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Lucky Jim to skip Am-Nat, return in 2011

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Lucky Jim will skip this weekend’s American National Stakes for older trotters at Balmoral Park and is freshening up for next year’s campaign.   Trainer Julie Miller is excited about seeing last season’s Dan Patch Award winner come back for another season. Last year, Lucky Jim won 17 of 18 races and earned $1.06 million. This year, he won six of 13 starts and banked $489,14...
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With Harrisburg buys, Guida returning to U.S.

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Greg Peck told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa., that among his 14 new yearling purchases are six he purchased on behalf of Hall of Fame owner Lou Guida, who moved his racing operations to Italy several years ago but decided earlier this year to return in part to racing in North America.   "He actually called me the day ...
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Kentucky AG rules commission can search vehicles

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has received a favorable opinion from state Attorney General Jack Conway that it may search property of licensees at racetracks, including vehicles owned by veterinarians.   The Commission had asked Conway's office for an opinion last January if it could have its agents search and seize material they deemed relevant to a commission investigaton without a...
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Saturday's OSS Super Finals drawn

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack, eight $300,000 OSS Super Finals will take place featuring the provinces best pacers and trotters. Horses competing in the Gold eliminations and finals throughout the season accumulate points based on performance and the top point earners are eligible to compete in rich finals this Saturday.  Western Silk, Buckhams Bay, Peach Martini, Mystician, Mach Drea...
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Art Major colt tops day 2 at Harrisburg

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
The second day of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual yearling auction in Harrisburg took place Tuesday, beginning at 10 am and wrapping up a little less than eight hours later. The average for the first two sessions now stands at $44,426 for 516 horses, which is up from the $42,877 figure attained for the 559 yearlings that were sold in the opening two sessions in 2009. The pacing co...
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Unique paintings by horses benefit SRF

on 11/09/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation continued to use unique art to aid its cause to provide a haven for retired Standardbred horses when two paintings were auctioneed off at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's second yearling session on Tuesday afternoon.   A painting by the stallion Rocknroll Hanover was sold to Jim Simpson, president and CEO of Hanover Shoe Farms, for $3,200. Russel...
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Lucky Bettor cashes in at Harrah's Chester

on 11/08/2010 12:00 AM
The Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and the JJK Stables' Lucky Bettor ($5.60) narrowly prevailed in the featured $28,000 winners-over pace on Sunday at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, digging in gamely for a 1:51.1 victory.   The 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding was unopposed while setting a leisurely pace, reaching the half in :56.3 while keeping the pace under si...
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Longtime Canadian owner Bob Anderson dies

on 11/08/2010 12:00 AM
Longtime Ontario-based owner Bob Anderson, whose horses included the stars Pampered Princess, Southwind Allaire and Cabrini Hanover, has died after suffering a heart attack while vacationing in Florida, He was 64.   "It is with profound sadness and sense of loss that I inform you of the passing of Robert (Bob) M. Anderson, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010," said David S. Wil...
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NJ Senate committee approves bills to help racing

on 11/08/2010 12:00 AM
A New Jersey state Senate committee on Monday reportedly passed four bills that are designed to help the state's horse racing industry. The Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee approved allowing racing to open off-track wagering site, allow exchange wagering, place all pari-mutuel wagering into one betting pool, and reduce the number of mandatory race dates at the Mead...
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Deo Volente, TLP buy interest in Blue Porsche

on 11/08/2010 12:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that a 20-percent interest in Valley Victory winner Blue Porsche has been purchased by Mike Gulotta and Andy Willinger's Deo Volente Farm and Thomas and Lou Pontone's TLP Stable from Burgess's wife, Karin, and his father, Bob. The 2-year-old son of Glidemaster won the $539,000 Valley Victory final Saturday, Nov. 6, at Woodbine...
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Average up in opening session at Harrisburg

