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It\'s Backstreet Sweetie in Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Backstreet Sweetie turned in a determined front-end victory in yesterday\'s $53,100 Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series Final for two-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack.   The daughter of Dragon Again-Cindys Place had finished a closing third in the first leg of the series for driver Mike Saftic and then opted to bypass round two, giving her two weeks off heading into the final.   Saf...
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NJSS opens

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes, which recently completed its Pari-Mutuel Division racing program at The Meadowlands, begins its “second season” at Freehold Raceway on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7 and 8, with Green Acres Division racing for 3-year-old pacers.   The top level NJSS Pari-Mutuel Division begins Aug. 9 at Freehold with competition for 2-year-old pacing colts.   The Green Ac...
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Sudden Speed wins Monti Trotting feature in 1:59.1

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Sudden Speed, a useful trotter owned by Nick Logothetis and April Aldrich, scored his eighth seasonal victory when Bruce Aldrich, Jr. guided the 7-year-old Guided Speed gelding to a 1:59:1 triumph in the trotting feature at Monticello Raceway on July 30.   Aldrich sent Sudden Speed  to the front from post four  and circled even-money favorite Heaven And Hall (Jordan Stratton) on t...
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Subscribers: please resend subscriptions, address changes

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Due to harnessracing.com website server issues, new and renewed subscriptions and address changes for Horseman magazine subscribers that were sent during the week of July. 21-28 were not processed. If you submitted your information via the website during that time period, please send again or call The Horseman\'s circulation department at (859) 276-4026. We apologize for any inconvenience this has...
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Rockingham Park lifts restrictions

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
As of Friday, the chief veterinarian of the State of New Hampshire, Dr. Stephen Crawford, and New Hampshire Racing Commission Veterinarian Dr. Matt Levesque have lifted all restrictions on horses stabled at Rockingham Park. There have been no clinical cases of horses with strangles at Rockingham and negative tests results have been returned for all horses stabled in the one barn in question...
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Shadow Play sets world record in Adios elimination

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play electrified the crowd on Friday afternoon in winning one of three Delvin Miller Adios elimination races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, setting a world record with a time of 1:48.2 for a 3-year-old pacing colt on a five-eighths-mile oval. David Miller was in the bike. Each of the elimination races carried a purse of $50,000 and the top three finishers in each moved on to th...
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Gold Star Rosie romps in Florida Stallion Stakes action

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated Gold Star Rosie ($4.80) posted her fourth straight win with a nine length romp in the $23,625 Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at the isle casino & racing at pompano park Friday. Driven by Dan Clements, Gold Star Rosie took the lead from Howard’s Pride (Bruce Ranger) after the opening quarter mile and then held the field at bay, pulling away in the stretch ...
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Major In Art captures Woodrow Wilson final in 1:50.4

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Major In Art dug in gamely after a backstretch duel to win the $350,000 Woodrow Wilson for two-year-old pacing colts on Friday night at the Meadowlands.Major In Art, with Brian Sears in tow, put away the challenge of Get It Now before the three-quarter marker and held off a late bid by Mysticism for a three-quarter-length  tally in 1:50.4.  He paid $14.40 to win the night’s eighth race...
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Unida Hanover paces to fourth straight win at Tioga

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Bruce Clarke and Unida Hanover came from off the pace to score in the featured Winner’s Over pace for fillies and mares on Friday night. The 6-year old daughter of Western Hanover out of the Troublemaker mare Uncoupled is owned by Richard Cronce of Visalia, California. It was the fourth straight win at Tioga Downs for Unida Hanover, and the fifth win in her last six starts. The winner’s share ...
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Pedigree Snob sets 1:51.4 stakes record in Sweetheart

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Pedigree Snob stole the lead at the top of the stretch and drew off to a two and three-quarter lengths victory in the $431,000 Sweetheart Pace for two-year-old fillies Friday night at the Meadowlands. Tim Tetrick piloted Pedigree Snob to a stakes record 1:51.4 in the night’s sixth race.  The previous record was 1:52.2 and was held by both Clover Hanover and Isabelle Blue Chip.  Right R...
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Bella Dolce leads OSS Gold elim winners at Mohawk

