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Winning note for Tracys Song at The Meadows

on 11/17/2009 12:00 AM
Tracys Song assured she would face no traffic tie-ups Monday at The Meadows as she powered right to the front and captured the $27,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace for her fourth consecutive victory.   Tracys Song displayed an effective stalking or rallying style in the previous wins in her streak, but on Monday Tony Hall confidently sent the 4-year-old daughter of Astreos-Dayl...
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Vertical Horizon upsets in Progress Pace

on 11/16/2009 12:00 AM
Vertical Horizon, the second half of an entry won the $350,000 Progress Pace, while Showherthemoney set a track record in the Matron final for 3-year-old filly pacers on a clear Sunday night at Dover Downs.   In the Progress Pace, the track’s signature $350,000 event, driver Jim Morrill Jr., trainer Tracy Brainard and owner Bulletproof Enterprises made it to the winner’s circle for the ...
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Yursa Hanover, Swan For All take Matron trots

on 11/16/2009 12:00 AM
Both Matron Stakes trots for 3 year olds Sunday night at Dover Downs were won in convincing fashion by the public choices. In the $214,163 filly trot, Yursa Hanover took control after Mike Lachance drove Windsong Soprano to an early lead. After the half it was all Tim Tetrick and Yursa Hanover, in a 1:53.4 conquest, her seventh win this season for Benoit Baillargeon, who trains the Windsong...
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Am-Nat hat trick for Won The West

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
Six American Nationals were held at Balmoral Park on Saturday night, and in the $200,000 race for older paces where both Mister Big and Art Official were making the final starts of their storied careers, it was Strollin Stables, William Robinson and James Koehler’s Won The West, the defending champion in this event, who stole the show again as he crushed a field whose career earnings t...
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Straight Shooting, OK Commander win Am-Nat colt paces

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
What figured to be a showcase for another Tracy Brainard trainee in the $265,000 American National final for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at Balmoral Park, If I Can Dream, turned into a nightmare when the colt made a break heading to the gate. After If I Can Dream came away eighth, that allowed another Bulletproof Enterprises owned sophomore, Straight Shooting, to record a one-l...
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Lanson rolls in Am-Nat Aged Trot

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
There were no surprises in the $150,000 American National Aged Trot Saturday night at Balmoral Park as the heavily favored Lanson turned a perfect pocket-sitting journey into a 1 ½-length triumph in 1:53.4 for driver Mike Lachance.   Zipped away from post position five Lachance elected to let a hard leaving  Michaelrowyourboat (Jimmy Smith) take control of the race as the field m...
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Fillies star in American Nationals

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
Proving once again that she’s among the best sophomore pacing fillies in the country in the $185,000 American National Saturday at Balmoral Park, Bulletproof Enterprises' Yellow Diamond had no trouble disposing of seven rivals as she cruised to an effortless 5 3/4-length triumph in 1:51.2 for driver Tim Tetrick.   Sent to the front from post position seven by Tetrick the daughter of ...
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OSS Super Finals contested at Woodbine

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
Trainer Tracy Brainard’s flotilla of sophomore pacing fillies have dominated their division on the WEG circuit all season, and tonight’s $300,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final was no exception.   The 6-5 favorite Shacked Up (Luc Ouellette) took this first of the eight OSS Super Finals by one and three-quarters lengths in 1:51.3, with stablemates Not Enough (Mark MacDonald), Cheap Mote...
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Lucky Chucky, Costa Rica score in Matron trots

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
Favorites came through in the Matron Stakes Trot finals won by Lucky Chucky and Costa Rica but 9-1 All Heart Gal came on to win the filly pace on Saturday at Dover Downs.   Lucky Chucky made another step in quest of seasonal honors when John Campbell took the son of Windsong's Legacy-Aerobics right to the front and cut all the fractions of :29.3, :59.4 and 1:27.3 on the way to a 1:56.2 vict...
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Upsets prevail in FSBOA races at Pompano

