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Freshman Breeders Crown finals drawn

on 11/22/2008 12:00 AM
Post positions for the 2-year-old Breeders Crown finals at the Meadowlands Saturday night, Nov. 29, were drawn at the Big M, and here are the fields:  
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11-year-old gelding wins in a breeze at Dover

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Breeze Hill Will, the oldest horse in a field of eight geldings, scored a 1:56.4 victory to win the $15,000 feature trot on a chilly Thursday night at Dover Downs. An 11 year old by the ill-fated King Conch from B Cor Willshedo, Breeze Hill Will and Tony Morgan wore down front-trotting Myrhythmofthenight (Vic Kirby) in deep stretch to win the feature trot. While only his second win of the ...
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Bob\'s Minute Maid overcomes post eight at Maywood

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
The Chicago circuit’s top distaffer Bob’s Minute Maid made a successful switch to Maywood Park’s half-miler and captured the $14,000 She’s A Great Lady Open for fillies and mares Thursday night in front-end fashion despite being handicapped with the outside eight slot.   The venerable 8-year-old mare, trained and driven by Mike Oosting, had to work a bit to get command from the ...
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I\'m justa winner at The Meadows

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
I’m Justa Lady worked out comfortable fractions on the lead and cruised to victory--her 56th career win--in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot Thursday at The Meadows.   Tony Hall sent I’m Justa Lady through a :58.3 first half over a track rated \"good.\" The outside challengers were ineffective, allowing the 7-year-old daughter of Inquirer-Quite Becoming to ...
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Indiana honors Hoosier Park\'s Pat Wood

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Pat Wood, who became involved in harness racing in 1995 when Hoosier Park was just one year old, has been presented with the 2008 Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) Chairman’s Award. IHRC Chairman Sarah McNaught made the presentation to Wood at the beginning of the monthly racing meeting in the Government Center in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday. Wood, a longtime hors...
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USTA denies Case a license

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
The United States Trotting Association has denied Walter Case Jr. a membership license, although some racing jurisdictions do not require that a participant have a USTA license.   The rejection of Case\'s membership was a part of the USTA\'s regulatory posting on Friday. The ruling reads as follows: \"Membership denied pursuant to the provisions of Article 1, Section 3(a) of the A...
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Celebrity Secret wins qualifier, to stand at Kentuckiana in NJ

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot contenter Celebrity Secret qualified in 1:56.4 at the Meadowlands Friday morning, and later Kentuckiana Farms issued a press release stating that the colt will stand at stud at Kentuckiana of New Jersey in 2009.   Celebrity Secret presently has career earnings of $1,099,663 and a mark of 1:52.3. This year Celebrity Secret has earned the dis...
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Case wins return aboard 1-9 favorite at Plainridge

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Climbing back into the sulky for the first time in 65 months, Walter Case Jr returned a winner Friday afternoon at Plainridge Racecourse, scoring a victory in the track\'s first race on the card with the 2-year-old pacing filly Lady Wyvern.   Case, who had not driven since June 22, 2003, when he won at Rockingham Park, was recently released from an Ohio prison where he served slightly ...
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Deweycheatumnhowe still possible for Breeders Crown

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Ray Schnittker told The Horseman Friday afternoon that he is still optimistic his star 3-year-old colt trotter, Deweycheatumnhowe, will start in next weekend’s Breeders Crown final at the Meadowlands after the colt was taken to the Cornell University Veterinary Clinic on Thursday after he spiked a temperature.   “He’s a little better. Put it this way, if he was a $15,000 claimer ...
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Goshen selling holiday wreaths

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track, the world’s oldest harness track, is selling holiday wreaths as a fundraising event. The wreaths may be reserved ahead of time and picked up at the track office.    The public is welcome to purchase the wreaths Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the track office located under the grandstand.   In addition, the wreaths will be available during...
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Illinois bill will give horsemen $90 million over three years

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Thursday the Illinois General Assembly passed the second bill in two years that would provide for the horse racing industry to receive three percent of the adjusted gross revenue from the four most profitable riverboat casinos in the state over the next three years. It is estimated that the legislation will provide $30 million a year for horse racing in the Prairie State.   “It was a good...
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No Isle of Capri, Mack Lobell; Pompano to add late-closers

