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Somebeachsomewhere scratched from Matron elim

on 12/07/2008 12:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere has been scratched from his Matron Stakes elimination on Monday, Dec. 8 at Dover Downs. Trainer and part owner Brent MacGraft reports the stellar three-year-old pacer has a high temperature and that he reluctantly had to scratch Somebeachsomewhere. On the strong 15-race program, in addition to two $41,519 Matron Three-Year-Old elimination divisions there are two $100,000 DSBF ...
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Bettor Sweet, Major\'s General and Stretch Artist post victories

on 12/06/2008 12:00 AM
Bettor Sweet gamely fought back in deep stretch to regain the lead from apparent winner The Awful Truth to win the first division of the Oil Burner for 3-year-old colts and geldings Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51. Driven by Cat Manzi, Bettor Sweet [$3.00, $2.40, $2.40] assumed the lead soon after the first turn and maintained that positioned until deep stretch. The Awful Truth [$6.00,...
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Longshots prevail at Dover Downs

on 12/06/2008 12:00 AM
Racsan John, a winner of his previous two races, was overlooked at 23-1 in a $15,000 feature pace while Allmar Surprise, off at 19-1 won the $14,000 top trot of the night at Dover Downs on Saturday, Dec. 5. Both longshot winners were driven by Vic Kirby. Meet leading driver Corey Callahan had a triple. After consecutive easy wins as race favorite from inside posts in his last outings, Racsan John...
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J P hits the jackpot in Yonkers feature

on 12/06/2008 12:00 AM
J P Jackpot (Jason Bartlett, four wins on the 13-race card), who missed a head in each of his last two tries, earned a measure of Yonkers Raceway revenge Saturday night, winning the $40,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position No. 2 after an inside defection, J P Jackpot patrolled the pocket while Wholly Louy (Jeff Gregory) led through intervals of :27, :55.3 and 1:23.4. King Cat Anvil...
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Sugar Valley Alley scores; Morgan reaches 900 wins

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Alley closed with a rush to score a 1:56.1 victory in the $15,000 featured trot at Dover Downs on Thursday. Tony Morgan won five races and is now at 901 for the season. Carlo Poliseno wheeled Sugar Valley Alley out of fifth heading to the three-quarters and continued on three wide around the final turn on the way to a 1:56.1 triumph in the top trot of the night. It was the sixt...
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SJs Morgan named Horse of the Year at Batavia

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
General manager Michael D. Kane and the Upstate New York Harness Writers Association have announced that SJs Morgan is the 2008 Horse of the Year at Batavia Downs Gaming.   Owned by William Switala and James Martin, SJs Morgan, a 6-year-old son of SJ\'s Photo, made 15 Batavia starts and was victorious in 11 of them, with one second and one third. He earned $42,837. Ron Beback, Jr. is the tr...
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Mare takes matters in her own hands to win at The Meadows

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Uncharacteristically absent from the winner\'s circle for several months, Whotookwhat took matters into her own hands on Thursday at The Meadows, using a quarter-pole move to control the race and capture the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot. Although she has won 45 times in her career, Whotookwhat slumped in her first three races following 12 weeks on the sidelines, finishing off...
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I give youmyword she\'s a winner at Cal Expo

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Conditioned-claiming pacers were featured on Thursday night at Cal-Expo, in which I Give Youmy Word was fastest of all. Making her first start since a November 13 win, driver Bruce Clarke knew what was best for the filly.\"She hadn\'t raced in three weeks and I wanted to give her a trip,\" said Clarke. Coming away in third position from post two, Clarke stuck to his game plan as he remaine...
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Millers making Snow Angels at the Meadowlands

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
It was Miller time at the Meadowlands Thursday night as drivers Andy and David Miller (no relation) captured three of the four $25,000 divisions of the opening round of the Snow Angel Series for 3-year-old filly pacers.   David Miller’s 1:52.3 victory behind Four Starz Melody was the fastest of the quartet of Snow Angel splits as the daughter of Sealed N Delivered defeated Honey Dreams an...
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Solvalla holds card sponsored by Menhammar Stud

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg’s Menhammar Stud was the sponsor of the weekly racing card Thursday at Solvalla, which had many classy races, and the Wallenius Cup for 3-year-old fillies had an American winner as the sensational filly, Bring Me Luck U.S. (Kadabra-Polyester Hanover by Lindy Lane) won it wire to wire.   Bring Me Luck U.S. is trained by Kari Lähdekorpi and driven by Stefan Pers...
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Southwind Farm buys part of Muscle Hill

