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Freshman Pang Shui set\'s season\'s mark in PASS

on 07/03/2009 2:00 AM
Pang Shui made a power move to the lead before the half and went on to score in 1:54, a national season’s mark, in a division of the $287,352 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Albatross, was contested over eight divisions, with Thunders Fury, Up Front Tim T, Sharks Legacy, The Village Rusty, Pandapocket, One More Lau...
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First-year pacing fillies take to Balmoral Park

on 07/03/2009 2:00 AM
Freshmen pacing fillies grabbed the spotlight on Thursday night at Maywood Park as a total of 12 Illinois conceived and foaled youngsters battled in a pair of $7,500 Juxtaposition Stake splits. In the first division Jackie Butenschoen’s promising young filly Fox Valley Angie had no trouble disposing of five rivals in 1:59.1. Handled like she was much the best in this field of 2 year olds,&nb...
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Filly showed off in Scioto feature victory

on 07/03/2009 2:00 AM
Forever Showin Off  easily bested a field of filly and mare pacers at Scioto Downs on Thursday night with a 1:55.2 win, fastest of the evening.   Driver Kayne Kauffman drove her with confidence, shooting the 5-year-old daughter of Allamerican Ingot straight to the front from post seven and never yielding the lead.  The heavy favorite won by three lengths over Towner’s Great...
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Four straight for All Shuttle at Harrah\'s Chester

on 07/03/2009 2:00 AM
Another jump in class didn\'t seem to bother All Shuttle ($7.40), who won his fourth straight at Harrah\'s Chester on Thursday evening, taking the $35,000 Committeeman in 1:50.2. The 6-year-old Space Shuttle gelding controlled the pace throughout, facing just mild pressure from Next Adventure (Eric Goodell) on the far turn after reaching three-quarters in 1:22.3. With Next Adventure stalli...
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Conditions for Empire City Claiming Series at Yonkers announced

on 07/03/2009 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA), representing the over 1,000 owners, drivers and trainers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway and the management of Empire City at Yonkers Raceway are pleased to announce the conditions for the 2009 Empire City Claiming Series. The series, open only to trainers who raced 20 or more starts at the Hilltop Oval in 2003, w...
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2YO pacing filly Lover In Art 1:56.3 winner

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies were in the spotlight Wednesday night as Historic Week began at the Meadowlands, and among the winners was Lover Of Art, who rallied from seventh at the top of the stretch to take the $71,662 Debutante Stake in 1:56.3.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, the daughter of Artsplace-Promise Me Hanover stopped JK Sure I Can [$2.40, $2.10] by a half-length. It was another hal...
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Cuz She Can wins feature at Harrah\'s Chester

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of a perfect pocket trip, Cuz She Can defeated invader Flirtiscape in the $35,000 Romalie Hanover at Harrah\'s Chester on Wednesday evening, drawing away in the final strides for a 1:51.3 victory. Tracking Flirtiscape (Yannick Gingras) through fractions of :27, :55.1, and 1:24.1, Daniel Dube moved to the outside with Cuz She Can on the far turn, gathering in the leader just...
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Go Nano Go edges Vicki Gram at Harrington

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
J&E Stable\'s Go Nano Go ($5, Eddie Davis Jr.) was a narrow winner over Vicki Gram in the $19,800 Junior Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Janet Davis trainee earned his fourth win of the year with a first-over trip in which he outrotted pacesetting Vicki Gram to the wire in a tight photo. Fivefollarsforsox was third. Go Nano Go has now banked nearly $360,000 in his career....
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ISOBA 3CT splits contested at Balmoral

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting colts took center stage on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a total of 14 diagonally-gaited state-breds met in a pair of $14,455 Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association Stake splits.   The first division went exactly as it figured to with Connie Hochstetler and Bruce and Dean Alexander’s Dr. McDreamy overwhelming his rivals as he rolled to a 6 1/4-leng...
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Sears wins Dancinwiththestarz in PASS

