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Stahl scores in both Northfield opens

on 04/12/2009 2:00 AM
Diamond Hunter ($3.20) remained undefeated in two seasonal starts with an impressive 1:59 win Saturday night in Northfield Park’s $5,500 Open Handicap Trot.   Assigned the outside post seven, Ryan Stahl left quickly with the 4-year-old Fortune Five Hundred gelding, but was unable to wrest the lead from Lucca’s Revenge and settled in third as the field hit the quarter in :29.1. Stahl pul...
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Native Hotspur wins delayed Direct Balance

on 04/12/2009 2:00 AM
State-bred pacing fillies headlined Saturday’s Balmoral Park program as a field of eight Illinois conceived and foaled ladies squared off in the $15,000 Direct Balance Stake. Originally scheduled for the April 5 card, this event was forced to be rescheduled after the latter half of last Sunday’s card was wiped out by heavy snow.   The extra week off certainly did not seem to matter to ...
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McFlirty, Watts Of Money win Hoosier\'s Future Stars divisions

on 04/12/2009 2:00 AM
McFlirty and Brad Hanners kept up their winning ways on Saturday in the $6,000 third round of the Future Stars Series at Hoosier Park. The duo turned in a quick performance, stopping the timer in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.2. Starting from post seven, Hanners opted to stay out of the early quest for the top spot as Lilasue and Roger Cullipher took over by the quarter-mile marker in a time of :26...
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Seven-win day for Coppola at Saratoga

on 04/12/2009 2:00 AM
Frank Coppola Jr. is the defending driving champion at Saratoga and has returned in peak form in 2009. Coppola again proved why he is atop the standings on Saturday as the talented reinsman recorded seven wins within the two racing cards on the day. The second and final scheduled doubleheader took place at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Saturday and the meet\'s leading driver padded his lead in t...
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Fast final quarter puts Laguna Beach first

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
Laguna Beach led the field at every call en route to a career best 1:50.1 victory in the $19,000 SNY Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands. 
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Equicizer now on backstretch at Tioga

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
The Southern Tier Harness Horsemen’s Association (STHHA) has finished with their newest feature for horsemen at Tioga Downs, an Equisizer, which will be available for use by all horsemen that are participating at Tioga Downs.   \"This is a great addition to the Tioga Downs’ backstretch and gives horsemen an alternative method to training other than using the main track. This w...
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Master Punch stays undefeated with series sweep

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
Master Punch and trainer-driver Don Eash delivered a 1:55.4 knockout blow to the field in the $17,000 final of the Jerry Landess Series Thursday, April 9 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The lightly-raced 3-year-old gelding also remain undefeated in three career starts.   Master Punch wasted little time getting out of the gate on top of the field as the heavy favorite. With his stabl...
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Kadabra colt Parlay takes Tie Silk leg

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded Parlay, a son of Kadabra, kept his undefeated streak in tact with an effortless 1:57.2 victory in Thursday’s single $20,000 division in the opening round of the Tie Silk Trotting Series for 3 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. With regular pilot Jack Moiseyev at the helm, Parlay left alertly from post eight and tucked into third spot briefly as Yoho Kadabra le...
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Miami Herald story tells of deal-making that left out horsemen

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
The Friday online edition of The Miami Herald reviews the situation of harness racing at Pompano Park, and tells of a private deal between Pompano Park representatiaves and former State Representative Jack Seiler, now the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, which effectively kept protections for harness racing out of the legislation which permits slots at the track.   In addition, a Po...
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Breedings available to benefit Harness Racing Museum

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum is pleased to announce that two breedings to have been generously donated to the museum’s 2009 list of stallion services available for sale. Classic Photo’s first crop of 2-year-olds will race in 2009. He retired as the sport’s leading money-winning trotting colt as a 3-year-old with earnings of $1,376,829. This is his first season to stand in Pennsylvania. &...
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Bob Tucker to receive 2009 Pinnacle Award

