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George Patterson, Sr., Dies

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
  George F. Patterson Sr., 86, a former Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, died Jan. 29, 2009. He was living in Naples, Florida. Mr. Patterson made his mark in the industrial world as the founder of EUR Datacenter Inc. He was the father-in-law of Gerald Hempt, son of Harness Hall of Famer Max C. Hempt, and came to serve on the Harness Racing Commission, often a...
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Hot N Sporty by a nose at Dover

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
 Hot N Sporty won the $32,500 Delaware Special by a nose while I Ain\'t No Fool took his third straight $26,000 Open on Monday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick had five winners, Tony Morgan piloted four and Jim Morand had three. Hot N Sporty found room coming down the middle of the stretch while Art Director came from the outside with only a nose separating the two at the wire in 1:52 i...
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Battleshoe Victor trots to victory at Pompano

on 02/03/2009 12:00 AM
Mother Nature wasn’t very kind in South Florida once again as the skies opened up with rain on Monday night at the Isle Pompano Park. But it didn’t stop Battleshoe Victor ($5.00) and driver Anthony Napolitano from being victorious in the $16,000 Open Trot on a \'sloppy\' track. Keystone Empire (Kevin Wallis) got the first call with Hellava Hush (Richard Simard) and Battleshoe Victor rushing o...
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Blue Boy is the big boy in Art Unger

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
David Miller unleashed Blue Boy off cover down the stretch to take the $12,500 first leg of the Art Unger Stakes Pace Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. David Miller scored his third win in the day\'s tenth and final race with Blue Boy in 1:52.1. Harrah’s Best finished 1 3-4 lengths behind in second and Golden Receiver was third. Blue Boy paid $6.00, $4.20, and $2.40. Owned by t...
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Meadowlands adds live card on Feb. 18

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has added a live racing date on Wednesday, Feb. 18, with post time at 7 p.m. 
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Prix de France kicks off European Grand Circuit

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
The prestigious European Grand Circuit kicks off on Feb. 8 with the $448,542 Prix de France, which is raced at Hippodrome Paris Vincennes. Foreign bred horses will be looking for revenge against the French born Prix d’Amerique winner, Meaulnes Du Corta. The best finish by a foreigner in the Prix d’Amerique was Opal Viking’s fifth place.   But, Pierre Levesque, trainer of Prix d’Amer...
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AHC Issues Forum to highlight welfare of horse

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
The American Horse Council has announced that the focus of this year’s National Issues Forum will be the “Welfare of the Horse.”  The Forum will be held June 16 in Washington, DC as part of the AHC’s annual meeting.   Over the last year, concerns about the welfare of horses used in racing, showing, recreation, or work have been raised by our fans, the general public, the media,...
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Winbak Speed named January Horse of the Month

on 02/02/2009 12:00 AM
Melvin \"Wayne\" Givens and Niel Gargiulo put up $30,000 to claim Winbak Speed from a race at Dover Downs one year ago, and now they have a Horse of the Month honoree.   Givens and Gargiulo bought themselves an accomplished pacer who has returned their investment many times over, in large part thanks to sweeping the Presidential Pacing Series during January at the Meadowlands...
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Beach Party’ At O’Brien Awards

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
It was one big ‘beach’ party at the O’Brien Awards, Canada’s national harness racing awards on Saturday night as world champion pacer, Somebeachsomewhere and his connections took home four of the evening’s trophies. The O\'Brien Awards are named for the late Hall of Famer Joe O\'Brien and recognize the horses and people who have made the greatest contribution to Canadian har...
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I Can Only Imagine does at Pompano

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
It was a cool night in south Florida, but driver Bruce Ranger and I Can Only Imagine ($3.60) turned in a hot mile of 1:51.1 in the $16,000 Open pace at the Isle Pompano Park on Saturday. Sugar’s Pride (Joe Pavia, Jr.) got the first call off the gate, but Gotta Go Moe and Wally Hennessey charged right to the lead to take the top pacers to the first quarter in :26.4. Ranger pulled I Can Only I...
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Tasmanian Daniel wins at Yonkers

