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Strong field of mares lining up for Strada Memorial

on 04/23/2008 2:00 AM
On Saturday night, a field of the sport’s top pacing mares will assemble at the Meadowlands for the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial, a race that honors a Cantor Fitzgerald vice president who lost his life in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Among the contenders are Artcotic, winner of the 2007 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace and Stylish Solution, who reeled off 13 st...
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Muscles Marinara wins in 1:52.1

on 04/23/2008 2:00 AM
Muscles Marinara got up in the final strides to win the $44,000 Father Foley Memorial on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, trotting to a 1:52.1 score over Ripped.  Ken Rucker trains the winner.Muscles Marinara, with driver Brian Sears, followed Ripped as he moved up to challenge the pacesetter Swan Image midway down the backstretch. Ripped cleared the lead as a weary Swan Image began to bea...
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Tony Morgan drives 12,000th winner

on 04/23/2008 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan became the fourth driver in harness racing history to reach 12,000 career wins Wednesday when he guided Fox Valley Impulse to victory in the second race at Harrah’s Chester.   “It’s great; it’s nice to get a feather in your cap and a little recognition from your peers,” said Morgan, whose win with Fox Valley Impulse was his only one on the card. “I didn’t have a g...
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Warrawee June sets Celias Counsel record in final

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
Warrawee June trotted her way to a maiden-breaking win in style, scoring the $48,400(C) final of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series Monday night at Woodbine. Rick Zeron guided the daughter of Angus Hall to the 3 1/4-length tally for trainer Frank O\'Reilly, who also owns a piece of the filly with John Fielding, Jim Fielding and the Estate of John Ferguson, in a stakes record 1:54.4. It too...
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Immortal Quest scores again in Harrington feature

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
Carter Racing Stable and Bobby Myers\' Immortal Quest N ($3.40, Eddie Davis Jr.) continued his remarkable 2008 campaign with a 1:54.2 win in the featured $24,000 Delaware Special at Harrington Raceway Monday. The Myers trainee has now banked nearly $125,000 this year. The 9-year-old Sands A Flyin gelding left hard from post six and set all the fractions in his two-length win over a fast closing H...
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California owner arrested after syringes discovered

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
California-based owner Juan Pablo Ramirez has reportedly been arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and medications after State Fair police and California Horse Racing Board investigators discovered syringes and 28 bottles of mostly illegal drugs in a room he occupied in a barn at Cal Expo. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the seized medications allegedly incl...
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Hogies Cam wins 11th of the year at Monticello

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
Charles Strukel’s recent claim, Hogies Cam, scored his 11th victory of the season on Tuesday at Monticello Raceway and the pacer continues to lead all horses in North America in races won this season. Jordan Stratton, who again handled the driving chores for trainer Bob Beauregard, sent the 10-year-old Camluck gelding to the lead  in the first turn and Hogies Cam made every po...
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Pompano to begin greyhound simulcasts

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
For the first time in track history, Pompano Park will feature simulcasting of greyhound racing starting Wednesday. The track will offer greyhound racing seven days a week with afternoon and evening simulcasts from Mardi Gras Race Track and Flagler Race Track. On the track, Battleshoe Victor, trying for his second straight win, is the lone return winner Wednesday in the $10,000 feat...
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Wilson winner Dali set to qualify in two weeks

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen\'s first over blog carries the news that Dali, the winner of last year\'s Woodrow Wilson, is two weeks from qualifying and his stablemate, On The Brink, is set to qualify next week, with both scheduled for Mohawk Racetrack. Duane Marfisi trains both colts.   Dali, a son of Real Artist, won five of 10 starts last season, took a mark of 1:50.2 winning the Wilson, and finished the...
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Vernon to host Harness Racing Youth camp

