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Honorable Daughter remains unbeaten in Merrie Annabelle final

on 07/31/2008 2:00 AM
Honorable Daughter remained undefeated in her 2008 campaign, trotting away with her fifth straight victory in the $523,600 Merrie Annabelle Final. Driven by John Campbell, Honorable Daughter held off a late rally from Dover Miss at the wire to win by a neck in 1:55.4.  It was two and three-quarters of a length back to Margarita Momma in third.  Honorable Daughter paid $3.60 to win. “Sh...
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Swoosh Hanover wins fifth straight in PASS split

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Swoosh Hanover swept to the lead at the quarter pole and trotted on to an effortless victory—her fifth straight—in a division of a $202,860 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old fillies Tuesday at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Meadow Bright, was contested over four divisions, with Poster Pin Up, Hawaiianphotograph and Custom Model taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed ...
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Riverofglory takes top Saratoga trot

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
The 11-year-old trotting mare Riverofglory returned to her winning ways on Tuesday, taking the featured $5,500 non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:59.3 to prevail for the 51st time in her career.   Starting from post two with Scott Mongeon at the lines, Riverofglory showed little interest in the early stages of the Tuesday feature, dropping back to seventh place through op...
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Seibel and Rice to host Hambletonian on NBC

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Gary Seibel, harness racing’s expert commentator, and award winning reporter Kenny Rice, will host NBC’s coverage of the 83rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 2 with the one-hour live broadcast beginning at 2 p.m.     The NBC broadcast team recently won their seventh consecutive Eclipse Award for their live racing coverage.    Seibel, a veteran harne...
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Where\'s Waldo fastest 2YO pacer at Vernon this season

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Josh Marks delivered three victories on Tuesday night (July 29), including a 1:56.4 score with Where’s Waldo, who became the fastest 2-year-old pacing gelding of Vernon Downs’ 55th season.   Tucking in behind the mile-cutter Sealed In My Heart in Tuesday’s $5,000 third race, Where’s Waldo drafted in second until the stretch drive, then closed for a 2 1/2 triumph. It was the fi...
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Voice your opinion in Cohen\'s First Over, now on the toolbar

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
There is plenty of action on the racetrack this week and there is also plenty of action in Andrew Cohen\'s First Over blog, which can now be linked by clicking the \"First Over Blog\" spot on the toolbar located at the top of the home page of harnessracing.com. Cohen gives his take on the happenings in the sport and you can weigh in with your opinion as well with just a simple click at \...
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Art Official to face 10 others in $150,000 Monument Circle

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Sawgrass Farms’ Art Official has drawn post four in the inaugural $150,000 Monument Circle at Indiana Downs, slated for the 11th race Saturday evening, August 2. The Art Major colt will be joined by 10 other sophomore pacers, including several local horses. The stake will be bookended by two $75,000 divisions of the Elevation for freshman pacing colts. Making his first start since an electrifyi...
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Snow White right back in Friday\'s Duenna Invitational

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Although most people expected the top 3-year-old filly trotter Snow White to get some time off after making a break last Saturday in her Hambletonian Oaks elimination, she was entered right back by trainer and co-owner Kevin Lare for Friday night’s $32,000 Duenna Invitational at the Meadowlands. Snow White has been made the 8-5 morning-line choice in the 12-horse field by track handicapper Dave ...
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Adios elimination post positions announced

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
The post positions have been set for the $50,000 eliminations of the Delvin Miller Adios slated for Friday, Aug. 1, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono. The final will be held next Saturday, Aug. 9, with a purse of $350,000. First Elimination 1-      Goddess’s Justin                 (T. Tetrick) 2-  ...
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Cameron Hall, winner of $1.8 million, euthanized at age 9

on 07/30/2008 2:00 AM
Cameron Hall, the winner of $1.8 million during her racing career, was euthanized at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, early Wednesday morning due to a non-reversible condition involving her small intestine. Owned by Erkki Laakkonen, the daughter of Garland Lobell was 9 years old and was carrying a foal by Yankee Glide.   Cameron Hall had resided at Cane Run Farm in n...
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Chester freshman track record set

