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Broke As Usual gets all the money at Harrington

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Broke As Usual A ($24.20, Ross Wolfenden) earned his first win of the year in upset fashion Wednesday in Harrington Raceway\'s featured $21,000 Junior Open Trot.   The 8-year-old Malhana Gindin gelding took advantage of an early speed duel between Vicki Gram and Jake\'s Nordic, who trotted to the half-mile in :56.3. Wolfenden and \"Broke\" circled ...
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Bartlett, Sumner take Yonkers spring titles

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of New Englanders took over New York this spring as Jason Bartlett and Robert Sumner were the leading driver and trainer, respectively, in the Yonkers Raceway meet which began April 1 and concluded this past Monday night. Bartlett, 27, won 114 races from 512 drives (22.2 percent), two dozen more victories than five-time defending local champ Stephane Bouchard. Jordan Stratton (7...
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Redzilla wins like Godzilla in Scioto shocker

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Redzilla was the longest shot on the board in Wednesday\'s seventh race at Scioto Downs, but someone apparently forgot to tell him. The 5-year-old gelding was parked the mile from post nine and still got up to win by 2 1/4 lengths in 2:01. He was sent off at odds of 41-1 while the runner-up, TK\'s Lizziebeth, went to post at 25-1 odds. Autumn\'s Punkin set all the pace and led into the fina...
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Twist N Clout fastest in first-year filly pacer splits

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Twist N Clout won her second straight race Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, capturing the fastest of two $46,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers with a 1:54 effort for driver John Campbell. Campbell moved Twist N Clout from third to first approaching the half and from there she was on cruise control as she defeated runner-up Fancy Pants Sandy and driver David Mille...
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Florida court says no to state\'s deal with Seminoles

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that the Florida Supreme Court is overturning the agreement Governor Charlie Crist signed with the Seminole Tribe to expand gambling at its casinos, which include two less than a 45-minute drive from Pompano Park.   The Sun-Sentinel reported that the court ruled Thursday that Crist doesn\'t have the constitutional authority to enter into...
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Hambo hopeful returns from Sweden

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian hopeful Surtees Hanover made his first appearance of 2008 in the United States in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, finishing second with Swedish driver Johan Untersteiner in the sulky. The son of Andover Hall was purchased last fall by Swedish owner Tommy Jacobsson, and has finished second and third in two starts overseas this year for trainer Roger Walmann before ship...
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Dust All Over wins Sweden\'s Hambletonian for 4 year olds

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Dust All OVer, a son of Super Arnie, won Sweden\'s SprinterMästaren (Mästaren=Champion), a race also popularly called Sweden’s Hambletonian, on Thursday night, trotting to a 1;54.4 victory for trainer Roger Walmann, also known as the trainer of Giant Diablo and Surtees Hanover.   Orjan Kihlsstrom drove Dust All Over to the victory, striking from third on the outside while Arti...
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KY Horse Racing Authority now Commission

on 07/03/2008 2:00 AM
Kentucky\'s racing commission has been reorganized once again, this time through an executive order signed by Governor Steve Beshear on Thursday that also changed the name of the office from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC).   Several of the “new” members already had been appointed to fill expired terms. Among them ar...
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Tetrick wins 9, including track record with Upfront Hannahsboy

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick had already put together an amazing Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but Upfront Hannahsboy provided him with the perfect closing act. On a day in which Tetrick drove nine winners, including four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, he guided Upfront Hannahsboy to a win in the final stakes division of the day in 1:49.2, a new track record at Pocono for 3-year-old pacing...
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Santanna, Nitro draw posts three and six in Rooney final

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Santanna Blue Chip and Badlands Nitro, who won last week\'s $40,000 eliminations for Yonkers Raceway\'s Art Rooney Pace, landed post positions three and six, respectively, for this Saturday night\'s $538,270 final. Santanna Blue Chip, a millionaire son of Art Major, wired his trial field in 1:54.2. It was the first-ever Empire start for the statebred, who enters the final with carerr e...
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Ireneonthemove once again into winner\'s circle

