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Enough Talk\'s supplemental Am-Nat start to be last race of year

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer and co-owner Peter Kleinhans has told harnessracing.com that Enough Talk—who recently became the first trotter to break the 1:50 barrier—will be a $16,000 supplement to Saturday’s $190,000 American National for older trotters at Balmoral Park. The start will be the final appearance of the year for the 5-year-old son of Enjoy Lavec who is in the shadow of reaching the $1-million ...
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Prayer answered in slop at The Meadows

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Pembroke Prayer showed a fondness for the slop Tuesday at The Meadows when he moved strongly through the stretch to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. Pembroke Prayer dueled for the early lead with Dyno Trevor, eventually yielding and settling into the pocket. He had a few anxious moments when the first-over Prism K challenged Dyno Trevor and threatened to pin Pembroke Prayer on the py...
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Philos Hanover, Native Bride, In Focus honored in Pennsylvania

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Pacers Native Bride and Philos Hanover and trotter In Focus were recently selected as award winners for their 2008 contributions to Pennsylvania harness racing by the Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association. The 3-year-old pacing filly Native Bride earned not only Sire Stakes Pacer of the Year honors, but was also selected as overall Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Horse of the...
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Unsafe track conditions forces Woodbine to cancel after 4th

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel Monday night\'s program following the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. The track conditioner suffered a breakdown just prior to race five which was the OSS Gold final for 3-year-old filly pacers. A portion of the track was left damaged and after consultation between track officials, horsemen and the Ontario Racing Commission judges, it was deem...
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Frog Juice squeezes out win at Dover

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Frog Juice, the only 3 year old in the field, subdued seven seasoned rivals to win the first $26,000 Open of the new Dover Downs season on Monday. Tony Morgan added three wins; trainer Josh Green also had a triple. The 1:51.2 win by Frog Juice was the fourth in a row for the George Teague trainee bred and owned by Gary and Barbara Iles of Harrington, Del. It was Jim Morand\'s second winning dr...
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Tarver Hanover overcomes first-over trip to win at Meadows

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Tarver Hanover, who typically races at or near the front, showed versatility and heart Monday at The Meadows, when he came first-over to capture the $25,000 Preferred Pace. When Tarver Hanover got away fourth, Tony Hall toyed with the idea of a quarter-pole move, but ducked back to the pylons when Hennessy Hanover and Dave Palone got the jump--and the lead. Tarver Hanover moved decisively down t...
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OSS Gold 3FP final rescheduled for Thursday

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
As a result of the cancellation of the last five races at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday, the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly pacers will now be contested as the 12th race on the Thursday, Oct. 30 card at Woodbine. Details of the rescheduled race are as follows: Event:3yoFP OSS Gold final New Date: Thursday, October 30 Race Number: 12 Post time: 10:59 p.m. P...
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Deweycheatumnhowe to race at Vernon Downs Halloween night

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic and Kentucky Futurity champion Deweycheatumnhowe has drawn post two for his return to Vernon Downs on Friday night. The three-time millionaire will line up behind the Vernon Downs’ starting gate in the eighth race of the night with co-owner, trainer, and usual driver Ray Schnittker at the controls.   Dewey will line up against four other competitors...
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Winter is back! Snow prompts Monticello to cancel Tuesday

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Due to an unexpected heavy early season snowstorm in New York’s southern Catskill Mountains the Tuesday racing program at Monticello Raceway had to be canceled. Racing will resume on Wednesday with first post set for 1:10 p.m. (Monticello)
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Manzi reunited with Philos Hanover and the win felt so good

on 10/27/2008 2:00 AM
Philos Hanover and Cat Manzi made it a special reunion Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack in the $40,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Philos Hanover left sharply from post five and controlled the pace with Toucam Sam (Eric Goodell) and Cinderella Guy (Daniel Dube) stalking behind. Cinderella Guy brushed to the front after a :26.4 first quarter leaving Philos Hanover with the ga...
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Wholeftthegateopen sets new Colonial record

