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Videos available of NJ Classic yearlings

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Videos of yearlings are now available for the upcoming New Jersey Classic Sale, set to be held September 7 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Also, videos of Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale are now available on the Hanover Shoe Farms website at www.hanoverpa.com. The New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale will take place at the Horse Park of N...
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Nebupanezzar leads charge into Metro

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
One of the most impressive 2-year-old pacers to emerge from this summer’s freshman crop is Bob McIntosh trainee, Nebupanezzar. In six career starts he has chalked up five wins, each more commanding than the last, and now the son of No Pan Intended is poised to become the dominating force in the field for the $1 million Metro Pace, coming up this Saturday night at Mohawk. The precocious p...
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Creamy Mimi posts strong win in NYSS action

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
The soph sorority sisters hit town Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $238,945 New York Sire Stakes New Rochelle Trot for 3-year-old fillies, with Hambletonian Oaks and Hudson Trot victress Creamy Mimi more than ready for her closeup in one of five divisions. With trainer Trond Smedshammer doing the honors, the daughter of Conway Hall--whose eight hole became a seven hole when ...
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Baylander overcomes post eight to win at Saratoga

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Baylander had little trouble negotiating a winning trip from post eight on Tuesday, scoring a visually impressive victory in the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:55. Driven by Dan Cappello Jr., Baylander was content to settle along the pylons in sixth place as first Sharp Attack Jet (Scott Mongeon), and then Ohoka Direct N (Brian Cross), took the field throug...
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Green is in at Harrington

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Josh Green-trained mares captured both Junior Mares Open splits Tuesday as Larry Baron and Meadowbranch Stable\'s Blissful Maddie ($3.20, Ross Wolfenden) and Jeffrey Eckburg\'s Bikini Bottom ($4.00, Tony Morgan).each won their respective divisions. \"Maddie\" received a two-hole trip and surged by pacesetter Hopefull N late for a 1:54.3 win. Meanwhile, Bikini Bottom set all the fractions en route...
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Joseph Robert Kina, son of trainer John Kina, dies

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Joseph Robert Kina, the 5-month-old son of trainer John Kina and Jennifer Carpenter, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 24. Besides his parents, Joseph is survived by a brother, Cameron Kina; sisters Mikel Decker and Riley Kina; grandparents Larry and Amelia (Kina) Hinkle and Barbara Carpenter; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robe...
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Bigtime Ball scratched from Saturday\'s Crown Pace

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Irwin Stable’s Bigtime Ball, a winner of more than $500,00 lifetime, has been scratched sick from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace to be raced Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The gelded son of Presidential Ball was due to start from post seven. With just 10 entered in the event, there are no also eligibles to move into the race, but the outer post positions can move down one slot. ...
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Donttellmywife sets Mighty M mark in NYSS victory

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
The outstanding freshman trotting gelding Donttellmywife not only remained undefeated after he won his $50,915 division of the New York Sire Stakes Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, but in the process he obliterated the former track record of 2:03 when Jeff Gregory guided the altered son of Malabar Man-Nowerland Sweet home first in a 2:00.1 clocking. The previous mark for 2-ye...
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Darlin\'s Delight gives Breeders Crown a fourth try

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight is a Breeders Crown veteran. The venerable 5-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight will be making her fourth start in Crown competition, this time vying in the $331,500 Mare Pace on Saturday night.   At ages two and three she finished in the bridesmaid role on both occasions to My Little Dragon, competing both years—2005 and 2006—for $500,000.  Last year a...
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Empire State\'s 2-year-old filly trotters in spotlight

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Frosh fillies took over Yonkers Raceway\'s marquee Monday night in the $197,567 New York Sire  Stakes Mike Cohen Trot, and odds-on choice She\'s So Savvy (Howard Okusko Jr.) made it look effortless in her $49,841 event, strolling home by 3 1/2 lengths in 2:01, the fastest statebred mile of the evening.   Jessica Okusko trains the daughter of Malabar Man for Purple Haze Stables. Sh...
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Hibbler now perfect in three with OSS Gold victory

