Fall Amateur Driver Title

on 12/11/2010 12:00 AM
Joe Bongiorno overcame traffic overcame traffic troubles to sweep past the field of eight in the $4,000 American  Harness Drivers Club Fall Pacing Series Final Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. The 17-year-old guided Oh Whata Guy to a two-length victory in 1:58.1. Newton (Yogi) Sheridan trains the 4-year-old gelding whom Bongiorno's mother, Barbara, owns. Bongiorno’s enthusiasm for the...
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Another NJ gaming commission proposed

on 12/11/2010 12:00 AM
The study of a potential casino at the Meadowlands Sports Complex would be one of the main topics to study if a Casino Gaming Study Commission is created by the New Jersey legislature. On Thursday the Assembly Regulatory and Oversight Committee voted 4-1 to support creation of a 13-member commission.   Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, from northern New Jersey's Essex county and a former casin...
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Private Love wins Prix d'Amerique prep in Paris

on 12/11/2010 12:00 AM
Private Love, a product of the breeding of famed French horseman Jean-Pierre Dubois, won one of the "B" tests for January's Prix d'Amerique. Private Love captured the 110,000 (euro) Prix du Bourbonnais at the Vincennes track in Paris Saturday afternoon, coming from behind to win the 2,850-meter race for trainer Fabrice Souloy.   Nu Pagadi, trained by Stig H. Johansson, was given an aggressi...
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Pan Au Chocolat is Ohio's November best

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
The hard knocking, Pan Au Chocolat has been named Ohio's Horse of the Month by the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association.Pan Au Chocolat made 6 starts in the month of November, scoring three wins and three second place finishes. His victory on November 27 was in a season's best 1:54 3/5.The 8-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa is owned by Aimee Mt. Pleasant, conditioned b...
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A wise investment pays off

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Jeff and Debbie Elchuk of Surrey, BC paid $31,000 for Mach Lady at this years Fall Extravaganza Mixed Sale and that investment has proven to be a wise one after she scored in Thursday night's $50,000 Autumn Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.After scoring her elimination victory last week the daughter of Mach Three has been undefeated in three starts for her new conne...
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Zarachino, Never Going Away win at Dover

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Zarachino made short work of seven rivals scoring his second straight victory in the first of two $14,000 3,4&5-Year-Old paces while Never Going Away won the other, on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Dover Downs. Southwind Whitney pulled a mild surprise taking the $13,000 distaff pace. Ron Pierce made good use of starting from post 1 with Zarachino. In similar style to his previous start, the Red River Ha...
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Autumn Stakes field set for sophomore fillies

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Petite Syrah and R Tonys Girl were victorious in Thursday night's two $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies, earning their spots for next weeks rich final.In the first elimination, American Holiday (Jody Jamieson) flashed early gate speed along with Lisas Passion (Mike Saftic) and Yorke Puddin (Sylvain Filion).American Holiday cleared the lead at the :27.2 first quarte...
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USTA wins fundraiser for Retirement Foundation

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
A fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) that featured a raffle to win a trip to the 2011 Prix d'Amerique has been won by the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA).   "We gratefully accept the trip, which we have made available to all our employees through our own raffle, and I'm thrilled that we won. Many thanks," was the reaction of Mike Tanner, the USTA's Executive Vice...
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Sears to drive Palm Beach Boy in FL final

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Brian Sears could prove to be a factor on the 2010 Florida Super Night program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on Saturday night.   Total purses for the showcase of the year’s best in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) gala night will easily surpass $450,000. The eight divisional championships in the Florida Breeders Stake is on the eve o...
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Aussie racing club sells Sydney track

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
The New South Wales Harness Racing Club, which operates harness racing in the Australian province which includes Sydney, has agreed to a deal to sell its Harold Park racing property near downtown Sydney to a development group. The deal is reported to be worth $200 million.   NSWHRC chief executive John Dumesny said details of the deal remain confidential and refused to comment on the agreed...
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Lucky Chucky ready for stud duty

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Lucky Chucky, a top contender for 3-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and Trotter of the Year honors, recently passed his fertility test with flying colors, Perretti Farms has announced. Lucky Chucky, who won the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic and was the runner-up in the $1.5 million Hambletonian, will be standing at stud at Winbak Farm of New York.   Lucky Chucky, who was trai...
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Muscle Hill OMT on 2011 calendar at Vernon

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs is proud to announce one of its newest sponsors for one of the top Open mare trotting events in North America to its 2011 stakes schedule in the Muscle Hill. Recently known as the Conway Hall, The Muscle Hill Syndicate has stepped up to sponsor one of the top mare events for an estimated purse of $200,000.    “We are very pleased to be involved with the management of Ver...
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Antonacci marketing ownership with Bourbon Slush

on 12/10/2010 12:00 AM
Horseman Frank Antonacci is delivering a gift idea for the holidays, and he’s using a horse rather than reindeer. He hopes it ends up being a present to the industry, as well.   In an effort to promote the sport and attract new owners, the 27-year-old trainer and the Lindy Farms Racing Stable are selling shares of their trotter Bourbon Slush, who was purchased as a yearling for $11,0...
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Andover America is an overachiever

on 12/09/2010 12:00 AM
Five year old gelding trotter Andover America has become a living testimonial to the complete horsemanship of Pompano’s top driver Bruce Ranger in 2010 by winning 15 of 30 starts.“He’s overcome so much and for him to win half of his starts in the top class this year is really incredible” Ranger said in a trackside TV interview after he executed the win from back in the pack with his stable...
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