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Stars are out for third leg of Classic Series

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
The third preliminary leg of The Classic Series (TCS) will go post ward on Saturday as a part of the Meadowlands Pace card. The stars are surely out in force for the last leg as the 39 horses entered in Classic events have compiled nearly $30 million in career earnings, including 11 with over a million dollars on their individual card. The Classic Distaff (race two) pits familiar rivals Southwind...
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Vivid Photo to qualify Friday at Tioga

on 07/17/2008 2:00 AM
One of harness racing\'s favorite free-for-all trotters, the 2007 Older Trotter of the Year Vivid Photo, has been entered to qualify at Tioga Downs on Friday morning. Co-owner, trainer, and driver Roger Hammer will be making the ship up from Pennsylvania to compete in the Tompkins-Geers stake races on Friday night. Vivid Photo has been off for nearly three months after cracking a coffin bon...
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Five divisions for Empire State\'s best 3-year-old fillies

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive evening, Yonkers Raceway hosted the Empire\'s leading 3-year-old fillies, and on this night it was the pacers in the $244,035 Art Watson divided into $48,807 quintuplets. Diva Delight (Keith Kash Jr.) stung, then stalked, odds-on choice Hannah Isabel (Yannick Gingras) in the first division before going by the favorite midstretch. She won by a half-length in 1...
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Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Thompson is Hambo ambassador

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Jenny Thompson, an American sports hero and one of the most decorated Olympians in history, will serve as the honorary ambassador for one of the greatest sports traditions in the United States and the world, the $1.5 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Aug. 2. The most prestigious trotting race in the world, the Hambletonian has been hosted by the Meadowlands since 1981. The race ...
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Flamboro \'no contest\' overturned

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Standardbred Licensees John Kopas, Dave Poley, John Pentland, Jim Wellwood, Jamie Bardoel and Scott McNiven appealed Ruling SB 37355 wherein the Judges ruled that the 4th race on July 11, 2008, at Flamboro Downs was a \"No Contest\" in accordance with Rule 22.33 of the Rules of Standardbred Racing. On July 15, 2008, a Panel of the Commission consisting of Chair Rod Seiling convened to hear the A...
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Favorites score in Vernon NYSS divisions

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Crowd wagering favorites Napoleon, Big Apple Deli, Make It Happen, General Royal and Hall of Fame driver John Campbell didn’t disappoint in Tuesday night’s $233,930 New York Sires Stakes feature for male 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Napoleon nailed down his flight with a bold-going 1:55 performance for driver Stephane Bouchard; Big Apple Deli delivered a gate-to-wire&...
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Swoosh Hanover equals Pocono mark

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Swoosh Hanover romped to a condition trotting win and matched a track record in the process on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Trained by Richard Johnson and driven by Tim Tetrick, Swoosh Hanover, a 3-year-old filly sired by Lindy Lane out of Swift Kathy, rolled to a win in a $7,500 non-winners of two trot in 1:54:4. The time matched the track record for 3-year-...
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MacGrath talks some SBSW as colt aims for 11th straight

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere will bid for his 11th straight win as the overwhelming 2-5 morning line favorite in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Meadowlands Pace night, with a T-shirt giveaway to paid admissions while supply lasts.  First race post time is 7:30 p.m. (30 minutes later due to the Red Bulls vs. L.A. Galaxy game ...
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Leader Of The Bax leads way to Meadows\' winner\'s circle

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Leader Of The Bax converted a perfect pocket trip to victory on Tuesday at The Meadows, taking a division of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot for freshman fillies. Doug Snyder guided the daughter of Broadway Hall-Bax Machine to the pocket behind leader Allamerican Phoebe. Leader Of The Bax made her winning move around the far turn, drawing off to triumph by three lengths in 2:01.4 over Nordic Nymph. ...
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Maryland track granted permission to close, continue simulcasts

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway was granted permission by the Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday to close for live racing for up to two years, while still allowing it to simulcast races. The commission declared the track to be in an emergency situation, thus honoring its request to continue simulcasting, and the site will still host six days of sire stakes and Maryland fund races in November and December as ...
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Bullville Powerful goes to Big Dance

