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22 crowd Hambo entry box; 32 for Oaks

on 07/29/2009 2:00 AM
Despite the presence of overwhelming favorite Muscle Hill, three eliminations will be needed to reach a field of 10 for the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Saturday, August 8 at Meadowlands Racetrack. Muscle Hill carries a formidable 11-race winning streak into the Hambletonian eliminations on Saturday, August 1.  The top three finishers in each elimination, plus the fourth-place finisher with...
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2YO trotting colts in stakes action at Meadows

on 07/29/2009 2:00 AM
Federalreservenote remained undefeated in his four-race career when he captured a division of a $100,000 Arden Downs stakes for freshman trotting colts at The Meadows Tuesday in a stake-record 1:56.2.   The event, known as the Henry Oliver, was contested over five divisions, with Freedom Ridge, Correctamundo, Rudy Rocks and Polar Rail taking the other splits. Aaron Merriman scored a Henry...
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Jeff Snyder shooting for fourth Adios with Well Said

on 07/29/2009 2:00 AM
It's called the Delvin Miller Adios, but a certain owner may be excused if he thinks of the race as the Jeff Snyder Adios. That's because Snyder already has won the Pace for the Orchids three times as an owner, and on Saturday at The Meadows, he will be gunning for an Adios grandslam with Well Said, thus far the cream of the 3-year-old pacing crop.   The final goes for $677,665, the bigge...
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Brandnewgirlfriend now nine of 10 in '09

on 07/29/2009 2:00 AM
It was Sameoldstory for Brandnewgirlfriend. The state's standout sophomore lass came, saw and conquered Tuesday night in her $43,160 division of Yonkers Raceway's $215,800 New York Sire Stakes Scarsdale Trot for 3-year-old fillies. Brandnewgirlfriend and regular driver Boone Mattison two-moved to the lead in the second non-wagering event. The pair were out in 1:02, then home in :58.2 to com...
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Pacer keeps on truckin' at Monticello

on 07/29/2009 2:00 AM
Over the last two weeks Southbound Trucker has been an also ran in the Monticello Raceway pacing features even though he had won seven of them previously this season. But on Tuesday Southbound Trucker added another victory to his total as the veteran gelding scored a 1:57.2 triumph for driver Greg Merton.    Sent off as the fourth choice in the betting, Merton once again raced the 6-ye...
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Kilowatt fillies take two Indiana Sires Stakes divisions

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes action kicked off Monday, July 27 at Indiana Downs with four divisions for freshman pacing fillies. Favorites prevailed in two of the four $25,000 contests, with driver Peter Wrenn steering two winners.   Bluebird Regal, from the first crop of Third Straight, earned a 1:57.4 victory in the opening division Monday. Driven by trainer Dan Shetler, the filly got away last f...
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Barham Hanover takes fastest Arden Downs division

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Barham Hanover used a quarter-pole move to get the lead but was all-out late to hold it Monday at The Meadows as she captured the fastest division of a $100,000 Arden Downs stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies.   The event, known as the Judge Joe McGraw, was contested over five divisions, with Cavinetta, Ally-Gal Ridge, Miss Ridge and Auvergne taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a...
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Malicious, Whackamole Hanover win Dream Maker splits

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Malicious and Whackamole Hanover kept their undefeated streaks in tact with impressive victories in Monday’s second leg of the Dream Maker Pacing Series for two-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack.   Malicious took charge early in the first $20,000 split for driver Paul MacDonell and then turned back a stern challenge from Lake Shark in the third quarter to emerge victorious ...
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Field set for Aug. 2 Drivers Championship at Tioga

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The field for the 2009 third annual Drivers' Championship at Tioga Downs has been set, and the nine drivers have confirmed that they will all be on hand on Sunday, Aug. 2. The field, in order of 2009 money winnings, is as follows: Tim Tetrick, Jason Bartlett, Ron Pierce, Brian Sears, Dave Palone, Jody Jamieson and Andy Miller. Yannick Gingrass will be the 2009 sponsor's exemption, and ro...
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Kolgjini buys top international star Citation

