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Legal action considered by SBOANJ against Freehold

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey horsemen negotiated more than $1.6 million in supplementary purse money for Freehold Raceway but may have to pursue legal options to force the track to accept the funds. The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) will take action this week to prod Freehold Raceway to accept more than $1.6 million in purse supplements.  Freehold’s corporate entit...
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Safety vests required in Ontario as of Nov. 1

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) released the following Notice to the Industry late Wednesday advising that, starting Nov. 1, all drivers programmed to race must wear a safety vest as required by the Rules of Racing.   A grace period was announced Oct. 1 by the ORC to address an issue of supply at tack shops across the province. The ORC now understands that all orders have been shi...
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Pompano battle won by a nose

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
Battleshoe Victor ($8.60) barely edged pacesetter Brick by a nose Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park in winning the $14,000 feature trot.   The race started off with Guy Gets Girl and driver Bruce Ranger going for the early lead but Brick and Mickey McNichol also wanted to get to the front on the outside and succeeded by the opening quarter mile in :27.3. Battleshoe Victor and dr...
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Gregory wins $10,000 prize in Batavia drivers challenge

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
Current Yonkers and Freehold regular Jeff Gregory is $10,000 richer, as he’s crowned the winner of the All-Star drivers challenge that ended Wednesday Night (Oct-29) at Batavia Downs Gaming. The 42-year-old Gregory began his driving career in Western New York.   Gregory’s 39 points, which he attained on Oct. 22, held up and he defeats seven other top reinsman from New York and Canada to...
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Get your exacta tickets ready for Dewey at Vernon

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe will leave from post two in Friday night\'s $20,000 Invitational Trot at Vernon Downs, with wagering on the five-horse 8th-race contest restricted to exacta, the first half of the late daily double, and the middle leg of the late pick 3.   Dewey will be making his first start since his three-heat effort in winning the Kentucky Futurity Oct. 4 at The Red Mile, wit...
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Indiana Downs to host Grey Ghost Halloween Pacing Derby

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs is adding a touch of Halloween spirit Friday night, October 31 with its second annual Grey Ghost Pacing Derby. The $10,000 contest for grey or roan horses, slated as the ninth race on the program, has attracted a group of eight. Evening Snow, an 11-year-old Admirals Galley mare, is the veteran of the field. Leased and trained by Dick James, Evening Snow will start from post fiv...
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More than 100 people attend SRF open house

on 10/30/2008 2:00 AM
On October 26 more than 100 people traveled to Hamilton, New Jersey, to celebrate the Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s (SRF) second annual Open House. During the celebration, horse lovers of all ages were treated to a barn full of happy Standardbreds, all of whom feasted on lots of apples and carrots.   Humans attending the festivities were treated to demonstrations of Standardbred ve...
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Cruzin into the Dover winner\'s circle

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Cruzin Foralivin N lived up to her name scoring a 1:54.2 victory in the $26,000 Open while Ireneonthemove and Ashleys Lucky Lady notched impressive wins in $18,000 filly and mare paces over a windy track label as \"good\" at Dover Downs on Tuesday. Corey Callahan had a driving triple. Mike Cole registered his second win of the day piloting Joe Muscara\'s Cruzin Foralivin N (Live Or D...
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Stars out in force at Dover for Progress Pace elims, Matrons

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Dover Downs\' 2008 stakes season opens with a bang on Sunday with two divisions each of four major stakes events--the $400,000 (est.) Progress Pace and three rich Matron Stakes--all for 3 year olds.   Badland Nitro leads in of two $35,000 divisions of the Dover Downs flagship feature, the Progress Pace. Brian Sears will drive from post one. Stakes winners Moon Beam (Daniel Dube), San...
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Eight Virginia championships to be decided at Colonial Saturday

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
The best Virginia-bred trotters and pacers will settle eight championships in the Virginia Harness Day of Champions on Saturday, the richest day of Standardbred racing in the Old Dominion with $362,150 up for grabs on a 13-race card. Marita E. Berglund’s Jamas will likely be the heaviest favorite of the day in the $39,300 two-year-old colt and gelding trot. The Dream Vacation colt won t...
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Enough Talk\'s supplemental Am-Nat start to be last race of year

