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Pick 7 Jackpot still in play at Pocono

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
On Tuesday, Nov. 3, no one was able to hit the Pick 7 jackpot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The new jackpot heading into Wednesday night’s racing is $119,678.72, which is the highest point that the total has been since Pocono instituted the wager this year. (Pocono)
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Perfect M Forever perfect at Dover

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
Perfect M Forever closed with a burst to score a 1:53.3 victory in the $26,000 Mares Open pace while Kellytuck Sophie took the $23,000 Winners-Over pace on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Dover Downs. Jim Morand had a driving quadruple. Eric Goodell sat near the back of a pack of six in the first $26,000 distaff feature of the meet until the backstretch when he sent the 4-year-old daughter of Stand Forever...
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Baby Boy Grin has winning smile at Pocono

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
Baby Boy Grin, a four-year-old Grinfromeartoear trotting gelding, continues to improve on his best season ever as the trotter won his second open handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in less than a month.   Tuesday night’s performance was even more special as Baby Boy Grin overcame the nine post in winning in 1:54.   Larry Stalbaum fired quickly in the race and was fifth ...
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Maryland horseman Bob Christian dies

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
Robert "Bob" Joseph Christian Sr., 69, of Delmar died Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Delmar. He was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Philadelphia, a son of the late John and Margaret Hollowell Christian.  Bob loved being around horses and worked as a Standardbred trainer for more than 32 years. He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar. Membersh...
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David Ingraham: 6,000 and counting

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
If you were to meet David Ingraham on the street the last thing you would think about is that this man has won 6,000 harness races. He is 5' 6", 165 pounds soaking wet, but the Waterville, Maine native, who will turn 48 at the end of the month, may be the most unassuming but successful driver in the sport today. “He is the consummate professional,” said Pompano Park’s leading driver Bruce ...
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Muscles masterpiece sells at Harrisburg

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Muscles Yankee original painting will be in the center ring early on Thursday 11/5/2009 at the Harrisburg Sale selling to the highest bid. His unique abstract brought so much interest while on display for just a few hours, that its initial plan to sell on ebay was scratched. His one and only original standing 30 x 40 inches  will be accompanied by a collection of photos of his painti...
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Average price at $35,406 after 3 sessions

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
When the third session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual yearling auction concluded on Wednesday, a total of 833 yearlings had been sold for an average price of $35,406. That figure is ahead of last year’s $29,897 for 1,094 yearlings sold. Another 250 yearlings will go through the auction ring on Thursday, the fourth and final day for the sale of yearlings. The sale’s strengt...
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2 winning tickets on Pocono Pick 7

on 11/04/2009 12:00 AM
And on Wednesday, the 40th night, the Pick 7 jackpot at Mohegan Sun at Pocon downs yielded two winners of $67,044.44 each. There also was a consolation payoff of $100 for six of seven as per the rules of the Pick 7.   The winning numbers for the Pick 7 were 4-4-6-9-1-6-2. This marked the second time that a winning Pick 7 ticket came from the Lewiston, Maine, hub. Coming into Wednesday ...
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Matron 2CP canceled with just three entries

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
Something unusual happened on the way to the Matron 2-Year-Old Colt and Gelding Pace at Dover Downs, with the connections of 169 freshmen paying all their stakes fees to remain eligible, only three colts dropped in to race in the Saturday, Nov. 7 feature. The three entries were Delmarvalous, High Def Z Tam and Nova Artist, who will each receive one-third of the purse. It was estimated that ...
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Sniper Hall guns down foes in Dover passing lane

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
Jim Morand steered Sniper Hall through the passing lane to score a 1:52.2 victory in the $32,500 Delaware Special while Proper Respect notched the fastest win on the card, 1:50.3, to take the $23,000 winners-over pace on Monday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan, who drove five winners Sunday, added four more in the second night of race. Ron Pierce had a three-bagger.   In the $32,500 fe...
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Jans Luck holds off late fire of Au Dragon to win at Meadows

