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Showherthemoney sells for record $700,000

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
A bidding war broke out at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed auction in Harrisburg late Saturday afternoon and it resulted in a record price of $700,000 for a pacing mare. Showherthemoney, a 4-year-old pacing mare by Cam's Card Shark-Stienam's Place, was purchased by John Cancelliere (owner of Bettor Sweet, who later won the $156,000 American National for older pacer...
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Feel Like A Fool takes 2YO Matron colt pace

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Pacers Feel Like A Fool and Krispy Apple along with trotters Chapter Seven and Fitness Girl won the lucrative Matron finals for 2 year olds on Saturday night at Dover Downs.   The richest of the four Matron frosh finals went to Feel Like A Fool in the $203,950 pace for males when Brian Sears raced along the passing lane to catch Powerful Mist in the closing strides. The winning time wa...
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Cracker Pullet 1:54 victor at Pompano

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
The well travelled pacer Cracker Pullet made his return to Florida in formidable fashion on the Saturday evening program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, scoring in 1:54.   “He was coming off that win in Lexington last month when he took his life’s mark of 1:52.1 and things couldn’t have gone any better out there tonight,” said winning driver Mike Micallef of the 3-year-...
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One More Laugh 1:49.4 winner at Balmoral

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
One More Laugh picked up his eight win of the season in 18 starts when he captured the $245,000 American National for 3-year-old pacing colts Saturday night at Balmoral Park, hitting the wire an easy winner in 1:49.4. The horse's regular driver, Tim Tetrick, was aboard and picked up his third American National of the evening, previously winning with Buck I St. Pat (Older Trot) and Mystic Desire (2...
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NY champ holds off Put On A Show

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Much like the beloved Thoroughbred mare Zenyatta, the 3-year-old pacing filly Put On A Show battled back from a bad racing trip, but fell short of a victory in the $191,000 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Pace Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Anndrovette, a daughter of Riverboat King who took the New York Sire Stakes championship in her division this year, won the Am-Nat in 1:53.   Put O...
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Western Silk, Prodigal Seelster new Ontario champs

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Eight $300,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals took place Saturday night at Woodbine, with the races featuring the provinces best pacers and trotters of their divisions. Among the winners was the Jugette and Fan Hanover champion, Western Silk, who took the 3-year-old filly pace division title with a hard-fought 1:50.4 victory.   “She’s just been unbelievable this year,” sai...
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Vlos wins as Pocono Downs concludes 2010 season

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
It was only fitting that Vlos would be winning the $24,000 open handicap pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For the 12th race of the 13-race card honored Vlos after being named Pacer of the Year along with Golden Receiver. Both pacers have excelled in the $24,000 open handicap pace throughout the season.Vlos didn’t arrive at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack until late in ...
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Pardon, Mystic Desire take Am Nats for 2YOs

on 11/13/2010 12:00 AM
Two horses with Illinois roots captured the American Nationals for 2-year-old pacers Saturday night at Balmoral Park. At the upper end of the age scale, the Am-Nat for older pacers, the 5-year-old gelding Bettor Sweet battled with Won The West but held on for a victory by a head in 1:50.   The 2-year-old filly pace, with a purse of $95,000 on the line, went to the supplemented filly Pardon,...
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It took 'three swings' to win at Dover

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Three Swings, an 11-1 longshot, won the $14,000 Veteran’s Day feature pace on Thursday at Dover Downs. Mike Cole had a driving triple, Daryl Bier won two races.   Allan Davis piloted the overlooked Three Olives-Swinging Joyce gelding to his third win of the season for trainer Martin Davis and breeder-owners Allan Pullman and Joe Glickstein. The 1:55 clocking is a new record for ...
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Progress Pace, Matrons on tap at Dover

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
The $320,000 Progress Pace and seven rich Matron Stakes highlight the biggest weekend of the Dover Downs season Saturday and Sunday.   On Saturday, Chapter Seven, driven by Hall of Famer Mike Lachance for suburban Philadelphia owners, Richard Gutnick and Gary Cocco, an early 2011 Hambletonian favorite, drew the outside in the $132,075 male trot, the first of four Matron freshman events...
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NJ commission proposes new starting rule

