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Pick your princess at Woodbine

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
There are plenty of potential princesses in the upcoming $25,000(C) opener of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies Thursday night at Woodbine. But one that bears particular attention is the Allamerican Native daughter, Blogette Hanover, who is half of the entry from the shedrow of conditioner John Burns. Blogette Hanover, who was unraced at two, has racked up an impressive re...
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Hensley drives to series double at The Meadows

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Parked the first three-eighths of the mile, Ultimate Desire showed his heart and talent by drawing off to win his second-straight in the Vesuvio Grande Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday at The Meadows. Monster Dragon took the other $15,000 division, giving Ed Hensley a driving sweep of the second leg. Ultimate Desire, who romped last week by 7 1/4 lengths, was sent off t...
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World champ Ladyfield wins at Harrington

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Joyce, Kathleen and Linda Keeler\'s Ladyfield ($2.80, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner in the $17,000 Mares Junior Open Pace on Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:54.2. Morgan sent the Victor Keeler-trained mare to the front where she set fractions of :27.2, :57.1 and 1:25.4. She fought off a first-over Hopeful and drew clear by three lengths for the win. Madges Lil Fortune rallied f...
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Vernon to host Harness Racing Youth League

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is pleased host the second annual Harness Racing Youth League summer camp July 28 to Aug. 1. The Harness Racing Youth League is a five-day, four-night event in which participants are given the opportunity to learn about harness racing and caring for horses. The format includes daily barn activities including grooming, harnessing, hitching and driving the horses. Mixed in a...
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Hoosier Classic cancels August sale

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale set for August 29 has been officially canceled due to a lack of entries. The consignors have been given the option to move their  consignments back to October, which they have. That sale will be a two-day event on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.  
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Meadows Standardbred Owners Association offering scholarship

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the MSOA Collegiate Scholarship Program for the 2009-10 school year.The MSOA is offering $5,000 in scholarship money toward undergraduate work in the upcoming school year.  The scholarship is a one-year payment, and the winner(s) can reapply in future years as well.To be eligible, t...
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Hockwalt named Hoosier\'s director of mutuels/simulcasting

on 04/22/2009 2:00 AM
Jason Hockwalt has been named director of mutuels and simulcasting at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Hockwalt has been serving in that position as the interim director since December 2008. A native of Anderson, Ind., Hockwalt first began at Hoosier Park in 1996 as a camera operator for the audio visual department. He later accepted a position in the audio visual department at the Fort Wayne OTB ...
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Filly trotter sweeps Celias Counsel Series at Woodbine

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
Kandor Hanover turned in another thoroughly dominant effort on Monday night to capture the $47,200(C) Celias Counsel Trotting Series final for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack, giving her a sweep of the series. The daughter of Tagliabue-Katelyns Glory left from post one for the second straight week and, once again, driver Randy Waples used a patient approach in the early going. The pair...
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Diva Diva, Slave Dream win Pompano divisions

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
Both Diva Diva and Slave Dream excelled Monday at the Isle Pompano Park, each winning their respective $20,000 divisions of the second round of the Trots N Slots Trotting Series.   Diva Diva ($6.20) showed her heels to her male rivals for trainer/driver Andy Santeramo, leading from start to finish in the third race first division of the series, scoring a three and one-half length romp in 1...
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Incredible Art wins Harrington feature

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
Larry Baron\'s Incredible Art ($3.40, Victor Kirby) captured the Monday feature in 1:54.3 over a track listed as \"good\" at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old Incredible Finale gelding received a perfect second-over trip behind a game Caspian Prince, who cleared pacesetter Ruffled Tux at the top of the stretch. Meanwhile, Incredible Art blazed by in deep stretc...
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Keystone Activator romps in series split at The Meadows

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
Keystone Activator, a world champion at age two, showed that he may be a force in the sophomore class on Monday at The Meadows, by fashioning an easy, front-end victory in a division of the Primo Spur Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Debis Keeper captured the other $15,000 division in the series second leg. Last year at The Meadows, Keystone Activator trotted in 1:55.2, a record ...
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Jim Crebs, breeder of

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
James M. “Jim” Crebs, 74, an owner, trainer and driver, known for the success of the top Illinois pacing filly Fox Valley Redhot and her offspring, died Saturday, April 18, at his home in Cantrall, Ill., after a long illness.  Crebs owned, trained, and drove the 1989 Illinois Horse of the Year, Fox Valley Redhot, p, 2, 1:54.2 ($257,038), who later won honors as ...
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American Horse Council to focus on

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum will focus on the “Welfare of the Horse” and will be held June 16 in Washington, DC as part of the AHC\'s annual meeting. The Forum will feature speakers from segments of the horse community as varied as competition, sport, work and entertainment.   “This will be an opportunity for the industry to provide reports on all the saf...
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Racing Commissioners convention underway

on 04/21/2009 2:00 AM
The 75th annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in Lexington, Ky. convened on April 21.  Opening remarks were delivered by Robert Beck, Chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and were followed by a video welcome from Gov. Steve Beshear. Representing the Standardbred industry were United States Trotting Association (USTA) President Phil Langley and...
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Four Starzz Meliss, Darlin\'s Delight capture Chester splits

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 stakes season at Harrah\'s Chester kicked off Sunday afternoon with a pair of $40,000 eliminations for the Betsy Ross, a premier event for pacing mares with Four Starzz Meliss ($4.60) a confident winner in the first split and Darlin\'s Delight ($7.20) scoring a minor upset in the second heat. Reeling off five straight wins this winter against top company at Woodbine...
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Mach Ten, Welchkin win Speedy Rodney divisions

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
The first trotting stake of the 2009 season for Illinois conceived and foaled sophomores was contested over a sloppy surface on Sunday night as a total of 14 diagonally gaited colts and geldings squared off in a pair of $11,500 Speedy Rodney Stake splits.   In the opener Doug Ackerman Stables homebred Mach Ten made his 3-year-old debut a winning one as he used the passing lane to perfectio...
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Fire Everybody notches 42nd win in Harrington\'s 64th opener

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway\'s 64th season of live racing began Sunday night and a large crowd was on hand for the opening day festivities. There were a variety of promotions including a hat giveaway, food specials and family entertainment throughout the evening and 15 races were carded. Two-time leading driver Tony Morgan had three winners on the card. Track veteran Fire Everybody, a 14-year-ol...
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Pick 5 pool could top $200,000 at Balmoral Wednesday

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
The stakes will be high on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a record Pick 5 pool is anticipated. For the third straight night no one was able to correctly select the winners of races five through nine. Thus a carryover of $56,739.84 will be added to Wednesday’s Pick 5 pool. Mutuel manager Bill Mudro is estimating that the jackpot for Wednesday night could reach a whopping $225,000, ...
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She was sentbytheangels to the Saratoga winner\'s circle

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
Sentbytheangels is a bridesmaid no more. After back-to-back second place finishes in the Fillies and Mares Open, the classy mare got it right on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Raceway. Ryan Anderson was in to drive the 8-year-old mare for his father, trainer Joe Anderson. Back in March, Anderson came to Saratoga for the first time and the 28-year-old reinsman guided Sentbytheangels to a first-over...
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Moni Maker gives birth to sixth daughter

on 04/20/2009 2:00 AM
International trotting star Moni Maker gave birth to her sixth foal, and sixth filly, April 16 at Lindy Farms in Connecticut. Her latest offspring is a daughter by Cantab Hall, giving the mare six foals by six different stallions.   Moni Maker’s offspring now include: Touch Of Moni (by Valley Victory), Live Moni (Conway Hall), All Our Moni (Self Possessed), Nothing But Moni (Credit Winner...
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