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Solano wins 7th of year at Harrington

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
Johnny Waite and Wade and Kathleen Wyatt's Solano ($3.80, Corey Callahan) timed his charge perfectly to win Monday's $20,000 Open at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old No Pan Intended stallion settled last early in the short field of five, before pulling second-over and grinding his way to the top in the final strides over pacesetting Art Gram. Print It finished third. It was the sev...
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Illinois horsemen told to wait until November

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association has reported that horse racing industry leaders met with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton for 90 minutes on Monday, May 24, and Cullerton announced that he would not be calling the “slots at the tracks bill” this week. But according to an IHHA notice, Cullterton "he was quick to tell us that help was right around the corner." The IHHA's upda...
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It's time to play Jug Fantasy Contest!

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The first race in this year’s Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest is Saturday’s Hoosier Cup Final at Hoosier Park. If you want to start earning points from the start, your deadline is 10 am Saturday, May 29.   Just go to www.jugbarn.com to create your own stable of 10 horses and to select your five starters for Saturday’s Hoosier Cup Final.   You must activate five horse...
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NFL's Super Bowl to Meadowlands in 2014

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will be the stage for one of the greatest spectacles in sports in 2014. Late Tuesday the NFL announced that the 2014 Super Bowl will be held at the New Meadowlands Stadium even though the game will be played outdoors in the winter.   The New York-New Jersey bid beat out proposals from Tampa, Fla., and South Florida. According to reports, the decision to h...
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More on the Elitlopp, from Meadowlands

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
Meadowlands-based trotters Lucky Jim and Enough Talk will take on the world’s top trotters in Sweden’s famed Elitlopp this weekend. In this video feature, North America’s top drivers and trainers discuss how racing styles differ overseas.   You can watch the latest Meadowlands video on Meadowlands Racetrack’s YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wMiOco1WI   ...
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War Boots scores in 1:50.3 at The Meadows

on 05/25/2010 2:00 AM
War Boots, the venerable Meadows star who had been unable to win in the top class this year, showed the upstarts that these boots are made for pacin’ still as he captured Tuesday’s $25,000 Preferred in 1:50.3. It was his fastest winning mile since 2008.   Owned by Shirley Mitchell of Indiana, War Boots gained prominence at The Meadows over the last several years with a characteristic la...
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Artiscape undergoes surgery for colic

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Artiscape, a Breeder’s Crown champion and sire of seven millionaires, underwent surgery for colic early Monday morning at the New England Equine Practice in Patterson, NY. According to Brittany Stallion Management, it is currently too early for a long-term prognosis. Artiscape, who is 15, will not be available for service for the rest of the season.   Artiscape stands at Wi...
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Five horsemen excluded at Hazel Park

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that the ongoing investigation into race fixing at the Michigan racetracks that was first announced in early March has resulted in the expulsion of five horsemen at Hazel Park Friday night, May 21, and their indefinite suspension. The five horsemen had been subpoenaed by the state's Gaming Control Board to produce financial records for the past two years, but at ...
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Top Meadows mare Hidden Viggorish retires

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Hidden Viggorish, arguably one of the top trotters ever to race at The Meadows, has been retired from racing at the age of seven.   Owned by the Miller family’s Harmony Spring Stable, and trained throughout her career by Bill Zendt, Hidden Viggorish retires as a triple track record holder.  Unraced at two except for winning a qualifier in 2:05.3, she set a world record with a 1:53.1 ...
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Forever Ivy takes 1:51 lifetime mark

on 05/24/2010 2:00 AM
Forever Ivy used her tactical speed to gain a good early seat, then overwhelmed the field with a powerful first-over bid to pull off a 20-1 shocker in Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Trainer-driver Charlie Norris hustled Forever Ivy to the three hole in a demanding :26.1 opening quarter. Despite her early labors, the 4-year-old daughter of Stand...
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LBJ Society member Robert Davenport dies