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has proposed amending its starting rule for harness races to add a fair start pole approximately 200 feet before the starting point, and if a horse has not reached the fair start pole when the horses are released by the starter, then that horse would be scratched from the mutuel pools.   According to the proposal, the fair start pole will be yellow in color ...
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BC champion showdown set for Am-Nat

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Trotting enthusiasts are in for a treat in Saturday’s fourth race at Balmoral Park as two of North America’s top diagonally gaited specialists in Buck I St. Pat and Enough Talk will lead a compact field of five to the gate for the $124,000 American National Aged Trot.  Buck I St Pat comes into Saturday’s tilt as the number five rated horse in North America in the Breeders Crown/Hamblet...
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The Horseman, Huston named Proximity finalists

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
The Horseman and Fair World, the longtime harness reporting stalwart which has stretched its magazine capabilities to the 21st century with a strong computer presence, and Roger Huston, a member of the Communicators Harness Hall of Fame, voice of the Little Brown Jug, and one of the sulky sport’s top ambassadors, have been selected as this year’s two finalists for the prestigious Proximity Awa...
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World champion mare Caramel Sundae dies

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Former world-champion pacing mare Caramel Sundae, who produced the world-champion Falcon Seelster colt Ultimate Falcon, was euthanized at Michigan State University on Nov. 1 at the age of 30.   Caramel Sundae was owned her entire life, including as a racehorse and as a broodmare, by Charles and Barbara Keesler. Trained by Keith Crawford, Caramel Sundae started 68 times with 31 wins, 13...
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Median price for yearlings steady at Harrisburg

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
The yearling portion of the Standardbred Horse Sale Company's fall Harrisburg auction concluded on Thursday with the average price settling at $30,730, a decline of 3.5 percent from last year, while the median price held steady at $22,000.   The median price at last month's Lexington Selected Sale fell to $20,000 after attaining a figure of $25,000 in 2009. The average price for a year...
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Breeding shares for popular studs sold

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Shares for stallions sold well at the first day of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed sale, which traditionally features breeding stock. The sale got underway at 10 am on Friday.   The top price for a share was the $95,000 that Fashion Farms paid for a share of trotting sire Muscle Hill, who stands at Southwind Farm.   On the pacing front, Diamond Creek Farm paid $80,000 fo...
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Bright Idea, Napolitano, Fusco team for 5 straight wins

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Bright Idea, driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Carmine Fusco, captured his fifth straight win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday evening.   Napolitano Jr. took Bright Idea to the front early on in the mile and stopped the timer in 1:57.4 in the $7,000 claiming trot. Fusco and Napolitano Jr. are now a perfect three for three with Bright Idea, who was claimed Oct. 15 by Napoli...
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Western Graduate takes Yonkers mare feature

on 11/12/2010 12:00 AM
Western Graduate (George Brennan), fastest filly or mare ever at Yonkers Raceway, won Friday  night's co-featured $38,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace with a 1:54 score.   Leaving from post position six as the just-under-even-money favorite, Western Graduate watched a three-headed early scrum in the presence of  Hannah Isabel (Cat Manzi), Breakheart Pass (Jason Bartlett)...
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Victors Vicky wins Dover open

on 11/11/2010 12:00 AM
Victors Vicky scored an impressive 1:55 win in the $26,000 Open trot while Nice Dream scored in the $18,000 sub-feature on Wednesday Nov. 10 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove four winners. Ron Pierce made good use of starting from post one with the heavy favorite Victors Vicky, the only female in the field of eight starters. The Valley Victor-Deaconess seven-year-old was never troubled scoring her ...
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B Intensified captures distaff open at Pocono

on 11/11/2010 12:00 AM
B Intensified, driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by Lou Pena, won the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Leaving from the two post, Napolitano Jr. put the winner on the front end early on in the race, taking the field to the half in 55.2, three-quarters in 1:23.2 before winning with a new lifetime mark of 1:52.This was only the...
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