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Fifth filly for Moni Maker

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
The great international trotter Moni Maker 1:52.1 ($5.5 million) has given birth to another filly, delivering a bay daughter by Chocolatier on Monday night at Lindy Farms in Connecticut, and will next be bred to 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover.   The filly is Moni Maker\'s fifth in a row. The Speedy Crown mare\'s first foal, Touch Of Moni 2, 1:57.1, is by Valley Vi...
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Harrah\'s Chester hosts first qualifiers of 2008

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Four qualifying races were contested on Tuesday morning at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack as the track prepares for its third season of live racing. Tim Tetrick, Tony Morgan, and Cat Manzi—three of the sport\'s top drivers—were all on hand for the first of three pre-meet qualifying cards. Bret\'s New Journey (Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner in 1:55.3, holding off stablem...
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Hogies Cam wins sixth straight; Parker involved in spill

on 04/08/2008 2:00 AM
Hogies Cam won his sixth consecutive race at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon in a time of 1:56.1. A recent $5,000 claim by trainer Bob Beauregard’s patron Charles Strukel, the pacer scored his third victory in a row for his new owner, all in the $10,000 claiming ranks. Jordan “The Kid” Stratton guided the 10-year-old Camluck gelding to a wire-to-wire victory in the first rac...
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With six in the winner\'s circle you get Tetrick

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick won the last five races on a six-win night while a pair of fast finishes paved the way for Menno Boy and Fine-Tune to post impressive wins over a track labeled as \"good\" at Dover Downs on Sunday.   In the feature, Eddie Davis Jr. pulled Menno Boy off the rail turning for home and chopped down the leader, 38-1 Mountain Air and Corey Callahan, in the stretch for a 1:53.2 victo...
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Kinsel, Westside Gritty take weekend stakes at Balmoral

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
It was a chalk player’s delight as the 2008 stakes season got underway on Saturday at Balmoral Park with Gordon and Claudia Wright’s Kinsel starting the proceedings with an easy wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s $15,000 Taurus Bomber for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts. Hustled right to the front from post position two by driver Brent Holland, the son of...
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Meadowlands to host Kindergarten legs

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
The 2008 edition of the Kindergarten Classic for 2 year olds will see two of the six series legs raced at the Meadowlands during the month of July. Launched in 2006, the Kindergarten series is designed to provide experience gathering races for freshman trotters and pacers while offering generous purses of $10,000 for each leg and an estimated $85,000 for the finals. It has proven a valuable t...
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Future of Colonial Downs up in air

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
Published reports out of Virginia state Colonial Downs—which has been for sale since January—could be sold to a developer and torn down to make way for a housing development. The report in Saturday\'s Newport News Daily Press stated that track officials are hoping that the state legislature passes legislation to allow video racing machines, otherwise the site and its nine off-track bettin...
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Red Mile announces Grand Circuit sponsors

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has announced major stakes sponsors for the 2008 Grand Circuit meet, with the Kentucky Futurity, set for Saturday, Oct. 4, to be sponsored by Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg\'s Sweden-based, Menhammar Stuteri AB and her US-based Stoner Manor Inc., in conjunction with Cindy & Steve Stewart\'s Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek. The estimated purse for ...
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Ohio horse coalition formed

on 04/07/2008 2:00 AM
In an attempt to overcome numerous challenges and what amounts to an economic crisis in several segments, members of this state’s horse community Monday announced the formation of the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition (OEIC).   The organization, designed to include all breeds and disciplines, was formed by a “steering committee” made up of representatives from the Ohio Quarter Hors...
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Hanners scores driving triple in Hoosier Park opener

on 04/06/2008 2:00 AM
The atmosphere was electric for Hoosier Park’s season opener Saturday, April 5. A crowd of close to 4,000 was treated to a revamped clubhouse, full fields and close finishes in the first of 71 programs at the Anderson track. Brad Hanners, a new addition to the driver colony, guided three winners on the 14-race card, including a victory behind Winforu N in the $23,000 Invitational Pace. Hoosier ...
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Took Hanover, Bono Bests and Palone Ranger win at Yonkers

