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Kadealia upsets Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly trot in 1:56.1

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
In another Breeders Crown upset, 75-1 Kadealia skimmed the pylons in deep stretch and captured the $500,000 3-year-old filly trot in 1:56.1, defeating Poster Pin Up and Stage Show, who were second and third, respectively.   Tim Tetrick and Kadealia shot to the lead from post seven and passed the quarter in :29.3, then was shuffled back as Lantern Kronos took the lead followed by Creamy Mimi...
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Muscle Hill sets 1:53.3 world record in 2 YO Colt trot

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
Muscle Hill locked up divisional honors with a world record performance in the $700,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, drawing away in the lane for a 1:53.3 victory over the previously undefeated Explosive Matter and Ron Pierce. Federal Flex and Jody Jamieson were third.   Muscle Hill got away fourth as Keystone Activator took the field to the quarter in :28.2, then as Jam...
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A And G\'sconfusion rallies for 1:51 win in 3 YO filly pace

on 11/29/2008 12:00 AM
A And G’s Confusion, a world champion and Dan Patch award winner last year, only had three wins in 15 starts coming into the $610,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-oldfilly pace. But with David Millerr aboard, she sprinted past the field in deep stretch and scored a 1:51 victory over Tug River Princes with Native Bride third.   The winner was the leader out of the gait, but relinquished the lead ...
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Dowd says changing conditions is possible

on 11/28/2008 12:00 AM
Earlier this month officials from 12 harness tracks met to discuss a proposal from Standardbred breeder, owner and harness track owner Jeff Gural calling for amending the conditions of many major stakes races so horses stay on the track beyond their 3-year-old season. Many believe changing conditions is a longshot, but Dennis Dowd, senior vice president of racing at the Meadowlands, told New York ...
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Tests for Crown horses come back negative

on 11/28/2008 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has informed The Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society that all blood tests of horses entered in the $4.9 million Breeders Crown races Saturday were negative. New Jersey racetracks. EPO, or Epogen by its brand, is believed to increase the number of red blood cells by allowing more oxygen to enter the muscles, reducing fatigue. Human athletes have been known to...
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Kentuckiana to relocate some stallions

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that it is moving its top trotting sire Yankee Glide from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, and plans to stand other stallions in Pennsylvania next year as well.   In addition to Yankee Glide, Classic Photo will be relocated to Pennsylvania as well and both stallions will join Western Terror and Christian Cullen at Walnridge Farm of Pennsylvania ...
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Schnittker trains Dewey; says colt is good to go in Crown

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
“We’re going,” said trainer-driver Ray Schnittker Wednesday morning about his top 3-year-old trotting colt Deweycheatumnhowe. “I trained him today and he seemed good. I would say he was about 80 percent better than he was before so that’s a really good sign. I trained him a mile about 2:05, and he came a real good last half.  And he’s feeling good and in good shape.\"   ...
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Driver changes for Breeders Crown

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
High noon on Wednesday was scratch time for the Saturday Breeders Crown championship races at the Meadowlands, and the only changes relate to drivers. The driver changes are as follows.   In Race 2, the $700,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Trot, Ron Pierce will drive #8, I Wanted Wings.  Also, the trainer of #3 All Star Hanover should be Joe Holloway, not Marcus Johansson.   In...
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Napoleon carries breeder\'s legacy in Crown

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
It will be a bittersweet moment for Sid Korn when Napoleon lines up behind the starting gate in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Trot on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The colt represents a lifetime of racing hopes and dreams for Korn, ones he had hoped to share with his longtime partner, Alvin Jacobson. It was Jacobson who had insisted they breed Napoleon’s mother to ...
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Equipment change for Art Colony in Crown final

on 11/26/2008 12:00 AM
Almost two months ago, trainer Casie Coleman was predicting that Art Colony might be the horse that could take British businessman Tom Hill to a “big dance,” and her prediction has proven true as the colt earned a spot in the $700,000 Breeders Crown for 2-Year-Old Colt Pacers.   Despite being saddled with post 10, Art Colony, driven by Tim Tetrick, is rated the 4-1 second choi...
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Karpathos wins trot feature at Pompano

