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Michigan horseman Roger Edwards dies

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Longtime Michigan-based horseman Roger Edwards died Friday, Sept. 12, after a long illness. He was 69.   Mr. Edwards is survived by four children, Patrick Edwards, Robin Edwards, Diane Emrick and James Edwards; brothers, Roland, John, Ned, Ted and Kenny; sisters, Martha and Patricia; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Martha and Desmond Edwards, and a sister,...
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Native Bride scratched from Cape & Cutter final

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Native Bride, the 6-5 morning line favorite, has been scratched from the $80,000 Cape & Cutter for older pacing mares on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.    Jay Sears, who shares ownership of the mare, said she came out of the last leg of the Cape & Cutter a little off. "She's got a suspensory behind that's bothering her," said Sears, whose son, Brian, has been driving t...
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Rendell wins Messenger Award

on 02/18/2010 12:00 AM
Edward G. Rendell, governor of Pennsylvania, has been named winner of the 2010 Stanley F. Bergstein Messenger Award, highest honor bestowed by Harness Tracks of America (HTA), the association of North American harness racetracks. The annual award, named for the English thoroughbred imported to America in 1788 and founder of the harness breed, and for Stan Bergstein, now in his 49th year as execut...
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Gabrielles Girl wins Dover feature

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Gabrielles Girl, a winner of three previous distaff features, returned to the winner's circle for the first time in 2010 to win the $27,000 Mares Open/Handicap pace on Tuesday, Feb. 16. at Dover Downs.   With meet-leading driver Corey Callahan at the controls, the Camotion-Cheryl's Place 5-year-old had just enough to hold off a strong stretch challenge by Apache Dame and Ross Wolfenden for...
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Stratton wins five at Monticello

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of day could keep Jordan Stratton  from his from winning five races on the Tuesday afternoon card of Feb. 16 at Monticello Raceway. On a unpleasant day for both man and beast , not only was the weather uncompromising  but contending with the muddy racetrack was no easy job either. Still Stratton looked like “the Kid” who won the driving ti...
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Delaware late closers scheduled

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Three late closing events for Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) registered four-and-five-year-old horses are scheduled; one is for trotters, one for male pacers and the other for female pacers. Nominations close on Monday, March 1, 2010. The nomination fee is $300 for each entered horse. Each event begin with two $12,500 legs with the top eight in points qualifying for $40,000-added fina...
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Mystery Chase wins again at The Meadows

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Mystery Chase survived a parked-out first quarter in a wicked 26.4 to capture his second straight race in the Feb. 16 Tuesday feature, the $25,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, at The Meadows.   After that demanding opening panel over a “good” surface, Eric Ledford was able to give Mystery Chase a 29.1 breather in the second quarter. That was all the 5-year-old...
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Dr. John Hurtgen dies at age 63

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Dr. John Hurtgen, a renowned specialist in embryo transfer work, died late Tuesday night at his farm in New Freedom, Pa., while delivering a foal. Dr. Hurtgen fell ill and called for a colleague working nearby, but died. He was 63.   A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Hurtgen received a degree in veterinary medicine at the University of  Minnesota and completed his doctorate there in theriogen...
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Cape & Cutter kicks off weekend stakes action

on 02/17/2010 12:00 AM
Four winter series draw to a close this weekend at Meadowlands Racetrack, beginning with the $80,000 Cape & Cutter for older pacing mares on Friday night.Native Bride, the 6-5 morning line favorite, looks to avenge a narrow loss to Chancey Lady in last week’s second round of the series. She will start from post five with her regular partner, Brian Sears, in the sulky. The 5-year-old mare has...
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Longshots score on President's Day at Dover

on 02/16/2010 12:00 AM
The 54-1 Waipawa Lad N won the $32,500 Delaware Special Handicap and the 16-1 Victor Vuitton N took the $22,000 winners-over pace, two of the President's Day features at Dover Downs on Monday.   Brad Hanners and WJ McDougall Racing's Waipawa Lad N followed the cover of dueling leaders Domitian Hanover and Ron Pierce and Proper Respect with Tim Tetrick around the final turn then came ...
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Palazzo Princess reigns in Meadows feature