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Rodney Wyatt\'s Ireneonthemove ($7.80, Corey Callahan) put forth a rousing rally approaching three-quarters to win her second straight race in the $21,000 Mares Open feature Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jason Skinner, the 5-year-old Powerful Toy mare earned her fifth win of the year as her career earnings ballooned to more than $510,000. Cruzin Foralivin N was second with Hopefull ...
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Dancer, Miller elims drawn, Dewey lands post three

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old colt trotter Deweycheatumnhowe drew post three in the first of two eliminations for the Stanley Dancer Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands, while the sophomore filly trotter Snow White, hoping to redeem herself after making a break in her 2008 debut last week, landed post nine in the second of two Delvin Miller Memorial elims.   Trainer, driver and co-owner Ra...
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Field assembled for $100,000 Connors Memorial final

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Production, who won his elimination for the William Connors Memorial for 3-year-old trotters last Friday night at Hazel Park in 1:57.1, has drawn post one for this Friday’s $100,000 final, with second-elim winner Keykeeper landing post seven.   Driver Peter Wrenn was able to find room up the passing lane with Production to rally past First Pleasurelane to earn the victory. The son of Broa...
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Adios purse set at $500,000

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
The purse for the 2008 Adios final, which will be held Aug. 9 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has been increased by $60,000 to an all-time high of $500,000. Dale Rapson, vice president of racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and Earl Beal, president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), jointly made the announcement.   Because of ongoing construction at Th...
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Hanlon holds off Charters to win Battle of the Braintrusts

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway publicity director John Manzi probably summed it up best when he exclaimed, “Our jobs are safe!” in the winner’s circle following the victory by Dave Hanlon, president and CEO of Empire Resorts, parent company of the track, in the Battle of the Braintrusts Wednesday afternoon. Hanlon, behind the 9–year-old pacer M I Nasty, held off the late-rallying Crackin Good, dr...
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BV\'s Sister edges Whotookwhat in Meadows open

on 07/02/2008 2:00 AM
BV’s Sister outdueled Whotookwhat in an extended battle and captured the $23,000 Filly & Mare Open Trot on Wednesday at The Meadows. Saddled with post position eight, Whotookwhat was parked out from the start before making the front at the half. That was the signal for Mike Wilder to tip BV’s Sister from fourth and challenge for the lead. The pair raced that way until the lane, when...
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World champion filly to start in Delvin Miller elims

on 07/01/2008 2:00 AM
Snow White co-owner Curtis Larrimore reported Tuesday morning that the 3-year-old filly trotter came out of last Friday’s Coaching Club Trotting Oaks at the Meadowlands healthy after making a break on the lead down the backstretch and that she has been entered in this weekend’s Delvin Miller Memorial eliminations. The filly underwent throat surgery earlier this year to correct a breathing...
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Cantab Hall fillies dominate in PASS

on 07/01/2008 2:00 AM
Fresh off a trio of preps, including a wire-to-wire 2:01.2 qualifier at the Meadowlands, All Star Hanover ($6.80) was in fine form, taking the fastest of six Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting fillies Monday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester, turning in a 1:59.4 performance. The daughter of Cantab Hall and Astraea Hanover sat well off leader and 3-5 favorite Favor Baby (Bri...
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Favorites sweep Town Pro divisions at Mohawk

on 07/01/2008 2:00 AM
It was a good night for the favorites on Monday at Mohawk Racetrack as all were victorious in the three $18,000(C) divisions in the opening leg of the Town Pro Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies. In the opening split, Autumn Magic used her early speed to overcome post eight and then gutted out a solid 1:53.2 front-end score for driver Rick Zeron. The daughter of Jenna\'s Beach Boy-Swinging Ri...
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Seven straight wins now for Vivere

on 07/01/2008 2:00 AM
Lauren Allen\'s Vivere ($5.80, Frank Milby) earned his seventh straight win at Harrington Raceway Monday in an optional $40,000 claiming event for pacers in 1:52.4. The 6-year-old Life Sign gelding has won nearly all of those starts on the front and Monday was no different as Milby sent him for the lead from post five and coasted to a one-length win over Mattdultery and Beretta Hall. He has now...
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