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Red River arrives in Indiana, Touchdown Town to follow

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
Red River Hanover, the former North America cup champion has arrived at the Horseplex Of Indiana following another successful season at New Zealand\'s Nevele R Stud.   The full brother to Richess Hanover and three quarter brother to Rocknroll Hanover should prove a welcome addition to the blossoming Indiana breeding program   Also slated for stud duty at The Horseplex is Touchdown To...
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Light Up The Sky starts a trend at the Meadowlands

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
  Light Up The Sky continued his winning ways as he captured the $12,500 first division of the first leg of the Junior Trendsetter Pace on Thursday night (Feb. 5) at the Meadowlands. Light Up The Sky ran his winning streak to four in the opening leg of the Junior Trendsetter Series. Driven by Brian Sears, Light Up The Sky ($2.80, $2.40, $2.10) raced greenly down the backstretch as he surged...
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Filly Series winners come from off the pace

on 02/06/2009 12:00 AM
Phaelean Lucky, Smiling Angel and Dynamic Dream were second round come-from-behind winners of the Newcomers Series for fillies and mares Thursday night at Maywood Park and were assured starting berths in next week’s final. Phaelan Lucky raced fourth much of the way for Marcus Miller who was guiding the 4-year-old mare for the first time for Altamont, IL owner Pamela Coleman. Mary Gator took the...
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SBSW is Pacer of Year, Dewey is Trotter of Year

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Record-setting pacer Somebeachsomewhere was named harness racing’s Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association on Wednesday night during the Night of Champions banquet at the Bellagio hotel, receiving 121 of 158 votes to outdistance top trotter Deweycheatumnhowe, who had 35. Mister Big and Honorable Daughter each received one vote. In addition to Horse of the Year, the c...
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Wen-Mar\'s Memo wins at The Meadows

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Wen-Mar’s Memo controlled the race with a dawdling first half, then sprinted home in 56.3 to capture the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap trot Wednesday at The Meadows.   Wen-Mar’s Memo entered the race with the smallest career bankroll of the seven competitors, but the 5-year-old daughter of Carry The Message-Lightly Sakra was allowed to make the half in 1:00.1. It was no co...
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Ontario Racing Commission announces positive tests for anabolic

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
As a follow up to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) announcement regarding testing for anabolic steroids, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) advises all Ontario racing industry licensees that post race positive tests for veterinary approved as well as non-approved anabolic steroids will be treated as a Class III Drug.
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Kentuckiana lowers stud fees for stallions

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
Citing the current economy, Kentuckiana Farms has announced a substantial reduction in stallion service fees for 2009 along with a breeders’ loyalty program designed to assist breeders that want to breed to Kentuckiana stallions.   “We have spoken with many of our loyal breeders about the need for help with 2009 stallion service fees.  Based upon the difficult economic conditions w...
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Shapiro says racing needs national commissioner

on 02/05/2009 12:00 AM
There was more of stating the obvious in the second of the two general sessions of the 2009 Racing Congress—that is, racing is struggling to remain competitive—and speakers in the second session threw out a few ideas for making sure horse racing is still around in the future.   But one of the last speakers delivered one of the most dire messages. Richard Shapiro, former chairman of the ...
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USTA full board meets new executive vp

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
The US Trotting Association, Harness Tracks of America, Harness Horsemen International and several   other horse racing organizations gathered at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Tuesday for the opening of the 2009 Racing Congress. In the 90-minute opening session, the USTA\'s current slate of officers ran unopposed and were returned, with Ivan Axelrod as chairman, Phil Langley as presid...
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Racing of horses their 4-year-old year discussed at Congress

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
A Tuesday meeting of the Stars of Racing Committee attracted a crowd of nearly 100 during the first day of the Racing Congress at the Bellagio hotel/casino in Las Vegas, with the subject being a proposal that would mandate the racing of horses past the age of three before heading to stallion duty.   Impassioned speeches were made on both sides of the equation, a discussion that will be cont...
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Shytown Lightning Strikes in Pompano\'s Open

