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Crouch, Leavitt, Rooney elected to Living Hall of Fame

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Tom Crouch, Alan J. Leavitt and Timothy J. Rooney have been elected to harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). In addition, New Jersey racing consultant and legislative lobbyist Leon Zimmerman, and the multi-tasked John Berry, who has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years, have been elected by USHWA members to ...
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Seven to challenge Dewey in World Trotting Derby

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe will start from post five when he faces seven other foes in Saturday’s $565,000 World Trotting Derby at the DuQuoin State Fair.   The Hambletonian winner will be seeking to extend his career unbeaten streak to 17 in the Derby. Among those who will be attempting to hand Dewey his first defeat is Clerk Magistrate, who finished fifth in the Hambletonian, but comes to D...
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Enough Talk has a lot to say about the Breeders Crown

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Actions have spoken louder than words for Enough Talk, one of four New Jersey-sired trotters heading into the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Mohawk Raceway.   The 5-year-old gelding, a New Jersey-sired son of Enjoy Lavec, won the Breeders Crown Elimination in 1:51.1, a lifetime best which equaled the Canadian record set by Mr Muscleman.   “I just let (dri...
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Monticello making wagering easier for slots players

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Monticello Gaming and Raceway has recently made a concerted effort to integrate video gaming machines (VGMs) with their horse racing product, and thus make it easier for racing fans to play the horses while enjoying the video games. The addition of a multitude of TVs strategically placed throughout the entire facility enables the gaming players to watch the live racing product whenever the races...
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Top Hoosier trotter headed to Du Quoin

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana resident Larry Miller has never traveled to Du Quoin’s historic oval, but the 67-year-old owner plans to take a shot at victory in the World Trotting Derby with sophomore gelding ABC Mercedes. Participating alone will be the opportunity of a lifetime for Miller, but he also hopes to represent Indiana well.   “I’m definitely excited about it. When I get excited, I tend to ...
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Hartmann increases winnng streak to seven in KYSS

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Hartmann, a Like A Prayer half brother to the $1.8-million winner Cameron Hall, continues to do nothing wrong as he posted his seventh win in as many career starts Sunday night at The Red Mile, capturing his $25,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes division with a 1:55.2 effort. The 3-year-old trotter made just four baby races last fall for trainer Jimmy Takter, and has since changed connections and is i...
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Golden Receiver finds Tioga winner\'s circle

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver chalked up a new track record at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon for 3-year old gelding pacers with a new lifetime mark of 1:51.4. Sean McAleese was in the sulky for breeder, owner, and trainer Nina Simmonds.   It was the fourth win in six lifetime starts for the son of Village Jove out of the Towner’s Big Guy mare Royal Gold. With the winner’s share of the $10,700 New Y...
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Chalk talks in Carney elims

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Two very short-priced favorites proved victorious in the brace of eliminations for the Joseph Carney Memorial Trot at Rockingham Park on Sunday, and moved on to the race\'s $50,000 final at The Rock next week.   In the first of the $17,500 eliminations, Scorpion Moon (Armbro Scorpion-Angie’s Nugget) raced exactly as is expected of a 1-9 shot, while besting five other trotters in the fiel...
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Pa. Fair Sire Stakes championships to remain at The Meadows

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
After reconsideration by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships will be held at The Meadows racetrack on Oct. 6-10, as originally scheduled. \"Upon further reflection,\" director of harness racing Anton J. Leppler said, \"it was decided that holding these finals at The Meadows will be in the best interest of the Pennsylvania fair horsemen...
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Canada\'s Clare MacDonald hurt in race accident

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Canadian Clare MacDonald, the winningest female driver in that country’s history, remained hospitalized Monday after suffering a concussion and injured ribs in a race accident at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, New Brunswick Saturday. MacDonald, 46, is the only female Canadian-based driver to win more than 1,000 races, having driven 1,072 career winners.   MacDonald reportedly was ...
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Don Irvine Jr. suspended in Indiana