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Dispatched as the prohibitive 1-5 favorite, Panmunjom turned in a stunning performance to headline Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action on Monday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, scoring easily in 1:52.2 to keep a perfect four-for-four record intact. With Buggsy Yankee (Sam Schillaci) and Absolutely Michael (Yannick Gingras) both showing early speed, driver Dave Palone floated...
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Riggins, Bullville Powerful lead NYSS winners

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway saw the state\'s glamour division for the first time this season, with Monday night\'s $235,663 New York Sire Stakes Hugh Grant Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings, and Riggins made short work--at a short price--of his six rivals in the third of five $47,132 divisions. With trainer Ray Schnittker doing the honors, Riggins--who broke early in his elimination for the Art Rooney ...
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Striking Sahbra\'s win half of OSS Gold 2FT elims

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Daughters of Striking Sahbra took two of the four $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Cumin First took the first split for driver Rick Zeron and turned in the fastest clocking with a 1:58.3 effort. The daughter of Striking Sahbra-Look Whos Cumin was almost five lengths better than Daylon Mystique and Lookin Back At You...
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Evening Job, Automatic Slims take Dream Maker splits

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Carl Jamieson was shut out in the second leg of the Dream Maker series for 2-year-old pacing colts, as Bob McIntosh pupil, Evening Job, and Erv Miller’s Automatic Slims took the two $20,000(C) splits in a special non-wagering event prior to the main card at Mohawk Monday night. A short field of six freshman lads went to the post at 6:50 tonight in the first Dream Maker contest, and it...
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Keystone Endurance scores in Batavia opener

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Live racing returned to Batavia Downs Gaming for the 2008 season on Monday night and with a beautiful evening a very large crowd came out to watch the excitement. It was also the first night many racing fans got a chance to check out the new $1.5 million sports bar named Grandstands.    The feature race on the inaugural card was the ninth race, a $5,000 conditioned pace.&nbs...
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Brad Kramer wins 6,000th career race

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Brad Kramer scored his 6,000th lifetime driving win in the seventh race at Hazel Park on Monday night, piloting Mystery Thriller to a 2 3/4-length victory in 2:00.2, which also set a new lifetime record for the 4 year-old mare trotter by Catch A Thrill out of Priority Jay Dee. It was the fourth win this year for Mystery Thriller and owner-breeder Gus Lopez; she is tra...
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First Jug future odds announced

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
The bettors have responded and Somebeachsomewhere is a solid 3-1 favorite in the first of three future wagering pools for the 2008 Little Brown Jug.  Despite trainer and co-owner Brent Macgrath’s statement that Somebeachsomewhere will not start in the Little Brown Jug because of the possibility of having to race heats, the bettors have shown that they still want him to race in Delaware...
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Shetler wins four at Red Mile

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
After kicking off the Red Mile meet Sunday night with two victories, driver Dan Shetler tallied up four more victories on Monday night’s card, including one with El Mistress Chesea, a daughter of Andover Image out of the mare EL Chelsea, she a $425,000 yearling purchase and a full sister to the $1.8-million winning mare Cameron Hall.   Shetler started off the Monday night card with a...
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Lantern Kronos favored in Hambletonian Oaks final

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
In the draw for the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks at a press conference Tuesday at the Meadowlands, the name of Creamy Mimi came out first in the hunt for post-position order for the elimination winners, and trainer Trond Smedshammer took post one, noting the filly left from that same spot in her elim victory. Smedshammer had to change drivers though as Brian Sears—who swept all three Oaks elims—...
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Elim winners take inside posts for $1.5 million Hambletonian

on 07/29/2008 2:00 AM
Choosing first among the connections of the three Hambletonian elimination winners at the press conference draw held Tuesday at the Meadowlands, trainer Frank Antonacci chose post two for Crazed for Saturday’s final, while trainer-driver Ray Schnittker selected post one immediately afterward. Trainer Trond Smedshammer finished out the selection of posts for the $1.5 million contest by selecting ...
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