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New Vocations seeking donations

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
New Vocations needs all kinds of items for its 11th annual Silent Auction held in conjunction with the Blooded Horse Sale February 9 and 10 in Delaware, Ohio. This Sale attracts buyers from 28 states and throughout Canada.   The crowd appreciates New Vocations\' mission and is eager to buy, so all kinds of interesting, unique items are needed.  Just a...
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Shark St. Partners retired from stud duty in Michigan

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Snow Ridge Farm located in Clarklake, Mich., is sad to announce the retirement of their stallion Shark St. Partners p,3, 1:50.4 ($347,194).   One of Michigan\'s more popular sires, he recently was discovered to have a large internal growth that was soon to be diagnosed as a very large bladder stone. Approximately the size of a small volleyball, he underwent two serious operations and, ...
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SC\'s inaugural Media Excellence Award finalists announced

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Media Excellence Awards, with the finalists in the Outstanding Written Work Category Dave Briggs, editor of The Canadian Sportsman and Tony Saxon, a sports writer from The Guelph Mercury. Horse Racing Alberta and Woodbine Entertainment Group are the finalists in the Outstanding Video, Film or Broadcast category. ...
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New winners emerge in Glorys Comet divisions

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Two new winners emerged in Saturday night\'s second leg of the Glorys Comet Trotting Series for older trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, meaning there will be no series sweep of this year\'s event.   In the first $50,000(C) division, San Pail made a snap move to the front in the second quarter for driver Randy Waples and then was never seriously threatened en route to a 1:54.3 victory. Scorpio...
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Dinner Guest, Anderlecht capture Willowdale splits

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Dinner Guest and Anderlecht were both victorious in Saturday\'s first leg of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Dinner Guest, who made a break in stride at the start of his most recent race, had no issues tonight in the early going and took charge from the outset for driver Jody Jamieson. Once on top, he was able to control the tempo and went on to a three-quarter ...
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I Can Only Image posts Pompano Open victory

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
I Can Only Imagine ($10.80) was able to stalk pacesetter and race favorite Gotta Go Moe and catch him in the final strides to post a neck victory Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Shot to the early lead in the third race feature from post five for driver Bruce Ranger, I Can Only Imagine led the field to a brisk opening quarter mile in :26.4 with Gotta G...
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Callahan wins six, Morgan four at Dover

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Floyd Bromac N continued his winning ways in the $15,000 feature pace while Hay Big Tune was the catch in the $14,000 top trot at Dover Downs on Saturday. Corey Callahan drove six winners and Tony Morgan had a four-bagger. A recent addition to the Wendy Crissman and Frank Ranaldi band of horses, Floyd Bromac N made it two in a row since arriving from New Zealand in late 2008. The Caprock-Francine ...
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Brennan scores six wins; Complex and Clyde Hirt splts contested

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Driver George Brennan had his biggest night since returning from injury three months ago with a six pack of wins Friday night at the Meadowlands, including one in a Complex Series division and two Clyde Hirt Series splits.  Brennan’s momentum began in the early double as he guided He Means Business (32.20)to victory in the first race, an $18,000 Clyde Hirt division, and completed th...
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Kentucky slots bill appears to have chance

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Newly-elected Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo introduced legislation Friday to allow video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state and early reports indicate the bill has a good chance of passage. Saturday\'s Lexington Herald-Leader reported Republican House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover believes the Democrat Stumbo has enough support to garner the 60 votes needed to approve the le...
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Snowshoes fit nicely on Moiseyev

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
There was no beating driver Jack Moiseyev in Friday\'s second leg of the Snowshoe Pacing Series for 3 and 4-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack as he reined home both divisional winners. In the opening $20,000(C) contest, the veteran pilot seized control early with race favorite Herestopatrick and then held on for a hard-fought head decision in 1:54.3. Shiny Mach turned in a gritty f...
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Post five takes Yonkers co-features

