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Dial Or Nodial named NJSS Horse of the Year

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial, winner of both New Jersey Sire Stakes Pari-Mutuel finals, $175,000 at the Meadowlands and $85,000 at Freehold Raceway, has been selected overall NJSS Horse of the Year for 2008.   The award, which is voted annually by the Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based only on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJ Sire Stakes events and other major stakes f...
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Slaley wins on day better suited for ducks than horses

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
Slaley made her first start at Monticello Raceway a winning on when the sophomore daughter of Grinfromeartoear  defeated the best distaff pacers on the grounds when she copped the weekly $10,400 Preferred Pace for fillies and mares in 1:58.1 over a soggy racetrack on Monday afternoon.   In a day better suited for ducks than racehorses, Mark Beckwith guided Slaley to a wi...
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Print It makes Dover headlines

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
The racing was fast and some payoffs high as Print It, Prince Of Luck and 41-1 shot The Midnight Owl N won the tri-features at Dover Downs on Monday. Print It led only once, that with his last step, as Eric Goodell piloted The Panderosa-Framed Print gelding to an off-the-pace 1:51.2 victory in the $27,000 Open Pace. Owned by former Minnesota Twins World Series winning manager Tom Kelly, the red...
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Woodbine sets marks with seven-eighths experiment

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
Monday night, Woodbine Racetrack began its once-a-week experiment with seven-eighth mile (seven furlong) races, and it took just one event to break an 83-year-old world record which was subsequently lowered twice more during the card.   When the 3-year-old filly trotter Summerhill Abra won the first seven-eighths mile race on the program with a 1:43.1, effort it broke the previous...
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Whiskey is what the bettors needed at Woodbine

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
On a blustery winter night such as Monday, a shot of whiskey is favored by some bettors to warm the cockles of the heart. At Woodbine, Blended Whiskey did indeed do the heart good, as he delivered a smooth two-length victory in the single $20,000(C) elimination for the Ontario-sired Autumn Series contest for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Sent off as the marginal favorite, Blended Whiske...
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Four-length win for Battleshoe Victor

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
After getting great live cover to the three-quarter mile pole, Battleshoe Victor ($6.80) and driver Anthony Napolitano then pulled the pocket and zoomed home as easy winners in the $16,000 Open Trot Monday at the Isle Pompano Park.   It was a big night for Anthony Napolitano as he won four races on the program.   The feature saw Battleshoe Victor leave from post four to take th...
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Paging a winner in the Autumn Series 3CT final

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
The 7-5 favorite, Joe Page, pounced from mid-pack to catch a flagging Southwind Rew and win the $47,500(C) Ontario-sired Autumn Series final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Monday evening at Woodbine. Leaving from post four, Rick Zeron settled Joe Page into a stalking position in the middle of the pack while Mr. Go and Tom Strauss bore the brunt of a nasty winter wind, up front,...
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Ledford approved in Pennsylvania, listed to drive at The Meadows

on 12/02/2008 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission executive director Anton Leppler confirmed to harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that Eric Ledford has been approved to race in Pennsylvania and is listed to drive one horse on Friday night at The Meadows. Ledford is scheduled to drive Cher Bono for trainer Mark Goldberg, a 5-year-old pacing mare who won her last start Nov. 28 at The Meadows, and has a...
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Brooke Nickells injured in fall from her riding horse

on 12/01/2008 12:00 AM
Brooke Nickells is recovering in Delray Beach, Florida, from a fall from her riding horse that left her with three cracks in her pelvis and a broken right wrist. According to her father, trainer Bruce Nickells, “she coming real good, and her doctor said ‘it won’t be any problem, it just takes time to heal and don’t worry about your wrist, it will be as good as new.’”   The acci...
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Honorable Daughter Gets Up for 1:55.3 2YO Filly Trot victory

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
Honorable Daughter had to grind it out down the home stretch, but caught Yursa Hanover in her last stride at the wire for a 1:55.3 victory in the $700,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Southwind Wasabi and Cat Manzi finished third in a close finish with I Wanted Wings.   Yursa Hanover, with Daniel Dube in the bike, took the lead from Musical Mystery...
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In Focus upsets Deweycheatumnhowe in 1:53.4