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Hibbler made it three for three Monday night at Mohawk as he captured the $120,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old trotting colts. Hibbler and driver Rick Zeron slipped into a comfortable third spot as Mopey Corey and Anthony MacDonald left sharply for the early lead, with Lemon Candy and Jody Jamieson close behind. Jamieson didn’t linger, sending Lemon Candy to take com...
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McCarthy bags five at Red Mile

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
A 30-minute delay due to heavy rain showers earlier in the day could not dampen a sizzling start for driver Andrew McCarthy on the Monday night card at The Red Mile. McCarthy won the first three races of the night, and did not stop there, finishing with five wins on the 12-race card. The “McCarthy Early Pick-3” returned $223.60. He also had three thirds to go along with the five wins in his ...
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Classic Z Tam extends streak with 1:53 mile at DuQuoin

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
The Classic Z Tam remained undefeated in four starts this year after capturing his $5,000 Governor’s Cup elimination in a career-best 1:53 Monday night at the Du Quoin State Fair. The Cole Muffler gelding with Tyler Buter in the bike was a 3 3/4-length winner over Grandma Jan’s Max and Brent Holland with My Boy Luke and Tom Simmons third.   Trainer David McCaffrey co-owns the winner wit...
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Muscle Shirt bids for fourth straight victory

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Shirt has ripped off three straight victories and will bid for her fourth in a row in the $43,900 second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Freehold Raceway.   Muscle Shirt drew post nine and has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite. She picks up a new driver in Jeff Gregory.   The daughter of Muscles Yan...
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Crouch, Leavitt, Rooney elected to Living Hall of Fame

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Tom Crouch, Alan J. Leavitt and Timothy J. Rooney have been elected to harness racing’s Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). In addition, New Jersey racing consultant and legislative lobbyist Leon Zimmerman, and the multi-tasked John Berry, who has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years, have been elected by USHWA members to ...
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Seven to challenge Dewey in World Trotting Derby

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe will start from post five when he faces seven other foes in Saturday’s $565,000 World Trotting Derby at the DuQuoin State Fair.   The Hambletonian winner will be seeking to extend his career unbeaten streak to 17 in the Derby. Among those who will be attempting to hand Dewey his first defeat is Clerk Magistrate, who finished fifth in the Hambletonian, but comes to D...
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Enough Talk has a lot to say about the Breeders Crown

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Actions have spoken louder than words for Enough Talk, one of four New Jersey-sired trotters heading into the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Mohawk Raceway.   The 5-year-old gelding, a New Jersey-sired son of Enjoy Lavec, won the Breeders Crown Elimination in 1:51.1, a lifetime best which equaled the Canadian record set by Mr Muscleman.   “I just let (dri...
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Monticello making wagering easier for slots players

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Monticello Gaming and Raceway has recently made a concerted effort to integrate video gaming machines (VGMs) with their horse racing product, and thus make it easier for racing fans to play the horses while enjoying the video games. The addition of a multitude of TVs strategically placed throughout the entire facility enables the gaming players to watch the live racing product whenever the races...
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Top Hoosier trotter headed to Du Quoin

on 08/26/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana resident Larry Miller has never traveled to Du Quoin’s historic oval, but the 67-year-old owner plans to take a shot at victory in the World Trotting Derby with sophomore gelding ABC Mercedes. Participating alone will be the opportunity of a lifetime for Miller, but he also hopes to represent Indiana well.   “I’m definitely excited about it. When I get excited, I tend to ...
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Hartmann increases winnng streak to seven in KYSS

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Hartmann, a Like A Prayer half brother to the $1.8-million winner Cameron Hall, continues to do nothing wrong as he posted his seventh win in as many career starts Sunday night at The Red Mile, capturing his $25,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes division with a 1:55.2 effort. The 3-year-old trotter made just four baby races last fall for trainer Jimmy Takter, and has since changed connections and is i...
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