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New GM at Winbak Farm

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Garrett Bell has been named general manager at Winbak Farm, Chesapeake City, Md. With six years experience working at Winbak Farm and associated with former GM Joe McLead, Bell will handle the day-in day-out operations at Winbak Farm, one of the sport\'s major harness breeding operations.   A 1992 graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., the Mystic, Conn. born Bell spent a deca...
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Blue York Yankee, Share The Delight victorious

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Blue York Yankee made his 3-year-old debut in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, and came away with a 1:55.4 victory, which is 2 and 2/5 seconds faster than his freshman record set in the Haughton final last August, the last time he raced.   Trainer Trond Smedshammer was in the bike as the Muscles Yankee colt took the lead after an opening quarte...
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Varenne mare wins Sweden\'s Queen\'s Trophy race

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Lie Detector, a granddaughter of the 1991 Hambletonian Oaks elim winner Good Lookin Mouse, won Sweden’s prestigious Queen’s Trophy at the Aby track in Gothenburg on Friday night, defeating Flea Southwind in the 2,140-meter race.   Orjan Kihlstrom drove Lie Detector to the victory for trainer Stefan Hultman and The Trotting Company ownership group, which has about 3,000 members. Margaret...
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Crevani taking a shot with Bullville Powerful in Berry\'s Creek

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
For decades, Stephen Crevani balanced a demanding career as a high-rise builder with his interest in breeding and racing harness horses, and he\'ll be taking a shot at his biggest win ever in harness racing when his 3-year-old Bullville Powerful competes in the $215,000 Berry\'s Creek at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Now that he is retired, the 66-year-old has been able to focus all of his atte...
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Brother to Onthewingsoflove wins King\'s Trophy in Sweden

on 05/08/2008 2:00 AM
Dust All Over, a 4-year-old son of Super Arnie-Pinafore Miss, the dam of US stakes winner Onthewingsoflove, won the King’s Trophy at the Aby track in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday night, with Adrian Chip, the runner-up in last year’s Hambletonian, finishing third in the race.   Artistic As (Malabar Man-Feeling Blue), who raced in the US as a 2 year old, left hard from post one for drive...
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Scorpion Moon wins Pocono feature in career-best 1:53.4

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon exploded in the stretch after getting a pocket trip to win the featured Open Handicap trot on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried a purse of $22,000.   Scorpion Moon, a 4-1 choice with Stephane Bouchard in the bike, let Bright Idea do all the work on the front end while he enjoyed the good trip. In the stretch, the 7-year-old geldi...
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Happy Homecoming at Harrington For Ireneonthemove

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
Rodney Wyatt\'s Ireneonthemove, with Tony Morgan driving, returned home to the First State in style Tuesday, winning the $22,000 Mares Junior Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4, the fastest race of the night.    The Jason Skinner-trainee had previously raced at Harrah\'s Chester Downs in Pennsylvania before her wire-to-wire triumph from post seven at Harrington. The win pushed ...
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RMTC sponsors steroid workshop

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) sponsored an equine racing chemist workshop to foster uniformity in drug testing of the androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) from April 27-30 at the University of California at Davis. Analysts representing seven international laboratories and 16 of the official 18 U.S. laboratories participated in the workshop. RMTC Executive Director Dr. Scot Wate...
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Berry\'s Creek final field set

on 05/07/2008 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacers take their first step on the road to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace in the $215,000 Berry’s Creek final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The Berry’s Creek is carded as race six on Saturday night, with an estimated 8:49 pm post time. First race is 7 pm. Elimination winners Mucho Sleazy and Bullville Powerful earned the right to choose their post position in the...
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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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