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Thanksgiving could come on Sunday for Beegle

on 11/25/2009 12:00 AM
Thanksgiving could end up being a belated special holiday for trainer Sam Beegle this year.  When his Arctic Warrior finished fifth in his Nov. 22, Matron elimination, just two-fifths of a second behind Hypnotic Blue Chip, who advanced to the Nov. 29 final, Beegle chose to be optimistic – he immediately dropped his horse in the box.   “I walked right over and entered him,” said B...
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Pocono announces 2010 racing schedule

on 11/25/2009 12:00 AM
The 2010 live harness racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will open March 23 and continue through Nov. 13, with a total of 136 race programs.   Live action will be taking place four days a week with a little different twist. For the months of March, April and May, live racing will be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Post time will be 6:30 pm.   Ho...
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Favorites win in Woodbine action

on 11/24/2009 12:00 AM
Heavy favorites Lexis Amigo and Swordfish each posted dominant victories in their respective Autumn Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   Both trotters used front-end tactics, including Lexis Amigo who marched straight to the front from post three in the first split for driver Mike Saftic and easily tallied by 3-1/4 lengths i...
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Nob Hill High, Vintage Master win Matron elims

on 11/23/2009 12:00 AM
39-1 Nob Hill High and Vintage Master won $39,082 Matron eliminations and pacers Delmarvalous, Mcmurray Hanover, Enee Weenie And Me along with trotters Nitro Commando and Super Delegate won Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Two-Year-Old $20,000 Colt preliminaries on Sunday (Nov. 22) at Dover Downs. Nob Hill High moved off the rail halfway down the stretch to come on strongly for a 1:...
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Drew Campbell makes history in Maine

on 11/23/2009 12:00 AM
Drew Campbell reined four horses to victory at Scarborough Downs on Sunday (Nov. 22) and in the progress became the first Maine-based driver ever to reach the $1 million level in purse earnings in one season.Campbell’s achievement today trumped even Jason Bartlett's, whose mounts in 2007 earned $1,387,838, but did so while racing the final three months of the year for slots-enhanced purses in Ne...
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Adrian Chip, Judge Joe to stand in Europe

on 11/23/2009 12:00 AM
Adrian Chip, runner-up to Donato Hanover in the 2007 Hambletonian, has been retired and will stand his first season in 2010 at Staro International Farm in Sweden. At three, Adrian Chip (1:51.3) won the Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli. He has lifetime earnings of $1.5 (US). The son of Andover Hall out of the Pine Chip mare Favorite Chip, was at one time owned by the NHL star Peter Forsberg. He will stan...
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Michigan approves 154 dates for 2010

on 11/23/2009 12:00 AM
The Michigan Office of Racing Commissioner has announced the horse racing dates in the state for 2010. A total of 154 programs have been approved for harness racing, with the details listed below.  HAZEL PARK HARNESS RACEWAY – A total of 62 harness race dates beginning Friday, April 30, 2010, through Saturday, September 18, 2010.  Racing shall be conducted every Monday, Frid...
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Vintage Master out of Matron final

on 11/23/2009 12:00 AM
Millionaire pacer, Vintage Master won his Matron elimination, but will miss the final. A source at Dover Downs told harnessracing.com that trainer Jimmy Takter didn’t call to enter Vintage Master until sometime after the box had closed. All finalists were required to enter to race on Monday morning, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The draw for the $259,486 Nov. 29 Matron final, a Sunday race...
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Season's end at Pocono

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
Donnie Bop, a nine-year-old pacing gelding, left quickly from the No. 1 post and made every pole a winning one Saturday (Nov. 21) afternoon on the final race date of the 2009 harness racing season.In a $15,000 claiming pace, Larry Stalbaum drove Donnie Bop to the gelding’s eight win in 33 starts this season, stopping the clock in 1:52.2, just a fifth of a second off the pacer’s lifetime mark o...
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Windsong Soprano is a Canadian millionaire with Trillium win

on 11/22/2009 12:00 AM
Friendly Amigo and Windsong Soprano easily trounced rivals in their respective $33,263 Trillium Series divisions for three-year-old trotting fillies on Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The win also marked a milestone for Windsong Soprano who became Canadian harness racing’s newest millionaire.   In the opening contest, Bruce Richardson wasted little time sending Friendly Amigo to co...
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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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