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Anderson sweeps Sarah Myers for freshman pacing colts

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Illinois top 2-year-old pacing colts were on display Saturday night as a total of 18 youngsters squared off in a pair of $23,120 Sarah Myers Stake splits.   In the first division Shelley Graham’s homebred Henry Gram stormed away from the gate and proceeded to make every call a winning one in 1:54.2. Given a confident steer by driver Ryan Anderson this son of Henry Clay-Lexie Graham ...
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Striking Lindsey wins OSS Gold final at Woodbine

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Striking Lindsey overcame the outside post 10 to capture the $120,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at Woodbine, the last Gold event of the season in this division. Jody Jamieson piloted the son of Striking Sahbra - Lindsey Fireyimage for trainer Gregg McNair and got him away in mid-pack through the first quarter of :28 seconds. Poin...
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Mahdi wires field in 1:52 in Pompano feature

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Mahdi ($4.20) and trainer/driver Joe Pavia, Jr. were much the best in capturing the $16,000 feature pace at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday, leading from start to finish in 1:52.   Starting from post five in the third race, Pavia sent Mahdi right after early race leader Armbro Dynamic (Wally Hennessey), who last week had wired the field. But Mahdi was the power horse, getting to the top by ...
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Favorites fall in Sire Stakes at Cal-Expo

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
California\'s best sophomores were spotlighted in $15,000 legs ofthe California Sire Stakes Saturday night at Cal-Expo, during which the chalk didn\'t quite walk the walk.   In the first Sire Stakes for colt trotters, trainer Bruce Clarke knew what was possible if things turned out his way against his arch rival.   \"I thought I had a shot of beating Meringue (Luke Pla...
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Muscle Mass brings $520,000 at Harrisburg Mixed Sale

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
World champion Muscle Mass topped the closing day of the Harrisburg Mixed sale with a $520,000 bid from Atlantic Trot Inc., agent. Earlier in the week the Muscle Mass colt\'s full brother topped the yearling portion of the sale with a $425,000 bid from trainer Jimmy Takter.   Undefeated in seven starts last year as a 2 year old, he won the Review Stakes at Springfield, Ill., in a world reco...
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Crazed reaches $1 million with Matron victory

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
The night was cool and crisp but the action was hot and heavy at Dover Downs with the 32-1 shot Bettor Sweet winning the $390,000 Progress Pace and Crazed, Stage Show and Native Bride capturing the three Matron finals on Sunday.   Cat Manzi and Bettor Sweet emerged from the pack turning for home as Rudy Rednose with Jim Morand driving led by two lengths entering the stretch. Hall ...
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Elusive Desire cruises in OSS Gold final

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Elusive Desire posted another dominant effort in winning Saturday\'s $120,000(C) Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack with a 1:57.4 victory over a track that was rated as \"good.\"   The daughter of Angus Hall-Valley Amber, with Paul MacDonell at the controls, seized control of the race almost immediately from post seven and then led at every call for...
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Bolero Talula just misses Miss Easy\'s Pompano record

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Bolero Talula ($7.80) nearly tied a 17-year-old track record at the Isle Pompano Park Friday as the 3-year-old pacing filly scored a lifetime-best record of 1:52.3 in winning the first race. Bolero Talula just missed tying the track record of 1:52.2 set by Miss Easy in winning the Breeders Crown at Pompano Park in 1991.   Wallis sent the daughter of Grinfromeartoear right to the lead ...
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Pancleefandarpels, American Lane take Yonkers features

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Sharp sorority sister Pancleefandarpels made it three consecutive victories Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Jason Bartlett did the honors from post position five for trainer Erv Miller as the 3-5 choice of the electorate was in play early. Pancleefandarpels stepped around Miss Galvinator A (Tony Morgan), grabbing the gusto past a :2...
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Spring Break shines in Meadows Preferred

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Spring Break converted a comfortable pocket trip to victory Friday at The Meadows in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace for fillies and mares. With the field reduced by scratches to four, Spring Break and Mike Wilder had little trouble finding the garden spot behind 3-10 favorite Jans Luck, who took them through a torrid three panels in 1:23.1. Spring Break blew by in the stretch, downing ...
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Stacy Chiodo wins Williams final

