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Harrah\'s Chester\'s open pace is foiled again

on 11/10/2008 12:00 AM
Returning to Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack after taking the Hudson Valley Invitational, Foiled Again ($3.60) withstood heavy pressure from Palone Ranger and held off a late charge from Philos Hanover to take Sunday afternoon\'s featured $40,000 Open Pace. Allowing Philos Hanover (Cat Manzi) and Michael\'s Marvel (George Brennan) to contend the pace, Yannick Gingras sat just behind...
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Joe Parisi dies; services announced

on 11/10/2008 12:00 AM
Joseph Parisi, who bred and campaigned stakes winners Darlin\'s Delight and Hot Lead, among others, died Saturday at age 78. Parisi was president of White Birch Farm, where he kept a broodmare band and also operated a training center.   Parisi won the 1996 Meadowlands Pace with Hot Lead and in recent years has campaigned the top stakes filly Darlin\'s Delight, who he also bred. &...
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Dewey to meet fans at Historic Track in Goshen

on 11/10/2008 12:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe will greet the public, and pose for photos and pats on the nose, on Saturday at Historic Track in Goshen, New York. The \"meet and greet Dewey\" event will take place from 11 am to noon behind the track\'s grandstand.   “Dewey” was raised and has been trained in Orange County.  This will be the only chance for the public to see Dewey up close, pet him and get...
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Freshmen If I Can Dream, Explosive Mater win Matron elims

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
If I Can Dream and Explosive Matter reset world records for age, gender and gait, and Margarita Momma entered the track record book, while Ron Pierce drove four winners on a giant nine Matron Stakes elimination card on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Dover Downs. Tracy Brainard trained three winners, all for Bulletproof Enterprises; Adam Victory & Son added two Matron victories. In Matron filly elims, the...
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SBOANJ calls horsemen to meet Tuesday

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
The future of racing in central New Jersey and the current dispute over purse supplement money at Freehold are the subjects of a special meeting of horsemen called for Tuesday, November 11 at Freehold Raceway. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has called the horsemen’s meeting for 11:30 a.m. in the Freehold Paddock. “We urge all horsemen to attend,” said SBO...
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Anderson sweeps Sarah Myers for freshman pacing colts

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Illinois top 2-year-old pacing colts were on display Saturday night as a total of 18 youngsters squared off in a pair of $23,120 Sarah Myers Stake splits.   In the first division Shelley Graham’s homebred Henry Gram stormed away from the gate and proceeded to make every call a winning one in 1:54.2. Given a confident steer by driver Ryan Anderson this son of Henry Clay-Lexie Graham ...
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Striking Lindsey wins OSS Gold final at Woodbine

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Striking Lindsey overcame the outside post 10 to capture the $120,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at Woodbine, the last Gold event of the season in this division. Jody Jamieson piloted the son of Striking Sahbra - Lindsey Fireyimage for trainer Gregg McNair and got him away in mid-pack through the first quarter of :28 seconds. Poin...
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Mahdi wires field in 1:52 in Pompano feature

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
Mahdi ($4.20) and trainer/driver Joe Pavia, Jr. were much the best in capturing the $16,000 feature pace at the Isle Pompano Park Saturday, leading from start to finish in 1:52.   Starting from post five in the third race, Pavia sent Mahdi right after early race leader Armbro Dynamic (Wally Hennessey), who last week had wired the field. But Mahdi was the power horse, getting to the top by ...
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Favorites fall in Sire Stakes at Cal-Expo

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
California\'s best sophomores were spotlighted in $15,000 legs ofthe California Sire Stakes Saturday night at Cal-Expo, during which the chalk didn\'t quite walk the walk.   In the first Sire Stakes for colt trotters, trainer Bruce Clarke knew what was possible if things turned out his way against his arch rival.   \"I thought I had a shot of beating Meringue (Luke Pla...
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Muscle Mass brings $520,000 at Harrisburg Mixed Sale