on 04/06/2008 2:00 AM
Took Hanover, Bono Bests and Palone  Rangers posted impressive victories in Saturday night\'s second preliminary leg of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Took Hanover, who took it to the house in last week\'s opening round, served further notice that he\'s far from a one-trick pacer with a solid 1:51.1 effort in the first $50,000 division. With Greg...
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No Nonsense Yanke takes Pompano feature in 1:50.3

on 04/06/2008 2:00 AM
No Nonsense Yankee retained his position atop the older pacing division at Pompano Park on Saturday, withstanding a late challenge from I Can Only Imagine to take the featured $10,000 winners over pace by a nose in 1:50.3.   Driven from post seven by Peter Wrenn, No Nonsense Yankee settled briefly in third place during the early stages of the Saturday feature as I Can Only Imagine (Wally ...
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Tigerama romps to 1:49.3 win in Spring Pacing Championship final

on 04/06/2008 2:00 AM
Tigerama absolutely crushed the competition Saturday night in completing a sweep of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine Racetrack. The eight-year-old son of Village Jiffy left from post in the $91,000 final for driver Mark MacDonald and flashed his patented early speed before yielding briefly to Rustler Steve just past a sizzling first fraction of :25.4. MacDonald wasted no time in sending ...
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Four Starz Sue wins Open Handicap Pace at Pocono in 1:53.4

on 04/06/2008 2:00 AM
Four Starz Sue squeezed through a tiny opening to get up in time and win the featured Open Handicap pace on Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Four Starz Sue went off as the 4-5 favorite from post position six, and was forced to sit back in sixth early on as Broadway Jake set early fractions of :27.2 and :57. The favorite followed the cover of Slickest Havover, who took over...
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Catalina Morgan wins filly and mare pace in 1:53 at Pompano

on 04/05/2008 2:00 AM
Catalina Morgan halted an 11-race losing streak on Friday while simultaneously scoring her first victory of the season when taking the featured $10,000 fillies and mares winners over pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.   Driven from post five by Bruce Ranger, Catalina Morgan was away from the gate well but was quickly engaged by an aggressively handled Queens Gambit N (Dale Hiteman), who p...
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Silver Dragon, Pro Art win again in Youthful Stakes

on 04/05/2008 2:00 AM
In performances which were almost carbon copies of their victories in the opening round of the Youthful Stakes one week ago, Silver Dragon and Pro Art repeated their winning ways in round two tonight, with Luc Ouellette once again at the controls for both geldings. In the first of the two splits, Kevin McMaster pupil Silver Dragon left smartly from post six, went straight to the front, and was nev...
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Summer In Fiji Ok with spring at The Meadows

on 04/05/2008 2:00 AM
Summer In Fiji showed that she\'s fine with spring in Meadow Lands, swooping the field with a huge uncovered move that carried her to an easy victory in the $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace Friday at The Meadows.On a sloppy track that proved tiring to the front end, Luvtochangetheworld went to the lead in a contested :26.4. That was all the help Summer In Fiji and Dave Palone nee...
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Vernon Downs holds first qualifying session

on 04/05/2008 2:00 AM
The Jessica Okusko-trained pacer Prolific Pacer turned in the fastest mile during Thursday\'s (April 4) initial qualifying session at Vernon Downs as the central New York seven-eighths mile track began preparations for its 55th live harness racing season.   Competing in a light rain, 38-degree temperature and over a \"sloppy\" track, Prolific Pacer had Vernon\'s defending driving champ How...
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No More Gold N wins Open Trot at Yonkers

on 04/05/2008 2:00 AM
It was more of the same for No More Gold N as the 10-year-old Evander\'s Gold gelding, with Greg Grismore driving for trainer Dave Cornachione, strolled past Beach Nut Brand (Jeff Gregory) to win Friday night\'s co-featured $30,000 Open Trot at Yonkers Raceway Leaving from post position five, No More Gold N slipped in third as Kaline (Steve Smith) and Beach Nut Brand played leapfrog on...
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Five divisions of First State-breds go at Dover

on 04/04/2008 2:00 AM
Man Of Science and Aggressive Command won the trots while Big Heart, Frog Juice and Moosehead Jack were the winning pacers in the second and final Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) preliminaries for 3 year olds at Dover Downs on a rainy Thursday.   The Givens team of father Les and son Brandon continued their success in the DSBF trotting ranks with two more wi...
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