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Any Place\'s Dream wins Floating Dream division

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Any Place’s Dream scored an impressive 1:54.2 victory in the second division of the Floating Dream Series at Scioto Downs on Wednesday evening. The 2-5 favorite scooted to a two-length victory for driver Trent Tharps. The other division of the Floating Dream second leg went to Shes A Yankee Baby and driver Chris Page in 1:57. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser cruised to a 3 3/4-length w...
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Denmark\'s Jorgensen wins WDC; USA\'s Bartlett finishes 6th

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Denmark’s Birger Jørgensen had won 21 driving titles in his native country, but not until Wednesday night had he won a World Driving Championship. Two victories--in the first two races on the final night’s card at Oslo’s Bjerke Travbane--put Jørgensen into the lead ahead of New Zealand’s Peter Ferguson, a lead the Dane would not relinquish. “I would rank this as one of the ...
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Go Nano Go goes to the Harrington winner\'s circle

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
J & E Stable Inc.\'s Go Nano Go (Eddie Davis Jr.) ended his string of second-place finishes with a 1:56.3 triumph Wednesday in the $18,700 Junior Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Janet Davis trainee was sent for the lead early from post three where he would set all the fractions, holding off a charge from favorite Fivedollarsforsox, to prevail by two lengths. The 8-year-old Balanced Imag...
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Updated Michigan news: Hazel Park to stay open

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
A compromise agreement has been reached in Michigan and Hazel Park will remain open throughout June and July, racing just Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, but 15 races per program. The change came after an earlier announcement that the state\'s racing commissioner had asked all the tracks to drastically reduce race dates and have just one track racing at a time.    Hazel ...
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Is there an Upper Canada Oscar waiting for Oscar Oscar?

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
What do you do if you’ve already shelled out significant money to keep 12 horses eligible to the year’s richest race for Ontario-sired horses, post time is looming, and your best hopefuls seem only bit players in the shadow of a colt who didn’t seem worth nominating a few months ago? If you’re Jeff Brooks of Boca Raton, Fla., you don’t think twice about adding more money to the ...
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Muscle Hill wins again in Big M qualifier

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill did everything better in his second qualifier of 2009. He dropped his time from 1:55.4 in last week’s outing to 1:54.3 on Thursday morning, May 21, at the Meadowlands. He increased his winning margin from 4 1/2 lengths last week to seven lengths this week. The divisional champ and winter book Hambo favorite took a brief tuck before strolling to the front and effortlessly coasting to ...
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Hypnotic Blue Chip, Indulge Me look for repeat wins in EBC final

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Hypnotic Blue Chip and Tim Tetrick lead a field of nine sophomore pacing colts into the $218,925 Empire Breeder’s Classic final on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The duo crushed a field of eight in their elimination last week by 14 lengths to establish a new track record for 3-year old pacing colts, which was also a national season\'s record in 1:50.4.   The 3-year old son of Art Major-...
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Honorable Daughter, Donttellmywife strong choices in EBC finals

on 05/21/2009 2:00 AM
Two heavily favored trotters lead fields of nine in Memorial Day’s Empire Breeder’s Classic finals at Vernon Downs: Honorable Daughter in the $212,875 final for the ladies, and Donttellmywife in the $206,275 final for the men.   These two talented sophomore trotters each won their respective eliminations last Saturday night and the connections were given the opportunity to pick the...
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Callahan wins 1,000th career race

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Corey Callahan notched his 1,000th win at Harrington Raceway Tuesday aboard Nick Callahan, Dylan Davis and Erica Hanley\'s Scootin Delta A ($2.40) in 1:54.4. Callahan, who has established himself as a top driver in the region the last few years, is currently the 11th leading driver in North America with 177 wins in 2009. A crowd of family and friends were on hand to join him in the winners...
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Major In Art sidelined with hind suspensory injury

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Last week the news surfaced that the 3-year-old pacing colt Nebupanezzar had been sidelined with an injury, and now Major In Art, who edged Nebupanezzar in last year\'s Metro, is out for at least three months.   The Harness Edge has reported that Major In Art, a son of Art Major trained by Noel Daley, has injured a hind suspensory.   \"He\'s got problems. He pulled up sore ...
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Dial Or Nodial debuts in NJSS at Meadowlands