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Yonkers began its 2009 season Friday night with a pair of $31,000 Open Handicaps, for trotters and distaff pacers with Yankee Nola and Symphony In Motion winning their respective contests. The marquee trot came complete with a late face lift, as favored TJ\'s Mr. Lavec (Jason Bartlett) was lame. That accorded the role of favorite to understudy Indiana Hall (Jeff Gregory), but the 9-10 choice coul...
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Fifth time a charm at The Meadows

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Don\'t tell Marty\'s Charm that horses have no thumbs. He got one for the thumb Friday at The Meadows when he won his fifth straight all, in $25,000 Preferred or Preferred Handicap events. Unraced until 2008, Marty\'s Charm began his career as a closer, looking for opportunities late. As the 5-year-old gelding gained experience and confidence, Randy Tharps was more willing to cut him loose early...
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Yonkers, Windsor, Fraser cancel Saturday cards

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled both live racing and evening simulcasting for Saturday, due to inclement weather in the greater metropolitan area. In Canada, Fraser Downs canceled its Saturday afternoon card and Windsor canceled its Saturday night program.
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Lexington Selected to manage Forest City sale

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Forest City Standardbred Sales Inc. and joint venture partner, Western Fair Association, have announced that Randy Manges and Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Co. has been engaged to manage the Forest City yearling and mixed sales in Ontario.    Randy Manges, co-manager of Lexington Select stated, “Forest City Yearling Sales is well-recognized as the premier yearling sales comp...
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Winbak Speed, Beau Rivage win first Big M primaries

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Winbak Speed asserted his status as the top free for all pacer at the Meadowlands with a decisive score in the $50,000 opening round of the Presidential Series on Saturday night. With Ron Pierce in tow, Winbak Speed came first up to easily clear the lead from Maltese Artist entering the stretch and drew off to a three-length tally in 1:50.2. Shark Gesture moved three wide on the final turn and ral...
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Christoforou sweeps in Bizzard at Woodbine

on 01/09/2009 12:00 AM
Driver Chris Christoforou held the hot hands in Thursday night\'s second leg of the Blizzard Pacing Series for three and four-year-old mares as he steered home both divisional winners, piloting Keystone Wendy and Onehotvett to victories. Keystone Wendy was able to blast to command from post 10 in the first $20,000 split for Christoforou and was never headed in the mile en route to a 1:55.2 vict...
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Osborne selected for induction into Ohio Hall of Fame

on 01/09/2009 12:00 AM
Jerome T. Osborne has been selected as the 35th inductee into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame in balloting of the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. Osborne’s selection will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen/United States Trotting Association District One banquet on Saturday, Jan. 17, in Dublin. Other Ohio USHWA award winners are John Caton and Hugh...
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Sage\'s Image takes Dover feature

on 01/09/2009 12:00 AM
Sage\'s Image and Letmetellusumthin won the $16,500 feature pace and $15,000 trot, respectively, at Dover Downs on Thursday, while Roger Plante piloted three winners. The sport\'s reigning dash win champion, Tony Morgan, steered Sage\'s Image, owned by Mitch Rosenthal, Dan Pallay and Bowl Stables, to a 1:56 victory. The Mike Hall-conditioned Image In Motion-Country Sage gelding raced ...
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White Ruffles begins at the Meadowlands

on 01/09/2009 12:00 AM
Cheyenne Ava pulled off an upset when she soared down the lane to capture the first leg of the White Ruffles Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Cat Manzi rallied Cheyenne Ava down the stretch to win in a new lifetime mark of 1:55.3. Tammibest was a head behind in second and Lightning Treasure finished third. Cheyenne Ava paid $33.60, $11.40, and $6. Cheyenne Ava is trained by Robert Siegleman...
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Time for Spring Break at The Meadows

on 01/09/2009 12:00 AM
Spring Break brushed to the early lead and was in no danger thereafter as she cruised to victory in the $25,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred pace on Thursday at The Meadows. The 5-year-old daughter of Dream Away-Siobhan, making her second start on Lasix, scored for Mike Wilder in 1:54.3. Vysoke Tatry raced well on the outside and finished second by 2 1/4 lengths. Southwind Prairie was third. Da...
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