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Juanita back on winning track in DSBF

on 06/23/2008 2:00 AM
Jim Morand and Nanticoke Racing\'s Juanita ($2.10, Morand) got back on track Sunday, one week after suffering only her second career defeat in 15 starts, with a 2:00 triumph in one of four $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stake eliminations at Harrington Raceway for 3-year-old trotters. Juanita, a CR Commando filly, made a quarter-pole move to the front and opened up seve...
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Locksweeper takes Hanover at Balmoral

on 06/23/2008 2:00 AM
Trotters headlined Sunday’s Balmoral Park card with the $43,800 Hanover Stake getting top billing on an action-packed closing night program, and although 12 entries were dropped into the box for the Hanover that number was reduced by one with the late defection of Glide Sally Glide. When the smoke had cleared from this wide open event it was the Dan O’Mara leased, trained and dr...
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Pacing colt Redneck Riviera wins in 1:54

on 06/22/2008 2:00 AM
The 2008 edition of the Hanover Stakes kicked off in a big way on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as five separate events shared the spotlight, and one of the most impressive winners was the Sportsmaster-sired filly Honey\'s Luck, who completely demolished her field in 1:56.1.   Brent Holland drove Honey\'s Luck for owners Jack and Peggy Hood, Michael Anderson and Mystical Ma...
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More NYSS action at Buffalo

on 06/22/2008 2:00 AM
With amateur driver Alan Schwartz in the bike, Reigning Dough, a 3-year-old colt by CR Excalibur, trotted the fastest mile of the night, 1:59.3, in New York Sire Stakes action at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night.   Owned by the En Mar Stables of New York, it was the sixth win of the year in nine attempts for Reigning Dough.   Leaving from post two in the field of eight, Schwartz and Re...
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Enough Talk to be driven by Dube in Forus Open

on 06/22/2008 2:00 AM
The American trotter Enough Talk will take on some of Europe\'s best on Sunday, June 29, in the Forus Open, and he and his announced driver, Daniel Dube, will start from post nine in the second tier. The race will be contested over the five-eighths mile Forus track outside of Stavanger.   The Forus Open is raced over 1,600 meters (just a little less than one mile). A purse of...
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Brian Allen drives 3 NYSS winners at Buffalo

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Brian Allen was the ho” driver Friday at Buffalo Raceway, steering three fillies to victory in New York Sire Stakes action. Two of the three winners were with extreme longest shots on the toteboard.   In race seven, Credit Victory ($51.50) a Credit Winner offspring, won in 2:00.4, for owner-trainer Harald Lunde. It was the first lifetime win for Credit Victory, who ...
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Software glitch caused problems posting payoffs at Chester

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Officials at Harrah\'s Chester have confirmed that an investigatiion has revealed that a software glitch caused Pick 4 combinations to be \"miscommunicated\" on the payoffs graphic displayed on television monitors on six occasions.   For a more detailed explanation about what the investigation revealed, click here to read Andrew Cohen\'s first over blog.   .
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Ace High Hall wins elim to eliminate one horse

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Ace High Hall, a 15-1 outsider despite owning a track record, won Saturday night\'s lone $40,000 elimination of Yonkers Raceway\'s Yonkers Trot. He led eight 3-year-olds into next Saturday night\'s $605,854 final   David Miller drove the son of Conway Hall to a half-length victory over Big Apple Deli (John Campbell) in 1:57.2. Make it  Happen (Ray Schnittker) was third with O...
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Always A Virgin one of 5 winners for Sears

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin gave Brian Sears one of his five winners on the Saturday night Meadowlands card when took the lead in the stretch and coasted to a  1:49.3 victory in the $32,000 Open Pace for 4 year olds. Kenneth J finished second and edged Spin Rate by a nose.   Sears also won races 3, 5, 8 and 9 on the program. “It was a good effort and he’s coming along very wel...
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Field set for $766,940 Roses Are Red

