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**NEW** EXCLUSIVE: Peter Kleinhans\' Thursday blog from Sweden

on 05/22/2008 2:00 AM
Peter Kleinhans, owner of Enough Talk, the U.S. representative in Sunday\'s Elitlopp at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, reports in his daily blog from Sweden that it was an easy day for Enough Talk. Kleinhans, however, is concerend about how to treat Enough Talk for an irritation in his hind heels. His normal remedy can\'t be used this close to the race. Read about Kleinhan...
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New Jersey Classic, Miss New Jersey elims drawn

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
The $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and the $200,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, both for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacers, each drew 15 entrants for this weekend’s elimination races at the Meadowlands.   The top five from each elimination will advance to the finals on May 31. The colts and geldings will compete in $25,000 eliminations carded as races three a...
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Nidya A repeats in Harrington open

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall Racing and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Nidya A ($5.40) became the second two-time winner in the $21,000 Mares Junior Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Ross Wolfenden, the 7-year-old Albert Albert mare collared pacesetting Casino Bus going to three-quarters and overpowered her foes for a one length win over Sixteen Candles and Firiel Hanover. Sixteen Candles is the only ot...
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Germany\'s von Holdt sweeps at Yonkers; USA\'s Siegel still lead

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
According to his bio, 38-year-old Hans Jurgen von Holdt is a blacksmith in Germany. His new vocation and venue might be catch-driver in New York after winning both divsions of Tuesday night\'s World Cup of Amateur Racing event at Yonkers Raceway, with the trotters Colonial Mansion (2:02.2) and Paradise Quikie (2:03.3). Colonial Mansion ($13) prevailed in the $6,000, first World Cup grouping...
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I\'m Justa Lady uses lightning lane to win Meadows open

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
I\'m Justa Lady converted a cozy pocket trip to victory on Tuesday, capturing the $18,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap at The Meadows, making it two in a row against the track\'s top distaff trotters. Tony Hall guided the daughter of Inquirer to the lead, which the pair willingly relinquished to Whotookwhat. In the stretch, I\'m Justa Lady poured through the “Lightning Lane” to dow...
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Sauce Two K wins sloppy Pocono feature

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Sauce Two K rolled over a sloppy track to win his second straight $22,000 Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With Tim Tetrick once again in the bike, Sauce Two K took over the lead on the backstretch and stayed clear right to the finish line, winning by 2 1/4 lengths over runner-up Tremendous Hit in 1:55.1. Grain Of Truth got the show. The 4-year-old ge...
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Huston to announce races Saturday at Scioto\'s 50th party

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Roger Huston, the voice of the Little Brown Jug for the past 40 years, will call the races at Scioto Downs on Saturday as part of the track’s 50th Anniversary celebration.    Huston, 66, is a native of Ohio but now lives in western Pennsylvania where he has served as the announcer at The Meadows for more than 30 years. He is also the long-time announcer of the Little Brown Jug at th...
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MacDonald to drive Lennon Blue Chip in OSS Gold final

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald was in an enviable position this week as he chose between two talented mounts for Saturday’s $140,000(C) Gold final at Mohawk Racetrack. MacDonald captured the first Gold elimination last weekend with Lennon Blue Chip, and finished third in the other 3-year-old pacing colt split with a hard charging Lucky Man. MacDonald chose Lennon Blue Chip as his mount for this Sat...
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Mojo Theory is North America\'s first 2-year-old winner of \'08

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Mojo Theory became North America’s first 2-year-old winner of 2008 with a 2:04.3 qualifying effort at The Red Mile Tuesday. A son of first-crop sire Allamerican Theory, trainer-driver Steve Waller directed the freshman to the neck victory over fellow 2-year-old Miles Of Style, a son of Allamerican Ingot, in what was just a two-horse contest.   Out of the Gypsy Bret mare Gypsy Linda, Mojo ...
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Artistic Fella hopes to repeat in Dan Patch Invitational

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Ten horses will vie for the 2008 title in the 15th edition of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace Saturday at Hoosier Park, with Artistic Fella, winner of the 2007 edition of the race, headlining the list of favorites.   Now five, the son of 1998 Dan Patch winner Pacific Fella is the only millionaire in the field with earnings that topple $1.7 million. He returns to Hoosier Park off o...
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Badlands Nitro favored in Hempt final