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has announced that it will play host to the Harness Racing Youth League camp from July 6-10. The Harness Racing Youth League is a 5-day/4-night event in which participants are given the opportunity to learn about harness racing and caring for horses.   The format includes daily barn activities like grooming, harnessing, hitching and driving the horses.  Mixed in ...
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Lindy Lane colt wins Meadows final in 1:58.3

on 04/22/2008 2:00 AM
After being a frustrating second in the first two legs of the series, the Lindy Lane-sired Pembroke Lane picked the right time to break through, roaring down the stretch to capture the $33,800 final of the South Strabane Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings on Tuesday at The Meadows. Pembroke Lane finished a close second to Casperdfrendlyhors in the qualifying legs, beaten only a length and a ...
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A groovey win in Hoosier series leg

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Ralph and Dorothy Rose series got underway Sunday at Hoosier Park and Note To Groovey and Charles Conrad beat out the field of seven trotters for the win in a time of 2:01.   Note To Groovey had an early lead at the start, but yielded to Blueridge Hush and driver Bobby Brower for the pocket seat at the quarter-mile marker in :29.2. First Notable Chip, controlled b...
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Morgan now 10 from 12,000

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Tony Morgan won four races on Harrington Raceway\'s opening night program Sunday, giving him 11,990 lifetime. A large crowd came to Harrington for opening night festivities that included a hat giveaway, food specials and a family fun day. They also witnessed the sport\'s third leading driver, Morgan, inch closer to 12,000 lifetime wins as he won races with Emma Rose Ben ($3.40), Doc\'...
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Meadows-based Palone sets all-time pari-mutuel win mark

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone, the leading driver in North America with 262 victories, added a record 11 more races to that total Monday afternoon at The Meadows, the most wins ever on a single program at a pari-mutuel racetrack. Roger Hammer had an 11-win day at the York Fair in Pennsylvania in 2003.   Palone, 46, won the first race with Won The West, and then won seven consecutive races from th...
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Southwind Tempo wins in 1:50.2

on 04/20/2008 2:00 AM
Harrah\'s Chester opened its 2008 racing season on Sunday afternoon and Southwind Tempo used a leg ot the track\'s Betsy Ross Series to pick up her 23rd career victory, and fourth of the season in five starts, with her 1:50.2 effort. She defeated Symphony In Motion, a seven-time winner this year, and Darlin\'s Delight, who was making her first start of the season.   Southwind Tempo started ...
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Trainer takes top 3 spots in Sweden\'s Olympic Trot

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Ake Svanstedt swept the top three spots of the Olympic Trot final in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday as he horse Torvald Palema won the race, and his other horses, Adams Hall and Finders Keeper, finishes second and third, respectively, giving a net of over $420,000 to the stable.   Svanstedt had two horses earn their way into the final while Torvald Palema had t...
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Idle Hour wins Suslow final by head in 1:51.2

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Idle Hour maneuvered around tiring horses and soared down the stretch to win the $68,900 Robert J. Suslow Final by a head in 1:51.2 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.Driver Tim Tetrick moved Idle Hour three-wide to get around his struggling entry-mate Major Duke and closed in a brisk :27.2 to catch Bullville Powerful at the wire. Hands To Yourself, finished a length and three-quarters back in t...
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Kentuckiana bringing top Down Under sire to North America

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Through a move unprecedented in Standardbred breeding industry history, Kentuckiana Farms announced on Saturday that Australasian super sire Christian Cullen will stand at Kentuckiana in North America in 2009 for a fee of $10,000. Stallion location details are still being determined.   \"Establishing the appropriate service fee was a key component of our negotiations. One of our primar...
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Up Front Peyton, Wigwam Baby capture Hoosier Park features

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Up Front Peyton and driver Ricky Macomber proved to be the best in the end of the $23,000 Invitational Pace Saturday, April 19. The duo used a perfect second-over journey to nab the top spot in a time of 1:52.2. Macomber placed Up Front Peyton near the back of the pack from the start before getting on Search Engine\'s back heading down the backstretch as the field moved to the halfway mark in :55...
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Took Hanover, Tarver Hanover victorious in Levy Series splits

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
A big surprise and a no surprise won Saturday night\'s pair of $50,000 divisions in the fourth preliminary round of Yonkers Raceway\'s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The death and taxes detail was again Took Hanover, who ran his winning streak to four races with his third series win as many tries. With Greg Merton driving for trainer Noel Daley, Took Hanover--the 1-4 choice leaving fr...
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