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame\'s Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the Museum’s 2009 Pinnacle Awardee is Robert A. Tucker of Stonegate Standardbred Farm.   Since 1996 the CTW Foundation Inc., of Wilmington, DE, led by foundation director and president Bob Tucker has provided significant financial support to The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. In 2001...
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Lanson upsets in Su Mac Lad final at Meadowlands

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
In a thrilling photo finish, 27-1 shot Lanson ($57.20) nosed out Misterizi and Enough Talk in the $123,000 Su Mac Lad final Friday night at the Meadowlands. 
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Youthful final served by Oscar Oscar

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
Oscar Oscar turned in another devastating performance in capturing Friday’s $56,200(C) Youthful Pacing Series final for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. The son of Western Terror-Cup Of Jo entered the contest having won three straight races to start off his career and stopped the clock in 1:52 for driver Mark MacDonald. Leaving from post two in the final, Oscar Oscar found hi...
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Tracy\'s Song wins Petticoal final

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
Tracy\'s Song, part of the odds-on pari-mutuel propositon, stepped into the Friday footlights, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $63,400 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares. With Greg Grismore driving for trainer Ron Burke, \"Tracy\"--leaving from post position two--settled in fourth through a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. She  then took over from stablemate ...
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Four Starz Sue captures Pocono feature

on 04/10/2009 2:00 AM
After two quiet efforts to start the season, Four Starz Sue found his stride and won the $25,000 Open Pace on a rainy Friday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Four Starz Sue, a 6-year-old gelding from the barn of trainer Carmine Fusco, had finished sixth in his first two starts this year after a 2008 season in which he earned over $212,000. He was still the betting favorite for Friday...
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Gamblers Passion wins Blossom Series leg

on 04/09/2009 2:00 AM
Gambler’s Passion made her sophomore debut a winning one in the $22,5000 second round of the Blossom Series on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.  Driven by David Miller, Gambler’s Passion came first up and sailed home in :26.2 to best Spoiled Beach by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:52. She paid $6 to win. Gambler’s Passion has now won three of four career starts for owner-trainer Kostas Tsankos o...
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Miss DW Chip wins Hoosier feature; Wrenn scores six

on 04/09/2009 2:00 AM
Miss DW Chip and Trace Tetrick cruised home to a commanding win Wednesday in the $24,000 featured Invitational Trot for fillies and mares at Hoosier Park. The duo crossed the wire 4 3/4 lengths ahead of BV’s Sister in a new lifetime best of 1:55.1. Starting from post seven in the eight-horse open draw field, Miss DW Chip busted out from behind the Todd Nixon starting gate with fire, passing by ...
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4,000 wins for Wolfenden

on 04/09/2009 2:00 AM
Ross Wolfenden\'s second win at Dover Downs on Wednesday was his 4,000th since coming to the U.S. nearly a decade ago. The New Zealand-born horseman won two races to reach his milestone event.In an early non-wagering event, a $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund sophomore filly consolation trot, Wolfenden steered Copper Harbor, a daughter of CR Commando-CR Penny Lane, owned by Rod Allen Inc...
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TP Lucy, Ruby Ranson wins DSBF finals at Dover

on 04/09/2009 2:00 AM
TP Lucy and Ruby Ransom were decisive winners of $100,000 Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals Wednesday at Dover Downs. The 2008-09 live racing meet comes to a close on Thursday.Tony Morgan led off a banner night of racing with the first of four winning drives piloting Mark Waterman\'s TP Lucy to a 1:58.1 victory, her second straight and fourth in five career races in the $100,000 DSB...
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Spring Fling time at Pompano Park

on 04/09/2009 2:00 AM
The Isle Pompano Park kicked-off off their Spring Fling Late-Closing Event Preview for trotters on Wednesday with trainer-owner Irwin Lubar sending out Streetwise Hall ($4) to win the $6,500 first division in 1:57.2 with Anthony Napolitano at the helm. Doc’s All Class (Bruce Ranger) finished second with Battleshipp (Dan Clements) finishing third.   It was the fourth win of the season in e...
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