on 10/27/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Cribbs’ Wholeftthegateopen smashed the track record for aged gelding pacers with a 1:48.4 mile Sunday afternoon at Colonial Downs.  Wholeftthegateopen ranged up to seize the lead after Tattler’s Jet led the five-horse field through an opening quarter in :26 flat. Wholeftthegateopen flew down the long Colonial backstretch to reach the half in :53.1 with Tattler’s Jet track...
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Dover opens, Morgan wins five

on 10/27/2008 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan picked right up where he left off last season notching five wins on the Dover Downs opening day card on Sunday. Jim Morand added a driving triple and Ross Wolfenden a double. Morgan\'s first win came steering Ol\' Man River to a lifetime record 1:55.1 victory in an $11,300 contest for Ken Dawson and New Amsterdam Farm. Snooker Ball (Jonathan Roberts) chased the winner home to finis...
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Three to share Florida\'s $100,000 bonus

on 10/26/2008 2:00 AM
The owners of three Florida Breeders Stake winners Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park will share in a $100,000 bonus award as Whosgoinwhosstayin, Pearl Of Capri and Goldstar Rosie each won their respective finals. The trainers of each horse will also share in a $10,000 bonus award.   It was Super Night at the track with eight championship finals for two and three-year-old Florida-sired trot...
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Dreams Are Real rallies on rainy day

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Dreams Are Real rallied in the final strides to catch Proper Respect and win the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:55.1 on Saturday at Freehold Raceway.   Dreams Are Real, a gelded son of Artsplace, sat third on the rail through most of the mile, finding room on the outside in the stretch to make his bid to catch Proper Respect [Mc...
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Eric Abbatiello injured in Freehold accident

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
An accident in the 13th race at Freehoild Raceway on Friday sent Eric Abbatiello to an area hospital, where he is in the Intensive Care Unit, being treated for five broken ribs, a punctured lung and damage to his spleen.   The accident occurred just seconds into the race when Pandanza (Jason Bartlett) went down and Abbatiello, aboard Queen Celine, couldn’t avoid the downed horse...
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Somebeachsomewhere edges Shadow Play

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere overcame heavy sheets of rain, losing a couple of bell boots, a sloppy track and a tough adversary in Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play to win the $650,000 Messenger Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, hitting the wire first in 1:52.1.   \"This is probably as good an effort as he\'s had, and that\'s saying something,\" said winning driver Paul MacDonell. \"He\'s never ...
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Up Front Annika wires Goldsmith Maid field

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Up Front Annika and John Campbell led wire-to-wire tonight to capture the $616,000 Goldsmith Maid stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies, the first of the Fall Four stakes at Woodbine Saturday night. Stepping through sensible fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:28.1, even-money favourite, Up Front Annika, cruised along on the lead with Yursa Hanover and Mario Baillargeon pocket-sitting and Elusive Des...
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Hawaiian Drink wins; Ginger And Fred off the board

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Longshot Hawaiian Drink made a splash Saturday night as she tunred in a huge stretch rally and pulled off a 1:53.2 upset in the $585,000 Three Diamonds stake for 2-year-old pacing lasses at Woodbine racetrack.   The Carl Jamieson trainee Break The News, with Mark MacDonald in the bike, shot to the early lead from the far outside, followed closely by Ginger And Fred and Tim Tetrick...
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Nebupanezzar wins $820,000 Governor\'s Cup

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Steve Condren waited as long as he could for cover, but if he had had to wait any longer, Nebupanezzar may not have been able to put his nose on the wire first and win the $820,000 Governor’s Cup final by a head over Art Colony in 1:51.2.   \"He\'s just been getting stronger and better every week,\" said Condren. \"That little break he had, and he had some sickness problems there for a wh...
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Federal Flex dominates in Valley Victory Trot

on 10/25/2008 2:00 AM
Federal Flex pretty much controlled the $718,000 Valley Victory Trot and took home his fifth win of the season in seven starts with his 1:56.2 score Saturday night at Woodbine.   Jody Jamieson drove Federal Flex, a son of Muscles Yankee and the accomplished Scully FBI. The colt is owned by the Federal Flex Stable, Ken Henwood, Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz.   Judge Joe, driven by D.R. A...
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