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
It was a good night for conditioner Kevin Oreilly on Friday at Mohawk as he sent out two of the three Ontario Sires Stakes Gold elimination winners for three-year-old filly trotters. The New Zealand native clicked first with Bella Dolce who was following up on her convincing win in the Canadian Breeders Championships on July 26 at Mohawk. The daughter of Kadabra - Pizza Dolce has now rattled off ...
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Tremendous Hit, Parkontheroad score Yonkers features

on 08/01/2008 2:00 AM
Tremendous Hit (Joe Anderson) and Parkontheroad (Jim Pantaleano) grabbed the Yonkers Raceway glory in Friday night\'s $40,000 co-features. Tremendous Hit, who has this off-the-pace routine down pat, won the Open Handicap Trot for a third victory in his last four tries. Unhurried early as the 17-10 choice from post position No. 2,  Tremendous Hit watched second choice Macho Lindy (Larry Stalb...
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Trotting fillies showcased in Scioto stakes

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
Trotting fillies were in the Scioto Downs’ spotlight on Wednesday night as the Ohio State Fair stakes began a four-night stand at the five-eighths mile oval, beginning with the Chip Chip Hooray juvenile filly Mocha Jo winning by a stunning 10 1/4 lengths in her $23,800 division of the Ohio Fairs trot. She hit the wire in 1:59.2 for trainer-driver Sam “Chip” Noble and owner Patricia Davis of ...
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Hitchiker holds aces in Open Trot at Cal-Expo

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
Hitchiker, a winner of eight straight and 18 of his 23 career outings, looms the solid favorite in tonight\'s Cal-Expo $7,700 Open Trot. Set to face off against him are KD Rowdy One, Easter Call, I Look Special and British Columbia.   A 4-year-old son of Tulane, Hitchiker goes about his business for the Desomer Stables, with Vickie Desomer training and Etienne Desomer handling the line...
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Giles LS Hanover hopes for break-free start

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
The good news is that the sophomore trotter Giles LS Hanover has won three of his five starts for trainer Bob Johnson, while the not so good news is the fact that he has made breaks in three of those efforts.   “He’s not just a work in progress, he’s a lot of work in progress,” related Johnson, who co-owns the son of SJ’s Photo with David Neumeister. “I’ve had him fo...
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Whosgoingwhosstaying and Pearl Of Capri take Stallion Stakes

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated 2-year-old trotter Whosgoinwhosstayin ($2.60) posted his fifth straight win yesterday at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, capturing the $40,000 Stallion Stakes for colts and geldings.   Driver Mickey McNichol sent Whosgoinwhosstayin to the lead from post five with Hard Work’n Rick (Tom Sells) grabbing the two-hole spot to the opening quarter mile in :30. Ba...
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VLTs proposed in Kentucky

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
A working draft of a bill to allow video lottery terminals (VLTs) at racetracks in Kentucky was released yesterday by state Rep. Greg Stumbo. He plans to pre-file the bill for consideration in the 2009 General Assembly. According to a news release, Stumbo’s plan would create new revenue for Kentucky’s horse industry by increasing purses, enhance funding for education, and reduce taxes for re...
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Fillies prepare for Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
With an unbeaten streak now four starts long, freshman filly She\'s A Fan is accumulating quite a fan club of her own as Carl Jamieson’s precocious pupil, she will be going for the biggest purse of her fledgling career on Thursday night (July 31) at Mohawk, in the C$53,100 final of the Whenuwishuponastar Pacing Series. She\'s A Fan, a daughter of Artiscape, out of the On The Roa...
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Meeting a forum for commentary from customers, marketers

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
A special meeting of the Hambletonian Society focusing on the \"Harness Racing Customer in 2025\" was held Thursday at the Sheraton Meadowlands, and the theme was largely the same as that at other industry conventions and meetings: promotion, leadership and the product.   The first panel featured four people in their 20s, along with longtime Standardbred owner-breeder Seth Rosenfeld, 41. Th...
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Muscle Hill ties 1:55 track, stakes record in Haughton

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill put in a dominant performance to capture the $500,000 Peter Haughton Memorial Final for 2-year-old trotters on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With Brian Sears in the bike, Muscle Hill cleared just before the half and cruised to a six-length win in 1:55, which matched the stakes, and track record set in 2006 by Donato Hanover.  Muscle Hill paid $3.00 to win the night’s eighth...
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