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Pierce, Green notch five winners each at Dover

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
Trainer Josh Green and driver Ron Pierce with five winners each and Eric Goodell with four enjoyed a giant Monday of success at Dover Downs. Steeler won the $32,500 Delaware Special, White Hot Cards the $26,00 Open, and Driven To Win took the $22,000 winners-over. Steeler, with reinsman Eric Goodell, had just enough to hold off a late stretch drive from Art Director (Brian Sears) to score a 1:...
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Double Dream N wins Monticello feature

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
Double Dream N led from start to finish en route to winning the weekly pacing feature for fillies and mares at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon, with Billy Parker Jr. reining the foreign-bred daughter of Dream Away to a 1:59.4 triumph. After they started from the pole position, Parker gunned Double Dream N her to the lead and they remained unchallenged until the f...
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Ohio\'s budget shortfall prompting serious talks about gaming

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
Ohio\'s racing industry is hopeful that the budget shortfall in the state will bring additional gaming to the state\'s racetracks, and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who has been opposed to expanded gaming at the tracks, now seems open to the possibility to supplement the state\'s revenues from gaming.   Ohio lawmakers will be in session through June, and could continue to work through early...
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Med Davis Jr. dies

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
L. Medford Davis, 83, of Smyrna, Del., died Sunday in the Harbor Healthcare Center in Lewes, Del. Mr. Davis was born March 31, 1925 in Clayton, Del., the son of the late J. Medford and Mary Ella Thomas Davis. He was a proud lifelong grain and dairy farmer and a Standardbred horseman residing in the area his entire life. He was an accomplished Standardbred horse owner, trainer and breeder. ...
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Two new board members for Youth Foundation

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has announced the recent elections of trainer Frank M. Antonacci from Somersville, Connecticut and Nicola Abrams, the wife of trainer Chris Ryder, to its board of trustees. “These individuals show enthusiasm and willingness to become involved so we’re very happy to have their respective talents,” said HHYF president Callie Davies-Gooch...
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Jug sustaining payments due Feb. 15

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
Sustaining payments for many of the 2009 Delaware, Ohio Grand Circuit stakes races are due Feb. 15. These are for foals of 2006. All payments must be made to: Tom Wright, PO Box 1560, Powell, Ohio 43065.   Stakes PaymentsThe Little Brown Jug No. 64--     $750Jugette No. 39--     $500Old Oaken Bucket--     $500Buckette-- &...
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Minnesota looking for judges

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
The Minnesota Racing Commission is looking to hire two associate judges as contact employees for the 2009 race meet at Running Aces Harness Park. Running Aces’ meet will begin May 15 and run to Aug. 9, racing four days per week (Friday-Sunday and Tuesday).  Running Aces Harness Park is located in Columbus, Minn., a northern suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. For further informati...
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Yonkers mix-up results in mare racing in wrong race

on 01/13/2009 12:00 AM
Although bettors at Yonkers Raceway last Friday night believed they were wagering on Longshot Linda in a $19,000 conditioned pace, it was in fact Saymynamesaymyname, scheduled to start in a $31,000 Open Pace later on the card, who went postward. The two pacers are trained by Jacob Hartline, with the mistake discovered shortly after Saymynamesaymyname finished fifth at odds of 5-2 in the wrong race...
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TSM Scar Face finds Dover winner\'s circle

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Ron Pierce and trainer Josh Green scored one of their two wins Sunday at Dover Downs when TSM Scar Face flashed down the stretch in 1:53.3 to win the $25,000 claiming allowance pace. The Jake And Elwood-Tyler Ridge gelding is owned by Ellis Freedman and Nate Epstein.   Forever Good (Mike Cole) was runner-up. In Hot Pursuit HR (Jonathan Roberts) was the show horse. Fox Hollow Farm\'s Solano...
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Vernon to host 2009 New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs is proud to announce that it will host the 2009 New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions on Saturday, Sept. 26, with a post time 6:55 p.m. (EDT). Vernon Downs, the largest pari-mutuel track in New York State, will be hosting the best freshmen and sophomores for each sex and gait on the historic seven-eighths-mile track, dubbed the home of the “Miracle Mile.” With top p...
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Grand Circuit announces 2009 schedule

