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Crown races live on TVG

on 10/22/2009 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown will have even wider North American distribution this year as TVG (Television Games Network) will broadcast complete coverage of the event from Woodbine Racetrack this Saturday. In addition to the outstanding racing, Woodbine is also offering a guaranteed $50,000 pool for the early pick-4 wager, which includes races four through seven.   TVG, which reaches more than 30 ...
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Siegels, Campbell team up with five Crown finalists

on 10/22/2009 2:00 AM
Owners Arlene and Jules Siegel and trainer Jim Campbell will have ample opportunities to add to their Breeders Crown trophy collection Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Siegels, who have won three Breeders Crown titles and rank number two in series history with $2.5 million in purses, and Campbell, who has two titles to his credit, will send out five finalists in Saturday’s eight Bre...
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Stage Show wins again at Pocono

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Stage Show didn’t set any world or track records as she did the previous week, but she still won, for the second straight time, Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the featured trot of the week. Her winning time this week was 1:54.1. The field included Dink Adoo and Keystone Activator, who both finished off the board.   Leaving from the seven post in the nine-horse f...
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Meirs Hanover fastest in series split at The Meadows

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Meirs Hanover engaged the 8-5 favorite Show Topper down the backside, then wore him down in the stretch to score in 1:53.4, fastest division of the Watson Provost Memorial Series for freshman colt and gelding pacers Tuesday at The Meadows.   LKap Hanover and Tidewater Teddy, each a two-time winner in the Provost, also captured $12,000 splits in the series' second leg, setting up a contentio...
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Mare finds her rhythm at Harrington

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Russell and Elaine MacKinnon’s Keystone Rhythm ($12, Ross Wolfenden) earned her fourth win of the year Tuesday with a 1:55 triumph in the $20,000 Mares Junior Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.   The 5-year-old Camotion mare received a perfect pocket trip behind pacesetter Delightful Diva, who set fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:26.1. Wolfenden and Keystone Rhythm utilized the passi...
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Pansexual continues Colonial domination

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Pansexual continued to dominate the Horace Martin Memorial Pacing Series by gaining his third consecutive win in the $5,000 stake on Tuesday evening at Colonial Downs.   Racing secretary Craig Andow creatively made each leg a different distance, and Pansexual has had no problem whether the race is short or long. After winning at the five-eighths-mile distance by a length and even more convi...
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Kentucky Democrats, Republicans at odds again over gaming

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Although two Kentucky Senate Republicans announced plans to file constitutional amendments regarding expanded gaming in the Bluegrass State, Democrats quickly voiced their disapproval, including Gov. Steve Beshear, who released a statement calling the two proposals “cynical” and “political.”  At a meeting Tuesday of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Senate president David Willia...
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Shadow Play retired

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore has announced that 2008 Little Brown Jug and Adios winner Shadow Play has been retired, with the son of The Panderosa already at Blue Chip Farms in New York awaiting the beginning of his stallion career. Shadow Play retires with 20 wins in 49 career starts, including a career-best 1:47.4 effort, and $1,549,881 in earnings. Writing in a blog on the Standardbred Canada website, Moore...
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Howard “Buck” Norris dies

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Longtime horseman, Howard "Buck" Norris of Pinehurst, N.C., died peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 18. He was 87. Perhaps best known as the trainer of Governor Skipper, one of the great pacers of the mid-1970s, Mr. Norris campaigned the William Wirtz-owned stallion through a three-year million-dollar career against the likes of such titans as Rambling Willie and Whata Baron.   More tha...
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Pacer keeps on truckin' at Monticello

on 10/21/2009 2:00 AM
Southbound Trucker certainly deserves the accolade he’ll be receiving on Sunday, Oct. 25, as Horse of the Year at Monticello Raceway during the 2009 racing campaign. The 6-year-old Sharky Spur gelding just keeps truckin’ and on Tuesday, Southbound Trucker once again defeated the best pacers on the grounds in a time of 1:56.2 for driver Greg Merton.   Merton quickly angled Southbound Tr...
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Mister Big, Foiled Again win Quillen elims