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
It was a tough night in South Florida for favorites in stakes finals action at The Isle Pompano Park on Saturday as public choices went down to defeat in two of three added money events staged in Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association.   The only prevailing favorite was in the first of two $24,788 divisions of the Stallion Stakes for Florida bred 2-year-old pacing colts a...
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Giddy on up to Yonkers winner's circle

on 11/15/2009 12:00 AM
Giddy Up Lucky (Jason Bartlett, five winners on the card) closed from third-over Saturday night,.  winning Yonkers Raceway's featured $36,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position seven, Giddy Up Lucky sat chilly as 3-2 favorite McCedes (Yannick Gingras) moved around King Cat Anvil N (Jordan  Stratton) after a brisk :27.3  opening quarter-mile. McCedes found a :56....
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Gingras sweeps Yonkers features

on 11/14/2009 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras swept both halves of Yonkers Raceway's $36,000 co-features Friday night, winning  the Open Handicap Trot with Self Professed and the Filly and Mare Open Pace with Fleur De Lil A.   The blind draw gave 20-1 shot Fleur De Lil A the worst post, but Gingras extricated himself from the eight hole early.  He and his charge left hard, getting the lead from pole-sitting 2-...
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Black Diamond Girl on track for Florida gold

on 11/14/2009 12:00 AM
The performance by the 2-year-old pacing filly Black Diamond Girl on Friday evening at The Isle Pompano Park was more than enough to keep her trainer Kim Sears excited the prospects for a run at the six figure bonus offered by the Florida Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association (FSBOA).   "She's been just a terrific filly to train down and race" the trainer said after the Six Of Diam...
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Anoher win pic for Hawaiianphotograph

on 11/14/2009 12:00 AM
Hawaiianphotograph has memorized the script get to the front, back down the second quarter, sprint home--and she performed it flawlessly once more on Friday at The Meadows to capture her third straight $27,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Trot.   Brian Zendt hustled Hawaiianphotograph to the lead from post six in :27.3, then worked out a second panel in :29.2. With that breather, th...
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Nominations for Meadowlands series closing Dec. 1

on 11/14/2009 12:00 AM
Nominations for 16 winter series to be raced at Meadowlands Racetrack in 2010 will close Dec. 1, 2009.   Harness racing returns to the Meadowlands on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. The first week of series action begins Wednesday, Jan. 6, and includes the Super Bowl for trotters 4 years old and under, the White Ruffles for 4-year-old pacing mares, the Clyde Hirt for pacers four and under, and the Co...
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Down-Under night at Dover

on 11/13/2009 12:00 AM
A pair of Down Under-bred pacers, Commander Turk N and Bullion Bill A, won the twin-feature races on another rainy and windy Thursday at Dover Downs.   Corey Callahan drove Commander Turk N to a 1:53.2 victory in the $15,000 pace holding off late-charging Baby Teeth (Tony Morgan) and Richard Henry N (Ron Pierce), the second and third-place finishers. The win was one of two for the f...
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DiBenedetto wins six at Monticello

on 11/13/2009 12:00 AM
When you’re hot you’re hot. And Kyle DiBenedetto was hot on Thursday 12 when he reined six winners on the afternoon card at Monticello Raceway. It marked only the second time in his career that DiBenedetto, who earlier this year passed the 5,000 career-win plateau, has won six on one card.   He didn’t get his milestone day underway until the fourth race which he won with John Gagnon...
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Art Official sold for $2.75 million

on 11/13/2009 12:00 AM
Owner James Jesk has told harnessracing.com that he has sold double-millionaire 4-year-old pacer Art Official to Joseph Muscara for $2.75 million, with the son of Art Major changing hands after Saturday night’s American National at Balmoral Park. Although Muscara’s plans for Art Official have not yet been officially announced, it is believed that the horse will stand stallion duty in 2010. &n...
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Swan For All to stand at Kentuckiana Farms of Indiana

on 11/13/2009 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt trotter Swan For All, scheduled to start in Saturday’s Matron final at Dover Downs, will stand stud in 2010 at Kentuckiana Farms of Indiana, located at Jeff and Maria King’s Victory Hill Farm in Lagrange. Kentuckiana will serve as syndicate manager and, along with Victory Hill, will manage Swan For All’s breeding career.   A son of Andover Hall out of the Lindy Lan...
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PHHA partnership with Mohegan Sun leads to renaming of arena

on 11/13/2009 12:00 AM
The Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will be renamed the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, thanks in part to the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association’s (PHHA) partnership with the northeastern Pennsylvania track.   “We’re pleased to team up with Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and glad they invited us to be part of this venture,” said PHHA president Earl Beal Jr. “This r...
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