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
Former trainer-driver Robert A. Davenport died Wednesday, May 19, at The Arbors of Delaware. He was 85.   Mr. Davenport was born Nov. 20, 1924, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon retiring as a model designer from Ranco Inc., he started training and driving Standardbreds. He conditioned May Bloom p, 3, 1:57.2f ($70,584), Mickey Bloom ($...
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Field set for Elitlopp; post 7 for Lucky Jim

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
The field has been finalized for the 2010 Elitlopp, which will be contested Sunday, May 30, at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. Lucky Jim and Enough Talk will represent the U.S., while Define The World will carry the Canadian Maple Leaf. In addition, Americans Lou Guida and Jerry Riordan will send out Lisa America, a daughter of Varenne who was foaled and is trained in Italy.   Her...
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Southwind Samurai fastest in Vernon EBC elims

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
Big Stick Lindy, Shaq Is Back, Impressive Kemp and Southwind Samurai were divisional winners in Saturday night’s preliminary divisions of the Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   The favored Big Stick Lindy earned his second win in three season’s starts with a career-best 1:55.4 decision in the first elimination test for male high-steppers. Trainer Ray...
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Empire elims held for 3YO pacers at Tioga

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
Hula’s Z Tam, Barks Like A Dog, Malicious, and Dr Dreamy all captured eliminations of the Empire Breeder’s Classic on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Malicious (David Miller) took home the first $12,500 division for 3-year old colt pacers by cutting through fractions of :26.3, ;57.2, and 1:24.1 before sprinting home in :27.2, holding off Jo Pa’s Fod (John Campbell) to win their ini...
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Random Destiny upsets Poof's She's Gone in OSS Gold

on 05/23/2010 2:00 AM
Random Destiny had a large holiday weekend crowd on its feet Sunday night at Mohawk as she made a dramatic sweep of rivals in the stretch to haul down the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly trotters.   With her trainer Riina Rekila in the bike, the daughter of Ken Warkentin-Front Porch Swing got away eighth in the early going and watched as Wilsonator laid down...
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Psilvuheartbreaker wins eventful Yonkers open

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) was bothered but not bloodied Saturday night, winning Yonkers  Raceway's eventful $37,000 Open Handicap Pace.    Leaving from post position four among the half-dozen, "Heartbreaker" leapfrogged the lead with interloper Golden Receiver through early intervals of :27.1 and :55.4. Art's Ragin' Jet (Jim Pantaleano), hanging in despite taking a lot o...
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Fred And Ginger sets mark in Hempt

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Fred And Ginger established a new stakes record of 1:49.4 Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in winning the $300,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace for 3-year-old open colts and geldings pacers.   Driven by Dave Palone and trained by Ron Burke, Fred And Ginger stopped the timer in 1:49.4 in winning by a neck over a hard-closing Pang Shui (Jim Morrill Jr.)   "I felt co...
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Jamieson charges dominate in Upper Canada Cup elims

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson departed Georgian Downs on Saturday evening a wanted man.  No fewer than three of the favourites in next week’s $472,500(C) Upper Canada Cup will be seeking his driving services.   “Everybody’s got problems,” smiled Jamieson, driving bag in hand, “but these are the kind you want to have.”   Each of Jamieson’s charges in the three Upper Canada Cup elim...
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Sand Windsor wins Courageous Lady

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Bill Sanders' Sand Windsor ($11.40) held off fast-closing longshot Allswelthatendswel to win the $109,000 Miller Lite Courageous Lady at Northfield Park by a head Saturday in 1:54.3. It was the second consecutive win in the race for Sanders, of McDonald, Tenn. His Sand E Fiftyfive won last year’s edition of the Courageous Lady. Miss Sand Creek finished third.   Favored Cowboys Dreame...
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Real Joke in 1:47.3; Auckland Reactor 6th in debut

on 05/22/2010 2:00 AM
Real Joke meant serious business as he unleashed a 1:47.3 mile to win the $32,000 Invitational Pace on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.  Finishing sixth in the mile was Auckland Reactor, who was making his North American debut after a standout career racing Down Under.   Real Joke and driver George Brennan made the lead in a lukewarm :27.1 opening quarter, then picked up the te...
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