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Should he or shouldn\'t he be paid?

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
A bettor in New Zealand says it was a “bloody rip-off” after discovering that because a race he had pre-bet was postponed one day that his winning tickets worth $530 were declared invalid. The bettor, Ray Browne, a 77-year-old former apprentice jockey, reportedly placed his bets last Friday on the $2.2 million New Zealand Derby. The race was scheduled to be run on Saturday but weather forced ...
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Pacer keeps on truckin\' to Mighty M winner\'s circle

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s announcer Howard Oil often cites the phrase, “If you can’t catch’em you can’t beat’em,” when calling a horse that has opened a big lead on the field and is heading for victory. He used that expression again Tuesday when calling another breakaway victory by the hottest horse on the grounds, Southbound Trucker. For the fifth time in just six seasonal s...
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Artiscape\'s book full and closed

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Artiscape is the latest stallion managed by Brittany Farms Stallion Management whose book is full and closed for the 2009 breeding season. Earlier this week Brittany Farms Stallion Management announced that Real Desire\'s book was full and closed.   Artiscape is the sire of six millionaires from just his first two crops, including Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue and current FFA star Mal...
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Winbak-breds receive honors

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Maryland Standardbred Breeder’s Association held their annual awards ceremony at Rosecroft Raceway on February 28, and Winbak Farm took home four  breeder awards that night. In addition, Tejano, who who stood at Winbak Farm through 2008, received the award for the Outstanding Trotting Sire of 2008.   Cool Clyde, a colt by Bonnie And Clyde out of Cool Flying Filly, ...
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Champion filly Stienam dies at age 27

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Stienam p,3,1:53.4 ($1,355,474), the champion 3-year-old pacing filly of 1985 who waged thrilling battles with another champion filly, Amneris, was euthanized this past week at Hawk’s Cry Farm in Springboro, Ohio, where she had been living as a pensioner. An infected left front hoof, first diagnosed this past November, was intensively treated but failed to respond, and thus the decision was ma...
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Warp Speed to be out months after Woodbine accident

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Trainer Ben Wallace offered an update Wednesday morning on the condition of Warp Speed, the 4-year-old Mach Three gelding whose fall in the final of the Ontario Boys Series final at Woodbine on Monday night set off a chain-reaction accident involving eight of the 10 horses in the field, and sending three drivers to hospital with injuries. \"He’s gone home to Kemptville,\" said Wallace. \...
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Tanner joins HHYF board

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of USTA Executive Vice President Mike Tanner to the Board of Trustees.     “I’m thrilled to be part of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Harness racing is a wonderful sport, and I love the fact that HHYF provides kids with the opportunity to learn about it and be part of it. I’ve seen camp participants...
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Winbak to host open houses in Canada, Delaware

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada and Winbak Farm of Delaware both will be holding open houses soon to showcase the farms and their stallions. Winbak Farm of Canada’s open house will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 10 am to 2:30 pm with guest speakers on equine nutrition.  Winbak Farm of Delaware’s Open House will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 1 pm to 4 pm with Dr. Patricia Sert...
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SRF has breedings for sale

on 03/04/2009 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is now offering breedings for sale to some of harness racing’s top stallions, including Deweycheatumnhowe, Badlands Hanover, Conway Hall, SJ’s Caviar and Broadway Hall. For information on prices and availability, call (609) 324-1500.   Additionally, all 3 year olds in 2009, by stallions whose breedings were donated to SRF in 2009, are el...
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Trotter scores first of year in Pompano open

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Lanson ($2.80) made a triumphant return to the races in 2009, winning his seasonal debut with a five-length romp Monday at the Isle Pompano Park in the $16,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The feature saw Cicsco Hall (Dan Clements) leave from the outside in post eight and take the lead away from Keystone Empire (Richard Simard) but then Keystone Empire went offstride, giving the two-hole trip to ...
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Drivers hurt in accident-marred Ontario Boys final

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
A horrific eight-horse accident marred Monday night\'s $55,400(C) Ontario Boys Pacing Series final for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack, with drivers Roger Mayotte, Robert Shepherd and Mario Baillargeon transported to a local hospital. The event went to Windsun Twister, who overtook Dinner Guest in the stretch to score in 1:56. They were the only two horses to finish the rac...
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Foggy Lane K coasts in TARP final

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
A headstrong Foggy Lane K opened a huge lead, then coasted home Monday at The Meadows to capture the $31,400 final of the Big TARP series for 3- and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Foggy Lane K got the early lead from post position seven and took them through a first half in :58.2, swift fractions in the 18-degree chill. Even then, he wasn\'t ready to be rated as he widened the margin to f...
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Freehold cancels Tuesday card due to winter storm

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has canceled their live racing program on Tuesday due to the winter storm on the East Coast.
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Tuesday afternoon update on injured Woodbine drivers

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Longtime WEG reinsman Roger Mayotte (driving Shiny Mach) and Robert Shepherd (in the sulky of Rust Belt) are in Etobicoke General Hospital Tuesday afternoon as a result of injuries suffered in an eight-horse accident that marred Monday night\'s $55,400(C) Ontario Boys Pacing Series final at Woodbine Racetrack. Mayotte has three breaks in his right arm, a dislocated right shoulder and a hai...
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Dancing With Fire comes a nose from sweeping Meadows series

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Mike Wilder tipped Dancing With Fire from fifth at the half and despite having to race first-over the rest of the distance, the Norm Parker trainee had enough left to draw clear by open lengths to win the $31,100 Opening Bell Series final Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows.   Wilder sent Dancing With Fire on his overland mission as the half was reached in :55.4 by Westside Dragon and driver T...
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Gordon Dickerson dies

on 03/03/2009 12:00 AM
Paul Gordon Dickerson, 69, who produced programs for many racetracks over the years and was involved in the creation of the March of Dimes Invitational Trot, died suddenly at home on Sunday, February 22.   Born in Centerville, Ind., Gordon produced the first harness racing program at Pocono Downs as well as the successful Turf News Daily tip sheet. He also produced the progra...
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Morgan scores four on Delaware Sunday card

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
With the snow steadily increasing for the final event on the 15-race card Sunday at Dover Downs, Gary and Barbara Iles\' homebred Lather Machine paid no mind as Mike Cole drove the Badlands Hanover-Pocket Comb gelding to his second straight comeback win in 1:55.2 to win the $14,500 pace giving driver Cole a double. Fox Ridge Connor (Jon Roberts) finished second with Ruffled Tux (Tony Morgan...
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Lucky Jim stretches streak to four in series opener

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
Lucky Jim extended his streak to four wins in the $20,000 opening round of the Horse & Groom Series for trotters on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.   Spice Queen was first to the front, but Sauce Two K quickly headed her in a :55.4 half. Driver Andy Miller and Lucky Jim launched an attack outside but had to maneuver around the lagging One Awesome Master on the final turn befor...
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Noel Daley now training Major In Art

on 03/02/2009 12:00 AM
The 2008 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Major In Art is now being trained by Noel Daley, according to a report by Woodbine announcer Ken Middleton. Justin Lebo, the son of Chester Lebo, who co-owns the son of Art Major as part of the Major In Art Stable with Jerry Silva and Tina Martinez, was unsure of whether he wanted to continue to train horses, so the decision was made to transfer the hor...
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