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Miss Sand Creek overcomes second tier

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
Miss Sand Creek overcame a second-tier post position to capture her second straight $20,000 leg of the Blizzard Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old pacing fillies and mares tonight at Woodbine, while A Pippin Hanover made a late rush to capture her division of the same series. Favorite Spirit To Spare (Luc Ouellette) did the heavy lifting throughout the mile in the first Blizzard split (race 5)...
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Tetrick to take questions from fans Saturday

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick will answer racing fans' questions live on Meadowlands Racetrack's Saturday night television broadcast. E-mail questions for "The Bionic Man" to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast begins at 6:40 p.m. Can't make it to the track? Watch it live on the Internet: http://www.meadowlandsracetrack.com/liveVideo.asp (Meadowlands)
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Southwind acquires interest in Sportswriter

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
Southwind Farms, home to world champion trotters Muscle Hill and Chocolatier, has acquired an interest in world champion Sportswriter p, 2,1:49.2 ($815,680) from owners Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable (Casie Coleman/Ross Warriner/Zoltan Kovacs) for an undisclosed amount.   Sportswriter became the fastest 2-year-old pacer of all time when he won the $1 million Metro Pace at Moha...
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Western Hanover now all time money-producing sire

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
The late Western Hanover, who stood his entire career at stud at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, is now the all time money-producing sire of all equine breeds, having eclipsed Abercrombie thanks to the earnings of progeny which raced in 2009. Abercrombie had led the list for more than the last decade. Western Hanover is now the sire of the winners of $156,543,228. &nb...
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Zeron 6 wins away from 7,000

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
Driver Rick Zeron added another win to his total on Thursday night at Woodbine to bring his lifetime count to 6,994, just six away from the career milestone of 7,000 wins.   In the first race on the 11-race card, Zeron piloted Tony O’Sullivan trainee Born Believer to a 4 1/4-length victory in 1:56.4. Born Believer, a 9-year-old Angus Hall gelding, was one of four drives Zeron had l...
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WEG announces 2010 stakes schedule

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced its lucrative 2010 Standardbred stakes schedule, which includes the 27th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk. The calendar, worth over $20 million in stakes finals this year, is again the richest and most attractive on the continent.   The Pepsi North America Cup, WEG's signature harness race and one of the hi...
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Updates for Tattersalls horses now online

on 01/08/2010 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls Horse Sales Company has posted updated race lines on its website at http://www.tattersallsredmile.com/tsalls/mixed/index.htm for the upcoming Meadowlands Mixed Sale on Monday, Jan. 18.   More than 100 of the horses cataloged have raced or qualified in the last 10 days. Tattersalls will continue to update the Race Lines until the day of the sale.   ...
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Starsel shines in Dover open

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
In his second straight start. Starsel turned in an impressive victory winning the $26,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday.   In the feature, Daryl Bier waited until the half to pull Starsel to the outside and the Angus Hall-Super Sally gelding taxied up to battle classy veteran JM Vangogh and Tony Morgan at the three quarters. Starsel the pulled away as the eight-horse fiel...
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Ashcroft hot on cold Pompano night

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Gate-to-wire winners were a very rare sight on the Wednesday evening program at The Isle Pompano Park due to the cold temperatures plunging to record threatening lows of just above the freezing mark. One exception to the strong bias for closers on the 10-race card was Ashcroft.   Seventy-three-year-old owner Celine Harvey of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., took over training duties on the...
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OHHA shuts down Hiawatha Horse Park simulcasting

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Due to a contract impasse with the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), Hiawatha Horse Park in Sarnia, Ont., has closed for simulcasting.  The OHHA website has a notice posted that states: “Due to the unsigned agreement, OHHA has decided to close down all simulcast and HPI wagering through Hiawatha Horse Park.” According to reports, OHHA president Darryl MacArthur said the impasse w...
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Isle of Capri could manage four Vegas casinos