on 02/16/2010 12:00 AM
The longest shot in a talented field, Palazzo Princess followed cover patiently, peeled three wide around the final turn and charged through the snowy lane to score a 23-1 shocker in Monday’s $25,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap pace at The Meadows.   Palazzo Princess compiled an outstanding season last year at age three when she banked more than $235,000 for Paint Creek Farms and...
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Lappe wins Lady Godiva Pace at Monticello

on 02/16/2010 12:00 AM
On Monday afternoon, with the sun shining brightly and the temperature hovering around 40 degrees, Jennifer Lappe and Polly S Turr bided their time as they shadowed the pacesetter and then rallied to a 1 1/4-length victory in Monticello Raceway’s eight annual Lady Godiva Pace in 2:00.3. Betsy Phillips and Trust Funding, who cut all the early fractions...
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Hamb. Society accepting nominations for Swedish Breeders' Crown

on 02/15/2010 12:00 AM
The Hambletonian Society will accept payments for the Swedish Breeders' Crown, which must be postmarked by Feb. 17, 2010. Owners of 2-year-old trotters that may be exported to Europe within the next two years, may want to consider nominating to the Swedish Breeders' Crown.   The Hambletonian Society will be accepting the nomination payment for the Swedish Breeders' Crown as agent on be...
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River Shark wins Aquarius leg

on 02/14/2010 12:00 AM
A winter series standout last season, River Shark resumed his winning ways in the $40,000 second round of the Aquarius on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. River Shark, with Dan Dube at the lines, cut a swift opening quarter of :26.1 and faced pressure from Keep It Real as they spiraled through middle fractions of 55.1 and 1:23.4.  River Shark dug in gamely in the stretch to hold off K...
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Yankees ace at Yonkers to see Bartlett

on 02/14/2010 12:00 AM
The Sunday, Feb. 14, edition of the New York Post says driver Jason Bartlett has a new friend: New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain. The two met at the recent Thurman Munson Awards dinner, which benefits the AHRC-New York City Foundation. Both were honored at the dinner.   The report in "The Rumble" says the two "hit it off big time," and Chamberlain and Bartlett were sending...
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Brennan wins 6 again

on 02/14/2010 12:00 AM
For the second time in two weeks, George Brennan steered home six winners on a single card Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack. Brennan’s skein included Wildridge Sam ($6.60) in race three, Oragami Artist ($7) in race four, Melvin’s Dream ($6) in race eight, Mr Hallowell ($31.80) in race 10, Distinct Color ($8.60) in race 12 and Armbro Carruthers ($4.60) in the race 13 finale. The six-pac...
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Chancey Lady, Over My Head, Lisagain in Big M wins

on 02/13/2010 12:00 AM
Chancey Lady capitalized on a ground-saving journey to upset Native Bride by a neck in the $40,000 second round of the Cape & Cutter Series Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.Driver John Campbell and Chancey Lady yielded to Flirtiscape around the first turn and were shuffled into third as Ginger And Fred took command before the half.  They remained on the pylons as Native Bride, the 1-...
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Luckcamotion wins Count B

on 02/13/2010 12:00 AM
Luckcamotion picked the perfect time to deliver his first career victory as he upset the field in Friday night’s $63,200 final of The Count B Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack.It was an action-packed affair from start to finish with outside starters Mambo Italiano and Come Back battling through a sizzling first fraction of :26.3 before Come Back was finall...
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Ivegotwhatuneed wins at Cal Expo

on 02/13/2010 12:00 AM
He didn't break a sweat in the first half mile, which was good reason for the opponents of Ivegotwhatuneed to sweat in the final half mile.A mixture of a couple of Filly & Mare Open pacers, combined with four colts & geldings in for a base claiming tag of $20,000, were featured at Cal-Expo on Friday night (February 12) for a purse of $6,100, on which Ivegotwhatuneed never looked back.Not l...
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The Meadows briefly goes dark

on 02/13/2010 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino canceled the final six races of Friday’s scheduled 15-race card due to problems with track lighting. While not all track lights were dark, there was insufficient visibility for the safe conduct of racing. (The Meadows)  
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