on 11/08/2010 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa., got underway Monday morning, and a total of 249 yearlings were sold in the opening session for an average price of $52,641. That represents a 1.1 percent increase from the opening session last year, when 272 yearlings generated an average of $52,051.   Complete sire averages follow, and of particular note i...
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Lisa America 2nd, but takes European title

on 11/07/2010 1:00 AM
Olga du Biwetz easily won the Gran Premio delle Nazioni at the San Siro track in Milan, Italy, on Sunday, defeating the Lou Guida-owned Lisa America by three-four lengths in a stakes record time of 1:56f. Olga du Biwetz, driven by Jean-Michel Bazire, raced third-over over behind Lisa America and the top Swedish free-for-aller Torvald Palema before making her winning move on the...
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Rockin Image, Wishing Stone take Dover elims

on 11/07/2010 1:00 AM
Rockin Image, with Yannick Gingras driving, rushed to a 1:50 victory in the $35,000 Progress Pace elimination while George Brennan guided Wishing Stone home in 1:53.3 to win the $70,738 Matron 3-Year-Old Colt trot elim in the most impressive of five stakes events at Dover Downs on Sunday.   Gingras took control for good heading to the half-mile pole the sped away to an easy 1:50 victory in ...
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Hudon, Miller talk about Governor's Cup

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Phil Hudon and trainer Erv Miller will both be looking to capture tonight's $709,000 Governor's Cup final at Woodbine Racetrack. After celebrating the biggest win of his career in the $600,000 Breeders Crown final, Hudon will once again team up with Big Jim in tonight's eighth race. The son of Western Ideal has been given post nine for trainer James 'Friday' Dean and owner Jim Carr.  ...
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Virginia Breeder's finals wrap up Colonial

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Tidewater Teddy shook off an interference incident at the three-quarter pole then passed five front steppers in the stretch to capture the $38,500 Virginia Breeder’s 3-year-old colt and gelding pace Saturday afternoon at Colonial Downs. The race was one of eight divisional championships that were contested on the day.   Driver Chris Page, who also trains Tidewater Teddy, directed his The ...
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Funeral arrangements announced for John Cisna

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Funeral arrangements have been announced for longtime horseman and USTA director John C. Cisna, who died this past Thursday.   Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., central, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, 2941 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, Ill., to be followed by a funeral ceremony at 11 a.m.   Mr. Cisna was survived by his w...
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It's all Rock N Roll Heaven in Messenger

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven had no problems Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway as he led at every call en route to a 1:51.4 victory in the $437,100 Messenger Stakes. The win was the eighth straight for the likely Horse of the Year who was supplemented into the Messenger at a cost of $60,000 by owner Frank Bellino of Bronxville, N.Y.   Just five horses lined up behind the gate for the third jewel of p...
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Freshmen vie in Matron action at Dover

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Chapter Seven overwhelmed five rivals to win the $44,025 Matron Two-Year-Old Colt Trot preview with a 1:55 performance in one of five contests at Dover Downs on Saturday.   Hall of Famer Mike Lachance steered the freshman son of ill-fated Windsong’s Legacy-La Riviera Lindy, trained by Linda Toscano, to his sixth win in seven starts this season lifting his earnings to $145,525 for suburban...
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JJ's Gazette makes Pompano headlines

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
The highest earning horse to date at the 2010-2011 meet at The Isle Casino-Racing Pompano Park and a Hall Of Fame inducted driver got little respect by the wagering public in the top class event on Saturday night. Then JJ’sGazette and driver Doug Brown went out and won at a generous price.   “You can’t ask for a better drive than that,” said trainer and co-owner David Mogan.  ...
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Allthatgltrsisgold, Won The West win in Indiana

on 11/06/2010 2:00 AM
Allthatgltrsisgold scored an 11-1 upset victory Saturday night at Indiana Downs in the $250,000 Monument Circle for 3-year-old male pacers, while Won The West rebounded from an uncharacteristic off-the-board finish in his last start to win the $125,000 Indiana Pacing Derby.   Allthatgltrsisgold, driven by Dan Shetler, got away seventh and then followed cover on the outside before taking the...
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