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Memorial service set for Dr. Peter Boyce

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Dr. Peter Boyce, a noted veterinarian and horseman in the harness racing industry and for many years the reproductive veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms, died Friday morning at Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. He was 62 and had battled pancreatic cancer for about three years. Dr. Boyce was at Hanover Shoe Farms for more than 25 years before leaving and becoming an independent cons...
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Meadowlands announces fall LC series

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Six stakes series will be featured during Meadowlands Racetrack’s fall meet that begins Saturday, Oct. 23. Applications for the late-closing series are available under the Horsemen section of MeadowlandsRacetrack.com (http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/content.aspx?id=1509). Nominations close Friday, Oct. 15.   All six events feature two preliminary legs worth $15,000 each and finals est...
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IHHA election results

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association's (IHHA) board of directors election took place on Saturday, Aug. 21, and the results are as follows below. Elected were five directors to serve terms of three years each. The candidates receiving the five highest number of votes with 1,582 counted out of 365 ballots cast with 11 void -- leaving 354 ballots, were 1. Rita Williams (222); 2...
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Rock N Roll Heaven favored in Jug Future

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at noon on Thursday at racetracks throughout North America and Europe and internet sites. Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. This year's Little Brown Jug is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   The future wager allows fans to bet ...
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Dr. Ken Seeber dies at 66

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Ken Seeber, a well-known Standardbred veterinarian who also trained some of the sport's top stakes horses during the 1992 racing season, died Monday at his home in New York after a short battle with cancer. He was 66.   Dr. Seeber worked for many years as a veterinarian, treating some of the sport's stars, many of the out of the W.R. Haughton Stable. Among his patients was the world champio...
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Nassagaweyas to Shadyshark Hanover, Big Jim

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller guided Shadyshark Hanover to victory in the first Nassagaweya Stakes division for 2-year-old pacing colts on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The only split contested on Saturday night, when the race was originally scheduled, was won by Prodigal Seelster. Two divisions were moved to Monday due to the Saturday night power failure.   The majority of the horses that raced i...
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Pacing filly Pretty Katherine 1:50.4 winner

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Pretty Katherine paced to a 1:50.4 score in a division of the Eternal Camnation on Monday night at Mohawk. Due to a power outage this past Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, four stake races were completed Monday night as non-wager events before the regular card. A pair of Nassagaweya Stakes and Eternal Camnation Stakes divisions were contested.   Trainer Casie Coleman ...
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Johansson steers See You At Peelers to mark

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
The precocious, still unbeaten freshman See You At Peelers posted a 1:51.3 track record and her seventh straight score in the opening division of Saturday night's $135,624 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old filly pacers at Vernon Downs.   With Marcus Johansson steering for trainer Jimmy Takter, See You At Peelers shot out for the early lead, then drafted in second behind Drop The ...
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Gulotta calls for privatizing Meadowlands

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
Standardbred breeder and owner Mike Gulotta has written a letter about harness racing's contributions to New Jersey that appears in Sunday's Newark Star-Ledger, and on its website, nj.com.   Gulotta, who operates Deo Volente Farms in New Jersey and has owned such notable horses as Lis Mara, says the state should privatize the Meadowlands Racetrack in 2011. Gulotta and others have ...
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Yursa Hanover wins Tioga Miss Versatility leg

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
Yursa Hanover and driver Bruce Ranger captured the $25,000 second leg of the Miss Versatility on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. With only four trotting mares being entered Tioga Downs held it as a non-betting race between races three and four on the 12-race card.   Ranger put Yursa Hanover on the engine through fractions of :28, :57, and 1:26.2, with Windsong Soprano (Randy Waples) sitti...
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Put On A Show's 1:50.1 sets track mark

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
Put On A Show is back! The 3-year-old pacing filly rebounded from her poor showing in the Mistletoe Shalee by winning the $350,000 Valley Forge at Harrah's Chester Sunday in 1:50.1. The time was a stakes and track record over the track rated "sloppy," but upgraded to good immediately after this race.   Put On A Show started from posts four and driver Tim Tetrick left the gate with just enou...
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Lucky Chucky dominates in 1:53 in Colonial