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
Badlands Nitro, who wears saddle pad two but leaves from the one post in Saturday’s $301,072 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is the early-line favorite.   Badlands Nitro was the fastest winner of the two Hempt elimination races last Saturday, coming from off the pace and stopping the timer in 1:51. Badlands Nitro raced on the outside for half of t...
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Harness experiment again over Keeneland\'s polytrack

on 05/21/2008 2:00 AM
For the second time on Wednesday Keeneland Thoroughbred racetrack in Lexington, Ky., was the scene of a harness racing experiment as a pair of races were held over the synthetic polytrack. The first polytrack experiment was held in November 2006, and this time around the horses went a few seconds slower due to high winds. A cushion was also cut for the second mile, which went a bit slower than th...
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Rare Jewel back to defend Molson Pace crown

on 05/20/2008 2:00 AM
Rare Jewel is returning to defend his Molson Pace title at London’s Western Fair Raceway, with the 7-year-old Artiscape gelding drawing outside in a field of six starters in the sixth race Friday night in one of the two eliminations for the London track\'s signature annual race.   Owned by Norman Vartanian, Rare Jewel will be trained by Susanne Kerwood for his ret...
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35 wins for Village Blitz

on 05/20/2008 2:00 AM
Arty Foster Jr.\'s Village Blitz ($5.80, Ross Wolfenden) earned his 35th career win Monday in the $21,000 Junior Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Village Jiffy gelding gained the lead late for a one-length win over Prince of Luck and Redford Hall. The Foster trainee has now banked more than $621,000 lifetime. Driver Corey Callahan won three races on the program. (Harringt...
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Third Day wins on Monday

on 05/20/2008 2:00 AM
Third Day, who had been a step short in recent efforts, made up that step and more on Monday at The Meadows when he captured the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Pace. Third Day finished second in his two most recent starts, both against the track\'s top pacers. On Monday, however, he let it be known early that second wouldn\'t be good enough when he made a decisive quarter-pole move for Dave Pal...
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Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame announces 2008 inductees

on 05/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced its 2008 inductees.  Four horses and four people will be honored at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, August 28 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.   The class of 2008 features Standardbred horses Peaceful Way and Real Desire. The people inductees include Quebec-based breeder Pierre Levesque and the late Cliff...
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**NEW**EXCLUSIVE: Kleinhans blogs from Sweden as Elitlopp nears

on 05/20/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey\'s own Peter Kleinhans gives us a second report from Sweden after arriving in preparation for Sunday\'s Elitlopp in which his trotter Enough Talk will be lining up the gate representing the United States in an exclusive blog on Andrew Cohen\'s First Over. Kleinhans is keeping us up to date on his experiences overseas, including how he and his entourage have been treated as cel...
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Favorites prevail in Maxie Lee elims

on 05/19/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of favorites--Taylor, Gold, Basen and Fuller’s Buck I St. Pat and Sam Bowie’s Before He Cheats--captured their respective $40,000 divisions of eliminations for the Maxie Lee Memorial at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Sunday.  The rich $250,000 Lee final will be contested at Chester on Sunday, May 25.   In the first division, Buck I St. Pat, with Tim Tetrick in ...
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Dali, Windsong Espoir win Mohawk qualifiers

on 05/19/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Duane Marfisi has declared all systems go\' for his pacing colt Dali, who trounced rivals with a sparkling 1:54.2 qualifying win on Monday morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The 3-year-old son of Real Artist scored by 15-1/4 lengths for Luc Ouellette on a cool, blustery morning at the Campbellville oval.   \"We were very happy with him again this morning,\" said Marfisi. \"...
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1983 Hambletonian winner Duenna dead at age 28

on 05/19/2008 2:00 AM
Duenna, the 1983 Hambletonian winner for Norman Woolworth’s Clearview Stables and trainer-driver Stanley Dancer, was found dead Monday morning in the field affectionately known as “Menopause Manor” at Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek in Paris, Ky. The daughter of Green Speed was 28 year old.   Hunterton Farm’s Steve Stewart said Duenna, “died peacefully of old age. She had not been ...
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