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Pompano Park announced Friday it would not hold its signature races this winter, the Isle of Capri Pacing Series, the Mack Lobell Trotting Series and the Frances Dodge Van Lennep Pacing Series, due to the additional expenses incurred from the purse account. Instead, the track will hold 10 new late-closing stakes series, some very similar to the prior major stakes events. The new series...
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Ohio commission meets; rules on TB dates, harness licensee

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
The longstanding feud between Thoroughbred horsemen and tracks in Ohio played out before the Ohio State Racing Commission on Friday while Standardbred horsemen and track officials looked on as spectators.   River Downs in Cincinnati requested two Thoroughbred and 14 Quarter Horse dates for 2009. The commission rejected the request for only two Thoroughbred dates, but approved the Quarter Ho...
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Takter switches to Campbell behind Lantern Kronos for Crown

on 11/21/2008 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown eliminations for 2 year olds will go postward Friday night at the Meadowlands with the 3 year olds taking to the track Saturday, but on Friday morning several eligibles who didn\'t have races this weekend competed in qualifiers at the Big M, including Lantern Kronos and new driver John Campbell.   Lantern Kronos romped home a 13-length winner in 1:56.3 with Campbell aboard fo...
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Trotter is a pain in the............Pompano winner\'s circle

on 11/20/2008 12:00 AM
Cool weather has been hanging around the Sunshine State but driver Andy Santeramo and EW Royal Pain turned up the heat in Pompano Park\'s Wednesday night\'s $12,500 claiming trot for a purse of $7,300 to win in 1:59.4 with a payoff of $42.40.   Doc’s All Class and Bruce Ranger were quickest off the gate to command the trotters through fractions of .29.2, 1:00 and 1:29.3. Santeramo a...
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A Dover win with a little extra sauce

on 11/20/2008 12:00 AM
Sauce Two K became the first three-time winning trotter at Dover Downs this meet as Corey Callahan piloted the Valley Victory-Colors Of The Wind gelding to his 12th win of the year Wednesday in the $26,000 Open Handicap. Richard Johnson who conditions the 4 year old, now a winner of $173,391 this season.   Joey The Jet JT (Tony Morgan) battled the winner the length of the stretch and...
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Dewey at Cornell with throat abcess; might miss Crown

on 11/20/2008 12:00 AM
According to a report on theharnessedge.com web site, a \"freakish abcess\" in the throat of Deweycheatumnhowe could result in him being scratched from next Saturday night\'s $500,000 Breeders Crown, and the colt is at Cornell University in New York for a diagnosis.   The web site said trainer Ray Schnittker shipped the 3-year-old colt to Cornell. The harnessedge.com story reads...
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Dover Dolly upsets at Dover

on 11/19/2008 12:00 AM
Longshot Dover Dolly won the $22,000 winners-over pace for fillies and mares while Ladyfield and Emma Rose Ben copped the sub-feature events at Dover Downs on Tuesday.   Victor Kirby moved Dover Dolly three wide on the far turn and then proceeded to overtake the leaders in the stretch to get up at the wire in 1:54.4 at 27-1 odds. The winner of the $100,000 DSBF filly final at Harring...
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Palone sets new win mark at The Meadows

on 11/19/2008 12:00 AM
Dave Palone broke his own record for wins at The Meadows in a season when he piloted Fox Valley Thor to victory in the ninth race on Tuesday\'s card. It was victory number 729 for Palone at The Meadows this year, and it enabled him to eclipse the mark of 728 he established in 2000.   Palone, harness racing\'s third leading driver by wins all-time, didn\'t stop with the record-setter as...
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Scott Smith, brother of Ohio breeders, dies at 49

on 11/19/2008 12:00 AM
Scott A. Smith, 49, the brother of Standardbred breeders Senena Esty and Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, died Nov. 16, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Smith was a self-employed farmer for many years. He was born April 11, 1959, in Newark, Ohio, to Roger M. and Patricia Ann (Holton) Smith. He was an Eden Township trustee and a member of Eden Church of Christ, Utica FFA Alumni, Licking County Cattlemen\'s A...
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