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Katie\'s Kiss scores in NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Katie’s Kiss extended her winning streak to three with a victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes-Green Acres for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. Jeff Gregory was at the lines as the daughter of Muscles Yankee held the lead at every call and drew away to a three-length victory over the Banker Hall filly Bank On Rosie. Masai Mara, who is by Muscles...
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Case gets a step closer to early release

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
According to published reports, Walter Case Jr, who has been in prison four years for stabbing his estranged wife with a steak knife, was approved by an Ohio Court of Common Please judge on Monday for early release, but the state of New York, where Case would go for a probationary period, must still approve. Case, who still has about eight months left for the full sentence, would be released under...
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Woodbine unveils new Standardbred paddock on Thursday

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is proud to announce the opening of its new Standardbred Paddock and Retention Barn at Woodbine Racetrack with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.   This 62,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility has the look and feel of a cupola’ed Kentucky barn. It incorporates 120 stalls, offices for industry regulators and other racing officials, a new b...
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Cunard to be honored in Monticello-Goshen

on 10/09/2008 2:00 AM
When the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA holds its 50th Annual Awards Banquet at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, N.Y., on Sunday night, Oct. 26, Gail Cunard will be the recipient of the chapter’s prestigious Excelsior Award for her untiring dedication to the Standardbred sport.   Mrs. Cunard has been the administrator and CEO of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame si...
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Freshman filly pacers in action in DSBF elims

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes got underway for 2-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at Harrington Raceway as Green Racing and James and Brent Outten\'s Little Bit Tricky ($3.80, Ross Wolfenden) was the fastest elimination winner in 1:56.3. The Badlands Hanover filly set all the fractions in her one-length win over Rusty\'s Joy and Lofty Expectations. The Josh Green-trainee impr...
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Hambletonian champ to take on six in Saturday\'s Patriot Invite

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo will face six rivals as he bids to become the 16th North American Standardbred to reach $3 million in earnings and a third straight victory in $100,000 Patriot Invitational Saturday at Colonial Downs. Roger Hammer and Todd Schadel’s Vivid Photo can reach the $3-million mark with a first or second-place finish Saturday. The 6-year-old S J’s Photo gelding is f...
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Dick Stillings reaches $30 million

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Dick Stillings surpassed the $30 million mark in career purses when he drove Primo Spur to victory in the seventh race Tuesday at The Meadows.   “I didn’t even realize how much money I had earned until Roger Huston announced something about it the other day,” said Stillings, who began 2008 in 76th place on the all-time purse earnings list. “It’s been a great career for ...
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Shadow Play returns for Windy City, taking on seven

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play has drawn post five in the $275,000 Windy City Pace Friday night at Maywood Park, with the 3-year-old son of The Panderosa a $30,000 supplemental entry by his owners, Ron and Gail McLellan\'s RG McGroup, Serge Savard and trainer Dr. Ian Moore.   Shadow Play suffered a hoof separation and abscess while capturing the Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Se...
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Sfumato, Eagle All win Pa. Fair finals

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Sfumato endured a demanding first quarter but dug down deep in the lane to capture the $20,000 Pennsylvania Fair final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Tuesday at The Meadows.   Mike Wilder sent Sfumato to the lead from post position seven, but the gelded son of Real Artist-Silky Satin was parked in an opening panel of :27.1 before making the front. In the stretch, the pocket-sitting ...
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Leppler, Marshall and Battoni to be honored in Pennsylvania

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Anton Leppler, John Marshall and Ron Battoni, three individuals, all from different parts of the Pennsylvania Standardbred racing industry yet all united in their drive for excellence in the sport, have been named “Friends of Pennsylvania Harness Racing” and will be honored at the second annual Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, Dec. 6. &nbs...
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Suprizemeagain dominates ISS action, wins sixth straight

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing colt Suprizemeagain scored his sixth straight win Tuesday at Indiana Downs with an easy victory. The son of Western Hero won his $15,000 Indiana Sire Stakes preliminary leg by nearly 10 lengths for driver Trace Tetrick in 1:52.3. It was the 10th win in 11 tries for the Shawn Nessa-trained two year old. Starting from post four, Tetrick and Suprizemeagain got away third in the ...
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South Park Kid turns table in Monticello feature

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Last week in Monticello Raceway’s $13,000 Preferred Pace South Park Kid was overtaken in the lane  by Nevertroubletroubl in a 1:55 clocking but on Tuesday South Park Kid turned the tables on Nevertroubletrouble when he emerged victorious in 1:57.4. Trainer Jimmy Carpenito again handed the lines to Billy Parker Jr. and the 13-time Monticello Raceway driving champ delivered...
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Fee set at $25,000; book limited to 140 mares

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe will stand at stud for the 2009 breeding season at Meg Jewett Leavitt\'s historic Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Kentucky, and his fee will be $25,000 and his book will be strictly limited to 140 mares. The announcement was made Wednesday morning by Walnut Hall Ltd. president and general manager Alan Leavitt.   Deweycheatumnhowe has won the Hambletonian, World Tr...
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Artimittateslife favored in Courageous Lady

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Despite drawing post position nine–behind the other eight starters, in the second tier—New York Sire Stakes champ Artimittateslife has been installed as the overwhelming 6-5 favorite in Saturday’s $122,500 Courageous Lady Pace for 3-year-old fillies at Northfield Park.   Owned by Ontario trainer Robert Young, in partnership with Paul Gazzola and Brian Barton, Artimittateslife has won...
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Mister Big one of seven millionaires in Quillen eliminations

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
The sport\'s richest pacer, Joe Muscara\'s Mister Big, winner of more than $3 million lifetime, is among 10 of the sport\'s top pacers entered for Monday\'s eliminations of the second annual Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington Raceway.   There will be two $30,000 divisions, with the top four finishers from each returning to compete in the $317,000 (est.) final on Oct. ...
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Spam Spade favored in New Jersey Futurity

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Spam Spade, fresh off a victory in a division of the Bluegrass Stakes, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $51,390 New Jersey Futurity for 3-year-old trotters Friday 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. The field fe...
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Shetler reaches 2,000 career wins with Indy Downs driving triple

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Dan Shetler piloted his 2,000th career winner Wednesday evening, October 8 at Indiana Downs. The trainer registered a driving triple on the program, capped by the milestone win in the night’s 10th race with freshman pacer Ragin Watts. The victory marked his 101st of the year. “According to today’s standards it doesn’t sound like a whole lot,” Shetler said. “Th...
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Whosgoinwhosstayin recovers from break to remain perfect

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated two year old trotter Whosgoinwhosstayin posted his 10th straight win Wednesday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park in the $14,350 Florida Sale Stake for colts and geldings. After an early break and 15 lengths behind the leader, driver Mickey McNichol was able to get Whosgoinwhosstayin back on stride to catch the field to win in 2:01 by 10 lengths. “After making a break...
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Field set for Sunday\'s Harrah\'s Chester Drivers\' Challenge

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
On Sunday Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack will host its second annual Drivers\' Challenge, with eight of North America\'s top drivers taking part for a share of $60,000 in prize money. The participating drivers will be donating their five-percent commissions to Operation Warm (www.operationwarm.org), an organization that provides underprivileged children nationwide with winter coats....
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Campbell steers filly pacer to Mohawk victory

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Shacked Up made short work of nine rivals in capturing Monday night\'s $120,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:52.3. With John Campbell in town to drive for the first time, the filly got away third in the early going and watched as Arts Star put up a solid first fraction of :27.2 with longshot Icey Breeze leaving alertly to grab the po...
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