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
Jans Luck enjoyed a second-quarter breather, then powered home to capture the $27,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap pace on Monday at The Meadows, her 30th victory in 2008-2009, and one of seven driving wins on the 13-race card for Dave Palone.   After that relaxing second panel in :30.1, Jans Luck blazed the back half in :55.4 to score in 1:53.4, one-half length better than the pock...
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Top drivers provide Pompano upsets

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
It's an extremely rare occurrence when a track's top two drivers are involved in major upset, long-odds wins on the same program, but that's what happened at The Isle Pompano Park as Monday evening racing debuted on the schedule.   The common denominator for the upsets by the track's marquee reinsmen was the outside post, nine. Bruce Ranger, the South Florida track's all-time winningest dri...
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$175,000 for Bettor's Delight colt at Harrisburg day 2

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
New York Bets, hip number 311 in Tuesday's second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg, brought a price of $175,000 from Skip Spring to breeder Perretti Farms, The colt is a son of Bettor's Delight out of the Western Hanover mare Absolutely Cam, she a half sister to the stakes-winning Angel Park and Picnic In The Park.   Hip 412, Outlaw, a ...
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Leader Of The Gang is Tuesday topper

on 11/03/2009 12:00 AM
With a price tag of $180,000 for ticket signer Jimmy Takter, Leader Of The Gang (Muscles Yankee-Fraulien Bluestone), hip number 503, was the sales topper in the Tuesday yearling session at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg.The Herb Liverman owned colt was from the Peninsula Farm Consignment.
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Explosive Matter implodes in Orsi Mangelli

on 11/02/2009 12:00 AM
Despite a decisive first-heat win by six lengths in a mile-timed rate of 1:56, in the $375,00 Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli at San Siro in Milan, Italy on Nov. 1, the American-bred son of Cantab Hall, Explosive Matter, could not capitalize on that victory in the final, making a break and losing all chance. Driven by Ron Pierce for trainer Noel Daley and owners Adam Victor and Son, the 3-year-old colt ...
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FSBOA seeking parity in Florida

on 11/02/2009 12:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association's (FSBOA) second vice president, Christine Garrity, has written an article noting the struggles the FSBOA has add in its attempt to chage Florida legislation so that Standardbreds have parity with Thoroughbreds in the Sunshine State in regards to racing and casino operations at the tracks. In her article, Garrity notes recent court ruli...
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Bold Dreamer's yearling tops opening session at $360,000

on 11/02/2009 12:00 AM
The first session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual yearling auction in Harrisburg concluded early Monday evening, with 272 horses sold for an average price of $51,432. This year the yearling portion of the sale is spread over four days--Monday through Thursday--instead of just three, so 96 fewer horses were sold in this year's opening session than in 2008. Last year's opener genera...
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Art Official surpasses $2 million in earnings

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
Indiana Downs closed out the month of October with a bang Saturday evening with several close finishes in The Circle City Stakes for three-year-old trotters and pacers. Southern Rocketop and Annieswesterncard were the only post time favorites to prevail in their respective divisions, as the night was ruled by upset winners. Sawgrass Farms’ Art Official capped the night’s program with a victory...
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Dinning wins five at Scarborough

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
Saturday, Oct. 31 at Scarborough Downs could be aptly dubbed, "Dinning/Gee/Bickmore Day," as driver Rob Dinning scored five wins and owner Kevin Gee had four wins (with trainer Randy Bickmore) on the day’s card.The winning trio started in race 3 with Philo Beddoe, continued in race four with Rusty's Rascal, in race six with Nothing's Ever Free, a 3-year-old bay filly pacer, and in race nine with...
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Rick's Crossroads leads to victory

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
Rick’s Crossroads shook off a rocky start in Saturday’s (Oct. 31) $4,000 Virginia Breeder’s prep race at Colonial Downs, then came back to win by a neck after a thrilling comeback in the stretch.A large nine-horse field of sophomore colt and gelding pacers prepped for next Saturday’s “Day of Champions” card, and Rick’s Crossroads Halloween night prep could not have started any worse....
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