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Camluck son Card Dealer takes Cam Fella split

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Card Dealer dealt a winning hand Saturdany night at Woodbine, going wire-to-wire in the rain to capture the first of two $35,000 splits of the Cam Fella Pacing Series opening leg, for 3- and 4-year-olds. The winning time was 1:53.1.   Jody Jamieson sent Card Dealer out to take command off the gate, with favorite My Masterpiece and Mike Saftic tucking into the pocket spot. Through fract...
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Vapor In The Wind wins eighth race in last nine starts

on 03/07/2009 12:00 AM
Vapor In The Wind is the fastest horse this season at the Isle Pompano Park, he is also the fastest horse on a five-eighths mile track in North America this year, and he has now won eight of his last nine starts, with the latest coming Saturday night at Pompano when he scored in 1:51.3.   Vapor In The Wind ($3.00) made it four out of five in 2009 with a victory in the $16,00...
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Perfect Sport, Teenage Paige capture divisions at Big M

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Perfect Sport set soft fractions and coasted wire to wire to take the first division of the $16,000 Night Styles Pace at the Meadowlands Thursday night, with Teenage Paige capturing the second split. With driver Brian Sears in tow, Perfect Sport ($7.80) dug in gamely down the stretch, keeping the lead from the late rallies of Get That Cheese and Mystra in 1:53.4. Get That Cheese finished 1 1/4 len...
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A squeaky win by Minor Supernover in General Brock

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Minor Supernover, one of a three-horse entry from trainer Ira Fisher, captured the $56,000(C) final of the General Brock Trotting Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Thursday night by the squeakiest of margins. The lone mare in the field, Frenchfrysnvinegar, took command of the field early under the urging of Luc Ouellette, and led the boys through fractions of :27 and :57.2 with Mr Go...
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Castin springs another surprise in Ideal Society final

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Despite pulling off an impressive 18-1 shocker in round two of the Ideal Society Series last week at Balmoral Park, Castin was once again overlooked in the wagering in Thursday’s $9,000 finale of this non-winners of four series at Maywood Park. Once again the altered 4 year old made his doubters pay as he rallied in the final strides to post a neck decision in 1:56.4. Leaving from post positio...
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Whythehellnot N wins at Dover

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Whythehellnot N and driver Tim Curtin won the stretch battle in one of two features at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 5. Longshot Halima took the other and Tony Morgan had a driving triple.   Tim Curtin drove Whythehellnot N to a second straight victory in the $14,500 Open Pace for Neil Chesen, Wayne Hurtubise and Wahoo Stables. Wynnfield Scamp (Corey Callahan) was right at his shoulder du...
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Auckland Reactor wins Auckland Cup in New Zealand

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Auckland Reactor, purchased last year by a North American-based partnership for $3.5 million, won the $385,000 Auckland Cup at Alexandra Park in New Zealand Friday, overcoming an early 15-length deficit to win the 2,700-meter (approximately 1 2/3 miles) race in a mile rate of 1:58.4.   Traveling to New Zealand to watch the race was co-owner Jerry Silva, along with his girlfriend, Theresa G...
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Graceful Sister answers the Closing Bell at Meadows

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Passed before the three-quarter pole and seemingly racing for a minor check, Graceful Sister rallied in the lane to capture the $32,000 final of the Closing Bell Trot, a series for 3-and 4-year-old fillies and mares, on Thursday at The Meadows. The track has staged three series finals so far this week, and Bob Key homebreds have won them all. In the Closing Bell, Graceful Sister surrendered the ...
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Purses reduced at the Meadowlands

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Purses at the Meadowlands have been reduced by 10 percent, effective last Sunday, with the reduction coming as a result of a recent decline in wagering. A Meadowlands official told harnessracing.com the track is trying to avoid an overpayment; in 2008, the Meadowlands had nearly $1 million in purse overpayments.   “We had to take a conservative approach to avoid any large overpayment situ...
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NJ governor appoints commission on horse racing

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
On Friday New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed an Executive Order creating the Governor’s Commission on the Horse Racing Industry.  The commission is to identify, assess, and recommend possible funding solutions for horse racing meets after 2010 and propose long-term funding solutions that will promote the future sustained viability of the horse racing industry in New Jersey. “...
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133 colt pacers nominated for $1.5 million North America Cup