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
Karpathos, named for the famous Greek island, rewarded his backers at odds of 7-1 in capturing the $16,000 Open Trot Monday in 1:56.3 at the Isle Pompano Park.   The fifth race feature saw Karpathos and driver Denis St Pierre out duel K M Sweet Dreams (Joe Pavia, Jr.) and Carrie’s Credit (Anthony Napolitano) for the early lead to the opening quarter mile in :27.3.   It was t...
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Verle & Demona Barrett die in auto accident

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
Longtime horse owner Verle Dwight Barrett, 73, of Dayton, Pa., died in an automobile accident Friday. His wife, Demona (Detamore) Barrett, 74, was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh for treatment but later died as a result of injuries sustained in the same accident. Mr. Barrett was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Dayton, Pa., to Raymond and Olive (...
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Cal Expo receives harness dates for 2009

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
Fresh off the good news of the first million-dollar handle for the current fall meet this past Friday night, the California Exposition & State Fair (Cal-Expo) announced its 2009 harness dates.   “We are pleased to announce that Cal-Expo will continue to offer harness racing in 2009,” said Dave Elliott, Assistant General Manager and Director of Racing for Cal-Expo.  “In a...
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Dusty Stillings dies in Ohio at age 59

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
Phillip \"Dusty\" Stillings, who worked with his brother Dick\'s racing stable at The Meadows in past years, died Saturday in Mount Vernon, Ohio, at age 59.   Stillings died of an apparent heart attack at the Knox Community Hospital. He worked as a truck driver for Smithleisler Meats in Mount Vernon.   He is survived by his wife Connie; two sons, Sean and Charlie; two grandchildren; ...
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Notjustaprettyface gives Chupps another Crown chance

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
She is more than a pretty face, this pacing filly named Notjustaprettyface, who will be competing in the $700, Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   The pacing filly has banked nearly $261,000 for owners Merv and Kelly Chupp of Crete, IL, and will have a chance to add to that bankroll her Crown race, which is one of the eight finals worth a...
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Some say Maritime stars boost local handle

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
A thousand miles away from the bright lights of Broadway and the incandescent oval that is the Meadowlands Racetrack sit the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, collectively known as The Maritimes, and many of them will be following the action at the Meadowlands Saturday night to watch several of their native sons in action. The region’s 1.8 million residen...
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Monticello looking for those seeking world record

on 11/25/2008 12:00 AM
How would you like to own a world record?  Well it could be as easy as winning the Monticello Marathon on Monday afternoon, Dec. 15, when the track will offer a 1-3/4 mile trot in which the current world record on a half-mile track is 3:45.2.   The current world mark  is owned by a trotter named Poppa IM, who was driven to victory by Jack Rice at Monticello Raceway on  D...
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Harrah\'s Chester cuts purses 15 percent

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack has enacted an across-the-board purse cut of approximately 15 percent, track officials have announced. These reductions were determined in cooperation with the track’s horsemen’s group, the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, and will be reflected in the track’s next condition sheet.   “Business volumes, both in the casino an...
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Pacer was foiled again by Philos Hanover

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
Following Foiled Again nearly the entire mile, Philos Hanover ($17.60) prevailed in Sunday\'s Open Handicap Pace at Harrah\'s Chester, using a late turn of speed to cap a 1:51.0 performance. After clearing Total Truth (Tim Tetrick) and Three of Spades (Jonathan Roberts) on the first turn with Philos Hanover, Cat Manzi yielded the lead to Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras) just past an initial ...
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Dover hosts DSBF legs for 2 year olds

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
It was the colt and gelding 2-year-olds night in Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first-leg preliminaries at Dover Downs on Sunday as Mr. Wiggles, Gentlemen Heir and Sgt. Charlie won the $20,000 paces while Collect The Brass and Outdoor Action were DSBF trot winners. Collect The Brass turned in a sparkling 1:58.3 victory in the first DSBF colt trot. Carlo Poliseno wasted no...
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