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Five Grassroots divisions contested at Western Fair

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing filly Stonebridge Breeze cruised to an effortless victory in the last of five Grassroots divisions at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening. In rein to Doug McNair, the Camluck miss accelerated away from Post 1 and commanded the race from start to finish, reaching the wire one and three-quarter lengths ahead of Kesons Avaia and Quality Goods in 1:58.4. The win was the third this ...
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No whips? Indiana Downs to offer innovative races

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
When Indiana Downs draws for its Saturday, October 18 card, the program could include several innovative races where the drivers will compete without the use of whips. The new condition sheet, which was released Saturday, offers six overnight races that could be held without whips. Should whips be prohibited in any of the races, the purses will be enhanced. According to Indiana Downs presidi...
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Happy Dreamer wins NJSS final in record time

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller fired Happy Dreamer off the gate, grabbed the lead before the quarter and held on for a neck victory in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing fillies, the seventh race on October 11 at Freehold Raceway. The McArdle – I’m Not Dreamin filly paced the mile in 1:53.1, equaling her own stakes record effort in the first round of the NJSS on September ...
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Florida Sale Stakes at Pompano Park

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Both divisions of the Florida Sale Stakes early non-wagering races for two-year-old Florida-Bred colt & gelding pacers set new lifetime marks Saturday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park. Storming Howard (Bruce Ranger) won the $14,300 first division in 1:54.4, taking his bankroll over $37,000.  The Mannart Howard-Keriann Hanover gelding hit the first turn and went right to th...
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James Dancer splits to Sailing Cruise, Brother Ray

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway played host to a pair of $137,375 James Dancer Memorial splits for sophomore pacing colts Saturday afternoon, October 11. Sailing Cruise nipped favorite Bullville Powerful in the first division in 1:51.4 while Brother Ray claimed the second split in 1:51.3 Yannick Gingras and Bullville Powerful gunned to the lead from the outside post in the first division as Sailing Cruise and J...
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Enough Talk wins Patriot in world record 1:49.3 performance

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Enough Talk became the first trotter in harness racing history to break the 1:50 barrier with a dominant 1:49.3 score in the $100,000 Patriot Invitational Saturday night at Colonial Downs. Enough Talk swept to the lead in upper stretch and simply cruised home for driver Ron Pierce to win by 8 1/2-lengths over two-time defending Patriot champion Vivid Photo.  The record clocking was set up b...
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Artimattateslife narrowly captures Courageous Lady

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Favored Artimatteslife ($3.00) won the $122,500 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park Saturday night, moving to the outside and engaging in a duel with leader Slaley for the final 3/8 of a mile before prevailing by a head in 1:54. Artimittateslife took the lead at three-quarters, but Slaley battled back to regain a short lead at the head of the stretch before driver Brett Miller found another ge...
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Yonkers feature to Pacific Renegade

on 10/11/2008 2:00 AM
Pacific Renegade (Jordan Stratton) was a Yonkers Raceway pocket winner Saturday night, taking the featured $32,000 Preferred Handicap Pace. Ordered to begin from post position No. 3, Pacific Renegade sat behind J P Jackpot (Pat Berry) through intervals of  :27.4, 57.3 and 1:25.4.  J P Jackpot, having dealt with an uncovered Predator DVM (Dan Dube), was a length-and-a-half to the good tur...
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Goldstar Rose going after $100,000 bonus

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Goldstar Rosie takes on eight rivals in her quest towards a $100,000 bonus as she heads the $26,250 Florida Sale Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies Friday at the Isle Pompano Park.   Goldstar Rosie is the 2-1 morning line favorite for driver Dan Clements after posting a lifetime best 1:54.4 triumph in the Sunshine State Stakes Final. She is the only filly in the field still eligible fo...
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Fern Paquet Jr. hits milestone at Vernon

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Fern Paquet Jr. reached the 2,000-win milestone after teaming the trotter Ginsigna to a 2:00.2 tally in Thursday’s first race at Vernon Downs. The pocket-sitting journey also gave the 4-year-old gelding his third season’s score for owner-trainer Peter Krawec.   In other Vernon action on Thursday night, Scorpion Moon returned to his home track and captured the featured trot.&nb...
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Standardbred Retirement Foundation open house set for Oct. 26

