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World of Rocknroll to stand in Indiana

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
World of Rocknroll (Rocknroll Hanover – Worldly Beauty – Artsplace) is coming back to Indiana. Deo Volente Farms, LLC, Flemington, NJ has reached an agreement with Victory Hill Farm, Lagrange, IN, where World of Rocknroll will stand stud beginning with the 2011 breeding season.World of Rocknroll was last in Indiana on May 29, 2010 when he was the winner of the Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park &...
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Bergstein writes about Jersey for DRF

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
Writing for the Daily Racing Form, Harness Tracks of America's Stan Bergstein has painted Jon Hanson, chairman of the New Jersey commission calling for the Meadowlands Racetrack to be closed, as a bear who finally came out of the cave for last week's Democratic-led Summit on Gaming at Monmouth Park.   Bergstein writes that when Hanson reflected on the opening of the...
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Rock N Roll Heaven could be headed to Perretti

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
It appears that Rock N Roll Heaven will be joining his sire Rocknroll Hanover at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. Owner Frank Bellino and Perretti Farms have been talking for weeks and while a deal has not been finalized, Rock N Roll Heaven could be the latest son to join a successful father in the same stud barn.   Rock N Roll Heaven drew post three in the Breeders Crown championship and is t...
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Black Book 2 now online

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com. Hard copy volumes of the catalog are expected to be available on October 16.   The mixed portion of the Harrisburg sale begins on Friday, Nov. 12 and ends on Saturday, Nov. 13. It follows the conclusion of the select yearling sale which takes place from Monday, Nov. 8 th...
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BC starter Swan In A Million a late bloomer

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old colt trotter Swan In A Million finished second behind Broad Bahn in the first of three Breeders Crown eliminations last Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and placed in the open draw among the group of non-winners, landed post nine for Saturday’s $600,000 final. Although trainer Erv Miller said the post position gods were not friendly to Swan In A Million, the outs...
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Maintenance completed at Spring Garden

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
The annual project to rejuvenate the racetracks at Spring Garden Ranch Training Center in Florida has been completed. Track manager Greg Coon explains the process.   "Every fall, two to three weeks are spent removing the grass from the tracks," said Coon. "The mile clay track is then scarified (dug up) to a depth of 4-6 inches. This year, 250 tons of clay were added to the main track. Then ...
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The ones to beat in BC Open Trots?

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
In both divisions of the Breeders Crown for older trotters – the $250,000 Mare Trot and the $600,000 Open Trot – the two horses many consider the ones to beat are Buck I St. Pat and Lucky Jim. Each horse was a handy winner in their 2009 Crown races and each went on to divisional honors.But driver Ron Pierce, who drives Windsong Soprano in the Mare Trot and Enough Talk in the Open Trot, sees it...
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Dan Coon putting finishing touches on new track

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
Charles E. Coon & Sons Inc., the leading builder of Standardbred tracks in North America, is putting the finishing touches on Palema Trotting, a 58-acre training facility in Vero Beach, Fla., which hopes to attract young horses for the winter training months. Dan Coon is scheduled to put the cushion on the track within the next week.   The Palema Troting facility is owned by&n...
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Beer-drinking pacer fav of Mohawk track crew

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
Evidently, Art N Charm lives up to his name. He seems to have made an art of charming everyone around him. “He’s spoiled rotten,” owner/trainer Kathe Troy said. “Everybody at Mohawk loves him. He’s got more fans over there. He’ll drink beer with the boys and begs for candy. He’s a real ham.”   And of those four legs that moved fast enough to place Art N Charm fourth in his e...
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The Quiet Village makes noise at Pocono

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
The Quiet Village, driven and trained by Matt Romano, was making some “noise” at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night.Sitting fourth for the first half of the mile, Romano came first over with The Quiet Village down the backstretch on a sloppy track and kept grinding it out before winning the $25,000-$30,000 claiming handicap pace with a time of 1:54.3.This was the fifth win of the year f...
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Crowns being simulcast Down Under

