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DSBF showdown looming for 3 year olds

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
A showdown between two Delaware-bred pacing colts is being staged for July 30 as both Gary and Barbara Iles Zee Barber ($2.40, Jim Morand) and Richards Stable, Donna Sullivan and Judy Leonard\'s Ray\'s Big Bubba ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) won their Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Wednesday at Harrington Racew...
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Top 3-year-old pacer Captain Sir euthanized

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Horseman Carl Jamieson has told Standardbred Canada that the 2008 Breeders Crown elimination winner Captain Sir has been euthanized. \"I trained him Thursday (June 18) and left him in the paddock that night,\" Jamieson explained. \"On Friday morning the horse couldn\'t walk.\" Jamieson explained that the bay Art Major colt was foundering in all four feet. \"He was sent to (the University of...
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Six divisions for 3FT\'s held at The Meadows

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Broadway Schooner had trouble harnessing her talent at age two, but she put it all together on Wednesday at The Meadows, scoring in a stakes record 1:54.3 in a division of a $248,110 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies. The event, also known as the Meadow Bright Stakes, was contested over six divisions, with Whispering Wind, Musical Mystery, Pleasing Lady, SJ’s Minolta, and ...
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Former Scioto GM honored for work as sheriff

on 06/25/2009 2:00 AM
Bob Steele, former general manager at Scioto Downs and presiding judge at the Delaware County Fair, was honored this week by the National Sheriffs Association at their annual convention in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Steele received an award as the longest serving deputy sheriff and police officer in the United States.   Steele, who served 55 years as a deputy sheriff in Franklin County O...
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3-year-old filly trotters vie in NYSS action

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Held over by popular downstate demand, Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night hosted the $218,200 New  York Sire Stakes New Rochelle Trot for 3-year-old fillies and Brandnewgirlfriend won the evening\'s third ($43,960) division--first wagering group--with her fourth consecutive victory, third in a row in NYSS  competition and second successive win here. The daughter of Conway Hall drew the...
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Tom\'s Toy fastest in DSBF elims at Harrington

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Thomas Cooke\'s Tom\'s Toy ($3, Corey Callahan) earned her seventh win in 15 career starts and secured her spot in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final Tuesday by winning a $20,000 division of the 3-year-old eliminations for pacing fillies at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.2.   The Powerful Toy filly set all the fractions in her win for trainer Roger Hans. Meanwhile,...
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Freshman trotter Shore Road wins by 31 in 1:57.1

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters and pacers shared the spotlight on a very busy Tuesday night at Balmoral Park. Twelve diagonally-gaited colt and gelding trotters squared off in a pair of $5,000 Million Dollar Bye Stake divisions (non-wagering) while 18 two-year-old filly pacers squared off in a pair of $10,000 Incredible Tillie Stake splits.   The proceedings started with a ban...
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Idol, Smooth Silver fastest in PASS divisions

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Idol and Smooth Silver were the fastest 3-year-old pacing fillies in the five divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Tuesday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. In the opening division, carrying a purse of $49,878, Greg Grismore came from off the pace to win with Idol in 1:51.4 for trainer Jim Pollock Jr. This was the second straight win for Idol, a Sharky Spur filly who was coming o...
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All Heart Gal, Mollinski win inaugural Pa. Stallion divisions

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
All Heart Gal carved out a place in Pennsylvania history on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the inaugural division in the Pennsylvania Sires Stake Stallion Series. Mollinski took the other $26,600 Stallion Series split for 2-year-old filly pacers. The Stallion Series is designed to provide enhanced earnings opportunities for Pennsylvania-bred freshman pacers and trotters who may no...
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Foiled Again named favorite in Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/24/2009 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, a winner of seven of his last 10 starts and $331,344 in purses in 2009, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the 24th annual $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park Saturday night. Owned by the Pennsylvania partnership of Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Burke Racing and JJK Stables,  Foiled Again drew the rail in the powerful field of eight veteran pacers. &...
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Bullseye for Sniper Hall again at Harrington

