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Watch Woodbine next Monday night for 7/8 mile races

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
In an effort to spotlight its Standardbred product, Woodbine Entertainment Group is introducing a new distance to its racing menu. Beginning December 1, every race on Monday nights through the month of December will be raced at a seven-eighths mile distance. Stakes events on those evenings will remain at the traditional one-mile distance. \"This distance is being introduced in an effort ...
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Somebeachsomewhere trains at Meadowlands

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere trained at the Meadowlands Monday morning, and trainer Brent MacGrath was pleased with the colt’s effort. “He trained super,” MacGrath said. “I went a mile in two minutes and a bit. He was strong. He came home in :27 and a piece. He was steering good, pacing good. He seems sharp and ready to go.\"   Somebeachsomewhere will start from post three in Saturday’s Bre...
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Schnittker remains hopeful for Dewey\'s Crown start

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
After going a light training mile with Deweycheatumnhowe at Goshen Historic Track Monday morning, Ray Schnittker remains hopeful of still being able to start the colt in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Schnittker earlier acknowledged the luck of not having eliminations for the 3-year-old colt trot as it was likely Deweycheatumnhowe would have been forc...
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Gregg Keidel new racing secretary at Hoosier Park

on 11/24/2008 12:00 AM
Gregg Keidel, longtime director of racing for Northfield Park, has been named racing secretary at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Keidel will step into his new role for the 2009 harness racing season, which begins Tuesday, March 24. Janice Lance has been named as assistant racing secretary. A graduate of Ohio University with a degree in journalism, Keidel began at Northfield Park, Ohio’s ...
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Shadow Play wins elim, heads for final against SBSW

on 11/23/2008 12:00 AM
Shadow Play scored a decisive victory in his elimination for the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace on Friday night at the Meadowlands, and the colt looms the biggest threat to powerhouse pacer Somebeachsomewhere in the Breeders Crown Final next Saturday, Nov. 29. Driven by David Miller, Shadow Play motored through fractions of :28, :57.3 and 1:25.4 before edging away to a 1 1/...
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Sophomore Crown finals drawn; SBSW gets 3, Dewey lands 8

on 11/23/2008 12:00 AM
The draw for the November 29 Breeders Crown finals for 3 year olds was held Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and in the rich contest for colt pacers the world champion Somebeachsomewhere landed post three after the connections of elimination winner Shadow Play selected post two. Here is the complete draw for the four Crown finals for sophomores:   3YO Colt Pace PP, Horse, Driver, Trainer...
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USTA District 6 meets in Florida

on 11/23/2008 12:00 AM
The annual meeting of the United States Trotting Association (USTA) District 6 was held Saturday afternoon at the Isle Pompano Park.   District 6 Directors John Yinger, Alan Leavitt, Jerry Haws and Jay Sears led the meeting where approximately 45 people attended. Topics discussed included the ten proposed rule changes. The major rule change of the day was the new whipping rule that would r...
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Florida bonus winners get $33,333 each

on 11/23/2008 12:00 AM
After the first race Saturday night at Pompano Park, big check presentations were made to the owners and trainers of the three Florida-sired 2 year olds that shared in the $100,000 bonus for winning all four Sire Stakes finals this season. Each set of owners got a check for $33,333.00 and the three trainers each get $3,333.00.   The three horses, all of them homebred, were Whosgoinwho...
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Muscle Hill big winner on front end

on 11/22/2008 12:00 AM
Upset winners prevailed as fields for a quartet of $700,000 Breeders Crown Championships for two-year-old trotters and pacers were decided Friday night at the Meadowlands, and post positions for the races will be drawn early Saturday evening and announced prior to the start of the racing card. Elimination winners may select their post positions for the final. Eight championship fina...
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DSBF elims held at Dover Downs

on 11/22/2008 12:00 AM
It was a night for First State sired freshmen fillies at Dover Downs on a cold Saturday as No More Games, Funny Brief and JA\'s Commando won the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 first-leg preliminary trots while Lofty Expectations, Shes Everything and Tom\'s Toy were the winning colts. Trainers George Teague and Manley Brown and their drivers Jim Morand and Vic Kirby won t...
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Winter hits Woodbine in Autumn Series elims

on 11/22/2008 12:00 AM
In what might have been the hunch play of the night, Winter Blues extended his win streak to four in capturing one of three $25,000(C) Ontario-sired Autumn Series eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The other eliminations went to Dougs Fame and West Coast invader Dinner Guest. In the opening split, Dougs Fame left sharply from post two to land in...
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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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