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
The Grand Circuit will once again make 20 stops during its 2009 racing season according to the schedule announced Monday by Grand Circuit president Tom Thomson. The Grand Circuit has been in existence since 1871, when representatives from three racetracks in different states met to create a racing circuit. The first campaign for the Grand Circuit took place in 1873, when four tracks offered...
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Tetrick scheduled to co-host Big M in-house TV show Friday

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Harness fans will be able to find out if Tim Tetrick is as good at picking winners as he is in driving them as the sport’s record-breaking driver is currently scheduled to serve as guest co-host on the Meadowlands’ in-house TV show Friday night, Jan. 16.   Tetrick, just a couple of weeks away from returning to the sulky after having hip replacement surgery in early December, w...
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New Vocations seeking donations

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
New Vocations needs all kinds of items for its 11th annual Silent Auction held in conjunction with the Blooded Horse Sale February 9 and 10 in Delaware, Ohio. This Sale attracts buyers from 28 states and throughout Canada.   The crowd appreciates New Vocations\' mission and is eager to buy, so all kinds of interesting, unique items are needed.  Just a...
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Shark St. Partners retired from stud duty in Michigan

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Snow Ridge Farm located in Clarklake, Mich., is sad to announce the retirement of their stallion Shark St. Partners p,3, 1:50.4 ($347,194).   One of Michigan\'s more popular sires, he recently was discovered to have a large internal growth that was soon to be diagnosed as a very large bladder stone. Approximately the size of a small volleyball, he underwent two serious operations and, ...
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SC\'s inaugural Media Excellence Award finalists announced

on 01/12/2009 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Media Excellence Awards, with the finalists in the Outstanding Written Work Category Dave Briggs, editor of The Canadian Sportsman and Tony Saxon, a sports writer from The Guelph Mercury. Horse Racing Alberta and Woodbine Entertainment Group are the finalists in the Outstanding Video, Film or Broadcast category. ...
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New winners emerge in Glorys Comet divisions

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Two new winners emerged in Saturday night\'s second leg of the Glorys Comet Trotting Series for older trotters at Woodbine Racetrack, meaning there will be no series sweep of this year\'s event.   In the first $50,000(C) division, San Pail made a snap move to the front in the second quarter for driver Randy Waples and then was never seriously threatened en route to a 1:54.3 victory. Scorpio...
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Dinner Guest, Anderlecht capture Willowdale splits

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Dinner Guest and Anderlecht were both victorious in Saturday\'s first leg of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Dinner Guest, who made a break in stride at the start of his most recent race, had no issues tonight in the early going and took charge from the outset for driver Jody Jamieson. Once on top, he was able to control the tempo and went on to a three-quarter ...
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I Can Only Image posts Pompano Open victory

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
I Can Only Imagine ($10.80) was able to stalk pacesetter and race favorite Gotta Go Moe and catch him in the final strides to post a neck victory Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park in the $16,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Shot to the early lead in the third race feature from post five for driver Bruce Ranger, I Can Only Imagine led the field to a brisk opening quarter mile in :26.4 with Gotta G...
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Callahan wins six, Morgan four at Dover

on 01/11/2009 12:00 AM
Floyd Bromac N continued his winning ways in the $15,000 feature pace while Hay Big Tune was the catch in the $14,000 top trot at Dover Downs on Saturday. Corey Callahan drove six winners and Tony Morgan had a four-bagger. A recent addition to the Wendy Crissman and Frank Ranaldi band of horses, Floyd Bromac N made it two in a row since arriving from New Zealand in late 2008. The Caprock-Francine ...
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Brennan scores six wins; Complex and Clyde Hirt splts contested

on 01/10/2009 12:00 AM
Driver George Brennan had his biggest night since returning from injury three months ago with a six pack of wins Friday night at the Meadowlands, including one in a Complex Series division and two Clyde Hirt Series splits.  Brennan’s momentum began in the early double as he guided He Means Business (32.20)to victory in the first race, an $18,000 Clyde Hirt division, and completed th...
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