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Bullville Powerful will attempt to do the unthinkable and beat the unbeaten Somebeachsomewhere this Saturday in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace. The $100,000 supplemented colt was second to Sand Shooter in his elim last Saturday in 1:49.4, almost a full second off of Somebeachsomewhere’s lifetime mark of 1:48.3, which he set in his winning elim on the same card. He earned back $12,500 of his s...
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Bruno named fall meet race secretary at Red Mile

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has announced Frank Bruno, assistant race secretary to Tad Stockman at the Meadowlands the past six years, has been named race secretary for the Kentucky racetrack\'s early fall meet, which begins Sunday, July 27. Bruno will then move into the judges\' stand for the two weeks of Grand Circuit racing which concludes on Oct. 4.   \"We are elated that Frank will be joining our rac...
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Anabolic steroid ban recommended in Kentucky

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
On Wednesday afternoon a subcommittee recommended that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commissionon ban the use of anabolic steroids in horses competing at Kentucky racetracks.   In a position statement, the Subcommittee on Anabolic Steroids, a subcommittee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council and the state racing commission, recommended either (or both of the fol...
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Here\'s another version of Cohen\'s ride with Pace finalist

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Turning 40 might send some men off to buy a fast car but in the case of First Over blogger Andrew Cohen, he went in pursuit of a fast horse, and his horse is Share The Delight, who will start from post one in the Meadowlands Pace Saturday night. Post time for the first race of the Pace night program will be 7:30 p.m. Cohen, now 42, is an attorney who is the full-time CBS News chief legal analyst...
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Mya Tri, ABC Mercedes win in Indiana Downs opener

on 07/16/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore filly trotter Mya Tri raised her undefeated streak to 17 starts Wednesday, July 16 as part of Indiana Downs’ opening program. The Sara Haynes trainee won handily in the $15,120 first leg of Indiana Sires Stakes competition, stopping the clock in 1:56.4. ABC Mercedes captured the $12,000 ISS division for three year old colt trotters in 1:56.4. Mya Tri started from the second tier in a ...
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Morrill wins three in Yonkers Sire Stakes action

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s second sojourn into New York Sire Stakes action offered Monday night\'s $223,445 Mike Cipriani Trot for 3-year-old fillies, with Winbak Dream and driver Jim Morrill Jr. turning in the fastest statebred event with a 1:59.2 effort in the second $39.024 event. The Malabar Man miss, co-owned by trainer Joseph and Edward Flynn, paid $6.40 for her third win in six \'08 tries...
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Three straight wins for Native Bride

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Edging first-over up the backstretch, Native Bride ($2.60) scored her third consecutive win and her 11th career victory in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action Monday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, turning in an impressive 1:51.2 performance with much in reserve. The three-year-old daughter of Allamerican Native and Nova sat just off leaders Saymynamesaymyname (David ...
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Unique Legacy upsets in Town Pro final

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Unique Legacy turned in an impressive two-move effort in scoring a mild upset in Monday night\'s $57,300(C) Town Pro Pacing Series final for 3-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:52.2. Mark MacDonald called on the filly\'s early speed for the first time in her young career and the daughter of Real Desire-Unique X Ample shot to the early lead from post six before yielding to Lola Palooza i...
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Churchill announcer Kruytbosch dies at age 47

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
Luke Kruytbosch, the announcer at Churchill Downs, Ellis Park and Turf Paradise, was found dead in his Indiana apartment Monday at the age of 47. Kruytbosch had just finished announcing the races at Churchill Downs earlier this month and had moved to Evansville, Ind., where he had announced the first three programs of the season at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.   The cause of death has not b...
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Major racetrack renovations being done at Balmoral

on 07/15/2008 2:00 AM
It may be “down time” for live racing at Balmoral Park but there is still plenty going on at the Crete plant as the one-mile racing oval undergoes a complete renovation in anticipation of its re-opening on Saturday, Aug. 9.   In an effort to make the racing surface one of the fastest, yet safest, for both horses and horsemen in the country, Balmoral Park is currently renovating it...
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