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
A record 133 horses have been nominated to the 26th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, set for Saturday, June 27, at Mohawk Racetrack. The previous high came in 2005, when 112 three-year-old pacers were named. The 133 total is 41 more than last year when 92 were kept eligible, representing a 31 percent increase. Headlining this year\'s group of nominees is 2008 Metro Pace and ...
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Buffalo adds two racing days

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway is pleased to announce two additional racing days, Sunday, March 22, and Sunday, March 29. The first of 13 races will go off at 1:05 p.m. at the Hamburg oval on the extra racing days. The cancellations due to winter weather has caused the bonus racing days. (Buffalo)
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Is Pangiorno another vincitore for Kleinhans?

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
With the help of his racing manager, Anthony Altomonte, trainer Peter Kleinhans has carved a niche for himself by acquiring green horses with great potential. Wearable Art, the 2007 Berry’s Creek winner, and current winter series standout Oliver Cleo are among their shrewd purchases and on Friday night they will send out their most recent prospect, Pangiorno, in the opening leg of the Matt...
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Bunny Lake\'s Bunny\'s Legacy wins in debut

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer Bunny’s Legacy, the first foal of 2001 Pacer of the Year Bunny Lake, won her career debut Thursday night at Saratoga Harness Raceway, capturing a maiden event by 1 1/2 lengths in 2:01.4.   With trainer-driver John Stark Jr., Bunny\'s Legacy dropped in fifth early from post position seven and then moved to the lead at the half. From there she led the rest of the ...
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Sportsfancy joins sub-1:50 club

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Sportsfancy became a sub-1:50 performer on Friday night when she won the $50,000 first leg of the Overbid Series with a 1:49.4 score over Cape & Cutter champion Martha Maxine. Sportsfancy had finished a fading fifth in the Cape & Cutter final two weeks earlier, hence she slipped by most of the bettors and paid $29.60 for her Overbid win. Brian Sears drove Sportsfancy to the victory for ...
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Likeabatoutahell trots in 1:52.2

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
Michael Andrew\'s homebred Likeabatoutahell continued to show his best form on Friday night at the Meadowlands as he picked up his third victory in nine starts and lowered his lifetime mark to 1:52.2 by winning the $31,500 Invitational Trot.   Brian Sears drove Likeabatoutahell, a 6-year-old gelding by SJ\'s Caviar out of the Final Score mare Miss Molly Tamale. Trond Smedshammer trains the ...
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JK Reunited sweeps series for fillies/mares at The Meadows

on 03/06/2009 12:00 AM
JK Reunited completed her sweep of the Early Call series for 3- and 4-year-old filly pacers Friday at The Meadows, capturing the $28,700 final in 1:52.2, the fastest mile this year for a 4-year-old mare on a five-eighths mile track. The daughter of Bettors Delight-JK On Broadway so dominated the series that the combined margin of her four victories was 22-3/4 lengths. Dave Palone sent JK Reunited...
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Spunky Vic captures top Delaware trot

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
While LT\'s Best and Vince Copeland and JM Vangogh with Tony Morgan continued a head-to-head battle that began on the backstretch, Ross Wolfenden sped down the passing lane with Spunky Vic to overtake the battling pair plus other contenders to notch a 1:55.1 lifetime best in the $32,000 Open Trot. Arty Foster owns and trains the Valley Victor B Cor Spunky gelding, now a two-time winner this ye...
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Dingy\'s Model shocks in Balmoral Park series

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
After two legs of preliminary action a group of seven filly and mare pacers gathered in Wednesday’s ninth race at Balmoral Park to contest the $9,000 final of the Fox Valley Redhot Series.   With preliminary winners Smiling Angel, Haylie Sue and Not So Slim taking most of the betting action  James and Teri Blackman’s Dingy’s Model may have been  overlooked at the betti...
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Scooterlastchamp upsets in Bret Hanover final

on 03/05/2009 12:00 AM
Scooterslastchamp, a 6-year old Direct Scooter gelding out of the Beach Towel mare Gene’s Last Ride, won the $20,000 Bret Hanover final, for horses who have raced for a $10,000 claiming tag, in 1:56.4, for owner Barbara Russo, at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night.   Driven by reinsman Dan Yetman, Scooterslastchamp ($37.80) left sharply from post two, and settled behind the earl...
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