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial, the 2008 New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year as a two-year-old, makes his 2009 debut Saturday night (May 23) at The Meadowlands in NJSS competition for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings.The son of Western Ideal will make his first start in a $61,400 Sire Stakes Premier Division race with Tim Tetrick driving for owners Arlene and Jules Siegel and trainer Jim Campbell. Th...
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Colt by The Panderosa wins in 2:03.1

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Picture Me, whose third dam is the great filly Amneris p,2, 1:53.1 ($974,141), became the second-fastest 2 year old winner of the season when he hit the wire first in a qualifier in 2:03.1 at Scioto Downs Wednesday morning. On April 4 at Bluegrass Downs in Kentucky, Natty Lite won a qualifier in 2:03 for trainer-driver Roger Daniel.   Bob Key bred and owns Picture Me and campaigned the...
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Meadowlands moves Breeders Crown to one day later

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will now close out its 2009 Harness Meet on Saturday, August 22 with $1.7 million in Breeders Crown Championships for older horses.   Along with the $350,000 Woodrow Wilson and $400,000 Sweetheart, the Breeders Crown events were originally slated for Friday, August 21, with eliminations the week prior.  However, the track will now be dark Friday, August 14 due ...
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Hiram Woodruff kicks off Memorial Day weekend at Meadowlands

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Live racing resumes Thursday night at the Meadowlands with a nine-race card headlined by the $46,500 Hiram Woodruff Final for trotters.  Post time is 7 p.m. Slave Dream bids for a series sweep as the 2-1 morning line favorite from post 10 for driver John Campbell and trainer Pierre Couture.  The 4-year-old son of Pearsall Hanover has finished third or better in all nine of his start...
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8-horse field for $101,700 Courageous Lady

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Paint Creek Farms’ Palazzo Princess, undefeated in 2009, has been installed as the even-money morning line favorite in Saturday’s $101,700 Miller Lite Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park. She drew the rail in the eight-horse field. The daughter of Jate Lobell is four-for-four in 2009, with a lifetime best win of 1:52.4, fastest in the field, taken last month at The M...
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Sheer Desire draws post 8 in Hempt final

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Post positions are set for Saturday\'s $300,140 Max Hempt Memorial at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and world champion and Hempt elim winner Sheer Desire has drawn post eight in the field of nine. The race is the 10th on the Pocono card, with post time tentatively set for 3:33 pm.   Last fall at The Red Mile Sheer Desire won in 1:49.3, setting a world recor...
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Kentucky racing \'in serious jeopardy\'

on 05/20/2009 2:00 AM
Under the backdrop of an empty paddock at Churchill Downs, officials of Kentucky racetracks--including The Red Mile\'s president and CEO Joe Costa--gathered for a press conference Wednesday afternoon to plead their case for expanded gaming in the Bluegrass State.   In making his comments at the Louisville track which was closed Wednesday for live racing after a request to cut one day from i...
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Areyouinorout in Harrington winner\'s circle

on 05/19/2009 2:00 AM
Larry Baron\'s Areyouinorout ($2.80, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner in the $15,500 conditioned pace feature at Harrington Raceway Monday in 1:54.4.   The 6-year-old Camluck gelding set all the fractions and won by two lengths over Fields of Honour A and Brian P. The Josh Green trainee earned his fourth win of the year as his lifetime earnings approached $400,000.   Driver Mik...
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Santanna Blue Chip to stand at Stallion Station in NZ

on 05/19/2009 2:00 AM
Stallion Station, one of Australasia’s leading Standardbred studs, and Kentuckiana Farms have jointly announced that the 2007 US Breeders Crown champion and Governor’s Cup winner Santanna Blue Chip 2, 1:51.4 will stand the 2009 season at Stallion Station’s New Zealand base in Christchurch.   With a lifetime bankroll of $1,608,733 including $931,223 as a juvenile, Santanna Blue ...
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Bouchard wins eventful Maple Leaf Pace

on 05/19/2009 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard sat patiently covered on the outside in fifth position and followed cover until the top of the stretch and then rallied down  the passing lane to score a 2:02.3 victory with Richard Ingrassia’s Island Faith in Monticello Raceway’s Maple Leaf Pace on Monday afternoon. The race, for drivers of Canadian descent, was the fifth leg of the Mighty M‘s Heritage Dr...
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