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Deweycheatumnhowe, Crazed emerge as top contenders

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe remained unbeaten when he captured his $70,000 Hambletonian elimination Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:52.3, but the 1:52.2 score by Crazed in the third Hambo elim tempered any proclamations that Dewey is a lock to win the trotting classic next Saturday at the Big M. The other Hambo elim went to 22-1 longshot Atomic Hall in 1:54.   Dewey picked up his 14th straight...
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Bella Dolce wins CBS at Mohawk in 1:55.3

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
Having apparently banished the torn back muscle suffered earlier this season, the 3-year-old daughter of Kadabra was solid gold tonight in winning the $191,206 Canadian Breeders\' Championship final for 3-year-old trotting fillies Saturday night at Mohawk.   Leaving from post four as the 6-5 favorite, Bella Dolce bided her time in the middle of the pack while Benediction Lindy and trainer-d...
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Southwind Swallow upsets in CBC for 3YO filly pacers

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Swallow, a 19-1 shot, and trainer-driver Mike Vanderkemp pulled off a stunning 1:52.1 upset victory in the second of four Canadian Breeders\' Championship contests Saturday night at Mohawk. The $168,551 CBC final for 3-year-old filly pacers seemed to be destined to go to 4-5 favourite Im Just Special, but some savvy racing strategy kept that filly and driver Mike Saftic boxed in and...
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Define The World gives Libfeld 2 big wins

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
Paul MacDonell captured his second Canadian Breeders\' Championship of the Saturday night card at Mohawk when he drove Define The World to a stunning five-length victory in a new lifetime best clocking of 1:54.1 in the $166,723 event for 3-year-old trotting colts. The colt is owned by Al Libfeld, who also won a Hambletonian Oaks elim Saturday night with Creamy Mimi.Longshot O U Gus shot to th...
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Keystone Horatio bests rival The Mohegan Pan

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
After placing second three times in a row in earlier Canadian Breeders\' Championships divisions at Mohawk Saturday night, driver Randy Waples finally scored in the $165,821 glamour boy division for 3-year-old pacing colts with Keystone Horatio, winning in 1:50.4. Sent off as the 7-5 second choice to arch-rival The Mohegan Pan, who was even money, Keystone Horatio played a waiting game while Keyst...
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Lare says Snow White dealing with

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
Since last fall, the talk has been whether or not world champion filly Snow White could take on the undefeated colt Deweycheatumnhowe in the Hambletonian. When the filly underwent tie-back throat surgery earlier this year her fate seemed to be the Oaks, but Saturday night at the Meadowlands she failed to even accomplish that goal, and her trainer, Kevin Lare, commented on the filly\'s status after...
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Classic finals held at Big M

on 07/26/2008 2:00 AM
The $250,000 Classic Series finals for older horses were contested at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and the winners were Artistic Fella, Godiva Hall, My Little Dragon and Corleone Kosmos.   Artistic Fella, driven by Tim Tetrick, set a world record of 1:56.1 in capturing the Pacing Classic at 1 1/16th miles. The three previous Pacing Classics had been won by Boulder Creek.   Joe Alb...
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Merrie Annabelle elims held

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies took center stage in six elimination races for the Merrie Annabelle Trot and Sweetheart Pace on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, and Honorable Daughter led the Merrie Annabelle fields as she trotted to her fourth straight victory in as many starts, scoring in 1:55.4 for driver John Campbell and trainer Larry Remmen.  
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Croghan, Campbell sweep Sweetheart elims

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Ross Croghan and driver John Campbell teamed for wins in both $20,000 Sweetheart eliminations for pacing fillies, scoring with Girls Nite Out in 1:51.4 and Mintjulep Bluechip snagged a win in 1:55.1.   Girls Nite Out, a 2-year-old filly by Four Starzzz Shark, started from post one and fended off Pedigree Snob by a neck. Girls Nite Out has now won two of four starts fo...
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Kentucky governor appoints task force to study racing

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has created a task force to study the future of horse racing, and The Red Mile\'s Joe Costa is one of the task force members.   According to a July 25 story in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Beshear said he gave the task force \"...a broad charge of looking at the health and the future of horse racing in Kentucky.\"   As for expanded gaming, \"If they ch...
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PASS for 2YO colt trotters held at The Meadows