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer and co-owner Peter Kleinhans has told harnessracing.com that Enough Talk—who recently became the first trotter to break the 1:50 barrier—will be a $16,000 supplement to Saturday’s $190,000 American National for older trotters at Balmoral Park. The start will be the final appearance of the year for the 5-year-old son of Enjoy Lavec who is in the shadow of reaching the $1-million ...
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Prayer answered in slop at The Meadows

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Pembroke Prayer showed a fondness for the slop Tuesday at The Meadows when he moved strongly through the stretch to capture the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot. Pembroke Prayer dueled for the early lead with Dyno Trevor, eventually yielding and settling into the pocket. He had a few anxious moments when the first-over Prism K challenged Dyno Trevor and threatened to pin Pembroke Prayer on the py...
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Philos Hanover, Native Bride, In Focus honored in Pennsylvania

on 10/29/2008 2:00 AM
Pacers Native Bride and Philos Hanover and trotter In Focus were recently selected as award winners for their 2008 contributions to Pennsylvania harness racing by the Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association. The 3-year-old pacing filly Native Bride earned not only Sire Stakes Pacer of the Year honors, but was also selected as overall Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Horse of the...
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Unsafe track conditions forces Woodbine to cancel after 4th

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack was forced to cancel Monday night\'s program following the fourth race due to unsafe track conditions. The track conditioner suffered a breakdown just prior to race five which was the OSS Gold final for 3-year-old filly pacers. A portion of the track was left damaged and after consultation between track officials, horsemen and the Ontario Racing Commission judges, it was deem...
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Frog Juice squeezes out win at Dover

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Frog Juice, the only 3 year old in the field, subdued seven seasoned rivals to win the first $26,000 Open of the new Dover Downs season on Monday. Tony Morgan added three wins; trainer Josh Green also had a triple. The 1:51.2 win by Frog Juice was the fourth in a row for the George Teague trainee bred and owned by Gary and Barbara Iles of Harrington, Del. It was Jim Morand\'s second winning dr...
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Tarver Hanover overcomes first-over trip to win at Meadows

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Tarver Hanover, who typically races at or near the front, showed versatility and heart Monday at The Meadows, when he came first-over to capture the $25,000 Preferred Pace. When Tarver Hanover got away fourth, Tony Hall toyed with the idea of a quarter-pole move, but ducked back to the pylons when Hennessy Hanover and Dave Palone got the jump--and the lead. Tarver Hanover moved decisively down t...
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OSS Gold 3FP final rescheduled for Thursday

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
As a result of the cancellation of the last five races at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday, the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly pacers will now be contested as the 12th race on the Thursday, Oct. 30 card at Woodbine. Details of the rescheduled race are as follows: Event:3yoFP OSS Gold final New Date: Thursday, October 30 Race Number: 12 Post time: 10:59 p.m. P...
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Deweycheatumnhowe to race at Vernon Downs Halloween night

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic and Kentucky Futurity champion Deweycheatumnhowe has drawn post two for his return to Vernon Downs on Friday night. The three-time millionaire will line up behind the Vernon Downs’ starting gate in the eighth race of the night with co-owner, trainer, and usual driver Ray Schnittker at the controls.   Dewey will line up against four other competitors...
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Winter is back! Snow prompts Monticello to cancel Tuesday

on 10/28/2008 2:00 AM
Due to an unexpected heavy early season snowstorm in New York’s southern Catskill Mountains the Tuesday racing program at Monticello Raceway had to be canceled. Racing will resume on Wednesday with first post set for 1:10 p.m. (Monticello)
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Manzi reunited with Philos Hanover and the win felt so good

on 10/27/2008 2:00 AM
Philos Hanover and Cat Manzi made it a special reunion Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack in the $40,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Philos Hanover left sharply from post five and controlled the pace with Toucam Sam (Eric Goodell) and Cinderella Guy (Daniel Dube) stalking behind. Cinderella Guy brushed to the front after a :26.4 first quarter leaving Philos Hanover with the ga...
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