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Foulk Stables and Lauren Allen\'s Sniper Hall ($6.80, Mike Cole) earned his second straight victory Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 wire-to-wire score in the $19,800 featured Junior Open.   The 6-year-old Blissfull Hall ridgling earned his sixth win of the year for trainer Allen. Fields Of Honour rallied well for second, while Kentucky Rebel closed for third. \"Sniper\" surpassed...
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Lolique wins featured trot at Harrah\'s Chester

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Rated first-over up the backstretch, Lolique ($14.80) prevailed in the $35,000 Briscoe Hanover for Open Handicap trotters on Monday at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, just holding off a late charge from Beach Nut Brand for a 1:53.4 victory. The 6-year-old Tagliabue gelding sat well off a speed duel between Lets Get Serious N (Andy Miller) and Mireille AS (Andy McCarthy), moving to ...
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Major In Art retired

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Last season’s Dan Patch Award-winning 2-year-old male pacing champion, Major In Art, has been retired, co-owner Chester Lebo said Monday. Major In Art’s ownership group is working on a deal that could send the colt to Australia to begin his stallion career, although an agreement has not been finalized. Major In Art, who was yet to race in 2009, was sidelined with a suspensory injury to his l...
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Rembrandt Spur, Triumphant Caviar wins C&I elims

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Rembrandt Spur painted a pretty picture Monday at The Meadows, brushing off the 1-2 favorite and capturing an elimination of the Currier & Ives for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Triumphant Caviar scored a front-end victory in the other elimination. The $119,679 Currier & Ives final is set for next Monday, June 29. Rembrandt Spur, a Pegasus Spur-Marty E gelding, has shown fla...
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Kentucky\'s Chandler honored by American Horse Council

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council’s 2009 Rolapp Award was presented to Congressman Ben Chandler of Kentucky for his outstanding support of the horse industry. The award was presented to Congressman Chandler on June 16 at a Congressional Reception in the Capitol during the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. Each year the American Horse Council presents the Rolapp...
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Field set for Saturday\'s Battle of Lake Erie

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
The field is set Saturday\'s $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park. The eight Battle invitees are Biletnikoff, Blueridge Western, Dragon Island, Foiled Again, Jeremy’s Successor, Just Plug It In, Oliver Cleo, and Royalton Star.   Max Shaw’s Royalton Star earned a spot in the Battle after finishing fifth in Saturday’s $200,000 Dan Patch at Hoosier Park. He is the on...
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Michigan\'s Walker wins Billings split at Hazel Park

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Maybe it was that Kelly “Sky” Walker had home track advantage or maybe he had the best trotter in the race--as testified by the betting public--but for whatever reason the Davison, Mich. farmer put a hurtin’ on his competitors when he guided Rush N Supreme to a 1:58.3 victory  in the CKG Billings Amateur Trot at Hazel Park Raceway on Monday night.   The battle of the Bi...
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Well Said the morning-line choice for North America Cup

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
The post position draw for Saturday\'s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup was held early Tuesday afternoon at Mohawk Racetrack, and the connections of elimination winner If I Can Dream chose their post first and decided to take post four. The connections of elim winner Mr. Wiggles then picked post two for their colt.   Elim winner Dial Or Nodial will start from post three after his connec...
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Former Rosecroft owner hoping to re-purchase and re-open track

on 06/23/2009 2:00 AM
Published reports state Mark Vogel, who purchased Rosecroft Raceway in 1987 and later sold it to Cloverleaf Enterprises in 1995, is interested in re-purchasing the bankrupt racetrack and pushing for expanded gaming.   Vogel was quoted as saying that he hopes an agreement can be reached so that live racing can resume at Rosecroft in 2010.   The reports noted that Vogel, who also prev...
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Classic Lane wins Perretti Farms Matchmaker

on 06/22/2009 2:00 AM
Classic Lane and driver Mike Lachance never saw the pylons en route to an impressive 1:52 victory in the $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker for trotting mares Sunday afternoon  at the Meadowlands.   Classic Lane worked her way up the outer tier as 1-5 favorite Buck I St. Pat took command from Lantern Kronos after a :54.4 first half. Classic Lane ($24.80) easily powered past Buck I St. ...
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