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Kindergarten action sets new seasons record at Vernon

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Tamarack Hanover became the fastest 2-year-old trotting colt of the meet (2:00.2) during Friday night’s (Sept. 5) action at Vernon Downs. Tamarack Hanover’s smooth striding, gate-to-wire win for Jim Marohn Jr. in Friday’s first race, a $10,000 division of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old male trotters, trimmed three-fifths of a second off the previous 2008 colt mark, established by ...
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Stormont Northstar adds to Harrington win total

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran 14-year-old trotter Stormont Northstar ($16.20, Eddie Davis Jr.) notched his 70th career win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a gutsy 1:59.1 triumph.   Owned by Bob Stevenson and Eric Davis, the altered son of Brisco Hanover pulled first-over on the backstretch and began to gain ground on heavily favored Star Lite Stinger to the finish and outfought him to the wire for the narr...
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NYSS sophomore trotting fillies highlight Mighty M card

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies in the New York Sire Stakes raced for a total purse of $225,568 at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, many with hopes of earning enough points to be eligible to the $175,000 final later this month at Yonkers Raceway. Of the four $61,392 divisions, two were won by driver Stephane Bouchard when he guided Winbak Dream to a victory in the second division and Mystical...
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11 to go in Nadia Lobell; Lantern Kronos gets Moni Maker bye

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old filly pacers will go behind the gate Sunday in the $253,400 Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile, and included among the well-balanced field is world champion and recent Shady Daisy division winner Happy Dreamer, Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Btwnyurheartnmine, Valley Forge winner Tug River Princess, Lismore winner Thong and Adioo Volo winner Pasta Lavista, who is unbeaten over her ...
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Spam Spade favored in NJSS final

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Despite a miscue in his last start, Spam Spade has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Friday at Freehold Raceway. The gelded son of Dream Vacation has drawn the rail with Andy Miller at the lines in the featured fourth race. Spam Spade is trained by Julie Miller for the Andy Miller Stabl...
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Gingras directs Vivid Photo to Chester victory

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
On Thursday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester, the 6-year-old trotter Vivid Photo had somebody besides trainer and co-owner Roger Hammer in the driver\'s seat for just the second time over his 77-start career, and Yannick Gingras successfully directed the son of SJ\'s Photo to a 1:52.4 victory.   Leaving from post seven in the $40,000 Open, Gingras got caught three wide early, but af...
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Colonial Downs set to open Sept. 12

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Trotters and pacers have started to ship in to Colonial Downs for the track\'s 11th annual harness racing meet, which opens its 34-day stand on September 12.   The backstretch\'s 548 stalls are already assigned. Wayne Long has the largest stable with 31 stalls, followed by Roland Dunavant with 21.  Manley Brown, Jr., last year’s leading trainer, should be back in ...
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3-year-old filly pacers in action at Yonkers

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
Tuesday night was Ladies Night in Westchester, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $239,535 New York Sire Stakes Mount Vernon Pace for 3-year-old filies, with divisional standout Artimittateslife (Stephane Bouhard) turning in the nigbt\'s fastest effort in the quintet of $47,907 events in 1:54.2.   Leaving from post position four, the 3-10 choice had to patiently wait her turn before...
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Ginger And Fred romp by nine in PASS

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire may have had their preferred ballrooms, and it’s clear that the equine Ginger And Fred also has her favorite surface--The Meadows. On Aug. 12, the freshman pacing filly set a stake record in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. On Tuesday, she tripped the light fantastic again, crushing a divisional field by 9 1/4 lengths in 1:53--another PASS record. Tuesday’s $23...
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Pompano to invoke strong whipping rules

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
Pompano Park management has announced that it has approved new rules regarding the use of a whip in a horse race. The rules will be in effect for the start of its 45th anniversary season on Friday, Sept. 12.   The rules call for drivers to never be allowed to put the reins in one hand in order to strike a horse with a whip at any time during the race. The push for the new rules w...
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Funding major theme of Kentucky Task Force\'s first report

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
The Governor’s Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing in Kentucky conducted its first report in a meeting Wednesday morning at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion, and while no definite recommendations were made, the general theme was that increased funding is needed in each of the areas of concern, as they relate to the industry’s status.   Established in late July by Gov. Steve Beshear,...
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Indiana owner Gordon Tabor dies

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana horseman Gordon Tabor died at his home in Indianapolis Tuesday evening from cancer. Among the many horses he owned was the multiple stakes winning Scott S. Hanover 3, 1:56.4 ($308,440), who he owned with Steve Brown and Peter McCann. Arrangements are incomplete.
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Yankee Glide colt sets Freehold track mark

on 09/03/2008 2:00 AM
The Chancellor took command in the stretch and drew off to a 2 1/2-length, 1:57.3 victory in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway.   The son of Yankee Glide- Prime Mistress posted his first career victory with two seconds in three starts and pushed his bankroll to $60,000.The Chancellor, driven by Andy...
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Dewey, SBSW both on Saturday night card at Mohawk

on 09/02/2008 2:00 AM
Harness racing\'s two biggest stars will appear on the same stage for the first time in their careers this Saturday night when Mohawk Racetrack welcomes Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere. The undefeated Deweycheatumnhowe is one of 14 colts who will contest eliminations for the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic while Somebeachsomewhere will compete in one of two divisions of the Simcoe...
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PASS consolations to now carry $30,000 purses

on 09/02/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced that the organization has increased purses for the 2 and 3 year old consolation races in this year’s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships, bumping them from $20,000 to $30,000.   Due to construction at The Meadows, this year’s championships and consolations are being held at Harrah’s Chester Racetrack and Ca...
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$350,000 yearling Mr. Cantab wins qualifier in debut

on 09/02/2008 2:00 AM
Mr. Cantab, the highest-priced yearling colt sold at auction last year with a price of $350,000 at the Lexington Select Sale, made his career debut Tuesday morning at The Red Mile and it was a successful outing as he won in 1:58.4.   A son of 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall out of the Joie De Vie mare Miss Marita, who recently died, Mr. Cantab is owned by John Carver in partnership wit...
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$225,000 on the line in NYSS action at Mighty M

on 09/02/2008 2:00 AM
Over $225,000 is up for grabs for 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. The NYSS, which have been bolstered by the racinos in the state, offer huge purses and despite the events on Wednesday being split into four divisions the participants still  compete for $61,392 per division. . The Sire Stakes  will go as rac...
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Carnivore paces fastest mile by freshman in 2008 in KYSS final

on 09/01/2008 2:00 AM
Carnivore became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in North America this year, Btwnyurheartnmine stretched her winning streak to three, and full siblings Shanghai Lil and Blue Claw came up victorious to highlight the four pacing divisions of the $2.4 million Kentucky Unbridled Evening of Champions at The Red Mile Sunday night.   Carnivore increased his winning streak to four as he won the $300,0...
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Art Official wins Cane, will be supplemented to Little Brown Jug

on 09/01/2008 2:00 AM
Art Official won the 54th renewal of the $392,850 Cane Pace Monday afternoon at Freehold Raceway, and it took trainer Joe Seekman about the same time after the race that it took his colt to win the contest to exclaim that it was \"official\" that he would now be supplemented to next month\'s Little Brown Jug.   Leaving from post seven with Art Official, driver Ron Pierce left fast with his ...
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Morrill bags six, sweeps NYSS 2YO filly divisions

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. made the most of his trip to Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Saturday, piloting six winners on the 13-race card, including a clean sweep of the four New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Morrill tallied the fastest Sire Stakes win of the evening with StollyUp Bluechip, guiding that filly through the wire first in 1:57.1 to take her $53,252 split for ...
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