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
Vince Copeland drove Powerful Committee to victory in the $15,500 top trot Thursday at Dover Downs while Stacy Chiodo dominated the final day of the Mildred Williams Series. Powerful Committee is owned by Joanne and Tina Clark and Cantwell Bridge Stable. The CR Commando-Mystic Virtue 4 year old took the lead at the start and was never troubled until turning down the stretch when Sugar Val...
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Dead heat in Meadows trot

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
I’m Justa Lady and Tom’s OK Lady, each a daughter of Inquirer and each a top distaff trotter at The Meadows for the past several years, were inseparable Thursday as they dead heated for win in the $25,000 Preferred Trot for fillies and mares. I’m Justa Lady shot to the front for Tony Hall, with Tom’s OK Lady and Dave Palone sitting snugly in the pocket. When the outside flow proved ...
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A track record to remember at Cal Expo

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
It may have been just a non-winners of one event, but for the connections of Foxfire Forgetful, it will be a race they will never forget. Starting from post position two in the field of nine for trainer Bruce Clarke, the just-turned 50-year-old horseman knew what was possible, providing he could get over a gate issue. \"I thought she had a shot at the 2-year-old filly track record tonight becau...
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Raceway Park closes with increases in attendance, handle

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
Raceway Park concluded its 2008 racing season by bucking the national trend with significant increases in both on-track attendance and handle during the 76-date harness meet which concluded Oct. 26. Average daily attendance increased 22 percent from last year’s figures while live handle increased over seven percent to $43,307 per performance. In addition, Raceway Park is the only track in the ...
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Expanded gaming explored again in Kentucky

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s voting in which Maryland residents approved slot machines at five sites including racetracks, Churchill Downs officials announced Thursday that they plan to purse expanded gaming in Kentucky in 2009. The state is home to three Standardbred tracks: The Red Mile, Thunder Ridge and Bluegrass Downs. \"With Maryland voters just approving slots there this week, Kentucky ...
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SBOANJ/Freehold purse supplement impasse continues

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
A conference call with representatives from all facets of the New Jersey racing and casino community on Friday afternoon failed to yield a resolution to the Freehold purse supplement issue. Joe Corbo, from the New Jersey Casino Association, agreed to take a written request from Freehold’s parent company, Pennwood (Penn National Gaming and Greenwood), back to his group but gave little en...
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Pompano to debut Hummer starting gate Friday night

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
The first of its kind, a harness racing starting gate built from a Hummer, debuted at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park Friday morning for the track\'s qualifying races. The new Hummer starting gate will be used for the first time in a pari-mutuel race Friday night at the Isle Pompano.   The new starting gate was designed and built by Howard Starting Gate Company of Waynesfield,...
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One Tough Lass sells for $475,000

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
One Tough Lass, who won the Kentucky Futurity Filly Stakes this fall at The Red Mile in 1:52.4, was sold for $475,000 to Herb Liverman and Melvin Hartman Friday afternoon during the mixed portion of the Standardbred Horse Sales auction in Harrisburg. Peninsula Farm consigned One Tough Lass, acting as agent for owners David Neumeister and Jon Erdner.   One Tough Lass is a daughter of Muscles...
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Five-win night for Callahan at Dover

on 11/06/2008 12:00 AM
For the second straight week Sauce Two K and Victors Vicky posted victories in the $22,000 Winners Over and $18,000 conditioned trots, respectively, over a \"sloppy\" track at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drove both winners, among his five trips to the winner\'s circle. This time Sauce Two K (Valley Victor-Colors Of The Wind) took the lead at the start and set the tempo for a 1:56....
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Brown, Bier capture Colonial titles

on 11/06/2008 12:00 AM
Sean Bier guided Poweriscape to a four-length win in the $7,150 Horace Martin Memorial late-closing series final to wrap up a four-win night that clinched leading driver honors on Wednesday at Colonial Downs. Bier trailed Chris Page by two wins coming into the final night of the 34-day season but quickly pulled even with wins in race three aboard Hero’s Cavalcade and race five with Imawhi...
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