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\'Tempo\' takes feature, two NJSS divisions contested

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
While the top colts in both sports get ready to do battle Saturday, the pacing mares took center stage Friday night at the Meadowlands. Southwind Tempo, driven by John Campbell, notched her sixth victory in nine starts this year in the $40,000 featured fifth race for older mares. Campbell drafted behind David Miller and Guestimate as they strolled through fractions of :27.2, :57 and 1:24. When roo...
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Lantern Kronos, Warrawee June win Elegantimage elims

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Lantern Kronos kept her season’s undefeated streak in tact while Prada Hall scored a huge upset in Friday night’s $35,000 eliminations of the Elegantimage Stakes for three-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. The other elimination fell to Warrawee June and driver Rick Zeron at odds of 4-1. In the opening split, Lantern Kronos floated off the gate from the outside post 10 and didn’t...
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Lifetime mark for Golden Falcon N in Tioga score

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Golden Falcon N and Corey Braden high stepped their way to victory on Friday night at Tioga Downs in the featured $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace. The mile of 1:52.3 established a new lifetime mark for the 9-year old daughter of Falcon Seelster. Golden Falcon N is trained by Paul Bernardo for the Berry Stables of Staten Island, New York and with the win increased her seasonal bankroll to more ...
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Pompano horses barred from Hoosier Park

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Due to the recent case of Streptococcus Equine (Strangles) at Pompano Park Harness Track, no horses from that facility will be allowed to enter the backstretch at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. One case of the very contagious disease was confirmed Wednesday, June 4 in the stable area at the Pompano Park, Fla. facility. Management officials at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino determined that effect...
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Real Velocity triumphs in the slop at Hoosier Park

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
Real Velocity, guided by Jason Dillander, raced down the stretch to win the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday, June 6. The win was Real Velocity’s eighth trip to the winner’s circle this season, and 11th in her lifetime. Me and My Baby, controlled by Joe Essig Jr., fired out of the sixth post to take an early lead over the field. Charging past the quarter-mile mark in :28.0, Me an...
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Silver Cedar N offspring score unique triple at Pompano

on 06/06/2008 2:00 AM
A unique world record was set at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park Friday as three foals, all mares and all from the same broodmare, Silver Cedar N, were winners on the same race program. The first winner was Silvers Luck ($3.80), a six-year-old mare by Falcon Seelster, who captured the 1st race pace in 1:54.4 for driver Andy Santaramo. She is trained and owned by Danny Rosario of Cora...
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NJSS for 3YO filly trotters underway

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Lunar Dream OM and Fancy Vacation posted victories in the second round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with Lunar Dream OM scoring by 1:55.3 and Fancy Vacation using a stretch rally to tally in 1:55.4. The colts were set to square off on Thursday night.   The New Jersey Sire Stakes program will crown all of its 3-year-old pa...
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Vicki Gram notches fourth at Harrington

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Art Stafford\'s Vicki Gram ($4.40, Art Stafford Jr.) earned her fourth win in six starts this meet at Harrington Raceway in the $21,000 Junior Open Trot Wednesday.   The 7-year-old Valley Victor mare left from post four and set fractions of :28.3, :59.1 and 1:28.2. She held off Laser Lavec and Go Nano Go for her fourth win of the year as she increased her seasonal earnings to more tha...
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Strangles case reported at Pompano

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
One case of Streptococcus Equine (Strangles) has been confirmed Wednesday in the stable area at Pompano Park Harness Track. Live harness racing will continue as scheduled at the facility.   Track management, in working with animal health officials from the State of Florida and the United States Department of Agriculture, has quarantined special areas of the backstretch and is issuing bio-s...
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Turn the page to the Scioto winner\'s circle four times

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Chris Page had the hot hand at Scioto Downs on Wednesday night as he won four of the evening’s 10 races. Page scored in the second race with the 27-1 longshot Class Attack, a winner in 1:56.3. Two races later, Page drove another pacing filly, Sky Ridge Teresa, to victory in 1:58.3. The Dragon Again filly was the even-money favorite. In the night’s sixth race, Page led all t...
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Indiana\'s Dale Barlow dies

