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Buter looking for first big stakes win in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
Tyler Buter, harness racing’s newest young driving sensation, aims for his first big stakes win in the $215,000 Berry’s Creek on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Buter, 22, ranked among the leaders at Hazel Park in his native Michigan and nearby Windsor Raceway before moving his base to Chicago in February. It was at Balmoral Park that he picked up the drive behind Art Official, a talent...
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Nominees announced for Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
A total of 22 nominees have been put forward by the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame\'s Thoroughbred and Standardbred nominating committees including four Standardbred horses, six Thoroughbred horses, and 12 people.   On the Standardbred side, nominated in the female horse category were trotting star Peaceful Way, a four-time O\'Brien Award winner and Canada\'s richest trotter in histor...
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Breedings available through New Vocations

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has breedings available to nice stallions in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario.   “Some are donations received after the annual auction, others like Armbro Mackintosh and Broadway Express are instances where the mares that were booked became unbreedable,” said New Vocations executive director Dot Morgan. “The stallion a...
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Has An Attitude takes 1:53.2 lifetime mark

on 05/06/2008 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly Has An Attitude, a daughter of No Pan Intended and the 1992 Breeders Crown champion So Fresh, extended her winning streak to five for owner Brittany Farms and trainer Erv Miller as she cruised to an easy 2 3/4-length victory in 1:53.2 in her $20,000 split of the Ontario Sired Spring Series, second leg, for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Monday night at...
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Indiana breeder, leader Joe Blocker dies

on 05/06/2008 2:00 AM
Joe Blocker, a longtime leader on the Indina harness racing scene, died Friday, May 2, at age 80 in his hometown of Goshen.   Blocker bred, raised and raced Standardbreds and spearheaded bringing harness racing at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. He served on the Fair Board as director from 1976-95 and was president of the Fair Board in 1970. In 1995 he was grand marshal of the fair p...
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EPO positives for horses trained by Ernest Adams

on 05/06/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki announced today that a Racing Commission investigation has resulted in the first positive test results obtained under the state’s recently-expanded testing protocols aimed at detecting the use of performance-enhancing substances in race horses. Racing Commission investigators oversaw the drawing of fluids from horses at the commis...
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Drivers unseated in Monticello accident

on 05/06/2008 2:00 AM
Up and coming driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. was hurt in a racing accident at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday, May 6. The mishap occurred in the third race on the program but details remain unclear.   Marohn Jr. was catapulted to the ground when he was hit from behind by another horse after Sudden  Striker A fell. Marohn was taken by ambulance to Community General Hospital in nearby Harris...
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Joe Anderson sends 19 horses East

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
Chicago harness tracks are in the midst of a serious horse shortage, and one prominent defection from the entry box will be 19 horses trained by Joe Anderson. With the decline in purses at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park, Anderson decided to to take 19 horses to the East Coast.  He has said he plans to race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Harrah\'s Chester, a...
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Four Starzzz Shark has two 3YO winners

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
Some people might think Four Starzzz Shark\'s oldest foals are 2 year olds, but a couple of test breedings resulted in two foals, and both of them are winners.   Jeff Cohen, a partner in Four Starzzzz Stable, bred a few mares to Four Starzzz Shark while he was racing and two foals resulted. Both of those foals won a late-closer for 3 year olds on Sunday at Tiog...
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Somebeachsomewhere wins qualifier in 1:51.1

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
The top rated colt Somebeachsomewhere went behind the starting gate for the first time this season in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday morning and turned in an impressive 1:51.1 performance, while his likely rival Santanna Blue Chip won a qualifier in 1:55.1.   Somebeachsomewhere\'s trainer/co-owner Brent MacGrath, told reporters he had hoped for a mile in 1:52 and change.&nbs...
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Feed recall announced by Purina

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
Land O\'Lakes Purina Feed LLC has announced a voluntary product recall of certain feeds manufactured between Nov. 3, 2007, and March 10, 2008, and distributed throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennesse, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. &...
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Souloy, Bazire seek another big win in Oslo Grand Prix