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
For the second year in a row the country’s leading Standardbred has met defeat in the Breeders Crown, Last year it was Donato Hanover, this year it was Deweycheatumnhowe, who gave up his lead in the stretch as In Focus and Dave Palone swept into the lead and scored a 1:53.4 victory in the Breeders Crown $500,000 3-year-old colt and gelding trot. Holiday Credit and Ron Pierce also passed Dewey in...
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Breeders Crown 2 YO colt pace is Well Said in 1:51

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
Well Said and Ron Pierce came from off the pace with a strong stretch drive and captured $700,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:51. Art Colony was second for Tim Tetrick while Dial Or Nodial was third for Dave Palone.   Dial Or Nodial was the leader at the quarter in :27.1, then gave way to Major In Art who passed the half in :55.2 and the three quarters in 1:23 with ...
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Fox Valley Topaz rallies from last to win 2-year-old filly pace

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
Illinois champion Fox Valley Topaz came from last at the head of the stretch and edged Twist N Clout at the wire to win the $700,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace in 1:52.4. Racing Star was third.   Twist N Clout and John Campbell took the field to the quarter in :28.3, then yielded to Break The News and Jody Jamieson who led past the half in :56.1 and the three quarters in 1:24.3. ...
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SBSW defeats Shadow Play in 1:48.3, but isn\'t done, yet

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
After suffering his only career loss at the Meadowlands back in July in the epic duel with Art Offical in the  Meadowlands Pace, Somebeachsomewhere took control early, set the fractions and held off a game Shadow Play to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:48.3 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. But the race isn’t his last.   Trainer Brent MacGrath a...
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Kadealia upsets Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly trot in 1:56.1

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
In another Breeders Crown upset, 75-1 Kadealia skimmed the pylons in deep stretch and captured the $500,000 3-year-old filly trot in 1:56.1, defeating Poster Pin Up and Stage Show, who were second and third, respectively.   Tim Tetrick and Kadealia shot to the lead from post seven and passed the quarter in :29.3, then was shuffled back as Lantern Kronos took the lead followed by Creamy Mimi...
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Muscle Hill sets 1:53.3 world record in 2 YO Colt trot

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
Muscle Hill locked up divisional honors with a world record performance in the $700,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, drawing away in the lane for a 1:53.3 victory over the previously undefeated Explosive Matter and Ron Pierce. Federal Flex and Jody Jamieson were third.   Muscle Hill got away fourth as Keystone Activator took the field to the quarter in :28.2, then as Jam...
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A And G\'sconfusion rallies for 1:51 win in 3 YO filly pace

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
A And G’s Confusion, a world champion and Dan Patch award winner last year, only had three wins in 15 starts coming into the $610,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-oldfilly pace. But with David Millerr aboard, she sprinted past the field in deep stretch and scored a 1:51 victory over Tug River Princes with Native Bride third.   The winner was the leader out of the gait, but relinquished the lead ...
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Dowd says changing conditions is possible

on 11/28/2008 12:00 AM
Earlier this month officials from 12 harness tracks met to discuss a proposal from Standardbred breeder, owner and harness track owner Jeff Gural calling for amending the conditions of many major stakes races so horses stay on the track beyond their 3-year-old season. Many believe changing conditions is a longshot, but Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing at the Meadowlands, told New York ...
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Tests for Crown horses come back negative

on 11/28/2008 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has informed The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society that all blood tests of horses entered in the $4.9 million Breeders Crown races Saturday were negative. New Jersey racetracks. EPO, or Epogen by its brand, is believed to increase the number of red blood cells by allowing more oxygen to enter the muscles, reducing fatigue. Human athletes have been known to...
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Kentuckiana to relocate some stallions

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that it is moving its top trotting sire Yankee Glide from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, and plans to stand other stallions in Pennsylvania next year as well.   In addition to Yankee Glide, Classic Photo will be relocated to Pennsylvania as well and both stallions will join Western Terror and Christian Cullen at Walnridge Farm of Pennsylvania ...
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