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Fields set for Sweden\'s E3 for 3YOs

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Sweden\'s prestigious E3 eliminations were held at the Orebro track Monday, seting the fields for the finals, which will be held at the Bergsaker track on June 27 (fillies) and June 28. The king of the E3 so far was trainer Lufti Kolgjini, who fantastically managed to get seven 3-year-olds into the finals.   Among the breeders, Menhammar Stud (3), Tilly (4) and Antonio Cara...
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Norma Campbell dies in New Jersey

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Norma Campbell, known for her work at the Meadowlands, serving for many years as owner liason and special events coordinator, died in New Jersey Sunday night after an extended illness.   A native of Canada, Campbell began working at the Meadowlands in the 1970s. In 2002 she was honored by The Hambletonian Society, which named her the recipient of the annual Frederick L. Van Lennep Award. &...
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Eleven fillies entered in Hudson Trot at Yonkers

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old fillies have been entered for the 2008 Hudson Trot at Yonkers Raceway. The total purse of the \'08 event is $364,694, with a  pair of $20,000 elimination races set for this Friday night (races 4 and 6 on the 11-race  card). The first four finishers in each elim return for the $324,694 final of the Hudson, set for Yonkers Trot Night, Saturday, June 28. The fields f...
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Nine entered in Yonkers Trot; one to be eliminated

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Nine 3-year-old trotters have been entered for the $645,854 Yonkers Trot, which will require an elimination to pare the field to eight on Saturday night. The $605,854 final will be contested on June 28.   This year, unlike the past two years, the Yonkers Trot will be held as the first jewel of trotting\'s Triple Crown.   The field is as follows: Post--Horse (Driver) 1--DiMangg...
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Artistic Fella paces to 1:48 all-age mark

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
Joseph Alborano’s Artistic Fella, with Tim Tetrick in the sulky, unleashed a powerful performance to capture the $500,000 final of the Ben Franklin Pace in the world record time of 1:48 at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack on Sunday.             Artistic Fella, a 5-year-old son of Pacific Fella trained by Steve Elliott, was taken i...
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Filly is fastest in five DSBF splits at Harrington

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
Five Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 eliminations were contested for trotters Sunday at Harrington Raceway with Brandon Givens and Walter Blacharski\'s Man of Science (2:01.3, Givens) and Ron Hill and Virginia Keeler\'s Indian Hill Mojoe (2:01.1, Hill) winners in the colt divisions. Meanwhile on the filly side, Commando Queen (2:00.3, Victor Kirby) was the fastest winner...
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ABC Mercedes, Sweet Joe win ISS splits

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
ABC Mercedes, controlled by Mark O’Mara, raced down the stretch to win the fourth leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes at Hoosier Park Sunday, June 15. The race was the fourth victory in four races for the 3-year-old trotting gelding. Seven Bends, guided by Joe Essig Jr., rushed out of the gate to late the early lead. Charging past the quarter-mile mark in :27.2, Seven Bends held onto the lead, with ...
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Capital Advisor wins Saratoga feature

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
Capital Advisor visited the winner’s circle for the second time in his last three starts when taking the featured $15,000 Open Pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Sunday in 1:53. Driven from post three by trainer Jay Randall, Capital Advisor was content to settle in third place as Ruffled Tux (John Stark Jr.) took the field through an opening quarter mile in a brisk :26.4. As the field mad...
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Big price paid for freshman pacer Mysticism

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
Mysticism, the 2-year-old colt pacer who romped to a 1:53.4 win in a qualifier last Friday morning at Pompano Park, has been sold for a price believed to be near a quarter-million dollars and will now be trained by the 2007 Trainer of the Year Steve Elliott.   A son of Dragon Again, Mysticism was co-owned by Mary Elizabeth Caputo and breeder Patricia Ross. With trainer-driver Walter Ross in...
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Surpreme Court declines appeal by slaughter plant owner