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
For the first time ever, the Breeders Crown championship races will be simulcast Down Under, to the countries of Australia and New Zealand. The races will available through the UNiTAB, NSW TAB and New Zealand wagering systems. The races will also be televised through Australia's wide-reaching Sky Racing television broadcast.   Sky Racing will also have color commentators including legendary...
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Local media coverage for Crown night

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
The local newspaper is promoting Saturday's big Breeders Crown championship night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In today's edition of The Times-Leader, longtime track executive Dale Rapson says the event is the biggest thing that's ever come to the track.   The big night of 12 Crown championships will also include a giveaway for a $70,000 Chevy Corvette sports car. Pocono has a long and s...
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Breeders Select results now available

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
The Breeders Select Sale, held Monday in the paddock at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, generated a 10 percent boost in average price, with the 90 yearlings sold selling for an average of $4,575.   The top price was for hip number 79, a Tom Ridge-sired filly who was bought with a bid of $27,000. The filly is out of Name It Something, the dam of $1.8 million winner Buck I St...
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Jay Auto Group title sponsor at Northfield

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has announced that Jay Auto Group of Bedford, Ohio, has signed on as the title sponsor of the track’s richest race, the 21st annual $150,000 Cleveland Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4. Along with its sponsorship of the Cleveland Classic, Jay Auto Group will be involved in a year-long sponsor of promotions and giveaways at Northfield Park, including special service pricing....
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BC Open Mare Pace draw tipped to Dreamfair Eternal

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
With elimination race winner Not Enough selecting the rail for Saturday’s $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, eight other positions were available. The draw tipped to Dreamfair Eternal’s side with the standout Camluck-sired mare landing post four. On the far outside of the field we see Ginger And Fred (post 6) $1.28 million life earnings, Southwind Tempo (post 7) ...
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The Lindy Reserve tops Simpson 2CT entries

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
The $500,000 Peter Haughton champion The Lindy Reserve leads 14 freshman trotting colts in the John F. Simpson Memorial Stakes on Friday night at Vernon Downs. Split into two divisions with six betting interests as the Antonacci barn has four in to go on Friday, the purse for each division has been split to $15,447 per division.   Frank Antonacci will be driving The Lindy Reserve ...
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Behind the scenes with the 3YO filly trotters

on 10/06/2010 2:00 AM
She may have trotted the fastest of three elimination heats a week ago, but it seems that Ultimate Cameron will have her work cut out this weekend when she meets a solid group in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot for sophomore fillies at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Ultimate Cameron, an impeccably-bred daughter of Yankee Glide and 2002 Crown champion Cameron Hall, has earned more th...
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Lexis Noah Upsets in OSS Gold final

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Lexis Noah, driven by Jack Moiseyev, defeated post time favourite Text Me in the final strides to capture the $130,000 OSS Gold Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings tonight at Mohawk Racetrack.Windsong Geant (Mark MacDonald) was the quickest off the gate from post seven taking his rivals past the opening panel in :27.1 with Text Me (Randy Waples) positioned second.As the field head...
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Bad Rusty scores in Open, Wolfenden wins six at Harrington

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Rodney Long’s Bad Rusty ($5.20, Ross Wolfenden) earned his eighth win of the season on Monday in the $22,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. The Joe Hundertpfund, Jr.-trainee mounted his attack first over and wore down pacesetter Southwind Lynx for a two length win over Sniper Hall and Harlingen Hanover.Bad Rusty, a 5-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding, has won eight races on the ...
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Autumn Escapade a new thrill for Millers

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
David Miller has earned nearly $140 million in career purses as a driver and is on his way to a sixth consecutive season with at least $10 million. So it might be surprising to learn that when he drove Autumn Escapade to a world-record-equaling mile of 1:53.2 in the $93,500 Ms Versatility on September 23, it gave Miller his most lucrative victory as an owner. Making it even more memorable is the ...
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