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
A huge crowd got drenched when they joined Lucky Chucky in the winner's circle following his 1:53 world-record performance in the $500,000 Colonial Trot on Sunday at Harrah's Chester.   By the time they left the winner's circle, the rain had stopped and a rainbow had appeared, prompting driver John Campbell to say, "That's a Troy Sylvester rainbow behind us," remembering the late son of Luc...
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Kid Cruiser upsets in OSS action at Scioto

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
Kid Cruiser scooted up the inside to overtake Doc’s Yankee and score a 33-1 upset in a division of the Ohio Sire Stakes for sophomore pacers at Scioto on Saturday. He defeated Doc’s Yankee (2-1 in the betting) and the 2-5 favorite, Trick Man.   Driver Dan Noble shot Doc’s Yankee to the lead in an opening panel in :27 and then Ray Paver moved the long-striding Trick Man to challenge. T...
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Rock N Roll Heaven tops One More Laugh

on 08/22/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven showed his versatility and speed when he came from off the pace to win the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine in a stakes record time of 1:48.4 Sunday at Harrah's Chester. He followed One More Laugh, who beat him by a head in the Meadowlands Pace, and then paced away from his rival to win by 2 1/2 lengths and snag a big victory.   The Battle got underway wit...
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2 tickets hit Big M Pick 6 for $142,769

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
With a quartet of top stakes and a Pick-6 carryover in excess of $100,000, the Meadowlands Racetrack posted its highest live and total handle figures for a Friday night in 2010. Live handle, the amount wagered at the Meadowlands on the evening's live harness racing, was $592,092, while total handle from all sources reached $3,365,885. The live handle was the highest for a Friday card in three ye...
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Waldorf Hall's 1:57.1 fastest in NYSS

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night fare was highlighted by the $283,848 New York Sire Stakes for for 3-year-old colts and geldings, with each split worth $70,962.   Celebrity Bluechip scored with style in his division of the New York Sire Stakes and was the easiest of winners for driver Jason Bartlett. Leaving from post position number two, he led at every pylon through comf...
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Mohawk cancels; stakes set for Monday

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack cancelled its Saturday night harness program after three races due to a power problem in the surrounding area. Two races were completed and the third race - a division of the Nassagaweya Stakes - was three-quarters of the way complete when darkness enveloped the Mohawk oval.   The remaining divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes and Eternal Camnation Stakes have been resc...
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1:52.3 mile at Skowhegan, Maine, track

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Rodeo Du Ruisseau paced to a 1:52.3 victory at the Skowhegan, Maine, fair on Saturday, setting a record with his score in the Walter Hight Invitational.   With Drew Campbell in the sulky, Rodeo Du Ruisseau was first off the gate while getting pressure from All Pro Hall (Ron Cushing) and rail-sitter Roman Conqueror N (Kevin Switzer). Campbell was determined to cut the mile and pushed Ro...
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Handsome Prince looks best in Yonkers Open

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Handsome Prince (Yannick Gingras), parked two turns, nevertheless held Saturday night sway, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,500 Open Handicap Pace.   In play early from post position seven, Handsome Prince had to wait patiently to grab the lead somewhere between the :28.3 opening quarter-mile and :57 second intermission. Arduous, as the 6-5 choice, came first-up as the gang app...
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Valentowner is best in Meadows Preferred

on 08/21/2010 2:00 AM
Valentowner waited patiently behind a suicidal duel for the lead, then attacked the tiring leaders to capture Saturday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   While Mypanmar and Upfront Hoosierboy battled through withering fractions of :25.4 and :54.2, driver Dan Noble kept Valentowner along the pylons, in fourth. Noble adroitly slipped Valentowner outside before Upfront Hoos...
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