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Teague fillies star in DSBF

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
Model Legs and Naughty Indeed won the first of two weeks of pacing prelims while Chocolate N Roses and Emily Do took the trots as the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old $20,000 Filly preliminaries got underway onGeorge Teague-trained, first-year filly pacers swept both $20,000 DSBF first round events. Model Legs, a Badlands Hanover-Modelaag damsel, took the lead on the clubhou...
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Three Putt Again wins at Pompano

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
The recipe was a calm and humid 77 degrees for a program of blazing speed at The Isle Pompano Park on Saturday evening (Nov. 21).The tone for the program was set in the first non-wagering race before the regular card, as two $13,740 divisions of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Sale Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings went to the gate. Three Putt Again s...
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Trotters popular at Ohio sale

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
Trotters grabbed the spotlight at the 62nd Fall Speed Sale, held Nov. 16-19 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Walnut Hall Ltd. brought a premier consignment of them, topping the venue with the stakes winning 2-year-oldundefinedSi Bon Hall. The striking black daughter of Broadway Hall was purchased by Linemaster Services LLC of Ohio for $60,000.  The consignment also includ...
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Betty Elizabeth, One Hot Tamale win in California

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
Freshmen fillies, on both gaits, were featured at Cal-Expo on a less than perfect Friday night (Nov. 20) in California Sires Stakes, on which Betty Elizabeth and One Hot Tamale were convincing winners. In the first of the two $15,000 Stakes, this contested prior to the wagering card over a sloppy track, Betty Elizabeth would come away in third from post-one in the field of four. Soon after th...
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Oakes takes Pocono training title

on 11/21/2009 12:00 AM
Through the first 13 races of the 15-race card Friday (Nov. 20), Chris Oakes picked up three more training wins to wrap up the training title at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with just one more racing card remaining.Oakes had a lead of eight wins over Carmine Fusco, his nearest rival, coming into the Friday evening action. Oakes had three winners in the winner’s circle with Hit Away, Sky Tantrum a...
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Victor's Vicky victorious at Yonkers

on 11/21/2009 12:00 AM
Victors Vicky went first-up and over the boys and made 'em cry Friday night (Nov. 20), winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $36,000 Open Handicap Trot.Victors Vicky grabbed the lead in mid-stretch, then kept Batalj Launcher at arm's length, winning by a half-length in 1:58.1. Self Professed, Winnin' Image (Greg Griismore) and Bet To Win (Dan Dube) completed the cashers.For Victors Vicky, a 6-year...
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Im Justa Lady takes Meadows preferred trot

on 11/21/2009 12:00 AM
Im Justa Lady reclaimed her customary spot among The Meadows elite Friday (Nov. 20) when she produced a powerful front-end victory in the $27,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Trot. Although she had captured 60 of her previous 182 career starts most against top competition an extended absence left her fighting her way through conditioned races back to the Preferred. On Friday, she flashed her ...
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Yonkers handle tops $1 mil Friday night

on 11/21/2009 12:00 AM
On Friday night, Nov. 20, Yonkers Raceway enjoyed its first all-source seven-figure handle night on a Friday since the glory days of New York City harness racing decades ago. The achievement of the $1 million-plus handle during a 12-race program without a carded stakes event marks the progress of the sport at a legendary venue. (SOA New York)     
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In Over My Head gets the nod in Windy City

on 11/21/2009 12:00 AM
Sporting a name that seemed to describe his chances in Friday’s $225,000 Windy City Pace for three-year-colts at Maywood Park Greg Carey and Shawn Swenson’s In Over My Head pulled off a shocking upset at odds of 55-1as he rallied the final stride to win by a head in 1:52.2.    Given a perfect steer by veteran Dale Hiteman this son of I Am A Fool paced in mid-pack as If I Can Dre...
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Night Talker speaks loudly at Dover

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
Night Talker was strongest in the stretch to win the $16,800 feature on a rainy Thursday at Dover Downs, while ultra-consistent Mighty River A won the $20,000 Delaware claiming pace.   Ron Pierce moved Lauren Allen and Foulk Stables' Night Talker, a Western Ideal-Peaceful Feeling 5 year old, into contention at the three quarters and then collared leader Artsbred Camotion (Vince Copeland) ...
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Meadowlands announces 2010 dates