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Horseman Lutfi Kolgjini’s annual horse sale was held at the Jaegersro in Malmö Monday night and 56 of the horses in the catalog (a majority)went to new owners. Kolgjini, by the way, has entered two fillies in the Merrie Annabelle eliminations, two colts in the Peter Haughton Memorial elims, and one filly in the Oaks.   The highest price was brought by the 8-year-old international star Ci...
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Governor's Day program set for Thursday at Harrington

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The richest day of the year for Delaware horsemen is set for Thursday as 13 races are carded for the annual Governor’s Day program during the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway. More than $600,000 in purses will be offered on the annual program held exclusively for Delaware-owned horses, that also features four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $100,000 final events for Dela...
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Morrisville Sale preview now available

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
A total of 243 yearlings are now listed on the Morrisville College Yearling Sale web site at www.MorrisvilleSale.com.  A new feature this year are TrackIT pedigrees, which are yearling pedigrees that are updated daily. The Sunday, September 27 sale is represented by 40 of the top sires in the industry, including first crop sires Cash Hall, American Ideal, Chocolatier as well as Western Ter...
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Torvald Palema wins in 1:52.1

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The reigning Elitlopp champion Torvald Palema captured the Hugo Aberg Memorial on Tuesday night at the Jaegersro track in Malmo, Sweden, and his huge victory in 1:52.1 prompted discussions in the winner’s circle about a possible trip to the United States.   When asked if he would now consider taking Torvald Palema to the U.S. to compete, trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt said that he might ent...
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Field set for Munich Mile at Monticello

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The seventh leg in Monticello Raceway’s year-long Heritage Drivers Series, The Munich Mile for drivers of German descent, is set to go to post on Thursday afternoon. Named in honor of one of the most beautiful cities in the Bavarian Alps, the contest will go as race number three on the 10-race card.   This year's Munich Mile is loaded with driving talent and contains some former Migh...
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Small plane crashes at Brittany Farms

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
A small plane crashed in a field at Brittany Farms just outside of Lexington, Ky., late Tuesday afternoon, but miraculously the two persons on the aircraft were not seriously hurt nor were any horses or people on the ground involved in any way.   The Cessna 150, a single-engine two-seater plane was returning to Lexington's Bluegrass Airport after a trip to Owensboro, Ky. The plane, leased t...
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Rutgers study calls horse racing NJ’s “premier” agribusiness

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently released an independent in-depth report of the impact of slot machines or video lottery terminals on the horse racing and breeding industry, and agriculture and open space. The study, published by the Hall Institute of Public Policy, is a follow-up to a 2006 white paper written by Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The...
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Well Said draws post 9 in Adios

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Well Said has conquered all challengers in his phenomenal 3-year-old season, but if he's to win the $677,665 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Saturday, he must overcome a tough new challenger--post position 9.   That was the result of Tuesday's open draw for Adios post positions. Since The Meadows starts nine across, Well Said will start from the extreme outside. In his Adios...
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High Speed Life, Western Kit win at Indiana Downs

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies took center stage Tuesday evening at Indiana Downs as the first preliminary leg of Indiana Sires Stakes was contested. Two $25,000 divisions were carded, with High Speed Life and Western Kit scoring victories.   In the first division, favorite High Speed Life and driver Ricky Macomber overcame an outside post in the field of eight to clock a 1:55.2 victory for the B...
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Balmoral hosts Ann Vonian eliminations Sunday

on 07/27/2009 2:00 AM
After a busy Saturday night of elimination races geared towards next weekends big Chicago Southland Festival of Racing the action continued on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a pair of state-bred stake eliminations headlined the 12-race program.   A total of 18 filly and mare pacers were entered for the Ann Vonian Stake (formerly scheduled as the Lorna Propes Stake) necessitating a split ...
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Mini Me, Loyal Opposition elims held at Balmoral

on 07/26/2009 2:00 AM
The countdown to the inaugural Chicago Southland Festival of Racing on August 1st and 2nd began in earnest on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as two-year-old pacing colts met in a trio of Mini Me Stake eliminations while their female counterparts squared off in a pair of Loyal Opposition Stake eliminations. Sophomore pacing colts were also in action as they looked for starting berths in next week...
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