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Dale Barlow, for many years the official timer at the Indianapolis State Fair and a longtime harness racing fan, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at his home in Shelbyville, Ind., from natural causes.  He was 93 years old.   Barlow is the father of retired trainer-driver Ken Barlow.  Dale rarely missed a race in which his son drove. In his later years, he kept ...
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Gale Warning breezes in Pompano trot

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
For the second straight week, Gale Warning ($2.60) was able to breeze again in posting his second straight victory in the $12,000 feature trot at Pompano Park Wednesday. Driver Tom Sells started the race by taking the early lead with Battleshoe Victor but that was short lived as Gale Warning and driver Wally Hennessey was moving on the outside and was in command by the opening quart...
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SBSW aiming at NA Cup

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Thursday morning, two days before the $1.5 million North America Cup elims at Mohawk, trainer and co-owner Brent MacGrath admitted to harnessracing.com that he felt a bit of relief after Somebeachsomewhere won his sophomore debut last Saturday night, May 31, in a Burlington division.   “Yeah, it’s always nice to get the first one in and get it over with,” said MacGrath of the 3-year-o...
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Reigning Dan Patch champ romps in soph debut

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Making his first appearance of 2008, the 3-year-old colt trotter Deweycheatumnhowe, the reigning divisional champion and winter-book choice as Hambletonian favorite, coasted to a 10-length, 1:54 qualifying victory at the Meadowlands Thursday morning.   A perfect 10-for-10 last year on his way to Dan Patch Award honors as the best 2-year-old colt trotter in the U.S., Deweycheatumnh...
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Nine millionaires in Ben Franklin field

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Seventeen of harness racing’s greatest pacing stars–including nine millionaires-have been entered in two $50,000 eliminations for the Ben Franklin at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack on Sunday, with the first four finishers in each returning for the rich $500,000 final on Sunday, June 15.   In the first elimination, Brittany Farms, Lindy Farms, and John Fodera...
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Register named senior VP of racing at NJSEA

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority Board of Commissioners Thursday named Lennon Register, a current Pennwood Racing executive, as senior vice president of racing, effective August 2008, after Dennis Dowd was named to the position of senior vice president of legal and governmental affairs, which had been vacant due to retirement.  NJSEA president and CEO Dennis Robinson wel...
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Three Finger Brown pitches new Monticello record

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
When Mike Merton reined Three Finger Brown to a 1:26.2 victory Thursday in Monticello Raceway’s initial three-quarter mile dash it established a new track record. The old standard of 1:32.2 was set by pacer Ivan Minbar and driver Lenny Abbruzzio on June 22, 1977.  Three Finger Brown circled the leader Hoosier Wildcat (Jason Ricco) at the half-mile  pole–normally the three-quart...
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Paver takes Whotookwhat to Meadows\' winner\'s circle

on 06/05/2008 2:00 AM
Whotookwhat ended an uncharacteristically long drought on Thursday at The Meadows, using a powerful first-over move to capture the $18,000 Filly and Mare Open Trot in 1:55.2, a career best. The 6-year-old Inquirer mare has won 43 times in 105 career starts but, despite a string of place and show finishes, had been absent from the winner\'s circle since mid-April. She took care of that...
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Filly trotter springs 10-1 upset in Illinois stake

on 06/04/2008 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of nine sophomores lined up for the $12,000 Fox Valley Diva Stake, won by Fox Valley Shannon.   After a huge win in the Violet Stake last week Spread The Chips was dispatched as the overwhelming 1-5 choice in Tuesday’s battle. Unfortunately for the chalk players the...
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Blissful Maddie scores in Harrington feature

on 06/04/2008 2:00 AM
Larry Baron and Meadowbranch Stables Inc\'s Blissful Maddie ($6.40, Ross Wolfenden) earned a win in her second start for new connections in the $21,000 Mares Junior Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.4. Trained by Josh Green the 5-year-old Blissfull Hall mare sat a pocket trip behind pacesetting Ireneonthemove and surged by in the stretch for her sixth win in 12 starts this year. Ireneo...
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