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
The 2010 harness meet at Meadowlands Racetrack begins the first weekend of the New Year with 7 p.m. cards on Friday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 2.   The track will follow a Wednesday-Sunday racing schedule through March. Post times are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday. In addition, a matinee card will be raced at 1:10 p.m. on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 15.   Th...
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Heza Challenger repeats at The Meadows

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
Heza Challenger enjoyed a second-quarter breather, then flew home in :56.2 Thursday at The Meadows to capture his second straight $27,500 Preferred Trot.   Heza Challenger dueled with Master Begonia and DC Northern for the early lead, but once he reached the front, Brett Miller was able to give him a comfortable second panel in :30.3 over a sloppy surface. The 5-year-old gelded son of Chip ...
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Heavy fog prompts Woodbine cancellation Thursday

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
Heavy fog forced Woodbine Racetrack to cancel its Thursday night program after the second race of the 11-race program. Heavy fog enveloped the track around five o'clock and continued to worsen, and when it became virtually impossible to see the horses on the track as well as rendering the cameras and photo finish equipment useless, the decision was made to cancel.    
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Sam Houston Race Park opening "Rookie Room"

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
Sam Houston Race Park in Texas has announced it is introducing a "rookie room" for first-time customers when the track opens its Thoroughbred season the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27. Staff members will be at the entrance to the track's main building and will invite customers who appear to be new to the sport to the "rookie room" for a lesson in racing.   Persons in the room will ...
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ORC panel denies OHHA hearing request

on 11/20/2009 12:00 AM
Hearing an appeal by the Ontario Harness Horsemen's Association as to its status to bargain for horsemen at Woodbine Entertainment Group racetrracks, an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) panel has ruled that the ORC has no jurisdiction to convene a hearing to listen to arguments.   In issuing its ruling, the panel stated: On Aug.18, 2009, the Ontario Harness Horse Association requested a...
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Allmar Surprise takes Dover feature

on 11/19/2009 12:00 AM
Allmar Surprise turned in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:54 on the way to victory in the $26,000 Open Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs, while Starsel won the $18,000 sub-feature trot.   Vic Kirby moved Allmar Surprise out of third on the first quarter turn then led seven rivals en route to a 1:54 conquest in the feature race. It was the Angus Hall-Benita Victory 4 year old's seco...
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Anticipation mounting for Florida Super Night

on 11/19/2009 12:00 AM
The anticipation has been ratcheted up another notch for the Dec. 5 Florida Super Night as 2-year-old trotting filly Pocohontas Fame won again on Wednesday at The Isle Pompano Park. Her hopes thus remain alive of sweeping the four races needed to capture all of, or a share of the $100,000 bonus offered by the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA). "This ...
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Lively Moment scores in Mighty M trot

on 11/19/2009 12:00 AM
With not enough horses entered in the winners-over trot, Lively Moment  scored her second consecutive victory against some of the better trotters on the grounds  when she copped the featured $7,500 non-winners of $800 per start trot at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon.   Bruce Aldrich Jr., who was in the sulky for trainer Bob Lounsbury, sent the 6-year-old mare ...
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Go On BB goes up Pocono Pike for victory

on 11/19/2009 12:00 AM
After being a bridesmaid in two consecutive starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono in the $30,000 Open Handicap Pace, Go On BB made it to the “altar” by winning in the same condition Wednesday evening.   Pior to winning Wednesday night, the Ron Burke-trained 5-year-old mare had finished second in the Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 starts to Ubetterthink Think and Marietta Hall, just missing out by le...
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Want your 14 year old to say 'Au Revoir?' Call Monticello

on 11/19/2009 12:00 AM
According to the United States Trotting Association, 59  fourteen year olds have raced this year and many are still competing at this time which may give Monticello Raceway director of racing Eric Warner a bigger pool of possible entrants in the track's Au Revoir exclusively for 14 year olds.   “I’ve had multiple inquiries already concerning our Au Revoir Pace which over ...
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