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Protege Seelster & Roush Hanover score in frosh Autumn Elims

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Two $25,000 Autumn Stakes eliminations for three-year-old trotting colts took place tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.Protege Seelster scored as the heavy favourite in the first elimination stopping the timer in 1:56.Grande Diablo (Tony Kerwood) flashed the quickest speed off the gate from post seven and struck the lead before the first turn but elected to release Twin B Spike Man (Sylvain Filion) to ...
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Three winners in Dover features

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Front speed held up in the Monday, Nov. 29 tri-features at Dover Downs with Three Of Spades winning the $35,000 Preferred, Solano, the $32,500 Delaware Special and Jeremy’s Successor taking the $27,000 Open paces.A two month vacation was just what the doctor ordered for last season’s Dover Downs Horse of the Meet as he has come back winning his third race in a row. Jon Roberts moved public cho...
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Marty's Charm triumphant at The Meadows

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Marty’s Charm made a triumphant return to The Meadows’ elite Monday when he rode a confident quarter-pole move to victory in the $22,500 Winners Over $10,000/Preferred Handicap Pace. A top performer at The Meadows in 2008 and part of 2009, Marty’s Charm last year injured his leg when he kicked a stall wall and was sidelined for a number of months. Midway through 2010, he began his comeb...
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Tetrick wins 7; St. Elmo Hero wins 16th

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
It was nothing short of a banner day for Tim Tetrick on Monday at Harrah's Chester, taking the $32,000 Open Handicap Pace with Hypnotic Blue Chip in 1:49.3. He also laid claim to a second overnight event and three divisions of the I-95 Late Closing Series for older pacers. Most impressively, however, was one of his two wins in the Blue Route Late Closing Series for 3- and 4-year-old pacers,...
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Helen Boehm dies at age 89

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Helen Boehm, a self-made businesswoman who the New York Times said was known around the world as the "Princess of Porcelain" for her company’s sculptures, which have become valued by collectors, died Monday at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla.. She was 89.   Mrs. Boehm and her late husband, Edward, bred and owned Standardbreds in the 1970s. Among them was the...
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Michigan's Kramer catching on fast at Monticello

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
When Brad Kramer decided to take a chance and pick up stakes and move from the comfort of the racing scene in Michigan and move to New York State, he knew he was taking a chance. After all, he was always among the leading drivers in his home state and his move east was without much power.   Sure he brought with him a talent for catch-driving and nearly 7,000 career wins, but as far as ...
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One More Laugh, Aracache heading to Cleveland?

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Northfield Park’s executive vice president of racing and simulcasting Dave Bianconi told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Saturday night’s $160,000(est.) Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old male pacers could be enhanced by several possible supplements. Bianconi said he has fielded calls from the connections of Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh, Confederation Cup winner Aracache Hanover...
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World champ Airzoom Lindy to stand in Indiana

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
The Airzoom Lindy Syndicate, Ivy Lane Farm, and Lindy Farms have announced that world champion Airzoom Lindy 2, 1:59.1; 3, 1:53.1f, will stand at stud in Goshen, Ind., at Dr. Paul Webb’s Ivy Lane Farm.   Airzoom Lindy is a world champion son of Cantab Hall out of the Valley Victory mare True Diva 3, 1:55.3 ($204,926). True Diva is a full sister to world champion sire Lindy Lane 3, 1:53 ($...
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Rembrandt Spur Meadows Horse Of Year

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Rembrandt Spur, owned by Roy Davis and trained by Dick Stillings, has been named Meadows Horse of the Year for 2010 by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association. A son of Pegasus Spur, Rembrandt Spur now holds three track records at The Meadows, including the top honor -- the fastest trotting mile in Meadows history.  The gelding trotted in 1:52.2 this season, eclipsing the former trac...
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Put On A Show named NJSS Horse of Year

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Put On A Show, who won the $200,000 NJSS Championship final and $175,000 Thomas N. D’Altrui Miss New Jersey Pace at the Meadowlands, has been selected as the overall New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2010.   The award, which is voted annually by the Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based only on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJ Sire Stakes events...
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Bruce Aldrich Jr. wins six Tuesday at Monticello