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is celebrating its first anniversary at its Hamilton, New Jersey, boarding facility, and the Foundation invites all of its members and supporters to come out and see what they have helped make possible on Sunday, October 26.   The SRF facility farm comes complete with office space, a large barn with 10 stalls, spacious indoor and outdoor are...
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Ron Dancer to recognize Tom Luchento

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer (R-District 30) will recognize Tom Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, for his vigorous efforts to the help people in the harness racing industry.  Dancer will honor Luchento at his legislative campaign reception scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 22 in the Renaissance Room at Freehold Race...
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20 percent interest in Badlands Hanover sold

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
John and Patricia C. Celii have announced the sale of a 20 percent interest in the Badlands Hanover Syndicate to Eric Cherry and Mark Gold’s Doc’s Farm.  This follows the recent announcement that Badlands Hanover will be moved from Delaware to Winbak Farm in Ontario, Canada beginning with the 2009 breeding season.   “I am extremely pleased to become a member of the Badlands Hanov...
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Frankie\'s Dream wins Babic Filly Preview

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Frankie’s Dream won the $10,000 Lou Babic Memorial Filly Preview in 1:56.3 on Friday at Freehold Raceway, and should she capture next week’s final, she would match her full sister, Happy Dreamer, who accomplished the same feat for the same team in 2007. All eight of the Preview entrants will advance to the $82,410 Babic Filly Final, the co-feature with the $128,875 Babic O...
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Muscle Shirt beats the boys to take New Jersey Futurity crown

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Shirt, the only filly in the field of eight, was on the lead at every call to win the $51,390 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old trotters, the featured seventh race on October 10 at Freehold Raceway. The New Jersey Futurity is restricted to offspring of New Jersey stallions and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Muscle Shirt, driven by J...
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Goldstar Rosie one step closer to $100,000 bonus

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacer Goldstar Rosie ($2.60) posted her sixth win out of seven starts on Friday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park, capturing the $26,250 Florida Sale Stake for fillies. Driver Dan Clements moved Goldstar Rosie quickly from mid-pack to take the early lead and paced over to the quarter in .28.  With Bling (Mel Turcotte) settling in the pocket, Clements steered the fi...
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Luc Ouellette reaches 8,000 win plateau

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Luc Ouellette joined some very elite company when he reined home his 8,000th career winner on Friday night, October 10 at Woodbine Racetrack. The veteran pilot came into the night just one win away from the milestone and got it done in the seventh race aboard trotter Longbeach Tuffy, although the final outcome was in doubt right up until the finish. In fact, Longbeach Tuffy hit the wire in a...
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Jug champion wins in stakes record performance

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
In one of the most gutsy winning performances in the 26 year history of Maywood Park’s Windy City Pace, Shadow Play overcame a rugged trip Friday night and overtook Badlands Nitro in the late going to nail down a head victory in a stakes record time of 1:50.4. The 4-5 favorite had to race parked outside of Badlands Nitro for the last half mile and when asked, still had another gear, going ...
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Bettis, Real Espresso win PA Fair Finals; new mark for Go On BB

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
Forced wide prematurely, Bettis turned the three path into the “Bus Lane” as he captured the $20,000 Pennsylvania Fair Final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Friday at The Meadows. Chasing front-ending Valentine De Vie down the backside, Bettis was trapped behind stalled cover when trainer/driver David Wade sent him wide. “I had to get out from behind that horse -- it was getting...
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Another Yonkers victory for Miss Galvinator A

on 10/10/2008 2:00 AM
A week ago, the standout mare Miss Galvinator A ran roughshod over her rivals to become a  millionairess. Friday night, replete with her new seven-figure figure, she did it again. Miss Galvinator A, rejoining Yonkers Raceway\'s adult table, rolled home in the $40,000 co-featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. With Tony Morgan doing the honors from post position No. 4, this Miss--the 7-5...
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