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Allen and Connie Skolnick’s Southwind Farm has purchased an interest in Muscle Hill, who turned in a world record-setting 1:53.3 mile to win the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot at the Meadowlands last Saturday night.   “We’re thrilled that Southwind Farm has joined the Muscle Hill team,” said Greg Peck, who has trained the colt since Tommy and Louis Pontone’s TLP Stable a...
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New York Sire Stakes finals moved to Vernon Downs for 2009

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
The Trustees of the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, the administrators of the New York Sire Stakes, Thursday approved their 2009 racing schedule which includes a change in venue for the “Night Of Champions” Sire Stakes finals from Yonkers Raceway to Vernon Downs.   Meeting at the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., the trustees unanimously vote...
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Scharf to present Gallo scholarships to Conger, Shand

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf, a successful real estate manager and horse owner, will present 2008 Gallo Blue Chip Scholarships to college students Megan Conger and Katrina Shand in the winner’s circle Saturday night at the Meadowlands.This marks the fourth year that Scharf will award tuition funds in the name of his champion pacer and 2000 Horse of the Year Gallo Blue Chip. Megan Conger will receive $15,000 ...
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Gallantly completes Charles Singer Memorial sweep

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Gallantly completed a series sweep as he drew off to victory in the $47,500 Charles Singer Memorial for 3-year-old trotters on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Gallantly and Tim Tetrick cleared the lead past the half and matched strides with First Notable Chip into the stretch. Gallantly dismissed his challenger mid-way down the lane and edged away to a 2 1/4-length victory over pocketsitter Autu...
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Jans Luck scores Friday feature at The Meadows

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
An opportunistic Jans Luck, relaxing while the leaders dueled in front of her, pounced on them around the final turn and went on to win the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap pace Friday at The Meadows. The victory made Jans Luck a “half-millionaire,” giving her $508,178 in career earnings.  Spring Break held the early lead but withered under strong first-over pressure from Vysok...
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Paper Cut narrowly wins Autumn Series Final at Woodbine

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
Paper Cut scored by a razor-thin margin in capturing Friday’s $48,600 Ontario Sired Autumn Series Final for three-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory followed up on her elimination win a week earlier in which she swept the field from 10th to 1st for the tally. With Phil Hudon at the controls on Friday night, the daughter of Northern Luck - Paper Bright, left well from pos...
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Four Starz Signal upsets at Northfield

on 12/05/2008 12:00 AM
J.D. Wengerd gave Adam Hoover\'s Four Starz Signal a perfect trip in Friday\'s $6,500 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Northfield. The four-year-old Life Sign mare shocked at odds of 12-1. Favored Marvel Sahbra took the field through pedestrian fractions of 28.1, 58 and 1:27, with Passing Lane Penny in the pocket and Polo Jenn moving first up, followed by Cheetah Feet, who tipped three-wide just afte...
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Matron elims lead to a pair of career-ending starts for SBSW

on 12/04/2008 12:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere, the leading candidate for 2008 Horse of the Year and for Canadian top honors, will close out a near-perfect racing career in the rich Matron Three-Year-Old Colt Pace at Dover Downs beginning on Monday as he will start in one of two eliminations.   Owned by the Schooner Stables of Nova Scotia, Somebeachsomewhere is one of 12 sophomore colts split into two $41,519 e...
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Freshman colts compete in Incredible Finale splits

on 12/04/2008 12:00 AM
On a blustery and snowy Wednesday night a total of 17 two-year-old colt pacers braved the adverse conditions to slug it out in a pair of $5,000 Incredible Finale Series splits for state-breds with Fox Valley Lector and Incredible Bob coming up winners.   In the first division, G&B Stable of Illinois’ Fox Valley Lector turned a pocket-sitting trip into a 1 ¾-length victory in 1:57.2 ...
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Jet fastest in Dover feature

on 12/04/2008 12:00 AM
Joey The Jet JT was strongest in the stretch en route to a 1:55.4 victory in the $26,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs on Tuesday, as three drivers--Corey Callahan, Ross Wolfenden and Tony Morgan--had three wins each. It took from moving out of seventh after the quarter to final few strides for Joey The Jet JT to get to the front but Morgan got the job done catching front-trottin...
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