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s leading driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. put on another clinic  when  he  added six more victories to his win total on Tuesday, Nov. 30. With those triumphs he now has 404 at the current meeting.   Earlier this month-- on Nov. 10-- Aldrich said he had personal goal in which he hoped to compile the second best seasonal win total at Monticello Raceway a...
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USTA's SOS program a positive force

on 11/30/2010 12:00 AM
The 12-year-old pacer Give Chrome, with 56 starts in two countries, undoubtedly had tough trips around a racetrack in his life, but none was quite so tough as that taken recently in south central Pennsylvania. What happened there has made him the 23rd horse to benefit from the U.S. Trotting Association's SOS (Support Our Standardbreds) program.   The son of Keystone Raider had raced at...
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Final DSBF prelims held Sunday at Dover

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
Powerful Mist rang up his ninth win of the season in winning his second straight Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 prelim Sunday night at Dover Downs, holding off Three Martini’s easily in a 1:53.1 mile. Jim Morand drove the freshman son of Powerful Toy-Misty Speed for owners Niel Gargiulo, Louie Paglierani and Legacy Racing. Wayne Givens trains the winner of $207,537 this ye...
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Maryland studs must be registered by Dec. 1

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
All stallions standing in Maryland for the 2011 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2010, for their foals to be eligibile to the Maryland Sire Stakes.   To ensure receipt, all payments should be sent by certified mail. Please note the mailing address: P.O. Box 540, Union Bridge, MD 21791-0540.   Stallion Registration forms ...
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With lower takeout, Tioga, Vernon handle up

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs and the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association (STHHA) opted to try a lower takeout rate initiative for the 2010 race season, where all takeout rates were lowered to New York state minimums. The results of the takeout initiative were promising compared to industry standards where most other handles are dropping, the Tioga Downs handle showed an increase of 7.8 percent over 2009...
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Illinois legislature may deal with racino bill

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
The slots at the track debate in Chicago continues to gain momentum, as legislators reconvene on Nov. 30 after a brief hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday.   “When the senate returns to Springfield this week, we hope that our bill (SB3970) will get called on in committee,” said Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association (IHHA) executive director Tony Somone. “Two weeks ago it was discu...
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Southwind, Silva buy interest in Chapter Seven

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms and Jerry Silva announced Monday that they had acquired an interest in the 2-year-old trotting colt Chapter Seven 2, 1:55f ($211,549) (Windsong’s Legacy – La Riviera Lindy) from owners Richard Gutnick and Gary Cocco.   The colt has won seven of eight lifetime starts, including the Matron Stakes, Matron Preview, Harold Dancer, and two legs of the New Jersey...
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$50,000 guaranteed pool Monday at Woodbine

on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack presents a $50,000 guaranteed pool for its early Pick-4 Monday night,  and it figures to be another challenging task of weeding out the contenders from the pretenders in races 4 through 7.   Track announcer Ken Middleton scanned through those four races and offers the following thoughts on constructing a Pick-4 ticket for tonight:   Race 4 This $10,000 to $...
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Diamond Star loses bid for bonus

on 11/28/2010 12:00 AM
In a $13,300 division of the FSBOA Sale Stake Saturday night at the Isle Pompano Park, Diamond Star was defeated by a determined Palm Beach Boy. The loss eliminates Diamond Star from the $100,000 bonus offered to the connections of any two year old able to sweep all four events in the state-bred Fall Series.   “Palm Beach Boy had license to go out there and upset Diamond Star,” said tra...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins final career start

on 11/28/2010 12:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven closed out his career with a win on Sunday night at Dover Downs, coasting to a 1:50.1 victory in the $181,913 Matron. He started from post one, took control of the race at the outset and was never threatened.   Driven by Daniel Dube, Rock N Roll Heaven paced to the first quarter in :26.3 as Brian Sears took a tuck in the two hole with Delmarvalous. No one was foolish...
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