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
Shytown Lightning ($14.20) and driver Andy Santeramo battled every step as they paced for home to take top honors in the $16,000 Fillies & Mares Open in 1:54 on Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park. David Ingraham and Golden Falcon N went right to the lead to take the top pacers through fractions of .27.3, .56.4 and 1:25. Santeramo pulled Shytown Lightning from the pocket as they turned for home...
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ORC rules on McFadden appeal

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
Scott McFadden appealed against the deputy director’s rulings S.B. 180/2008 and 181/2008 to render the horses, Dr Sharkey and Reason To Celebrate, ineligible to race in Ontario for a period of 90 days and placed on the Judges’ List from December 8, 2008 to March 8, 2009, pursuant to Rules 11.10.01 and 20.01.01(i) of the Rules of Standardbred Racing. The Rulings were issue...
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Freehold cancels Wednesday card, moves qualifiers to Friday

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
 Due to icy conditions, Freehold Raceway has cancelled live racing on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 and rescheduled qualifiers to Friday. (Freehold)
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NJSEA\'s Robinson draws parallels between pro sport, racing

on 02/04/2009 12:00 AM
The first general session of the 2009 Racing Congress got underway on Wednesday morning in Las Vegas, and presentations included a pep talk about getting through tough times, a prediction that horse racing will be a marginal sport in five years, and a comparison of the organization of professional sports such as the NBA and NFL and horse racing by Dennis Robinson, CEO of the New Jersey Sports and ...
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Kentucky Horse Council offers more information on slots bill

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
Some members have requested the link to the actual wording on HB 158 (the “slots” bill). This is excellent, because it is not until you read the details (hard as that often is) that you understand what legislators are actually voting on. Also, be aware that there are changes made to the bill by the bill’s sponsor right up until the moment it is submitted for voting, and there can be fl...
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Afternoon Dreams, Sand Wyndham score again in Don Mills

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
Afternoon Dreams and Sand Wyndham both positioned themselves for a possible sweep of this year\'s Don Mills Trotting Series with victories in the second leg on Monday night (Feb. 2) at Woodbine Racetrack. It was Afternoon Dreams extending her win streak to six with a front-end tally in the first C$25,000 split for driver Mario Baillargeon in 1:56. The 4-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation-Form Fi...
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George Patterson, Sr., Dies

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
  George F. Patterson Sr., 86, a former Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, died Jan. 29, 2009. He was living in Naples, Florida. Mr. Patterson made his mark in the industrial world as the founder of EUR Datacenter Inc. He was the father-in-law of Gerald Hempt, son of Harness Hall of Famer Max C. Hempt, and came to serve on the Harness Racing Commission, often a...
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Hot N Sporty by a nose at Dover

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
 Hot N Sporty won the $32,500 Delaware Special by a nose while I Ain\'t No Fool took his third straight $26,000 Open on Monday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick had five winners, Tony Morgan piloted four and Jim Morand had three. Hot N Sporty found room coming down the middle of the stretch while Art Director came from the outside with only a nose separating the two at the wire in 1:52 i...
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Battleshoe Victor trots to victory at Pompano

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
Mother Nature wasn’t very kind in South Florida once again as the skies opened up with rain on Monday night at the Isle Pompano Park. But it didn’t stop Battleshoe Victor ($5.00) and driver Anthony Napolitano from being victorious in the $16,000 Open Trot on a \'sloppy\' track. Keystone Empire (Kevin Wallis) got the first call with Hellava Hush (Richard Simard) and Battleshoe Victor rushing o...
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Blue Boy is the big boy in Art Unger

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
David Miller unleashed Blue Boy off cover down the stretch to take the $12,500 first leg of the Art Unger Stakes Pace Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. David Miller scored his third win in the day\'s tenth and final race with Blue Boy in 1:52.1. Harrah’s Best finished 1 3-4 lengths behind in second and Golden Receiver was third. Blue Boy paid $6.00, $4.20, and $2.40. Owned by t...
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