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Guy Crouch dies in Indiana

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
Guy Crouch Jr., 89, a lifelong farmer in Tipton County, Ind., and a former Standardbred breeder and owner, died Wednesday morning at Tipton Hospital in Tipton, Ind.   Crouch's son, Tom, founded Kentuckiana Farms and was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2009.   Guy Crouch served as Madison Township trustee and had also served as a Tipton County Councilman. He was a mem...
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SC to meet on Bulletproof eligibility for O'Briens

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
Further to the Ontario Racing Commission’s announcement Thursday of the suspension of Bulletproof Enterprises, Standardbred Canada’s O’Brien Awards Committee will meet on Friday to determine whether or not the three O’Brien finalists owned by Bulletproof Enterprises are eligible for O’Brien Award consideration.   In the 3-year-old pacing filly category, finalists Not Enough a...
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Lutman Memorial finals held at Monticello

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
The finals of the four-week Sherry Lutman Memorial Pacing Series went to post on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway and when the results were declared official Against The Best won the $9,300 horse and gelding final and Summer Vacation copped the $7,300 fillies and mares final. Against The Best scored in a time of 1:58.4 while Summer Vacation was an eased-up win...
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Quality Western to be retired Saturday

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
Horseplex of Indiana has announced that Quality Western, a winner of nearly $1.3 million during his career, will be formally retired from competition Saturday evening, January 30 in a ceremony at the Meadowlands. The ceremony will be held after the third race on the program. With a mark of 1:49.2 and 42 career wins to his credit, the son of Western Hanover is slated to stand his first season for H...
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KY vet to run for legislative seat

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
More than 230 Kentuckians have filed to run for the state legislature, and one of them is veterinarian and Standardbred owner-breeder Andy Roberts. Roberts has filed to challenge Republican incumbent Alice Forgy Kerr in the primary for the Senate District 12 seat, which encompasses most of the Lexington area. The primary will take place in May.   Roberts, 42, said he decided to run becaus...
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USTA withholds Brooks transfers

on 01/28/2010 12:00 AM
Based upon the events of earlier this month and other information solicited and received, effective Jan. 28, 2010, the United States Trotting Association has elected to withhold action on transfer requests submitted in recent weeks by Bulletproof Enterprises, pending the results of an internal investigation concerning the ownership of those horses in question.   Earlier this week, the USTA ...
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Dover Horse of the Meet scores in feature

on 01/27/2010 12:00 AM
Apache Dame, reigning "Horse of the Meet" last season, recorded her second $26,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace in a row while Kellytuck Sophie won the $18,500 sub-feature on Tuesday at Dover Downs.   Teamed with Ross Wolfenden, Apache Dame made short work of six rival distaffs to score a 1:51.4 victory in the week's top female event. This time it was more of a challenge as Gabrielles Girl an...
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Harrah's Chester announces 2010 stakes schedule

on 01/27/2010 12:00 AM
Nearly $5 million will be on the line in stakes purses at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack for the upcoming 2010 season, which offers once again a powerhouse stakes program.   The centerpiece of the meet is Super Stakes Sunday III, scheduled this year for Aug. 22.  The 34th renewal of the Battle of the Brandywine (3-year-old open pace,  purse $500,000), the 40th edition of th...
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Kirschenbaum new CHHA president

on 01/27/2010 12:00 AM
At its Board of Directors meeting on Sunday, the California Harness Horsemen's Association reluctantly accepted the resignation of association president Ben Kenney and elected Alan Kirschenbaum, who is currently serving on the Board of Directors, as its new president.   Kirschenbaum, a prominent owner and breeder of Standardbred horses, has served as a CHHA director for almost two...
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Ohio fair board considering two barns to replace destroyed barn

on 01/27/2010 12:00 AM
Published reports state that the Warren County Fair Board is considering building two smaller barns to replace the large Barn 16 that was destroyed in a Dec. 5 fire that killed two caretakers and 45 horses at Lebanon Raceway.   The county would receive $717,747 in insurance funds if it builds a barn the same size as the 80-stall Barn 16, or $532,421 if it decides to build somethin...
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Some support for casinos at Meadowlands

on 01/27/2010 12:00 AM
According to a story on newjersey.com, at least a couple of New Jersey legislators are in favor of putting a full-fledged casino at the Meadowlands. They voiced their support for such a plan at a panel discussion presented by the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau in Lyndhurst.   The story said that New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority chairman Carl Goldberg, a re...
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Three Of Spades trumps competition

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
Three Of Spades rolled three wide around the final turn to overtake the leaders on the way to a 1:51.2 triumph in the $26,000 Open Pace on Monday at Dover Downs.   Jon Roberts put Three Of Spades into high gear turning for home and the Cam's Card Shark-Triple Flip gelding roared down the lane, completing his victory with a :27.2 final panel in the week's top pace of the week. Owned by Bill...
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Spring Break arrives at The Meadows

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
Locked in around the final turn and seemingly racing for a minor check, Spring Break threaded her way to daylight and powered home to capture Monday’s $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Spring Break left for position but found herself seriously shuffled as the field turned for home. Once Mike Wilder guided her through traffic, the 6-year-old daughter o...
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Upsets prevail in Pompano features

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
A pair of 10-1 upset winners highlighted the Monday program at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Under a room temperature setting of 70 degrees, driver Don Cromer cleverly sat just behind the battling leaders Revington and Tweedle Dum in the card's featured $10,000-$12,500 claiming trot event. In the stretch, Cromer fanned out four wide to pick off that pair with Perfect Bubbles in 1:5...
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Exclusive! First-hand report on David Brooks trial!

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine, attended the opening day of the trial of David Brooks on Monday and has filed the following report.   Assistant United States Attorney Richard Lunger stood before 20 jurors on Monday morning at 10:55 in Courtroom 1030 in United States District Court in Central Isl...
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The Meadows approved to add fifth race day in April

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows announced Tuesday that it will extend its schedule of four live cards per week through March 2010, adding a fifth live card beginning in April.   The track originally planned to offer five live cards per week starting in February but now will feature its enhanced schedule during warm-weather months. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has approved the revised schedul...
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2010 Grand Circuit schedule announced

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
The Grand Circuit will make 19 stops during its 2010 racing season according to the schedule announced Tuesday by G.C. president Tom Thomson.   The Grand Circuit has been in existence since 1871, when representatives from three racetracks in different states met to create a racing circuit. The first campaign for the Grand Circuit took place in 1873, when four tracks offered $169,300 in...
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What's in the Brooks indictment about horses?

on 01/26/2010 12:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent to The Horseman And Fair World magazine recently reviewed the 72-page federal indictment against David Brooks and discusses what facts from Brooks’s harness racing holdings have been deemed relevant by the government in its prosecution.  Brooks is being prosecuted for, among other things, securities fraud, ma...
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Johnson, Kuebler enter CA Hall of Fame

on 01/25/2010 12:00 AM
The California Harness Horsemens Association has announced it’s inductees for the class of 2010. Robert “ Bob “ Johnson, Fred Kuebler, Hunters Star and Stand By N will be inducted at the annual CHHA meeting in March.   In 1967 Bob Johnson left his home state of Texas and headed to Pompano Park to work with the harness horses, and later that year went to Chicago to work under the sta...
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First day of Brooks's trial held

on 01/25/2010 12:00 AM
The federal trial of David Brooks, who won the Little Brown Jug with Timesareachanging and has campaigned numerous other stakes winners, got underway in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, NY, on Monday. Part of the opening day session included federal prosecutors showing the belt buckle worn by Brooks in the Jug winner’s circle. The design of the belt buckle shows the American flag, with rubi...
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