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran driver Don Irvine Jr. was taken off his mounts at Indiana Downs Saturday, Aug. 23, and his license has been suspended by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC).   Irvine, racing on a probationary license, will be unable to drive while the IHRC and Indiana Gaming Commission investigate an incident which occurred last week at Hoosier Park’s casino.   Indiana Downs pr...
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SBSW still favored in second Jug Future pool

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Although trainer and co-owner Brent MacGrath has repeatedly stated he was not entering Somebeachsomewhere in next month’s Little Brown Jug, bettors wagering in the second Jug Future pool have made that world-champion 3-year-old colt pacer the 5-2 favorite, with the field (all other 3 year olds not currently eligible to the Jug) the second choice at odds of 5-1. Recent Battle of the Brandywine an...
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Conrads Epilog Wins Sweden’s E3 Final In Upset

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Conrads Epilog, a 3-year-old son of Rite On Line (Supergill), has captured the E3 final, one of the important European stakes for trotters his age. Raced at Sweden’s Romme track Saturday, Aug. 16, he came from off the pace to score in a mile rate of 1:56.2, defeating Boulder Classico, who also made a late rally to be second.   With a purse of approximately $127,000 to the winner, the...
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Kentucky bans anabolic steroids

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Thursday unanimously approved banning the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, with the rules likely to go into effect the first week of September with Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature as an emergency regulation. Under the new regulations, the anabolic steroids boldenone, nandrolone and testosterone will be considered Class B substances, which carry tou...
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Favorites take two of three ISS divisions at Indy Downs

on 08/24/2008 2:00 AM
The third round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacers headlined racing at Indiana Downs Saturday, August 23. Favorite EJs Copperstone won the $15,120 division for fillies while sons of I Scoot Hanover swept the two $12,000 pacing colt splits. Coming off her first loss of the season, ISS champion EJs Copperstone rebounded nicely Saturday night, wiring the field for trainer Steve Gray...
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Margarita Momma equals Indy Downs record in Kentuckiana win

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Margarita Momma equaled the Indiana Downs track record for freshman filly trotters Friday night, winning her $70,225 division of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management stakes in 1:56.3. Trainer Jan Johnson sat behind the Yankee Glide filly, a third-place finisher in the $523,600 Merrie Annabelle final. The Shelbyville oval played host to four Kentuckiana contests. Starting from post four, the 4-5 fa...
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Mya Tri wins 19th straight in lifetime best 1:56.1

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Trotting phenomenon Mya Tri kept her perfect record intact Friday night, August 22 in Indiana Sires Stakes competition at Indiana Downs. The sophomore filly won her 19th career start handily in 1:56.1, a new lifetime best. She was driven by Walter Haynes Jr., who co-owns the three year old with breeder Bob Wientjes. “She’s really sharp right now,” said Haynes. “She was a little tired in t...
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Built By Lindy wins Scioto feature in 1:58.2

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Built By Lindy, a 3-year-old half-brother to the noted stallion Lindy Lane, trotted away with the feature trot on Friday at Scioto Downs for trainer-driver Kenny Kidd. He won by 2-1/2 lengths in a time of 1:58.2 for the mile. Pegafest went to the front at the start of the race, followed by Tommy G as Kidd tucked Built By Lindy in third place. Kidd pulled his trotter to the outside in the third q...
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Conway Hall offspring sweep 3YO events at Yonkers

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
The state\'s marquee 3-year-old colts and geldings inundated Yonkers Raceway Friday night for the $236,883 New York Sire Stakes White Plains Trot. All four winners were sons of Conway Hall. Four Starz Speed (Stephane Bouchard, $6.40) walked around the oval in the first ($59,770) division for a fourth consecutive victory. He easily held the was-gonna-be-a-Yonkers-Trot-winner Holiday Credit (Jim Mo...
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Supplement starting to pay off as mare wins Crown elim

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Lyle MacArthur and the supplemental entry Southwind Madonna made their intentions clear by charging to the lead and holding off all challengers to tie the Mohawk track record of 1:49.3 in the Breeders Crown elimination for mare pacers.   MacArthur pinched off a pylon-skimming bid in the final strides by Darlin’s Delight driven by Yannick Gingras, ensuring the chance to choose his post...
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