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Isle of Capri Casinos, which owns Pompano Park, earlier this week reached an agreement to operate the bankrupt Greektown Casino in Detroit, and on Wednesday the company announced it could soon also manage four Station Casinos-owned properties in Las Vegas--Red Rock Resort, Palace Station, Boulder Station and Sunset Station--if the U.S. Bankruptcy Court denies Station Casinos' restructuring pl...
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Eagle Luck to stand at Kendal Hills

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Campbellcroft, Ont.'s Kendal Hills Stud Farm has announced that millionaire Eagle Luck p,2, 1:54s, 3,1:50f, 1:48.3-1:51.1h ($1,159,774)(C) will be standing stud at its nursery for the 2010 breeding season.   The son of Camluck-Duncans Artsplace raced throughout his career for trainer Gregg McNair and owner Frank Dettore Horse Racing of Ohio.   His accomplishments were many. Eagle Lu...
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Bunny Lake, Varenne new Hall of Famers

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Stan Bergstein, chairman of the Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, has announced the results of recent balloting that determined the 2010 members of the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members (in good standing) voted for the two horses they felt exemplified greatness. Their choices are racemare Bunny Lake, who received ...
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President's Award winners announced

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) is proud to announce a trio of Tri-Staters will be honored with the 2009 President’s Award. Yonkers Raceway vice-president and general manager Bob Galterio, Meadowlands Racetrack statistician Bob “Hollywood” Heyden, and leading drug expert in equine toxicology Dr. George Maylin were chosen by USHWA president Debbie Little for their outsta...
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Tioga adding new $200,000 FFA for pacers

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced the addition of the $200,000 (e) Bettor’s Delight “Bred in New York to Take on the World” open pace to its 2010 stakes schedule. The fans of Tioga Downs will be given the opportunity to see some of the best free-for-all pacers in the world come through Nichols, NY, on Sunday, June 13.   Bettor’s Delight, who now stands at stud at Blue Chip Farms,&...
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Bartlett to be honored with NY athletes

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Champions past and present will be honored at the 30th anniversary Thurman Munson Awards Dinner, remembering the late, great New York Yankees catcher and captain on Tuesday night, Feb. 2, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Yonkers Raceway’s two-time champion driver Jason Bartlett will join an elite group of athletes being honored.   The other athletes include New York Yankees...
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Trotting great Joie De Vie dies

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Trotting stallion and multiple stakes winner Joie De Vie died on Monday, Jan. 4 at Le Fonpanette farm near Torino, Italy.   Through two seasons of racing, 1982 and 1983, the son of Super Bowl won $1,017,251. As a freshman Joie De Vie won four of five races and $9,546. The next season, owned by breeder Maurice Siegel, Lana Lobell Farms, Crown Stable and Paul Nigito and trained by Robert Joh...
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NY out-of-competition testing on hold

on 01/07/2010 12:00 AM
Just last week the New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced it would begin out-of-competition testing, but now the plan has already been halted by a court.   On Thursday afternoon, New York State Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower granted the Standardbred Owners Association of New York's emergency application for a Temporary Restraining Order of the enforcement of the ...
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Crysta's Best, Majestic Osborne to Ohio Hall of Fame

on 01/06/2010 12:00 AM
Crysta’s Best and Majestic Osborne have been elected to the Standardbred Hall of Fame by members of the Ohio Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. They will be honored at the annual banquet in Columbus on Saturday, Jan. 16.   Crysta’s Best was a trotting colt who achieved national prominence when he overcame a break at the start to win the 1990 Breeders Crown for 2-...
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One shining moment for Chloes Silver Star

on 01/06/2010 12:00 AM
Ultra-consistent Chloes Silver Star turned back seven rivals on the way to a 1:53.1 victory in the $26,000 Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on a chilly Tuesday.   Ron Pierce took Chloes Silver Star three wide around the final turn and then jetted away to her third win of the meet taking this week's distaff feature for Gary Evans and Foulk Stables Inc. Alice's Restaurant finished second w...
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