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Sweetheart winner McArts N Crafts to try for Shalee win

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
The field for the $407,400 Mistletoe Shalee on Hambletonian Day was also decided by a pair of elimination races Friday night at the Meadowlands, and the winners were McArts N Crafts in a 30-1 upset, and the betting favorite Thong. Thong continued her reign over the 3-year-old pacing fillies division with a powerful first-over performance in the second of the two $25,000 Mistletoe Shalee elims...
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Muscle Hill, Encore Encore take 2CT eliminations

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill strode to victory in the first of two elimination races for the $500,00 Peter Haughton Memorial for 2-year-old trotters on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with Encore Encore taking the second split. 
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Storm prompts Meadowlands to cancel 10th Wednesday

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Due to extreme lightning and heavy rainfall, the Meadowlands was forced to cancel its 10th and final race on Wednesday evening. Racing resumes on Thursday with a 7 p.m. post time.
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Sunny outcome for freshman trotter at Indiana Downs

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
A field of eight assembled Wednesday for the first preliminary round of Indiana Sire Stakes competition for freshman colt trotters. When favorite Bar One broke stride behind the gate in the $15,000 event it opened the door for third choice Sunny Ben Joe to claim victory in a time of 2:03.3. Sunny Ben Joe, starting to Bar One’s outside in post six, got away fourth for driver Mark O’Mara. The d...
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Guy Gets Girl wins Pompano feature trot

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Guy Gets Girl, at odds of 7-5), won the featured $12,000 winners-over trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday night, with Bruce Ranger doing the driving.   Guy Gets Girl ($4.80) and Ranger moved swiftly off the gate from post four to take the early lead as they trotted over to the first quarter in :28.1.  As they came down the stretch in front of the grandstand Wally Hennessey pulled Ga...
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Lonestar Ryan alone at the wire at Saratoga

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Kathy Rutherford’s Lonestar Ryan had no trouble negotiating the sloppy conditions at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday, capturing the featured $5,500 non-winners pace in 1:55 to prevail in his first appearance at the Saratoga Springs oval. Starting from post one with Chris Long at the lines, Lonestar Ryan settled briefly in second place through an opening quarter mile in :28.1 before s...
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Four $250,000 Classic Series finals on tap at Big M Saturday

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
The $250,000 finals of The Classic Series will go post ward at a mile and one sixteenth at the Meadowlands on Saturday evening.     The Pacing Classic leads off the charge in race seven. Ten of the top older horses currently racing will line up behind the gate, led by morning line choice Artistic Fella. Eagle Luck won last week\'s third leg in a stakes record equaling 1:48.3 and retur...
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Lorentzon has two bids at Hambo Oaks

on 07/24/2008 2:00 AM
Young trainer Anette Lorentzon boasts training two fillies in the Hambletonian Oaks eliminations this weekend, Fancy Vacation and There’s A Way. In only her third year of training at age 25, after working for trainers such as Jimmy Takter and Trond Smedshammer, she not only has fillies entered in this contest, but Swedish-born Lorentzon has a real chance of winning with one. Fancy Vacation, by ...
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Top colt pacer succumbs to endotoxemia

on 07/23/2008 8:00 PM
Owner Rodney Mitchell told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that recent New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Scape Ghost has died as a result of endotoxemia. Scape Ghost had won the $175,000 Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands June 20 in a career-best 1:50.2 and then followed that up with a narrow second-place finish June 28 in the $61,710 Jersey Cup, which was his last start before dying Tuesday, J...
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Go Get Blanche wins photo in Meadows feature

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Go Get Blanche charged through the lane to win a three-horse photo and capture the $23,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot on Tuesday at The Meadows. An unhurried sixth at the half, Go Get Blanche waited patiently while BV’s Sister and I’m Justa Lady skirmished for the lead. But when Aaron Merriman asked her for trot, she sped home in :28.4 to score in 1:56.1, a head better than BV...
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140-1 upsetter at Vernon Downs