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
As one of Manhattan’s signature pubs, PJ Clarke’s swings after dark, but the equine PJ Clark, a son of Broadway Hall, showed a penchant for daytime action on Thursday at The Meadows when he captured one of eight divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for freshman trotting colts and geldings.   PJ Clark and Trond Smedshammer were 1:59.1 winners in their PASS division....
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Juanita wins 15th on Governor\'s Day at Harrington

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
The First State\'s finest horses were in action Thursday at Harrington Raceway competing in the annual Governor\'s Day card during the Delaware State Fair, featuring $620,000 in total purses. The yearly event showcases the top Delaware owned and bred horses, and is headlined by the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events for 3 year olds, as well as the $40,000 Go...
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NYSS late-closers held at Saratoga

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
The 2008 New York Sire Stakes Late-Closer Series for 3-year-old trotting fillies continued at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Thursday, with four divisions contested over the drying-out Saratoga Springs oval. Kenneth Jacobs’ Princessofhollywd visited the winner’s circle for the second time in her last three starts when leading every step of the way en route to victory in her $10,700 Sire Sta...
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Field set for Sunday\'s Driver\'s Championship at Tioga

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
The Second Annual Driver’s Championship at Tioga Downs has been drawn and the fields are set for Sunday night. Drivers for the $40,000 Driver’s Championship are as follows: Tim Tetrick, Brian Sears, Anthony Morgan, Eric Goodell, Yannick Gingras, Andy Miller, Ron Pierce, Howard Parker and Jody Jamieson. The co-defending champions Sears and Gingras will look to take home two victo...
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A Nisonger hat trick at Scioto

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Top young driver Jeff Nisonger made three trips to the Scioto Downs winner\'s circle on Thursday night, including two behind freshman pacing fillies.   Nisonger scored with the fillies Save My Shark (Four Starzzz Shark) in 1:58.3 by 3 3/4 lengths and with Walk Softly (Allamerican Native), a 5 1/4-length winner in 1:59.4. Nisonger also drove the 9-year-old Life Sign gelding Studley Lamo...
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Livnluvn Bluegrass, J RS Star claim victory in ISS action

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters were the featured act Thursday, July 24 at Indiana Downs as the track played host to two Indiana Sires Stakes contests. Dan Shetler, catch driving for trainers John Merkel and Verlin Yoder, guided Livnluvn Bluegrass and J RS Star to victory in the $15,000 events. In the first $15,000 division Shetler and Livnluvn Bluegrass took control coming out of the final turn and trot...
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Napoleon carries breeder\'s legacy with him in Hambo

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
It will be a bittersweet moment for Sid Korn when Napoleon lines up behind the starting gate in the eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. That\'s because the colt represents a lifetime of racing hopes and dreams for Korn, ones he had hoped to share with his longtime partner, Alvin Jacobson.   It was Jacobson who had insisted they breed Napoleon...
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Hogies Cam wins 17th straight race of the year

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Hogies Cam paced to his 17th win of the year at Monticello Raceway on Friday and extended his lead in victories over all other horses racing in North America. Jordan “the Kid” Stratton was again in the sulky for trainer Bob Beauregard and owner Charles Strukel.   Stratton guided the 10-year-old Hogies Cam, a gelded son of Camluck, to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:...
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Lonestar Legend takes western PA with 1:50.2 mile

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts were contested at The Meadows Friday afternoon and Lonestar Legend was at the front of the class with his scorching 1:50.2 victory in a $68,121 division.   With David Miller in the sulky for trainer Don Swick, Lonestar Legend started from post one and won by two lengths over Dragoon K. It was the third win in seven star...
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Uncirculated Stables will try for second straight with Vertigo

on 07/25/2008 2:00 AM
Mysticism breezed to a 1:51.1 clocking in the first of two $20,000 Woodrow Wilson eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers on Friday night at the Meadowlands, and Vertigo Hanover took the second elim, also clocking in at 1:51.1 at the wire. The $350,000 final will be contested next Friday night, Hambletonian eve.   With Ron Pierce in the sulky, Mysticism made a backside brush to the lead and...
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