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
The third annual Bobby Quillen Memorial eliminations at Harrington Raceway were contested Monday as Joseph Muscara’s Mister Big ($2.40, Brian Sears) and Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and JJK Stables’ Foiled Again ($4.60, Yannick Gingras) each won their respective divisions.   The Ron Burke-trained Foiled Again set all the fractions in his 1:51 victory over a game Won The West a...
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Sears looks back at Muscle Hill on Crown eve

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
Brian Sears is having the time of his life with 3-year-old trotting superstar Muscle Hill. The time, though, has almost passed too quickly. On Saturday, Sears and Muscle Hill will attempt to complete a perfect season in the $600,000 Breeders Crown at Woodbine Racetrack. Muscle Hill has won all 11 of his starts this year and 19 races in a row since losing his career debut by a neck in July 2008. &...
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Sportswriter ready to make Crown headlines

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald says Sportswriter is the best 2 year old he has ever driven. He might be even more than that. MacDonald and Sportswriter enter Saturday’s $700,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old colt pacers with a perfect seven-for-seven record and world-record performance in the $1 million Metro Pace to their credit. Sportswriter, trained and co-owned by Casie Coleman, will start from post tw...
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Breeders Crowns to be carried on Sirius radio

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing's greatest night, will be carried Saturday on a two-hour special edition of Sirius XM radio’s “Race of the Week.” The show will air from 9 to 11 p.m. (EDT) and can be heard on Sirius Channel 126 and XM Channel 243.   The two-hour show was made possible through the generosity of Hanover Show Farm and Standardbred Horse Sales Company, which h...
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Captain Sully lands another at The Meadows

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
Captain Sully made a confident move to the front past the quarter pole, and strode out to an effortless, two-length victory in a division of the A.W. Capone Memorial Series for freshman colt and gelding trotters on Monday at The Meadows, stamping himself as the favorite in next week’s $20,000 added final.   Mr. Caviar and Most Wanted Lindy also captured $12,000 splits in the series’ sec...
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Muscle Hill lands post one in Crown final; Well Said gets nine

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill, on the verge of setting a new single-season earnings mark, drew post one for Saturday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old colt trotters at Woodbine at a press conference held Tuesday afternoon at the racetrack. The son of Muscles Yankee comes into the race riding a 19-race win streak, including a perfect 11-for-11 record in 2009.   Muscle Hill has earned $2,156,041...
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Luchento re-elected SBOANJ president

on 10/20/2009 2:00 AM
Thomas F. Luchento was re-elected president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) when the board of directors re-organized after the group’s annual membership meeting on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in East Windsor, N.J.   Luchento was a unanimous selection to head the executive board which includes Edward Razzetti as fi...
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Lolique pulls upset in Colonial Invitational Trot

on 10/19/2009 2:00 AM
Lolique and trainer/driver John Wagner upset heavily favored Buck I St Pat in a $40,000 Invitational Trot on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 18) at Colonial Downs. The race was the richest non-Virginia bred event on Colonial’s fall calendar.   Buck I St Pat, sent off at odds of 1-9, came first over at the top of the stretch and seemed in perfect striking position to defeat four other trotters. Rog...
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Favorites sweep Sarah Myers Stakes action

on 10/19/2009 2:00 AM
Sarah Myers Stake action continued on Sunday, Oct. 18th with a total of 17 Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old pacing fillies slugging it out in a pair of $26,735 splits. On a night that was a “chalk” player’s delight these divisions fit right in as the 3-2 favorite Ellamakailey prevailed in the first division while 6-5 favorite Mystical Victress prevailed in the nightcap.   N...
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Hanover yearling videos online

on 10/19/2009 2:00 AM
Due to the combination of the Lexington yearling sale taking place a week later than normal and significantly adverse weather conditions which severely hampered their production, Hanover Shoe Farms has been later than normal in posting the Harrisburg yearling videos on its website.   The videos are being posted to the website (www.hanoverpa.com) as they become available. At present, more th...
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