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
The team of trainer Fabrice Souloy and driver Jean Michel Bazire will try to continue its international success tour in Norway Sunday when a field of 10 goes to the post in the Oslo Grand Prix. The 2,100 meter race over the five-eighths mile Bjerke track will offer more than $300,000 to the winner.   Already the winners of the Premio d’Europa and the Gran Premio Nazionale delle Lotteria i...
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Illinois veterinarian Dr. Jane Lehr Richardson dies

on 05/05/2008 2:00 AM
Longtime Veterinarian Dr. Jane Lehr Richardson passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 4.   Dr. Richardson worked for 23-years as the association Veterinarian on Chicago harness and Thoroughbred racing circuits before taking a similar position with the Illinois Racing Board in 2003.   A tireless worker who enjoyed caring for all types of animals, Dr. Richardson also helped run Homes...
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Ranger wins five at Pompano

on 05/04/2008 2:00 AM
Pompano Park’s all-time winningest driver, Bruce Ranger, had the hot hands all week long and concluded with five winners Saturday. He ended the week with 14 wins in the 32 races held.   Ranger’s fastest victory on the night came in the 3rd race $7,500 pace as Sugar’s Pride ($3.00) was able to grind it out first-over and score his sixth victory of the year with a neck triumph in 1:53....
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Pompano pays $10,000 grand prize in promo tied to Derby

on 05/04/2008 2:00 AM
All it takes is a little luck and that is what Deerfield Beach, Florida, resident Gary Budra had Saturday at the Isle Pompano Park and his good fortune earned him $10,000 cash.   Budra, one of thousands of Isle Pompano Park patrons that participated in the Big Race promotion, had the winning combination of 20-5-16 on his Big Race game piece card and walked away as the sole winner of th...
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Big crowd for Tioga opener

on 05/04/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs opened its 2008 racing season on Saturday, May 3, with a crowd of more than 6,200 in attendance.   The 3-year old trotting filly Patti Pain made the inaugural trip of 2008 to the Tioga winner’s circle with fan favorite Mike Simons in the sulky. It was the second win of the career for Patti Painm, who established a new lifetime mark of 2:00 in taking the opening division of the...
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Mucho Sleazy, Bullville Powerful win Berry\'s Creek elims

on 05/03/2008 2:00 AM
Mucho Sleazy and Bullville Powerful put on commanding front-end performances to win their $25,000 Berry’s Creek eliminations on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, with Mucho Sleazy pacing to his victory in 1:50.3 and Bullville Powerful scoring in 1:50.4.  The $215,000 Berry’s Creek Final, the first major stakes test for 3-year-old colt pacers, will be contested Saturday, May 10.   In...
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$1.5 million bet on KY Derby at Meadowlands

on 05/03/2008 2:00 AM
A record $2.94 million was wagered on the 2008 Kentucky Derby simulcast at New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority racetracks, Favorites at Woodbridge and New Jersey Account Wagering.  The $2,936,959 wagered represented a 7.2 percent increase over the 2007 record of $2,740,535.  A total of $1,511,842 was bet at the Meadowlands, which drew a daytime simulcast crowd of 10,795.  An...
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Special Report uses two-hole trip to win

on 05/03/2008 2:00 AM
Special Report drew an inside post (two) and enjoyed a two-hole trip before finding clear sailing in the homestretch and pacing to a 1:51.4 victory in the $390,000 George Morton Levy Memorial final Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Driver Larry Stalbaum decided to take a two-hole trip, but kept the fast-leaving Took Hanover, who started from post six, parked through the first turn, which...
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NA Cup eligible Shadow Play wins at Mohawk

on 05/03/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play kept his 2008 undefeated streak in tact with a sharp 1:54.2 victory over an off track in Saturday\'s lone $25,000 division of the second leg of The Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. The victory also positioned the son of The Panderosa for a possible sweep of this year\'s edition of the Diplomat.   With Rick Zeron in the driver\'s seat, Shadow...
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