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Co Ed Desire, Hanger Pride N and Golden Receiver all produced highlights during Tuesday night’s nine-race program at Vernon Downs. With trainer Gary Messenger doing the teaming for owner Scott Woogen, Co Ed Desire (Real Desire-Yankee Co-Star) remained unbeaten in five starts, two in pari-mutuel competition, after posting an unchallenged 1:55.3 victory in Tuesday’s $5,000 first race, a 2...
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Donato\'s connections selected as Hambo parade grand marshals

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover was the star of the trotting world in 2007, and brightest among his achievements was capturing the $1.5 million Hambletonian before a crowd of 26,000 last August at the Meadowlands, and in recognition of his achievements, the team members behind Donato Hanover have been selected as grand marshals of the Sixth Annual Hambletonian Parade, which will take place on Saturday in...
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Freshman colt pacers featured at Indiana Downs

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
Five divisions of freshman colt pacers lined up behind the gate Tuesday, July 22 at Indiana Downs in the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. The favorites claimed victory in each of the $15,000 contests, with defending leading driver Trace Tetrick collecting two trips to the winner’s circle. Hawk’s Copperstone scored a 1:57 victory in the first division, winning by three and one-...
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$620,000 in purses for Thursday\'s Delaware Governor\'s Day

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
The richest day in racing annually for Delaware horsemen will take place Thursday during Governor\'s Day at the Delaware State Fair at Harrington Raceway. There will be $620,000 in purses distributed over the 14-race program with a special 11 a.m. post time. The prestigious day of racing showcases Delaware\'s best owned and bred horses. Four $100,000 finals will be contested in the Dela...
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Napoleon: only Trotting Triple Crown eligible in Hambo

on 07/23/2008 2:00 AM
There’s only one horse eligible to complete the Trotting Triple Crown this year, and his name doesn’t start with Dewey; the hopeful is Napoleon, who won the Yonkers Trot late last month at Yonkers Raceway and will now take aim at the Hambletonian when elims are held at the Meadowlands this Saturday.   It will likely be an under-the-radar quest for Napoleon as the perfect 13-for-13 strea...
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Open division draws 23; Oaks attracts 21 fillies

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe has drawn post four in the second of three $70,000 eliminations Saturday for the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, with the classic test for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters drawing 23 entries. The top three finishers in each elim and the fourth-place finisher with the highest lifetime earnings will advance to the $1.5 million final Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2. ...
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Race secretary applicants wanted at Dover

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Dover Downs is seeking applicants for its racing secretary’s job for the 40th anniversary season opening Oct. 26, a seasonal job stretching 133 days until April 9, 2009.   For information contact John Hensley, senior director of horse racing, at (302) 857-3234 or email at jhensley@doverdowns.  
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Who will be the harness racing customer of 2025?

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Hambletonian Society are calling a special meeting entitled “Who Will Be The Harness Racing Customer in 2025?” with the panel discussion held at The Meadowlands Sheraton, East Rutherford, N.J. on Thursday, July 31, from 10 am-3 pm. The focus of the discussion will be on the perception of harness racing by younger generations and what efforts are being m...
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Saorse sets 1:54.3 track mark at Pocono for Dubois Stable

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Saorse, a 3-year-old filly by Andover Hall, set a new track mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday afternoon when she won a $41,453 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:54.3 with Dave Palone in the sulky.   There were five divisions of the PASS for 3-year-old filly trotters. Palone also was in the bike when Classic Lane, Lindy Lane filly, equaled the previous track mark wi...
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Opening Little Brown Jug future odds announced

on 07/22/2008 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of three Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at noon Thursday at racetracks across North America and internet sites. Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27.North America Cup winner and Meadowlands Pace runner-up Somebeachsomewhere (3-1) is the morning line favorite in the future Jug pool.  Trainer and co-own...
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