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Associated Press (AP) has reported that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined an appeal from Cavel International, the owners of the Cavela horse slaughtering plant, who challenged an Illinois law prohibiting the killing of horses for human consumption.   The Cavel plant in DeKalb, Ill., was closed last year after a federal appeals court upheld the ban. The company urged the just...
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Total Truth, Palone Ranger test positive for steroids

on 06/16/2008 2:00 AM
One week after 2006 Pacer of the Year Total Truth tested positive for steroids at Harrah’s Chester, which resulted in the horse being scratched from Sunday’s $500,000 Ben Franklin final and being placed on the disqualified list until he tests for an allowable level, trainer George Teague Jr. also scratched three of his other horses from races at that track as a precaution.   Harrah’s ...
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Marcus Miller drives King Of Kings to upset in Maywood Pace

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
King Of Kings, with 19-year-old Marcus Miller at the lines, swept up the passing lane and scored a 1:53.2 upset win in the $100,000 Maywood Pace Friday night. The move left Froggy Turner and Ryan Anderson second with Determine this and Brent Holland third.   Miller and King Of Kings grabbed the early lead from post one before Determine this brushed into the lead on the backstretch, reaching...
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NYSS raced in slop at Buffalo

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
It was not your average night at Buffalo Raceway on Friday: Post time was put back about one-half hour due to torrential rains that hit the Hamburg area at 6:15 p.m. (EDT), making the track sloppy.   When racing resumed, veteran reinsman Jim Morrill, Jr. put on a driving clinic, which included a win behind the undefeated filly Madam Countess -- Morrill’s third win of the night and win num...
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Jersey announces big fines, suspensions in EPO case

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
New Jersey\'s Asbury Park Press has reported that trainer Ernest Adam and owner-veterinarian Stephen C. Slender must pay a total of $68,000 each for violating New Jersey State Racing Commission rules in connection with positive tests for EPO. Their licenses have also been suspended for 13 1/2 years, the Asbury Park Press story stated. Of the $68,000, $56,000 is a fine and the additional ...
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Bartlett update: injured, but no broken bones

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartleet, who was injured in a second-race accident at Yonkers Raceway Friday night, was released (with crutches) from Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY, early Saturday morning, and was en route back home to Maine early Saturday afternoon. Bartlett, driving Hurricane Mike, was racing second just past the the quarter pole. He was unseated when the sulky broke--like someone pulled...
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Ideal Newton captures James Lynch Memorial in 1:50.3 at Pocono

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Ideal Newton, getting a perfect trip by Ron Pierce, never left the rail in winning the $250,792 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Getting away from the No. 2 post, Ideal Newton took the nine-horse field to the first split in :26.4 before giving way to favorite Native Bride (Joe Pavia Jr.) near the three-eighths pole. Native Bride then stayed on t...
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Coldheartedrevenge wins New Hampshire Sweepstakes in 1:50

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
While dismissed by the crowd at 15-1, Coldheartedrevenge exacted retribution in winning the $50,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes at Rockingham Park on Saturday while equaling the track and New England records for aged pacing geldings.   The seven-year-old son of Art\'s Conquest, trained and driven patiently by Brewer Adams, bided his time at the back of the pack of seven as the leaders, ...
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Clerk Magistrate draws off to 1:54 win in Goodtimes

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Clerk Magistrate endured a long overland trip to the head of the stretch, then drew off  and handily captured the $279,786 Goodtimes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters  in 1:54 Saturday night at Mohawk   B Strike Three and Rick Zeron took the field through a pedestrian opening quarter of :29 before Trevor Ritchie tipped Clerk Magistrate from fourth along the pylons to ...
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Chancey Lady takes Fan Hanover final in 1:51.1

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
Chancey Lady sat a pocket trip behind the pace setting A And G’sconfusion into the lane then swept past the leader and held off a late rally by Artimittateslife to win the $773,031 ( C ) Fan Hanover final in a casreer-best 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohawk. Tug River Princess finished third, suffering her first defeat in 14 career starts.   Chancey Lady and Mark MacDonald sprinted to the le...
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Sophomore superstar captures $1.5 million NA Cup

on 06/14/2008 2:00 AM
In yet another dazzling performance Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, Somebeachsomewhere won his ninth straight race--and his biggest--with a 1:49 effort in the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup. Winning driver Paul MacDonell said afterward he had chills hearing the ovation given by the overflow crowd as he and the odds-on favorite Somebeachsomewhere cruised to the finish line 2 3/4...
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