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Although Dancinwiththestarz set a national season\'s record in her division of a $286,088 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday at The Meadows, she had to share the spotlight with her driver, Brian Sears, who captured five of the stake\'s eight splits. In the stake, known as the Sand Tart, Sears also scored with Fancy Filly, Harley Girl, Panopsis and Moment Of ...
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Filly from last crop of Artsplace is Debutante winner

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
When Lover Of Art won the $71,662 Historic-Debutante Stakes on Wednesday at the Meadowlands, it put a spotlight on the late, great New Jersey-based pacing stallion Artsplace. Lover Of Art is from the 139 registered foals in the stallion’s last crop. Artsplace, the Horse of the Year in 1992, died on Oct. 30, 2006 at the age of 19. To date, Artsplace, who stood at Southwind Farms in Penning...
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Trotter Snow White euthanized at age four

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Owner Curtis Larrimore has told harnessracing.com that the world champion trotter Snow White died early Thursday morning at the age of four after suffering a twisted intestine while at trainer and co-owner Kevin Lare’s farm in Delaware.   Voted the 2007 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, Snow White won 14 of 19 career starts and had earnings of $1,433,551. She was owned by Joe Petros...
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Board takes step toward new national lab standards for testing

on 07/02/2009 2:00 AM
Beginning a process that will result in the most significant changes to drug testing in the United States in more than three decades, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors has approved new national laboratory standards for testing, the implementation of a laboratory accreditation program and a new independent Equine Quality Assurance Program.  In addition, the...
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Fox Valley Lover wins Balmoral stake

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
State-bred trotting fillies were back in the spotlight on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as an overflow field of 11 diagonally gaited sophomores squared off in an $18,370 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stake.   Continuing her money-making ways for owners Paula Smith and James Runyan, Fox Valley Lover trotted right by her rivals in the late going to record a three-q...
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Yada Yada Yada A wins 43rd career race

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Bill Ditmar, Stephen Iaquinta, Kenny Wood and Henry King\'s Yada Yada Yada A ($6.60, Frank Milby) earned her 43rd career win Tuesday in the featured $19,800 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The 9-year-old Armbro Operative mare seized the front from Ozmopolitan approaching the quarter and cruised to a one-length win over Boots Place and VC Atom N. The Eric Ell-trainee has now banked nearly $...
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McCarthy scores PASS hat trick at Pocono

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Australian-born Andrew McCarthy enjoyed his biggest night ever in North America on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, collecting three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victories for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. In the opening division, with each of the races carrying purses of $42,000-plus, McCarthy shot up the Pocono Pike (passing lane) to win with 17-1 longshot Sand Benelli w...
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A gifted win indeed in PA Stallion split at The Meadows

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
In an eventful career debut, DVC Gifted Indeed threw a shoe, opened up a comfortable lead and nearly squandered it en route to victory in a division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Tuesday at The Meadows. The event was contested over four divisions, with Native Justice, TSM Ryans Dragon and Pan Of The Lost taking the other splits. ...
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Historic Week set to begin at the Meadowlands

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Harness racing\'s Grand Circuit makes the first of its two summer stops at the Meadowlands during Historic Week, July 1-4. Originally raced at the Goshen Historic Track in New York, the eight Historic stakes events moved to the Meadowlands in 1979. The 2-year-old fillies step out Wednesday in the $71,662 Debutante for pacers and $94,460 Acorn for trotters, while the colts take the stage Thursday...
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Red Mile presents proposed development plans

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
Officials of The Red Mile presented a plan Tuesday night in a public meeting held in Lexington that call for development of 68 acres of the 132-acre site that includes business, retail shops and residences, including 150 to 200 condominiums and apartments targeted toward young professionals. The plan also calls for 300,000 square feet of retail and office space and a hiking trail along Red Mile R...
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Kentucky Horse Racing Commission gets budget boost

on 07/01/2009 2:00 AM
After seeing its funding from the state’s general fund cut the past two years, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) has received a significant boost for the coming year. In fiscal year 2008, the KHRC’s funding was cut from $1.7 million the previous year to $504,200, and then saw another decrease to $423,700 in 2009. For the fiscal year 2010, the KHRC will now receive an additional $2,66...
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