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
Even though the public couldn\'t get enough of the Saturday night invader, it was proven local talent winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $31,000 Open Handicap pace. Tasmanian Daniel (Larry Stalbaum) went the distance from post position six, holding sway through intervals of :28.1, :57.4, 1:25.1, and 1:53.1. Sent postward as the 11-1 fifth choice, he stepped around J P Jackpot (Stephane Boichard), ...
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SRF race date changed

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation 3-year-old Open pace, originally scheduled at be raced at Freehold Raceway on April 18, has been moved.It will now be raced at The Meadowlands on June 20.
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Racking naked in the cold at Dover

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
Racing Naked won the $15,000 feature pace and Order By Lincoln took the $24,500 feature trot at Dover Downs on Saturday, and Tony Morgan and Corey Callahan had driving triples. Corey Callahan uncorked Racing Naked entering the stretch and the Misfit--L Dees Precious 9-year-old surged into the lead, holding off the fast-charging Shinydes A (Sean Bier) for a 1:52.4 victory in a $15,000 pace. Mat...
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Toucan Sam wins at the Meadowlands

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
Race Track Ruler laid down stern fractions, setting it up for Toucam Sam’s closing sling shot move, coming home in :27 to take the $35,000 Invitational pace on Saturday night at The Meadowlands. Toucam Sam gave driver Daniel Dube his fourth win of the evening after winning the 10th race of the night. Dube guided Toucam Sam to victory in 1:49.4, making this Toucam Sam’s second sub-1:50 mile...
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It\'s a party at Buffalo

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
Party News, a 5-year-old Party At Artsplace mare, out of the Niatross mare Your In The News, went wire-to-wire in a season’s best 2:01.2, and won the $7,500 Featured Open II pace for the Ultra Racing Stable at Buffalo Raceway on Saturday night. Capably driven by reinsman Ray Fisher, Jr., Party News, leaving from the pylons in the field of seven, made every pole a winning one for his second win...
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Cowboy Hanover rounds\'em up at Cal-Expo

on 02/01/2009 12:00 AM
It looked like he might have an uphill battle when they entered the stretch, but Cowboy Hanover flew like a jet and got the job done again. Open I Handicap pacers, racing for a purse of $6,500, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night, on which Cowboy Hanover got a three-peat. Assigned the outside in the field of a half-dozen, the 5-year-old would come away last into a :28 first-quarter for...
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Herestopatrick makes it count in the Count B

on 01/31/2009 12:00 AM
Herestopatrick converted a perfect two-hole trip into an upset win in Friday night’s opening leg of the Count B Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack.Just a single C$20,000 division was required with a total of 10 colts entering the first leg.In Friday’s contest, driver Randy Waples had Herestopatrick leaving alertly from post five and yielded in the opening eig...
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Chick N Tell takes Invitational

on 01/31/2009 12:00 AM
Chick N Tell came first over and put away the leader, Likeabatoutahell, to draw away powerfully to win in the $35,000 Invitational Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driven to victory by Ron Pierce, Chick N Tell [$7.40 $5.00 $3.20] won his first local start of 2009 in 1:53.3. Chick N Tell shipped in from Canada for trainer, Linda Toscano. Knight of Intrigue was 1 1-2 lengths behind in sec...
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Pablo Angus, Pure Pearl take Yonkers features

on 01/31/2009 12:00 AM
Pablo Angus and J K Pure Pearl divided Yonkers Raceway Friday honors, winning their respective $31,000 Open Handicaps. Pablo Angus, the scourge of the upstate ranks, earned his first local victory by getting involved early in the weekly trotting feature. With Dan Cappello, Jr. driving for trainer Bert Belanger, \"Pablo\" -- as the 3-2 choice of the electorate -- made an immediate lead from...
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Ridgeline wins again at the Meadows

on 01/31/2009 12:00 AM
Last week, Ridgeline pulled first-over on the heavy favorite and scored at 14-1. It seemed an improbable scenario, but on Friday at The Meadows it was deja vu all over again as Ridgeline’s uncovered challenge to the 7-10 Martys Charm carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap pace. Ridgeline’s earlier win made converts of some bettors, who sent him off as the 4-1 third ch...
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