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
World champion Muscle Mass topped the closing day of the Harrisburg Mixed sale with a $520,000 bid from Atlantic Trot Inc., agent. Earlier in the week the Muscle Mass colt\'s full brother topped the yearling portion of the sale with a $425,000 bid from trainer Jimmy Takter.   Undefeated in seven starts last year as a 2 year old, he won the Review Stakes at Springfield, Ill., in a world reco...
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Crazed reaches $1 million with Matron victory

on 11/09/2008 12:00 AM
The night was cool and crisp but the action was hot and heavy at Dover Downs with the 32-1 shot Bettor Sweet winning the $390,000 Progress Pace and Crazed, Stage Show and Native Bride capturing the three Matron finals on Sunday.   Cat Manzi and Bettor Sweet emerged from the pack turning for home as Rudy Rednose with Jim Morand driving led by two lengths entering the stretch. Hall ...
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Elusive Desire cruises in OSS Gold final

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Elusive Desire posted another dominant effort in winning Saturday\'s $120,000(C) Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack with a 1:57.4 victory over a track that was rated as \"good.\"   The daughter of Angus Hall-Valley Amber, with Paul MacDonell at the controls, seized control of the race almost immediately from post seven and then led at every call for...
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Bolero Talula just misses Miss Easy\'s Pompano record

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Bolero Talula ($7.80) nearly tied a 17-year-old track record at the Isle Pompano Park Friday as the 3-year-old pacing filly scored a lifetime-best record of 1:52.3 in winning the first race. Bolero Talula just missed tying the track record of 1:52.2 set by Miss Easy in winning the Breeders Crown at Pompano Park in 1991.   Wallis sent the daughter of Grinfromeartoear right to the lead ...
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Pancleefandarpels, American Lane take Yonkers features

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Sharp sorority sister Pancleefandarpels made it three consecutive victories Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $40,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Jason Bartlett did the honors from post position five for trainer Erv Miller as the 3-5 choice of the electorate was in play early. Pancleefandarpels stepped around Miss Galvinator A (Tony Morgan), grabbing the gusto past a :2...
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Spring Break shines in Meadows Preferred

on 11/08/2008 12:00 AM
Spring Break converted a comfortable pocket trip to victory Friday at The Meadows in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace for fillies and mares. With the field reduced by scratches to four, Spring Break and Mike Wilder had little trouble finding the garden spot behind 3-10 favorite Jans Luck, who took them through a torrid three panels in 1:23.1. Spring Break blew by in the stretch, downing ...
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Stacy Chiodo wins Williams final

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
Vince Copeland drove Powerful Committee to victory in the $15,500 top trot Thursday at Dover Downs while Stacy Chiodo dominated the final day of the Mildred Williams Series. Powerful Committee is owned by Joanne and Tina Clark and Cantwell Bridge Stable. The CR Commando-Mystic Virtue 4 year old took the lead at the start and was never troubled until turning down the stretch when Sugar Val...
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Dead heat in Meadows trot

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
I’m Justa Lady and Tom’s OK Lady, each a daughter of Inquirer and each a top distaff trotter at The Meadows for the past several years, were inseparable Thursday as they dead heated for win in the $25,000 Preferred Trot for fillies and mares. I’m Justa Lady shot to the front for Tony Hall, with Tom’s OK Lady and Dave Palone sitting snugly in the pocket. When the outside flow proved ...
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A track record to remember at Cal Expo

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
It may have been just a non-winners of one event, but for the connections of Foxfire Forgetful, it will be a race they will never forget. Starting from post position two in the field of nine for trainer Bruce Clarke, the just-turned 50-year-old horseman knew what was possible, providing he could get over a gate issue. \"I thought she had a shot at the 2-year-old filly track record tonight becau...
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Raceway Park closes with increases in attendance, handle

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
Raceway Park concluded its 2008 racing season by bucking the national trend with significant increases in both on-track attendance and handle during the 76-date harness meet which concluded Oct. 26. Average daily attendance increased 22 percent from last year’s figures while live handle increased over seven percent to $43,307 per performance. In addition, Raceway Park is the only track in the ...
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Expanded gaming explored again in Kentucky

on 11/07/2008 12:00 AM
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s voting in which Maryland residents approved slot machines at five sites including racetracks, Churchill Downs officials announced Thursday that they plan to purse expanded gaming in Kentucky in 2009. The state is home to three Standardbred tracks: The Red Mile, Thunder Ridge and Bluegrass Downs. \"With Maryland voters just approving slots there this week, Kentucky ...
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