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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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Pick 7 Jackpot at Pocono is now six figures

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
There were no treats only tricks on Saturday afternoon, Halloween at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as once again no one was able to pick all 7 winners and claim the Pick 7 jackpot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The jackpot has now climbed to $107,371.52, the highest point that it has been since the bet was instituted this year at Pocono. The best that anyone was able to do on Saturday was pi...
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One More Laugh graduates Kindergarten

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
Dancinwiththestarz, One More Laugh, Full Tank and Coco Lindy earned championship honors with their respective victories in Saturday night’s (Oct. 31) Kindergarten Classic finals at Vernon Downs.World Champion One More Laugh ($2.10) snapped a string of two second-place finishes with an explosive 1:55.2 performance in the $84,250 KC 2-year-old colt/gelding pace. With stablemate Matt Guitar Murphy ...
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Yellow Diamond makes Lady Maud elim 12th straight win

on 11/01/2009 1:00 AM
Millionairess Yellow Diamond and Jkmusicofthenite won Saturday night's (Oct. 31) pair of $20,000 eliminations for Yonkers Raceway's Lady Maud Pace.In the interest of full disclosure, we should note that no one was actually eliminated in the first elim. The scheduled field of five was reduced by one when odds-on early choice Shacked Up--a $30,000 supplemental entrant--came up ill.That moved underst...
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Shutter Boy clicks in Yonkers win

on 10/31/2009 2:00 AM
Say this much for Yonkers Raceway's all-age trot track record...it has a short shelf life.Barely a month after the 4-year-old gelding Baby Boy Grin threw down a 1:54.4 gauntlet, another 4-year-old gelding did him one tick better.Shutter Boy and Yannick Gingras made quick work of Friday night's co-featured, $40,000 Open Handicap Trot. He widened his lead to 6-3/4 lengths at the wire in that 1:54.3....
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Sheila's Dream, Castle Oaks win CASS

on 10/31/2009 2:00 AM
California Sires Stakes Action for the filly sophomores, on both gaits, were featured at Cal Expo on Friday night (October 30), on which Sheila's Dream and Castle Oaks were winners. In the first of the two $15,000 divisions, this for the trotters, Sheila's Dream made every pole a winning one for driver Rick Plano. Coasting home in the stretch while only barely urged in the final sixteent...
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