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick had a huge night on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack as he drove Tiewaterdragonfly and Southwind Tempo to victories in a pair of $50,000 eliminations for the Roses Are Red Stakes for aged pacing mares.   Tetrick connected first with Tidewaterdragonfly, who made a powerful brush to the lead just past the :55.1 opening half mile and then held all her rivals at bay with a sharp 1:...
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Up Front Hotsey, Buck I St Pat take Armbro Flight elims

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Up Front Hotsey survived a recall at the start and a troubled second try behind the gate to extend her win streak to three tonight as she captured her $50,000 elimination for next Saturday’s Armbro Flight Stakes for trotting fillies and mares, joining easy elim winner Buck I St Pat.   In the second elim won by Up Front Hotsey, prohibitive favorite Falls For You, driven by Jack Moisey...
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National Harness Handicapping contest crowns Palmer

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
David Palmer won the National Harness Handicapping Contest at the Meadowlands Saturday night, taking home the top prize of $50,000, while The Horseman And Fair World magazine\'s Gordon Waterstone was third in the competition at one point and poised for a top-three finish in the field of 85 but ended 12th when his pick in the last race, Kennan\'s Josh, was nosed out at the wire.   ...
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Upfront Hannahsboy, Blueridge Western dominate in Cleveland

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Upfront Hannahsboy dominated the first $88,760 division of the Cleveland Classic, and then Blueridge Western did the same on a rainy Saturday night at Northfield Park.   Ed Mullinax’s Upfront Hannahsboy went gate-to-wire and scored in 1:52.4 over a good track, slowed by a torrential evening downpour. Lookout Hanover was second and Stonebridge Magnum finished third. Northfield’...
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Ohio Sire Stakes action at Northfield

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Northfield Park\'s big Cleveland Classic card also featured a car giveaway and eight Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, both trotters and pacers. The father-son team of Dan and Kyle Ater won three of the Sire Stakes, including one with the pacing filly Cruzin Inya Jammys.   The evening started with a group of seven trotters and 1-5 Southern Jade cruised to a 2:01.2 victory in the slop...
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Dr. Glen Brown named Jug honoree

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
Dr. J. Glen Brown, owner of the 1981 Little Brown Jug winner Fan Hanover, is the 24th Little Brown Jug honoree as selected by a panel of national and international harness racing enthusiasts.The Brampton, Ontario native becomes the sixth Canadian to be honored by the Little Brown Jug.  Dr. Brown is also a member of the Hall of Fame at Goshen, NY and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.Dr. ...
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SBOANJ donates

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has donated three dozen copies of the book, \"Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America,\" to major county and college libraries throughout the state of New Jersey. Written by Charles Leerhsen, \"Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America,\" (Simon & Shuster, M...
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Jug Fantasy players--make your changes now!

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug Fantasy players take note--make your Jug Fantasy changes by 10 am Saturday!  Eleven of the 14 starters in Saturday’s $177,520 Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park are eligible to the Little Brown Jug.    If you have any of the 11 Jug eligibles in your stable, you may add them to your active roster. The list of starters who will race in the two division...
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Chicago tracks taking sides in Cubs-Sox series

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
With both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox currently leading their respective divisions of the National and American Leagues, the upcoming Crosstown Classic series between the “North Siders and the “South Siders” is causing quite a stir among fans of both first place clubs. A “friendly” wager or two, just to show the confidence they have in their squad, have been placed between fan...
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WEG to appeal Ontario commission ruling

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that it will appeal the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) ruling relating to the suspension of horses in trainer Bill Elliott\'s care. After Elliott had a positive test for a blood-doping agent, WEG announced that it would not take entries of any horses which had been in his care.   In a press release, WEG said its grounds for judici...
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No Pain No Gain, Celebrity Secret take trot splits

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
On the richest night for the New Jersey Sire Stakes – the $700,000 Night of Champions, a pair of “Yankees” positioned themselves as prospects for the Hambletonian on the first Saturday in August and two offspring of Artiscape swept the pacing divisions.   In the trotting events, Celebrity Secret, a son of Yankee Glide, and No Pain No Gain, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, were winners in...
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